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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 20 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing PHP 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.43% 2.29% 3.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.00% 5.00% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£313 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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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
60 60 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 42.86% 45.80% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 19
Average daily rate £375 £360 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) MySQL
3 7 (53.85%) LAMP
3 7 (53.85%) Magento
4 6 (46.15%) Zend
4 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 6 (46.15%) Subversion
5 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Symfony
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Drupal
6 4 (30.77%) System Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Retail
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
6 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (30.77%) Apache
6 4 (30.77%) Flash
6 4 (30.77%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) UNIX

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) Drupal
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) nginx
3 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (30.77%) DB2
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (7.69%) CouchDB
4 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Magento Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) LAMP
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) Symfony
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) Flash
4 4 (30.77%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) XSL
5 3 (23.08%) XHTML
5 3 (23.08%) Yii
5 3 (23.08%) Laravel
6 2 (15.38%) J2EE
6 2 (15.38%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Document Management
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) OO PHP
5 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Zend
2 2 (15.38%) Atlassian