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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 88 80 96
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 115 156 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.12% 2.48% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.04% 5.84% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 118 82
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £427 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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
2282 2672 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.04% 42.45% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 2052 2041
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.34 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -39.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.10 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 24 April 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.

1 152 (63.33%) HTML
2 137 (57.08%) CSS
3 131 (54.58%) JavaScript
4 106 (44.17%) MySQL
5 82 (34.17%) jQuery
6 62 (25.83%) OO
6 62 (25.83%) HTML5
7 58 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (22.92%) Java
9 47 (19.58%) CSS3
10 46 (19.17%) Git (software)
11 40 (16.67%) TDD
12 38 (15.83%) Subversion
12 38 (15.83%) SQL
12 38 (15.83%) AngularJS
13 37 (15.42%) Symfony
14 36 (15.00%) Linux
15 35 (14.58%) MVC
15 35 (14.58%) LAMP
16 34 (14.17%) Python
17 33 (13.75%) Web Services
18 32 (13.33%) Web Development
19 31 (12.92%) Ajax
20 30 (12.50%) E-Commerce
21 29 (12.08%) XML
21 29 (12.08%) Drupal
22 28 (11.67%) REST
23 26 (10.83%) OO PHP
23 26 (10.83%) .NET
23 26 (10.83%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (12.08%) Drupal
2 25 (10.42%) CMS
3 24 (10.00%) Apache
4 16 (6.67%) Node.js
4 16 (6.67%) WordPress
5 7 (2.92%) IIS
6 6 (2.50%) nginx
6 6 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.50%) Joomla!
7 5 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.67%) Moodle
9 3 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.25%) Confluence
9 3 (1.25%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.83%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.25%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (6.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.42%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.08%) GitHub
3 3 (1.25%) Heroku
3 3 (1.25%) SaaS
3 3 (1.25%) Force.com
4 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.58%) HTTP
2 6 (2.50%) Internet
3 5 (2.08%) SSL
4 2 (0.83%) Firewall
4 2 (0.83%) DNS
4 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.42%) CTI
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (44.17%) MySQL
2 26 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.08%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.75%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.67%) Redis
9 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.25%) Cognos Query Studio
11 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.83%) Big Data
12 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.42%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 46 (19.17%) Git (software)
2 38 (15.83%) Subversion
3 20 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.42%) PHPUnit
5 10 (4.17%) Maven
6 9 (3.75%) Grunt
7 7 (2.92%) JIRA
7 7 (2.92%) Selenium
7 7 (2.92%) Hudson
8 4 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.67%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.25%) Toad
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.25%) Ant
9 3 (1.25%) Bower
9 3 (1.25%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (8.33%) Finance
2 10 (4.17%) Advertising
3 9 (3.75%) Marketing
4 4 (1.67%) Retail
4 4 (1.67%) Publishing
5 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Arabic Language
6 2 (0.83%) Hindi Language
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 183 (76.25%) Developer
2 72 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 24 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 22 (9.17%) Front-End Developer
5 20 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
6 15 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.58%) Magento Developer
8 10 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (4.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 10 (4.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 8 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Analyst
9 8 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.50%) Flex Developer
10 6 (2.50%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (2.50%) Flash Developer
11 5 (2.08%) Architect
11 5 (2.08%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.08%) Administrator
12 4 (1.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (63.33%) HTML
2 137 (57.08%) CSS
3 82 (34.17%) jQuery
4 62 (25.83%) HTML5
5 47 (19.58%) CSS3
6 38 (15.83%) AngularJS
7 37 (15.42%) Symfony
8 35 (14.58%) LAMP
9 33 (13.75%) Web Services
10 31 (12.92%) Ajax
11 29 (12.08%) XML
12 28 (11.67%) REST
13 26 (10.83%) .NET
14 25 (10.42%) JSON
15 22 (9.17%) Sass
15 22 (9.17%) Backbone.js
16 19 (7.92%) XHTML
17 16 (6.67%) SOAP
18 15 (6.25%) RESTful
18 15 (6.25%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.75%) Open Source
4 8 (3.33%) User Experience
5 7 (2.92%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.92%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.08%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.67%) Social Media
8 4 (1.67%) W3C
9 3 (1.25%) Clustering
9 3 (1.25%) Replication
9 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.83%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.00%) Linux
2 13 (5.42%) UNIX
3 9 (3.75%) Windows
4 8 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.67%) CentOS
6 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) Android
7 2 (0.83%) AIX
7 2 (0.83%) Solaris
7 2 (0.83%) VMS
7 2 (0.83%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.42%) SUSE
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.83%) OO
2 58 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.67%) TDD
4 35 (14.58%) MVC
5 32 (13.33%) Web Development
6 30 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 26 (10.83%) OO PHP
8 23 (9.58%) Responsive Web Design
9 21 (8.75%) OOP
10 20 (8.33%) Scrum
11 19 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (7.08%) BDD
13 16 (6.67%) DevOps
14 12 (5.00%) Configuration Management
15 8 (3.33%) ITIL
15 8 (3.33%) CRM
15 8 (3.33%) SOA
15 8 (3.33%) Project Management
16 7 (2.92%) Content Management
16 7 (2.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (54.58%) JavaScript
2 55 (22.92%) Java
3 38 (15.83%) SQL
4 34 (14.17%) Python
5 25 (10.42%) Ruby
6 23 (9.58%) C#
7 20 (8.33%) PHP5
8 19 (7.92%) Perl
9 9 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.33%) C
11 6 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.50%) C++
12 4 (1.67%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.67%) Scala
12 4 (1.67%) VBA
13 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.83%) Groovy
14 2 (0.83%) F#
14 2 (0.83%) R
14 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) COREP
2 2 (0.83%) FINREP
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.92%) Varnish
2 4 (1.67%) vSphere
3 3 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.25%) vCloud
4 2 (0.83%) KVM
4 2 (0.83%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 21 (8.75%) Puppet
2 9 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.50%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.25%) Ansible
4 3 (1.25%) yum
5 2 (0.83%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.83%) Salt
5 2 (0.83%) Kibana
5 2 (0.83%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (9.17%) Zend
2 17 (7.08%) Oracle
3 13 (5.42%) Adobe
4 10 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.75%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.50%) IBM
6 6 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.50%) HP
7 4 (1.67%) WorldPay
7 4 (1.67%) Cognos
7 4 (1.67%) Epicor
7 4 (1.67%) Perforce
8 2 (0.83%) New Relic
8 2 (0.83%) Twitter
8 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 2 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.42%) ATG
9 1 (0.42%) Maconomy
9 1 (0.42%) VMware
9 1 (0.42%) Google
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