The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 22 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Zend Technologies Ltd.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 458 293 365
Rank change year-on-year
-165 +72
Contract jobs citing Zend 149 352 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.67% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 1.49% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 297 132
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £298
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Zend within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Zend Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Zend
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Zend within the UK.

Zend Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Zend
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Zend within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Zend Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Zend
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Zend within the UK.

Zend Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Zend
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -164 146 £350 - 130
London -81 68 £375 +7.14% 42
South East -8 26 £288 -4.16% 29
Bristol -33 22 £375 +2.73% 1
South West -44 22 £375 +7.14% 8
City of London -3 16 £355 -5.33% 11
East of England +15 9 £325 +40.54% 6
Yorkshire -68 9 £363 -1.36% 10
Hertfordshire - 8 £413 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £295 - 10
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £225 -28.00% 2
Surrey +9 5 £313 -3.84% 7
Manchester -13 5 £300 - 12
North West -25 5 £300 -0.08% 20
Birmingham - 5 £295 - 6
Hampshire -3 4 £338 +12.50% 13
Croydon - 4 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £500 - 1
North Yorkshire -3 3 £320 -8.57% 2
East Sussex -12 3 £245 -15.51% 3
Leeds -68 3 £400 +6.66% 6
West Yorkshire -69 3 £400 +7.02% 6
Dover - 3 £500 -
Kent - 3 £500 -
Watford - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £325 +30.00% 2
Uxbridge 0 2 £400 +77.77%
Berkshire -7 2 £300 +37.93% 1
Brighton -13 2 £245 -15.51% 2
East Midlands -17 2 £325 -6.47% 5

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Zend 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 Zend.

1 282 (98.60%) PHP
2 184 (64.34%) HTML
3 177 (61.89%) MySQL
4 173 (60.49%) JavaScript
5 157 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (51.05%) CSS
7 126 (44.06%) MVC
8 110 (38.46%) jQuery
9 105 (36.71%) Symfony
10 90 (31.47%) HTML5
11 84 (29.37%) Git (software)
11 84 (29.37%) OO
12 80 (27.97%) Doctrine
13 71 (24.83%) PHP5
14 70 (24.48%) Zend Framework
15 69 (24.13%) TDD
16 63 (22.03%) OO PHP
17 62 (21.68%) LAMP
18 61 (21.33%) Apache
18 61 (21.33%) Linux
19 54 (18.88%) Laravel
20 48 (16.78%) OOP
21 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (14.34%) CSS3
23 39 (13.64%) PHPUnit
24 37 (12.94%) Scrum
25 35 (12.24%) Software Engineering
26 34 (11.89%) Finance
26 34 (11.89%) SQL
27 28 (9.79%) CentOS

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Zend 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 Zend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (21.33%) Apache
2 17 (5.94%) Drupal
3 14 (4.90%) WordPress
4 12 (4.20%) Node.js
5 10 (3.50%) CMS
6 7 (2.45%) nginx
7 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.05%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.70%) Confluence
10 1 (0.35%) Zope
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (6.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.10%) GitHub
3 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.15%) HTTP
2 4 (1.40%) SSL
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) PBX
4 1 (0.35%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) FTP
4 1 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (61.89%) MySQL
2 18 (6.29%) MongoDB
3 14 (4.90%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.05%) Redis
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.70%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.70%) MS Access
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 84 (29.37%) Git (software)
2 39 (13.64%) PHPUnit
3 24 (8.39%) Subversion
4 12 (4.20%) Selenium
5 9 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.10%) JIRA
6 6 (2.10%) Hudson
6 6 (2.10%) Grunt
7 5 (1.75%) Maven
7 5 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.75%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.05%) Bower
9 2 (0.70%) PhpStorm
9 2 (0.70%) CasperJS
9 2 (0.70%) GitLab
9 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.70%) Redmine
9 2 (0.70%) FogBugz
9 2 (0.70%) Trac
9 2 (0.70%) Jasmine
General
1 34 (11.89%) Finance
2 16 (5.59%) Marketing
3 6 (2.10%) Publishing
4 5 (1.75%) Advertising
5 4 (1.40%) Retail
6 2 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 257 (89.86%) Developer
2 213 (74.48%) PHP Developer
3 49 (17.13%) Senior Developer
4 47 (16.43%) Senior PHP Developer
5 36 (12.59%) PHP Zend Developer
6 16 (5.59%) Web Developer
7 15 (5.24%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 14 (4.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 12 (4.20%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 12 (4.20%) Magento Developer
10 10 (3.50%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) LAMP Developer
12 7 (2.45%) Drupal Developer
13 6 (2.10%) Designer
14 5 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (1.75%) Full Stack Developer
15 4 (1.40%) AWS Developer
15 4 (1.40%) PHP Web Developer
16 3 (1.05%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (64.34%) HTML
2 146 (51.05%) CSS
3 110 (38.46%) jQuery
4 105 (36.71%) Symfony
5 90 (31.47%) HTML5
6 80 (27.97%) Doctrine
7 70 (24.48%) Zend Framework
8 62 (21.68%) LAMP
9 54 (18.88%) Laravel
10 41 (14.34%) CSS3
11 27 (9.44%) CodeIgniter
12 26 (9.09%) Ajax
13 25 (8.74%) Web Services
14 22 (7.69%) XHTML
15 21 (7.34%) AngularJS
16 20 (6.99%) SOAP
17 15 (5.24%) XML
18 14 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 13 (4.55%) Yii
20 12 (4.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.29%) Open Source
2 9 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.80%) User Experience
4 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.40%) Social Media
4 4 (1.40%) Replication
5 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.70%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.35%) W3C
7 1 (0.35%) DTV
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) Online Games
7 1 (0.35%) Blog
7 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 61 (21.33%) Linux
2 28 (9.79%) CentOS
3 7 (2.45%) UNIX
4 6 (2.10%) Windows
5 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.75%) Android
6 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (44.06%) MVC
3 84 (29.37%) OO
4 69 (24.13%) TDD
5 63 (22.03%) OO PHP
6 48 (16.78%) OOP
7 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (12.94%) Scrum
9 35 (12.24%) Software Engineering
10 26 (9.09%) BDD
11 24 (8.39%) Unit Testing
12 22 (7.69%) Web Development
13 21 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 20 (6.99%) Refactoring
14 20 (6.99%) Automated Testing
15 19 (6.64%) E-Commerce
16 15 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
17 9 (3.15%) SOA
18 8 (2.80%) CRM
18 8 (2.80%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 282 (98.60%) PHP
2 173 (60.49%) JavaScript
3 71 (24.83%) PHP5
4 34 (11.89%) SQL
5 17 (5.94%) Java
6 14 (4.90%) Python
7 13 (4.55%) Ruby
8 4 (1.40%) PHP4
8 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.40%) C
8 4 (1.40%) Perl
8 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (3.15%) Degree
2 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Varnish
1 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (5.94%) Vagrant
2 13 (4.55%) Puppet
3 10 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.70%) Salt
4 2 (0.70%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (1.05%) Twitter
3 2 (0.70%) Facebook
3 2 (0.70%) Rackspace
3 2 (0.70%) SAP
3 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (0.70%) Adobe
4 1 (0.35%) VMware
4 1 (0.35%) Google
4 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
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