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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 30 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Contract jobs citing PHP 164 76 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.27% 3.41% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.55% 9.86% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 51 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +30.95%
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
1127 771 1127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.54% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 473 592
Average daily rate £350 £326 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 100
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +28 116 £375 +36.36% 30
Gloucestershire -20 18 £350 +75.00% 6
Dorset +8 10 £285 +3.63% 12
Somerset -15 8 £288 +0.87% 14
Wiltshire -31 4 £210 -34.22% 9
Devon -12 3 - - 4
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 153 (43.10%) MySQL
2 149 (41.97%) Zend
3 124 (34.93%) HTML
4 122 (34.37%) JavaScript
5 121 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (30.42%) Linux
7 104 (29.30%) CSS
8 101 (28.45%) jQuery
9 80 (22.54%) MVC
10 71 (20.00%) LAMP
11 66 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (18.59%) Apache
12 65 (18.31%) CentOS
13 64 (18.03%) Java
14 62 (17.46%) HTML5
15 61 (17.18%) Symfony
16 58 (16.34%) Zend Framework
17 57 (16.06%) Red Hat
18 55 (15.49%) PHP5
18 55 (15.49%) Ruby
19 51 (14.37%) Drupal
20 48 (13.52%) Perl
20 48 (13.52%) Git (software)
21 46 (12.96%) DevOps
22 45 (12.68%) Puppet
23 43 (12.11%) Software Engineering
24 41 (11.55%) PHPUnit
24 41 (11.55%) Bash Shell
25 40 (11.27%) OO
26 39 (10.99%) SQL

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 66 (18.59%) Apache
2 51 (14.37%) Drupal
3 26 (7.32%) nginx
4 13 (3.66%) Confluence
4 13 (3.66%) MediaWiki
5 10 (2.82%) WordPress
6 9 (2.54%) CMS
7 7 (1.97%) Node.js
8 6 (1.69%) ExpressionEngine
8 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.13%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.85%) IIS
10 3 (0.85%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.85%) Moodle
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.56%) CATIA
2 2 (0.56%) Windchill
2 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) InDesign
3 1 (0.28%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.41%) Magento
3 4 (1.13%) Shopify
4 2 (0.56%) Summit
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.79%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.10%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.61%) Firewall
2 23 (6.48%) VPN
3 19 (5.35%) LDAP
4 17 (4.79%) LAN
4 17 (4.79%) WAN
5 14 (3.94%) IPv6
6 13 (3.66%) IPsec
6 13 (3.66%) OSPF
6 13 (3.66%) BGP
6 13 (3.66%) EIGRP
6 13 (3.66%) Network Security
7 4 (1.13%) DNS
8 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.85%) Internet
8 3 (0.85%) SSH
9 2 (0.56%) SMPP
10 1 (0.28%) Intranet
10 1 (0.28%) SAN
10 1 (0.28%) SMTP
10 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (43.10%) MySQL
2 32 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.66%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.82%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.13%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.85%) Big Data
9 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.28%) MS Access
11 1 (0.28%) Ingres
11 1 (0.28%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 48 (13.52%) Git (software)
2 41 (11.55%) PHPUnit
3 35 (9.86%) Jenkins
4 25 (7.04%) Subversion
5 18 (5.07%) Hudson
6 15 (4.23%) JIRA
7 6 (1.69%) Maven
8 5 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.41%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.41%) Selenium
9 4 (1.13%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (1.13%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.13%) Ant
10 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.85%) WATIR
10 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.56%) PhpStorm
General
1 18 (5.07%) Finance
2 13 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.25%) Marketing
3 8 (2.25%) Electronics
4 7 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.85%) Publishing
6 2 (0.56%) Banking
6 2 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 276 (77.75%) Developer
2 211 (59.44%) PHP Developer
3 47 (13.24%) Web Developer
4 38 (10.70%) Senior Developer
5 34 (9.58%) PHP Web Developer
6 32 (9.01%) Senior PHP Developer
7 29 (8.17%) PHP Zend Developer
8 27 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 22 (6.20%) Drupal Developer
10 20 (5.63%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.51%) Designer
12 16 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (4.23%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 14 (3.94%) Front-End Developer
14 14 (3.94%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.94%) Administrator
15 13 (3.66%) Architect
16 12 (3.38%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 11 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (34.93%) HTML
2 104 (29.30%) CSS
3 101 (28.45%) jQuery
4 71 (20.00%) LAMP
5 62 (17.46%) HTML5
6 61 (17.18%) Symfony
7 58 (16.34%) Zend Framework
8 37 (10.42%) Web Services
9 30 (8.45%) CodeIgniter
9 30 (8.45%) CSS3
10 20 (5.63%) Ajax
11 17 (4.79%) .NET
12 16 (4.51%) RESTful
13 14 (3.94%) Spring
14 13 (3.66%) XML
14 13 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (3.38%) Sass
16 10 (2.82%) LESS
16 10 (2.82%) JSON
17 9 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.89%) Open Source
2 17 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.94%) Digital Media
4 13 (3.66%) Wiki
5 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.97%) DTV
7 5 (1.41%) Clustering
8 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.85%) VLE
9 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.28%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.28%) BBC
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (30.42%) Linux
2 65 (18.31%) CentOS
3 33 (9.30%) Ubuntu
4 28 (7.89%) Debian
5 23 (6.48%) UNIX
6 16 (4.51%) Windows
7 13 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.82%) Fedora
10 3 (0.85%) VMS
10 3 (0.85%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.54%) MVC
3 66 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (12.96%) DevOps
5 43 (12.11%) Software Engineering
6 40 (11.27%) OO
7 33 (9.30%) OOP
8 31 (8.73%) TDD
8 31 (8.73%) Scrum
9 29 (8.17%) Unit Testing
10 20 (5.63%) Automated Testing
11 17 (4.79%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.66%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.66%) Build Automation
13 12 (3.38%) Load Balancing
13 12 (3.38%) E-Commerce
14 11 (3.10%) Refactoring
15 10 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 122 (34.37%) JavaScript
2 64 (18.03%) Java
3 55 (15.49%) PHP5
3 55 (15.49%) Ruby
4 48 (13.52%) Perl
5 41 (11.55%) Bash Shell
6 39 (10.99%) SQL
7 38 (10.70%) Python
8 16 (4.51%) C#
9 7 (1.97%) C++
10 6 (1.69%) Scala
11 5 (1.41%) Lua
12 3 (0.85%) Delphi
12 3 (0.85%) Korn
13 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.35%) Degree
3 16 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.69%) CCNA
4 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.13%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 30 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.04%) XenServer
3 22 (6.20%) Samba
4 18 (5.07%) Postfix
5 6 (1.69%) Varnish
5 6 (1.69%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.69%) NFS
6 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.85%) Xen
7 3 (0.85%) KVM
7 3 (0.85%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (12.68%) Puppet
2 31 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.51%) Nagios
4 15 (4.23%) Salt
5 14 (3.94%) ZABBIX
6 10 (2.82%) Cacti
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 149 (41.97%) Zend
2 57 (16.06%) Red Hat
3 36 (10.14%) VMware
4 17 (4.79%) Citrix
5 15 (4.23%) Oracle
6 12 (3.38%) Microsoft
7 10 (2.82%) Percona
8 7 (1.97%) SAP
9 3 (0.85%) Google
9 3 (0.85%) Twitter
10 2 (0.56%) Facebook
11 1 (0.28%) Adobe
11 1 (0.28%) Sun
11 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds
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