The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 63 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 1662 1388 1467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 2.65% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.64% 6.79% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 966 900
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 42
Average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £20.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £35.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +13.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP within the UK.

PHP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PHP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP within the UK.

PHP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PHP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK 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
England +7 1580 £350 +16.66% 942
London +20 815 £363 +4.31% 292
South East -4 242 £325 +8.33% 199
City of London +30 171 £350 - 61
South West +11 162 £375 +31.57% 89
North West +15 98 £325 +8.33% 105
Bristol +20 95 £400 +56.86% 19
East of England -10 80 £325 +13.04% 55
Manchester +11 71 £325 - 65
Yorkshire -31 64 £325 +8.33% 82
West Midlands +7 60 £325 +18.18% 43
Surrey +19 58 £275 - 29
West Yorkshire -27 53 £325 +8.33% 48
Berkshire -15 51 £325 - 18
Hampshire +5 50 £361 +31.36% 49
Leeds -23 40 £325 +8.33% 29
Cambridgeshire +7 38 £320 +10.34% 26
East Midlands -6 37 £265 - 49
Oxfordshire -12 34 £314 +14.09% 27
Cambridge +18 33 £320 +28.00% 15
Scotland -48 32 £375 +38.88% 14
Wales +2 28 £325 +33.33% 11
South Wales +12 26 £325 +30.00% 10
Cardiff +14 23 £315 +26.00% 6
Edinburgh -19 23 £375 +41.50% 6
Birmingham +3 22 £375 +20.00% 14
Reading -2 22 £330 -0.75% 9
Hertfordshire -19 21 £320 +11.30% 16
Gloucestershire -14 19 £400 +86.04% 25
Kent +5 18 £388 +21.09% 14

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1668 (51.80%) HTML
2 1584 (49.19%) JavaScript
3 1533 (47.61%) CSS
4 1427 (44.32%) MySQL
5 1094 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
6 931 (28.91%) Linux
7 892 (27.70%) jQuery
8 745 (23.14%) HTML5
9 643 (19.97%) Java
10 631 (19.60%) Git (software)
11 609 (18.91%) MVC
12 594 (18.45%) OO
13 589 (18.29%) Zend
14 587 (18.23%) Apache
15 557 (17.30%) LAMP
16 498 (15.47%) CSS3
17 488 (15.16%) TDD
18 483 (15.00%) Python
19 460 (14.29%) Ruby
20 438 (13.60%) Symfony
20 438 (13.60%) SQL
21 434 (13.48%) Web Services
22 390 (12.11%) Open Source
23 385 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
24 377 (11.71%) XML
25 355 (11.02%) E-Commerce
25 355 (11.02%) Subversion
26 336 (10.43%) Perl
27 333 (10.34%) Drupal
28 315 (9.78%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 587 (18.23%) Apache
2 333 (10.34%) Drupal
3 248 (7.70%) WordPress
4 222 (6.89%) CMS
5 145 (4.50%) Node.js
6 86 (2.67%) nginx
7 80 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 64 (1.99%) IIS
9 59 (1.83%) Moodle
10 42 (1.30%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.15%) Apache Solr
12 34 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.81%) JBoss
13 26 (0.81%) SharePoint
14 24 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
15 22 (0.68%) Confluence
16 20 (0.62%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.47%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.40%) MediaWiki
19 11 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 48 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 30 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.40%) MS Office
4 13 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) GIMP
8 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.031%) MS Project
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
8 1 (0.031%) InDesign
8 1 (0.031%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 196 (6.09%) Magento
2 18 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
4 10 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.19%) osCommerce
5 6 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.19%) Shopify
5 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.093%) Zen Cart
8 2 (0.062%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 32 (0.99%) SaaS
5 26 (0.81%) GitHub
6 24 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.34%) Joyent
9 10 (0.31%) PaaS
10 9 (0.28%) Route 53
11 8 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.062%) Office 365
13 2 (0.062%) IaaS
13 2 (0.062%) Heroku
13 2 (0.062%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.031%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.031%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.94%) HTTP
2 105 (3.26%) Internet
3 70 (2.17%) SSL
4 64 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 63 (1.96%) DNS
6 60 (1.86%) LDAP
7 55 (1.71%) Firewall
8 45 (1.40%) SSH
9 32 (0.99%) Intranet
10 26 (0.81%) SAN
10 26 (0.81%) VPN
11 24 (0.75%) LAN
11 24 (0.75%) WAN
12 21 (0.65%) DHCP
12 21 (0.65%) FTP
13 20 (0.62%) SMTP
14 19 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
15 18 (0.56%) NAS
16 17 (0.53%) Network Security
17 14 (0.43%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1427 (44.32%) MySQL
2 171 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 158 (4.91%) MongoDB
4 132 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 117 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 103 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
7 81 (2.52%) Redis
8 72 (2.24%) Big Data
9 45 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 45 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 32 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 30 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 26 (0.81%) Riak
13 25 (0.78%) CouchDB
14 16 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.34%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.31%) SimpleDB
16 10 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 631 (19.60%) Git (software)
2 355 (11.02%) Subversion
3 221 (6.86%) Jenkins
4 202 (6.27%) PHPUnit
5 153 (4.75%) Selenium
6 121 (3.76%) JIRA
7 91 (2.83%) Hudson
8 84 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 71 (2.20%) Maven
10 54 (1.68%) Behat
11 50 (1.55%) JUnit
12 48 (1.49%) Mercurial
13 44 (1.37%) WebDriver
14 31 (0.96%) JMeter
14 31 (0.96%) Grunt
15 29 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 29 (0.90%) Jasmine
16 20 (0.62%) Trac
17 19 (0.59%) Ant
18 18 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 149 (4.63%) Finance
2 147 (4.57%) Marketing
3 71 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 47 (1.46%) Games
5 45 (1.40%) Publishing
6 43 (1.34%) Retail
7 37 (1.15%) Advertising
8 35 (1.09%) Banking
9 23 (0.71%) Electronics
10 21 (0.65%) Legal
11 20 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.50%) French Language
13 13 (0.40%) Back Office
14 9 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.28%) German Language
14 9 (0.28%) Billing
15 8 (0.25%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
17 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2389 (74.19%) Developer
2 1214 (37.70%) PHP Developer
3 378 (11.74%) Web Developer
4 267 (8.29%) Front-End Developer
5 243 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 160 (4.97%) Drupal Developer
7 149 (4.63%) Senior PHP Developer
8 133 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 126 (3.91%) Architect
10 118 (3.66%) Magento Developer
11 115 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 105 (3.26%) Software Engineer
13 95 (2.95%) PHP Web Developer
14 89 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
15 88 (2.73%) Java Developer
16 87 (2.70%) PHP Zend Developer
17 84 (2.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 76 (2.36%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 68 (2.11%) Tester
20 66 (2.05%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1668 (51.80%) HTML
2 1533 (47.61%) CSS
3 892 (27.70%) jQuery
4 745 (23.14%) HTML5
5 557 (17.30%) LAMP
6 498 (15.47%) CSS3
7 438 (13.60%) Symfony
8 434 (13.48%) Web Services
9 377 (11.71%) XML
10 256 (7.95%) Ajax
11 245 (7.61%) JSON
12 240 (7.45%) .NET
13 219 (6.80%) RESTful
14 207 (6.43%) AngularJS
15 183 (5.68%) Laravel
16 178 (5.53%) Zend Framework
17 157 (4.88%) REST
17 157 (4.88%) Backbone.js
18 153 (4.75%) CodeIgniter
19 130 (4.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 390 (12.11%) Open Source
2 141 (4.38%) User Experience
3 117 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 76 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (1.96%) Digital Media
7 47 (1.46%) Social Media
8 46 (1.43%) E-Learning
9 42 (1.30%) W3C
10 36 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (0.87%) Clustering
12 27 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 25 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 24 (0.75%) Learning Management System
15 21 (0.65%) DTV
15 21 (0.65%) VLE
16 20 (0.62%) Data Integration
17 19 (0.59%) Taxonomies
18 18 (0.56%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 931 (28.91%) Linux
2 297 (9.22%) UNIX
3 212 (6.58%) CentOS
4 147 (4.57%) Windows
5 125 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (2.61%) Android
7 83 (2.58%) Apple iOS
8 73 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 63 (1.96%) Debian
10 37 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (0.78%) Solaris
12 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.40%) Fedora
14 11 (0.34%) AIX
15 7 (0.22%) VMS
15 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.19%) HPUX
17 5 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1094 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (18.91%) MVC
3 594 (18.45%) OO
4 488 (15.16%) TDD
5 385 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
6 355 (11.02%) E-Commerce
7 311 (9.66%) Scrum
8 289 (8.98%) OOP
9 272 (8.45%) Web Development
10 263 (8.17%) BDD
11 261 (8.11%) DevOps
12 211 (6.55%) OO PHP
13 193 (5.99%) Software Engineering
14 184 (5.71%) Unit Testing
15 164 (5.09%) Responsive Web Design
16 137 (4.25%) Configuration Management
17 91 (2.83%) Automated Testing
18 89 (2.76%) Mentoring
19 88 (2.73%) Web Design
20 84 (2.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1584 (49.19%) JavaScript
2 643 (19.97%) Java
3 483 (15.00%) Python
4 460 (14.29%) Ruby
5 438 (13.60%) SQL
6 336 (10.43%) Perl
7 315 (9.78%) PHP5
8 193 (5.99%) Bash Shell
9 185 (5.75%) C#
10 158 (4.91%) C++
11 80 (2.48%) C
12 72 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 57 (1.77%) Scala
14 41 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 36 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 34 (1.06%) Tcl
17 25 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 22 (0.68%) ActionScript
19 18 (0.56%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 155 (4.81%) Degree
2 107 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 72 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 22 (0.68%) ISEB
5 20 (0.62%) CCNA
5 20 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.43%) CISSP
7 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.16%) MCSE
13 4 (0.12%) PMP
13 4 (0.12%) RHCE
13 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.12%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.093%) MCITP
14 3 (0.093%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.32%) QA
2 15 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.37%) SLA
4 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.062%) COBIT
6 1 (0.031%) WCAG
6 1 (0.031%) WAI
6 1 (0.031%) Section 508
6 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 66 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (1.34%) Varnish
3 33 (1.02%) XenServer
4 29 (0.90%) Samba
5 27 (0.84%) Active Directory
6 19 (0.59%) Postfix
6 19 (0.59%) NFS
6 19 (0.59%) KVM
7 13 (0.40%) Snort
8 11 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.28%) Xen
9 9 (0.28%) Firmware
9 9 (0.28%) vCloud
10 8 (0.25%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.22%) vSphere
12 6 (0.19%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.16%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.12%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 243 (7.55%) Puppet
2 190 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (2.48%) Nagios
4 59 (1.83%) Salt
5 43 (1.34%) Cacti
6 41 (1.27%) ZABBIX
7 32 (0.99%) Vagrant
8 19 (0.59%) OpenSSO
9 17 (0.53%) Ansible
10 16 (0.50%) Zenoss
11 9 (0.28%) YUM
11 9 (0.28%) Capistrano
12 7 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.16%) OpenView
14 5 (0.16%) Cobbler
15 3 (0.093%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 3 (0.093%) CFEngine
15 3 (0.093%) Kibana
Vendors
1 589 (18.29%) Zend
2 236 (7.33%) Red Hat
3 175 (5.43%) Oracle
4 103 (3.20%) VMware
5 100 (3.11%) Microsoft
6 66 (2.05%) Twitter
7 50 (1.55%) Rackspace
8 48 (1.49%) Adobe
9 43 (1.34%) Facebook
10 40 (1.24%) Google
11 34 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (0.90%) SAP
13 28 (0.87%) Citrix
14 23 (0.71%) Percona
15 21 (0.65%) New Relic
16 18 (0.56%) Cisco
17 17 (0.53%) HP
18 15 (0.47%) Sun
19 14 (0.43%) SaltStack
20 11 (0.34%) Splunk
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £515 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £259 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £1 - £999 per annum + (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Rate: From £300 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago