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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 53 76 94
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +18
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 101 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.32% 1.82% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 1.93% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 37 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £228 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.83% -17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £199 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £264
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.42%
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
2835 2016 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.10% 93.90% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1255 1699
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 190
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 £40.00 £42.45
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +18 73 £375 +42.85% 14
Gloucestershire -12 10 £350 +75.00% 1
Dorset +9 8 £260 -0.95% 18
Somerset -21 4 £288 +8.49% 7
Wiltshire - 2 £210 -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Devon -11 1 - - 2
PHP Developer
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PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 195 (100.00%) PHP
2 122 (62.56%) Zend
3 86 (44.10%) MySQL
4 81 (41.54%) HTML
5 76 (38.97%) JavaScript
6 72 (36.92%) MVC
7 58 (29.74%) CSS
7 58 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (29.23%) jQuery
9 53 (27.18%) Symfony
10 49 (25.13%) Zend Framework
11 40 (20.51%) PHP5
12 36 (18.46%) HTML5
13 31 (15.90%) Linux
13 31 (15.90%) Drupal
14 29 (14.87%) CodeIgniter
15 26 (13.33%) OOP
15 26 (13.33%) PHPUnit
16 22 (11.28%) Unit Testing
17 19 (9.74%) Software Engineering
17 19 (9.74%) OO
18 18 (9.23%) Digital Media
19 17 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (7.69%) CentOS
20 15 (7.69%) LAMP
20 15 (7.69%) Java
21 14 (7.18%) Apache
21 14 (7.18%) Ajax
22 13 (6.67%) SQL
22 13 (6.67%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (15.90%) Drupal
2 14 (7.18%) Apache
3 9 (4.62%) WordPress
4 8 (4.10%) Node.js
5 6 (3.08%) CMS
6 4 (2.05%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (1.54%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.03%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.51%) nginx
9 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.51%) CATIA
2 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Magento
2 2 (1.03%) Shopify
2 2 (1.03%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (44.10%) MySQL
2 6 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.08%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.03%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (13.33%) PHPUnit
2 13 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.03%) PhpStorm
3 2 (1.03%) Subversion
3 2 (1.03%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.05%) Publishing
3 3 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.51%) Automotive
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (41.54%) HTML
2 58 (29.74%) CSS
3 57 (29.23%) jQuery
4 53 (27.18%) Symfony
5 49 (25.13%) Zend Framework
6 36 (18.46%) HTML5
7 29 (14.87%) CodeIgniter
8 15 (7.69%) LAMP
9 14 (7.18%) Ajax
10 10 (5.13%) CSS3
11 9 (4.62%) Web Services
12 7 (3.59%) XML
12 7 (3.59%) JSON
12 7 (3.59%) RESTful
13 5 (2.56%) SOAP
13 5 (2.56%) Yii
14 4 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (2.05%) .NET
14 4 (2.05%) CakePHP
15 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.23%) Digital Media
2 9 (4.62%) Open Source
3 7 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.51%) BBC
5 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.51%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.51%) W3C
5 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.90%) Linux
2 15 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (1.54%) Fedora
4 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.92%) MVC
2 58 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.33%) OOP
4 22 (11.28%) Unit Testing
5 19 (9.74%) Software Engineering
5 19 (9.74%) OO
6 17 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (6.15%) TDD
7 12 (6.15%) Scrum
8 7 (3.59%) OOD
8 7 (3.59%) OO PHP
9 6 (3.08%) Web Development
10 5 (2.56%) UML
10 5 (2.56%) Content Management
11 4 (2.05%) Automated Testing
11 4 (2.05%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (1.54%) Website Architecture
13 2 (1.03%) BDD
13 2 (1.03%) Project Management
13 2 (1.03%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 195 (100.00%) PHP
2 76 (38.97%) JavaScript
3 40 (20.51%) PHP5
4 15 (7.69%) Java
5 13 (6.67%) SQL
6 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.54%) Python
7 3 (1.54%) C++
8 2 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) PHP4
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.08%) Degree
1 6 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.03%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (62.56%) Zend
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.54%) Twitter
4 2 (1.03%) Facebook
4 2 (1.03%) Google
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) SAP
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