Period
to 21 April 2019

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 6 months to 21 April 2019 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 65 73
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 44 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.19% 2.27% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 5.86% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 23
Bristol median daily rate £325 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36% -7.56%
10th Percentile £251 £313 £185
90th Percentile £419 £650 £545
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £295
% change year-on-year -13.33% +27.12% -7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £52.50 - £40.00

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 885 666 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 44.07% 38.81% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 443 412
Bristol median daily rate £440 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £268
90th Percentile £588 £523 £543
South West median daily rate £448 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.88% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 21
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £37.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -4.49% +4.00%
10th Percentile £36.00 £26.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £61.90 £43.50 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.37%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for PHP.

1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 28 (63.64%) CSS
3 24 (54.55%) HTML
4 20 (45.45%) MySQL
5 17 (38.64%) Web Development
6 16 (36.36%) Symfony
6 16 (36.36%) Linux
7 14 (31.82%) LAMP
8 12 (27.27%) Laravel
9 11 (25.00%) OO
9 11 (25.00%) Apache
10 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.45%) PHP 5
11 9 (20.45%) jQuery
12 8 (18.18%) Drupal
13 7 (15.91%) CMS
13 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
13 7 (15.91%) RESTful
13 7 (15.91%) HTML5
13 7 (15.91%) OO PHP
14 6 (13.64%) Twig
14 6 (13.64%) Sass
14 6 (13.64%) Web Services
14 6 (13.64%) WordPress
15 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
15 5 (11.36%) MVC
15 5 (11.36%) Finance
15 5 (11.36%) MariaDB
15 5 (11.36%) REST
15 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making

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 11 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (18.18%) Drupal
3 7 (15.91%) CMS
4 6 (13.64%) WordPress
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Bitbucket
3 3 (6.82%) Selenium
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Law
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Electronics
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (90.91%) Developer
2 23 (52.27%) PHP Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Web Developer
4 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Developer
4 3 (6.82%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 3 (6.82%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (4.55%) HTML Developer
5 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Junior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Scrum Master
6 1 (2.27%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (63.64%) CSS
2 24 (54.55%) HTML
3 16 (36.36%) Symfony
4 14 (31.82%) LAMP
5 12 (27.27%) Laravel
6 9 (20.45%) jQuery
7 7 (15.91%) HTML5
7 7 (15.91%) RESTful
8 6 (13.64%) Sass
8 6 (13.64%) Twig
8 6 (13.64%) Web Services
9 5 (11.36%) REST
10 4 (9.09%) Node.js
10 4 (9.09%) Silex
10 4 (9.09%) SOAP
11 3 (6.82%) Handlebars
11 3 (6.82%) JSON
11 3 (6.82%) React
12 2 (4.55%) Smarty
12 2 (4.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) W3C
2 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.55%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Web Development
2 11 (25.00%) OO
3 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) OO PHP
5 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
5 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.36%) Front End Development
5 5 (11.36%) MVC
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) API Development
7 3 (6.82%) OOP
7 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
8 2 (4.55%) API Integration
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.55%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Threat Modelling
9 1 (2.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.45%) PHP 5
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) PHP 7
5 1 (2.27%) ES6
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
1 2 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (2.27%) VMware