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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 56 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing PHP 848 715 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.46% 2.84% 3.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.34% 6.54% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 521 599
Average daily rate
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£350 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £33.30 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.50 £39.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.00%
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
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +23 149 £350 - 77
Hammersmith - 8 £419 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £285 - 2
Twickenham +4 2 £208 -26.54%
Chiswick -1 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £350 -
Docklands, London - 1 £350 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 860 (54.19%) HTML
2 790 (49.78%) CSS
3 765 (48.20%) JavaScript
4 682 (42.97%) MySQL
5 528 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
6 394 (24.83%) HTML5
7 380 (23.94%) jQuery
7 380 (23.94%) Linux
8 368 (23.19%) Git (software)
9 351 (22.12%) OO
10 344 (21.68%) Java
11 322 (20.29%) Zend
12 314 (19.79%) MVC
13 286 (18.02%) CSS3
14 265 (16.70%) TDD
15 250 (15.75%) LAMP
16 239 (15.06%) Symfony
17 237 (14.93%) Apache
17 237 (14.93%) Python
18 233 (14.68%) Web Services
19 217 (13.67%) Ruby
20 195 (12.29%) Scrum
21 186 (11.72%) XML
22 182 (11.47%) SQL
22 182 (11.47%) E-Commerce
23 180 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
24 173 (10.90%) Subversion
25 162 (10.21%) Drupal
26 160 (10.08%) OO PHP
27 159 (10.02%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 237 (14.93%) Apache
2 162 (10.21%) Drupal
3 129 (8.13%) WordPress
4 107 (6.74%) CMS
5 80 (5.04%) Node.js
6 47 (2.96%) nginx
7 41 (2.58%) Moodle
8 36 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 34 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (1.39%) Apache Solr
11 21 (1.32%) IIS
12 18 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 16 (1.01%) ExpressionEngine
14 14 (0.88%) Joomla!
15 8 (0.50%) Confluence
15 8 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.50%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (2.02%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.63%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.57%) Fireworks
4 8 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.50%) MS Office
5 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.063%) GIMP
8 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 102 (6.43%) Magento
2 9 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.063%) Tridion
7 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.063%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.063%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.64%) GitHub
3 25 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.45%) SaaS
5 20 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.50%) PaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Force.com
9 5 (0.32%) Joyent
10 2 (0.13%) Route 53
10 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.13%) Heroku
10 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.063%) IaaS
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.063%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.99%) HTTP
2 41 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 39 (2.46%) SSL
4 33 (2.08%) Internet
5 31 (1.95%) DNS
6 25 (1.58%) SSH
7 24 (1.51%) Intranet
8 20 (1.26%) LDAP
9 12 (0.76%) SAN
9 12 (0.76%) Firewall
10 10 (0.63%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.38%) NAS
11 6 (0.38%) FTP
11 6 (0.38%) VoIP
11 6 (0.38%) BGP
12 5 (0.32%) SMTP
12 5 (0.32%) VPN
13 4 (0.25%) DHCP
13 4 (0.25%) RTP
14 3 (0.19%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (42.97%) MySQL
2 91 (5.73%) MongoDB
2 91 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 57 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.59%) SQL Server
4 36 (2.27%) Redis
5 35 (2.21%) Big Data
6 34 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.32%) CouchDB
10 17 (1.07%) Riak
11 11 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.50%) SQLite
14 7 (0.44%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 368 (23.19%) Git (software)
2 173 (10.90%) Subversion
3 125 (7.88%) Jenkins
4 78 (4.91%) PHPUnit
5 63 (3.97%) Selenium
6 60 (3.78%) JIRA
7 52 (3.28%) Cucumber
8 46 (2.90%) Hudson
9 37 (2.33%) Mercurial
10 33 (2.08%) Behat
11 29 (1.83%) Maven
12 21 (1.32%) WebDriver
13 20 (1.26%) JUnit
14 13 (0.82%) JSUnit
15 12 (0.76%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (0.57%) Grunt
16 9 (0.57%) Trac
17 8 (0.50%) FogBugz
17 8 (0.50%) Artifactory
General
1 83 (5.23%) Finance
2 80 (5.04%) Marketing
3 49 (3.09%) Games
4 34 (2.14%) Advertising
5 28 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.32%) Publishing
7 17 (1.07%) Back Office
7 17 (1.07%) Banking
8 14 (0.88%) French Language
9 12 (0.76%) Retail
10 11 (0.69%) Legal
11 9 (0.57%) Billing
12 7 (0.44%) Front Office
13 6 (0.38%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Law
17 1 (0.063%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1193 (75.17%) Developer
2 557 (35.10%) PHP Developer
3 178 (11.22%) Web Developer
4 150 (9.45%) Front-End Developer
5 126 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 92 (5.80%) Drupal Developer
7 72 (4.54%) Senior PHP Developer
8 69 (4.35%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 67 (4.22%) Magento Developer
10 64 (4.03%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 55 (3.47%) Architect
11 55 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 45 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
13 43 (2.71%) PHP Zend Developer
14 39 (2.46%) LAMP Developer
14 39 (2.46%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 36 (2.27%) Software Engineer
16 35 (2.21%) Java Developer
17 31 (1.95%) PHP Web Developer
18 28 (1.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 860 (54.19%) HTML
2 790 (49.78%) CSS
3 394 (24.83%) HTML5
4 380 (23.94%) jQuery
5 286 (18.02%) CSS3
6 250 (15.75%) LAMP
7 239 (15.06%) Symfony
8 233 (14.68%) Web Services
9 186 (11.72%) XML
10 143 (9.01%) JSON
11 129 (8.13%) RESTful
12 128 (8.07%) Ajax
13 126 (7.94%) .NET
14 120 (7.56%) AngularJS
15 107 (6.74%) Backbone.js
16 97 (6.11%) Laravel
17 86 (5.42%) CodeIgniter
18 78 (4.91%) Zend Framework
19 68 (4.28%) REST
20 67 (4.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.64%) Open Source
2 73 (4.60%) User Experience
3 53 (3.34%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 31 (1.95%) E-Learning
7 28 (1.76%) Social Media
8 27 (1.70%) W3C
9 21 (1.32%) Online Games
10 20 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (1.07%) Learning Management System
12 15 (0.95%) VLE
12 15 (0.95%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.69%) Blog
15 10 (0.63%) Social Network
15 10 (0.63%) Clustering
16 9 (0.57%) Web 2.0
17 7 (0.44%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.44%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 380 (23.94%) Linux
2 145 (9.14%) UNIX
3 79 (4.98%) CentOS
4 65 (4.10%) Windows
5 53 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 50 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (3.15%) Android
7 30 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 23 (1.45%) Debian
8 23 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.38%) Solaris
11 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.19%) SUSE
12 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.19%) AIX
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (22.12%) OO
3 314 (19.79%) MVC
4 265 (16.70%) TDD
5 195 (12.29%) Scrum
6 182 (11.47%) E-Commerce
7 180 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
8 160 (10.08%) OO PHP
9 153 (9.64%) Web Development
10 138 (8.70%) BDD
11 134 (8.44%) DevOps
12 123 (7.75%) OOP
13 91 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 75 (4.73%) Software Engineering
15 71 (4.47%) Unit Testing
16 65 (4.10%) Configuration Management
17 48 (3.02%) CRM
18 47 (2.96%) Web Design
19 45 (2.84%) Project Management
20 41 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 765 (48.20%) JavaScript
2 344 (21.68%) Java
3 237 (14.93%) Python
4 217 (13.67%) Ruby
5 182 (11.47%) SQL
6 159 (10.02%) PHP5
7 139 (8.76%) Perl
8 78 (4.91%) Bash Shell
9 75 (4.73%) C#
10 54 (3.40%) C
11 50 (3.15%) C++
12 27 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.13%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.01%) Scala
15 14 (0.88%) PowerShell
16 13 (0.82%) Objective-C
16 13 (0.82%) sed
17 8 (0.50%) Golang
18 6 (0.38%) ActionScript
19 5 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 89 (5.61%) Degree
2 53 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.19%) RHCE
5 3 (0.19%) CCNA
5 3 (0.19%) MCSE
5 3 (0.19%) CEH
6 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.063%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.063%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.063%) CISSP
7 1 (0.063%) HND
7 1 (0.063%) MCP
7 1 (0.063%) MCSA
7 1 (0.063%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.063%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.063%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.04%) QA
2 9 (0.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.063%) WAI
3 1 (0.063%) COBIT
3 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.063%) Section 508
System Software
1 35 (2.21%) Varnish
2 15 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.44%) NFS
4 7 (0.44%) vCloud
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.32%) KVM
7 4 (0.25%) Postfix
8 3 (0.19%) Xen
8 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.19%) vSphere
9 2 (0.13%) Docker
9 2 (0.13%) qmail
9 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.13%) Squid
9 2 (0.13%) Samba
10 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.063%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 118 (7.44%) Puppet
2 96 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (3.65%) Nagios
4 30 (1.89%) Cacti
5 27 (1.70%) Salt
6 25 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 19 (1.20%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.82%) Ansible
9 12 (0.76%) Zenoss
10 8 (0.50%) Capistrano
10 8 (0.50%) YUM
11 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.25%) OpenView
12 3 (0.19%) Foglight
12 3 (0.19%) Nessus
12 3 (0.19%) SCCM
12 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.19%) Kibana
13 2 (0.13%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 322 (20.29%) Zend
2 86 (5.42%) Red Hat
3 63 (3.97%) Oracle
4 29 (1.83%) Facebook
4 29 (1.83%) Twitter
5 28 (1.76%) Microsoft
6 27 (1.70%) VMware
6 27 (1.70%) Rackspace
7 26 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.64%) Adobe
8 21 (1.32%) Google
9 16 (1.01%) New Relic
10 15 (0.95%) JBoss
11 11 (0.69%) Percona
12 10 (0.63%) SaltStack
12 10 (0.63%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.63%) SAP
13 9 (0.57%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.44%) Remedy
14 7 (0.44%) Akamai
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago