The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / South West
Rank 93 87 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 -32  
Contract jobs citing PHP 42 50 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.64% 1.74% 3.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.10% 4.59% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 71
Median daily rate £285 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -15.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.45%  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1024 1089 1127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.09% 37.98% 36.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 637 714
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 115 54
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the South West

PHP
Contractor 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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 19 £269 -16.01% 21
Cornwall +3 9 £250 -12.28% 1
Wiltshire +7 6 £323 -0.76% 5
Gloucestershire -11 5 £373 +14.61% 8
Dorset +3 1 £225 -29.68% 4
Somerset 0 1 - - 7
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 South West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 51 (62.96%) HTML
2 50 (61.73%) CSS
3 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 38 (46.91%) MySQL
5 22 (27.16%) HTML5
6 20 (24.69%) Web Development
6 20 (24.69%) jQuery
7 17 (20.99%) Drupal
7 17 (20.99%) .NET
8 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
8 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (18.52%) MVC
10 14 (17.28%) SQL
11 13 (16.05%) WordPress
11 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
12 12 (14.81%) CSS3
12 12 (14.81%) Linux
12 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
13 11 (13.58%) C#
13 11 (13.58%) Front End Development
14 10 (12.35%) Java
14 10 (12.35%) Windows
14 10 (12.35%) LAMP
15 9 (11.11%) Symfony
15 9 (11.11%) Migration
15 9 (11.11%) Oracle
15 9 (11.11%) OO
15 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
16 8 (9.88%) Apache
16 8 (9.88%) Web Services

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (20.99%) Drupal
2 13 (16.05%) WordPress
3 8 (9.88%) Apache
3 8 (9.88%) CMS
4 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.70%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.47%) JBoss
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.23%) Confluence
7 1 (1.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.23%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.23%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.23%) InDesign
4 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Magento
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.23%) OpenCart
3 1 (1.23%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.23%) Primavera
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) DNS
1 3 (3.70%) Firewall
1 3 (3.70%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.47%) LAN
2 2 (2.47%) LDAP
2 2 (2.47%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) SMTP
3 1 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (46.91%) MySQL
2 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) MS Access
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (1.23%) Big Data
8 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.47%) Grunt
4 2 (2.47%) gulp
5 1 (1.23%) Ant
5 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) JUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.23%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.23%) Redmine
5 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (6.17%) Marketing
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (81.48%) Developer
2 29 (35.80%) PHP Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Drupal Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Magento Developer
5 6 (7.41%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Database Developer
6 4 (4.94%) LAMP Developer
6 4 (4.94%) MySQL Developer
6 4 (4.94%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.70%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 3 (3.70%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 2 (2.47%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (2.47%) HTML Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Linux Developer
8 2 (2.47%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (62.96%) HTML
2 50 (61.73%) CSS
3 22 (27.16%) HTML5
4 20 (24.69%) jQuery
5 17 (20.99%) .NET
6 12 (14.81%) CSS3
7 10 (12.35%) LAMP
8 9 (11.11%) Symfony
9 8 (9.88%) Web Services
10 7 (8.64%) Laravel
10 7 (8.64%) REST
10 7 (8.64%) XML
11 6 (7.41%) Ajax
11 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.41%) JSON
11 6 (7.41%) Sass
12 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.94%) SOAP
13 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.70%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) User Experience
1 4 (4.94%) W3C
2 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.23%) iPad
3 1 (1.23%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 10 (12.35%) Windows
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.70%) CentOS
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.47%) Unix
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Web Development
2 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.52%) MVC
4 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.58%) Front End Development
6 9 (11.11%) Migration
6 9 (11.11%) OO
7 7 (8.64%) Issue Tracking
7 7 (8.64%) Web Design
8 6 (7.41%) CRM
8 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.41%) ETL
8 6 (7.41%) Open Source
9 5 (6.17%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (6.17%) High Availability
9 5 (6.17%) OOP
9 5 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.94%) SEO
10 4 (4.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 14 (17.28%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) C#
4 10 (12.35%) Java
5 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.17%) Perl
7 4 (4.94%) Python
8 3 (3.70%) PHP 5
8 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) SANS
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.23%) Docker
3 1 (1.23%) LXC
3 1 (1.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 9 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) Zend
3 4 (4.94%) Google
4 3 (3.70%) Adobe
4 3 (3.70%) HP
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco
5 2 (2.47%) Dell
5 2 (2.47%) F5
5 2 (2.47%) Gemalto
5 2 (2.47%) Juniper
6 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
6 1 (1.23%) IBM
6 1 (1.23%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.23%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.23%) Sencha
6 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
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