The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 78 92 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing PHP 1480 1215 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 2.34% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.26% 6.07% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 868 1116
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 16
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £36.50 £97.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
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
20393 20006 19134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.99% 38.47% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14130 13761 12522
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 475 380
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 714 £400 +6.66% 244
South East +30 237 £350 +18.64% 143
East Midlands +54 134 £408 +25.38% 59
Yorkshire +3 105 £340 -2.85% 106
North West +42 96 £350 +7.69% 107
West Midlands +10 78 £350 +16.66% 69
East of England +12 61 £350 +27.27% 73
South West -7 41 £315 -6.66% 58
North East -33 11 £300 -38.77% 16
Midlands - 2 £500 -
South Coast - 2 £263 -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 1648 (57.78%) JavaScript
2 1380 (48.39%) HTML
3 1270 (44.53%) CSS
4 961 (33.70%) MySQL
5 891 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
6 840 (29.45%) Web Development
7 797 (27.95%) Java
8 739 (25.91%) Linux
9 641 (22.48%) Git (software)
10 548 (19.21%) HTML5
11 526 (18.44%) jQuery
12 428 (15.01%) SQL
13 423 (14.83%) Python
14 404 (14.17%) AngularJS
15 400 (14.03%) MVC
16 387 (13.57%) OO
17 382 (13.39%) CSS3
18 378 (13.25%) CRM
19 375 (13.15%) LAMP
20 362 (12.69%) Digital Media
21 361 (12.66%) Web Services
22 349 (12.24%) ERP
23 344 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
24 343 (12.03%) Network Security
25 327 (11.47%) Apache
26 326 (11.43%) Drupal
26 326 (11.43%) Symfony
27 324 (11.36%) E-Commerce
28 322 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
29 316 (11.08%) Jenkins

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 327 (11.47%) Apache
2 326 (11.43%) Drupal
3 275 (9.64%) WordPress
4 217 (7.61%) CMS
5 120 (4.21%) Tomcat
6 110 (3.86%) nginx
7 109 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (2.45%) Confluence
8 70 (2.45%) IIS
9 48 (1.68%) SharePoint
10 33 (1.16%) Joomla!
11 32 (1.12%) JBoss
11 32 (1.12%) Moodle
12 30 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 22 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.70%) SAS
15 19 (0.67%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
17 15 (0.53%) Umbraco
17 15 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 38 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 25 (0.88%) MS Office
4 24 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.35%) SPSS
7 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.21%) Stata
8 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.14%) GIMP
10 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.070%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.070%) InDesign
11 2 (0.070%) InVision
12 1 (0.035%) MS Project
12 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 194 (6.80%) Magento
2 17 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.070%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.070%) RMDS
8 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.035%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.035%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.035%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 344 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (3.65%) GitHub
3 86 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 30 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (0.77%) SaaS
8 21 (0.74%) Office 365
9 20 (0.70%) Route 53
10 19 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 16 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.56%) PaaS
12 15 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.39%) CloudFront
16 11 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
16 11 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 343 (12.03%) Network Security
2 128 (4.49%) HTTP
3 98 (3.44%) DNS
4 91 (3.19%) Firewall
5 87 (3.05%) Internet
6 48 (1.68%) LDAP
7 45 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 37 (1.30%) SSL
9 31 (1.09%) DHCP
10 27 (0.95%) VPN
11 23 (0.81%) LAN
11 23 (0.81%) SSH
12 21 (0.74%) WAN
13 19 (0.67%) FTP
13 19 (0.67%) SAN
13 19 (0.67%) X.509
14 16 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
14 16 (0.56%) SMTP
15 15 (0.53%) SNMP
16 12 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 961 (33.70%) MySQL
2 198 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
3 197 (6.91%) SQL Server
4 196 (6.87%) MongoDB
5 150 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 140 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 67 (2.35%) Redis
8 50 (1.75%) Big Data
9 44 (1.54%) DB2
10 37 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.12%) CouchDB
13 30 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 20 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 20 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.67%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 641 (22.48%) Git (software)
2 316 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 179 (6.28%) Subversion
4 136 (4.77%) JIRA
5 101 (3.54%) PHPUnit
6 89 (3.12%) Cucumber
7 74 (2.59%) gulp
8 66 (2.31%) WebDriver
9 65 (2.28%) Grunt
10 59 (2.07%) Vagrant
11 56 (1.96%) Selenium
12 55 (1.93%) Mercurial
13 42 (1.47%) Ant
13 42 (1.47%) Maven
14 40 (1.40%) Jasmine
15 36 (1.26%) Visual Studio
16 31 (1.09%) Hudson
16 31 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 29 (1.02%) Travis CI
18 26 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 200 (7.01%) Finance
2 131 (4.59%) Marketing
3 90 (3.16%) Retail
4 60 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 48 (1.68%) Publishing
6 41 (1.44%) Games
7 29 (1.02%) Advertising
7 29 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.98%) Electronics
9 26 (0.91%) Banking
10 17 (0.60%) Back Office
11 14 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.35%) Automotive
12 10 (0.35%) Law
13 8 (0.28%) Billing
13 8 (0.28%) Military
14 7 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.25%) Legal
15 5 (0.18%) German Language
16 4 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1934 (67.81%) Developer
2 901 (31.59%) PHP Developer
3 222 (7.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 218 (7.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 202 (7.08%) Senior Developer
6 201 (7.05%) Web Developer
7 176 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 174 (6.10%) Drupal Developer
9 136 (4.77%) Magento Developer
10 132 (4.63%) HTML Developer
11 117 (4.10%) Architect
12 105 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
13 103 (3.61%) HTML CSS Developer
14 94 (3.30%) PHP Web Developer
15 92 (3.23%) Administrator
16 79 (2.77%) Analyst
17 78 (2.73%) Senior PHP Developer
18 77 (2.70%) WordPress Developer
19 75 (2.63%) Symfony Developer
20 72 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1380 (48.39%) HTML
2 1270 (44.53%) CSS
3 548 (19.21%) HTML5
4 526 (18.44%) jQuery
5 404 (14.17%) AngularJS
6 382 (13.39%) CSS3
7 375 (13.15%) LAMP
8 361 (12.66%) Web Services
9 326 (11.43%) Symfony
10 305 (10.69%) XML
11 290 (10.17%) .NET
12 260 (9.12%) Node.js
13 198 (6.94%) Laravel
14 194 (6.80%) JSON
15 178 (6.24%) Sass
16 174 (6.10%) REST
17 166 (5.82%) RESTful
18 144 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 143 (5.01%) Ajax
20 138 (4.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 362 (12.69%) Digital Media
2 175 (6.14%) User Experience
3 88 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 76 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 73 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 46 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 42 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 34 (1.19%) Social Media
9 29 (1.02%) NHS
10 27 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (0.91%) Fintech
12 21 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.67%) Clustering
14 18 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.56%) Blog
15 16 (0.56%) CMDB
16 13 (0.46%) Management Information System
16 13 (0.46%) Public Cloud
16 13 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 739 (25.91%) Linux
2 232 (8.13%) Unix
3 197 (6.91%) Windows
4 154 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (4.24%) CentOS
6 66 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 63 (2.21%) Ubuntu
8 57 (2.00%) Windows Server
9 54 (1.89%) Android
10 49 (1.72%) Mac OS X
11 30 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (1.02%) AIX
13 24 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (0.81%) Debian
15 21 (0.74%) Solaris
16 11 (0.39%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.25%) VMS
18 7 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (29.45%) Web Development
3 400 (14.03%) MVC
4 387 (13.57%) OO
5 378 (13.25%) CRM
6 349 (12.24%) ERP
7 324 (11.36%) E-Commerce
8 322 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
9 297 (10.41%) DevOps
10 296 (10.38%) Front End Development
11 289 (10.13%) TDD
12 271 (9.50%) Scrum
13 243 (8.52%) BDD
14 223 (7.82%) Open Source
15 192 (6.73%) OOP
16 187 (6.56%) OO PHP
17 174 (6.10%) Configuration Management
18 142 (4.98%) Responsive Web Design
19 102 (3.58%) Continuous Delivery
20 101 (3.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1648 (57.78%) JavaScript
2 797 (27.95%) Java
3 428 (15.01%) SQL
4 423 (14.83%) Python
5 281 (9.85%) Ruby
6 239 (8.38%) Perl
7 213 (7.47%) C#
8 175 (6.14%) Bash Shell
9 84 (2.95%) C++
10 73 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 62 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 58 (2.03%) C
13 56 (1.96%) PHP 5
14 35 (1.23%) Scala
15 32 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 27 (0.95%) Go
16 27 (0.95%) VB
17 19 (0.67%) T-SQL
18 18 (0.63%) R
19 17 (0.60%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 137 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 128 (4.49%) Degree
3 95 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (0.81%) DBS Check
6 22 (0.77%) CCNP
7 21 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.67%) CHECK Team Member
9 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.53%) ISEB
12 13 (0.46%) RHCE
13 10 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.25%) CCNA
14 7 (0.25%) MCITP
14 7 (0.25%) MCTS
15 6 (0.21%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.91%) QA
2 24 (0.84%) WAI
3 22 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.11%) SLA
9 2 (0.070%) WCAG
10 1 (0.035%) Basel II
10 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.035%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 191 (6.70%) Docker
2 83 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.81%) Active Directory
4 31 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (1.02%) Varnish
6 20 (0.70%) vCloud
7 15 (0.53%) Squid
8 14 (0.49%) iptables
8 14 (0.49%) NFS
9 13 (0.46%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.42%) Postfix
11 10 (0.35%) KVM
12 8 (0.28%) RHEV
13 7 (0.25%) Sendmail
13 7 (0.25%) UAG
13 7 (0.25%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.21%) vSphere
15 5 (0.18%) Dovecot
15 5 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 272 (9.54%) Puppet
2 176 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 165 (5.79%) Ansible
4 94 (3.30%) Nagios
5 38 (1.33%) logstash
6 36 (1.26%) HAProxy
7 34 (1.19%) Kubernetes
8 33 (1.16%) Salt
9 31 (1.09%) Kibana
10 30 (1.05%) ZABBIX
11 29 (1.02%) Terraform
12 16 (0.56%) SCCM
13 15 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
13 15 (0.53%) Rundeck
13 15 (0.53%) SCOM
14 13 (0.46%) Grafana
15 12 (0.42%) Graphite
16 11 (0.39%) Cacti
16 11 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
16 11 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 242 (8.49%) Zend
2 199 (6.98%) Oracle
3 160 (5.61%) Red Hat
4 154 (5.40%) VMware
5 139 (4.87%) Microsoft
6 65 (2.28%) Adobe
7 54 (1.89%) Google
8 38 (1.33%) IBM
9 37 (1.30%) SAP
10 34 (1.19%) Splunk
11 26 (0.91%) HP
12 25 (0.88%) Cisco
13 24 (0.84%) hybris
14 22 (0.77%) Rackspace
15 21 (0.74%) Sybase
16 19 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (0.56%) Atlassian
17 16 (0.56%) Citrix
18 15 (0.53%) F5
18 15 (0.53%) New Relic
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Contract split between Nottingham/ Bristol/ home
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bexleyheath, Kent
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago