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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 42 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 22 82 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.56% 9.81% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 10.64% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 80 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +56.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
810 771 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.08% 92.22% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 542 288
Average daily rate £375 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 36
Average hourly rate £18.82 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 62 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (62.90%) MySQL
4 34 (54.84%) Zend
5 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
5 28 (45.16%) HTML
6 25 (40.32%) Doctrine
7 23 (37.10%) HTML5
8 22 (35.48%) jQuery
9 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
10 18 (29.03%) MVC
11 17 (27.42%) PHP5
12 16 (25.81%) Symfony
13 15 (24.19%) Linux
14 14 (22.58%) CSS
15 13 (20.97%) Apache
15 13 (20.97%) Java
16 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (19.35%) CentOS
16 12 (19.35%) TDD
17 11 (17.74%) Finance
17 11 (17.74%) SQL
17 11 (17.74%) Zend Framework
18 10 (16.13%) Open Source
19 9 (14.52%) PHPUnit
19 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
19 9 (14.52%) OO
19 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
20 7 (11.29%) Laravel
20 7 (11.29%) RESTful

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (20.97%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) Drupal
3 3 (4.84%) WordPress
4 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.61%) ExpressionEngine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (62.90%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) PHPUnit
3 2 (3.23%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.16%) HTML
2 25 (40.32%) Doctrine
3 23 (37.10%) HTML5
4 22 (35.48%) jQuery
5 16 (25.81%) Symfony
6 14 (22.58%) CSS
7 11 (17.74%) Zend Framework
8 7 (11.29%) Laravel
8 7 (11.29%) RESTful
9 6 (9.68%) Ajax
9 6 (9.68%) LAMP
9 6 (9.68%) CSS3
10 5 (8.06%) J2EE
11 4 (6.45%) Web Services
12 3 (4.84%) LESS
12 3 (4.84%) XML
12 3 (4.84%) CodeIgniter
13 2 (3.23%) CakePHP
13 2 (3.23%) Sass
14 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Linux
2 12 (19.35%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) MVC
3 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (19.35%) TDD
4 10 (16.13%) Open Source
5 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.52%) OO
5 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.68%) Refactoring
6 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.84%) Web Development
10 2 (3.23%) Software Architecture
10 2 (3.23%) Web Design
10 2 (3.23%) UML
10 2 (3.23%) OOP
10 2 (3.23%) OO PHP
11 1 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 17 (27.42%) PHP5
4 13 (20.97%) Java
5 11 (17.74%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) Zend
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) New Relic