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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 51 6 34
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +28
Contract jobs citing PHP 19 110 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.07% 12.93% 2.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.23% 33.03% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 94 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £330 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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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
363 333 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.50% 39.13% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 257 122
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £27.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (51.56%) MySQL
3 30 (46.88%) HTML
4 29 (45.31%) JavaScript
5 23 (35.94%) Zend
5 23 (35.94%) jQuery
6 21 (32.81%) CSS
6 21 (32.81%) HTML5
7 18 (28.13%) Linux
8 17 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (23.44%) Doctrine
10 14 (21.88%) Git (software)
10 14 (21.88%) Ruby
10 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
10 14 (21.88%) Apache
10 14 (21.88%) Finance
11 13 (20.31%) CentOS
11 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
12 12 (18.75%) Symfony
13 10 (15.63%) TDD
13 10 (15.63%) Scrum
13 10 (15.63%) Java
14 9 (14.06%) Python
14 9 (14.06%) MVC
14 9 (14.06%) Web Development
14 9 (14.06%) BDD
15 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
15 8 (12.50%) JIRA
15 8 (12.50%) PHP5
15 8 (12.50%) Selenium

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (21.88%) Apache
2 4 (6.25%) Drupal
3 3 (4.69%) nginx
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.13%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) LAN
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (51.56%) MySQL
2 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.50%) JIRA
2 8 (12.50%) Selenium
3 7 (10.94%) Behat
3 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.38%) PHPUnit
5 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.25%) PhpStorm
5 4 (6.25%) GitLab
6 3 (4.69%) Hudson
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (67.19%) Developer
2 29 (45.31%) PHP Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) iOS Developer
4 5 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Senior PHP Developer
5 4 (6.25%) PHP Zend Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Programmer
7 2 (3.13%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) AWS Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (46.88%) HTML
2 23 (35.94%) jQuery
3 21 (32.81%) HTML5
3 21 (32.81%) CSS
4 15 (23.44%) Doctrine
5 12 (18.75%) Symfony
6 7 (10.94%) CSS3
6 7 (10.94%) Laravel
6 7 (10.94%) JSON
7 6 (9.38%) Zend Framework
8 5 (7.81%) LAMP
9 4 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (6.25%) Apache Camel
10 3 (4.69%) LESS
10 3 (4.69%) Ajax
10 3 (4.69%) .NET
11 2 (3.13%) CakePHP
11 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.13%) Sass
11 2 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) iPhone
1 4 (6.25%) iPad
1 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.13%) DTV
2 2 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Linux
2 13 (20.31%) CentOS
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.81%) Windows
4 4 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.69%) UNIX
5 3 (4.69%) Debian
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
4 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
5 10 (15.63%) Scrum
5 10 (15.63%) TDD
6 9 (14.06%) Web Development
6 9 (14.06%) MVC
6 9 (14.06%) BDD
7 6 (9.38%) DevOps
7 6 (9.38%) Refactoring
7 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.81%) iOS Development
9 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (6.25%) SOA
9 4 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.88%) Ruby
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 9 (14.06%) Python
5 8 (12.50%) PHP5
6 5 (7.81%) Perl
6 5 (7.81%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.13%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) SQL
8 1 (1.56%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) CCNA
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.69%) Samba
1 3 (4.69%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Puppet
1 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) Ansible
3 3 (4.69%) Salt
4 2 (3.13%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.56%) Nagios
5 1 (1.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Zend
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.13%) Eloqua
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Siebel
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft