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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 109 62 89
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 32 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 2.83% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 3.07% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 85 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £259
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-87.71% +311.76%
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
2977 3062 2254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.31% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1850 1342
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 186 153
Average hourly rate £20.19 £19.31 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +27.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -27 25 £300 -10.44% 10
Gloucestershire -18 2 £375 +7.14% 6
Dorset - 2 £219 - 2
Wiltshire +3 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Devon -1 1 £335 +48.88% 2
Somerset -11 1 - - 12
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 98 (100.00%) PHP
2 60 (61.22%) MySQL
3 56 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (56.12%) HTML
5 40 (40.82%) Zend
6 38 (38.78%) HTML5
7 34 (34.69%) Git (software)
7 34 (34.69%) Doctrine
8 31 (31.63%) jQuery
8 31 (31.63%) Linux
9 28 (28.57%) CSS
10 26 (26.53%) PHP5
11 25 (25.51%) Symfony
11 25 (25.51%) MVC
12 23 (23.47%) SQL
12 23 (23.47%) Apache
13 21 (21.43%) Zend Framework
13 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (20.41%) PHPUnit
15 19 (19.39%) CentOS
15 19 (19.39%) Java
16 18 (18.37%) LAMP
17 16 (16.33%) OO
18 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
19 13 (13.27%) TDD
20 12 (12.24%) Automated Testing
20 12 (12.24%) Refactoring
20 12 (12.24%) Drupal
20 12 (12.24%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (23.47%) Apache
2 12 (12.24%) Drupal
3 7 (7.14%) CMS
4 6 (6.12%) WordPress
5 3 (3.06%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.02%) Node.js
6 1 (1.02%) concrete5
6 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.02%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Magento
2 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (61.22%) MySQL
2 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 20 (20.41%) PHPUnit
3 5 (5.10%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Selenium
4 2 (2.04%) Maven
5 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Publishing
3 1 (1.02%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (56.12%) HTML
2 38 (38.78%) HTML5
3 34 (34.69%) Doctrine
4 31 (31.63%) jQuery
5 28 (28.57%) CSS
6 25 (25.51%) Symfony
7 21 (21.43%) Zend Framework
8 18 (18.37%) LAMP
9 10 (10.20%) RESTful
10 9 (9.18%) Laravel
11 8 (8.16%) CSS3
11 8 (8.16%) Ajax
12 7 (7.14%) Web Services
12 7 (7.14%) XML
12 7 (7.14%) AngularJS
13 5 (5.10%) J2EE
14 4 (4.08%) JSON
14 4 (4.08%) CodeIgniter
14 4 (4.08%) Memcached
15 2 (2.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Open Source
2 7 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 7 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.02%) Social Media
3 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.63%) Linux
2 19 (19.39%) CentOS
3 11 (11.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.51%) MVC
3 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (16.33%) OO
5 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
6 13 (13.27%) TDD
7 12 (12.24%) Refactoring
7 12 (12.24%) Automated Testing
7 12 (12.24%) Unit Testing
7 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.20%) OO PHP
8 10 (10.20%) OOP
9 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.10%) Scrum
9 5 (5.10%) Web Development
10 4 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (3.06%) Web Design
11 3 (3.06%) UML
12 2 (2.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (100.00%) PHP
2 56 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.53%) PHP5
4 23 (23.47%) SQL
5 19 (19.39%) Java
6 2 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (40.82%) Zend
2 4 (4.08%) New Relic
3 1 (1.02%) Google
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