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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 36 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 141 94 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.28% 3.98% 4.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.63% 11.44% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 80 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £363 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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
1212 822 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.81% 34.80% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 522 595
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 65 86
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.37 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 86 £413 +32.53% 25
Gloucestershire -7 19 £385 +40.00% 5
Dorset +10 14 £240 +6.66% 24
Wiltshire -10 10 £325 -0.38% 5
Somerset -24 7 £300 - 12
Devon -9 5 £175 -26.31% 11
Cornwall +8 1 - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 164 (56.36%) JavaScript
2 161 (55.33%) MySQL
3 160 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (51.20%) HTML
5 127 (43.64%) Linux
6 105 (36.08%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (34.71%) Zend
8 98 (33.68%) Apache
8 98 (33.68%) HTML5
9 97 (33.33%) jQuery
10 93 (31.96%) CentOS
11 85 (29.21%) Java
12 84 (28.87%) Doctrine
13 78 (26.80%) CSS
14 72 (24.74%) Git (software)
15 66 (22.68%) PHPUnit
16 61 (20.96%) Zend Framework
17 60 (20.62%) Software Engineering
18 56 (19.24%) OO
19 54 (18.56%) LAMP
20 52 (17.87%) SQL
21 49 (16.84%) Perl
21 49 (16.84%) MVC
21 49 (16.84%) Ruby
22 48 (16.49%) UNIX
23 46 (15.81%) Bash Shell
24 45 (15.46%) Finance
25 43 (14.78%) Mentoring
26 42 (14.43%) Symfony
27 40 (13.75%) Automated Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 98 (33.68%) Apache
2 15 (5.15%) Drupal
3 12 (4.12%) CMS
4 11 (3.78%) nginx
5 7 (2.41%) WordPress
6 6 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.72%) Confluence
7 5 (1.72%) MediaWiki
8 4 (1.37%) ExpressionEngine
9 3 (1.03%) IIS
9 3 (1.03%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.69%) Node.js
10 2 (0.69%) Moodle
11 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) concrete5
Applications
1 6 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 11 (3.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.03%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.75%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.37%) SaaS
4 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.22%) Firewall
2 19 (6.53%) LDAP
3 16 (5.50%) LAN
3 16 (5.50%) WAN
4 11 (3.78%) VPN
5 8 (2.75%) Internet
5 8 (2.75%) DNS
5 8 (2.75%) SAN
6 7 (2.41%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.41%) SSH
7 5 (1.72%) IPsec
7 5 (1.72%) EIGRP
7 5 (1.72%) IPv6
7 5 (1.72%) OSPF
7 5 (1.72%) BGP
7 5 (1.72%) Network Security
7 5 (1.72%) PuTTY
8 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.03%) NAS
10 2 (0.69%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (55.33%) MySQL
2 22 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.78%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.72%) Ingres
7 5 (1.72%) JasperReports
8 4 (1.37%) Redis
8 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.03%) MS Access
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.03%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.03%) HBase
9 3 (1.03%) Voldemort
9 3 (1.03%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.69%) Big Data
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (24.74%) Git (software)
2 66 (22.68%) PHPUnit
3 25 (8.59%) Jenkins
4 24 (8.25%) Subversion
5 17 (5.84%) Hudson
6 16 (5.50%) Maven
7 15 (5.15%) ClearCase
7 15 (5.15%) Ant
7 15 (5.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 15 (5.15%) Apache Ivy
8 13 (4.47%) JIRA
9 8 (2.75%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.41%) Selenium
11 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.03%) FitNesse
12 3 (1.03%) Behat
13 1 (0.34%) JUnit
13 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.34%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.34%) WATIR
General
1 45 (15.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.84%) Marketing
3 14 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.12%) Electronics
5 11 (3.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
6 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 214 (73.54%) Developer
2 150 (51.55%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.31%) PHP Zend Developer
4 29 (9.97%) Senior Developer
5 24 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (8.25%) Software Engineer
6 22 (7.56%) Web Developer
7 21 (7.22%) Java Developer
8 19 (6.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 19 (6.53%) Senior PHP Developer
9 14 (4.81%) Architect
10 10 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.09%) Junior
11 9 (3.09%) Junior Developer
11 9 (3.09%) Drupal Developer
11 9 (3.09%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 8 (2.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Junior Web Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Applications Architect
12 8 (2.75%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (51.20%) HTML
2 98 (33.68%) HTML5
3 97 (33.33%) jQuery
4 84 (28.87%) Doctrine
5 78 (26.80%) CSS
6 61 (20.96%) Zend Framework
7 54 (18.56%) LAMP
8 42 (14.43%) Symfony
9 32 (11.00%) Web Services
10 24 (8.25%) Laravel
11 23 (7.90%) CSS3
12 22 (7.56%) RESTful
13 18 (6.19%) .NET
14 14 (4.81%) AngularJS
15 13 (4.47%) JSON
16 12 (4.12%) Ajax
16 12 (4.12%) J2EE
17 11 (3.78%) CodeIgniter
18 9 (3.09%) XML
18 9 (3.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.31%) Open Source
2 11 (3.78%) DTV
3 8 (2.75%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.75%) Clustering
3 8 (2.75%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.41%) User Experience
5 5 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.72%) Wiki
5 5 (1.72%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (1.37%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.69%) VLE
8 2 (0.69%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (43.64%) Linux
2 93 (31.96%) CentOS
3 48 (16.49%) UNIX
4 23 (7.90%) Ubuntu
5 13 (4.47%) Debian
6 11 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.75%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.41%) VMS
8 7 (2.41%) Windows
9 6 (2.06%) Fedora
10 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.03%) Android
12 2 (0.69%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (36.08%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (20.62%) Software Engineering
4 56 (19.24%) OO
5 49 (16.84%) MVC
6 43 (14.78%) Mentoring
7 40 (13.75%) Automated Testing
8 38 (13.06%) Refactoring
9 36 (12.37%) Scrum
10 31 (10.65%) DevOps
11 30 (10.31%) Unit Testing
12 27 (9.28%) TDD
13 22 (7.56%) OOP
14 16 (5.50%) Configuration Management
15 15 (5.15%) Release Management
15 15 (5.15%) OO PHP
16 13 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (4.12%) Build Automation
17 12 (4.12%) Migration
17 12 (4.12%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 164 (56.36%) JavaScript
2 85 (29.21%) Java
3 52 (17.87%) SQL
4 49 (16.84%) Perl
4 49 (16.84%) Ruby
5 46 (15.81%) Bash Shell
6 36 (12.37%) PHP5
7 35 (12.03%) Python
8 15 (5.15%) Lua
9 10 (3.44%) C++
10 7 (2.41%) C#
10 7 (2.41%) Korn
11 5 (1.72%) C
12 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.69%) Golang
13 2 (0.69%) VB
14 1 (0.34%) VC++
14 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.47%) DV Cleared
3 12 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.12%) CCNA
3 12 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.78%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.72%) Degree
5 5 (1.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 21 (7.22%) XenServer
2 19 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.19%) Samba
4 9 (3.09%) NFS
5 7 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.41%) Postfix
6 2 (0.69%) KVM
6 2 (0.69%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.69%) Xen
7 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 39 (13.40%) Puppet
2 34 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (7.22%) Salt
4 5 (1.72%) Nagios
4 5 (1.72%) ZABBIX
4 5 (1.72%) Cacti
5 2 (0.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 101 (34.71%) Zend
2 35 (12.03%) Red Hat
3 30 (10.31%) VMware
4 16 (5.50%) Citrix
5 14 (4.81%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.12%) Sun
7 11 (3.78%) SAP
8 8 (2.75%) Oracle
9 5 (1.72%) Percona
10 4 (1.37%) New Relic
11 1 (0.34%) Google
11 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.34%) Rackspace
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