Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 138 153
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 -68
Contract jobs citing PHP 136 169 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.59% 1.83% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.12% 3.46% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 124 93
Central London median daily rate £431 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.83% +5.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £321 £307 £215
90th Percentile £588 £609 £525
London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £37.50 - £37.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £66.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -47.17% +132.46% -38.71%

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 4,354 4,886 3,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 50.88% 52.85% 49.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,535 4,029 2,997
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.99%
10th Percentile £384 £363 £328
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 13
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -12.19% +8.82%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.53 £13.31
90th Percentile £59.48 £38.72 £41.90
London median hourly rate £37.25 £41.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +4.08% +46.08%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -15 104 £450 +12.50% 78
West End of London +16 13 £415 -17.00%
City of Westminster -12 9 £419 -16.25% 1
Camden +10 2 - -
PHP
London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 66 (48.53%) JavaScript
2 54 (39.71%) CSS
3 49 (36.03%) HTML
4 46 (33.82%) MySQL
5 40 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (27.21%) Python
7 31 (22.79%) Linux
7 31 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (18.38%) TDD
9 24 (17.65%) Docker
10 23 (16.91%) Symfony
11 22 (16.18%) HTML5
11 22 (16.18%) Laravel
11 22 (16.18%) Java
11 22 (16.18%) DevOps
12 21 (15.44%) React
12 21 (15.44%) SQL
13 19 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (13.97%) Web Development
13 19 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (13.24%) Microservices
15 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 16 (11.76%) jQuery
16 16 (11.76%) MVC
17 15 (11.03%) Drupal
17 15 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
18 14 (10.29%) WordPress
18 14 (10.29%) REST
18 14 (10.29%) OO
19 13 (9.56%) LAMP

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 15 (11.03%) Drupal
2 14 (10.29%) WordPress
3 12 (8.82%) CMS
4 11 (8.09%) nginx
5 7 (5.15%) Apache
6 4 (2.94%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.21%) Confluence
7 3 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.21%) SugarCRM
7 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.47%) Moodle
9 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.74%) IIS
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.74%) SAS
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.21%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.21%) Sketch
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) SPSS
2 1 (0.74%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Magento
1 1 (0.74%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.94%) GitHub
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.21%) Serverless
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.47%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.74%) Datadog
8 1 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.74%) npm
8 1 (0.74%) Route 53
8 1 (0.74%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) Firewall
2 2 (1.47%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) SAN
2 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) GoToMeeting
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.74%) Skype
3 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (33.82%) MySQL
2 19 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.47%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.88%) JIRA
4 7 (5.15%) PhpStorm
5 4 (2.94%) gulp
5 4 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.47%) Grunt
6 2 (1.47%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.47%) Mocha
6 2 (1.47%) Selenium
6 2 (1.47%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (7.35%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Marketing
3 5 (3.68%) Publishing
3 5 (3.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Billing
4 1 (0.74%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
4 1 (0.74%) Front Office
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (66.18%) Developer
2 36 (26.47%) PHP Developer
3 11 (8.09%) Drupal Developer
3 11 (8.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
4 7 (5.15%) Tester
4 7 (5.15%) WordPress Developer
5 6 (4.41%) Architect
5 6 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (4.41%) HTML Developer
5 6 (4.41%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (3.68%) Digital Developer
6 5 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (3.68%) Lead Developer
6 5 (3.68%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 5 (3.68%) React Developer
6 5 (3.68%) Symfony Developer
7 4 (2.94%) Lead Architect
7 4 (2.94%) Python Developer
7 4 (2.94%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (39.71%) CSS
2 49 (36.03%) HTML
3 23 (16.91%) Symfony
4 22 (16.18%) HTML5
4 22 (16.18%) Laravel
5 21 (15.44%) React
6 16 (11.76%) jQuery
7 14 (10.29%) REST
8 13 (9.56%) AngularJS
8 13 (9.56%) LAMP
8 13 (9.56%) Sass
9 12 (8.82%) Node.js
10 11 (8.09%) Vue.js
11 9 (6.62%) CSS3
11 9 (6.62%) RESTful
11 9 (6.62%) Web Services
12 8 (5.88%) SOAP
13 6 (4.41%) .NET
13 6 (4.41%) Twig
13 6 (4.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.68%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.68%) Social Media
4 4 (2.94%) iPad
4 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) User Experience
5 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.47%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.74%) Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) Equities
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.79%) Linux
2 6 (4.41%) Windows
3 4 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.47%) Unix
5 2 (1.47%) VMS
6 1 (0.74%) CentOS
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.38%) TDD
3 22 (16.18%) DevOps
4 19 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (13.97%) Web Development
5 18 (13.24%) Microservices
6 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.76%) MVC
8 14 (10.29%) OO
9 13 (9.56%) BDD
10 12 (8.82%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.82%) Open Source
11 11 (8.09%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.35%) Scrum
13 9 (6.62%) Fintech
13 9 (6.62%) Migration
14 7 (5.15%) Front End Development
14 7 (5.15%) OO PHP
14 7 (5.15%) Social Engineering
14 7 (5.15%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (48.53%) JavaScript
2 37 (27.21%) Python
3 22 (16.18%) Java
4 21 (15.44%) SQL
5 11 (8.09%) Ruby
6 10 (7.35%) Perl
7 9 (6.62%) PHP 7
8 6 (4.41%) C#
8 6 (4.41%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.68%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.68%) Go
9 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.68%) Scala
10 4 (2.94%) Erlang
11 2 (1.47%) C++
11 2 (1.47%) ES6
11 2 (1.47%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.47%) R
11 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.15%) Degree
3 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.21%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (17.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Varnish
2 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) KVM
3 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.62%) Terraform
3 8 (5.88%) Ansible
4 4 (2.94%) Puppet
5 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.47%) Grafana
6 2 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.74%) Mesos
7 1 (0.74%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (5.88%) Zend
2 4 (2.94%) Google
3 2 (1.47%) Dell
3 2 (1.47%) HP
3 2 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (1.47%) New Relic
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle
3 2 (1.47%) Splunk
3 2 (1.47%) StorageTek
3 2 (1.47%) Sun
3 2 (1.47%) Tableau
3 2 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (0.74%) Apple
4 1 (0.74%) hybris
4 1 (0.74%) IBM
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.74%) SAP
4 1 (0.74%) Vertica