The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 52 91 61
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -30
Contract jobs citing PHP 795 450 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.28% 2.08% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.13% 5.14% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 320 518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £160.00 £31.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+412.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -12.50%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9774 8755 10492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.36% 40.49% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7129 6327 7141
Average daily rate £425 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 100 118
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.87 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
PHP
England

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 159 £338 +3.84% 85
Croydon -5 5 £263 - 7
Uxbridge 0 4 £225 -33.33%
Hammersmith +1 2 £350 -12.50%
Chiswick - 2 £324 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £350 -
Hounslow +10 1 £267 +18.66% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £325 - 2
Bromley - 1 £325 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £325 - 1
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - - 2
Orpington - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 748 (53.93%) HTML
2 717 (51.69%) JavaScript
3 693 (49.96%) CSS
4 561 (40.45%) MySQL
5 382 (27.54%) jQuery
6 324 (23.36%) HTML5
7 310 (22.35%) OO
8 301 (21.70%) Java
9 276 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
10 265 (19.11%) Linux
11 261 (18.82%) MVC
12 253 (18.24%) Zend
13 251 (18.10%) CSS3
14 221 (15.93%) Git (software)
15 210 (15.14%) SQL
15 210 (15.14%) Python
16 207 (14.92%) TDD
17 195 (14.06%) Symfony
18 192 (13.84%) E-Commerce
19 190 (13.70%) Drupal
20 186 (13.41%) LAMP
21 182 (13.12%) Scrum
21 182 (13.12%) Ruby
22 173 (12.47%) Apache
23 172 (12.40%) XML
23 172 (12.40%) Web Development
24 166 (11.97%) Web Services
25 163 (11.75%) Subversion
26 146 (10.53%) Ajax
26 146 (10.53%) .NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 190 (13.70%) Drupal
2 173 (12.47%) Apache
3 125 (9.01%) CMS
4 120 (8.65%) WordPress
5 73 (5.26%) Node.js
6 31 (2.24%) Moodle
7 30 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.87%) IIS
8 26 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (1.66%) Joomla!
10 22 (1.59%) Apache Solr
11 21 (1.51%) nginx
12 17 (1.23%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.94%) ExpressionEngine
13 13 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
14 10 (0.72%) SugarCRM
15 8 (0.58%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (1.08%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.43%) MS Office
5 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) InDesign
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 120 (8.65%) Magento
2 26 (1.87%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.22%) Tridion
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.072%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.37%) SaaS
4 12 (0.87%) Joyent
4 12 (0.87%) GitHub
5 10 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.36%) Force.com
8 4 (0.29%) Heroku
9 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.22%) Route 53
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
10 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.072%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.072%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.61%) HTTP
2 49 (3.53%) Internet
3 32 (2.31%) DNS
4 27 (1.95%) SSL
5 26 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.94%) Firewall
7 11 (0.79%) LDAP
8 9 (0.65%) SNMP
8 9 (0.65%) Intranet
9 8 (0.58%) FTP
9 8 (0.58%) SAN
10 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.50%) BGP
10 7 (0.50%) Network Security
11 5 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.29%) NAS
12 4 (0.29%) SSH
13 3 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.14%) MRTG
14 2 (0.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (40.45%) MySQL
2 83 (5.98%) MongoDB
3 60 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 48 (3.46%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.38%) Big Data
6 33 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (1.87%) CouchDB
8 23 (1.66%) Riak
9 22 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.94%) Redis
12 8 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 221 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 163 (11.75%) Subversion
3 77 (5.55%) Jenkins
4 49 (3.53%) PHPUnit
5 45 (3.24%) Selenium
6 33 (2.38%) Hudson
7 31 (2.24%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.51%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.44%) Mercurial
10 19 (1.37%) Behat
11 18 (1.30%) Maven
12 17 (1.23%) JIRA
13 15 (1.08%) WebDriver
14 14 (1.01%) JSUnit
14 14 (1.01%) JUnit
15 12 (0.87%) JMeter
16 11 (0.79%) Eclipse
17 10 (0.72%) Jasmine
18 9 (0.65%) QUnit
19 7 (0.50%) PhoneGap
General
1 93 (6.71%) Finance
2 92 (6.63%) Marketing
3 40 (2.88%) Games
4 36 (2.60%) Retail
5 34 (2.45%) Advertising
6 23 (1.66%) Back Office
7 21 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.30%) Publishing
9 7 (0.50%) Music Industry
10 6 (0.43%) Banking
10 6 (0.43%) Legal
11 5 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.36%) French Language
12 4 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Billing
15 1 (0.072%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1029 (74.19%) Developer
2 442 (31.87%) PHP Developer
3 168 (12.11%) Web Developer
4 112 (8.07%) Senior Developer
5 109 (7.86%) Front-End Developer
6 102 (7.35%) Drupal Developer
7 53 (3.82%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 48 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
9 41 (2.96%) Senior PHP Developer
10 40 (2.88%) PHP Web Developer
11 36 (2.60%) Architect
11 36 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
12 35 (2.52%) Software Engineer
13 34 (2.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 31 (2.24%) Software Developer
15 30 (2.16%) PHP Zend Developer
16 29 (2.09%) Project Manager
17 26 (1.87%) Analyst
18 24 (1.73%) Tester
19 23 (1.66%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (53.93%) HTML
2 693 (49.96%) CSS
3 382 (27.54%) jQuery
4 324 (23.36%) HTML5
5 251 (18.10%) CSS3
6 195 (14.06%) Symfony
7 186 (13.41%) LAMP
8 172 (12.40%) XML
9 166 (11.97%) Web Services
10 146 (10.53%) .NET
10 146 (10.53%) Ajax
11 110 (7.93%) JSON
12 88 (6.34%) Backbone.js
13 78 (5.62%) REST
14 72 (5.19%) CodeIgniter
15 71 (5.12%) AngularJS
16 63 (4.54%) RESTful
16 63 (4.54%) SOAP
17 53 (3.82%) Zend Framework
18 49 (3.53%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.52%) Open Source
2 57 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 51 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 46 (3.32%) Digital Media
5 30 (2.16%) Social Media
6 20 (1.44%) VLE
7 19 (1.37%) W3C
8 17 (1.23%) E-Learning
9 15 (1.08%) iPad
10 13 (0.94%) Taxonomies
11 12 (0.87%) iPhone
12 11 (0.79%) Online Games
13 10 (0.72%) Social Network
13 10 (0.72%) Replication
14 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.58%) Statistics
14 8 (0.58%) IPTV
15 7 (0.50%) Blog
15 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 265 (19.11%) Linux
2 93 (6.71%) UNIX
3 72 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 69 (4.97%) Windows
5 45 (3.24%) CentOS
6 30 (2.16%) Android
7 27 (1.95%) Debian
8 26 (1.87%) Ubuntu
8 26 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.15%) Solaris
10 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.22%) AIX
11 3 (0.22%) HPUX
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.14%) SUSE
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.072%) OpenSolaris
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.072%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (22.35%) OO
2 276 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (18.82%) MVC
4 207 (14.92%) TDD
5 192 (13.84%) E-Commerce
6 182 (13.12%) Scrum
7 172 (12.40%) Web Development
8 133 (9.59%) OO PHP
9 126 (9.08%) OOP
10 125 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 93 (6.71%) Software Engineering
13 92 (6.63%) BDD
14 69 (4.97%) CRM
15 55 (3.97%) Unit Testing
16 53 (3.82%) SEO
17 49 (3.53%) Content Management
18 40 (2.88%) Configuration Management
19 39 (2.81%) Migration
20 38 (2.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 717 (51.69%) JavaScript
2 301 (21.70%) Java
3 210 (15.14%) SQL
3 210 (15.14%) Python
4 182 (13.12%) Ruby
5 124 (8.94%) Perl
6 120 (8.65%) PHP5
7 76 (5.48%) C#
8 68 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 48 (3.46%) C
10 46 (3.32%) C++
11 30 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.51%) Scala
13 16 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.08%) ActionScript
15 12 (0.87%) PHP4
16 11 (0.79%) Groovy
17 8 (0.58%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.50%) PowerShell
19 6 (0.43%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 80 (5.77%) Degree
2 33 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.43%) ISEB
5 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.22%) CEH
6 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) CCNA
7 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.072%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.072%) RHCE
8 1 (0.072%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.072%) HND
8 1 (0.072%) PMP
8 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.072%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.76%) QA
2 13 (0.94%) SLA
3 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (3.17%) Varnish
2 13 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.43%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.29%) KVM
4 4 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.22%) vCloud
6 2 (0.14%) Xen
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.14%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.072%) NFS
7 1 (0.072%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) XenServer
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.072%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.072%) qmail
Systems Management
1 104 (7.50%) Puppet
2 91 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (3.89%) Nagios
4 29 (2.09%) ZABBIX
5 26 (1.87%) Cacti
6 11 (0.79%) Zenoss
6 11 (0.79%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.36%) Ansible
8 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.22%) Foglight
9 3 (0.22%) StatsD
9 3 (0.22%) Munin
10 2 (0.14%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.14%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.072%) MOM
11 1 (0.072%) Netcool
Vendors
1 253 (18.24%) Zend
2 89 (6.42%) Oracle
3 65 (4.69%) Red Hat
4 43 (3.10%) Rackspace
5 34 (2.45%) SAP
6 32 (2.31%) Adobe
7 30 (2.16%) JD Edwards
8 28 (2.02%) Facebook
9 21 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.44%) Google
11 19 (1.37%) Microsoft
11 19 (1.37%) VMware
12 17 (1.23%) Twitter
13 9 (0.65%) Neolane
13 9 (0.65%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.65%) HP
13 9 (0.65%) Cisco
14 8 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.50%) Akamai
15 7 (0.50%) Sencha
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £200 - 280 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Please Quote
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago