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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 13 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Contract jobs citing PHP 95 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.52% 3.33% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.40% 9.30% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 14 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £255 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +30.00%
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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
406 215 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.68% 35.77% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 155 195
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 21
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

1 157 (74.41%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (58.77%) Zend
3 119 (56.40%) Linux
4 105 (49.76%) MySQL
5 98 (46.45%) CentOS
6 90 (42.65%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (40.76%) Apache
8 82 (38.86%) JavaScript
9 81 (38.39%) HTML
10 77 (36.49%) jQuery
11 63 (29.86%) HTML5
12 61 (28.91%) Zend Framework
13 58 (27.49%) PHPUnit
14 53 (25.12%) LAMP
15 52 (24.64%) Red Hat
16 51 (24.17%) Ruby
17 49 (23.22%) Software Engineering
18 47 (22.27%) MVC
18 47 (22.27%) Java
19 44 (20.85%) Git (software)
20 41 (19.43%) DevOps
21 39 (18.48%) Puppet
21 39 (18.48%) Symfony
22 36 (17.06%) CSS
23 35 (16.59%) Jenkins
24 34 (16.11%) Ubuntu
25 33 (15.64%) VMware
25 33 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
26 32 (15.17%) Unit Testing
27 31 (14.69%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 86 (40.76%) Apache
2 19 (9.00%) nginx
3 13 (6.16%) Drupal
4 8 (3.79%) MediaWiki
4 8 (3.79%) Confluence
4 8 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.42%) Moodle
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.90%) Shopify
2 4 (1.90%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.27%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.79%) SaaS
5 7 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.27%) Firewall
2 22 (10.43%) LDAP
3 19 (9.00%) LAN
3 19 (9.00%) WAN
4 18 (8.53%) VPN
5 8 (3.79%) Network Security
5 8 (3.79%) IPsec
5 8 (3.79%) OSPF
5 8 (3.79%) BGP
5 8 (3.79%) EIGRP
5 8 (3.79%) IPv6
6 1 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (49.76%) MySQL
2 15 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.84%) Hazelcast
5 5 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (27.49%) PHPUnit
2 44 (20.85%) Git (software)
3 35 (16.59%) Jenkins
4 20 (9.48%) Hudson
5 12 (5.69%) JIRA
6 10 (4.74%) Subversion
7 7 (3.32%) Selenium
7 7 (3.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.42%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.95%) Behat
9 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.47%) JUnit
10 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.47%) Maven
10 1 (0.47%) WATIR
10 1 (0.47%) PhpStorm
10 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (12.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.32%) Electronics
3 6 (2.84%) Marketing
3 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.42%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 144 (68.25%) Developer
2 120 (56.87%) PHP Developer
3 34 (16.11%) PHP Zend Developer
3 34 (16.11%) Senior Developer
4 32 (15.17%) Senior PHP Developer
5 29 (13.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (12.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 23 (10.90%) Software Engineer
8 16 (7.58%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (5.21%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.74%) Designer
11 9 (4.27%) Architect
11 9 (4.27%) Web Developer
12 7 (3.32%) PHP Web Developer
12 7 (3.32%) Front-End Developer
13 6 (2.84%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 6 (2.84%) Drupal Developer
14 5 (2.37%) Administrator
14 5 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (2.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (38.39%) HTML
2 77 (36.49%) jQuery
3 63 (29.86%) HTML5
4 61 (28.91%) Zend Framework
5 53 (25.12%) LAMP
6 39 (18.48%) Symfony
7 36 (17.06%) CSS
8 20 (9.48%) Web Services
9 13 (6.16%) Spring
10 12 (5.69%) CSS3
11 11 (5.21%) RESTful
12 8 (3.79%) Sass
12 8 (3.79%) .NET
13 7 (3.32%) Servlets
13 7 (3.32%) Ajax
14 6 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (2.84%) LESS
14 6 (2.84%) CakePHP
15 5 (2.37%) SOAP
15 5 (2.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.95%) Open Source
2 8 (3.79%) Wiki
3 7 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.84%) DTV
5 4 (1.90%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.42%) VLE
6 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.47%) Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 119 (56.40%) Linux
2 98 (46.45%) CentOS
3 34 (16.11%) Ubuntu
4 21 (9.95%) Debian
5 16 (7.58%) UNIX
6 11 (5.21%) Fedora
7 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.79%) Windows
8 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.42%) Android
9 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.42%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (74.41%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.65%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (23.22%) Software Engineering
4 47 (22.27%) MVC
5 41 (19.43%) DevOps
6 32 (15.17%) Unit Testing
7 27 (12.80%) Automated Testing
7 27 (12.80%) Refactoring
8 25 (11.85%) Mentoring
9 24 (11.37%) Scrum
10 22 (10.43%) TDD
11 14 (6.64%) Build Automation
11 14 (6.64%) OO
12 10 (4.74%) Load Balancing
12 10 (4.74%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.74%) OOP
13 8 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (3.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.86%) JavaScript
2 51 (24.17%) Ruby
3 47 (22.27%) Java
4 31 (14.69%) Perl
4 31 (14.69%) Bash Shell
5 29 (13.74%) PHP5
6 21 (9.95%) Python
7 17 (8.06%) SQL
8 6 (2.84%) C#
9 4 (1.90%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) VC++
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (5.69%) Security Cleared
1 12 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (5.69%) CCNA
2 11 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 28 (13.27%) XenServer
2 24 (11.37%) Samba
3 21 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.69%) Postfix
5 3 (1.42%) NFS
5 3 (1.42%) Xen
5 3 (1.42%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.42%) KVM
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (18.48%) Puppet
2 33 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (10.90%) Salt
4 9 (4.27%) Nagios
4 9 (4.27%) ZABBIX
4 9 (4.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 124 (58.77%) Zend
2 52 (24.64%) Red Hat
3 33 (15.64%) VMware
4 20 (9.48%) Citrix
5 9 (4.27%) Percona
6 6 (2.84%) SAP
7 3 (1.42%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) New Relic
8 1 (0.47%) Rackspace
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