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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 8 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 91 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.89% 2.28% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.71% 7.00% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 12 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £255 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £192 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.00%
PHP
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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
354 200 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.48% 32.63% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 143 192
Average daily rate £375 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 25
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £50.50
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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 160 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (57.08%) Zend
3 104 (46.02%) Linux
4 100 (44.25%) MySQL
5 83 (36.73%) HTML
6 78 (34.51%) CentOS
7 76 (33.63%) JavaScript
8 74 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (31.86%) jQuery
10 68 (30.09%) Apache
11 58 (25.66%) MVC
12 54 (23.89%) Zend Framework
13 52 (23.01%) HTML5
13 52 (23.01%) Java
13 52 (23.01%) Red Hat
14 50 (22.12%) CSS
14 50 (22.12%) LAMP
14 50 (22.12%) Ruby
15 47 (20.80%) Symfony
16 45 (19.91%) PHPUnit
17 44 (19.47%) DevOps
18 42 (18.58%) Puppet
18 42 (18.58%) Software Engineering
19 37 (16.37%) PHP5
20 36 (15.93%) Git (software)
21 34 (15.04%) Jenkins
21 34 (15.04%) Perl
22 33 (14.60%) Ubuntu
22 33 (14.60%) Opscode Chef
22 33 (14.60%) Unit Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 68 (30.09%) Apache
2 22 (9.73%) nginx
2 22 (9.73%) Drupal
3 10 (4.42%) MediaWiki
3 10 (4.42%) Confluence
4 7 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.33%) Moodle
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) CATIA
1 1 (0.44%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.21%) Magento
3 4 (1.77%) Shopify
4 1 (0.44%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.52%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.42%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.54%) SaaS
4 7 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.50%) Firewall
2 20 (8.85%) LDAP
3 19 (8.41%) VPN
4 18 (7.96%) LAN
4 18 (7.96%) WAN
5 10 (4.42%) IPsec
5 10 (4.42%) IPv6
5 10 (4.42%) OSPF
5 10 (4.42%) BGP
5 10 (4.42%) EIGRP
5 10 (4.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (44.25%) MySQL
2 18 (7.96%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.65%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.65%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 45 (19.91%) PHPUnit
2 36 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 34 (15.04%) Jenkins
4 19 (8.41%) Hudson
5 12 (5.31%) Subversion
5 12 (5.31%) JIRA
6 8 (3.54%) Selenium
6 8 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.77%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.88%) Maven
9 2 (0.88%) WATIR
9 2 (0.88%) Behat
9 2 (0.88%) PhpStorm
10 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.44%) JUnit
10 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (8.85%) Finance
2 8 (3.54%) Electronics
3 7 (3.10%) Marketing
3 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.33%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 161 (71.24%) Developer
2 129 (57.08%) PHP Developer
3 33 (14.60%) Senior Developer
4 31 (13.72%) Senior PHP Developer
5 29 (12.83%) PHP Zend Developer
6 28 (12.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (11.06%) Web Developer
8 21 (9.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 18 (7.96%) Software Engineer
9 18 (7.96%) PHP Web Developer
10 16 (7.08%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (5.31%) Designer
12 11 (4.87%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (4.87%) Java Developer
13 10 (4.42%) Drupal Developer
14 9 (3.98%) Architect
15 8 (3.54%) Administrator
15 8 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
16 7 (3.10%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 7 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (36.73%) HTML
2 72 (31.86%) jQuery
3 54 (23.89%) Zend Framework
4 52 (23.01%) HTML5
5 50 (22.12%) CSS
5 50 (22.12%) LAMP
6 47 (20.80%) Symfony
7 21 (9.29%) Web Services
8 14 (6.19%) CSS3
9 13 (5.75%) CodeIgniter
9 13 (5.75%) Spring
10 12 (5.31%) Sass
11 11 (4.87%) RESTful
12 10 (4.42%) LESS
13 9 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (3.98%) .NET
13 9 (3.98%) Ajax
14 7 (3.10%) Servlets
15 6 (2.65%) CakePHP
16 5 (2.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.06%) Open Source
2 10 (4.42%) Wiki
3 7 (3.10%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.10%) DTV
4 6 (2.65%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.33%) VLE
6 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.88%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 104 (46.02%) Linux
2 78 (34.51%) CentOS
3 33 (14.60%) Ubuntu
4 24 (10.62%) Debian
5 15 (6.64%) UNIX
6 11 (4.87%) Windows
6 11 (4.87%) Fedora
7 10 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.33%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
3 58 (25.66%) MVC
4 44 (19.47%) DevOps
5 42 (18.58%) Software Engineering
6 33 (14.60%) Unit Testing
7 27 (11.95%) TDD
8 22 (9.73%) Scrum
9 20 (8.85%) Mentoring
10 18 (7.96%) Refactoring
10 18 (7.96%) Automated Testing
11 16 (7.08%) OO
12 15 (6.64%) OOP
13 14 (6.19%) Configuration Management
13 14 (6.19%) Build Automation
14 12 (5.31%) E-Commerce
15 11 (4.87%) Load Balancing
16 10 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (4.42%) Data Modelling
16 10 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 76 (33.63%) JavaScript
2 52 (23.01%) Java
3 50 (22.12%) Ruby
4 37 (16.37%) PHP5
5 34 (15.04%) Perl
6 29 (12.83%) Bash Shell
7 26 (11.50%) Python
8 21 (9.29%) SQL
9 7 (3.10%) C#
10 4 (1.77%) C++
10 4 (1.77%) Scala
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) VC++
11 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.44%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (3.98%) Degree
2 8 (3.54%) CCNA
2 8 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 26 (11.50%) XenServer
2 24 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.73%) Samba
4 14 (6.19%) Postfix
5 3 (1.33%) KVM
5 3 (1.33%) Xen
5 3 (1.33%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (18.58%) Puppet
2 33 (14.60%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (8.41%) Salt
4 14 (6.19%) Nagios
5 11 (4.87%) ZABBIX
6 10 (4.42%) Cacti
Vendors
1 129 (57.08%) Zend
2 52 (23.01%) Red Hat
3 32 (14.16%) VMware
4 18 (7.96%) Citrix
5 10 (4.42%) Percona
6 7 (3.10%) SAP
7 3 (1.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle
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