The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had PHP Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
England / South West
Rank 121 122 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -44
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 13 16 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.55% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.58% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 58
Median daily rate £275 £285 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +43.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2472 2764 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.44% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1872 1891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 161 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 5 £275 -29.93% 5
Gloucestershire +5 5 £350 +45.83% 5
Dorset 0 1 £175 -16.66% 3
Somerset -5 1 £325 +5.69% 1
Devon - 1 £165 - 3
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 22 (75.86%) HTML
3 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 21 (72.41%) MySQL
4 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
5 10 (34.48%) HTML5
6 9 (31.03%) Zend
6 9 (31.03%) jQuery
7 8 (27.59%) OO
7 8 (27.59%) MVC
8 7 (24.14%) LAMP
8 7 (24.14%) Web Development
8 7 (24.14%) WordPress
8 7 (24.14%) Symfony
8 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (20.69%) Drupal
9 6 (20.69%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) CSS3
9 6 (20.69%) OO PHP
10 5 (17.24%) Apache
11 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.79%) Zend Framework
11 4 (13.79%) CMS
11 4 (13.79%) REST
12 3 (10.34%) PHPUnit
12 3 (10.34%) Laravel
12 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
12 3 (10.34%) Joomla!
12 3 (10.34%) PHP 5
12 3 (10.34%) Subversion

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) WordPress
2 6 (20.69%) Drupal
3 5 (17.24%) Apache
4 4 (13.79%) CMS
5 3 (10.34%) Joomla!
6 1 (3.45%) Confluence
6 1 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (3.45%) Moodle
6 1 (3.45%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (72.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) PHPUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 10 (34.48%) HTML5
4 9 (31.03%) jQuery
5 7 (24.14%) LAMP
5 7 (24.14%) Symfony
6 6 (20.69%) CSS3
7 4 (13.79%) REST
7 4 (13.79%) Zend Framework
8 3 (10.34%) Laravel
9 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.90%) Doctrine
9 2 (6.90%) JSON
9 2 (6.90%) Web Services
9 2 (6.90%) XML
10 1 (3.45%) .NET
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) Kendo UI
10 1 (3.45%) Node.js
10 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) MVC
1 8 (27.59%) OO
2 7 (24.14%) Web Development
3 6 (20.69%) OO PHP
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) Kanban
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) BDD
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Secure Coding
7 1 (3.45%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) PHP 5
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Zend
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Rackspace