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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 46 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP 9 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.17% 3.57% 7.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.43% 8.28% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £460 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -13.33%
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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
203 145 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 48.92% 43.15% 36.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 29
Average daily rate £375 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £31.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £160.00 £40.00
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 2 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (55.88%) Linux
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) Apache
4 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (35.29%) HTML
6 11 (32.35%) Web Services
6 11 (32.35%) HTML5
7 10 (29.41%) PHP5
7 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 10 (29.41%) CSS
7 10 (29.41%) OO
7 10 (29.41%) Subversion
7 10 (29.41%) Internet
8 9 (26.47%) Maven
8 9 (26.47%) Eclipse
8 9 (26.47%) XML
8 9 (26.47%) Java
8 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (26.47%) J2EE
8 9 (26.47%) MySQL
8 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (26.47%) PostGIS
8 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
9 8 (23.53%) BDD
9 8 (23.53%) RESTful
9 8 (23.53%) SOA
9 8 (23.53%) TDD
10 7 (20.59%) LAMP
10 7 (20.59%) Scrum
10 7 (20.59%) SQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 16 (47.06%) Apache
2 6 (17.65%) Drupal
3 5 (14.71%) CMS
4 3 (8.82%) WordPress
5 2 (5.88%) Joomla!
5 2 (5.88%) TeamSite
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (26.47%) MySQL
3 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Subversion
1 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (26.47%) Maven
2 9 (26.47%) Eclipse
2 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) PHPUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Selenium
4 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.88%) JMeter
6 1 (2.94%) Ant
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Mockito
General
1 1 (2.94%) Electronics
1 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) PHP Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior PHP Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Web Team Leader
5 3 (8.82%) J2EE Team Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Architect
7 1 (2.94%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) HTML
2 11 (32.35%) Web Services
2 11 (32.35%) HTML5
3 10 (29.41%) CSS
4 9 (26.47%) J2EE
4 9 (26.47%) XML
4 9 (26.47%) PostGIS
5 8 (23.53%) RESTful
6 7 (20.59%) LAMP
6 7 (20.59%) JSON
7 6 (17.65%) CSS3
8 5 (14.71%) REST
9 4 (11.76%) KML
10 3 (8.82%) CakePHP
10 3 (8.82%) SVG
10 3 (8.82%) YUI
10 3 (8.82%) Sass
10 3 (8.82%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (8.82%) HTML5 Canvas
11 2 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) OO
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (23.53%) SOA
4 8 (23.53%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Web Development
6 6 (17.65%) Content Management
7 5 (14.71%) OOP
7 5 (14.71%) Change Control
8 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) OOD
9 3 (8.82%) SEO
9 3 (8.82%) Graceful Degradation
9 3 (8.82%) Progressive Enhancement
10 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PHP5
2 9 (26.47%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) HNC
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Appcelerator
1 3 (8.82%) Facebook
2 1 (2.94%) WSO2
2 1 (2.94%) VMware
2 1 (2.94%) Telerik