The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 29 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 50 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.51% 3.73% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 4.12% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 19
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£413 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £238 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
PHP Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
849 655 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.61% 90.59% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 443 390
Average daily rate £387 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 50
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Developer across the Bristol region.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer across the Bristol region.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 95 (100.00%) PHP
2 80 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (77.89%) Zend
4 70 (73.68%) Doctrine
5 67 (70.53%) MySQL
6 63 (66.32%) JavaScript
7 61 (64.21%) HTML
8 52 (54.74%) Linux
8 52 (54.74%) HTML5
9 49 (51.58%) jQuery
10 47 (49.47%) PHPUnit
11 45 (47.37%) CentOS
11 45 (47.37%) Apache
12 44 (46.32%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (45.26%) Zend Framework
14 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
15 30 (31.58%) Software Engineering
16 24 (25.26%) Automated Testing
16 24 (25.26%) Refactoring
16 24 (25.26%) Symfony
17 22 (23.16%) MVC
18 20 (21.05%) Java
18 20 (21.05%) Mentoring
19 19 (20.00%) Finance
20 15 (15.79%) OO
21 14 (14.74%) SQL
21 14 (14.74%) Unit Testing
22 12 (12.63%) CSS
22 12 (12.63%) TDD
23 11 (11.58%) LAMP

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (47.37%) Apache
2 6 (6.32%) Drupal
3 2 (2.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.05%) WordPress
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
4 1 (1.05%) concrete5
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (70.53%) MySQL
2 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (49.47%) PHPUnit
2 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) JIRA
4 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.05%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.05%) Behat
5 1 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Publishing
2 2 (2.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (73.68%) Doctrine
2 61 (64.21%) HTML
3 52 (54.74%) HTML5
4 49 (51.58%) jQuery
5 43 (45.26%) Zend Framework
6 24 (25.26%) Symfony
7 12 (12.63%) CSS
8 11 (11.58%) LAMP
9 7 (7.37%) RESTful
10 6 (6.32%) Web Services
11 5 (5.26%) Java EE
12 4 (4.21%) JSON
12 4 (4.21%) Ajax
12 4 (4.21%) XML
12 4 (4.21%) J2EE
12 4 (4.21%) Memcached
12 4 (4.21%) CSS3
13 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.11%) REST
13 2 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Open Source
2 3 (3.16%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.05%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 52 (54.74%) Linux
2 45 (47.37%) CentOS
3 4 (4.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (31.58%) Software Engineering
4 24 (25.26%) Refactoring
4 24 (25.26%) Automated Testing
5 22 (23.16%) MVC
6 20 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 15 (15.79%) OO
8 14 (14.74%) Unit Testing
9 12 (12.63%) TDD
10 9 (9.47%) OO PHP
11 8 (8.42%) Scrum
12 4 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (3.16%) UML
13 3 (3.16%) OOP
14 2 (2.11%) Pair Programming
15 1 (1.05%) CRM
15 1 (1.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (100.00%) PHP
2 63 (66.32%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) Java
4 14 (14.74%) SQL
5 11 (11.58%) PHP5
6 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 74 (77.89%) Zend
2 4 (4.21%) New Relic
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