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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 55 33 65
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +32
Contract jobs citing PHP 90 183 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 5.67% 2.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.65% 15.20% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 153 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +51.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £413 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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
1176 1204 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.43% 37.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 744 508
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 £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 55
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 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 April 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 24 April 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 -9 64 £380 +8.57% 24
Gloucestershire -27 8 £458 +51.65% 17
Dorset +3 6 £256 - 5
Wiltshire +8 4 £256 -26.78% 6
Cornwall +3 3 £300 +39.53% 1
Somerset -12 2 £388 +10.71% 10
Devon -15 2 - - 5
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 130 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 118 (53.64%) MySQL
3 115 (52.27%) HTML
4 112 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (38.18%) Linux
6 82 (37.27%) HTML5
7 73 (33.18%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (30.91%) Java
9 67 (30.45%) Git (software)
10 64 (29.09%) jQuery
11 61 (27.73%) Zend
12 59 (26.82%) CSS
12 59 (26.82%) Apache
13 50 (22.73%) CentOS
13 50 (22.73%) Doctrine
14 43 (19.55%) SQL
15 41 (18.64%) Ruby
16 40 (18.18%) Software Engineering
16 40 (18.18%) Python
16 40 (18.18%) Mentoring
17 36 (16.36%) UNIX
18 35 (15.91%) Zend Framework
19 34 (15.45%) PHPUnit
19 34 (15.45%) Perl
20 33 (15.00%) OO
20 33 (15.00%) PHP5
21 31 (14.09%) MVC
22 30 (13.64%) Finance
22 30 (13.64%) Scrum
22 30 (13.64%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (26.82%) Apache
2 30 (13.64%) Drupal
3 12 (5.45%) WordPress
4 11 (5.00%) CMS
5 10 (4.55%) nginx
6 6 (2.73%) MediaWiki
6 6 (2.73%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.73%) Confluence
7 4 (1.82%) IIS
8 3 (1.36%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.36%) Node.js
8 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) DNN
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.45%) concrete5
Applications
1 6 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Magento
2 6 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.91%) Firewall
1 13 (5.91%) LAN
1 13 (5.91%) WAN
2 6 (2.73%) LDAP
2 6 (2.73%) VPN
2 6 (2.73%) IPv6
2 6 (2.73%) IPsec
2 6 (2.73%) EIGRP
2 6 (2.73%) OSPF
2 6 (2.73%) BGP
2 6 (2.73%) Network Security
3 4 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) NAS
4 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (53.64%) MySQL
2 11 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.91%) Redis
8 2 (0.91%) MS Access
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.45%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 67 (30.45%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.45%) PHPUnit
3 25 (11.36%) Subversion
4 17 (7.73%) Maven
5 15 (6.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (6.82%) Ant
5 15 (6.82%) ClearCase
5 15 (6.82%) JIRA
5 15 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 15 (6.82%) Apache Ivy
6 13 (5.91%) Hudson
7 5 (2.27%) Selenium
8 2 (0.91%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.45%) Behat
General
1 30 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (4.55%) Marketing
3 8 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.73%) Electronics
4 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 159 (72.27%) Developer
2 100 (45.45%) PHP Developer
3 29 (13.18%) Senior Developer
4 21 (9.55%) Drupal Developer
5 20 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 17 (7.73%) Senior PHP Developer
7 16 (7.27%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Architect
9 11 (5.00%) Web Developer
10 10 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (4.09%) PHP Zend Developer
12 7 (3.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 7 (3.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 6 (2.73%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 6 (2.73%) Magento Developer
14 5 (2.27%) Applications Architect
14 5 (2.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (52.27%) HTML
2 82 (37.27%) HTML5
3 64 (29.09%) jQuery
4 59 (26.82%) CSS
5 50 (22.73%) Doctrine
6 35 (15.91%) Zend Framework
7 29 (13.18%) Symfony
8 27 (12.27%) LAMP
9 19 (8.64%) CSS3
10 16 (7.27%) XML
10 16 (7.27%) J2EE
11 13 (5.91%) AngularJS
11 13 (5.91%) Laravel
12 12 (5.45%) JSON
13 10 (4.55%) RESTful
14 9 (4.09%) Ajax
14 9 (4.09%) Web Services
15 8 (3.64%) .NET
16 7 (3.18%) XHTML
17 5 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.36%) Open Source
2 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.09%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.73%) User Experience
4 6 (2.73%) DTV
4 6 (2.73%) Wiki
5 4 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (1.82%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.91%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Photography
7 1 (0.45%) Social Media
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) iPhone
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.45%) W3C
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 84 (38.18%) Linux
2 50 (22.73%) CentOS
3 36 (16.36%) UNIX
4 19 (8.64%) Windows
5 12 (5.45%) Debian
6 10 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.36%) VMS
9 3 (1.36%) Fedora
9 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) Android
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (33.18%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 40 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 33 (15.00%) OO
5 31 (14.09%) MVC
6 30 (13.64%) Scrum
7 27 (12.27%) Automated Testing
8 26 (11.82%) Refactoring
9 21 (9.55%) DevOps
10 19 (8.64%) Unit Testing
11 16 (7.27%) TDD
12 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.82%) Release Management
13 14 (6.36%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.45%) OOP
15 11 (5.00%) User Stories
16 10 (4.55%) Web Development
17 8 (3.64%) Build Automation
17 8 (3.64%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 130 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 68 (30.91%) Java
3 43 (19.55%) SQL
4 41 (18.64%) Ruby
5 40 (18.18%) Python
6 34 (15.45%) Perl
7 33 (15.00%) PHP5
8 27 (12.27%) Bash Shell
9 15 (6.82%) Lua
10 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.36%) Go
11 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.91%) C
11 2 (0.91%) C#
11 2 (0.91%) C++
11 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.45%) VB6
12 1 (0.45%) Groovy
12 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.82%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.09%) Sun Certification
4 8 (3.64%) CCNA
4 8 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.64%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.55%) XenServer
3 9 (4.09%) Postfix
3 9 (4.09%) Samba
4 6 (2.73%) iptables
5 4 (1.82%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.82%) Varnish
6 3 (1.36%) Xen
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (11.82%) Puppet
2 21 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.36%) Salt
4 8 (3.64%) Ansible
5 6 (2.73%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.27%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.36%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.36%) Ganeti
8 2 (0.91%) Nagios
9 1 (0.45%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.45%) SCCM
9 1 (0.45%) AppManager
9 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 61 (27.73%) Zend
2 13 (5.91%) Red Hat
2 13 (5.91%) VMware
3 10 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.55%) Citrix
4 9 (4.09%) Sun
5 6 (2.73%) SAP
6 4 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle
8 2 (0.91%) New Relic
8 2 (0.91%) Percona
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) NetIQ
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