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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 83 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs citing PHP 1094 1350 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.29% 2.93% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 7.82% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 954 609
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 £247 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 7
Average hourly rate £23.69 £32.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.33 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £103.25 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -25.71%
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
18058 17255 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.86% 37.42% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11935 11001 9623
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 451 602
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -22 524 £375 +7.14% 316
South East -14 176 £325 +1.56% 178
South West -3 121 £400 +28.00% 93
Yorkshire -9 90 £363 +20.83% 87
North West -20 64 £300 -7.69% 109
East of England -29 50 £300 -7.69% 57
West Midlands -28 37 £285 -5.00% 70
East Midlands 0 30 £293 -10.00% 52
North East -5 5 £285 +14.00% 19
Midlands - 1 - -
PHP
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PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1280 (50.91%) HTML
2 1261 (50.16%) JavaScript
3 1144 (45.51%) CSS
4 1113 (44.27%) MySQL
5 861 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
6 729 (29.00%) jQuery
7 718 (28.56%) Linux
8 651 (25.89%) HTML5
9 544 (21.64%) Git (software)
10 501 (19.93%) Java
11 471 (18.74%) OO
12 457 (18.18%) Python
13 455 (18.10%) Apache
14 441 (17.54%) MVC
15 417 (16.59%) LAMP
16 405 (16.11%) CSS3
17 370 (14.72%) TDD
18 365 (14.52%) SQL
19 362 (14.40%) Ruby
20 332 (13.21%) Zend
21 327 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
22 314 (12.49%) Drupal
23 302 (12.01%) Web Services
24 292 (11.61%) Subversion
24 292 (11.61%) Symfony
25 285 (11.34%) Scrum
26 283 (11.26%) DevOps
27 273 (10.86%) Puppet
28 268 (10.66%) Perl
29 259 (10.30%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 455 (18.10%) Apache
2 314 (12.49%) Drupal
3 195 (7.76%) CMS
4 183 (7.28%) WordPress
5 174 (6.92%) Node.js
6 80 (3.18%) nginx
7 65 (2.59%) IIS
8 40 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 36 (1.43%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 30 (1.19%) Moodle
12 29 (1.15%) Apache Solr
12 29 (1.15%) SharePoint
13 24 (0.95%) Confluence
14 23 (0.91%) Joomla!
15 17 (0.68%) JBoss
16 15 (0.60%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.44%) uWSGI
18 10 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 65 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 37 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.60%) MS Office
6 12 (0.48%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) MS Project
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 151 (6.01%) Magento
2 13 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.24%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.080%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.080%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.040%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.040%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 97 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 23 (0.91%) SaaS
5 12 (0.48%) GitHub
5 12 (0.48%) Joyent
6 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.32%) Route 53
8 7 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.24%) PaaS
9 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.16%) ElastiCache
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.040%) Heroku
13 1 (0.040%) IaaS
13 1 (0.040%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.040%) Office 365
13 1 (0.040%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.42%) Internet
2 95 (3.78%) HTTP
3 73 (2.90%) DNS
4 65 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 61 (2.43%) SSL
6 49 (1.95%) Firewall
7 28 (1.11%) LAN
7 28 (1.11%) WAN
8 27 (1.07%) Intranet
9 26 (1.03%) LDAP
10 21 (0.84%) VPN
11 19 (0.76%) DHCP
12 17 (0.68%) Network Security
12 17 (0.68%) SAN
13 16 (0.64%) SSH
14 11 (0.44%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.44%) IPv6
14 11 (0.44%) EIGRP
14 11 (0.44%) BGP
14 11 (0.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1113 (44.27%) MySQL
2 162 (6.44%) MongoDB
3 133 (5.29%) SQL Server
4 122 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 92 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 55 (2.19%) Redis
8 45 (1.79%) Big Data
8 45 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 44 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 41 (1.63%) Riak
10 41 (1.63%) CouchDB
11 36 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (0.72%) Hypertable
14 17 (0.68%) MariaDB
14 17 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 544 (21.64%) Git (software)
2 292 (11.61%) Subversion
3 203 (8.07%) Jenkins
4 182 (7.24%) PHPUnit
5 113 (4.49%) Selenium
6 86 (3.42%) Hudson
7 79 (3.14%) JIRA
8 68 (2.70%) Maven
9 59 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 44 (1.75%) Grunt
11 42 (1.67%) Behat
12 34 (1.35%) Jasmine
13 33 (1.31%) WebDriver
14 30 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 28 (1.11%) Bower
16 25 (0.99%) QUnit
17 24 (0.95%) Ant
17 24 (0.95%) Visual Studio
18 22 (0.88%) JUnit
18 22 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (6.32%) Finance
2 141 (5.61%) Marketing
3 56 (2.23%) Advertising
4 52 (2.07%) Publishing
5 44 (1.75%) Retail
6 43 (1.71%) Games
7 39 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 25 (0.99%) Banking
9 18 (0.72%) Electronics
10 13 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.48%) Law
12 11 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.44%) Legal
13 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.32%) Automotive
15 7 (0.28%) Back Office
16 5 (0.20%) Music Industry
16 5 (0.20%) French Language
16 5 (0.20%) German Language
17 3 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 1763 (70.13%) Developer
2 864 (34.37%) PHP Developer
3 275 (10.94%) Web Developer
4 201 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 170 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
6 148 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 146 (5.81%) Drupal Developer
8 95 (3.78%) Senior PHP Developer
9 90 (3.58%) Magento Developer
10 83 (3.30%) Architect
11 73 (2.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 71 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
13 69 (2.74%) Java Developer
14 65 (2.59%) Software Engineer
15 59 (2.35%) WordPress Developer
16 58 (2.31%) Analyst
17 57 (2.27%) PHP Web Developer
18 51 (2.03%) PHP Symfony Developer
19 50 (1.99%) PHP LAMP Developer
20 44 (1.75%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1280 (50.91%) HTML
2 1144 (45.51%) CSS
3 729 (29.00%) jQuery
4 651 (25.89%) HTML5
5 417 (16.59%) LAMP
6 405 (16.11%) CSS3
7 302 (12.01%) Web Services
8 292 (11.61%) Symfony
9 254 (10.10%) XML
10 235 (9.35%) AngularJS
11 183 (7.28%) Ajax
11 183 (7.28%) .NET
12 172 (6.84%) Laravel
13 149 (5.93%) RESTful
14 143 (5.69%) REST
15 133 (5.29%) JSON
16 119 (4.73%) Sass
17 117 (4.65%) Doctrine
18 108 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 107 (4.26%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 247 (9.82%) Open Source
2 121 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 102 (4.06%) User Experience
4 83 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 66 (2.63%) Digital Media
7 39 (1.55%) W3C
8 33 (1.31%) Social Media
9 32 (1.27%) Clustering
10 27 (1.07%) E-Learning
11 26 (1.03%) Taxonomies
12 22 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.76%) Wiki
13 19 (0.76%) Replication
13 19 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.56%) DTV
14 14 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.56%) Blog
15 12 (0.48%) Derivative
16 11 (0.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 718 (28.56%) Linux
2 236 (9.39%) UNIX
3 173 (6.88%) CentOS
4 157 (6.25%) Windows
5 77 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 69 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 45 (1.79%) Android
8 43 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 42 (1.67%) Debian
10 37 (1.47%) Solaris
11 33 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.36%) VMS
15 7 (0.28%) Fedora
15 7 (0.28%) AIX
16 4 (0.16%) HPUX
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.080%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (18.74%) OO
3 441 (17.54%) MVC
4 370 (14.72%) TDD
5 327 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
6 285 (11.34%) Scrum
7 283 (11.26%) DevOps
8 259 (10.30%) E-Commerce
9 223 (8.87%) Web Development
10 211 (8.39%) OOP
11 199 (7.92%) Software Engineering
12 188 (7.48%) BDD
13 163 (6.48%) OO PHP
14 147 (5.85%) Unit Testing
15 139 (5.53%) Configuration Management
16 132 (5.25%) Responsive Web Design
17 95 (3.78%) Automated Testing
18 85 (3.38%) Mentoring
19 77 (3.06%) SOA
19 77 (3.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1261 (50.16%) JavaScript
2 501 (19.93%) Java
3 457 (18.18%) Python
4 365 (14.52%) SQL
5 362 (14.40%) Ruby
6 268 (10.66%) Perl
7 215 (8.55%) PHP5
8 173 (6.88%) Bash Shell
9 122 (4.85%) C#
10 89 (3.54%) C
11 83 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 79 (3.14%) C++
13 43 (1.71%) Scala
14 27 (1.07%) VB
15 23 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.72%) Lua
17 16 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.60%) PowerShell
19 14 (0.56%) Golang
20 13 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 97 (3.86%) Degree
3 68 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.07%) VCP4
5 25 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (0.99%) CCNA
6 18 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.56%) ISEB
7 14 (0.56%) Sun Certification
8 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.36%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.20%) PMP
12 5 (0.20%) MCSE
13 4 (0.16%) CISSP
13 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.080%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.46%) QA
2 7 (0.28%) SLA
3 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.080%) COBIT
5 2 (0.080%) WCAG
6 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (2.23%) Varnish
1 56 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (1.03%) XenServer
3 23 (0.91%) vSphere
4 21 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.80%) vCloud
6 19 (0.76%) Samba
7 15 (0.60%) KVM
8 13 (0.52%) Postfix
8 13 (0.52%) Docker
9 11 (0.44%) Shibboleth
10 8 (0.32%) Xen
11 6 (0.24%) NFS
12 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.20%) RHEV
13 4 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.12%) Squid
14 3 (0.12%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.12%) Firmware
15 2 (0.080%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 273 (10.86%) Puppet
2 203 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (3.18%) Nagios
4 62 (2.47%) Salt
4 62 (2.47%) Ansible
5 44 (1.75%) ZABBIX
6 36 (1.43%) Vagrant
7 34 (1.35%) Cacti
8 25 (0.99%) Graphite
9 18 (0.72%) CFEngine
10 10 (0.40%) yum
11 9 (0.36%) Zenoss
12 8 (0.32%) Kibana
13 7 (0.28%) OpenIDM
13 7 (0.28%) Icinga
14 6 (0.24%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.20%) Cobbler
16 4 (0.16%) Tivoli
16 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
16 4 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 332 (13.21%) Zend
2 157 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 148 (5.89%) Oracle
4 91 (3.62%) VMware
5 79 (3.14%) Microsoft
6 51 (2.03%) Rackspace
7 50 (1.99%) Twitter
8 45 (1.79%) Adobe
9 36 (1.43%) Google
10 34 (1.35%) New Relic
11 30 (1.19%) Citrix
12 29 (1.15%) Splunk
13 26 (1.03%) Facebook
14 23 (0.91%) Percona
14 23 (0.91%) SaltStack
15 22 (0.88%) Sun
16 20 (0.80%) Cisco
17 18 (0.72%) Perforce
18 17 (0.68%) IBM
19 16 (0.64%) SAP
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Talent Crew
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday