The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 59 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 1723 1114 1507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.00% 2.29% 2.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.13% 6.23% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 700 932
Average daily rate £335 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 37
Average hourly rate £35.75 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.84 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £72.25 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -12.50%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21195 17889 21032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.87% 36.81% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13677 11010 12415
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 637 740
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +22 1640 £325 +8.33% 1024
London +32 805 £350 +7.69% 369
South East +4 208 £300 +9.09% 180
South West +28 189 £335 +39.58% 109
City of London +12 163 £333 +0.75% 84
Yorkshire +13 139 £350 +16.66% 92
West Yorkshire +18 123 £350 +27.27% 73
Bristol +24 119 £350 +40.00% 24
Leeds +13 119 £350 +25.00% 48
East of England -8 99 £319 +12.33% 83
North West -36 71 £300 +9.18% 90
West Midlands +33 67 £305 +22.00% 40
Hampshire +16 60 £300 +6.19% 55
Cambridgeshire +4 55 £300 +3.44% 33
Manchester -16 50 £300 +11.11% 48
East Midlands +5 41 £313 +21.35% 49
Cambridge +15 40 £313 +5.93% 25
Scotland -14 36 £368 +33.63% 18
Birmingham +15 33 £275 +22.22% 13
Berkshire -12 33 £300 -4.76% 21
Wales +3 32 £356 +25.00% 14
East Sussex -4 29 £238 -20.83% 11
Oxfordshire +9 28 £260 -0.95% 23
Brighton -5 26 £263 - 8
Somerset +3 25 £338 +50.00% 17
Southampton -4 25 £300 +20.00% 12
Gloucestershire +17 22 £304 +28.00% 31
Surrey -20 22 £320 +24.27% 28
Bath +5 21 £350 +55.55% 14
West Wales - 21 £363 - 4

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1623 (54.37%) HTML
2 1528 (51.19%) JavaScript
3 1452 (48.64%) CSS
4 1294 (43.35%) MySQL
5 891 (29.85%) jQuery
6 643 (21.54%) HTML5
7 629 (21.07%) OO
8 597 (20.00%) Linux
9 575 (19.26%) Zend
10 533 (17.86%) Java
11 527 (17.65%) MVC
12 508 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
13 469 (15.71%) SQL
14 450 (15.08%) CSS3
15 441 (14.77%) Drupal
16 405 (13.57%) LAMP
17 376 (12.60%) Git (software)
18 370 (12.40%) XML
19 367 (12.29%) E-Commerce
20 365 (12.23%) TDD
21 364 (12.19%) OOP
21 364 (12.19%) Symfony
22 353 (11.83%) Apache
23 334 (11.19%) Python
24 333 (11.16%) Web Services
25 325 (10.89%) .NET
26 314 (10.52%) Ajax
27 303 (10.15%) Scrum
28 301 (10.08%) Ruby
29 298 (9.98%) PHP5

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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
1 441 (14.77%) Drupal
2 353 (11.83%) Apache
3 243 (8.14%) WordPress
4 242 (8.11%) CMS
5 146 (4.89%) Node.js
6 51 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.61%) Moodle
8 46 (1.54%) IIS
9 42 (1.41%) nginx
10 38 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 37 (1.24%) Joomla!
12 31 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 27 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (0.67%) SugarCRM
15 18 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
16 16 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
17 14 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.40%) Alfresco
19 11 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
19 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (2.71%) Photoshop
2 49 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (1.17%) MS Excel
4 12 (0.40%) MS Office
5 6 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.13%) MS Project
8 3 (0.10%) InDesign
8 3 (0.10%) Windchill
8 3 (0.10%) CATIA
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.034%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.034%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 234 (7.84%) Magento
2 47 (1.57%) Oracle CRM
3 10 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.067%) Tridion
5 2 (0.067%) Summit
5 2 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.034%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.034%) Maximo
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.034%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 113 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.24%) SaaS
3 35 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.57%) Rackspace Cloud
5 13 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.40%) Joyent
6 12 (0.40%) GitHub
7 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.20%) Route 53
9 5 (0.17%) Force.com
10 4 (0.13%) Heroku
11 3 (0.10%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.067%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.067%) PaaS
12 2 (0.067%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.034%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.034%) IaaS
13 1 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.46%) Internet
2 84 (2.81%) HTTP
3 73 (2.45%) DNS
4 64 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 63 (2.11%) SSL
6 44 (1.47%) Intranet
7 28 (0.94%) Firewall
8 21 (0.70%) LDAP
9 20 (0.67%) Network Security
10 16 (0.54%) SAN
11 14 (0.47%) SNMP
12 13 (0.44%) SSH
12 13 (0.44%) Extranet
13 12 (0.40%) BGP
13 12 (0.40%) FTP
14 11 (0.37%) WAN
14 11 (0.37%) LAN
14 11 (0.37%) IPv6
15 9 (0.30%) VPN
16 8 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1294 (43.35%) MySQL
2 152 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 106 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 91 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 68 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 46 (1.54%) Big Data
7 34 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (0.90%) CouchDB
10 24 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.77%) Riak
12 20 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (0.50%) Redis
16 15 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 376 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 290 (9.72%) Subversion
3 132 (4.42%) Jenkins
4 99 (3.32%) PHPUnit
5 69 (2.31%) Selenium
6 53 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 52 (1.74%) Cucumber
7 52 (1.74%) Hudson
8 37 (1.24%) JIRA
9 34 (1.14%) Behat
10 27 (0.90%) Maven
11 24 (0.80%) Mercurial
12 23 (0.77%) PhoneGap
12 23 (0.77%) Eclipse
13 22 (0.74%) JUnit
14 21 (0.70%) WebDriver
14 21 (0.70%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.64%) JMeter
16 16 (0.54%) Ant
17 14 (0.47%) JSUnit
General
1 153 (5.13%) Marketing
2 140 (4.69%) Finance
3 74 (2.48%) Games
4 70 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 67 (2.24%) Retail
6 38 (1.27%) Advertising
7 36 (1.21%) Publishing
8 28 (0.94%) Back Office
9 16 (0.54%) Banking
10 12 (0.40%) Automotive
11 11 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.30%) Legal
13 7 (0.23%) French Language
13 7 (0.23%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.17%) German Language
15 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.13%) Front Office
16 4 (0.13%) Electronics
16 4 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2316 (77.59%) Developer
2 1147 (38.43%) PHP Developer
3 458 (15.34%) Web Developer
4 249 (8.34%) Drupal Developer
5 210 (7.04%) Front-End Developer
6 164 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 161 (5.39%) PHP Web Developer
8 106 (3.55%) Software Engineer
9 88 (2.95%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 87 (2.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 84 (2.81%) Analyst
12 78 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 77 (2.58%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 76 (2.55%) Senior PHP Developer
15 66 (2.21%) PHP Zend Developer
16 64 (2.14%) Architect
17 60 (2.01%) UI Developer
18 59 (1.98%) UI Programmer
19 55 (1.84%) JavaScript Developer
20 53 (1.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1623 (54.37%) HTML
2 1452 (48.64%) CSS
3 891 (29.85%) jQuery
4 643 (21.54%) HTML5
5 450 (15.08%) CSS3
6 405 (13.57%) LAMP
7 370 (12.40%) XML
8 364 (12.19%) Symfony
9 333 (11.16%) Web Services
10 325 (10.89%) .NET
11 314 (10.52%) Ajax
12 209 (7.00%) JSON
13 177 (5.93%) CodeIgniter
14 156 (5.23%) XHTML
15 146 (4.89%) Zend Framework
16 130 (4.36%) REST
17 126 (4.22%) SOAP
18 110 (3.69%) RESTful
19 109 (3.65%) Backbone.js
20 107 (3.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 226 (7.57%) Open Source
2 114 (3.82%) Computer Science
3 102 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.25%) Digital Media
5 48 (1.61%) Social Media
6 46 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.01%) W3C
8 24 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (0.77%) iPhone
10 21 (0.70%) VLE
10 21 (0.70%) E-Learning
11 20 (0.67%) Blackberry
12 19 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 17 (0.57%) iPad
13 17 (0.57%) Social Network
13 17 (0.57%) Replication
14 16 (0.54%) Mathematics
14 16 (0.54%) Web 2.0
15 14 (0.47%) Blog
15 14 (0.47%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 597 (20.00%) Linux
2 193 (6.47%) UNIX
3 171 (5.73%) Windows
4 150 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 92 (3.08%) Android
6 76 (2.55%) CentOS
7 56 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.47%) Debian
10 28 (0.94%) Solaris
11 14 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 10 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
16 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.17%) AIX
16 5 (0.17%) Windows CE
17 4 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (21.07%) OO
2 527 (17.65%) MVC
3 508 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 367 (12.29%) E-Commerce
5 365 (12.23%) TDD
6 364 (12.19%) OOP
7 303 (10.15%) Scrum
8 286 (9.58%) Web Development
9 242 (8.11%) Software Engineering
10 194 (6.50%) OO PHP
11 183 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
12 182 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 141 (4.72%) BDD
14 118 (3.95%) CRM
15 97 (3.25%) Content Management
16 94 (3.15%) SEO
17 87 (2.91%) Unit Testing
18 80 (2.68%) Project Management
19 77 (2.58%) Migration
20 76 (2.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1528 (51.19%) JavaScript
2 533 (17.86%) Java
3 469 (15.71%) SQL
4 334 (11.19%) Python
5 301 (10.08%) Ruby
6 298 (9.98%) PHP5
7 228 (7.64%) Perl
8 199 (6.67%) C#
9 151 (5.06%) Bash Shell
10 134 (4.49%) C++
11 81 (2.71%) C
12 59 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 45 (1.51%) Scala
14 39 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 29 (0.97%) ActionScript
16 23 (0.77%) VB
17 20 (0.67%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.54%) PHP4
19 13 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 196 (6.57%) Degree
2 63 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 43 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.44%) ISEB
5 11 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.20%) CEH
8 5 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.17%) RHCE
9 3 (0.10%) CCNP
9 3 (0.10%) CCNA
10 2 (0.067%) CCIE
10 2 (0.067%) PMP
10 2 (0.067%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.067%) CISSP
11 1 (0.034%) GPEN
11 1 (0.034%) OSCP
11 1 (0.034%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (2.95%) QA
2 19 (0.64%) SLA
3 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.20%) WAI
5 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.10%) WCAG
6 2 (0.067%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.067%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.034%) HL7
7 1 (0.034%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.034%) GAMP
7 1 (0.034%) GxP
7 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (1.81%) Varnish
2 30 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.40%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.23%) KVM
4 7 (0.23%) Sendmail
5 6 (0.20%) Samba
5 6 (0.20%) XenServer
6 5 (0.17%) Postfix
7 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.10%) vCloud
8 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.10%) vSphere
9 2 (0.067%) Xen
9 2 (0.067%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.067%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.034%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 153 (5.13%) Puppet
2 136 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (3.15%) Nagios
4 40 (1.34%) ZABBIX
5 39 (1.31%) Cacti
6 17 (0.57%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.37%) Zenoss
8 9 (0.30%) Control-M
9 8 (0.27%) Munin
10 7 (0.23%) Ansible
10 7 (0.23%) SCOM
10 7 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.10%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.10%) StatsD
12 3 (0.10%) OpenSSO
12 3 (0.10%) Foglight
12 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.067%) MOM
13 2 (0.067%) OpenView
Vendors
1 575 (19.26%) Zend
2 196 (6.57%) Oracle
3 119 (3.99%) Red Hat
4 80 (2.68%) Microsoft
5 70 (2.35%) Adobe
6 67 (2.24%) SAP
7 62 (2.08%) Rackspace
8 59 (1.98%) JD Edwards
9 45 (1.51%) VMware
10 43 (1.44%) Twitter
11 39 (1.31%) Google
12 38 (1.27%) Facebook
13 25 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (0.77%) Cisco
15 19 (0.64%) Sencha
16 15 (0.50%) Apple
16 15 (0.50%) HP
17 14 (0.47%) Juniper
18 13 (0.44%) Citrix
19 12 (0.40%) Sybase
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £200 - 280 per year
Posted: Yesterday