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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 82 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 1286 1543 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.42% 3.07% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.27% 8.19% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1060 927
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 13
Average hourly rate £22.12 £31.99 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.74 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £73.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
20515 18848 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.60% 37.46% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 12142 12158
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 383 513
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -19 631 £375 +7.14% 288
South East +3 248 £300 -1.63% 118
Yorkshire +4 108 £350 +9.37% 100
East of England -12 83 £300 -6.25% 54
South West -52 65 £350 -6.66% 49
North West -49 62 £325 -0.76% 116
West Midlands -4 45 £275 -12.69% 61
East Midlands -8 31 £325 +19.26% 63
North East -13 21 £490 +96.00% 19
PHP
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1320 (55.42%) JavaScript
2 1291 (54.20%) HTML
3 1158 (48.61%) CSS
4 1066 (44.75%) MySQL
5 784 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
6 631 (26.49%) jQuery
7 618 (25.94%) Linux
8 536 (22.50%) HTML5
9 489 (20.53%) Git (software)
10 455 (19.10%) OO
11 446 (18.72%) Java
12 379 (15.91%) SQL
13 375 (15.74%) CSS3
14 354 (14.86%) LAMP
15 352 (14.78%) Apache
16 329 (13.81%) Python
16 329 (13.81%) TDD
17 297 (12.47%) MVC
18 291 (12.22%) Drupal
19 284 (11.92%) Symfony
20 274 (11.50%) Ruby
21 271 (11.38%) E-Commerce
22 268 (11.25%) Scrum
23 267 (11.21%) Subversion
24 259 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
25 258 (10.83%) Zend
26 251 (10.54%) Web Services
27 250 (10.50%) Perl
28 239 (10.03%) DevOps
29 235 (9.87%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 352 (14.78%) Apache
2 291 (12.22%) Drupal
3 235 (9.87%) WordPress
4 206 (8.65%) CMS
5 197 (8.27%) Node.js
6 92 (3.86%) Tomcat
7 66 (2.77%) nginx
8 52 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
9 46 (1.93%) IIS
10 39 (1.64%) Joomla!
11 34 (1.43%) JBoss
12 33 (1.39%) Confluence
13 28 (1.18%) Moodle
14 24 (1.01%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.92%) SharePoint
16 16 (0.67%) Mule ESB
17 14 (0.59%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.50%) Apache Solr
19 9 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
20 8 (0.34%) Alfresco
Applications
1 108 (4.53%) Photoshop
2 35 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.76%) MS Office
5 9 (0.38%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.084%) GIMP
9 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.042%) SPSS
10 1 (0.042%) MS Project
10 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 220 (9.24%) Magento
2 13 (0.55%) BigMachines
3 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.13%) Shopify
5 2 (0.084%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.084%) RMDS
5 2 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.042%) Agresso
6 1 (0.042%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.042%) Summit
6 1 (0.042%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 176 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (2.27%) GitHub
3 36 (1.51%) SaaS
4 33 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 14 (0.59%) PaaS
10 13 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.50%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.38%) IaaS
13 8 (0.34%) Heroku
14 7 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 3 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.11%) HTTP
2 93 (3.90%) Internet
3 74 (3.11%) Firewall
4 47 (1.97%) SSL
4 47 (1.97%) DNS
5 39 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.64%) Intranet
6 36 (1.51%) VPN
7 23 (0.97%) SSH
8 22 (0.92%) LDAP
9 21 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
10 20 (0.84%) SAN
11 17 (0.71%) DHCP
12 16 (0.67%) LAN
13 15 (0.63%) DMZ
13 15 (0.63%) FTP
13 15 (0.63%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.63%) NAS
14 14 (0.59%) Converged Networks
14 14 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1066 (44.75%) MySQL
2 161 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 157 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 130 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.65%) Redis
7 84 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.97%) Big Data
9 36 (1.51%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.09%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.67%) DB2
14 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (0.38%) MariaDB
19 9 (0.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 489 (20.53%) Git (software)
2 267 (11.21%) Subversion
3 217 (9.11%) Jenkins
4 110 (4.62%) PHPUnit
5 109 (4.58%) Selenium
6 108 (4.53%) JIRA
7 79 (3.32%) Grunt
8 69 (2.90%) Maven
9 57 (2.39%) WebDriver
10 50 (2.10%) Cucumber
11 44 (1.85%) Behat
12 42 (1.76%) gulp
13 39 (1.64%) Mercurial
13 39 (1.64%) JUnit
14 36 (1.51%) Ant
15 35 (1.47%) Visual Studio
16 34 (1.43%) Hudson
16 34 (1.43%) Bower
17 29 (1.22%) Artifactory
18 27 (1.13%) JMeter
General
1 150 (6.30%) Finance
2 103 (4.32%) Marketing
3 57 (2.39%) Retail
4 50 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.43%) Banking
5 34 (1.43%) Publishing
6 19 (0.80%) Advertising
7 17 (0.71%) Games
8 12 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.46%) Legal
10 10 (0.42%) Front Office
11 8 (0.34%) Back Office
11 8 (0.34%) Electronics
11 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.13%) German Language
15 2 (0.084%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1754 (73.64%) Developer
2 768 (32.24%) PHP Developer
3 257 (10.79%) Web Developer
4 183 (7.68%) Front-End Developer
5 138 (5.79%) Magento Developer
6 131 (5.50%) Drupal Developer
7 129 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 129 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 82 (3.44%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 63 (2.64%) Senior PHP Developer
9 63 (2.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 61 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 60 (2.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 59 (2.48%) Java Developer
13 57 (2.39%) Architect
14 55 (2.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 52 (2.18%) WordPress Developer
16 45 (1.89%) AWS Developer
17 42 (1.76%) Software Engineer
18 41 (1.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1291 (54.20%) HTML
2 1158 (48.61%) CSS
3 631 (26.49%) jQuery
4 536 (22.50%) HTML5
5 375 (15.74%) CSS3
6 354 (14.86%) LAMP
7 284 (11.92%) Symfony
8 251 (10.54%) Web Services
9 218 (9.15%) .NET
10 215 (9.03%) AngularJS
11 177 (7.43%) XML
12 171 (7.18%) Sass
13 170 (7.14%) Ajax
14 162 (6.80%) Laravel
15 154 (6.47%) JSON
16 122 (5.12%) RESTful
17 117 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 105 (4.41%) REST
19 76 (3.19%) ASP.NET
20 74 (3.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.91%) User Experience
2 69 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 56 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.14%) Social Media
5 49 (2.06%) Digital Media
6 34 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 27 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 25 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.05%) E-Learning
10 20 (0.84%) W3C
11 17 (0.71%) Replication
12 15 (0.63%) Clustering
13 13 (0.55%) Blog
14 11 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.42%) iPhone
16 9 (0.38%) Semantic Web
16 9 (0.38%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.34%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 618 (25.94%) Linux
2 206 (8.65%) UNIX
3 129 (5.42%) Windows
4 94 (3.95%) CentOS
5 93 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (2.52%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.35%) Apple iOS
8 47 (1.97%) Android
9 23 (0.97%) Solaris
10 16 (0.67%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.34%) Debian
13 7 (0.29%) SUSE
14 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.17%) Fedora
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.13%) AIX
16 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (19.10%) OO
3 329 (13.81%) TDD
4 297 (12.47%) MVC
5 271 (11.38%) E-Commerce
6 268 (11.25%) Scrum
7 259 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 239 (10.03%) DevOps
9 235 (9.87%) Web Development
10 206 (8.65%) OO PHP
11 199 (8.35%) Open Source
12 179 (7.51%) OOP
12 179 (7.51%) BDD
13 112 (4.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 107 (4.49%) Unit Testing
15 99 (4.16%) Software Engineering
16 95 (3.99%) Configuration Management
17 83 (3.48%) Mentoring
18 73 (3.06%) Project Management
19 72 (3.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1320 (55.42%) JavaScript
2 446 (18.72%) Java
3 379 (15.91%) SQL
4 329 (13.81%) Python
5 274 (11.50%) Ruby
6 250 (10.50%) Perl
7 152 (6.38%) PHP5
8 138 (5.79%) Bash Shell
9 134 (5.63%) C#
10 77 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 66 (2.77%) C++
12 47 (1.97%) C
13 44 (1.85%) VB
14 25 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 24 (1.01%) ActionScript
15 24 (1.01%) Scala
16 20 (0.84%) Lua
16 20 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.80%) VBScript
18 18 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 82 (3.44%) Degree
3 46 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.34%) ISEB
7 7 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.25%) CCNA
8 6 (0.25%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.084%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.084%) CCNP
10 2 (0.084%) PMP
10 2 (0.084%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.084%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.042%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.042%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.042%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.86%) QA
2 18 (0.76%) SLA
3 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.21%) COREP
3 5 (0.21%) FINREP
4 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.17%) BS25999
4 4 (0.17%) WAI
5 2 (0.084%) COBIT
5 2 (0.084%) WCAG
5 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.042%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 58 (2.43%) Docker
2 51 (2.14%) Varnish
3 42 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.39%) vCloud
5 24 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.84%) vSphere
7 8 (0.34%) XenServer
8 6 (0.25%) Postfix
9 5 (0.21%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.21%) Samba
9 5 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.21%) Squid
9 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.13%) iptables
11 3 (0.13%) Firmware
12 2 (0.084%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.084%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.084%) KVM
Systems Management
1 204 (8.56%) Puppet
2 139 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (3.36%) Ansible
4 58 (2.43%) Vagrant
5 48 (2.02%) Nagios
6 38 (1.60%) Salt
7 36 (1.51%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.34%) Rundeck
9 24 (1.01%) Graphite
9 24 (1.01%) Kibana
10 23 (0.97%) logstash
11 21 (0.88%) Cacti
12 20 (0.84%) HAProxy
13 18 (0.76%) Opsview
14 17 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.46%) yum
15 11 (0.46%) Zenoss
16 9 (0.38%) NetBackup
17 8 (0.34%) Capistrano
18 7 (0.29%) Plesk
Vendors
1 258 (10.83%) Zend
2 117 (4.91%) Oracle
3 109 (4.58%) Red Hat
4 81 (3.40%) VMware
5 72 (3.02%) Google
6 67 (2.81%) Microsoft
7 32 (1.34%) Cisco
8 30 (1.26%) Adobe
9 29 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.97%) Sun
10 23 (0.97%) Rackspace
11 21 (0.88%) Citrix
11 21 (0.88%) Splunk
12 20 (0.84%) HP
13 19 (0.80%) New Relic
14 17 (0.71%) IBM
14 17 (0.71%) Twitter
15 13 (0.55%) Facebook
15 13 (0.55%) Eloqua
15 13 (0.55%) Perforce
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Month contract initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day For Perm: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Premier IT
Rate: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago