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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 90 77 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing PHP 116 145 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.14% 2.43% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.12% 5.81% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 110 92
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 £230 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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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
2264 2497 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.73% 41.77% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1963 2082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 26
Average hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 145 (61.44%) HTML
2 135 (57.20%) JavaScript
3 129 (54.66%) CSS
4 116 (49.15%) MySQL
5 76 (32.20%) jQuery
6 70 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (27.97%) OO
8 61 (25.85%) HTML5
9 54 (22.88%) Java
10 49 (20.76%) CSS3
11 44 (18.64%) Linux
11 44 (18.64%) TDD
12 43 (18.22%) Subversion
12 43 (18.22%) Git (software)
13 41 (17.37%) Symfony
14 40 (16.95%) MVC
15 38 (16.10%) Python
15 38 (16.10%) AngularJS
16 36 (15.25%) SQL
16 36 (15.25%) Web Services
17 34 (14.41%) E-Commerce
17 34 (14.41%) LAMP
18 30 (12.71%) Ajax
18 30 (12.71%) Web Development
19 29 (12.29%) Drupal
20 27 (11.44%) Ruby
20 27 (11.44%) Apache
20 27 (11.44%) OO PHP
21 26 (11.02%) SQL Server
22 25 (10.59%) Zend

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (12.29%) Drupal
2 27 (11.44%) Apache
3 24 (10.17%) CMS
4 20 (8.47%) Node.js
5 13 (5.51%) WordPress
6 7 (2.97%) IIS
7 6 (2.54%) nginx
7 6 (2.54%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.12%) Joomla!
8 5 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.69%) Moodle
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.27%) Confluence
10 3 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.27%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.85%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.42%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.27%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) Radian6
2 1 (0.42%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.97%) GitHub
3 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.69%) Heroku
4 3 (1.27%) SaaS
4 3 (1.27%) Force.com
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.66%) HTTP
2 6 (2.54%) Internet
3 4 (1.69%) SSL
4 3 (1.27%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.85%) SAN
5 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.85%) DNS
5 2 (0.85%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) CTI
6 1 (0.42%) DHCP
6 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (49.15%) MySQL
2 26 (11.02%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.05%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.54%) Big Data
6 6 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.12%) Redis
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.27%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 43 (18.22%) Subversion
1 43 (18.22%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.32%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.51%) PHPUnit
3 13 (5.51%) Grunt
4 12 (5.08%) Selenium
5 11 (4.66%) Maven
6 8 (3.39%) Hudson
6 8 (3.39%) JIRA
7 7 (2.97%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.12%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.12%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.12%) FogBugz
8 5 (2.12%) Trac
8 5 (2.12%) Redmine
9 4 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.69%) Behat
10 3 (1.27%) Ant
10 3 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (9.75%) Finance
2 9 (3.81%) Advertising
2 9 (3.81%) Marketing
3 4 (1.69%) Publishing
4 3 (1.27%) Banking
4 3 (1.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) Hindi Language
5 2 (0.85%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 179 (75.85%) Developer
2 72 (30.51%) PHP Developer
3 23 (9.75%) Front-End Developer
4 22 (9.32%) Web Developer
5 19 (8.05%) Drupal Developer
6 13 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 10 (4.24%) Magento Developer
7 10 (4.24%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 9 (3.81%) Architect
8 9 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (3.81%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 8 (3.39%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 6 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.54%) Flex Developer
10 6 (2.54%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.54%) Flash Developer
10 6 (2.54%) Analyst
10 6 (2.54%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.12%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (2.12%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (61.44%) HTML
2 129 (54.66%) CSS
3 76 (32.20%) jQuery
4 61 (25.85%) HTML5
5 49 (20.76%) CSS3
6 41 (17.37%) Symfony
7 38 (16.10%) AngularJS
8 36 (15.25%) Web Services
9 34 (14.41%) LAMP
10 30 (12.71%) Ajax
11 25 (10.59%) REST
12 24 (10.17%) XML
13 23 (9.75%) .NET
14 22 (9.32%) Sass
14 22 (9.32%) Backbone.js
14 22 (9.32%) JSON
15 20 (8.47%) RESTful
16 17 (7.20%) XHTML
17 15 (6.36%) LESS
18 13 (5.51%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.51%) Open Source
1 13 (5.51%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.66%) User Experience
3 10 (4.24%) Visualisation
4 7 (2.97%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.12%) E-Learning
5 5 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.69%) Clustering
7 3 (1.27%) W3C
7 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.27%) Replication
7 3 (1.27%) Social Media
8 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.42%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.64%) Linux
2 14 (5.93%) UNIX
3 9 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.97%) Windows
5 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.27%) CentOS
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) AIX
7 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) VMS
8 1 (0.42%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.42%) SUSE
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (27.97%) OO
3 44 (18.64%) TDD
4 40 (16.95%) MVC
5 34 (14.41%) E-Commerce
6 30 (12.71%) Web Development
7 27 (11.44%) OO PHP
8 25 (10.59%) Scrum
9 23 (9.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.90%) BDD
12 20 (8.47%) OOP
13 17 (7.20%) DevOps
14 10 (4.24%) Project Management
15 9 (3.81%) SOA
16 8 (3.39%) Mentoring
16 8 (3.39%) Kanban
17 7 (2.97%) Configuration Management
17 7 (2.97%) CRM
17 7 (2.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 135 (57.20%) JavaScript
2 54 (22.88%) Java
3 38 (16.10%) Python
4 36 (15.25%) SQL
5 27 (11.44%) Ruby
6 22 (9.32%) PHP5
7 20 (8.47%) C#
8 15 (6.36%) Perl
9 11 (4.66%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.39%) C
11 6 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.12%) C++
13 4 (1.69%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.27%) VBA
14 3 (1.27%) F#
14 3 (1.27%) Scala
15 2 (0.85%) Groovy
15 2 (0.85%) R
15 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.51%) Degree
2 6 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MCSD
4 1 (0.42%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) COREP
2 2 (0.85%) FINREP
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.39%) Varnish
2 2 (0.85%) RHEV
2 2 (0.85%) KVM
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (7.20%) Puppet
2 6 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.12%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.27%) Nagios
4 3 (1.27%) yum
4 3 (1.27%) Ansible
5 2 (0.85%) Salt
5 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.85%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.42%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.42%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.42%) Graphite
Vendors
1 25 (10.59%) Zend
2 17 (7.20%) Oracle
3 11 (4.66%) Adobe
4 9 (3.81%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.97%) IBM
6 6 (2.54%) HP
7 4 (1.69%) Cognos
8 3 (1.27%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.85%) Facebook
9 2 (0.85%) Twitter
9 2 (0.85%) Perforce
9 2 (0.85%) Sybase
9 2 (0.85%) Informatica
9 2 (0.85%) Epicor
10 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.42%) CA
10 1 (0.42%) Siebel
10 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
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