The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 31 July 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 58 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 16 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.82% 1.74% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.06% 4.64% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £19.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
PHP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
394 280 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.72% 37.53% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 200 112
Average daily rate £330 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -50.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.90 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.70 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Wales region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Wales region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
South Wales +8 14 £288 +27.77% 5
North Wales - 1 £415 -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing PHP 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 PHP.

1 14 (58.33%) CSS
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (37.50%) jQuery
5 8 (33.33%) HTML5
6 7 (29.17%) CSS3
7 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (25.00%) Ajax
7 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) MVC
7 6 (25.00%) Apache
7 6 (25.00%) User Experience
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) OO
8 5 (20.83%) Perl
8 5 (20.83%) MySQL
8 5 (20.83%) Laravel
8 5 (20.83%) Open Source
9 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 4 (16.67%) Sass
9 4 (16.67%) Zend
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) XSLT
9 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (12.50%) TDD
10 3 (12.50%) SOAP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing PHP 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 PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Drupal
2 3 (12.50%) nginx
2 3 (12.50%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (8.33%) ArcGIS
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (8.33%) ArcSDE
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
1 1 (4.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Behat
General
1 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 3 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 3 (12.50%) UI Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) GIS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) UI Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) CSS
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
3 9 (37.50%) jQuery
4 8 (33.33%) HTML5
5 7 (29.17%) CSS3
6 6 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (20.83%) XML
7 5 (20.83%) Laravel
8 4 (16.67%) Sass
8 4 (16.67%) XSLT
9 3 (12.50%) .NET
9 3 (12.50%) SOAP
9 3 (12.50%) Symfony
9 3 (12.50%) Doctrine
10 2 (8.33%) JSF
10 2 (8.33%) PostGIS
10 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (8.33%) RESTful
10 2 (8.33%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) OO
2 5 (20.83%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (12.50%) Information Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) OO PHP
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) RUP
5 2 (8.33%) DSDM
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) ActionScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Zend
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Mapinfo
3 2 (8.33%) ESRI
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) RightScale