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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 39 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 141 91 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.29% 4.06% 3.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.87% 11.39% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 76 62
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £341 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.52% -4.16%
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
1188 799 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.12% 35.65% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 524 578
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 65 85
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.86 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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 +15 83 £400 +42.22% 26
Gloucestershire -14 18 £350 +62.79% 7
Wiltshire -11 16 £325 +12.06% 9
Dorset +11 12 £258 +14.44% 19
Somerset -21 11 £288 -0.86% 14
Devon -23 2 £175 -22.22% 8
Cornwall - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

1 166 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (53.07%) MySQL
3 151 (48.87%) JavaScript
4 139 (44.98%) HTML
5 138 (44.66%) Linux
6 122 (39.48%) Zend
7 107 (34.63%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (33.33%) Apache
8 103 (33.33%) CentOS
9 97 (31.39%) jQuery
10 93 (30.10%) HTML5
11 78 (25.24%) CSS
12 76 (24.60%) Java
13 69 (22.33%) PHPUnit
14 66 (21.36%) Git (software)
15 64 (20.71%) Zend Framework
15 64 (20.71%) LAMP
16 63 (20.39%) MVC
17 57 (18.45%) Software Engineering
18 52 (16.83%) Perl
19 51 (16.50%) Ruby
19 51 (16.50%) Bash Shell
20 49 (15.86%) Symfony
20 49 (15.86%) Red Hat
21 47 (15.21%) OO
21 47 (15.21%) Puppet
22 41 (13.27%) DevOps
22 41 (13.27%) UNIX
22 41 (13.27%) SQL
23 38 (12.30%) Finance

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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
1 103 (33.33%) Apache
2 17 (5.50%) Drupal
2 17 (5.50%) nginx
3 7 (2.27%) Confluence
3 7 (2.27%) MediaWiki
3 7 (2.27%) WordPress
3 7 (2.27%) CMS
4 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.29%) ExpressionEngine
6 3 (0.97%) Moodle
6 3 (0.97%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.32%) concrete5
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.32%) GIMP
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.62%) Magento
3 4 (1.29%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.91%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.74%) Firewall
2 22 (7.12%) LDAP
3 18 (5.83%) LAN
3 18 (5.83%) WAN
4 17 (5.50%) VPN
5 8 (2.59%) DNS
5 8 (2.59%) SAN
6 7 (2.27%) OSPF
6 7 (2.27%) BGP
6 7 (2.27%) EIGRP
6 7 (2.27%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.27%) IPv6
6 7 (2.27%) IPsec
6 7 (2.27%) SSH
6 7 (2.27%) Network Security
7 5 (1.62%) PuTTY
7 5 (1.62%) Internet
8 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.97%) NAS
10 2 (0.65%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (53.07%) MySQL
2 27 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.18%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.85%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.88%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.94%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.62%) Ingres
8 5 (1.62%) JasperReports
9 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.97%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.97%) HBase
10 3 (0.97%) Redis
10 3 (0.97%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.65%) Big Data
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (22.33%) PHPUnit
2 66 (21.36%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.00%) Jenkins
4 22 (7.12%) Subversion
5 19 (6.15%) Hudson
6 15 (4.85%) JIRA
7 12 (3.88%) Maven
8 11 (3.56%) Ant
8 11 (3.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (3.56%) ClearCase
8 11 (3.56%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (2.91%) Selenium
10 8 (2.59%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.29%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.97%) Behat
12 3 (0.97%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.32%) WATIR
13 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (12.30%) Finance
2 12 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.88%) Marketing
3 9 (2.91%) Electronics
4 8 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.29%) Banking
5 4 (1.29%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 225 (72.82%) Developer
2 167 (54.05%) PHP Developer
3 32 (10.36%) PHP Zend Developer
4 30 (9.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 27 (8.74%) Web Developer
5 27 (8.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 26 (8.41%) Software Engineer
7 24 (7.77%) Senior PHP Developer
8 19 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (5.83%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.21%) Architect
11 10 (3.24%) PHP Web Developer
11 10 (3.24%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 10 (3.24%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 8 (2.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 8 (2.59%) Junior Web Developer
12 8 (2.59%) Junior Developer
12 8 (2.59%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.59%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (44.98%) HTML
2 97 (31.39%) jQuery
3 93 (30.10%) HTML5
4 78 (25.24%) CSS
5 64 (20.71%) LAMP
5 64 (20.71%) Zend Framework
6 49 (15.86%) Symfony
7 36 (11.65%) Web Services
8 30 (9.71%) CSS3
9 23 (7.44%) RESTful
10 20 (6.47%) Laravel
11 16 (5.18%) .NET
12 15 (4.85%) CodeIgniter
13 14 (4.53%) JSON
14 13 (4.21%) Ajax
15 10 (3.24%) Spring
15 10 (3.24%) CakePHP
15 10 (3.24%) XML
16 9 (2.91%) SOAP
16 9 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.09%) Open Source
2 8 (2.59%) DTV
2 8 (2.59%) Clustering
2 8 (2.59%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.59%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.27%) Wiki
4 6 (1.94%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.97%) User Experience
7 3 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.97%) VLE
7 3 (0.97%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.65%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.32%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 138 (44.66%) Linux
2 103 (33.33%) CentOS
3 41 (13.27%) UNIX
4 34 (11.00%) Ubuntu
5 21 (6.80%) Debian
6 12 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.91%) Fedora
7 9 (2.91%) Windows
8 7 (2.27%) VMS
8 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.97%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.97%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (34.63%) Continuous Integration
3 63 (20.39%) MVC
4 57 (18.45%) Software Engineering
5 47 (15.21%) OO
6 41 (13.27%) DevOps
7 36 (11.65%) Automated Testing
8 34 (11.00%) Scrum
8 34 (11.00%) Refactoring
8 34 (11.00%) Mentoring
9 32 (10.36%) Unit Testing
10 26 (8.41%) TDD
11 20 (6.47%) OOP
12 19 (6.15%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.18%) OO PHP
14 14 (4.53%) Build Automation
15 11 (3.56%) Migration
15 11 (3.56%) Release Management
16 9 (2.91%) Load Balancing
17 8 (2.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 151 (48.87%) JavaScript
2 76 (24.60%) Java
3 52 (16.83%) Perl
4 51 (16.50%) Ruby
4 51 (16.50%) Bash Shell
5 41 (13.27%) SQL
6 35 (11.33%) PHP5
7 33 (10.68%) Python
8 11 (3.56%) Lua
9 10 (3.24%) C++
10 7 (2.27%) C#
10 7 (2.27%) Korn
11 5 (1.62%) C
12 2 (0.65%) VB
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.32%) VC++
13 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.88%) CCNA
3 12 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.24%) Degree
5 9 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.91%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.97%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 27 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (8.74%) XenServer
2 22 (7.12%) Samba
3 11 (3.56%) Postfix
4 10 (3.24%) NFS
5 7 (2.27%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.97%) KVM
6 3 (0.97%) Xen
6 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (15.21%) Puppet
2 37 (11.97%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.44%) Salt
4 8 (2.59%) Nagios
4 8 (2.59%) ZABBIX
4 8 (2.59%) Cacti
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (39.48%) Zend
2 49 (15.86%) Red Hat
3 38 (12.30%) VMware
4 19 (6.15%) Citrix
5 12 (3.88%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.24%) Sun
7 8 (2.59%) Oracle
7 8 (2.59%) SAP
7 8 (2.59%) Percona
8 3 (0.97%) New Relic
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day + Travel and accomodation expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago