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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 63 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1618 1444 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 2.71% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.72% 6.99% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 991 1133
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £286 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 36
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.10 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +41.02%

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
20959 20666 21238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.19% 38.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13286 12954 12733
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 573 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +6 1554 £350 +7.69% 893
London +7 784 £350 - 333
South East +10 225 £313 +4.16% 140
South West +15 168 £375 +36.36% 75
City of London +29 135 £354 +1.07% 79
Bristol +28 119 £375 +36.36% 28
East of England +13 109 £300 +7.14% 58
North West +10 92 £330 +10.00% 103
Yorkshire -19 68 £320 +6.66% 85
Hampshire -8 51 £356 +5.55% 43
West Midlands -17 51 £320 +28.00% 36
West Yorkshire -21 46 £325 +8.33% 55
Manchester -4 40 £281 -6.25% 68
Cambridgeshire +18 37 £325 +30.00% 33
Surrey +13 35 £285 +12.31% 21
Leeds -19 35 £350 +16.66% 30
Berkshire -15 34 £325 -5.79% 18
Cambridge +14 33 £325 +44.44% 23
East Midlands -9 32 £265 - 41
Hertfordshire 0 29 £338 - 14
Oxfordshire 0 28 £311 +29.68% 24
Cheshire +6 27 £495 +46.66% 19
East Sussex +7 24 £250 - 12
Kent +13 23 £288 +219.44% 4
Birmingham +1 23 £375 +38.88% 11
Wales +7 22 £325 +8.33% 12
Brighton +6 22 £250 - 11
Basingstoke +27 19 £425 - 3
Warrington +2 19 £510 - 2
West Sussex +13 18 £306 +11.36% 3

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1646 (51.33%) HTML
2 1526 (47.58%) JavaScript
3 1519 (47.37%) CSS
4 1411 (44.00%) MySQL
5 825 (25.72%) jQuery
6 789 (24.60%) Linux
7 680 (21.20%) Zend
8 670 (20.89%) HTML5
9 642 (20.02%) Java
10 611 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 609 (18.99%) MVC
12 607 (18.93%) OO
13 545 (16.99%) Git (software)
14 491 (15.31%) Apache
15 487 (15.19%) LAMP
16 477 (14.87%) CSS3
17 450 (14.03%) TDD
18 449 (14.00%) Symfony
19 428 (13.35%) SQL
20 419 (13.07%) Python
21 410 (12.78%) Web Services
22 409 (12.75%) Ruby
23 364 (11.35%) E-Commerce
24 352 (10.98%) PHP5
25 350 (10.91%) XML
26 342 (10.66%) Drupal
27 334 (10.41%) Open Source
28 324 (10.10%) Subversion
29 315 (9.82%) OOP
30 311 (9.70%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 491 (15.31%) Apache
2 342 (10.66%) Drupal
3 259 (8.08%) WordPress
4 238 (7.42%) CMS
5 109 (3.40%) Node.js
6 78 (2.43%) nginx
7 71 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 69 (2.15%) Moodle
9 43 (1.34%) Joomla!
9 43 (1.34%) IIS
10 41 (1.28%) SharePoint
11 38 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (0.97%) Apache Solr
13 26 (0.81%) ExpressionEngine
13 26 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 19 (0.59%) Confluence
15 16 (0.50%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (0.37%) GlassFish
18 9 (0.28%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 85 (2.65%) Photoshop
2 38 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.34%) MS Office
3 11 (0.34%) Fireworks
4 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.12%) InDesign
6 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) GIMP
7 2 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.062%) CATIA
7 2 (0.062%) Windchill
7 2 (0.062%) MS Project
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.031%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 207 (6.45%) Magento
2 35 (1.09%) Oracle CRM
3 13 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.16%) Shopify
6 4 (0.12%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.094%) Zen Cart
8 2 (0.062%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.062%) Summit
9 1 (0.031%) Tridion
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 148 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (1.18%) SaaS
4 30 (0.94%) GitHub
5 29 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 22 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.59%) Rackspace Cloud
8 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (0.28%) PaaS
10 5 (0.16%) Force.com
10 5 (0.16%) Route 53
11 2 (0.062%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.062%) IaaS
11 2 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.062%) Office 365
11 2 (0.062%) Joyent
11 2 (0.062%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.062%) Heroku
11 2 (0.062%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (3.93%) HTTP
2 100 (3.12%) Internet
3 60 (1.87%) LDAP
4 56 (1.75%) Firewall
5 51 (1.59%) SSL
6 49 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 43 (1.34%) SSH
8 39 (1.22%) DNS
9 29 (0.90%) VPN
10 25 (0.78%) Intranet
11 24 (0.75%) BGP
12 23 (0.72%) LAN
12 23 (0.72%) WAN
12 23 (0.72%) SMTP
13 21 (0.65%) IPv6
13 21 (0.65%) SAN
14 20 (0.62%) FTP
15 19 (0.59%) NAS
16 18 (0.56%) Network Security
16 18 (0.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1411 (44.00%) MySQL
2 140 (4.37%) NoSQL
3 131 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 125 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 120 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 73 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (1.81%) Big Data
8 53 (1.65%) Redis
9 37 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 37 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 24 (0.75%) CouchDB
10 24 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.62%) Riak
12 17 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.31%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 545 (16.99%) Git (software)
2 324 (10.10%) Subversion
3 206 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 152 (4.74%) PHPUnit
5 132 (4.12%) Selenium
6 74 (2.31%) JIRA
7 71 (2.21%) Hudson
8 68 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 52 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 45 (1.40%) Behat
11 44 (1.37%) WebDriver
12 43 (1.34%) JUnit
13 41 (1.28%) Maven
14 29 (0.90%) JMeter
15 21 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (0.65%) Grunt
16 20 (0.62%) Ant
17 19 (0.59%) Visual Studio
18 18 (0.56%) Trac
19 17 (0.53%) RSpec
General
1 147 (4.58%) Marketing
2 139 (4.33%) Finance
3 62 (1.93%) Games
4 61 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.40%) Advertising
6 39 (1.22%) Retail
7 30 (0.94%) Publishing
8 21 (0.65%) Back Office
8 21 (0.65%) Banking
9 18 (0.56%) Electronics
10 16 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.47%) French Language
12 13 (0.41%) Legal
13 11 (0.34%) Billing
14 9 (0.28%) Music Industry
15 7 (0.22%) Front Office
16 6 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.16%) Automotive
17 5 (0.16%) German Language
18 4 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2405 (74.99%) Developer
2 1286 (40.10%) PHP Developer
3 453 (14.13%) Web Developer
4 261 (8.14%) Front-End Developer
5 195 (6.08%) Senior Developer
6 166 (5.18%) Drupal Developer
7 155 (4.83%) PHP Web Developer
8 127 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 125 (3.90%) Magento Developer
10 121 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
11 118 (3.68%) PHP Zend Developer
12 112 (3.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 112 (3.49%) Architect
13 94 (2.93%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 88 (2.74%) Software Engineer
15 73 (2.28%) Analyst
16 71 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
17 66 (2.06%) PHP LAMP Developer
18 64 (2.00%) LAMP Developer
19 62 (1.93%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1646 (51.33%) HTML
2 1519 (47.37%) CSS
3 825 (25.72%) jQuery
4 670 (20.89%) HTML5
5 487 (15.19%) LAMP
6 477 (14.87%) CSS3
7 449 (14.00%) Symfony
8 410 (12.78%) Web Services
9 350 (10.91%) XML
10 288 (8.98%) Ajax
11 268 (8.36%) .NET
12 238 (7.42%) JSON
13 190 (5.92%) RESTful
14 187 (5.83%) Zend Framework
15 171 (5.33%) CodeIgniter
16 158 (4.93%) AngularJS
17 144 (4.49%) XHTML
18 140 (4.37%) REST
19 132 (4.12%) Laravel
20 129 (4.02%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 334 (10.41%) Open Source
2 100 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 71 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 65 (2.03%) Digital Media
5 49 (1.53%) E-Learning
6 40 (1.25%) Social Media
7 32 (1.00%) W3C
8 31 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 25 (0.78%) VLE
10 25 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 25 (0.78%) Learning Management System
11 20 (0.62%) Online Games
12 19 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.59%) Web 2.0
13 17 (0.53%) Wiki
13 17 (0.53%) Blog
14 16 (0.50%) Graphic Design
14 16 (0.50%) Clustering
14 16 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 789 (24.60%) Linux
2 242 (7.55%) UNIX
3 161 (5.02%) CentOS
4 137 (4.27%) Windows
5 120 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 102 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (2.81%) Android
8 71 (2.21%) Debian
9 68 (2.12%) Ubuntu
10 32 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 29 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.53%) Solaris
14 11 (0.34%) Fedora
15 8 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.25%) AIX
16 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.19%) HPUX
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (18.99%) MVC
3 607 (18.93%) OO
4 450 (14.03%) TDD
5 364 (11.35%) E-Commerce
6 315 (9.82%) OOP
7 311 (9.70%) Web Development
8 290 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
9 279 (8.70%) Scrum
10 238 (7.42%) OO PHP
11 229 (7.14%) DevOps
12 208 (6.49%) BDD
13 182 (5.68%) Software Engineering
14 175 (5.46%) Unit Testing
15 161 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
16 111 (3.46%) Configuration Management
17 106 (3.31%) Web Design
18 99 (3.09%) CRM
19 82 (2.56%) Migration
20 81 (2.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1526 (47.58%) JavaScript
2 642 (20.02%) Java
3 428 (13.35%) SQL
4 419 (13.07%) Python
5 409 (12.75%) Ruby
6 352 (10.98%) PHP5
7 305 (9.51%) Perl
8 202 (6.30%) C#
9 173 (5.39%) Bash Shell
10 130 (4.05%) C++
11 87 (2.71%) C
12 67 (2.09%) Shell Script
13 63 (1.96%) Scala
14 49 (1.53%) VB.NET
15 34 (1.06%) Tcl
16 32 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 23 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.65%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.62%) ActionScript
19 20 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (5.27%) Degree
2 95 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 65 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.56%) ISEB
5 14 (0.44%) CISSP
6 11 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.25%) CCNA
9 6 (0.19%) RHCE
10 5 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.12%) PMP
11 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.094%) MCSE
12 3 (0.094%) CCNP
12 3 (0.094%) CEH
12 3 (0.094%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.094%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.87%) QA
2 23 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.28%) SLA
5 3 (0.094%) WAI
6 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.031%) HL7
7 1 (0.031%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.031%) Section 508
System Software
1 62 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.40%) Varnish
3 29 (0.90%) XenServer
4 26 (0.81%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.75%) Samba
6 21 (0.65%) Postfix
7 14 (0.44%) Snort
8 12 (0.37%) NFS
9 11 (0.34%) KVM
10 10 (0.31%) Shibboleth
11 9 (0.28%) vCloud
12 8 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.25%) Xen
13 6 (0.19%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.12%) vSphere
14 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.094%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 211 (6.58%) Puppet
2 166 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (2.96%) Nagios
4 54 (1.68%) Salt
5 50 (1.56%) ZABBIX
6 48 (1.50%) Cacti
7 27 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 22 (0.69%) OpenSSO
9 18 (0.56%) Ansible
10 8 (0.25%) Zenoss
11 7 (0.22%) Control-M
11 7 (0.22%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.19%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.16%) OpenView
13 5 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.16%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.12%) SCCM
14 4 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 680 (21.20%) Zend
2 209 (6.52%) Red Hat
3 195 (6.08%) Oracle
4 112 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 95 (2.96%) VMware
6 60 (1.87%) Adobe
7 53 (1.65%) Twitter
8 50 (1.56%) Rackspace
9 45 (1.40%) SAP
10 38 (1.18%) Facebook
11 36 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (1.12%) Google
12 32 (1.00%) JD Edwards
13 27 (0.84%) Cisco
14 24 (0.75%) Citrix
15 21 (0.65%) Percona
16 18 (0.56%) JBoss
17 16 (0.50%) Sitecore
17 16 (0.50%) Juniper
18 15 (0.47%) HP
Darlington, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TGAC
Rate: From £29,500 to £32,780 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West London
ASG International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday