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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 80 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 529 624 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.50% 2.90% 2.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.83% 7.19% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 442 355
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £52.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.19% +46.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.50 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £156.25 £52.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
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
9079 8679 8199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.98% 40.27% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6770 6195 5837
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 48 80 108
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
City of London +17 126 £338 -3.57% 63
Kingston Upon Thames -4 6 £400 +28.00% 5
Wimbledon +1 2 £238 -26.92%
Chiswick +12 1 - -
Docklands, London +10 1 £145 - 1
Westminster -8 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Bromley - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 698 (52.52%) HTML
2 652 (49.06%) JavaScript
2 652 (49.06%) CSS
3 558 (41.99%) MySQL
4 480 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
5 363 (27.31%) jQuery
6 351 (26.41%) Linux
7 347 (26.11%) HTML5
8 301 (22.65%) OO
9 298 (22.42%) Git (software)
10 284 (21.37%) Java
11 263 (19.79%) TDD
12 254 (19.11%) MVC
13 253 (19.04%) CSS3
14 237 (17.83%) Python
15 222 (16.70%) LAMP
16 220 (16.55%) Zend
17 203 (15.27%) Ruby
18 200 (15.05%) Symfony
19 192 (14.45%) Apache
20 180 (13.54%) Scrum
21 177 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
22 173 (13.02%) Web Services
23 172 (12.94%) Drupal
24 168 (12.64%) Subversion
25 158 (11.89%) AngularJS
26 152 (11.44%) BDD
27 150 (11.29%) DevOps
28 148 (11.14%) Open Source
29 146 (10.99%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 192 (14.45%) Apache
2 172 (12.94%) Drupal
3 98 (7.37%) Node.js
4 94 (7.07%) CMS
5 82 (6.17%) WordPress
6 58 (4.36%) nginx
7 35 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 25 (1.88%) Apache Solr
10 23 (1.73%) IIS
11 22 (1.66%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.58%) Moodle
13 16 (1.20%) Joomla!
14 13 (0.98%) SharePoint
14 13 (0.98%) Confluence
15 11 (0.83%) JBoss
16 10 (0.75%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.75%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.38%) SugarCRM
18 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.13%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.45%) MS Office
4 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 82 (6.17%) Magento
2 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.15%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.075%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (1.50%) Amazon S3
4 12 (0.90%) Joyent
4 12 (0.90%) GitHub
5 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.60%) SaaS
6 8 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.075%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.075%) Responsys
9 1 (0.075%) Heroku
9 1 (0.075%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.82%) HTTP
2 45 (3.39%) Internet
3 33 (2.48%) SSL
4 26 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.96%) DNS
5 19 (1.43%) Intranet
6 15 (1.13%) SSH
7 10 (0.75%) VPN
7 10 (0.75%) SMTP
7 10 (0.75%) Firewall
8 9 (0.68%) LDAP
8 9 (0.68%) DHCP
9 7 (0.53%) SAN
10 4 (0.30%) LAN
10 4 (0.30%) WAN
11 3 (0.23%) Extranet
11 3 (0.23%) DMZ
11 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (41.99%) MySQL
2 90 (6.77%) MongoDB
3 68 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 63 (4.74%) SQL Server
5 62 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.93%) Big Data
8 36 (2.71%) Redis
9 34 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.43%) CouchDB
11 19 (1.43%) Riak
12 18 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.38%) MariaDB
17 4 (0.30%) Apache Hive
17 4 (0.30%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 298 (22.42%) Git (software)
2 168 (12.64%) Subversion
3 121 (9.10%) Jenkins
4 83 (6.25%) PHPUnit
5 65 (4.89%) Selenium
6 62 (4.67%) JIRA
7 54 (4.06%) Hudson
8 53 (3.99%) Cucumber
9 34 (2.56%) Behat
10 28 (2.11%) Maven
11 25 (1.88%) Mercurial
12 23 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 22 (1.66%) Jasmine
14 13 (0.98%) JUnit
14 13 (0.98%) QUnit
15 12 (0.90%) Sinon.JS
15 12 (0.90%) Visual Studio
16 9 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (5.79%) Finance
1 77 (5.79%) Marketing
2 45 (3.39%) Advertising
3 39 (2.93%) Publishing
4 25 (1.88%) Games
5 18 (1.35%) Retail
6 17 (1.28%) Banking
7 12 (0.90%) Law
7 12 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.68%) Legal
9 7 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.38%) Back Office
11 5 (0.38%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.30%) French Language
12 4 (0.30%) Automotive
13 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 968 (72.84%) Developer
2 442 (33.26%) PHP Developer
3 135 (10.16%) Senior Developer
4 133 (10.01%) Web Developer
5 108 (8.13%) Front-End Developer
6 88 (6.62%) Drupal Developer
7 67 (5.04%) Senior PHP Developer
8 58 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (3.99%) Magento Developer
10 52 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 48 (3.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 41 (3.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 35 (2.63%) Architect
14 31 (2.33%) WordPress Developer
15 29 (2.18%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 29 (2.18%) Java Developer
16 27 (2.03%) Analyst
17 25 (1.88%) Software Engineer
17 25 (1.88%) LAMP Developer
18 22 (1.66%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 698 (52.52%) HTML
2 652 (49.06%) CSS
3 363 (27.31%) jQuery
4 347 (26.11%) HTML5
5 253 (19.04%) CSS3
6 222 (16.70%) LAMP
7 200 (15.05%) Symfony
8 173 (13.02%) Web Services
9 158 (11.89%) AngularJS
10 123 (9.26%) XML
11 98 (7.37%) RESTful
12 95 (7.15%) Laravel
13 92 (6.92%) Backbone.js
14 91 (6.85%) Ajax
15 90 (6.77%) .NET
16 76 (5.72%) JSON
17 75 (5.64%) REST
17 75 (5.64%) Sass
18 65 (4.89%) CodeIgniter
19 53 (3.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.14%) Open Source
2 72 (5.42%) Mobile App
3 59 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.91%) User Experience
5 37 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 30 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.18%) W3C
8 19 (1.43%) Social Media
9 17 (1.28%) Taxonomies
10 15 (1.13%) E-Learning
11 12 (0.90%) Video on Demand
12 11 (0.83%) Clustering
12 11 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.60%) VLE
13 8 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.53%) Replication
14 7 (0.53%) Blog
14 7 (0.53%) Online Games
15 6 (0.45%) Interactive TV
16 5 (0.38%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 351 (26.41%) Linux
2 122 (9.18%) UNIX
3 87 (6.55%) CentOS
4 84 (6.32%) Windows
5 46 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 28 (2.11%) Android
8 26 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 26 (1.96%) Debian
9 20 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.50%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.75%) Solaris
11 7 (0.53%) AIX
12 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (22.65%) OO
3 263 (19.79%) TDD
4 254 (19.11%) MVC
5 180 (13.54%) Scrum
6 177 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (11.44%) BDD
8 150 (11.29%) DevOps
9 146 (10.99%) E-Commerce
10 119 (8.95%) Web Development
11 118 (8.88%) OO PHP
12 89 (6.70%) OOP
13 79 (5.94%) Configuration Management
14 74 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
15 59 (4.44%) Unit Testing
16 56 (4.21%) Software Engineering
17 44 (3.31%) Kanban
18 42 (3.16%) SOA
19 35 (2.63%) Load Balancing
20 33 (2.48%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 652 (49.06%) JavaScript
2 284 (21.37%) Java
3 237 (17.83%) Python
4 203 (15.27%) Ruby
5 143 (10.76%) SQL
6 129 (9.71%) Perl
7 119 (8.95%) PHP5
8 83 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 65 (4.89%) C#
10 42 (3.16%) C
11 36 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.41%) C++
13 25 (1.88%) Scala
14 11 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 11 (0.83%) VB
15 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.68%) VC++
17 8 (0.60%) Golang
17 8 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (4.89%) Degree
2 49 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.53%) ISEB
5 6 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.30%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.30%) CCNA
6 4 (0.30%) CISSP
6 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.30%) PMP
7 2 (0.15%) CIPD
7 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.075%) RHCE
8 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.075%) CEH
8 1 (0.075%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.44%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (3.09%) Varnish
2 23 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.35%) vCloud
4 13 (0.98%) vSphere
4 13 (0.98%) Docker
5 11 (0.83%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.60%) KVM
7 5 (0.38%) RHEV
8 4 (0.30%) Postfix
8 4 (0.30%) XenServer
8 4 (0.30%) NFS
8 4 (0.30%) Samba
9 3 (0.23%) Xen
10 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.15%) HDFS
10 2 (0.15%) Squid
11 1 (0.075%) GPFS
11 1 (0.075%) Corosync
11 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.075%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 138 (10.38%) Puppet
2 113 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (4.59%) Nagios
4 37 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 37 (2.78%) Cacti
5 31 (2.33%) Salt
6 30 (2.26%) Ansible
7 23 (1.73%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.90%) Zenoss
9 10 (0.75%) Kibana
10 7 (0.53%) Icinga
11 6 (0.45%) yum
12 5 (0.38%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.30%) logstash
13 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.23%) Graphite
14 3 (0.23%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.15%) Munin
15 2 (0.15%) cPanel
Vendors
1 220 (16.55%) Zend
2 82 (6.17%) Red Hat
3 53 (3.99%) Oracle
4 52 (3.91%) Rackspace
5 35 (2.63%) VMware
6 27 (2.03%) Google
7 25 (1.88%) Twitter
7 25 (1.88%) New Relic
8 23 (1.73%) Adobe
9 22 (1.66%) Microsoft
10 18 (1.35%) Facebook
11 17 (1.28%) Percona
12 13 (0.98%) Perforce
13 11 (0.83%) IBM
14 10 (0.75%) AppDynamics
15 8 (0.60%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.60%) HP
15 8 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.53%) Remedy
17 6 (0.45%) Splunk
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