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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 33 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 163 75 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.92% 3.51% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.37% 9.58% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 53 50
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.46% +30.00%
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
1219 783 1150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.76% 36.62% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 513 616
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 94
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.06 £16.30 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +17 95 £400 +56.86% 17
Gloucestershire -10 20 £400 +86.04% 22
Wiltshire -10 16 £369 +20.40% 5
Dorset +11 15 £325 +10.16% 19
Somerset -7 14 £288 +0.87% 6
Devon -21 2 £175 -22.22% 8
Cornwall - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 179 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (50.15%) MySQL
3 138 (42.72%) JavaScript
4 137 (42.41%) Linux
5 132 (40.87%) Zend
6 130 (40.25%) HTML
7 105 (32.51%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (31.58%) CentOS
9 101 (31.27%) jQuery
10 100 (30.96%) Apache
11 84 (26.01%) CSS
12 80 (24.77%) HTML5
13 72 (22.29%) MVC
13 72 (22.29%) LAMP
14 71 (21.98%) Java
15 65 (20.12%) Zend Framework
16 63 (19.50%) PHPUnit
17 58 (17.96%) Ruby
18 57 (17.65%) Red Hat
19 56 (17.34%) Git (software)
20 55 (17.03%) Perl
21 54 (16.72%) Software Engineering
22 53 (16.41%) Bash Shell
23 51 (15.79%) Symfony
23 51 (15.79%) OO
24 49 (15.17%) Puppet
25 45 (13.93%) DevOps
26 43 (13.31%) PHP5
27 42 (13.00%) VMware
28 38 (11.76%) Unit Testing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 100 (30.96%) Apache
2 20 (6.19%) nginx
2 20 (6.19%) Drupal
3 10 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.79%) Confluence
4 9 (2.79%) MediaWiki
4 9 (2.79%) CMS
5 6 (1.86%) ExpressionEngine
6 5 (1.55%) WordPress
7 3 (0.93%) Moodle
7 3 (0.93%) IIS
7 3 (0.93%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.62%) Node.js
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) GIMP
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (3.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.55%) Magento
3 4 (1.24%) Shopify
4 1 (0.31%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.10%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.79%) SaaS
5 2 (0.62%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.29%) Firewall
2 24 (7.43%) LDAP
3 20 (6.19%) LAN
3 20 (6.19%) WAN
4 19 (5.88%) VPN
5 9 (2.79%) IPsec
5 9 (2.79%) EIGRP
5 9 (2.79%) OSPF
5 9 (2.79%) BGP
5 9 (2.79%) IPv6
5 9 (2.79%) Network Security
6 8 (2.48%) DNS
7 7 (2.17%) SAN
7 7 (2.17%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.17%) SSH
8 6 (1.86%) Internet
9 5 (1.55%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.62%) NAS
11 2 (0.62%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (50.15%) MySQL
2 33 (10.22%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.33%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.86%) Hazelcast
7 5 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.55%) Ingres
7 5 (1.55%) JasperReports
8 4 (1.24%) Big Data
9 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.62%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.62%) HBase
10 2 (0.62%) Voldemort
11 1 (0.31%) Redis
11 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 63 (19.50%) PHPUnit
2 56 (17.34%) Git (software)
3 36 (11.15%) Jenkins
4 26 (8.05%) Subversion
5 21 (6.50%) Hudson
6 13 (4.02%) JIRA
7 12 (3.72%) Maven
8 11 (3.41%) Apache Ivy
8 11 (3.41%) Ant
8 11 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (3.41%) ClearCase
9 7 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.17%) Selenium
10 3 (0.93%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.62%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.62%) Behat
12 1 (0.31%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.31%) LabVIEW
General
1 30 (9.29%) Finance
2 13 (4.02%) Marketing
3 12 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.41%) Electronics
5 10 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.24%) Banking
6 4 (1.24%) Retail
7 3 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 244 (75.54%) Developer
2 182 (56.35%) PHP Developer
3 38 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 34 (10.53%) PHP Zend Developer
5 32 (9.91%) Senior PHP Developer
6 30 (9.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 27 (8.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 26 (8.05%) Web Developer
9 24 (7.43%) Software Engineer
10 22 (6.81%) Java Developer
11 18 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
12 15 (4.64%) Architect
13 12 (3.72%) PHP Web Developer
13 12 (3.72%) Designer
14 9 (2.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 9 (2.79%) Front-End Developer
15 8 (2.48%) Junior Web Developer
15 8 (2.48%) Junior Developer
15 8 (2.48%) Linux Administrator
15 8 (2.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (40.25%) HTML
2 101 (31.27%) jQuery
3 84 (26.01%) CSS
4 80 (24.77%) HTML5
5 72 (22.29%) LAMP
6 65 (20.12%) Zend Framework
7 51 (15.79%) Symfony
8 35 (10.84%) Web Services
9 28 (8.67%) CSS3
10 21 (6.50%) RESTful
11 18 (5.57%) Laravel
12 16 (4.95%) Spring
12 16 (4.95%) CodeIgniter
13 15 (4.64%) .NET
14 14 (4.33%) Ajax
15 11 (3.41%) JSON
15 11 (3.41%) CakePHP
16 10 (3.10%) SOAP
17 9 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (2.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.12%) Open Source
2 11 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.10%) Clustering
3 10 (3.10%) DTV
4 9 (2.79%) Wiki
5 8 (2.48%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.17%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.93%) User Experience
8 3 (0.93%) VLE
8 3 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.62%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.31%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 137 (42.41%) Linux
2 102 (31.58%) CentOS
3 38 (11.76%) UNIX
4 36 (11.15%) Ubuntu
5 24 (7.43%) Debian
6 13 (4.02%) Fedora
6 13 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.79%) Windows
7 9 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.17%) VMS
9 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.93%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (32.51%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (22.29%) MVC
4 54 (16.72%) Software Engineering
5 51 (15.79%) OO
6 45 (13.93%) DevOps
7 38 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 35 (10.84%) Scrum
9 28 (8.67%) Automated Testing
9 28 (8.67%) TDD
10 27 (8.36%) Refactoring
11 25 (7.74%) Mentoring
12 23 (7.12%) OOP
13 19 (5.88%) Configuration Management
14 14 (4.33%) Build Automation
14 14 (4.33%) OO PHP
15 12 (3.72%) Load Balancing
16 11 (3.41%) Release Management
17 10 (3.10%) Digital Marketing
17 10 (3.10%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (42.72%) JavaScript
2 71 (21.98%) Java
3 58 (17.96%) Ruby
4 55 (17.03%) Perl
5 53 (16.41%) Bash Shell
6 43 (13.31%) PHP5
7 37 (11.46%) Python
8 36 (11.15%) SQL
9 11 (3.41%) Lua
10 10 (3.10%) C#
11 8 (2.48%) C++
12 7 (2.17%) Korn
13 4 (1.24%) C
14 3 (0.93%) Delphi
15 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.31%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.31%) VC++
16 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.64%) SC Cleared
2 15 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (4.64%) CCNA
3 13 (4.02%) Degree
4 8 (2.48%) Sun Certification
5 7 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 29 (8.98%) XenServer
1 29 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.74%) Samba
3 13 (4.02%) Postfix
4 10 (3.10%) NFS
5 7 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.93%) KVM
6 3 (0.93%) Xen
6 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (15.17%) Puppet
2 37 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.12%) Salt
4 10 (3.10%) ZABBIX
5 9 (2.79%) Cacti
5 9 (2.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 132 (40.87%) Zend
2 57 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 42 (13.00%) VMware
4 21 (6.50%) Citrix
5 11 (3.41%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.10%) SAP
7 9 (2.79%) Percona
7 9 (2.79%) Sun
8 8 (2.48%) Oracle
9 1 (0.31%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.31%) New Relic
9 1 (0.31%) Twitter
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
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