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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 38 42 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing PHP 150 81 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.51% 3.62% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.82% 9.74% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 56 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.00%
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
1170 832 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.16% 37.21% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 587
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +33 91 £375 +47.05% 16
Gloucestershire -15 21 £400 +100.00% 10
Somerset -18 12 £288 +0.87% 7
Wiltshire -18 11 £210 -35.58% 7
Dorset +3 8 £325 +18.18% 9
Devon -24 2 - - 6
Cornwall - 2 - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 182 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (43.80%) MySQL
3 141 (40.63%) Zend
4 125 (36.02%) HTML
4 125 (36.02%) JavaScript
5 123 (35.45%) Linux
6 103 (29.68%) jQuery
7 96 (27.67%) CSS
8 85 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (23.05%) CentOS
10 78 (22.48%) Apache
11 76 (21.90%) MVC
12 70 (20.17%) Java
13 67 (19.31%) LAMP
14 66 (19.02%) HTML5
15 61 (17.58%) Red Hat
16 58 (16.71%) Zend Framework
17 54 (15.56%) Symfony
17 54 (15.56%) Ruby
17 54 (15.56%) PHPUnit
17 54 (15.56%) Git (software)
18 51 (14.70%) PHP5
18 51 (14.70%) Perl
19 48 (13.83%) Software Engineering
20 47 (13.54%) Puppet
21 46 (13.26%) DevOps
21 46 (13.26%) OO
22 44 (12.68%) SQL
22 44 (12.68%) Bash Shell
23 43 (12.39%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (22.48%) Apache
2 43 (12.39%) Drupal
3 24 (6.92%) nginx
4 12 (3.46%) MediaWiki
4 12 (3.46%) Confluence
5 7 (2.02%) CMS
5 7 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.73%) ExpressionEngine
7 5 (1.44%) WordPress
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.86%) Moodle
8 3 (0.86%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.86%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.58%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.58%) Node.js
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) GIMP
3 1 (0.29%) Windchill
3 1 (0.29%) CATIA
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.44%) Magento
3 4 (1.15%) Shopify
4 2 (0.58%) Summit
5 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
1 18 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 10 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.36%) Firewall
2 23 (6.63%) LDAP
3 21 (6.05%) VPN
4 20 (5.76%) LAN
4 20 (5.76%) WAN
5 12 (3.46%) OSPF
5 12 (3.46%) BGP
5 12 (3.46%) EIGRP
5 12 (3.46%) IPv6
5 12 (3.46%) IPsec
5 12 (3.46%) Network Security
6 6 (1.73%) DNS
7 5 (1.44%) SSH
7 5 (1.44%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.86%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.86%) SAN
8 3 (0.86%) Internet
9 2 (0.58%) SMPP
10 1 (0.29%) Intranet
10 1 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (43.80%) MySQL
2 34 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.75%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.46%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.59%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.73%) Hazelcast
8 3 (0.86%) Big Data
8 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.86%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.86%) Ingres
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 54 (15.56%) PHPUnit
1 54 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.66%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.49%) Subversion
4 21 (6.05%) Hudson
5 14 (4.03%) JIRA
6 10 (2.88%) Maven
7 9 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (2.59%) ClearCase
8 8 (2.31%) Ant
8 8 (2.31%) Selenium
8 8 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.31%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (1.15%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.15%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.58%) WATIR
11 2 (0.58%) Behat
General
1 22 (6.34%) Finance
2 10 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.31%) Electronics
3 8 (2.31%) Marketing
4 7 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.86%) Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Retail
5 3 (0.86%) Publishing
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 271 (78.10%) Developer
2 198 (57.06%) PHP Developer
3 38 (10.95%) Web Developer
4 37 (10.66%) Senior Developer
5 31 (8.93%) Senior PHP Developer
6 29 (8.36%) PHP Zend Developer
7 28 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (6.92%) PHP Web Developer
9 23 (6.63%) Drupal Developer
10 21 (6.05%) Java Developer
10 21 (6.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.76%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (3.75%) Front-End Developer
13 13 (3.75%) Designer
14 12 (3.46%) Architect
14 12 (3.46%) PHP Drupal Developer
15 11 (3.17%) Administrator
15 11 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
16 10 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (36.02%) HTML
2 103 (29.68%) jQuery
3 96 (27.67%) CSS
4 67 (19.31%) LAMP
5 66 (19.02%) HTML5
6 58 (16.71%) Zend Framework
7 54 (15.56%) Symfony
8 39 (11.24%) Web Services
9 26 (7.49%) CSS3
10 24 (6.92%) CodeIgniter
11 21 (6.05%) RESTful
12 19 (5.48%) Ajax
13 17 (4.90%) Spring
13 17 (4.90%) .NET
14 13 (3.75%) Laravel
15 12 (3.46%) Sass
15 12 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (3.17%) CakePHP
17 10 (2.88%) XML
17 10 (2.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.78%) Open Source
2 12 (3.46%) Wiki
3 11 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.59%) Digital Media
5 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.31%) Clustering
6 7 (2.02%) DTV
7 4 (1.15%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.15%) User Experience
8 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.86%) VLE
8 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.58%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.29%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.29%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 123 (35.45%) Linux
2 80 (23.05%) CentOS
3 36 (10.37%) Ubuntu
4 31 (8.93%) UNIX
5 28 (8.07%) Debian
6 13 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.75%) Windows
7 12 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.17%) Fedora
9 5 (1.44%) VMS
10 3 (0.86%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.86%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
3 76 (21.90%) MVC
4 48 (13.83%) Software Engineering
5 46 (13.26%) DevOps
5 46 (13.26%) OO
6 38 (10.95%) Unit Testing
7 34 (9.80%) Scrum
8 33 (9.51%) TDD
9 28 (8.07%) OOP
10 27 (7.78%) Automated Testing
11 20 (5.76%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.19%) Refactoring
13 17 (4.90%) Configuration Management
14 14 (4.03%) Build Automation
15 13 (3.75%) Load Balancing
16 12 (3.46%) Data Modelling
16 12 (3.46%) E-Commerce
16 12 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.02%) JavaScript
2 70 (20.17%) Java
3 54 (15.56%) Ruby
4 51 (14.70%) PHP5
4 51 (14.70%) Perl
5 44 (12.68%) SQL
5 44 (12.68%) Bash Shell
6 36 (10.37%) Python
7 15 (4.32%) C#
8 9 (2.59%) Lua
9 6 (1.73%) C++
10 5 (1.44%) Korn
11 4 (1.15%) Scala
12 3 (0.86%) Delphi
13 2 (0.58%) C
13 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.29%) Erlang
14 1 (0.29%) PHP4
14 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 23 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.75%) Degree
4 11 (3.17%) CCNA
4 11 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.44%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.15%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (8.07%) XenServer
3 24 (6.92%) Samba
4 16 (4.61%) Postfix
5 8 (2.31%) NFS
6 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.44%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.44%) Varnish
8 3 (0.86%) KVM
8 3 (0.86%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.86%) Xen
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (13.54%) Puppet
2 33 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (5.48%) Salt
4 14 (4.03%) Nagios
5 13 (3.75%) ZABBIX
6 10 (2.88%) Cacti
7 2 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 141 (40.63%) Zend
2 61 (17.58%) Red Hat
3 40 (11.53%) VMware
4 20 (5.76%) Citrix
5 15 (4.32%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.75%) Oracle
7 10 (2.88%) Percona
8 7 (2.02%) SAP
9 6 (1.73%) Sun
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter
10 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago