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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 75 57 78
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 66 73 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.07% 2.98% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 3.22% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-39.65% -7.93%
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
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 48 £413 +37.50% 8
Dorset 0 7 £238 +5.55% 5
Cornwall - 4 - - 1
Devon -5 3 £335 +197.77% 4
Wiltshire -7 1 £300 -8.04% 5
Gloucestershire -16 1 £375 +97.36% 6
Somerset -23 1 £288 -2.54% 12
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 147 (100.00%) PHP
2 99 (67.35%) MySQL
3 93 (63.27%) JavaScript
4 89 (60.54%) HTML
5 88 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (51.70%) Zend
7 66 (44.90%) HTML5
8 64 (43.54%) Doctrine
9 59 (40.14%) jQuery
10 57 (38.78%) Linux
11 51 (34.69%) Apache
12 48 (32.65%) Git (software)
13 47 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (31.97%) Zend Framework
13 47 (31.97%) PHPUnit
14 46 (31.29%) CentOS
15 39 (26.53%) CSS
16 30 (20.41%) Software Engineering
17 29 (19.73%) MVC
18 27 (18.37%) Symfony
18 27 (18.37%) LAMP
18 27 (18.37%) OO
19 26 (17.69%) PHP5
20 24 (16.33%) Refactoring
20 24 (16.33%) Automated Testing
21 23 (15.65%) Java
21 23 (15.65%) SQL
22 20 (13.61%) Mentoring
23 19 (12.93%) Finance
24 18 (12.24%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (34.69%) Apache
2 14 (9.52%) Drupal
3 8 (5.44%) CMS
4 6 (4.08%) WordPress
5 4 (2.72%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.68%) Node.js
6 1 (0.68%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (67.35%) MySQL
2 11 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.72%) Redis
4 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (32.65%) Git (software)
2 47 (31.97%) PHPUnit
3 5 (3.40%) JIRA
4 2 (1.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) Maven
5 1 (0.68%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.68%) Behat
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (12.93%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (1.36%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (60.54%) HTML
2 66 (44.90%) HTML5
3 64 (43.54%) Doctrine
4 59 (40.14%) jQuery
5 47 (31.97%) Zend Framework
6 39 (26.53%) CSS
7 27 (18.37%) Symfony
7 27 (18.37%) LAMP
8 16 (10.88%) CSS3
9 15 (10.20%) RESTful
10 11 (7.48%) Laravel
10 11 (7.48%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.48%) Web Services
11 8 (5.44%) Ajax
12 6 (4.08%) J2EE
12 6 (4.08%) JSON
13 5 (3.40%) Java EE
13 5 (3.40%) XML
13 5 (3.40%) CodeIgniter
14 4 (2.72%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Open Source
2 7 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.36%) User Experience
4 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.78%) Linux
2 46 (31.29%) CentOS
3 10 (6.80%) UNIX
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (20.41%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.73%) MVC
5 27 (18.37%) OO
6 24 (16.33%) Refactoring
6 24 (16.33%) Automated Testing
7 20 (13.61%) Mentoring
8 18 (12.24%) TDD
9 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
10 16 (10.88%) OO PHP
10 16 (10.88%) OOP
11 7 (4.76%) Scrum
12 5 (3.40%) OOD
13 4 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (2.72%) Migration
14 3 (2.04%) UML
14 3 (2.04%) E-Commerce
15 2 (1.36%) Waterfall
15 2 (1.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (100.00%) PHP
2 93 (63.27%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.69%) PHP5
4 23 (15.65%) Java
4 23 (15.65%) SQL
5 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 76 (51.70%) Zend
2 4 (2.72%) New Relic
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) Google
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30-35 Per Hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 16 days ago