The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 31 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 43 125 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.04% 14.97% 7.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.19% 32.72% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 116 27
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£388 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.18% +64.44%
PHP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
303 382 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.48% 45.75% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 310 93
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.20 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.15 £22.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.62 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Avonmouth - 1 £475 -
PHP
South West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 66 (57.89%) MySQL
1 66 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.86%) Linux
3 48 (42.11%) HTML
4 46 (40.35%) JavaScript
5 43 (37.72%) Zend
6 40 (35.09%) HTML5
7 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (30.70%) CentOS
8 35 (30.70%) jQuery
8 35 (30.70%) Git (software)
8 35 (30.70%) Java
9 34 (29.82%) Apache
10 33 (28.95%) Doctrine
11 29 (25.44%) Ruby
12 27 (23.68%) Mentoring
13 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
14 22 (19.30%) Finance
15 21 (18.42%) Python
16 20 (17.54%) CSS
16 20 (17.54%) PHP5
16 20 (17.54%) Puppet
17 19 (16.67%) MVC
17 19 (16.67%) Zend Framework
18 17 (14.91%) SQL
18 17 (14.91%) PHPUnit
19 16 (14.04%) DevOps
19 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
19 16 (14.04%) Symfony
20 15 (13.16%) TDD

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 34 (29.82%) Apache
2 7 (6.14%) nginx
2 7 (6.14%) Drupal
3 4 (3.51%) MediaWiki
3 4 (3.51%) Confluence
4 3 (2.63%) WordPress
4 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.88%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.51%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.63%) SaaS
5 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) LAN
1 11 (9.65%) WAN
1 11 (9.65%) Firewall
2 4 (3.51%) IPsec
2 4 (3.51%) IPv6
2 4 (3.51%) OSPF
2 4 (3.51%) BGP
2 4 (3.51%) EIGRP
2 4 (3.51%) LDAP
2 4 (3.51%) VPN
2 4 (3.51%) Network Security
3 3 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (57.89%) MySQL
2 8 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Redis
6 1 (0.88%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (30.70%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.91%) PHPUnit
3 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.65%) Hudson
5 10 (8.77%) JIRA
6 8 (7.02%) Subversion
7 4 (3.51%) Selenium
8 2 (1.75%) Maven
9 1 (0.88%) Behat
9 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Marketing
3 6 (5.26%) Electronics
3 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (61.40%) Developer
2 60 (52.63%) PHP Developer
3 15 (13.16%) Senior Developer
4 14 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Senior PHP Developer
6 11 (9.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.77%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.89%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Architect
10 7 (6.14%) PHP Zend Developer
11 6 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Drupal Developer
13 4 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (3.51%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 3 (2.63%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 3 (2.63%) Designer
14 3 (2.63%) WordPress Developer
14 3 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
14 3 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
14 3 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (42.11%) HTML
2 40 (35.09%) HTML5
3 35 (30.70%) jQuery
4 33 (28.95%) Doctrine
5 20 (17.54%) CSS
6 19 (16.67%) Zend Framework
7 16 (14.04%) Symfony
8 13 (11.40%) LAMP
9 11 (9.65%) XML
10 9 (7.89%) JSON
11 8 (7.02%) J2EE
11 8 (7.02%) RESTful
12 7 (6.14%) CSS3
12 7 (6.14%) Laravel
12 7 (6.14%) Web Services
13 6 (5.26%) Ajax
14 5 (4.39%) Spring
15 4 (3.51%) AngularJS
15 4 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (3.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) DTV
1 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.51%) Wiki
2 4 (3.51%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) iPad
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 35 (30.70%) CentOS
3 12 (10.53%) Windows
4 11 (9.65%) UNIX
5 10 (8.77%) Debian
6 8 (7.02%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.51%) Fedora
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) VMS
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (23.68%) Mentoring
4 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
5 19 (16.67%) MVC
6 16 (14.04%) DevOps
7 15 (13.16%) TDD
7 15 (13.16%) Scrum
7 15 (13.16%) Open Source
8 14 (12.28%) Refactoring
8 14 (12.28%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Configuration Management
10 12 (10.53%) OO
11 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (5.26%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.35%) JavaScript
2 35 (30.70%) Java
3 29 (25.44%) Ruby
4 21 (18.42%) Python
5 20 (17.54%) PHP5
6 17 (14.91%) SQL
7 15 (13.16%) Bash Shell
8 13 (11.40%) Perl
9 3 (2.63%) Go
10 2 (1.75%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (7.02%) CCNA
2 2 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.02%) XenServer
3 7 (6.14%) Postfix
3 7 (6.14%) Samba
4 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.51%) iptables
5 3 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) Puppet
2 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.77%) Salt
4 8 (7.02%) Ansible
5 5 (4.39%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.51%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.63%) Ganeti
7 3 (2.63%) Bcfg2
8 1 (0.88%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (37.72%) Zend
2 12 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.77%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) Citrix
5 6 (5.26%) SAP
6 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle
8 2 (1.75%) Percona
9 1 (0.88%) New Relic
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.88%) Adobe
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
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