The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 79 94 61
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Contract jobs citing PHP 1365 1105 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.77% 2.24% 3.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.15% 5.94% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 761 1153
Median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £314 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £37.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.20% -16.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.40 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £134.50 £88.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -39.83%
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
19090 18618 17999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.75% 37.82% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13318 12519 12051
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 388 432
Median hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 635 £400 +6.66% 319
South East +26 258 £350 +14.66% 192
North West +34 135 £338 +12.50% 144
Yorkshire +17 135 £350 +9.37% 95
South West -20 56 £318 -18.06% 64
East of England +17 53 £338 +8.00% 72
West Midlands -31 48 £300 +20.00% 57
East Midlands +19 39 £300 -14.28% 52
North East -43 10 £363 +5.45% 7
South Coast - 1 £313 -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 1398 (57.72%) JavaScript
2 1205 (49.75%) HTML
3 1135 (46.86%) CSS
4 867 (35.80%) MySQL
5 738 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
6 713 (29.44%) Java
7 671 (27.70%) Web Development
8 541 (22.34%) Linux
9 538 (22.21%) HTML5
10 517 (21.35%) jQuery
11 485 (20.02%) Git (software)
12 413 (17.05%) SQL
13 368 (15.19%) CSS3
14 367 (15.15%) Python
15 355 (14.66%) MVC
16 314 (12.96%) TDD
17 308 (12.72%) OO
17 308 (12.72%) AngularJS
18 307 (12.68%) CRM
19 290 (11.97%) LAMP
20 287 (11.85%) Web Services
21 281 (11.60%) XML
22 271 (11.19%) Front End Development
23 264 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
24 261 (10.78%) .NET
25 260 (10.73%) WordPress
26 255 (10.53%) Apache
27 254 (10.49%) E-Commerce
28 245 (10.12%) Digital Media
29 244 (10.07%) Ruby

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 260 (10.73%) WordPress
2 255 (10.53%) Apache
3 230 (9.50%) Drupal
4 221 (9.12%) CMS
5 219 (9.04%) Node.js
6 85 (3.51%) Tomcat
7 74 (3.06%) IIS
8 61 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (1.86%) JBoss
10 38 (1.57%) nginx
11 35 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 34 (1.40%) Joomla!
13 29 (1.20%) Apache Solr
13 29 (1.20%) Moodle
13 29 (1.20%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.91%) Confluence
15 20 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 20 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 19 (0.78%) Alfresco
17 17 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 51 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 41 (1.69%) MS Office
4 18 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.50%) SPSS
8 12 (0.50%) Stata
9 11 (0.45%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.17%) GIMP
13 3 (0.12%) InDesign
14 2 (0.083%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.083%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.041%) Houdini
15 1 (0.041%) MS Project
15 1 (0.041%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 192 (7.93%) Magento
2 29 (1.20%) BigMachines
2 29 (1.20%) Eloqua
3 17 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.083%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.083%) Shopify
8 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.041%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.041%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.041%) RMDS
8 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 264 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (2.93%) SaaS
3 66 (2.73%) GitHub
4 58 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (0.87%) Google Analytics
10 17 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
12 15 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.41%) Office 365
16 9 (0.37%) IaaS
16 9 (0.37%) PaaS
17 8 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
17 8 (0.33%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.33%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 224 (9.25%) Network Security
2 67 (2.77%) HTTP
3 60 (2.48%) DNS
4 52 (2.15%) Internet
5 49 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 38 (1.57%) Firewall
7 32 (1.32%) SSL
8 31 (1.28%) LDAP
9 25 (1.03%) Intranet
10 23 (0.95%) SMTP
11 21 (0.87%) SAN
12 15 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 15 (0.62%) SSH
13 13 (0.54%) Wireshark
14 11 (0.45%) FTP
15 10 (0.41%) DHCP
15 10 (0.41%) VPN
16 8 (0.33%) DMZ
16 8 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (0.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 867 (35.80%) MySQL
2 165 (6.81%) SQL Server
3 129 (5.33%) MongoDB
4 108 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
5 107 (4.42%) NoSQL
6 101 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 52 (2.15%) Big Data
8 49 (2.02%) Redis
9 37 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 29 (1.20%) CouchDB
11 28 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.03%) Hadoop
13 22 (0.91%) DB2
14 18 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (0.74%) Apache Hive
14 18 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.70%) Data Mining
16 15 (0.62%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 485 (20.02%) Git (software)
2 163 (6.73%) Subversion
3 162 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 99 (4.09%) PHPUnit
5 83 (3.43%) JIRA
6 67 (2.77%) Maven
7 61 (2.52%) Selenium
8 53 (2.19%) Grunt
9 43 (1.78%) Vagrant
10 41 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 40 (1.65%) gulp
12 39 (1.61%) Cucumber
13 38 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
14 37 (1.53%) WebDriver
15 36 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 34 (1.40%) Eclipse
17 29 (1.20%) Mercurial
18 28 (1.16%) Mocha
19 27 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
20 26 (1.07%) TeamCity
General
1 190 (7.84%) Finance
2 94 (3.88%) Marketing
3 92 (3.80%) Retail
4 52 (2.15%) Games
5 51 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.98%) Publishing
7 36 (1.49%) Banking
8 25 (1.03%) Advertising
9 14 (0.58%) Back Office
9 14 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.41%) Electronics
10 10 (0.41%) Front Office
11 8 (0.33%) Legal
12 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.25%) Billing
13 6 (0.25%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.21%) German Language
15 4 (0.17%) Law
16 3 (0.12%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1689 (69.74%) Developer
2 822 (33.94%) PHP Developer
3 196 (8.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 191 (7.89%) Web Developer
5 177 (7.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 132 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 123 (5.08%) HTML Developer
8 122 (5.04%) Magento Developer
9 116 (4.79%) Drupal Developer
10 106 (4.38%) Architect
10 106 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 105 (4.34%) Full Stack Developer
12 104 (4.29%) Java Developer
13 95 (3.92%) HTML CSS Developer
14 90 (3.72%) WordPress Developer
15 86 (3.55%) PHP Web Developer
16 74 (3.06%) Senior PHP Developer
17 72 (2.97%) MySQL Developer
18 68 (2.81%) PHP MySQL Developer
19 65 (2.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1205 (49.75%) HTML
2 1135 (46.86%) CSS
3 538 (22.21%) HTML5
4 517 (21.35%) jQuery
5 368 (15.19%) CSS3
6 308 (12.72%) AngularJS
7 290 (11.97%) LAMP
8 287 (11.85%) Web Services
9 281 (11.60%) XML
10 261 (10.78%) .NET
11 233 (9.62%) Symfony
12 212 (8.75%) Laravel
13 196 (8.09%) RESTful
14 175 (7.23%) REST
15 163 (6.73%) Ajax
16 158 (6.52%) JSON
17 150 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 143 (5.90%) Sass
19 126 (5.20%) SOAP
20 103 (4.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 245 (10.12%) Digital Media
2 139 (5.74%) User Experience
3 82 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 75 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.20%) e-Learning
7 28 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.03%) Fintech
10 21 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.87%) Replication
11 18 (0.74%) Clustering
11 18 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 18 (0.74%) Social Media
12 15 (0.62%) Video on Demand
12 15 (0.62%) W3C
13 14 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
14 13 (0.54%) Animation
15 12 (0.50%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 541 (22.34%) Linux
2 185 (7.64%) Unix
3 159 (6.56%) Windows
4 95 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (3.18%) CentOS
6 54 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.98%) Windows Server
8 45 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 39 (1.61%) Android
10 22 (0.91%) Debian
11 20 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.74%) AIX
13 11 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.45%) zOS
14 10 (0.41%) Fedora
15 9 (0.37%) Solaris
16 8 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (27.70%) Web Development
3 355 (14.66%) MVC
4 314 (12.96%) TDD
5 308 (12.72%) OO
6 307 (12.68%) CRM
7 271 (11.19%) Front End Development
8 254 (10.49%) E-Commerce
9 240 (9.91%) ERP
10 229 (9.45%) DevOps
11 226 (9.33%) Scrum
12 197 (8.13%) BDD
13 178 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
14 168 (6.94%) Open Source
15 150 (6.19%) OOP
16 118 (4.87%) OO PHP
17 101 (4.17%) Unit Testing
18 97 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
19 88 (3.63%) Configuration Management
20 87 (3.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1398 (57.72%) JavaScript
2 713 (29.44%) Java
3 413 (17.05%) SQL
4 367 (15.15%) Python
5 244 (10.07%) Ruby
6 220 (9.08%) Perl
7 179 (7.39%) C#
8 133 (5.49%) Bash Shell
9 84 (3.47%) PHP 5
10 72 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 63 (2.60%) C++
12 47 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 43 (1.78%) C
13 43 (1.78%) VB
14 39 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 37 (1.53%) Scala
16 35 (1.45%) Apex Code
17 27 (1.11%) Groovy
18 25 (1.03%) T-SQL
19 23 (0.95%) Go
Qualifications
1 123 (5.08%) Degree
2 86 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.58%) ISEB
6 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.41%) MCITP
8 10 (0.41%) MCTS
9 9 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.37%) RHCE
10 6 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.25%) CCNP
10 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.21%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.17%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.17%) PMP
12 4 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.85%) QA
2 9 (0.37%) WAI
3 8 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.17%) WCAG
5 3 (0.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.083%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.041%) COBIT
7 1 (0.041%) HL7
7 1 (0.041%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.041%) SDET
7 1 (0.041%) SEPA
System Software
1 71 (2.93%) Docker
2 57 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.03%) Varnish
5 24 (0.99%) KVM
6 15 (0.62%) vCloud
7 10 (0.41%) RHEV
8 9 (0.37%) iptables
9 8 (0.33%) Squid
10 7 (0.29%) NFS
10 7 (0.29%) Sendmail
10 7 (0.29%) UAG
10 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.25%) vSphere
12 5 (0.21%) Dovecot
13 4 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.12%) HDFS
14 3 (0.12%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 166 (6.85%) Puppet
2 102 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (3.96%) Ansible
4 67 (2.77%) Nagios
5 32 (1.32%) Salt
6 22 (0.91%) logstash
7 19 (0.78%) HAProxy
7 19 (0.78%) Kibana
7 19 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 18 (0.74%) SCCM
9 14 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
10 13 (0.54%) Zenoss
11 12 (0.50%) Cacti
11 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.41%) Control-M
13 10 (0.41%) Rundeck
14 9 (0.37%) Terraform
15 8 (0.33%) CFEngine
16 7 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 205 (8.46%) Oracle
2 198 (8.18%) Zend
3 123 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 121 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 92 (3.80%) VMware
6 73 (3.01%) Google
7 70 (2.89%) Adobe
8 48 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.78%) Splunk
10 35 (1.45%) Siebel
11 30 (1.24%) IBM
12 28 (1.16%) Cisco
13 22 (0.91%) HP
14 21 (0.87%) New Relic
15 20 (0.83%) SAP
16 18 (0.74%) Rackspace
17 17 (0.70%) Informatica
18 16 (0.66%) Tableau
19 15 (0.62%) Citrix
20 14 (0.58%) Teradata
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London
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London
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