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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 44 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing PHP 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.92% 5.56% 4.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.89% 13.41% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £265 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +10.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
180 82 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 49.32% 41.41% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 53 37
Average daily rate £325 £323 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -7 6 £288 +9.52% 5
Street - 1 £290 - 1
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Frome - - - - 1
PHP
South West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (70.00%) MySQL
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) PHP5
4 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (26.67%) Drupal
5 8 (26.67%) OOP
5 8 (26.67%) OOD
5 8 (26.67%) Digital Media
6 7 (23.33%) CSS3
6 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
6 7 (23.33%) CodeIgniter
6 7 (23.33%) LAMP
7 6 (20.00%) Symfony
7 6 (20.00%) Zend
7 6 (20.00%) HTML5
7 6 (20.00%) MVC
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) RESTful
9 4 (13.33%) jQuery
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services
9 4 (13.33%) Java
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.00%) C#
10 3 (10.00%) UNIX

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (26.67%) Drupal
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (6.67%) Confluence
3 2 (6.67%) MediaWiki
3 2 (6.67%) nginx
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.33%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) IPv6
1 2 (6.67%) OSPF
1 2 (6.67%) BGP
1 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) IPsec
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (70.00%) MySQL
2 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.67%) SQLite
6 1 (3.33%) MS Access
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Hudson
4 1 (3.33%) PhoneGap
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) PHP Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 6 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 5 (16.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 5 (16.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Database Designer
8 1 (3.33%) Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) CSS
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 7 (23.33%) CodeIgniter
2 7 (23.33%) LAMP
2 7 (23.33%) CSS3
3 6 (20.00%) HTML5
3 6 (20.00%) Symfony
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) DHTML
6 1 (3.33%) JRuby
6 1 (3.33%) Scilab
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) XHTML
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.67%) Wiki
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Debian
2 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) OOP
1 8 (26.67%) OOD
2 6 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (13.33%) Scrum
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) BDD
5 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.67%) OO PHP
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) PHP5
2 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Samba
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) Postfix
1 2 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) ZABBIX
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Zend
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago