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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 18 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 28 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.21% 0.85% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.31% 2.21% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 4
Average daily rate
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£345 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £245 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-42.62% +34.59%
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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
145 136 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 42.52% 38.31% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 98 50
Average daily rate £340 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.63 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) TDD
3 21 (63.64%) OO
3 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 20 (60.61%) Scrum
5 19 (57.58%) Git (software)
6 17 (51.52%) SQL
7 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
8 15 (45.45%) Linux
9 14 (42.42%) Subversion
10 13 (39.39%) Web Development
10 13 (39.39%) Internet
11 12 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (36.36%) Apache
11 12 (36.36%) HTML
11 12 (36.36%) RESTful
11 12 (36.36%) PHPUnit
12 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 11 (33.33%) Web Services
12 11 (33.33%) XML
12 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
13 10 (30.30%) REST
13 10 (30.30%) Change Control
14 9 (27.27%) MySQL
15 8 (24.24%) CSS
15 8 (24.24%) SOAP
15 8 (24.24%) JSON
16 7 (21.21%) PHP5
16 7 (21.21%) LAMP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (36.36%) Apache
2 6 (18.18%) Drupal
3 2 (6.06%) WordPress
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 3 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Git (software)
2 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 14 (42.42%) Subversion
4 12 (36.36%) PHPUnit
5 4 (12.12%) Mockito
5 4 (12.12%) JUnit
6 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) Selenium
7 1 (3.03%) Ant
7 1 (3.03%) Maven
7 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) PHP Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Magento Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.09%) OO PHP Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.03%) SOA Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Perl Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
1 12 (36.36%) RESTful
2 11 (33.33%) Web Services
2 11 (33.33%) XML
3 10 (30.30%) REST
4 8 (24.24%) CSS
4 8 (24.24%) SOAP
4 8 (24.24%) JSON
5 7 (21.21%) LAMP
6 4 (12.12%) Spring
6 4 (12.12%) HTML5
7 3 (9.09%) OpenID
7 3 (9.09%) Symfony
7 3 (9.09%) jQuery
7 3 (9.09%) WSDL
7 3 (9.09%) SAML
8 2 (6.06%) Ajax
8 2 (6.06%) OAuth2
9 1 (3.03%) CSS3
9 1 (3.03%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
1 1 (3.03%) Replication
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) TDD
3 21 (63.64%) OO
3 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 20 (60.61%) Scrum
5 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (39.39%) Web Development
7 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 10 (30.30%) Change Control
9 7 (21.21%) OO PHP
10 5 (15.15%) OOP
10 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) MVC
11 4 (12.12%) SOA
11 4 (12.12%) Open Source
12 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
13 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (6.06%) B2B
14 1 (3.03%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) PHP5
4 6 (18.18%) Perl
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) WSO2
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
3 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft