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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 90 79 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing PHP 53 118 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.72% 2.33% 1.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.87% 5.12% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 81 79
Average daily rate £388 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%
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
1368 2304 2580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.36% 45.42% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1905 1947
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 71 (54.62%) HTML
2 69 (53.08%) CSS
3 65 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 60 (46.15%) MySQL
5 43 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (30.77%) Linux
7 32 (24.62%) Git (software)
8 31 (23.85%) jQuery
9 30 (23.08%) HTML5
10 29 (22.31%) Java
11 27 (20.77%) Python
12 24 (18.46%) SQL
13 23 (17.69%) LAMP
13 23 (17.69%) Node.js
14 22 (16.92%) CSS3
14 22 (16.92%) Apache
15 19 (14.62%) CMS
15 19 (14.62%) Drupal
15 19 (14.62%) TDD
15 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
16 18 (13.85%) Front End Development
16 18 (13.85%) Web Services
17 17 (13.08%) MVC
18 16 (12.31%) Laravel
19 15 (11.54%) Ruby
19 15 (11.54%) Zend
20 14 (10.77%) Symfony
20 14 (10.77%) Web Development
20 14 (10.77%) Finance
20 14 (10.77%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (17.69%) Node.js
2 22 (16.92%) Apache
3 19 (14.62%) CMS
3 19 (14.62%) Drupal
4 11 (8.46%) WordPress
5 4 (3.08%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.08%) EPiServer CMS
5 4 (3.08%) IIS
5 4 (3.08%) nginx
6 3 (2.31%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.31%) Confluence
6 3 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.31%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.54%) SAS
7 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.77%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.77%) JBoss
8 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.77%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Magento
2 5 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.31%) BigMachines
3 3 (2.31%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.77%) GitHub
3 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.77%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
2 2 (1.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.77%) BGP
3 1 (0.77%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.77%) IPsec
3 1 (0.77%) IPv6
3 1 (0.77%) LAN
3 1 (0.77%) LDAP
3 1 (0.77%) Network Security
3 1 (0.77%) OSPF
3 1 (0.77%) VPN
3 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (46.15%) MySQL
2 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.62%) Apache Hive
4 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.31%) Big Data
6 3 (2.31%) HBase
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.31%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.54%) BigTable
7 2 (1.54%) Mahout
7 2 (1.54%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.54%) Redis
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (24.62%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.46%) Subversion
3 7 (5.38%) Grunt
3 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.38%) JIRA
4 5 (3.85%) gulp
4 5 (3.85%) PHPUnit
5 4 (3.08%) JUnit
5 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.31%) EasyMock
6 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.31%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.54%) GitLab
7 2 (1.54%) Mocha
7 2 (1.54%) Selenium
7 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.54%) Toad
7 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.77%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Marketing
3 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.85%) Electronics
4 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.08%) Advertising
5 4 (3.08%) Publishing
6 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Retail
7 2 (1.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.77%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (75.38%) Developer
2 40 (30.77%) PHP Developer
3 18 (13.85%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (10.77%) Drupal Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (6.92%) Web Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Senior Drupal Developer
9 7 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.38%) LAMP Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Lead Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Magento Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Angular Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) WordPress Developer
12 4 (3.08%) MySQL Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (54.62%) HTML
2 69 (53.08%) CSS
3 31 (23.85%) jQuery
4 30 (23.08%) HTML5
5 23 (17.69%) LAMP
6 22 (16.92%) CSS3
7 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
8 18 (13.85%) Web Services
9 16 (12.31%) Laravel
10 14 (10.77%) Symfony
11 11 (8.46%) RESTful
11 11 (8.46%) XML
12 9 (6.92%) JSON
12 9 (6.92%) SOAP
13 8 (6.15%) .NET
13 8 (6.15%) Spring
14 7 (5.38%) REST
14 7 (5.38%) Sass
15 5 (3.85%) Backbone.js
15 5 (3.85%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
1 8 (6.15%) User Experience
2 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.31%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.54%) Life Science
5 2 (1.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) W3C
6 1 (0.77%) BBC
6 1 (0.77%) Fintech
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) iPhone
6 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.77%) Social Network
6 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.77%) Linux
2 10 (7.69%) Unix
3 7 (5.38%) Windows
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.08%) CentOS
5 4 (3.08%) Debian
5 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.31%) Android
7 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.62%) TDD
3 18 (13.85%) Front End Development
4 17 (13.08%) MVC
5 14 (10.77%) OO
5 14 (10.77%) Web Development
6 12 (9.23%) DevOps
6 12 (9.23%) E-Commerce
6 12 (9.23%) OO PHP
7 11 (8.46%) Project Management
8 10 (7.69%) BDD
8 10 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.92%) Scrum
10 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (6.15%) OOP
10 8 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.38%) Coaching
12 6 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (4.62%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (22.31%) Java
3 27 (20.77%) Python
4 24 (18.46%) SQL
5 15 (11.54%) Ruby
6 10 (7.69%) Perl
7 8 (6.15%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.15%) C#
8 4 (3.08%) Go
9 3 (2.31%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.31%) Groovy
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) R
9 3 (2.31%) Scala
9 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.54%) AWK
10 2 (1.54%) sed
10 2 (1.54%) XPath
11 1 (0.77%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.15%) Degree
2 3 (2.31%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.77%) CCNA
3 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Apache Flume
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
1 3 (2.31%) Varnish
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.77%) HDFS
3 1 (0.77%) iptables
3 1 (0.77%) Postfix
3 1 (0.77%) Samba
3 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.85%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) Ansible
3 2 (1.54%) Nagios
3 2 (1.54%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.77%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Zend
2 9 (6.92%) Oracle
3 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.62%) Google
5 5 (3.85%) SAP
6 4 (3.08%) EPiServer
6 4 (3.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.31%) Siebel
8 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.54%) VMware
9 1 (0.77%) Akamai
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco
9 1 (0.77%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.77%) Facebook
9 1 (0.77%) Juniper
9 1 (0.77%) MapR
9 1 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.77%) Twitter
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