The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bristol region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 5 21 44
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing PHP 118 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.92% 4.86% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.54% 17.22% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 22 16
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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 £177 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
332 151 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 41.97% 28.22% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 102 140
Average daily rate £375 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £26.20 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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.

1 126 (54.55%) Zend
2 97 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (39.39%) MySQL
4 89 (38.53%) HTML
5 74 (32.03%) JavaScript
6 70 (30.30%) Linux
7 69 (29.87%) CSS
8 66 (28.57%) jQuery
9 65 (28.14%) MVC
10 55 (23.81%) LAMP
11 54 (23.38%) Zend Framework
12 51 (22.08%) CentOS
13 49 (21.21%) Symfony
14 45 (19.48%) Java
14 45 (19.48%) Apache
15 44 (19.05%) PHP5
16 43 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (18.18%) Ruby
18 41 (17.75%) HTML5
19 40 (17.32%) Red Hat
20 37 (16.02%) DevOps
21 35 (15.15%) Puppet
21 35 (15.15%) Drupal
22 33 (14.29%) Software Engineering
23 31 (13.42%) Perl
24 29 (12.55%) Python
25 25 (10.82%) VMware
25 25 (10.82%) Ubuntu
26 24 (10.39%) PHPUnit
26 24 (10.39%) Opscode Chef

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 45 (19.48%) Apache
2 35 (15.15%) Drupal
3 21 (9.09%) nginx
4 9 (3.90%) MediaWiki
4 9 (3.90%) Confluence
5 7 (3.03%) WordPress
6 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.16%) Node.js
7 3 (1.30%) Moodle
8 2 (0.87%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) CATIA
1 3 (1.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.73%) Magento
3 3 (1.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.46%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.46%) SaaS
4 5 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.23%) Firewall
1 19 (8.23%) VPN
2 12 (5.19%) LDAP
3 10 (4.33%) IPv6
3 10 (4.33%) LAN
3 10 (4.33%) WAN
4 9 (3.90%) IPsec
4 9 (3.90%) OSPF
4 9 (3.90%) BGP
4 9 (3.90%) EIGRP
4 9 (3.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (39.39%) MySQL
2 14 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.73%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.30%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (10.39%) PHPUnit
2 22 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.19%) Subversion
5 10 (4.33%) Hudson
5 10 (4.33%) JIRA
6 8 (3.46%) FitNesse
7 4 (1.73%) Selenium
8 2 (0.87%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.87%) WATIR
8 2 (0.87%) JMeter
9 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.90%) Finance
3 5 (2.16%) Electronics
3 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.16%) Marketing
4 3 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.43%) Automotive
5 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 175 (75.76%) Developer
2 140 (60.61%) PHP Developer
3 38 (16.45%) Web Developer
4 32 (13.85%) Senior Developer
5 30 (12.99%) Senior PHP Developer
6 28 (12.12%) PHP Web Developer
7 23 (9.96%) PHP Zend Developer
8 22 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (8.23%) Software Engineer
10 16 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (6.93%) Drupal Developer
11 13 (5.63%) Designer
12 11 (4.76%) Architect
13 10 (4.33%) Front-End Developer
14 8 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.46%) Administrator
14 8 (3.46%) Senior Software Engineer
15 7 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
15 7 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 7 (3.03%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (38.53%) HTML
2 69 (29.87%) CSS
3 66 (28.57%) jQuery
4 55 (23.81%) LAMP
5 54 (23.38%) Zend Framework
6 49 (21.21%) Symfony
7 41 (17.75%) HTML5
8 20 (8.66%) Sass
9 19 (8.23%) CodeIgniter
10 18 (7.79%) Web Services
10 18 (7.79%) LESS
10 18 (7.79%) CSS3
11 9 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.46%) Ajax
12 8 (3.46%) .NET
12 8 (3.46%) Spring
13 6 (2.60%) CakePHP
13 6 (2.60%) XML
14 5 (2.16%) Servlets
15 4 (1.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.66%) Open Source
2 12 (5.19%) Digital Media
3 9 (3.90%) Wiki
4 5 (2.16%) DTV
4 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.30%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.30%) VLE
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.43%) W3C
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 70 (30.30%) Linux
2 51 (22.08%) CentOS
3 25 (10.82%) Ubuntu
4 24 (10.39%) Debian
5 12 (5.19%) Windows
6 9 (3.90%) Fedora
6 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.90%) UNIX
7 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.30%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.14%) MVC
3 43 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (16.02%) DevOps
5 33 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 23 (9.96%) Unit Testing
7 21 (9.09%) TDD
8 17 (7.36%) OOP
9 16 (6.93%) Scrum
10 14 (6.06%) OO
10 14 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.19%) Web Development
12 11 (4.76%) Automated Testing
12 11 (4.76%) Refactoring
12 11 (4.76%) Build Automation
13 9 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (3.90%) E-Commerce
13 9 (3.90%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.90%) Time Management
13 9 (3.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.03%) JavaScript
2 45 (19.48%) Java
3 44 (19.05%) PHP5
4 42 (18.18%) Ruby
5 31 (13.42%) Perl
6 29 (12.55%) Python
7 23 (9.96%) SQL
7 23 (9.96%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.60%) Scala
9 5 (2.16%) C#
10 2 (0.87%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (4.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.30%) ISEB
2 3 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.43%) CCNA
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.79%) XenServer
3 15 (6.49%) Samba
4 14 (6.06%) Postfix
5 3 (1.30%) NFS
5 3 (1.30%) Xen
5 3 (1.30%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (15.15%) Puppet
2 24 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.06%) Nagios
4 10 (4.33%) Salt
4 10 (4.33%) ZABBIX
5 8 (3.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 126 (54.55%) Zend
2 40 (17.32%) Red Hat
3 25 (10.82%) VMware
4 10 (4.33%) Citrix
5 8 (3.46%) Percona
6 5 (2.16%) SAP
7 4 (1.73%) Twitter
8 3 (1.30%) Oracle
9 2 (0.87%) Facebook
9 2 (0.87%) Google
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