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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 397 317 352
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +35
Contract jobs citing Zend 212 293 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 1.22% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 225 172
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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
25756 23945 24354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 46.26% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15204 13647 12559
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £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 1263 1170 1383
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -91 211 £375 +15.38% 125
London -13 118 £375 +7.14% 41
South West -5 49 £400 +26.98% 15
Bristol +14 48 £400 +18.51% 5
City of London +33 25 £375 +8.69% 8
South East -54 20 £338 -10.00% 23
Surrey +3 9 £325 -10.34% 1
Birmingham -3 7 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands -11 7 £375 +36.36% 2
Dorking -3 5 £275 -24.13% 1
East Midlands -7 5 £300 - 4
Yorkshire -13 5 £320 +6.66% 12
North West -23 4 £275 -8.33% 24
Kent 0 3 £330 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £375 +20.00% 5
Leeds -21 3 £375 +25.00% 4
Lincolnshire +9 2 £300 +9.09%
Cheshire -2 2 £255 -15.00%
East of England -8 2 £406 +80.55% 2
Hampshire -20 2 £343 +59.30% 11
Oxfordshire -21 2 £338 +12.50% 6
Berkshire -35 2 £363 -3.33%
Hertfordshire - 2 £406 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £235 -17.54% 2
Nottingham +4 1 £235 -16.07% 2
South Yorkshire -1 1 £275 +25.00% 5
Merseyside -2 1 - - 1
Reading -6 1 £338 -13.46%
Slough -11 1 £388 +19.23%

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 531 (96.55%) PHP
2 329 (59.82%) MySQL
3 311 (56.55%) JavaScript
4 304 (55.27%) HTML
5 285 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (43.27%) CSS
7 216 (39.27%) Symfony
8 206 (37.45%) jQuery
8 206 (37.45%) MVC
9 183 (33.27%) Linux
10 170 (30.91%) Zend Framework
11 168 (30.55%) HTML5
12 155 (28.18%) OO
13 150 (27.27%) Git (software)
14 131 (23.82%) Apache
15 121 (22.00%) TDD
15 121 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
16 119 (21.64%) PHPUnit
17 108 (19.64%) PHP5
18 97 (17.64%) CodeIgniter
19 96 (17.45%) LAMP
20 85 (15.45%) OO PHP
21 75 (13.64%) CSS3
22 73 (13.27%) Java
23 72 (13.09%) BDD
23 72 (13.09%) CentOS
24 71 (12.91%) Laravel
25 68 (12.36%) Subversion
26 67 (12.18%) OOP
27 66 (12.00%) Open Source

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 131 (23.82%) Apache
2 48 (8.73%) Drupal
3 38 (6.91%) WordPress
4 29 (5.27%) CMS
5 21 (3.82%) Node.js
6 17 (3.09%) Apache Solr
7 12 (2.18%) Joomla!
8 11 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.09%) ExpressionEngine
10 5 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.91%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) concrete5
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.18%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (6.18%) Magento
2 4 (0.73%) Shopify
3 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.18%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.82%) GitHub
3 6 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.18%) Internet
2 8 (1.45%) VoIP
3 7 (1.27%) Asterisk PBX
4 6 (1.09%) PBX
5 5 (0.91%) HTTP
6 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.73%) SSH
7 2 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.36%) SSL
8 1 (0.18%) RFID
8 1 (0.18%) Intranet
8 1 (0.18%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (59.82%) MySQL
2 39 (7.09%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.55%) Redis
5 14 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.18%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.09%) Hazelcast
10 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.18%) Big Data
12 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 150 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 119 (21.64%) PHPUnit
3 68 (12.36%) Subversion
4 57 (10.36%) Jenkins
5 32 (5.82%) JIRA
6 27 (4.91%) Cucumber
7 21 (3.82%) Mercurial
8 20 (3.64%) Selenium
9 19 (3.45%) Hudson
10 13 (2.36%) Behat
11 8 (1.45%) Maven
11 8 (1.45%) JUnit
11 8 (1.45%) FogBugz
11 8 (1.45%) Trac
11 8 (1.45%) Redmine
12 3 (0.55%) Grunt
13 2 (0.36%) Zend Studio
13 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.36%) NetBeans
14 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
General
1 60 (10.91%) Finance
2 23 (4.18%) Marketing
3 10 (1.82%) Publishing
4 8 (1.45%) Games
5 7 (1.27%) Banking
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
5 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (0.36%) German Language
7 2 (0.36%) Billing
7 2 (0.36%) Electronics
7 2 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 507 (92.18%) Developer
2 384 (69.82%) PHP Developer
3 84 (15.27%) Senior Developer
4 66 (12.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 66 (12.00%) PHP Zend Developer
5 51 (9.27%) Web Developer
6 33 (6.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 26 (4.73%) Software Engineer
8 25 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 23 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (4.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 18 (3.27%) PHP Web Developer
11 18 (3.27%) Magento Developer
12 16 (2.91%) LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.73%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.73%) Java Developer
13 15 (2.73%) Drupal Developer
14 13 (2.36%) Designer
15 12 (2.18%) PHP Programmer
15 12 (2.18%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (55.27%) HTML
2 238 (43.27%) CSS
3 216 (39.27%) Symfony
4 206 (37.45%) jQuery
5 170 (30.91%) Zend Framework
6 168 (30.55%) HTML5
7 97 (17.64%) CodeIgniter
8 96 (17.45%) LAMP
9 75 (13.64%) CSS3
10 71 (12.91%) Laravel
11 62 (11.27%) Web Services
12 54 (9.82%) AngularJS
13 52 (9.45%) RESTful
14 43 (7.82%) Backbone.js
15 37 (6.73%) CakePHP
16 35 (6.36%) Ajax
17 32 (5.82%) Yii
18 30 (5.45%) JSON
19 29 (5.27%) XML
20 28 (5.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.00%) Open Source
2 16 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.18%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.18%) User Experience
5 7 (1.27%) Digital Media
5 7 (1.27%) Social Media
6 5 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (0.91%) Replication
6 5 (0.91%) Blog
7 3 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.55%) Clustering
8 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.36%) W3C
9 1 (0.18%) Kinect
9 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.18%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.18%) DTV
9 1 (0.18%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 183 (33.27%) Linux
2 72 (13.09%) CentOS
3 36 (6.55%) UNIX
4 16 (2.91%) Windows
5 10 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.45%) Android
8 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.27%) Debian
8 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.55%) Fedora
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (37.45%) MVC
3 155 (28.18%) OO
4 121 (22.00%) TDD
4 121 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (15.45%) OO PHP
6 72 (13.09%) BDD
7 67 (12.18%) OOP
8 66 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 63 (11.45%) Unit Testing
10 55 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 51 (9.27%) Scrum
12 46 (8.36%) Mentoring
13 38 (6.91%) Refactoring
13 38 (6.91%) Automated Testing
14 36 (6.55%) Web Development
15 20 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (3.09%) Pair Programming
16 17 (3.09%) Release Management
17 15 (2.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 531 (96.55%) PHP
2 311 (56.55%) JavaScript
3 108 (19.64%) PHP5
4 73 (13.27%) Java
5 56 (10.18%) SQL
6 44 (8.00%) Python
7 26 (4.73%) Ruby
8 18 (3.27%) Perl
9 14 (2.55%) C
10 11 (2.00%) C++
11 8 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.09%) Golang
13 4 (0.73%) PHP4
13 4 (0.73%) Scala
14 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.18%) C#
15 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (4.18%) Degree
2 10 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.55%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.73%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.09%) Varnish
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.09%) Capistrano
2 3 (0.55%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (3.09%) Facebook
1 17 (3.09%) Twitter
2 13 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (2.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.45%) Google
6 7 (1.27%) Oracle
7 3 (0.55%) SAP
8 2 (0.36%) Akamai
9 1 (0.18%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.18%) HP
9 1 (0.18%) Intel
9 1 (0.18%) IBM
9 1 (0.18%) Siebel
9 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
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