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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 52 72 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +30
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 104 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.28% 1.70% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 1.83% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 34 10
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£375 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £350 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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%
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
2964 2072 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.83% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1282 1706
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 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 22 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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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 +24 68 £375 +36.36% 16
Gloucestershire -18 14 £330 +65.00% 4
Somerset -15 7 £288 +0.87% 7
Dorset +4 6 £285 +3.63% 10
Wiltshire -8 5 £210 -23.63% 3
Cornwall - 2 - -
Devon -13 1 - - 2
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 214 (100.00%) PHP
2 136 (63.55%) Zend
3 94 (43.93%) MySQL
4 87 (40.65%) HTML
4 87 (40.65%) JavaScript
5 72 (33.64%) MVC
6 68 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (27.10%) jQuery
8 57 (26.64%) Symfony
8 57 (26.64%) CSS
9 54 (25.23%) Zend Framework
10 44 (20.56%) PHP5
11 43 (20.09%) HTML5
12 37 (17.29%) Linux
13 35 (16.36%) PHPUnit
14 31 (14.49%) Drupal
15 28 (13.08%) CodeIgniter
16 27 (12.62%) Unit Testing
16 27 (12.62%) OOP
17 26 (12.15%) OO
18 25 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.21%) Software Engineering
20 23 (10.75%) CentOS
21 22 (10.28%) Apache
22 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
23 18 (8.41%) LAMP
24 17 (7.94%) TDD
25 16 (7.48%) Java
26 15 (7.01%) CSS3
27 14 (6.54%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 31 (14.49%) Drupal
2 22 (10.28%) Apache
3 6 (2.80%) CMS
3 6 (2.80%) WordPress
4 5 (2.34%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (1.87%) Node.js
6 2 (0.93%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.93%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Summit
1 2 (0.93%) Magento
1 2 (0.93%) Shopify
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (43.93%) MySQL
2 8 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 35 (16.36%) PHPUnit
2 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) Subversion
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) Selenium
4 2 (0.93%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.47%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (2.80%) Finance
2 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.40%) Publishing
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (40.65%) HTML
2 58 (27.10%) jQuery
3 57 (26.64%) Symfony
3 57 (26.64%) CSS
4 54 (25.23%) Zend Framework
5 43 (20.09%) HTML5
6 28 (13.08%) CodeIgniter
7 18 (8.41%) LAMP
8 15 (7.01%) CSS3
9 14 (6.54%) Ajax
10 13 (6.07%) Web Services
11 11 (5.14%) RESTful
12 7 (3.27%) Yii
12 7 (3.27%) JSON
13 6 (2.80%) XML
13 6 (2.80%) Laravel
14 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.34%) CakePHP
14 5 (2.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.54%) Open Source
2 11 (5.14%) Digital Media
3 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.47%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.47%) DTV
5 1 (0.47%) BBC
5 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.29%) Linux
2 23 (10.75%) CentOS
3 3 (1.40%) Fedora
4 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.64%) MVC
2 68 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (12.62%) Unit Testing
3 27 (12.62%) OOP
4 26 (12.15%) OO
5 25 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 17 (7.94%) TDD
8 12 (5.61%) Scrum
9 10 (4.67%) OO PHP
10 8 (3.74%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.27%) OOD
12 6 (2.80%) Refactoring
13 5 (2.34%) UML
14 4 (1.87%) Web Development
14 4 (1.87%) Content Management
14 4 (1.87%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (1.40%) Website Architecture
15 3 (1.40%) Migration
16 2 (0.93%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 214 (100.00%) PHP
2 87 (40.65%) JavaScript
3 44 (20.56%) PHP5
4 16 (7.48%) Java
5 9 (4.21%) SQL
6 7 (3.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.93%) Python
7 2 (0.93%) C++
7 2 (0.93%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) PHP4
8 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
1 6 (2.80%) Degree
2 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) ISO 14001
1 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 136 (63.55%) Zend
2 6 (2.80%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.40%) Twitter
3 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle
4 2 (0.93%) Google
4 2 (0.93%) Facebook
5 1 (0.47%) SAP
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