The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 17 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 66 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 1331 1346 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.63% 2.84% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.94% 7.44% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 939 763
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 32
Average hourly rate £32.75 £21.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.95% -32.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.13 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £37.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -33.33%
PHP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19184 18090 17404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.88% 38.23% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 11712 10780
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 530 702
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.02 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in England

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the England region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in England

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the England region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in England

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

PHP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 631 £375 +7.14% 267
South East -11 253 £310 +3.33% 154
South West +3 136 £400 +37.93% 80
Yorkshire -20 87 £363 +20.83% 78
North West -11 75 £313 +4.16% 87
West Midlands +2 51 £290 +5.45% 50
East of England -24 50 £250 -13.04% 46
East Midlands +4 34 £250 -12.28% 27
North East -19 13 £300 +9.09% 10
Midlands - - - - 1
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1477 (51.07%) HTML
2 1448 (50.07%) JavaScript
3 1338 (46.27%) CSS
4 1325 (45.82%) MySQL
5 964 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 849 (29.36%) jQuery
7 833 (28.80%) Linux
8 705 (24.38%) HTML5
9 635 (21.96%) Git (software)
10 586 (20.26%) OO
11 547 (18.91%) Apache
12 544 (18.81%) MVC
13 541 (18.71%) Java
14 502 (17.36%) Zend
15 497 (17.19%) LAMP
16 451 (15.59%) Python
17 439 (15.18%) CSS3
18 433 (14.97%) TDD
19 420 (14.52%) SQL
20 415 (14.35%) Web Services
21 396 (13.69%) Ruby
21 396 (13.69%) Symfony
22 382 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
23 342 (11.83%) Subversion
24 333 (11.51%) Open Source
25 321 (11.10%) Drupal
26 313 (10.82%) XML
27 312 (10.79%) E-Commerce
28 309 (10.68%) Scrum
29 307 (10.62%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 547 (18.91%) Apache
2 321 (11.10%) Drupal
3 209 (7.23%) WordPress
4 207 (7.16%) CMS
5 157 (5.43%) Node.js
6 91 (3.15%) nginx
7 59 (2.04%) IIS
8 55 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 44 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
10 43 (1.49%) Apache Solr
11 40 (1.38%) Joomla!
12 36 (1.24%) Moodle
13 22 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.66%) JBoss
14 19 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
15 17 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.55%) Confluence
17 12 (0.41%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 64 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 37 (1.28%) MS Excel
3 31 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (0.52%) MS Office
5 14 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.31%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.069%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.069%) MS Project
10 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.035%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 165 (5.71%) Magento
2 15 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 4 (0.14%) osCommerce
4 4 (0.14%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.10%) Shopify
6 2 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.069%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.035%) Tridion
7 1 (0.035%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (1.35%) Amazon S3
4 21 (0.73%) SaaS
5 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (0.62%) GitHub
7 17 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.41%) Joyent
9 11 (0.38%) Route 53
10 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.21%) PaaS
12 3 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.10%) IaaS
12 3 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.069%) Office 365
14 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.035%) Responsys
14 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.035%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.60%) HTTP
2 100 (3.46%) Internet
3 72 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 69 (2.39%) SSL
5 68 (2.35%) DNS
6 43 (1.49%) Firewall
7 37 (1.28%) LDAP
8 30 (1.04%) Intranet
9 26 (0.90%) DHCP
10 24 (0.83%) SSH
11 21 (0.73%) VPN
12 18 (0.62%) SMTP
12 18 (0.62%) LAN
12 18 (0.62%) WAN
12 18 (0.62%) SAN
13 15 (0.52%) FTP
14 14 (0.48%) Network Security
15 13 (0.45%) NAS
16 10 (0.35%) HTTPS
17 9 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1325 (45.82%) MySQL
2 167 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 153 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 140 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 126 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
6 106 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 77 (2.66%) Redis
8 56 (1.94%) Big Data
9 47 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 43 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.28%) Riak
13 36 (1.24%) CouchDB
14 29 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.48%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (0.38%) SimpleDB
18 11 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 635 (21.96%) Git (software)
2 342 (11.83%) Subversion
3 236 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 211 (7.30%) PHPUnit
5 124 (4.29%) Selenium
6 109 (3.77%) JIRA
7 88 (3.04%) Hudson
8 77 (2.66%) Maven
9 74 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 49 (1.69%) Mercurial
11 46 (1.59%) Behat
12 37 (1.28%) WebDriver
13 35 (1.21%) JUnit
14 29 (1.00%) Jasmine
14 29 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (0.83%) Ant
15 24 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 22 (0.76%) JMeter
16 22 (0.76%) Grunt
17 21 (0.73%) Eclipse
General
1 159 (5.50%) Finance
2 135 (4.67%) Marketing
3 57 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 47 (1.63%) Publishing
5 44 (1.52%) Advertising
6 40 (1.38%) Games
7 37 (1.28%) Retail
8 30 (1.04%) Banking
9 22 (0.76%) Legal
10 21 (0.73%) Electronics
11 16 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.41%) Law
13 10 (0.35%) Automotive
14 9 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.31%) Back Office
14 9 (0.31%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.17%) Billing
15 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.17%) French Language
15 5 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2099 (72.58%) Developer
2 1107 (38.28%) PHP Developer
3 320 (11.07%) Web Developer
4 223 (7.71%) Senior Developer
5 221 (7.64%) Front-End Developer
6 147 (5.08%) Drupal Developer
7 143 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 125 (4.32%) Senior PHP Developer
9 105 (3.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 96 (3.32%) Architect
10 96 (3.32%) Magento Developer
11 94 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
12 81 (2.80%) PHP Web Developer
13 80 (2.77%) Software Engineer
14 79 (2.73%) Java Developer
15 74 (2.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 66 (2.28%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 60 (2.07%) PHP Zend Developer
18 59 (2.04%) WordPress Developer
19 53 (1.83%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1477 (51.07%) HTML
2 1338 (46.27%) CSS
3 849 (29.36%) jQuery
4 705 (24.38%) HTML5
5 497 (17.19%) LAMP
6 439 (15.18%) CSS3
7 415 (14.35%) Web Services
8 396 (13.69%) Symfony
9 313 (10.82%) XML
10 229 (7.92%) AngularJS
11 218 (7.54%) Ajax
12 214 (7.40%) .NET
13 211 (7.30%) Laravel
14 203 (7.02%) RESTful
15 199 (6.88%) JSON
16 159 (5.50%) Zend Framework
17 155 (5.36%) REST
18 146 (5.05%) CodeIgniter
19 142 (4.91%) Backbone.js
20 132 (4.56%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 333 (11.51%) Open Source
2 134 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 128 (4.43%) User Experience
4 88 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 70 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (2.21%) Digital Media
7 39 (1.35%) Social Media
8 38 (1.31%) W3C
9 35 (1.21%) Clustering
10 34 (1.18%) E-Learning
11 33 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 24 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 17 (0.59%) DTV
15 16 (0.55%) Blog
15 16 (0.55%) Derivative
16 15 (0.52%) VLE
17 13 (0.45%) Management Information System
18 12 (0.41%) Data Integration
18 12 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 833 (28.80%) Linux
2 267 (9.23%) UNIX
3 207 (7.16%) CentOS
4 145 (5.01%) Windows
5 101 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 79 (2.73%) Ubuntu
7 60 (2.07%) Debian
8 54 (1.87%) Apple iOS
9 53 (1.83%) Android
10 32 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (1.00%) Solaris
12 24 (0.83%) Mac OS X
13 21 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.35%) AIX
15 8 (0.28%) VMS
16 7 (0.24%) Fedora
17 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.17%) HPUX
18 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (20.26%) OO
3 544 (18.81%) MVC
4 433 (14.97%) TDD
5 382 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 312 (10.79%) E-Commerce
7 309 (10.68%) Scrum
8 290 (10.03%) DevOps
9 245 (8.47%) OOP
10 227 (7.85%) BDD
11 222 (7.68%) Web Development
12 214 (7.40%) OO PHP
13 190 (6.57%) Software Engineering
14 153 (5.29%) Unit Testing
15 135 (4.67%) Configuration Management
16 134 (4.63%) Responsive Web Design
17 100 (3.46%) Automated Testing
18 95 (3.28%) Mentoring
19 78 (2.70%) Migration
20 75 (2.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1448 (50.07%) JavaScript
2 541 (18.71%) Java
3 451 (15.59%) Python
4 420 (14.52%) SQL
5 396 (13.69%) Ruby
6 307 (10.62%) PHP5
7 275 (9.51%) Perl
8 185 (6.40%) Bash Shell
9 143 (4.94%) C#
10 115 (3.98%) C++
11 95 (3.28%) C
12 76 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 44 (1.52%) Scala
14 31 (1.07%) VB.NET
15 29 (1.00%) VB
16 28 (0.97%) T-SQL
17 27 (0.93%) Tcl
17 27 (0.93%) PowerShell
18 21 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (4.25%) Degree
2 120 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (0.69%) CCNA
5 14 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (0.48%) ISEB
6 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.38%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.24%) MCSE
8 6 (0.21%) CISSP
9 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.17%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.14%) RHCE
11 3 (0.10%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.10%) HND
11 3 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.35%) QA
2 7 (0.24%) SLA
3 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.069%) COBIT
5 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (1.90%) Varnish
3 31 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 24 (0.83%) XenServer
5 21 (0.73%) Samba
6 18 (0.62%) KVM
7 17 (0.59%) NFS
8 14 (0.48%) vCloud
9 13 (0.45%) Postfix
10 12 (0.41%) vSphere
11 11 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (0.35%) Shibboleth
13 9 (0.31%) Docker
13 9 (0.31%) Xen
14 8 (0.28%) Hyper-V
15 7 (0.24%) Firmware
16 4 (0.14%) Sendmail
16 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
17 2 (0.069%) Squid
17 2 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 276 (9.54%) Puppet
2 222 (7.68%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (3.11%) Nagios
4 67 (2.32%) Salt
5 44 (1.52%) Cacti
6 42 (1.45%) Vagrant
7 41 (1.42%) Ansible
8 39 (1.35%) ZABBIX
9 17 (0.59%) Graphite
10 15 (0.52%) Zenoss
11 12 (0.41%) OpenSSO
12 10 (0.35%) CFEngine
13 9 (0.31%) yum
14 8 (0.28%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.28%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.28%) Kibana
15 6 (0.21%) Icinga
16 5 (0.17%) cPanel
16 5 (0.17%) OpenIDM
16 5 (0.17%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 502 (17.36%) Zend
2 195 (6.74%) Red Hat
3 153 (5.29%) Oracle
4 98 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 95 (3.28%) VMware
6 63 (2.18%) Twitter
7 60 (2.07%) Rackspace
8 42 (1.45%) Facebook
8 42 (1.45%) Google
9 38 (1.31%) Adobe
10 26 (0.90%) New Relic
11 24 (0.83%) Percona
11 24 (0.83%) Splunk
12 23 (0.80%) SaltStack
12 23 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (0.76%) Citrix
14 18 (0.62%) SAP
14 18 (0.62%) Sun
15 17 (0.59%) Cisco
16 12 (0.41%) HP
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
InterAct Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 350-450pd
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday