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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 84 77 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Contract jobs citing PHP 116 135 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.21% 2.32% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.80% 5.51% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 95 99
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.99 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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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
2419 2452 3166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.99% 42.22% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 1881 2436
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 19
Average hourly rate £25.85 £44.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.91% +4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £16.25 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 126 (54.55%) HTML
2 124 (53.68%) JavaScript
3 117 (50.65%) MySQL
4 116 (50.22%) CSS
5 94 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (29.44%) jQuery
7 65 (28.14%) Linux
8 52 (22.51%) OO
9 47 (20.35%) SQL
9 47 (20.35%) Subversion
9 47 (20.35%) HTML5
10 45 (19.48%) Git (software)
10 45 (19.48%) Apache
11 42 (18.18%) Java
12 41 (17.75%) TDD
13 39 (16.88%) Python
13 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
14 38 (16.45%) CSS3
15 37 (16.02%) Symfony
16 36 (15.58%) Web Services
17 35 (15.15%) LAMP
18 33 (14.29%) MVC
18 33 (14.29%) DevOps
19 32 (13.85%) Finance
20 31 (13.42%) Ruby
21 29 (12.55%) E-Commerce
22 27 (11.69%) Drupal
22 27 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
23 24 (10.39%) Zend
23 24 (10.39%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 45 (19.48%) Apache
2 27 (11.69%) Drupal
3 21 (9.09%) WordPress
4 20 (8.66%) CMS
5 14 (6.06%) Node.js
6 8 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.46%) nginx
7 7 (3.03%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.60%) Joomla!
9 5 (2.16%) Confluence
10 3 (1.30%) IIS
11 2 (0.87%) JBoss
11 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.87%) Moodle
11 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.87%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.43%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.43%) Jadu
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Radian6
2 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.90%) GitHub
3 6 (2.60%) SaaS
4 5 (2.16%) Heroku
4 5 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.30%) Force.com
6 3 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.63%) HTTP
2 7 (3.03%) Internet
2 7 (3.03%) Firewall
3 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.73%) DNS
5 3 (1.30%) VPN
5 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.30%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.87%) SSL
6 2 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.43%) IPsec
7 1 (0.43%) SSH
7 1 (0.43%) OSPF
7 1 (0.43%) BGP
7 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.43%) IPv6
7 1 (0.43%) CTI
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (50.65%) MySQL
2 20 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.36%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.46%) Big Data
6 8 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.60%) Redis
9 3 (1.30%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.87%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (20.35%) Subversion
2 45 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.96%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.63%) Mercurial
5 11 (4.76%) Selenium
5 11 (4.76%) FogBugz
5 11 (4.76%) Trac
5 11 (4.76%) Redmine
6 10 (4.33%) JIRA
7 9 (3.90%) PHPUnit
8 8 (3.46%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.46%) Maven
9 7 (3.03%) Grunt
10 6 (2.60%) Jasmine
10 6 (2.60%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.60%) Hudson
11 5 (2.16%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.73%) Behat
12 4 (1.73%) JMeter
13 3 (1.30%) GitLab
General
1 32 (13.85%) Finance
2 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Marketing
3 5 (2.16%) Publishing
4 3 (1.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Billing
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Front Office
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 167 (72.29%) Developer
2 67 (29.00%) PHP Developer
3 26 (11.26%) Front-End Developer
4 20 (8.66%) Web Developer
5 19 (8.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 18 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 14 (6.06%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Magento Developer
10 7 (3.03%) WordPress Developer
10 7 (3.03%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 7 (3.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Architect
11 6 (2.60%) Senior PHP Developer
12 5 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (2.16%) Database Developer
12 5 (2.16%) Analyst
12 5 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (54.55%) HTML
2 116 (50.22%) CSS
3 68 (29.44%) jQuery
4 47 (20.35%) HTML5
5 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
6 38 (16.45%) CSS3
7 37 (16.02%) Symfony
8 36 (15.58%) Web Services
9 35 (15.15%) LAMP
10 20 (8.66%) XML
11 19 (8.23%) .NET
11 19 (8.23%) Sass
12 18 (7.79%) Ajax
13 17 (7.36%) Laravel
14 16 (6.93%) RESTful
15 13 (5.63%) JSON
16 12 (5.19%) SOAP
16 12 (5.19%) Backbone.js
16 12 (5.19%) REST
17 11 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) User Experience
2 11 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.90%) Digital Media
3 9 (3.90%) Visualisation
4 8 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.30%) W3C
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) Social Media
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) iPhone
7 2 (0.87%) Replication
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.87%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (28.14%) Linux
2 18 (7.79%) UNIX
3 10 (4.33%) Windows
4 9 (3.90%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.03%) CentOS
7 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.73%) Android
9 3 (1.30%) Debian
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.51%) OO
3 41 (17.75%) TDD
4 33 (14.29%) MVC
4 33 (14.29%) DevOps
5 29 (12.55%) E-Commerce
6 27 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (10.39%) Scrum
8 23 (9.96%) Web Development
9 21 (9.09%) OO PHP
10 20 (8.66%) Open Source
10 20 (8.66%) BDD
11 17 (7.36%) Project Management
12 15 (6.49%) Kanban
13 14 (6.06%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (4.76%) Coaching
15 11 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (4.33%) Content Management
17 9 (3.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 124 (53.68%) JavaScript
2 47 (20.35%) SQL
3 42 (18.18%) Java
4 39 (16.88%) Python
5 31 (13.42%) Ruby
6 20 (8.66%) PHP5
7 17 (7.36%) Perl
8 15 (6.49%) Bash Shell
9 14 (6.06%) Shell Script
10 13 (5.63%) C#
11 8 (3.46%) C++
12 7 (3.03%) C
13 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.16%) VBScript
13 5 (2.16%) Scala
14 4 (1.73%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.30%) Groovy
15 3 (1.30%) Go
16 2 (0.87%) Clojure
16 2 (0.87%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (4.76%) Degree
2 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) MCSD
4 1 (0.43%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) COREP
2 2 (0.87%) FINREP
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (3.03%) Varnish
2 6 (2.60%) Docker
3 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) Postfix
5 1 (0.43%) XenServer
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Samba
5 1 (0.43%) iptables
5 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (7.36%) Puppet
2 9 (3.90%) Vagrant
3 7 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.16%) Ansible
5 4 (1.73%) Nagios
6 3 (1.30%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.30%) yum
6 3 (1.30%) Salt
6 3 (1.30%) Graphite
7 2 (0.87%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.87%) Kibana
7 2 (0.87%) logstash
7 2 (0.87%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.43%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.43%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (10.39%) Zend
2 15 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 12 (5.19%) Oracle
5 5 (2.16%) Sybase
5 5 (2.16%) VMware
6 4 (1.73%) Teradata
6 4 (1.73%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.30%) Informatica
7 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.87%) New Relic
8 2 (0.87%) Splunk
8 2 (0.87%) Tableau
8 2 (0.87%) Twitter
8 2 (0.87%) Google
8 2 (0.87%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.87%) Adobe
9 1 (0.43%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.43%) HP
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
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