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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / South West
Rank 98 95 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -50
Contract jobs citing PHP 43 50 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 1.66% 3.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.03% 4.30% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 94
Median daily rate £285 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+282.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +82.05%

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
1066 1162 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.91% 38.50% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 726 779
Median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 95 60
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.60 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 21 £279 -10.80% 27
Cornwall +3 6 £250 -12.28% 1
Wiltshire +6 5 £323 +3.20% 8
Gloucestershire -6 5 £373 +14.61% 10
Dorset +4 3 £175 -36.36% 3
Devon -4 1 - - 10
Somerset -4 1 £325 +18.18% 11
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 60 (65.22%) HTML
2 59 (64.13%) CSS
3 47 (51.09%) JavaScript
3 47 (51.09%) MySQL
4 23 (25.00%) jQuery
4 23 (25.00%) HTML5
5 22 (23.91%) Drupal
5 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
6 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (19.57%) Web Development
8 17 (18.48%) .NET
9 16 (17.39%) MVC
10 14 (15.22%) OO
10 14 (15.22%) WordPress
10 14 (15.22%) CSS3
11 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
11 13 (14.13%) SQL
12 12 (13.04%) Java
12 12 (13.04%) LAMP
12 12 (13.04%) JSON
12 12 (13.04%) Front End Development
13 11 (11.96%) Zend
13 11 (11.96%) XML
14 10 (10.87%) Web Services
14 10 (10.87%) Linux
14 10 (10.87%) Migration
14 10 (10.87%) Symfony
14 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
15 9 (9.78%) REST
15 9 (9.78%) Ajax

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (23.91%) Drupal
2 14 (15.22%) WordPress
3 8 (8.70%) Apache
3 8 (8.70%) CMS
4 4 (4.35%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.17%) Confluence
6 2 (2.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.17%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.09%) SilverStripe
7 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) Photoshop
3 4 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.26%) MS Office
5 2 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.09%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.09%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Magento
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.09%) OpenCart
3 1 (1.09%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.09%) Primavera
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) DNS
1 1 (1.09%) Firewall
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) SMTP
1 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (51.09%) MySQL
2 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.70%) MS Access
4 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.17%) Big Data
7 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) Subversion
2 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.26%) Ant
3 3 (3.26%) Maven
3 3 (3.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.17%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (2.17%) Grunt
4 2 (2.17%) gulp
4 2 (2.17%) JIRA
4 2 (2.17%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.17%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.09%) JUnit
5 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.09%) Redmine
5 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.52%) Marketing
2 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (83.70%) Developer
2 34 (36.96%) PHP Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Drupal Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (9.78%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.52%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Database Developer
7 4 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (4.35%) HTML Developer
7 4 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (4.35%) LAMP Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Magento Developer
7 4 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (3.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 3 (3.26%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.26%) WordPress Developer
9 2 (2.17%) DBA
9 2 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (65.22%) HTML
2 59 (64.13%) CSS
3 23 (25.00%) HTML5
3 23 (25.00%) jQuery
4 17 (18.48%) .NET
5 14 (15.22%) CSS3
6 12 (13.04%) JSON
6 12 (13.04%) LAMP
7 11 (11.96%) XML
8 10 (10.87%) Symfony
8 10 (10.87%) Web Services
9 9 (9.78%) Ajax
9 9 (9.78%) REST
10 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.70%) Laravel
10 8 (8.70%) Sass
11 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
11 5 (5.43%) LESS
11 5 (5.43%) Zend Framework
12 4 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) User Experience
1 4 (4.35%) W3C
2 3 (3.26%) Social Media
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 7 (7.61%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) CentOS
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) Web Development
3 16 (17.39%) MVC
4 14 (15.22%) OO
5 12 (13.04%) Front End Development
6 10 (10.87%) Migration
7 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.70%) OO PHP
9 7 (7.61%) Issue Tracking
9 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.61%) Web Design
10 6 (6.52%) CRM
10 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.52%) ETL
11 5 (5.43%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (5.43%) High Availability
11 5 (5.43%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (4.35%) Analytics
12 4 (4.35%) OOP
12 4 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (14.13%) SQL
3 12 (13.04%) Java
4 8 (8.70%) C#
4 8 (8.70%) Python
5 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.43%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) PHP 5
7 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.26%) VBA
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
9 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.09%) C++
9 1 (1.09%) Go
9 1 (1.09%) Lua
9 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
1 1 (1.09%) LXC
1 1 (1.09%) vCloud
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Zend
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle
4 6 (6.52%) Adobe
5 3 (3.26%) Google
5 3 (3.26%) Remedy
6 1 (1.09%) ESRI
6 1 (1.09%) HP
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Intel
6 1 (1.09%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) Sencha
6 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) Xamarin
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