The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 296 367 321
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -46
Contract jobs citing Zend 362 189 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 0.82% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 137 222
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +182.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +182.05%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +77 343 £350 +16.66% 148
London +3 152 £350 +7.69% 54
South West +47 71 £350 +12.00% 19
Yorkshire +33 62 £350 +25.00% 21
West Yorkshire +32 62 £350 +25.00% 19
Bristol +31 60 £350 +12.00% 6
Leeds +29 59 £375 +33.92% 16
City of London -4 29 £350 +7.69% 10
South East -10 21 £300 - 17
Wales - 16 £450 - 1
East Midlands -2 14 £300 - 7
North West -34 11 £300 -9.09% 15
Leicestershire -11 10 £300 - 4
Scotland 0 9 £375 - 3
East of England -29 9 £270 +44.00% 7
Glasgow - 9 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire +9 8 £350 - 4
Bradford +8 8 £350 -
Berkshire -5 8 £325 -7.14% 1
Manchester -19 8 £300 -9.09% 12
North Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - 7 £350 - 3
West Sussex - 6 £281 - 1
South Wales - 6 £500 - 1
Harrogate - 6 £350 -
Bath -6 5 £350 - 2
Somerset -7 5 £350 - 4
Gloucester - 5 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire -2 4 £300 -7.69% 6

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 575 (98.46%) PHP
2 336 (57.53%) HTML
3 324 (55.48%) CSS
4 294 (50.34%) JavaScript
5 277 (47.43%) MySQL
6 243 (41.61%) MVC
7 207 (35.45%) Symfony
8 201 (34.42%) OO
9 197 (33.73%) jQuery
10 149 (25.51%) Zend Framework
11 143 (24.49%) CodeIgniter
12 126 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
12 126 (21.58%) TDD
13 114 (19.52%) OOP
14 110 (18.84%) HTML5
15 103 (17.64%) Scrum
16 101 (17.29%) PHP5
17 95 (16.27%) OO PHP
18 82 (14.04%) Subversion
19 81 (13.87%) CSS3
20 77 (13.18%) Drupal
20 77 (13.18%) Linux
21 75 (12.84%) Apache
22 73 (12.50%) Git (software)
23 69 (11.82%) Java
24 64 (10.96%) Software Engineering
25 63 (10.79%) LAMP
26 58 (9.93%) Ajax
27 53 (9.08%) E-Commerce
28 51 (8.73%) Magento

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 77 (13.18%) Drupal
2 75 (12.84%) Apache
3 27 (4.62%) WordPress
4 24 (4.11%) CMS
5 19 (3.25%) Node.js
6 11 (1.88%) Joomla!
7 10 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.71%) SugarCRM
8 6 (1.03%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.03%) nginx
8 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.86%) Moodle
10 2 (0.34%) concrete5
10 2 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.34%) Confluence
10 2 (0.34%) Zope
11 1 (0.17%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
1 3 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 51 (8.73%) Magento
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) GitHub
1 6 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.91%) Internet
2 7 (1.20%) HTTP
3 4 (0.68%) Extranet
3 4 (0.68%) Intranet
4 2 (0.34%) MRTG
4 2 (0.34%) SSL
4 2 (0.34%) SNMP
4 2 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) PBX
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (47.43%) MySQL
2 14 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.88%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.86%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.51%) BigTable
7 3 (0.51%) Redis
7 3 (0.51%) Riak
7 3 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 82 (14.04%) Subversion
2 73 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 49 (8.39%) PHPUnit
4 47 (8.05%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.91%) Behat
5 17 (2.91%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.40%) Selenium
7 12 (2.05%) Hudson
8 10 (1.71%) Jasmine
9 8 (1.37%) Maven
9 8 (1.37%) FitNesse
10 7 (1.20%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.20%) Mocha
10 7 (1.20%) QUnit
11 6 (1.03%) JIRA
11 6 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.68%) JUnit
13 3 (0.51%) Ant
13 3 (0.51%) Sublime Text
General
1 18 (3.08%) Games
2 16 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.57%) Finance
3 15 (2.57%) Back Office
3 15 (2.57%) Marketing
4 12 (2.05%) Retail
5 6 (1.03%) Advertising
6 2 (0.34%) Front Office
6 2 (0.34%) Publishing
6 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.34%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.17%) French Language
7 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.17%) Billing
7 1 (0.17%) Banking
7 1 (0.17%) Electronics
7 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 531 (90.92%) Developer
2 410 (70.21%) PHP Developer
3 120 (20.55%) Web Developer
4 82 (14.04%) PHP Web Developer
5 66 (11.30%) PHP Zend Developer
6 61 (10.45%) Senior Developer
7 47 (8.05%) Front-End Developer
8 40 (6.85%) Senior PHP Developer
9 33 (5.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 27 (4.62%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 25 (4.28%) Software Engineer
12 24 (4.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 20 (3.42%) Drupal Developer
14 19 (3.25%) UI Programmer
14 19 (3.25%) UI Developer
15 16 (2.74%) Front-End Web Developer
16 14 (2.40%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 14 (2.40%) Programmer
17 13 (2.23%) Architect
17 13 (2.23%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (57.53%) HTML
2 324 (55.48%) CSS
3 207 (35.45%) Symfony
4 197 (33.73%) jQuery
5 149 (25.51%) Zend Framework
6 143 (24.49%) CodeIgniter
7 110 (18.84%) HTML5
8 81 (13.87%) CSS3
9 63 (10.79%) LAMP
10 58 (9.93%) Ajax
11 47 (8.05%) XML
12 39 (6.68%) Web Services
13 30 (5.14%) SOAP
14 28 (4.79%) CakePHP
15 27 (4.62%) Laravel
16 24 (4.11%) Yii
16 24 (4.11%) XHTML
16 24 (4.11%) JSON
17 22 (3.77%) REST
18 20 (3.42%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.05%) Open Source
2 24 (4.11%) Digital Media
3 19 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.20%) Replication
6 5 (0.86%) IPTV
7 4 (0.68%) Social Media
7 4 (0.68%) W3C
7 4 (0.68%) BBC
7 4 (0.68%) Social Network
8 3 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.51%) iPad
8 3 (0.51%) New Media
9 2 (0.34%) AS400
9 2 (0.34%) Clustering
9 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.17%) FMCG
10 1 (0.17%) Online Games
10 1 (0.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.18%) Linux
2 29 (4.97%) UNIX
3 11 (1.88%) CentOS
4 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.20%) Windows
6 5 (0.86%) Android
7 4 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Fedora
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (41.61%) MVC
2 201 (34.42%) OO
3 126 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (21.58%) TDD
4 114 (19.52%) OOP
5 103 (17.64%) Scrum
6 95 (16.27%) OO PHP
7 64 (10.96%) Software Engineering
8 53 (9.08%) E-Commerce
9 49 (8.39%) Web Development
10 48 (8.22%) BDD
11 26 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (4.28%) Responsive Web Design
13 23 (3.94%) Unit Testing
14 14 (2.40%) OOD
15 13 (2.23%) SOA
15 13 (2.23%) Refactoring
16 12 (2.05%) Software Testing
17 11 (1.88%) Migration
18 9 (1.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 575 (98.46%) PHP
2 294 (50.34%) JavaScript
3 101 (17.29%) PHP5
4 69 (11.82%) Java
5 39 (6.68%) SQL
6 21 (3.60%) Python
7 20 (3.42%) Ruby
8 14 (2.40%) C#
9 10 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.54%) Perl
11 5 (0.86%) ActionScript
11 5 (0.86%) Scala
11 5 (0.86%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.68%) PHP4
13 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.51%) C++
14 2 (0.34%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.34%) RPG
14 2 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (3.77%) Degree
2 17 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.45%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (2.40%) Varnish
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (0.86%) Puppet
2 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.34%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.34%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.17%) Nagios
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (1.71%) Red Hat
1 10 (1.71%) Oracle
2 5 (0.86%) Apple
2 5 (0.86%) Twitter
3 4 (0.68%) Rackspace
3 4 (0.68%) Facebook
3 4 (0.68%) Sencha
3 4 (0.68%) SAP
4 3 (0.51%) Google
4 3 (0.51%) JD Edwards
4 3 (0.51%) Adobe
5 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.34%) Mercator
5 2 (0.34%) Yahoo!
6 1 (0.17%) Sony
6 1 (0.17%) HP
6 1 (0.17%) BMC
6 1 (0.17%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.17%) Akamai
6 1 (0.17%) SOASTA, Inc
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Please Quote
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £400 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 Per Day £negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: Permanent Salary or Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago