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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 13 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 79 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.20% 7.17% 6.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.24% 20.82% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 42
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£419 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.28 £19.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+38.28% -39.68%
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
340 269 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.58% 34.44% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 201 163
Average daily rate £400 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £42.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 132 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (60.92%) MySQL
3 105 (60.34%) Linux
4 92 (52.87%) Zend
5 89 (51.15%) JavaScript
6 87 (50.00%) HTML
7 86 (49.43%) CentOS
8 85 (48.85%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (47.70%) Apache
10 80 (45.98%) Doctrine
11 77 (44.25%) jQuery
11 77 (44.25%) HTML5
12 62 (35.63%) PHPUnit
12 62 (35.63%) Git (software)
13 60 (34.48%) Java
14 59 (33.91%) Zend Framework
15 55 (31.61%) Software Engineering
16 46 (26.44%) Mentoring
17 41 (23.56%) Finance
18 39 (22.41%) Automated Testing
19 38 (21.84%) Refactoring
20 36 (20.69%) Ruby
21 33 (18.97%) LAMP
22 30 (17.24%) SQL
23 28 (16.09%) Open Source
24 27 (15.52%) Scrum
25 25 (14.37%) Red Hat
25 25 (14.37%) Jenkins
26 24 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
26 24 (13.79%) Puppet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 83 (47.70%) Apache
2 8 (4.60%) Drupal
2 8 (4.60%) nginx
3 6 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.87%) Confluence
4 5 (2.87%) MediaWiki
5 3 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.15%) Node.js
6 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.15%) WordPress
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.57%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 8 (4.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Shopify
2 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.02%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.87%) SaaS
5 4 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.20%) LDAP
1 16 (9.20%) LAN
1 16 (9.20%) WAN
1 16 (9.20%) Firewall
2 6 (3.45%) VPN
3 5 (2.87%) IPv6
3 5 (2.87%) OSPF
3 5 (2.87%) BGP
3 5 (2.87%) EIGRP
3 5 (2.87%) IPsec
3 5 (2.87%) Network Security
4 4 (2.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (60.92%) MySQL
2 11 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.30%) Redis
4 4 (2.30%) Hazelcast
4 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 62 (35.63%) Git (software)
1 62 (35.63%) PHPUnit
2 25 (14.37%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.77%) Hudson
4 13 (7.47%) JIRA
5 8 (4.60%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.60%) Selenium
6 6 (3.45%) Subversion
7 4 (2.30%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.72%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.72%) Behat
9 2 (1.15%) Maven
10 1 (0.57%) WATIR
10 1 (0.57%) JUnit
10 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.57%) PhpStorm
General
1 41 (23.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Marketing
3 9 (5.17%) Electronics
4 8 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 112 (64.37%) Developer
2 97 (55.75%) PHP Developer
3 30 (17.24%) PHP Zend Developer
4 23 (13.22%) Software Engineer
5 21 (12.07%) Senior Developer
6 20 (11.49%) Senior PHP Developer
7 18 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (7.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Architect
10 7 (4.02%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.02%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (3.45%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 6 (3.45%) Consultant
12 5 (2.87%) Applications Architect
12 5 (2.87%) Designer
13 4 (2.30%) Technical Consultant
14 3 (1.72%) .NET Developer
14 3 (1.72%) Web Developer
14 3 (1.72%) Software Developer
14 3 (1.72%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (50.00%) HTML
2 80 (45.98%) Doctrine
3 77 (44.25%) HTML5
3 77 (44.25%) jQuery
4 59 (33.91%) Zend Framework
5 33 (18.97%) LAMP
6 19 (10.92%) Symfony
7 18 (10.34%) RESTful
7 18 (10.34%) CSS
8 16 (9.20%) Web Services
9 10 (5.75%) Spring
10 8 (4.60%) Ajax
10 8 (4.60%) JSON
10 8 (4.60%) XML
10 8 (4.60%) .NET
10 8 (4.60%) J2EE
11 6 (3.45%) REST
12 5 (2.87%) CSS3
12 5 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (2.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.09%) Open Source
2 8 (4.60%) DTV
3 5 (2.87%) User Experience
3 5 (2.87%) Wiki
4 4 (2.30%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.15%) Replication
6 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 105 (60.34%) Linux
2 86 (49.43%) CentOS
3 16 (9.20%) Ubuntu
4 13 (7.47%) UNIX
5 7 (4.02%) Windows
6 6 (3.45%) Fedora
7 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.87%) Debian
8 3 (1.72%) Android
8 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (48.85%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (31.61%) Software Engineering
4 46 (26.44%) Mentoring
5 39 (22.41%) Automated Testing
6 38 (21.84%) Refactoring
7 27 (15.52%) Scrum
8 23 (13.22%) TDD
9 22 (12.64%) OO
9 22 (12.64%) DevOps
10 20 (11.49%) MVC
11 17 (9.77%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.75%) OO PHP
13 9 (5.17%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.60%) Programme Management
14 8 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (4.60%) Coaching
14 8 (4.60%) Build Automation
15 7 (4.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 89 (51.15%) JavaScript
2 60 (34.48%) Java
3 36 (20.69%) Ruby
4 30 (17.24%) SQL
5 22 (12.64%) PHP5
6 19 (10.92%) Bash Shell
7 18 (10.34%) Perl
8 13 (7.47%) Python
9 5 (2.87%) C#
10 4 (2.30%) C++
11 3 (1.72%) Golang
12 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.57%) Groovy
12 1 (0.57%) C
12 1 (0.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.32%) CCNA
1 11 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (6.32%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.20%) Samba
1 16 (9.20%) XenServer
2 7 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.87%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (13.79%) Puppet
1 24 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.20%) Salt
3 5 (2.87%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.72%) Cacti
4 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 92 (52.87%) Zend
2 25 (14.37%) Red Hat
3 18 (10.34%) VMware
4 16 (9.20%) Citrix
5 8 (4.60%) SAP
6 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.87%) Percona
8 4 (2.30%) New Relic
9 1 (0.57%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £190 per day
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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