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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Zend
Rank 403 335 373
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +38
Contract jobs citing Zend 194 254 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 1.07% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 203 145
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 £297 £246 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.03% +17.27%
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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -62 190 £375 +15.38% 124
London -12 101 £375 +8.69% 35
South West -4 48 £400 +19.40% 24
Bristol +14 46 £400 +14.28% 4
South East -36 18 £330 -14.83% 13
City of London +2 16 £350 +3.70% 9
Yorkshire -14 10 £381 +17.30% 15
Surrey +3 8 £275 -24.13% 3
Leeds -15 8 £394 +12.50% 4
West Yorkshire -17 8 £394 +16.66% 8
East Midlands -2 6 £270 -10.00% 9
Wales -18 4 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 3 £388 -1.89% 3
Dorking -2 3 £275 -24.13% 1
Cardiff -7 3 £300 -
East of England -10 3 £388 +22.52% 4
South Wales -12 3 £300 - 1
North West -29 3 £325 +8.33% 20
Kent - 3 £330 -
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £248 -15.38% 6
Oxfordshire - 2 £338 - 3
Devon - 2 - - 3
Hampshire - 2 £343 - 5
Plymouth - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 £381 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £313 -
Cheshire +2 1 £275 -8.33%
Nottingham -1 1 £235 -17.54% 6
South Yorkshire -1 1 £275 +25.00% 4
Slough -4 1 £388 -

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 514 (96.25%) PHP
2 321 (60.11%) MySQL
3 306 (57.30%) JavaScript
4 298 (55.81%) HTML
5 278 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
6 230 (43.07%) CSS
7 208 (38.95%) Symfony
8 200 (37.45%) jQuery
8 200 (37.45%) MVC
9 178 (33.33%) Linux
10 167 (31.27%) Zend Framework
11 163 (30.52%) HTML5
12 155 (29.03%) Git (software)
13 152 (28.46%) OO
14 132 (24.72%) Doctrine
15 130 (24.34%) Apache
16 121 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
17 120 (22.47%) TDD
18 119 (22.28%) PHPUnit
19 101 (18.91%) PHP5
20 100 (18.73%) CodeIgniter
21 94 (17.60%) LAMP
22 81 (15.17%) OO PHP
23 78 (14.61%) BDD
23 78 (14.61%) Java
24 75 (14.04%) Laravel
25 70 (13.11%) Software Engineering
25 70 (13.11%) CentOS
26 68 (12.73%) Subversion
27 67 (12.55%) CSS3

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 130 (24.34%) Apache
2 45 (8.43%) Drupal
3 39 (7.30%) WordPress
4 29 (5.43%) CMS
5 22 (4.12%) Node.js
6 17 (3.18%) Apache Solr
7 12 (2.25%) Joomla!
8 10 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.50%) nginx
10 7 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.12%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.19%) Zope
12 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.19%) concrete5
Applications
1 5 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (5.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Zen Cart
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
2 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.50%) GitHub
3 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.06%) Internet
2 8 (1.50%) VoIP
3 7 (1.31%) HTTP
3 7 (1.31%) Asterisk PBX
4 6 (1.12%) PBX
4 6 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.75%) SSL
5 4 (0.75%) SSH
6 2 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.19%) NFC
7 1 (0.19%) RFID
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (60.11%) MySQL
2 39 (7.30%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.49%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (2.62%) Redis
6 12 (2.25%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.56%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.37%) Big Data
10 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) MS Access
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 155 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 119 (22.28%) PHPUnit
3 68 (12.73%) Subversion
4 53 (9.93%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.81%) JIRA
6 30 (5.62%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.75%) Selenium
8 19 (3.56%) Hudson
8 19 (3.56%) Mercurial
9 13 (2.43%) Behat
10 10 (1.87%) Maven
11 8 (1.50%) JUnit
12 5 (0.94%) Redmine
12 5 (0.94%) FogBugz
12 5 (0.94%) Trac
13 3 (0.56%) Grunt
14 2 (0.37%) GitLab
14 2 (0.37%) Webistrano
14 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.37%) NetBeans
General
1 66 (12.36%) Finance
2 23 (4.31%) Marketing
3 10 (1.87%) Publishing
4 8 (1.50%) Games
5 7 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.12%) Advertising
6 6 (1.12%) Retail
7 5 (0.94%) Banking
8 2 (0.37%) Electronics
8 2 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 489 (91.57%) Developer
2 371 (69.48%) PHP Developer
3 83 (15.54%) Senior Developer
4 65 (12.17%) Senior PHP Developer
5 63 (11.80%) PHP Zend Developer
6 45 (8.43%) Web Developer
7 28 (5.24%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 26 (4.87%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (4.12%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 18 (3.37%) Front-End Developer
12 17 (3.18%) Magento Developer
13 15 (2.81%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.81%) LAMP Developer
13 15 (2.81%) PHP Web Developer
13 15 (2.81%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.62%) Drupal Developer
15 10 (1.87%) Programmer
15 10 (1.87%) PHP Programmer
16 9 (1.69%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (55.81%) HTML
2 230 (43.07%) CSS
3 208 (38.95%) Symfony
4 200 (37.45%) jQuery
5 167 (31.27%) Zend Framework
6 163 (30.52%) HTML5
7 132 (24.72%) Doctrine
8 100 (18.73%) CodeIgniter
9 94 (17.60%) LAMP
10 75 (14.04%) Laravel
11 67 (12.55%) CSS3
12 56 (10.49%) Web Services
13 53 (9.93%) AngularJS
14 50 (9.36%) RESTful
15 43 (8.05%) Backbone.js
16 35 (6.55%) Ajax
17 33 (6.18%) Yii
18 31 (5.81%) CakePHP
19 28 (5.24%) JSON
20 27 (5.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.36%) Open Source
2 16 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (2.06%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.87%) User Experience
5 6 (1.12%) Social Media
5 6 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 5 (0.94%) Replication
7 4 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.56%) Clustering
8 3 (0.56%) Blog
8 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.37%) W3C
10 1 (0.19%) DTV
10 1 (0.19%) Streaming Music
10 1 (0.19%) Social Network
10 1 (0.19%) Online Games
10 1 (0.19%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 178 (33.33%) Linux
2 70 (13.11%) CentOS
3 34 (6.37%) UNIX
4 16 (3.00%) Windows
5 10 (1.87%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.87%) Android
6 9 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.31%) Debian
8 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (37.45%) MVC
3 152 (28.46%) OO
4 121 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
5 120 (22.47%) TDD
6 81 (15.17%) OO PHP
7 78 (14.61%) BDD
8 70 (13.11%) Software Engineering
9 66 (12.36%) OOP
10 57 (10.67%) Unit Testing
11 51 (9.55%) Scrum
11 51 (9.55%) Mentoring
12 48 (8.99%) E-Commerce
13 44 (8.24%) Automated Testing
13 44 (8.24%) Refactoring
14 37 (6.93%) Web Development
15 17 (3.18%) Release Management
15 17 (3.18%) Pair Programming
15 17 (3.18%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (2.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (96.25%) PHP
2 306 (57.30%) JavaScript
3 101 (18.91%) PHP5
4 78 (14.61%) Java
5 61 (11.42%) SQL
6 44 (8.24%) Python
7 28 (5.24%) Ruby
8 17 (3.18%) Perl
9 13 (2.43%) C
10 9 (1.69%) C++
11 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.12%) Golang
12 4 (0.75%) Scala
12 4 (0.75%) PHP4
13 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) C#
13 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (3.37%) Degree
2 10 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.56%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.06%) Puppet
2 10 (1.87%) Vagrant
3 9 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.75%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (3.18%) Twitter
2 15 (2.81%) Facebook
3 14 (2.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (1.50%) Google
5 7 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.12%) Oracle
7 3 (0.56%) SAP
8 2 (0.37%) Akamai
8 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.19%) Siebel
9 1 (0.19%) IBM
9 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.19%) HP
9 1 (0.19%) Intel
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