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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 89 63 96
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +33
Contract jobs citing PHP 495 669 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.32% 2.99% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 7.40% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 505 311
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 £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £35.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.47 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
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
8950 9041 8412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.86% 40.35% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6475 6525 6132
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 £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 85
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +5 114 £340 +2.25% 81
Croydon +3 9 £375 +30.43% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 6 £600 +92.00% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £145 -
Twickenham - 2 £335 - 1
Uxbridge -2 1 - - 3
Hounslow -2 1 £295 +10.48% 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Grays - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 572 (51.86%) HTML
2 534 (48.41%) JavaScript
3 531 (48.14%) CSS
4 450 (40.80%) MySQL
5 397 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
6 310 (28.11%) jQuery
7 300 (27.20%) HTML5
8 283 (25.66%) Linux
9 245 (22.21%) Git (software)
10 244 (22.12%) Java
11 242 (21.94%) Python
12 227 (20.58%) OO
13 219 (19.85%) CSS3
14 206 (18.68%) TDD
15 186 (16.86%) Ruby
16 171 (15.50%) LAMP
17 154 (13.96%) MVC
17 154 (13.96%) Scrum
18 153 (13.87%) Web Services
19 151 (13.69%) DevOps
20 149 (13.51%) Zend
21 148 (13.42%) Puppet
22 147 (13.33%) SQL
23 146 (13.24%) Symfony
23 146 (13.24%) Subversion
24 143 (12.96%) Apache
25 141 (12.78%) AngularJS
26 136 (12.33%) Drupal
27 128 (11.60%) Perl
28 126 (11.42%) Continuous Integration

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 143 (12.96%) Apache
2 136 (12.33%) Drupal
3 89 (8.07%) Node.js
4 85 (7.71%) CMS
5 79 (7.16%) WordPress
6 55 (4.99%) nginx
7 37 (3.35%) OpenStack
8 33 (2.99%) IIS
9 31 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (2.54%) Tomcat
11 17 (1.54%) Confluence
11 17 (1.54%) Moodle
12 16 (1.45%) SharePoint
13 14 (1.27%) Joomla!
14 13 (1.18%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.73%) JBoss
16 6 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 27 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.63%) MS Office
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.27%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) MS Project
7 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (6.07%) Magento
2 6 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) osCommerce
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (0.91%) GitHub
4 10 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.73%) SaaS
6 7 (0.63%) Joyent
7 6 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.36%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.27%) PaaS
10 1 (0.091%) Heroku
10 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.091%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.98%) HTTP
2 56 (5.08%) Internet
3 31 (2.81%) SSL
4 24 (2.18%) DNS
5 20 (1.81%) Firewall
6 15 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.27%) VPN
7 14 (1.27%) Intranet
8 13 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (0.73%) SSH
9 8 (0.73%) DHCP
10 7 (0.63%) LAN
10 7 (0.63%) WAN
11 5 (0.45%) SMTP
11 5 (0.45%) LDAP
11 5 (0.45%) DMZ
11 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.36%) BGP
12 4 (0.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (40.80%) MySQL
2 74 (6.71%) MongoDB
3 63 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (5.62%) SQL Server
5 49 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 46 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.99%) Big Data
8 31 (2.81%) Redis
9 22 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.45%) CouchDB
13 15 (1.36%) Riak
13 15 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.63%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
18 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 245 (22.21%) Git (software)
2 146 (13.24%) Subversion
3 107 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 62 (5.62%) Selenium
5 56 (5.08%) PHPUnit
6 50 (4.53%) Hudson
7 42 (3.81%) Cucumber
8 35 (3.17%) Behat
9 34 (3.08%) JIRA
10 32 (2.90%) WebDriver
11 26 (2.36%) Maven
12 18 (1.63%) Jasmine
12 18 (1.63%) Grunt
13 14 (1.27%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.09%) Mercurial
14 12 (1.09%) Artifactory
15 11 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
15 11 (1.00%) JMeter
16 10 (0.91%) Bower
17 9 (0.82%) QUnit
General
1 64 (5.80%) Finance
1 64 (5.80%) Marketing
2 48 (4.35%) Advertising
3 31 (2.81%) Retail
4 30 (2.72%) Publishing
5 25 (2.27%) Games
6 10 (0.91%) Law
7 9 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 9 (0.82%) Banking
8 7 (0.63%) Legal
9 5 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.45%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.27%) Back Office
11 3 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.18%) Automotive
12 2 (0.18%) Military
12 2 (0.18%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 754 (68.36%) Developer
2 302 (27.38%) PHP Developer
3 110 (9.97%) Web Developer
4 107 (9.70%) Senior Developer
5 76 (6.89%) Front-End Developer
6 74 (6.71%) Drupal Developer
7 68 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 48 (4.35%) Magento Developer
9 46 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 43 (3.90%) Senior PHP Developer
11 31 (2.81%) WordPress Developer
11 31 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (2.63%) Analyst
13 27 (2.45%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 25 (2.27%) Architect
15 23 (2.09%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 21 (1.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 21 (1.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 21 (1.90%) Tester
17 19 (1.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (51.86%) HTML
2 531 (48.14%) CSS
3 310 (28.11%) jQuery
4 300 (27.20%) HTML5
5 219 (19.85%) CSS3
6 171 (15.50%) LAMP
7 153 (13.87%) Web Services
8 146 (13.24%) Symfony
9 141 (12.78%) AngularJS
10 87 (7.89%) .NET
11 84 (7.62%) Ajax
12 82 (7.43%) XML
13 74 (6.71%) REST
14 73 (6.62%) RESTful
15 60 (5.44%) Sass
16 54 (4.90%) Backbone.js
17 50 (4.53%) Laravel
18 49 (4.44%) SOAP
19 48 (4.35%) XHTML
19 48 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.61%) Open Source
2 55 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 49 (4.44%) User Experience
4 48 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 38 (3.45%) Digital Media
6 32 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.54%) W3C
8 16 (1.45%) Social Media
9 15 (1.36%) E-Learning
10 11 (1.00%) Taxonomies
11 10 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.82%) Replication
13 8 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.54%) VLE
14 6 (0.54%) Blog
14 6 (0.54%) Streaming Video
15 5 (0.45%) Clustering
15 5 (0.45%) Wiki
15 5 (0.45%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 283 (25.66%) Linux
2 80 (7.25%) UNIX
3 73 (6.62%) Windows
4 62 (5.62%) CentOS
5 45 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 26 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.99%) Debian
9 17 (1.54%) Android
9 17 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.91%) Solaris
11 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.27%) AIX
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
14 2 (0.18%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.091%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (20.58%) OO
3 206 (18.68%) TDD
4 154 (13.96%) Scrum
4 154 (13.96%) MVC
5 151 (13.69%) DevOps
6 126 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
7 125 (11.33%) E-Commerce
8 123 (11.15%) BDD
9 112 (10.15%) Web Development
10 87 (7.89%) OOP
11 82 (7.43%) OO PHP
12 75 (6.80%) Configuration Management
13 67 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
14 50 (4.53%) SOA
14 50 (4.53%) Unit Testing
15 40 (3.63%) Software Engineering
16 38 (3.45%) Kanban
17 35 (3.17%) Mentoring
18 34 (3.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 534 (48.41%) JavaScript
2 244 (22.12%) Java
3 242 (21.94%) Python
4 186 (16.86%) Ruby
5 147 (13.33%) SQL
6 128 (11.60%) Perl
7 81 (7.34%) PHP5
8 78 (7.07%) Bash Shell
9 65 (5.89%) C#
10 40 (3.63%) C
11 34 (3.08%) Shell Script
12 29 (2.63%) C++
13 21 (1.90%) Scala
14 13 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.09%) VB
16 9 (0.82%) VC++
17 7 (0.63%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.63%) VBA
17 7 (0.63%) Golang
18 6 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (4.81%) Degree
2 35 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.63%) ISEB
5 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.45%) CCNA
6 4 (0.36%) CISSP
6 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.36%) PMP
6 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.18%) CIPD
9 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.091%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.80%) QA
2 6 (0.54%) SLA
3 4 (0.36%) COREP
3 4 (0.36%) FINREP
4 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (4.44%) Varnish
2 29 (2.63%) vCloud
3 23 (2.09%) vSphere
3 23 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.72%) Docker
5 8 (0.73%) XenServer
6 6 (0.54%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.36%) Samba
7 4 (0.36%) iptables
8 3 (0.27%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.27%) RHEV
8 3 (0.27%) KVM
8 3 (0.27%) Postfix
9 2 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.091%) Gluster
10 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.091%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.091%) Squid
10 1 (0.091%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 148 (13.42%) Puppet
2 100 (9.07%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.81%) ZABBIX
3 42 (3.81%) Ansible
4 41 (3.72%) Nagios
5 32 (2.90%) Salt
6 29 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 24 (2.18%) Cacti
8 15 (1.36%) Kibana
9 10 (0.91%) yum
10 7 (0.63%) logstash
10 7 (0.63%) Icinga
11 5 (0.45%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.45%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.36%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.27%) Graphite
14 2 (0.18%) cPanel
Vendors
1 149 (13.51%) Zend
2 63 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 44 (3.99%) VMware
4 40 (3.63%) Rackspace
5 39 (3.54%) Oracle
6 29 (2.63%) New Relic
7 26 (2.36%) Google
8 23 (2.09%) Perforce
8 23 (2.09%) Adobe
9 20 (1.81%) Microsoft
10 17 (1.54%) Twitter
11 16 (1.45%) AppDynamics
12 14 (1.27%) IBM
13 13 (1.18%) Percona
14 9 (0.82%) Citrix
15 7 (0.63%) Facebook
16 6 (0.54%) F5
16 6 (0.54%) Epicor
16 6 (0.54%) HP
16 6 (0.54%) SaltStack
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £450 per day contract - permanent salaries offer equity!
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
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