Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 149 118
Rank change year-on-year +1 -31 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 153 144 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.73% 1.57% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.28% 2.99% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 128 123
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £321 £311 £313
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £27.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +29.63% -30.32% +42.91%

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 4,668 4,811 3,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 52.66% 52.53% 49.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,710 4,041 2,943
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 5
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +8.35%
10th Percentile £18.75 £19.55 £20.98
90th Percentile £56.50 £67.50 £43.50
London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -20.45% +68.20%

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +4 105 £450 +12.50% 53
West End of London -6 20 £420 -44.00% 1
City of Westminster +3 10 £475 -36.67% 2
Camden 0 4 - -
PHP
London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 72 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 63 (41.18%) HTML
3 55 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (33.99%) CSS
5 47 (30.72%) Java
6 44 (28.76%) Linux
7 42 (27.45%) Python
7 42 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
8 40 (26.14%) MySQL
9 35 (22.88%) DevOps
10 32 (20.92%) React
11 31 (20.26%) SQL
12 30 (19.61%) Git (software)
13 28 (18.30%) Docker
14 26 (16.99%) Web Development
15 25 (16.34%) HTML5
16 24 (15.69%) Terraform
17 23 (15.03%) Symfony
17 23 (15.03%) jQuery
18 22 (14.38%) TDD
18 22 (14.38%) Windows
19 21 (13.73%) JIRA
19 21 (13.73%) Node.js
20 20 (13.07%) WordPress
20 20 (13.07%) Configuration Management
21 19 (12.42%) MVC
21 19 (12.42%) CMS
21 19 (12.42%) .NET
21 19 (12.42%) Open Source
21 19 (12.42%) Bash Shell

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 20 (13.07%) WordPress
2 19 (12.42%) CMS
3 17 (11.11%) Drupal
4 10 (6.54%) Confluence
5 5 (3.27%) IIS
5 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.96%) Apache
8 2 (1.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (6.54%) Datadog
5 6 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.96%) GitHub
7 3 (1.96%) Serverless
8 2 (1.31%) Akamai
8 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.31%) Cloudflare
8 2 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.31%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Apigee
9 1 (0.65%) Force.com
9 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.65%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) HTTP
1 7 (4.58%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.96%) SAN
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) MySQL
2 15 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (3.92%) Big Data
6 6 (3.92%) MS Access
7 5 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.61%) InfluxDB
8 4 (2.61%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.61%) Redis
9 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.31%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 21 (13.73%) JIRA
3 17 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (5.88%) Subversion
6 6 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.92%) FishEye
6 6 (3.92%) Selenium
6 6 (3.92%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.61%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.96%) Grunt
8 3 (1.96%) gulp
8 3 (1.96%) PhpStorm
9 2 (1.31%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.31%) fastlane
9 2 (1.31%) Hudson
9 2 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.31%) Spinnaker
9 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.54%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Publishing
4 5 (3.27%) Marketing
5 4 (2.61%) Advertising
5 4 (2.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.31%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (60.78%) Developer
2 37 (24.18%) PHP Developer
3 12 (7.84%) Drupal Developer
4 10 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.54%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (6.54%) Scala Developer
5 7 (4.58%) Web Developer
6 6 (3.92%) Applications Specialist
6 6 (3.92%) Applications Support
6 6 (3.92%) Database Specialist
6 6 (3.92%) HTML Developer
7 5 (3.27%) Applications Support Specialist
7 5 (3.27%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.27%) SQL Developer
7 5 (3.27%) Support Specialist
7 5 (3.27%) Symfony Developer
7 5 (3.27%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (2.61%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (2.61%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (41.18%) HTML
2 52 (33.99%) CSS
3 32 (20.92%) React
4 25 (16.34%) HTML5
5 23 (15.03%) jQuery
5 23 (15.03%) Symfony
6 21 (13.73%) Node.js
7 19 (12.42%) .NET
8 18 (11.76%) REST
9 17 (11.11%) Laravel
10 15 (9.80%) AngularJS
10 15 (9.80%) CSS3
11 13 (8.50%) SOAP
11 13 (8.50%) Web Services
12 10 (6.54%) XML
13 9 (5.88%) LAMP
14 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET
14 8 (5.23%) GraphQL
15 7 (4.58%) Redux
15 7 (4.58%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) User Experience
2 11 (7.19%) Algorithms
3 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.27%) Fintech
8 4 (2.61%) iPad
8 4 (2.61%) Social Media
9 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.96%) iPhone
9 3 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.65%) Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) Equities
10 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.65%) NHS
10 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.76%) Linux
2 22 (14.38%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.92%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.61%) Android
5 4 (2.61%) Unix
6 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.31%) VMS
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.88%) DevOps
3 26 (16.99%) Web Development
4 22 (14.38%) TDD
5 20 (13.07%) Configuration Management
6 19 (12.42%) MVC
6 19 (12.42%) Open Source
7 17 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 14 (9.15%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.15%) Scrum
9 13 (8.50%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (7.19%) OO
11 10 (6.54%) Microservices
11 10 (6.54%) OWASP
11 10 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (5.88%) Migration
13 8 (5.23%) Change Management
13 8 (5.23%) Kanban
13 8 (5.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 47 (30.72%) Java
3 42 (27.45%) Python
4 31 (20.26%) SQL
5 19 (12.42%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.50%) Ruby
7 11 (7.19%) Perl
7 11 (7.19%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.54%) Scala
9 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.88%) VBScript
10 8 (5.23%) C#
10 8 (5.23%) PHP 7
11 6 (3.92%) Go
11 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.27%) PHP 5
12 5 (3.27%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.96%) C++
13 3 (1.96%) R
14 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.23%) Degree
3 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.31%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.65%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (18.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) KVM
3 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (15.69%) Terraform
2 12 (7.84%) Ansible
2 12 (7.84%) Puppet
3 11 (7.19%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.23%) ZABBIX
5 7 (4.58%) Kibana
6 4 (2.61%) Consul
6 4 (2.61%) Grafana
6 4 (2.61%) Graphite
6 4 (2.61%) logstash
7 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.96%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.31%) Mesos
9 1 (0.65%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.65%) Nagios
9 1 (0.65%) Opsview
9 1 (0.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (3.92%) SaltStack
2 6 (3.92%) Sonatype
2 6 (3.92%) Splunk
3 5 (3.27%) Google
3 5 (3.27%) New Relic
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.61%) VMware
5 3 (1.96%) Adobe
5 3 (1.96%) Apple
5 3 (1.96%) Dell
5 3 (1.96%) HP
5 3 (1.96%) hybris
5 3 (1.96%) Perforce
5 3 (1.96%) StorageTek
5 3 (1.96%) Sun
6 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.31%) Zend