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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 91 91 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Contract jobs citing PHP 594 533 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.58% 2.34% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.04% 5.61% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 362 587
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 £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £27.37 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.36% -82.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £30.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% -13.71%
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
9838 9498 9531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.75% 41.70% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7436 6840 7011
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 67
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -26.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £55.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 +3 68 £400 +14.28% 73
Croydon -7 10 £388 +3.33%
Chiswick - 3 - -
Twickenham +3 2 £150 -55.22% 2
Westminster - 2 £425 - 1
Harrow - 2 £350 - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 607 (53.20%) JavaScript
2 579 (50.74%) HTML
3 571 (50.04%) CSS
4 424 (37.16%) MySQL
5 386 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
6 315 (27.61%) Java
7 302 (26.47%) HTML5
8 301 (26.38%) Git (software)
9 256 (22.44%) jQuery
10 238 (20.86%) Web Development
11 236 (20.68%) Python
11 236 (20.68%) CSS3
12 218 (19.11%) Linux
13 195 (17.09%) TDD
14 193 (16.91%) MVC
15 187 (16.39%) Ruby
16 176 (15.43%) SQL
17 174 (15.25%) OO
18 168 (14.72%) Web Services
19 166 (14.55%) AngularJS
20 156 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
21 154 (13.50%) Front End Development
22 151 (13.23%) Perl
23 140 (12.27%) BDD
24 139 (12.18%) DevOps
25 136 (11.92%) Symfony
26 135 (11.83%) WordPress
27 134 (11.74%) Node.js
28 121 (10.60%) LAMP
29 118 (10.34%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 135 (11.83%) WordPress
2 134 (11.74%) Node.js
3 116 (10.17%) Drupal
4 114 (9.99%) Apache
5 109 (9.55%) CMS
6 47 (4.12%) Tomcat
7 36 (3.16%) JBoss
8 35 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.63%) nginx
10 19 (1.67%) Alfresco
11 17 (1.49%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.40%) Confluence
13 15 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (1.31%) IIS
14 14 (1.23%) Apache Pig
14 14 (1.23%) SharePoint
15 13 (1.14%) Moodle
16 12 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (1.05%) Joomla!
16 12 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.56%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.31%) MS Office
4 13 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.96%) SPSS
5 11 (0.96%) Stata
6 8 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.53%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.35%) InDesign
10 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.088%) Houdini
11 1 (0.088%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 65 (5.70%) Magento
2 10 (0.88%) BigMachines
2 10 (0.88%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.088%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.088%) RMDS
6 1 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 156 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.07%) GitHub
3 30 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (2.10%) SaaS
6 22 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.23%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.70%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.53%) MailChimp
14 5 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.44%) Lucidchart
15 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.35%) Heroku
16 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.77%) Network Security
2 42 (3.68%) HTTP
3 35 (3.07%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.54%) DNS
5 19 (1.67%) Internet
6 16 (1.40%) SSL
7 13 (1.14%) Firewall
7 13 (1.14%) SAN
8 10 (0.88%) SSH
9 9 (0.79%) LDAP
9 9 (0.79%) VPN
10 8 (0.70%) DMZ
10 8 (0.70%) SMTP
11 7 (0.61%) FTP
11 7 (0.61%) Intranet
12 6 (0.53%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.35%) DHCP
13 4 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.26%) IPsec
14 3 (0.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (37.16%) MySQL
2 80 (7.01%) MongoDB
3 79 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 37 (3.24%) SQL Server
7 36 (3.16%) Big Data
8 35 (3.07%) Redis
9 28 (2.45%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
11 23 (2.02%) Jackrabbit
12 22 (1.93%) CouchDB
13 21 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 18 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.40%) Data Mining
16 15 (1.31%) HBase
16 15 (1.31%) QlikView
17 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 301 (26.38%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.22%) Subversion
4 58 (5.08%) JIRA
5 46 (4.03%) Grunt
5 46 (4.03%) PHPUnit
6 39 (3.42%) gulp
7 31 (2.72%) Maven
8 29 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 29 (2.54%) TeamCity
9 28 (2.45%) Jasmine
10 27 (2.37%) Mocha
10 27 (2.37%) Selenium
11 25 (2.19%) Mockito
11 25 (2.19%) Vagrant
12 19 (1.67%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.58%) Hudson
14 13 (1.14%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.96%) Liquibase
16 10 (0.88%) Sinon.JS
General
1 111 (9.73%) Finance
2 55 (4.82%) Marketing
3 45 (3.94%) Retail
4 26 (2.28%) Banking
4 26 (2.28%) Publishing
5 25 (2.19%) Advertising
5 25 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.88%) Games
7 9 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.70%) Electronics
9 7 (0.61%) Front Office
9 7 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.18%) Automotive
11 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.088%) Billing
12 1 (0.088%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.088%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 776 (68.01%) Developer
2 332 (29.10%) PHP Developer
3 111 (9.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 97 (8.50%) Senior Developer
5 82 (7.19%) Web Developer
6 79 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
7 74 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 66 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 61 (5.35%) Drupal Developer
10 56 (4.91%) Senior PHP Developer
11 50 (4.38%) WordPress Developer
12 48 (4.21%) Architect
13 42 (3.68%) Java Developer
14 40 (3.51%) Magento Developer
15 36 (3.16%) HTML Developer
16 35 (3.07%) Administrator
17 34 (2.98%) PHP Web Developer
18 31 (2.72%) Symfony Developer
19 30 (2.63%) Analyst
19 30 (2.63%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (50.74%) HTML
2 571 (50.04%) CSS
3 302 (26.47%) HTML5
4 256 (22.44%) jQuery
5 236 (20.68%) CSS3
6 168 (14.72%) Web Services
7 166 (14.55%) AngularJS
8 136 (11.92%) Symfony
9 121 (10.60%) LAMP
10 113 (9.90%) RESTful
11 111 (9.73%) XML
12 102 (8.94%) Sass
13 93 (8.15%) Laravel
14 90 (7.89%) Ajax
15 84 (7.36%) REST
16 80 (7.01%) JSON
17 77 (6.75%) .NET
18 62 (5.43%) Backbone.js
19 61 (5.35%) LESS
20 59 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.61%) User Experience
2 47 (4.12%) Digital Media
3 40 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (1.75%) Fintech
7 17 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.31%) Clustering
9 14 (1.23%) Video on Demand
10 12 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.05%) Replication
11 11 (0.96%) e-Learning
11 11 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
12 10 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.88%) Wiki
13 9 (0.79%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.79%) W3C
14 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.70%) Social Media
15 7 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 218 (19.11%) Linux
2 89 (7.80%) Unix
3 57 (5.00%) Windows
4 41 (3.59%) CentOS
5 38 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 24 (2.10%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.40%) AIX
9 15 (1.31%) Android
9 15 (1.31%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.79%) Debian
12 7 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.44%) Fedora
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.26%) Solaris
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (20.86%) Web Development
3 195 (17.09%) TDD
4 193 (16.91%) MVC
5 174 (15.25%) OO
6 154 (13.50%) Front End Development
7 140 (12.27%) BDD
8 139 (12.18%) DevOps
9 118 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 112 (9.82%) Scrum
11 82 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
11 82 (7.19%) Open Source
12 78 (6.84%) CRM
13 76 (6.66%) OOP
14 74 (6.49%) Unit Testing
15 64 (5.61%) OO PHP
16 62 (5.43%) Responsive Web Design
17 48 (4.21%) Configuration Management
18 45 (3.94%) ERP
19 37 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 607 (53.20%) JavaScript
2 315 (27.61%) Java
3 236 (20.68%) Python
4 187 (16.39%) Ruby
5 176 (15.43%) SQL
6 151 (13.23%) Perl
7 90 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 48 (4.21%) C#
9 44 (3.86%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.63%) Scala
11 24 (2.10%) Groovy
12 20 (1.75%) C
12 20 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.49%) Go
13 17 (1.49%) PHP 5
14 16 (1.40%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.14%) Apex Code
15 13 (1.14%) C++
15 13 (1.14%) R
15 13 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (5.87%) Degree
2 22 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.26%) CCNA
4 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.26%) PMP
5 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.18%) HND
5 2 (0.18%) RHCE
5 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.088%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.088%) CCNP
6 1 (0.088%) CEH
6 1 (0.088%) CISM
6 1 (0.088%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.088%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.088%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.088%) SANS
6 1 (0.088%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.19%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) WAI
3 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.44%) WCAG
5 3 (0.26%) SLA
6 2 (0.18%) HL7
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 1 (0.088%) COBIT
7 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 43 (3.77%) Docker
2 24 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.31%) KVM
3 15 (1.31%) Varnish
4 12 (1.05%) vCloud
5 8 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.61%) RHEV
7 5 (0.44%) NFS
8 4 (0.35%) HDFS
8 4 (0.35%) Postfix
8 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.35%) vSphere
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.26%) iptables
9 3 (0.26%) Samba
9 3 (0.26%) Squid
9 3 (0.26%) Xen
10 2 (0.18%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 101 (8.85%) Puppet
2 80 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (5.43%) Ansible
4 36 (3.16%) Nagios
5 23 (2.02%) Salt
6 18 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 12 (1.05%) logstash
8 11 (0.96%) Kibana
9 10 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.88%) SCCM
10 9 (0.79%) CFEngine
10 9 (0.79%) Control-M
11 8 (0.70%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.70%) Terraform
11 8 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.61%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.53%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.35%) Cacti
15 3 (0.26%) Capistrano
16 2 (0.18%) cPanel
Vendors
1 95 (8.33%) Zend
2 86 (7.54%) Oracle
3 58 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 47 (4.12%) Google
5 38 (3.33%) Adobe
6 37 (3.24%) VMware
7 33 (2.89%) Microsoft
8 29 (2.54%) Splunk
9 24 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.67%) Tableau
11 18 (1.58%) HP
12 17 (1.49%) Informatica
12 17 (1.49%) Rackspace
13 15 (1.31%) Cisco
14 14 (1.23%) New Relic
15 12 (1.05%) Siebel
15 12 (1.05%) Teradata
16 10 (0.88%) ATG
16 10 (0.88%) SAP
17 9 (0.79%) Facebook
South East London
Coded People
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Flexible and Remote working
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago