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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 57 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 1588 1325 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.05% 2.74% 3.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.22% 6.92% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 923 1084
Average daily rate
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£348 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £18.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.50 £38.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +28.57%
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
19327 19145 20502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.08% 39.65% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12333 12354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 507 709
Average hourly rate £34.25 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +16 844 £350 +2.94% 308
South East +5 208 £313 +2.04% 169
South West +10 154 £375 +50.00% 77
East of England +15 107 £325 +8.33% 58
North West +18 85 £300 - 96
West Midlands -3 62 £338 +25.00% 47
Yorkshire -35 57 £313 +3.99% 85
East Midlands -6 36 £275 +3.77% 34
North East -19 12 £250 - 26
Midlands -1 4 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1589 (50.61%) HTML
2 1469 (46.78%) JavaScript
3 1459 (46.46%) CSS
4 1373 (43.73%) MySQL
5 1032 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
6 826 (26.31%) Linux
7 811 (25.83%) jQuery
8 680 (21.66%) HTML5
9 634 (20.19%) Java
10 621 (19.78%) Zend
11 615 (19.59%) OO
12 583 (18.57%) MVC
13 569 (18.12%) Git (software)
14 536 (17.07%) Apache
15 510 (16.24%) LAMP
16 463 (14.75%) CSS3
17 449 (14.30%) TDD
18 432 (13.76%) Symfony
19 422 (13.44%) Web Services
20 411 (13.09%) Python
21 407 (12.96%) SQL
22 401 (12.77%) Ruby
23 375 (11.94%) E-Commerce
24 351 (11.18%) Open Source
25 347 (11.05%) XML
26 346 (11.02%) Subversion
27 331 (10.54%) PHP5
28 319 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
28 319 (10.16%) Drupal
29 303 (9.65%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 536 (17.07%) Apache
2 319 (10.16%) Drupal
3 238 (7.58%) WordPress
4 226 (7.20%) CMS
5 115 (3.66%) Node.js
6 83 (2.64%) nginx
7 74 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 61 (1.94%) Moodle
9 49 (1.56%) IIS
10 39 (1.24%) Joomla!
11 38 (1.21%) SharePoint
12 37 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 30 (0.96%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.92%) ExpressionEngine
15 25 (0.80%) MS Exchange
16 22 (0.70%) Confluence
17 14 (0.45%) MediaWiki
18 12 (0.38%) GlassFish
19 11 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
20 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (2.42%) Photoshop
2 35 (1.11%) MS Excel
3 29 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.38%) MS Office
5 11 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.096%) InDesign
9 2 (0.064%) MS Project
9 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.064%) GIMP
9 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.032%) Windchill
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 214 (6.82%) Magento
2 29 (0.92%) Oracle CRM
3 13 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.19%) Shopify
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.13%) osCommerce
8 3 (0.096%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.064%) Summit
9 2 (0.064%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.032%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.032%) Tridion
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (1.21%) SaaS
4 35 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 29 (0.92%) GitHub
6 24 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
9 9 (0.29%) PaaS
10 5 (0.16%) Force.com
11 4 (0.13%) Joyent
11 4 (0.13%) Route 53
12 2 (0.064%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.064%) Office 365
12 2 (0.064%) IaaS
12 2 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.064%) Heroku
12 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (4.36%) HTTP
2 100 (3.18%) Internet
3 63 (2.01%) SSL
4 59 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 58 (1.85%) Firewall
6 57 (1.82%) DNS
7 54 (1.72%) LDAP
8 46 (1.46%) SSH
9 33 (1.05%) Intranet
10 28 (0.89%) VPN
11 26 (0.83%) LAN
11 26 (0.83%) WAN
12 24 (0.76%) SMTP
13 23 (0.73%) FTP
13 23 (0.73%) SAN
14 20 (0.64%) IPv6
15 19 (0.61%) BGP
15 19 (0.61%) Network Security
16 17 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
16 17 (0.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1373 (43.73%) MySQL
2 145 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 133 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 126 (4.01%) SQL Server
4 126 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 77 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (2.07%) Redis
7 58 (1.85%) Big Data
8 38 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 37 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 27 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 23 (0.73%) CouchDB
13 19 (0.61%) Riak
14 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 569 (18.12%) Git (software)
2 346 (11.02%) Subversion
3 205 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 174 (5.54%) PHPUnit
5 129 (4.11%) Selenium
6 95 (3.03%) JIRA
7 75 (2.39%) Hudson
8 71 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 58 (1.85%) Maven
10 50 (1.59%) Behat
11 48 (1.53%) Mercurial
12 45 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 35 (1.11%) JUnit
14 27 (0.86%) JMeter
15 21 (0.67%) Ant
16 20 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (0.64%) Grunt
17 16 (0.51%) JBehave
17 16 (0.51%) Redmine
17 16 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (4.65%) Marketing
2 137 (4.36%) Finance
3 66 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 58 (1.85%) Games
5 45 (1.43%) Advertising
6 39 (1.24%) Retail
7 35 (1.11%) Publishing
8 25 (0.80%) Banking
9 19 (0.61%) Back Office
10 18 (0.57%) Electronics
11 14 (0.45%) Legal
11 14 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.45%) French Language
12 10 (0.32%) Billing
13 7 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.22%) Front Office
14 6 (0.19%) Automotive
14 6 (0.19%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.13%) German Language
16 3 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2346 (74.71%) Developer
2 1239 (39.46%) PHP Developer
3 413 (13.15%) Web Developer
4 267 (8.50%) Front-End Developer
5 197 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 165 (5.25%) Drupal Developer
7 137 (4.36%) Magento Developer
8 134 (4.27%) PHP Web Developer
9 126 (4.01%) Senior PHP Developer
10 121 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 110 (3.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 98 (3.12%) Architect
13 97 (3.09%) PHP Zend Developer
14 89 (2.83%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 89 (2.83%) Software Engineer
15 77 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
16 72 (2.29%) Java Developer
17 71 (2.26%) Analyst
18 69 (2.20%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 64 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1589 (50.61%) HTML
2 1459 (46.46%) CSS
3 811 (25.83%) jQuery
4 680 (21.66%) HTML5
5 510 (16.24%) LAMP
6 463 (14.75%) CSS3
7 432 (13.76%) Symfony
8 422 (13.44%) Web Services
9 347 (11.05%) XML
10 254 (8.09%) Ajax
11 247 (7.87%) .NET
12 232 (7.39%) JSON
13 201 (6.40%) RESTful
14 182 (5.80%) AngularJS
15 169 (5.38%) Zend Framework
16 153 (4.87%) CodeIgniter
17 151 (4.81%) Laravel
18 146 (4.65%) Backbone.js
19 144 (4.59%) REST
20 125 (3.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 351 (11.18%) Open Source
2 127 (4.04%) User Experience
3 87 (2.77%) Mobile App
4 79 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 59 (1.88%) Digital Media
6 49 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (1.46%) E-Learning
8 38 (1.21%) Social Media
9 33 (1.05%) W3C
10 31 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (0.80%) Learning Management System
11 25 (0.80%) Visualisation
12 24 (0.76%) Clustering
13 23 (0.73%) Management Information System
14 22 (0.70%) Online Games
15 21 (0.67%) VLE
16 19 (0.61%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.51%) DTV
17 16 (0.51%) Derivative
17 16 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 826 (26.31%) Linux
2 253 (8.06%) UNIX
3 175 (5.57%) CentOS
4 142 (4.52%) Windows
5 109 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 102 (3.25%) Apple iOS
7 86 (2.74%) Android
8 67 (2.13%) Debian
9 64 (2.04%) Ubuntu
10 32 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.67%) Solaris
13 19 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.35%) Fedora
15 8 (0.25%) AIX
16 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.19%) HPUX
18 5 (0.16%) VMS
18 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (19.59%) OO
3 583 (18.57%) MVC
4 449 (14.30%) TDD
5 375 (11.94%) E-Commerce
6 319 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
7 297 (9.46%) Scrum
8 290 (9.24%) OOP
9 280 (8.92%) Web Development
10 244 (7.77%) OO PHP
11 241 (7.68%) DevOps
12 221 (7.04%) BDD
13 179 (5.70%) Unit Testing
14 175 (5.57%) Software Engineering
15 145 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
16 116 (3.69%) Configuration Management
17 90 (2.87%) CRM
18 88 (2.80%) Web Design
19 84 (2.68%) Project Management
20 76 (2.42%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1469 (46.78%) JavaScript
2 634 (20.19%) Java
3 411 (13.09%) Python
4 407 (12.96%) SQL
5 401 (12.77%) Ruby
6 331 (10.54%) PHP5
7 303 (9.65%) Perl
8 199 (6.34%) C#
9 176 (5.61%) Bash Shell
10 138 (4.39%) C++
11 100 (3.18%) C
12 66 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 50 (1.59%) Scala
14 48 (1.53%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.24%) Tcl
16 32 (1.02%) PowerShell
17 22 (0.70%) Objective-C
18 21 (0.67%) T-SQL
19 20 (0.64%) ActionScript
20 18 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 150 (4.78%) Degree
2 98 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (0.48%) CCNA
6 14 (0.45%) ISEB
6 14 (0.45%) CISSP
7 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.16%) RHCE
10 4 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.13%) MCSE
11 3 (0.096%) CCNP
11 3 (0.096%) PMP
11 3 (0.096%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.096%) CEH
12 2 (0.064%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.82%) QA
2 22 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.29%) SLA
5 3 (0.096%) WAI
6 2 (0.064%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.032%) COBIT
7 1 (0.032%) Section 508
7 1 (0.032%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.43%) Varnish
3 32 (1.02%) XenServer
4 28 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 28 (0.89%) Samba
5 22 (0.70%) Postfix
6 17 (0.54%) NFS
7 13 (0.41%) Snort
8 12 (0.38%) KVM
9 10 (0.32%) Shibboleth
10 9 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.25%) Xen
11 8 (0.25%) vCloud
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.16%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.13%) vSphere
14 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.064%) qmail
Systems Management
1 224 (7.13%) Puppet
2 173 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (2.99%) Nagios
4 58 (1.85%) Salt
5 46 (1.46%) Cacti
6 42 (1.34%) ZABBIX
7 26 (0.83%) Vagrant
8 23 (0.73%) OpenSSO
9 17 (0.54%) Ansible
10 14 (0.45%) Zenoss
11 9 (0.29%) YUM
11 9 (0.29%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.13%) SCCM
13 4 (0.13%) SCOM
13 4 (0.13%) OpenView
13 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 621 (19.78%) Zend
2 231 (7.36%) Red Hat
3 182 (5.80%) Oracle
4 104 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 98 (3.12%) VMware
6 56 (1.78%) Twitter
7 51 (1.62%) Adobe
8 47 (1.50%) Rackspace
9 42 (1.34%) Facebook
10 39 (1.24%) SAP
11 35 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.05%) Google
13 28 (0.89%) Cisco
14 27 (0.86%) Citrix
15 26 (0.83%) JD Edwards
16 24 (0.76%) Percona
17 19 (0.61%) JBoss
18 17 (0.54%) Juniper
18 17 (0.54%) New Relic
19 13 (0.41%) Sitecore
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