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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP
Rank 80 94 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -33
Contract jobs citing PHP 1520 1312 1673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 2.27% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.06% 5.94% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 932 1187
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -43.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £36.50 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%

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
21531 22087 21370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.26% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 15025 13861
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 524 417
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 1479 £375 +7.14% 853
London -3 717 £400 +6.66% 237
South East +24 241 £350 +18.64% 154
East Midlands +55 135 £408 +25.38% 57
City of London +24 112 £406 +9.79% 55
North West +29 97 £350 +7.69% 98
Yorkshire -4 96 £340 -2.85% 87
Nottinghamshire +47 85 £433 -17.61% 25
Nottingham +42 85 £433 -17.61% 19
West Midlands +14 78 £350 +16.66% 60
Hampshire +33 67 £340 +13.33% 41
Manchester +22 66 £350 +16.47% 59
East of England +12 58 £360 +20.00% 69
Oxfordshire -7 57 £375 +25.00% 26
West Yorkshire -17 56 £325 -7.14% 54
Leeds -8 48 £325 -7.14% 42
Berkshire +22 42 £400 +37.93% 28
South West -18 42 £300 -11.11% 72
Hertfordshire +14 36 £375 +25.00% 9
East Sussex +1 33 £300 +20.00% 9
Brighton +2 32 £300 +20.00% 5
Oxford -16 29 £375 +25.00% 16
Bristol +14 27 £300 -14.28% 15
South Yorkshire +13 26 £363 - 11
Portsmouth +11 25 £375 +36.36% 3
Sheffield +11 25 £363 -9.37% 9
Birmingham +5 22 £401 +23.23% 14
Cheshire +15 21 £370 -4.51% 14
Scotland +9 21 £338 +12.50% 13
Watford +2 20 £395 -16.84%

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 1684 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 1416 (48.31%) HTML
3 1300 (44.35%) CSS
4 1001 (34.15%) MySQL
5 898 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
6 843 (28.76%) Web Development
7 808 (27.57%) Java
8 779 (26.58%) Linux
9 664 (22.65%) Git (software)
10 552 (18.83%) HTML5
11 529 (18.05%) jQuery
12 456 (15.56%) SQL
13 441 (15.05%) Python
14 408 (13.92%) AngularJS
15 407 (13.89%) MVC
16 396 (13.51%) LAMP
17 395 (13.48%) OO
18 380 (12.96%) CSS3
19 376 (12.83%) Web Services
20 362 (12.35%) CRM
21 350 (11.94%) Apache
22 347 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
23 345 (11.77%) Digital Media
24 339 (11.57%) Symfony
25 334 (11.40%) Drupal
25 334 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
26 333 (11.36%) XML
27 331 (11.29%) ERP
27 331 (11.29%) Network Security
28 327 (11.16%) Jenkins

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
1 350 (11.94%) Apache
2 334 (11.40%) Drupal
3 280 (9.55%) WordPress
4 220 (7.51%) CMS
5 121 (4.13%) Tomcat
6 118 (4.03%) nginx
7 112 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
8 73 (2.49%) IIS
9 69 (2.35%) Confluence
10 52 (1.77%) SharePoint
11 41 (1.40%) Moodle
12 35 (1.19%) JBoss
13 34 (1.16%) Joomla!
14 31 (1.06%) Apache Solr
15 23 (0.78%) WebLogic
16 19 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.65%) SAS
17 16 (0.55%) Umbraco
17 16 (0.55%) WebSphere
18 15 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 73 (2.49%) Photoshop
2 40 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 26 (0.89%) MS Office
4 24 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.31%) SPSS
7 6 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.17%) Stata
9 4 (0.14%) GIMP
9 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.068%) InVision
12 1 (0.034%) MS Project
12 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 190 (6.48%) Magento
2 17 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.10%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.034%) RMDS
9 1 (0.034%) Shopify
9 1 (0.034%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 347 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (3.51%) GitHub
3 89 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 30 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (0.82%) Office 365
8 21 (0.72%) SaaS
9 19 (0.65%) Route 53
10 18 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 18 (0.61%) PaaS
11 15 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 15 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (0.44%) IaaS
13 12 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
15 10 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 331 (11.29%) Network Security
2 136 (4.64%) HTTP
3 106 (3.62%) DNS
4 105 (3.58%) Firewall
5 93 (3.17%) Internet
6 52 (1.77%) LDAP
7 47 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 39 (1.33%) SSL
9 35 (1.19%) DHCP
10 29 (0.99%) SSH
10 29 (0.99%) VPN
11 28 (0.96%) FTP
12 22 (0.75%) LAN
13 21 (0.72%) SMTP
13 21 (0.72%) WAN
13 21 (0.72%) X.509
14 20 (0.68%) SNMP
15 18 (0.61%) SAN
16 17 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
17 14 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1001 (34.15%) MySQL
2 213 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 206 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
4 196 (6.69%) MongoDB
5 151 (5.15%) NoSQL
6 150 (5.12%) Relational Database
7 67 (2.29%) Redis
8 52 (1.77%) Big Data
9 43 (1.47%) DB2
10 39 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 32 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (1.09%) CouchDB
12 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.65%) Data Mining
16 18 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.58%) Hadoop
18 16 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 664 (22.65%) Git (software)
2 327 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 187 (6.38%) Subversion
4 135 (4.61%) JIRA
5 104 (3.55%) PHPUnit
6 91 (3.10%) Cucumber
7 75 (2.56%) gulp
8 67 (2.29%) Grunt
8 67 (2.29%) WebDriver
9 59 (2.01%) Vagrant
10 57 (1.94%) Mercurial
10 57 (1.94%) Selenium
11 42 (1.43%) Jasmine
12 41 (1.40%) Maven
13 40 (1.36%) Ant
14 37 (1.26%) Visual Studio
15 32 (1.09%) Hudson
16 31 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 29 (0.99%) Travis CI
18 26 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 198 (6.76%) Finance
2 139 (4.74%) Marketing
3 87 (2.97%) Retail
4 61 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 51 (1.74%) Publishing
6 36 (1.23%) Games
7 29 (0.99%) Advertising
7 29 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.96%) Electronics
9 25 (0.85%) Banking
10 18 (0.61%) Back Office
11 14 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.44%) Law
13 10 (0.34%) Automotive
13 10 (0.34%) Billing
14 8 (0.27%) German Language
14 8 (0.27%) Military
15 7 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.24%) Legal
16 4 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1976 (67.42%) Developer
2 931 (31.76%) PHP Developer
3 219 (7.47%) JavaScript Developer
4 216 (7.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 204 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 203 (6.93%) Web Developer
7 179 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 179 (6.11%) Drupal Developer
8 135 (4.61%) Magento Developer
9 131 (4.47%) HTML Developer
10 112 (3.82%) Architect
11 104 (3.55%) HTML CSS Developer
12 103 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 97 (3.31%) Administrator
14 94 (3.21%) PHP Web Developer
15 79 (2.70%) WordPress Developer
16 78 (2.66%) Analyst
17 77 (2.63%) Senior PHP Developer
17 77 (2.63%) Symfony Developer
17 77 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1416 (48.31%) HTML
2 1300 (44.35%) CSS
3 552 (18.83%) HTML5
4 529 (18.05%) jQuery
5 408 (13.92%) AngularJS
6 396 (13.51%) LAMP
7 380 (12.96%) CSS3
8 376 (12.83%) Web Services
9 339 (11.57%) Symfony
10 333 (11.36%) XML
11 293 (10.00%) .NET
12 259 (8.84%) Node.js
13 210 (7.16%) Laravel
14 200 (6.82%) JSON
15 181 (6.18%) Sass
16 179 (6.11%) REST
17 165 (5.63%) RESTful
18 147 (5.02%) Ajax
19 138 (4.71%) React
20 133 (4.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 345 (11.77%) Digital Media
2 184 (6.28%) User Experience
3 92 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 83 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (1.74%) e-Learning
7 46 (1.57%) Visualisation
8 41 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 34 (1.16%) Social Media
10 32 (1.09%) NHS
11 30 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (0.85%) Fintech
13 21 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.68%) Clustering
15 18 (0.61%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.55%) Blog
16 16 (0.55%) CMDB
16 16 (0.55%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.55%) Replication
17 14 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 779 (26.58%) Linux
2 253 (8.63%) Unix
3 226 (7.71%) Windows
4 157 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 124 (4.23%) CentOS
6 72 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 63 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 60 (2.05%) Android
9 59 (2.01%) Windows Server
10 49 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 40 (1.36%) AIX
12 32 (1.09%) Solaris
13 28 (0.96%) Debian
13 28 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.51%) HPUX
16 12 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.38%) SUSE
18 10 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (28.76%) Web Development
3 407 (13.89%) MVC
4 395 (13.48%) OO
5 362 (12.35%) CRM
6 334 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
7 331 (11.29%) ERP
8 320 (10.92%) E-Commerce
9 303 (10.34%) DevOps
10 301 (10.27%) TDD
11 297 (10.13%) Front End Development
12 286 (9.76%) Scrum
13 252 (8.60%) BDD
14 231 (7.88%) Open Source
15 200 (6.82%) OOP
16 192 (6.55%) OO PHP
17 182 (6.21%) Configuration Management
18 149 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
19 107 (3.65%) ITIL
20 106 (3.62%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1684 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 808 (27.57%) Java
3 456 (15.56%) SQL
4 441 (15.05%) Python
5 291 (9.93%) Ruby
6 266 (9.08%) Perl
7 215 (7.34%) C#
8 190 (6.48%) Bash Shell
9 99 (3.38%) C++
10 79 (2.70%) PowerShell
11 66 (2.25%) C
12 61 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 55 (1.88%) PHP 5
14 37 (1.26%) Scala
15 33 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 29 (0.99%) Go
17 27 (0.92%) VB
18 23 (0.78%) T-SQL
19 19 (0.65%) Apple Swift
20 18 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 151 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 132 (4.50%) Degree
3 110 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (0.78%) DBS Check
5 21 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.68%) CCNP
7 19 (0.65%) CHECK Team Member
8 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.51%) ISEB
11 12 (0.41%) RHCE
12 9 (0.31%) CISSP
12 9 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.24%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.24%) OSCP
14 6 (0.20%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.20%) MCTS
14 6 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.87%) QA
2 25 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (0.82%) WAI
4 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.10%) SLA
9 2 (0.068%) WCAG
10 1 (0.034%) Basel II
10 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.034%) SEPA
System Software
1 195 (6.65%) Docker
2 88 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 87 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.92%) Varnish
6 20 (0.68%) vCloud
7 15 (0.51%) Squid
8 14 (0.48%) iptables
8 14 (0.48%) NFS
9 13 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.41%) Postfix
11 10 (0.34%) KVM
12 9 (0.31%) RHEV
13 7 (0.24%) Sendmail
14 6 (0.20%) UAG
14 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.20%) vSphere
14 6 (0.20%) Xen
15 5 (0.17%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 280 (9.55%) Puppet
2 181 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (5.80%) Ansible
4 101 (3.45%) Nagios
5 38 (1.30%) logstash
6 36 (1.23%) HAProxy
7 34 (1.16%) Kubernetes
8 33 (1.13%) Salt
9 31 (1.06%) Kibana
10 30 (1.02%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.99%) Terraform
12 20 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
13 17 (0.58%) SCCM
14 16 (0.55%) SCOM
15 15 (0.51%) Rundeck
16 14 (0.48%) Cacti
17 13 (0.44%) Grafana
18 12 (0.41%) Graphite
18 12 (0.41%) WSUS
19 11 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 251 (8.56%) Zend
2 203 (6.93%) Oracle
3 169 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 158 (5.39%) VMware
5 140 (4.78%) Microsoft
6 66 (2.25%) Adobe
7 57 (1.94%) Google
8 40 (1.36%) HP
9 39 (1.33%) IBM
10 37 (1.26%) SAP
11 35 (1.19%) Splunk
12 24 (0.82%) Cisco
13 23 (0.78%) hybris
14 22 (0.75%) Rackspace
15 20 (0.68%) Sybase
16 18 (0.61%) Citrix
16 18 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (0.58%) Atlassian
18 16 (0.55%) F5
19 15 (0.51%) New Relic
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Contract split between Nottingham/ Bristol/ home
Posted: 6 days ago