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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 87 67 28
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing PHP 56 71 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.92% 2.38% 6.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.05% 6.47% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 158
Median daily rate £318 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.06% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £314 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -39.83%
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
1110 1098 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.97% 36.76% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 699 754
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 71
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.10 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 21 £280 -25.33% 14
Gloucestershire -3 13 £340 -28.87% 10
Somerset +13 7 £175 -54.83% 9
Dorset -2 5 £420 +42.97% 16
Devon -1 3 £338 - 2
Wiltshire -7 2 £325 +52.94% 8
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 (56.60%) MySQL
2 58 (54.72%) JavaScript
3 56 (52.83%) HTML
4 49 (46.23%) CSS
5 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.58%) Java
7 24 (22.64%) jQuery
8 23 (21.70%) Linux
9 22 (20.75%) SQL
10 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
11 20 (18.87%) HTML5
11 20 (18.87%) Drupal
11 20 (18.87%) MVC
12 18 (16.98%) LAMP
12 18 (16.98%) WordPress
13 17 (16.04%) CMS
13 17 (16.04%) OO
14 16 (15.09%) .NET
15 15 (14.15%) Symfony
16 14 (13.21%) Web Development
16 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
16 14 (13.21%) C#
17 13 (12.26%) Python
18 12 (11.32%) Apache
18 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
18 12 (11.32%) Subversion
18 12 (11.32%) AngularJS
19 11 (10.38%) CSS3
19 11 (10.38%) Front End Development
19 11 (10.38%) Laravel

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 20 (18.87%) Drupal
2 18 (16.98%) WordPress
3 17 (16.04%) CMS
4 12 (11.32%) Apache
5 5 (4.72%) IIS
6 4 (3.77%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.77%) Node.js
6 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.83%) Confluence
7 3 (2.83%) JBoss
8 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.89%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (1.89%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.89%) nginx
9 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.94%) Moodle
9 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Magento
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.94%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) SaaS
2 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.89%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.94%) GitHub
5 1 (0.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Firewall
1 2 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) Network Security
2 1 (0.94%) SSH
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (56.60%) MySQL
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.83%) MS Access
5 2 (1.89%) Big Data
5 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.94%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.32%) Subversion
3 8 (7.55%) ClearCase
3 8 (7.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (6.60%) Ant
4 7 (6.60%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (6.60%) Maven
5 6 (5.66%) JIRA
6 5 (4.72%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.83%) gulp
7 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.83%) Selenium
7 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.89%) Grunt
8 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.94%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (3.77%) Back Office
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
1 4 (3.77%) Marketing
2 2 (1.89%) Local Government
2 2 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Advertising
3 1 (0.94%) Automotive
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Publishing
3 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (76.42%) Developer
2 42 (39.62%) PHP Developer
3 12 (11.32%) Drupal Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.55%) MySQL Developer
6 8 (7.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Symfony Developer
7 7 (6.60%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Digital Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.66%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.77%) LAMP Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (52.83%) HTML
2 49 (46.23%) CSS
3 24 (22.64%) jQuery
4 20 (18.87%) HTML5
5 18 (16.98%) LAMP
6 16 (15.09%) .NET
7 15 (14.15%) Symfony
8 12 (11.32%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.38%) CSS3
9 11 (10.38%) Laravel
9 11 (10.38%) XML
10 9 (8.49%) Web Services
11 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
11 7 (6.60%) JSON
11 7 (6.60%) Sass
12 6 (5.66%) REST
13 5 (4.72%) Ajax
13 5 (4.72%) LESS
14 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
14 4 (3.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.77%) User Experience
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.83%) Social Media
4 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Blog
5 1 (0.94%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.94%) Fintech
5 1 (0.94%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.94%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Unix
3 4 (3.77%) Android
3 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.77%) Windows
4 3 (2.83%) CentOS
5 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.94%) Debian
6 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) MVC
3 17 (16.04%) OO
4 14 (13.21%) Web Development
5 11 (10.38%) Front End Development
5 11 (10.38%) Scrum
6 10 (9.43%) DevOps
7 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.49%) Open Source
8 8 (7.55%) TDD
9 7 (6.60%) Release Management
10 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.72%) CRM
11 5 (4.72%) OO PHP
11 5 (4.72%) Project Management
11 5 (4.72%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.77%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.77%) Kanban
12 4 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.72%) JavaScript
2 25 (23.58%) Java
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 14 (13.21%) C#
5 13 (12.26%) Python
6 9 (8.49%) PHP 5
7 8 (7.55%) Lua
7 8 (7.55%) Perl
8 3 (2.83%) VBA
9 2 (1.89%) C++
9 2 (1.89%) Delphi
9 2 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) Ruby
10 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.94%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) OSCE
6 1 (0.94%) OSCP
6 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Ansible
1 5 (4.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.89%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.94%) Plesk
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.43%) Zend
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Google
3 5 (4.72%) Sun
4 3 (2.83%) Adobe
4 3 (2.83%) Remedy
5 2 (1.89%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.89%) Sencha
5 2 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco
6 1 (0.94%) Civica
6 1 (0.94%) Sage
6 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Siebel
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