Est. Budget: $4,000.00
From my perspective, I need someone who has a firm understanding of MVC. Knowledge of the Zend Framework is a bonus but any framework is fine (Cake, Symphony, whatever).
jQuery is a must.
If you've used Active Records, that's a huge, huge bonus.
We use GIT and DeployHQ.
We also use Basecamp to track all of our bugs and code request changes.
Obviously familiarity with all of these technologies is a bonus.
We're a team of 4 ...