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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 79 60 89
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +29
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 68 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 2.63% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.87% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
PHP Developer
England

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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 50 £413 +35.24% 6
Dorset +7 10 £225 - 10
Somerset -26 4 £254 -15.41% 3
Wiltshire -16 2 £325 +12.06% 5
Cornwall +8 1 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 £300 +27.65% 4
Devon - 1 - - 4
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 150 (100.00%) PHP
2 96 (64.00%) HTML
2 96 (64.00%) MySQL
3 94 (62.67%) JavaScript
4 87 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (54.00%) Zend
6 71 (47.33%) Doctrine
7 66 (44.00%) HTML5
8 61 (40.67%) jQuery
9 54 (36.00%) Linux
10 49 (32.67%) Git (software)
11 47 (31.33%) PHPUnit
11 47 (31.33%) Apache
11 47 (31.33%) CSS
12 46 (30.67%) Zend Framework
13 45 (30.00%) CentOS
14 44 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (24.67%) Symfony
16 32 (21.33%) MVC
17 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
18 28 (18.67%) PHP5
19 25 (16.67%) LAMP
19 25 (16.67%) OO
20 24 (16.00%) Automated Testing
20 24 (16.00%) Refactoring
21 20 (13.33%) Java
21 20 (13.33%) SQL
21 20 (13.33%) Mentoring
22 19 (12.67%) Finance
23 18 (12.00%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 47 (31.33%) Apache
2 10 (6.67%) CMS
3 9 (6.00%) Drupal
4 6 (4.00%) WordPress
5 4 (2.67%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.33%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.67%) concrete5
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (64.00%) MySQL
2 13 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.67%) Redis
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (32.67%) Git (software)
2 47 (31.33%) PHPUnit
3 6 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.67%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.67%) Selenium
5 1 (0.67%) Behat
General
1 19 (12.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Marketing
3 2 (1.33%) Publishing
4 1 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (64.00%) HTML
2 71 (47.33%) Doctrine
3 66 (44.00%) HTML5
4 61 (40.67%) jQuery
5 47 (31.33%) CSS
6 46 (30.67%) Zend Framework
7 37 (24.67%) Symfony
8 25 (16.67%) LAMP
9 17 (11.33%) CSS3
10 14 (9.33%) RESTful
11 13 (8.67%) Web Services
12 11 (7.33%) Laravel
12 11 (7.33%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.33%) Ajax
14 7 (4.67%) CodeIgniter
15 6 (4.00%) JSON
16 5 (3.33%) Java EE
17 4 (2.67%) XML
17 4 (2.67%) .NET
17 4 (2.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Open Source
2 6 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.33%) User Experience
5 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.67%) Social Media
5 1 (0.67%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.00%) Linux
2 45 (30.00%) CentOS
3 9 (6.00%) UNIX
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (21.33%) MVC
4 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 25 (16.67%) OO
6 24 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 24 (16.00%) Refactoring
7 20 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 18 (12.00%) Unit Testing
8 18 (12.00%) OOP
9 17 (11.33%) TDD
10 15 (10.00%) OO PHP
11 9 (6.00%) Scrum
12 7 (4.67%) OOD
13 4 (2.67%) Migration
13 4 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (2.00%) UML
15 2 (1.33%) CRM
15 2 (1.33%) E-Commerce
15 2 (1.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 150 (100.00%) PHP
2 94 (62.67%) JavaScript
3 28 (18.67%) PHP5
4 20 (13.33%) SQL
4 20 (13.33%) Java
5 7 (4.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.67%) PHP4
6 1 (0.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 81 (54.00%) Zend
2 4 (2.67%) New Relic
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.67%) Google
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £201 per day
Posted: 21 days ago