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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
UK
Rank 120 106 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing PHP 915 1093 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.15% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.12% 5.58% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 786 888
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.23 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.45 £35.00 £27.18
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +28.79%

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
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -19 879 £375 - 768
London -21 453 £400 - 235
South East -49 105 £375 +11.11% 125
Yorkshire +35 85 £395 +22.48% 90
City of London +6 70 £413 +3.12% 41
West Yorkshire +45 69 £400 +28.00% 55
Leeds +34 68 £400 +23.07% 43
East of England +11 64 £306 -7.89% 56
North West +36 60 £338 +12.50% 82
West Midlands +10 44 £325 +12.06% 70
Manchester +25 42 £350 +16.66% 50
Oxfordshire -2 41 £356 -7.16% 23
South West +10 35 £319 +4.93% 48
Oxford +2 27 £363 -9.37% 10
Cambridgeshire +10 23 £325 -4.41% 20
Essex +10 19 £325 -7.14% 4
East Midlands 0 19 £350 -2.09% 45
Scotland +31 17 £388 +10.71% 17
Berkshire -2 17 £450 +50.00% 23
East Sussex -5 17 £275 -18.51% 13
Brighton -5 15 £350 +3.70% 8
South Yorkshire -12 14 £350 +7.69% 11
Staffordshire +13 13 £275 +10.00% 4
Bristol +5 13 £300 -3.22% 11
Sheffield -5 13 £350 -3.44% 9
Hertfordshire -8 13 £244 -9.72% 14
North East -11 13 £350 - 16
Cambridge +3 12 £350 +2.94% 14
Cheshire +26 11 £325 +8.33% 16
Surrey -2 11 £488 +44.51% 13

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 1291 (54.59%) JavaScript
2 1211 (51.21%) HTML
3 1097 (46.38%) CSS
4 847 (35.81%) MySQL
5 737 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
6 607 (25.67%) Linux
7 581 (24.57%) Web Development
8 559 (23.64%) Git (software)
9 527 (22.28%) Java
10 439 (18.56%) Python
10 439 (18.56%) jQuery
11 422 (17.84%) HTML5
12 346 (14.63%) OO
13 336 (14.21%) Web Services
14 329 (13.91%) AngularJS
15 322 (13.62%) Jenkins
16 320 (13.53%) SQL
16 320 (13.53%) Symfony
17 311 (13.15%) MVC
18 303 (12.81%) LAMP
19 299 (12.64%) Drupal
20 281 (11.88%) CSS3
20 281 (11.88%) Apache
21 278 (11.75%) Amazon AWS
22 277 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
23 273 (11.54%) E-Commerce
24 263 (11.12%) Node.js
25 260 (10.99%) Zend
26 258 (10.91%) TDD
27 239 (10.11%) Scrum

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
1 299 (12.64%) Drupal
2 281 (11.88%) Apache
3 212 (8.96%) WordPress
4 161 (6.81%) CMS
5 125 (5.29%) nginx
6 104 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
7 96 (4.06%) Tomcat
8 52 (2.20%) Confluence
9 43 (1.82%) IIS
10 28 (1.18%) Moodle
11 25 (1.06%) Apache Solr
11 25 (1.06%) SharePoint
12 21 (0.89%) Apache Spark
12 21 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 20 (0.85%) JBoss
14 15 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.47%) Joomla!
16 11 (0.47%) SilverStripe
16 11 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 58 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 20 (0.85%) MS Office
4 15 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.47%) GIMP
7 5 (0.21%) Pixelmator
8 4 (0.17%) InDesign
8 4 (0.17%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.085%) MS Project
10 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.042%) HipChat
11 1 (0.042%) InVision
11 1 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 157 (6.64%) Magento
2 20 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
3 17 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.68%) Unica
5 14 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.13%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.085%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.085%) RMDS
8 2 (0.085%) Shopify
8 2 (0.085%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.042%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 278 (11.75%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (3.55%) GitHub
3 69 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (1.65%) SaaS
6 34 (1.44%) Amazon S3
7 28 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
9 23 (0.97%) PaaS
10 19 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 19 (0.80%) Route 53
11 18 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.63%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.55%) IaaS
14 12 (0.51%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.30%) Office 365
17 6 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 165 (6.98%) HTTP
2 107 (4.52%) Network Security
3 78 (3.30%) DNS
4 62 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 57 (2.41%) Firewall
6 50 (2.11%) Internet
7 48 (2.03%) SSL
8 37 (1.56%) LDAP
9 24 (1.01%) SSH
10 22 (0.93%) DHCP
11 19 (0.80%) Intranet
12 17 (0.72%) FTP
13 16 (0.68%) AMQP
14 15 (0.63%) SMTP
14 15 (0.63%) VPN
15 14 (0.59%) X.509
16 13 (0.55%) LAN
16 13 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
17 12 (0.51%) SAN
17 12 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 847 (35.81%) MySQL
2 219 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 172 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 150 (6.34%) MongoDB
5 136 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 111 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 75 (3.17%) Redis
8 40 (1.69%) Big Data
9 36 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 30 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 28 (1.18%) CouchDB
12 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (0.76%) DB2
15 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.68%) HBase
17 14 (0.59%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 559 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 322 (13.62%) Jenkins
3 162 (6.85%) Subversion
4 104 (4.40%) JIRA
5 79 (3.34%) Cucumber
6 66 (2.79%) PHPUnit
7 62 (2.62%) Selenium
8 58 (2.45%) Vagrant
9 50 (2.11%) Mercurial
10 41 (1.73%) Grunt
11 39 (1.65%) Jasmine
11 39 (1.65%) WebDriver
12 38 (1.61%) gulp
13 29 (1.23%) Hudson
13 29 (1.23%) Maven
14 26 (1.10%) JUnit
15 24 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.01%) Travis CI
16 22 (0.93%) CircleCI
17 21 (0.89%) Ant
General
1 168 (7.10%) Finance
2 122 (5.16%) Marketing
3 53 (2.24%) Publishing
4 41 (1.73%) Retail
5 34 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.14%) Law
8 26 (1.10%) Advertising
9 24 (1.01%) Banking
9 24 (1.01%) Electronics
10 18 (0.76%) Games
11 12 (0.51%) Back Office
11 12 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.34%) Automotive
13 5 (0.21%) Legal
14 3 (0.13%) Billing
14 3 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.13%) Front Office
14 3 (0.13%) Military
14 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1700 (71.88%) Developer
2 818 (34.59%) PHP Developer
3 213 (9.01%) JavaScript Developer
4 188 (7.95%) Web Developer
5 176 (7.44%) Drupal Developer
5 176 (7.44%) Senior Developer
6 167 (7.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 125 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 117 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 113 (4.78%) HTML Developer
10 112 (4.74%) Magento Developer
11 93 (3.93%) HTML CSS Developer
12 86 (3.64%) Architect
13 81 (3.42%) PHP Web Developer
14 78 (3.30%) Symfony Developer
15 76 (3.21%) Senior PHP Developer
16 74 (3.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 66 (2.79%) MySQL Developer
17 66 (2.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 64 (2.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1211 (51.21%) HTML
2 1097 (46.38%) CSS
3 439 (18.56%) jQuery
4 422 (17.84%) HTML5
5 336 (14.21%) Web Services
6 329 (13.91%) AngularJS
7 320 (13.53%) Symfony
8 303 (12.81%) LAMP
9 281 (11.88%) CSS3
10 263 (11.12%) Node.js
11 237 (10.02%) XML
12 213 (9.01%) Laravel
13 211 (8.92%) JSON
14 186 (7.86%) REST
15 183 (7.74%) .NET
16 151 (6.38%) Sass
17 143 (6.05%) RESTful
18 129 (5.45%) React
19 109 (4.61%) Ajax
20 92 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.17%) User Experience
2 109 (4.61%) Digital Media
3 75 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.20%) Visualisation
5 51 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 39 (1.65%) NHS
9 31 (1.31%) Social Media
10 25 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.01%) e-Learning
12 19 (0.80%) Replication
13 18 (0.76%) Fintech
14 16 (0.68%) Clustering
14 16 (0.68%) Web 2.0
15 15 (0.63%) Data Integration
16 13 (0.55%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.42%) Mathematics
17 10 (0.42%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 607 (25.67%) Linux
2 195 (8.25%) Unix
3 148 (6.26%) Windows
4 79 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (3.21%) CentOS
6 50 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 49 (2.07%) Windows Server
8 47 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 46 (1.95%) Mac OS X
10 45 (1.90%) Android
11 30 (1.27%) AIX
12 15 (0.63%) Solaris
12 15 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.38%) Debian
15 7 (0.30%) SUSE
15 7 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (24.57%) Web Development
3 346 (14.63%) OO
4 311 (13.15%) MVC
5 277 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
6 273 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 258 (10.91%) TDD
8 239 (10.11%) Scrum
9 227 (9.60%) Front End Development
10 220 (9.30%) DevOps
11 195 (8.25%) BDD
12 189 (7.99%) Configuration Management
13 174 (7.36%) OOP
14 170 (7.19%) Open Source
15 163 (6.89%) OO PHP
16 159 (6.72%) CRM
17 130 (5.50%) Responsive Web Design
18 113 (4.78%) Mentoring
19 98 (4.14%) ERP
20 90 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1291 (54.59%) JavaScript
2 527 (22.28%) Java
3 439 (18.56%) Python
4 320 (13.53%) SQL
5 217 (9.18%) Ruby
6 207 (8.75%) Perl
7 147 (6.22%) Bash Shell
8 134 (5.67%) C#
9 75 (3.17%) C
9 75 (3.17%) C++
10 47 (1.99%) PHP 5
10 47 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 43 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.40%) Go
13 25 (1.06%) Scala
14 20 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.59%) PHP 7
16 12 (0.51%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.42%) ES6
17 10 (0.42%) sed
Qualifications
1 136 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 96 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 86 (3.64%) Degree
4 18 (0.76%) CHECK Team Member
4 18 (0.76%) DBS Check
5 16 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.25%) CCNP
7 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.21%) ISEB
8 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.21%) RHCE
9 4 (0.17%) MCSE
10 3 (0.13%) CISSP
10 3 (0.13%) MCSA
11 2 (0.085%) MCP
11 2 (0.085%) PhD
11 2 (0.085%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.59%) QA
2 26 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.25%) HL7
5 5 (0.21%) SDET
5 5 (0.21%) WAI
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.085%) WCAG
8 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (7.40%) Docker
2 61 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.89%) Varnish
5 19 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.63%) Squid
7 10 (0.42%) iptables
8 9 (0.38%) vCloud
9 8 (0.34%) NFS
9 8 (0.34%) RHEV
9 8 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.30%) Postfix
10 7 (0.30%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.25%) HDFS
11 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.21%) Dovecot
12 5 (0.21%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 204 (8.63%) Puppet
2 147 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (6.00%) Ansible
4 71 (3.00%) Nagios
5 44 (1.86%) Salt
6 38 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 31 (1.31%) logstash
8 29 (1.23%) Kibana
9 24 (1.01%) Terraform
10 17 (0.72%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.63%) Grafana
12 13 (0.55%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.38%) Cacti
14 8 (0.34%) Control-M
14 8 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.25%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.25%) Packer
15 6 (0.25%) StatsD
16 5 (0.21%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 260 (10.99%) Zend
2 133 (5.62%) Oracle
3 94 (3.97%) Red Hat
4 89 (3.76%) Microsoft
5 86 (3.64%) VMware
6 70 (2.96%) Adobe
7 47 (1.99%) Rackspace
8 44 (1.86%) Google
9 32 (1.35%) Splunk
10 28 (1.18%) SaltStack
11 25 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.01%) SAP
13 21 (0.89%) HP
13 21 (0.89%) IBM
14 19 (0.80%) Atlassian
15 16 (0.68%) Cisco
16 15 (0.63%) ServiceNow
17 14 (0.59%) hybris
17 14 (0.59%) New Relic
17 14 (0.59%) Twitter
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Anonymous
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago