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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 85 57 75
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing PHP 1120 1558 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.21% 3.14% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.87% 8.40% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 1170 659
Average daily rate
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£338 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 19
Average hourly rate £28.79 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.75% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £22.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £40.50 £84.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +55.55%
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
19075 18541 15948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.71% 37.33% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12580 12256 10008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 436 579
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -28 534 £375 +7.14% 319
South East -25 170 £300 - 185
Yorkshire -36 94 £323 -7.85% 82
South West -21 86 £380 +8.57% 65
North West +11 78 £300 -0.08% 113
West Midlands +7 76 £250 -18.03% 69
East of England -31 41 £300 -5.88% 70
East Midlands -3 36 £325 +4.00% 57
North East -9 5 £325 +23.80% 11
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1157 (51.47%) HTML
2 1109 (49.33%) JavaScript
3 1026 (45.64%) CSS
4 988 (43.95%) MySQL
5 740 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
6 613 (27.27%) jQuery
7 599 (26.65%) Linux
8 585 (26.02%) HTML5
9 480 (21.35%) Git (software)
10 444 (19.75%) Java
11 414 (18.42%) OO
12 400 (17.79%) Python
13 391 (17.39%) Apache
14 369 (16.41%) CSS3
15 345 (15.35%) MVC
16 338 (15.04%) SQL
17 337 (14.99%) LAMP
18 302 (13.43%) Ruby
19 299 (13.30%) TDD
20 280 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
21 273 (12.14%) Drupal
22 264 (11.74%) DevOps
23 263 (11.70%) Web Services
24 262 (11.65%) Subversion
25 260 (11.57%) Zend
26 255 (11.34%) Puppet
27 243 (10.81%) Symfony
28 238 (10.59%) Perl
29 234 (10.41%) Scrum
30 220 (9.79%) AngularJS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 391 (17.39%) Apache
2 273 (12.14%) Drupal
3 183 (8.14%) WordPress
4 177 (7.87%) CMS
5 150 (6.67%) Node.js
6 84 (3.74%) nginx
7 60 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 58 (2.58%) IIS
9 45 (2.00%) OpenStack
10 41 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
11 34 (1.51%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.38%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.25%) Confluence
14 26 (1.16%) Moodle
14 26 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 22 (0.98%) JBoss
16 19 (0.85%) Apache Solr
17 13 (0.58%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
19 11 (0.49%) uWSGI
Applications
1 87 (3.87%) Photoshop
2 35 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.67%) MS Office
3 15 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.62%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 137 (6.09%) Magento
2 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.089%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.044%) Radian6
5 1 (0.044%) Tridion
5 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 170 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (0.98%) SaaS
4 20 (0.89%) Amazon S3
5 18 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.76%) GitHub
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.49%) PaaS
8 11 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.36%) Heroku
10 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.31%) IaaS
10 7 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.18%) Joyent
13 3 (0.13%) Force.com
13 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.089%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.089%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.40%) HTTP
2 98 (4.36%) Internet
3 64 (2.85%) Firewall
4 58 (2.58%) SSL
4 58 (2.58%) DNS
5 48 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.33%) VPN
7 28 (1.25%) LAN
7 28 (1.25%) WAN
7 28 (1.25%) Intranet
8 20 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
9 19 (0.85%) LDAP
10 14 (0.62%) DHCP
10 14 (0.62%) SAN
10 14 (0.62%) Network Security
11 13 (0.58%) IPsec
12 12 (0.53%) NAS
13 11 (0.49%) SSH
13 11 (0.49%) BGP
13 11 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 988 (43.95%) MySQL
2 150 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 137 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 120 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
5 95 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 82 (3.65%) NoSQL
7 55 (2.45%) Redis
8 34 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 31 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.38%) Big Data
11 28 (1.25%) CouchDB
12 26 (1.16%) Riak
13 21 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (0.71%) MariaDB
15 15 (0.67%) Hypertable
16 14 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 480 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 262 (11.65%) Subversion
3 188 (8.36%) Jenkins
4 116 (5.16%) PHPUnit
5 97 (4.31%) Selenium
6 65 (2.89%) Hudson
7 63 (2.80%) JIRA
8 55 (2.45%) Maven
8 55 (2.45%) Grunt
9 42 (1.87%) WebDriver
10 38 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 36 (1.60%) Behat
12 26 (1.16%) Ant
12 26 (1.16%) Bower
13 25 (1.11%) JUnit
14 24 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 24 (1.07%) JMeter
15 23 (1.02%) Visual Studio
16 21 (0.93%) Jasmine
17 20 (0.89%) Mercurial
General
1 148 (6.58%) Finance
2 127 (5.65%) Marketing
3 56 (2.49%) Advertising
4 53 (2.36%) Retail
5 40 (1.78%) Games
6 37 (1.65%) Publishing
7 22 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 19 (0.85%) Banking
9 15 (0.67%) Electronics
10 11 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.44%) Law
12 9 (0.40%) Automotive
13 8 (0.36%) Front Office
14 7 (0.31%) Back Office
14 7 (0.31%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.18%) French Language
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 1553 (69.08%) Developer
2 744 (33.10%) PHP Developer
3 251 (11.17%) Web Developer
4 173 (7.70%) Senior Developer
5 143 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 142 (6.32%) Front-End Developer
7 129 (5.74%) Drupal Developer
8 89 (3.96%) Magento Developer
9 73 (3.25%) Senior PHP Developer
10 68 (3.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 67 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
12 53 (2.36%) Analyst
13 50 (2.22%) Java Developer
14 49 (2.18%) Architect
14 49 (2.18%) WordPress Developer
15 47 (2.09%) Software Engineer
15 47 (2.09%) PHP Web Developer
16 44 (1.96%) Full Stack Developer
17 41 (1.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 41 (1.82%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1157 (51.47%) HTML
2 1026 (45.64%) CSS
3 613 (27.27%) jQuery
4 585 (26.02%) HTML5
5 369 (16.41%) CSS3
6 337 (14.99%) LAMP
7 263 (11.70%) Web Services
8 243 (10.81%) Symfony
9 220 (9.79%) AngularJS
10 190 (8.45%) .NET
11 185 (8.23%) XML
12 171 (7.61%) Ajax
13 146 (6.49%) Laravel
14 135 (6.01%) RESTful
15 121 (5.38%) REST
16 119 (5.29%) JSON
17 114 (5.07%) Sass
18 99 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 95 (4.23%) Doctrine
20 88 (3.91%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.52%) Open Source
2 80 (3.56%) User Experience
3 79 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 74 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 65 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (2.62%) Digital Media
7 32 (1.42%) W3C
8 25 (1.11%) E-Learning
9 24 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (0.93%) Social Media
11 20 (0.89%) Clustering
12 19 (0.85%) Replication
13 16 (0.71%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.71%) Wiki
14 15 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.62%) Graphic Design
15 14 (0.62%) NHS
16 13 (0.58%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.53%) PKI
17 12 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 599 (26.65%) Linux
2 199 (8.85%) UNIX
3 161 (7.16%) Windows
4 136 (6.05%) CentOS
5 69 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 44 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 39 (1.73%) Android
9 37 (1.65%) Solaris
10 33 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (1.33%) Debian
12 20 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
15 5 (0.22%) Fedora
16 4 (0.18%) AIX
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (18.42%) OO
3 345 (15.35%) MVC
4 299 (13.30%) TDD
5 280 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
6 264 (11.74%) DevOps
7 234 (10.41%) Scrum
8 218 (9.70%) Web Development
9 207 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 198 (8.81%) OOP
11 170 (7.56%) Software Engineering
12 158 (7.03%) OO PHP
13 157 (6.98%) BDD
14 130 (5.78%) Unit Testing
15 128 (5.69%) Configuration Management
16 110 (4.89%) Responsive Web Design
17 85 (3.78%) Mentoring
18 80 (3.56%) SOA
19 77 (3.43%) Web Design
20 71 (3.16%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1109 (49.33%) JavaScript
2 444 (19.75%) Java
3 400 (17.79%) Python
4 338 (15.04%) SQL
5 302 (13.43%) Ruby
6 238 (10.59%) Perl
7 208 (9.25%) PHP5
8 142 (6.32%) Bash Shell
9 134 (5.96%) C#
10 78 (3.47%) C
10 78 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 62 (2.76%) C++
12 36 (1.60%) VB
13 33 (1.47%) Scala
14 23 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.76%) Lua
17 15 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 99 (4.40%) Degree
2 93 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.89%) CCNA
4 20 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.44%) Sun Certification
7 9 (0.40%) OCPJP
8 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.22%) PMP
9 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.18%) CCNP
10 4 (0.18%) CISSP
11 3 (0.13%) MCSE
12 2 (0.089%) ISEB
12 2 (0.089%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.089%) CIPD
13 1 (0.044%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.044%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.05%) QA
2 7 (0.31%) SLA
3 5 (0.22%) COREP
3 5 (0.22%) FINREP
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.089%) WCAG
6 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (2.62%) Varnish
2 56 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.60%) vCloud
4 33 (1.47%) vSphere
5 25 (1.11%) Docker
6 23 (1.02%) Active Directory
7 21 (0.93%) XenServer
8 14 (0.62%) Shibboleth
9 12 (0.53%) Postfix
9 12 (0.53%) Samba
10 10 (0.44%) iptables
11 6 (0.27%) KVM
11 6 (0.27%) Xen
12 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.18%) Firmware
14 3 (0.13%) Snort
14 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.13%) RHEV
14 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
15 2 (0.089%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 255 (11.34%) Puppet
2 169 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (3.38%) Ansible
4 71 (3.16%) Nagios
5 56 (2.49%) Salt
6 51 (2.27%) ZABBIX
7 47 (2.09%) Vagrant
8 28 (1.25%) Cacti
9 24 (1.07%) Graphite
10 23 (1.02%) Kibana
11 15 (0.67%) yum
11 15 (0.67%) CFEngine
12 14 (0.62%) logstash
13 12 (0.53%) Zenoss
14 11 (0.49%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.36%) Opsview
16 7 (0.31%) Icinga
16 7 (0.31%) OpenIDM
17 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
18 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 260 (11.57%) Zend
2 136 (6.05%) Red Hat
3 133 (5.92%) Oracle
4 95 (4.23%) VMware
5 81 (3.60%) Microsoft
6 46 (2.05%) Adobe
6 46 (2.05%) Google
7 37 (1.65%) Rackspace
8 34 (1.51%) New Relic
9 32 (1.42%) Citrix
10 31 (1.38%) Cisco
11 30 (1.33%) Twitter
12 26 (1.16%) Splunk
12 26 (1.16%) Perforce
13 22 (0.98%) IBM
14 20 (0.89%) Percona
14 20 (0.89%) SaltStack
15 18 (0.80%) Facebook
16 17 (0.76%) Sun
17 16 (0.71%) AppDynamics
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
BPR Associates
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Bicester, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Solos Consultants Ltd
Posted: Yesterday