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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 102 96 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing Zend 37 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 2.39% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
1254 1048 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.90% 42.09% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 611 651
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 74
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +9 35 £425 +21.42% 3
Devon - 2 - - 2
Dorset - - - - 6
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 4
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 99 (100.00%) PHP
2 86 (86.87%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (80.81%) Doctrine
4 72 (72.73%) JavaScript
5 70 (70.71%) MySQL
6 69 (69.70%) HTML
7 67 (67.68%) jQuery
8 64 (64.65%) Linux
9 63 (63.64%) HTML5
10 62 (62.63%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (62.63%) PHPUnit
10 62 (62.63%) Zend Framework
11 61 (61.62%) Apache
11 61 (61.62%) CentOS
12 53 (53.54%) Git (software)
13 47 (47.47%) Software Engineering
14 38 (38.38%) Automated Testing
14 38 (38.38%) Refactoring
14 38 (38.38%) Mentoring
15 33 (33.33%) Finance
16 19 (19.19%) Java
17 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
17 16 (16.16%) SQL
18 15 (15.15%) Symfony
19 14 (14.14%) PHP5
19 14 (14.14%) TDD
20 13 (13.13%) MVC
21 10 (10.10%) OO
22 8 (8.08%) CSS
23 7 (7.07%) LAMP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 61 (61.62%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) concrete5
2 1 (1.01%) WordPress
2 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Shopify
1 1 (1.01%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (70.71%) MySQL
2 3 (3.03%) Hazelcast
3 2 (2.02%) MS Access
3 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (62.63%) PHPUnit
2 53 (53.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.02%) JIRA
4 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.01%) Behat
5 1 (1.01%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.01%) Selenium
General
1 33 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (84.85%) Developer
2 78 (78.79%) PHP Developer
3 30 (30.30%) PHP Zend Developer
4 21 (21.21%) Software Engineer
5 18 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 18 (18.18%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Designer
7 3 (3.03%) LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.02%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.02%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.02%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.02%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (2.02%) Lead PHP Developer
9 1 (1.01%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.01%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.01%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 1 (1.01%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.01%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (80.81%) Doctrine
2 69 (69.70%) HTML
3 67 (67.68%) jQuery
4 63 (63.64%) HTML5
5 62 (62.63%) Zend Framework
6 15 (15.15%) Symfony
7 8 (8.08%) CSS
8 7 (7.07%) LAMP
9 5 (5.05%) .NET
10 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.04%) RESTful
11 3 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (3.03%) Java EE
11 3 (3.03%) Spring
12 2 (2.02%) XHTML
12 2 (2.02%) CodeIgniter
12 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.02%) CSS3
13 1 (1.01%) Yii
13 1 (1.01%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Open Source
2 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (64.65%) Linux
2 61 (61.62%) CentOS
3 2 (2.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (86.87%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (62.63%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (47.47%) Software Engineering
4 38 (38.38%) Automated Testing
4 38 (38.38%) Refactoring
4 38 (38.38%) Mentoring
5 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
6 14 (14.14%) TDD
7 13 (13.13%) MVC
8 10 (10.10%) OO
9 7 (7.07%) Scrum
10 5 (5.05%) OO PHP
11 3 (3.03%) Web Development
11 3 (3.03%) OOP
11 3 (3.03%) Migration
12 2 (2.02%) ETL
12 2 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.02%) Pair Programming
13 1 (1.01%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (100.00%) PHP
2 72 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 19 (19.19%) Java
4 16 (16.16%) SQL
5 14 (14.14%) PHP5
6 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.01%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft