The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 117 87 116
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Contract jobs citing Zend 27 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 1.31% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 3.11% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1277 1189 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.14% 42.19% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 671 648
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 73
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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

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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

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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 27 February 2015.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -12 25 £400 +14.28% 3
Devon - 2 - - 2
Dorset - - - - 6
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 75 (100.00%) PHP
2 70 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (88.00%) Doctrine
4 59 (78.67%) JavaScript
4 59 (78.67%) HTML
4 59 (78.67%) MySQL
5 57 (76.00%) jQuery
6 55 (73.33%) HTML5
7 54 (72.00%) Linux
8 53 (70.67%) Apache
8 53 (70.67%) CentOS
8 53 (70.67%) PHPUnit
9 52 (69.33%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (69.33%) Zend Framework
10 46 (61.33%) Git (software)
11 40 (53.33%) Software Engineering
12 35 (46.67%) Automated Testing
12 35 (46.67%) Refactoring
13 34 (45.33%) Mentoring
14 27 (36.00%) Finance
15 15 (20.00%) SQL
16 13 (17.33%) Java
17 11 (14.67%) PHP5
18 10 (13.33%) Symfony
19 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
19 9 (12.00%) MVC
20 8 (10.67%) TDD
21 7 (9.33%) OO
22 6 (8.00%) CSS
23 4 (5.33%) LAMP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 53 (70.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) WordPress
2 1 (1.33%) concrete5
2 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (78.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MS Access
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (70.67%) PHPUnit
2 46 (61.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.33%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) Behat
4 1 (1.33%) JIRA
4 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (80.00%) Developer
2 56 (74.67%) PHP Developer
3 23 (30.67%) PHP Zend Developer
4 19 (25.33%) Software Engineer
5 14 (18.67%) Senior Developer
5 14 (18.67%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
8 2 (2.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Junior
9 1 (1.33%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (88.00%) Doctrine
2 59 (78.67%) HTML
3 57 (76.00%) jQuery
4 55 (73.33%) HTML5
5 52 (69.33%) Zend Framework
6 10 (13.33%) Symfony
7 6 (8.00%) CSS
8 4 (5.33%) LAMP
9 2 (2.67%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (2.67%) XHTML
9 2 (2.67%) CSS3
9 2 (2.67%) RESTful
10 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.33%) Yii
10 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.33%) .NET
10 1 (1.33%) CakePHP
10 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.00%) Linux
2 53 (70.67%) CentOS
3 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (69.33%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (53.33%) Software Engineering
4 35 (46.67%) Refactoring
4 35 (46.67%) Automated Testing
5 34 (45.33%) Mentoring
6 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.00%) MVC
7 8 (10.67%) TDD
8 7 (9.33%) OO
9 4 (5.33%) Scrum
10 3 (4.00%) OO PHP
11 2 (2.67%) Web Development
11 2 (2.67%) ETL
11 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (1.33%) Pair Programming
12 1 (1.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) PHP
2 59 (78.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.00%) SQL
4 13 (17.33%) Java
5 11 (14.67%) PHP5
6 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft