The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 99 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing PHP 1138 1236 1466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.24% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.64% 5.82% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 881 1094
Median daily rate £388 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -16.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.10 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £49.00 £61.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -10.44%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PHP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 1095 £388 +7.63% 799
London -13 562 £400 - 247
South East -19 139 £375 +15.38% 116
City of London -3 84 £415 +10.66% 40
West Midlands +32 80 £430 +59.25% 65
Yorkshire +23 75 £375 +15.38% 107
North West +14 65 £350 +12.00% 95
East of England +8 59 £350 - 51
East Midlands +35 56 £420 +20.00% 51
Manchester +10 56 £350 +16.66% 59
West Yorkshire +35 53 £380 +16.03% 63
Leeds +36 51 £400 +23.07% 52
South West -13 45 £325 - 45
Nottingham +36 41 £425 - 19
Nottinghamshire +35 41 £425 - 21
Oxfordshire -13 41 £400 +10.34% 24
Birmingham +16 39 £450 +80.00% 16
Berkshire -1 29 £401 +14.42% 15
Oxford -7 27 £350 -12.50% 13
East Sussex -5 24 £250 -16.66% 14
Scotland +17 23 £375 +11.11% 19
Brighton -4 22 £338 +12.50% 11
Essex +15 20 £325 - 7
Bristol +6 19 £291 -6.04% 15
South Yorkshire -6 17 £375 +1.35% 18
Sheffield -5 16 £375 -9.09% 12
Buckinghamshire +18 15 £325 +4.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -10 15 £300 -14.28% 21
Hertfordshire +1 12 £413 -8.33% 15
Hampshire -13 12 £425 +41.66% 37

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PHP.

1 1437 (54.95%) JavaScript
2 1279 (48.91%) HTML
3 1188 (45.43%) CSS
4 931 (35.60%) MySQL
5 817 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
6 684 (26.16%) Web Development
7 675 (25.81%) Linux
8 618 (23.63%) Git (software)
9 608 (23.25%) Java
10 463 (17.71%) jQuery
11 451 (17.25%) HTML5
12 448 (17.13%) Python
13 376 (14.38%) Web Services
14 373 (14.26%) OO
15 372 (14.23%) SQL
16 366 (14.00%) AngularJS
17 350 (13.38%) MVC
18 343 (13.12%) Symfony
19 340 (13.00%) LAMP
20 338 (12.93%) Jenkins
21 323 (12.35%) Drupal
22 322 (12.31%) Apache
23 319 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
24 315 (12.05%) CSS3
25 309 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
26 303 (11.59%) E-Commerce
27 283 (10.82%) TDD
28 274 (10.48%) Node.js
29 266 (10.17%) Zend
30 262 (10.02%) Ruby

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 323 (12.35%) Drupal
2 322 (12.31%) Apache
3 251 (9.60%) WordPress
4 188 (7.19%) CMS
5 135 (5.16%) nginx
6 126 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
7 108 (4.13%) Tomcat
8 68 (2.60%) Confluence
9 53 (2.03%) IIS
10 36 (1.38%) Apache Solr
11 35 (1.34%) Moodle
12 31 (1.19%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.80%) JBoss
15 19 (0.73%) Apache Spark
16 15 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.57%) Joomla!
16 15 (0.57%) SAS
17 13 (0.50%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (2.29%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.19%) MS Excel
3 19 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.50%) Pixelmator
6 12 (0.46%) MS Office
7 8 (0.31%) GIMP
8 5 (0.19%) SPSS
9 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.076%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.076%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.076%) InDesign
10 2 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.076%) InVision
10 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.038%) HipChat
11 1 (0.038%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 182 (6.96%) Magento
2 19 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
3 18 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.57%) Unica
5 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.15%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.076%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.076%) RMDS
8 2 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.076%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.038%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.038%) Shopify
9 1 (0.038%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 309 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (3.29%) GitHub
2 86 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (1.57%) Amazon S3
5 39 (1.49%) SaaS
6 28 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (1.07%) PaaS
7 25 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 25 (0.96%) Route 53
8 24 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.54%) Office 365
13 13 (0.50%) CloudFront
14 12 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.46%) IaaS
15 11 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
16 9 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 173 (6.62%) Network Security
2 163 (6.23%) HTTP
3 90 (3.44%) DNS
4 79 (3.02%) Firewall
5 63 (2.41%) Internet
6 50 (1.91%) TCP/IP
7 44 (1.68%) SSL
8 42 (1.61%) LDAP
9 31 (1.19%) DHCP
10 26 (0.99%) SSH
11 24 (0.92%) VPN
12 21 (0.80%) X.509
13 20 (0.76%) FTP
14 18 (0.69%) LAN
15 16 (0.61%) WAN
16 15 (0.57%) Intranet
16 15 (0.57%) SAN
16 15 (0.57%) SMTP
17 12 (0.46%) AMQP
17 12 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 931 (35.60%) MySQL
2 239 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
3 202 (7.72%) MongoDB
4 178 (6.81%) Relational Database
5 152 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 147 (5.62%) NoSQL
7 85 (3.25%) Redis
8 44 (1.68%) Big Data
9 38 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.19%) CouchDB
12 26 (0.99%) DB2
13 25 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.73%) Oracle Database
16 17 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.61%) RDBMS
18 15 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 14 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 618 (23.63%) Git (software)
2 338 (12.93%) Jenkins
3 176 (6.73%) Subversion
4 126 (4.82%) JIRA
5 92 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 76 (2.91%) PHPUnit
7 61 (2.33%) Selenium
8 60 (2.29%) Vagrant
9 59 (2.26%) gulp
10 58 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 57 (2.18%) Grunt
12 56 (2.14%) Mercurial
13 39 (1.49%) Jasmine
14 31 (1.19%) Hudson
15 29 (1.11%) Ant
16 28 (1.07%) Protractor
17 27 (1.03%) JUnit
17 27 (1.03%) Travis CI
18 25 (0.96%) Maven
19 23 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 173 (6.62%) Finance
2 135 (5.16%) Marketing
3 63 (2.41%) Retail
4 59 (2.26%) Publishing
5 43 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.22%) Advertising
8 28 (1.07%) Electronics
9 21 (0.80%) Games
10 20 (0.76%) Banking
11 15 (0.57%) Back Office
11 15 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.46%) Automotive
12 12 (0.46%) Law
13 10 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.23%) Legal
15 4 (0.15%) French Language
15 4 (0.15%) German Language
15 4 (0.15%) Military
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1860 (71.13%) Developer
2 894 (34.19%) PHP Developer
3 227 (8.68%) JavaScript Developer
4 204 (7.80%) Senior Developer
5 201 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 194 (7.42%) Drupal Developer
7 182 (6.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 155 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 133 (5.09%) Magento Developer
10 130 (4.97%) HTML Developer
11 126 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 105 (4.02%) HTML CSS Developer
13 94 (3.59%) Architect
14 86 (3.29%) PHP Web Developer
15 82 (3.14%) Symfony Developer
16 79 (3.02%) Senior PHP Developer
17 78 (2.98%) Administrator
18 77 (2.94%) MySQL Developer
18 77 (2.94%) PHP MySQL Developer
19 76 (2.91%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1279 (48.91%) HTML
2 1188 (45.43%) CSS
3 463 (17.71%) jQuery
4 451 (17.25%) HTML5
5 376 (14.38%) Web Services
6 366 (14.00%) AngularJS
7 343 (13.12%) Symfony
8 340 (13.00%) LAMP
9 315 (12.05%) CSS3
10 274 (10.48%) Node.js
11 261 (9.98%) XML
12 231 (8.83%) JSON
13 210 (8.03%) .NET
14 204 (7.80%) Laravel
15 194 (7.42%) REST
16 162 (6.20%) Sass
17 153 (5.85%) RESTful
18 130 (4.97%) React
19 119 (4.55%) Ajax
20 107 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 179 (6.85%) Digital Media
2 162 (6.20%) User Experience
3 88 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 59 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (2.18%) Visualisation
6 48 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.57%) NHS
8 38 (1.45%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.19%) e-Learning
10 29 (1.11%) Social Media
11 24 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 20 (0.76%) Clustering
12 20 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.76%) Fintech
13 16 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 16 (0.61%) CMDB
13 16 (0.61%) Replication
14 14 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.54%) Statistics
15 12 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 675 (25.81%) Linux
2 233 (8.91%) Unix
3 160 (6.12%) Windows
4 115 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (3.63%) CentOS
6 61 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 56 (2.14%) Android
8 55 (2.10%) Mac OS X
9 49 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 45 (1.72%) Windows Server
11 37 (1.41%) AIX
12 31 (1.19%) Solaris
13 25 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.65%) Debian
16 12 (0.46%) HPUX
17 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.27%) SUSE
19 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000
20 5 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (26.16%) Web Development
3 373 (14.26%) OO
4 350 (13.38%) MVC
5 319 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 303 (11.59%) E-Commerce
7 283 (10.82%) TDD
8 261 (9.98%) Scrum
9 248 (9.48%) DevOps
10 247 (9.45%) Front End Development
11 231 (8.83%) BDD
12 215 (8.22%) CRM
13 203 (7.76%) Open Source
14 199 (7.61%) Configuration Management
15 191 (7.30%) OO PHP
16 177 (6.77%) OOP
17 168 (6.42%) ERP
18 139 (5.32%) Responsive Web Design
19 104 (3.98%) Mentoring
20 98 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1437 (54.95%) JavaScript
2 608 (23.25%) Java
3 448 (17.13%) Python
4 372 (14.23%) SQL
5 262 (10.02%) Ruby
6 244 (9.33%) Perl
7 156 (5.97%) C#
8 153 (5.85%) Bash Shell
9 88 (3.37%) C++
10 64 (2.45%) C
11 62 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 54 (2.07%) PHP 5
13 36 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.15%) Scala
15 29 (1.11%) Go
16 20 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.54%) Objective-C
17 14 (0.54%) PHP 7
17 14 (0.54%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 107 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 106 (4.05%) Degree
4 23 (0.88%) DBS Check
5 18 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (0.69%) CHECK Team Member
6 15 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.54%) CCNP
7 14 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.46%) ISEB
9 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.23%) RHCE
12 4 (0.15%) MCSA
12 4 (0.15%) MCSE
13 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.11%) CCNA
13 3 (0.11%) CISSP
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.44%) QA
2 28 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.57%) WAI
4 6 (0.23%) HL7
4 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.15%) SDET
6 2 (0.076%) WCAG
7 1 (0.038%) Basel II
7 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.038%) SLA
System Software
1 191 (7.30%) Docker
2 80 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.95%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.96%) Varnish
6 14 (0.54%) Squid
7 13 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.46%) NFS
9 11 (0.42%) vCloud
10 9 (0.34%) Postfix
10 9 (0.34%) RHEV
11 8 (0.31%) iptables
12 7 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.27%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
13 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.19%) Dovecot
14 5 (0.19%) KVM
14 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 252 (9.64%) Puppet
2 186 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
3 164 (6.27%) Ansible
4 73 (2.79%) Nagios
5 41 (1.57%) Salt
6 39 (1.49%) Kubernetes
7 34 (1.30%) logstash
8 29 (1.11%) Kibana
8 29 (1.11%) Terraform
9 22 (0.84%) HAProxy
10 18 (0.69%) Grafana
11 16 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.42%) StatsD
13 9 (0.34%) Cacti
13 9 (0.34%) Control-M
13 9 (0.34%) SCOM
13 9 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.34%) WSUS
14 8 (0.31%) Graphite
14 8 (0.31%) Graylog
Vendors
1 266 (10.17%) Zend
2 153 (5.85%) Oracle
3 121 (4.63%) VMware
4 114 (4.36%) Red Hat
5 91 (3.48%) Microsoft
6 75 (2.87%) Adobe
7 46 (1.76%) Google
8 44 (1.68%) Rackspace
9 37 (1.41%) HP
10 35 (1.34%) SAP
11 25 (0.96%) IBM
11 25 (0.96%) Splunk
12 22 (0.84%) SaltStack
13 19 (0.73%) Cisco
14 17 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.65%) hybris
14 17 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.57%) Sybase
16 13 (0.50%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.46%) Sitecore
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: to £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,495 to £31,743 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
printed.com
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
24 Seven
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago