The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 33 54 76
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +22
Contract jobs citing PHP 189 72 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.68% 3.06% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.47% 7.81% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 42 44
Average daily rate £350 £245 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £178 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £324 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -12.50%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1222 922 1406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.74% 39.20% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 519 777
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 105
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.57 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
PHP
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +25 119 £350 +40.00% 21
Somerset +3 24 £350 +55.55% 15
Gloucestershire +20 22 £304 +28.00% 30
Devon +7 15 £225 -10.00% 7
Wiltshire -13 8 £350 +16.66% 5
Dorset -13 2 - - 23
Cornwall -5 1 £215 -38.57% 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 134 (46.21%) MySQL
2 121 (41.72%) JavaScript
3 120 (41.38%) HTML
4 116 (40.00%) CSS
5 92 (31.72%) Zend
6 83 (28.62%) jQuery
7 70 (24.14%) Drupal
8 63 (21.72%) PHP5
9 56 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (18.97%) MVC
11 52 (17.93%) OOP
12 47 (16.21%) Linux
13 45 (15.52%) LAMP
13 45 (15.52%) HTML5
14 44 (15.17%) SQL
15 36 (12.41%) OO
16 35 (12.07%) CodeIgniter
16 35 (12.07%) Digital Media
17 34 (11.72%) Zend Framework
18 33 (11.38%) Symfony
18 33 (11.38%) Java
19 32 (11.03%) Web Services
20 30 (10.34%) CSS3
21 29 (10.00%) Ajax
22 28 (9.66%) NoSQL
23 27 (9.31%) Bash Shell
23 27 (9.31%) Software Engineering
23 27 (9.31%) Python
23 27 (9.31%) OOD
24 24 (8.28%) Telecoms

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 70 (24.14%) Drupal
2 23 (7.93%) Apache
3 14 (4.83%) WordPress
4 13 (4.48%) Node.js
5 8 (2.76%) nginx
6 7 (2.41%) CMS
7 4 (1.38%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.38%) MediaWiki
7 4 (1.38%) Confluence
8 3 (1.03%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.03%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.69%) IIS
9 2 (0.69%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.03%) CATIA
2 3 (1.03%) Windchill
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) InDesign
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Summit
1 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.79%) SaaS
2 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.07%) Firewall
2 5 (1.72%) LDAP
2 5 (1.72%) LAN
2 5 (1.72%) WAN
2 5 (1.72%) VPN
2 5 (1.72%) IPv6
3 4 (1.38%) IPsec
3 4 (1.38%) Network Security
3 4 (1.38%) Internet
3 4 (1.38%) OSPF
3 4 (1.38%) BGP
3 4 (1.38%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.69%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (46.21%) MySQL
2 28 (9.66%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.38%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQLite
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.79%) PHPUnit
4 10 (3.45%) Subversion
5 9 (3.10%) FitNesse
6 5 (1.72%) JIRA
6 5 (1.72%) Hudson
7 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.03%) Selenium
7 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.03%) JMeter
7 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.69%) Maven
8 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.69%) WATIR
8 2 (0.69%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.69%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.34%) Trac
General
1 24 (8.28%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.83%) Publishing
3 6 (2.07%) Finance
4 5 (1.72%) Marketing
5 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.69%) Games
5 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 242 (83.45%) Developer
2 165 (56.90%) PHP Developer
3 57 (19.66%) Web Developer
4 45 (15.52%) Drupal Developer
5 39 (13.45%) PHP Web Developer
6 20 (6.90%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 15 (5.17%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.14%) PHP Zend Developer
9 11 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.79%) Designer
9 11 (3.79%) Senior PHP Developer
10 8 (2.76%) MySQL Developer
10 8 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
10 8 (2.76%) Administrator
10 8 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (2.76%) Analyst
10 8 (2.76%) WordPress Developer
11 6 (2.07%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 6 (2.07%) Database Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (41.38%) HTML
2 116 (40.00%) CSS
3 83 (28.62%) jQuery
4 45 (15.52%) HTML5
4 45 (15.52%) LAMP
5 35 (12.07%) CodeIgniter
6 34 (11.72%) Zend Framework
7 33 (11.38%) Symfony
8 32 (11.03%) Web Services
9 30 (10.34%) CSS3
10 29 (10.00%) Ajax
11 22 (7.59%) Sass
12 19 (6.55%) LESS
13 17 (5.86%) .NET
14 13 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (4.14%) XML
16 9 (3.10%) XHTML
16 9 (3.10%) RSS
16 9 (3.10%) JSON
17 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.07%) Digital Media
2 17 (5.86%) Open Source
3 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.72%) Wiki
6 4 (1.38%) W3C
7 2 (0.69%) DTV
7 2 (0.69%) Replication
7 2 (0.69%) Clustering
7 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.34%) Social Media
8 1 (0.34%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.21%) Linux
2 14 (4.83%) UNIX
3 11 (3.79%) CentOS
4 9 (3.10%) Windows
5 7 (2.41%) Debian
6 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.72%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Fedora
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.97%) MVC
3 52 (17.93%) OOP
4 36 (12.41%) OO
5 27 (9.31%) OOD
5 27 (9.31%) Software Engineering
6 17 (5.86%) Scrum
7 16 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (5.17%) Automated Testing
9 13 (4.48%) Web Development
9 13 (4.48%) TDD
9 13 (4.48%) OO PHP
10 10 (3.45%) Content Management
11 9 (3.10%) Website Architecture
12 8 (2.76%) Configuration Management
13 7 (2.41%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.41%) Refactoring
13 7 (2.41%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.41%) Time Management
14 6 (2.07%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 121 (41.72%) JavaScript
2 63 (21.72%) PHP5
3 44 (15.17%) SQL
4 33 (11.38%) Java
5 27 (9.31%) Python
5 27 (9.31%) Bash Shell
6 22 (7.59%) Perl
7 14 (4.83%) Ruby
8 12 (4.14%) C#
9 10 (3.45%) Scala
10 6 (2.07%) C++
11 3 (1.03%) C
11 3 (1.03%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.69%) VB
13 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Progress 4GL
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (4.14%) Degree
2 11 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) ISEB
4 4 (1.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.03%) WCAG
1 3 (1.03%) WAI
1 3 (1.03%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (2.07%) Samba
1 6 (2.07%) VirtualBox
2 5 (1.72%) Varnish
2 5 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.72%) Postfix
3 4 (1.38%) XenServer
3 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.34%) KVM
4 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (6.21%) Puppet
2 12 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.76%) Nagios
4 4 (1.38%) SCOM
4 4 (1.38%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.69%) Cacti
Vendors
1 92 (31.72%) Zend
2 16 (5.52%) Red Hat
3 15 (5.17%) Oracle
4 9 (3.10%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.10%) Twitter
5 6 (2.07%) VMware
6 4 (1.38%) Google
6 4 (1.38%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.38%) SAP
6 4 (1.38%) Citrix
7 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.69%) Percona
7 2 (0.69%) Facebook
8 1 (0.34%) Apple
8 1 (0.34%) Progress
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe
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