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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Zend
Rank 437 350 368
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +18
Contract jobs citing Zend 139 230 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 1.00% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 183 124
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £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 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -91 131 £375 +7.14% 136
London -50 70 £375 +7.14% 41
South West -30 27 £400 +14.28% 17
Bristol -12 25 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -14 17 £400 +18.51% 15
Leeds -10 16 £400 +33.33% 7
West Yorkshire -17 16 £400 +23.07% 7
City of London +9 10 £348 +2.20% 12
Wales -6 8 £375 -25.00% 4
South East -33 7 £325 - 12
Cardiff +2 6 £350 -30.00% 4
South Wales 0 6 £350 -30.00% 4
East Midlands -6 6 £275 -8.33% 7
Surrey +2 3 £350 +7.69% 3
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £300 -14.28% 2
Watford +10 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £350 -11.39% 1
Harrogate +3 2 £300 -14.28% 1
North Yorkshire -2 2 £300 -14.28% 2
East of England -6 2 £350 +12.00% 1
Manchester -14 2 £334 +11.25% 15
North West -21 2 £334 +11.25% 26
Plymouth - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £275 - 1
Devon - 2 - - 2
Berkshire -9 1 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire - 1 - - 5
Reading - 1 £300 -
Wakefield - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - 1 £375 - 3

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 334 (96.53%) PHP
2 216 (62.43%) HTML
3 214 (61.85%) JavaScript
4 211 (60.98%) MySQL
5 193 (55.78%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (44.80%) CSS
7 143 (41.33%) jQuery
8 137 (39.60%) Symfony
9 135 (39.02%) MVC
10 129 (37.28%) HTML5
11 111 (32.08%) Linux
12 109 (31.50%) Git (software)
13 107 (30.92%) Doctrine
14 102 (29.48%) Zend Framework
15 93 (26.88%) Apache
16 87 (25.14%) OO
16 87 (25.14%) PHPUnit
17 79 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (22.54%) TDD
19 61 (17.63%) Software Engineering
20 60 (17.34%) CentOS
21 58 (16.76%) PHP5
22 57 (16.47%) LAMP
23 56 (16.18%) Laravel
24 55 (15.90%) CodeIgniter
25 54 (15.61%) OO PHP
26 47 (13.58%) CSS3
27 45 (13.01%) Finance
27 45 (13.01%) SQL
28 43 (12.43%) Subversion

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 93 (26.88%) Apache
2 20 (5.78%) Drupal
3 18 (5.20%) Node.js
4 15 (4.34%) WordPress
5 12 (3.47%) CMS
6 11 (3.18%) nginx
7 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.58%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.58%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.29%) Zope
9 1 (0.29%) concrete5
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (4.05%) Magento
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) GitHub
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.73%) Internet
2 4 (1.16%) SSL
3 3 (0.87%) SSH
4 2 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.58%) PBX
4 2 (0.58%) VoIP
4 2 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (60.98%) MySQL
2 17 (4.91%) NoSQL
3 12 (3.47%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.87%) Redis
8 2 (0.58%) MS Access
8 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.58%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.29%) Big Data
9 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (31.50%) Git (software)
2 87 (25.14%) PHPUnit
3 43 (12.43%) Subversion
4 19 (5.49%) Jenkins
5 16 (4.62%) JIRA
6 13 (3.76%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.89%) Selenium
8 8 (2.31%) Hudson
9 7 (2.02%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.45%) Grunt
11 4 (1.16%) Behat
12 3 (0.87%) Maven
13 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.58%) Zend Studio
13 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.58%) CasperJS
14 1 (0.29%) YouTrack
14 1 (0.29%) PhpStorm
14 1 (0.29%) FogBugz
14 1 (0.29%) Trac
General
1 45 (13.01%) Finance
2 27 (7.80%) Marketing
3 8 (2.31%) Advertising
4 7 (2.02%) Publishing
5 3 (0.87%) Games
5 3 (0.87%) Retail
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (89.31%) Developer
2 241 (69.65%) PHP Developer
3 68 (19.65%) Senior Developer
4 55 (15.90%) Senior PHP Developer
5 43 (12.43%) PHP Zend Developer
6 25 (7.23%) Web Developer
7 24 (6.94%) Software Engineer
8 12 (3.47%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 11 (3.18%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 11 (3.18%) Front-End Developer
10 10 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (2.31%) LAMP Developer
11 8 (2.31%) PHP Web Developer
11 8 (2.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 8 (2.31%) Magento Developer
12 7 (2.02%) Drupal Developer
13 6 (1.73%) Designer
14 5 (1.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 4 (1.16%) Senior Web Developer
15 4 (1.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (62.43%) HTML
2 155 (44.80%) CSS
3 143 (41.33%) jQuery
4 137 (39.60%) Symfony
5 129 (37.28%) HTML5
6 107 (30.92%) Doctrine
7 102 (29.48%) Zend Framework
8 57 (16.47%) LAMP
9 56 (16.18%) Laravel
10 55 (15.90%) CodeIgniter
11 47 (13.58%) CSS3
12 35 (10.12%) AngularJS
13 27 (7.80%) SOAP
13 27 (7.80%) Web Services
14 23 (6.65%) Backbone.js
15 17 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (4.91%) REST
15 17 (4.91%) Yii
16 16 (4.62%) RESTful
17 15 (4.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.98%) Open Source
2 8 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.02%) User Experience
3 7 (2.02%) Replication
4 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.87%) Blog
6 3 (0.87%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.58%) Social Media
7 2 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.58%) Clustering
7 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.58%) W3C
7 2 (0.58%) DTV
8 1 (0.29%) Streaming Music
8 1 (0.29%) Online Games
8 1 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.29%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 111 (32.08%) Linux
2 60 (17.34%) CentOS
3 10 (2.89%) UNIX
3 10 (2.89%) Windows
4 8 (2.31%) Android
4 8 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Debian
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (55.78%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (39.02%) MVC
3 87 (25.14%) OO
4 79 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (22.54%) TDD
6 61 (17.63%) Software Engineering
7 54 (15.61%) OO PHP
8 40 (11.56%) Automated Testing
9 39 (11.27%) Refactoring
10 38 (10.98%) BDD
11 36 (10.40%) Unit Testing
12 35 (10.12%) Mentoring
13 34 (9.83%) OOP
14 29 (8.38%) Scrum
15 22 (6.36%) Web Development
16 18 (5.20%) E-Commerce
17 14 (4.05%) Responsive Web Design
18 12 (3.47%) Pair Programming
19 8 (2.31%) Release Management
20 7 (2.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 334 (96.53%) PHP
2 214 (61.85%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.76%) PHP5
4 45 (13.01%) SQL
5 36 (10.40%) Java
6 31 (8.96%) Python
7 21 (6.07%) Ruby
8 12 (3.47%) Perl
9 3 (0.87%) PHP4
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.58%) C#
10 2 (0.58%) C++
10 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.45%) Degree
4 3 (0.87%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (3.76%) Puppet
1 13 (3.76%) Vagrant
2 10 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (3.76%) Twitter
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
3 3 (0.87%) SAP
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle
4 2 (0.58%) Google
4 2 (0.58%) Rackspace
4 2 (0.58%) Facebook
5 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.29%) VMware
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