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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 89 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing PHP 546 525 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.58% 2.52% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.08% 5.90% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 386 446
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.69 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.43% -54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £16.00 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £30.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.72% +43.80%
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
8977 8891 8693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.45% 42.68% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6664 6632 6177
Average daily rate £474 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 53 76
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £16.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -14 60 £388 +12.72% 65
Ealing -2 4 - -
Croydon -15 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Harrow - 3 £500 - 1
Chiswick +1 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £368 -
Kingston Upon Thames +2 1 £675 +35.00% 1
Westminster -3 1 £325 -18.75%
Wimbledon -3 1 £398 +67.36%
Bromley - 1 £550 - 1
Ilford - 1 £350 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 651 (54.89%) HTML
2 632 (53.29%) JavaScript
3 628 (52.95%) CSS
4 459 (38.70%) MySQL
5 450 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
6 310 (26.14%) Java
7 309 (26.05%) HTML5
8 299 (25.21%) Git (software)
9 264 (22.26%) jQuery
10 252 (21.25%) Linux
11 249 (20.99%) Python
12 240 (20.24%) CSS3
13 239 (20.15%) TDD
14 203 (17.12%) OO
15 194 (16.36%) SQL
15 194 (16.36%) MVC
16 189 (15.94%) Ruby
17 186 (15.68%) AngularJS
18 183 (15.43%) Node.js
19 175 (14.76%) Front End Development
20 166 (14.00%) Drupal
21 160 (13.49%) Web Services
22 155 (13.07%) LAMP
23 153 (12.90%) BDD
24 152 (12.82%) Apache
25 142 (11.97%) Symfony
26 141 (11.89%) Perl
27 137 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
28 132 (11.13%) WordPress
28 132 (11.13%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 183 (15.43%) Node.js
2 166 (14.00%) Drupal
3 152 (12.82%) Apache
4 132 (11.13%) WordPress
5 114 (9.61%) CMS
6 56 (4.72%) Tomcat
7 48 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
8 44 (3.71%) nginx
9 40 (3.37%) JBoss
10 26 (2.19%) Confluence
11 21 (1.77%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.69%) IIS
12 20 (1.69%) Joomla!
13 17 (1.43%) Apache Spark
14 14 (1.18%) Alfresco
15 9 (0.76%) ExpressionEngine
15 9 (0.76%) SharePoint
15 9 (0.76%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.67%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 60 (5.06%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.35%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.67%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.59%) MS Office
7 6 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.25%) SPSS
10 1 (0.084%) InDesign
10 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 44 (3.71%) Magento
2 9 (0.76%) BigMachines
2 9 (0.76%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.46%) GitHub
3 22 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (1.18%) SaaS
7 11 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.76%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.51%) Heroku
11 5 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.34%) MailChimp
12 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.25%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.17%) IaaS
14 2 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.81%) HTTP
2 28 (2.36%) Internet
3 27 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.69%) DNS
5 14 (1.18%) Firewall
6 13 (1.10%) SSL
7 10 (0.84%) Intranet
8 9 (0.76%) DMZ
9 8 (0.67%) LDAP
9 8 (0.67%) SMTP
9 8 (0.67%) VPN
10 6 (0.51%) FTP
10 6 (0.51%) MVNO
10 6 (0.51%) SSH
11 5 (0.42%) BGP
12 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.34%) Network Security
12 4 (0.34%) SAN
13 3 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (38.70%) MySQL
2 100 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (8.09%) MongoDB
4 69 (5.82%) NoSQL
5 53 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 51 (4.30%) Big Data
7 49 (4.13%) Redis
8 43 (3.63%) SQL Server
9 30 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.28%) Jackrabbit
11 26 (2.19%) Pentaho
12 24 (2.02%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.52%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.26%) HBase
16 11 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
18 9 (0.76%) MariaDB
18 9 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 299 (25.21%) Git (software)
2 108 (9.11%) Jenkins
3 89 (7.50%) Subversion
4 85 (7.17%) JIRA
5 52 (4.38%) Selenium
6 51 (4.30%) Grunt
7 42 (3.54%) Cucumber
8 40 (3.37%) TeamCity
9 39 (3.29%) PHPUnit
10 37 (3.12%) gulp
10 37 (3.12%) Maven
11 31 (2.61%) Jasmine
11 31 (2.61%) Vagrant
12 29 (2.45%) Mockito
13 22 (1.85%) WebDriver
14 18 (1.52%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.43%) Hudson
15 17 (1.43%) JUnit
16 15 (1.26%) Bower
16 15 (1.26%) Mocha
General
1 108 (9.11%) Finance
2 69 (5.82%) Marketing
3 36 (3.04%) Retail
4 29 (2.45%) Publishing
5 28 (2.36%) Advertising
6 25 (2.11%) Banking
7 21 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.35%) Games
9 10 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.67%) Electronics
10 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.59%) Legal
12 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.084%) Back Office
14 1 (0.084%) Billing
14 1 (0.084%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.084%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 885 (74.62%) Developer
2 389 (32.80%) PHP Developer
3 135 (11.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 111 (9.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 100 (8.43%) Senior Developer
6 97 (8.18%) Drupal Developer
7 96 (8.09%) Web Developer
8 71 (5.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 71 (5.99%) HTML Developer
9 55 (4.64%) Java Developer
10 53 (4.47%) Senior PHP Developer
11 51 (4.30%) HTML CSS Developer
12 49 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 44 (3.71%) WordPress Developer
14 40 (3.37%) MySQL Developer
15 39 (3.29%) Analyst
15 39 (3.29%) Angular Developer
16 37 (3.12%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 36 (3.04%) Symfony Developer
18 31 (2.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (54.89%) HTML
2 628 (52.95%) CSS
3 309 (26.05%) HTML5
4 264 (22.26%) jQuery
5 240 (20.24%) CSS3
6 186 (15.68%) AngularJS
7 160 (13.49%) Web Services
8 155 (13.07%) LAMP
9 142 (11.97%) Symfony
10 115 (9.70%) Sass
11 97 (8.18%) RESTful
12 95 (8.01%) JSON
12 95 (8.01%) REST
12 95 (8.01%) XML
13 94 (7.93%) Laravel
14 92 (7.76%) Ajax
15 82 (6.91%) .NET
16 81 (6.83%) LESS
17 68 (5.73%) Backbone.js
18 56 (4.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.58%) User Experience
2 49 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 33 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 19 (1.60%) Fintech
7 15 (1.26%) W3C
8 12 (1.01%) Social Media
9 10 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 10 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 10 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.76%) Animation
10 9 (0.76%) Clustering
10 9 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.67%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.67%) Wiki
12 7 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 252 (21.25%) Linux
2 89 (7.50%) Unix
3 72 (6.07%) Windows
4 44 (3.71%) CentOS
5 32 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (2.36%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.19%) Android
8 25 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.69%) Windows Server
10 12 (1.01%) Debian
11 9 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.67%) Solaris
13 7 (0.59%) AIX
14 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.17%) MVS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.15%) TDD
3 203 (17.12%) OO
4 194 (16.36%) MVC
5 175 (14.76%) Front End Development
6 153 (12.90%) BDD
7 132 (11.13%) Web Development
8 120 (10.12%) E-Commerce
9 119 (10.03%) Scrum
10 101 (8.52%) DevOps
11 91 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
12 88 (7.42%) OOP
12 88 (7.42%) Open Source
13 85 (7.17%) Unit Testing
14 80 (6.75%) OO PHP
15 79 (6.66%) Responsive Web Design
16 49 (4.13%) Analytics
17 48 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (3.88%) Configuration Management
19 42 (3.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 632 (53.29%) JavaScript
2 310 (26.14%) Java
3 249 (20.99%) Python
4 194 (16.36%) SQL
5 189 (15.94%) Ruby
6 141 (11.89%) Perl
7 65 (5.48%) Bash Shell
8 51 (4.30%) C#
9 46 (3.88%) Scala
10 31 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.45%) Go
12 21 (1.77%) R
13 20 (1.69%) Groovy
14 19 (1.60%) C++
15 17 (1.43%) C
16 16 (1.35%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.18%) PHP 5
17 14 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.76%) Clojure
18 9 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (5.14%) Degree
2 30 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.59%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.17%) CCNA
6 2 (0.17%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.17%) PMP
7 1 (0.084%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.084%) CCNP
7 1 (0.084%) CEH
7 1 (0.084%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.084%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.084%) PhD
7 1 (0.084%) SANS
7 1 (0.084%) SSCP
7 1 (0.084%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.04%) QA
2 23 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.42%) WCAG
4 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.34%) WAI
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.17%) SDET
5 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.084%) COBIT
6 1 (0.084%) HL7
6 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (3.29%) Docker
2 26 (2.19%) Varnish
3 17 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.18%) vCloud
5 7 (0.59%) KVM
6 4 (0.34%) HDFS
7 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.25%) iptables
7 3 (0.25%) Samba
7 3 (0.25%) Xen
8 2 (0.17%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.17%) NFS
8 2 (0.17%) pfSense
8 2 (0.17%) Postfix
8 2 (0.17%) RHEV
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.084%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.084%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 88 (7.42%) Puppet
2 69 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (4.97%) Ansible
4 24 (2.02%) Salt
5 17 (1.43%) ZABBIX
6 15 (1.26%) Nagios
7 14 (1.18%) logstash
8 13 (1.10%) Kibana
9 10 (0.84%) CFEngine
10 8 (0.67%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.51%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.51%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.17%) Cacti
13 2 (0.17%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.17%) Control-M
13 2 (0.17%) cPanel
13 2 (0.17%) Graphite
13 2 (0.17%) Mesos
13 2 (0.17%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 112 (9.44%) Zend
2 69 (5.82%) Oracle
3 52 (4.38%) Google
4 44 (3.71%) Red Hat
5 33 (2.78%) VMware
6 30 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 26 (2.19%) Tableau
8 23 (1.94%) Adobe
9 21 (1.77%) Alteryx
10 18 (1.52%) Rackspace
11 17 (1.43%) Cloudera
11 17 (1.43%) Informatica
11 17 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.26%) Twitter
13 12 (1.01%) Facebook
14 11 (0.93%) Cisco
14 11 (0.93%) Splunk
15 10 (0.84%) HP
15 10 (0.84%) Siebel
16 9 (0.76%) SAP
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable - Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £80000 - £180000 per annum + Shares + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago