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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 133 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +12
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 13 96 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 3.03% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 3.25% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 76 33
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£281 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £438 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
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
3176 2954 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 93.36% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 167 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -47 6 £300 -20.00%
Gloucestershire -13 3 £225 -31.81% 1
Devon 0 2 £313 - 2
Wiltshire -9 1 £250 +19.04% 1
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 25 (59.52%) HTML
3 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 23 (54.76%) CSS
4 22 (52.38%) MySQL
5 20 (47.62%) Zend
6 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (42.86%) jQuery
8 17 (40.48%) HTML5
9 14 (33.33%) Symfony
10 12 (28.57%) MVC
11 11 (26.19%) Laravel
11 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
12 10 (23.81%) Doctrine
13 9 (21.43%) CSS3
13 9 (21.43%) WordPress
13 9 (21.43%) TDD
14 8 (19.05%) Finance
14 8 (19.05%) PHP5
14 8 (19.05%) Linux
15 6 (14.29%) CentOS
16 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
16 5 (11.90%) OO
16 5 (11.90%) Apache
16 5 (11.90%) Web Development
17 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
17 4 (9.52%) LAMP
17 4 (9.52%) CakePHP
17 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
17 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (21.43%) WordPress
2 5 (11.90%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Behat
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.38%) GitLab
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) HTML
2 23 (54.76%) CSS
3 18 (42.86%) jQuery
4 17 (40.48%) HTML5
5 14 (33.33%) Symfony
6 11 (26.19%) Laravel
7 10 (23.81%) Doctrine
8 9 (21.43%) CSS3
9 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (9.52%) CakePHP
9 4 (9.52%) LAMP
10 3 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
10 3 (7.14%) LESS
11 2 (4.76%) Sass
12 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
12 1 (2.38%) Zend Framework
12 1 (2.38%) Yii
12 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
12 1 (2.38%) Ajax
12 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) MVC
3 9 (21.43%) TDD
4 5 (11.90%) OO
4 5 (11.90%) Web Development
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) OO PHP
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) Workflow
7 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 2 (4.76%) OOP
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) PHP
2 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) PHP5
4 3 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Zend
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) SAP