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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 81 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP 593 728 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.53% 3.10% 3.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 7.47% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 528 532
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.06 £34.74 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.51% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.01 £19.40 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £107.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-43.54% +36.80%
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
9946 9740 10578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.42% 41.41% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 6960 7474
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 65 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.89% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £16.50 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 127 £350 - 56
Croydon -14 6 £444 +61.36%
Twickenham 0 3 £375 +80.72%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £335 +19.64% 2
Ealing - 2 £405 -
Hounslow 0 1 £470 -
Wimbledon -2 1 £275 -21.42%
Hammersmith -8 1 £275 -28.75%
Bromley - 1 £250 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Clapham - 1 £400 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 534 (48.06%) HTML
2 529 (47.61%) JavaScript
3 508 (45.72%) MySQL
4 487 (43.83%) CSS
5 428 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (26.10%) jQuery
7 284 (25.56%) Linux
8 257 (23.13%) Java
9 236 (21.24%) OO
10 235 (21.15%) Git (software)
10 235 (21.15%) HTML5
11 213 (19.17%) Python
12 200 (18.00%) LAMP
13 188 (16.92%) CSS3
14 184 (16.56%) Apache
15 182 (16.38%) Web Services
16 181 (16.29%) TDD
17 171 (15.39%) SQL
18 162 (14.58%) Symfony
18 162 (14.58%) DevOps
19 160 (14.40%) Ruby
19 160 (14.40%) MVC
20 155 (13.95%) Scrum
21 148 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
22 140 (12.60%) Puppet
23 133 (11.97%) Jenkins
24 131 (11.79%) Zend
25 126 (11.34%) Subversion
25 126 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
26 122 (10.98%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 184 (16.56%) Apache
2 122 (10.98%) Drupal
3 88 (7.92%) Node.js
4 86 (7.74%) WordPress
5 73 (6.57%) CMS
6 45 (4.05%) Tomcat
7 43 (3.87%) nginx
8 33 (2.97%) IIS
9 31 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (2.43%) Confluence
11 25 (2.25%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.89%) JBoss
13 14 (1.26%) Mule ESB
14 10 (0.90%) Moodle
15 8 (0.72%) Joomla!
16 7 (0.63%) Jadu
16 7 (0.63%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.63%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
18 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (2.52%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.17%) MS Office
4 6 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.090%) SPSS
8 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (6.21%) Magento
2 4 (0.36%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.27%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.27%) Shopify
4 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) Agresso
5 1 (0.090%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.090%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 126 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.61%) GitHub
3 20 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.62%) SaaS
5 17 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.54%) Heroku
10 4 (0.36%) PaaS
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.27%) Force.com
12 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (6.21%) HTTP
2 53 (4.77%) Internet
3 40 (3.60%) Firewall
4 37 (3.33%) SSL
5 33 (2.97%) DNS
6 26 (2.34%) VPN
7 24 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
8 18 (1.62%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.26%) Intranet
10 11 (0.99%) DMZ
11 10 (0.90%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.90%) DHCP
12 9 (0.81%) LDAP
13 8 (0.72%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.72%) Converged Networks
14 6 (0.54%) Broadband
14 6 (0.54%) BGP
14 6 (0.54%) IPsec
14 6 (0.54%) SSH
15 5 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (45.72%) MySQL
2 84 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 65 (5.85%) Relational Database
6 58 (5.22%) Redis
7 50 (4.50%) NoSQL
8 20 (1.80%) Big Data
9 19 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
15 6 (0.54%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.45%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 235 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 133 (11.97%) Jenkins
3 126 (11.34%) Subversion
4 65 (5.85%) JIRA
4 65 (5.85%) Selenium
5 45 (4.05%) Maven
6 40 (3.60%) Hudson
7 35 (3.15%) Grunt
8 33 (2.97%) WebDriver
9 32 (2.88%) PHPUnit
9 32 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 28 (2.52%) Artifactory
11 26 (2.34%) Behat
11 26 (2.34%) Mercurial
12 23 (2.07%) JMeter
13 21 (1.89%) JUnit
14 18 (1.62%) Jasmine
15 17 (1.53%) Gerrit
16 16 (1.44%) Bower
17 14 (1.26%) SonarQube
General
1 91 (8.19%) Finance
2 44 (3.96%) Marketing
3 31 (2.79%) Retail
4 24 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.89%) Banking
6 18 (1.62%) Publishing
6 18 (1.62%) Games
7 16 (1.44%) Advertising
8 10 (0.90%) Front Office
9 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.45%) Back Office
10 5 (0.45%) Electronics
11 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.090%) Law
13 1 (0.090%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.090%) Local Government
13 1 (0.090%) Military
Job Titles
1 731 (65.80%) Developer
2 287 (25.83%) PHP Developer
3 85 (7.65%) Front-End Developer
3 85 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (7.38%) Web Developer
5 78 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 67 (6.03%) Drupal Developer
7 52 (4.68%) Magento Developer
8 41 (3.69%) Architect
9 37 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 33 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
11 29 (2.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 28 (2.52%) Senior PHP Developer
12 28 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (2.34%) Analyst
14 25 (2.25%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 24 (2.16%) WordPress Developer
15 24 (2.16%) Software Engineer
16 22 (1.98%) Administrator
17 21 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (48.06%) HTML
2 487 (43.83%) CSS
3 290 (26.10%) jQuery
4 235 (21.15%) HTML5
5 200 (18.00%) LAMP
6 188 (16.92%) CSS3
7 182 (16.38%) Web Services
8 162 (14.58%) Symfony
9 117 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 99 (8.91%) .NET
11 79 (7.11%) Ajax
12 73 (6.57%) RESTful
13 72 (6.48%) JSON
13 72 (6.48%) REST
14 70 (6.30%) Sass
14 70 (6.30%) XML
15 62 (5.58%) Laravel
16 48 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (3.96%) Backbone.js
18 43 (3.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 54 (4.86%) User Experience
3 35 (3.15%) Digital Media
4 30 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 26 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.44%) Visualisation
7 15 (1.35%) Social Media
7 15 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.26%) W3C
9 12 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.90%) E-Learning
11 8 (0.72%) Replication
12 7 (0.63%) Clustering
12 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.54%) Equities
13 6 (0.54%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.54%) iPad
14 5 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 284 (25.56%) Linux
2 96 (8.64%) UNIX
3 68 (6.12%) Windows
4 47 (4.23%) CentOS
5 44 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 37 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (2.52%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.07%) Android
9 15 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.90%) Solaris
11 8 (0.72%) Debian
12 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.18%) SUSE
15 2 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.090%) OpenBSD
16 1 (0.090%) Fedora
16 1 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (21.24%) OO
3 181 (16.29%) TDD
4 162 (14.58%) DevOps
5 160 (14.40%) MVC
6 155 (13.95%) Scrum
7 148 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (10.62%) E-Commerce
9 115 (10.35%) Web Development
10 113 (10.17%) BDD
11 108 (9.72%) OO PHP
12 98 (8.82%) Open Source
13 65 (5.85%) OOP
14 55 (4.95%) Responsive Web Design
15 53 (4.77%) Configuration Management
16 47 (4.23%) Unit Testing
16 47 (4.23%) Mentoring
17 42 (3.78%) SOA
18 41 (3.69%) Software Engineering
19 38 (3.42%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 529 (47.61%) JavaScript
2 257 (23.13%) Java
3 213 (19.17%) Python
4 171 (15.39%) SQL
5 160 (14.40%) Ruby
6 121 (10.89%) Perl
7 86 (7.74%) PHP5
8 64 (5.76%) Bash Shell
9 61 (5.49%) C#
10 46 (4.14%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.97%) C++
11 33 (2.97%) C
12 18 (1.62%) Scala
13 16 (1.44%) VB
14 12 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.99%) VBScript
15 11 (0.99%) Go
16 9 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.63%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 52 (4.68%) Degree
2 35 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.72%) ISEB
5 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.18%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.18%) CCNA
6 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.18%) PMP
6 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.090%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.090%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.04%) QA
2 6 (0.54%) SLA
3 5 (0.45%) COREP
3 5 (0.45%) FINREP
4 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (4.50%) Varnish
2 37 (3.33%) Docker
3 33 (2.97%) vCloud
4 18 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.35%) vSphere
6 8 (0.72%) XenServer
7 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.18%) Samba
9 2 (0.18%) iptables
10 1 (0.090%) NFS
10 1 (0.090%) Firmware
10 1 (0.090%) Squid
10 1 (0.090%) Xen
10 1 (0.090%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.090%) Postfix
10 1 (0.090%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.090%) KVM
10 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 140 (12.60%) Puppet
2 80 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.78%) Ansible
4 38 (3.42%) Vagrant
5 35 (3.15%) ZABBIX
6 29 (2.61%) Nagios
7 26 (2.34%) Salt
8 22 (1.98%) Kibana
9 19 (1.71%) logstash
9 19 (1.71%) Rundeck
10 16 (1.44%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.44%) yum
11 14 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.81%) Cacti
13 6 (0.54%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.45%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.36%) Graphite
16 3 (0.27%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 131 (11.79%) Zend
2 67 (6.03%) Red Hat
3 63 (5.67%) Oracle
4 47 (4.23%) VMware
5 34 (3.06%) Google
6 25 (2.25%) New Relic
7 22 (1.98%) Microsoft
8 18 (1.62%) Citrix
8 18 (1.62%) Perforce
8 18 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.26%) Adobe
9 14 (1.26%) AppDynamics
10 13 (1.17%) HP
11 11 (0.99%) Sybase
12 9 (0.81%) Cisco
12 9 (0.81%) Rackspace
13 8 (0.72%) IBM
13 8 (0.72%) Teradata
14 7 (0.63%) Splunk
14 7 (0.63%) WorldPay
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago