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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 62 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing PHP 1665 1385 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 2.64% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 6.77% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 968 941
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 £213 £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 17 25 44
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.60 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £35.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +25.00%

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
21641 20443 20821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 38.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 13100 12385
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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 419 567 726
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.40
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 21 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 21 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 21 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 +8 1582 £350 +12.90% 899
London +21 820 £363 +3.94% 284
South East -13 229 £325 +8.33% 188
City of London +29 168 £350 - 62
South West +15 168 £375 +31.57% 75
Bristol +20 99 £394 +51.44% 15
North West +10 99 £325 +8.33% 106
East of England -8 86 £338 +20.00% 64
Manchester +9 71 £323 -4.44% 66
Yorkshire -34 62 £323 +2.38% 78
West Midlands +13 60 £325 +18.18% 40
Surrey +22 53 £275 - 35
West Yorkshire -29 50 £325 - 42
Berkshire -20 48 £325 - 21
Hampshire 0 47 £363 +45.00% 45
Cambridgeshire +13 40 £320 +13.27% 31
East Midlands -6 36 £268 +0.94% 37
Leeds -29 36 £325 +4.00% 23
Oxfordshire -10 35 £305 +10.90% 24
Cambridge +14 34 £320 +28.00% 20
Scotland -52 32 £375 +38.88% 14
Wales 0 29 £325 +33.33% 9
South Wales +12 27 £325 +30.00% 8
Cardiff +17 24 £308 +23.00% 8
Hertfordshire -11 23 £335 +16.52% 17
Edinburgh -15 23 £375 +38.88% 3
Birmingham +4 22 £375 +30.43% 10
Reading +2 20 £330 -0.75% 8
Gloucestershire -9 20 £400 +86.04% 21
Kent +7 17 £400 +25.00% 13

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 1638 (51.49%) HTML
2 1554 (48.85%) JavaScript
3 1506 (47.34%) CSS
4 1404 (44.14%) MySQL
5 1084 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
6 921 (28.95%) Linux
7 866 (27.22%) jQuery
8 730 (22.95%) HTML5
9 636 (19.99%) Java
10 614 (19.30%) Git (software)
11 600 (18.86%) MVC
12 584 (18.36%) OO
13 583 (18.33%) Zend
14 579 (18.20%) Apache
15 551 (17.32%) LAMP
16 488 (15.34%) CSS3
17 478 (15.03%) TDD
18 469 (14.74%) Python
19 448 (14.08%) Ruby
20 433 (13.61%) SQL
21 430 (13.52%) Web Services
22 428 (13.45%) Symfony
23 388 (12.20%) Open Source
24 381 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
25 371 (11.66%) XML
26 351 (11.03%) Subversion
27 350 (11.00%) E-Commerce
28 332 (10.44%) Perl
29 322 (10.12%) Drupal
30 312 (9.81%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 579 (18.20%) Apache
2 322 (10.12%) Drupal
3 237 (7.45%) WordPress
4 216 (6.79%) CMS
5 135 (4.24%) Node.js
6 83 (2.61%) nginx
7 80 (2.51%) Tomcat
8 63 (1.98%) IIS
9 59 (1.85%) Moodle
10 41 (1.29%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 34 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.82%) JBoss
13 26 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 24 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
15 21 (0.66%) MS Exchange
16 20 (0.63%) Confluence
17 15 (0.47%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.38%) MediaWiki
19 11 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 48 (1.51%) MS Excel
3 29 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.41%) MS Office
4 13 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.063%) 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 (6.16%) Magento
2 18 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
4 8 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.19%) Shopify
5 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.16%) osCommerce
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.094%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.063%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 145 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (1.19%) Amazon S3
4 31 (0.97%) SaaS
5 26 (0.82%) GitHub
6 24 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.35%) Joyent
9 10 (0.31%) PaaS
10 9 (0.28%) Route 53
11 8 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.063%) Office 365
13 2 (0.063%) IaaS
13 2 (0.063%) Heroku
13 2 (0.063%) 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 (3.99%) HTTP
2 102 (3.21%) Internet
3 69 (2.17%) SSL
4 62 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 62 (1.95%) DNS
5 60 (1.89%) LDAP
6 54 (1.70%) Firewall
7 44 (1.38%) SSH
8 32 (1.01%) Intranet
9 26 (0.82%) SAN
10 25 (0.79%) VPN
11 23 (0.72%) LAN
11 23 (0.72%) WAN
12 21 (0.66%) SMTP
12 21 (0.66%) DHCP
12 21 (0.66%) FTP
13 18 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
13 18 (0.57%) NAS
14 16 (0.50%) Network Security
15 13 (0.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1404 (44.14%) MySQL
2 166 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 153 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 133 (4.18%) SQL Server
5 117 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 100 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
7 78 (2.45%) Redis
8 71 (2.23%) Big Data
9 44 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 44 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 31 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.75%) CouchDB
12 24 (0.75%) Riak
13 15 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.35%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.31%) SimpleDB
16 10 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 614 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 351 (11.03%) Subversion
3 218 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 198 (6.22%) PHPUnit
5 152 (4.78%) Selenium
6 117 (3.68%) JIRA
7 89 (2.80%) Hudson
8 82 (2.58%) Cucumber
9 71 (2.23%) Maven
10 54 (1.70%) Behat
11 50 (1.57%) JUnit
12 48 (1.51%) Mercurial
13 44 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 30 (0.94%) JMeter
15 29 (0.91%) Grunt
16 27 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (0.85%) Jasmine
17 20 (0.63%) Trac
18 19 (0.60%) Ant
19 18 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 149 (4.68%) Finance
2 143 (4.50%) Marketing
3 71 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.41%) Games
5 44 (1.38%) Publishing
6 42 (1.32%) Retail
7 35 (1.10%) Banking
8 34 (1.07%) Advertising
9 23 (0.72%) Electronics
10 21 (0.66%) Legal
11 20 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.50%) French Language
13 13 (0.41%) Back Office
14 9 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.28%) German Language
14 9 (0.28%) Billing
15 7 (0.22%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
17 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2352 (73.94%) Developer
2 1194 (37.54%) PHP Developer
3 373 (11.73%) Web Developer
4 264 (8.30%) Front-End Developer
5 229 (7.20%) Senior Developer
6 157 (4.94%) Drupal Developer
7 140 (4.40%) Senior PHP Developer
8 128 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 125 (3.93%) Architect
10 118 (3.71%) Magento Developer
11 112 (3.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 104 (3.27%) Software Engineer
13 94 (2.96%) PHP Web Developer
14 89 (2.80%) Java Developer
15 88 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
16 86 (2.70%) PHP Zend Developer
17 84 (2.64%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 75 (2.36%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 67 (2.11%) Tester
20 66 (2.07%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1638 (51.49%) HTML
2 1506 (47.34%) CSS
3 866 (27.22%) jQuery
4 730 (22.95%) HTML5
5 551 (17.32%) LAMP
6 488 (15.34%) CSS3
7 430 (13.52%) Web Services
8 428 (13.45%) Symfony
9 371 (11.66%) XML
10 253 (7.95%) Ajax
11 243 (7.64%) JSON
11 243 (7.64%) .NET
12 216 (6.79%) RESTful
13 204 (6.41%) AngularJS
14 181 (5.69%) Laravel
15 173 (5.44%) Zend Framework
16 155 (4.87%) REST
17 153 (4.81%) Backbone.js
18 152 (4.78%) CodeIgniter
19 128 (4.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 388 (12.20%) Open Source
2 140 (4.40%) User Experience
3 113 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 74 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 44 (1.38%) E-Learning
8 43 (1.35%) Social Media
9 42 (1.32%) W3C
10 36 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (0.85%) Clustering
12 26 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 25 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 23 (0.72%) Learning Management System
15 21 (0.66%) DTV
16 20 (0.63%) VLE
16 20 (0.63%) Data Integration
17 19 (0.60%) Taxonomies
18 18 (0.57%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.57%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 921 (28.95%) Linux
2 297 (9.34%) UNIX
3 210 (6.60%) CentOS
4 145 (4.56%) Windows
5 124 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (2.64%) Android
6 84 (2.64%) Apple iOS
7 69 (2.17%) Ubuntu
8 61 (1.92%) Debian
9 37 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.79%) Solaris
11 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.41%) Fedora
13 11 (0.35%) AIX
14 7 (0.22%) VMS
14 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.19%) HPUX
16 5 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1084 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (18.86%) MVC
3 584 (18.36%) OO
4 478 (15.03%) TDD
5 381 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
6 350 (11.00%) E-Commerce
7 310 (9.75%) Scrum
8 285 (8.96%) OOP
9 268 (8.43%) Web Development
10 259 (8.14%) BDD
11 256 (8.05%) DevOps
12 209 (6.57%) OO PHP
13 190 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 179 (5.63%) Unit Testing
15 158 (4.97%) Responsive Web Design
16 138 (4.34%) Configuration Management
17 91 (2.86%) Automated Testing
18 89 (2.80%) Mentoring
19 86 (2.70%) Web Design
20 83 (2.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1554 (48.85%) JavaScript
2 636 (19.99%) Java
3 469 (14.74%) Python
4 448 (14.08%) Ruby
5 433 (13.61%) SQL
6 332 (10.44%) Perl
7 312 (9.81%) PHP5
8 189 (5.94%) Bash Shell
9 187 (5.88%) C#
10 159 (5.00%) C++
11 80 (2.51%) C
12 71 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 55 (1.73%) Scala
14 41 (1.29%) VB.NET
15 36 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.10%) Tcl
17 25 (0.79%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.66%) ActionScript
19 19 (0.60%) Objective-C
20 18 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (4.90%) Degree
2 105 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 71 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (0.63%) CCNA
4 20 (0.63%) ISEB
5 14 (0.44%) CISSP
6 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.16%) MCSE
12 4 (0.13%) RHCE
12 4 (0.13%) PMP
12 4 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.094%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.094%) CEH
13 3 (0.094%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.30%) QA
2 15 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.063%) COBIT
5 1 (0.031%) WCAG
5 1 (0.031%) WAI
5 1 (0.031%) Section 508
5 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.32%) Varnish
3 32 (1.01%) XenServer
4 28 (0.88%) Samba
5 27 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 19 (0.60%) NFS
6 19 (0.60%) KVM
7 18 (0.57%) Postfix
8 13 (0.41%) Snort
9 11 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.28%) Xen
10 9 (0.28%) Firmware
10 9 (0.28%) vCloud
11 8 (0.25%) Shibboleth
12 7 (0.22%) vSphere
13 6 (0.19%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.16%) Sendmail
15 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 240 (7.54%) Puppet
2 187 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (2.51%) Nagios
4 59 (1.85%) Salt
5 44 (1.38%) Cacti
6 40 (1.26%) ZABBIX
7 32 (1.01%) Vagrant
8 20 (0.63%) OpenSSO
9 16 (0.50%) Ansible
9 16 (0.50%) Zenoss
10 9 (0.28%) YUM
10 9 (0.28%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.19%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.16%) OpenView
13 5 (0.16%) Cobbler
14 3 (0.094%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 3 (0.094%) Kibana
14 3 (0.094%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 583 (18.33%) Zend
2 236 (7.42%) Red Hat
3 175 (5.50%) Oracle
4 103 (3.24%) Microsoft
5 102 (3.21%) VMware
6 65 (2.04%) Twitter
7 50 (1.57%) Rackspace
8 49 (1.54%) Adobe
9 43 (1.35%) Facebook
10 37 (1.16%) Google
11 34 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (0.94%) SAP
13 27 (0.85%) Citrix
14 24 (0.75%) Percona
15 20 (0.63%) New Relic
16 18 (0.57%) Cisco
17 17 (0.53%) HP
18 15 (0.47%) Sun
19 13 (0.41%) SaltStack
20 10 (0.31%) JD Edwards
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £225 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 3 days ago