Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 142 147
Rank change year-on-year +47 +5 -41
Contract jobs citing PHP 138 160 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.35% 1.82% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.84% 3.42% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 119 137
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £318 £311 £300
90th Percentile £598 £638 £543
London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 - -
London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £25.55
% change year-on-year +38.57% +37.01% -39.89%

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 2,849 4,677 4,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.48% 53.13% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,206 3,764 3,924
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 20
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.87 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.24% +34.27% -21.82%
10th Percentile £21.17 £18.32 £19.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £39.64 £79.50
London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.59 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.00% +4.53% -17.65%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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 +57 107 £450 +5.88% 83
City of Westminster +4 8 £444 -6.58% 1
West End of London +25 6 £575 +36.90% 2
Kensington and Chelsea - 5 £375 -
PHP
London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 48 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 40 (28.99%) MySQL
2 40 (28.99%) HTML
3 35 (25.36%) Python
4 30 (21.74%) Symfony
5 27 (19.57%) Java
5 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (18.84%) Web Development
7 25 (18.12%) CSS
8 24 (17.39%) Linux
9 21 (15.22%) SQL
9 21 (15.22%) AngularJS
10 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.04%) TDD
12 17 (12.32%) E-Commerce
12 17 (12.32%) Laravel
12 17 (12.32%) AWS
13 15 (10.87%) Ruby
13 15 (10.87%) LAMP
13 15 (10.87%) User Experience
14 13 (9.42%) WordPress
14 13 (9.42%) HTML5
15 12 (8.70%) jQuery
15 12 (8.70%) C++
15 12 (8.70%) Docker
15 12 (8.70%) Go
16 11 (7.97%) Migration
16 11 (7.97%) Azure
16 11 (7.97%) CSS3
17 10 (7.25%) Git (software)

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 13 (9.42%) WordPress
2 8 (5.80%) Apache
2 8 (5.80%) nginx
3 7 (5.07%) CMS
3 7 (5.07%) Drupal
4 5 (3.62%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.72%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.17%) InDesign
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Magento
2 6 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) AWS
2 11 (7.97%) Azure
3 6 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (4.35%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.62%) GitHub
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.17%) GCP
5 3 (2.17%) Route 53
5 3 (2.17%) SaaS
5 3 (2.17%) Serverless
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.45%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.45%) npm
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.99%) MySQL
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.35%) Power BI
5 5 (3.62%) Big Data
5 5 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.62%) Redis
6 4 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.45%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.45%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.45%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.35%) JIRA
3 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.90%) CircleCI
5 3 (2.17%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.45%) Appium
6 2 (1.45%) Babel
6 2 (1.45%) gulp
6 2 (1.45%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.45%) Selenium
6 2 (1.45%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.45%) webpack
7 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.72%) Mocha
7 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.72%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.72%) Subversion
7 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (6.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Marketing
3 5 (3.62%) Advertising
4 4 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.90%) Publishing
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Back Office
6 2 (1.45%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (72.46%) Developer
2 68 (49.28%) PHP Developer
3 23 (16.67%) Symfony Developer
4 22 (15.94%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 17 (12.32%) Web Developer
6 13 (9.42%) PHP Web Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (6.52%) MySQL Developer
8 9 (6.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Senior PHP Developer
10 7 (5.07%) HTML Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Lead Developer
10 7 (5.07%) WordPress Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Angular Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Magento Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Principal Developer
12 5 (3.62%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.99%) HTML
2 30 (21.74%) Symfony
3 25 (18.12%) CSS
4 21 (15.22%) AngularJS
5 17 (12.32%) Laravel
6 15 (10.87%) LAMP
7 13 (9.42%) HTML5
8 12 (8.70%) jQuery
9 11 (7.97%) CSS3
10 10 (7.25%) React
11 9 (6.52%) RESTful
12 8 (5.80%) REST
13 7 (5.07%) Vue.js
14 6 (4.35%) Angular 2
15 5 (3.62%) .NET
15 5 (3.62%) Node.js
15 5 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (3.62%) Web Services
15 5 (3.62%) XML
16 4 (2.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) User Experience
2 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.45%) Social Media
6 2 (1.45%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.45%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.45%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.39%) Linux
2 9 (6.52%) Ubuntu
3 8 (5.80%) Windows
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.90%) Unix
6 1 (0.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.72%) Debian
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.84%) Web Development
3 18 (13.04%) TDD
4 17 (12.32%) E-Commerce
5 11 (7.97%) Migration
6 10 (7.25%) MVC
6 10 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 9 (6.52%) Data Visualisation
7 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.52%) Visualisation
8 8 (5.80%) CRM
8 8 (5.80%) Scrum
9 7 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (5.07%) Front End Development
9 7 (5.07%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (5.07%) Workflow
10 6 (4.35%) Microservices
10 6 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 35 (25.36%) Python
3 27 (19.57%) Java
4 21 (15.22%) SQL
5 15 (10.87%) Ruby
6 12 (8.70%) C++
6 12 (8.70%) Go
7 8 (5.80%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.07%) C#
9 6 (4.35%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.90%) Perl
11 3 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.45%) PHP 7
12 2 (1.45%) Scala
12 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.72%) C
13 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.17%) CHECK Team Member
2 3 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.72%) Varnish
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.35%) Puppet
2 6 (4.35%) Terraform
3 4 (2.90%) CFEngine
3 4 (2.90%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (2.90%) Nagios
3 4 (2.90%) SCCM
4 3 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.45%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.72%) Grafana
6 1 (0.72%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) Google
3 7 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.35%) Splunk
5 5 (3.62%) Adobe
6 4 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.17%) hybris
7 3 (2.17%) Okta
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle
7 3 (2.17%) Qubit
7 3 (2.17%) Zend
8 2 (1.45%) New Relic
9 1 (0.72%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.72%) Netezza
9 1 (0.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) SAP
9 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.72%) Twitter