The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 83 80 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing PHP 114 134 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.31% 2.35% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 5.43% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 95 82
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-45.31% -1.53%
PHP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2207 2469 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.63% 43.35% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1794 1842 1864
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 27
Average hourly rate £27.37 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the City of London region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the City of London region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 167 (59.43%) HTML
2 152 (54.09%) CSS
3 149 (53.02%) JavaScript
4 121 (43.06%) MySQL
5 91 (32.38%) jQuery
6 77 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (25.62%) HTML5
8 66 (23.49%) OO
9 59 (21.00%) Linux
9 59 (21.00%) Java
10 52 (18.51%) CSS3
10 52 (18.51%) Git (software)
11 51 (18.15%) TDD
12 45 (16.01%) LAMP
13 44 (15.66%) Symfony
14 41 (14.59%) MVC
15 40 (14.23%) E-Commerce
15 40 (14.23%) AngularJS
16 37 (13.17%) Python
17 36 (12.81%) Subversion
17 36 (12.81%) Web Development
18 34 (12.10%) OO PHP
19 33 (11.74%) Zend
20 32 (11.39%) REST
20 32 (11.39%) JSON
20 32 (11.39%) Scrum
21 31 (11.03%) Drupal
22 30 (10.68%) SQL
22 30 (10.68%) XML
23 28 (9.96%) Ajax

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 31 (11.03%) Drupal
2 26 (9.25%) CMS
3 25 (8.90%) Apache
3 25 (8.90%) Node.js
4 17 (6.05%) WordPress
5 7 (2.49%) Joomla!
6 6 (2.14%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.14%) Moodle
6 6 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.14%) IIS
7 5 (1.78%) nginx
8 4 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.71%) Confluence
10 2 (0.71%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.71%) JBoss
10 2 (0.71%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.42%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (6.05%) Magento
2 2 (0.71%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.07%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) GitHub
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.36%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.78%) SSL
2 5 (1.78%) Internet
3 4 (1.42%) DNS
4 3 (1.07%) SAN
4 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) ATM
5 1 (0.36%) SMTP
5 1 (0.36%) DHCP
5 1 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) SSH
5 1 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (43.06%) MySQL
2 23 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.91%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.56%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.20%) Redis
7 8 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.07%) Cognos Query Studio
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (18.51%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.81%) Subversion
3 17 (6.05%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.69%) JIRA
5 12 (4.27%) PHPUnit
6 8 (2.85%) Grunt
7 7 (2.49%) Hudson
7 7 (2.49%) Selenium
7 7 (2.49%) Maven
8 6 (2.14%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.07%) Toad
11 3 (1.07%) Bower
11 3 (1.07%) Behat
11 3 (1.07%) QUnit
11 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.07%) Sinon.JS
General
1 16 (5.69%) Finance
2 15 (5.34%) Marketing
3 12 (4.27%) Advertising
4 5 (1.78%) Publishing
5 4 (1.42%) Games
5 4 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (0.71%) Arabic Language
6 2 (0.71%) Hindi Language
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) iGaming
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (76.87%) Developer
2 92 (32.74%) PHP Developer
3 29 (10.32%) Web Developer
4 26 (9.25%) Front-End Developer
5 21 (7.47%) Drupal Developer
6 19 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 18 (6.41%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 13 (4.63%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 11 (3.91%) Magento Developer
10 10 (3.56%) Senior PHP Developer
11 9 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 7 (2.49%) Analyst
12 7 (2.49%) Administrator
13 6 (2.14%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.14%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.14%) Senior Web Developer
13 6 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.14%) Flash Developer
13 6 (2.14%) Flex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (59.43%) HTML
2 152 (54.09%) CSS
3 91 (32.38%) jQuery
4 72 (25.62%) HTML5
5 52 (18.51%) CSS3
6 45 (16.01%) LAMP
7 44 (15.66%) Symfony
8 40 (14.23%) AngularJS
9 32 (11.39%) JSON
9 32 (11.39%) REST
10 30 (10.68%) XML
11 28 (9.96%) Ajax
12 27 (9.61%) Web Services
12 27 (9.61%) Backbone.js
13 24 (8.54%) .NET
14 22 (7.83%) Sass
15 19 (6.76%) XHTML
16 18 (6.41%) LESS
17 16 (5.69%) RESTful
18 15 (5.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.27%) Open Source
3 9 (3.20%) User Experience
3 9 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.49%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.14%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.78%) Social Media
7 4 (1.42%) Clustering
7 4 (1.42%) W3C
8 3 (1.07%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.07%) Replication
8 3 (1.07%) VLE
8 3 (1.07%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.71%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.00%) Linux
2 27 (9.61%) UNIX
3 14 (4.98%) Windows
4 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.14%) Android
6 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.42%) Solaris
7 3 (1.07%) AIX
7 3 (1.07%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) VMS
8 2 (0.71%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.71%) Debian
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.49%) OO
3 51 (18.15%) TDD
4 41 (14.59%) MVC
5 40 (14.23%) E-Commerce
6 36 (12.81%) Web Development
7 34 (12.10%) OO PHP
8 32 (11.39%) Scrum
9 24 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (6.76%) OOP
11 18 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.41%) DevOps
12 13 (4.63%) BDD
12 13 (4.63%) Configuration Management
13 11 (3.91%) ITIL
13 11 (3.91%) Unit Testing
14 10 (3.56%) Kanban
15 9 (3.20%) Software Engineering
15 9 (3.20%) Project Management
16 7 (2.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 149 (53.02%) JavaScript
2 59 (21.00%) Java
3 37 (13.17%) Python
4 30 (10.68%) SQL
5 25 (8.90%) Ruby
6 24 (8.54%) Perl
7 17 (6.05%) PHP5
8 16 (5.69%) C#
9 11 (3.91%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.56%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.85%) C
12 7 (2.49%) Scala
13 5 (1.78%) C++
14 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.42%) VBA
15 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.71%) R
16 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (3.91%) Degree
2 7 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.14%) VCP4
4 5 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) vSphere
1 4 (1.42%) Varnish
2 3 (1.07%) vCloud
2 3 (1.07%) KVM
2 3 (1.07%) RHEV
3 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Squid
4 1 (0.36%) Xen
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Postfix
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (7.12%) Puppet
2 13 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.78%) Ansible
3 5 (1.78%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.07%) Salt
5 2 (0.71%) Kibana
5 2 (0.71%) yum
5 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.71%) Nagios
5 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.36%) Cacti
6 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 33 (11.74%) Zend
2 18 (6.41%) Oracle
3 15 (5.34%) Adobe
4 8 (2.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.49%) New Relic
5 7 (2.49%) IBM
5 7 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.14%) HP
7 5 (1.78%) Twitter
8 4 (1.42%) Epicor
8 4 (1.42%) Cognos
8 4 (1.42%) Perforce
9 2 (0.71%) VMware
9 2 (0.71%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.36%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.36%) Maconomy
10 1 (0.36%) Google
10 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
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