The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 10 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.83% 3.70% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.66% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
PHP
Hertfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
47 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 50.00% 37.04% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 16
Average daily rate £398 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £513 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Watford

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (77.78%) Subversion
2 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (72.22%) Magento
3 11 (61.11%) Git (software)
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 10 (55.56%) Unix
4 10 (55.56%) DB2
4 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) Selenium
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 10 (55.56%) PHPUnit
5 9 (50.00%) Retail
5 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 9 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (44.44%) XML
6 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 8 (44.44%) RESTful
6 8 (44.44%) TDD
6 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 8 (44.44%) Coaching
6 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (38.89%) Behat
7 7 (38.89%) Document Management
7 7 (38.89%) MySQL
8 6 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) Apache
8 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) nginx
3 2 (11.11%) Drupal
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) DB2
2 7 (38.89%) MySQL
3 5 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (16.67%) CouchDB
4 3 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (16.67%) Redis
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Subversion
2 11 (61.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (55.56%) PHPUnit
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (33.33%) Appium
5 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) Mercurial
7 2 (11.11%) Ant
8 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 9 (50.00%) Tester
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (38.89%) Web Tester
4 6 (33.33%) Developer
5 5 (27.78%) PHP Developer
6 3 (16.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (16.67%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Administrator
7 2 (11.11%) Magento Developer
7 2 (11.11%) PHP Magento Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (11.11%) Technical Administrator
7 2 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (11.11%) Unix Scripter
7 2 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Perl Developer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) RESTful
2 8 (44.44%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) Behat
4 5 (27.78%) LAMP
5 3 (16.67%) Flash
5 3 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (16.67%) Laravel
5 3 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (16.67%) Memcached
5 3 (16.67%) Symfony
5 3 (16.67%) Yii
6 2 (11.11%) CSS
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) XHTML
6 2 (11.11%) XSL
7 1 (5.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Unix
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
2 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Coaching
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) Document Management
5 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (33.33%) User Stories
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 3 (16.67%) System Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 3 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Ansible
1 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Zend
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) hybris
3 2 (11.11%) IBM