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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 84 65 84
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing PHP 1174 1415 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.79% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.94% 7.54% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 989 643
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 12
Average hourly rate £20.75 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.43 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £140.00 £57.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -13.33%

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
19750 18772 16977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.99% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12892 11766 10391
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 478 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £16.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -20 1106 £350 +7.69% 977
London -24 526 £375 +7.14% 319
South East -12 179 £325 +1.56% 175
South West -5 123 £400 +29.55% 95
City of London -5 123 £340 +0.59% 71
Yorkshire -4 90 £363 +20.83% 83
Bristol -2 73 £400 +23.07% 35
West Yorkshire -18 68 £363 +20.83% 61
North West -22 64 £300 -7.69% 105
Leeds -16 63 £366 +22.08% 41
East of England -24 55 £288 -11.53% 63
Berkshire +19 48 £325 +8.33% 29
Manchester -14 47 £313 -3.84% 51
Oxfordshire +6 44 £275 +5.76% 23
Hampshire -6 38 £350 +7.69% 41
West Midlands -22 37 £285 -5.00% 66
Scotland -6 33 £325 +30.00% 16
Oxford 0 31 £275 +5.76% 9
East Midlands -11 30 £293 -10.00% 51
Cambridgeshire -16 29 £225 -28.00% 22
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £300 -20.52% 18
Surrey -17 20 £350 +7.69% 28
Reading +14 18 £363 +38.09% 16
Edinburgh 0 18 £356 +38.34% 6
Wales -9 18 £350 -6.66% 14
Gloucestershire -1 17 £458 +52.66% 17
Cambridge -10 15 £225 -15.09% 18
Cheltenham +1 14 £458 +59.30% 5
Birmingham -14 14 £250 -9.09% 31
Dorset +11 13 £240 - 16

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1364 (50.80%) HTML
2 1338 (49.83%) JavaScript
3 1211 (45.10%) CSS
4 1179 (43.91%) MySQL
5 931 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
6 766 (28.53%) Linux
7 764 (28.45%) jQuery
8 693 (25.81%) HTML5
9 558 (20.78%) Git (software)
10 548 (20.41%) Java
11 492 (18.32%) Python
12 491 (18.29%) Apache
13 489 (18.21%) OO
14 472 (17.58%) MVC
15 439 (16.35%) LAMP
16 435 (16.20%) CSS3
17 391 (14.56%) SQL
18 384 (14.30%) TDD
19 383 (14.26%) Ruby
20 348 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
21 344 (12.81%) Zend
22 328 (12.22%) Drupal
23 319 (11.88%) Web Services
24 303 (11.28%) Perl
25 300 (11.17%) Symfony
26 299 (11.14%) Subversion
27 296 (11.02%) Scrum
28 290 (10.80%) DevOps
29 280 (10.43%) XML
29 280 (10.43%) Puppet

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 491 (18.29%) Apache
2 328 (12.22%) Drupal
3 202 (7.52%) CMS
4 200 (7.45%) WordPress
5 177 (6.59%) Node.js
6 89 (3.31%) nginx
7 66 (2.46%) IIS
8 46 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 36 (1.34%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.08%) SharePoint
11 29 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 29 (1.08%) Moodle
12 26 (0.97%) Confluence
12 26 (0.97%) Joomla!
13 17 (0.63%) JBoss
14 15 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.41%) uWSGI
16 10 (0.37%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 65 (2.42%) Photoshop
2 43 (1.60%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (0.52%) MS Office
6 12 (0.45%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.19%) MS Project
7 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 157 (5.85%) Magento
2 19 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.22%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 6 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.074%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.074%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.037%) Tridion
6 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 100 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 24 (0.89%) SaaS
5 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.45%) Joyent
6 12 (0.45%) GitHub
7 8 (0.30%) Route 53
8 7 (0.26%) PaaS
8 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.15%) ElastiCache
10 4 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.037%) Responsys
13 1 (0.037%) IaaS
13 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.037%) Office 365
13 1 (0.037%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 116 (4.32%) Internet
2 100 (3.72%) HTTP
3 75 (2.79%) DNS
4 70 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 65 (2.42%) SSL
6 50 (1.86%) Firewall
7 29 (1.08%) Intranet
7 29 (1.08%) LDAP
8 28 (1.04%) LAN
8 28 (1.04%) WAN
9 21 (0.78%) VPN
10 20 (0.74%) DHCP
11 18 (0.67%) SAN
11 18 (0.67%) Network Security
12 17 (0.63%) SSH
13 11 (0.41%) OSPF
13 11 (0.41%) BGP
13 11 (0.41%) EIGRP
13 11 (0.41%) IPv6
13 11 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1179 (43.91%) MySQL
2 169 (6.29%) MongoDB
3 140 (5.21%) SQL Server
4 126 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 100 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 64 (2.38%) Big Data
8 58 (2.16%) Redis
9 50 (1.86%) Hadoop
10 46 (1.71%) Oracle Database
11 41 (1.53%) Riak
11 41 (1.53%) CouchDB
12 37 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 32 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (0.67%) Hypertable
15 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.63%) MariaDB
15 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 558 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 299 (11.14%) Subversion
3 209 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 186 (6.93%) PHPUnit
5 124 (4.62%) Selenium
6 89 (3.31%) Hudson
7 87 (3.24%) JIRA
8 70 (2.61%) Maven
9 60 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 48 (1.79%) Grunt
11 42 (1.56%) Behat
12 38 (1.42%) Jasmine
13 35 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 32 (1.19%) Bower
15 30 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 29 (1.08%) JUnit
17 26 (0.97%) QUnit
18 25 (0.93%) Visual Studio
19 24 (0.89%) Ant
20 23 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 173 (6.44%) Finance
2 153 (5.70%) Marketing
3 56 (2.09%) Advertising
4 53 (1.97%) Publishing
5 47 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 44 (1.64%) Retail
7 43 (1.60%) Games
8 27 (1.01%) Banking
9 24 (0.89%) Electronics
10 19 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.45%) Law
12 11 (0.41%) Legal
12 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.34%) Automotive
14 7 (0.26%) Back Office
15 5 (0.19%) French Language
15 5 (0.19%) German Language
15 5 (0.19%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1886 (70.24%) Developer
2 928 (34.56%) PHP Developer
3 289 (10.76%) Web Developer
4 209 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 179 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
6 152 (5.66%) Drupal Developer
7 151 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 98 (3.65%) Senior PHP Developer
9 92 (3.43%) Magento Developer
10 90 (3.35%) Architect
11 80 (2.98%) Software Engineer
12 78 (2.91%) Java Developer
13 77 (2.87%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 72 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 65 (2.42%) WordPress Developer
16 60 (2.23%) PHP Web Developer
16 60 (2.23%) Analyst
17 53 (1.97%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 52 (1.94%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 44 (1.64%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1364 (50.80%) HTML
2 1211 (45.10%) CSS
3 764 (28.45%) jQuery
4 693 (25.81%) HTML5
5 439 (16.35%) LAMP
6 435 (16.20%) CSS3
7 319 (11.88%) Web Services
8 300 (11.17%) Symfony
9 280 (10.43%) XML
10 246 (9.16%) AngularJS
11 201 (7.49%) .NET
12 200 (7.45%) Ajax
13 188 (7.00%) Laravel
14 160 (5.96%) RESTful
15 150 (5.59%) JSON
16 145 (5.40%) REST
17 125 (4.66%) Sass
18 117 (4.36%) Doctrine
19 113 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 110 (4.10%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.06%) Open Source
2 127 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 109 (4.06%) User Experience
4 88 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.61%) Digital Media
7 39 (1.45%) W3C
8 33 (1.23%) Social Media
9 32 (1.19%) Clustering
10 27 (1.01%) E-Learning
10 27 (1.01%) Taxonomies
11 24 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.74%) DTV
13 19 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.71%) Replication
13 19 (0.71%) Wiki
14 14 (0.52%) Blog
14 14 (0.52%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.45%) Graphic Design
15 12 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 766 (28.53%) Linux
2 259 (9.65%) UNIX
3 178 (6.63%) CentOS
4 166 (6.18%) Windows
5 84 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 55 (2.05%) Android
8 52 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 43 (1.60%) Debian
10 38 (1.42%) Solaris
11 34 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.41%) Fedora
15 9 (0.34%) VMS
16 7 (0.26%) AIX
17 5 (0.19%) HPUX
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.074%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (18.21%) OO
3 472 (17.58%) MVC
4 384 (14.30%) TDD
5 348 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
6 296 (11.02%) Scrum
7 290 (10.80%) DevOps
8 272 (10.13%) E-Commerce
9 246 (9.16%) Web Development
10 219 (8.16%) OOP
11 215 (8.01%) Software Engineering
12 198 (7.37%) BDD
13 168 (6.26%) OO PHP
14 154 (5.74%) Unit Testing
15 148 (5.51%) Configuration Management
16 140 (5.21%) Responsive Web Design
17 97 (3.61%) Automated Testing
18 88 (3.28%) Mentoring
19 84 (3.13%) Web Design
20 80 (2.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1338 (49.83%) JavaScript
2 548 (20.41%) Java
3 492 (18.32%) Python
4 391 (14.56%) SQL
5 383 (14.26%) Ruby
6 303 (11.28%) Perl
7 229 (8.53%) PHP5
8 182 (6.78%) Bash Shell
9 132 (4.92%) C#
10 96 (3.58%) C++
11 93 (3.46%) C
12 85 (3.17%) Shell Script
13 43 (1.60%) Scala
14 31 (1.15%) VB
15 23 (0.86%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.67%) Lua
17 15 (0.56%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.56%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.52%) Golang
19 13 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (4.66%) Degree
2 123 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 73 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.01%) VCP4
5 26 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (0.97%) CCNA
6 18 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.56%) ISEB
8 14 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.34%) OCPJP
12 8 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.22%) PMP
13 6 (0.22%) MCSE
14 4 (0.15%) CISSP
14 4 (0.15%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.15%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.11%) MCP
15 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.31%) QA
2 7 (0.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.074%) HL7
5 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.074%) WCAG
5 2 (0.074%) COBIT
6 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (2.23%) Varnish
2 59 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.97%) XenServer
4 23 (0.86%) vSphere
5 22 (0.82%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.74%) vCloud
7 19 (0.71%) Samba
8 15 (0.56%) KVM
9 13 (0.48%) Docker
9 13 (0.48%) Postfix
10 11 (0.41%) Shibboleth
11 8 (0.30%) Xen
12 6 (0.22%) NFS
13 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.19%) RHEV
14 4 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.11%) Squid
15 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.11%) Firmware
16 2 (0.074%) Snort
Systems Management
1 280 (10.43%) Puppet
2 206 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (3.05%) Nagios
4 62 (2.31%) Ansible
4 62 (2.31%) Salt
5 44 (1.64%) ZABBIX
6 36 (1.34%) Vagrant
7 35 (1.30%) Cacti
8 25 (0.93%) Graphite
9 18 (0.67%) CFEngine
10 12 (0.45%) yum
11 10 (0.37%) Zenoss
12 8 (0.30%) Kibana
13 7 (0.26%) OpenIDM
13 7 (0.26%) Icinga
14 6 (0.22%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.19%) Cobbler
16 4 (0.15%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
16 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 344 (12.81%) Zend
2 164 (6.11%) Red Hat
3 161 (6.00%) Oracle
4 96 (3.58%) VMware
5 84 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 52 (1.94%) Twitter
7 51 (1.90%) Rackspace
8 45 (1.68%) Adobe
9 37 (1.38%) Google
10 34 (1.27%) New Relic
11 30 (1.12%) Citrix
12 29 (1.08%) Splunk
13 28 (1.04%) Facebook
14 23 (0.86%) Percona
14 23 (0.86%) SaltStack
14 23 (0.86%) Sun
15 22 (0.82%) SAP
15 22 (0.82%) Cisco
16 20 (0.74%) HP
17 18 (0.67%) Perforce
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kent
Computer People
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago