The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Somerset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 30 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing PHP 24 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.65% 4.88% 7.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.14% 10.99% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 6
Average daily rate £350 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £237 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
140 91 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 32.94% 44.39% 53.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 47 51
Average daily rate £330 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £323 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath +6 20 £350 +55.55% 14
Taunton - 2 £316 -
Winscombe - - - -
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Clevedon - - - - 1
Street - - - -
PHP
South West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 42 (84.00%) MySQL
2 25 (50.00%) OOP
2 25 (50.00%) PHP5
3 21 (42.00%) OOD
4 20 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (36.00%) Digital Media
7 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
8 12 (24.00%) Web Services
9 11 (22.00%) HTML
9 11 (22.00%) CSS
9 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
9 11 (22.00%) Publishing
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
11 9 (18.00%) Symfony
11 9 (18.00%) Zend
11 9 (18.00%) MVC
12 8 (16.00%) LAMP
12 8 (16.00%) OO PHP
13 7 (14.00%) OO
14 6 (12.00%) Drupal
14 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
15 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
15 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
15 5 (10.00%) HTML5
15 5 (10.00%) Linux
15 5 (10.00%) UNIX
15 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 4 (8.00%) N-Tier

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (12.00%) Drupal
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.00%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) IPsec
2 1 (2.00%) OSPF
2 1 (2.00%) BGP
2 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) IPv6
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (84.00%) MySQL
2 20 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) SQLite
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) PhoneGap
3 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
1 11 (22.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (90.00%) Developer
2 37 (74.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 5 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (10.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Database Designer
5 4 (8.00%) Designer
5 4 (8.00%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) Web Services
2 11 (22.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.00%) CSS
3 10 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
4 9 (18.00%) Symfony
5 8 (16.00%) LAMP
6 5 (10.00%) HTML5
7 4 (8.00%) CSS3
7 4 (8.00%) jQuery
8 3 (6.00%) Yii
9 2 (4.00%) Laravel
9 2 (4.00%) RESTful
10 1 (2.00%) CakePHP
10 1 (2.00%) Sass
10 1 (2.00%) LESS
10 1 (2.00%) XHTML
10 1 (2.00%) .NET
10 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Digital Media
2 4 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Debian
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) OOP
2 21 (42.00%) OOD
3 9 (18.00%) MVC
4 8 (16.00%) OO PHP
5 7 (14.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.00%) ETL
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.00%) BDD
9 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Test Management
10 1 (2.00%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.00%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) PHP5
2 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Samba
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Xen
2 1 (2.00%) Postfix
2 1 (2.00%) XenServer
2 1 (2.00%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (2.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Zend
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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