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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
UK
Rank 119 107 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing PHP 943 1106 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.13% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 5.57% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 768 836
Median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +69.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £15.95 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.08 £48.10 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £35.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.76% +63.95%

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -4 893 £375 +3.09% 820
London -18 410 £400 - 257
South East -13 131 £391 +18.56% 115
Yorkshire +14 96 £400 +28.00% 98
West Yorkshire +38 85 £400 +31.14% 63
Leeds +31 79 £400 +23.07% 41
North West +10 62 £320 +6.66% 112
West Midlands +17 59 £340 +24.77% 63
City of London +7 57 £413 +3.12% 57
East of England +10 49 £325 +8.33% 40
South West +6 45 £288 -6.50% 64
Manchester +6 39 £320 +4.48% 67
Oxfordshire -6 38 £325 -13.33% 17
East Midlands -17 27 £350 - 47
Hampshire +4 26 £440 +35.38% 25
Surrey +16 24 £535 +42.66% 14
Cambridgeshire +19 23 £350 +9.37% 12
Bristol +19 22 £279 -10.80% 24
Scotland +34 19 £300 -13.04% 18
Birmingham 0 19 £475 +40.74% 16
Berkshire +10 16 £413 +37.50% 20
North East -2 16 £350 +16.66% 19
South Wales +27 15 £415 +22.96% 6
Wales +12 15 £415 +10.66% 6
Cardiff +29 14 £425 +25.92% 4
Cheshire +28 14 £325 +8.33% 14
Oxford -9 14 £331 -17.18% 10
Essex +3 12 £450 +63.63% 4
Brighton -7 12 £275 -12.00% 6
East Sussex -8 12 £275 -12.00% 9

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1227 (55.70%) JavaScript
2 1197 (54.33%) HTML
3 1051 (47.71%) CSS
4 809 (36.72%) MySQL
5 662 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
6 535 (24.29%) Git (software)
7 518 (23.51%) Linux
8 499 (22.65%) Web Development
9 495 (22.47%) Java
10 415 (18.84%) HTML5
11 403 (18.29%) jQuery
12 400 (18.16%) Python
13 306 (13.89%) Symfony
14 302 (13.71%) SQL
15 294 (13.35%) OO
15 294 (13.35%) MVC
16 288 (13.07%) AngularJS
17 283 (12.85%) CSS3
18 280 (12.71%) Jenkins
19 270 (12.26%) Apache
20 268 (12.17%) LAMP
20 268 (12.17%) Drupal
21 259 (11.76%) Web Services
22 241 (10.94%) TDD
23 234 (10.62%) E-Commerce
24 223 (10.12%) Zend
25 222 (10.08%) Laravel
26 221 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
27 220 (9.99%) XML
28 218 (9.90%) WordPress

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
1 270 (12.26%) Apache
2 268 (12.17%) Drupal
3 218 (9.90%) WordPress
4 157 (7.13%) CMS
5 100 (4.54%) nginx
6 91 (4.13%) Tomcat
7 86 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
8 44 (2.00%) IIS
9 37 (1.68%) Confluence
10 29 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 28 (1.27%) Moodle
12 25 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 24 (1.09%) Apache Solr
14 21 (0.95%) Apache Spark
15 16 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.68%) JBoss
17 12 (0.54%) SilverStripe
18 11 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (2.41%) Photoshop
2 35 (1.59%) MS Excel
3 17 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (0.77%) MS Office
4 11 (0.50%) GIMP
5 9 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.18%) InDesign
6 4 (0.18%) SPSS
7 2 (0.091%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.091%) MS Project
7 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.045%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 134 (6.08%) Magento
2 26 (1.18%) Adobe Campaign
3 23 (1.04%) Unica
4 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.27%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.091%) Shopify
8 2 (0.091%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.045%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.045%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.045%) Primavera
9 1 (0.045%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 221 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (3.59%) GitHub
3 70 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (2.00%) SaaS
5 34 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
7 24 (1.09%) PaaS
8 23 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.77%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.77%) IaaS
10 16 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 15 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.64%) Route 53
13 11 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
13 11 (0.50%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
14 8 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (6.58%) HTTP
2 70 (3.18%) Network Security
3 63 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 58 (2.63%) DNS
5 45 (2.04%) Internet
5 45 (2.04%) SSL
6 40 (1.82%) Firewall
7 26 (1.18%) LDAP
8 20 (0.91%) Intranet
8 20 (0.91%) SSH
9 16 (0.73%) AMQP
10 13 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
11 12 (0.54%) DHCP
11 12 (0.54%) FTP
12 10 (0.45%) X.509
13 9 (0.41%) VPN
14 8 (0.36%) SMTP
15 7 (0.32%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (36.72%) MySQL
2 162 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 158 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
4 137 (6.22%) MongoDB
5 115 (5.22%) SQL Server
6 93 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 65 (2.95%) Redis
8 42 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.72%) Big Data
10 25 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 24 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.09%) CouchDB
12 22 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.73%) HBase
14 15 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 535 (24.29%) Git (software)
2 280 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 124 (5.63%) Subversion
4 80 (3.63%) JIRA
5 63 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 61 (2.77%) PHPUnit
7 57 (2.59%) Selenium
8 48 (2.18%) Vagrant
9 44 (2.00%) Grunt
10 43 (1.95%) Mercurial
11 38 (1.72%) Jasmine
12 34 (1.54%) gulp
13 33 (1.50%) Maven
14 31 (1.41%) WebDriver
15 25 (1.13%) JUnit
16 22 (1.00%) JMeter
17 21 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (0.95%) Hudson
17 21 (0.95%) ProC
18 19 (0.86%) Mocha
General
1 161 (7.31%) Finance
2 112 (5.08%) Marketing
3 41 (1.86%) Publishing
4 37 (1.68%) Retail
4 37 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.27%) Banking
6 27 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.09%) Advertising
7 24 (1.09%) Law
8 19 (0.86%) Electronics
9 16 (0.73%) Games
10 12 (0.54%) Back Office
10 12 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.45%) Front Office
12 7 (0.32%) Automotive
13 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.18%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.14%) Billing
14 3 (0.14%) Legal
14 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1607 (72.95%) Developer
2 772 (35.04%) PHP Developer
3 191 (8.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 179 (8.13%) Web Developer
5 167 (7.58%) Drupal Developer
6 161 (7.31%) Senior Developer
7 149 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 115 (5.22%) Full Stack Developer
9 102 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 100 (4.54%) Architect
11 96 (4.36%) Magento Developer
12 95 (4.31%) HTML Developer
13 76 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
13 76 (3.45%) MySQL Developer
13 76 (3.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 73 (3.31%) Senior PHP Developer
15 72 (3.27%) PHP Web Developer
15 72 (3.27%) Symfony Developer
16 67 (3.04%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 64 (2.91%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1197 (54.33%) HTML
2 1051 (47.71%) CSS
3 415 (18.84%) HTML5
4 403 (18.29%) jQuery
5 306 (13.89%) Symfony
6 288 (13.07%) AngularJS
7 283 (12.85%) CSS3
8 268 (12.17%) LAMP
9 259 (11.76%) Web Services
10 222 (10.08%) Laravel
11 220 (9.99%) XML
12 217 (9.85%) Node.js
13 192 (8.72%) JSON
14 173 (7.85%) REST
15 159 (7.22%) .NET
16 149 (6.76%) RESTful
17 143 (6.49%) Sass
18 114 (5.17%) React
19 113 (5.13%) Ajax
20 90 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.31%) User Experience
2 71 (3.22%) Digital Media
3 59 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 41 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 32 (1.45%) NHS
8 28 (1.27%) Social Media
9 27 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.95%) Fintech
12 16 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.73%) W3C
12 16 (0.73%) Web 2.0
13 12 (0.54%) Replication
14 11 (0.50%) Clustering
15 10 (0.45%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.45%) Equities
16 8 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.36%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 518 (23.51%) Linux
2 171 (7.76%) Unix
3 126 (5.72%) Windows
4 58 (2.63%) CentOS
5 51 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.91%) Android
7 42 (1.91%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.59%) AIX
8 35 (1.59%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.27%) SUSE
11 6 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.23%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.23%) Solaris
13 4 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (22.65%) Web Development
3 294 (13.35%) MVC
3 294 (13.35%) OO
4 241 (10.94%) TDD
5 234 (10.62%) E-Commerce
6 217 (9.85%) Scrum
7 214 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
8 208 (9.44%) Front End Development
9 198 (8.99%) DevOps
10 187 (8.49%) Configuration Management
11 169 (7.67%) BDD
12 161 (7.31%) OOP
13 132 (5.99%) OO PHP
14 131 (5.95%) CRM
15 129 (5.86%) Open Source
16 124 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
17 100 (4.54%) Mentoring
18 83 (3.77%) Unit Testing
18 83 (3.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1227 (55.70%) JavaScript
2 495 (22.47%) Java
3 400 (18.16%) Python
4 302 (13.71%) SQL
5 191 (8.67%) Perl
6 171 (7.76%) Ruby
7 124 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 117 (5.31%) C#
9 78 (3.54%) C
10 51 (2.32%) C++
11 49 (2.22%) PHP 5
12 41 (1.86%) Go
13 40 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.72%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.00%) Scala
16 17 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.64%) PHP 7
18 13 (0.59%) VB
19 11 (0.50%) Groovy
20 10 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 99 (4.49%) Degree
3 61 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.73%) DBS Check
5 13 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.23%) ISEB
8 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.14%) CCNP
9 3 (0.14%) CISA
9 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.14%) CISSP
9 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.091%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.091%) CISM
10 2 (0.091%) GIAC
10 2 (0.091%) MCP
10 2 (0.091%) MCSA
10 2 (0.091%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.31%) QA
2 25 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.36%) WAI
5 5 (0.23%) SDET
6 4 (0.18%) HL7
6 4 (0.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.091%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.091%) WCAG
8 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (6.95%) Docker
2 51 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.91%) Varnish
5 13 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.50%) Squid
7 8 (0.36%) vCloud
8 7 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.32%) iptables
8 7 (0.32%) Postfix
9 6 (0.27%) HDFS
9 6 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (0.23%) NFS
10 5 (0.23%) RHEV
11 3 (0.14%) BIND 9
11 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.091%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 156 (7.08%) Puppet
2 130 (5.90%) Ansible
3 125 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (2.54%) Nagios
5 46 (2.09%) Salt
6 26 (1.18%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.09%) logstash
8 22 (1.00%) Kibana
9 19 (0.86%) Terraform
10 12 (0.54%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.50%) Grafana
12 6 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.27%) Packer
12 6 (0.27%) StatsD
13 5 (0.23%) Cacti
13 5 (0.23%) collectd
14 4 (0.18%) Control-M
14 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
14 4 (0.18%) SCCM
14 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 223 (10.12%) Zend
2 144 (6.54%) Oracle
3 86 (3.90%) Microsoft
4 73 (3.31%) Adobe
5 70 (3.18%) Red Hat
6 66 (3.00%) VMware
7 48 (2.18%) Google
8 46 (2.09%) Rackspace
9 36 (1.63%) Splunk
10 28 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.18%) SaltStack
12 23 (1.04%) SAP
13 17 (0.77%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.77%) New Relic
14 16 (0.73%) Twitter
15 15 (0.68%) HP
16 14 (0.64%) Cisco
17 13 (0.59%) IBM
18 11 (0.50%) Citrix
19 10 (0.45%) ServiceNow
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Mego Employment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 340 - 350
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago