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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 66 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 1396 1363 1280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.72% 2.88% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.29% 7.47% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 944 803
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 29
Average hourly rate £32.75 £24.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.67% -20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £35.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -7.20%
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
19157 18247 18134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.55% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13169 11896 11089
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 516 656
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +5 699 £375 +7.14% 292
South East -18 233 £310 +3.33% 175
South West +1 133 £388 +35.96% 74
North West +12 91 £325 +8.33% 115
Yorkshire -23 78 £325 +8.33% 87
West Midlands +11 65 £300 - 58
East of England -37 41 £320 +16.36% 64
East Midlands +4 34 £250 - 38
North East -26 14 £300 - 15
Midlands - - - -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1520 (51.35%) HTML
2 1493 (50.44%) JavaScript
3 1389 (46.93%) CSS
4 1358 (45.88%) MySQL
5 971 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
6 873 (29.49%) jQuery
7 866 (29.26%) Linux
8 728 (24.59%) HTML5
9 612 (20.68%) Git (software)
10 574 (19.39%) Java
11 568 (19.19%) OO
12 559 (18.89%) Apache
13 545 (18.41%) MVC
14 521 (17.60%) LAMP
15 519 (17.53%) Zend
16 472 (15.95%) CSS3
17 453 (15.30%) TDD
18 444 (15.00%) Python
19 421 (14.22%) SQL
20 418 (14.12%) Web Services
21 406 (13.72%) Ruby
22 403 (13.61%) Symfony
23 379 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
24 356 (12.03%) Open Source
25 335 (11.32%) XML
26 328 (11.08%) Subversion
27 320 (10.81%) Drupal
28 316 (10.68%) E-Commerce
29 307 (10.37%) Scrum
30 299 (10.10%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 559 (18.89%) Apache
2 320 (10.81%) Drupal
3 231 (7.80%) WordPress
4 202 (6.82%) CMS
5 151 (5.10%) Node.js
6 82 (2.77%) nginx
7 67 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 61 (2.06%) IIS
9 44 (1.49%) Joomla!
10 40 (1.35%) Apache Solr
10 40 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (1.32%) Moodle
12 24 (0.81%) SharePoint
13 21 (0.71%) JBoss
14 19 (0.64%) ExpressionEngine
15 17 (0.57%) Confluence
16 16 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.44%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (2.36%) Photoshop
2 38 (1.28%) MS Excel
3 35 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (0.57%) MS Office
5 15 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.068%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.068%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.068%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.068%) GIMP
9 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 172 (5.81%) Magento
2 13 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.20%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 6 (0.20%) Shopify
5 5 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.14%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.068%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.034%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 129 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 24 (0.81%) SaaS
5 22 (0.74%) GitHub
6 18 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.41%) Joyent
9 10 (0.34%) Route 53
10 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.20%) PaaS
12 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.068%) Office 365
14 2 (0.068%) IaaS
15 1 (0.034%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.034%) Responsys
15 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.034%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.45%) HTTP
2 93 (3.14%) Internet
3 64 (2.16%) DNS
4 57 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 56 (1.89%) SSL
6 52 (1.76%) Firewall
7 43 (1.45%) LDAP
8 32 (1.08%) Intranet
9 31 (1.05%) SSH
10 23 (0.78%) VPN
11 22 (0.74%) DHCP
12 21 (0.71%) FTP
12 21 (0.71%) SAN
13 19 (0.64%) LAN
13 19 (0.64%) WAN
14 18 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
15 17 (0.57%) NAS
16 16 (0.54%) SMTP
17 15 (0.51%) Network Security
18 11 (0.37%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1358 (45.88%) MySQL
2 176 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 162 (5.47%) MongoDB
4 140 (4.73%) SQL Server
5 118 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
6 101 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 85 (2.87%) Redis
8 59 (1.99%) Big Data
9 49 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (1.55%) Hadoop
11 40 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.18%) Riak
13 34 (1.15%) CouchDB
14 31 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.41%) MariaDB
17 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (0.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 612 (20.68%) Git (software)
2 328 (11.08%) Subversion
3 227 (7.67%) Jenkins
4 202 (6.82%) PHPUnit
5 126 (4.26%) Selenium
6 114 (3.85%) JIRA
7 89 (3.01%) Hudson
8 74 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 72 (2.43%) Maven
10 48 (1.62%) Mercurial
11 43 (1.45%) Behat
12 38 (1.28%) JUnit
13 36 (1.22%) WebDriver
14 33 (1.11%) JMeter
15 29 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (0.88%) Grunt
17 25 (0.84%) Jasmine
18 20 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 20 (0.68%) Eclipse
19 19 (0.64%) Ant
General
1 144 (4.86%) Finance
2 132 (4.46%) Marketing
3 59 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.52%) Publishing
5 42 (1.42%) Advertising
6 40 (1.35%) Retail
7 39 (1.32%) Games
8 32 (1.08%) Banking
9 22 (0.74%) Legal
10 19 (0.64%) Electronics
11 14 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.41%) French Language
13 11 (0.37%) Law
14 9 (0.30%) Music Industry
14 9 (0.30%) Back Office
15 8 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.27%) Automotive
16 7 (0.24%) Billing
17 6 (0.20%) German Language
18 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2166 (73.18%) Developer
2 1105 (37.33%) PHP Developer
3 336 (11.35%) Web Developer
4 256 (8.65%) Front-End Developer
5 231 (7.80%) Senior Developer
6 146 (4.93%) Drupal Developer
7 138 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 132 (4.46%) Senior PHP Developer
9 112 (3.78%) Architect
10 107 (3.61%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 103 (3.48%) Magento Developer
12 93 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 87 (2.94%) PHP Web Developer
14 83 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 82 (2.77%) Java Developer
16 78 (2.64%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 70 (2.36%) PHP LAMP Developer
18 64 (2.16%) Analyst
18 64 (2.16%) PHP Zend Developer
19 59 (1.99%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1520 (51.35%) HTML
2 1389 (46.93%) CSS
3 873 (29.49%) jQuery
4 728 (24.59%) HTML5
5 521 (17.60%) LAMP
6 472 (15.95%) CSS3
7 418 (14.12%) Web Services
8 403 (13.61%) Symfony
9 335 (11.32%) XML
10 232 (7.84%) Ajax
11 224 (7.57%) JSON
12 223 (7.53%) .NET
13 222 (7.50%) AngularJS
14 213 (7.20%) RESTful
15 180 (6.08%) Laravel
16 163 (5.51%) Zend Framework
17 158 (5.34%) REST
18 151 (5.10%) Backbone.js
19 145 (4.90%) CodeIgniter
20 121 (4.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 356 (12.03%) Open Source
2 131 (4.43%) Mobile App
2 131 (4.43%) User Experience
3 86 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 72 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (2.06%) Digital Media
6 44 (1.49%) Social Media
7 42 (1.42%) W3C
8 36 (1.22%) E-Learning
9 35 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (1.18%) Clustering
10 25 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 24 (0.81%) Taxonomies
12 21 (0.71%) Blog
13 18 (0.61%) VLE
13 18 (0.61%) Learning Management System
14 17 (0.57%) Data Integration
15 16 (0.54%) Derivative
16 15 (0.51%) DTV
17 13 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 866 (29.26%) Linux
2 258 (8.72%) UNIX
3 213 (7.20%) CentOS
4 146 (4.93%) Windows
5 106 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (2.80%) Ubuntu
7 64 (2.16%) Android
7 64 (2.16%) Debian
8 60 (2.03%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (0.95%) Solaris
10 21 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.34%) AIX
12 10 (0.34%) Fedora
13 8 (0.27%) VMS
14 6 (0.20%) HPUX
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (19.19%) OO
3 545 (18.41%) MVC
4 453 (15.30%) TDD
5 379 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
6 316 (10.68%) E-Commerce
7 307 (10.37%) Scrum
8 275 (9.29%) DevOps
9 242 (8.18%) OOP
10 241 (8.14%) BDD
11 229 (7.74%) Web Development
12 213 (7.20%) OO PHP
13 187 (6.32%) Software Engineering
14 177 (5.98%) Unit Testing
15 143 (4.83%) Responsive Web Design
16 124 (4.19%) Configuration Management
17 102 (3.45%) Mentoring
18 100 (3.38%) Automated Testing
19 78 (2.64%) Content Management
20 75 (2.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1493 (50.44%) JavaScript
2 574 (19.39%) Java
3 444 (15.00%) Python
4 421 (14.22%) SQL
5 406 (13.72%) Ruby
6 299 (10.10%) PHP5
7 284 (9.59%) Perl
8 188 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 171 (5.78%) C#
10 139 (4.70%) C++
11 85 (2.87%) C
12 77 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 54 (1.82%) Scala
14 35 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 31 (1.05%) PowerShell
16 28 (0.95%) Tcl
17 25 (0.84%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.71%) VB
19 17 (0.57%) Objective-C
19 17 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (4.29%) Degree
2 113 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 77 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (0.61%) CCNA
5 16 (0.54%) ISEB
6 14 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (0.41%) CISSP
8 11 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.17%) MCSE
12 4 (0.14%) RHCE
12 4 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.10%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.10%) MCITP
13 3 (0.10%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.14%) QA
2 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.068%) COBIT
5 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.034%) WCAG
6 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (1.69%) Varnish
3 29 (0.98%) XenServer
4 28 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.81%) Samba
6 19 (0.64%) KVM
7 18 (0.61%) NFS
8 16 (0.54%) Postfix
9 12 (0.41%) vCloud
10 11 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (0.37%) vSphere
11 10 (0.34%) Xen
12 9 (0.30%) Firmware
13 7 (0.24%) Snort
14 6 (0.20%) Shibboleth
14 6 (0.20%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.20%) Docker
15 5 (0.17%) Sendmail
16 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
17 2 (0.068%) Squid
Systems Management
1 254 (8.58%) Puppet
2 206 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (2.87%) Nagios
4 63 (2.13%) Salt
5 44 (1.49%) ZABBIX
5 44 (1.49%) Cacti
6 32 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 31 (1.05%) Ansible
8 15 (0.51%) Zenoss
9 13 (0.44%) OpenSSO
10 9 (0.30%) YUM
10 9 (0.30%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.27%) CFEngine
11 8 (0.27%) Kibana
12 7 (0.24%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.17%) OpenIDM
13 5 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.17%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.14%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.10%) Opsview
Vendors
1 519 (17.53%) Zend
2 223 (7.53%) Red Hat
3 146 (4.93%) Oracle
4 98 (3.31%) VMware
5 94 (3.18%) Microsoft
6 62 (2.09%) Twitter
7 54 (1.82%) Rackspace
8 49 (1.66%) Facebook
9 48 (1.62%) Adobe
10 45 (1.52%) Google
11 28 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.88%) New Relic
13 24 (0.81%) Citrix
14 22 (0.74%) Splunk
14 22 (0.74%) Percona
15 21 (0.71%) SaltStack
16 17 (0.57%) Sun
16 17 (0.57%) Cisco
17 16 (0.54%) SAP
18 11 (0.37%) HP
Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £31000 - £37500 Per Annum Outstanding benefits, 33 days holi
Posted: 14 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £220 to £290 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day public limited company
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eximius Group Limited
Salary: Offering very competitive Annual salary/Daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday