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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 85 28 49
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +21
Contract jobs citing PHP 62 165 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 5.38% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.84% 14.27% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 135 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £286 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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
1280 1156 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.00% 37.68% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 760 447
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 47 42
Average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -46 23 £350 -6.66% 13
Gloucestershire -5 13 £444 +14.51% 8
Dorset -2 7 £350 +37.25% 7
Wiltshire +2 4 £238 +13.09% 2
Devon 0 3 £313 - 10
Somerset -2 3 £319 +10.86% 19
Cornwall +4 1 - - 2
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 87 (58.39%) JavaScript
2 72 (48.32%) HTML
3 68 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (42.28%) MySQL
5 57 (38.26%) CSS
6 46 (30.87%) Linux
7 45 (30.20%) HTML5
8 43 (28.86%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (27.52%) jQuery
10 35 (23.49%) Python
11 34 (22.82%) Java
12 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
13 29 (19.46%) Zend
14 28 (18.79%) Perl
15 27 (18.12%) Ruby
16 26 (17.45%) Apache
17 25 (16.78%) UNIX
17 25 (16.78%) Subversion
18 24 (16.11%) CentOS
19 23 (15.44%) CSS3
19 23 (15.44%) OO
20 21 (14.09%) Scrum
21 20 (13.42%) Software Engineering
22 19 (12.75%) Maven
22 19 (12.75%) Doctrine
23 18 (12.08%) Mentoring
23 18 (12.08%) Bash Shell
24 17 (11.41%) Puppet
25 16 (10.74%) Lua
25 16 (10.74%) Release Management

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (17.45%) Apache
2 14 (9.40%) WordPress
3 13 (8.72%) Drupal
4 5 (3.36%) Node.js
4 5 (3.36%) nginx
5 2 (1.34%) JBoss
5 2 (1.34%) MediaWiki
5 2 (1.34%) Confluence
5 2 (1.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.67%) DNN
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
6 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Magento
2 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) LAN
1 7 (4.70%) WAN
1 7 (4.70%) Firewall
2 5 (3.36%) HTTP
3 2 (1.34%) VPN
3 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.34%) IPv6
3 2 (1.34%) IPsec
3 2 (1.34%) Network Security
3 2 (1.34%) OSPF
3 2 (1.34%) BGP
3 2 (1.34%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.34%) LDAP
4 1 (0.67%) Skype
4 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (42.28%) MySQL
2 10 (6.71%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Big Data
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
2 25 (16.78%) Subversion
3 19 (12.75%) Maven
4 16 (10.74%) ClearCase
4 16 (10.74%) Ant
4 16 (10.74%) Apache Ivy
5 15 (10.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (9.40%) Jenkins
7 12 (8.05%) PHPUnit
8 11 (7.38%) JIRA
9 10 (6.71%) Selenium
10 7 (4.70%) Hudson
10 7 (4.70%) Behat
11 4 (2.68%) PhpStorm
11 4 (2.68%) GitLab
11 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.34%) JUnit
12 2 (1.34%) Firebug
12 2 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.34%) EasyMock
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Publishing
4 2 (1.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (74.50%) Developer
2 53 (35.57%) PHP Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.07%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Drupal Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Front-End Developer
8 9 (6.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) WordPress Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Magento Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.36%) iOS Developer
12 4 (2.68%) PHP Zend Developer
12 4 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
13 3 (2.01%) Automation Engineer
13 3 (2.01%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (48.32%) HTML
2 57 (38.26%) CSS
3 45 (30.20%) HTML5
4 41 (27.52%) jQuery
5 23 (15.44%) CSS3
6 19 (12.75%) Doctrine
7 15 (10.07%) Symfony
8 13 (8.72%) Ajax
9 11 (7.38%) LAMP
9 11 (7.38%) Zend Framework
10 10 (6.71%) Laravel
11 9 (6.04%) XML
12 8 (5.37%) .NET
12 8 (5.37%) J2EE
13 7 (4.70%) SOAP
13 7 (4.70%) JSON
13 7 (4.70%) AngularJS
14 6 (4.03%) Sass
14 6 (4.03%) Web Services
15 4 (2.68%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Digital Media
2 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.36%) User Experience
3 4 (2.68%) iPhone
3 4 (2.68%) iPad
3 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.34%) Wiki
4 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.34%) DTV
4 2 (1.34%) Handset
4 2 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.87%) Linux
2 25 (16.78%) UNIX
3 24 (16.11%) CentOS
4 15 (10.07%) Windows
5 8 (5.37%) Debian
6 6 (4.03%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.01%) VMS
9 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.34%) Android
9 2 (1.34%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.86%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (15.44%) OO
4 21 (14.09%) Scrum
5 20 (13.42%) Software Engineering
6 18 (12.08%) Mentoring
7 16 (10.74%) Release Management
8 15 (10.07%) MVC
8 15 (10.07%) DevOps
9 12 (8.05%) Web Development
9 12 (8.05%) Automated Testing
9 12 (8.05%) TDD
10 11 (7.38%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.71%) Refactoring
11 10 (6.71%) SDLC
11 10 (6.71%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.37%) Open Source
12 8 (5.37%) BDD
12 8 (5.37%) Test Scripting
13 7 (4.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (58.39%) JavaScript
2 35 (23.49%) Python
3 34 (22.82%) Java
4 28 (18.79%) Perl
5 27 (18.12%) Ruby
6 18 (12.08%) Bash Shell
7 16 (10.74%) Lua
8 13 (8.72%) PHP5
9 11 (7.38%) SQL
10 5 (3.36%) C#
11 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.67%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.67%) Groovy
13 1 (0.67%) VBA
13 1 (0.67%) C++
13 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) DV Cleared
1 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.72%) Sun Certification
3 7 (4.70%) OCPJP
4 5 (3.36%) CCNA
4 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.01%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.67%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.36%) Postfix
2 5 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) Samba
3 4 (2.68%) XenServer
4 3 (2.01%) vSphere
4 3 (2.01%) Xen
5 2 (1.34%) iptables
5 2 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.04%) Salt
4 6 (4.03%) Ansible
5 4 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.01%) Bcfg2
6 3 (2.01%) Ganeti
7 2 (1.34%) Nagios
7 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.67%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.67%) AppManager
8 1 (0.67%) SCCM
8 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (19.46%) Zend
2 13 (8.72%) Sun
3 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.70%) VMware
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle
6 4 (2.68%) Citrix
6 4 (2.68%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.01%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) Siebel
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe
9 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.67%) Eloqua
Cornwall
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago