Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 154 80
Rank change year-on-year +26 -74 +29
Contract jobs citing PHP 146 92 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.08% 1.34% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.86% 2.59% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 81 189
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £272 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £538 £540
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £50.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 3,778 3,558 3,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.89% 51.90% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,142 2,896 2,808
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
City of London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.12 £13.30 £16.66
90th Percentile £60.47 £30.00 £56.68
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% -21.82% +15.79%

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 18 October 2018.

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

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
London Bridge -40 1 £225 -
PHP
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 63 (43.15%) JavaScript
2 60 (41.10%) HTML
3 53 (36.30%) CSS
4 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (29.45%) MySQL
6 42 (28.77%) Web Development
6 42 (28.77%) Symfony
6 42 (28.77%) Laravel
7 28 (19.18%) Docker
7 28 (19.18%) LAMP
8 27 (18.49%) MVC
9 26 (17.81%) jQuery
9 26 (17.81%) Node.js
10 24 (16.44%) Finance
11 23 (15.75%) HTML5
12 22 (15.07%) Git (software)
12 22 (15.07%) CMS
13 20 (13.70%) TDD
14 19 (13.01%) User Experience
14 19 (13.01%) Drupal
14 19 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (13.01%) SQL
15 18 (12.33%) Linux
15 18 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (11.64%) Scrum
16 17 (11.64%) Java
16 17 (11.64%) Degree
16 17 (11.64%) JIRA
17 15 (10.27%) Computer Science
17 15 (10.27%) Unit Testing

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 22 (15.07%) CMS
2 19 (13.01%) Drupal
3 15 (10.27%) WordPress
4 4 (2.74%) Apache
5 3 (2.05%) Confluence
6 2 (1.37%) Moodle
6 2 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.37%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) InDesign
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.53%) GitHub
3 5 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.37%) Heroku
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Serverless
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.68%) Fastly
6 1 (0.68%) G Suite
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) DNS
2 2 (1.37%) Internet
2 2 (1.37%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) BGP
3 1 (0.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) OSPF
3 1 (0.68%) PBX
3 1 (0.68%) SNMP
3 1 (0.68%) TACACS
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.45%) MySQL
2 18 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) QGIS
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.64%) JIRA
3 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.16%) PHPUnit
5 8 (5.48%) GitLab
6 4 (2.74%) gulp
6 4 (2.74%) PhpStorm
6 4 (2.74%) Xdebug
7 3 (2.05%) Webistrano
8 2 (1.37%) Babel
8 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.37%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.37%) fastlane
8 2 (1.37%) Grunt
8 2 (1.37%) Selenium
8 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.37%) Subversion
8 2 (1.37%) WebStorm
8 2 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Back Office
3 6 (4.11%) Publishing
4 5 (3.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Games
5 3 (2.05%) Law
5 3 (2.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 124 (84.93%) Developer
2 77 (52.74%) PHP Developer
3 20 (13.70%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Drupal Developer
5 8 (5.48%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 7 (4.79%) LAMP Developer
6 7 (4.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 7 (4.79%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Senior PHP Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Symfony Developer
7 6 (4.11%) HTML Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Magento Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.42%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.42%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (3.42%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 5 (3.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (2.74%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (41.10%) HTML
2 53 (36.30%) CSS
3 42 (28.77%) Laravel
3 42 (28.77%) Symfony
4 28 (19.18%) LAMP
5 26 (17.81%) jQuery
5 26 (17.81%) Node.js
6 23 (15.75%) HTML5
7 15 (10.27%) React
8 14 (9.59%) AngularJS
8 14 (9.59%) Redux
9 10 (6.85%) XML
10 9 (6.16%) Apollo GraphQL
10 9 (6.16%) Behat
10 9 (6.16%) CSS3
10 9 (6.16%) GraphQL
10 9 (6.16%) Sass
10 9 (6.16%) Web Services
11 8 (5.48%) Ajax
11 8 (5.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) User Experience
2 15 (10.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.53%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.42%) Fintech
5 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.37%) iPad
6 2 (1.37%) iPhone
6 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 2 (1.37%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) VLE
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Linux
2 6 (4.11%) Unix
3 3 (2.05%) Windows
4 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.37%) CentOS
4 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.68%) Debian
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) SUSE
5 1 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (28.77%) Web Development
3 27 (18.49%) MVC
4 20 (13.70%) TDD
5 17 (11.64%) Scrum
6 15 (10.27%) Unit Testing
7 14 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.22%) DevOps
8 12 (8.22%) OO
8 12 (8.22%) Visualisation
9 11 (7.53%) Data Visualisation
9 11 (7.53%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.85%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.85%) SEO
10 10 (6.85%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.16%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (5.48%) OOP
13 7 (4.79%) Kanban
13 7 (4.79%) Microservices
13 7 (4.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.15%) JavaScript
2 19 (13.01%) SQL
3 17 (11.64%) Java
4 13 (8.90%) Python
5 9 (6.16%) PHP 7
6 7 (4.79%) Perl
6 7 (4.79%) PHP 5
7 6 (4.11%) C#
7 6 (4.11%) C++
7 6 (4.11%) Ruby
8 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.05%) C
9 3 (2.05%) Go
9 3 (2.05%) Scala
10 2 (1.37%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.37%) ES6
10 2 (1.37%) ES7
10 2 (1.37%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.37%) R
10 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) Degree
2 11 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) WAI
System Software
1 28 (19.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) KVM
2 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Ansible
2 8 (5.48%) Terraform
3 7 (4.79%) Puppet
4 5 (3.42%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.05%) Capistrano
5 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.37%) Salt
7 1 (0.68%) Cacti
7 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.68%) collectd
7 1 (0.68%) Grafana
7 1 (0.68%) Graphite
7 1 (0.68%) Icinga
7 1 (0.68%) Kibana
7 1 (0.68%) logstash
7 1 (0.68%) Observium
7 1 (0.68%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.68%) Packer
7 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.74%) SAP
4 3 (2.05%) Apple
4 3 (2.05%) Google
4 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco
5 2 (1.37%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle
5 2 (1.37%) Splunk
5 2 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) BT
6 1 (0.68%) F5
6 1 (0.68%) Openreach
6 1 (0.68%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase
6 1 (0.68%) Synology
6 1 (0.68%) Ubiquiti