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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 18 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing PHP 25 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.60% 1.74% 4.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.92% 4.90% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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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
157 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 47.72% 35.42% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 29
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £186 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 13 (41.94%) Apache
4 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (35.48%) Maven
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
5 11 (35.48%) J2EE
5 11 (35.48%) Eclipse
6 10 (32.26%) HTML5
7 9 (29.03%) PostGIS
7 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 9 (29.03%) Web Services
7 9 (29.03%) PHP5
7 9 (29.03%) SOA
8 8 (25.81%) LAMP
8 8 (25.81%) Subversion
8 8 (25.81%) XML
8 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.81%) OO
8 8 (25.81%) Internet
8 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
9 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (22.58%) Java
10 6 (19.35%) Content Management
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
10 6 (19.35%) JSON
10 6 (19.35%) RESTful
10 6 (19.35%) BDD
11 5 (16.13%) CSS3

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (16.13%) Drupal
3 3 (9.68%) WordPress
3 3 (9.68%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) TeamSite
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.23%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.13%) MySQL
3 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Maven
1 11 (35.48%) Eclipse
2 8 (25.81%) Subversion
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) PHPUnit
4 3 (9.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (6.45%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Web Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (19.35%) PHP Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Web Team Leader
3 5 (16.13%) J2EE Team Leader
3 5 (16.13%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
1 11 (35.48%) J2EE
2 10 (32.26%) HTML5
3 9 (29.03%) PostGIS
3 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) Web Services
4 8 (25.81%) LAMP
4 8 (25.81%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) JSON
5 6 (19.35%) RESTful
6 5 (16.13%) CSS3
7 4 (12.90%) KML
7 4 (12.90%) REST
8 3 (9.68%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (9.68%) Semantic HTML
8 3 (9.68%) Sass
8 3 (9.68%) CakePHP
8 3 (9.68%) YUI
8 3 (9.68%) SVG
9 2 (6.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) SOA
3 8 (25.81%) OO
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (19.35%) Content Management
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
5 6 (19.35%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) OOP
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Graceful Degradation
8 3 (9.68%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) SEO
8 3 (9.68%) OOD
9 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PHP5
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) HNC
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Appcelerator
1 3 (9.68%) Facebook
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik