Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 160 75
Rank change year-on-year +39 -85 +22
Contract jobs citing PHP 202 108 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.22% 1.34% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.16% 2.65% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 95 240
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £282 £221 £268
90th Percentile £610 £533 £525
London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00
London median hourly rate - £33.50 £48.25
% change year-on-year - -30.57% +111.55%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,858 4,069 4,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 53.37% 50.45% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,980 3,256 3,334
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.33% +1.68%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 12
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.74 £13.32 £16.66
90th Percentile £58.44 £44.65 £56.68
London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% +34.13%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Central London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in Central London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Central London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in Central London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in Central London

PHP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 145 £400 - 75
City of Westminster - 10 £450 - 2
West End of London - 9 £400 - 17
Camden - 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 £225 - 1
PHP
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 101 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 79 (39.11%) HTML
3 78 (38.61%) MySQL
4 77 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (36.63%) CSS
6 72 (35.64%) Symfony
7 53 (26.24%) Laravel
8 49 (24.26%) Web Development
9 47 (23.27%) Node.js
10 44 (21.78%) Docker
10 44 (21.78%) TDD
11 39 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (16.83%) LAMP
13 33 (16.34%) Redux
14 32 (15.84%) React
14 32 (15.84%) Git (software)
14 32 (15.84%) MVC
15 30 (14.85%) SQL
15 30 (14.85%) jQuery
16 29 (14.36%) HTML5
17 27 (13.37%) WordPress
18 26 (12.87%) E-Commerce
19 25 (12.38%) Linux
19 25 (12.38%) PHP 7
19 25 (12.38%) Microservices
20 24 (11.88%) Finance
21 23 (11.39%) CMS
21 23 (11.39%) Java
21 23 (11.39%) Serverless
22 22 (10.89%) Amazon SQS

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 27 (13.37%) WordPress
2 23 (11.39%) CMS
3 20 (9.90%) Drupal
4 8 (3.96%) Apache
5 3 (1.49%) Confluence
5 3 (1.49%) Moodle
5 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 2 (0.99%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.50%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.49%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) ScheduALL
2 1 (0.50%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.39%) Serverless
3 22 (10.89%) Amazon SQS
4 21 (10.40%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (5.45%) GitHub
6 5 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.49%) SaaS
8 2 (0.99%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.99%) Heroku
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.50%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.50%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Office 365
9 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) DNS
2 2 (0.99%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) VPN
3 1 (0.50%) BGP
3 1 (0.50%) Broadband
3 1 (0.50%) DVB
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) MPLS
3 1 (0.50%) OSPF
3 1 (0.50%) PBX
3 1 (0.50%) SNMP
3 1 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) TACACS
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (38.61%) MySQL
2 21 (10.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 21 (10.40%) NoSQL
2 21 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.98%) MS Access
6 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.49%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.99%) Redis
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (15.84%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.42%) JIRA
3 11 (5.45%) PHPUnit
4 10 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.96%) GitLab
6 4 (1.98%) gulp
6 4 (1.98%) PhpStorm
6 4 (1.98%) Xdebug
7 3 (1.49%) Selenium
7 3 (1.49%) Subversion
7 3 (1.49%) Webistrano
8 2 (0.99%) Babel
8 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.99%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.99%) Grunt
8 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.99%) WebStorm
8 2 (0.99%) Xcode
General
1 24 (11.88%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Back Office
2 11 (5.45%) Marketing
3 6 (2.97%) Publishing
4 5 (2.48%) Legal
5 4 (1.98%) Law
5 4 (1.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 172 (85.15%) Developer
2 104 (51.49%) PHP Developer
3 34 (16.83%) Full Stack Developer
4 29 (14.36%) Senior Developer
5 24 (11.88%) AWS Developer
6 20 (9.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 20 (9.90%) Senior PHP Developer
6 20 (9.90%) Symfony Developer
7 18 (8.91%) Senior Software Developer
8 17 (8.42%) JavaScript Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) AWS Software Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (7.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 16 (7.92%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) Software Engineer
10 15 (7.43%) React Developer
11 14 (6.93%) Drupal Developer
12 12 (5.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (39.11%) HTML
2 74 (36.63%) CSS
3 72 (35.64%) Symfony
4 53 (26.24%) Laravel
5 47 (23.27%) Node.js
6 34 (16.83%) LAMP
7 33 (16.34%) Redux
8 32 (15.84%) React
9 30 (14.85%) jQuery
10 29 (14.36%) HTML5
11 16 (7.92%) AngularJS
12 15 (7.43%) XML
13 14 (6.93%) Web Services
14 13 (6.44%) .NET
15 12 (5.94%) Behat
15 12 (5.94%) Sass
16 11 (5.45%) CSS3
16 11 (5.45%) REST
17 10 (4.95%) Ajax
18 9 (4.46%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) User Experience
2 15 (7.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (6.44%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.94%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.48%) Fintech
6 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.49%) Social Media
8 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) iPad
8 2 (0.99%) iPhone
8 2 (0.99%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.50%) MPEG
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.38%) Linux
2 6 (2.97%) Unix
3 4 (1.98%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.98%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.98%) Windows
4 3 (1.49%) Android
5 2 (0.99%) CentOS
5 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Debian
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) SUSE
6 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.26%) Web Development
3 44 (21.78%) TDD
4 32 (15.84%) MVC
5 26 (12.87%) E-Commerce
6 25 (12.38%) Microservices
7 21 (10.40%) Software Engineering
8 19 (9.41%) BDD
8 19 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.41%) DevOps
8 19 (9.41%) Front End Development
8 19 (9.41%) Scrum
9 18 (8.91%) Unit Testing
10 16 (7.92%) OO
11 13 (6.44%) Test Automation
12 12 (5.94%) Visualisation
13 11 (5.45%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (5.45%) Data Visualisation
13 11 (5.45%) Open Source
13 11 (5.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (14.85%) SQL
3 25 (12.38%) PHP 7
4 23 (11.39%) Java
5 18 (8.91%) Python
6 14 (6.93%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.95%) C#
8 7 (3.47%) Perl
8 7 (3.47%) PHP 5
8 7 (3.47%) Ruby
9 6 (2.97%) C++
10 5 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.98%) R
11 4 (1.98%) VBScript
12 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.49%) C
12 3 (1.49%) Scala
12 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.99%) Go
13 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (8.42%) Degree
2 11 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) OSCP
5 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) GDPR
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (21.78%) Docker
2 4 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) KVM
3 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.95%) Ansible
2 9 (4.46%) Puppet
3 8 (3.96%) Terraform
4 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.49%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.99%) Packer
7 2 (0.99%) Salt
8 1 (0.50%) Cacti
8 1 (0.50%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.50%) collectd
8 1 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.50%) Graphite
8 1 (0.50%) Icinga
8 1 (0.50%) Kibana
8 1 (0.50%) logstash
8 1 (0.50%) Nagios
8 1 (0.50%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft
1 6 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (2.48%) Google
3 4 (1.98%) Red Hat
3 4 (1.98%) SAP
4 3 (1.49%) Apple
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle
5 2 (0.99%) Cisco
5 2 (0.99%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (0.99%) Splunk
5 2 (0.99%) VMware
5 2 (0.99%) Zend
6 1 (0.50%) BT
6 1 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.50%) F5
6 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.50%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.50%) Synology
6 1 (0.50%) TippingPoint