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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 84 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 1218 1470 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.36% 2.98% 2.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 7.99% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 1030 880
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.46 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.80%
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
19729 18403 18045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.29% 37.28% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 11975 11391
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 383 511
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 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -13 601 £370 +5.71% 311
South East +18 253 £300 - 154
Yorkshire -7 104 £350 +12.17% 111
East of England -4 89 £300 - 50
South West -57 62 £350 -6.66% 69
North West -50 51 £320 -14.09% 131
West Midlands -12 40 £240 -26.15% 46
East Midlands -17 20 £280 +3.70% 74
North East -23 8 £356 +42.50% 16
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1237 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 1208 (51.49%) HTML
3 1080 (46.04%) CSS
4 1061 (45.23%) MySQL
5 762 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
6 625 (26.64%) Linux
7 612 (26.09%) jQuery
8 518 (22.08%) HTML5
9 459 (19.57%) Git (software)
10 455 (19.39%) Java
11 440 (18.76%) OO
12 368 (15.69%) Apache
13 367 (15.64%) LAMP
14 366 (15.60%) CSS3
15 353 (15.05%) SQL
15 353 (15.05%) Python
16 320 (13.64%) TDD
17 308 (13.13%) MVC
18 291 (12.40%) Symfony
19 279 (11.89%) Ruby
20 274 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
21 270 (11.51%) Web Services
22 267 (11.38%) Scrum
23 265 (11.30%) Perl
23 265 (11.30%) Zend
24 260 (11.08%) DevOps
25 251 (10.70%) Subversion
26 250 (10.66%) E-Commerce
26 250 (10.66%) Drupal
27 243 (10.36%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 368 (15.69%) Apache
2 250 (10.66%) Drupal
3 220 (9.38%) WordPress
4 193 (8.23%) CMS
5 179 (7.63%) Node.js
6 93 (3.96%) Tomcat
7 69 (2.94%) nginx
8 43 (1.83%) IIS
9 40 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (1.53%) Confluence
11 33 (1.41%) JBoss
11 33 (1.41%) OpenStack
12 32 (1.36%) Joomla!
13 31 (1.32%) Moodle
14 18 (0.77%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.60%) Mule ESB
16 13 (0.55%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 92 (3.92%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.32%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (0.72%) MS Office
5 13 (0.55%) Fireworks
6 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.13%) MS Project
9 2 (0.085%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 197 (8.40%) Magento
2 6 (0.26%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.13%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.13%) Shopify
3 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.085%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.085%) RMDS
4 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.043%) Agresso
5 1 (0.043%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.043%) Summit
5 1 (0.043%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 186 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (1.96%) GitHub
3 31 (1.32%) SaaS
4 30 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 13 (0.55%) PaaS
10 11 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.34%) IaaS
13 8 (0.34%) Heroku
14 7 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudSearch
15 4 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 101 (4.31%) HTTP
2 99 (4.22%) Internet
3 81 (3.45%) Firewall
4 56 (2.39%) SSL
5 55 (2.34%) DNS
6 41 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 37 (1.58%) VPN
8 34 (1.45%) Intranet
9 24 (1.02%) LAN
9 24 (1.02%) LDAP
9 24 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (0.94%) WAN
10 22 (0.94%) SAN
11 16 (0.68%) NAS
12 15 (0.64%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.64%) Network Security
12 15 (0.64%) DHCP
13 14 (0.60%) IPsec
13 14 (0.60%) Converged Networks
14 13 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1061 (45.23%) MySQL
2 147 (6.27%) MongoDB
3 143 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 118 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 89 (3.79%) Redis
7 84 (3.58%) NoSQL
8 42 (1.79%) Big Data
9 32 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 30 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.60%) CouchDB
14 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.43%) DB2
16 10 (0.43%) Informix
17 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 459 (19.57%) Git (software)
2 251 (10.70%) Subversion
3 225 (9.59%) Jenkins
4 110 (4.69%) Selenium
5 103 (4.39%) JIRA
6 95 (4.05%) PHPUnit
7 75 (3.20%) Maven
8 72 (3.07%) Grunt
9 61 (2.60%) Hudson
10 52 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 49 (2.09%) Cucumber
12 42 (1.79%) Behat
13 39 (1.66%) Bower
14 36 (1.53%) JUnit
15 32 (1.36%) gulp
16 31 (1.32%) Mercurial
16 31 (1.32%) Artifactory
17 29 (1.24%) Ant
18 26 (1.11%) Visual Studio
18 26 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 139 (5.92%) Finance
2 103 (4.39%) Marketing
3 59 (2.51%) Retail
4 41 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.45%) Publishing
6 30 (1.28%) Games
7 27 (1.15%) Banking
8 22 (0.94%) Advertising
9 11 (0.47%) Front Office
9 11 (0.47%) Back Office
10 9 (0.38%) Legal
10 9 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.34%) Electronics
11 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.21%) Law
14 4 (0.17%) Automotive
14 4 (0.17%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.085%) Military
15 2 (0.085%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1655 (70.55%) Developer
2 765 (32.61%) PHP Developer
3 243 (10.36%) Web Developer
4 171 (7.29%) Front-End Developer
5 147 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 136 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 127 (5.41%) Magento Developer
8 111 (4.73%) Drupal Developer
9 73 (3.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 66 (2.81%) Senior PHP Developer
11 63 (2.69%) Architect
12 61 (2.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 60 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (2.39%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 55 (2.34%) Java Developer
16 50 (2.13%) Software Engineer
16 50 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
17 49 (2.09%) WordPress Developer
18 42 (1.79%) Analyst
19 41 (1.75%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1208 (51.49%) HTML
2 1080 (46.04%) CSS
3 612 (26.09%) jQuery
4 518 (22.08%) HTML5
5 367 (15.64%) LAMP
6 366 (15.60%) CSS3
7 291 (12.40%) Symfony
8 270 (11.51%) Web Services
9 213 (9.08%) .NET
10 212 (9.04%) AngularJS
11 179 (7.63%) XML
12 178 (7.59%) Ajax
13 150 (6.39%) JSON
14 144 (6.14%) Sass
15 139 (5.92%) Laravel
15 139 (5.92%) RESTful
16 119 (5.07%) REST
17 106 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 83 (3.54%) SOAP
19 82 (3.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.43%) User Experience
2 70 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 57 (2.43%) Digital Media
3 57 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 43 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 35 (1.49%) Social Media
7 27 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.15%) E-Learning
8 24 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 22 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.90%) Replication
11 18 (0.77%) W3C
12 17 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.68%) Clustering
14 11 (0.47%) NHS
14 11 (0.47%) iPad
15 10 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.43%) IBM XIV
15 10 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 625 (26.64%) Linux
2 179 (7.63%) UNIX
3 139 (5.92%) Windows
4 106 (4.52%) CentOS
5 92 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (2.69%) Ubuntu
7 52 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 48 (2.05%) Android
9 22 (0.94%) Solaris
10 19 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.77%) Debian
12 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.17%) VMS
15 4 (0.17%) SUSE
16 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (18.76%) OO
3 320 (13.64%) TDD
4 308 (13.13%) MVC
5 274 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
6 267 (11.38%) Scrum
7 260 (11.08%) DevOps
8 250 (10.66%) E-Commerce
9 243 (10.36%) Web Development
10 187 (7.97%) OOP
10 187 (7.97%) OO PHP
11 177 (7.54%) Open Source
12 176 (7.50%) BDD
13 122 (5.20%) Software Engineering
14 108 (4.60%) Unit Testing
15 102 (4.35%) Configuration Management
16 97 (4.13%) Responsive Web Design
17 88 (3.75%) Mentoring
18 77 (3.28%) SOA
19 74 (3.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1237 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 455 (19.39%) Java
3 353 (15.05%) SQL
3 353 (15.05%) Python
4 279 (11.89%) Ruby
5 265 (11.30%) Perl
6 173 (7.37%) PHP5
7 147 (6.27%) Bash Shell
8 129 (5.50%) C#
9 65 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 56 (2.39%) C++
11 53 (2.26%) C
12 30 (1.28%) VB
13 22 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 21 (0.90%) Scala
15 18 (0.77%) Lua
16 17 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.68%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 81 (3.45%) Degree
3 46 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.60%) Sun Certification
6 11 (0.47%) CCNA
6 11 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.34%) ISEB
7 8 (0.34%) OCPJP
8 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.13%) PMP
9 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.13%) CCNP
10 2 (0.085%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.085%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.085%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.043%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.043%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.18%) QA
2 21 (0.90%) SLA
3 5 (0.21%) COREP
3 5 (0.21%) FINREP
4 4 (0.17%) BS25999
5 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.043%) WCAG
7 1 (0.043%) WAI
7 1 (0.043%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (2.39%) Varnish
2 51 (2.17%) Docker
3 50 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.53%) vCloud
5 28 (1.19%) vSphere
6 19 (0.81%) Active Directory
7 15 (0.64%) XenServer
8 9 (0.38%) Postfix
9 8 (0.34%) Samba
10 7 (0.30%) iptables
11 6 (0.26%) Squid
12 5 (0.21%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.21%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.17%) Xen
14 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.13%) Snort
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
15 2 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.085%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.085%) KVM
Systems Management
1 230 (9.80%) Puppet
2 155 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (3.37%) Ansible
4 57 (2.43%) Nagios
5 52 (2.22%) Vagrant
6 46 (1.96%) Salt
7 43 (1.83%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.36%) Rundeck
9 25 (1.07%) Graphite
10 24 (1.02%) Kibana
11 23 (0.98%) Cacti
12 19 (0.81%) Opsview
12 19 (0.81%) logstash
13 18 (0.77%) yum
14 17 (0.72%) HAProxy
15 15 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.51%) Zenoss
17 9 (0.38%) NetBackup
18 8 (0.34%) Capistrano
19 7 (0.30%) Plesk
Vendors
1 265 (11.30%) Zend
2 123 (5.24%) Red Hat
3 110 (4.69%) Oracle
4 93 (3.96%) VMware
5 63 (2.69%) Google
6 61 (2.60%) Microsoft
7 36 (1.53%) Cisco
8 31 (1.32%) Adobe
9 29 (1.24%) Citrix
10 27 (1.15%) New Relic
11 22 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.94%) Splunk
12 21 (0.90%) Perforce
12 21 (0.90%) Sun
12 21 (0.90%) Rackspace
13 20 (0.85%) HP
13 20 (0.85%) Twitter
14 19 (0.81%) IBM
15 14 (0.60%) Facebook
15 14 (0.60%) AppDynamics
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mason Frank
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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