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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 14 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 86 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.95% 4.61% 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.94% 12.45% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 24 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.52% -4.16%
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
392 233 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.79% 37.04% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 176 167
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 18
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

1 146 (72.64%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (59.20%) Linux
3 113 (56.22%) Zend
4 105 (52.24%) MySQL
5 101 (50.25%) CentOS
6 94 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (44.78%) JavaScript
7 90 (44.78%) Apache
8 89 (44.28%) HTML
9 78 (38.81%) jQuery
10 72 (35.82%) HTML5
11 63 (31.34%) PHPUnit
12 60 (29.85%) Zend Framework
13 54 (26.87%) Git (software)
14 52 (25.87%) Java
15 51 (25.37%) Software Engineering
16 48 (23.88%) LAMP
17 46 (22.89%) Red Hat
18 45 (22.39%) Ruby
19 39 (19.40%) MVC
20 37 (18.41%) Puppet
20 37 (18.41%) DevOps
21 35 (17.41%) Symfony
21 35 (17.41%) Automated Testing
22 34 (16.92%) Ubuntu
22 34 (16.92%) Refactoring
22 34 (16.92%) Mentoring
23 33 (16.42%) Jenkins
24 32 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
24 32 (15.92%) Finance

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 90 (44.78%) Apache
2 16 (7.96%) nginx
3 13 (6.47%) Drupal
4 7 (3.48%) Confluence
4 7 (3.48%) MediaWiki
5 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.49%) Moodle
7 2 (1.00%) Node.js
7 2 (1.00%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
8 1 (0.50%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Magento
1 4 (1.99%) Shopify
2 3 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.98%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.43%) Firewall
2 21 (10.45%) LDAP
3 18 (8.96%) LAN
3 18 (8.96%) WAN
4 17 (8.46%) VPN
5 7 (3.48%) IPv6
5 7 (3.48%) OSPF
5 7 (3.48%) BGP
5 7 (3.48%) EIGRP
5 7 (3.48%) IPsec
5 7 (3.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (52.24%) MySQL
2 14 (6.97%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.99%) Hazelcast
5 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.49%) Redis
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 63 (31.34%) PHPUnit
2 54 (26.87%) Git (software)
3 33 (16.42%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.45%) Hudson
5 14 (6.97%) JIRA
6 9 (4.48%) Subversion
6 9 (4.48%) Selenium
7 8 (3.98%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.99%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.49%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.49%) Behat
10 1 (0.50%) PhpStorm
10 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.50%) Maven
10 1 (0.50%) WATIR
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 32 (15.92%) Finance
2 4 (1.99%) Electronics
3 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.49%) Publishing
3 3 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (63.68%) Developer
2 109 (54.23%) PHP Developer
3 31 (15.42%) PHP Zend Developer
4 28 (13.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (12.94%) Senior Developer
6 25 (12.44%) Software Engineer
6 25 (12.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 24 (11.94%) Senior PHP Developer
8 16 (7.96%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Designer
9 7 (3.48%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Architect
10 6 (2.99%) Consultant
10 6 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Drupal Developer
11 5 (2.49%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 4 (1.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (44.28%) HTML
2 78 (38.81%) jQuery
3 72 (35.82%) HTML5
4 60 (29.85%) Zend Framework
5 48 (23.88%) LAMP
6 35 (17.41%) Symfony
7 30 (14.93%) CSS
8 20 (9.95%) Web Services
9 13 (6.47%) RESTful
10 12 (5.97%) CSS3
11 9 (4.48%) Spring
12 8 (3.98%) .NET
12 8 (3.98%) Sass
13 7 (3.48%) Ajax
14 6 (2.99%) JSON
14 6 (2.99%) LESS
14 6 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (2.99%) CakePHP
15 5 (2.49%) REST
15 5 (2.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Open Source
2 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.48%) Wiki
3 4 (1.99%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.49%) DTV
4 3 (1.49%) VLE
4 3 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
6 1 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 119 (59.20%) Linux
2 101 (50.25%) CentOS
3 34 (16.92%) Ubuntu
4 20 (9.95%) Debian
5 17 (8.46%) UNIX
6 8 (3.98%) Windows
7 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.48%) Fedora
8 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.49%) Scientific Linux
9 3 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (72.64%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 39 (19.40%) MVC
5 37 (18.41%) DevOps
6 35 (17.41%) Automated Testing
7 34 (16.92%) Refactoring
7 34 (16.92%) Mentoring
8 25 (12.44%) Unit Testing
9 23 (11.44%) Scrum
10 20 (9.95%) TDD
11 14 (6.97%) Build Automation
12 13 (6.47%) OO
13 9 (4.48%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.98%) OOP
14 8 (3.98%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.98%) OO PHP
15 7 (3.48%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (3.48%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 90 (44.78%) JavaScript
2 52 (25.87%) Java
3 45 (22.39%) Ruby
4 29 (14.43%) Bash Shell
4 29 (14.43%) Perl
5 22 (10.95%) SQL
6 20 (9.95%) PHP5
7 16 (7.96%) Python
8 6 (2.99%) C#
9 4 (1.99%) C++
10 1 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.50%) VC++
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.47%) CCNA
2 11 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) Degree
4 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 27 (13.43%) XenServer
2 22 (10.95%) Samba
3 20 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.47%) Postfix
5 3 (1.49%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.49%) KVM
5 3 (1.49%) Xen
5 3 (1.49%) NFS
6 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (18.41%) Puppet
2 32 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (11.44%) Salt
4 8 (3.98%) Nagios
4 8 (3.98%) ZABBIX
4 8 (3.98%) Cacti
Vendors
1 113 (56.22%) Zend
2 46 (22.89%) Red Hat
3 31 (15.42%) VMware
4 19 (9.45%) Citrix
5 8 (3.98%) Percona
6 6 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.49%) SAP
7 3 (1.49%) New Relic
8 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day + Travel and accomodation expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago