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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 62 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1582 1285 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.98% 2.68% 2.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 6.80% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 912 906
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 41
Average hourly rate £35.50 £31.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £16.40 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £36.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +25.00%
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
19771 18905 19499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.22% 39.39% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13246 12352 11762
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 510 668
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +21 820 £363 +3.94% 284
South East -13 229 £325 +8.33% 193
South West +15 168 £375 +31.57% 76
North West +10 99 £325 +8.33% 111
East of England -8 86 £338 +20.00% 62
Yorkshire -34 62 £323 +2.38% 83
West Midlands +13 60 £325 +18.18% 40
East Midlands -6 36 £268 +0.94% 40
North East -36 11 £250 -16.66% 31
South Coast - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
PHP
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1560 (51.32%) HTML
2 1479 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 1432 (47.11%) CSS
4 1356 (44.61%) MySQL
5 1026 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
6 892 (29.34%) Linux
7 836 (27.50%) jQuery
8 701 (23.06%) HTML5
9 605 (19.90%) Git (software)
10 583 (19.18%) Java
11 572 (18.82%) Zend
12 571 (18.78%) MVC
13 567 (18.65%) OO
14 566 (18.62%) Apache
15 534 (17.57%) LAMP
16 465 (15.30%) CSS3
17 462 (15.20%) TDD
18 435 (14.31%) Python
19 428 (14.08%) Symfony
20 420 (13.82%) Ruby
21 416 (13.68%) Web Services
22 395 (12.99%) SQL
23 367 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
24 366 (12.04%) Open Source
25 345 (11.35%) XML
26 343 (11.28%) Subversion
27 337 (11.09%) E-Commerce
28 313 (10.30%) Drupal
29 309 (10.16%) Scrum
30 305 (10.03%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 566 (18.62%) Apache
2 313 (10.30%) Drupal
3 233 (7.66%) WordPress
4 208 (6.84%) CMS
5 132 (4.34%) Node.js
6 81 (2.66%) nginx
7 76 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 62 (2.04%) IIS
9 57 (1.88%) Moodle
10 39 (1.28%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 33 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.86%) SharePoint
14 25 (0.82%) JBoss
15 24 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
16 21 (0.69%) MS Exchange
17 19 (0.63%) Confluence
18 13 (0.43%) WebSphere
19 11 (0.36%) WebLogic
19 11 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 73 (2.40%) Photoshop
2 40 (1.32%) MS Excel
3 29 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.43%) MS Office
4 13 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.066%) GIMP
8 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.033%) MS Project
8 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 193 (6.35%) Magento
2 16 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.20%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.20%) Shopify
5 6 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.16%) osCommerce
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.099%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.066%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.033%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 141 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 31 (1.02%) SaaS
5 25 (0.82%) GitHub
6 24 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.36%) Joyent
9 10 (0.33%) PaaS
10 9 (0.30%) Route 53
11 8 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.066%) Heroku
13 2 (0.066%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.066%) IaaS
13 2 (0.066%) Office 365
14 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.033%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.033%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.08%) HTTP
2 100 (3.29%) Internet
3 69 (2.27%) SSL
4 62 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 62 (2.04%) DNS
5 51 (1.68%) Firewall
6 48 (1.58%) LDAP
7 44 (1.45%) SSH
8 32 (1.05%) Intranet
9 25 (0.82%) SAN
10 24 (0.79%) VPN
11 22 (0.72%) LAN
11 22 (0.72%) WAN
12 21 (0.69%) SMTP
12 21 (0.69%) DHCP
12 21 (0.69%) FTP
13 18 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
14 17 (0.56%) NAS
15 15 (0.49%) Network Security
16 12 (0.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1356 (44.61%) MySQL
2 162 (5.33%) NoSQL
3 149 (4.90%) MongoDB
4 119 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 116 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 93 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
7 78 (2.57%) Redis
8 54 (1.78%) Big Data
9 44 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.02%) Oracle Database
12 24 (0.79%) Riak
12 24 (0.79%) CouchDB
13 15 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.36%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.33%) SimpleDB
16 10 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 605 (19.90%) Git (software)
2 343 (11.28%) Subversion
3 213 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 197 (6.48%) PHPUnit
5 137 (4.51%) Selenium
6 113 (3.72%) JIRA
7 85 (2.80%) Hudson
8 78 (2.57%) Cucumber
9 70 (2.30%) Maven
10 53 (1.74%) Behat
11 48 (1.58%) Mercurial
12 43 (1.41%) WebDriver
13 37 (1.22%) JUnit
14 27 (0.89%) Grunt
15 25 (0.82%) JMeter
16 24 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (0.76%) Jasmine
18 19 (0.63%) Ant
19 18 (0.59%) Eclipse
20 16 (0.53%) Trac
General
1 140 (4.61%) Marketing
2 139 (4.57%) Finance
3 69 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.45%) Publishing
4 44 (1.45%) Games
5 38 (1.25%) Retail
6 33 (1.09%) Advertising
7 32 (1.05%) Banking
8 21 (0.69%) Legal
8 21 (0.69%) Electronics
9 17 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.46%) French Language
11 13 (0.43%) Back Office
12 9 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.30%) Billing
13 7 (0.23%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.20%) German Language
14 6 (0.20%) Automotive
15 4 (0.13%) Front Office
15 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2251 (74.05%) Developer
2 1156 (38.03%) PHP Developer
3 352 (11.58%) Web Developer
4 263 (8.65%) Front-End Developer
5 220 (7.24%) Senior Developer
6 153 (5.03%) Drupal Developer
7 138 (4.54%) Senior PHP Developer
8 127 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 116 (3.82%) Magento Developer
10 113 (3.72%) Architect
11 107 (3.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 98 (3.22%) Software Engineer
13 92 (3.03%) PHP Web Developer
14 88 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
15 84 (2.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 81 (2.66%) PHP Zend Developer
16 81 (2.66%) Java Developer
17 75 (2.47%) PHP LAMP Developer
18 65 (2.14%) Analyst
19 63 (2.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1560 (51.32%) HTML
2 1432 (47.11%) CSS
3 836 (27.50%) jQuery
4 701 (23.06%) HTML5
5 534 (17.57%) LAMP
6 465 (15.30%) CSS3
7 428 (14.08%) Symfony
8 416 (13.68%) Web Services
9 345 (11.35%) XML
10 233 (7.66%) Ajax
11 228 (7.50%) JSON
12 220 (7.24%) .NET
13 210 (6.91%) RESTful
14 198 (6.51%) AngularJS
15 180 (5.92%) Laravel
16 169 (5.56%) Zend Framework
17 151 (4.97%) Backbone.js
18 150 (4.93%) REST
19 149 (4.90%) CodeIgniter
20 117 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 366 (12.04%) Open Source
2 139 (4.57%) User Experience
3 112 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (1.97%) Digital Media
7 44 (1.45%) E-Learning
8 43 (1.41%) Social Media
9 40 (1.32%) W3C
10 36 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (0.89%) Clustering
12 26 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 25 (0.82%) Visualisation
14 23 (0.76%) Learning Management System
15 20 (0.66%) VLE
16 19 (0.63%) Taxonomies
16 19 (0.63%) DTV
17 18 (0.59%) Management Information System
17 18 (0.59%) Blog
18 17 (0.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 892 (29.34%) Linux
2 270 (8.88%) UNIX
3 208 (6.84%) CentOS
4 142 (4.67%) Windows
5 122 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (2.53%) Android
6 77 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 68 (2.24%) Ubuntu
8 60 (1.97%) Debian
9 36 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 24 (0.79%) Solaris
11 22 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.43%) Fedora
14 10 (0.33%) AIX
15 7 (0.23%) VMS
16 6 (0.20%) HPUX
16 6 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1026 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (18.78%) MVC
3 567 (18.65%) OO
4 462 (15.20%) TDD
5 367 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 337 (11.09%) E-Commerce
7 309 (10.16%) Scrum
8 267 (8.78%) OOP
9 254 (8.36%) DevOps
10 251 (8.26%) BDD
11 250 (8.22%) Web Development
12 206 (6.78%) OO PHP
13 186 (6.12%) Software Engineering
14 177 (5.82%) Unit Testing
15 146 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
16 132 (4.34%) Configuration Management
17 91 (2.99%) Automated Testing
18 87 (2.86%) Mentoring
19 82 (2.70%) Project Management
20 75 (2.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1479 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 583 (19.18%) Java
3 435 (14.31%) Python
4 420 (13.82%) Ruby
5 395 (12.99%) SQL
6 305 (10.03%) PHP5
7 290 (9.54%) Perl
8 184 (6.05%) Bash Shell
9 179 (5.89%) C#
10 141 (4.64%) C++
11 79 (2.60%) C
12 71 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 50 (1.64%) Scala
14 39 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 35 (1.15%) Tcl
15 35 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 23 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.69%) ActionScript
18 19 (0.63%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 128 (4.21%) Degree
2 96 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (0.66%) CCNA
4 20 (0.66%) ISEB
5 14 (0.46%) CISSP
6 11 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.16%) MCSE
11 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.099%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.099%) CEH
13 3 (0.099%) MCITP
13 3 (0.099%) PMP
13 3 (0.099%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.39%) QA
2 15 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.066%) COBIT
5 1 (0.033%) Section 508
5 1 (0.033%) WCAG
5 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 63 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.38%) Varnish
3 31 (1.02%) XenServer
4 27 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.89%) Samba
5 19 (0.63%) NFS
5 19 (0.63%) KVM
6 17 (0.56%) Postfix
7 13 (0.43%) Snort
8 11 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.30%) Xen
9 9 (0.30%) Firmware
10 8 (0.26%) Shibboleth
10 8 (0.26%) vCloud
11 6 (0.20%) vSphere
11 6 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.16%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 237 (7.80%) Puppet
2 186 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (2.57%) Nagios
4 59 (1.94%) Salt
5 42 (1.38%) Cacti
6 39 (1.28%) ZABBIX
7 32 (1.05%) Vagrant
8 20 (0.66%) OpenSSO
9 16 (0.53%) Zenoss
9 16 (0.53%) Ansible
10 9 (0.30%) YUM
10 9 (0.30%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.23%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.16%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.13%) OpenView
14 3 (0.099%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.099%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.099%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.099%) Nessus
Vendors
1 572 (18.82%) Zend
2 232 (7.63%) Red Hat
3 151 (4.97%) Oracle
4 99 (3.26%) VMware
5 95 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 64 (2.11%) Twitter
7 50 (1.64%) Rackspace
8 48 (1.58%) Adobe
9 42 (1.38%) Facebook
10 35 (1.15%) Google
11 33 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (0.92%) SAP
13 26 (0.86%) Citrix
14 23 (0.76%) Percona
15 20 (0.66%) New Relic
16 16 (0.53%) Cisco
17 15 (0.49%) Sun
18 13 (0.43%) SaltStack
19 12 (0.39%) HP
20 10 (0.33%) JD Edwards
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £420 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 mths rolling contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier Media
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £225 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Consol Partners
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday