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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Zend
Rank 508 521 435
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -86
Contract jobs citing Zend 122 123 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.52% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 94 166
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £248 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Zend
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Zend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 122 £375 +9.09% 74
London +5 71 £400 +14.28% 16
Yorkshire +21 11 £403 +19.25% 14
City of London +2 11 £400 +63.26%
North West +10 10 £325 +10.16% 9
South West +9 9 £300 -38.77% 4
South East +31 8 £400 +42.85% 11
Manchester +6 8 £325 +10.16% 7
West Yorkshire +28 7 £403 +7.33% 8
Oxfordshire +3 7 £400 +32.23% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £350 - 1
Leeds +21 6 £403 +7.33% 7
East of England +6 5 £370 +31.55% 3
East Midlands +2 5 £415 +176.66% 6
Watford +2 5 £370 -
Hertfordshire +1 5 £370 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £428 - 1
Sheffield - 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £428 - 2
West Midlands -19 3 £325 -21.21% 10
Cheltenham - 3 £325 - 1
Bristol +9 2 £225 -27.71% 1
Berkshire +10 1 £275 -1.78% 4
Oxford -1 1 £400 +32.23%
Birmingham -10 1 £325 -21.21%
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 3
Nuneaton - 1 £350 -
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Chiswick - 1 £425 -

Zend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Zend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Zend.

1 266 (99.25%) PHP
2 151 (56.34%) MySQL
3 148 (55.22%) HTML
4 147 (54.85%) JavaScript
5 145 (54.10%) CSS
6 112 (41.79%) MVC
7 109 (40.67%) OO
8 107 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
9 102 (38.06%) Zend Framework
10 94 (35.07%) Git (software)
11 90 (33.58%) Linux
12 81 (30.22%) LAMP
13 78 (29.10%) Symfony
14 75 (27.99%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (26.87%) Jenkins
15 72 (26.87%) Web Development
16 71 (26.49%) E-Commerce
17 65 (24.25%) Web Services
18 60 (22.39%) AngularJS
19 58 (21.64%) Relational Database
20 57 (21.27%) jQuery
20 57 (21.27%) Laravel
21 56 (20.90%) OO PHP
22 53 (19.78%) Apache
23 52 (19.40%) BDD
24 50 (18.66%) Open Source
24 50 (18.66%) PostgreSQL
25 47 (17.54%) Subversion
25 47 (17.54%) Elasticsearch
26 44 (16.42%) OOP

Zend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (19.78%) Apache
2 47 (17.54%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (12.69%) nginx
4 23 (8.58%) WordPress
5 19 (7.09%) Confluence
6 16 (5.97%) CMS
7 12 (4.48%) Drupal
8 6 (2.24%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.37%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (4.48%) Photoshop
1 12 (4.48%) Pixelmator
Business Applications
1 37 (13.81%) Magento
2 5 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.24%) SaaS
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.30%) HTTP
2 12 (4.48%) SSL
2 12 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.24%) Network Security
4 1 (0.37%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (56.34%) MySQL
2 58 (21.64%) Relational Database
3 50 (18.66%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (14.55%) MongoDB
5 27 (10.07%) NoSQL
6 24 (8.96%) Redis
7 22 (8.21%) CouchDB
8 6 (2.24%) Big Data
9 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.75%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.37%) GIS
11 1 (0.37%) HPCC
11 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (35.07%) Git (software)
2 72 (26.87%) Jenkins
3 47 (17.54%) Subversion
4 39 (14.55%) Cucumber
5 26 (9.70%) WebDriver
6 24 (8.96%) Mercurial
7 21 (7.84%) JIRA
8 16 (5.97%) Grunt
8 16 (5.97%) gulp
9 14 (5.22%) Jasmine
9 14 (5.22%) Protractor
9 14 (5.22%) Vagrant
10 12 (4.48%) PHPUnit
11 10 (3.73%) JUnit
12 8 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.49%) NetBeans
13 4 (1.49%) Zend Studio
14 3 (1.12%) PhpStorm
15 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 19 (7.09%) Marketing
2 13 (4.85%) Finance
3 5 (1.87%) Electronics
3 5 (1.87%) Games
3 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.87%) Publishing
3 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.37%) Billing
5 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 249 (92.91%) Developer
2 178 (66.42%) PHP Developer
3 43 (16.04%) PHP Zend Developer
4 37 (13.81%) Senior Developer
5 32 (11.94%) Magento Developer
6 26 (9.70%) Web Developer
7 25 (9.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 25 (9.33%) Symfony Developer
8 24 (8.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 22 (8.21%) E-Commerce Developer
10 21 (7.84%) PHP Web Developer
11 20 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
12 19 (7.09%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
12 19 (7.09%) Senior PHP Developer
13 16 (5.97%) MySQL Developer
13 16 (5.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 15 (5.60%) LAMP Developer
14 15 (5.60%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 13 (4.85%) Angular Developer
15 13 (4.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (55.22%) HTML
2 145 (54.10%) CSS
3 102 (38.06%) Zend Framework
4 81 (30.22%) LAMP
5 78 (29.10%) Symfony
6 65 (24.25%) Web Services
7 60 (22.39%) AngularJS
8 57 (21.27%) jQuery
8 57 (21.27%) Laravel
9 43 (16.04%) CSS3
9 43 (16.04%) HTML5
10 42 (15.67%) XML
11 33 (12.31%) Behat
12 32 (11.94%) LEMP Stack
13 26 (9.70%) XHTML
13 26 (9.70%) Yii
14 24 (8.96%) Node.js
15 23 (8.58%) REST
16 22 (8.21%) RESTful
17 21 (7.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) User Experience
2 15 (5.60%) e-Learning
3 12 (4.48%) Visualisation
4 7 (2.61%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.87%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.49%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.75%) Fintech
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
7 2 (0.75%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.37%) Blog
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.37%) Social Network
8 1 (0.37%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 90 (33.58%) Linux
2 17 (6.34%) Unix
3 15 (5.60%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (41.79%) MVC
2 109 (40.67%) OO
3 107 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (27.99%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (26.87%) Web Development
6 71 (26.49%) E-Commerce
7 56 (20.90%) OO PHP
8 52 (19.40%) BDD
9 50 (18.66%) Open Source
10 44 (16.42%) OOP
11 40 (14.93%) TDD
12 35 (13.06%) Front End Development
13 34 (12.69%) Scrum
14 33 (12.31%) Configuration Management
15 29 (10.82%) Refactoring
16 24 (8.96%) Case Management
16 24 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (8.21%) Web Application Development
18 20 (7.46%) Microservices
19 19 (7.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 266 (99.25%) PHP
2 147 (54.85%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.07%) SQL
4 24 (8.96%) Java
5 18 (6.72%) Python
6 17 (6.34%) PHP 5
7 13 (4.85%) Ruby
8 2 (0.75%) C#
8 2 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) ES6
9 1 (0.37%) Go
9 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.12%) Degree
4 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.85%) WAI
2 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 41 (15.30%) Docker
2 6 (2.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
1 31 (11.57%) Puppet
2 19 (7.09%) Ansible
3 12 (4.48%) Grafana
3 12 (4.48%) Kibana
3 12 (4.48%) logstash
3 12 (4.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (4.48%) Rackspace
2 10 (3.73%) Oracle
3 5 (1.87%) SAP
4 3 (1.12%) Google
4 3 (1.12%) Samsung
5 2 (0.75%) Sage
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
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