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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Zend
Rank 508 523 334
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -189
Contract jobs citing Zend 137 132 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.52% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 111 271
Median daily rate £375 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £477 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.50

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
24366 25361 25873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 44.11% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14895 14962 14408
Median daily rate £405 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 1088 1107
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.52 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Zend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 134 £375 +7.14% 76
London -38 46 £363 -3.33% 21
East Midlands +28 35 £425 +51.78% 4
Nottingham - 33 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 33 £425 - 3
East of England +25 18 £335 +16.52% 3
South East +11 18 £375 +7.14% 13
Hertfordshire +13 17 £370 -26.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £375 - 2
City of London +25 9 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -2 8 £325 - 6
Watford +1 6 £375 -
West Midlands -28 5 £400 -3.03% 7
North Yorkshire 0 4 £325 +3.91% 1
South Wales +16 2 - - 2
Wales +16 2 - - 3
North West +8 2 £295 +7.27% 12
South West +3 2 - - 10
Berkshire - 2 £350 - 5
Cardiff - 2 - - 2
Hampshire +9 1 £275 -21.42% 4
Scotland +9 1 - - 3
York +6 1 £325 +8.15%
Edinburgh +3 1 - -
Surrey +1 1 £330 +1.53% 1
Bristol -1 1 - - 2
Norfolk -2 1 £263 +40.00%
Norwich -4 1 £263 +40.00%
Manchester -5 1 £325 +8.33% 9
South Yorkshire -8 1 - - 2

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Zend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Zend.

1 239 (97.55%) PHP
2 163 (66.53%) JavaScript
3 147 (60.00%) MySQL
4 142 (57.96%) CSS
5 141 (57.55%) HTML
6 110 (44.90%) MVC
7 94 (38.37%) Zend Framework
8 91 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (35.10%) OO
9 86 (35.10%) jQuery
10 82 (33.47%) Linux
11 76 (31.02%) Web Development
11 76 (31.02%) Git (software)
12 75 (30.61%) Symfony
13 74 (30.20%) LAMP
14 64 (26.12%) Jenkins
15 62 (25.31%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (23.27%) Laravel
16 57 (23.27%) E-Commerce
17 50 (20.41%) CSS3
17 50 (20.41%) HTML5
18 48 (19.59%) BDD
19 46 (18.78%) Web Services
20 45 (18.37%) Open Source
20 45 (18.37%) AngularJS
20 45 (18.37%) Front End Development
21 42 (17.14%) Subversion
22 40 (16.33%) Elasticsearch
22 40 (16.33%) OO PHP
23 38 (15.51%) TDD

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (16.33%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (13.06%) Apache
3 19 (7.76%) nginx
4 17 (6.94%) Confluence
5 16 (6.53%) CMS
6 15 (6.12%) WordPress
7 9 (3.67%) Drupal
8 4 (1.63%) Moodle
9 3 (1.22%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.41%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 14 (5.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (11.02%) Magento
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.31%) GitHub
3 4 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.80%) HTTP
2 15 (6.12%) Network Security
3 7 (2.86%) SSL
3 7 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.22%) Internet
4 3 (1.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.82%) SSH
6 1 (0.41%) Extranet
6 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (60.00%) MySQL
2 38 (15.51%) Relational Database
3 36 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (8.98%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.71%) CouchDB
6 13 (5.31%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.90%) Redis
8 5 (2.04%) Big Data
8 5 (2.04%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.22%) GIS
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.41%) HPCC
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (31.02%) Git (software)
2 64 (26.12%) Jenkins
3 42 (17.14%) Subversion
4 35 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 30 (12.24%) WebDriver
6 22 (8.98%) gulp
7 21 (8.57%) Grunt
8 17 (6.94%) JIRA
9 14 (5.71%) Protractor
10 13 (5.31%) Mercurial
10 13 (5.31%) Vagrant
11 8 (3.27%) PHPUnit
12 6 (2.45%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.45%) Mocha
13 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.63%) Hudson
13 4 (1.63%) NetBeans
13 4 (1.63%) Zend Studio
14 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.82%) PhpStorm
General
1 12 (4.90%) Marketing
2 10 (4.08%) Finance
3 5 (2.04%) Games
4 3 (1.22%) Advertising
4 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Electronics
5 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Billing
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 226 (92.24%) Developer
2 161 (65.71%) PHP Developer
3 48 (19.59%) PHP Zend Developer
4 39 (15.92%) Senior Developer
5 26 (10.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 24 (9.80%) LAMP Developer
6 24 (9.80%) Web Developer
7 21 (8.57%) Magento Developer
7 21 (8.57%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 21 (8.57%) PHP Web Developer
8 19 (7.76%) MySQL Developer
8 19 (7.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 19 (7.76%) Senior PHP Developer
9 18 (7.35%) E-Commerce Developer
10 17 (6.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (6.53%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
12 15 (6.12%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 14 (5.71%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 14 (5.71%) Symfony Developer
14 11 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (57.96%) CSS
2 141 (57.55%) HTML
3 94 (38.37%) Zend Framework
4 86 (35.10%) jQuery
5 75 (30.61%) Symfony
6 74 (30.20%) LAMP
7 57 (23.27%) Laravel
8 50 (20.41%) CSS3
8 50 (20.41%) HTML5
9 46 (18.78%) Web Services
10 45 (18.37%) AngularJS
11 31 (12.65%) Behat
12 25 (10.20%) XML
13 24 (9.80%) Doctrine
14 19 (7.76%) LEMP Stack
15 18 (7.35%) LESS
15 18 (7.35%) SOAP
15 18 (7.35%) Yii
16 16 (6.53%) Twig
17 13 (5.31%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) User Experience
2 18 (7.35%) e-Learning
3 15 (6.12%) Digital Media
4 9 (3.67%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.63%) iPad
6 4 (1.63%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.63%) VLE
6 4 (1.63%) W3C
7 3 (1.22%) Fintech
7 3 (1.22%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.22%) Social Media
7 3 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.47%) Linux
2 13 (5.31%) Unix
3 12 (4.90%) Mac OS X
4 8 (3.27%) CentOS
5 2 (0.82%) Android
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (44.90%) MVC
2 91 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (35.10%) OO
4 76 (31.02%) Web Development
5 62 (25.31%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (23.27%) E-Commerce
7 48 (19.59%) BDD
8 45 (18.37%) Front End Development
8 45 (18.37%) Open Source
9 40 (16.33%) OO PHP
10 38 (15.51%) TDD
11 33 (13.47%) OOP
12 28 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (9.80%) Case Management
14 20 (8.16%) Configuration Management
15 19 (7.76%) Web Application Development
16 18 (7.35%) CRM
16 18 (7.35%) Refactoring
17 16 (6.53%) DevOps
18 15 (6.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 239 (97.55%) PHP
2 163 (66.53%) JavaScript
3 31 (12.65%) SQL
4 19 (7.76%) Java
5 14 (5.71%) PHP 5
6 12 (4.90%) Python
7 11 (4.49%) Ruby
8 6 (2.45%) C#
9 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.82%) C
10 2 (0.82%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) ES6
11 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.04%) Degree
4 3 (1.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.94%) WAI
2 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (12.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.82%) Firmware
3 1 (0.41%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (7.76%) Puppet
2 18 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.49%) Ansible
4 7 (2.86%) Grafana
4 7 (2.86%) Kibana
4 7 (2.86%) logstash
4 7 (2.86%) Salt
5 4 (1.63%) Nagios
5 4 (1.63%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.41%) Cacti
6 1 (0.41%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 9 (3.67%) Oracle
2 7 (2.86%) Rackspace
3 4 (1.63%) RedDot
3 4 (1.63%) VMware
4 2 (0.82%) ESRI
4 2 (0.82%) Google
4 2 (0.82%) New Relic
4 2 (0.82%) Sage
4 2 (0.82%) Samsung
4 2 (0.82%) SAP
4 2 (0.82%) Sencha
5 1 (0.41%) Dell
5 1 (0.41%) HP
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft
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