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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 43 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% 5.00% 4.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% 14.55% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.15 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.42% +65.08%
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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
119 110 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.52% 34.38% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 82 51
Average daily rate £363 £315 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £19.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
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 28 May 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Subversion
4 4 (30.77%) PHP5
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Drupal
5 3 (23.08%) CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) OOP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) Drupal
2 3 (23.08%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (7.69%) Joomla!
3 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Perl Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Perl Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) JSON
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) SAML
4 2 (15.38%) LAMP
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) REST
4 2 (15.38%) OpenID
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) Nutch
5 1 (7.69%) PostGIS
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) OAuth2
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
7 1 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) SEO
7 1 (7.69%) OWASP
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) PHP5
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) WSO2
2 1 (7.69%) EPiServer
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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