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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 63 29 59
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +30
Contract jobs citing PHP 71 189 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.38% 6.31% 2.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.47% 16.52% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 158 41
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£388 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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
1098 1144 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.81% 38.18% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 754 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 49
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -21 45 £375 +7.14% 19
Gloucestershire -24 9 £478 +51.74% 14
Wiltshire 0 6 £213 -39.28% 5
Somerset +2 4 £388 +10.71% 15
Dorset -5 3 £294 +17.50% 9
Cornwall +3 2 £300 +92.00%
Devon -12 1 - - 6
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 112 (57.73%) JavaScript
2 103 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (51.55%) MySQL
4 98 (50.52%) HTML
5 70 (36.08%) Linux
6 68 (35.05%) HTML5
7 65 (33.51%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (30.41%) CSS
9 58 (29.90%) Java
10 54 (27.84%) jQuery
11 51 (26.29%) Zend
11 51 (26.29%) Git (software)
12 47 (24.23%) Apache
13 43 (22.16%) Python
14 42 (21.65%) Ruby
15 39 (20.10%) CentOS
15 39 (20.10%) Doctrine
16 35 (18.04%) UNIX
17 34 (17.53%) OO
17 34 (17.53%) Perl
18 33 (17.01%) SQL
19 32 (16.49%) PHP5
20 31 (15.98%) Scrum
20 31 (15.98%) Mentoring
21 30 (15.46%) Software Engineering
22 29 (14.95%) Drupal
23 28 (14.43%) MVC
24 27 (13.92%) Symfony
25 26 (13.40%) Subversion
25 26 (13.40%) Bash Shell

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (24.23%) Apache
2 29 (14.95%) Drupal
3 13 (6.70%) WordPress
4 9 (4.64%) CMS
5 8 (4.12%) nginx
6 6 (3.09%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.58%) Confluence
7 5 (2.58%) MediaWiki
8 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.55%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.03%) IIS
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.52%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Magento
2 5 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.06%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) Firewall
1 12 (6.19%) LAN
1 12 (6.19%) WAN
2 5 (2.58%) LDAP
2 5 (2.58%) VPN
2 5 (2.58%) IPv6
2 5 (2.58%) OSPF
2 5 (2.58%) BGP
2 5 (2.58%) EIGRP
2 5 (2.58%) IPsec
2 5 (2.58%) Network Security
3 4 (2.06%) Internet
4 3 (1.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (51.55%) MySQL
2 9 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.61%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.03%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) Redis
5 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 51 (26.29%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.40%) Subversion
3 22 (11.34%) PHPUnit
4 19 (9.79%) Maven
5 17 (8.76%) Ant
5 17 (8.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 17 (8.76%) ClearCase
5 17 (8.76%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
7 12 (6.19%) Hudson
7 12 (6.19%) JIRA
8 4 (2.06%) Selenium
9 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.52%) Behat
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Marketing
3 5 (2.58%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.58%) Electronics
3 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
5 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (74.74%) Developer
2 90 (46.39%) PHP Developer
3 27 (13.92%) Senior Developer
4 20 (10.31%) Drupal Developer
5 19 (9.79%) Java Developer
6 18 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.73%) Senior PHP Developer
8 13 (6.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.67%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (4.64%) Architect
11 9 (4.64%) PHP Zend Developer
11 9 (4.64%) WordPress Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Magento Developer
12 6 (3.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 6 (3.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
13 5 (2.58%) Web Developer
14 4 (2.06%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 4 (2.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (50.52%) HTML
2 68 (35.05%) HTML5
3 59 (30.41%) CSS
4 54 (27.84%) jQuery
5 39 (20.10%) Doctrine
6 27 (13.92%) Symfony
7 23 (11.86%) Zend Framework
8 22 (11.34%) LAMP
8 22 (11.34%) CSS3
9 17 (8.76%) J2EE
10 14 (7.22%) AngularJS
11 13 (6.70%) XML
12 12 (6.19%) Laravel
13 11 (5.67%) RESTful
14 10 (5.15%) Ajax
15 9 (4.64%) JSON
16 7 (3.61%) Web Services
17 6 (3.09%) XHTML
17 6 (3.09%) .NET
18 5 (2.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Open Source
2 9 (4.64%) Digital Media
3 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.58%) DTV
4 5 (2.58%) Wiki
4 5 (2.58%) User Experience
5 2 (1.03%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.52%) W3C
6 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.52%) iPhone
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Photography
6 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.08%) Linux
2 39 (20.10%) CentOS
3 35 (18.04%) UNIX
4 16 (8.25%) Windows
5 11 (5.67%) Debian
6 9 (4.64%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.55%) VMS
9 3 (1.55%) Fedora
9 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.51%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (17.53%) OO
4 31 (15.98%) Scrum
4 31 (15.98%) Mentoring
5 30 (15.46%) Software Engineering
6 28 (14.43%) MVC
7 19 (9.79%) Unit Testing
7 19 (9.79%) TDD
7 19 (9.79%) DevOps
8 17 (8.76%) Release Management
9 16 (8.25%) Refactoring
9 16 (8.25%) Automated Testing
10 14 (7.22%) E-Commerce
11 13 (6.70%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.67%) User Stories
12 11 (5.67%) OOP
13 10 (5.15%) Web Development
14 8 (4.12%) OOD
15 7 (3.61%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 112 (57.73%) JavaScript
2 58 (29.90%) Java
3 43 (22.16%) Python
4 42 (21.65%) Ruby
5 34 (17.53%) Perl
6 33 (17.01%) SQL
7 32 (16.49%) PHP5
8 26 (13.40%) Bash Shell
9 17 (8.76%) Lua
10 3 (1.55%) Go
11 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) C#
12 1 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.76%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.67%) Sun Certification
4 9 (4.64%) OCPJP
5 8 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.12%) CCNA
6 4 (2.06%) Degree
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.64%) XenServer
3 8 (4.12%) Postfix
3 8 (4.12%) Samba
4 5 (2.58%) iptables
5 4 (2.06%) Varnish
5 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.55%) Xen
7 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (12.37%) Puppet
2 19 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.70%) Salt
4 8 (4.12%) Ansible
5 5 (2.58%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.58%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.55%) Bcfg2
6 3 (1.55%) Ganeti
7 2 (1.03%) Nagios
8 1 (0.52%) AppManager
8 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.52%) SCCM
8 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (26.29%) Zend
2 12 (6.19%) Red Hat
2 12 (6.19%) VMware
3 11 (5.67%) Sun
4 9 (4.64%) Citrix
5 5 (2.58%) SAP
5 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.06%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle
7 2 (1.03%) Percona
8 1 (0.52%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.52%) New Relic
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago