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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 80 103 80
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 134 135 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.28% 1.86% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 4.17% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 107 140
Average daily rate
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£354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.99 - £14.64
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 - £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.19 - £15.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.28 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +41.02%
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
2502 3240 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 44.70% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 2498 2386
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £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 11 19 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 21 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 21 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 21 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.

1 144 (51.61%) HTML
2 128 (45.88%) JavaScript
3 127 (45.52%) CSS
4 112 (40.14%) MySQL
5 77 (27.60%) OO
6 70 (25.09%) Java
7 61 (21.86%) Zend
8 59 (21.15%) Linux
8 59 (21.15%) jQuery
9 58 (20.79%) TDD
9 58 (20.79%) HTML5
10 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (19.71%) Git (software)
11 46 (16.49%) SQL
12 44 (15.77%) Symfony
13 43 (15.41%) Web Services
13 43 (15.41%) Python
13 43 (15.41%) Subversion
13 43 (15.41%) CSS3
14 40 (14.34%) Ruby
14 40 (14.34%) OO PHP
15 36 (12.90%) MVC
15 36 (12.90%) Scrum
15 36 (12.90%) PHP5
16 35 (12.54%) XML
16 35 (12.54%) Apache
17 34 (12.19%) LAMP
18 32 (11.47%) E-Commerce
18 32 (11.47%) Degree
19 29 (10.39%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (12.54%) Apache
2 23 (8.24%) WordPress
3 22 (7.89%) Drupal
4 20 (7.17%) Node.js
5 17 (6.09%) Moodle
6 14 (5.02%) CMS
7 9 (3.23%) nginx
8 8 (2.87%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.79%) IIS
10 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.08%) Joomla!
11 3 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.72%) Mule
12 2 (0.72%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.36%) Commerce Server
13 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.79%) MS Office
3 4 (1.43%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (5.02%) Magento
2 4 (1.43%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.87%) GitHub
3 4 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Heroku
4 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.81%) HTTP
2 9 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.15%) SSL
3 6 (2.15%) Intranet
3 6 (2.15%) Internet
4 5 (1.79%) DNS
4 5 (1.79%) SSH
5 4 (1.43%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.08%) VoIP
6 3 (1.08%) Firewall
7 2 (0.72%) FTP
7 2 (0.72%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.36%) LDAP
8 1 (0.36%) VPN
8 1 (0.36%) SNMP
8 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (40.14%) MySQL
2 18 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.94%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.94%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.15%) Redis
6 4 (1.43%) SQLite
7 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.36%) KDB
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 55 (19.71%) Git (software)
2 43 (15.41%) Subversion
3 21 (7.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.94%) PHPUnit
4 11 (3.94%) Mercurial
5 7 (2.51%) Redmine
5 7 (2.51%) FogBugz
5 7 (2.51%) Trac
6 5 (1.79%) JIRA
6 5 (1.79%) Selenium
6 5 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.43%) Maven
7 4 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.43%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.08%) Behat
8 3 (1.08%) Grunt
8 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.08%) JUnit
8 3 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 29 (10.39%) Finance
2 22 (7.89%) Marketing
3 13 (4.66%) Games
4 7 (2.51%) Back Office
5 4 (1.43%) Front Office
5 4 (1.43%) French Language
6 3 (1.08%) Music Industry
6 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 212 (75.99%) Developer
2 106 (37.99%) PHP Developer
3 31 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 22 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (5.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 14 (5.02%) Senior Developer
6 11 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (3.94%) Drupal Developer
7 10 (3.58%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 10 (3.58%) Analyst
8 9 (3.23%) Moodle Developer
9 7 (2.51%) iOS Developer
9 7 (2.51%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (2.15%) Technical Manager
10 6 (2.15%) Architect
10 6 (2.15%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.15%) Lead Developer
11 5 (1.79%) Project Manager
11 5 (1.79%) Web Manager
11 5 (1.79%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (51.61%) HTML
2 127 (45.52%) CSS
3 59 (21.15%) jQuery
4 58 (20.79%) HTML5
5 44 (15.77%) Symfony
6 43 (15.41%) Web Services
6 43 (15.41%) CSS3
7 35 (12.54%) XML
8 34 (12.19%) LAMP
9 26 (9.32%) .NET
10 25 (8.96%) AngularJS
11 23 (8.24%) Ajax
12 22 (7.89%) Backbone.js
13 20 (7.17%) JSON
14 19 (6.81%) REST
14 19 (6.81%) RESTful
15 17 (6.09%) XHTML
16 13 (4.66%) ASP.NET
17 12 (4.30%) CodeIgniter
18 10 (3.58%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.17%) Open Source
2 18 (6.45%) E-Learning
3 17 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.66%) Social Media
6 11 (3.94%) VLE
7 9 (3.23%) Online Games
8 7 (2.51%) W3C
9 6 (2.15%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.43%) Blog
10 4 (1.43%) Learning Management System
10 4 (1.43%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.72%) Social Network
12 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.72%) Animation
13 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.36%) PKI
13 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.15%) Linux
2 23 (8.24%) UNIX
3 16 (5.73%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.02%) Windows
5 12 (4.30%) Android
6 8 (2.87%) CentOS
6 8 (2.87%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.08%) SUSE
9 2 (0.72%) Debian
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.36%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.60%) OO
2 58 (20.79%) TDD
3 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (14.34%) OO PHP
5 36 (12.90%) MVC
5 36 (12.90%) Scrum
6 32 (11.47%) E-Commerce
7 27 (9.68%) DevOps
8 25 (8.96%) Web Development
8 25 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (8.60%) BDD
10 20 (7.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (6.09%) Project Management
12 14 (5.02%) Web Design
12 14 (5.02%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.66%) OOP
13 13 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (4.30%) Software Engineering
15 11 (3.94%) Content Management
16 9 (3.23%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (45.88%) JavaScript
2 70 (25.09%) Java
3 46 (16.49%) SQL
4 43 (15.41%) Python
5 40 (14.34%) Ruby
6 36 (12.90%) PHP5
7 20 (7.17%) C#
8 19 (6.81%) Perl
9 15 (5.38%) C++
10 13 (4.66%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.94%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.23%) C
13 7 (2.51%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.15%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.79%) Scala
16 4 (1.43%) sed
17 2 (0.72%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.72%) Korn
17 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (11.47%) Degree
2 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) MCSA
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.73%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.43%) Varnish
2 3 (1.08%) vCloud
2 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) qmail
3 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.36%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.36%) Snort
3 1 (0.36%) Squid
3 1 (0.36%) Xen
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (6.09%) Puppet
2 15 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.79%) Nagios
4 4 (1.43%) Salt
5 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) Nessus
7 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.36%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 61 (21.86%) Zend
2 18 (6.45%) Oracle
3 9 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.51%) Adobe
4 7 (2.51%) New Relic
5 6 (2.15%) Twitter
6 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.43%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.43%) SAP
7 4 (1.43%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.08%) Google
8 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.08%) JBoss
8 3 (1.08%) VMware
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco
9 2 (0.72%) Akamai
9 2 (0.72%) F5
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.72%) Facebook
10 1 (0.36%) Appcelerator
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Based on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
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Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
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