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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 76 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 1197 1309 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 2.72% 2.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.18% 7.34% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 890 713
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 17
Average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.25 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £74.25 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 -13 1132 £350 +7.69% 919
London -15 529 £375 +7.14% 305
South East +1 198 £325 +4.83% 145
South West -2 129 £400 +33.33% 94
City of London +17 126 £338 -3.57% 64
Yorkshire -7 89 £363 +20.83% 89
Bristol +4 79 £413 +37.50% 29
West Yorkshire -12 73 £363 +20.83% 62
Leeds -13 67 £375 +25.00% 46
North West -14 60 £310 -2.36% 121
East of England -13 56 £275 -15.38% 59
Hampshire +21 54 £310 +4.20% 30
West Midlands +6 38 £295 +12.38% 47
Oxfordshire +2 38 £275 -8.33% 29
Berkshire -4 37 £338 +12.50% 22
Manchester -15 37 £325 - 60
Scotland -33 27 £338 +42.10% 21
East Midlands +6 26 £260 -13.33% 41
Oxford -1 24 £325 +8.33% 11
Cambridgeshire -17 24 £200 -37.50% 21
Surrey -17 23 £350 +7.69% 22
Gloucestershire 0 21 £439 +46.33% 11
Wales -5 21 £333 -11.33% 21
Essex +3 19 £403 +62.62% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 19 £300 -7.69% 12
Cheshire +13 18 £294 -2.08% 23
Southampton +2 18 £313 -19.35% 11
Edinburgh -1 17 £390 +47.16% 8
South Wales -7 17 £308 -18.00% 11
Cheltenham - 15 £478 - 3

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1455 (51.11%) HTML
2 1430 (50.23%) JavaScript
3 1295 (45.49%) CSS
4 1265 (44.43%) MySQL
5 981 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
6 826 (29.01%) jQuery
7 816 (28.66%) Linux
8 710 (24.94%) HTML5
9 605 (21.25%) Git (software)
10 567 (19.92%) OO
11 565 (19.85%) Java
12 531 (18.65%) Apache
13 527 (18.51%) MVC
14 485 (17.04%) LAMP
15 483 (16.97%) Python
16 441 (15.49%) CSS3
17 428 (15.03%) Zend
18 412 (14.47%) TDD
19 405 (14.23%) Ruby
20 399 (14.01%) SQL
21 388 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
22 363 (12.75%) Web Services
23 342 (12.01%) Drupal
24 339 (11.91%) Symfony
25 330 (11.59%) Subversion
26 324 (11.38%) Open Source
27 307 (10.78%) Perl
28 302 (10.61%) XML
29 300 (10.54%) Scrum
30 297 (10.43%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 531 (18.65%) Apache
2 342 (12.01%) Drupal
3 209 (7.34%) CMS
4 189 (6.64%) WordPress
5 168 (5.90%) Node.js
6 93 (3.27%) nginx
7 60 (2.11%) IIS
8 52 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 38 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.23%) Apache Solr
11 33 (1.16%) Joomla!
12 32 (1.12%) Moodle
13 31 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 29 (1.02%) OpenStack
15 25 (0.88%) SharePoint
16 21 (0.74%) JBoss
17 20 (0.70%) Confluence
18 14 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
18 14 (0.49%) WebSphere
19 11 (0.39%) uWSGI
Applications
1 61 (2.14%) Photoshop
2 47 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 27 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.53%) MS Office
6 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 168 (5.90%) Magento
2 22 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.21%) Shopify
4 6 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.11%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.035%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.035%) Tridion
7 1 (0.035%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.035%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 118 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 25 (0.88%) SaaS
5 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.42%) Joyent
7 12 (0.42%) GitHub
8 9 (0.32%) Route 53
9 8 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.21%) PaaS
11 2 (0.070%) IaaS
11 2 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.035%) Responsys
12 1 (0.035%) Yammer
12 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.035%) Heroku
12 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.035%) Office 365
12 1 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.90%) Internet
2 104 (3.65%) HTTP
3 77 (2.70%) DNS
4 69 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 66 (2.32%) SSL
6 46 (1.62%) Firewall
7 36 (1.26%) LDAP
8 29 (1.02%) Intranet
9 26 (0.91%) DHCP
10 24 (0.84%) WAN
10 24 (0.84%) LAN
10 24 (0.84%) SSH
11 20 (0.70%) SAN
12 18 (0.63%) VPN
13 15 (0.53%) SMTP
13 15 (0.53%) Network Security
14 11 (0.39%) FTP
14 11 (0.39%) NAS
15 10 (0.35%) HTTPS
16 9 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1265 (44.43%) MySQL
2 170 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 146 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 126 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
5 123 (4.32%) NoSQL
6 105 (3.69%) Relational Database
7 68 (2.39%) Big Data
8 62 (2.18%) Redis
9 55 (1.93%) Oracle Database
10 51 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 40 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 39 (1.37%) Riak
13 37 (1.30%) CouchDB
13 37 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.53%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.53%) Hypertable
14 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 605 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 330 (11.59%) Subversion
3 218 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 211 (7.41%) PHPUnit
5 124 (4.36%) Selenium
6 97 (3.41%) JIRA
7 81 (2.85%) Hudson
8 71 (2.49%) Cucumber
8 71 (2.49%) Maven
9 43 (1.51%) Behat
10 38 (1.33%) Jasmine
11 37 (1.30%) Mercurial
12 34 (1.19%) JUnit
13 31 (1.09%) Grunt
13 31 (1.09%) WebDriver
14 27 (0.95%) QUnit
14 27 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 22 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 22 (0.77%) Ant
16 21 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 185 (6.50%) Finance
2 157 (5.51%) Marketing
3 55 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 54 (1.90%) Advertising
5 46 (1.62%) Publishing
6 39 (1.37%) Retail
7 34 (1.19%) Games
8 32 (1.12%) Banking
9 26 (0.91%) Electronics
10 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.42%) Law
11 12 (0.42%) Legal
12 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.32%) Automotive
14 6 (0.21%) Back Office
15 5 (0.18%) French Language
15 5 (0.18%) German Language
15 5 (0.18%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2051 (72.04%) Developer
2 1053 (36.99%) PHP Developer
3 323 (11.35%) Web Developer
4 237 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 188 (6.60%) Front-End Developer
6 156 (5.48%) Drupal Developer
7 149 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 119 (4.18%) Senior PHP Developer
9 101 (3.55%) Magento Developer
10 95 (3.34%) Architect
11 94 (3.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 88 (3.09%) Software Engineer
13 82 (2.88%) Java Developer
14 76 (2.67%) PHP Web Developer
15 75 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
16 60 (2.11%) Analyst
17 57 (2.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 57 (2.00%) WordPress Developer
18 56 (1.97%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 52 (1.83%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1455 (51.11%) HTML
2 1295 (45.49%) CSS
3 826 (29.01%) jQuery
4 710 (24.94%) HTML5
5 485 (17.04%) LAMP
6 441 (15.49%) CSS3
7 363 (12.75%) Web Services
8 339 (11.91%) Symfony
9 302 (10.61%) XML
10 246 (8.64%) AngularJS
11 223 (7.83%) Ajax
12 220 (7.73%) Laravel
13 207 (7.27%) .NET
14 173 (6.08%) RESTful
15 160 (5.62%) JSON
16 148 (5.20%) REST
17 129 (4.53%) CodeIgniter
17 129 (4.53%) Backbone.js
17 129 (4.53%) Doctrine
18 127 (4.46%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 324 (11.38%) Open Source
2 138 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 117 (4.11%) User Experience
4 95 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 80 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (2.14%) Digital Media
7 39 (1.37%) W3C
8 38 (1.33%) Clustering
9 35 (1.23%) Social Media
10 30 (1.05%) E-Learning
11 28 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (0.91%) Taxonomies
13 23 (0.81%) DTV
14 21 (0.74%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.67%) Derivative
16 16 (0.56%) Wiki
17 15 (0.53%) Blog
17 15 (0.53%) Mathematics
18 14 (0.49%) Replication
18 14 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 816 (28.66%) Linux
2 286 (10.05%) UNIX
3 206 (7.24%) CentOS
4 165 (5.80%) Windows
5 101 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (2.49%) Ubuntu
7 63 (2.21%) Android
8 62 (2.18%) Apple iOS
9 45 (1.58%) Debian
10 44 (1.55%) Solaris
11 37 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 23 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.46%) Fedora
14 13 (0.46%) AIX
15 9 (0.32%) VMS
16 6 (0.21%) HPUX
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (19.92%) OO
3 527 (18.51%) MVC
4 412 (14.47%) TDD
5 388 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
6 300 (10.54%) Scrum
7 297 (10.43%) E-Commerce
8 296 (10.40%) DevOps
9 237 (8.32%) Web Development
10 229 (8.04%) OOP
11 219 (7.69%) BDD
12 217 (7.62%) Software Engineering
13 201 (7.06%) OO PHP
14 161 (5.66%) Unit Testing
15 145 (5.09%) Configuration Management
16 143 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
17 98 (3.44%) Automated Testing
18 90 (3.16%) Mentoring
19 84 (2.95%) Content Management
20 83 (2.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1430 (50.23%) JavaScript
2 565 (19.85%) Java
3 483 (16.97%) Python
4 405 (14.23%) Ruby
5 399 (14.01%) SQL
6 307 (10.78%) Perl
7 270 (9.48%) PHP5
8 191 (6.71%) Bash Shell
9 132 (4.64%) C#
10 115 (4.04%) C++
11 94 (3.30%) C
12 92 (3.23%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.62%) Scala
14 30 (1.05%) VB
15 23 (0.81%) Tcl
16 22 (0.77%) PowerShell
17 21 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.74%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.60%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.60%) Lua
Qualifications
1 140 (4.92%) Degree
2 134 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 84 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 26 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (0.91%) CCNA
5 17 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.53%) ISEB
7 14 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.25%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.21%) MCSE
12 5 (0.18%) PMP
12 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.14%) CISSP
14 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.11%) RHCE
14 3 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.02%) QA
2 7 (0.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.070%) HL7
5 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.070%) WCAG
5 2 (0.070%) COBIT
6 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (1.83%) Varnish
3 30 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.81%) XenServer
5 21 (0.74%) KVM
6 20 (0.70%) Samba
7 19 (0.67%) vCloud
8 16 (0.56%) vSphere
9 13 (0.46%) Docker
9 13 (0.46%) Shibboleth
10 12 (0.42%) NFS
11 10 (0.35%) Postfix
12 9 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.25%) Xen
14 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.21%) Firmware
15 5 (0.18%) RHEV
16 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
17 2 (0.070%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 2 (0.070%) Squid
Systems Management
1 280 (9.83%) Puppet
2 214 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (3.13%) Nagios
4 61 (2.14%) Salt
5 51 (1.79%) Ansible
6 43 (1.51%) Cacti
7 42 (1.48%) ZABBIX
8 39 (1.37%) Vagrant
9 22 (0.77%) Graphite
10 15 (0.53%) Zenoss
10 15 (0.53%) CFEngine
11 10 (0.35%) Kibana
12 8 (0.28%) OpenSSO
12 8 (0.28%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.25%) Icinga
13 7 (0.25%) yum
14 6 (0.21%) OpenIDM
15 5 (0.18%) OpenView
15 5 (0.18%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.18%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 428 (15.03%) Zend
2 189 (6.64%) Red Hat
3 179 (6.29%) Oracle
4 98 (3.44%) Microsoft
5 96 (3.37%) VMware
6 59 (2.07%) Twitter
7 58 (2.04%) Rackspace
8 44 (1.55%) Google
9 43 (1.51%) Adobe
10 36 (1.26%) Facebook
11 29 (1.02%) New Relic
12 27 (0.95%) Percona
12 27 (0.95%) Splunk
13 26 (0.91%) Citrix
14 25 (0.88%) SAP
15 23 (0.81%) SaltStack
16 22 (0.77%) Sun
17 21 (0.74%) Cisco
18 19 (0.67%) HP
19 15 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
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Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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