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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 77 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing PHP 631 798 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.66% 3.33% 2.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.20% 8.01% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 578 549
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 £239 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.12 £38.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.92% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%
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
10176 9960 11003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.91% 41.61% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7508 7025 7841
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 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 28 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 -10 117 £350 - 47
Croydon -12 9 £450 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames 0 8 £335 +17.54% 1
Twickenham -2 3 £375 +80.72% 2
Hammersmith -7 2 £305 -26.06%
Hounslow +6 1 £470 -
Wimbledon -3 1 £275 -21.42%
Bromley - 1 £250 -
Westminster - 1 £480 -
Clapham - 1 £400 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 573 (49.87%) JavaScript
2 572 (49.78%) HTML
3 532 (46.30%) MySQL
4 525 (45.69%) CSS
5 452 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
6 294 (25.59%) jQuery
7 290 (25.24%) Linux
8 262 (22.80%) Java
9 256 (22.28%) Git (software)
10 243 (21.15%) HTML5
11 239 (20.80%) OO
12 208 (18.10%) LAMP
13 204 (17.75%) CSS3
14 200 (17.41%) Python
15 194 (16.88%) TDD
16 192 (16.71%) Apache
17 185 (16.10%) SQL
18 176 (15.32%) MVC
19 169 (14.71%) Scrum
19 169 (14.71%) Symfony
20 168 (14.62%) Web Services
21 158 (13.75%) Ruby
22 155 (13.49%) DevOps
23 149 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
24 146 (12.71%) Drupal
25 136 (11.84%) Subversion
26 131 (11.40%) Jenkins
27 129 (11.23%) Zend
28 128 (11.14%) Perl
29 127 (11.05%) Puppet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 192 (16.71%) Apache
2 146 (12.71%) Drupal
3 105 (9.14%) Node.js
4 96 (8.36%) WordPress
5 83 (7.22%) CMS
6 45 (3.92%) Tomcat
6 45 (3.92%) nginx
7 35 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (2.52%) Confluence
8 29 (2.52%) IIS
9 24 (2.09%) JBoss
10 17 (1.48%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.39%) Mule ESB
12 14 (1.22%) Joomla!
13 8 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.70%) Moodle
14 7 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.52%) Jadu
15 6 (0.52%) Alfresco
Applications
1 39 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.13%) MS Office
4 10 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.087%) SPSS
8 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 68 (5.92%) Magento
2 6 (0.52%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.26%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.26%) Shopify
4 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.17%) RMDS
5 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.087%) Agresso
5 1 (0.087%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.087%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 118 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.61%) GitHub
3 24 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (1.65%) SaaS
4 19 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.61%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.52%) Heroku
10 4 (0.35%) PaaS
10 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 3 (0.26%) Force.com
12 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.31%) HTTP
2 45 (3.92%) Internet
3 39 (3.39%) Firewall
4 30 (2.61%) SSL
5 29 (2.52%) VPN
6 26 (2.26%) DNS
7 21 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 19 (1.65%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.22%) DMZ
10 13 (1.13%) Intranet
11 11 (0.96%) DHCP
12 10 (0.87%) LDAP
13 8 (0.70%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.70%) Converged Networks
14 7 (0.61%) SSH
15 6 (0.52%) IPsec
15 6 (0.52%) BGP
15 6 (0.52%) Broadband
15 6 (0.52%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (46.30%) MySQL
2 83 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 75 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (6.44%) MongoDB
5 63 (5.48%) Relational Database
6 56 (4.87%) Redis
7 51 (4.44%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.00%) Big Data
9 20 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.78%) MariaDB
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
14 7 (0.61%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.52%) OLTP
15 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 256 (22.28%) Git (software)
2 136 (11.84%) Subversion
3 131 (11.40%) Jenkins
4 77 (6.70%) JIRA
5 65 (5.66%) Selenium
6 44 (3.83%) Grunt
7 43 (3.74%) Maven
8 38 (3.31%) PHPUnit
8 38 (3.31%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.87%) WebDriver
10 32 (2.79%) Mercurial
11 29 (2.52%) Hudson
12 28 (2.44%) Behat
13 27 (2.35%) Artifactory
14 25 (2.18%) JMeter
15 24 (2.09%) gulp
15 24 (2.09%) Jasmine
16 23 (2.00%) JUnit
17 20 (1.74%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.74%) Gerrit
General
1 95 (8.27%) Finance
2 39 (3.39%) Marketing
3 27 (2.35%) Retail
4 26 (2.26%) Banking
5 25 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.57%) Publishing
7 14 (1.22%) Advertising
8 11 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.87%) Front Office
10 9 (0.78%) Games
11 5 (0.44%) Back Office
12 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.26%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.26%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.087%) Local Government
15 1 (0.087%) Military
15 1 (0.087%) Law
Job Titles
1 798 (69.45%) Developer
2 308 (26.81%) PHP Developer
3 103 (8.96%) Front-End Developer
4 85 (7.40%) Web Developer
5 79 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 78 (6.79%) Drupal Developer
7 76 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 52 (4.53%) Magento Developer
9 51 (4.44%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 37 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
10 37 (3.22%) Architect
11 32 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 30 (2.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 29 (2.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.26%) Analyst
15 25 (2.18%) Senior PHP Developer
16 23 (2.00%) WordPress Developer
17 22 (1.91%) Java Developer
18 21 (1.83%) Administrator
18 21 (1.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (49.78%) HTML
2 525 (45.69%) CSS
3 294 (25.59%) jQuery
4 243 (21.15%) HTML5
5 208 (18.10%) LAMP
6 204 (17.75%) CSS3
7 169 (14.71%) Symfony
8 168 (14.62%) Web Services
9 125 (10.88%) AngularJS
10 90 (7.83%) .NET
11 83 (7.22%) Sass
12 79 (6.88%) Laravel
13 74 (6.44%) JSON
14 73 (6.35%) Ajax
15 72 (6.27%) XML
16 69 (6.01%) RESTful
17 63 (5.48%) REST
18 47 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 43 (3.74%) LESS
20 40 (3.48%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.48%) User Experience
2 54 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 38 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.87%) Digital Media
5 29 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.39%) Visualisation
8 15 (1.31%) W3C
9 14 (1.22%) Social Media
9 14 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 11 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.70%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.70%) Equities
13 7 (0.61%) Blog
13 7 (0.61%) Clustering
13 7 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.52%) E-Learning
14 6 (0.52%) Replication
14 6 (0.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 290 (25.24%) Linux
2 112 (9.75%) UNIX
3 63 (5.48%) Windows
4 47 (4.09%) CentOS
5 44 (3.83%) Ubuntu
6 36 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.18%) Android
9 13 (1.13%) Solaris
10 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.44%) Debian
13 4 (0.35%) SUSE
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.087%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.087%) Fedora
15 1 (0.087%) AIX
15 1 (0.087%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.80%) OO
3 194 (16.88%) TDD
4 176 (15.32%) MVC
5 169 (14.71%) Scrum
6 155 (13.49%) DevOps
7 149 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
8 121 (10.53%) OO PHP
9 120 (10.44%) Web Development
9 120 (10.44%) BDD
10 114 (9.92%) E-Commerce
11 112 (9.75%) Open Source
12 60 (5.22%) OOP
12 60 (5.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 54 (4.70%) Unit Testing
14 51 (4.44%) Configuration Management
15 49 (4.26%) Mentoring
16 45 (3.92%) Kanban
17 40 (3.48%) Software Engineering
18 36 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 573 (49.87%) JavaScript
2 262 (22.80%) Java
3 200 (17.41%) Python
4 185 (16.10%) SQL
5 158 (13.75%) Ruby
6 128 (11.14%) Perl
7 78 (6.79%) PHP5
8 65 (5.66%) Bash Shell
9 62 (5.40%) C#
10 54 (4.70%) Shell Script
11 38 (3.31%) C++
12 27 (2.35%) C
13 23 (2.00%) Scala
14 17 (1.48%) VB
15 15 (1.31%) Go
16 12 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.04%) VBScript
17 10 (0.87%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 53 (4.61%) Degree
2 41 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.70%) ISEB
5 7 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.17%) PMP
6 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.17%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.087%) MCSD
7 1 (0.087%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.53%) QA
2 5 (0.44%) COREP
2 5 (0.44%) FINREP
3 3 (0.26%) WAI
3 3 (0.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.087%) WCAG
4 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (3.92%) Docker
2 43 (3.74%) Varnish
3 31 (2.70%) vCloud
4 16 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.87%) vSphere
6 6 (0.52%) XenServer
7 5 (0.44%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) Samba
9 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.087%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.087%) iptables
10 1 (0.087%) NFS
10 1 (0.087%) Firmware
10 1 (0.087%) Xen
10 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.087%) Postfix
10 1 (0.087%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.087%) KVM
Systems Management
1 127 (11.05%) Puppet
2 72 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (3.74%) Vagrant
4 42 (3.66%) Ansible
5 32 (2.79%) ZABBIX
6 25 (2.18%) Nagios
7 24 (2.09%) Salt
8 23 (2.00%) Kibana
9 20 (1.74%) logstash
9 20 (1.74%) Rundeck
10 19 (1.65%) HAProxy
11 16 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.78%) yum
13 7 (0.61%) Cacti
14 6 (0.52%) Capistrano
15 5 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.44%) Graphite
16 4 (0.35%) Zenoss
16 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 129 (11.23%) Zend
2 67 (5.83%) Oracle
3 64 (5.57%) Red Hat
4 45 (3.92%) VMware
5 37 (3.22%) Google
6 20 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (1.74%) Microsoft
7 18 (1.57%) New Relic
8 16 (1.39%) Citrix
9 15 (1.31%) HP
9 15 (1.31%) Adobe
10 12 (1.04%) Sybase
11 11 (0.96%) Perforce
11 11 (0.96%) Teradata
12 10 (0.87%) Rackspace
12 10 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.78%) Cisco
14 7 (0.61%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.61%) Splunk
14 7 (0.61%) Percona
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day For Perm: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day, Benefits extensions likely, brilliant brand
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago