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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 15 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 67 84 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.93% 9.96% 4.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 26.84% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 76 25
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£400 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-45.31% -1.53%
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
335 313 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.64% 37.13% 36.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 240 145
Average daily rate £390 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.30 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £42.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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.

1 105 (71.92%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (60.96%) MySQL
3 88 (60.27%) Linux
4 73 (50.00%) HTML
4 73 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 71 (48.63%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (47.95%) CentOS
6 70 (47.95%) Zend
7 68 (46.58%) Apache
7 68 (46.58%) HTML5
8 64 (43.84%) Doctrine
9 61 (41.78%) jQuery
10 58 (39.73%) Git (software)
11 51 (34.93%) PHPUnit
12 50 (34.25%) Zend Framework
13 48 (32.88%) Java
14 44 (30.14%) Software Engineering
15 41 (28.08%) Mentoring
16 34 (23.29%) Automated Testing
17 33 (22.60%) Refactoring
18 32 (21.92%) Finance
19 30 (20.55%) Ruby
20 29 (19.86%) SQL
21 24 (16.44%) LAMP
21 24 (16.44%) Puppet
22 21 (14.38%) Jenkins
23 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
23 20 (13.70%) Open Source
23 20 (13.70%) Scrum
24 19 (13.01%) Red Hat

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 68 (46.58%) Apache
2 6 (4.11%) nginx
2 6 (4.11%) Confluence
2 6 (4.11%) MediaWiki
3 5 (3.42%) Drupal
4 4 (2.74%) WordPress
4 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.37%) Node.js
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) concrete5
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.05%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.96%) LAN
1 16 (10.96%) WAN
1 16 (10.96%) Firewall
2 12 (8.22%) LDAP
3 7 (4.79%) VPN
4 6 (4.11%) IPv6
4 6 (4.11%) IPsec
4 6 (4.11%) Network Security
4 6 (4.11%) OSPF
4 6 (4.11%) BGP
4 6 (4.11%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (60.96%) MySQL
2 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.74%) Redis
6 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.37%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (39.73%) Git (software)
2 51 (34.93%) PHPUnit
3 21 (14.38%) Jenkins
4 16 (10.96%) Hudson
5 14 (9.59%) JIRA
6 10 (6.85%) Subversion
7 7 (4.79%) Selenium
8 5 (3.42%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.05%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.37%) Maven
10 2 (1.37%) Behat
11 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
General
1 32 (21.92%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Marketing
3 6 (4.11%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.11%) Electronics
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (59.59%) Developer
2 81 (55.48%) PHP Developer
3 22 (15.07%) PHP Zend Developer
4 20 (13.70%) Software Engineer
5 18 (12.33%) Senior Developer
5 18 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (11.64%) Senior PHP Developer
7 15 (10.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 11 (7.53%) Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Consultant
10 5 (3.42%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Designer
11 4 (2.74%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (2.74%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.05%) Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (50.00%) HTML
2 68 (46.58%) HTML5
3 64 (43.84%) Doctrine
4 61 (41.78%) jQuery
5 50 (34.25%) Zend Framework
6 24 (16.44%) LAMP
7 15 (10.27%) Symfony
8 14 (9.59%) RESTful
9 13 (8.90%) XML
10 11 (7.53%) Web Services
10 11 (7.53%) CSS
11 8 (5.48%) JSON
12 7 (4.79%) Ajax
12 7 (4.79%) J2EE
13 6 (4.11%) Spring
14 5 (3.42%) CSS3
15 4 (2.74%) AngularJS
15 4 (2.74%) Memcached
16 3 (2.05%) CodeIgniter
16 3 (2.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Open Source
2 6 (4.11%) DTV
2 6 (4.11%) Wiki
3 5 (3.42%) User Experience
4 4 (2.74%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 88 (60.27%) Linux
2 70 (47.95%) CentOS
3 15 (10.27%) UNIX
4 12 (8.22%) Windows
4 12 (8.22%) Ubuntu
5 9 (6.16%) Debian
6 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.74%) Fedora
8 3 (2.05%) VMS
9 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (71.92%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (48.63%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (30.14%) Software Engineering
4 41 (28.08%) Mentoring
5 34 (23.29%) Automated Testing
6 33 (22.60%) Refactoring
7 20 (13.70%) Scrum
8 19 (13.01%) DevOps
9 18 (12.33%) MVC
10 17 (11.64%) TDD
11 15 (10.27%) OO
12 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.16%) Build Automation
13 8 (5.48%) OO PHP
13 8 (5.48%) Data Modelling
13 8 (5.48%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.79%) Coaching
15 6 (4.11%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 48 (32.88%) Java
3 30 (20.55%) Ruby
4 29 (19.86%) SQL
5 19 (13.01%) Bash Shell
6 18 (12.33%) Perl
7 17 (11.64%) PHP5
8 15 (10.27%) Python
9 3 (2.05%) Golang
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) CCNA
1 11 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.96%) XenServer
2 12 (8.22%) Samba
2 12 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.11%) Postfix
4 3 (2.05%) Xen
5 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (16.44%) Puppet
2 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.27%) Salt
4 6 (4.11%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.74%) Ansible
6 3 (2.05%) Ganeti
6 3 (2.05%) Bcfg2
6 3 (2.05%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 70 (47.95%) Zend
2 19 (13.01%) Red Hat
3 18 (12.33%) VMware
4 16 (10.96%) Citrix
5 6 (4.11%) SAP
5 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.74%) New Relic
7 2 (1.37%) Percona
8 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
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