The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 59 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 764 752 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.21% 3.00% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.72% 6.80% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 565 666
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 14
Average hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.99 £15.80 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.25 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +30.95%
PHP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9902 11055 10630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.57% 44.05% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6996 7840 7394
Average daily rate £428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 150
Average hourly rate £31.99 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.50 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £50.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in London

PHP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP across the London region.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in London

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in London

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP across the London region.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in London

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

PHP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the London region over the 3 months to 20 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
City of London +25 132 £350 - 72
Kingston Upon Thames +4 4 £302 +0.58% 4
Hammersmith +3 4 £400 - 1
Twickenham +3 2 £208 -30.83%
Uxbridge -4 1 - - 2
Croydon - 1 - - 2
Hounslow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Wimbledon - 1 £350 -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 3
Hayes - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 825 (54.03%) HTML
2 765 (50.10%) CSS
3 741 (48.53%) JavaScript
4 658 (43.09%) MySQL
5 381 (24.95%) jQuery
6 366 (23.97%) HTML5
7 350 (22.92%) Linux
8 348 (22.79%) OO
8 348 (22.79%) Git (software)
9 328 (21.48%) Zend
10 327 (21.41%) Java
11 309 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
12 292 (19.12%) MVC
13 276 (18.07%) CSS3
14 237 (15.52%) Symfony
15 236 (15.46%) TDD
16 232 (15.19%) Python
17 224 (14.67%) LAMP
18 222 (14.54%) Web Services
19 205 (13.43%) Ruby
20 200 (13.10%) Apache
21 196 (12.84%) SQL
22 182 (11.92%) Scrum
23 180 (11.79%) XML
24 173 (11.33%) E-Commerce
25 170 (11.13%) Subversion
26 168 (11.00%) Web Development
27 165 (10.81%) OO PHP
28 161 (10.54%) Drupal
29 157 (10.28%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 200 (13.10%) Apache
2 161 (10.54%) Drupal
3 141 (9.23%) WordPress
4 107 (7.01%) CMS
5 72 (4.72%) Node.js
6 41 (2.69%) Moodle
7 36 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (2.23%) nginx
8 34 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.24%) SharePoint
11 17 (1.11%) IIS
12 16 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
13 15 (0.98%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.52%) ColdFusion
16 5 (0.33%) Mule
16 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.26%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 40 (2.62%) Photoshop
2 20 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.85%) MS Excel
4 9 (0.59%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.52%) MS Office
6 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.065%) GIMP
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 104 (6.81%) Magento
2 15 (0.98%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.065%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.065%) Tridion
6 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.065%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.70%) SaaS
2 26 (1.70%) GitHub
3 17 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.52%) PaaS
8 5 (0.33%) Force.com
9 4 (0.26%) Heroku
10 3 (0.20%) Joyent
11 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.13%) Route 53
11 2 (0.13%) Office 365
12 1 (0.065%) IaaS
12 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.70%) HTTP
2 41 (2.69%) Internet
3 35 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.03%) SSL
5 24 (1.57%) DNS
6 22 (1.44%) SSH
7 19 (1.24%) LDAP
8 18 (1.18%) Intranet
9 13 (0.85%) Firewall
10 10 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 10 (0.65%) BGP
10 10 (0.65%) SAN
11 7 (0.46%) NAS
11 7 (0.46%) VoIP
12 6 (0.39%) FTP
13 5 (0.33%) VPN
14 4 (0.26%) SNMP
14 4 (0.26%) DHCP
15 3 (0.20%) RTP
15 3 (0.20%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 658 (43.09%) MySQL
2 88 (5.76%) MongoDB
3 85 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 56 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.41%) SQL Server
6 39 (2.55%) Big Data
7 37 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.77%) Redis
10 25 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.64%) CouchDB
11 21 (1.38%) Riak
12 9 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (0.59%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.39%) SQLite
13 6 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.20%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 348 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 170 (11.13%) Subversion
3 114 (7.47%) Jenkins
4 74 (4.85%) PHPUnit
5 57 (3.73%) Selenium
6 49 (3.21%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.62%) Hudson
8 35 (2.29%) Mercurial
9 33 (2.16%) Behat
10 31 (2.03%) JIRA
11 20 (1.31%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.24%) Maven
13 18 (1.18%) JUnit
14 14 (0.92%) JSUnit
15 9 (0.59%) Trac
15 9 (0.59%) Grunt
15 9 (0.59%) Redmine
15 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
16 8 (0.52%) Jasmine
General
1 83 (5.44%) Finance
2 80 (5.24%) Marketing
3 49 (3.21%) Games
4 34 (2.23%) Advertising
5 26 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.31%) Back Office
7 17 (1.11%) Publishing
8 16 (1.05%) Retail
9 13 (0.85%) French Language
10 11 (0.72%) Legal
11 10 (0.65%) Billing
11 10 (0.65%) Banking
12 9 (0.59%) Music Industry
13 7 (0.46%) Front Office
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Electronics
15 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.065%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.065%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1151 (75.38%) Developer
2 533 (34.91%) PHP Developer
3 183 (11.98%) Web Developer
4 137 (8.97%) Front-End Developer
5 112 (7.33%) Senior Developer
6 92 (6.02%) Drupal Developer
7 65 (4.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 64 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 62 (4.06%) Magento Developer
10 60 (3.93%) Senior PHP Developer
11 57 (3.73%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 51 (3.34%) Architect
13 46 (3.01%) PHP Zend Developer
14 42 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
15 39 (2.55%) PHP Web Developer
15 39 (2.55%) LAMP Developer
15 39 (2.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 32 (2.10%) Software Engineer
17 31 (2.03%) Software Developer
17 31 (2.03%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (54.03%) HTML
2 765 (50.10%) CSS
3 381 (24.95%) jQuery
4 366 (23.97%) HTML5
5 276 (18.07%) CSS3
6 237 (15.52%) Symfony
7 224 (14.67%) LAMP
8 222 (14.54%) Web Services
9 180 (11.79%) XML
10 144 (9.43%) JSON
11 142 (9.30%) Ajax
12 122 (7.99%) .NET
13 116 (7.60%) RESTful
14 99 (6.48%) AngularJS
15 90 (5.89%) Backbone.js
16 87 (5.70%) CodeIgniter
17 77 (5.04%) Laravel
18 75 (4.91%) Zend Framework
19 73 (4.78%) XHTML
20 62 (4.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.91%) Open Source
2 54 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.62%) Digital Media
4 38 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 34 (2.23%) E-Learning
6 30 (1.96%) Social Media
7 22 (1.44%) W3C
8 20 (1.31%) Online Games
9 19 (1.24%) VLE
10 18 (1.18%) Learning Management System
10 18 (1.18%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.85%) Blog
11 13 (0.85%) Social Network
12 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.59%) Web 2.0
14 8 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.46%) Streaming Video
16 6 (0.39%) Graphic Design
17 5 (0.33%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.33%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 350 (22.92%) Linux
2 130 (8.51%) UNIX
3 73 (4.78%) CentOS
4 63 (4.13%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.67%) Windows
6 44 (2.88%) Android
7 38 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.77%) Debian
8 27 (1.77%) Mac OS X
9 20 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.26%) SUSE
11 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.20%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.13%) HPUX
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (22.79%) OO
2 309 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (19.12%) MVC
4 236 (15.46%) TDD
5 182 (11.92%) Scrum
6 173 (11.33%) E-Commerce
7 168 (11.00%) Web Development
8 165 (10.81%) OO PHP
9 153 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
10 127 (8.32%) DevOps
11 124 (8.12%) OOP
12 118 (7.73%) BDD
13 99 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
14 76 (4.98%) Software Engineering
15 73 (4.78%) Unit Testing
16 56 (3.67%) CRM
17 54 (3.54%) Configuration Management
18 49 (3.21%) Web Design
19 43 (2.82%) Migration
20 42 (2.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 741 (48.53%) JavaScript
2 327 (21.41%) Java
3 232 (15.19%) Python
4 205 (13.43%) Ruby
5 196 (12.84%) SQL
6 157 (10.28%) PHP5
7 139 (9.10%) Perl
8 78 (5.11%) Bash Shell
9 68 (4.45%) C#
10 48 (3.14%) C
11 45 (2.95%) C++
12 28 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.05%) Scala
14 14 (0.92%) sed
15 13 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.52%) Golang
18 7 (0.46%) Korn
19 6 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 90 (5.89%) Degree
2 49 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.20%) MCSE
5 3 (0.20%) CEH
6 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.13%) CCNA
6 2 (0.13%) RHCE
7 1 (0.065%) MySQL Certification
7 1 (0.065%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.065%) PMP
7 1 (0.065%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.065%) CISSP
7 1 (0.065%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.065%) MCSA
7 1 (0.065%) MCP
7 1 (0.065%) HND
7 1 (0.065%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.065%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.37%) QA
2 9 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.065%) Section 508
3 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.065%) WAI
System Software
1 32 (2.10%) Varnish
2 16 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.52%) vCloud
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.26%) NFS
7 3 (0.20%) KVM
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) qmail
7 3 (0.20%) XenServer
7 3 (0.20%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) Xen
8 2 (0.13%) Postfix
8 2 (0.13%) Docker
9 1 (0.065%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.065%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.065%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.065%) Samba
Systems Management
1 112 (7.33%) Puppet
2 91 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (3.41%) Nagios
4 29 (1.90%) ZABBIX
4 29 (1.90%) Salt
5 28 (1.83%) Cacti
6 18 (1.18%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.85%) Ansible
8 6 (0.39%) Zenoss
8 6 (0.39%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.26%) Nessus
9 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Opsview
10 3 (0.20%) SCCM
10 3 (0.20%) Foglight
10 3 (0.20%) OpenView
11 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 2 (0.13%) YUM
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 328 (21.48%) Zend
2 74 (4.85%) Red Hat
3 63 (4.13%) Oracle
4 35 (2.29%) Adobe
5 30 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 28 (1.83%) Rackspace
8 25 (1.64%) VMware
8 25 (1.64%) Twitter
9 24 (1.57%) Facebook
10 20 (1.31%) Google
11 16 (1.05%) SAP
12 15 (0.98%) JD Edwards
13 13 (0.85%) New Relic
13 13 (0.85%) JBoss
14 11 (0.72%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.65%) Akamai
16 9 (0.59%) SaltStack
17 7 (0.46%) Cisco
18 6 (0.39%) Sybase
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450pd
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Based on Experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
JWResource
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday