The number of .NET developers vs PHP developers

A client has approached me requesting that I quote to build a project in .NET. One of their reasons for this is because it’s easier to find a .NET developer than it is a PHP developer.

I’ve tried searching google, but I can’t find any stats on this. I suspect that there are more PHP developers, then .NET, I certainly don’t know any .NET developers, but know a few PHP developers.

Does anyone have a link to any stats which should how many developers their are for each path?

Well, this would probably come down to your area/country. Here in SA, there are definitely more .NET developers than PHP that I know, for jobs included.

How many do both?

I’d argue that both platforms are popular enough that there are plenty of either around. Its not like you are trying to find an erlang expert or something.