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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 18 6 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing PHP 56 108 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.64% 12.95% 4.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.55% 30.51% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 99 24
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£375 £335 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
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
319 354 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.80% 42.45% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 278 126
Average daily rate £375 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
Average hourly rate £38.20 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.90% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £14.20 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £37.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 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 27 March 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 90 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (60.87%) MySQL
3 78 (56.52%) Linux
4 69 (50.00%) HTML
4 69 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 62 (44.93%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (44.93%) CentOS
5 62 (44.93%) HTML5
6 61 (44.20%) Apache
7 60 (43.48%) Zend
8 54 (39.13%) Git (software)
8 54 (39.13%) Doctrine
9 53 (38.41%) jQuery
10 46 (33.33%) Java
11 43 (31.16%) Zend Framework
11 43 (31.16%) PHPUnit
12 39 (28.26%) Software Engineering
13 38 (27.54%) Mentoring
14 31 (22.46%) Automated Testing
14 31 (22.46%) Ruby
15 30 (21.74%) Refactoring
15 30 (21.74%) Finance
16 26 (18.84%) SQL
17 24 (17.39%) Puppet
18 22 (15.94%) LAMP
19 20 (14.49%) Open Source
19 20 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
20 19 (13.77%) DevOps
20 19 (13.77%) Bash Shell
21 18 (13.04%) Jenkins

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (44.20%) Apache
2 9 (6.52%) nginx
3 6 (4.35%) Drupal
3 6 (4.35%) Confluence
3 6 (4.35%) MediaWiki
4 4 (2.90%) WordPress
4 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.45%) Node.js
6 2 (1.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.72%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) concrete5
7 1 (0.72%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.17%) SaaS
5 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) GitHub
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.59%) LAN
1 16 (11.59%) WAN
1 16 (11.59%) Firewall
2 9 (6.52%) LDAP
3 6 (4.35%) IPsec
3 6 (4.35%) Network Security
3 6 (4.35%) VPN
3 6 (4.35%) IPv6
3 6 (4.35%) OSPF
3 6 (4.35%) BGP
3 6 (4.35%) EIGRP
4 4 (2.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (60.87%) MySQL
2 8 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.90%) Redis
5 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 54 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 43 (31.16%) PHPUnit
3 18 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 16 (11.59%) Hudson
5 15 (10.87%) JIRA
6 10 (7.25%) Subversion
7 5 (3.62%) Selenium
8 2 (1.45%) Maven
8 2 (1.45%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.72%) Behat
General
1 30 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Marketing
3 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.35%) Electronics
3 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (58.70%) Developer
2 74 (53.62%) PHP Developer
3 18 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (12.32%) Software Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) Senior Developer
5 16 (11.59%) PHP Zend Developer
6 15 (10.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) Senior PHP Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Architect
8 8 (5.80%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Drupal Developer
9 5 (3.62%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.62%) Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 4 (2.90%) Designer
10 4 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (2.90%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 3 (2.17%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (50.00%) HTML
2 62 (44.93%) HTML5
3 54 (39.13%) Doctrine
4 53 (38.41%) jQuery
5 43 (31.16%) Zend Framework
6 22 (15.94%) LAMP
7 15 (10.87%) Symfony
8 14 (10.14%) CSS
8 14 (10.14%) XML
9 11 (7.97%) RESTful
10 10 (7.25%) Web Services
11 9 (6.52%) JSON
12 7 (5.07%) Ajax
12 7 (5.07%) J2EE
13 5 (3.62%) Spring
13 5 (3.62%) CSS3
14 4 (2.90%) AngularJS
14 4 (2.90%) Memcached
15 3 (2.17%) CodeIgniter
15 3 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Open Source
2 6 (4.35%) DTV
2 6 (4.35%) Wiki
3 5 (3.62%) User Experience
3 5 (3.62%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.52%) Linux
2 62 (44.93%) CentOS
3 15 (10.87%) Windows
4 14 (10.14%) UNIX
5 12 (8.70%) Debian
5 12 (8.70%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.90%) Fedora
9 3 (2.17%) VMS
9 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.93%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (28.26%) Software Engineering
4 38 (27.54%) Mentoring
5 31 (22.46%) Automated Testing
6 30 (21.74%) Refactoring
7 19 (13.77%) DevOps
8 17 (12.32%) MVC
8 17 (12.32%) Scrum
9 15 (10.87%) OO
10 14 (10.14%) TDD
11 12 (8.70%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.80%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.80%) Build Automation
13 7 (5.07%) Coaching
13 7 (5.07%) OO PHP
13 7 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 46 (33.33%) Java
3 31 (22.46%) Ruby
4 26 (18.84%) SQL
5 19 (13.77%) Bash Shell
6 18 (13.04%) Python
6 18 (13.04%) Perl
7 17 (12.32%) PHP5
8 3 (2.17%) Golang
9 1 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) CCNA
1 11 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) XenServer
2 12 (8.70%) Samba
2 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.52%) Postfix
4 6 (4.35%) iptables
5 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) Puppet
2 20 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.87%) Salt
4 7 (5.07%) Ansible
5 6 (4.35%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.17%) Ganeti
6 3 (2.17%) Bcfg2
6 3 (2.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) Zend
2 16 (11.59%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.87%) VMware
4 13 (9.42%) Citrix
5 6 (4.35%) SAP
6 4 (2.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.90%) New Relic
7 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.45%) Percona
8 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe
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