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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 24 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 24 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.82% 2.14% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.44% 5.93% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 5
Average daily rate
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£345 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.55 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+16.24% +48.05%
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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
146 118 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 41.48% 36.09% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 79 48
Average daily rate £350 £330 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.63 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) TDD
3 19 (59.38%) OO
3 19 (59.38%) BDD
4 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 18 (56.25%) Scrum
5 15 (46.88%) SQL
6 14 (43.75%) Linux
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
7 13 (40.63%) Subversion
8 12 (37.50%) Internet
8 12 (37.50%) Apache
8 12 (37.50%) Web Development
9 11 (34.38%) RESTful
9 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
9 11 (34.38%) HTML
10 10 (31.25%) Web Services
10 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (31.25%) PHPUnit
10 10 (31.25%) Change Control
11 9 (28.13%) Unit Testing
11 9 (28.13%) XML
11 9 (28.13%) MySQL
12 8 (25.00%) CSS
12 8 (25.00%) SOAP
12 8 (25.00%) REST
13 7 (21.88%) JSON
13 7 (21.88%) Java
14 6 (18.75%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (37.50%) Apache
2 6 (18.75%) Drupal
3 3 (9.38%) CMS
4 2 (6.25%) Joomla!
4 2 (6.25%) WordPress
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (28.13%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 13 (40.63%) Subversion
2 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
3 10 (31.25%) PHPUnit
4 5 (15.63%) Mockito
4 5 (15.63%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (3.13%) Ant
6 1 (3.13%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 16 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Magento Developer
5 3 (9.38%) OO PHP Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SOA Developer
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (3.13%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Perl Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) HTML
1 11 (34.38%) RESTful
2 10 (31.25%) Web Services
3 9 (28.13%) XML
4 8 (25.00%) CSS
4 8 (25.00%) SOAP
4 8 (25.00%) REST
5 7 (21.88%) JSON
6 6 (18.75%) LAMP
7 5 (15.63%) Spring
8 4 (12.50%) SAML
8 4 (12.50%) OpenID
8 4 (12.50%) HTML5
8 4 (12.50%) jQuery
9 3 (9.38%) Symfony
9 3 (9.38%) OAuth2
10 2 (6.25%) CSS3
10 2 (6.25%) WSDL
10 2 (6.25%) Ajax
11 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
1 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) TDD
3 19 (59.38%) OO
3 19 (59.38%) BDD
4 18 (56.25%) Scrum
5 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (37.50%) Web Development
7 10 (31.25%) Change Control
8 9 (28.13%) Unit Testing
9 6 (18.75%) MVC
9 6 (18.75%) OO PHP
10 5 (15.63%) Open Source
10 5 (15.63%) SOA
11 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 4 (12.50%) OOP
11 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
13 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 1 (3.13%) B2B
14 1 (3.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) PHP5
6 1 (3.13%) Groovy
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) WSO2
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Zend
3 1 (3.13%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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