The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 105 51 80
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +29
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 28 110 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 3.67% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 3.97% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 100 29
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£375 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £259 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
PHP Developer
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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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Bristol -34 23 £375 +2.73% 5
Wiltshire -1 4 £213 -39.28% 2
Somerset +7 1 £250 -28.57% 9
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 90 (100.00%) PHP
2 53 (58.89%) MySQL
3 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 47 (52.22%) HTML
6 38 (42.22%) Zend
7 30 (33.33%) CSS
7 30 (33.33%) HTML5
8 29 (32.22%) jQuery
8 29 (32.22%) Doctrine
9 25 (27.78%) PHP5
10 24 (26.67%) Git (software)
10 24 (26.67%) MVC
11 22 (24.44%) Symfony
12 20 (22.22%) Linux
13 17 (18.89%) SQL
13 17 (18.89%) Apache
13 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (17.78%) TDD
15 14 (15.56%) CentOS
16 13 (14.44%) Java
16 13 (14.44%) Zend Framework
17 12 (13.33%) OO
17 12 (13.33%) PHPUnit
18 11 (12.22%) Open Source
18 11 (12.22%) Drupal
18 11 (12.22%) Laravel
18 11 (12.22%) Finance
18 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
18 11 (12.22%) LAMP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (18.89%) Apache
2 11 (12.22%) Drupal
3 8 (8.89%) WordPress
4 5 (5.56%) CMS
5 3 (3.33%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (58.89%) MySQL
2 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.33%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.22%) Maven
3 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.22%) HTML
2 30 (33.33%) CSS
2 30 (33.33%) HTML5
3 29 (32.22%) jQuery
3 29 (32.22%) Doctrine
4 22 (24.44%) Symfony
5 13 (14.44%) Zend Framework
6 11 (12.22%) Laravel
6 11 (12.22%) LAMP
7 10 (11.11%) CSS3
8 7 (7.78%) RESTful
8 7 (7.78%) Ajax
9 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (5.56%) J2EE
11 4 (4.44%) Web Services
11 4 (4.44%) XML
12 3 (3.33%) LESS
12 3 (3.33%) CodeIgniter
13 2 (2.22%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Open Source
2 7 (7.78%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) CentOS
3 7 (7.78%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) MVC
3 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.78%) TDD
5 12 (13.33%) OO
6 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.00%) OOP
9 6 (6.67%) Refactoring
9 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.67%) OO PHP
10 5 (5.56%) Scrum
10 5 (5.56%) Web Development
11 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (3.33%) Web Design
13 2 (2.22%) UML
13 2 (2.22%) Project Management
13 2 (2.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) PHP
2 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 25 (27.78%) PHP5
4 17 (18.89%) SQL
5 13 (14.44%) Java
6 5 (5.56%) Python
7 3 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (42.22%) Zend
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) New Relic
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