The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 57 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP 1621 1009 1466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.16% 2.34% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 6.33% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 635 914
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 37
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £91.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -8.33%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PHP
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +41 788 £350 +7.69% 308
South East +3 210 £300 +9.09% 170
South West +28 190 £350 +45.83% 93
Yorkshire +11 141 £350 +16.66% 89
East of England -4 100 £313 +10.13% 72
West Midlands +26 68 £305 +22.00% 45
North West -34 66 £300 +9.18% 95
East Midlands +4 40 £313 +21.35% 50
North East - 10 £250 - 12
Midlands - - - -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1510 (53.45%) HTML
2 1432 (50.69%) JavaScript
3 1348 (47.72%) CSS
4 1212 (42.90%) MySQL
5 833 (29.49%) jQuery
6 604 (21.38%) OO
7 601 (21.27%) HTML5
8 568 (20.11%) Linux
9 535 (18.94%) Zend
10 519 (18.37%) Java
11 515 (18.23%) MVC
12 493 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
13 451 (15.96%) SQL
14 425 (15.04%) CSS3
15 412 (14.58%) Drupal
16 380 (13.45%) LAMP
17 360 (12.74%) E-Commerce
18 350 (12.39%) Git (software)
19 349 (12.35%) XML
20 348 (12.32%) Symfony
21 347 (12.28%) OOP
22 344 (12.18%) TDD
23 335 (11.86%) Apache
24 327 (11.58%) Python
25 322 (11.40%) Web Services
26 315 (11.15%) .NET
27 307 (10.87%) Ajax
28 290 (10.27%) Ruby
28 290 (10.27%) PHP5
29 283 (10.02%) Scrum

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 412 (14.58%) Drupal
2 335 (11.86%) Apache
3 233 (8.25%) WordPress
4 228 (8.07%) CMS
5 138 (4.88%) Node.js
6 49 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 45 (1.59%) Moodle
8 42 (1.49%) IIS
9 41 (1.45%) nginx
10 38 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 33 (1.17%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.10%) Apache Solr
13 27 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (0.71%) SugarCRM
15 18 (0.64%) ExpressionEngine
16 14 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
16 14 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
18 12 (0.42%) Alfresco
19 11 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 75 (2.65%) Photoshop
2 47 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (1.17%) MS Excel
4 10 (0.35%) MS Office
5 7 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.14%) MS Project
9 3 (0.11%) InDesign
9 3 (0.11%) CATIA
9 3 (0.11%) Windchill
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.035%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 229 (8.11%) Magento
2 50 (1.77%) Oracle CRM
3 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Tridion
6 2 (0.071%) Summit
6 2 (0.071%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.035%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.035%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 113 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.27%) SaaS
3 33 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
5 13 (0.46%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.42%) Joyent
6 12 (0.42%) GitHub
7 10 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.21%) Force.com
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (0.14%) Route 53
10 4 (0.14%) Heroku
11 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.071%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.071%) PaaS
13 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.035%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.035%) IaaS
13 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.53%) Internet
2 77 (2.73%) HTTP
3 71 (2.51%) DNS
4 62 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 61 (2.16%) SSL
6 41 (1.45%) Intranet
7 30 (1.06%) Firewall
8 20 (0.71%) Network Security
9 18 (0.64%) LDAP
10 16 (0.57%) SAN
11 13 (0.46%) Extranet
12 11 (0.39%) FTP
12 11 (0.39%) LAN
12 11 (0.39%) WAN
12 11 (0.39%) IPv6
12 11 (0.39%) BGP
12 11 (0.39%) SSH
13 9 (0.32%) SNMP
14 8 (0.28%) VPN
15 7 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1212 (42.90%) MySQL
2 146 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 101 (3.58%) MongoDB
4 91 (3.22%) NoSQL
5 66 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 44 (1.56%) Big Data
7 34 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (0.96%) CouchDB
10 24 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.81%) Riak
12 21 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.57%) Redis
15 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.53%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 350 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 261 (9.24%) Subversion
3 128 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 93 (3.29%) PHPUnit
5 67 (2.37%) Selenium
6 49 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 48 (1.70%) Hudson
8 46 (1.63%) Cucumber
9 37 (1.31%) JIRA
10 27 (0.96%) Maven
10 27 (0.96%) Behat
11 23 (0.81%) WebDriver
12 22 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 22 (0.78%) Mercurial
13 21 (0.74%) PhoneGap
14 20 (0.71%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.67%) JMeter
15 19 (0.67%) JUnit
16 16 (0.57%) Ant
17 14 (0.50%) JSUnit
General
1 154 (5.45%) Marketing
2 140 (4.96%) Finance
3 70 (2.48%) Games
4 67 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 67 (2.37%) Retail
5 39 (1.38%) Advertising
6 34 (1.20%) Publishing
7 27 (0.96%) Back Office
8 13 (0.46%) Banking
9 12 (0.42%) Automotive
10 10 (0.35%) Legal
11 9 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.25%) Music Industry
13 6 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.18%) French Language
14 5 (0.18%) German Language
15 4 (0.14%) Billing
15 4 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.14%) Front Office
15 4 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2179 (77.13%) Developer
2 1080 (38.23%) PHP Developer
3 440 (15.58%) Web Developer
4 233 (8.25%) Drupal Developer
5 191 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
6 160 (5.66%) PHP Web Developer
7 156 (5.52%) Senior Developer
8 102 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 81 (2.87%) Analyst
10 79 (2.80%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 77 (2.73%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 76 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 76 (2.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 72 (2.55%) Senior PHP Developer
14 64 (2.27%) PHP Zend Developer
15 60 (2.12%) Architect
16 56 (1.98%) Software Developer
17 55 (1.95%) UI Developer
18 54 (1.91%) UI Programmer
19 52 (1.84%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1510 (53.45%) HTML
2 1348 (47.72%) CSS
3 833 (29.49%) jQuery
4 601 (21.27%) HTML5
5 425 (15.04%) CSS3
6 380 (13.45%) LAMP
7 349 (12.35%) XML
8 348 (12.32%) Symfony
9 322 (11.40%) Web Services
10 315 (11.15%) .NET
11 307 (10.87%) Ajax
12 201 (7.12%) JSON
13 168 (5.95%) CodeIgniter
14 142 (5.03%) XHTML
15 133 (4.71%) Zend Framework
16 128 (4.53%) REST
17 125 (4.42%) SOAP
18 105 (3.72%) RESTful
19 104 (3.68%) Sass
20 101 (3.58%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.43%) Open Source
2 106 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 94 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 92 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 46 (1.63%) Social Media
6 43 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 28 (0.99%) W3C
8 24 (0.85%) iPhone
8 24 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (0.74%) VLE
9 21 (0.74%) E-Learning
10 20 (0.71%) Blackberry
11 19 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.60%) Web 2.0
12 17 (0.60%) Replication
13 15 (0.53%) iPad
13 15 (0.53%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.53%) Social Network
14 14 (0.50%) IPTV
15 13 (0.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 568 (20.11%) Linux
2 184 (6.51%) UNIX
3 164 (5.81%) Windows
4 149 (5.27%) Apple iOS
5 91 (3.22%) Android
6 73 (2.58%) CentOS
7 57 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.56%) Debian
10 26 (0.92%) Solaris
11 15 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.18%) AIX
15 5 (0.18%) HPUX
15 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.18%) Windows CE
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (21.38%) OO
2 515 (18.23%) MVC
3 493 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
4 360 (12.74%) E-Commerce
5 347 (12.28%) OOP
6 344 (12.18%) TDD
7 283 (10.02%) Scrum
8 264 (9.35%) Web Development
9 228 (8.07%) Software Engineering
10 185 (6.55%) OO PHP
11 179 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
12 168 (5.95%) Responsive Web Design
13 129 (4.57%) BDD
14 124 (4.39%) CRM
15 96 (3.40%) Content Management
16 91 (3.22%) Unit Testing
17 90 (3.19%) SEO
18 74 (2.62%) Project Management
19 71 (2.51%) Migration
19 71 (2.51%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1432 (50.69%) JavaScript
2 519 (18.37%) Java
3 451 (15.96%) SQL
4 327 (11.58%) Python
5 290 (10.27%) Ruby
5 290 (10.27%) PHP5
6 216 (7.65%) Perl
7 189 (6.69%) C#
8 149 (5.27%) Bash Shell
9 127 (4.50%) C++
10 80 (2.83%) C
11 56 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 45 (1.59%) Scala
13 40 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 26 (0.92%) ActionScript
15 20 (0.71%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.67%) VB
17 17 (0.60%) PHP4
18 13 (0.46%) Groovy
19 12 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (6.44%) Degree
2 59 (2.09%) Security Cleared
3 39 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.53%) ISEB
5 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.21%) CEH
8 5 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.18%) RHCE
9 3 (0.11%) CCNP
9 3 (0.11%) CCNA
10 2 (0.071%) CCIE
10 2 (0.071%) PMP
10 2 (0.071%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.035%) MySQL Certification
11 1 (0.035%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.035%) CISMP
11 1 (0.035%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.29%) QA
2 19 (0.67%) SLA
3 13 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.18%) WAI
5 3 (0.11%) WCAG
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.071%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.035%) HL7
7 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (1.98%) Varnish
2 30 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 13 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.25%) Sendmail
4 7 (0.25%) KVM
5 6 (0.21%) Samba
5 6 (0.21%) XenServer
6 5 (0.18%) Postfix
7 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.11%) vSphere
8 3 (0.11%) vCloud
9 2 (0.071%) Xen
9 2 (0.071%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.071%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.035%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.035%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 151 (5.35%) Puppet
2 134 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (3.19%) Nagios
4 40 (1.42%) ZABBIX
5 35 (1.24%) Cacti
6 17 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.39%) Zenoss
8 9 (0.32%) Control-M
9 7 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.25%) Ansible
10 4 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.14%) SCOM
10 4 (0.14%) Munin
11 3 (0.11%) OpenSSO
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.11%) Foglight
11 3 (0.11%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.11%) StatsD
12 2 (0.071%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.071%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 535 (18.94%) Zend
2 190 (6.73%) Oracle
3 119 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 76 (2.69%) Microsoft
5 68 (2.41%) Adobe
5 68 (2.41%) SAP
6 62 (2.19%) Rackspace
6 62 (2.19%) JD Edwards
7 45 (1.59%) VMware
8 42 (1.49%) Twitter
9 37 (1.31%) Facebook
10 34 (1.20%) Google
11 26 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (0.81%) Cisco
13 18 (0.64%) Sencha
14 14 (0.50%) Juniper
14 14 (0.50%) Apple
15 13 (0.46%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.46%) Sybase
15 13 (0.46%) Citrix
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £250 to £300 per day
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London
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Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £295 - £305 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 to £320 per day
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