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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 86 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1275 1613 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 3.00% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.97% 7.97% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1160 825
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 £226 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 31
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +50.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £20.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £71.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +50.04%

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
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -22 1202 £350 - 932
London -22 558 £375 +7.14% 303
South East +2 244 £325 +8.33% 187
City of London -9 121 £363 +3.57% 80
Yorkshire -31 98 £325 -7.14% 82
East of England +1 73 £325 +8.33% 72
South West -43 73 £375 +0.67% 61
Oxfordshire +19 71 £400 +23.07% 24
West Midlands +18 71 £250 -23.07% 48
West Yorkshire -40 67 £310 -9.81% 60
Hampshire -17 56 £300 - 50
North West -37 54 £325 -13.33% 114
Leeds -40 51 £325 - 44
Scotland +11 43 £350 - 24
Bristol -29 42 £381 +1.66% 11
Cambridgeshire +5 37 £325 -13.33% 26
Manchester -3 36 £300 -7.69% 60
Cambridge -7 33 £350 -8.19% 12
Oxford +9 32 £412 +32.74% 12
Edinburgh +12 30 £375 -1.31% 12
East Midlands -15 29 £300 +1.69% 47
Buckinghamshire +6 27 £300 - 14
Birmingham -8 24 £288 -17.85% 13
Berkshire -2 22 £294 -9.61% 35
Nottinghamshire +7 20 £350 +258.97% 22
East Sussex -15 20 £250 -13.79% 18
Brighton -8 19 £250 -13.79% 13
Surrey -6 18 £331 +16.22% 31
Nottingham +6 17 £350 +258.97% 19
Hertfordshire -3 16 £500 +92.30% 19

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1213 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 1182 (50.04%) HTML
3 1064 (45.05%) CSS
4 1043 (44.16%) MySQL
5 759 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
6 619 (26.21%) Linux
7 589 (24.94%) jQuery
8 515 (21.80%) HTML5
9 474 (20.07%) Java
10 440 (18.63%) Git (software)
11 433 (18.33%) OO
12 387 (16.38%) Python
13 369 (15.62%) CSS3
14 359 (15.20%) LAMP
15 351 (14.86%) Apache
16 346 (14.65%) SQL
17 329 (13.93%) MVC
18 322 (13.63%) TDD
19 292 (12.36%) Ruby
20 285 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
21 282 (11.94%) Perl
22 272 (11.52%) Web Services
22 272 (11.52%) Zend
23 268 (11.35%) Symfony
24 265 (11.22%) Scrum
25 263 (11.13%) DevOps
26 247 (10.46%) E-Commerce
27 244 (10.33%) Drupal
28 240 (10.16%) Web Development
29 236 (9.99%) Puppet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 351 (14.86%) Apache
2 244 (10.33%) Drupal
3 206 (8.72%) WordPress
4 189 (8.00%) CMS
5 155 (6.56%) Node.js
6 85 (3.60%) Tomcat
7 76 (3.22%) nginx
8 51 (2.16%) IIS
9 36 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.48%) Joomla!
11 33 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (1.27%) Confluence
13 29 (1.23%) JBoss
14 26 (1.10%) Moodle
15 22 (0.93%) SharePoint
16 18 (0.76%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.64%) Mule ESB
18 12 (0.51%) Apache Solr
19 11 (0.47%) Umbraco
20 9 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 83 (3.51%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (0.72%) MS Office
5 13 (0.55%) Fireworks
6 12 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.17%) MS Project
8 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 186 (7.87%) Magento
2 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.17%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.085%) Shopify
5 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.042%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.042%) Radian6
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.042%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.042%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.042%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 195 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.61%) GitHub
3 31 (1.31%) SaaS
4 29 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (0.72%) PaaS
8 17 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.30%) IaaS
12 7 (0.30%) Heroku
13 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 2 (0.085%) Joyent
15 2 (0.085%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.06%) Internet
2 91 (3.85%) HTTP
3 78 (3.30%) Firewall
4 54 (2.29%) SSL
5 51 (2.16%) DNS
6 38 (1.61%) VPN
7 33 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 29 (1.23%) LAN
8 29 (1.23%) WAN
8 29 (1.23%) Intranet
9 25 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
10 24 (1.02%) SAN
10 24 (1.02%) LDAP
11 19 (0.80%) Network Security
12 16 (0.68%) NAS
12 16 (0.68%) IPsec
13 15 (0.64%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.59%) Converged Networks
15 12 (0.51%) SSH
15 12 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1043 (44.16%) MySQL
2 147 (6.22%) SQL Server
3 135 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 106 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
5 104 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 84 (3.56%) Redis
6 84 (3.56%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.52%) Big Data
8 32 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 32 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.64%) CouchDB
14 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.42%) Riak
17 9 (0.38%) Informix
18 7 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 440 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 235 (9.95%) Subversion
3 190 (8.04%) Jenkins
4 106 (4.49%) Selenium
5 90 (3.81%) JIRA
6 78 (3.30%) PHPUnit
7 65 (2.75%) Grunt
8 61 (2.58%) Maven
9 60 (2.54%) Hudson
10 48 (2.03%) WebDriver
11 47 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.74%) Behat
13 36 (1.52%) JUnit
14 33 (1.40%) Bower
15 26 (1.10%) Artifactory
16 25 (1.06%) Ant
17 24 (1.02%) Visual Studio
17 24 (1.02%) gulp
18 23 (0.97%) Mercurial
19 22 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 155 (6.56%) Finance
2 110 (4.66%) Marketing
3 53 (2.24%) Retail
4 42 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.40%) Advertising
6 32 (1.35%) Games
7 31 (1.31%) Banking
8 25 (1.06%) Publishing
9 13 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 13 (0.55%) Electronics
10 12 (0.51%) Front Office
11 10 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.38%) Back Office
13 8 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.30%) Legal
14 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.21%) Automotive
15 5 (0.21%) Law
16 4 (0.17%) French Language
17 3 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1663 (70.41%) Developer
2 783 (33.15%) PHP Developer
3 257 (10.88%) Web Developer
4 171 (7.24%) Front-End Developer
5 153 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 146 (6.18%) Senior Developer
7 126 (5.33%) Magento Developer
8 105 (4.45%) Drupal Developer
9 71 (3.01%) Senior PHP Developer
10 69 (2.92%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 64 (2.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 60 (2.54%) JavaScript Developer
13 58 (2.46%) Architect
14 56 (2.37%) Software Engineer
15 52 (2.20%) Java Developer
16 49 (2.07%) Analyst
16 49 (2.07%) PHP Web Developer
17 44 (1.86%) WordPress Developer
18 43 (1.82%) Full Stack Developer
19 41 (1.74%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1182 (50.04%) HTML
2 1064 (45.05%) CSS
3 589 (24.94%) jQuery
4 515 (21.80%) HTML5
5 369 (15.62%) CSS3
6 359 (15.20%) LAMP
7 272 (11.52%) Web Services
8 268 (11.35%) Symfony
9 214 (9.06%) .NET
10 212 (8.98%) AngularJS
11 187 (7.92%) XML
12 162 (6.86%) Ajax
13 146 (6.18%) JSON
14 135 (5.72%) Laravel
15 133 (5.63%) RESTful
16 129 (5.46%) Sass
17 108 (4.57%) REST
18 96 (4.06%) XHTML
19 95 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 80 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.23%) User Experience
2 74 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 59 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 52 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.31%) E-Learning
8 28 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 26 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.06%) Social Media
11 24 (1.02%) Replication
12 22 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (0.76%) W3C
13 18 (0.76%) Clustering
14 13 (0.55%) Wiki
14 13 (0.55%) Blog
15 11 (0.47%) NHS
16 10 (0.42%) IBM XIV
16 10 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 619 (26.21%) Linux
2 205 (8.68%) UNIX
3 137 (5.80%) Windows
4 113 (4.78%) CentOS
5 88 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (2.54%) Ubuntu
7 45 (1.91%) Android
8 44 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.14%) Solaris
10 24 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.72%) Debian
12 14 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.25%) Fedora
14 6 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.17%) VMS
15 4 (0.17%) AIX
16 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.085%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (18.33%) OO
3 329 (13.93%) MVC
4 322 (13.63%) TDD
5 285 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 265 (11.22%) Scrum
7 263 (11.13%) DevOps
8 247 (10.46%) E-Commerce
9 240 (10.16%) Web Development
10 184 (7.79%) OO PHP
11 182 (7.71%) Open Source
12 179 (7.58%) OOP
13 166 (7.03%) BDD
14 155 (6.56%) Software Engineering
15 116 (4.91%) Unit Testing
16 112 (4.74%) Configuration Management
17 103 (4.36%) Responsive Web Design
18 87 (3.68%) SOA
19 81 (3.43%) Mentoring
20 71 (3.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1213 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 474 (20.07%) Java
3 387 (16.38%) Python
4 346 (14.65%) SQL
5 292 (12.36%) Ruby
6 282 (11.94%) Perl
7 183 (7.75%) PHP5
8 154 (6.52%) Bash Shell
9 127 (5.38%) C#
10 65 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 52 (2.20%) C++
12 51 (2.16%) C
13 25 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 22 (0.93%) VB
15 19 (0.80%) Lua
16 18 (0.76%) Scala
16 18 (0.76%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.64%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 98 (4.15%) Degree
2 96 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.68%) CCNA
5 16 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.59%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.42%) OCPJP
7 10 (0.42%) ISEB
8 8 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.21%) PMP
9 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.13%) CCNP
12 2 (0.085%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.085%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.042%) MCP
13 1 (0.042%) MCSD
13 1 (0.042%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.40%) QA
2 18 (0.76%) SLA
3 5 (0.21%) COREP
3 5 (0.21%) FINREP
4 4 (0.17%) BS25999
5 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.085%) WCAG
7 1 (0.042%) WAI
7 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (2.33%) Varnish
3 44 (1.86%) Docker
4 37 (1.57%) vCloud
5 31 (1.31%) vSphere
6 22 (0.93%) XenServer
7 18 (0.76%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.42%) Samba
9 9 (0.38%) Shibboleth
9 9 (0.38%) Postfix
10 8 (0.34%) iptables
11 6 (0.25%) Xen
12 5 (0.21%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.21%) KVM
13 4 (0.17%) Squid
13 4 (0.17%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.13%) Snort
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
14 3 (0.13%) RHEV
15 2 (0.085%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 236 (9.99%) Puppet
2 155 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (3.18%) Ansible
4 58 (2.46%) Nagios
5 47 (1.99%) Salt
6 46 (1.95%) ZABBIX
7 45 (1.91%) Vagrant
8 31 (1.31%) Rundeck
9 26 (1.10%) Kibana
9 26 (1.10%) Cacti
10 24 (1.02%) Graphite
11 20 (0.85%) logstash
12 18 (0.76%) Opsview
13 15 (0.64%) HAProxy
13 15 (0.64%) yum
14 13 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (0.51%) Zenoss
16 9 (0.38%) NetBackup
17 7 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
17 7 (0.30%) Plesk
Vendors
1 272 (11.52%) Zend
2 127 (5.38%) Oracle
2 127 (5.38%) Red Hat
3 97 (4.11%) VMware
4 63 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 58 (2.46%) Google
6 38 (1.61%) Adobe
7 35 (1.48%) Citrix
8 34 (1.44%) Cisco
9 29 (1.23%) New Relic
10 23 (0.97%) Perforce
11 22 (0.93%) IBM
11 22 (0.93%) Twitter
11 22 (0.93%) Rackspace
12 20 (0.85%) Facebook
12 20 (0.85%) HP
13 18 (0.76%) Sun
13 18 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.76%) Splunk
14 17 (0.72%) AppDynamics
Norwich, Norfolk
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Parity Professionals
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Searchability
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago