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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 43 36 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing PHP 122 131 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.84% 4.65% 3.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.16% 13.21% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 105 53
Average daily rate
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£400 £309 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% +12.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-27.83% -21.13%
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
1201 992 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.76% 35.20% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 584 595
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 88
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.81 £14.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 73 £406 +25.00% 34
Gloucestershire -4 17 £458 +52.66% 18
Dorset +9 13 £240 - 16
Cornwall - 7 £300 - 1
Devon -9 6 £335 +57.64% 8
Wiltshire -3 3 £300 -30.43% 6
Somerset -22 2 £275 - 10
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 150 (58.37%) JavaScript
1 150 (58.37%) MySQL
2 141 (54.86%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (52.14%) HTML
4 118 (45.91%) Linux
5 100 (38.91%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (37.35%) HTML5
7 87 (33.85%) Apache
8 80 (31.13%) jQuery
9 79 (30.74%) Java
10 75 (29.18%) CentOS
10 75 (29.18%) Git (software)
10 75 (29.18%) Zend
11 66 (25.68%) Doctrine
12 63 (24.51%) CSS
13 57 (22.18%) PHPUnit
14 52 (20.23%) Zend Framework
15 51 (19.84%) SQL
16 50 (19.46%) Software Engineering
17 49 (19.07%) Perl
17 49 (19.07%) UNIX
17 49 (19.07%) OO
18 47 (18.29%) MVC
19 44 (17.12%) Ruby
20 43 (16.73%) Python
21 42 (16.34%) Mentoring
22 40 (15.56%) Bash Shell
23 39 (15.18%) Finance
24 36 (14.01%) LAMP
24 36 (14.01%) Automated Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 87 (33.85%) Apache
2 28 (10.89%) Drupal
3 11 (4.28%) WordPress
3 11 (4.28%) CMS
4 7 (2.72%) nginx
5 6 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.33%) Confluence
5 6 (2.33%) MediaWiki
6 3 (1.17%) IIS
6 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.17%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.78%) Node.js
8 1 (0.39%) concrete5
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (3.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.61%) LAN
1 17 (6.61%) WAN
1 17 (6.61%) Firewall
2 14 (5.45%) LDAP
3 8 (3.11%) Internet
4 7 (2.72%) SAN
4 7 (2.72%) VPN
5 6 (2.33%) IPv6
5 6 (2.33%) IPsec
5 6 (2.33%) OSPF
5 6 (2.33%) BGP
5 6 (2.33%) EIGRP
5 6 (2.33%) Network Security
6 5 (1.95%) DNS
7 4 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.56%) SSH
7 4 (1.56%) PuTTY
8 3 (1.17%) NAS
9 1 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (58.37%) MySQL
2 17 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.28%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.89%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.89%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.56%) Redis
6 4 (1.56%) Ingres
6 4 (1.56%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.17%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.17%) Voldemort
7 3 (1.17%) HBase
8 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (29.18%) Git (software)
2 57 (22.18%) PHPUnit
3 29 (11.28%) Subversion
4 23 (8.95%) Jenkins
5 20 (7.78%) Maven
6 18 (7.00%) Ant
6 18 (7.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 18 (7.00%) ClearCase
6 18 (7.00%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (6.61%) Hudson
8 14 (5.45%) JIRA
9 9 (3.50%) Selenium
10 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.17%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.17%) Behat
12 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.39%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 39 (15.18%) Finance
2 17 (6.61%) Marketing
3 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.28%) Electronics
4 11 (4.28%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.95%) Publishing
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 185 (71.98%) Developer
2 119 (46.30%) PHP Developer
3 25 (9.73%) Senior Developer
4 23 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (8.95%) PHP Zend Developer
5 22 (8.56%) Web Developer
6 21 (8.17%) Software Engineer
6 21 (8.17%) Java Developer
7 20 (7.78%) Drupal Developer
8 19 (7.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.23%) Senior PHP Developer
10 15 (5.84%) Architect
11 9 (3.50%) Junior
11 9 (3.50%) Junior Developer
11 9 (3.50%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 8 (3.11%) Junior Web Developer
13 7 (2.72%) Applications Architect
13 7 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 6 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (52.14%) HTML
2 96 (37.35%) HTML5
3 80 (31.13%) jQuery
4 66 (25.68%) Doctrine
5 63 (24.51%) CSS
6 52 (20.23%) Zend Framework
7 36 (14.01%) LAMP
8 32 (12.45%) Symfony
9 21 (8.17%) CSS3
10 19 (7.39%) Laravel
11 18 (7.00%) Web Services
12 17 (6.61%) XML
13 16 (6.23%) J2EE
14 15 (5.84%) RESTful
15 12 (4.67%) AngularJS
16 10 (3.89%) JSON
16 10 (3.89%) CodeIgniter
17 9 (3.50%) Ajax
18 8 (3.11%) .NET
19 6 (2.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.51%) Open Source
2 11 (4.28%) DTV
3 10 (3.89%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.50%) Digital Media
5 8 (3.11%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.33%) Wiki
6 6 (2.33%) User Experience
6 6 (2.33%) Clustering
7 4 (1.56%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.39%) Social Media
9 1 (0.39%) W3C
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.39%) Photography
9 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 118 (45.91%) Linux
2 75 (29.18%) CentOS
3 49 (19.07%) UNIX
4 16 (6.23%) Windows
5 13 (5.06%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.89%) Debian
7 9 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.72%) VMS
9 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.33%) Fedora
9 6 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.39%) Android
10 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (54.86%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (38.91%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (19.46%) Software Engineering
4 49 (19.07%) OO
5 47 (18.29%) MVC
6 42 (16.34%) Mentoring
7 36 (14.01%) Automated Testing
8 35 (13.62%) Refactoring
8 35 (13.62%) Scrum
9 26 (10.12%) DevOps
10 25 (9.73%) Unit Testing
11 19 (7.39%) TDD
11 19 (7.39%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.00%) Release Management
13 15 (5.84%) OOP
14 14 (5.45%) OO PHP
15 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (4.67%) User Stories
17 11 (4.28%) Digital Marketing
17 11 (4.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 150 (58.37%) JavaScript
2 79 (30.74%) Java
3 51 (19.84%) SQL
4 49 (19.07%) Perl
5 44 (17.12%) Ruby
6 43 (16.73%) Python
7 40 (15.56%) Bash Shell
8 28 (10.89%) PHP5
9 18 (7.00%) Lua
10 5 (1.95%) C++
10 5 (1.95%) C
11 4 (1.56%) Korn
12 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.17%) Golang
13 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.78%) C#
14 1 (0.39%) VB
14 1 (0.39%) VB6
14 1 (0.39%) Erlang
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.61%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.45%) Sun Certification
4 13 (5.06%) CCNA
4 13 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.50%) OCPJP
6 8 (3.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.56%) Degree
8 2 (0.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 17 (6.61%) XenServer
2 16 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.06%) Samba
4 6 (2.33%) Postfix
5 5 (1.95%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.56%) NFS
6 4 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.56%) Varnish
7 3 (1.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (14.01%) Puppet
2 28 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (6.61%) Salt
4 6 (2.33%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.56%) Ansible
6 3 (1.17%) Bcfg2
6 3 (1.17%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.17%) Ganeti
7 1 (0.39%) Nagios
7 1 (0.39%) AppManager
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (29.18%) Zend
2 24 (9.34%) VMware
3 23 (8.95%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.61%) Citrix
5 15 (5.84%) Sun
6 12 (4.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (4.28%) SAP
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle
9 4 (1.56%) New Relic
10 2 (0.78%) Percona
11 1 (0.39%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.39%) Google
11 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.39%) Adobe
11 1 (0.39%) NetIQ
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