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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 35 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 162 74 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.81% 3.44% 3.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.18% 9.33% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 53 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +13.63%
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
1229 793 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.46% 36.90% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 518 608
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
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 61 66 95
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.22 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 October 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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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 +20 95 £400 +56.86% 19
Gloucestershire -14 19 £400 +86.04% 22
Wiltshire -7 17 £350 +14.28% 6
Dorset +10 15 £325 +10.16% 20
Somerset -11 14 £288 +0.87% 7
Devon -19 1 £175 -22.22% 9
Cornwall - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 181 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (50.61%) MySQL
3 140 (42.94%) JavaScript
3 140 (42.94%) Linux
4 133 (40.80%) Zend
5 132 (40.49%) HTML
6 106 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (31.60%) CentOS
8 102 (31.29%) jQuery
8 102 (31.29%) Apache
9 85 (26.07%) CSS
10 81 (24.85%) HTML5
11 74 (22.70%) LAMP
12 73 (22.39%) MVC
13 71 (21.78%) Java
14 66 (20.25%) Zend Framework
15 64 (19.63%) PHPUnit
16 58 (17.79%) Git (software)
16 58 (17.79%) Ruby
17 57 (17.48%) Red Hat
18 55 (16.87%) Perl
19 54 (16.56%) Software Engineering
20 53 (16.26%) OO
20 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
21 52 (15.95%) Symfony
22 49 (15.03%) Puppet
23 45 (13.80%) DevOps
24 43 (13.19%) PHP5
25 42 (12.88%) VMware
26 39 (11.96%) UNIX

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 102 (31.29%) Apache
2 21 (6.44%) nginx
3 20 (6.13%) Drupal
4 10 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.76%) CMS
5 9 (2.76%) Confluence
5 9 (2.76%) MediaWiki
6 6 (1.84%) WordPress
6 6 (1.84%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (0.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.92%) Moodle
7 3 (0.92%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.61%) Node.js
9 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.31%) GIMP
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.53%) Magento
3 4 (1.23%) Shopify
4 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.07%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.76%) SaaS
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.20%) Firewall
2 24 (7.36%) LDAP
3 20 (6.13%) LAN
3 20 (6.13%) WAN
4 19 (5.83%) VPN
5 9 (2.76%) IPv6
5 9 (2.76%) IPsec
5 9 (2.76%) OSPF
5 9 (2.76%) BGP
5 9 (2.76%) EIGRP
5 9 (2.76%) Network Security
6 8 (2.45%) DNS
7 7 (2.15%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.15%) SAN
7 7 (2.15%) SSH
8 6 (1.84%) Internet
9 5 (1.53%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.61%) SMPP
11 2 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (50.61%) MySQL
2 33 (10.12%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.29%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.68%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.68%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.84%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.53%) Ingres
8 5 (1.53%) JasperReports
8 5 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.23%) Big Data
10 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.61%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.61%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.61%) HBase
11 2 (0.61%) Redis
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 64 (19.63%) PHPUnit
2 58 (17.79%) Git (software)
3 36 (11.04%) Jenkins
4 26 (7.98%) Subversion
5 21 (6.44%) Hudson
6 14 (4.29%) JIRA
7 12 (3.68%) Maven
8 11 (3.37%) Ant
8 11 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (3.37%) ClearCase
8 11 (3.37%) Apache Ivy
9 7 (2.15%) Selenium
9 7 (2.15%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.92%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.61%) Behat
12 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.31%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.31%) WATIR
General
1 30 (9.20%) Finance
2 14 (4.29%) Marketing
3 12 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.37%) Electronics
5 10 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.23%) Banking
6 4 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 247 (75.77%) Developer
2 185 (56.75%) PHP Developer
3 38 (11.66%) Senior Developer
4 35 (10.74%) PHP Zend Developer
5 32 (9.82%) Senior PHP Developer
6 30 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 27 (8.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 26 (7.98%) Web Developer
9 24 (7.36%) Software Engineer
10 22 (6.75%) Java Developer
11 18 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
12 15 (4.60%) Architect
13 12 (3.68%) PHP Web Developer
13 12 (3.68%) Designer
14 9 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
14 9 (2.76%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 8 (2.45%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 8 (2.45%) Administrator
15 8 (2.45%) Junior Web Developer
15 8 (2.45%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (40.49%) HTML
2 102 (31.29%) jQuery
3 85 (26.07%) CSS
4 81 (24.85%) HTML5
5 74 (22.70%) LAMP
6 66 (20.25%) Zend Framework
7 52 (15.95%) Symfony
8 36 (11.04%) Web Services
9 28 (8.59%) CSS3
10 22 (6.75%) RESTful
11 18 (5.52%) Laravel
12 16 (4.91%) Spring
12 16 (4.91%) CodeIgniter
13 15 (4.60%) .NET
14 14 (4.29%) Ajax
15 12 (3.68%) JSON
16 11 (3.37%) CakePHP
17 10 (3.07%) SOAP
18 9 (2.76%) XML
18 9 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.06%) Open Source
2 11 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.07%) DTV
3 10 (3.07%) Clustering
4 9 (2.76%) Wiki
5 8 (2.45%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.15%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.53%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.92%) VLE
8 3 (0.92%) User Experience
9 2 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.61%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 140 (42.94%) Linux
2 103 (31.60%) CentOS
3 39 (11.96%) UNIX
4 36 (11.04%) Ubuntu
5 24 (7.36%) Debian
6 13 (3.99%) Fedora
6 13 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.76%) Windows
8 7 (2.15%) VMS
9 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.92%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.92%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (22.39%) MVC
4 54 (16.56%) Software Engineering
5 53 (16.26%) OO
6 45 (13.80%) DevOps
7 38 (11.66%) Unit Testing
8 36 (11.04%) Scrum
9 29 (8.90%) TDD
10 28 (8.59%) Automated Testing
11 27 (8.28%) Refactoring
12 25 (7.67%) Mentoring
13 23 (7.06%) OOP
14 19 (5.83%) Configuration Management
15 16 (4.91%) OO PHP
16 14 (4.29%) Build Automation
17 12 (3.68%) Load Balancing
18 11 (3.37%) Release Management
18 11 (3.37%) E-Commerce
19 10 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 140 (42.94%) JavaScript
2 71 (21.78%) Java
3 58 (17.79%) Ruby
4 55 (16.87%) Perl
5 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
6 43 (13.19%) PHP5
7 37 (11.35%) Python
8 36 (11.04%) SQL
9 11 (3.37%) Lua
10 10 (3.07%) C#
11 8 (2.45%) C++
12 7 (2.15%) Korn
13 4 (1.23%) C
14 3 (0.92%) Delphi
15 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.31%) PHP4
16 1 (0.31%) Erlang
16 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VB
16 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.60%) SC Cleared
2 15 (4.60%) CCNA
2 15 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.99%) Degree
4 8 (2.45%) Sun Certification
5 7 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 29 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 29 (8.90%) XenServer
2 25 (7.67%) Samba
3 13 (3.99%) Postfix
4 10 (3.07%) NFS
5 7 (2.15%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.92%) KVM
6 3 (0.92%) Xen
6 3 (0.92%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (15.03%) Puppet
2 37 (11.35%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.06%) Salt
4 10 (3.07%) ZABBIX
5 9 (2.76%) Cacti
5 9 (2.76%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 133 (40.80%) Zend
2 57 (17.48%) Red Hat
3 42 (12.88%) VMware
4 21 (6.44%) Citrix
5 11 (3.37%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.07%) SAP
7 9 (2.76%) Sun
7 9 (2.76%) Percona
8 8 (2.45%) Oracle
9 2 (0.61%) New Relic
10 1 (0.31%) Twitter
10 1 (0.31%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.31%) Google
10 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
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