Period
to 13 November 2019

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 6 months to 13 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 123 149
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26 -61
Contract jobs citing PHP 96 147 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 2.09% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 3.87% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 100 104
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.33% +9.03%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £221
90th Percentile £541 £626 £525
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £48.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,976 3,801 3,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.26% 54.13% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,414 3,176 3,078
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £394 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
City of London median hourly rate £36.28 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +72.51% -21.82%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £13.32
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £37.80
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £22.99
% change year-on-year -15.07% +61.31% -16.39%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 41 (42.71%) JavaScript
2 33 (34.38%) HTML
3 29 (30.21%) MySQL
4 27 (28.13%) CSS
4 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (21.88%) Python
6 19 (19.79%) Laravel
7 18 (18.75%) AWS
8 17 (17.71%) Symfony
9 16 (16.67%) Linux
10 14 (14.58%) Java
10 14 (14.58%) MVC
10 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
10 14 (14.58%) Docker
11 13 (13.54%) HTML5
11 13 (13.54%) Scrum
11 13 (13.54%) Web Development
12 12 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
14 10 (10.42%) Microservices
14 10 (10.42%) GitHub
14 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
14 10 (10.42%) LAMP
14 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
14 10 (10.42%) React
15 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (9.38%) Workflow
15 9 (9.38%) JIRA
15 9 (9.38%) QA
15 9 (9.38%) REST

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 9 (9.38%) nginx
2 8 (8.33%) WordPress
3 7 (7.29%) Apache
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
4 4 (4.17%) Confluence
4 4 (4.17%) Drupal
4 4 (4.17%) SugarCRM
5 3 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.13%) InDesign
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) AWS
2 10 (10.42%) GitHub
3 8 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (5.21%) Serverless
5 4 (4.17%) SaaS
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.13%) Azure
6 3 (3.13%) CloudFront
6 3 (3.13%) GCP
6 3 (3.13%) Route 53
7 2 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.04%) Datadog
8 1 (1.04%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.04%) Slack
8 1 (1.04%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Broadband
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (1.04%) Intranet
2 1 (1.04%) SAN
2 1 (1.04%) Skype
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.21%) MySQL
2 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.13%) MariaDB
5 3 (3.13%) Redis
6 2 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.04%) Presto
Development Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.38%) JIRA
3 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.17%) CircleCI
5 3 (3.13%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.13%) Mocha
5 3 (3.13%) PhpStorm
6 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.08%) Selenium
6 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.08%) Subversion
6 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.04%) Grunt
7 1 (1.04%) Maven
7 1 (1.04%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (6.25%) Publishing
2 4 (4.17%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
4 2 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (64.58%) Developer
2 46 (47.92%) PHP Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 7 (7.29%) HTML Developer
4 7 (7.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 7 (7.29%) Symfony Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (6.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (5.21%) PHP Web Developer
6 5 (5.21%) WordPress Developer
7 4 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (4.17%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (4.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (4.17%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) HTML
2 27 (28.13%) CSS
3 19 (19.79%) Laravel
4 17 (17.71%) Symfony
5 13 (13.54%) HTML5
6 10 (10.42%) LAMP
6 10 (10.42%) React
7 9 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 9 (9.38%) REST
8 8 (8.33%) RESTful
9 7 (7.29%) Node.js
9 7 (7.29%) Web Services
10 6 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (5.21%) .NET
11 5 (5.21%) jQuery
12 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
12 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (3.13%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.04%) Social Media
4 1 (1.04%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
3 3 (3.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.04%) CentOS
5 1 (1.04%) Debian
5 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.58%) MVC
2 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
3 13 (13.54%) Scrum
3 13 (13.54%) Web Development
4 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.42%) Microservices
4 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
5 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.38%) DevOps
5 9 (9.38%) Workflow
6 8 (8.33%) TDD
7 7 (7.29%) Front End Development
8 6 (6.25%) BDD
9 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
9 5 (5.21%) Open Source
9 5 (5.21%) OWASP
9 5 (5.21%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (5.21%) Social Engineering
9 5 (5.21%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.71%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.88%) Python
3 14 (14.58%) Java
4 8 (8.33%) Ruby
4 8 (8.33%) SQL
4 8 (8.33%) TypeScript
5 7 (7.29%) Go
5 7 (7.29%) Perl
6 6 (6.25%) C#
7 3 (3.13%) C++
7 3 (3.13%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) Groovy
8 1 (1.04%) PHP 4
8 1 (1.04%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.04%) Scala
8 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Varnish
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.21%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (5.21%) Terraform
3 3 (3.13%) Ansible
4 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.04%) Grafana
5 1 (1.04%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.04%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Google
2 5 (5.21%) Zend
3 4 (4.17%) Adobe
4 3 (3.13%) hybris
4 3 (3.13%) Okta
4 3 (3.13%) Qubit
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.08%) New Relic
6 1 (1.04%) Apple
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.04%) Dell
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle
6 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.04%) StorageTek
6 1 (1.04%) Sun
6 1 (1.04%) Twitter
6 1 (1.04%) VMware