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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 87 58 74
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 1105 1526 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.25% 3.18% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.94% 8.47% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 1153 669
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 26
Average hourly rate £31.25 £37.29 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.19% +79.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £27.00 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.50 £88.30 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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
18609 18006 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12514 12053 10020
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 432 579
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -25 522 £375 +7.14% 325
South East -10 187 £305 +1.75% 193
Yorkshire -28 101 £320 -8.57% 86
West Midlands +3 76 £250 -23.07% 55
South West -34 71 £388 +10.71% 69
North West -4 68 £300 -0.08% 111
East of England -29 44 £313 -3.84% 72
East Midlands -20 33 £350 +0.71% 33
North East -5 7 £344 - 16
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1140 (51.19%) HTML
2 1119 (50.25%) JavaScript
3 1013 (45.49%) CSS
4 995 (44.68%) MySQL
5 758 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
6 597 (26.81%) Linux
7 576 (25.86%) jQuery
8 536 (24.07%) HTML5
9 462 (20.75%) Java
10 440 (19.76%) Git (software)
11 411 (18.46%) OO
12 397 (17.83%) Python
13 375 (16.84%) Apache
14 353 (15.85%) CSS3
15 338 (15.18%) LAMP
16 331 (14.86%) MVC
17 323 (14.50%) SQL
18 299 (13.43%) Ruby
19 297 (13.34%) TDD
20 277 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
21 272 (12.21%) Zend
22 265 (11.90%) Scrum
23 262 (11.76%) Web Services
23 262 (11.76%) DevOps
24 255 (11.45%) Symfony
25 254 (11.41%) Drupal
26 247 (11.09%) Subversion
27 244 (10.96%) Puppet
28 238 (10.69%) Perl
29 221 (9.92%) UNIX

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 375 (16.84%) Apache
2 254 (11.41%) Drupal
3 175 (7.86%) CMS
4 169 (7.59%) WordPress
5 147 (6.60%) Node.js
6 79 (3.55%) nginx
7 72 (3.23%) Tomcat
8 54 (2.42%) IIS
9 42 (1.89%) OpenStack
10 40 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (1.48%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.39%) Confluence
13 30 (1.35%) Moodle
14 27 (1.21%) WebLogic
15 23 (1.03%) JBoss
16 21 (0.94%) SharePoint
17 19 (0.85%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.49%) uWSGI
18 11 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
18 11 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (3.64%) Photoshop
2 35 (1.57%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (0.72%) MS Office
5 15 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.67%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.27%) MS Project
7 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 133 (5.97%) Magento
2 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.090%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.045%) Radian6
5 1 (0.045%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.045%) Tridion
5 1 (0.045%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 162 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.12%) GitHub
4 23 (1.03%) SaaS
5 22 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 18 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.63%) PaaS
9 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.36%) Heroku
11 8 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.31%) IaaS
12 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.13%) Joyent
14 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 2 (0.090%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.63%) HTTP
2 101 (4.54%) Internet
3 70 (3.14%) SSL
4 66 (2.96%) Firewall
5 59 (2.65%) DNS
6 48 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 35 (1.57%) VPN
8 30 (1.35%) LAN
8 30 (1.35%) WAN
9 29 (1.30%) Intranet
10 23 (1.03%) LDAP
11 21 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (0.72%) IPsec
12 16 (0.72%) DHCP
12 16 (0.72%) SAN
13 15 (0.67%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.67%) Network Security
14 12 (0.54%) BGP
14 12 (0.54%) NAS
15 11 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 995 (44.68%) MySQL
2 142 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 135 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 113 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
5 100 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 75 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 57 (2.56%) Redis
8 34 (1.53%) Big Data
9 33 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 24 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (0.99%) CouchDB
14 19 (0.85%) Riak
14 19 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.54%) MariaDB
18 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 440 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 247 (11.09%) Subversion
3 193 (8.67%) Jenkins
4 102 (4.58%) Selenium
5 98 (4.40%) PHPUnit
6 77 (3.46%) JIRA
7 70 (3.14%) Hudson
8 62 (2.78%) Maven
9 59 (2.65%) Grunt
10 46 (2.07%) WebDriver
11 40 (1.80%) Cucumber
12 38 (1.71%) Behat
13 29 (1.30%) Ant
14 27 (1.21%) Bower
15 25 (1.12%) JMeter
16 24 (1.08%) JUnit
16 24 (1.08%) Jasmine
17 22 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 21 (0.94%) Artifactory
18 21 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 158 (7.09%) Finance
2 116 (5.21%) Marketing
3 52 (2.33%) Retail
4 48 (2.16%) Advertising
5 38 (1.71%) Games
6 32 (1.44%) Publishing
7 26 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.12%) Banking
9 13 (0.58%) Electronics
10 11 (0.49%) Front Office
11 10 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.40%) Automotive
13 8 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.31%) Back Office
15 6 (0.27%) Law
16 5 (0.22%) Legal
17 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1544 (69.33%) Developer
2 748 (33.59%) PHP Developer
3 250 (11.23%) Web Developer
4 159 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 145 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 139 (6.24%) Front-End Developer
7 120 (5.39%) Drupal Developer
8 94 (4.22%) Magento Developer
9 72 (3.23%) Senior PHP Developer
10 71 (3.19%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 61 (2.74%) Architect
12 59 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 49 (2.20%) Java Developer
14 48 (2.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 45 (2.02%) Analyst
15 45 (2.02%) Software Engineer
15 45 (2.02%) Full Stack Developer
16 44 (1.98%) PHP Web Developer
17 43 (1.93%) WordPress Developer
18 40 (1.80%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1140 (51.19%) HTML
2 1013 (45.49%) CSS
3 576 (25.86%) jQuery
4 536 (24.07%) HTML5
5 353 (15.85%) CSS3
6 338 (15.18%) LAMP
7 262 (11.76%) Web Services
8 255 (11.45%) Symfony
9 200 (8.98%) AngularJS
10 185 (8.31%) .NET
11 172 (7.72%) XML
12 163 (7.32%) Ajax
13 147 (6.60%) Laravel
14 137 (6.15%) RESTful
15 117 (5.25%) JSON
16 113 (5.07%) REST
17 109 (4.89%) Sass
18 93 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 92 (4.13%) XHTML
20 86 (3.86%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.08%) Open Source
2 94 (4.22%) User Experience
3 73 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 62 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.42%) Digital Media
6 49 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (1.21%) W3C
8 26 (1.17%) E-Learning
8 26 (1.17%) Visualisation
9 24 (1.08%) Social Media
10 23 (1.03%) Replication
11 22 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (0.90%) Clustering
14 18 (0.81%) Wiki
15 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.58%) NHS
17 11 (0.49%) Graphic Design
17 11 (0.49%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 597 (26.81%) Linux
2 221 (9.92%) UNIX
3 143 (6.42%) Windows
4 118 (5.30%) CentOS
5 67 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (2.60%) Ubuntu
7 44 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.89%) Android
9 33 (1.48%) Solaris
10 29 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (1.17%) Debian
12 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 4 (0.18%) Fedora
16 4 (0.18%) AIX
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (18.46%) OO
3 331 (14.86%) MVC
4 297 (13.34%) TDD
5 277 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
6 265 (11.90%) Scrum
7 262 (11.76%) DevOps
8 218 (9.79%) Web Development
9 211 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 198 (8.89%) OOP
11 172 (7.72%) OO PHP
12 158 (7.09%) BDD
13 154 (6.92%) Software Engineering
14 125 (5.61%) Unit Testing
15 123 (5.52%) Configuration Management
16 101 (4.54%) Responsive Web Design
17 84 (3.77%) Mentoring
18 79 (3.55%) SOA
19 70 (3.14%) Web Design
20 57 (2.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1119 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 462 (20.75%) Java
3 397 (17.83%) Python
4 323 (14.50%) SQL
5 299 (13.43%) Ruby
6 238 (10.69%) Perl
7 204 (9.16%) PHP5
8 137 (6.15%) Bash Shell
9 123 (5.52%) C#
10 75 (3.37%) Shell Script
11 62 (2.78%) C
12 50 (2.25%) C++
13 32 (1.44%) Scala
14 30 (1.35%) VB
15 22 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.85%) Lua
17 16 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.67%) Go
18 15 (0.67%) PowerShell
19 14 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (4.40%) Degree
2 84 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 19 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (0.85%) CCNA
5 12 (0.54%) Sun Certification
6 10 (0.45%) OCPJP
7 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.22%) ISEB
8 5 (0.22%) PMP
8 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.13%) CCNP
10 3 (0.13%) MCSE
11 2 (0.090%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.045%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.045%) CIPD
12 1 (0.045%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.045%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.09%) QA
2 11 (0.49%) SLA
3 5 (0.22%) COREP
3 5 (0.22%) FINREP
4 3 (0.13%) BS25999
5 2 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.090%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.090%) WCAG
6 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.045%) WAI
System Software
1 58 (2.60%) Varnish
2 54 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.48%) vCloud
4 29 (1.30%) vSphere
5 26 (1.17%) Docker
6 22 (0.99%) XenServer
7 21 (0.94%) Active Directory
8 16 (0.72%) Shibboleth
9 11 (0.49%) Postfix
9 11 (0.49%) Samba
10 10 (0.45%) iptables
11 6 (0.27%) Xen
12 5 (0.22%) KVM
12 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.18%) Squid
14 3 (0.13%) RHEV
14 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
14 3 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 244 (10.96%) Puppet
2 157 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (3.28%) Ansible
4 62 (2.78%) Nagios
5 52 (2.33%) Salt
6 51 (2.29%) Vagrant
7 46 (2.07%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.12%) Cacti
9 21 (0.94%) Graphite
10 20 (0.90%) Rundeck
10 20 (0.90%) Kibana
11 15 (0.67%) logstash
11 15 (0.67%) yum
12 12 (0.54%) Zenoss
12 12 (0.54%) HAProxy
13 10 (0.45%) CFEngine
13 10 (0.45%) Opsview
14 9 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.31%) Plesk
16 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 272 (12.21%) Zend
2 136 (6.11%) Oracle
3 122 (5.48%) Red Hat
4 92 (4.13%) VMware
5 74 (3.32%) Microsoft
6 47 (2.11%) Adobe
7 46 (2.07%) Google
8 35 (1.57%) Citrix
9 32 (1.44%) Cisco
10 31 (1.39%) Rackspace
11 30 (1.35%) New Relic
12 27 (1.21%) Twitter
13 23 (1.03%) Perforce
13 23 (1.03%) IBM
14 20 (0.90%) HP
15 19 (0.85%) Sun
16 17 (0.76%) AppDynamics
16 17 (0.76%) Splunk
17 16 (0.72%) Percona
18 14 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago