The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 40 35
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5  
Contract jobs citing PHP 18 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.15% 3.21% 4.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.79% 9.25% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 33
Median daily rate £303 £299 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -22.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 311 292 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 37.11% 34.76% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 203 299
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 4
Median hourly rate £48.50 £39.00 £36.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.35% +7.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £29.40 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Bristol

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Bristol

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Bristol

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for PHP.

1 32 (86.49%) HTML
2 30 (81.08%) CSS
3 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
4 16 (43.24%) MySQL
5 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (37.84%) jQuery
6 12 (32.43%) Drupal
6 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
6 12 (32.43%) HTML5
7 11 (29.73%) Web Development
8 9 (24.32%) MVC
9 8 (21.62%) CMS
9 8 (21.62%) Sass
10 7 (18.92%) CSS3
10 7 (18.92%) Symfony
10 7 (18.92%) Python
10 7 (18.92%) Linux
10 7 (18.92%) Java
11 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (16.22%) Front End Development
12 5 (13.51%) REST
12 5 (13.51%) Laravel
12 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
12 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
12 5 (13.51%) TDD
12 5 (13.51%) Web Design
12 5 (13.51%) JSON
12 5 (13.51%) Ajax
12 5 (13.51%) WordPress
12 5 (13.51%) RESTful

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (32.43%) Drupal
2 8 (21.62%) CMS
3 5 (13.51%) WordPress
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.70%) nginx
5 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) LDAP
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) MySQL
2 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) Grunt
2 3 (8.11%) gulp
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.70%) git-flow
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Redmine
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.41%) Advertising
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (86.49%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) PHP Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Drupal Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Designer
7 1 (2.70%) Digital Designer
7 1 (2.70%) Django Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Scala Developer
7 1 (2.70%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (86.49%) HTML
2 30 (81.08%) CSS
3 14 (37.84%) jQuery
4 12 (32.43%) HTML5
5 8 (21.62%) Sass
6 7 (18.92%) CSS3
6 7 (18.92%) Symfony
7 5 (13.51%) Ajax
7 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
7 5 (13.51%) JSON
7 5 (13.51%) Laravel
7 5 (13.51%) REST
7 5 (13.51%) RESTful
8 4 (10.81%) Django
8 4 (10.81%) LAMP
8 4 (10.81%) Node.js
8 4 (10.81%) Web Services
8 4 (10.81%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (8.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) CentOS
2 1 (2.70%) Debian
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Web Development
3 9 (24.32%) MVC
4 6 (16.22%) Front End Development
4 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Web Design
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Open Source
8 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) Content Management
8 2 (5.41%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (5.41%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) SDLC
9 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.70%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.92%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) ES6
4 1 (2.70%) Groovy
4 1 (2.70%) PHP 5
4 1 (2.70%) PHP 7
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Shibboleth
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Zend
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Dell
3 1 (2.70%) F5
3 1 (2.70%) Facebook
3 1 (2.70%) Gemalto
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Panasonic
3 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) Sencha
3 1 (2.70%) VMware