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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 61 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 1675 1393 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 2.68% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.85% 6.89% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 965 1002
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 41
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £36.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +6.00%

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
21344 20220 21067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.77% 38.89% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13881 12907 12446
Average daily rate £395 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 745
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 £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +9 1594 £350 +11.11% 891
London +17 849 £353 +2.91% 308
South East -10 201 £325 +8.33% 156
South West +9 160 £375 +50.00% 59
City of London +31 152 £350 - 65
East of England +4 104 £325 +13.04% 65
North West +23 95 £310 +3.33% 128
Bristol +28 94 £388 +55.00% 14
Manchester +11 65 £300 -7.69% 68
West Midlands +7 65 £315 +21.15% 47
Yorkshire -39 54 £316 +0.39% 74
Cambridgeshire +12 45 £320 +16.36% 35
Berkshire -26 41 £325 -2.98% 23
West Yorkshire -34 40 £320 -1.53% 44
Cambridge +15 39 £320 +28.00% 21
Hampshire -13 38 £350 +12.00% 31
East Midlands -8 37 £275 +3.77% 34
Oxfordshire -6 36 £305 +22.00% 21
Surrey +6 35 £338 +12.50% 33
Wales -3 30 £325 +33.33% 14
South Wales +16 28 £325 +30.00% 12
Hertfordshire -14 28 £334 +16.08% 8
Scotland -52 27 £375 +33.92% 17
Birmingham +4 25 £375 +36.36% 15
Leeds -39 25 £325 +3.91% 27
Cardiff +13 23 £315 +26.00% 11
Kent +9 22 £313 +17.92% 13
Gloucestershire -17 22 £400 +100.00% 10
Leicestershire +18 17 £275 -26.66% 13
Cheshire +8 16 £350 +18.64% 26

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1679 (51.77%) HTML
2 1560 (48.10%) JavaScript
3 1538 (47.43%) CSS
4 1418 (43.72%) MySQL
5 1072 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
6 876 (27.01%) Linux
7 856 (26.40%) jQuery
8 737 (22.73%) HTML5
9 658 (20.29%) Java
10 614 (18.93%) Zend
11 610 (18.81%) OO
12 607 (18.72%) MVC
13 596 (18.38%) Git (software)
14 561 (17.30%) Apache
15 528 (16.28%) LAMP
16 500 (15.42%) CSS3
17 476 (14.68%) TDD
18 438 (13.51%) Python
19 434 (13.38%) SQL
20 430 (13.26%) Web Services
21 422 (13.01%) Ruby
22 417 (12.86%) Symfony
23 383 (11.81%) Open Source
24 375 (11.56%) E-Commerce
25 371 (11.44%) XML
26 360 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
27 349 (10.76%) Subversion
28 325 (10.02%) Perl
29 318 (9.81%) Drupal
30 314 (9.68%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 561 (17.30%) Apache
2 318 (9.81%) Drupal
3 242 (7.46%) WordPress
4 235 (7.25%) CMS
5 116 (3.58%) Node.js
6 82 (2.53%) nginx
7 76 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 67 (2.07%) Moodle
9 57 (1.76%) IIS
10 42 (1.30%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 36 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
13 29 (0.89%) SharePoint
14 28 (0.86%) ExpressionEngine
15 26 (0.80%) MS Exchange
16 20 (0.62%) Confluence
17 15 (0.46%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.40%) MediaWiki
19 11 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
20 10 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 77 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 42 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 31 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.40%) MS Office
5 12 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.34%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.093%) InDesign
10 2 (0.062%) MS Project
10 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.062%) GIMP
11 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) Houdini
11 1 (0.031%) Maya
11 1 (0.031%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 202 (6.23%) Magento
2 22 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
3 16 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.19%) Shopify
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.12%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.093%) Zen Cart
8 2 (0.062%) Summit
8 2 (0.062%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.031%) Tridion
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 145 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 33 (1.02%) SaaS
5 27 (0.83%) GitHub
6 24 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
9 10 (0.31%) PaaS
10 9 (0.28%) Joyent
11 6 (0.19%) Route 53
12 3 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.093%) Force.com
13 2 (0.062%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.062%) Heroku
13 2 (0.062%) Office 365
13 2 (0.062%) IaaS
14 1 (0.031%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (4.26%) HTTP
2 105 (3.24%) Internet
3 63 (1.94%) SSL
4 62 (1.91%) LDAP
5 60 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 58 (1.79%) DNS
7 54 (1.67%) Firewall
8 45 (1.39%) SSH
9 30 (0.93%) Intranet
10 26 (0.80%) VPN
10 26 (0.80%) SAN
11 25 (0.77%) SMTP
12 23 (0.71%) FTP
13 21 (0.65%) WAN
13 21 (0.65%) LAN
14 17 (0.52%) NAS
14 17 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
14 17 (0.52%) Network Security
14 17 (0.52%) DHCP
14 17 (0.52%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1418 (43.72%) MySQL
2 158 (4.87%) NoSQL
3 144 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 141 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 120 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 88 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (2.07%) Redis
8 61 (1.88%) Big Data
9 39 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 37 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 29 (0.89%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.59%) CouchDB
13 17 (0.52%) Riak
14 13 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.34%) Apache Hive
17 10 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 596 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 349 (10.76%) Subversion
3 218 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 185 (5.70%) PHPUnit
5 146 (4.50%) Selenium
6 108 (3.33%) JIRA
7 81 (2.50%) Hudson
8 78 (2.41%) Cucumber
9 67 (2.07%) Maven
10 51 (1.57%) JUnit
11 50 (1.54%) Behat
12 49 (1.51%) Mercurial
13 45 (1.39%) WebDriver
14 29 (0.89%) JMeter
15 23 (0.71%) Grunt
16 21 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (0.62%) Ant
17 20 (0.62%) Trac
17 20 (0.62%) Jasmine
18 16 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 147 (4.53%) Finance
2 143 (4.41%) Marketing
3 72 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 52 (1.60%) Games
5 41 (1.26%) Retail
6 39 (1.20%) Advertising
7 36 (1.11%) Banking
8 35 (1.08%) Publishing
9 21 (0.65%) Electronics
10 18 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.56%) Back Office
11 16 (0.49%) Legal
11 16 (0.49%) French Language
12 10 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.28%) German Language
13 9 (0.28%) Billing
14 7 (0.22%) Front Office
15 6 (0.19%) Automotive
15 6 (0.19%) Music Industry
16 5 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2432 (74.99%) Developer
2 1236 (38.11%) PHP Developer
3 426 (13.14%) Web Developer
4 273 (8.42%) Front-End Developer
5 218 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 167 (5.15%) Drupal Developer
7 135 (4.16%) Senior PHP Developer
8 128 (3.95%) Magento Developer
9 119 (3.67%) Architect
10 116 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 113 (3.48%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 112 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
13 102 (3.15%) Software Engineer
14 97 (2.99%) PHP Zend Developer
15 85 (2.62%) Java Developer
16 82 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
17 79 (2.44%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 72 (2.22%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 66 (2.04%) Analyst
20 65 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1679 (51.77%) HTML
2 1538 (47.43%) CSS
3 856 (26.40%) jQuery
4 737 (22.73%) HTML5
5 528 (16.28%) LAMP
6 500 (15.42%) CSS3
7 430 (13.26%) Web Services
8 417 (12.86%) Symfony
9 371 (11.44%) XML
10 271 (8.36%) Ajax
11 254 (7.83%) .NET
12 253 (7.80%) JSON
13 209 (6.44%) RESTful
14 192 (5.92%) AngularJS
15 173 (5.33%) Zend Framework
16 165 (5.09%) Laravel
17 154 (4.75%) Backbone.js
18 152 (4.69%) CodeIgniter
19 148 (4.56%) REST
20 126 (3.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 383 (11.81%) Open Source
2 135 (4.16%) User Experience
3 95 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 94 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 61 (1.88%) Digital Media
5 61 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (1.39%) E-Learning
7 40 (1.23%) W3C
8 39 (1.20%) Social Media
9 35 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (0.86%) Clustering
11 25 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 25 (0.77%) Learning Management System
12 22 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 21 (0.65%) VLE
14 20 (0.62%) Data Integration
15 19 (0.59%) DTV
16 17 (0.52%) Blog
16 17 (0.52%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 876 (27.01%) Linux
2 292 (9.00%) UNIX
3 188 (5.80%) CentOS
4 142 (4.38%) Windows
5 115 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 100 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 89 (2.74%) Android
8 64 (1.97%) Ubuntu
9 59 (1.82%) Debian
10 34 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.83%) Solaris
12 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.37%) Fedora
14 12 (0.37%) AIX
15 8 (0.25%) HPUX
16 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.22%) VMS
17 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1072 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (18.81%) OO
3 607 (18.72%) MVC
4 476 (14.68%) TDD
5 375 (11.56%) E-Commerce
6 360 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
7 299 (9.22%) Scrum
8 292 (9.00%) OOP
8 292 (9.00%) Web Development
9 245 (7.55%) BDD
10 235 (7.25%) DevOps
11 234 (7.22%) OO PHP
12 182 (5.61%) Software Engineering
13 178 (5.49%) Unit Testing
14 164 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
15 133 (4.10%) Configuration Management
16 94 (2.90%) Web Design
17 89 (2.74%) CRM
18 84 (2.59%) Mentoring
19 81 (2.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1560 (48.10%) JavaScript
2 658 (20.29%) Java
3 438 (13.51%) Python
4 434 (13.38%) SQL
5 422 (13.01%) Ruby
6 325 (10.02%) Perl
7 314 (9.68%) PHP5
8 196 (6.04%) C#
9 179 (5.52%) Bash Shell
10 147 (4.53%) C++
11 90 (2.78%) C
12 71 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 60 (1.85%) Scala
14 45 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.20%) Tcl
16 33 (1.02%) PowerShell
17 26 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 24 (0.74%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.62%) Korn
20 19 (0.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 161 (4.96%) Degree
2 107 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 72 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.49%) CCNA
6 14 (0.43%) CISSP
6 14 (0.43%) ISEB
7 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.22%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.19%) RHCE
10 5 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.12%) MCSE
12 3 (0.093%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.093%) PMP
12 3 (0.093%) CCNP
12 3 (0.093%) CEH
13 2 (0.062%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.67%) QA
2 18 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.34%) SLA
5 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.062%) COBIT
5 2 (0.062%) WAI
6 1 (0.031%) Section 508
6 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 61 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (1.42%) Varnish
3 30 (0.93%) XenServer
4 29 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 26 (0.80%) Samba
6 19 (0.59%) Postfix
6 19 (0.59%) NFS
7 16 (0.49%) KVM
8 13 (0.40%) Snort
9 11 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.28%) Firmware
11 8 (0.25%) Xen
11 8 (0.25%) Shibboleth
11 8 (0.25%) vCloud
12 6 (0.19%) vSphere
13 5 (0.15%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
15 3 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.093%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 221 (6.81%) Puppet
2 171 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (2.62%) Nagios
4 55 (1.70%) Salt
5 44 (1.36%) Cacti
6 39 (1.20%) ZABBIX
7 29 (0.89%) Vagrant
8 24 (0.74%) OpenSSO
9 15 (0.46%) Zenoss
10 13 (0.40%) Ansible
11 9 (0.28%) Capistrano
11 9 (0.28%) YUM
12 8 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.15%) OpenView
14 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.12%) Cobbler
15 3 (0.093%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 3 (0.093%) Kibana
15 3 (0.093%) SCCM
Vendors
1 614 (18.93%) Zend
2 232 (7.15%) Red Hat
3 187 (5.77%) Oracle
4 105 (3.24%) Microsoft
5 97 (2.99%) VMware
6 57 (1.76%) Twitter
7 52 (1.60%) Adobe
8 49 (1.51%) Rackspace
9 44 (1.36%) Facebook
10 35 (1.08%) Google
10 35 (1.08%) SAP
11 34 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (0.77%) Citrix
12 25 (0.77%) Cisco
12 25 (0.77%) JBoss
13 24 (0.74%) Percona
14 19 (0.59%) JD Edwards
15 18 (0.56%) New Relic
16 17 (0.52%) HP
17 16 (0.49%) Juniper
Leatherhead, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £135 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Neg
Posted: 2 days ago