The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 41 19 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 2 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.66% 8.20% 5.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.40% 20.20% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-27.83% -21.13%
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 Somerset region.

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
143 99 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.19% 40.57% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 60
Average daily rate £355 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £261 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £36.40 £30.00 £24.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +20.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the Somerset region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the Somerset region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -9 2 £275 - 9
Bridgwater - - - -
Clevedon - - - - 1
Frome - - - -
Street - - - -
PHP
South West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (100.00%) MySQL
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) Laravel
6 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (25.00%) OO PHP
7 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Perl
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Symfony
7 2 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (16.67%) PHP5
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) Erlang

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (8.33%) Drupal
1 1 (8.33%) ExpressionEngine
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) HBase
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Voldemort
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Perl Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) HTML5
2 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) Laravel
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Symfony
4 2 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) LAMP
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) PHP5
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Erlang
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat