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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 49 24 12
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 8 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.83% 5.59% 7.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.08% 13.89% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 5
Average daily rate
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£349 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £312
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 £22.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-34.81% -15.62%
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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
196 144 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 44.75% 40.22% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 105 49
Average daily rate £375 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
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 £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 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 1 April 2015.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 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 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Apache
4 12 (38.71%) HTML
4 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (35.48%) Web Services
6 10 (32.26%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
6 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (29.03%) PHP5
7 9 (29.03%) Subversion
7 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
7 9 (29.03%) HTML5
7 9 (29.03%) BDD
7 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 9 (29.03%) XML
7 9 (29.03%) OO
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) Internet
7 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.81%) RESTful
8 8 (25.81%) Web Development
9 7 (22.58%) JSON
9 7 (22.58%) Scrum
9 7 (22.58%) MySQL
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) PostGIS
10 6 (19.35%) Drupal
11 5 (16.13%) Maven
11 5 (16.13%) REST

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (41.94%) Apache
2 6 (19.35%) Drupal
3 5 (16.13%) CMS
4 3 (9.68%) WordPress
5 2 (6.45%) TeamSite
5 2 (6.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
6 1 (3.23%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
3 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Subversion
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
1 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.13%) Maven
2 5 (16.13%) Eclipse
3 4 (12.90%) PHPUnit
4 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (3.23%) Mockito
6 1 (3.23%) Ant
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) PHP Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Web Architect
6 1 (3.23%) J2EE Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
3 9 (29.03%) HTML5
3 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) RESTful
5 7 (22.58%) JSON
5 7 (22.58%) PostGIS
6 5 (16.13%) REST
6 5 (16.13%) J2EE
6 5 (16.13%) LAMP
7 4 (12.90%) CSS3
7 4 (12.90%) KML
8 3 (9.68%) jQuery
9 2 (6.45%) SAML
9 2 (6.45%) SVG
9 2 (6.45%) XSL
9 2 (6.45%) OpenID
9 2 (6.45%) YUI
9 2 (6.45%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) BDD
3 9 (29.03%) OO
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 8 (25.81%) Web Development
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Change Control
6 5 (16.13%) OOP
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 4 (12.90%) Content Management
7 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) SEO
9 2 (6.45%) MVC
9 2 (6.45%) OOD
9 2 (6.45%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) PHP5
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Groovy
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) Delphi
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) HNC
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) VMware
1 2 (6.45%) Appcelerator
1 2 (6.45%) Facebook
2 1 (3.23%) WSO2
2 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik