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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 82 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 1182 1494 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.38% 3.12% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 8.31% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 1071 795
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 30
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.99 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +36.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £13.15 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.78 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +49.05%
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
19146 17968 17098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.47% 37.53% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13079 11789 10720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 374 548
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -21 549 £375 +7.14% 359
South East +12 250 £325 +8.33% 161
Yorkshire -36 87 £325 -7.14% 100
East of England +4 79 £300 - 60
South West -50 69 £375 - 81
West Midlands +11 67 £250 -23.07% 48
North West -38 49 £300 -20.00% 100
East Midlands -18 30 £313 +13.63% 52
North East -20 9 £344 +37.50% 15
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1163 (50.92%) JavaScript
2 1131 (49.52%) HTML
3 1034 (45.27%) MySQL
4 1018 (44.57%) CSS
5 744 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
6 611 (26.75%) Linux
7 573 (25.09%) jQuery
8 488 (21.37%) HTML5
9 447 (19.57%) Java
10 445 (19.48%) Git (software)
11 425 (18.61%) OO
12 368 (16.11%) Python
13 361 (15.81%) LAMP
14 348 (15.24%) CSS3
15 347 (15.19%) Apache
16 344 (15.06%) SQL
17 322 (14.10%) MVC
18 316 (13.84%) TDD
19 285 (12.48%) Ruby
20 275 (12.04%) Perl
21 274 (12.00%) Symfony
22 273 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
23 272 (11.91%) Zend
24 268 (11.73%) Scrum
25 262 (11.47%) Web Services
26 260 (11.38%) DevOps
27 242 (10.60%) E-Commerce
28 235 (10.29%) Subversion
28 235 (10.29%) Drupal
29 229 (10.03%) Puppet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 347 (15.19%) Apache
2 235 (10.29%) Drupal
3 196 (8.58%) WordPress
4 179 (7.84%) CMS
5 154 (6.74%) Node.js
6 82 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 72 (3.15%) nginx
8 50 (2.19%) IIS
9 36 (1.58%) OpenStack
10 33 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (1.44%) Joomla!
11 32 (1.40%) Confluence
12 28 (1.23%) JBoss
13 26 (1.14%) Moodle
14 24 (1.05%) SharePoint
15 15 (0.66%) Mule ESB
16 14 (0.61%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.53%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.53%) Umbraco
18 9 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 80 (3.50%) Photoshop
2 33 (1.44%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.83%) MS Office
5 12 (0.53%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.18%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 185 (8.10%) Magento
2 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.044%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.044%) Shopify
6 1 (0.044%) Radian6
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.044%) Agresso
6 1 (0.044%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.044%) Summit
6 1 (0.044%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 190 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.66%) GitHub
3 31 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (1.23%) SaaS
5 25 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.57%) PaaS
8 10 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.31%) IaaS
10 7 (0.31%) Heroku
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.13%) Force.com
13 2 (0.088%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 101 (4.42%) Internet
2 88 (3.85%) HTTP
3 80 (3.50%) Firewall
4 53 (2.32%) SSL
5 50 (2.19%) DNS
6 39 (1.71%) VPN
7 34 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 31 (1.36%) Intranet
9 30 (1.31%) LAN
10 29 (1.27%) WAN
11 25 (1.09%) LDAP
11 25 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
12 24 (1.05%) SAN
13 17 (0.74%) Network Security
14 16 (0.70%) NAS
14 16 (0.70%) IPsec
15 15 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 14 (0.61%) Converged Networks
17 13 (0.57%) HTTPS
17 13 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1034 (45.27%) MySQL
2 146 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 132 (5.78%) MongoDB
4 107 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 86 (3.77%) Redis
7 83 (3.63%) NoSQL
8 39 (1.71%) Big Data
9 33 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.66%) CouchDB
17 14 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.44%) Riak
19 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
19 9 (0.39%) Informix
Development Applications
1 445 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 235 (10.29%) Subversion
3 199 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 110 (4.82%) Selenium
5 92 (4.03%) JIRA
6 89 (3.90%) PHPUnit
7 63 (2.76%) Grunt
8 62 (2.71%) Hudson
9 61 (2.67%) Maven
10 49 (2.15%) WebDriver
11 48 (2.10%) Cucumber
12 42 (1.84%) Behat
13 34 (1.49%) JUnit
14 30 (1.31%) Bower
15 27 (1.18%) Artifactory
16 26 (1.14%) Visual Studio
17 25 (1.09%) Ant
17 25 (1.09%) gulp
18 24 (1.05%) Mercurial
19 23 (1.01%) JMeter
General
1 144 (6.30%) Finance
2 105 (4.60%) Marketing
3 55 (2.41%) Retail
4 37 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.36%) Games
6 30 (1.31%) Advertising
7 27 (1.18%) Banking
8 26 (1.14%) Publishing
9 11 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 11 (0.48%) Electronics
9 11 (0.48%) Front Office
10 10 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.35%) Back Office
12 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.31%) Legal
13 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.22%) Automotive
14 5 (0.22%) Law
15 4 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1603 (70.18%) Developer
2 767 (33.58%) PHP Developer
3 240 (10.51%) Web Developer
4 161 (7.05%) Front-End Developer
5 151 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 144 (6.30%) Senior Developer
7 122 (5.34%) Magento Developer
8 106 (4.64%) Drupal Developer
9 71 (3.11%) Senior PHP Developer
10 68 (2.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 62 (2.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 57 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 56 (2.45%) Architect
14 52 (2.28%) Analyst
15 50 (2.19%) Java Developer
16 48 (2.10%) Software Engineer
17 47 (2.06%) PHP Web Developer
18 44 (1.93%) Full Stack Developer
18 44 (1.93%) PHP Symfony Developer
19 42 (1.84%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1131 (49.52%) HTML
2 1018 (44.57%) CSS
3 573 (25.09%) jQuery
4 488 (21.37%) HTML5
5 361 (15.81%) LAMP
6 348 (15.24%) CSS3
7 274 (12.00%) Symfony
8 262 (11.47%) Web Services
9 207 (9.06%) .NET
10 196 (8.58%) AngularJS
11 177 (7.75%) XML
12 159 (6.96%) Ajax
13 147 (6.44%) JSON
14 132 (5.78%) RESTful
15 126 (5.52%) Laravel
16 124 (5.43%) Sass
17 113 (4.95%) REST
18 94 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 91 (3.98%) XHTML
20 76 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (3.98%) User Experience
2 69 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 56 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.36%) Digital Media
4 54 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 28 (1.23%) E-Learning
7 27 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 24 (1.05%) Social Media
9 24 (1.05%) Replication
10 23 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (0.74%) W3C
12 17 (0.74%) Clustering
13 12 (0.53%) Wiki
14 11 (0.48%) Blog
14 11 (0.48%) iPad
14 11 (0.48%) NHS
15 10 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 611 (26.75%) Linux
2 197 (8.63%) UNIX
3 139 (6.09%) Windows
4 113 (4.95%) CentOS
5 87 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 45 (1.97%) Android
7 45 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 26 (1.14%) Solaris
9 24 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.74%) Debian
11 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.18%) VMS
14 4 (0.18%) AIX
14 4 (0.18%) Fedora
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.088%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (18.61%) OO
3 322 (14.10%) MVC
4 316 (13.84%) TDD
5 273 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
6 268 (11.73%) Scrum
7 260 (11.38%) DevOps
8 242 (10.60%) E-Commerce
9 225 (9.85%) Web Development
10 189 (8.27%) OO PHP
11 179 (7.84%) OOP
12 175 (7.66%) BDD
13 172 (7.53%) Open Source
14 143 (6.26%) Software Engineering
15 117 (5.12%) Unit Testing
16 108 (4.73%) Configuration Management
17 99 (4.33%) Responsive Web Design
18 84 (3.68%) SOA
19 80 (3.50%) Mentoring
20 72 (3.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1163 (50.92%) JavaScript
2 447 (19.57%) Java
3 368 (16.11%) Python
4 344 (15.06%) SQL
5 285 (12.48%) Ruby
6 275 (12.04%) Perl
7 180 (7.88%) PHP5
8 149 (6.52%) Bash Shell
9 123 (5.39%) C#
10 61 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 54 (2.36%) C++
12 51 (2.23%) C
13 23 (1.01%) VB
13 23 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 18 (0.79%) Lua
15 17 (0.74%) Scala
15 17 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 17 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 93 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 87 (3.81%) Degree
3 46 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.74%) CCNA
5 17 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.57%) Sun Certification
7 9 (0.39%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.39%) ISEB
8 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.13%) CCNP
10 3 (0.13%) PMP
10 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.088%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.088%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.088%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.044%) MCP
12 1 (0.044%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.42%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) SLA
3 5 (0.22%) COREP
3 5 (0.22%) FINREP
4 4 (0.18%) BS25999
5 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.088%) WCAG
7 1 (0.044%) WAI
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (2.41%) Varnish
3 47 (2.06%) Docker
4 38 (1.66%) vCloud
5 32 (1.40%) vSphere
6 22 (0.96%) XenServer
7 21 (0.92%) Active Directory
8 11 (0.48%) Postfix
9 10 (0.44%) Samba
9 10 (0.44%) iptables
10 7 (0.31%) Shibboleth
11 6 (0.26%) Squid
11 6 (0.26%) Xen
11 6 (0.26%) KVM
12 5 (0.22%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.18%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.13%) Snort
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
14 3 (0.13%) RHEV
15 2 (0.088%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 229 (10.03%) Puppet
2 154 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (3.28%) Ansible
4 60 (2.63%) Nagios
5 48 (2.10%) Salt
6 47 (2.06%) Vagrant
7 46 (2.01%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.40%) Rundeck
9 26 (1.14%) Cacti
10 25 (1.09%) Kibana
10 25 (1.09%) Graphite
11 20 (0.88%) logstash
12 18 (0.79%) Opsview
13 16 (0.70%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.66%) yum
15 13 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.53%) Zenoss
17 9 (0.39%) NetBackup
18 7 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
18 7 (0.31%) Plesk
Vendors
1 272 (11.91%) Zend
2 126 (5.52%) Red Hat
3 119 (5.21%) Oracle
4 98 (4.29%) VMware
5 67 (2.93%) Microsoft
6 57 (2.50%) Google
7 36 (1.58%) Citrix
8 35 (1.53%) Adobe
8 35 (1.53%) Cisco
9 29 (1.27%) New Relic
10 23 (1.01%) Twitter
10 23 (1.01%) Perforce
11 22 (0.96%) IBM
12 20 (0.88%) Splunk
12 20 (0.88%) Rackspace
13 19 (0.83%) Facebook
13 19 (0.83%) HP
14 18 (0.79%) Sun
15 17 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.74%) AppDynamics
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