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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 82 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -24
Contract jobs citing PHP 55 86 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 2.78% 5.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 7.39% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 148
Average daily rate £325 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £229 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £462 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
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
1088 1163 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.13% 37.59% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 715 735
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 67 60
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +15 16 £328 -28.49% 9
Bristol -41 13 £275 -26.66% 19
Somerset +13 7 £175 -54.83% 8
Dorset -3 6 £330 +28.78% 20
Devon +7 4 £338 - 5
Wiltshire -2 4 £325 +26.82% 7
Cornwall +4 1 £285 -5.00% 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 52 (56.52%) MySQL
2 51 (55.43%) JavaScript
3 45 (48.91%) HTML
4 43 (46.74%) CSS
5 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (26.09%) Java
6 24 (26.09%) SQL
7 18 (19.57%) MVC
7 18 (19.57%) jQuery
8 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
8 17 (18.48%) OO
9 16 (17.39%) WordPress
10 15 (16.30%) Drupal
11 14 (15.22%) HTML5
11 14 (15.22%) .NET
12 13 (14.13%) Linux
12 13 (14.13%) Python
12 13 (14.13%) Web Development
13 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 12 (13.04%) C#
13 12 (13.04%) LAMP
13 12 (13.04%) Subversion
14 11 (11.96%) CMS
14 11 (11.96%) Symfony
15 10 (10.87%) Laravel
16 9 (9.78%) Apache
16 9 (9.78%) Zend
16 9 (9.78%) Magento
17 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (17.39%) WordPress
2 15 (16.30%) Drupal
3 11 (11.96%) CMS
4 9 (9.78%) Apache
5 6 (6.52%) IIS
6 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.35%) Apache Solr
8 3 (3.26%) JBoss
8 3 (3.26%) Node.js
9 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.17%) Confluence
9 2 (2.17%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.09%) Joomla!
10 1 (1.09%) Moodle
10 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Magento
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.09%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.09%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.09%) OpenCart
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.17%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
2 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (56.52%) MySQL
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) MS Access
4 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.09%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.04%) Subversion
3 8 (8.70%) ClearCase
3 8 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (7.61%) Ant
4 7 (7.61%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (7.61%) Maven
5 5 (5.43%) JIRA
5 5 (5.43%) Selenium
6 4 (4.35%) PHPUnit
7 3 (3.26%) gulp
8 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.17%) Grunt
8 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.35%) Back Office
2 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Marketing
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Publishing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (77.17%) Developer
2 41 (44.57%) PHP Developer
3 10 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Architect
4 8 (8.70%) MySQL Developer
4 8 (8.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 7 (7.61%) WordPress Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Digital Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Drupal Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (5.43%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Symfony Developer
8 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (4.35%) LAMP Developer
8 4 (4.35%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Tester
8 4 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.26%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (48.91%) HTML
2 43 (46.74%) CSS
3 18 (19.57%) jQuery
4 14 (15.22%) .NET
4 14 (15.22%) HTML5
5 12 (13.04%) LAMP
6 11 (11.96%) Symfony
7 10 (10.87%) Laravel
8 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.70%) CSS3
8 8 (8.70%) Web Services
8 8 (8.70%) XML
9 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.61%) Sass
10 5 (5.43%) Ajax
10 5 (5.43%) JSON
11 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.35%) LESS
11 4 (4.35%) LINQ
11 4 (4.35%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Social Media
2 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.09%) Blog
3 1 (1.09%) Fintech
3 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) PKI
3 1 (1.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Linux
2 8 (8.70%) Unix
3 3 (3.26%) CentOS
4 2 (2.17%) Android
4 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) MVC
3 17 (18.48%) OO
4 13 (14.13%) Web Development
5 8 (8.70%) Front End Development
5 8 (8.70%) Open Source
5 8 (8.70%) Scrum
6 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
6 7 (7.61%) Release Management
7 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
7 6 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.52%) TDD
8 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.43%) OO PHP
8 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.35%) CRM
9 4 (4.35%) DevOps
9 4 (4.35%) Kanban
9 4 (4.35%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (55.43%) JavaScript
2 24 (26.09%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) Python
4 12 (13.04%) C#
5 8 (8.70%) Lua
5 8 (8.70%) Perl
5 8 (8.70%) PHP 5
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
7 2 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) Delphi
7 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
3 5 (5.43%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) CISSP
5 1 (1.09%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.09%) GWAPT
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) OSCE
5 1 (1.09%) OSCP
5 1 (1.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) Plesk
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Zend
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) Google
4 5 (5.43%) Sun
5 3 (3.26%) Adobe
6 2 (2.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco
7 1 (1.09%) Remedy
7 1 (1.09%) Sage
7 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Siebel
Bristol, Somerset
GCS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
New Cavendish Street, Central London
University of Westminster
Rate: £44,579 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 days ago