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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 58 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing PHP 1543 1343 1668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.07% 2.75% 3.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.19% 6.97% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 938 1109
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 36
Average hourly rate £31.99 £27.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £17.20 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £27.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+22.81% +35.80%
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
18845 19273 20276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.46% 39.52% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12142 12306 12347
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 383 522 735
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +13 798 £350 +2.18% 302
South East +3 216 £310 +3.33% 130
South West +11 160 £375 +38.88% 78
East of England +18 106 £320 +12.28% 68
North West +8 87 £330 +10.00% 93
Yorkshire -23 67 £320 +6.66% 75
West Midlands +2 49 £315 +26.00% 34
East Midlands -10 33 £273 +2.83% 42
North East - 9 £250 - 23
Midlands +5 4 - -
South Coast - - - -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1569 (50.78%) HTML
2 1446 (46.80%) JavaScript
3 1439 (46.57%) CSS
4 1354 (43.82%) MySQL
5 792 (25.63%) jQuery
6 785 (25.40%) Linux
7 658 (21.29%) HTML5
8 651 (21.07%) Zend
9 625 (20.23%) Java
10 592 (19.16%) OO
11 585 (18.93%) MVC
12 584 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
13 537 (17.38%) Git (software)
14 500 (16.18%) Apache
15 467 (15.11%) LAMP
16 459 (14.85%) CSS3
17 442 (14.30%) Symfony
18 436 (14.11%) TDD
19 409 (13.24%) Python
20 401 (12.98%) Web Services
21 395 (12.78%) SQL
22 393 (12.72%) Ruby
23 352 (11.39%) E-Commerce
24 343 (11.10%) PHP5
25 331 (10.71%) Drupal
26 327 (10.58%) XML
27 322 (10.42%) Open Source
28 317 (10.26%) Subversion
29 296 (9.58%) OOP
30 294 (9.51%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 500 (16.18%) Apache
2 331 (10.71%) Drupal
3 243 (7.86%) WordPress
4 224 (7.25%) CMS
5 107 (3.46%) Node.js
6 80 (2.59%) nginx
7 73 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 64 (2.07%) Moodle
9 43 (1.39%) IIS
10 39 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 39 (1.26%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (1.00%) Apache Solr
13 27 (0.87%) ExpressionEngine
14 26 (0.84%) MS Exchange
15 22 (0.71%) Confluence
16 14 (0.45%) MediaWiki
17 12 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (0.39%) GlassFish
18 9 (0.29%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 85 (2.75%) Photoshop
2 38 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (1.13%) MS Excel
4 11 (0.36%) Fireworks
4 11 (0.36%) MS Office
5 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.065%) MS Project
8 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.065%) GIMP
8 2 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.032%) CATIA
9 1 (0.032%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.032%) Windchill
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 205 (6.63%) Magento
2 34 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
3 13 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.16%) Shopify
5 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.13%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.097%) Zen Cart
8 2 (0.065%) Summit
8 2 (0.065%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.032%) Tridion
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (1.20%) SaaS
4 30 (0.97%) Amazon S3
4 30 (0.97%) GitHub
5 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
7 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (0.29%) PaaS
9 5 (0.16%) Force.com
10 4 (0.13%) Route 53
11 2 (0.065%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.065%) Office 365
11 2 (0.065%) Joyent
11 2 (0.065%) IaaS
11 2 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.065%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.065%) Heroku
11 2 (0.065%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.24%) HTTP
2 100 (3.24%) Internet
3 57 (1.84%) SSL
4 55 (1.78%) Firewall
5 53 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 49 (1.59%) LDAP
7 44 (1.42%) DNS
8 42 (1.36%) SSH
9 29 (0.94%) VPN
10 28 (0.91%) Intranet
11 23 (0.74%) BGP
11 23 (0.74%) LAN
11 23 (0.74%) WAN
11 23 (0.74%) SMTP
12 21 (0.68%) SAN
13 20 (0.65%) IPv6
14 19 (0.61%) FTP
15 18 (0.58%) NAS
16 17 (0.55%) Network Security
16 17 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1354 (43.82%) MySQL
2 140 (4.53%) NoSQL
3 126 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 123 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 118 (3.82%) SQL Server
6 70 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (1.84%) Redis
8 56 (1.81%) Big Data
9 37 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 26 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.78%) CouchDB
13 20 (0.65%) Riak
14 17 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.55%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.29%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 537 (17.38%) Git (software)
2 317 (10.26%) Subversion
3 205 (6.63%) Jenkins
4 153 (4.95%) PHPUnit
5 121 (3.92%) Selenium
6 78 (2.52%) JIRA
7 70 (2.27%) Hudson
8 67 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 50 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 45 (1.46%) Maven
11 43 (1.39%) WebDriver
11 43 (1.39%) Behat
12 32 (1.04%) JUnit
13 28 (0.91%) JMeter
14 19 (0.61%) Ant
15 18 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (0.58%) Visual Studio
15 18 (0.58%) Grunt
16 17 (0.55%) Redmine
17 16 (0.52%) Trac
General
1 146 (4.72%) Marketing
2 137 (4.43%) Finance
3 62 (2.01%) Games
4 61 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.42%) Advertising
6 36 (1.17%) Retail
7 30 (0.97%) Publishing
8 21 (0.68%) Back Office
8 21 (0.68%) Banking
9 18 (0.58%) Electronics
10 14 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.42%) Legal
11 13 (0.42%) French Language
12 11 (0.36%) Billing
13 9 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 7 (0.23%) Front Office
15 6 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.16%) Automotive
17 3 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2318 (75.02%) Developer
2 1240 (40.13%) PHP Developer
3 427 (13.82%) Web Developer
4 258 (8.35%) Front-End Developer
5 192 (6.21%) Senior Developer
6 168 (5.44%) Drupal Developer
7 151 (4.89%) PHP Web Developer
8 128 (4.14%) Magento Developer
9 125 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 123 (3.98%) Senior PHP Developer
11 107 (3.46%) PHP Zend Developer
12 104 (3.37%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 94 (3.04%) Architect
14 92 (2.98%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 88 (2.85%) Software Engineer
16 73 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
17 69 (2.23%) Analyst
18 67 (2.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 65 (2.10%) Java Developer
20 61 (1.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1569 (50.78%) HTML
2 1439 (46.57%) CSS
3 792 (25.63%) jQuery
4 658 (21.29%) HTML5
5 467 (15.11%) LAMP
6 459 (14.85%) CSS3
7 442 (14.30%) Symfony
8 401 (12.98%) Web Services
9 327 (10.58%) XML
10 268 (8.67%) Ajax
11 243 (7.86%) .NET
12 227 (7.35%) JSON
13 188 (6.08%) RESTful
14 177 (5.73%) Zend Framework
15 163 (5.28%) CodeIgniter
16 161 (5.21%) AngularJS
17 139 (4.50%) REST
18 133 (4.30%) Backbone.js
19 131 (4.24%) Laravel
20 130 (4.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 322 (10.42%) Open Source
2 83 (2.69%) Computer Science
3 74 (2.39%) Mobile App
4 65 (2.10%) Digital Media
5 50 (1.62%) E-Learning
6 41 (1.33%) Social Media
7 30 (0.97%) W3C
8 29 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (0.84%) Learning Management System
10 25 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 25 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 25 (0.81%) VLE
11 21 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.65%) Online Games
13 19 (0.61%) Web 2.0
14 17 (0.55%) Clustering
15 16 (0.52%) DTV
15 16 (0.52%) Wiki
16 13 (0.42%) Blog
16 13 (0.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 785 (25.40%) Linux
2 237 (7.67%) UNIX
3 162 (5.24%) CentOS
4 133 (4.30%) Windows
5 110 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 105 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (2.69%) Android
8 69 (2.23%) Debian
9 64 (2.07%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (0.61%) Solaris
13 18 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.39%) Fedora
15 9 (0.29%) AIX
16 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.19%) HPUX
18 4 (0.13%) SUSE
18 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (19.16%) OO
2 585 (18.93%) MVC
3 584 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
4 436 (14.11%) TDD
5 352 (11.39%) E-Commerce
6 296 (9.58%) OOP
7 289 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
8 285 (9.22%) Web Development
9 280 (9.06%) Scrum
10 235 (7.61%) OO PHP
11 234 (7.57%) DevOps
12 209 (6.76%) BDD
13 179 (5.79%) Software Engineering
14 172 (5.57%) Unit Testing
15 151 (4.89%) Responsive Web Design
16 111 (3.59%) Configuration Management
17 98 (3.17%) Web Design
18 93 (3.01%) CRM
19 79 (2.56%) Project Management
20 76 (2.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1446 (46.80%) JavaScript
2 625 (20.23%) Java
3 409 (13.24%) Python
4 395 (12.78%) SQL
5 393 (12.72%) Ruby
6 343 (11.10%) PHP5
7 294 (9.51%) Perl
8 193 (6.25%) C#
9 172 (5.57%) Bash Shell
10 131 (4.24%) C++
11 94 (3.04%) C
12 65 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 56 (1.81%) Scala
14 45 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 35 (1.13%) Tcl
16 30 (0.97%) PowerShell
17 22 (0.71%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.71%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.65%) ActionScript
19 19 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (4.95%) Degree
2 91 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 62 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.52%) ISEB
5 14 (0.45%) CISSP
6 13 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.32%) CCNA
8 6 (0.19%) RHCE
9 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.13%) PMP
10 4 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.097%) CEH
11 3 (0.097%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.097%) CCNP
11 3 (0.097%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.05%) QA
2 23 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.29%) SLA
5 3 (0.097%) WAI
6 2 (0.065%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.032%) Section 508
7 1 (0.032%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (1.59%) Varnish
3 29 (0.94%) XenServer
4 26 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.78%) Samba
6 20 (0.65%) Postfix
7 14 (0.45%) Snort
8 13 (0.42%) NFS
9 11 (0.36%) KVM
10 10 (0.32%) Shibboleth
11 8 (0.26%) vCloud
11 8 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.26%) Xen
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.19%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.097%) qmail
14 3 (0.097%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 216 (6.99%) Puppet
2 171 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (3.01%) Nagios
4 56 (1.81%) Salt
5 47 (1.52%) ZABBIX
6 46 (1.49%) Cacti
7 26 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 23 (0.74%) OpenSSO
9 18 (0.58%) Ansible
10 10 (0.32%) Zenoss
11 8 (0.26%) Control-M
12 7 (0.23%) YUM
12 7 (0.23%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.19%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.16%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.13%) Nessus
15 4 (0.13%) SCCM
15 4 (0.13%) SCOM
15 4 (0.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 651 (21.07%) Zend
2 212 (6.86%) Red Hat
3 184 (5.95%) Oracle
4 105 (3.40%) Microsoft
5 92 (2.98%) VMware
6 59 (1.91%) Adobe
7 51 (1.65%) Twitter
8 49 (1.59%) Rackspace
9 44 (1.42%) SAP
10 37 (1.20%) Facebook
11 35 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.07%) Google
13 31 (1.00%) JD Edwards
14 26 (0.84%) Cisco
15 24 (0.78%) Citrix
16 22 (0.71%) Percona
17 18 (0.58%) JBoss
18 15 (0.49%) Juniper
19 14 (0.45%) Sitecore
20 13 (0.42%) HP
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
QUANTICA
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Student world
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day Rate dependant on experiance
Posted: Yesterday