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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 91 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs citing PHP 1143 1580 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.98% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 8.01% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 1178 733
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.42% +65.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £27.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-39.18% +64.44%

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
20094 19733 17676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.28% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13381 13017 10891
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 458 620
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -33 1079 £350 - 920
London -22 511 £375 +7.14% 283
South East 0 192 £310 +3.33% 184
City of London -2 114 £350 +3.70% 73
Yorkshire -37 91 £325 -7.14% 106
West Midlands +12 74 £250 -23.07% 59
South West -40 68 £388 +10.71% 49
North West -10 64 £313 +4.07% 119
West Yorkshire -44 62 £310 -11.42% 70
Leeds -43 49 £325 -3.70% 41
East of England -23 47 £300 -7.69% 61
Hampshire -16 45 £300 - 33
Bristol -18 44 £381 +3.74% 12
Oxfordshire 0 39 £365 +17.74% 43
Manchester +9 38 £275 -15.38% 64
Scotland -3 34 £350 -5.73% 25
East Midlands -12 30 £350 +12.90% 39
Berkshire +2 29 £313 -3.84% 24
Birmingham -7 27 £288 -17.85% 17
Edinburgh +13 26 £350 -7.89% 17
Buckinghamshire +10 26 £294 -2.08% 14
Surrey +23 25 £325 - 29
Nottinghamshire +5 23 £375 +58.73% 12
Nottingham +6 18 £369 +278.20% 11
Cheshire -3 18 £350 +16.66% 26
Cambridgeshire -21 16 £250 -33.33% 27
Hertfordshire +1 15 £300 - 12
East Sussex -18 15 £250 -13.79% 17
Wales -21 14 £400 +10.34% 17
Brighton -16 13 £235 -18.96% 15

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1193 (51.49%) HTML
2 1173 (50.63%) JavaScript
3 1059 (45.71%) CSS
4 1030 (44.45%) MySQL
5 775 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
6 610 (26.33%) Linux
7 583 (25.16%) jQuery
8 551 (23.78%) HTML5
9 478 (20.63%) Java
10 450 (19.42%) Git (software)
11 421 (18.17%) OO
12 420 (18.13%) Python
13 388 (16.75%) Apache
14 371 (16.01%) CSS3
15 343 (14.80%) LAMP
16 341 (14.72%) MVC
17 335 (14.46%) SQL
18 310 (13.38%) Ruby
19 300 (12.95%) TDD
20 296 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
21 277 (11.96%) Zend
21 277 (11.96%) Web Services
22 263 (11.35%) Scrum
23 261 (11.26%) Symfony
23 261 (11.26%) DevOps
24 253 (10.92%) Drupal
25 251 (10.83%) Perl
26 249 (10.75%) Puppet
27 246 (10.62%) Subversion
28 236 (10.19%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 388 (16.75%) Apache
2 253 (10.92%) Drupal
3 191 (8.24%) WordPress
4 185 (7.98%) CMS
5 146 (6.30%) Node.js
6 93 (4.01%) nginx
7 78 (3.37%) Tomcat
8 52 (2.24%) IIS
9 41 (1.77%) OpenStack
10 38 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
11 35 (1.51%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.34%) Confluence
13 28 (1.21%) Moodle
14 27 (1.17%) WebLogic
15 26 (1.12%) JBoss
16 19 (0.82%) SharePoint
17 16 (0.69%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.47%) Mule ESB
18 11 (0.47%) uWSGI
18 11 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 82 (3.54%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (0.69%) Fireworks
4 16 (0.69%) MS Office
5 15 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.26%) MS Project
7 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 143 (6.17%) Magento
2 10 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Shopify
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.086%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.043%) Radian6
5 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.043%) Tridion
5 1 (0.043%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 169 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (1.17%) GitHub
4 26 (1.12%) SaaS
5 23 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 21 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (0.73%) PaaS
9 14 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.35%) Heroku
11 8 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.35%) IaaS
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 2 (0.086%) Joyent
15 2 (0.086%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.70%) HTTP
2 101 (4.36%) Internet
3 71 (3.06%) Firewall
4 68 (2.93%) SSL
5 60 (2.59%) DNS
6 43 (1.86%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.68%) VPN
8 31 (1.34%) LAN
8 31 (1.34%) WAN
9 27 (1.17%) Intranet
10 26 (1.12%) LDAP
11 21 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
12 18 (0.78%) IPsec
13 17 (0.73%) DHCP
13 17 (0.73%) SAN
14 16 (0.69%) Network Security
15 15 (0.65%) Unified Communications
16 14 (0.60%) BGP
16 14 (0.60%) Converged Networks
17 13 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1030 (44.45%) MySQL
2 148 (6.39%) MongoDB
3 133 (5.74%) SQL Server
4 119 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (4.83%) Relational Database
6 80 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.55%) Redis
8 34 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.38%) Big Data
10 29 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.17%) Oracle Database
12 23 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (0.91%) CouchDB
14 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.73%) Riak
15 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.39%) Hypertable
17 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 450 (19.42%) Git (software)
2 246 (10.62%) Subversion
3 188 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 105 (4.53%) Selenium
5 91 (3.93%) PHPUnit
6 77 (3.32%) JIRA
7 66 (2.85%) Hudson
8 64 (2.76%) Grunt
9 63 (2.72%) Maven
10 50 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 42 (1.81%) Cucumber
12 39 (1.68%) Behat
13 32 (1.38%) Bower
14 29 (1.25%) Ant
15 28 (1.21%) JUnit
16 25 (1.08%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.08%) JMeter
17 22 (0.95%) Artifactory
17 22 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 21 (0.91%) Mercurial
General
1 171 (7.38%) Finance
2 116 (5.01%) Marketing
3 51 (2.20%) Retail
4 45 (1.94%) Advertising
5 37 (1.60%) Games
6 34 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.25%) Publishing
8 28 (1.21%) Banking
9 16 (0.69%) Electronics
10 12 (0.52%) Front Office
10 12 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.35%) Back Office
12 8 (0.35%) Automotive
13 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.26%) Legal
15 5 (0.22%) Law
16 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1616 (69.75%) Developer
2 784 (33.84%) PHP Developer
3 246 (10.62%) Web Developer
4 157 (6.78%) Senior Developer
5 150 (6.47%) Front-End Developer
6 148 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 116 (5.01%) Drupal Developer
8 102 (4.40%) Magento Developer
9 71 (3.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 70 (3.02%) Senior PHP Developer
11 62 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
12 61 (2.63%) Architect
13 53 (2.29%) Software Engineer
14 51 (2.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 49 (2.11%) Java Developer
16 48 (2.07%) WordPress Developer
17 46 (1.99%) Analyst
17 46 (1.99%) PHP Web Developer
18 44 (1.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 41 (1.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1193 (51.49%) HTML
2 1059 (45.71%) CSS
3 583 (25.16%) jQuery
4 551 (23.78%) HTML5
5 371 (16.01%) CSS3
6 343 (14.80%) LAMP
7 277 (11.96%) Web Services
8 261 (11.26%) Symfony
9 207 (8.93%) AngularJS
10 192 (8.29%) XML
10 192 (8.29%) .NET
11 165 (7.12%) Ajax
12 159 (6.86%) Laravel
13 145 (6.26%) RESTful
14 129 (5.57%) JSON
15 117 (5.05%) Sass
16 110 (4.75%) REST
17 100 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 98 (4.23%) XHTML
19 79 (3.41%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.36%) User Experience
2 81 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 68 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 56 (2.42%) Digital Media
5 50 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.21%) Visualisation
8 27 (1.17%) E-Learning
9 25 (1.08%) Replication
10 24 (1.04%) W3C
11 22 (0.95%) Social Media
12 21 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (0.82%) Wiki
14 17 (0.73%) Clustering
15 16 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.52%) DTV
16 12 (0.52%) NHS
17 11 (0.47%) Graphic Design
17 11 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 610 (26.33%) Linux
2 226 (9.75%) UNIX
3 145 (6.26%) Windows
4 116 (5.01%) CentOS
5 75 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (2.55%) Ubuntu
7 49 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 48 (2.07%) Android
9 32 (1.38%) Solaris
10 26 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.04%) Debian
12 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.30%) Fedora
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 4 (0.17%) AIX
16 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (18.17%) OO
3 341 (14.72%) MVC
4 300 (12.95%) TDD
5 296 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
6 263 (11.35%) Scrum
7 261 (11.26%) DevOps
8 236 (10.19%) Web Development
9 217 (9.37%) E-Commerce
10 199 (8.59%) OOP
11 182 (7.85%) Open Source
12 168 (7.25%) OO PHP
13 162 (6.99%) Software Engineering
14 156 (6.73%) BDD
15 131 (5.65%) Unit Testing
16 124 (5.35%) Configuration Management
17 104 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
18 86 (3.71%) Mentoring
19 82 (3.54%) SOA
20 68 (2.93%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1173 (50.63%) JavaScript
2 478 (20.63%) Java
3 420 (18.13%) Python
4 335 (14.46%) SQL
5 310 (13.38%) Ruby
6 251 (10.83%) Perl
7 207 (8.93%) PHP5
8 143 (6.17%) Bash Shell
9 127 (5.48%) C#
10 77 (3.32%) Shell Script
11 55 (2.37%) C
12 50 (2.16%) C++
13 24 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.95%) VB
15 20 (0.86%) Scala
16 19 (0.82%) Lua
17 18 (0.78%) PowerShell
18 16 (0.69%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.60%) T-SQL
19 14 (0.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 110 (4.75%) Degree
2 80 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 19 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (0.82%) CCNA
5 12 (0.52%) Sun Certification
6 9 (0.39%) OCPJP
7 8 (0.35%) ISEB
8 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.22%) PMP
10 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.13%) CCNP
11 3 (0.13%) MCSE
12 2 (0.086%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.086%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.043%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.043%) MCP
13 1 (0.043%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.23%) QA
2 12 (0.52%) SLA
3 5 (0.22%) COREP
3 5 (0.22%) FINREP
4 3 (0.13%) BS25999
5 2 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.086%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.086%) WCAG
5 2 (0.086%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.043%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (2.46%) Varnish
3 34 (1.47%) vCloud
4 30 (1.29%) vSphere
5 28 (1.21%) Docker
6 24 (1.04%) XenServer
7 21 (0.91%) Active Directory
8 16 (0.69%) Shibboleth
9 11 (0.47%) Postfix
9 11 (0.47%) Samba
10 10 (0.43%) iptables
11 6 (0.26%) Xen
11 6 (0.26%) KVM
12 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.22%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.17%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.17%) Squid
14 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.13%) RHEV
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 249 (10.75%) Puppet
2 160 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (3.11%) Ansible
4 66 (2.85%) Nagios
5 51 (2.20%) Salt
6 50 (2.16%) Vagrant
7 46 (1.99%) ZABBIX
8 27 (1.17%) Cacti
9 22 (0.95%) Graphite
9 22 (0.95%) Rundeck
10 20 (0.86%) Kibana
11 16 (0.69%) logstash
12 15 (0.65%) yum
13 13 (0.56%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.56%) Opsview
13 13 (0.56%) Zenoss
14 11 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.39%) CFEngine
16 7 (0.30%) Plesk
16 7 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 277 (11.96%) Zend
2 142 (6.13%) Oracle
3 125 (5.39%) Red Hat
4 98 (4.23%) VMware
5 68 (2.93%) Microsoft
6 47 (2.03%) Google
6 47 (2.03%) Adobe
7 37 (1.60%) Cisco
7 37 (1.60%) Citrix
8 30 (1.29%) Rackspace
8 30 (1.29%) New Relic
9 25 (1.08%) Twitter
10 23 (0.99%) HP
10 23 (0.99%) IBM
11 22 (0.95%) Perforce
12 19 (0.82%) Sun
13 18 (0.78%) Splunk
14 17 (0.73%) AppDynamics
15 16 (0.69%) Percona
16 15 (0.65%) Facebook
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
ThreePeople
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
F5 IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day plus remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago