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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 459 327 342
Rank change year-on-year
-132 +15
Contract jobs citing Zend 146 285 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.18% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 237 187
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -66.66%

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
24608 24229 23281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.67% 45.10% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14439 13586 12400
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 1044 1229
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.57 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 -124 144 £350 -6.66% 133
London -45 77 £363 -3.33% 37
South East -8 28 £350 +16.66% 14
South West -58 17 £375 - 13
Bristol -44 15 £375 - 1
East of England +5 14 £500 +135.29% 13
City of London -19 13 £375 - 10
Hertfordshire - 11 £500 - 5
Kent - 9 £500 -
Dover - 8 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £500 - 4
Yorkshire -48 7 £344 -8.33% 24
Hampshire - 6 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £225 -28.00%
West Midlands +4 4 - - 5
Surrey 0 3 £313 -26.47% 5
Manchester -13 3 £300 -20.00% 10
North West -21 3 £300 -20.00% 15
Watford - 3 - -
Birmingham -3 2 - - 2
Brighton -7 2 £278 -4.31% 1
Sheffield -7 2 £325 -13.33% 5
South Yorkshire -8 2 £325 -13.33% 5
East Sussex -9 2 £278 -4.31% 2
West Yorkshire -40 2 £394 +5.00% 12
Leeds -54 2 £394 +5.00% 8
Cambridge - 2 £300 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +1 1 £275 - 2

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 275 (98.57%) PHP
2 179 (64.16%) MySQL
3 175 (62.72%) HTML
4 172 (61.65%) JavaScript
5 148 (53.05%) CSS
6 140 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
7 125 (44.80%) MVC
8 109 (39.07%) Symfony
9 108 (38.71%) jQuery
10 87 (31.18%) OO
11 79 (28.32%) HTML5
12 75 (26.88%) TDD
13 71 (25.45%) Git (software)
14 69 (24.73%) LAMP
15 68 (24.37%) OO PHP
16 64 (22.94%) Laravel
17 63 (22.58%) Zend Framework
18 57 (20.43%) PHP5
19 55 (19.71%) OOP
20 54 (19.35%) Linux
21 52 (18.64%) Apache
21 52 (18.64%) Doctrine
22 43 (15.41%) CSS3
23 34 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
23 34 (12.19%) Scrum
24 33 (11.83%) SQL
25 27 (9.68%) Web Services
25 27 (9.68%) E-Commerce
26 25 (8.96%) Software Engineering
26 25 (8.96%) CodeIgniter

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 52 (18.64%) Apache
2 16 (5.73%) Drupal
3 14 (5.02%) WordPress
4 12 (4.30%) Node.js
5 10 (3.58%) CMS
6 6 (2.15%) nginx
7 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.08%) Confluence
9 2 (0.72%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.94%) GitHub
3 6 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.51%) HTTP
2 2 (0.72%) SSL
2 2 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) Extranet
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (64.16%) MySQL
2 23 (8.24%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.15%) Redis
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.72%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.60%) Subversion
2 24 (8.60%) PHPUnit
3 14 (5.02%) Selenium
4 11 (3.94%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.87%) JIRA
6 7 (2.51%) Grunt
7 5 (1.79%) Hudson
8 4 (1.43%) Bower
9 3 (1.08%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.08%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.08%) Maven
10 2 (0.72%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.72%) Redmine
10 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 2 (0.72%) FogBugz
10 2 (0.72%) Trac
10 2 (0.72%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.36%) PhantomJS
General
1 24 (8.60%) Finance
2 13 (4.66%) Marketing
3 6 (2.15%) Publishing
4 5 (1.79%) Advertising
5 4 (1.43%) Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 254 (91.04%) Developer
2 209 (74.91%) PHP Developer
3 47 (16.85%) Senior Developer
4 45 (16.13%) Senior PHP Developer
5 36 (12.90%) PHP Zend Developer
6 17 (6.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 16 (5.73%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 13 (4.66%) Web Developer
8 13 (4.66%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.30%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 12 (4.30%) LAMP Developer
9 12 (4.30%) Magento Developer
10 9 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
10 9 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.15%) Drupal Developer
13 4 (1.43%) PHP Web Developer
14 3 (1.08%) Systems Developer
14 3 (1.08%) Applications Developer
14 3 (1.08%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (62.72%) HTML
2 148 (53.05%) CSS
3 109 (39.07%) Symfony
4 108 (38.71%) jQuery
5 79 (28.32%) HTML5
6 69 (24.73%) LAMP
7 64 (22.94%) Laravel
8 63 (22.58%) Zend Framework
9 52 (18.64%) Doctrine
10 43 (15.41%) CSS3
11 27 (9.68%) Web Services
12 25 (8.96%) CodeIgniter
12 25 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (8.24%) AngularJS
13 23 (8.24%) Ajax
14 20 (7.17%) XHTML
15 19 (6.81%) SOAP
16 17 (6.09%) Yii
17 15 (5.38%) XML
18 14 (5.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.94%) Computer Science
1 11 (3.94%) User Experience
2 4 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.43%) Social Media
2 4 (1.43%) Replication
3 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.36%) W3C
5 1 (0.36%) DTV
5 1 (0.36%) Blog
5 1 (0.36%) Online Games
5 1 (0.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.35%) Linux
2 16 (5.73%) CentOS
3 9 (3.23%) UNIX
4 6 (2.15%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.79%) Windows
6 3 (1.08%) Android
6 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (44.80%) MVC
3 87 (31.18%) OO
4 75 (26.88%) TDD
5 68 (24.37%) OO PHP
6 55 (19.71%) OOP
7 34 (12.19%) Scrum
7 34 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.96%) Software Engineering
9 25 (8.96%) Open Source
10 24 (8.60%) BDD
11 19 (6.81%) Web Development
12 18 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.09%) Automated Testing
13 17 (6.09%) Refactoring
14 16 (5.73%) SOA
14 16 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (5.02%) Mentoring
16 9 (3.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 275 (98.57%) PHP
2 172 (61.65%) JavaScript
3 57 (20.43%) PHP5
4 33 (11.83%) SQL
5 13 (4.66%) Python
6 9 (3.23%) Ruby
7 5 (1.79%) Java
8 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.43%) C
9 3 (1.08%) Perl
9 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.72%) PHP4
10 2 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.94%) Degree
3 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Varnish
1 2 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) Puppet
1 11 (3.94%) Vagrant
2 7 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) Salt
3 2 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (2.51%) Oracle
2 5 (1.79%) Twitter
3 3 (1.08%) Google
3 3 (1.08%) Facebook
3 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.72%) SAP
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe
4 2 (0.72%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.36%) VMware
5 1 (0.36%) PayPal
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