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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 70 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 146 132 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.61% 1.98% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.90% 4.68% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 91
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -30.00%
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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
2475 2822 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.28% 42.44% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2043 2174 1864
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 39
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £21.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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.

1 179 (60.47%) HTML
2 164 (55.41%) CSS
3 156 (52.70%) JavaScript
4 123 (41.55%) MySQL
5 98 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (29.73%) jQuery
7 76 (25.68%) OO
8 73 (24.66%) HTML5
9 70 (23.65%) Linux
10 61 (20.61%) Git (software)
11 57 (19.26%) Java
12 54 (18.24%) TDD
13 53 (17.91%) Symfony
14 52 (17.57%) CSS3
14 52 (17.57%) MVC
15 51 (17.23%) Zend
16 44 (14.86%) OO PHP
17 43 (14.53%) LAMP
18 40 (13.51%) Subversion
19 37 (12.50%) AngularJS
20 36 (12.16%) Scrum
21 35 (11.82%) Apache
21 35 (11.82%) Drupal
22 33 (11.15%) SQL
23 31 (10.47%) Web Services
23 31 (10.47%) XML
23 31 (10.47%) E-Commerce
23 31 (10.47%) JSON
24 30 (10.14%) Web Development
24 30 (10.14%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (11.82%) Apache
1 35 (11.82%) Drupal
2 23 (7.77%) CMS
3 21 (7.09%) WordPress
4 19 (6.42%) Node.js
5 10 (3.38%) Moodle
6 7 (2.36%) nginx
7 6 (2.03%) IIS
8 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.69%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.01%) JBoss
11 2 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.34%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.34%) TYPO3
12 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (5.07%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.01%) GitHub
3 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) HTTP
2 4 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.35%) DNS
3 3 (1.01%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) SSH
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) SAN
4 2 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) ATM
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.34%) VLAN
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (41.55%) MySQL
2 13 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.39%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.72%) Redis
4 11 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 61 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 40 (13.51%) Subversion
3 19 (6.42%) JIRA
3 19 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.70%) PHPUnit
4 8 (2.70%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.69%) Selenium
5 5 (1.69%) Redmine
5 5 (1.69%) FogBugz
5 5 (1.69%) Trac
6 4 (1.35%) Maven
6 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.35%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.01%) QUnit
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.01%) Toad
7 3 (1.01%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (7.77%) Finance
2 18 (6.08%) Marketing
3 8 (2.70%) Advertising
4 7 (2.36%) Games
5 5 (1.69%) Back Office
6 4 (1.35%) Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Retail
7 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (78.38%) Developer
2 114 (38.51%) PHP Developer
3 35 (11.82%) Front-End Developer
4 32 (10.81%) Web Developer
5 22 (7.43%) Senior Developer
5 22 (7.43%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 20 (6.76%) Drupal Developer
7 11 (3.72%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 11 (3.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 11 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (2.70%) Moodle Developer
8 8 (2.70%) Senior Web Developer
8 8 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
9 7 (2.36%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.03%) Applications Developer
11 5 (1.69%) Software Engineer
11 5 (1.69%) Architect
11 5 (1.69%) Java Developer
11 5 (1.69%) Magento Developer
12 4 (1.35%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (60.47%) HTML
2 164 (55.41%) CSS
3 88 (29.73%) jQuery
4 73 (24.66%) HTML5
5 53 (17.91%) Symfony
6 52 (17.57%) CSS3
7 43 (14.53%) LAMP
8 37 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 31 (10.47%) Web Services
9 31 (10.47%) XML
9 31 (10.47%) JSON
10 27 (9.12%) Backbone.js
11 24 (8.11%) .NET
12 21 (7.09%) REST
13 19 (6.42%) RESTful
14 17 (5.74%) Sass
15 14 (4.73%) Laravel
15 14 (4.73%) CodeIgniter
16 13 (4.39%) SOAP
16 13 (4.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.08%) Open Source
1 18 (6.08%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.04%) E-Learning
4 8 (2.70%) User Experience
4 8 (2.70%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.36%) Social Media
6 6 (2.03%) VLE
7 4 (1.35%) Online Games
7 4 (1.35%) W3C
7 4 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Blog
9 2 (0.68%) Social Network
9 2 (0.68%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.68%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 70 (23.65%) Linux
2 30 (10.14%) UNIX
3 16 (5.41%) Windows
4 14 (4.73%) Android
5 10 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.03%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.03%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.69%) CentOS
9 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.01%) Solaris
9 3 (1.01%) SUSE
9 3 (1.01%) Debian
10 2 (0.68%) AIX
10 2 (0.68%) VMS
10 2 (0.68%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.68%) OO
3 54 (18.24%) TDD
4 52 (17.57%) MVC
5 44 (14.86%) OO PHP
6 36 (12.16%) Scrum
7 31 (10.47%) E-Commerce
8 30 (10.14%) Web Development
9 27 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.43%) DevOps
11 21 (7.09%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (5.41%) BDD
13 14 (4.73%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.73%) OOP
14 13 (4.39%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.39%) Project Management
15 10 (3.38%) Web Design
16 9 (3.04%) Software Engineering
17 8 (2.70%) Android Development
18 7 (2.36%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (52.70%) JavaScript
2 57 (19.26%) Java
3 33 (11.15%) SQL
4 26 (8.78%) Python
5 25 (8.45%) PHP5
6 22 (7.43%) Ruby
7 19 (6.42%) Perl
8 17 (5.74%) C#
9 11 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.38%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.36%) C++
11 7 (2.36%) C
12 6 (2.03%) Scala
13 4 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.34%) VBA
15 1 (0.34%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.34%) Ada
Qualifications
1 16 (5.41%) Degree
2 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) ISEB
4 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.03%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) vSphere
2 3 (1.01%) vCloud
3 2 (0.68%) NFS
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Squid
4 1 (0.34%) Xen
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Postfix
4 1 (0.34%) KVM
4 1 (0.34%) RHEV
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.42%) Puppet
2 15 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.36%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.01%) Ansible
4 3 (1.01%) Nagios
5 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.68%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.68%) Salt
5 2 (0.68%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.34%) Cacti
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) OpenView
6 1 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (17.23%) Zend
2 11 (3.72%) Oracle
3 10 (3.38%) Adobe
4 9 (3.04%) New Relic
5 5 (1.69%) SaltStack
5 5 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.35%) HP
6 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.35%) Epicor
6 4 (1.35%) Twitter
7 2 (0.68%) IBM
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.68%) Remedy
7 2 (0.68%) Perforce
8 1 (0.34%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.34%) hybris
8 1 (0.34%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
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