Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 153 86
Rank change year-on-year +29 -67 -1
Contract jobs citing PHP 208 134 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.22% 1.55% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.14% 3.01% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 120 199
Central London median daily rate £425 £423 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.29% +7.43%
10th Percentile £294 £293 £300
90th Percentile £625 £553 £525
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00
London median hourly rate - £27.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year - -41.94% +91.91%

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 5,027 4,456 3,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 53.75% 51.53% 50.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,108 3,683 3,243
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 10
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.90 £16.30 £16.06
90th Percentile £63.70 £46.00 £55.19
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £33.87
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.03% +39.76%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +24 141 £400 -5.88% 79
West End of London - 16 £400 - 7
City of Westminster - 12 £400 - 2
Camden - 5 - -
Southwark -36 1 £225 -
PHP
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 103 (49.52%) JavaScript
2 82 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (38.94%) HTML
4 75 (36.06%) CSS
5 73 (35.10%) MySQL
6 68 (32.69%) Symfony
7 54 (25.96%) Web Development
8 52 (25.00%) Laravel
9 51 (24.52%) Amazon AWS
10 49 (23.56%) TDD
11 47 (22.60%) Node.js
12 44 (21.15%) Docker
13 40 (19.23%) React
14 38 (18.27%) SQL
15 36 (17.31%) HTML5
16 35 (16.83%) WordPress
16 35 (16.83%) Redux
17 34 (16.35%) Git (software)
18 33 (15.87%) Linux
19 32 (15.38%) Java
19 32 (15.38%) jQuery
20 30 (14.42%) CMS
20 30 (14.42%) LAMP
20 30 (14.42%) MVC
21 26 (12.50%) JIRA
21 26 (12.50%) User Experience
22 25 (12.02%) Microservices
23 24 (11.54%) PHP 7
23 24 (11.54%) Finance
24 23 (11.06%) Python

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 35 (16.83%) WordPress
2 30 (14.42%) CMS
3 23 (11.06%) Drupal
4 7 (3.37%) Apache
5 5 (2.40%) Confluence
5 5 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.92%) IIS
7 3 (1.44%) Moodle
7 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.48%) nginx
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.96%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.48%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 51 (24.52%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.58%) Serverless
3 21 (10.10%) Amazon SQS
4 20 (9.62%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (5.77%) GitHub
6 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.92%) Datadog
10 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.44%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.96%) Akamai
11 2 (0.96%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.96%) G Suite
11 2 (0.96%) Heroku
11 2 (0.96%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.96%) SaaS
12 1 (0.48%) IaaS
12 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) HTTP
2 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.96%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) BGP
4 1 (0.48%) Broadband
4 1 (0.48%) DHCP
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) DVB
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) FTP
4 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) MPLS
4 1 (0.48%) OSPF
4 1 (0.48%) PBX
4 1 (0.48%) SNMP
4 1 (0.48%) TACACS
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (35.10%) MySQL
2 23 (11.06%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (9.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 19 (9.13%) NoSQL
5 15 (7.21%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.37%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.37%) MS Access
8 5 (2.40%) Redis
9 4 (1.92%) InfluxDB
9 4 (1.92%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.48%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.50%) JIRA
3 11 (5.29%) PHPUnit
4 9 (4.33%) GitLab
5 7 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.37%) Selenium
6 4 (1.92%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.92%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.92%) Webistrano
7 3 (1.44%) Grunt
7 3 (1.44%) gulp
7 3 (1.44%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.96%) Babel
8 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.96%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.96%) Hudson
8 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.96%) WebStorm
General
1 24 (11.54%) Finance
2 11 (5.29%) Back Office
3 8 (3.85%) Marketing
4 7 (3.37%) Publishing
5 5 (2.40%) Banking
5 5 (2.40%) Legal
6 3 (1.44%) Advertising
6 3 (1.44%) Games
7 2 (0.96%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.96%) Law
7 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 163 (78.37%) Developer
2 97 (46.63%) PHP Developer
3 31 (14.90%) Full Stack Developer
4 29 (13.94%) Senior Developer
5 23 (11.06%) AWS Developer
6 19 (9.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (9.13%) Senior PHP Developer
7 18 (8.65%) Senior Software Developer
8 17 (8.17%) AWS Engineer
8 17 (8.17%) JavaScript Engineer
8 17 (8.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 17 (8.17%) Symfony Developer
9 16 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
9 16 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 16 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
9 16 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 16 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (7.69%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.77%) React Developer
10 12 (5.77%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (38.94%) HTML
2 75 (36.06%) CSS
3 68 (32.69%) Symfony
4 52 (25.00%) Laravel
5 47 (22.60%) Node.js
6 40 (19.23%) React
7 36 (17.31%) HTML5
8 35 (16.83%) Redux
9 32 (15.38%) jQuery
10 30 (14.42%) LAMP
11 17 (8.17%) Web Services
12 16 (7.69%) .NET
13 15 (7.21%) AngularJS
13 15 (7.21%) CSS3
13 15 (7.21%) REST
14 14 (6.73%) XML
15 13 (6.25%) GraphQL
16 12 (5.77%) Ajax
16 12 (5.77%) SOAP
17 11 (5.29%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.50%) User Experience
2 16 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.33%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.37%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.40%) Fintech
7 3 (1.44%) iPad
7 3 (1.44%) iPhone
7 3 (1.44%) Social Media
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) NHS
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.48%) Derivative
9 1 (0.48%) MPEG
9 1 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.48%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.87%) Linux
2 12 (5.77%) Windows
3 9 (4.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.37%) Android
4 7 (3.37%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.88%) Unix
6 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.96%) CentOS
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.96%) Web Development
3 49 (23.56%) TDD
4 30 (14.42%) MVC
5 25 (12.02%) Microservices
6 23 (11.06%) DevOps
6 23 (11.06%) Software Engineering
7 22 (10.58%) E-Commerce
8 20 (9.62%) Scrum
9 19 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.13%) Open Source
9 19 (9.13%) Test Automation
9 19 (9.13%) Unit Testing
10 18 (8.65%) BDD
10 18 (8.65%) Front End Development
11 14 (6.73%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (6.25%) Computer Science
12 13 (6.25%) SEO
13 12 (5.77%) OO
13 12 (5.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 103 (49.52%) JavaScript
2 38 (18.27%) SQL
3 32 (15.38%) Java
4 24 (11.54%) PHP 7
5 23 (11.06%) Python
6 16 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.81%) C#
8 9 (4.33%) VBScript
9 8 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.85%) Ruby
9 8 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.37%) PHP 5
11 6 (2.88%) C++
11 6 (2.88%) Scala
12 5 (2.40%) Go
12 5 (2.40%) Perl
13 4 (1.92%) R
13 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (8.17%) Degree
2 11 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.96%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.48%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) OSCP
5 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) GDPR
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (21.15%) Docker
2 5 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) KVM
3 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.21%) Terraform
2 11 (5.29%) Puppet
3 9 (4.33%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.37%) Ansible
5 6 (2.88%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.40%) Grafana
6 5 (2.40%) Graphite
6 5 (2.40%) Kibana
6 5 (2.40%) logstash
7 4 (1.92%) Capistrano
7 4 (1.92%) Consul
8 2 (0.96%) Nagios
8 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.48%) Cacti
9 1 (0.48%) Netcool
9 1 (0.48%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.48%) Opsview
9 1 (0.48%) Packer
9 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.37%) Google
3 5 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.92%) Apple
4 4 (1.92%) Oracle
4 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.92%) SaltStack
4 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.44%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco
6 2 (0.96%) Jaspersoft
6 2 (0.96%) New Relic
6 2 (0.96%) Sybase
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe
7 1 (0.48%) BT
7 1 (0.48%) Dell
7 1 (0.48%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.48%) Huawei
7 1 (0.48%) IBM
7 1 (0.48%) Juniper