The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 82 91 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP 126 147 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.19% 2.07% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.20% 4.75% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 114 150
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £214 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £284
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.99 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2422 3096 3039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.03% 43.68% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1881 2376 2356
Average daily rate £460 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 21
Average hourly rate £38.49 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £22.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.61 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 1 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 137 (48.41%) HTML
2 130 (45.94%) JavaScript
3 125 (44.17%) MySQL
4 124 (43.82%) CSS
5 76 (26.86%) OO
6 64 (22.61%) Java
6 64 (22.61%) jQuery
7 62 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (21.55%) TDD
8 61 (21.55%) HTML5
9 60 (21.20%) Zend
10 57 (20.14%) Linux
11 50 (17.67%) SQL
11 50 (17.67%) Git (software)
12 49 (17.31%) Symfony
13 45 (15.90%) CSS3
13 45 (15.90%) Python
14 42 (14.84%) Subversion
15 41 (14.49%) Web Services
15 41 (14.49%) OO PHP
16 40 (14.13%) Scrum
16 40 (14.13%) MVC
16 40 (14.13%) LAMP
17 39 (13.78%) Ruby
18 38 (13.43%) XML
18 38 (13.43%) PHP5
19 36 (12.72%) E-Commerce
20 35 (12.37%) Apache
21 32 (11.31%) Degree
22 29 (10.25%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (12.37%) Apache
2 25 (8.83%) WordPress
3 19 (6.71%) Drupal
3 19 (6.71%) Node.js
4 18 (6.36%) Moodle
5 13 (4.59%) CMS
6 8 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.47%) nginx
8 5 (1.77%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.41%) IIS
9 4 (1.41%) Joomla!
10 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.06%) Mule
11 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.71%) Kentico
Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.77%) MS Office
4 4 (1.41%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 17 (6.01%) Magento
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.12%) GitHub
3 4 (1.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Heroku
5 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.71%) HTTP
2 9 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.12%) SSL
4 5 (1.77%) DNS
4 5 (1.77%) SSH
5 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.41%) Intranet
5 4 (1.41%) Internet
6 3 (1.06%) VoIP
6 3 (1.06%) Firewall
7 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.71%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) SAN
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.35%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.35%) VPN
8 1 (0.35%) SNMP
8 1 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (44.17%) MySQL
2 18 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.30%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.24%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.83%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.77%) Redis
6 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.41%) SQLite
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.71%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.35%) KDB
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) MS Access
10 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (17.67%) Git (software)
2 42 (14.84%) Subversion
3 19 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.59%) PHPUnit
5 9 (3.18%) Mercurial
6 6 (2.12%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (2.12%) Selenium
7 5 (1.77%) FogBugz
7 5 (1.77%) Trac
7 5 (1.77%) Behat
7 5 (1.77%) Redmine
8 4 (1.41%) Maven
8 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.41%) JIRA
9 3 (1.06%) Grunt
9 3 (1.06%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.06%) Xcode
9 3 (1.06%) NUnit
General
1 24 (8.48%) Finance
2 21 (7.42%) Marketing
3 11 (3.89%) Games
4 7 (2.47%) Back Office
5 4 (1.41%) Music Industry
5 4 (1.41%) Front Office
5 4 (1.41%) French Language
6 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 216 (76.33%) Developer
2 114 (40.28%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.60%) Web Developer
4 16 (5.65%) Front-End Developer
5 15 (5.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 14 (4.95%) Senior Developer
7 11 (3.89%) Drupal Developer
8 10 (3.53%) Analyst
8 10 (3.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 9 (3.18%) Moodle Developer
9 9 (3.18%) Technical Manager
10 8 (2.83%) Senior PHP Developer
10 8 (2.83%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.47%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.12%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.12%) Technical Project Manager
12 6 (2.12%) LAMP Developer
12 6 (2.12%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 5 (1.77%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (48.41%) HTML
2 124 (43.82%) CSS
3 64 (22.61%) jQuery
4 61 (21.55%) HTML5
5 49 (17.31%) Symfony
6 45 (15.90%) CSS3
7 41 (14.49%) Web Services
8 40 (14.13%) LAMP
9 38 (13.43%) XML
10 29 (10.25%) Ajax
11 25 (8.83%) .NET
12 23 (8.13%) RESTful
12 23 (8.13%) AngularJS
13 22 (7.77%) Backbone.js
13 22 (7.77%) JSON
14 18 (6.36%) REST
15 17 (6.01%) XHTML
16 14 (4.95%) ASP.NET
17 13 (4.59%) Zend Framework
18 12 (4.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.71%) E-Learning
1 19 (6.71%) Open Source
2 16 (5.65%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.59%) Social Media
3 13 (4.59%) VLE
4 7 (2.47%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.47%) Online Games
4 7 (2.47%) W3C
5 4 (1.41%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.41%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.41%) Blog
5 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.06%) Replication
7 2 (0.71%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.71%) Clustering
7 2 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.71%) Animation
8 1 (0.35%) Social Network
8 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.14%) Linux
2 23 (8.13%) UNIX
3 13 (4.59%) Windows
4 12 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.83%) Android
5 8 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.47%) CentOS
7 6 (2.12%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.06%) SUSE
8 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.71%) Debian
9 2 (0.71%) AIX
9 2 (0.71%) Solaris
9 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.35%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.86%) OO
2 62 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (21.55%) TDD
4 41 (14.49%) OO PHP
5 40 (14.13%) Scrum
5 40 (14.13%) MVC
6 36 (12.72%) E-Commerce
7 25 (8.83%) Web Development
7 25 (8.83%) BDD
8 24 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.13%) DevOps
10 22 (7.77%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (6.71%) OOP
12 15 (5.30%) Project Management
13 14 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (4.95%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.59%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.24%) Web Design
16 9 (3.18%) SEO
16 9 (3.18%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (45.94%) JavaScript
2 64 (22.61%) Java
3 50 (17.67%) SQL
4 45 (15.90%) Python
5 39 (13.78%) Ruby
6 38 (13.43%) PHP5
7 21 (7.42%) Perl
8 19 (6.71%) C#
9 13 (4.59%) C++
10 11 (3.89%) C
10 11 (3.89%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.53%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.83%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.12%) Scala
14 5 (1.77%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.41%) sed
16 2 (0.71%) Korn
16 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.35%) Golang
Qualifications
1 32 (11.31%) Degree
2 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.35%) MCSA
4 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.65%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Varnish
2 3 (1.06%) KVM
2 3 (1.06%) vCloud
2 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) RHEV
4 1 (0.35%) Xen
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.35%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.35%) qmail
4 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) Squid
4 1 (0.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (4.95%) Puppet
2 13 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.12%) Nagios
4 4 (1.41%) Salt
5 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 60 (21.20%) Zend
2 20 (7.07%) Oracle
3 11 (3.89%) Adobe
4 8 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (2.83%) Twitter
5 7 (2.47%) New Relic
5 7 (2.47%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.41%) SAP
6 4 (1.41%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.41%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.41%) Facebook
7 3 (1.06%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.06%) JBoss
7 3 (1.06%) VMware
7 3 (1.06%) Google
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco
8 2 (0.71%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.71%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.71%) F5
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