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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 58 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing PHP 815 637 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.31% 2.51% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.86% 5.93% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 466 484
Average daily rate
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£363 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 14
Average hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +32.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £25.30 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.25 £39.30 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +13.63%
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
10371 10745 9823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.06% 42.40% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7722 7738 6976
Average daily rate £430 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 57 83 113
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.40 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +30 171 £350 - 61
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £275 - 1
Hammersmith - 5 £438 -
Isleworth - 3 £378 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 3
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Clapham - - - - 2
Southwark - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 840 (54.02%) HTML
2 785 (50.48%) CSS
3 764 (49.13%) JavaScript
4 669 (43.02%) MySQL
5 552 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
6 425 (27.33%) Linux
7 403 (25.92%) jQuery
8 399 (25.66%) HTML5
9 385 (24.76%) Git (software)
10 327 (21.03%) Zend
10 327 (21.03%) OO
10 327 (21.03%) MVC
11 310 (19.94%) Java
12 296 (19.04%) TDD
13 284 (18.26%) CSS3
14 269 (17.30%) LAMP
15 268 (17.23%) Symfony
16 242 (15.56%) Apache
17 233 (14.98%) Python
18 223 (14.34%) Web Services
19 205 (13.18%) Ruby
20 199 (12.80%) Scrum
21 192 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
22 181 (11.64%) XML
23 175 (11.25%) Subversion
24 171 (11.00%) SQL
25 167 (10.74%) Drupal
26 164 (10.55%) E-Commerce
26 164 (10.55%) BDD
27 163 (10.48%) Open Source

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 242 (15.56%) Apache
2 167 (10.74%) Drupal
3 121 (7.78%) WordPress
4 95 (6.11%) CMS
5 84 (5.40%) Node.js
6 52 (3.34%) nginx
7 41 (2.64%) Moodle
8 37 (2.38%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (1.99%) Apache Solr
11 22 (1.41%) IIS
12 18 (1.16%) JBoss
13 12 (0.77%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.77%) ExpressionEngine
13 12 (0.77%) Joomla!
14 11 (0.71%) Confluence
15 8 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 24 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.58%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.45%) MS Office
4 7 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.064%) GIMP
8 1 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 92 (5.92%) Magento
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.19%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.064%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (1.48%) GitHub
4 18 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 14 (0.90%) SaaS
6 12 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.71%) Joyent
8 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.51%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Heroku
10 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 2 (0.13%) Route 53
11 1 (0.064%) IaaS
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.064%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.064%) Responsys
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.40%) HTTP
2 41 (2.64%) SSL
3 34 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.99%) Internet
5 26 (1.67%) DNS
6 25 (1.61%) SSH
7 23 (1.48%) Intranet
8 16 (1.03%) LDAP
9 13 (0.84%) SAN
10 11 (0.71%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.45%) Firewall
12 6 (0.39%) VPN
12 6 (0.39%) NAS
13 5 (0.32%) SMTP
13 5 (0.32%) VoIP
14 4 (0.26%) DHCP
14 4 (0.26%) FTP
14 4 (0.26%) RTP
14 4 (0.26%) BGP
14 4 (0.26%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (43.02%) MySQL
2 102 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 100 (6.43%) MongoDB
4 47 (3.02%) SQL Server
5 46 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 42 (2.70%) Redis
7 41 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 41 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.32%) Big Data
9 26 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.29%) CouchDB
11 18 (1.16%) Riak
12 10 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.51%) SQLite
15 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 385 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 175 (11.25%) Subversion
3 132 (8.49%) Jenkins
4 86 (5.53%) PHPUnit
5 75 (4.82%) JIRA
6 67 (4.31%) Selenium
7 61 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 61 (3.92%) Hudson
8 38 (2.44%) Behat
9 34 (2.19%) Mercurial
10 31 (1.99%) Maven
11 22 (1.41%) WebDriver
12 21 (1.35%) JUnit
13 16 (1.03%) Jasmine
14 15 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.71%) QUnit
15 11 (0.71%) Grunt
16 10 (0.64%) Sinon.JS
17 9 (0.58%) Trac
18 8 (0.51%) FogBugz
General
1 84 (5.40%) Marketing
2 74 (4.76%) Finance
3 40 (2.57%) Games
4 32 (2.06%) Publishing
5 29 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.67%) Advertising
7 21 (1.35%) Banking
8 17 (1.09%) Legal
9 14 (0.90%) French Language
10 13 (0.84%) Retail
11 12 (0.77%) Back Office
12 8 (0.51%) Music Industry
12 8 (0.51%) Billing
13 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Law
16 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1179 (75.82%) Developer
2 564 (36.27%) PHP Developer
3 163 (10.48%) Web Developer
4 144 (9.26%) Front-End Developer
5 143 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 97 (6.24%) Drupal Developer
7 86 (5.53%) Senior PHP Developer
8 69 (4.44%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 59 (3.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 56 (3.60%) Magento Developer
10 56 (3.60%) Architect
11 55 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 50 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
13 44 (2.83%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 38 (2.44%) LAMP Developer
15 35 (2.25%) PHP Zend Developer
15 35 (2.25%) Java Developer
16 33 (2.12%) Software Engineer
17 32 (2.06%) PHP Web Developer
18 31 (1.99%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (54.02%) HTML
2 785 (50.48%) CSS
3 403 (25.92%) jQuery
4 399 (25.66%) HTML5
5 284 (18.26%) CSS3
6 269 (17.30%) LAMP
7 268 (17.23%) Symfony
8 223 (14.34%) Web Services
9 181 (11.64%) XML
10 139 (8.94%) RESTful
10 139 (8.94%) JSON
11 136 (8.75%) AngularJS
12 111 (7.14%) Laravel
12 111 (7.14%) Backbone.js
12 111 (7.14%) Ajax
13 103 (6.62%) .NET
14 96 (6.17%) CodeIgniter
15 82 (5.27%) Zend Framework
16 71 (4.57%) REST
17 64 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.48%) Open Source
2 71 (4.57%) User Experience
3 66 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.32%) Digital Media
6 33 (2.12%) E-Learning
7 32 (2.06%) W3C
8 31 (1.99%) Social Media
9 24 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.09%) Learning Management System
11 15 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 15 (0.96%) VLE
12 14 (0.90%) Online Games
13 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.77%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.71%) Blog
15 11 (0.71%) Clustering
15 11 (0.71%) Video on Demand
16 9 (0.58%) Social Network
17 8 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 425 (27.33%) Linux
2 151 (9.71%) UNIX
3 89 (5.72%) CentOS
4 70 (4.50%) Windows
5 59 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (3.09%) Android
7 45 (2.89%) Apple iOS
8 34 (2.19%) Mac OS X
9 32 (2.06%) Ubuntu
10 27 (1.74%) Debian
11 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.39%) Solaris
13 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.26%) AIX
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.13%) SUSE
16 2 (0.13%) Windows CE
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (21.03%) OO
2 327 (21.03%) MVC
3 296 (19.04%) TDD
4 199 (12.80%) Scrum
5 192 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
6 164 (10.55%) BDD
6 164 (10.55%) E-Commerce
7 143 (9.20%) Web Development
8 140 (9.00%) OO PHP
9 135 (8.68%) DevOps
10 120 (7.72%) OOP
11 83 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
12 74 (4.76%) Software Engineering
13 70 (4.50%) Configuration Management
14 69 (4.44%) Unit Testing
15 44 (2.83%) Kanban
16 43 (2.77%) Project Management
17 42 (2.70%) CRM
18 40 (2.57%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 764 (49.13%) JavaScript
2 310 (19.94%) Java
3 233 (14.98%) Python
4 205 (13.18%) Ruby
5 171 (11.00%) SQL
6 154 (9.90%) PHP5
7 125 (8.04%) Perl
8 74 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 62 (3.99%) C#
10 41 (2.64%) C
11 38 (2.44%) C++
12 32 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.29%) Scala
14 16 (1.03%) PowerShell
15 13 (0.84%) Objective-C
16 12 (0.77%) sed
17 10 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.51%) ActionScript
18 8 (0.51%) Golang
19 3 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (4.95%) Degree
2 51 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.39%) ISEB
5 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.19%) RHCE
6 3 (0.19%) CEH
6 3 (0.19%) CCNA
6 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.19%) MCSE
7 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.064%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.064%) MCSA
8 1 (0.064%) MCP
8 1 (0.064%) HND
8 1 (0.064%) CISSP
8 1 (0.064%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.37%) QA
2 12 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.064%) WAI
4 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.064%) Section 508
System Software
1 37 (2.38%) Varnish
2 16 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.51%) vCloud
5 7 (0.45%) NFS
6 6 (0.39%) vSphere
6 6 (0.39%) KVM
7 5 (0.32%) Postfix
8 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.19%) XenServer
9 3 (0.19%) Xen
9 3 (0.19%) Samba
9 3 (0.19%) Docker
10 2 (0.13%) RHEV
10 2 (0.13%) Squid
10 2 (0.13%) qmail
10 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.064%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 114 (7.33%) Puppet
2 96 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (3.34%) Nagios
4 30 (1.93%) ZABBIX
5 29 (1.86%) Cacti
6 23 (1.48%) Salt
7 22 (1.41%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.84%) Zenoss
9 11 (0.71%) Ansible
10 8 (0.51%) YUM
10 8 (0.51%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.26%) OpenView
12 3 (0.19%) Nessus
12 3 (0.19%) SCCM
12 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.19%) Kibana
13 2 (0.13%) Opsview
13 2 (0.13%) logstash
13 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 327 (21.03%) Zend
2 89 (5.72%) Red Hat
3 48 (3.09%) Oracle
4 37 (2.38%) Twitter
5 36 (2.32%) Rackspace
6 29 (1.86%) Facebook
6 29 (1.86%) VMware
7 23 (1.48%) Google
8 21 (1.35%) Microsoft
9 20 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.22%) New Relic
11 18 (1.16%) Adobe
12 11 (0.71%) SaltStack
13 9 (0.58%) Percona
14 8 (0.51%) Remedy
15 7 (0.45%) Splunk
16 6 (0.39%) Perforce
16 6 (0.39%) Sitecore
17 4 (0.26%) Sony
17 4 (0.26%) SAP
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Rate: From £300 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fanbookz.com
Rate: From £20 to £35 per annum matched to the experience you bring
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £420 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier Media
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago