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 August 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.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 304 307 355
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +48
Contract jobs citing Zend 347 300 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.20% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 229 178
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £268
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £22.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.30% -11.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £22.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-57.30% +3.48%

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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +12 339 £375 +15.38% 135
London +5 194 £361 +3.21% 53
South West +13 73 £375 +41.50% 14
Bristol +26 66 £375 +7.14% 8
City of London +17 34 £360 +10.76% 9
South East +6 25 £340 +18.26% 18
West Midlands -12 15 £375 +36.36% 5
North West +1 12 £350 +12.00% 22
Birmingham +10 10 £375 +36.36% 3
Hampshire -7 10 £363 +26.08% 7
East Midlands +1 9 £300 - 7
Manchester -2 9 £350 +16.66% 18
Surrey +4 7 £425 - 2
Berkshire +14 6 £325 - 1
East of England -28 6 £350 +16.66% 3
Basingstoke - 6 £325 -
Reading +18 5 £328 - 1
Leicestershire +6 5 £300 - 2
Gloucestershire -26 5 £300 +50.00% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £145 - 1
Nottingham +15 4 £295 -9.23% 5
Nottinghamshire +12 4 £295 -9.23% 5
West Yorkshire +6 3 £500 +81.81% 5
Leeds +4 3 £500 +81.81% 2
Cheshire -4 3 £350 +9.80% 2
Yorkshire -7 3 £500 +60.00% 8
Gloucester -13 3 £300 +50.00% 1
Hertfordshire -15 3 £365 -2.66% 1
Slough +2 2 £363 +11.53%
Wales -11 2 £399 +32.91%

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 680 (98.12%) PHP
2 341 (49.21%) MySQL
3 319 (46.03%) HTML
4 300 (43.29%) MVC
5 297 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 278 (40.12%) CSS
7 260 (37.52%) Symfony
8 203 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
9 194 (27.99%) jQuery
10 190 (27.42%) Zend Framework
11 187 (26.98%) OO
12 152 (21.93%) TDD
13 148 (21.36%) PHP5
14 137 (19.77%) Linux
15 134 (19.34%) CodeIgniter
16 126 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 124 (17.89%) HTML5
18 103 (14.86%) Java
19 101 (14.57%) OO PHP
20 99 (14.29%) Apache
21 90 (12.99%) LAMP
22 88 (12.70%) OOP
23 86 (12.41%) PHPUnit
24 82 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (11.40%) Drupal
26 76 (10.97%) E-Commerce
27 69 (9.96%) Jenkins
28 68 (9.81%) CSS3
29 67 (9.67%) Unit Testing
30 66 (9.52%) Scrum

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 99 (14.29%) Apache
2 79 (11.40%) Drupal
3 38 (5.48%) WordPress
4 30 (4.33%) CMS
5 19 (2.74%) Apache Solr
6 16 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.88%) Joomla!
8 12 (1.73%) Node.js
9 8 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.01%) Moodle
11 6 (0.87%) ExpressionEngine
12 5 (0.72%) SugarCRM
13 3 (0.43%) nginx
14 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.14%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 6 (0.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) InDesign
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 54 (7.79%) Magento
2 5 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.58%) Shopify
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.14%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.16%) GitHub
3 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.88%) Internet
2 9 (1.30%) HTTP
3 6 (0.87%) VoIP
4 5 (0.72%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.58%) PBX
6 2 (0.29%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) SAN
7 1 (0.14%) RFID
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) NFC
7 1 (0.14%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (49.21%) MySQL
2 30 (4.33%) NoSQL
2 30 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.16%) SQL Server
5 13 (1.88%) Redis
6 9 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.58%) CouchDB
9 4 (0.58%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.29%) Riak
10 2 (0.29%) BigTable
10 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.14%) Big Data
11 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 126 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 86 (12.41%) PHPUnit
3 69 (9.96%) Jenkins
4 58 (8.37%) Subversion
5 21 (3.03%) Selenium
6 20 (2.89%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.45%) JIRA
7 17 (2.45%) Behat
7 17 (2.45%) Mercurial
8 11 (1.59%) Hudson
9 9 (1.30%) Redmine
10 8 (1.15%) FogBugz
10 8 (1.15%) Trac
10 8 (1.15%) Maven
10 8 (1.15%) JUnit
11 4 (0.58%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.43%) Sublime Text
12 3 (0.43%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.29%) PhpStorm
13 2 (0.29%) FitNesse
General
1 34 (4.91%) Finance
2 27 (3.90%) Marketing
3 14 (2.02%) Games
4 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.59%) Retail
5 8 (1.15%) Back Office
6 6 (0.87%) Banking
6 6 (0.87%) Advertising
7 5 (0.72%) Publishing
7 5 (0.72%) Billing
8 3 (0.43%) German Language
9 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.29%) Electronics
9 2 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 649 (93.65%) Developer
2 523 (75.47%) PHP Developer
3 118 (17.03%) PHP Zend Developer
4 113 (16.31%) Web Developer
5 75 (10.82%) Senior Developer
6 72 (10.39%) PHP Web Developer
7 63 (9.09%) Senior PHP Developer
8 42 (6.06%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 39 (5.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 35 (5.05%) Magento Developer
11 31 (4.47%) Front-End Developer
12 27 (3.90%) Software Engineer
13 21 (3.03%) LAMP Developer
13 21 (3.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 20 (2.89%) Designer
14 20 (2.89%) PHP Drupal Developer
15 19 (2.74%) Architect
16 16 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (2.31%) Drupal Developer
17 15 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (46.03%) HTML
2 278 (40.12%) CSS
3 260 (37.52%) Symfony
4 194 (27.99%) jQuery
5 190 (27.42%) Zend Framework
6 134 (19.34%) CodeIgniter
7 124 (17.89%) HTML5
8 90 (12.99%) LAMP
9 68 (9.81%) CSS3
10 60 (8.66%) Web Services
11 53 (7.65%) Laravel
12 52 (7.50%) Ajax
13 44 (6.35%) RESTful
14 43 (6.20%) CakePHP
15 36 (5.19%) AngularJS
16 32 (4.62%) JSON
16 32 (4.62%) Yii
17 31 (4.47%) XML
18 30 (4.33%) Backbone.js
19 23 (3.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.65%) Open Source
2 20 (2.89%) Computer Science
3 11 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 10 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.30%) Social Media
6 5 (0.72%) Replication
6 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.58%) W3C
8 3 (0.43%) BBC
9 2 (0.29%) New Media
9 2 (0.29%) Blog
9 2 (0.29%) Social Network
9 2 (0.29%) AS400
9 2 (0.29%) DTV
10 1 (0.14%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.14%) Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.14%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.14%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.14%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 137 (19.77%) Linux
2 38 (5.48%) UNIX
3 35 (5.05%) CentOS
4 13 (1.88%) Windows
5 9 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.87%) Android
7 6 (0.87%) Debian
8 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.58%) Fedora
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (43.29%) MVC
2 203 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (26.98%) OO
4 152 (21.93%) TDD
5 101 (14.57%) OO PHP
6 88 (12.70%) OOP
7 82 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (10.97%) E-Commerce
9 67 (9.67%) Unit Testing
10 66 (9.52%) Scrum
11 65 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 60 (8.66%) BDD
13 52 (7.50%) Web Development
14 21 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (2.60%) Project Management
16 15 (2.16%) Release Management
16 15 (2.16%) Refactoring
17 14 (2.02%) Automated Testing
17 14 (2.02%) SOA
18 12 (1.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 680 (98.12%) PHP
2 297 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 148 (21.36%) PHP5
4 103 (14.86%) Java
5 51 (7.36%) SQL
6 26 (3.75%) Python
7 14 (2.02%) Ruby
8 13 (1.88%) C
9 11 (1.59%) Perl
10 10 (1.44%) C++
11 9 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.15%) Scala
13 6 (0.87%) Golang
14 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.43%) PHP4
16 2 (0.29%) RPG IV
16 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.29%) RPG
17 1 (0.14%) C#
17 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (4.33%) Degree
2 17 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.43%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.34%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.01%) Varnish
2 5 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.14%) NFS
3 1 (0.14%) Samba
3 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (0.87%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (2.45%) Facebook
2 16 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (1.88%) Red Hat
4 12 (1.73%) Oracle
5 9 (1.30%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.15%) Twitter
6 8 (1.15%) Google
7 5 (0.72%) SAP
8 3 (0.43%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.43%) Adobe
8 3 (0.43%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.29%) Akamai
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Siebel
10 1 (0.14%) Apple
10 1 (0.14%) HP
10 1 (0.14%) Intel
10 1 (0.14%) IBM
10 1 (0.14%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.14%) ExactTarget
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £300 to £375 per day £300 to £375
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
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Rate: 400-450pd
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £430 per day
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