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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 144 122 93
Rank change year-on-year -22 -29 +48
Contract jobs citing PHP 45 28 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.09% 0.98% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 2.09% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 46
10th Percentile £444 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £420 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -1.37%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £525
90th Percentile £601 - £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £44.75
Median hourly rate - - £48.50
75th Percentile - - £52.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £48.50
% change year-on-year - - +38.57%

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 1,821 1,340 1,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.91% 47.13% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,410 1,012 1,208
10th Percentile £425 £375 £379
25th Percentile £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £638 £620
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
10th Percentile £43.75 £17.09 £23.80
25th Percentile £46.50 £21.73 £25.06
Median hourly rate £57.00 £27.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +107.27% -36.05% +97.70%
75th Percentile £69.25 £33.00 £52.81
90th Percentile £77.18 £35.55 £57.20
Central London median hourly rate £57.00 £24.23 £38.50
% change year-on-year +135.29% -37.08% +71.11%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022, 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 23 (51.11%) Software Engineering
1 23 (51.11%) DevOps
2 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (37.78%) OO
4 15 (33.33%) CSS
4 15 (33.33%) HTML
5 14 (31.11%) Pair Programming
5 14 (31.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 14 (31.11%) Symfony
5 14 (31.11%) SOLID
6 13 (28.89%) AWS
7 12 (26.67%) Azure
8 11 (24.44%) Zend
8 11 (24.44%) Datadog
8 11 (24.44%) Kafka
8 11 (24.44%) Apache
8 11 (24.44%) Full Stack Development
9 10 (22.22%) Docker
10 9 (20.00%) CSS3
10 9 (20.00%) Laravel
10 9 (20.00%) TDD
11 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
11 8 (17.78%) Drupal
11 8 (17.78%) HTML5
11 8 (17.78%) LESS
11 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.78%) CI/CD
12 7 (15.56%) Vuetify.js
12 7 (15.56%) Vue.js
12 7 (15.56%) Fintech

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 11 (24.44%) Apache
2 8 (17.78%) Drupal
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) AWS
2 12 (26.67%) Azure
3 11 (24.44%) Datadog
4 4 (8.89%) Google Analytics
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.22%) Azure App Service
6 1 (2.22%) GCP
6 1 (2.22%) GitHub
6 1 (2.22%) IaaS
6 1 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (2.22%) SaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) DTS
2 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) AppScan
3 2 (4.44%) Burp Suite
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Cypress.io
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Social Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (82.22%) Developer
2 33 (73.33%) PHP Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (8.89%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) CSS
1 15 (33.33%) HTML
2 14 (31.11%) Symfony
3 11 (24.44%) Kafka
4 9 (20.00%) CSS3
4 9 (20.00%) Laravel
5 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
5 8 (17.78%) HTML5
5 8 (17.78%) LESS
6 7 (15.56%) Sass
6 7 (15.56%) Vue.js
6 7 (15.56%) Vuetify.js
6 7 (15.56%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) REST
7 4 (8.89%) XML
8 3 (6.67%) .NET
8 3 (6.67%) Node.js
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.44%) SOAP
9 2 (4.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Cloud Native
1 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.22%) Blog
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.22%) Educational Technology
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
2 1 (2.22%) PropTech
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) DevOps
1 23 (51.11%) Software Engineering
2 17 (37.78%) OO
3 14 (31.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 14 (31.11%) Pair Programming
3 14 (31.11%) SOLID
4 11 (24.44%) Full Stack Development
5 9 (20.00%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) CI/CD
7 7 (15.56%) Fintech
7 7 (15.56%) MVC
8 6 (13.33%) Agile
8 6 (13.33%) Web Development
9 5 (11.11%) Web Application Development
10 4 (8.89%) Analytics
10 4 (8.89%) OOP
10 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
4 2 (4.44%) XPath
5 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.22%) Bash
5 1 (2.22%) ES6
5 1 (2.22%) Go
5 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) CEH
1 2 (4.44%) CISSP
1 2 (4.44%) CSSLP
1 2 (4.44%) GIAC
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Fortify
1 2 (4.44%) Nessus
1 2 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (4.44%) Terraform
1 2 (4.44%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Zend
2 4 (8.89%) Google
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Checkmarx
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) Qualys
5 1 (2.22%) Gigya
5 1 (2.22%) Okta
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Ping Identity
5 1 (2.22%) SAP