The first table below looks at the demand for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bristol region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 5 27 44
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 121 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.14% 4.20% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.67% 14.29% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 19 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £284
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
330 161 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 41.30% 29.43% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 107 147
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £26.20 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
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PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP.

1 126 (56.50%) Zend
2 97 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (40.81%) MySQL
4 83 (37.22%) HTML
5 70 (31.39%) Linux
6 68 (30.49%) JavaScript
7 65 (29.15%) MVC
8 64 (28.70%) CSS
9 61 (27.35%) jQuery
10 53 (23.77%) LAMP
11 52 (23.32%) Zend Framework
12 51 (22.87%) Symfony
12 51 (22.87%) CentOS
13 46 (20.63%) Java
13 46 (20.63%) Apache
14 44 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (19.28%) PHP5
15 43 (19.28%) Ruby
16 41 (18.39%) Red Hat
17 39 (17.49%) HTML5
18 38 (17.04%) DevOps
19 36 (16.14%) Puppet
20 32 (14.35%) Perl
20 32 (14.35%) Software Engineering
21 30 (13.45%) Python
22 29 (13.00%) Drupal
23 26 (11.66%) Ubuntu
23 26 (11.66%) VMware
24 25 (11.21%) Debian
24 25 (11.21%) PHPUnit

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (20.63%) Apache
2 29 (13.00%) Drupal
3 22 (9.87%) nginx
4 10 (4.48%) Confluence
4 10 (4.48%) MediaWiki
5 6 (2.69%) WordPress
6 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.79%) Node.js
8 3 (1.35%) Moodle
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) CATIA
1 3 (1.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.79%) Magento
3 3 (1.35%) Shopify
4 1 (0.45%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.59%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.14%) SaaS
5 5 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.97%) VPN
1 20 (8.97%) Firewall
2 13 (5.83%) LDAP
3 11 (4.93%) LAN
3 11 (4.93%) WAN
3 11 (4.93%) IPv6
4 10 (4.48%) OSPF
4 10 (4.48%) BGP
4 10 (4.48%) EIGRP
4 10 (4.48%) IPsec
4 10 (4.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (40.81%) MySQL
2 15 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.35%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (11.21%) PHPUnit
2 24 (10.76%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.31%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.83%) Subversion
5 12 (5.38%) JIRA
6 11 (4.93%) Hudson
7 7 (3.14%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.79%) Selenium
9 2 (0.90%) PhpStorm
9 2 (0.90%) WATIR
9 2 (0.90%) JMeter
9 2 (0.90%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.45%) Maven
10 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (4.04%) Telecoms
1 9 (4.04%) Finance
2 6 (2.69%) Electronics
3 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.24%) Marketing
4 3 (1.35%) Publishing
5 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 166 (74.44%) Developer
2 136 (60.99%) PHP Developer
3 34 (15.25%) Web Developer
3 34 (15.25%) Senior Developer
4 32 (14.35%) Senior PHP Developer
5 25 (11.21%) PHP Web Developer
6 24 (10.76%) PHP Zend Developer
7 23 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (8.07%) Software Engineer
9 16 (7.17%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (5.83%) Designer
11 12 (5.38%) Drupal Developer
12 11 (4.93%) Architect
13 10 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
14 8 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.59%) Administrator
15 7 (3.14%) Senior Software Engineer
15 7 (3.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 7 (3.14%) Linux Administrator
15 7 (3.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (37.22%) HTML
2 64 (28.70%) CSS
3 61 (27.35%) jQuery
4 53 (23.77%) LAMP
5 52 (23.32%) Zend Framework
6 51 (22.87%) Symfony
7 39 (17.49%) HTML5
8 18 (8.07%) CodeIgniter
9 17 (7.62%) Web Services
9 17 (7.62%) Sass
10 16 (7.17%) CSS3
11 15 (6.73%) LESS
12 9 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (3.59%) Spring
14 7 (3.14%) Ajax
15 6 (2.69%) CakePHP
15 6 (2.69%) XML
15 6 (2.69%) .NET
16 5 (2.24%) Servlets
17 4 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.52%) Open Source
2 10 (4.48%) Digital Media
2 10 (4.48%) Wiki
3 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.24%) DTV
4 3 (1.35%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.35%) VLE
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.45%) Clustering
6 1 (0.45%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.39%) Linux
2 51 (22.87%) CentOS
3 26 (11.66%) Ubuntu
4 25 (11.21%) Debian
5 13 (5.83%) Windows
6 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.04%) UNIX
7 9 (4.04%) Fedora
8 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.35%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.15%) MVC
3 44 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (17.04%) DevOps
5 32 (14.35%) Software Engineering
6 24 (10.76%) Unit Testing
7 22 (9.87%) TDD
8 16 (7.17%) Scrum
8 16 (7.17%) OOP
9 15 (6.73%) OO
10 14 (6.28%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.38%) Build Automation
12 10 (4.48%) Automated Testing
12 10 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (4.48%) Data Modelling
12 10 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.48%) Web Development
12 10 (4.48%) Refactoring
13 9 (4.04%) Load Balancing
13 9 (4.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.49%) JavaScript
2 46 (20.63%) Java
3 43 (19.28%) Ruby
3 43 (19.28%) PHP5
4 32 (14.35%) Perl
5 30 (13.45%) Python
6 23 (10.31%) Bash Shell
7 20 (8.97%) SQL
8 6 (2.69%) C#
8 6 (2.69%) Scala
9 3 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) VC++
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (1.35%) ISEB
2 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.45%) CCNA
3 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 24 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.52%) XenServer
3 16 (7.17%) Samba
4 15 (6.73%) Postfix
5 3 (1.35%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.35%) KVM
5 3 (1.35%) Xen
5 3 (1.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (16.14%) Puppet
2 25 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.28%) Nagios
4 11 (4.93%) ZABBIX
4 11 (4.93%) Salt
5 8 (3.59%) Cacti
Vendors
1 126 (56.50%) Zend
2 41 (18.39%) Red Hat
3 26 (11.66%) VMware
4 11 (4.93%) Citrix
5 8 (3.59%) Percona
6 5 (2.24%) SAP
7 4 (1.79%) Twitter
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle
9 2 (0.90%) Google
9 2 (0.90%) Facebook
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