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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 76 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing PHP 1102 1248 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.42% 2.80% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 7.45% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 860 704
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £52.50 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
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
17290 16752 15962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.93% 37.57% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11658 10704 9991
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 465 680
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -17 509 £375 +7.14% 317
South East 0 195 £325 +4.83% 156
South West -6 127 £400 +33.33% 100
Yorkshire -11 85 £363 +20.83% 85
North West -8 59 £310 -2.36% 124
East of England -14 56 £275 -15.38% 62
West Midlands +4 38 £295 +12.38% 51
East Midlands +10 26 £260 -13.33% 44
North East -12 8 £300 +20.00% 14
Midlands +5 1 - -
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1375 (51.21%) HTML
2 1355 (50.47%) JavaScript
3 1229 (45.77%) CSS
4 1216 (45.29%) MySQL
5 908 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
6 796 (29.65%) jQuery
7 775 (28.86%) Linux
8 668 (24.88%) HTML5
9 593 (22.09%) Git (software)
10 545 (20.30%) OO
11 512 (19.07%) Java
12 504 (18.77%) Apache
13 497 (18.51%) MVC
14 467 (17.39%) LAMP
15 440 (16.39%) Python
16 418 (15.57%) Zend
17 410 (15.27%) CSS3
18 396 (14.75%) TDD
19 377 (14.04%) SQL
20 374 (13.93%) Ruby
21 365 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
22 343 (12.77%) Web Services
23 339 (12.63%) Symfony
24 335 (12.48%) Drupal
25 322 (11.99%) Subversion
26 305 (11.36%) Open Source
27 290 (10.80%) Scrum
28 288 (10.73%) E-Commerce
29 283 (10.54%) DevOps
30 275 (10.24%) XML

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 504 (18.77%) Apache
2 335 (12.48%) Drupal
3 202 (7.52%) CMS
4 181 (6.74%) WordPress
5 164 (6.11%) Node.js
6 87 (3.24%) nginx
7 57 (2.12%) IIS
8 45 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 37 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (1.27%) Apache Solr
11 33 (1.23%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.15%) Moodle
13 30 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 29 (1.08%) OpenStack
15 24 (0.89%) SharePoint
16 19 (0.71%) JBoss
17 16 (0.60%) Confluence
18 14 (0.52%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.52%) ExpressionEngine
19 11 (0.41%) uWSGI
Applications
1 60 (2.23%) Photoshop
2 38 (1.42%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.56%) MS Office
6 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 163 (6.07%) Magento
2 16 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.22%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.11%) Shopify
5 3 (0.11%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.037%) Tridion
7 1 (0.037%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.037%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 116 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.34%) Amazon S3
4 24 (0.89%) SaaS
5 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.45%) GitHub
7 12 (0.45%) Joyent
8 9 (0.34%) Route 53
9 8 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.19%) PaaS
11 2 (0.074%) IaaS
11 2 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.037%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.037%) Responsys
12 1 (0.037%) Yammer
12 1 (0.037%) Heroku
12 1 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.037%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.99%) Internet
2 95 (3.54%) HTTP
3 76 (2.83%) DNS
4 66 (2.46%) SSL
5 65 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 44 (1.64%) Firewall
7 32 (1.19%) LDAP
8 28 (1.04%) Intranet
9 25 (0.93%) DHCP
10 24 (0.89%) SSH
11 22 (0.82%) WAN
11 22 (0.82%) LAN
12 18 (0.67%) SAN
12 18 (0.67%) VPN
13 15 (0.56%) SMTP
13 15 (0.56%) Network Security
14 11 (0.41%) FTP
15 10 (0.37%) NAS
15 10 (0.37%) HTTPS
16 9 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1216 (45.29%) MySQL
2 159 (5.92%) MongoDB
3 138 (5.14%) SQL Server
4 123 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
5 118 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 98 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 62 (2.31%) Redis
8 54 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.79%) Big Data
10 41 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 39 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (1.42%) Riak
13 36 (1.34%) CouchDB
13 36 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.56%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.56%) Hypertable
14 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 593 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 322 (11.99%) Subversion
3 208 (7.75%) Jenkins
3 208 (7.75%) PHPUnit
4 113 (4.21%) Selenium
5 91 (3.39%) JIRA
6 75 (2.79%) Hudson
7 70 (2.61%) Maven
8 65 (2.42%) Cucumber
9 43 (1.60%) Behat
10 38 (1.42%) Mercurial
11 33 (1.23%) Jasmine
12 29 (1.08%) WebDriver
13 28 (1.04%) JUnit
14 27 (1.01%) Grunt
14 27 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 23 (0.86%) QUnit
16 22 (0.82%) Ant
17 21 (0.78%) Visual Studio
18 20 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 173 (6.44%) Finance
2 149 (5.55%) Marketing
3 54 (2.01%) Advertising
4 47 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.71%) Publishing
6 35 (1.30%) Retail
7 34 (1.27%) Games
8 30 (1.12%) Banking
9 20 (0.74%) Electronics
10 16 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.45%) Law
11 12 (0.45%) Legal
12 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.34%) Automotive
14 5 (0.19%) Back Office
14 5 (0.19%) German Language
14 5 (0.19%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.15%) French Language
16 3 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 1936 (72.10%) Developer
2 1007 (37.50%) PHP Developer
3 304 (11.32%) Web Developer
4 224 (8.34%) Senior Developer
5 186 (6.93%) Front-End Developer
6 151 (5.62%) Drupal Developer
7 144 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 117 (4.36%) Senior PHP Developer
9 96 (3.58%) Magento Developer
10 91 (3.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 86 (3.20%) Architect
12 76 (2.83%) Software Engineer
13 75 (2.79%) PHP Web Developer
14 74 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
15 73 (2.72%) Java Developer
16 57 (2.12%) WordPress Developer
16 57 (2.12%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 57 (2.12%) Analyst
17 52 (1.94%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 52 (1.94%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1375 (51.21%) HTML
2 1229 (45.77%) CSS
3 796 (29.65%) jQuery
4 668 (24.88%) HTML5
5 467 (17.39%) LAMP
6 410 (15.27%) CSS3
7 343 (12.77%) Web Services
8 339 (12.63%) Symfony
9 275 (10.24%) XML
10 240 (8.94%) AngularJS
11 214 (7.97%) Laravel
12 202 (7.52%) Ajax
13 190 (7.08%) .NET
14 158 (5.88%) RESTful
15 146 (5.44%) REST
16 144 (5.36%) JSON
17 131 (4.88%) Backbone.js
18 129 (4.80%) Doctrine
19 124 (4.62%) Zend Framework
20 123 (4.58%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 305 (11.36%) Open Source
2 134 (4.99%) Mobile App
3 109 (4.06%) User Experience
4 74 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 74 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 38 (1.42%) Clustering
7 35 (1.30%) W3C
7 35 (1.30%) Social Media
8 29 (1.08%) E-Learning
9 27 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (0.93%) Taxonomies
11 21 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.71%) Derivative
13 17 (0.63%) DTV
14 16 (0.60%) Wiki
15 15 (0.56%) Blog
16 14 (0.52%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.48%) Replication
17 13 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 775 (28.86%) Linux
2 263 (9.80%) UNIX
3 201 (7.49%) CentOS
4 156 (5.81%) Windows
5 95 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 50 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 49 (1.82%) Android
9 44 (1.64%) Debian
10 42 (1.56%) Solaris
11 36 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.45%) AIX
15 9 (0.34%) VMS
15 9 (0.34%) Fedora
16 5 (0.19%) HPUX
16 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (20.30%) OO
3 497 (18.51%) MVC
4 396 (14.75%) TDD
5 365 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
6 290 (10.80%) Scrum
7 288 (10.73%) E-Commerce
8 283 (10.54%) DevOps
9 217 (8.08%) OOP
10 215 (8.01%) Web Development
11 206 (7.67%) BDD
12 203 (7.56%) Software Engineering
13 196 (7.30%) OO PHP
14 152 (5.66%) Unit Testing
15 135 (5.03%) Configuration Management
16 129 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
17 97 (3.61%) Automated Testing
18 88 (3.28%) Mentoring
19 81 (3.02%) Content Management
20 71 (2.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1355 (50.47%) JavaScript
2 512 (19.07%) Java
3 440 (16.39%) Python
4 377 (14.04%) SQL
5 374 (13.93%) Ruby
6 268 (9.98%) Perl
7 262 (9.76%) PHP5
8 180 (6.70%) Bash Shell
9 123 (4.58%) C#
10 97 (3.61%) C++
11 92 (3.43%) C
11 92 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 41 (1.53%) Scala
13 26 (0.97%) VB
14 23 (0.86%) Tcl
15 22 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 22 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 21 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 126 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 114 (4.25%) Degree
3 78 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (0.86%) CCNA
5 17 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.52%) ISEB
6 14 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (0.45%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.26%) OCPJP
9 6 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.19%) MCSE
10 5 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.15%) CISSP
11 4 (0.15%) PMP
12 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.11%) MCITP
13 2 (0.074%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.09%) QA
2 7 (0.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.074%) COBIT
5 2 (0.074%) WCAG
6 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (1.86%) Varnish
3 29 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.78%) XenServer
4 21 (0.78%) KVM
5 20 (0.74%) Samba
6 18 (0.67%) vCloud
7 15 (0.56%) vSphere
8 13 (0.48%) Shibboleth
9 12 (0.45%) NFS
9 12 (0.45%) Docker
10 10 (0.37%) Postfix
11 9 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.26%) Xen
13 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.22%) Firmware
14 5 (0.19%) RHEV
15 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
16 2 (0.074%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.074%) Squid
Systems Management
1 267 (9.94%) Puppet
2 209 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (3.24%) Nagios
4 58 (2.16%) Salt
5 48 (1.79%) Ansible
6 41 (1.53%) ZABBIX
6 41 (1.53%) Cacti
7 39 (1.45%) Vagrant
8 22 (0.82%) Graphite
9 15 (0.56%) CFEngine
9 15 (0.56%) Zenoss
10 10 (0.37%) Kibana
11 8 (0.30%) OpenSSO
11 8 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.26%) Icinga
12 7 (0.26%) yum
13 6 (0.22%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.19%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.19%) Cobbler
15 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 418 (15.57%) Zend
2 182 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 167 (6.22%) Oracle
4 92 (3.43%) Microsoft
5 89 (3.31%) VMware
6 60 (2.23%) Twitter
7 57 (2.12%) Rackspace
8 43 (1.60%) Google
8 43 (1.60%) Adobe
9 37 (1.38%) Facebook
10 29 (1.08%) New Relic
11 27 (1.01%) Percona
11 27 (1.01%) Splunk
12 24 (0.89%) Citrix
13 23 (0.86%) SaltStack
14 21 (0.78%) Sun
15 19 (0.71%) SAP
16 18 (0.67%) Cisco
17 15 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.56%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Esum
Rate: Unspecified £Excellent
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday