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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 4 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 119 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.02% 2.97% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.80% 10.00% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 15 14
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 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +41.02%
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
342 180 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.28% 29.65% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 122 180
Average daily rate £375 £314 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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.

1 134 (56.54%) Zend
2 110 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (42.62%) MySQL
4 89 (37.55%) Linux
5 84 (35.44%) HTML
6 76 (32.07%) JavaScript
7 68 (28.69%) jQuery
8 64 (27.00%) CentOS
8 64 (27.00%) MVC
9 60 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (24.47%) Apache
11 57 (24.05%) CSS
12 54 (22.78%) Zend Framework
13 53 (22.36%) Symfony
13 53 (22.36%) LAMP
14 52 (21.94%) Java
15 51 (21.52%) Ruby
16 48 (20.25%) Red Hat
17 45 (18.99%) HTML5
18 44 (18.57%) DevOps
19 42 (17.72%) Puppet
19 42 (17.72%) PHP5
20 37 (15.61%) Software Engineering
21 35 (14.77%) PHPUnit
21 35 (14.77%) Perl
22 32 (13.50%) Python
23 31 (13.08%) Git (software)
23 31 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
24 30 (12.66%) Ubuntu
24 30 (12.66%) Unit Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (24.47%) Apache
2 24 (10.13%) Drupal
2 24 (10.13%) nginx
3 11 (4.64%) Confluence
3 11 (4.64%) MediaWiki
4 6 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.69%) WordPress
6 3 (1.27%) Moodle
7 1 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) CATIA
1 2 (0.84%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (2.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.11%) Magento
3 4 (1.69%) Shopify
4 1 (0.42%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.22%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.95%) SaaS
5 6 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.13%) Firewall
2 21 (8.86%) VPN
3 17 (7.17%) LDAP
4 15 (6.33%) LAN
4 15 (6.33%) WAN
5 12 (5.06%) IPv6
6 11 (4.64%) EIGRP
6 11 (4.64%) OSPF
6 11 (4.64%) BGP
6 11 (4.64%) IPsec
6 11 (4.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (42.62%) MySQL
2 16 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.69%) Hazelcast
4 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (14.77%) PHPUnit
2 31 (13.08%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.81%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.75%) Hudson
5 14 (5.91%) Subversion
6 13 (5.49%) JIRA
7 5 (2.11%) Selenium
8 4 (1.69%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.27%) WATIR
10 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.84%) JMeter
10 2 (0.84%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.84%) Maven
10 2 (0.84%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (6.75%) Finance
2 8 (3.38%) Electronics
2 8 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.95%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.95%) Marketing
4 3 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (0.42%) Automotive
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 174 (73.42%) Developer
2 145 (61.18%) PHP Developer
3 34 (14.35%) Senior Developer
4 32 (13.50%) Senior PHP Developer
5 30 (12.66%) Web Developer
5 30 (12.66%) PHP Zend Developer
6 27 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (9.28%) PHP Web Developer
8 17 (7.17%) Software Engineer
8 17 (7.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (5.91%) Designer
11 11 (4.64%) Architect
11 11 (4.64%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (3.38%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (3.38%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.38%) Administrator
12 8 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.95%) Linux Administrator
13 7 (2.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (35.44%) HTML
2 68 (28.69%) jQuery
3 57 (24.05%) CSS
4 54 (22.78%) Zend Framework
5 53 (22.36%) Symfony
5 53 (22.36%) LAMP
6 45 (18.99%) HTML5
7 21 (8.86%) Web Services
8 18 (7.59%) CodeIgniter
9 16 (6.75%) CSS3
10 12 (5.06%) Sass
11 10 (4.22%) Ajax
11 10 (4.22%) LESS
11 10 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.22%) Spring
12 8 (3.38%) .NET
13 6 (2.53%) CakePHP
13 6 (2.53%) RESTful
13 6 (2.53%) Servlets
14 5 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Open Source
2 11 (4.64%) Wiki
3 9 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.95%) DTV
4 7 (2.95%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.27%) VLE
5 3 (1.27%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 89 (37.55%) Linux
2 64 (27.00%) CentOS
3 30 (12.66%) Ubuntu
4 25 (10.55%) Debian
5 14 (5.91%) Windows
6 11 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.64%) UNIX
7 10 (4.22%) Fedora
8 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.27%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (1.27%) Android
8 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.00%) MVC
3 60 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (18.57%) DevOps
5 37 (15.61%) Software Engineering
6 30 (12.66%) Unit Testing
7 25 (10.55%) TDD
8 19 (8.02%) Scrum
9 18 (7.59%) OO
10 17 (7.17%) OOP
11 16 (6.75%) Configuration Management
12 13 (5.49%) Build Automation
13 12 (5.06%) Refactoring
13 12 (5.06%) Automated Testing
14 11 (4.64%) Data Modelling
14 11 (4.64%) E-Commerce
14 11 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (4.64%) Load Balancing
15 9 (3.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (32.07%) JavaScript
2 52 (21.94%) Java
3 51 (21.52%) Ruby
4 42 (17.72%) PHP5
5 35 (14.77%) Perl
6 32 (13.50%) Python
7 27 (11.39%) Bash Shell
8 20 (8.44%) SQL
9 8 (3.38%) C#
10 6 (2.53%) Scala
10 6 (2.53%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.42%) VC++
11 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (5.91%) Degree
2 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.69%) CCNA
2 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.27%) ISEB
3 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 25 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.70%) XenServer
3 20 (8.44%) Samba
4 16 (6.75%) Postfix
5 3 (1.27%) KVM
5 3 (1.27%) NFS
5 3 (1.27%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (17.72%) Puppet
2 31 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.75%) Nagios
4 15 (6.33%) Salt
5 12 (5.06%) ZABBIX
6 10 (4.22%) Cacti
Vendors
1 134 (56.54%) Zend
2 48 (20.25%) Red Hat
3 30 (12.66%) VMware
4 15 (6.33%) Citrix
5 10 (4.22%) Percona
6 7 (2.95%) SAP
7 2 (0.84%) Google
7 2 (0.84%) Facebook
7 2 (0.84%) Twitter
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle
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