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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 95 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Contract jobs citing PHP 1138 1696 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 3.01% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 8.16% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 1232 699
Average daily rate
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£339 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 18
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +79.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.59 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £71.00 £72.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-24.71% +122.22%

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
20862 20792 17884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.33% 36.88% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13523 13416 11005
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 486 638
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 1091 £340 +3.81% 908
London -29 527 £375 +7.14% 322
South East -29 172 £313 +4.16% 160
City of London +1 124 £350 +4.47% 98
Yorkshire -28 97 £308 -12.14% 78
South West -22 91 £375 +7.14% 65
North West -3 80 £300 -0.08% 108
West Yorkshire -24 73 £300 -14.28% 57
Leeds -26 61 £325 -7.14% 44
Bristol -14 59 £375 +7.14% 24
Manchester -1 55 £300 - 52
West Midlands -23 54 £298 -2.45% 57
Berkshire +26 52 £319 +6.25% 17
Hampshire -26 41 £300 - 32
East of England -33 39 £300 -7.69% 57
Surrey +11 30 £350 +9.37% 32
East Midlands -4 30 £350 +12.00% 48
Oxfordshire -19 24 £275 +5.76% 25
Scotland -12 22 £313 -16.66% 20
Birmingham -19 22 £294 +6.81% 18
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £300 +4.34% 22
Reading +15 18 £340 +23.63% 11
Cheshire +2 17 £330 +10.00% 25
Cambridgeshire -23 16 £238 -18.80% 20
Edinburgh -4 15 £319 -12.06% 10
Slough +2 14 £240 -31.42% 3
Nottinghamshire -9 14 £375 +25.00% 15
Oxford -18 14 £275 +5.76% 9
Hertfordshire +10 13 £300 -25.00% 17
Gloucestershire -21 11 £458 +50.65% 10

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1215 (51.72%) HTML
2 1178 (50.15%) JavaScript
3 1073 (45.68%) CSS
4 1024 (43.59%) MySQL
5 779 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
6 640 (27.25%) jQuery
7 630 (26.82%) Linux
8 618 (26.31%) HTML5
9 498 (21.20%) Git (software)
10 466 (19.84%) Java
11 429 (18.26%) Python
12 422 (17.97%) OO
13 415 (17.67%) Apache
14 393 (16.73%) CSS3
15 365 (15.54%) MVC
16 361 (15.37%) SQL
17 348 (14.81%) LAMP
18 328 (13.96%) Ruby
19 317 (13.50%) TDD
20 295 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
21 288 (12.26%) Drupal
22 280 (11.92%) Web Services
23 275 (11.71%) DevOps
24 269 (11.45%) Subversion
25 267 (11.37%) Zend
26 259 (11.03%) Puppet
27 251 (10.69%) Symfony
28 249 (10.60%) Perl
29 245 (10.43%) Scrum
30 239 (10.17%) AngularJS

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 415 (17.67%) Apache
2 288 (12.26%) Drupal
3 188 (8.00%) WordPress
4 177 (7.54%) CMS
5 171 (7.28%) Node.js
6 99 (4.21%) nginx
7 60 (2.55%) IIS
8 57 (2.43%) Tomcat
9 45 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 37 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 29 (1.23%) Confluence
13 27 (1.15%) Moodle
14 26 (1.11%) SharePoint
15 21 (0.89%) Joomla!
16 19 (0.81%) JBoss
16 19 (0.81%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.51%) Umbraco
18 11 (0.47%) uWSGI
19 10 (0.43%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 78 (3.32%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 32 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (0.60%) Fireworks
6 13 (0.55%) MS Office
7 6 (0.26%) MS Project
8 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 140 (5.96%) Magento
2 12 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) Shopify
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.085%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.043%) Tridion
6 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.043%) Radian6
6 1 (0.043%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 23 (0.98%) SaaS
5 18 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.68%) GitHub
7 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.43%) PaaS
8 10 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.30%) Heroku
9 7 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.21%) IaaS
10 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.17%) Joyent
11 4 (0.17%) Route 53
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.13%) Force.com
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.64%) Internet
2 100 (4.26%) HTTP
3 63 (2.68%) Firewall
4 60 (2.55%) DNS
5 59 (2.51%) SSL
6 54 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 28 (1.19%) VPN
7 28 (1.19%) LAN
7 28 (1.19%) WAN
8 23 (0.98%) Intranet
9 22 (0.94%) LDAP
10 18 (0.77%) DHCP
11 17 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (0.68%) Network Security
13 14 (0.60%) SAN
14 13 (0.55%) IPsec
14 13 (0.55%) SSH
14 13 (0.55%) NAS
15 12 (0.51%) BGP
16 11 (0.47%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1024 (43.59%) MySQL
2 150 (6.39%) MongoDB
3 137 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 122 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 85 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.38%) Redis
8 40 (1.70%) Big Data
9 37 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 34 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 33 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.36%) CouchDB
13 30 (1.28%) Riak
14 22 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.68%) MariaDB
16 16 (0.68%) Hypertable
17 14 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
18 13 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 498 (21.20%) Git (software)
2 269 (11.45%) Subversion
3 187 (7.96%) Jenkins
4 122 (5.19%) PHPUnit
5 110 (4.68%) Selenium
6 71 (3.02%) Hudson
7 65 (2.77%) JIRA
8 56 (2.38%) Maven
8 56 (2.38%) Grunt
9 46 (1.96%) WebDriver
10 44 (1.87%) Cucumber
11 35 (1.49%) Bower
12 34 (1.45%) Behat
12 34 (1.45%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.11%) JUnit
14 25 (1.06%) Ant
14 25 (1.06%) JMeter
15 23 (0.98%) Visual Studio
15 23 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (0.81%) Fiddler
General
1 146 (6.22%) Finance
2 128 (5.45%) Marketing
3 59 (2.51%) Advertising
4 50 (2.13%) Retail
5 44 (1.87%) Games
6 39 (1.66%) Publishing
7 30 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 20 (0.85%) Electronics
9 16 (0.68%) Banking
10 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.43%) Law
12 8 (0.34%) Automotive
13 6 (0.26%) Back Office
13 6 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.21%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.17%) French Language
15 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.17%) Military
16 3 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1629 (69.35%) Developer
2 796 (33.89%) PHP Developer
3 252 (10.73%) Web Developer
4 187 (7.96%) Senior Developer
5 158 (6.73%) Front-End Developer
6 146 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 133 (5.66%) Drupal Developer
8 88 (3.75%) Magento Developer
9 82 (3.49%) Senior PHP Developer
10 73 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 73 (3.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 63 (2.68%) Architect
12 60 (2.55%) Software Engineer
13 54 (2.30%) WordPress Developer
14 53 (2.26%) Analyst
15 52 (2.21%) PHP Web Developer
16 51 (2.17%) Java Developer
17 44 (1.87%) Full Stack Developer
18 43 (1.83%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 42 (1.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1215 (51.72%) HTML
2 1073 (45.68%) CSS
3 640 (27.25%) jQuery
4 618 (26.31%) HTML5
5 393 (16.73%) CSS3
6 348 (14.81%) LAMP
7 280 (11.92%) Web Services
8 251 (10.69%) Symfony
9 239 (10.17%) AngularJS
10 211 (8.98%) XML
11 193 (8.22%) .NET
12 172 (7.32%) Ajax
13 157 (6.68%) Laravel
14 142 (6.05%) RESTful
15 130 (5.53%) JSON
16 124 (5.28%) REST
17 118 (5.02%) Sass
18 105 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 94 (4.00%) Doctrine
20 93 (3.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 186 (7.92%) Open Source
2 100 (4.26%) User Experience
3 89 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 82 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (2.72%) Digital Media
7 32 (1.36%) W3C
8 30 (1.28%) E-Learning
9 28 (1.19%) Social Media
10 24 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (0.85%) Clustering
12 18 (0.77%) Replication
12 18 (0.77%) Wiki
13 17 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.64%) DTV
14 15 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.64%) Graphic Design
14 15 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.55%) NHS
16 12 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 630 (26.82%) Linux
2 197 (8.39%) UNIX
3 161 (6.85%) Windows
4 142 (6.05%) CentOS
5 70 (2.98%) Ubuntu
6 68 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 45 (1.92%) Android
9 36 (1.53%) Solaris
10 35 (1.49%) Debian
11 34 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.38%) Fedora
15 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.21%) VMS
17 4 (0.17%) AIX
18 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.085%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (17.97%) OO
3 365 (15.54%) MVC
4 317 (13.50%) TDD
5 295 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
6 275 (11.71%) DevOps
7 245 (10.43%) Scrum
8 237 (10.09%) Web Development
9 217 (9.24%) E-Commerce
10 206 (8.77%) OOP
11 186 (7.92%) Software Engineering
12 167 (7.11%) BDD
13 156 (6.64%) OO PHP
14 150 (6.39%) Unit Testing
15 132 (5.62%) Configuration Management
16 119 (5.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 83 (3.53%) Mentoring
18 79 (3.36%) Web Design
19 77 (3.28%) SOA
20 74 (3.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1178 (50.15%) JavaScript
2 466 (19.84%) Java
3 429 (18.26%) Python
4 361 (15.37%) SQL
5 328 (13.96%) Ruby
6 249 (10.60%) Perl
7 217 (9.24%) PHP5
8 154 (6.56%) Bash Shell
9 134 (5.70%) C#
10 82 (3.49%) C
11 71 (3.02%) Shell Script
12 68 (2.89%) C++
13 39 (1.66%) Scala
14 30 (1.28%) VB
15 22 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.77%) PowerShell
17 16 (0.68%) Lua
17 16 (0.68%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.64%) Golang
Qualifications
1 112 (4.77%) Degree
2 97 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 22 (0.94%) CCNA
4 22 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.38%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.34%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.26%) ISEB
9 5 (0.21%) PMP
9 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.17%) CCNP
10 4 (0.17%) CISSP
10 4 (0.17%) MCSE
10 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.085%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.085%) CIPD
11 2 (0.085%) MCP
12 1 (0.043%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.17%) QA
2 7 (0.30%) SLA
3 5 (0.21%) COREP
3 5 (0.21%) FINREP
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.13%) WCAG
5 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.085%) HL7
5 2 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 59 (2.51%) Varnish
2 34 (1.45%) vCloud
3 32 (1.36%) vSphere
4 23 (0.98%) XenServer
4 23 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.94%) Docker
6 15 (0.64%) Samba
7 14 (0.60%) Postfix
8 13 (0.55%) Shibboleth
9 12 (0.51%) iptables
10 6 (0.26%) KVM
10 6 (0.26%) Xen
11 5 (0.21%) Firmware
11 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.13%) Snort
12 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.13%) RHEV
12 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.085%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 259 (11.03%) Puppet
2 175 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (3.07%) Ansible
4 70 (2.98%) Nagios
5 59 (2.51%) Salt
6 51 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 44 (1.87%) Vagrant
8 29 (1.23%) Cacti
9 23 (0.98%) Graphite
10 20 (0.85%) Kibana
11 16 (0.68%) CFEngine
12 14 (0.60%) yum
13 11 (0.47%) Zenoss
13 11 (0.47%) logstash
13 11 (0.47%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.30%) OpenIDM
14 7 (0.30%) Icinga
15 6 (0.26%) Opsview
16 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (0.21%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 267 (11.37%) Zend
2 140 (5.96%) Red Hat
3 131 (5.58%) Oracle
4 98 (4.17%) VMware
5 79 (3.36%) Microsoft
6 47 (2.00%) Adobe
7 41 (1.75%) Google
8 36 (1.53%) Rackspace
9 35 (1.49%) New Relic
10 31 (1.32%) Twitter
11 29 (1.23%) Cisco
12 28 (1.19%) Citrix
13 26 (1.11%) Splunk
13 26 (1.11%) Perforce
14 22 (0.94%) Percona
15 21 (0.89%) SaltStack
15 21 (0.89%) IBM
16 17 (0.72%) Sun
17 16 (0.68%) HP
17 16 (0.68%) Facebook
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £350 to £480 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eurostar International Ltd.
Rate: Competative
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday