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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 64 20 41
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +21
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 6 59 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 6.93% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 7.49% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 55 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
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
865 788 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.12% 92.60% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 566 354
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (62.07%) MySQL
2 18 (62.07%) Zend
3 17 (58.62%) HTML
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
5 14 (48.28%) CSS
6 12 (41.38%) Symfony
6 12 (41.38%) jQuery
7 11 (37.93%) HTML5
8 10 (34.48%) Doctrine
9 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
9 9 (31.03%) MVC
10 8 (27.59%) PHP5
11 7 (24.14%) Finance
11 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 7 (24.14%) Laravel
12 5 (17.24%) Linux
12 5 (17.24%) Web Development
13 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
13 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (13.79%) CentOS
13 4 (13.79%) CSS3
13 4 (13.79%) Apache
13 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
14 3 (10.34%) LESS
14 3 (10.34%) Python
14 3 (10.34%) Oracle
14 3 (10.34%) Ruby
14 3 (10.34%) LAMP

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Behat
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) PhpStorm
2 1 (3.45%) GitLab
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) HTML
2 14 (48.28%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) Symfony
3 12 (41.38%) jQuery
4 11 (37.93%) HTML5
5 10 (34.48%) Doctrine
6 7 (24.14%) Laravel
7 4 (13.79%) CSS3
8 3 (10.34%) LAMP
8 3 (10.34%) LESS
9 2 (6.90%) Ajax
9 2 (6.90%) CakePHP
9 2 (6.90%) Sass
10 1 (3.45%) Yii
10 1 (3.45%) Ext JS
10 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.45%) Zend Framework
10 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (3.45%) XHTML
10 1 (3.45%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) MVC
3 7 (24.14%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) Open Source
7 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.45%) OO PHP
8 1 (3.45%) Mobile First
8 1 (3.45%) BDD
8 1 (3.45%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (3.45%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) PHP5
4 3 (10.34%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Zend
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP