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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 63 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing PHP 1656 1417 1684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 2.68% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.79% 6.91% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 971 1073
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 42
Average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £38.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +12.76%

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
21248 20521 21617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.87% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13631 13015 12801
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 557 763
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 £15.25 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 1575 £350 +9.37% 886
London +15 844 £350 +2.18% 310
South East -3 199 £325 +4.00% 154
City of London +25 149 £350 - 70
South West 0 148 £375 +50.00% 56
East of England +8 104 £325 +12.55% 47
North West +25 94 £300 - 109
Bristol +31 90 £375 +47.05% 19
Manchester +10 62 £300 - 65
West Midlands +6 60 £331 +22.68% 52
Yorkshire -34 55 £320 +6.66% 85
Cambridgeshire +20 43 £320 +8.47% 26
Berkshire -25 40 £325 - 19
East Midlands -7 39 £300 +13.20% 41
Hampshire -12 38 £350 -0.70% 38
West Yorkshire -37 38 £325 +8.24% 52
Surrey +17 37 £338 +12.50% 26
Cambridge +17 37 £325 +23.80% 14
Oxfordshire -9 31 £310 +24.00% 25
Hertfordshire -13 29 £338 +12.50% 9
Wales -2 27 £325 +30.00% 24
Scotland -49 27 £375 +31.57% 13
Birmingham -3 25 £375 +36.36% 10
Leeds -39 25 £338 +12.31% 28
South Wales +16 24 £325 +18.18% 22
Kent +12 22 £306 +15.56% 9
Gloucestershire -15 21 £400 +100.00% 9
Leicestershire +21 19 £288 -14.81% 14
Cardiff +10 19 £308 +23.00% 21
Cheshire +9 16 £350 +7.69% 15

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1704 (51.75%) HTML
2 1572 (47.74%) JavaScript
3 1568 (47.62%) CSS
4 1425 (43.27%) MySQL
5 1085 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
6 855 (25.96%) jQuery
7 854 (25.93%) Linux
8 723 (21.96%) HTML5
9 686 (20.83%) Java
10 634 (19.25%) OO
11 628 (19.07%) Zend
12 610 (18.52%) MVC
13 592 (17.98%) Git (software)
14 542 (16.46%) Apache
15 525 (15.94%) LAMP
16 498 (15.12%) CSS3
17 481 (14.61%) TDD
18 445 (13.51%) SQL
19 443 (13.45%) Python
20 434 (13.18%) Web Services
21 432 (13.12%) Ruby
22 420 (12.75%) Symfony
23 389 (11.81%) E-Commerce
24 375 (11.39%) Open Source
25 371 (11.27%) XML
26 355 (10.78%) Subversion
27 339 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
28 332 (10.08%) Perl
29 330 (10.02%) PHP5
30 328 (9.96%) Drupal

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 542 (16.46%) Apache
2 328 (9.96%) Drupal
3 242 (7.35%) WordPress
4 236 (7.17%) CMS
5 123 (3.74%) Node.js
6 85 (2.58%) nginx
7 77 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 67 (2.03%) Moodle
9 54 (1.64%) IIS
10 42 (1.28%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.12%) SharePoint
12 35 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.97%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.88%) ExpressionEngine
15 25 (0.76%) MS Exchange
16 22 (0.67%) Confluence
17 15 (0.46%) MediaWiki
18 12 (0.36%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.36%) GlassFish
19 11 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 77 (2.34%) Photoshop
2 40 (1.21%) MS Excel
3 29 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.36%) MS Office
5 11 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.091%) InDesign
9 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.061%) GIMP
9 2 (0.061%) MS Project
10 1 (0.030%) Maya
10 1 (0.030%) CATIA
10 1 (0.030%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.030%) Windchill
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.030%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 214 (6.50%) Magento
2 27 (0.82%) Oracle CRM
3 14 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.18%) Shopify
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.12%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.12%) osCommerce
8 3 (0.091%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.061%) Summit
9 2 (0.061%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.030%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.030%) Tridion
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (1.12%) Amazon S3
3 37 (1.12%) SaaS
4 27 (0.82%) GitHub
5 24 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
8 9 (0.27%) PaaS
9 7 (0.21%) Route 53
10 5 (0.15%) Force.com
10 5 (0.15%) Joyent
11 2 (0.061%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.061%) Office 365
11 2 (0.061%) Heroku
11 2 (0.061%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.061%) IaaS
11 2 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.030%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.28%) HTTP
2 104 (3.16%) Internet
3 67 (2.03%) LDAP
4 63 (1.91%) SSL
5 60 (1.82%) Firewall
5 60 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 58 (1.76%) DNS
7 44 (1.34%) SSH
8 32 (0.97%) Intranet
9 27 (0.82%) VPN
10 25 (0.76%) LAN
10 25 (0.76%) WAN
10 25 (0.76%) SAN
11 24 (0.73%) SMTP
12 23 (0.70%) FTP
13 19 (0.58%) IPv6
13 19 (0.58%) BGP
13 19 (0.58%) Network Security
14 17 (0.52%) IPsec
14 17 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1425 (43.27%) MySQL
2 146 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 142 (4.31%) SQL Server
4 133 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 127 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 82 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (1.97%) Redis
8 61 (1.85%) Big Data
9 37 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 33 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 28 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 21 (0.64%) CouchDB
14 17 (0.52%) Riak
14 17 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 592 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 355 (10.78%) Subversion
3 213 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 178 (5.41%) PHPUnit
5 147 (4.46%) Selenium
6 103 (3.13%) JIRA
7 82 (2.49%) Hudson
8 76 (2.31%) Cucumber
9 62 (1.88%) Maven
10 51 (1.55%) Behat
10 51 (1.55%) Mercurial
11 48 (1.46%) JUnit
12 46 (1.40%) WebDriver
13 28 (0.85%) JMeter
14 23 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (0.67%) Jasmine
16 21 (0.64%) Ant
16 21 (0.64%) Grunt
17 20 (0.61%) Trac
18 17 (0.52%) RSpec
General
1 143 (4.34%) Marketing
2 142 (4.31%) Finance
3 68 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 59 (1.79%) Games
5 43 (1.31%) Advertising
6 41 (1.25%) Retail
7 35 (1.06%) Publishing
8 29 (0.88%) Banking
9 19 (0.58%) Electronics
10 18 (0.55%) Back Office
11 16 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.49%) French Language
12 14 (0.43%) Legal
13 10 (0.30%) Billing
14 8 (0.24%) German Language
15 7 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.21%) Front Office
16 6 (0.18%) Automotive
16 6 (0.18%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2468 (74.95%) Developer
2 1267 (38.48%) PHP Developer
3 445 (13.51%) Web Developer
4 277 (8.41%) Front-End Developer
5 213 (6.47%) Senior Developer
6 173 (5.25%) Drupal Developer
7 138 (4.19%) Magento Developer
8 132 (4.01%) PHP Web Developer
9 130 (3.95%) Senior PHP Developer
10 122 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 116 (3.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 111 (3.37%) Architect
13 98 (2.98%) PHP Zend Developer
14 93 (2.82%) Software Engineer
15 85 (2.58%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 81 (2.46%) Java Developer
16 81 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
17 71 (2.16%) PHP LAMP Developer
18 70 (2.13%) Analyst
19 66 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1704 (51.75%) HTML
2 1568 (47.62%) CSS
3 855 (25.96%) jQuery
4 723 (21.96%) HTML5
5 525 (15.94%) LAMP
6 498 (15.12%) CSS3
7 434 (13.18%) Web Services
8 420 (12.75%) Symfony
9 371 (11.27%) XML
10 274 (8.32%) .NET
11 270 (8.20%) Ajax
12 246 (7.47%) JSON
13 208 (6.32%) RESTful
14 190 (5.77%) AngularJS
15 177 (5.38%) Zend Framework
16 155 (4.71%) Laravel
17 153 (4.65%) CodeIgniter
18 152 (4.62%) Backbone.js
19 145 (4.40%) REST
20 130 (3.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 375 (11.39%) Open Source
2 133 (4.04%) User Experience
3 95 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 93 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 61 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 45 (1.37%) E-Learning
7 37 (1.12%) W3C
7 37 (1.12%) Social Media
8 32 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (0.76%) Learning Management System
9 25 (0.76%) Visualisation
9 25 (0.76%) Clustering
10 23 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 21 (0.64%) VLE
12 20 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.61%) Online Games
13 17 (0.52%) Graphic Design
13 17 (0.52%) DTV
14 16 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 854 (25.93%) Linux
2 274 (8.32%) UNIX
3 178 (5.41%) CentOS
4 142 (4.31%) Windows
5 115 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (3.19%) Apple iOS
7 92 (2.79%) Android
8 66 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 63 (1.91%) Debian
10 35 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 28 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.73%) Solaris
13 22 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.33%) Fedora
15 10 (0.30%) AIX
16 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.21%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.18%) HPUX
19 5 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1085 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (19.25%) OO
3 610 (18.52%) MVC
4 481 (14.61%) TDD
5 389 (11.81%) E-Commerce
6 339 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
7 312 (9.47%) OOP
8 309 (9.38%) Web Development
9 304 (9.23%) Scrum
10 242 (7.35%) BDD
11 240 (7.29%) DevOps
12 238 (7.23%) OO PHP
13 184 (5.59%) Unit Testing
14 179 (5.44%) Software Engineering
15 162 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
16 127 (3.86%) Configuration Management
17 96 (2.92%) Web Design
18 92 (2.79%) CRM
19 83 (2.52%) Project Management
20 80 (2.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1572 (47.74%) JavaScript
2 686 (20.83%) Java
3 445 (13.51%) SQL
4 443 (13.45%) Python
5 432 (13.12%) Ruby
6 332 (10.08%) Perl
7 330 (10.02%) PHP5
8 212 (6.44%) C#
9 176 (5.34%) Bash Shell
10 150 (4.56%) C++
11 102 (3.10%) C
12 67 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 60 (1.82%) Scala
14 50 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 40 (1.21%) Tcl
16 33 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 25 (0.76%) T-SQL
18 24 (0.73%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.61%) ActionScript
20 18 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 168 (5.10%) Degree
2 109 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 75 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.49%) CCNA
6 14 (0.43%) ISEB
6 14 (0.43%) CISSP
7 11 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.18%) RHCE
8 6 (0.18%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.12%) MCSE
11 3 (0.091%) CCNP
11 3 (0.091%) PMP
11 3 (0.091%) CEH
12 2 (0.061%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.061%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.67%) QA
2 21 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.061%) WAI
6 1 (0.030%) COBIT
6 1 (0.030%) Section 508
6 1 (0.030%) HL7
6 1 (0.030%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.37%) Varnish
3 32 (0.97%) XenServer
4 28 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 28 (0.85%) Samba
5 21 (0.64%) Postfix
6 17 (0.52%) NFS
7 13 (0.39%) Snort
7 13 (0.39%) KVM
8 10 (0.30%) Shibboleth
9 9 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (0.24%) Xen
10 8 (0.24%) vCloud
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.15%) vSphere
12 5 (0.15%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.061%) qmail
Systems Management
1 223 (6.77%) Puppet
2 173 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (2.76%) Nagios
4 58 (1.76%) Salt
5 46 (1.40%) Cacti
6 41 (1.25%) ZABBIX
7 27 (0.82%) Vagrant
8 23 (0.70%) OpenSSO
9 15 (0.46%) Zenoss
9 15 (0.46%) Ansible
10 9 (0.27%) YUM
10 9 (0.27%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.15%) OpenView
12 5 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.12%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 628 (19.07%) Zend
2 238 (7.23%) Red Hat
3 197 (5.98%) Oracle
4 110 (3.34%) Microsoft
5 100 (3.04%) VMware
6 55 (1.67%) Twitter
7 52 (1.58%) Adobe
8 44 (1.34%) Rackspace
9 42 (1.28%) Facebook
10 38 (1.15%) SAP
11 36 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (1.06%) Google
13 29 (0.88%) Cisco
14 27 (0.82%) Citrix
15 25 (0.76%) JBoss
15 25 (0.76%) Percona
16 24 (0.73%) JD Edwards
17 18 (0.55%) Juniper
17 18 (0.55%) HP
18 16 (0.49%) New Relic
Central London / West End
VIRTUATel Ltd
Rate: Rate negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
AMsource Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago