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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 82 57 88
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs citing PHP 522 731 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.36% 3.23% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.66% 7.86% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 553 346
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 £160.00 £27.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +478.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.40 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-39.83% +80.21%
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
9218 9303 8988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.59% 41.11% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6896 6501
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 119
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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
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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 -13 116 £350 - 98
Croydon -7 7 £375 +25.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 6 £375 +41.50% 2
Uxbridge -2 2 £400 +77.77%
Ealing - 2 £405 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Twickenham - 1 £295 -
Hounslow - 1 £295 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 525 (50.24%) HTML
2 496 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 483 (46.22%) CSS
4 451 (43.16%) MySQL
5 408 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
6 271 (25.93%) jQuery
7 262 (25.07%) Java
8 256 (24.50%) HTML5
9 242 (23.16%) Linux
10 231 (22.11%) OO
11 224 (21.44%) Python
12 219 (20.96%) Git (software)
13 194 (18.56%) CSS3
14 181 (17.32%) TDD
15 169 (16.17%) Ruby
15 169 (16.17%) Web Services
15 169 (16.17%) Scrum
16 163 (15.60%) LAMP
17 152 (14.55%) DevOps
18 150 (14.35%) SQL
19 148 (14.16%) Puppet
20 142 (13.59%) Apache
21 140 (13.40%) Symfony
22 139 (13.30%) MVC
23 135 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (12.63%) Zend
24 132 (12.63%) Subversion
25 125 (11.96%) Jenkins
26 123 (11.77%) Drupal
27 121 (11.58%) Amazon AWS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 142 (13.59%) Apache
2 123 (11.77%) Drupal
3 83 (7.94%) Node.js
4 71 (6.79%) CMS
5 62 (5.93%) WordPress
6 47 (4.50%) nginx
7 36 (3.44%) IIS
7 36 (3.44%) OpenStack
8 34 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (3.16%) Tomcat
10 24 (2.30%) Confluence
11 16 (1.53%) Moodle
12 11 (1.05%) JBoss
12 11 (1.05%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.96%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.96%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (2.49%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.63%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.96%) MS Office
4 6 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.19%) MS Project
9 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (5.45%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.096%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.096%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 121 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.82%) GitHub
3 18 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.86%) SaaS
9 8 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.57%) Heroku
10 6 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (0.38%) PaaS
12 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.29%) Force.com
14 1 (0.096%) Joyent
14 1 (0.096%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.096%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 74 (7.08%) HTTP
2 62 (5.93%) Internet
3 42 (4.02%) SSL
4 29 (2.78%) Firewall
5 25 (2.39%) DNS
6 21 (2.01%) VPN
6 21 (2.01%) Reverse Proxy
7 17 (1.63%) Intranet
8 15 (1.44%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.86%) LDAP
9 9 (0.86%) DMZ
10 8 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.77%) DHCP
10 8 (0.77%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.57%) LAN
11 6 (0.57%) WAN
12 5 (0.48%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.48%) IPsec
12 5 (0.48%) BGP
13 4 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (43.16%) MySQL
2 79 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 72 (6.89%) MongoDB
4 64 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 48 (4.59%) NoSQL
7 44 (4.21%) Redis
8 23 (2.20%) Big Data
9 21 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.96%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.86%) Riak
17 8 (0.77%) MariaDB
18 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 219 (20.96%) Git (software)
2 132 (12.63%) Subversion
3 125 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 67 (6.41%) Selenium
5 48 (4.59%) Hudson
6 47 (4.50%) JIRA
7 39 (3.73%) Maven
8 38 (3.64%) PHPUnit
9 36 (3.44%) WebDriver
10 35 (3.35%) Behat
10 35 (3.35%) Cucumber
11 29 (2.78%) Grunt
12 21 (2.01%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.91%) JMeter
14 18 (1.72%) Mercurial
15 17 (1.63%) Jasmine
16 14 (1.34%) JUnit
17 11 (1.05%) Gerrit
17 11 (1.05%) Bower
18 10 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 89 (8.52%) Finance
2 52 (4.98%) Marketing
3 37 (3.54%) Advertising
4 33 (3.16%) Retail
5 23 (2.20%) Games
6 20 (1.91%) Publishing
7 19 (1.82%) Banking
8 10 (0.96%) Front Office
9 9 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.77%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.48%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Legal
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.19%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.19%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 692 (66.22%) Developer
2 278 (26.60%) PHP Developer
3 96 (9.19%) Web Developer
4 88 (8.42%) Senior Developer
5 74 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 66 (6.32%) Drupal Developer
7 65 (6.22%) Front-End Developer
8 48 (4.59%) Magento Developer
9 32 (3.06%) Senior PHP Developer
10 31 (2.97%) Architect
11 30 (2.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 27 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (2.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 24 (2.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 24 (2.30%) Software Engineer
14 24 (2.30%) Analyst
15 23 (2.20%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 21 (2.01%) Tester
16 21 (2.01%) WordPress Developer
17 19 (1.82%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (50.24%) HTML
2 483 (46.22%) CSS
3 271 (25.93%) jQuery
4 256 (24.50%) HTML5
5 194 (18.56%) CSS3
6 169 (16.17%) Web Services
7 163 (15.60%) LAMP
8 140 (13.40%) Symfony
9 116 (11.10%) AngularJS
10 91 (8.71%) .NET
11 82 (7.85%) Ajax
12 75 (7.18%) RESTful
13 72 (6.89%) REST
14 69 (6.60%) XML
15 64 (6.12%) JSON
16 55 (5.26%) Sass
17 53 (5.07%) Laravel
18 43 (4.11%) Backbone.js
19 40 (3.83%) SOAP
20 39 (3.73%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.94%) Open Source
2 60 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.50%) User Experience
4 35 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 34 (3.25%) Digital Media
6 20 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (1.91%) W3C
7 19 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (1.63%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.34%) E-Learning
10 12 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.96%) Replication
12 9 (0.86%) Social Media
13 8 (0.77%) Clustering
14 7 (0.67%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.57%) iPad
15 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.57%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 242 (23.16%) Linux
2 90 (8.61%) UNIX
3 61 (5.84%) Windows
4 50 (4.78%) CentOS
5 40 (3.83%) Ubuntu
6 25 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.72%) Android
9 12 (1.15%) Debian
10 9 (0.86%) Solaris
11 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.29%) AIX
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.096%) VMS
15 1 (0.096%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (22.11%) OO
3 181 (17.32%) TDD
4 169 (16.17%) Scrum
5 152 (14.55%) DevOps
6 139 (13.30%) MVC
7 135 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (11.29%) BDD
8 118 (11.29%) E-Commerce
9 107 (10.24%) Web Development
10 101 (9.67%) OO PHP
11 76 (7.27%) OOP
12 70 (6.70%) Configuration Management
13 60 (5.74%) Responsive Web Design
14 57 (5.45%) SOA
15 43 (4.11%) Unit Testing
16 41 (3.92%) Software Engineering
17 38 (3.64%) Mentoring
18 35 (3.35%) Kanban
19 34 (3.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 496 (47.46%) JavaScript
2 262 (25.07%) Java
3 224 (21.44%) Python
4 169 (16.17%) Ruby
5 150 (14.35%) SQL
6 118 (11.29%) Perl
7 91 (8.71%) PHP5
8 70 (6.70%) C#
9 64 (6.12%) Bash Shell
10 37 (3.54%) Shell Script
11 27 (2.58%) C
12 20 (1.91%) C++
13 18 (1.72%) Scala
14 14 (1.34%) VB
14 14 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.67%) Clojure
16 7 (0.67%) Go
17 6 (0.57%) CoffeeScript
17 6 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (5.55%) Degree
2 23 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.48%) CCNA
4 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.48%) ISEB
5 4 (0.38%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.38%) PMP
5 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.096%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.096%) MCSD
6 1 (0.096%) CIPD
6 1 (0.096%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.45%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) COREP
2 5 (0.48%) FINREP
3 4 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (4.78%) Varnish
2 33 (3.16%) vCloud
3 26 (2.49%) Docker
4 21 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.01%) vSphere
5 9 (0.86%) XenServer
6 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.29%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.29%) iptables
7 3 (0.29%) KVM
7 3 (0.29%) RHEV
8 2 (0.19%) HDFS
8 2 (0.19%) Postfix
8 2 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.096%) Firmware
9 1 (0.096%) Squid
9 1 (0.096%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.096%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.096%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 148 (14.16%) Puppet
2 85 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.31%) Ansible
4 40 (3.83%) ZABBIX
5 35 (3.35%) Vagrant
6 33 (3.16%) Nagios
7 28 (2.68%) Salt
8 20 (1.91%) Kibana
9 16 (1.53%) Rundeck
9 16 (1.53%) Cacti
10 15 (1.44%) yum
10 15 (1.44%) logstash
11 11 (1.05%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.57%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.48%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.48%) Icinga
15 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
16 3 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 132 (12.63%) Zend
2 65 (6.22%) Red Hat
3 54 (5.17%) Oracle
4 47 (4.50%) VMware
5 29 (2.78%) New Relic
6 26 (2.49%) Adobe
7 24 (2.30%) Rackspace
8 22 (2.11%) Microsoft
8 22 (2.11%) Perforce
9 21 (2.01%) Google
10 19 (1.82%) Citrix
11 17 (1.63%) AppDynamics
12 15 (1.44%) IBM
13 12 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.15%) HP
14 9 (0.86%) Percona
15 5 (0.48%) Cognos
15 5 (0.48%) Cisco
16 4 (0.38%) MuleSoft
16 4 (0.38%) ExactTarget
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