The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills 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 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 41 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 127 123 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.04% 4.94% 3.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.15% 14.25% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 101 64
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1139 863 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.66% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 531 589
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 100
Average hourly rate £36.45 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £14.80 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PHP
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 across the South West region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

PHP
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 across the South West region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PHP
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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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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 +4 78 £413 +37.50% 34
Gloucestershire 0 20 £478 +59.33% 11
Dorset +4 11 £240 +6.66% 20
Devon -9 6 £335 +53.14% 10
Cornwall - 6 £300 - 1
Somerset -25 3 £288 -4.16% 20
Wiltshire -7 2 £300 -29.41% 9
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP.

1 167 (57.19%) JavaScript
2 166 (56.85%) MySQL
3 165 (56.51%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (50.00%) HTML
5 129 (44.18%) Linux
6 109 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (35.27%) HTML5
8 99 (33.90%) Zend
8 99 (33.90%) Apache
9 95 (32.53%) jQuery
10 88 (30.14%) CentOS
11 87 (29.79%) Java
12 80 (27.40%) Doctrine
13 76 (26.03%) Git (software)
14 71 (24.32%) CSS
15 67 (22.95%) PHPUnit
16 62 (21.23%) Zend Framework
17 61 (20.89%) OO
18 59 (20.21%) Software Engineering
19 54 (18.49%) SQL
20 50 (17.12%) LAMP
21 49 (16.78%) UNIX
21 49 (16.78%) MVC
22 48 (16.44%) Perl
23 47 (16.10%) Finance
24 46 (15.75%) Ruby
24 46 (15.75%) Mentoring
25 44 (15.07%) Bash Shell
26 40 (13.70%) Scrum
27 39 (13.36%) Automated Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing PHP also 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 that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 99 (33.90%) Apache
2 24 (8.22%) Drupal
3 11 (3.77%) CMS
4 9 (3.08%) WordPress
4 9 (3.08%) nginx
5 8 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.71%) Confluence
6 5 (1.71%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.71%) MediaWiki
7 4 (1.37%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.03%) IIS
8 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.68%) Node.js
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.34%) concrete5
Applications
1 6 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (4.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.40%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.05%) SaaS
5 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.82%) LDAP
1 17 (5.82%) LAN
1 17 (5.82%) WAN
1 17 (5.82%) Firewall
2 8 (2.74%) SAN
2 8 (2.74%) Internet
2 8 (2.74%) DNS
3 7 (2.40%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.40%) SSH
4 6 (2.05%) VPN
5 5 (1.71%) IPsec
5 5 (1.71%) IPv6
5 5 (1.71%) OSPF
5 5 (1.71%) BGP
5 5 (1.71%) EIGRP
5 5 (1.71%) Network Security
5 5 (1.71%) PuTTY
6 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.03%) NAS
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (56.85%) MySQL
2 22 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.79%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.08%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.71%) Ingres
7 5 (1.71%) JasperReports
8 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.37%) Redis
8 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.37%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.03%) Voldemort
9 3 (1.03%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.03%) HBase
10 2 (0.68%) Big Data
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (26.03%) Git (software)
2 67 (22.95%) PHPUnit
3 26 (8.90%) Jenkins
4 23 (7.88%) Subversion
5 19 (6.51%) Maven
6 18 (6.16%) Hudson
7 17 (5.82%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (5.82%) ClearCase
7 17 (5.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 17 (5.82%) Ant
8 13 (4.45%) JIRA
9 8 (2.74%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.74%) Selenium
10 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.03%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.03%) Behat
12 1 (0.34%) JUnit
12 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.34%) WATIR
12 1 (0.34%) PhpStorm
General
1 47 (16.10%) Finance
2 19 (6.51%) Marketing
3 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.45%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.45%) Electronics
5 4 (1.37%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 220 (75.34%) Developer
2 149 (51.03%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.27%) PHP Zend Developer
4 29 (9.93%) Senior Developer
5 24 (8.22%) Java Developer
6 23 (7.88%) Software Engineer
6 23 (7.88%) Web Developer
7 21 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.85%) Senior PHP Developer
9 17 (5.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.82%) Architect
10 16 (5.48%) Drupal Developer
11 9 (3.08%) Junior
11 9 (3.08%) Junior Developer
11 9 (3.08%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 8 (2.74%) Junior Web Developer
12 8 (2.74%) Applications Architect
12 8 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (2.74%) Applications Developer
13 6 (2.05%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (50.00%) HTML
2 103 (35.27%) HTML5
3 95 (32.53%) jQuery
4 80 (27.40%) Doctrine
5 71 (24.32%) CSS
6 62 (21.23%) Zend Framework
7 50 (17.12%) LAMP
8 36 (12.33%) Symfony
9 29 (9.93%) Web Services
10 24 (8.22%) Laravel
11 23 (7.88%) RESTful
12 22 (7.53%) CSS3
13 16 (5.48%) J2EE
13 16 (5.48%) AngularJS
14 15 (5.14%) .NET
15 12 (4.11%) JSON
16 11 (3.77%) XML
16 11 (3.77%) Spring
16 11 (3.77%) Ajax
17 9 (3.08%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.96%) Open Source
2 13 (4.45%) DTV
3 9 (3.08%) Clustering
3 9 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.74%) User Experience
4 8 (2.74%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.40%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.71%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.71%) Wiki
7 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.37%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.34%) W3C
10 1 (0.34%) Photography
10 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.18%) Linux
2 88 (30.14%) CentOS
3 49 (16.78%) UNIX
4 16 (5.48%) Ubuntu
5 10 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.42%) Windows
6 9 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.74%) Fedora
8 7 (2.40%) VMS
9 6 (2.05%) Debian
10 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.37%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (56.51%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
3 61 (20.89%) OO
4 59 (20.21%) Software Engineering
5 49 (16.78%) MVC
6 46 (15.75%) Mentoring
7 40 (13.70%) Scrum
8 39 (13.36%) Automated Testing
9 38 (13.01%) Refactoring
10 32 (10.96%) Unit Testing
11 29 (9.93%) TDD
12 27 (9.25%) DevOps
13 20 (6.85%) OOP
14 17 (5.82%) OO PHP
14 17 (5.82%) Release Management
15 16 (5.48%) Configuration Management
16 15 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (4.79%) Migration
18 13 (4.45%) Digital Marketing
18 13 (4.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (57.19%) JavaScript
2 87 (29.79%) Java
3 54 (18.49%) SQL
4 48 (16.44%) Perl
5 46 (15.75%) Ruby
6 44 (15.07%) Bash Shell
7 39 (13.36%) PHP5
8 38 (13.01%) Python
9 17 (5.82%) Lua
10 8 (2.74%) C++
11 7 (2.40%) Korn
12 5 (1.71%) C
12 5 (1.71%) C#
13 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.03%) Golang
14 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) VB
15 1 (0.34%) Erlang
15 1 (0.34%) Groovy
15 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.48%) DV Cleared
3 14 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.79%) CCNA
4 12 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.11%) Sun Certification
5 7 (2.40%) OCPJP
6 6 (2.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 17 (5.82%) XenServer
2 16 (5.48%) Samba
3 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.74%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.40%) NFS
5 7 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.71%) Postfix
7 3 (1.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (11.99%) Puppet
2 29 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.48%) Salt
4 5 (1.71%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.03%) Nagios
5 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.03%) Cacti
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 99 (33.90%) Zend
2 28 (9.59%) Red Hat
3 26 (8.90%) VMware
4 17 (5.82%) Citrix
5 14 (4.79%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.45%) Sun
6 13 (4.45%) SAP
7 6 (2.05%) Oracle
8 5 (1.71%) Percona
9 4 (1.37%) New Relic
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.34%) Google
10 1 (0.34%) Rackspace
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