The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Zend products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zend over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Zend
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 153 152
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1  
Contract jobs citing Zend 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Median daily rate £325 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Zend is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1111 1701 1657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.71% 43.73% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 948 806
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 105 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Zend
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Zend as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Zend in the North West

Zend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Zend in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Zend in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zend in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zend in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Zend in the North West

Zend
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zend within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Cheshire - 6 £400 - 1
Manchester +14 2 £308 -23.12% 12
Merseyside -2 2 - -
Zend
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the North West region with a requirement for Zend.

1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) OO
3 12 (66.67%) MySQL
4 10 (55.56%) Zend Framework
5 9 (50.00%) Apache
5 9 (50.00%) OOP
5 9 (50.00%) LAMP
6 8 (44.44%) MVC
7 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
8 6 (33.33%) jQuery
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) CSS
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) HTML
8 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 5 (27.78%) OOD
9 5 (27.78%) Subversion
9 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 5 (27.78%) Web Design
9 5 (27.78%) RESTful
9 5 (27.78%) SaaS
9 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
10 4 (22.22%) Modular Programming
10 4 (22.22%) Magento
10 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
10 4 (22.22%) AMQP
10 4 (22.22%) Drupal

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (22.22%) Drupal
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) SilverStripe
3 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SaaS
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Subversion
3 4 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (83.33%) PHP Developer
3 4 (22.22%) LAMP Developer
3 4 (22.22%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 3 (16.67%) AWS Developer
4 3 (16.67%) PHP Zend Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Zend Framework
2 9 (50.00%) LAMP
3 6 (33.33%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) jQuery
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) RESTful
5 4 (22.22%) CodeIgniter
5 4 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (16.67%) Symfony
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
8 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.56%) CSS3
8 1 (5.56%) HTML5
8 1 (5.56%) Laravel
8 1 (5.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) OO
2 9 (50.00%) OOP
3 8 (44.44%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
5 5 (27.78%) OOD
5 5 (27.78%) Web Design
6 4 (22.22%) B2B
6 4 (22.22%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) Modular Programming
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (5.56%) OO PHP
8 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
8 1 (5.56%) Release Management
8 1 (5.56%) Secure Coding
8 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle