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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 14 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 83 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.15% 5.67% 5.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.99% 16.80% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 37 35
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£425 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
361 244 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.80% 33.75% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 183 161
Average daily rate £400 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 17
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 December 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 December 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 (76.57%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (60.00%) Linux
3 102 (58.29%) MySQL
4 91 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 91 (52.00%) Zend
5 90 (51.43%) HTML
6 88 (50.29%) CentOS
7 86 (49.14%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (48.00%) Doctrine
9 82 (46.86%) Apache
10 76 (43.43%) jQuery
11 74 (42.29%) HTML5
12 61 (34.86%) PHPUnit
12 61 (34.86%) Git (software)
13 57 (32.57%) Zend Framework
13 57 (32.57%) Java
14 53 (30.29%) Software Engineering
15 44 (25.14%) Mentoring
16 39 (22.29%) Automated Testing
16 39 (22.29%) Ruby
16 39 (22.29%) Finance
17 38 (21.71%) LAMP
17 38 (21.71%) Refactoring
18 29 (16.57%) Red Hat
19 27 (15.43%) SQL
19 27 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
19 27 (15.43%) Puppet
20 26 (14.86%) Open Source
21 25 (14.29%) DevOps
21 25 (14.29%) Jenkins

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 82 (46.86%) Apache
2 9 (5.14%) nginx
3 8 (4.57%) Drupal
4 5 (2.86%) Confluence
4 5 (2.86%) MediaWiki
5 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.14%) CMS
6 2 (1.14%) Node.js
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.57%) Moodle
7 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.57%) WordPress
7 1 (0.57%) concrete5
7 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Shopify
2 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.43%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.71%) SaaS
4 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.43%) Firewall
2 17 (9.71%) LDAP
3 16 (9.14%) LAN
3 16 (9.14%) WAN
4 10 (5.71%) VPN
5 5 (2.86%) IPv6
5 5 (2.86%) OSPF
5 5 (2.86%) BGP
5 5 (2.86%) EIGRP
5 5 (2.86%) IPsec
5 5 (2.86%) Network Security
6 3 (1.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (58.29%) MySQL
2 10 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.29%) Redis
6 3 (1.71%) Hazelcast
6 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (34.86%) Git (software)
1 61 (34.86%) PHPUnit
2 25 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.71%) Hudson
4 13 (7.43%) JIRA
5 8 (4.57%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.00%) Selenium
6 7 (4.00%) Subversion
7 4 (2.29%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.71%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.71%) Behat
9 1 (0.57%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.57%) Maven
9 1 (0.57%) WATIR
9 1 (0.57%) JUnit
9 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 39 (22.29%) Finance
2 8 (4.57%) Marketing
3 7 (4.00%) Electronics
4 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 111 (63.43%) Developer
2 95 (54.29%) PHP Developer
3 30 (17.14%) PHP Zend Developer
4 23 (13.14%) Software Engineer
4 23 (13.14%) Senior Developer
5 21 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (11.43%) Senior PHP Developer
7 16 (9.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Architect
9 7 (4.00%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.43%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.43%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Applications Architect
11 5 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Consultant
12 4 (2.29%) .NET Developer
12 4 (2.29%) Designer
13 3 (1.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 3 (1.71%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (51.43%) HTML
2 84 (48.00%) Doctrine
3 76 (43.43%) jQuery
4 74 (42.29%) HTML5
5 57 (32.57%) Zend Framework
6 38 (21.71%) LAMP
7 24 (13.71%) Symfony
8 22 (12.57%) CSS
9 16 (9.14%) Web Services
10 15 (8.57%) RESTful
11 9 (5.14%) JSON
12 8 (4.57%) Spring
12 8 (4.57%) .NET
13 7 (4.00%) Ajax
13 7 (4.00%) REST
14 6 (3.43%) J2EE
14 6 (3.43%) XML
15 5 (2.86%) SOAP
15 5 (2.86%) Java EE
15 5 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Open Source
2 6 (3.43%) DTV
3 5 (2.86%) User Experience
3 5 (2.86%) Wiki
4 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.71%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.71%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) VLE
7 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 105 (60.00%) Linux
2 88 (50.29%) CentOS
3 21 (12.00%) Ubuntu
4 14 (8.00%) UNIX
5 10 (5.71%) Debian
6 6 (3.43%) Windows
7 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.29%) Fedora
9 3 (1.71%) Android
9 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (76.57%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (49.14%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (30.29%) Software Engineering
4 44 (25.14%) Mentoring
5 39 (22.29%) Automated Testing
6 38 (21.71%) Refactoring
7 25 (14.29%) Scrum
7 25 (14.29%) DevOps
8 23 (13.14%) TDD
9 22 (12.57%) MVC
10 18 (10.29%) OO
10 18 (10.29%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.29%) Build Automation
12 9 (5.14%) OO PHP
13 7 (4.00%) Coaching
13 7 (4.00%) E-Commerce
14 6 (3.43%) Data Modelling
14 6 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (3.43%) OOP
14 6 (3.43%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 57 (32.57%) Java
3 39 (22.29%) Ruby
4 27 (15.43%) SQL
5 21 (12.00%) Perl
5 21 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 18 (10.29%) PHP5
7 12 (6.86%) Python
8 6 (3.43%) C#
9 4 (2.29%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) Golang
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.57%) C
11 1 (0.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.29%) SC Cleared
2 11 (6.29%) CCNA
2 11 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) XenServer
2 17 (9.71%) Samba
3 10 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.43%) Postfix
5 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.57%) Xen
5 1 (0.57%) KVM
5 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (15.43%) Puppet
1 27 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (11.43%) Salt
3 5 (2.86%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.29%) Cacti
4 4 (2.29%) Nagios
5 2 (1.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 91 (52.00%) Zend
2 29 (16.57%) Red Hat
3 21 (12.00%) VMware
4 16 (9.14%) Citrix
5 6 (3.43%) SAP
5 6 (3.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.86%) Percona
7 4 (2.29%) New Relic
8 1 (0.57%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
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