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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 446 341 360
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +19
Contract jobs citing Zend 132 227 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 1.02% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 182 134
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
23240 22263 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.82% 45.71% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 12427 11082
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1018 989 1316
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -99 125 £388 +15.67% 147
London -54 55 £375 +12.78% 46
South West -1 40 £413 +17.85% 14
Bristol +14 38 £413 +17.85% 2
Yorkshire -13 13 £400 +23.07% 20
West Yorkshire -6 10 £438 +34.61% 13
Leeds -18 10 £438 +34.61% 9
South East -36 9 £330 -14.83% 19
City of London +3 8 £350 +6.06% 9
Wales -8 7 £388 - 1
East Midlands -3 5 £273 -9.16% 10
South Wales -7 5 £400 - 1
Cardiff -7 5 £400 -
East of England +4 2 £381 -3.48% 4
Surrey 0 2 £350 -3.44% 7
Hertfordshire -1 2 £381 -3.48% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £280 -13.84% 8
Slough -9 2 £344 -11.29%
Berkshire -17 2 £300 -23.07%
Watford - 2 £381 -
Devon - 2 - - 1
Plymouth - 2 - -
Reading -1 1 £300 -23.07%
Manchester -8 1 £318 +2.41% 18
North West -12 1 £318 +5.83% 26
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 4

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 444 (95.90%) PHP
2 279 (60.26%) MySQL
3 268 (57.88%) HTML
4 261 (56.37%) JavaScript
5 242 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (42.76%) CSS
7 180 (38.88%) MVC
8 179 (38.66%) jQuery
9 176 (38.01%) Symfony
10 161 (34.77%) Linux
11 150 (32.40%) HTML5
12 140 (30.24%) Git (software)
13 137 (29.59%) Zend Framework
14 132 (28.51%) OO
15 128 (27.65%) Doctrine
16 120 (25.92%) Apache
17 112 (24.19%) PHPUnit
18 104 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
19 100 (21.60%) TDD
20 90 (19.44%) PHP5
21 79 (17.06%) LAMP
22 77 (16.63%) CodeIgniter
23 73 (15.77%) OO PHP
24 71 (15.33%) Software Engineering
25 70 (15.12%) CentOS
26 68 (14.69%) Laravel
27 64 (13.82%) Subversion
28 63 (13.61%) Java
29 62 (13.39%) Finance
30 61 (13.17%) CSS3

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 120 (25.92%) Apache
2 30 (6.48%) Drupal
3 27 (5.83%) WordPress
4 20 (4.32%) CMS
4 20 (4.32%) Node.js
5 10 (2.16%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.73%) nginx
7 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.08%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.43%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.22%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.22%) Zope
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.22%) concrete5
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (4.97%) Magento
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Zen Cart
3 1 (0.22%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.38%) Internet
2 5 (1.08%) VoIP
3 4 (0.86%) PBX
3 4 (0.86%) SSL
3 4 (0.86%) SSH
3 4 (0.86%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (0.65%) HTTP
4 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (60.26%) MySQL
2 24 (5.18%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.59%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.16%) Redis
8 6 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.65%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.43%) Big Data
10 2 (0.43%) MS Access
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.22%) SQLite
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 140 (30.24%) Git (software)
2 112 (24.19%) PHPUnit
3 64 (13.82%) Subversion
4 36 (7.78%) Jenkins
5 26 (5.62%) JIRA
6 24 (5.18%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.24%) Mercurial
8 14 (3.02%) Hudson
9 13 (2.81%) Selenium
10 9 (1.94%) Behat
11 6 (1.30%) Maven
12 4 (0.86%) FogBugz
12 4 (0.86%) Trac
12 4 (0.86%) Redmine
12 4 (0.86%) JUnit
13 3 (0.65%) Grunt
14 2 (0.43%) CasperJS
14 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.43%) NetBeans
14 2 (0.43%) Zend Studio
General
1 62 (13.39%) Finance
2 25 (5.40%) Marketing
3 8 (1.73%) Publishing
4 7 (1.51%) Advertising
5 6 (1.30%) Games
6 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.65%) Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 424 (91.58%) Developer
2 325 (70.19%) PHP Developer
3 83 (17.93%) Senior Developer
4 65 (14.04%) Senior PHP Developer
5 56 (12.10%) PHP Zend Developer
6 42 (9.07%) Web Developer
7 26 (5.62%) Software Engineer
8 23 (4.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 20 (4.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 17 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
11 14 (3.02%) Magento Developer
12 13 (2.81%) PHP Web Developer
13 11 (2.38%) LAMP Developer
14 10 (2.16%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 9 (1.94%) Java Developer
16 8 (1.73%) Designer
17 7 (1.51%) Drupal Developer
17 7 (1.51%) Senior Web Developer
18 6 (1.30%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (57.88%) HTML
2 198 (42.76%) CSS
3 179 (38.66%) jQuery
4 176 (38.01%) Symfony
5 150 (32.40%) HTML5
6 137 (29.59%) Zend Framework
7 128 (27.65%) Doctrine
8 79 (17.06%) LAMP
9 77 (16.63%) CodeIgniter
10 68 (14.69%) Laravel
11 61 (13.17%) CSS3
12 47 (10.15%) AngularJS
13 43 (9.29%) Web Services
14 36 (7.78%) Backbone.js
15 32 (6.91%) RESTful
16 29 (6.26%) Ajax
17 26 (5.62%) Yii
18 22 (4.75%) SOAP
18 22 (4.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 21 (4.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.45%) Open Source
2 12 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (1.94%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.94%) User Experience
4 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.30%) Replication
6 5 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.86%) Social Media
8 3 (0.65%) Blog
8 3 (0.65%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.43%) DTV
9 2 (0.43%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.22%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.22%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.22%) Online Games
10 1 (0.22%) Streaming Music
10 1 (0.22%) W3C
10 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 161 (34.77%) Linux
2 70 (15.12%) CentOS
3 28 (6.05%) UNIX
4 15 (3.24%) Windows
5 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.51%) Android
7 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.30%) Debian
7 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (38.88%) MVC
3 132 (28.51%) OO
4 104 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (21.60%) TDD
6 73 (15.77%) OO PHP
7 71 (15.33%) Software Engineering
8 60 (12.96%) BDD
9 55 (11.88%) OOP
10 49 (10.58%) Unit Testing
11 45 (9.72%) Mentoring
12 44 (9.50%) Automated Testing
13 40 (8.64%) Refactoring
14 37 (7.99%) E-Commerce
15 36 (7.78%) Web Development
16 34 (7.34%) Scrum
17 16 (3.46%) Responsive Web Design
18 14 (3.02%) Pair Programming
19 12 (2.59%) Release Management
20 9 (1.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 444 (95.90%) PHP
2 261 (56.37%) JavaScript
3 90 (19.44%) PHP5
4 63 (13.61%) Java
5 55 (11.88%) SQL
6 37 (7.99%) Python
7 23 (4.97%) Ruby
8 15 (3.24%) Perl
9 7 (1.51%) C
10 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.08%) C++
11 4 (0.86%) PHP4
12 2 (0.43%) Golang
12 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.43%) C#
12 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.43%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (2.81%) Degree
2 11 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.86%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.38%) Vagrant
1 11 (2.38%) Puppet
2 7 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.43%) Salt
4 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 14 (3.02%) Twitter
2 12 (2.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.16%) Facebook
4 8 (1.73%) Google
5 7 (1.51%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle
7 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.65%) SAP
9 2 (0.43%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.22%) Akamai
10 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
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