Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 135 121
Rank change year-on-year +57 -14 +33
Contract jobs citing PHP 37 96 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.62% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 3.20% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 81 101
Median daily rate £550 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +15.63% -3.03%
Central London median daily rate £550 £456 £406
% change year-on-year +20.55% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.59% - -
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -19.59% - -

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 875 3,001 3,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.77% 50.50% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 2,452 3,162
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £400 £375
90th Percentile £690 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -2.18% +72.51%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.02 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.40 £55.18 £62.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.55
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.23% +28.50%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 21 (56.76%) Git (software)
2 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
3 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
4 18 (48.65%) CSS
5 17 (45.95%) HTML
6 15 (40.54%) Laravel
7 14 (37.84%) AWS
7 14 (37.84%) TDD
7 14 (37.84%) Python
8 13 (35.14%) Azure
8 13 (35.14%) HTML5
8 13 (35.14%) CSS3
8 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
8 13 (35.14%) Docker
9 12 (32.43%) DevOps
9 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
9 12 (32.43%) Vue.js
10 11 (29.73%) Vuetify.js
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
10 11 (29.73%) Java
10 11 (29.73%) MVC
10 11 (29.73%) Sass
10 11 (29.73%) LESS
11 10 (27.03%) Kubernetes
11 10 (27.03%) SQL
12 9 (24.32%) Perl
12 9 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (24.32%) NoSQL
13 8 (21.62%) Neo4j
13 8 (21.62%) Kafka

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 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) WordPress
3 2 (5.41%) Drupal
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.70%) InVision
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.70%) Sketch
1 1 (2.70%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Magento
2 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) AWS
2 13 (35.14%) Azure
3 2 (5.41%) GCP
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.70%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.70%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) BGP
2 5 (13.51%) MPLS
2 5 (13.51%) SNMP
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.62%) Neo4j
3 6 (16.22%) MySQL
4 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.70%) BigQuery
6 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.70%) Redis
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Codeship
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Cypress.io
5 1 (2.70%) GoCD
5 1 (2.70%) Grunt
5 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) TestCafe
5 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Developer
2 17 (45.95%) PHP Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Backend Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.41%) Django Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (5.41%) React Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Developer
7 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.70%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 1 (2.70%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (2.70%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Technologist
7 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) CSS
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 15 (40.54%) Laravel
4 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
4 13 (35.14%) CSS3
4 13 (35.14%) HTML5
5 12 (32.43%) Vue.js
6 11 (29.73%) LESS
6 11 (29.73%) Sass
6 11 (29.73%) Vuetify.js
6 11 (29.73%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (21.62%) Kafka
8 5 (13.51%) CORBA
9 4 (10.81%) REST
10 3 (8.11%) Django
10 3 (8.11%) React
10 3 (8.11%) Symfony
11 2 (5.41%) Jest
11 2 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
1 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.70%) Social Media
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) TDD
2 12 (32.43%) DevOps
2 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
3 11 (29.73%) MVC
4 8 (21.62%) Artificial Intelligence
4 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) API Development
6 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
7 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.11%) Microservices
7 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
9 1 (2.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 11 (29.73%) Java
4 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 9 (24.32%) Perl
6 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C#
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Kubernetes
2 8 (21.62%) Netcool
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) AppDynamics
1 8 (21.62%) SevOne
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) Databricks