The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 63 88 124
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +36
Contract jobs citing Zend 75 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.45% 1.21% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 5.94% 2.82% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 25 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £243 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.63% +1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -12.30%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1263 922 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.21% 43.02% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 542 680
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 67 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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Zend
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Zend across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Zend
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Zend Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Zend
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Zend across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Zend
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Zend Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Zend
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +26 72 £375 +20.00% 4
Gloucestershire -28 1 - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 7
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England

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 142 (97.93%) PHP
2 71 (48.97%) MVC
3 61 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (37.93%) Zend Framework
5 53 (36.55%) Symfony
6 52 (35.86%) HTML
7 43 (29.66%) JavaScript
8 39 (26.90%) CSS
9 38 (26.21%) MySQL
10 37 (25.52%) jQuery
11 36 (24.83%) HTML5
12 35 (24.14%) PHP5
13 25 (17.24%) Software Engineering
13 25 (17.24%) CodeIgniter
13 25 (17.24%) PHPUnit
14 24 (16.55%) Unit Testing
15 23 (15.86%) Linux
16 22 (15.17%) CentOS
17 21 (14.48%) Drupal
18 20 (13.79%) Apache
19 18 (12.41%) Java
20 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (11.03%) TDD
22 15 (10.34%) OO
23 14 (9.66%) Jenkins
24 13 (8.97%) Scrum
25 12 (8.28%) CSS3
26 10 (6.90%) Sass
26 10 (6.90%) LESS
27 8 (5.52%) OOP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Zend 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 Zend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (14.48%) Drupal
2 20 (13.79%) Apache
3 5 (3.45%) Node.js
4 2 (1.38%) WordPress
4 2 (1.38%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (1.38%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.69%) nginx
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Shopify
1 3 (2.07%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.21%) MySQL
2 5 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.07%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) PHPUnit
2 14 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.83%) FitNesse
4 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.07%) JIRA
6 2 (1.38%) Selenium
6 2 (1.38%) PhpStorm
General
1 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.69%) Electronics
2 1 (0.69%) Finance
2 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 139 (95.86%) Developer
2 124 (85.52%) PHP Developer
3 31 (21.38%) Senior Developer
3 31 (21.38%) Web Developer
3 31 (21.38%) Senior PHP Developer
4 26 (17.93%) PHP Web Developer
5 24 (16.55%) PHP Zend Developer
6 16 (11.03%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Architect
8 9 (6.21%) Front-End Developer
8 9 (6.21%) Designer
9 8 (5.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 6 (4.14%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.76%) Front-End Web Developer
12 4 (2.76%) Senior Architect
13 3 (2.07%) Software Architect
13 3 (2.07%) Technical Architect
13 3 (2.07%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.93%) Zend Framework
2 53 (36.55%) Symfony
3 52 (35.86%) HTML
4 39 (26.90%) CSS
5 37 (25.52%) jQuery
6 36 (24.83%) HTML5
7 25 (17.24%) CodeIgniter
8 12 (8.28%) CSS3
9 10 (6.90%) Sass
9 10 (6.90%) LESS
10 7 (4.83%) Spring
10 7 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (4.14%) CakePHP
11 6 (4.14%) Web Services
12 4 (2.76%) REST
13 3 (2.07%) J2EE
13 3 (2.07%) RSS
13 3 (2.07%) Hibernate
13 3 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (2.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.83%) Open Source
2 5 (3.45%) Digital Media
2 5 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.69%) DTV
3 1 (0.69%) BBC
3 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.86%) Linux
2 22 (15.17%) CentOS
3 4 (2.76%) Fedora
4 3 (2.07%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.69%) Debian
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.97%) MVC
2 61 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.24%) Software Engineering
4 24 (16.55%) Unit Testing
5 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (11.03%) TDD
7 15 (10.34%) OO
8 13 (8.97%) Scrum
9 8 (5.52%) OOP
9 8 (5.52%) Automated Testing
9 8 (5.52%) Refactoring
10 6 (4.14%) Time Management
10 6 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (3.45%) BDD
12 4 (2.76%) Web Development
12 4 (2.76%) SOA
12 4 (2.76%) OO PHP
13 2 (1.38%) Pair Programming
14 1 (0.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 142 (97.93%) PHP
2 43 (29.66%) JavaScript
3 35 (24.14%) PHP5
4 18 (12.41%) Java
5 6 (4.14%) SQL
6 3 (2.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle
2 1 (0.69%) SAP
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