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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 77 100 77
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 138 137 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.33% 1.87% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 4.19% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 104 138
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£350 £331 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
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 £33.78 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +30.95%
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
2507 3266 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.39% 44.48% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 2520 2378
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 12 18 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.95 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
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 1 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
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 1 September 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 1 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.

1 140 (52.43%) HTML
2 125 (46.82%) JavaScript
3 123 (46.07%) CSS
4 105 (39.33%) MySQL
5 69 (25.84%) OO
6 66 (24.72%) Java
7 59 (22.10%) Zend
8 58 (21.72%) HTML5
9 57 (21.35%) Linux
10 54 (20.22%) jQuery
11 53 (19.85%) TDD
12 52 (19.48%) Git (software)
13 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (16.10%) Python
14 43 (16.10%) SQL
14 43 (16.10%) CSS3
15 42 (15.73%) Symfony
16 40 (14.98%) Web Services
16 40 (14.98%) OO PHP
17 38 (14.23%) Ruby
18 37 (13.86%) Subversion
19 36 (13.48%) Apache
20 35 (13.11%) MVC
21 33 (12.36%) LAMP
21 33 (12.36%) Scrum
21 33 (12.36%) XML
22 31 (11.61%) PHP5
23 30 (11.24%) E-Commerce
24 29 (10.86%) Degree
25 28 (10.49%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 36 (13.48%) Apache
2 22 (8.24%) WordPress
3 19 (7.12%) Node.js
4 17 (6.37%) Moodle
5 16 (5.99%) Drupal
6 12 (4.49%) CMS
7 9 (3.37%) nginx
8 8 (3.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.25%) IIS
10 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.75%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.75%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
13 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.37%) Mule
13 1 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 10 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.50%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (4.87%) Magento
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.00%) GitHub
3 4 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.37%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.74%) HTTP
2 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.25%) Intranet
4 5 (1.87%) DNS
4 5 (1.87%) SSH
5 4 (1.50%) SSL
5 4 (1.50%) Internet
5 4 (1.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.12%) VoIP
6 3 (1.12%) Firewall
7 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.37%) VLAN
8 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.37%) SAN
8 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.37%) LDAP
8 1 (0.37%) FTP
8 1 (0.37%) VPN
8 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (39.33%) MySQL
2 18 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.25%) Redis
5 6 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.50%) SQLite
7 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.37%) MS Access
9 1 (0.37%) OLAP
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.86%) Subversion
3 20 (7.49%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.75%) Mercurial
5 8 (3.00%) PHPUnit
6 7 (2.62%) FogBugz
6 7 (2.62%) Trac
6 7 (2.62%) Redmine
7 6 (2.25%) JIRA
8 5 (1.87%) Maven
8 5 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (1.50%) Selenium
9 4 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.50%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.12%) Grunt
10 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.12%) Xcode
11 2 (0.75%) Checkstyle
11 2 (0.75%) JUnit
General
1 28 (10.49%) Finance
2 22 (8.24%) Marketing
3 12 (4.49%) Games
4 7 (2.62%) Back Office
5 4 (1.50%) Front Office
5 4 (1.50%) French Language
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 204 (76.40%) Developer
2 101 (37.83%) PHP Developer
3 33 (12.36%) Web Developer
4 22 (8.24%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (5.24%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 14 (5.24%) Senior Developer
6 10 (3.75%) Analyst
6 10 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (3.37%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 9 (3.37%) Drupal Developer
8 8 (3.00%) Moodle Developer
9 7 (2.62%) iOS Developer
10 6 (2.25%) Architect
10 6 (2.25%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (1.87%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (1.87%) Technical Manager
11 5 (1.87%) Software Engineer
11 5 (1.87%) Lead Developer
11 5 (1.87%) Web Manager
12 4 (1.50%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (52.43%) HTML
2 123 (46.07%) CSS
3 58 (21.72%) HTML5
4 54 (20.22%) jQuery
5 43 (16.10%) CSS3
6 42 (15.73%) Symfony
7 40 (14.98%) Web Services
8 33 (12.36%) XML
8 33 (12.36%) LAMP
9 25 (9.36%) AngularJS
10 23 (8.61%) .NET
11 22 (8.24%) JSON
11 22 (8.24%) Backbone.js
12 19 (7.12%) REST
13 18 (6.74%) RESTful
14 16 (5.99%) Ajax
14 16 (5.99%) XHTML
15 13 (4.87%) CodeIgniter
16 12 (4.49%) ASP.NET
17 10 (3.75%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) E-Learning
1 17 (6.37%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.99%) Open Source
3 14 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.87%) Social Media
5 10 (3.75%) VLE
6 9 (3.37%) Online Games
7 7 (2.62%) W3C
8 6 (2.25%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.50%) Blog
9 4 (1.50%) Learning Management System
9 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.75%) Social Network
10 2 (0.75%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.75%) Animation
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.35%) Linux
2 21 (7.87%) UNIX
3 15 (5.62%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.87%) Android
4 13 (4.87%) Windows
5 9 (3.37%) CentOS
6 8 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.75%) SUSE
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Debian
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.84%) OO
2 53 (19.85%) TDD
3 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (14.98%) OO PHP
5 35 (13.11%) MVC
6 33 (12.36%) Scrum
7 30 (11.24%) E-Commerce
8 26 (9.74%) DevOps
9 25 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.99%) Web Development
11 23 (8.61%) BDD
12 20 (7.49%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (5.99%) Project Management
14 14 (5.24%) Web Design
15 13 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (4.49%) Unit Testing
16 12 (4.49%) OOP
17 11 (4.12%) Content Management
17 11 (4.12%) Software Engineering
18 9 (3.37%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 125 (46.82%) JavaScript
2 66 (24.72%) Java
3 43 (16.10%) SQL
3 43 (16.10%) Python
4 38 (14.23%) Ruby
5 31 (11.61%) PHP5
6 19 (7.12%) Perl
7 17 (6.37%) C#
8 15 (5.62%) C++
9 13 (4.87%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.12%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.75%) C
12 6 (2.25%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.25%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.87%) Scala
14 4 (1.50%) sed
15 2 (0.75%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.37%) VB
16 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (10.86%) Degree
2 15 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) MCSA
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.37%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Varnish
2 3 (1.12%) vCloud
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) NFS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (6.37%) Puppet
2 15 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.87%) Nagios
4 4 (1.50%) Salt
5 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.75%) Ansible
7 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.37%) OpenView
7 1 (0.37%) Control-M
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 59 (22.10%) Zend
2 17 (6.37%) Oracle
3 8 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.62%) Adobe
4 7 (2.62%) New Relic
5 5 (1.87%) Twitter
5 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.50%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.12%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.12%) Google
7 3 (1.12%) SAP
7 3 (1.12%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.75%) VMware
8 2 (0.75%) Facebook
8 2 (0.75%) F5
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) Foundry
9 1 (0.37%) Akamai
9 1 (0.37%) SmartFocus
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
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Salt
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Teamcore
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Rate: competitive
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