The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South Wales region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 48 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.25% 0.93% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 2.68% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £225 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £205 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £211
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
191 112 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.11% 34.67% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 37
Average daily rate £400 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.25 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.41% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.43 £37.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
Wales

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the South Wales region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

PHP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -12 6 £356 +78.12% 5
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
PHP
Wales

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP.

1 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) Scala
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 4 (25.00%) Puppet
5 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Zend
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) CSS3
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (12.50%) Sass
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (12.50%) LAMP
7 2 (12.50%) Web Design
7 2 (12.50%) GIS
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) MySQL
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Joomla!
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) UI Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
1 9 (56.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) CSS3
4 2 (12.50%) Sass
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) Flash
5 1 (6.25%) Symfony
5 1 (6.25%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) GIS
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (12.50%) Kanban
3 2 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Scala
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Zend