The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 62 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 1489 1319 1581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.02% 2.84% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 7.34% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 877 1041
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.39% +13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £14.10 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +25.88%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18402 17976 19300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.27% 38.64% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11982 11353 11764
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 383 528 750
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 739 £350 - 341
South East -1 190 £300 - 167
South West +19 163 £375 +44.23% 79
Yorkshire -2 104 £320 +16.36% 86
East of England +6 90 £300 +9.09% 64
North West +6 86 £330 +10.00% 69
West Midlands -7 57 £325 +32.65% 24
East Midlands +3 39 £260 -1.88% 57
Midlands +9 5 £250 -
North East -9 5 £250 - 23
South Coast - - - -
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1594 (52.31%) HTML
2 1488 (48.83%) JavaScript
3 1469 (48.21%) CSS
4 1317 (43.22%) MySQL
5 825 (27.08%) jQuery
6 702 (23.04%) Linux
7 671 (22.02%) HTML5
8 593 (19.46%) Zend
9 588 (19.30%) Java
10 576 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
11 547 (17.95%) OO
12 546 (17.92%) MVC
13 475 (15.59%) CSS3
14 464 (15.23%) Git (software)
15 458 (15.03%) LAMP
16 449 (14.74%) Apache
17 448 (14.70%) SQL
18 404 (13.26%) Symfony
19 401 (13.16%) TDD
20 385 (12.64%) Python
20 385 (12.64%) E-Commerce
21 375 (12.31%) Drupal
22 363 (11.91%) Web Services
23 359 (11.78%) Ruby
24 345 (11.32%) XML
25 321 (10.53%) PHP5
26 309 (10.14%) Web Development
27 305 (10.01%) OOP
28 294 (9.65%) Ajax
29 291 (9.55%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 449 (14.74%) Apache
2 375 (12.31%) Drupal
3 291 (9.55%) WordPress
4 220 (7.22%) CMS
5 113 (3.71%) Node.js
6 70 (2.30%) Moodle
7 64 (2.10%) nginx
8 59 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 46 (1.51%) SharePoint
10 43 (1.41%) IIS
11 35 (1.15%) Joomla!
11 35 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 23 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
14 20 (0.66%) MS Exchange
15 18 (0.59%) Confluence
16 15 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
17 13 (0.43%) MediaWiki
18 12 (0.39%) GlassFish
19 11 (0.36%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 86 (2.82%) Photoshop
2 61 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 36 (1.18%) MS Excel
4 11 (0.36%) Fireworks
4 11 (0.36%) MS Office
5 7 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.13%) InDesign
6 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.098%) CATIA
7 3 (0.098%) Windchill
7 3 (0.098%) MS Project
8 2 (0.066%) GIMP
9 1 (0.033%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 235 (7.71%) Magento
2 45 (1.48%) Oracle CRM
3 10 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.098%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.098%) Shopify
8 2 (0.066%) Summit
8 2 (0.066%) Zen Cart
9 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.033%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.033%) Tridion
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 129 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (1.28%) SaaS
4 24 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 23 (0.75%) GitHub
6 21 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
7 16 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.33%) PaaS
9 7 (0.23%) Joyent
10 6 (0.20%) Force.com
11 5 (0.16%) Heroku
12 3 (0.098%) Route 53
13 2 (0.066%) Office 365
13 2 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.066%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.066%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.033%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.61%) HTTP
2 99 (3.25%) Internet
3 47 (1.54%) Firewall
4 44 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 44 (1.44%) SSL
5 36 (1.18%) LDAP
6 35 (1.15%) SSH
7 34 (1.12%) Intranet
8 32 (1.05%) DNS
9 27 (0.89%) VPN
10 22 (0.72%) BGP
10 22 (0.72%) SAN
11 19 (0.62%) IPv6
12 18 (0.59%) LAN
12 18 (0.59%) WAN
12 18 (0.59%) FTP
13 17 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
14 16 (0.53%) IPsec
14 16 (0.53%) SMTP
14 16 (0.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1317 (43.22%) MySQL
2 130 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 129 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 123 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 101 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 64 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (2.07%) Big Data
8 44 (1.44%) Redis
9 37 (1.21%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (0.82%) CouchDB
12 22 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 21 (0.69%) Riak
14 16 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.33%) Apache Hive
18 9 (0.30%) SQLite
18 9 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 464 (15.23%) Git (software)
2 285 (9.35%) Subversion
3 166 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 125 (4.10%) PHPUnit
5 111 (3.64%) Selenium
6 58 (1.90%) JIRA
7 54 (1.77%) Hudson
8 53 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 45 (1.48%) Behat
10 42 (1.38%) WebDriver
11 30 (0.98%) Mercurial
11 30 (0.98%) Maven
11 30 (0.98%) JMeter
12 28 (0.92%) JUnit
13 21 (0.69%) Visual Studio
14 18 (0.59%) Ant
14 18 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (0.53%) Grunt
16 15 (0.49%) JBehave
16 15 (0.49%) Redmine
General
1 146 (4.79%) Marketing
2 128 (4.20%) Finance
3 70 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 62 (2.03%) Games
5 45 (1.48%) Retail
6 42 (1.38%) Advertising
7 28 (0.92%) Publishing
8 27 (0.89%) Back Office
9 17 (0.56%) French Language
10 16 (0.53%) Banking
11 15 (0.49%) Legal
12 13 (0.43%) Electronics
13 12 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.33%) Music Industry
15 9 (0.30%) Billing
16 8 (0.26%) Automotive
16 8 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.26%) Front Office
17 3 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.098%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2305 (75.65%) Developer
2 1157 (37.97%) PHP Developer
3 454 (14.90%) Web Developer
4 250 (8.20%) Front-End Developer
5 201 (6.60%) Drupal Developer
6 174 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 158 (5.19%) PHP Web Developer
8 122 (4.00%) Magento Developer
9 110 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
10 101 (3.31%) Senior PHP Developer
11 99 (3.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 94 (3.09%) PHP Zend Developer
13 91 (2.99%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 91 (2.99%) Software Engineer
14 87 (2.86%) Architect
15 74 (2.43%) Analyst
15 74 (2.43%) LAMP Developer
16 73 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
17 69 (2.26%) Tester
17 69 (2.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1594 (52.31%) HTML
2 1469 (48.21%) CSS
3 825 (27.08%) jQuery
4 671 (22.02%) HTML5
5 475 (15.59%) CSS3
6 458 (15.03%) LAMP
7 404 (13.26%) Symfony
8 363 (11.91%) Web Services
9 345 (11.32%) XML
10 294 (9.65%) Ajax
11 264 (8.66%) JSON
12 250 (8.20%) .NET
13 170 (5.58%) RESTful
14 167 (5.48%) Zend Framework
15 150 (4.92%) CodeIgniter
16 147 (4.82%) XHTML
17 139 (4.56%) AngularJS
18 123 (4.04%) REST
19 114 (3.74%) SOAP
20 110 (3.61%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 283 (9.29%) Open Source
2 81 (2.66%) Computer Science
3 70 (2.30%) Digital Media
4 69 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 48 (1.58%) E-Learning
6 40 (1.31%) Social Media
7 31 (1.02%) W3C
8 29 (0.95%) VLE
9 26 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (0.79%) Learning Management System
10 24 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 21 (0.69%) Web 2.0
11 21 (0.69%) Management Information System
12 20 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.62%) Online Games
14 17 (0.56%) Blog
15 15 (0.49%) Wiki
16 14 (0.46%) Replication
17 13 (0.43%) DTV
17 13 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 702 (23.04%) Linux
2 199 (6.53%) UNIX
3 140 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 128 (4.20%) CentOS
5 120 (3.94%) Windows
6 99 (3.25%) Android
7 87 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (2.20%) Ubuntu
9 65 (2.13%) Debian
10 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.46%) Solaris
13 10 (0.33%) Fedora
13 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.16%) HPUX
16 4 (0.13%) Windows CE
16 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (17.95%) OO
3 546 (17.92%) MVC
4 401 (13.16%) TDD
5 385 (12.64%) E-Commerce
6 309 (10.14%) Web Development
7 305 (10.01%) OOP
8 289 (9.48%) Scrum
9 238 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
10 204 (6.70%) OO PHP
11 201 (6.60%) DevOps
12 198 (6.50%) BDD
13 181 (5.94%) Software Engineering
14 175 (5.74%) Responsive Web Design
15 163 (5.35%) Unit Testing
16 122 (4.00%) CRM
17 99 (3.25%) Web Design
18 98 (3.22%) Configuration Management
19 87 (2.86%) Migration
20 85 (2.79%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1488 (48.83%) JavaScript
2 588 (19.30%) Java
3 448 (14.70%) SQL
4 385 (12.64%) Python
5 359 (11.78%) Ruby
6 321 (10.53%) PHP5
7 267 (8.76%) Perl
8 201 (6.60%) C#
9 149 (4.89%) Bash Shell
10 127 (4.17%) C++
11 87 (2.86%) C
12 62 (2.03%) Scala
13 57 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 47 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 23 (0.75%) PowerShell
16 22 (0.72%) Tcl
17 20 (0.66%) VB
18 19 (0.62%) Objective-C
18 19 (0.62%) ActionScript
19 18 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (4.89%) Degree
2 85 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 59 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.59%) ISEB
5 15 (0.49%) CISSP
6 8 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.26%) CEH
7 6 (0.20%) RHCE
7 6 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.16%) CCNA
8 5 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.13%) PMP
9 4 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.098%) MCSE
10 3 (0.098%) CCNP
10 3 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.066%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.74%) QA
2 23 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.098%) WAI
6 2 (0.066%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.033%) Section 508
7 1 (0.033%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (1.58%) Varnish
2 46 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.79%) XenServer
4 19 (0.62%) Postfix
4 19 (0.62%) Samba
5 15 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.46%) Snort
7 7 (0.23%) Sendmail
7 7 (0.23%) Shibboleth
7 7 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.23%) KVM
8 6 (0.20%) Xen
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.20%) NFS
9 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.098%) vSphere
10 3 (0.098%) vCloud
10 3 (0.098%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.098%) qmail
10 3 (0.098%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 186 (6.10%) Puppet
2 147 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (3.28%) Nagios
4 47 (1.54%) Salt
5 44 (1.44%) Cacti
6 43 (1.41%) ZABBIX
7 20 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 15 (0.49%) OpenSSO
9 13 (0.43%) Ansible
10 9 (0.30%) Control-M
11 7 (0.23%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.13%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.13%) SCCM
13 4 (0.13%) SCOM
13 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 593 (19.46%) Zend
2 177 (5.81%) Oracle
2 177 (5.81%) Red Hat
3 95 (3.12%) Microsoft
4 85 (2.79%) Adobe
5 70 (2.30%) VMware
6 57 (1.87%) Rackspace
7 52 (1.71%) SAP
8 51 (1.67%) Twitter
9 42 (1.38%) JD Edwards
9 42 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (1.02%) Facebook
11 29 (0.95%) Google
12 23 (0.75%) Cisco
13 20 (0.66%) Citrix
14 17 (0.56%) HP
14 17 (0.56%) Sitecore
15 15 (0.49%) Percona
16 14 (0.46%) Sony
16 14 (0.46%) Juniper
London
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Keene and Lord
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago