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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 475 288 374
Rank change year-on-year
-187 +86
Contract jobs citing Zend 137 357 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 1.47% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 298 130
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
25227 24253 21926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.19% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 13725 11583
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1045 1183
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 -167 134 £350 - 149
London -90 63 £368 +5.07% 44
South East -8 22 £288 -4.16% 24
Bristol -29 21 £375 +7.14% 3
South West -38 21 £375 +7.14% 8
City of London +3 12 £338 -8.16% 6
Yorkshire -67 8 £363 +3.57% 16
West Midlands - 7 £295 - 15
East of England +5 6 £325 +30.00% 5
Surrey +12 5 £313 -3.84% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £225 -28.00% 1
Hertfordshire -2 5 £325 - 3
Birmingham - 5 £295 - 8
Manchester -20 4 £275 -18.51% 17
North West -24 4 £275 -8.40% 26
Leeds -59 4 £381 +1.66% 9
West Yorkshire -62 4 £381 +8.92% 9
Croydon - 4 £375 -
Watford +2 3 - -
East Sussex -8 3 £245 -15.51%
Hampshire -9 3 £325 +8.33% 10
East Midlands -20 3 £313 +4.16% 10
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £325 +30.00% 1
Uxbridge +2 2 £400 +77.77% 1
Brighton -6 2 £245 -15.51%
Berkshire -8 2 £300 -7.69% 2
North Yorkshire -14 2 - - 2
West Sussex -25 2 - - 2
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £325 -

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 265 (98.51%) PHP
2 175 (65.06%) HTML
3 163 (60.59%) MySQL
4 159 (59.11%) JavaScript
5 144 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (50.19%) CSS
7 120 (44.61%) MVC
8 101 (37.55%) jQuery
9 100 (37.17%) Symfony
10 90 (33.46%) HTML5
11 84 (31.23%) Git (software)
11 84 (31.23%) Doctrine
12 70 (26.02%) OO
13 68 (25.28%) Zend Framework
14 65 (24.16%) PHP5
15 62 (23.05%) Linux
16 60 (22.30%) Apache
17 58 (21.56%) TDD
18 52 (19.33%) LAMP
18 52 (19.33%) OO PHP
19 47 (17.47%) Laravel
20 44 (16.36%) PHPUnit
21 43 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
22 42 (15.61%) OOP
23 36 (13.38%) Software Engineering
23 36 (13.38%) CSS3
24 34 (12.64%) SQL
25 33 (12.27%) Finance
26 31 (11.52%) CentOS
27 28 (10.41%) Scrum

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 60 (22.30%) Apache
2 16 (5.95%) Drupal
3 15 (5.58%) WordPress
4 12 (4.46%) Node.js
5 11 (4.09%) CMS
6 7 (2.60%) nginx
7 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.12%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) Zope
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.37%) concrete5
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (6.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.86%) GitHub
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.35%) HTTP
2 4 (1.49%) SSL
3 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) PBX
4 1 (0.37%) VoIP
4 1 (0.37%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (60.59%) MySQL
2 15 (5.58%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.09%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.74%) Redis
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 84 (31.23%) Git (software)
2 44 (16.36%) PHPUnit
3 23 (8.55%) Subversion
4 7 (2.60%) Selenium
4 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.23%) Grunt
5 6 (2.23%) JIRA
6 5 (1.86%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.86%) Maven
6 5 (1.86%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.12%) Hudson
7 3 (1.12%) Bower
8 2 (0.74%) CasperJS
8 2 (0.74%) GitLab
8 2 (0.74%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.74%) FogBugz
8 2 (0.74%) Trac
8 2 (0.74%) Redmine
8 2 (0.74%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (12.27%) Finance
2 18 (6.69%) Marketing
3 6 (2.23%) Advertising
4 5 (1.86%) Publishing
5 3 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 240 (89.22%) Developer
2 201 (74.72%) PHP Developer
3 49 (18.22%) Senior Developer
4 47 (17.47%) Senior PHP Developer
5 32 (11.90%) PHP Zend Developer
6 18 (6.69%) Web Developer
7 15 (5.58%) Software Engineer
7 15 (5.58%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 12 (4.46%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 11 (4.09%) Magento Developer
10 10 (3.72%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 10 (3.72%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (2.60%) LAMP Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Drupal Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Designer
12 6 (2.23%) PHP Web Developer
13 4 (1.49%) AWS Developer
13 4 (1.49%) Full Stack Developer
14 3 (1.12%) WordPress Developer
14 3 (1.12%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (65.06%) HTML
2 135 (50.19%) CSS
3 101 (37.55%) jQuery
4 100 (37.17%) Symfony
5 90 (33.46%) HTML5
6 84 (31.23%) Doctrine
7 68 (25.28%) Zend Framework
8 52 (19.33%) LAMP
9 47 (17.47%) Laravel
10 36 (13.38%) CSS3
11 26 (9.67%) CodeIgniter
12 24 (8.92%) Ajax
13 22 (8.18%) AngularJS
14 21 (7.81%) XHTML
14 21 (7.81%) Web Services
15 20 (7.43%) SOAP
16 15 (5.58%) XML
17 12 (4.46%) Yii
17 12 (4.46%) REST
18 11 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.69%) Open Source
2 6 (2.23%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.86%) User Experience
4 4 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.49%) Social Media
4 4 (1.49%) Replication
5 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.74%) Blog
6 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.37%) W3C
7 1 (0.37%) DTV
7 1 (0.37%) Online Games
7 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.05%) Linux
2 31 (11.52%) CentOS
3 6 (2.23%) UNIX
3 6 (2.23%) Windows
4 4 (1.49%) Android
4 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (44.61%) MVC
3 70 (26.02%) OO
4 58 (21.56%) TDD
5 52 (19.33%) OO PHP
6 43 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (15.61%) OOP
8 36 (13.38%) Software Engineering
9 28 (10.41%) Scrum
10 25 (9.29%) BDD
11 24 (8.92%) Mentoring
11 24 (8.92%) Automated Testing
11 24 (8.92%) Refactoring
12 20 (7.43%) Unit Testing
12 20 (7.43%) Web Development
13 15 (5.58%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.20%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (2.97%) Pair Programming
16 7 (2.60%) Web Design
16 7 (2.60%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 265 (98.51%) PHP
2 159 (59.11%) JavaScript
3 65 (24.16%) PHP5
4 34 (12.64%) SQL
5 19 (7.06%) Java
6 12 (4.46%) Ruby
6 12 (4.46%) Python
7 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.49%) PHP4
8 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.12%) Perl
8 3 (1.12%) C
9 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (2.23%) Degree
2 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Varnish
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (6.32%) Vagrant
2 13 (4.83%) Puppet
3 10 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.74%) Salt
4 2 (0.74%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (1.86%) Oracle
2 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
2 3 (1.12%) Twitter
3 2 (0.74%) Rackspace
3 2 (0.74%) Facebook
3 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (0.74%) SAP
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.74%) Adobe
4 1 (0.37%) VMware
4 1 (0.37%) Google
4 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
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