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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 78 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing PHP 163 119 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.46% 1.89% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.80% 4.61% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 96
Average daily rate £333 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -12.50%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2810 2579 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.41% 40.87% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2150 2016 2130
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 27
Average hourly rate £33.18 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
London

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 16 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 133 (47.50%) HTML
2 130 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 118 (42.14%) CSS
4 109 (38.93%) MySQL
5 77 (27.50%) Java
6 76 (27.14%) jQuery
7 63 (22.50%) OO
8 62 (22.14%) HTML5
9 60 (21.43%) Linux
10 59 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (18.93%) TDD
12 52 (18.57%) SQL
13 49 (17.50%) CSS3
14 45 (16.07%) Python
15 44 (15.71%) Zend
16 42 (15.00%) E-Commerce
17 41 (14.64%) Git (software)
18 40 (14.29%) Scrum
19 39 (13.93%) XML
20 38 (13.57%) Symfony
21 37 (13.21%) MVC
22 36 (12.86%) Ruby
23 35 (12.50%) Finance
24 34 (12.14%) LAMP
24 34 (12.14%) Ajax
25 33 (11.79%) Subversion
26 32 (11.43%) Apache
27 31 (11.07%) Drupal
28 30 (10.71%) PHP5
28 30 (10.71%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 32 (11.43%) Apache
2 31 (11.07%) Drupal
3 24 (8.57%) CMS
4 19 (6.79%) Node.js
5 17 (6.07%) WordPress
6 12 (4.29%) Moodle
6 12 (4.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.50%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.14%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.14%) Joomla!
9 5 (1.79%) IIS
10 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (1.07%) Documentum
11 3 (1.07%) Mule
11 3 (1.07%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.71%) nginx
12 2 (0.71%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Photoshop
1 6 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.07%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.79%) Magento
2 7 (2.50%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.14%) GitHub
3 4 (1.43%) SaaS
4 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.71%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.00%) HTTP
2 8 (2.86%) Internet
2 8 (2.86%) SSL
2 8 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.50%) Firewall
4 5 (1.79%) DNS
5 4 (1.43%) SAN
5 4 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.07%) LDAP
6 3 (1.07%) SNMP
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.71%) Network Security
7 2 (0.71%) DMZ
7 2 (0.71%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) VPN
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.36%) SSH
8 1 (0.36%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (38.93%) MySQL
2 18 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.21%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) OLTP
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (14.64%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.79%) Subversion
3 13 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.21%) Selenium
4 9 (3.21%) PHPUnit
5 7 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.50%) Maven
6 6 (2.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.14%) PhoneGap
7 5 (1.79%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.07%) NUnit
9 3 (1.07%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.07%) Firebug
9 3 (1.07%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.07%) Behat
10 2 (0.71%) JSUnit
10 2 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 35 (12.50%) Finance
2 24 (8.57%) Marketing
3 10 (3.57%) Games
4 9 (3.21%) Retail
5 6 (2.14%) Publishing
6 5 (1.79%) Back Office
6 5 (1.79%) Music Industry
7 4 (1.43%) Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.71%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 203 (72.50%) Developer
2 100 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.71%) Web Developer
4 16 (5.71%) Senior Developer
5 13 (4.64%) Drupal Developer
5 13 (4.64%) Front-End Developer
6 12 (4.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 9 (3.21%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 8 (2.86%) Moodle Developer
8 8 (2.86%) Technical Manager
8 8 (2.86%) Consultant
8 8 (2.86%) Project Manager
9 7 (2.50%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (2.14%) Administrator
10 6 (2.14%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (2.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 6 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (1.79%) .NET Developer
11 5 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (47.50%) HTML
2 118 (42.14%) CSS
3 76 (27.14%) jQuery
4 62 (22.14%) HTML5
5 49 (17.50%) CSS3
6 39 (13.93%) XML
7 38 (13.57%) Symfony
8 34 (12.14%) LAMP
8 34 (12.14%) Ajax
9 30 (10.71%) .NET
10 29 (10.36%) Web Services
11 23 (8.21%) REST
12 19 (6.79%) JSON
13 17 (6.07%) AngularJS
14 15 (5.36%) RESTful
14 15 (5.36%) Backbone.js
15 14 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
15 14 (5.00%) Sass
16 13 (4.64%) ASP.NET
16 13 (4.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.64%) Open Source
2 16 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.93%) E-Learning
4 11 (3.93%) VLE
5 7 (2.50%) W3C
6 6 (2.14%) Online Games
7 5 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.79%) Social Media
8 4 (1.43%) iPhone
8 4 (1.43%) Replication
9 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.71%) Animation
10 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.36%) STB
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.43%) Linux
2 25 (8.93%) UNIX
2 25 (8.93%) Windows
3 13 (4.64%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.21%) CentOS
5 7 (2.50%) Solaris
5 7 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.79%) Android
7 3 (1.07%) Debian
7 3 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.71%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.36%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.50%) OO
2 59 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.93%) TDD
4 42 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 40 (14.29%) Scrum
6 37 (13.21%) MVC
7 29 (10.36%) Responsive Web Design
8 28 (10.00%) OO PHP
9 25 (8.93%) Web Development
10 23 (8.21%) OOP
10 23 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.79%) BDD
12 16 (5.71%) Analytics
12 16 (5.71%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (4.29%) Content Management
15 11 (3.93%) SEO
15 11 (3.93%) CRM
16 10 (3.57%) Migration
17 9 (3.21%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 130 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 77 (27.50%) Java
3 52 (18.57%) SQL
4 45 (16.07%) Python
5 36 (12.86%) Ruby
6 30 (10.71%) PHP5
7 24 (8.57%) Perl
8 20 (7.14%) C#
9 17 (6.07%) C++
10 16 (5.71%) Bash Shell
11 12 (4.29%) C
12 7 (2.50%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.50%) Scala
13 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.79%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.79%) Groovy
15 4 (1.43%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.71%) Korn
17 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (8.21%) Degree
2 13 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.07%) CEH
4 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) CCNA
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.43%) KVM
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.07%) vCloud
3 2 (0.71%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.71%) Xen
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.36%) Snort
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.36%) Samba
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) Squid
4 1 (0.36%) Varnish
4 1 (0.36%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.36%) qmail
4 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.36%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 11 (3.93%) Puppet
2 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.79%) Nagios
4 2 (0.71%) Cacti
4 2 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.36%) StatsD
5 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.36%) Nessus
5 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (15.71%) Zend
2 27 (9.64%) Oracle
3 10 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.21%) SAP
4 9 (3.21%) Google
5 7 (2.50%) Adobe
5 7 (2.50%) JD Edwards
6 6 (2.14%) Twitter
6 6 (2.14%) JBoss
7 5 (1.79%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.43%) Facebook
8 4 (1.43%) VMware
9 3 (1.07%) New Relic
9 3 (1.07%) Sun
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco
9 3 (1.07%) Apple
10 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.71%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.71%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.71%) NetScout
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City Of London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £0.00 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Premier Group
Posted: 27 days ago