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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 493 318 328
Rank change year-on-year
-175 +10
Contract jobs citing Zend 133 338 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.61% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 1.33% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 270 219
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £438 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £286
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
- -57.30%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -170 127 £350 -4.10% 113
London -98 71 £375 +4.16% 39
South East -25 19 £350 +2.94% 14
East of England +12 15 £288 -17.85% 2
City of London -20 11 £325 -8.45% 7
Hertfordshire +7 8 £500 +36.98%
Yorkshire -24 6 £325 +4.00% 8
Kent +9 5 £500 +122.22%
Leicestershire -1 5 £280 -6.66%
East Midlands -12 5 £280 -13.84% 8
North West -37 5 £275 -21.42% 24
Watford - 5 - -
Wales -1 4 £275 -30.81%
Surrey -6 4 £325 -23.52% 6
South Wales -6 4 £275 -30.81%
Monmouthshire - 4 £275 -
Dover - 4 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 3 £500 +36.98%
Birmingham -1 3 £413 +10.00% 6
West Midlands -12 3 £413 +10.00% 9
South West -71 3 £270 -28.00% 6
Isle of Wight - 3 £250 -
Essex - 3 £250 -
Norfolk +13 2 £188 -11.76%
Norwich +12 2 £188 -11.76%
Cambridge -5 2 £300 -14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £300 -12.72% 2
West Sussex -13 2 £288 -4.16%
Hampshire -16 2 £350 -3.44% 5
West Yorkshire -21 2 £375 +20.00% 6

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 266 (97.44%) PHP
2 177 (64.84%) JavaScript
3 165 (60.44%) MySQL
4 161 (58.97%) HTML
5 153 (56.04%) CSS
6 124 (45.42%) MVC
7 118 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (40.66%) jQuery
9 109 (39.93%) Symfony
10 93 (34.07%) OO
11 72 (26.37%) Laravel
12 70 (25.64%) Git (software)
12 70 (25.64%) TDD
13 66 (24.18%) OO PHP
14 65 (23.81%) HTML5
15 62 (22.71%) Linux
16 59 (21.61%) LAMP
17 57 (20.88%) OOP
17 57 (20.88%) Zend Framework
18 51 (18.68%) Apache
19 48 (17.58%) CSS3
20 43 (15.75%) E-Commerce
21 42 (15.38%) PHP5
22 40 (14.65%) Scrum
23 35 (12.82%) SQL
24 33 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
25 31 (11.36%) Doctrine
26 30 (10.99%) Subversion
27 29 (10.62%) MongoDB
28 27 (9.89%) Open Source

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (18.68%) Apache
2 15 (5.49%) Drupal
3 13 (4.76%) Node.js
4 12 (4.40%) WordPress
5 10 (3.66%) CMS
6 8 (2.93%) nginx
7 7 (2.56%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.37%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (9.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.49%) GitHub
2 7 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.83%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.37%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) HTTP
2 4 (1.47%) Skype
3 2 (0.73%) Intranet
3 2 (0.73%) Internet
3 2 (0.73%) Extranet
4 1 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (60.44%) MySQL
2 29 (10.62%) MongoDB
3 22 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.03%) Redis
6 9 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.83%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.83%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.99%) Subversion
3 18 (6.59%) PHPUnit
4 17 (6.23%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.76%) Selenium
6 12 (4.40%) JIRA
7 8 (2.93%) Grunt
8 7 (2.56%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.83%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.47%) Bower
10 4 (1.47%) GitLab
10 4 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.47%) Hudson
11 3 (1.10%) Xcode
11 3 (1.10%) gulp
12 2 (0.73%) FogBugz
12 2 (0.73%) Trac
12 2 (0.73%) PhpStorm
12 2 (0.73%) Mocha
12 2 (0.73%) NetBeans
General
1 23 (8.42%) Finance
2 9 (3.30%) Publishing
2 9 (3.30%) Marketing
3 5 (1.83%) Retail
3 5 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Front Office
5 1 (0.37%) Back Office
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 257 (94.14%) Developer
2 190 (69.60%) PHP Developer
3 41 (15.02%) Senior Developer
4 33 (12.09%) Senior PHP Developer
5 27 (9.89%) PHP Zend Developer
6 19 (6.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 18 (6.59%) Magento Developer
8 17 (6.23%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 17 (6.23%) Web Developer
9 14 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
10 11 (4.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 9 (3.30%) LAMP Developer
12 7 (2.56%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.20%) Drupal Developer
14 5 (1.83%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (1.83%) Full Stack Developer
15 4 (1.47%) PHP Magento Developer
15 4 (1.47%) Applications Developer
15 4 (1.47%) MySQL Developer
16 3 (1.10%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (58.97%) HTML
2 153 (56.04%) CSS
3 111 (40.66%) jQuery
4 109 (39.93%) Symfony
5 72 (26.37%) Laravel
6 65 (23.81%) HTML5
7 59 (21.61%) LAMP
8 57 (20.88%) Zend Framework
9 48 (17.58%) CSS3
10 31 (11.36%) Doctrine
11 27 (9.89%) Web Services
12 25 (9.16%) Ajax
13 24 (8.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (8.42%) Yii
15 22 (8.06%) AngularJS
15 22 (8.06%) CodeIgniter
16 20 (7.33%) Sass
17 19 (6.96%) XHTML
18 14 (5.13%) XML
19 11 (4.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.86%) User Experience
2 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.56%) Social Media
5 6 (2.20%) iPhone
6 4 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.73%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Blog
8 1 (0.37%) Online Games
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.37%) DTV
8 1 (0.37%) BBC
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.37%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 62 (22.71%) Linux
2 12 (4.40%) UNIX
3 10 (3.66%) CentOS
4 7 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.20%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.47%) Android
6 4 (1.47%) Windows
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (45.42%) MVC
2 118 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (34.07%) OO
4 70 (25.64%) TDD
5 66 (24.18%) OO PHP
6 57 (20.88%) OOP
7 43 (15.75%) E-Commerce
8 40 (14.65%) Scrum
9 33 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (9.89%) Open Source
11 23 (8.42%) BDD
12 20 (7.33%) Web Development
13 18 (6.59%) SOA
13 18 (6.59%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (6.59%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.86%) Web Application Development
14 16 (5.86%) Refactoring
15 13 (4.76%) Software Engineering
16 11 (4.03%) Automated Testing
17 10 (3.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 266 (97.44%) PHP
2 177 (64.84%) JavaScript
3 42 (15.38%) PHP5
4 35 (12.82%) SQL
5 17 (6.23%) Python
6 11 (4.03%) Ruby
7 10 (3.66%) Java
8 6 (2.20%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.83%) Perl
10 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.10%) C#
11 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.73%) PHP4
12 2 (0.73%) C++
12 2 (0.73%) C
13 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 16 (5.86%) Degree
2 14 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.10%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) WAI
2 2 (0.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (5.13%) Puppet
1 14 (5.13%) Vagrant
2 9 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.83%) Ansible
4 3 (1.10%) Salt
5 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 7 (2.56%) Oracle
2 3 (1.10%) SAP
2 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (1.10%) Google
2 3 (1.10%) Twitter
2 3 (1.10%) WorldPay
3 2 (0.73%) Facebook
3 2 (0.73%) Adobe
3 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.37%) PayPal
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