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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 83 58 91
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Contract jobs citing PHP 530 766 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.38% 3.24% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.71% 7.97% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 584 334
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £160.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.89% +412.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £160.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.47 £160.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +79.48%
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
9274 9607 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 40.64% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 7016 6487
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 £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 101
Average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 April 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
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 April 2015.

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 April 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 -8 115 £350 +3.70% 90
Kingston Upon Thames - 11 £375 - 2
Croydon 0 7 £375 +42.85% 2
Uxbridge 0 2 £400 +77.77% 1
Twickenham - 2 £335 - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £295 -
Docklands, London - 1 £145 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 541 (51.57%) HTML
2 500 (47.66%) CSS
3 487 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 432 (41.18%) MySQL
5 371 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
6 279 (26.60%) jQuery
7 274 (26.12%) HTML5
8 251 (23.93%) Java
9 240 (22.88%) OO
10 235 (22.40%) Linux
11 234 (22.31%) Git (software)
12 228 (21.73%) Python
13 204 (19.45%) CSS3
14 182 (17.35%) TDD
15 176 (16.78%) Ruby
16 161 (15.35%) Web Services
17 159 (15.16%) LAMP
18 153 (14.59%) Puppet
19 151 (14.39%) DevOps
20 143 (13.63%) SQL
21 142 (13.54%) Subversion
22 139 (13.25%) Scrum
23 138 (13.16%) MVC
23 138 (13.16%) Apache
24 134 (12.77%) Drupal
25 131 (12.49%) Symfony
25 131 (12.49%) AngularJS
26 129 (12.30%) Perl
27 123 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
28 122 (11.63%) Continuous Integration

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 138 (13.16%) Apache
2 134 (12.77%) Drupal
3 81 (7.72%) Node.js
4 77 (7.34%) CMS
5 76 (7.24%) WordPress
6 54 (5.15%) nginx
7 40 (3.81%) OpenStack
8 37 (3.53%) IIS
9 35 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (2.86%) Tomcat
11 22 (2.10%) Confluence
12 13 (1.24%) Moodle
12 13 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 13 (1.24%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.86%) Mule ESB
13 9 (0.86%) JBoss
14 8 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (2.76%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.67%) MS Office
4 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.29%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) MS Project
8 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 64 (6.10%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.095%) Radian6
3 1 (0.095%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 123 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.24%) GitHub
3 13 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.86%) SaaS
6 8 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.48%) Heroku
9 5 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.29%) Force.com
10 3 (0.29%) PaaS
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.19%) Joyent
12 1 (0.095%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.77%) HTTP
2 59 (5.62%) Internet
3 32 (3.05%) SSL
4 27 (2.57%) Firewall
5 23 (2.19%) DNS
6 20 (1.91%) VPN
7 19 (1.81%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.24%) Intranet
10 9 (0.86%) DHCP
11 7 (0.67%) DMZ
11 7 (0.67%) LDAP
11 7 (0.67%) LAN
11 7 (0.67%) WAN
11 7 (0.67%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.57%) SSH
13 5 (0.48%) BGP
13 5 (0.48%) IPsec
13 5 (0.48%) SMTP
14 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (41.18%) MySQL
2 72 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.86%) MongoDB
3 61 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (5.24%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 38 (3.62%) Redis
7 27 (2.57%) Big Data
8 21 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.24%) CouchDB
14 12 (1.14%) Riak
15 7 (0.67%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 234 (22.31%) Git (software)
2 142 (13.54%) Subversion
3 114 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 57 (5.43%) Selenium
5 45 (4.29%) Hudson
6 42 (4.00%) PHPUnit
7 36 (3.43%) JIRA
8 32 (3.05%) Maven
8 32 (3.05%) Behat
9 31 (2.96%) WebDriver
9 31 (2.96%) Cucumber
10 23 (2.19%) Grunt
11 18 (1.72%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.43%) Mercurial
12 15 (1.43%) JMeter
13 14 (1.33%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.14%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.95%) JUnit
15 10 (0.95%) Bower
16 9 (0.86%) Gerrit
General
1 73 (6.96%) Finance
2 57 (5.43%) Marketing
3 47 (4.48%) Advertising
4 35 (3.34%) Retail
5 25 (2.38%) Games
6 22 (2.10%) Publishing
7 13 (1.24%) Banking
8 10 (0.95%) Law
9 9 (0.86%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.57%) Front Office
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) French Language
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Back Office
13 3 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.19%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.19%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 702 (66.92%) Developer
2 270 (25.74%) PHP Developer
3 105 (10.01%) Web Developer
4 98 (9.34%) Senior Developer
5 72 (6.86%) Drupal Developer
6 71 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 67 (6.39%) Front-End Developer
8 52 (4.96%) Magento Developer
9 39 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (3.24%) Senior PHP Developer
11 30 (2.86%) Analyst
12 28 (2.67%) WordPress Developer
13 26 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (2.19%) Architect
15 22 (2.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.10%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 22 (2.10%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 20 (1.91%) Tester
16 20 (1.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (1.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (51.57%) HTML
2 500 (47.66%) CSS
3 279 (26.60%) jQuery
4 274 (26.12%) HTML5
5 204 (19.45%) CSS3
6 161 (15.35%) Web Services
7 159 (15.16%) LAMP
8 131 (12.49%) Symfony
8 131 (12.49%) AngularJS
9 94 (8.96%) .NET
10 86 (8.20%) Ajax
11 75 (7.15%) XML
11 75 (7.15%) REST
12 72 (6.86%) RESTful
13 57 (5.43%) Sass
14 56 (5.34%) JSON
15 46 (4.39%) Laravel
16 45 (4.29%) SOAP
16 45 (4.29%) XHTML
17 42 (4.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.96%) Open Source
2 59 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 42 (4.00%) User Experience
4 40 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 36 (3.43%) Digital Media
6 28 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (2.48%) W3C
8 23 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.14%) E-Learning
9 12 (1.14%) Social Media
10 10 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.95%) Replication
11 7 (0.67%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.67%) Blog
12 6 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.57%) Clustering
13 5 (0.48%) iPad
13 5 (0.48%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 235 (22.40%) Linux
2 76 (7.24%) UNIX
3 73 (6.96%) Windows
4 55 (5.24%) CentOS
5 43 (4.10%) Ubuntu
6 26 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.72%) Android
9 18 (1.72%) Debian
10 10 (0.95%) Solaris
11 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.29%) AIX
13 2 (0.19%) VMS
13 2 (0.19%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (22.88%) OO
3 182 (17.35%) TDD
4 151 (14.39%) DevOps
5 139 (13.25%) Scrum
6 138 (13.16%) MVC
7 122 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (11.25%) E-Commerce
9 116 (11.06%) BDD
10 105 (10.01%) Web Development
11 87 (8.29%) OO PHP
12 79 (7.53%) OOP
13 75 (7.15%) Configuration Management
14 64 (6.10%) Responsive Web Design
15 60 (5.72%) SOA
16 44 (4.19%) Unit Testing
17 36 (3.43%) Software Engineering
18 35 (3.34%) Load Balancing
19 34 (3.24%) Mentoring
20 30 (2.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 487 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 251 (23.93%) Java
3 228 (21.73%) Python
4 176 (16.78%) Ruby
5 143 (13.63%) SQL
6 129 (12.30%) Perl
7 82 (7.82%) PHP5
8 73 (6.96%) Bash Shell
9 71 (6.77%) C#
10 39 (3.72%) C
11 38 (3.62%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.86%) C++
13 19 (1.81%) Scala
13 19 (1.81%) VB
14 14 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.86%) VC++
17 8 (0.76%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.67%) Clojure
18 7 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 56 (5.34%) Degree
2 32 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.48%) CCNA
4 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.38%) PMP
5 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.38%) CISSP
6 2 (0.19%) CIPD
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.19%) ISEB
7 1 (0.095%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.095%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.095%) MCSD
7 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.095%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.82%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) COREP
2 5 (0.48%) FINREP
3 4 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (4.67%) Varnish
2 35 (3.34%) vCloud
3 25 (2.38%) vSphere
3 25 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (2.29%) Docker
5 9 (0.86%) XenServer
6 7 (0.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.38%) Samba
7 4 (0.38%) iptables
8 3 (0.29%) Postfix
8 3 (0.29%) RHEV
8 3 (0.29%) KVM
8 3 (0.29%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.095%) Gluster
10 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.095%) Firmware
10 1 (0.095%) Squid
Systems Management
1 153 (14.59%) Puppet
2 91 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.29%) ZABBIX
3 45 (4.29%) Ansible
4 38 (3.62%) Nagios
5 34 (3.24%) Vagrant
6 31 (2.96%) Salt
7 22 (2.10%) Kibana
8 21 (2.00%) Cacti
9 15 (1.43%) yum
10 13 (1.24%) logstash
11 9 (0.86%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.67%) Icinga
13 6 (0.57%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.48%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
16 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
16 2 (0.19%) cPanel
Vendors
1 117 (11.15%) Zend
2 67 (6.39%) Red Hat
3 49 (4.67%) VMware
4 46 (4.39%) Oracle
5 33 (3.15%) Rackspace
6 32 (3.05%) New Relic
7 26 (2.48%) Adobe
8 25 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 25 (2.38%) Perforce
8 25 (2.38%) Google
9 16 (1.53%) AppDynamics
10 15 (1.43%) Citrix
11 14 (1.33%) IBM
12 12 (1.14%) Percona
13 10 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.67%) HP
15 6 (0.57%) Facebook
15 6 (0.57%) Twitter
16 5 (0.48%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.48%) WorldPay
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Travel expenses on top of daily rate include
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iCredo Digital
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum £22k - £30k
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago