The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 54 75 103
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +28
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 100 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.29% 1.68% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 1.80% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 33 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £228 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.83% -20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
PHP Developer
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Bristol +22 72 £375 +36.36% 15
Gloucestershire -15 12 £363 +81.25% 4
Dorset +11 8 £260 -0.95% 11
Somerset -18 3 £288 +8.49% 3
Cornwall - 2 - -
Wiltshire -3 1 £210 - 3
Devon -12 1 - - 4
PHP Developer
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PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 193 (100.00%) PHP
2 123 (63.73%) Zend
3 85 (44.04%) MySQL
4 80 (41.45%) HTML
5 73 (37.82%) JavaScript
6 72 (37.31%) MVC
7 59 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (29.53%) CSS
9 55 (28.50%) jQuery
10 54 (27.98%) Symfony
11 47 (24.35%) Zend Framework
12 41 (21.24%) PHP5
13 34 (17.62%) HTML5
14 30 (15.54%) Drupal
14 30 (15.54%) Linux
15 28 (14.51%) CodeIgniter
16 27 (13.99%) PHPUnit
17 26 (13.47%) OOP
18 23 (11.92%) Unit Testing
19 20 (10.36%) OO
20 19 (9.84%) Software Engineering
21 17 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
22 16 (8.29%) Digital Media
23 15 (7.77%) CentOS
23 15 (7.77%) Git (software)
23 15 (7.77%) Java
24 14 (7.25%) Apache
24 14 (7.25%) LAMP
24 14 (7.25%) Jenkins
25 13 (6.74%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 30 (15.54%) Drupal
2 14 (7.25%) Apache
3 8 (4.15%) WordPress
4 7 (3.63%) Node.js
5 6 (3.11%) CMS
6 4 (2.07%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.04%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.52%) Windchill
2 1 (0.52%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Shopify
1 2 (1.04%) Summit
1 2 (1.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (44.04%) MySQL
2 7 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.07%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.04%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 27 (13.99%) PHPUnit
2 15 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.04%) PhpStorm
4 2 (1.04%) Subversion
4 2 (1.04%) JIRA
4 2 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.07%) Publishing
3 3 (1.55%) Finance
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.52%) Automotive
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (41.45%) HTML
2 57 (29.53%) CSS
3 55 (28.50%) jQuery
4 54 (27.98%) Symfony
5 47 (24.35%) Zend Framework
6 34 (17.62%) HTML5
7 28 (14.51%) CodeIgniter
8 14 (7.25%) LAMP
9 13 (6.74%) Ajax
10 11 (5.70%) CSS3
11 10 (5.18%) Web Services
12 8 (4.15%) RESTful
13 7 (3.63%) JSON
13 7 (3.63%) XML
14 6 (3.11%) Yii
15 5 (2.59%) SOAP
15 5 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (2.07%) CakePHP
17 3 (1.55%) Spring
17 3 (1.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.29%) Digital Media
2 9 (4.66%) Open Source
3 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.52%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.52%) BBC
5 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Linux
2 15 (7.77%) CentOS
3 3 (1.55%) Fedora
4 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.31%) MVC
2 59 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.47%) OOP
4 23 (11.92%) Unit Testing
5 20 (10.36%) OO
6 19 (9.84%) Software Engineering
7 17 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (6.74%) TDD
9 12 (6.22%) Scrum
10 9 (4.66%) OO PHP
11 7 (3.63%) OOD
12 5 (2.59%) Web Development
12 5 (2.59%) UML
13 4 (2.07%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (2.07%) Content Management
13 4 (2.07%) Automated Testing
14 3 (1.55%) Website Architecture
15 2 (1.04%) BDD
15 2 (1.04%) Project Management
15 2 (1.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 193 (100.00%) PHP
2 73 (37.82%) JavaScript
3 41 (21.24%) PHP5
4 15 (7.77%) Java
5 10 (5.18%) SQL
6 6 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.55%) C++
7 3 (1.55%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) C#
8 2 (1.04%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) PHP4
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (3.11%) Degree
1 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.04%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 123 (63.73%) Zend
2 5 (2.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.55%) Twitter
4 2 (1.04%) Facebook
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle
4 2 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (0.52%) SAP
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