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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 83 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 127 149 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.19% 2.10% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 4.75% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 116 134
Average daily rate
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£360 £338 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £234 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
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
2458 3135 3022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.10% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 2413 2345
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £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 14 33 23
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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.

1 134 (47.18%) HTML
2 127 (44.72%) JavaScript
3 122 (42.96%) MySQL
4 121 (42.61%) CSS
5 72 (25.35%) Java
6 71 (25.00%) OO
7 64 (22.54%) jQuery
8 62 (21.83%) HTML5
9 58 (20.42%) TDD
10 57 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (20.07%) Zend
11 56 (19.72%) Linux
12 49 (17.25%) SQL
13 48 (16.90%) Symfony
14 46 (16.20%) Git (software)
14 46 (16.20%) Python
15 45 (15.85%) CSS3
16 41 (14.44%) Scrum
17 39 (13.73%) Subversion
17 39 (13.73%) E-Commerce
17 39 (13.73%) Web Services
17 39 (13.73%) Ruby
18 37 (13.03%) OO PHP
19 36 (12.68%) XML
19 36 (12.68%) LAMP
19 36 (12.68%) MVC
20 35 (12.32%) Apache
20 35 (12.32%) PHP5
21 33 (11.62%) Degree
22 30 (10.56%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (12.32%) Apache
2 25 (8.80%) WordPress
3 19 (6.69%) Node.js
4 18 (6.34%) Moodle
4 18 (6.34%) Drupal
5 13 (4.58%) CMS
6 8 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.46%) nginx
8 5 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.41%) IIS
9 4 (1.41%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.41%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.06%) Mule
11 2 (0.70%) Kentico
11 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (3.52%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.76%) MS Office
4 4 (1.41%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 18 (6.34%) Magento
2 5 (1.76%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.11%) GitHub
3 4 (1.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.70%) Heroku
5 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.69%) HTTP
2 9 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.11%) DNS
3 6 (2.11%) SSL
4 5 (1.76%) Internet
4 5 (1.76%) SSH
5 4 (1.41%) Intranet
5 4 (1.41%) Firewall
5 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.06%) VoIP
6 3 (1.06%) SAN
7 2 (0.70%) FTP
7 2 (0.70%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.35%) LDAP
8 1 (0.35%) VPN
8 1 (0.35%) SNMP
8 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (42.96%) MySQL
2 17 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.28%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.87%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.41%) SQLite
8 4 (1.41%) Redis
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.70%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.35%) MS Access
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.35%) KDB
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 46 (16.20%) Git (software)
2 39 (13.73%) Subversion
3 19 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.23%) PHPUnit
5 7 (2.46%) Mercurial
6 6 (2.11%) Selenium
6 6 (2.11%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (1.76%) Behat
8 4 (1.41%) FogBugz
8 4 (1.41%) Trac
8 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.41%) Maven
8 4 (1.41%) Redmine
9 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.06%) Xcode
9 3 (1.06%) NUnit
9 3 (1.06%) JIRA
9 3 (1.06%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.06%) Grunt
General
1 26 (9.15%) Finance
2 23 (8.10%) Marketing
3 11 (3.87%) Games
4 7 (2.46%) Back Office
5 4 (1.41%) Front Office
5 4 (1.41%) French Language
5 4 (1.41%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
6 2 (0.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (73.94%) Developer
2 109 (38.38%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.56%) Web Developer
4 15 (5.28%) Senior Developer
5 14 (4.93%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (4.93%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 10 (3.52%) Drupal Developer
7 9 (3.17%) Moodle Developer
7 9 (3.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 9 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
7 9 (3.17%) Analyst
7 9 (3.17%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.17%) Technical Manager
8 8 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (2.46%) Lead Developer
10 6 (2.11%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (2.11%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.11%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 6 (2.11%) LAMP Developer
11 5 (1.76%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (47.18%) HTML
2 121 (42.61%) CSS
3 64 (22.54%) jQuery
4 62 (21.83%) HTML5
5 48 (16.90%) Symfony
6 45 (15.85%) CSS3
7 39 (13.73%) Web Services
8 36 (12.68%) XML
8 36 (12.68%) LAMP
9 30 (10.56%) Ajax
10 29 (10.21%) .NET
11 22 (7.75%) AngularJS
12 21 (7.39%) Backbone.js
12 21 (7.39%) RESTful
12 21 (7.39%) JSON
13 19 (6.69%) REST
14 15 (5.28%) XHTML
15 14 (4.93%) ASP.NET
16 13 (4.58%) Zend Framework
17 11 (3.87%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.04%) Open Source
2 19 (6.69%) E-Learning
3 18 (6.34%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.99%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.58%) VLE
5 13 (4.58%) Social Media
6 7 (2.46%) W3C
6 7 (2.46%) Online Games
7 5 (1.76%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.41%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.41%) Blog
8 4 (1.41%) Replication
9 2 (0.70%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.70%) Animation
9 2 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.35%) iSeries
10 1 (0.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.72%) Linux
2 22 (7.75%) UNIX
3 14 (4.93%) Windows
4 12 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.46%) Android
6 7 (2.46%) CentOS
7 6 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.41%) Solaris
9 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.06%) SUSE
10 2 (0.70%) Debian
10 2 (0.70%) AIX
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.00%) OO
2 58 (20.42%) TDD
3 57 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.44%) Scrum
5 39 (13.73%) E-Commerce
6 37 (13.03%) OO PHP
7 36 (12.68%) MVC
8 26 (9.15%) Web Development
9 23 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.10%) DevOps
10 22 (7.75%) BDD
11 21 (7.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (5.99%) OOP
13 16 (5.63%) Project Management
14 15 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 12 (4.23%) Web Design
16 12 (4.23%) Unit Testing
17 10 (3.52%) CRM
18 9 (3.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 127 (44.72%) JavaScript
2 72 (25.35%) Java
3 49 (17.25%) SQL
4 46 (16.20%) Python
5 39 (13.73%) Ruby
6 35 (12.32%) PHP5
7 23 (8.10%) C#
8 22 (7.75%) Perl
9 18 (6.34%) C++
10 12 (4.23%) C
11 11 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.52%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.82%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.82%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.46%) Scala
15 4 (1.41%) sed
16 2 (0.70%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.70%) Korn
16 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (11.62%) Degree
2 13 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) CEH
5 1 (0.35%) HND
5 1 (0.35%) MCSA
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.99%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Varnish
1 3 (1.06%) vCloud
1 3 (1.06%) KVM
1 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.70%) RHEV
2 2 (0.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.35%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.35%) Snort
3 1 (0.35%) Squid
3 1 (0.35%) Xen
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.35%) qmail
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) Puppet
2 13 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.11%) Nagios
4 4 (1.41%) Salt
5 2 (0.70%) Ansible
5 2 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.35%) Nessus
6 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.35%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 57 (20.07%) Zend
2 21 (7.39%) Oracle
3 11 (3.87%) Adobe
4 8 (2.82%) Twitter
5 7 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.11%) New Relic
7 5 (1.76%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.76%) SAP
8 4 (1.41%) VMware
8 4 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.41%) Facebook
9 3 (1.06%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.06%) Google
9 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 3 (1.06%) Cisco
10 2 (0.70%) IBM
10 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.70%) Akamai
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