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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 325 297 356
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +59
Contract jobs citing Zend 288 302 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 1.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 231 180
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 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -12.30%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -43 279 £375 +15.38% 152
London -23 158 £355 +9.23% 65
South West +25 75 £375 +54.63% 15
Bristol +26 72 £375 +20.00% 4
City of London -6 32 £360 +10.76% 14
South East -16 16 £300 +4.34% 21
North West +1 8 £375 +25.00% 17
West Midlands -13 8 £375 +36.36% 3
West Yorkshire 0 5 £400 +60.00% 4
Birmingham 0 5 £375 +36.36%
Yorkshire -1 5 £400 +36.17% 9
Leeds -6 5 £400 +60.00% 4
Surrey -4 4 £425 - 1
East of England -20 4 £275 -15.38% 5
Cheshire +3 3 £350 +9.80% 2
East Midlands -6 3 £273 -9.16% 11
Leicestershire -6 3 £273 -9.16% 5
Manchester -7 3 £375 +57.89% 13
Wales -14 3 £400 +33.33% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £145 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £290 - 2
Brighton - 3 £290 - 2
Merseyside 0 2 - -
Berkshire 0 2 £300 +20.00% 3
Scotland -24 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £313 - 6
Milton Keynes - 2 £313 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Reading +7 1 - -

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 634 (98.14%) PHP
2 307 (47.52%) MySQL
3 298 (46.13%) HTML
4 281 (43.50%) MVC
5 280 (43.34%) JavaScript
6 274 (42.41%) CSS
7 238 (36.84%) Symfony
8 189 (29.26%) jQuery
9 187 (28.95%) Zend Framework
9 187 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
10 170 (26.32%) OO
11 136 (21.05%) TDD
12 134 (20.74%) PHP5
13 120 (18.58%) CodeIgniter
14 119 (18.42%) HTML5
15 100 (15.48%) Linux
16 94 (14.55%) Git (software)
17 89 (13.78%) OOP
17 89 (13.78%) Apache
18 86 (13.31%) OO PHP
19 85 (13.16%) Java
20 81 (12.54%) Scrum
20 81 (12.54%) Drupal
21 74 (11.46%) LAMP
22 70 (10.84%) E-Commerce
22 70 (10.84%) CSS3
23 63 (9.75%) PHPUnit
24 61 (9.44%) Software Engineering
25 59 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (9.13%) Jenkins

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 89 (13.78%) Apache
2 81 (12.54%) Drupal
3 29 (4.49%) WordPress
4 26 (4.02%) CMS
5 15 (2.32%) Node.js
5 15 (2.32%) Apache Solr
6 13 (2.01%) Joomla!
7 11 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.24%) Moodle
8 8 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.93%) SugarCRM
10 5 (0.77%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (0.62%) nginx
12 1 (0.15%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Photoshop
1 5 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.15%) InDesign
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 54 (8.36%) Magento
2 5 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.46%) Shopify
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.01%) GitHub
3 3 (0.46%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.32%) Internet
2 8 (1.24%) HTTP
3 5 (0.77%) VoIP
4 4 (0.62%) Extranet
4 4 (0.62%) Intranet
4 4 (0.62%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.46%) PBX
6 2 (0.31%) LDAP
7 1 (0.15%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.15%) SAN
7 1 (0.15%) RFID
7 1 (0.15%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (47.52%) MySQL
2 22 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 21 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.55%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.24%) Redis
7 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.62%) CouchDB
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.46%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.31%) Riak
10 2 (0.31%) BigTable
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.15%) Big Data
11 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.75%) PHPUnit
3 59 (9.13%) Jenkins
4 45 (6.97%) Subversion
5 21 (3.25%) Selenium
6 16 (2.48%) Behat
7 11 (1.70%) Mercurial
7 11 (1.70%) JIRA
8 10 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.08%) Redmine
9 7 (1.08%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.93%) FogBugz
10 6 (0.93%) Trac
10 6 (0.93%) Hudson
11 5 (0.77%) JUnit
11 5 (0.77%) Maven
12 4 (0.62%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.46%) Sublime Text
14 2 (0.31%) PhpStorm
14 2 (0.31%) Jasmine
General
1 25 (3.87%) Marketing
2 21 (3.25%) Finance
3 14 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.01%) Retail
5 12 (1.86%) Back Office
5 12 (1.86%) Games
6 6 (0.93%) Advertising
7 5 (0.77%) Billing
8 4 (0.62%) Banking
9 3 (0.46%) Publishing
9 3 (0.46%) Front Office
9 3 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.31%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 601 (93.03%) Developer
2 483 (74.77%) PHP Developer
3 117 (18.11%) Web Developer
4 107 (16.56%) PHP Zend Developer
5 80 (12.38%) PHP Web Developer
6 67 (10.37%) Senior Developer
7 56 (8.67%) Senior PHP Developer
8 39 (6.04%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 36 (5.57%) Magento Developer
10 34 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
11 33 (5.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 29 (4.49%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.41%) Drupal Developer
14 21 (3.25%) Architect
15 20 (3.10%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 19 (2.94%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 18 (2.79%) Designer
18 17 (2.63%) LAMP Developer
19 13 (2.01%) Java Developer
20 12 (1.86%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (46.13%) HTML
2 274 (42.41%) CSS
3 238 (36.84%) Symfony
4 189 (29.26%) jQuery
5 187 (28.95%) Zend Framework
6 120 (18.58%) CodeIgniter
7 119 (18.42%) HTML5
8 74 (11.46%) LAMP
9 70 (10.84%) CSS3
10 53 (8.20%) Web Services
11 48 (7.43%) Ajax
12 42 (6.50%) Laravel
13 37 (5.73%) CakePHP
14 32 (4.95%) RESTful
15 31 (4.80%) JSON
16 28 (4.33%) XML
16 28 (4.33%) Yii
17 24 (3.72%) REST
17 24 (3.72%) AngularJS
18 22 (3.41%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.28%) Open Source
2 21 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.48%) Digital Media
4 9 (1.39%) Social Media
5 6 (0.93%) Replication
6 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.62%) Social Network
7 4 (0.62%) BBC
7 4 (0.62%) W3C
8 2 (0.31%) Blog
8 2 (0.31%) AS400
8 2 (0.31%) DTV
8 2 (0.31%) New Media
9 1 (0.15%) Kinect
9 1 (0.15%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.15%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.15%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.15%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.15%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.48%) Linux
2 27 (4.18%) CentOS
3 22 (3.41%) UNIX
4 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.93%) Android
5 6 (0.93%) Windows
6 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.62%) Fedora
7 4 (0.62%) Debian
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (43.50%) MVC
2 187 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (26.32%) OO
4 136 (21.05%) TDD
5 89 (13.78%) OOP
6 86 (13.31%) OO PHP
7 81 (12.54%) Scrum
8 70 (10.84%) E-Commerce
9 61 (9.44%) Software Engineering
10 59 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (8.98%) Unit Testing
12 51 (7.89%) BDD
13 47 (7.28%) Web Development
14 24 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (2.63%) SOA
16 16 (2.48%) Project Management
17 15 (2.32%) Refactoring
18 14 (2.17%) OOD
19 13 (2.01%) Release Management
20 12 (1.86%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 634 (98.14%) PHP
2 280 (43.34%) JavaScript
3 134 (20.74%) PHP5
4 85 (13.16%) Java
5 51 (7.89%) SQL
6 22 (3.41%) Python
7 13 (2.01%) Ruby
8 10 (1.55%) C
9 9 (1.39%) Perl
10 8 (1.24%) C++
10 8 (1.24%) Scala
11 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.62%) Golang
13 2 (0.31%) PHP4
13 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.31%) RPG
13 2 (0.31%) C#
13 2 (0.31%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (4.49%) Degree
2 19 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.46%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.24%) Varnish
2 5 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.15%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) NFS
3 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (0.93%) Capistrano
2 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 14 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (1.70%) Red Hat
2 11 (1.70%) Oracle
3 10 (1.55%) Facebook
4 5 (0.77%) Twitter
4 5 (0.77%) SAP
5 4 (0.62%) Google
6 3 (0.46%) Sencha
6 3 (0.46%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.46%) Adobe
6 3 (0.46%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.31%) Akamai
8 1 (0.15%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.15%) ExactTarget
8 1 (0.15%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.15%) Siebel
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) HP
8 1 (0.15%) Intel
Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
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