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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 81 89 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 1463 1267 1625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.71% 2.30% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.97% 6.03% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 919 1170
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 18
Median hourly rate £15.50 £39.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.25% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £18.35 £27.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.70 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-60.25% +14.70%

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
20993 21025 20238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 38.13% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14405 14060 13157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 430
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.16 £51.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +10 1372 £370 +5.71% 923
London +6 647 £400 +6.66% 277
South East -10 231 £350 +7.69% 152
Yorkshire +15 137 £366 +12.69% 98
North West +43 123 £338 +6.29% 129
City of London +19 106 £400 +9.21% 71
West Yorkshire +11 85 £375 +20.96% 69
South West +3 71 £310 -17.33% 63
Manchester +14 70 £350 +16.66% 66
Leeds +8 66 £375 +15.38% 54
East of England +3 57 £350 - 67
Hampshire +8 55 £350 +16.66% 52
West Midlands -35 54 £300 +20.00% 71
Oxfordshire -8 42 £400 - 9
Scotland -14 42 £325 -7.14% 22
East Midlands +4 39 £288 -14.81% 55
Wales +40 38 £300 -20.00% 8
Berkshire +6 37 £375 +27.11% 29
South Wales +36 34 £300 -17.24% 6
South Yorkshire +25 34 £320 +6.66% 19
Sheffield +11 33 £320 +21.90% 14
East Sussex +18 32 £300 +20.00% 13
Surrey +3 29 £400 +23.07% 20
Cheshire +11 27 £350 - 30
Bristol -9 27 £299 -22.90% 21
Cardiff +21 26 £300 -20.00% 1
Brighton +8 24 £325 +30.00% 6
Oxford -6 24 £375 -8.86% 9
Edinburgh -17 24 £375 - 11
Hertfordshire +22 22 £350 -30.00% 26

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1527 (57.78%) JavaScript
2 1263 (47.79%) HTML
3 1183 (44.76%) CSS
4 929 (35.15%) MySQL
5 781 (29.55%) Java
6 754 (28.53%) Web Development
7 752 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
8 609 (23.04%) Linux
9 543 (20.54%) HTML5
10 523 (19.79%) jQuery
11 508 (19.22%) Git (software)
12 457 (17.29%) SQL
13 389 (14.72%) Python
14 379 (14.34%) MVC
15 377 (14.26%) CRM
16 368 (13.92%) CSS3
17 320 (12.11%) XML
18 316 (11.96%) OO
18 316 (11.96%) LAMP
19 313 (11.84%) Digital Media
20 308 (11.65%) AngularJS
21 306 (11.58%) ERP
22 299 (11.31%) .NET
23 297 (11.24%) TDD
24 296 (11.20%) Apache
25 293 (11.09%) Network Security
26 290 (10.97%) Web Services
27 282 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
27 282 (10.67%) Front End Development
28 276 (10.44%) E-Commerce

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
1 296 (11.20%) Apache
2 263 (9.95%) WordPress
3 254 (9.61%) Drupal
4 234 (8.85%) CMS
5 72 (2.72%) IIS
6 70 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 58 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 58 (2.19%) nginx
8 48 (1.82%) SharePoint
9 42 (1.59%) Moodle
10 40 (1.51%) Joomla!
11 37 (1.40%) JBoss
12 32 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.98%) WebLogic
14 24 (0.91%) Confluence
15 23 (0.87%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.72%) SAS
17 17 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (0.61%) Alfresco
19 14 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (2.76%) Photoshop
2 58 (2.19%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.66%) MS Office
4 19 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 19 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.49%) SPSS
7 12 (0.45%) Stata
8 11 (0.42%) Fireworks
8 11 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.15%) InDesign
11 2 (0.076%) GIMP
11 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.038%) Houdini
12 1 (0.038%) MS Project
12 1 (0.038%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 198 (7.49%) Magento
2 23 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.79%) BigMachines
3 21 (0.79%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) OpenCart
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.076%) Shopify
11 1 (0.038%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.038%) RMDS
11 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.038%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 282 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (2.69%) GitHub
3 68 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (2.35%) SaaS
5 37 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.68%) Office 365
10 17 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 12 (0.45%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.38%) CloudFront
14 10 (0.38%) IaaS
14 10 (0.38%) PaaS
15 9 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 293 (11.09%) Network Security
2 82 (3.10%) DNS
3 74 (2.80%) Internet
4 70 (2.65%) HTTP
5 62 (2.35%) Firewall
6 45 (1.70%) LDAP
6 45 (1.70%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.17%) SSL
8 28 (1.06%) SMTP
9 25 (0.95%) SAN
10 23 (0.87%) DHCP
11 21 (0.79%) SSH
11 21 (0.79%) VPN
12 20 (0.76%) FTP
13 16 (0.61%) Intranet
14 14 (0.53%) HTTPS
15 13 (0.49%) Wireshark
16 11 (0.42%) DMZ
16 11 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
17 10 (0.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 929 (35.15%) MySQL
2 209 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 138 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 117 (4.43%) NoSQL
5 104 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
6 98 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 59 (2.23%) Big Data
8 48 (1.82%) Redis
9 45 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (1.02%) CouchDB
13 26 (0.98%) Hadoop
14 23 (0.87%) DB2
15 22 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 18 (0.68%) RDBMS
18 17 (0.64%) Apache Hive
19 16 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 508 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 166 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 134 (5.07%) Subversion
4 100 (3.78%) PHPUnit
5 77 (2.91%) JIRA
6 56 (2.12%) Selenium
7 53 (2.01%) Grunt
8 52 (1.97%) Maven
9 50 (1.89%) gulp
10 47 (1.78%) Vagrant
11 42 (1.59%) Cucumber
12 37 (1.40%) Visual Studio
13 36 (1.36%) Mercurial
14 35 (1.32%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
16 33 (1.25%) WebDriver
17 26 (0.98%) Mocha
18 25 (0.95%) Ant
19 23 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 201 (7.60%) Finance
2 108 (4.09%) Marketing
3 90 (3.41%) Retail
4 60 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.08%) Games
6 50 (1.89%) Publishing
7 39 (1.48%) Banking
8 25 (0.95%) Advertising
9 19 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.57%) Back Office
11 14 (0.53%) Electronics
12 10 (0.38%) Front Office
13 9 (0.34%) Legal
14 8 (0.30%) Billing
15 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.26%) Law
15 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.19%) German Language
16 5 (0.19%) Military
17 4 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1806 (68.33%) Developer
2 891 (33.71%) PHP Developer
3 195 (7.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 192 (7.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 179 (6.77%) Web Developer
6 141 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 137 (5.18%) Magento Developer
8 129 (4.88%) HTML Developer
9 128 (4.84%) Drupal Developer
10 120 (4.54%) Architect
10 120 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 98 (3.71%) HTML CSS Developer
12 93 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
13 92 (3.48%) WordPress Developer
14 87 (3.29%) Java Developer
15 86 (3.25%) Administrator
16 78 (2.95%) Senior PHP Developer
17 77 (2.91%) MySQL Developer
18 76 (2.88%) PHP Web Developer
19 73 (2.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1263 (47.79%) HTML
2 1183 (44.76%) CSS
3 543 (20.54%) HTML5
4 523 (19.79%) jQuery
5 368 (13.92%) CSS3
6 320 (12.11%) XML
7 316 (11.96%) LAMP
8 308 (11.65%) AngularJS
9 299 (11.31%) .NET
10 290 (10.97%) Web Services
11 246 (9.31%) Symfony
12 225 (8.51%) Laravel
13 203 (7.68%) RESTful
14 197 (7.45%) Node.js
15 158 (5.98%) Sass
16 157 (5.94%) REST
17 156 (5.90%) JSON
18 152 (5.75%) Ajax
18 152 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 120 (4.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 313 (11.84%) Digital Media
2 158 (5.98%) User Experience
3 97 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 81 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 77 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.51%) e-Learning
8 27 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 25 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (0.95%) Fintech
9 25 (0.95%) Replication
10 23 (0.87%) Clustering
10 23 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.76%) Social Media
12 19 (0.72%) NHS
13 15 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
14 13 (0.49%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.49%) W3C
15 12 (0.45%) PKI
16 11 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 609 (23.04%) Linux
2 206 (7.79%) Unix
3 195 (7.38%) Windows
4 102 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (3.63%) CentOS
6 60 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 54 (2.04%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.93%) Windows Server
9 44 (1.66%) Android
10 30 (1.14%) Debian
11 25 (0.95%) AIX
12 23 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.53%) Solaris
14 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.42%) zOS
17 9 (0.34%) Fedora
17 9 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (28.53%) Web Development
2 752 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (14.34%) MVC
4 377 (14.26%) CRM
5 316 (11.96%) OO
6 306 (11.58%) ERP
7 297 (11.24%) TDD
8 282 (10.67%) Front End Development
9 276 (10.44%) E-Commerce
10 257 (9.72%) Scrum
11 247 (9.35%) DevOps
12 198 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
13 192 (7.26%) BDD
14 169 (6.39%) Open Source
15 148 (5.60%) OOP
16 123 (4.65%) OO PHP
17 103 (3.90%) Responsive Web Design
18 101 (3.82%) Unit Testing
19 99 (3.75%) ITIL
20 94 (3.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1527 (57.78%) JavaScript
2 781 (29.55%) Java
3 457 (17.29%) SQL
4 389 (14.72%) Python
5 261 (9.88%) Ruby
6 246 (9.31%) Perl
7 200 (7.57%) C#
8 155 (5.86%) Bash Shell
9 83 (3.14%) PHP 5
10 71 (2.69%) C++
11 70 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 59 (2.23%) C
13 52 (1.97%) PowerShell
14 48 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 44 (1.66%) VB
16 36 (1.36%) Scala
17 27 (1.02%) Apex Code
18 24 (0.91%) T-SQL
19 23 (0.87%) Go
19 23 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 128 (4.84%) Degree
2 102 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.53%) ISEB
7 13 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.42%) CCNP
9 10 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.38%) MCITP
9 10 (0.38%) MCTS
10 9 (0.34%) RHCE
11 8 (0.30%) CISSP
12 7 (0.26%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.26%) OSCP
13 6 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.42%) QA
2 10 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.34%) WAI
4 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 4 (0.15%) WCAG
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.038%) Basel II
7 1 (0.038%) HL7
7 1 (0.038%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.038%) SDET
7 1 (0.038%) SEPA
System Software
1 89 (3.37%) Docker
2 73 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.02%) Varnish
5 23 (0.87%) KVM
6 19 (0.72%) vCloud
7 18 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.53%) iptables
9 11 (0.42%) RHEV
10 10 (0.38%) Postfix
11 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.30%) Squid
11 8 (0.30%) vSphere
12 7 (0.26%) NFS
12 7 (0.26%) Sendmail
12 7 (0.26%) UAG
12 7 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.19%) Dovecot
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 191 (7.23%) Puppet
2 121 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (4.35%) Ansible
4 82 (3.10%) Nagios
5 32 (1.21%) Salt
6 29 (1.10%) logstash
7 28 (1.06%) HAProxy
7 28 (1.06%) ZABBIX
8 24 (0.91%) Kibana
9 20 (0.76%) SCCM
10 18 (0.68%) Terraform
11 17 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
12 15 (0.57%) Cacti
13 14 (0.53%) Rundeck
14 13 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (0.49%) Zenoss
15 11 (0.42%) Control-M
15 11 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (0.38%) CFEngine
16 10 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 232 (8.78%) Oracle
2 201 (7.60%) Zend
3 143 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 141 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 116 (4.39%) VMware
6 68 (2.57%) Adobe
7 67 (2.53%) Google
8 44 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (1.66%) Splunk
9 39 (1.48%) IBM
10 30 (1.14%) HP
10 30 (1.14%) Siebel
11 28 (1.06%) Cisco
12 27 (1.02%) SAP
13 22 (0.83%) Informatica
14 21 (0.79%) Citrix
15 19 (0.72%) New Relic
16 18 (0.68%) Teradata
17 14 (0.53%) Tableau
18 12 (0.45%) Dell
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £3400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago