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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 87 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing PHP 1291 1546 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.83% 2.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.97% 7.63% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 1078 910
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 23
Average hourly rate £23.56 £31.49 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% +38.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.15 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £71.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +34.59%

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
21608 20250 19433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.86% 37.03% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14529 12960 12023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 410 571
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 -24 1212 £350 +1.44% 929
London -17 592 £375 +7.14% 322
South East +10 249 £300 - 140
City of London +5 130 £350 -2.77% 65
Yorkshire -11 104 £350 +9.37% 112
East of England 0 89 £300 - 46
West Yorkshire -17 71 £350 +9.37% 74
Hampshire +29 70 £313 -19.35% 27
Oxfordshire +12 68 £400 +23.07% 26
South West -46 64 £350 -6.66% 70
Leeds -27 57 £360 +12.50% 53
North West -45 51 £320 -3.03% 119
Scotland +21 48 £350 - 13
Cambridgeshire +10 42 £300 -22.58% 17
West Midlands -9 41 £240 -26.15% 39
Cambridge +4 38 £325 -16.12% 13
Edinburgh +18 34 £350 - 5
Oxford +3 32 £403 +15.00% 10
Manchester -14 31 £300 -7.69% 67
East Sussex -3 29 £250 -9.09% 13
Southampton +25 28 £345 +53.33% 9
Brighton -4 28 £250 -9.09% 8
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £300 - 10
East Midlands -26 23 £345 +32.69% 67
Bristol -48 23 £350 -6.66% 21
Hertfordshire -7 21 £300 +1.69% 11
Wales 0 15 £300 - 9
South Yorkshire -8 15 £340 +61.90% 20
Sheffield -2 14 £345 +130.00% 12
Norfolk -6 14 £305 +22.00% 7

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1308 (53.24%) JavaScript
2 1267 (51.57%) HTML
3 1134 (46.15%) CSS
4 1093 (44.49%) MySQL
5 796 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
6 646 (26.29%) Linux
7 642 (26.13%) jQuery
8 544 (22.14%) HTML5
9 476 (19.37%) Java
10 470 (19.13%) Git (software)
11 455 (18.52%) OO
12 384 (15.63%) CSS3
13 383 (15.59%) LAMP
14 379 (15.43%) Apache
15 378 (15.38%) Python
16 370 (15.06%) SQL
17 344 (14.00%) TDD
18 327 (13.31%) MVC
19 299 (12.17%) Symfony
20 296 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
21 285 (11.60%) Ruby
22 282 (11.48%) Web Services
23 280 (11.40%) Perl
24 272 (11.07%) Scrum
24 272 (11.07%) Zend
25 266 (10.83%) DevOps
26 258 (10.50%) E-Commerce
26 258 (10.50%) Web Development
27 257 (10.46%) Drupal
27 257 (10.46%) Subversion

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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
1 379 (15.43%) Apache
2 257 (10.46%) Drupal
3 226 (9.20%) WordPress
4 203 (8.26%) CMS
5 182 (7.41%) Node.js
6 97 (3.95%) Tomcat
7 77 (3.13%) nginx
8 47 (1.91%) IIS
9 38 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (1.55%) Confluence
10 35 (1.42%) JBoss
11 33 (1.34%) OpenStack
12 32 (1.30%) Joomla!
13 29 (1.18%) Moodle
14 20 (0.81%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.57%) Mule ESB
16 13 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.53%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.45%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 90 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.26%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.73%) MS Office
5 12 (0.49%) Fireworks
6 8 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.12%) MS Project
9 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 198 (8.06%) Magento
2 6 (0.24%) BigMachines
3 4 (0.16%) Shopify
4 3 (0.12%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.081%) RMDS
5 2 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.081%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.041%) Radian6
6 1 (0.041%) Agresso
6 1 (0.041%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.041%) Summit
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.041%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 192 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.79%) GitHub
3 36 (1.47%) SaaS
4 31 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (0.73%) PaaS
9 17 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 12 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.37%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.33%) IaaS
13 8 (0.33%) Heroku
14 7 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudSearch
15 4 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 107 (4.35%) HTTP
2 100 (4.07%) Internet
3 86 (3.50%) Firewall
4 57 (2.32%) SSL
4 57 (2.32%) DNS
5 41 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.59%) VPN
7 33 (1.34%) Intranet
8 28 (1.14%) LAN
9 27 (1.10%) LDAP
10 26 (1.06%) WAN
11 24 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
12 22 (0.90%) SAN
13 19 (0.77%) Network Security
14 16 (0.65%) NAS
14 16 (0.65%) IPsec
15 15 (0.61%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.61%) DHCP
16 14 (0.57%) HTTPS
16 14 (0.57%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1093 (44.49%) MySQL
2 155 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 153 (6.23%) MongoDB
4 126 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 89 (3.62%) Redis
6 89 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 41 (1.67%) Big Data
8 33 (1.34%) Hadoop
9 30 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.57%) CouchDB
13 14 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.41%) DB2
15 10 (0.41%) Informix
16 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 470 (19.13%) Git (software)
2 257 (10.46%) Subversion
3 229 (9.32%) Jenkins
4 111 (4.52%) Selenium
5 106 (4.31%) JIRA
6 97 (3.95%) PHPUnit
7 75 (3.05%) Maven
8 74 (3.01%) Grunt
9 65 (2.65%) Hudson
10 53 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 49 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 42 (1.71%) Behat
13 40 (1.63%) Bower
14 39 (1.59%) JUnit
15 34 (1.38%) gulp
16 31 (1.26%) Artifactory
17 30 (1.22%) Mercurial
18 28 (1.14%) Ant
19 27 (1.10%) JMeter
20 26 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 144 (5.86%) Finance
2 101 (4.11%) Marketing
3 60 (2.44%) Retail
4 46 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.42%) Banking
6 33 (1.34%) Publishing
7 32 (1.30%) Games
8 22 (0.90%) Advertising
9 12 (0.49%) Front Office
9 12 (0.49%) Back Office
10 9 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 9 (0.37%) Legal
10 9 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.33%) Electronics
11 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.20%) Law
13 4 (0.16%) Automotive
13 4 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.081%) Military
14 2 (0.081%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1744 (70.98%) Developer
2 799 (32.52%) PHP Developer
3 261 (10.62%) Web Developer
4 180 (7.33%) Front-End Developer
5 150 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 139 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 127 (5.17%) Magento Developer
8 113 (4.60%) Drupal Developer
9 70 (2.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 67 (2.73%) Architect
11 66 (2.69%) Senior PHP Developer
12 64 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
12 64 (2.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 58 (2.36%) Software Engineer
14 56 (2.28%) Java Developer
14 56 (2.28%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 51 (2.08%) WordPress Developer
16 50 (2.04%) Full Stack Developer
17 45 (1.83%) PHP Web Developer
18 41 (1.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1267 (51.57%) HTML
2 1134 (46.15%) CSS
3 642 (26.13%) jQuery
4 544 (22.14%) HTML5
5 384 (15.63%) CSS3
6 383 (15.59%) LAMP
7 299 (12.17%) Symfony
8 282 (11.48%) Web Services
9 230 (9.36%) AngularJS
10 224 (9.12%) .NET
11 195 (7.94%) XML
12 188 (7.65%) Ajax
13 157 (6.39%) JSON
14 147 (5.98%) Sass
15 144 (5.86%) Laravel
15 144 (5.86%) RESTful
16 122 (4.97%) REST
17 110 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 92 (3.74%) XHTML
19 91 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (4.56%) User Experience
2 77 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 59 (2.40%) Digital Media
4 58 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 46 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 37 (1.51%) Social Media
8 30 (1.22%) E-Learning
9 28 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.06%) Visualisation
11 23 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.90%) Replication
13 19 (0.77%) W3C
13 19 (0.77%) Clustering
14 17 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.49%) Wiki
15 12 (0.49%) Blog
16 11 (0.45%) iPad
16 11 (0.45%) NHS
17 10 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 646 (26.29%) Linux
2 188 (7.65%) UNIX
3 149 (6.06%) Windows
4 109 (4.44%) CentOS
5 92 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (2.65%) Ubuntu
7 52 (2.12%) Apple iOS
8 49 (1.99%) Android
9 22 (0.90%) Solaris
10 19 (0.77%) Debian
10 19 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.16%) VMS
16 3 (0.12%) SUSE
16 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (18.52%) OO
3 344 (14.00%) TDD
4 327 (13.31%) MVC
5 296 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 272 (11.07%) Scrum
7 266 (10.83%) DevOps
8 258 (10.50%) E-Commerce
8 258 (10.50%) Web Development
9 189 (7.69%) OO PHP
10 188 (7.65%) OOP
11 187 (7.61%) Open Source
12 183 (7.45%) BDD
13 136 (5.54%) Software Engineering
14 118 (4.80%) Unit Testing
15 107 (4.35%) Configuration Management
16 96 (3.91%) Responsive Web Design
17 87 (3.54%) Mentoring
18 79 (3.22%) SOA
19 77 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1308 (53.24%) JavaScript
2 476 (19.37%) Java
3 378 (15.38%) Python
4 370 (15.06%) SQL
5 285 (11.60%) Ruby
6 280 (11.40%) Perl
7 178 (7.24%) PHP5
8 155 (6.31%) Bash Shell
9 136 (5.54%) C#
10 63 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 58 (2.36%) C++
12 55 (2.24%) C
13 32 (1.30%) VB
14 24 (0.98%) PowerShell
15 22 (0.90%) Scala
16 17 (0.69%) Lua
16 17 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.69%) ActionScript
16 17 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 93 (3.79%) Degree
3 47 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.61%) CCNA
5 15 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.53%) Sun Certification
7 9 (0.37%) ISEB
8 8 (0.33%) OCPJP
8 8 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.12%) PMP
9 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.12%) CCNP
10 2 (0.081%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.081%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.081%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.041%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.041%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.19%) QA
2 21 (0.85%) SLA
3 5 (0.20%) COREP
3 5 (0.20%) FINREP
4 4 (0.16%) BS25999
5 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.041%) WCAG
7 1 (0.041%) WAI
7 1 (0.041%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (2.36%) Varnish
2 54 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.04%) Docker
4 36 (1.47%) vCloud
5 28 (1.14%) vSphere
6 21 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 19 (0.77%) XenServer
8 11 (0.45%) Postfix
9 10 (0.41%) Samba
10 9 (0.37%) iptables
11 6 (0.24%) Squid
12 5 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.20%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.16%) Xen
14 3 (0.12%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.12%) Snort
14 3 (0.12%) Firmware
15 2 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.081%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.081%) KVM
Systems Management
1 238 (9.69%) Puppet
2 159 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (3.30%) Ansible
4 58 (2.36%) Nagios
5 52 (2.12%) Vagrant
6 48 (1.95%) Salt
7 45 (1.83%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.30%) Rundeck
9 25 (1.02%) Graphite
10 24 (0.98%) Kibana
11 23 (0.94%) Cacti
12 20 (0.81%) Opsview
13 19 (0.77%) logstash
14 18 (0.73%) yum
15 17 (0.69%) HAProxy
16 16 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (0.49%) Zenoss
18 9 (0.37%) NetBackup
19 8 (0.33%) Capistrano
20 7 (0.28%) Plesk
Vendors
1 272 (11.07%) Zend
2 125 (5.09%) Red Hat
3 123 (5.01%) Oracle
4 96 (3.91%) VMware
5 65 (2.65%) Google
6 64 (2.60%) Microsoft
7 36 (1.47%) Cisco
8 33 (1.34%) Citrix
9 30 (1.22%) Adobe
10 27 (1.10%) New Relic
11 23 (0.94%) Rackspace
12 22 (0.90%) HP
12 22 (0.90%) Splunk
13 21 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (0.85%) Twitter
14 20 (0.81%) Sun
14 20 (0.81%) Perforce
15 19 (0.77%) IBM
16 15 (0.61%) Facebook
17 14 (0.57%) AppDynamics
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cornwall
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday