The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 36 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.39% 3.24% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 6.45% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate £288 £288 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
PHP
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
75 186 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.96% 50.27% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 101 83
Average daily rate £388 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 16
Average hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £9.48 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) OSSEC
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (25.00%) Infobright
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) KVM
3 1 (25.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) gulp
3 1 (25.00%) PHP 7
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetBeans

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (25.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DVB
1 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) gulp
2 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (25.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (25.00%) PhpStorm
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Magento Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) DTV
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
3 1 (25.00%) PHP 7
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Infobright
1 1 (25.00%) VMware