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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 87 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +13
Contract jobs citing PHP 64 162 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.92% 4.93% 3.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.98% 13.76% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 122 51
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £286
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
1284 1177 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.60% 35.82% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 733 488
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 52 62
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.38 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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 -51 18 £400 +6.66% 11
Gloucestershire -13 15 £425 +21.42% 5
Cornwall +6 7 £200 - 2
Dorset -4 6 £350 +14.75% 13
Devon +11 5 £369 - 8
Wiltshire -4 2 £256 +22.02% 4
Somerset 0 1 - - 4
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 76 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (45.86%) HTML
4 54 (40.60%) CSS
5 49 (36.84%) MySQL
6 35 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (26.32%) HTML5
7 33 (24.81%) jQuery
8 32 (24.06%) Java
9 30 (22.56%) Linux
10 29 (21.80%) Python
11 25 (18.80%) OO
12 24 (18.05%) Zend
13 23 (17.29%) Perl
14 21 (15.79%) UNIX
14 21 (15.79%) Subversion
15 20 (15.04%) Maven
15 20 (15.04%) Scrum
15 20 (15.04%) CSS3
16 19 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 19 (14.29%) Ruby
17 18 (13.53%) Ant
17 18 (13.53%) ClearCase
17 18 (13.53%) DV Cleared
17 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
17 18 (13.53%) Lua
17 18 (13.53%) Release Management
17 18 (13.53%) Apache Ivy
18 17 (12.78%) Apache
18 17 (12.78%) VSS/SourceSafe

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (12.78%) Apache
2 13 (9.77%) Drupal
3 12 (9.02%) WordPress
4 5 (3.76%) Node.js
5 3 (2.26%) CMS
5 3 (2.26%) nginx
5 3 (2.26%) Moodle
6 2 (1.50%) IIS
6 2 (1.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.75%) DNN
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Magento
2 2 (1.50%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) SaaS
2 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) HTTP
2 3 (2.26%) LAN
2 3 (2.26%) WAN
2 3 (2.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.75%) Internet
4 1 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (36.84%) MySQL
2 11 (8.27%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.50%) Big Data
6 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) MS Access
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (15.79%) Subversion
2 20 (15.04%) Maven
3 19 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 18 (13.53%) Ant
4 18 (13.53%) ClearCase
4 18 (13.53%) Apache Ivy
5 17 (12.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.02%) PHPUnit
7 8 (6.02%) JIRA
7 8 (6.02%) Selenium
8 7 (5.26%) Behat
9 4 (3.01%) PhpStorm
9 4 (3.01%) GitLab
9 4 (3.01%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.26%) Hudson
11 2 (1.50%) Mockito
11 2 (1.50%) JUnit
11 2 (1.50%) Firebug
11 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Marketing
3 2 (1.50%) Electronics
3 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.50%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (81.20%) Developer
2 41 (30.83%) PHP Developer
3 20 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.52%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Magento Developer
7 7 (5.26%) WordPress Developer
7 7 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.01%) PHP Zend Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Senior PHP Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.26%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (45.86%) HTML
2 54 (40.60%) CSS
3 35 (26.32%) HTML5
4 33 (24.81%) jQuery
5 20 (15.04%) CSS3
6 14 (10.53%) Doctrine
7 13 (9.77%) Symfony
8 11 (8.27%) Laravel
9 9 (6.77%) Ajax
10 8 (6.02%) LAMP
10 8 (6.02%) .NET
11 7 (5.26%) JSON
11 7 (5.26%) Sass
11 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.51%) Zend Framework
12 6 (4.51%) J2EE
12 6 (4.51%) SOAP
13 5 (3.76%) Web Services
14 4 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (3.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Digital Media
1 5 (3.76%) User Experience
2 4 (3.01%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.01%) iPhone
2 4 (3.01%) iPad
3 2 (1.50%) DTV
3 2 (1.50%) Handset
3 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.75%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Linux
2 21 (15.79%) UNIX
3 16 (12.03%) CentOS
4 10 (7.52%) Windows
5 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.26%) Debian
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.50%) Android
9 1 (0.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (18.80%) OO
4 20 (15.04%) Scrum
5 18 (13.53%) Release Management
6 16 (12.03%) Software Engineering
7 15 (11.28%) MVC
8 14 (10.53%) Web Development
8 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.77%) TDD
10 10 (7.52%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.77%) BDD
11 9 (6.77%) SDLC
12 8 (6.02%) DevOps
12 8 (6.02%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.26%) Data Protection
14 6 (4.51%) Open Source
14 6 (4.51%) Test Scripting
14 6 (4.51%) Refactoring
15 5 (3.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 32 (24.06%) Java
3 29 (21.80%) Python
4 23 (17.29%) Perl
5 19 (14.29%) Ruby
6 18 (13.53%) Lua
7 10 (7.52%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.52%) SQL
8 8 (6.02%) PHP5
9 5 (3.76%) C#
10 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.50%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) DV Cleared
1 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.53%) Sun Certification
3 5 (3.76%) OCPJP
4 3 (2.26%) CCNA
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.75%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) Samba
2 3 (2.26%) Postfix
3 2 (1.50%) vSphere
3 2 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Puppet
2 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.01%) Ansible
3 4 (3.01%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.75%) Nagios
5 1 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.75%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) Zend
2 14 (10.53%) Sun
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle
4 4 (3.01%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
5 2 (1.50%) Eloqua
5 2 (1.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) Siebel
6 1 (0.75%) CA
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West England
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 7 days ago