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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 73 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 148 145 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.55% 2.03% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.00% 4.59% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 106 130
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £13.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +200.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +28.57%
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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
2466 3160 3093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 44.18% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 2447 2374
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £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 8 18 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £57.80 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 154 (53.47%) HTML
2 138 (47.92%) JavaScript
2 138 (47.92%) CSS
3 120 (41.67%) MySQL
4 98 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (26.04%) OO
6 68 (23.61%) Linux
7 67 (23.26%) Java
8 64 (22.22%) jQuery
9 62 (21.53%) HTML5
10 60 (20.83%) Zend
11 56 (19.44%) Git (software)
11 56 (19.44%) TDD
12 46 (15.97%) CSS3
13 45 (15.63%) Symfony
14 44 (15.28%) OO PHP
15 43 (14.93%) Subversion
15 43 (14.93%) Web Services
15 43 (14.93%) Python
16 42 (14.58%) SQL
17 41 (14.24%) MVC
18 40 (13.89%) LAMP
18 40 (13.89%) XML
18 40 (13.89%) Apache
19 38 (13.19%) Scrum
20 36 (12.50%) Ruby
21 35 (12.15%) E-Commerce
22 31 (10.76%) Degree
22 31 (10.76%) Finance
23 29 (10.07%) PHP5

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 40 (13.89%) Apache
2 22 (7.64%) WordPress
3 19 (6.60%) Drupal
4 18 (6.25%) Node.js
5 15 (5.21%) Moodle
5 15 (5.21%) CMS
6 9 (3.13%) nginx
7 8 (2.78%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.08%) IIS
9 4 (1.39%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.69%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.35%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.35%) Mule
12 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.74%) MS Office
3 4 (1.39%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (5.21%) Magento
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.43%) GitHub
3 5 (1.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.60%) HTTP
2 8 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.43%) SSH
3 7 (2.43%) DNS
4 6 (2.08%) Intranet
5 5 (1.74%) Internet
6 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.39%) SSL
7 3 (1.04%) Firewall
7 3 (1.04%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) FTP
8 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.35%) VLAN
9 1 (0.35%) SAN
9 1 (0.35%) VPN
9 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.35%) LDAP
9 1 (0.35%) SNMP
9 1 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (41.67%) MySQL
2 19 (6.60%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.78%) Redis
7 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.39%) SQLite
9 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.35%) OLAP
11 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 43 (14.93%) Subversion
3 19 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.82%) JIRA
4 11 (3.82%) Mercurial
5 8 (2.78%) PHPUnit
5 8 (2.78%) Redmine
5 8 (2.78%) FogBugz
5 8 (2.78%) Trac
6 5 (1.74%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.39%) Selenium
7 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.39%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.39%) Maven
8 3 (1.04%) Xcode
8 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.04%) Grunt
8 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.69%) TestNG
General
1 31 (10.76%) Finance
2 21 (7.29%) Marketing
3 11 (3.82%) Games
4 7 (2.43%) Back Office
5 4 (1.39%) French Language
5 4 (1.39%) Banking
5 4 (1.39%) Front Office
6 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (75.35%) Developer
2 107 (37.15%) PHP Developer
3 38 (13.19%) Web Developer
4 25 (8.68%) Front-End Developer
5 17 (5.90%) Senior Developer
6 16 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 14 (4.86%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 10 (3.47%) Drupal Developer
8 10 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (3.47%) Analyst
9 7 (2.43%) Architect
9 7 (2.43%) iOS Developer
9 7 (2.43%) Moodle Developer
10 6 (2.08%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
11 5 (1.74%) Technical Manager
11 5 (1.74%) Lead Developer
11 5 (1.74%) Web Manager
11 5 (1.74%) Software Engineer
11 5 (1.74%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (53.47%) HTML
2 138 (47.92%) CSS
3 64 (22.22%) jQuery
4 62 (21.53%) HTML5
5 46 (15.97%) CSS3
6 45 (15.63%) Symfony
7 43 (14.93%) Web Services
8 40 (13.89%) LAMP
8 40 (13.89%) XML
9 27 (9.38%) .NET
9 27 (9.38%) JSON
9 27 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 25 (8.68%) Backbone.js
11 21 (7.29%) RESTful
12 20 (6.94%) REST
13 16 (5.56%) XHTML
14 14 (4.86%) Ajax
15 13 (4.51%) CodeIgniter
16 12 (4.17%) Memcached
16 12 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.25%) Open Source
1 18 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.21%) E-Learning
4 13 (4.51%) Social Media
5 8 (2.78%) Online Games
5 8 (2.78%) User Experience
5 8 (2.78%) VLE
6 7 (2.43%) W3C
7 6 (2.08%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.39%) Blog
8 4 (1.39%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.39%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.69%) Social Network
9 2 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.69%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.69%) Animation
9 2 (0.69%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.61%) Linux
2 28 (9.72%) UNIX
3 17 (5.90%) Windows
4 15 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.86%) Android
6 9 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 9 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.78%) CentOS
8 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.69%) Solaris
9 2 (0.69%) SUSE
9 2 (0.69%) Debian
10 1 (0.35%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.04%) OO
3 56 (19.44%) TDD
4 44 (15.28%) OO PHP
5 41 (14.24%) MVC
6 38 (13.19%) Scrum
7 35 (12.15%) E-Commerce
8 27 (9.38%) Web Development
8 27 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (9.03%) DevOps
10 23 (7.99%) BDD
11 22 (7.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (5.90%) Project Management
12 17 (5.90%) Web Design
13 12 (4.17%) Unit Testing
13 12 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (4.17%) OOP
13 12 (4.17%) Content Management
13 12 (4.17%) Software Engineering
14 9 (3.13%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 138 (47.92%) JavaScript
2 67 (23.26%) Java
3 43 (14.93%) Python
4 42 (14.58%) SQL
5 36 (12.50%) Ruby
6 29 (10.07%) PHP5
7 22 (7.64%) Perl
8 17 (5.90%) C#
9 16 (5.56%) C++
10 14 (4.86%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.51%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.47%) C
13 6 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.08%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.39%) Scala
14 4 (1.39%) sed
15 2 (0.69%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.35%) Korn
16 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (10.76%) Degree
2 12 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.90%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) Varnish
2 3 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) vCloud
3 2 (0.69%) NFS
4 1 (0.35%) Xen
4 1 (0.35%) Squid
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) Postfix
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (5.90%) Puppet
2 15 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.08%) Nagios
4 5 (1.74%) Salt
5 3 (1.04%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.69%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.35%) OpenView
7 1 (0.35%) Control-M
7 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.35%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.35%) Cacti
7 1 (0.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 60 (20.83%) Zend
2 18 (6.25%) Oracle
3 10 (3.47%) Adobe
4 9 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.13%) New Relic
5 6 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.74%) Twitter
7 4 (1.39%) SaltStack
7 4 (1.39%) JBoss
8 3 (1.04%) VMware
8 3 (1.04%) Google
8 3 (1.04%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.04%) SAP
8 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.69%) F5
9 2 (0.69%) Facebook
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.35%) Northgate
10 1 (0.35%) Capita
10 1 (0.35%) Veritas
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