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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 105 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Contract jobs citing PHP 1094 1196 1332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 2.31% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 6.12% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 838 905
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 37
Average hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £14.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.86 £50.00 £92.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.20 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+17.54% +38.85%

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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -17 1050 £375 +7.14% 848
London -7 540 £400 +6.66% 286
South East -3 175 £350 +7.69% 134
Yorkshire -25 74 £305 -15.86% 98
North West -5 69 £295 -4.83% 116
City of London -19 56 £375 +10.29% 49
West Midlands +3 48 £273 -7.62% 43
South West -55 47 £309 -22.81% 48
Oxfordshire +8 45 £375 +36.36% 11
Manchester -8 45 £300 -7.69% 61
East of England -13 41 £325 +18.18% 34
West Yorkshire -36 41 £305 -18.66% 60
East Midlands -1 39 £350 +32.07% 71
Leeds -33 35 £315 -16.00% 49
Hampshire -16 32 £330 +10.00% 41
Berkshire -7 29 £313 -7.40% 25
East Sussex +29 28 £313 +25.00% 8
Oxford +2 28 £400 +41.59% 3
Brighton +31 26 £313 +25.00% 7
South Yorkshire +12 24 £325 +47.72% 19
Surrey -7 24 £375 +7.14% 22
Birmingham +12 23 £325 +8.33% 22
Sheffield +6 21 £325 +13.04% 12
Reading 0 21 £350 -3.44% 12
Leicestershire 0 20 £350 +77.21% 16
Hertfordshire +20 19 £270 -13.60% 5
Wales -13 17 £338 -3.57% 12
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £331 +10.41% 8
Scotland -18 14 £350 +7.69% 12
Watford +7 13 £450 +28.57%

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1406 (59.20%) JavaScript
2 1368 (57.60%) HTML
3 1302 (54.82%) CSS
4 941 (39.62%) MySQL
5 764 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
6 636 (26.78%) jQuery
7 615 (25.89%) HTML5
8 540 (22.74%) Git (software)
8 540 (22.74%) Linux
9 535 (22.53%) Java
10 434 (18.27%) SQL
11 423 (17.81%) CSS3
12 412 (17.35%) Python
13 384 (16.17%) OO
14 359 (15.12%) TDD
15 347 (14.61%) MVC
16 316 (13.31%) AngularJS
17 312 (13.14%) Front End Development
17 312 (13.14%) LAMP
18 311 (13.09%) Apache
19 307 (12.93%) Drupal
20 286 (12.04%) Web Services
21 273 (11.49%) Node.js
22 271 (11.41%) Web Development
23 257 (10.82%) WordPress
24 255 (10.74%) Ruby
25 253 (10.65%) E-Commerce
26 252 (10.61%) CMS
27 236 (9.94%) XML
27 236 (9.94%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 311 (13.09%) Apache
2 307 (12.93%) Drupal
3 273 (11.49%) Node.js
4 257 (10.82%) WordPress
5 252 (10.61%) CMS
6 88 (3.71%) Tomcat
7 80 (3.37%) nginx
8 62 (2.61%) JBoss
9 59 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
10 58 (2.44%) IIS
11 50 (2.11%) Apache Solr
12 38 (1.60%) Confluence
13 36 (1.52%) Joomla!
14 33 (1.39%) Moodle
15 27 (1.14%) SharePoint
16 18 (0.76%) Alfresco
17 17 (0.72%) Apache Spark
18 14 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
19 13 (0.55%) Umbraco
20 12 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 109 (4.59%) Photoshop
2 39 (1.64%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.84%) MS Office
5 18 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.38%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.17%) GIMP
9 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.084%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.084%) InDesign
11 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.042%) Stata
Business Applications
1 181 (7.62%) Magento
2 42 (1.77%) BigMachines
2 42 (1.77%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.13%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.084%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.084%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.084%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.084%) Shopify
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.042%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 188 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (3.37%) GitHub
3 70 (2.95%) SaaS
4 48 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.31%) Google Analytics
6 27 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
9 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.46%) MailChimp
11 9 (0.38%) IaaS
12 8 (0.34%) AdWords
12 8 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
13 7 (0.29%) PaaS
14 6 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.25%) Heroku
15 5 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.55%) HTTP
2 55 (2.32%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.11%) Internet
4 46 (1.94%) Intranet
5 32 (1.35%) DNS
6 31 (1.31%) FTP
7 30 (1.26%) Firewall
7 30 (1.26%) SSH
8 24 (1.01%) SMTP
8 24 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (0.88%) LDAP
10 19 (0.80%) 3G
10 19 (0.80%) 4G
11 16 (0.67%) SSL
12 14 (0.59%) VPN
13 10 (0.42%) DMZ
13 10 (0.42%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.42%) VLAN
14 8 (0.34%) DHCP
15 7 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 941 (39.62%) MySQL
2 181 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
3 173 (7.28%) MongoDB
4 132 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 110 (4.63%) NoSQL
6 107 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 73 (3.07%) Redis
8 67 (2.82%) Big Data
9 40 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.52%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.35%) Jackrabbit
12 26 (1.09%) Pentaho
13 20 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.76%) Apache Hive
14 18 (0.76%) DB2
15 15 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.63%) HBase
15 15 (0.63%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 540 (22.74%) Git (software)
2 210 (8.84%) Subversion
3 165 (6.95%) Jenkins
4 142 (5.98%) JIRA
5 116 (4.88%) Selenium
6 98 (4.13%) PHPUnit
7 91 (3.83%) Grunt
8 78 (3.28%) Maven
9 62 (2.61%) Cucumber
10 58 (2.44%) gulp
11 51 (2.15%) TeamCity
12 49 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
12 49 (2.06%) Vagrant
13 46 (1.94%) Jasmine
14 42 (1.77%) Eclipse
14 42 (1.77%) WebDriver
15 37 (1.56%) Mockito
16 36 (1.52%) JUnit
17 33 (1.39%) Visual Studio
18 30 (1.26%) Ant
General
1 156 (6.57%) Finance
2 126 (5.31%) Marketing
3 66 (2.78%) Retail
4 60 (2.53%) Publishing
5 39 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.60%) Games
7 31 (1.31%) Banking
8 30 (1.26%) Advertising
9 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.55%) Legal
11 11 (0.46%) Electronics
12 9 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.25%) Back Office
13 6 (0.25%) Billing
14 5 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.21%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.13%) Local Government
16 3 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 1856 (78.15%) Developer
2 915 (38.53%) PHP Developer
3 268 (11.28%) Web Developer
4 233 (9.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 233 (9.81%) JavaScript Developer
5 186 (7.83%) HTML Developer
6 171 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 167 (7.03%) Drupal Developer
8 145 (6.11%) HTML CSS Developer
9 122 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
10 104 (4.38%) Java Developer
11 98 (4.13%) Magento Developer
12 93 (3.92%) PHP Web Developer
13 91 (3.83%) Senior PHP Developer
14 81 (3.41%) WordPress Developer
15 72 (3.03%) MySQL Developer
16 68 (2.86%) Angular Developer
16 68 (2.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 63 (2.65%) Analyst
18 60 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1368 (57.60%) HTML
2 1302 (54.82%) CSS
3 636 (26.78%) jQuery
4 615 (25.89%) HTML5
5 423 (17.81%) CSS3
6 316 (13.31%) AngularJS
7 312 (13.14%) LAMP
8 286 (12.04%) Web Services
9 236 (9.94%) XML
10 226 (9.52%) Symfony
11 211 (8.88%) Sass
12 209 (8.80%) .NET
13 208 (8.76%) Laravel
14 196 (8.25%) JSON
15 183 (7.71%) Ajax
16 163 (6.86%) RESTful
17 162 (6.82%) REST
18 138 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 133 (5.60%) LESS
20 120 (5.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (6.65%) User Experience
2 82 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 58 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.06%) Social Media
6 39 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 23 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 22 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 22 (0.93%) Fintech
10 21 (0.88%) W3C
11 19 (0.80%) Digital Media
12 17 (0.72%) Animation
13 15 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 14 (0.59%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.59%) NHS
14 14 (0.59%) Visualisation
15 13 (0.55%) Clustering
16 10 (0.42%) Replication
17 9 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 540 (22.74%) Linux
2 195 (8.21%) Unix
3 135 (5.68%) Windows
4 83 (3.49%) CentOS
5 75 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (2.44%) Android
7 51 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 46 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.94%) Windows Server
9 27 (1.14%) Mac OS
10 26 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 23 (0.97%) Debian
12 14 (0.59%) Solaris
13 9 (0.38%) AIX
14 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.21%) zOS
18 4 (0.17%) Fedora
18 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (16.17%) OO
3 359 (15.12%) TDD
4 347 (14.61%) MVC
5 312 (13.14%) Front End Development
6 271 (11.41%) Web Development
7 253 (10.65%) E-Commerce
8 221 (9.31%) BDD
9 202 (8.51%) Scrum
10 200 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
11 188 (7.92%) Open Source
12 175 (7.37%) OOP
13 164 (6.91%) Unit Testing
14 143 (6.02%) DevOps
15 138 (5.81%) OO PHP
16 129 (5.43%) Responsive Web Design
17 92 (3.87%) Software Engineering
18 86 (3.62%) CRM
19 85 (3.58%) Analytics
20 84 (3.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1406 (59.20%) JavaScript
2 535 (22.53%) Java
3 434 (18.27%) SQL
4 412 (17.35%) Python
5 255 (10.74%) Ruby
6 236 (9.94%) Perl
7 113 (4.76%) C#
8 104 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 83 (3.49%) C++
10 64 (2.69%) PHP 5
11 61 (2.57%) Scala
12 53 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.94%) VB
14 41 (1.73%) Apex Code
15 39 (1.64%) ActionScript
15 39 (1.64%) C
16 29 (1.22%) PowerShell
17 28 (1.18%) Go
18 23 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 22 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 92 (3.87%) Degree
2 86 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 43 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.42%) CCNP
7 9 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.38%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.34%) LPIC
8 8 (0.34%) RHCT
9 7 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.29%) PMP
10 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.13%) CCNA
11 3 (0.13%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.13%) ISEB
11 3 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.084%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.084%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.16%) QA
2 35 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.34%) WCAG
5 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.17%) WAI
7 2 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.084%) SDET
7 2 (0.084%) SLA
8 1 (0.042%) COBIT
8 1 (0.042%) HL7
8 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (1.89%) Docker
2 41 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.52%) Varnish
4 21 (0.88%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.72%) vCloud
6 14 (0.59%) KVM
7 6 (0.25%) iptables
8 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.21%) Samba
8 5 (0.21%) Xen
9 4 (0.17%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.17%) HDFS
9 4 (0.17%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.17%) Squid
9 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.084%) pfSense
11 2 (0.084%) RHEV
11 2 (0.084%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 131 (5.52%) Puppet
2 89 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (3.20%) Ansible
4 34 (1.43%) Nagios
5 28 (1.18%) Salt
6 22 (0.93%) ZABBIX
7 20 (0.84%) logstash
8 16 (0.67%) Kibana
9 14 (0.59%) HAProxy
10 13 (0.55%) CFEngine
11 10 (0.42%) Cacti
12 9 (0.38%) Rundeck
12 9 (0.38%) Zenoss
13 8 (0.34%) Fluentd
13 8 (0.34%) yum
14 6 (0.25%) OpenNebula
15 4 (0.17%) Graphite
15 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.17%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 213 (8.97%) Zend
2 159 (6.69%) Oracle
3 95 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 94 (3.96%) Google
5 74 (3.12%) Microsoft
6 60 (2.53%) VMware
7 56 (2.36%) Adobe
8 53 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.89%) Siebel
10 28 (1.18%) Tableau
11 23 (0.97%) Cisco
11 23 (0.97%) Twitter
12 22 (0.93%) Rackspace
13 21 (0.88%) Alteryx
13 21 (0.88%) SAP
14 18 (0.76%) IBM
15 17 (0.72%) Cloudera
15 17 (0.72%) Facebook
15 17 (0.72%) Informatica
15 17 (0.72%) Splunk
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UST Global
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Metaskil
Rate: £Neg on exp
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters Technology - Philip Morris
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago