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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 114 63 103
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +40
Contract jobs citing Zend 21 83 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 2.81% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.82% 6.53% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 81 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +33.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.50
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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
1156 1272 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.88% 43.00% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 843 497
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 74 54
Average hourly rate £20.19 £16.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.50% +24.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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

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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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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 -36 20 £375 +0.67%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 46 (100.00%) PHP
2 40 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (71.74%) Doctrine
4 30 (65.22%) MySQL
5 29 (63.04%) HTML
5 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
6 26 (56.52%) Git (software)
7 24 (52.17%) HTML5
7 24 (52.17%) jQuery
8 21 (45.65%) CentOS
8 21 (45.65%) Linux
8 21 (45.65%) Apache
9 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (41.30%) Zend Framework
11 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
11 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
12 17 (36.96%) PHPUnit
13 15 (32.61%) Finance
14 14 (30.43%) MVC
14 14 (30.43%) Refactoring
14 14 (30.43%) Automated Testing
15 13 (28.26%) Symfony
16 11 (23.91%) PHP5
17 10 (21.74%) TDD
18 8 (17.39%) CSS
19 6 (13.04%) SQL
19 6 (13.04%) Laravel
20 5 (10.87%) Vagrant
21 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
21 4 (8.70%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 21 (45.65%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (65.22%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) MS Access
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 17 (36.96%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 33 (71.74%) PHP Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Senior PHP Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Software Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) PHP Zend Developer
6 4 (8.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Designer
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Junior Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Junior
9 1 (2.17%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (71.74%) Doctrine
2 29 (63.04%) HTML
3 24 (52.17%) jQuery
3 24 (52.17%) HTML5
4 19 (41.30%) Zend Framework
5 13 (28.26%) Symfony
6 8 (17.39%) CSS
7 6 (13.04%) Laravel
8 3 (6.52%) CakePHP
8 3 (6.52%) LESS
8 3 (6.52%) CSS3
8 3 (6.52%) LAMP
9 2 (4.35%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (4.35%) XHTML
9 2 (4.35%) Sass
10 1 (2.17%) RESTful
10 1 (2.17%) SVG
10 1 (2.17%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Linux
1 21 (45.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 14 (30.43%) MVC
4 14 (30.43%) Refactoring
4 14 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 10 (21.74%) TDD
6 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
7 3 (6.52%) OO
8 2 (4.35%) ETL
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.35%) Open Source
8 2 (4.35%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.17%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (2.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) PHP
2 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.91%) PHP5
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Java
6 3 (6.52%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft