The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 527 498
Rank change year-on-year +20 -29  
Contract jobs citing Zend 93 113 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 89
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Zend
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Zend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Zend in the UK

Zend
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zend in the UK

Zend
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Zend 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 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
England +17 80 £400 +6.66% 83
London +26 32 £413 +3.12% 15
West Yorkshire +25 22 £415 -7.77% 11
Yorkshire +22 22 £415 +3.75% 15
Leeds +16 21 £415 -7.77% 9
Cardiff +26 11 £438 +6.06% 2
South Wales +25 11 £438 +6.06% 2
Wales +17 11 £438 +6.06% 2
North West +32 10 £325 - 15
South East +5 8 - - 15
City of London +13 6 £379 -5.31% 2
Oxfordshire -2 6 - - 4
Cheshire - 6 £400 - 1
Crewe - 3 £400 -
West Midlands +17 2 £325 +38.29% 7
Manchester +14 2 £308 -23.12% 12
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £350 -6.66% 2
Hampshire +4 2 - - 6
East of England +3 2 £210 - 2
Liverpool +1 2 - -
Nottingham 0 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Merseyside -2 2 - -
East Midlands -14 2 £350 -6.66% 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 £210 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £200 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 - - 4
South West -3 1 - - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £155 - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
North East - 1 £155 - 2

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 with a requirement for Zend.

1 196 (99.49%) PHP
2 103 (52.28%) MySQL
3 84 (42.64%) Symfony
4 76 (38.58%) CSS
4 76 (38.58%) HTML
5 75 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (37.56%) JavaScript
7 71 (36.04%) MVC
8 69 (35.03%) Git (software)
9 58 (29.44%) Laravel
10 57 (28.93%) Linux
11 53 (26.90%) LAMP
12 49 (24.87%) Zend Framework
13 48 (24.37%) OO
14 42 (21.32%) MongoDB
15 36 (18.27%) Apache
16 35 (17.77%) AngularJS
17 34 (17.26%) HTML5
17 34 (17.26%) SQL
17 34 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (16.24%) Python
19 31 (15.74%) Java
19 31 (15.74%) Web Development
20 30 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
20 30 (15.23%) NoSQL
21 29 (14.72%) jQuery
22 28 (14.21%) Scrum
22 28 (14.21%) Subversion
22 28 (14.21%) CSS3
23 26 (13.20%) OOP

Zend
Co-occurring 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 36 (18.27%) Apache
2 20 (10.15%) nginx
2 20 (10.15%) WordPress
3 14 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (5.58%) Drupal
5 7 (3.55%) CMS
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.02%) SilverStripe
7 1 (0.51%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) phpBB
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 17 (8.63%) Magento
2 4 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.05%) SaaS
4 2 (1.02%) GitHub
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.64%) HTTP
2 9 (4.57%) SSL
2 9 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.03%) AMQP
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (52.28%) MySQL
2 42 (21.32%) MongoDB
3 30 (15.23%) NoSQL
3 30 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (11.68%) Redis
5 17 (8.63%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.58%) CouchDB
7 5 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.54%) Big Data
7 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (35.03%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.21%) Subversion
3 24 (12.18%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.60%) Mercurial
5 12 (6.09%) PHPUnit
6 10 (5.08%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.08%) JUnit
7 9 (4.57%) Vagrant
8 8 (4.06%) Jasmine
8 8 (4.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (2.54%) JIRA
10 4 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.51%) git-flow
11 1 (0.51%) Hudson
11 1 (0.51%) Selenium
11 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (8.12%) Marketing
2 13 (6.60%) Finance
3 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.03%) Electronics
4 4 (2.03%) Games
4 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.52%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (87.82%) Developer
2 142 (72.08%) PHP Developer
3 37 (18.78%) PHP Zend Developer
4 29 (14.72%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 29 (14.72%) Symfony Developer
5 12 (6.09%) Magento Developer
6 11 (5.58%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Angular Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Senior PHP Developer
8 9 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) PHP Web Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.06%) MySQL Developer
9 8 (4.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 7 (3.55%) LAMP Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (42.64%) Symfony
2 76 (38.58%) CSS
2 76 (38.58%) HTML
3 58 (29.44%) Laravel
4 53 (26.90%) LAMP
5 49 (24.87%) Zend Framework
6 35 (17.77%) AngularJS
7 34 (17.26%) HTML5
8 29 (14.72%) jQuery
9 28 (14.21%) CSS3
10 25 (12.69%) RESTful
11 23 (11.68%) REST
12 21 (10.66%) Node.js
12 21 (10.66%) XML
13 20 (10.15%) CodeIgniter
13 20 (10.15%) LEMP Stack
13 20 (10.15%) Web Services
14 18 (9.14%) JSON
15 17 (8.63%) Django
16 15 (7.61%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.06%) User Experience
2 6 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (3.05%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.52%) Fintech
4 3 (1.52%) Social Media
5 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.51%) iPad
6 1 (0.51%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (28.93%) Linux
2 2 (1.02%) Windows
3 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (36.04%) MVC
3 48 (24.37%) OO
4 34 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (15.74%) Web Development
6 28 (14.21%) Scrum
7 26 (13.20%) OOP
8 25 (12.69%) Microservices
9 22 (11.17%) TDD
10 21 (10.66%) Regression Testing
11 20 (10.15%) Configuration Management
11 20 (10.15%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.64%) OO PHP
13 17 (8.63%) Front End Development
13 17 (8.63%) Web Application Development
14 16 (8.12%) Release Management
15 15 (7.61%) BDD
16 14 (7.11%) DevOps
16 14 (7.11%) Software Engineering
17 13 (6.60%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 196 (99.49%) PHP
2 74 (37.56%) JavaScript
3 34 (17.26%) SQL
4 32 (16.24%) Python
5 31 (15.74%) Java
6 11 (5.58%) Ruby
7 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.52%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.02%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.02%) Groovy
9 2 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.51%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 15 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.02%) Varnish
3 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (10.15%) Puppet
2 11 (5.58%) Ansible
3 9 (4.57%) Grafana
3 9 (4.57%) Kibana
3 9 (4.57%) logstash
3 9 (4.57%) Salt
4 1 (0.51%) Piwik
4 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (4.57%) Rackspace
2 8 (4.06%) Oracle
3 4 (2.03%) SAP
4 2 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.51%) Samsung
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