The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 62 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 715 736 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.12% 3.04% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.47% 7.01% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 534 588
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.74 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.71% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £15.54 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+34.59% +19.26%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9569 10504 10204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.78% 43.34% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7466 6975
Average daily rate £430 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £284
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 65 112 151
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PHP
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +6 124 £360 +6.66% 76
Uxbridge +1 4 £225 -
Croydon - 4 £275 -
Hammersmith +3 3 £386 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £265 -3.63% 3
Wembley - 2 £475 -
New Malden - 1 £325 -
Wimbledon - 1 £350 -
Chiswick - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 3
West Drayton - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 824 (55.01%) HTML
2 769 (51.34%) CSS
3 745 (49.73%) JavaScript
4 632 (42.19%) MySQL
5 380 (25.37%) jQuery
6 366 (24.43%) HTML5
7 318 (21.23%) Linux
8 317 (21.16%) OO
9 316 (21.09%) Git (software)
10 311 (20.76%) Java
11 305 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
12 280 (18.69%) Zend
13 277 (18.49%) CSS3
14 263 (17.56%) MVC
15 226 (15.09%) Python
16 225 (15.02%) LAMP
17 224 (14.95%) SQL
18 218 (14.55%) Symfony
18 218 (14.55%) TDD
19 201 (13.42%) Web Services
20 196 (13.08%) XML
21 191 (12.75%) Apache
22 187 (12.48%) E-Commerce
23 185 (12.35%) Ruby
24 183 (12.22%) Scrum
25 175 (11.68%) Web Development
26 167 (11.15%) Subversion
27 164 (10.95%) Drupal
28 155 (10.35%) Ajax
29 153 (10.21%) OO PHP

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 191 (12.75%) Apache
2 164 (10.95%) Drupal
3 143 (9.55%) WordPress
4 104 (6.94%) CMS
5 73 (4.87%) Node.js
6 46 (3.07%) Moodle
7 33 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.87%) nginx
9 27 (1.80%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.27%) SharePoint
11 18 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 17 (1.13%) IIS
13 14 (0.93%) Joomla!
13 14 (0.93%) ExpressionEngine
14 10 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.53%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.40%) Mule
17 5 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
17 5 (0.33%) Confluence
18 4 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 20 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.87%) MS Excel
4 9 (0.60%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.53%) MS Office
6 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.067%) MS Project
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.067%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 116 (7.74%) Magento
2 21 (1.40%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.067%) Tridion
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.067%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.067%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.87%) SaaS
3 21 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.40%) GitHub
4 10 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.60%) Joyent
5 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.60%) PaaS
6 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.40%) Force.com
8 5 (0.33%) Heroku
9 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.61%) HTTP
2 38 (2.54%) Internet
3 30 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.67%) SSL
5 21 (1.40%) DNS
6 17 (1.13%) SSH
7 16 (1.07%) LDAP
8 14 (0.93%) SAN
8 14 (0.93%) Intranet
9 13 (0.87%) Firewall
10 10 (0.67%) BGP
10 10 (0.67%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.47%) NAS
12 6 (0.40%) FTP
12 6 (0.40%) VoIP
13 5 (0.33%) SNMP
14 4 (0.27%) VPN
15 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
15 3 (0.20%) RTP
15 3 (0.20%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (42.19%) MySQL
2 86 (5.74%) MongoDB
3 69 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 54 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 40 (2.67%) Big Data
7 28 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.67%) CouchDB
10 21 (1.40%) Riak
10 21 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.07%) Redis
12 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.40%) SQLite
14 6 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 316 (21.09%) Git (software)
2 167 (11.15%) Subversion
3 90 (6.01%) Jenkins
4 65 (4.34%) PHPUnit
5 55 (3.67%) Selenium
6 36 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 32 (2.14%) Hudson
8 26 (1.74%) Behat
9 25 (1.67%) JIRA
10 22 (1.47%) Mercurial
11 21 (1.40%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.93%) JSUnit
13 13 (0.87%) JUnit
14 12 (0.80%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.80%) Maven
15 10 (0.67%) Grunt
16 9 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
17 7 (0.47%) JMeter
17 7 (0.47%) Jasmine
17 7 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (5.27%) Finance
2 77 (5.14%) Marketing
3 43 (2.87%) Games
4 33 (2.20%) Advertising
5 28 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.60%) Back Office
7 23 (1.54%) Retail
8 17 (1.13%) French Language
9 15 (1.00%) Publishing
10 10 (0.67%) Music Industry
11 9 (0.60%) Legal
12 8 (0.53%) Banking
12 8 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Front Office
14 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Electronics
16 1 (0.067%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.067%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.067%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1134 (75.70%) Developer
2 495 (33.04%) PHP Developer
3 176 (11.75%) Web Developer
4 130 (8.68%) Front-End Developer
5 108 (7.21%) Senior Developer
6 103 (6.88%) Drupal Developer
7 68 (4.54%) Magento Developer
8 57 (3.81%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 54 (3.60%) Senior PHP Developer
9 54 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 51 (3.40%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 43 (2.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 40 (2.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 40 (2.67%) Architect
12 40 (2.67%) Software Engineer
13 38 (2.54%) PHP Zend Developer
13 38 (2.54%) LAMP Developer
14 35 (2.34%) PHP Web Developer
15 34 (2.27%) Software Developer
16 29 (1.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 824 (55.01%) HTML
2 769 (51.34%) CSS
3 380 (25.37%) jQuery
4 366 (24.43%) HTML5
5 277 (18.49%) CSS3
6 225 (15.02%) LAMP
7 218 (14.55%) Symfony
8 201 (13.42%) Web Services
9 196 (13.08%) XML
10 155 (10.35%) Ajax
11 149 (9.95%) JSON
12 119 (7.94%) .NET
13 96 (6.41%) RESTful
14 93 (6.21%) AngularJS
15 82 (5.47%) Backbone.js
16 78 (5.21%) CodeIgniter
17 72 (4.81%) XHTML
18 66 (4.41%) Zend Framework
19 62 (4.14%) REST
20 60 (4.01%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.68%) Open Source
2 48 (3.20%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.47%) E-Learning
5 35 (2.34%) Digital Media
6 30 (2.00%) Social Media
7 25 (1.67%) VLE
8 23 (1.54%) W3C
9 20 (1.34%) Learning Management System
10 18 (1.20%) Online Games
10 18 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.87%) Blog
11 13 (0.87%) Social Network
12 10 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.60%) Web 2.0
13 9 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.53%) Clustering
14 8 (0.53%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.47%) Streaming Video
16 6 (0.40%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 318 (21.23%) Linux
2 121 (8.08%) UNIX
3 68 (4.54%) Apple iOS
4 54 (3.60%) CentOS
5 50 (3.34%) Windows
6 43 (2.87%) Android
7 33 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.80%) Debian
9 16 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 16 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.40%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.27%) SUSE
12 3 (0.20%) AIX
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.13%) HPUX
14 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (21.16%) OO
2 305 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (17.56%) MVC
4 218 (14.55%) TDD
5 187 (12.48%) E-Commerce
6 183 (12.22%) Scrum
7 175 (11.68%) Web Development
8 153 (10.21%) OO PHP
9 125 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (8.01%) OOP
11 113 (7.54%) BDD
12 112 (7.48%) DevOps
13 99 (6.61%) Responsive Web Design
14 83 (5.54%) Software Engineering
15 78 (5.21%) CRM
16 68 (4.54%) Unit Testing
17 50 (3.34%) Configuration Management
18 48 (3.20%) Web Design
19 47 (3.14%) Migration
20 38 (2.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 745 (49.73%) JavaScript
2 311 (20.76%) Java
3 226 (15.09%) Python
4 224 (14.95%) SQL
5 185 (12.35%) Ruby
6 137 (9.15%) Perl
7 131 (8.74%) PHP5
8 72 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 70 (4.67%) C#
10 52 (3.47%) C++
11 51 (3.40%) C
12 27 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.07%) Scala
14 15 (1.00%) sed
14 15 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.53%) PHP4
16 8 (0.53%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.47%) Korn
18 6 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 81 (5.41%) Degree
2 47 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.33%) CEH
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.20%) MCSE
7 2 (0.13%) CCNA
7 2 (0.13%) RHCE
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.067%) MCSA
8 1 (0.067%) MCP
8 1 (0.067%) HND
8 1 (0.067%) CISSP
8 1 (0.067%) ISEB
8 1 (0.067%) PMP
8 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.067%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.067%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.067%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.14%) QA
2 6 (0.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.067%) WAI
3 1 (0.067%) Section 508
System Software
1 38 (2.54%) Varnish
2 9 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.27%) vSphere
5 4 (0.27%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.27%) KVM
6 3 (0.20%) NFS
6 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.20%) vCloud
6 3 (0.20%) qmail
6 3 (0.20%) XenServer
6 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.13%) Postfix
7 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.13%) RHEV
8 1 (0.067%) Samba
8 1 (0.067%) Squid
8 1 (0.067%) Xen
8 1 (0.067%) Snort
Systems Management
1 107 (7.14%) Puppet
2 84 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (3.40%) Nagios
4 26 (1.74%) Cacti
4 26 (1.74%) Salt
5 23 (1.54%) ZABBIX
6 14 (0.93%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.67%) Ansible
8 6 (0.40%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.33%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.27%) Opsview
11 3 (0.20%) OpenView
11 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.20%) Foglight
11 3 (0.20%) Nessus
11 3 (0.20%) SCCM
12 2 (0.13%) YUM
12 2 (0.13%) Munin
12 2 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 280 (18.69%) Zend
2 67 (4.47%) Oracle
3 66 (4.41%) Red Hat
4 36 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
4 36 (2.40%) Adobe
5 34 (2.27%) Rackspace
6 27 (1.80%) Microsoft
7 26 (1.74%) Twitter
8 22 (1.47%) SAP
9 21 (1.40%) Facebook
9 21 (1.40%) JD Edwards
10 20 (1.34%) VMware
11 16 (1.07%) Google
12 12 (0.80%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.73%) Akamai
14 10 (0.67%) New Relic
14 10 (0.67%) JBoss
15 8 (0.53%) Cisco
15 8 (0.53%) HP
16 7 (0.47%) SaltStack
London
Roc Search
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago