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 24 April 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 47 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.18% 7.07% 7.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 18.84% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 7
Average daily rate
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£348 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £400 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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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
170 138 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.00% 37.50% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 102 55
Average daily rate £375 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Apache
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
4 10 (37.04%) Web Services
4 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) Subversion
5 9 (33.33%) PHP5
5 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (33.33%) BDD
5 9 (33.33%) OO
5 9 (33.33%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (29.63%) CSS
6 8 (29.63%) XML
6 8 (29.63%) RESTful
6 8 (29.63%) HTML5
6 8 (29.63%) Web Development
7 7 (25.93%) JSON
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) Internet
8 5 (18.52%) MySQL
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) Drupal
8 5 (18.52%) REST
8 5 (18.52%) PostGIS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (40.74%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) Drupal
3 4 (14.81%) CMS
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
4 2 (7.41%) WordPress
5 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.70%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (18.52%) MySQL
3 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Subversion
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) PHPUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Mockito
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) PHP Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior PHP Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 10 (37.04%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) CSS
3 8 (29.63%) XML
3 8 (29.63%) RESTful
3 8 (29.63%) HTML5
4 7 (25.93%) JSON
5 5 (18.52%) REST
5 5 (18.52%) PostGIS
6 4 (14.81%) CSS3
6 4 (14.81%) KML
6 4 (14.81%) LAMP
7 3 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2 (7.41%) Sass
8 2 (7.41%) Semantic HTML
8 2 (7.41%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (7.41%) OpenID
8 2 (7.41%) YUI
8 2 (7.41%) CakePHP
8 2 (7.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Open Source
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (33.33%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) OO
4 8 (29.63%) Web Development
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) OOP
6 5 (18.52%) Change Control
7 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.11%) SEO
8 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (7.41%) Graceful Degradation
9 2 (7.41%) Progressive Enhancement
9 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.41%) MVC
9 2 (7.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PHP5
1 9 (33.33%) Java
1 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) Delphi
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) Groovy
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) HND
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) TeamSite
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Appcelerator
1 2 (7.41%) Facebook
1 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Telerik
2 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.70%) WSO2