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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 87 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 1323 1593 1405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 2.82% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.92% 7.58% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1089 970
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £286
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £71.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £33.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +22.81%

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
22357 21029 20689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.30% 37.20% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 13295 13039
Average daily rate £400 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 431 574
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -23 1279 £350 +2.94% 911
London -16 638 £375 +7.14% 305
South East -1 235 £300 - 128
City of London -5 116 £350 - 59
Yorkshire +10 106 £350 +16.66% 105
East of England -8 81 £300 -6.97% 49
West Yorkshire +16 78 £350 +14.28% 60
South West -53 64 £350 -6.66% 51
Leeds +3 63 £350 +9.80% 46
North West -38 61 £325 +8.33% 120
Hampshire +7 59 £300 -14.28% 23
Oxfordshire +6 57 £300 - 18
West Midlands -1 45 £275 -15.38% 56
Oxford +11 41 £300 -4.38% 5
Cambridgeshire -10 33 £300 -9.43% 17
East Midlands -13 33 £313 +13.63% 74
East Sussex +12 32 £250 - 12
Manchester -24 32 £301 +9.27% 58
Brighton +7 29 £250 - 7
Cambridge -8 29 £300 -13.04% 8
Berkshire -10 28 £290 -10.76% 32
Southampton +22 25 £345 +38.00% 4
Scotland 0 25 £275 -21.42% 18
Buckinghamshire -4 22 £300 -14.28% 12
Hertfordshire -4 21 £300 -11.11% 13
North East -14 21 £490 +96.00% 18
Leicestershire -3 18 £325 +18.18% 11
Bristol -51 18 £400 +6.66% 11
Edinburgh -1 17 £275 -21.42% 8
Tyne and Wear -8 16 £495 +65.00% 13

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1399 (55.54%) JavaScript
2 1352 (53.67%) HTML
3 1219 (48.39%) CSS
4 1114 (44.22%) MySQL
5 828 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
6 669 (26.56%) jQuery
7 663 (26.32%) Linux
8 559 (22.19%) HTML5
9 503 (19.97%) Git (software)
10 486 (19.29%) OO
11 484 (19.21%) Java
12 407 (16.16%) SQL
13 392 (15.56%) CSS3
14 382 (15.16%) Apache
15 364 (14.45%) LAMP
16 361 (14.33%) TDD
17 357 (14.17%) Python
18 320 (12.70%) MVC
19 306 (12.15%) Drupal
20 288 (11.43%) E-Commerce
21 285 (11.31%) Ruby
22 282 (11.19%) Symfony
23 281 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
24 280 (11.12%) Subversion
25 275 (10.92%) Scrum
26 269 (10.68%) Perl
27 264 (10.48%) Web Services
28 259 (10.28%) Zend
29 250 (9.92%) Web Development
30 247 (9.81%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 382 (15.16%) Apache
2 306 (12.15%) Drupal
3 247 (9.81%) WordPress
4 220 (8.73%) CMS
5 201 (7.98%) Node.js
6 97 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 75 (2.98%) nginx
8 54 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
9 47 (1.87%) IIS
10 41 (1.63%) Joomla!
11 36 (1.43%) JBoss
12 34 (1.35%) Confluence
13 27 (1.07%) Moodle
14 24 (0.95%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.83%) SharePoint
16 15 (0.60%) Mule ESB
17 13 (0.52%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.48%) Apache Solr
19 10 (0.40%) Apache Spark
20 9 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 107 (4.25%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (0.75%) MS Office
4 9 (0.36%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.079%) GIMP
8 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.040%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) MS Project
9 1 (0.040%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 223 (8.85%) Magento
2 15 (0.60%) BigMachines
3 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.16%) Shopify
5 3 (0.12%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.079%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.079%) RMDS
6 2 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.040%) Agresso
7 1 (0.040%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.040%) Summit
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.040%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.040%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 185 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (2.14%) GitHub
3 41 (1.63%) SaaS
4 35 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (0.67%) PaaS
7 17 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 16 (0.64%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.36%) IaaS
10 9 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.32%) Heroku
12 7 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.16%) MailChimp
13 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudSearch
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.13%) HTTP
2 96 (3.81%) Internet
3 76 (3.02%) Firewall
4 50 (1.98%) DNS
5 49 (1.95%) SSL
6 40 (1.59%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.55%) Intranet
8 36 (1.43%) VPN
9 23 (0.91%) LDAP
10 22 (0.87%) SSH
11 21 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
12 20 (0.79%) SAN
13 18 (0.71%) DHCP
14 16 (0.64%) LAN
14 16 (0.64%) FTP
15 15 (0.60%) DMZ
15 15 (0.60%) WAN
15 15 (0.60%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.60%) NAS
16 14 (0.56%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1114 (44.22%) MySQL
2 174 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 168 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 136 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 93 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 88 (3.49%) Redis
8 52 (2.06%) Big Data
9 36 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 29 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.64%) DB2
15 14 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (0.36%) MariaDB
19 9 (0.36%) Informix
Development Applications
1 503 (19.97%) Git (software)
2 280 (11.12%) Subversion
3 224 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 115 (4.57%) Selenium
5 113 (4.49%) JIRA
6 112 (4.45%) PHPUnit
7 80 (3.18%) Grunt
8 72 (2.86%) Maven
9 59 (2.34%) WebDriver
10 53 (2.10%) Cucumber
11 46 (1.83%) Behat
12 43 (1.71%) gulp
13 42 (1.67%) JUnit
14 39 (1.55%) Mercurial
15 37 (1.47%) Ant
15 37 (1.47%) Visual Studio
16 33 (1.31%) Hudson
17 32 (1.27%) Bower
18 30 (1.19%) Artifactory
19 29 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 161 (6.39%) Finance
2 106 (4.21%) Marketing
3 56 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 56 (2.22%) Retail
4 42 (1.67%) Banking
5 34 (1.35%) Publishing
6 20 (0.79%) Games
7 19 (0.75%) Advertising
8 12 (0.48%) Legal
8 12 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.44%) Front Office
10 9 (0.36%) Back Office
11 8 (0.32%) Electronics
11 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.20%) Law
15 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.12%) German Language
16 2 (0.079%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1856 (73.68%) Developer
2 798 (31.68%) PHP Developer
3 277 (11.00%) Web Developer
4 196 (7.78%) Front-End Developer
5 138 (5.48%) Drupal Developer
6 137 (5.44%) Magento Developer
7 134 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 132 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 82 (3.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 67 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 65 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
12 63 (2.50%) Java Developer
13 61 (2.42%) Senior PHP Developer
14 59 (2.34%) Architect
15 58 (2.30%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 55 (2.18%) WordPress Developer
16 55 (2.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 51 (2.02%) AWS Developer
18 50 (1.98%) Software Engineer
19 41 (1.63%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1352 (53.67%) HTML
2 1219 (48.39%) CSS
3 669 (26.56%) jQuery
4 559 (22.19%) HTML5
5 392 (15.56%) CSS3
6 364 (14.45%) LAMP
7 282 (11.19%) Symfony
8 264 (10.48%) Web Services
9 241 (9.57%) AngularJS
10 232 (9.21%) .NET
11 197 (7.82%) XML
12 185 (7.34%) Ajax
13 175 (6.95%) Sass
14 168 (6.67%) JSON
15 167 (6.63%) Laravel
16 128 (5.08%) RESTful
17 119 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 110 (4.37%) REST
19 80 (3.18%) SOAP
20 78 (3.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 127 (5.04%) User Experience
2 76 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 63 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 61 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (2.18%) Social Media
6 51 (2.02%) Digital Media
7 35 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 29 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 27 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.03%) E-Learning
12 21 (0.83%) W3C
13 18 (0.71%) Replication
14 16 (0.64%) Clustering
15 14 (0.56%) Blog
16 11 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (0.40%) iPhone
18 9 (0.36%) Semantic Web
18 9 (0.36%) Fixed Income
18 9 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 663 (26.32%) Linux
2 215 (8.54%) UNIX
3 142 (5.64%) Windows
4 100 (3.97%) CentOS
5 96 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (2.42%) Ubuntu
7 58 (2.30%) Apple iOS
8 50 (1.98%) Android
9 24 (0.95%) Solaris
10 16 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.36%) Debian
14 7 (0.28%) SUSE
15 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.16%) Fedora
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.12%) AIX
17 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (19.29%) OO
3 361 (14.33%) TDD
4 320 (12.70%) MVC
5 288 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 281 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
7 275 (10.92%) Scrum
8 250 (9.92%) Web Development
9 246 (9.77%) DevOps
10 214 (8.50%) Open Source
11 210 (8.34%) OO PHP
12 192 (7.62%) BDD
13 186 (7.38%) OOP
14 126 (5.00%) Unit Testing
15 114 (4.53%) Software Engineering
16 111 (4.41%) Responsive Web Design
17 101 (4.01%) Configuration Management
18 85 (3.37%) Mentoring
19 76 (3.02%) Automated Testing
20 72 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1399 (55.54%) JavaScript
2 484 (19.21%) Java
3 407 (16.16%) SQL
4 357 (14.17%) Python
5 285 (11.31%) Ruby
6 269 (10.68%) Perl
7 151 (5.99%) PHP5
8 143 (5.68%) Bash Shell
9 137 (5.44%) C#
10 81 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 70 (2.78%) C++
12 49 (1.95%) C
13 47 (1.87%) VB
14 29 (1.15%) ActionScript
15 27 (1.07%) Scala
15 27 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 23 (0.91%) VBScript
17 20 (0.79%) Lua
17 20 (0.79%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (4.25%) Security Cleared
2 92 (3.65%) Degree
3 48 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.60%) Sun Certification
6 9 (0.36%) ISEB
7 8 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.24%) CCNA
9 6 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.12%) CCNP
11 2 (0.079%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.079%) PMP
11 2 (0.079%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.079%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.040%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.040%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.040%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.85%) QA
2 18 (0.71%) SLA
3 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.20%) COREP
3 5 (0.20%) FINREP
4 4 (0.16%) BS25999
4 4 (0.16%) WAI
5 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.079%) COBIT
6 2 (0.079%) WCAG
6 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (2.42%) Docker
2 53 (2.10%) Varnish
3 45 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.31%) vCloud
5 24 (0.95%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.79%) vSphere
7 8 (0.32%) XenServer
8 6 (0.24%) Postfix
9 5 (0.20%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.20%) Samba
9 5 (0.20%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.20%) Squid
9 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.12%) iptables
11 3 (0.12%) Firmware
12 2 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.079%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.079%) KVM
Systems Management
1 211 (8.38%) Puppet
2 143 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (3.26%) Ansible
4 60 (2.38%) Vagrant
5 49 (1.95%) Nagios
6 37 (1.47%) Salt
7 36 (1.43%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.27%) Rundeck
9 24 (0.95%) Graphite
9 24 (0.95%) Kibana
10 23 (0.91%) logstash
11 21 (0.83%) Cacti
12 20 (0.79%) HAProxy
13 19 (0.75%) Opsview
14 18 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.44%) Zenoss
15 11 (0.44%) yum
16 9 (0.36%) NetBackup
17 8 (0.32%) Capistrano
18 7 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 259 (10.28%) Zend
2 131 (5.20%) Oracle
3 113 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 84 (3.33%) VMware
5 79 (3.14%) Google
6 69 (2.74%) Microsoft
7 33 (1.31%) Cisco
8 32 (1.27%) Adobe
9 31 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (0.99%) Rackspace
11 23 (0.91%) Sun
12 21 (0.83%) HP
12 21 (0.83%) Citrix
12 21 (0.83%) Splunk
13 19 (0.75%) New Relic
14 17 (0.67%) Twitter
14 17 (0.67%) IBM
15 15 (0.60%) Siebel
15 15 (0.60%) Eloqua
16 14 (0.56%) ServiceNow
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 17 hours ago
Midlands
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: Yesterday