The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 68 87
Rank change year-on-year -52 +19  
Contract jobs citing PHP 44 106 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 3.13% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.59% 6.46% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 96 86
Median daily rate £388 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1696 1640 2471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.33% 48.42% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1401 2034
Median daily rate £513 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 54 (57.45%) HTML
1 54 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 48 (51.06%) CSS
3 37 (39.36%) MySQL
4 29 (30.85%) jQuery
5 26 (27.66%) Symfony
5 26 (27.66%) Linux
6 17 (18.09%) Python
7 16 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (17.02%) NHS
7 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (17.02%) Marketing
7 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
7 16 (17.02%) HTML5
8 15 (15.96%) Drupal
8 15 (15.96%) MVC
8 15 (15.96%) Apache
8 15 (15.96%) E-Commerce
9 14 (14.89%) LAMP
9 14 (14.89%) Laravel
9 14 (14.89%) AngularJS
10 13 (13.83%) Web Development
10 13 (13.83%) OO
11 12 (12.77%) XML
11 12 (12.77%) Sass
11 12 (12.77%) RESTful
12 11 (11.70%) Node.js
12 11 (11.70%) JSON
12 11 (11.70%) Java
13 10 (10.64%) TDD

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (15.96%) Apache
1 15 (15.96%) Drupal
2 9 (9.57%) nginx
3 7 (7.45%) WordPress
4 3 (3.19%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 2 (2.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.13%) LiveCycle
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.06%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
6 1 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.06%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (7.45%) Magento
3 1 (1.06%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) GitHub
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) PaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) LAN
3 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (39.36%) MySQL
2 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.06%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.32%) JIRA
4 3 (3.19%) Grunt
4 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.19%) webpack
5 2 (2.13%) Babel
5 2 (2.13%) gulp
5 2 (2.13%) Maven
5 2 (2.13%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.06%) jMock
6 1 (1.06%) JUnit
6 1 (1.06%) Mockito
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.06%) Selenium
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (17.02%) Marketing
2 6 (6.38%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Digital Economy
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Front Office
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (88.30%) Developer
2 36 (38.30%) PHP Developer
3 14 (14.89%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Drupal Developer
5 9 (9.57%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (8.51%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (6.38%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.32%) LAMP Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Magento Developer
8 5 (5.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Symfony Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Angular Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (3.19%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Junior
10 3 (3.19%) Junior Developer
10 3 (3.19%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (57.45%) HTML
2 48 (51.06%) CSS
3 29 (30.85%) jQuery
4 26 (27.66%) Symfony
5 16 (17.02%) HTML5
6 14 (14.89%) AngularJS
6 14 (14.89%) LAMP
6 14 (14.89%) Laravel
7 12 (12.77%) RESTful
7 12 (12.77%) Sass
7 12 (12.77%) XML
8 11 (11.70%) JSON
8 11 (11.70%) Node.js
9 10 (10.64%) React
9 10 (10.64%) REST
10 9 (9.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (8.51%) LEMP Stack
12 7 (7.45%) Redux
13 6 (6.38%) CSS3
13 6 (6.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) NHS
2 7 (7.45%) Fintech
2 7 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
4 5 (5.32%) Social Media
5 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.06%) Equities
8 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.06%) FMCG
8 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.06%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.06%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.66%) Linux
2 5 (5.32%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) CentOS
3 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (15.96%) E-Commerce
2 15 (15.96%) MVC
3 13 (13.83%) OO
3 13 (13.83%) Web Development
4 10 (10.64%) Front End Development
4 10 (10.64%) TDD
5 9 (9.57%) OOP
6 8 (8.51%) BDD
6 8 (8.51%) Time Management
7 6 (6.38%) DevOps
7 6 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (6.38%) Web Application Development
8 5 (5.32%) Project Management
8 5 (5.32%) Scrum
8 5 (5.32%) Web Design
9 4 (4.26%) Analytics
9 4 (4.26%) Open Source
9 4 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.09%) Python
3 11 (11.70%) Java
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby
4 8 (8.51%) SQL
5 5 (5.32%) C
5 5 (5.32%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) C#
6 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.19%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.13%) ES6
8 2 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.06%) Erlang
9 1 (1.06%) F#
9 1 (1.06%) Go
9 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Degree
2 5 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Ansible
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) Terraform
2 1 (1.06%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) Zend
2 5 (5.32%) Adobe
2 5 (5.32%) Twitter
3 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.13%) Google
4 2 (2.13%) Panasonic
4 2 (2.13%) PayPal
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.06%) hybris
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.06%) Sun
5 1 (1.06%) Sybase
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