Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 149 90
Rank change year-on-year +24 -59 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 141 111 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.98% 1.54% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.64% 2.94% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 102 158
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £306
90th Percentile £629 £549 £541
Central London median daily rate £425 £423 £398
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.29% +7.43%
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 3,873 3,781 3,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.26% 52.61% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,217 3,162 2,754
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £381 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £660
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 December 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 13 December 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 -50 1 £225 -
PHP
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 60 (42.55%) JavaScript
2 59 (41.84%) HTML
3 49 (34.75%) CSS
4 47 (33.33%) Web Development
5 46 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (30.50%) Laravel
7 41 (29.08%) Symfony
8 36 (25.53%) MySQL
9 27 (19.15%) MVC
9 27 (19.15%) CMS
9 27 (19.15%) jQuery
10 26 (18.44%) HTML5
11 25 (17.73%) LAMP
11 25 (17.73%) User Experience
12 23 (16.31%) Java
13 22 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (15.60%) Drupal
13 22 (15.60%) Docker
13 22 (15.60%) Node.js
14 21 (14.89%) JIRA
14 21 (14.89%) TDD
14 21 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 20 (14.18%) WordPress
15 20 (14.18%) SQL
15 20 (14.18%) Finance
16 19 (13.48%) Linux
17 18 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (12.77%) Unit Testing
17 18 (12.77%) React
18 17 (12.06%) Degree

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 27 (19.15%) CMS
2 22 (15.60%) Drupal
3 20 (14.18%) WordPress
4 5 (3.55%) Apache
5 4 (2.84%) Confluence
6 2 (1.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.42%) Moodle
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) nginx
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.42%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.71%) InDesign
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.51%) GitHub
3 7 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.42%) G Suite
6 2 (1.42%) Heroku
7 1 (0.71%) Akamai
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.71%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.71%) Fastly
7 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) VPN
2 1 (0.71%) BGP
2 1 (0.71%) Broadband
2 1 (0.71%) DHCP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) LAN
2 1 (0.71%) MPLS
2 1 (0.71%) Network Security
2 1 (0.71%) OSPF
2 1 (0.71%) PBX
2 1 (0.71%) SNMP
2 1 (0.71%) SSH
2 1 (0.71%) TACACS
2 1 (0.71%) WAN
2 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.53%) MySQL
2 18 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.13%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.71%) Informix
7 1 (0.71%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.71%) Power BI
7 1 (0.71%) QGIS
7 1 (0.71%) Redis
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Git (software)
1 21 (14.89%) JIRA
2 9 (6.38%) GitLab
2 9 (6.38%) PHPUnit
3 7 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.84%) Webistrano
5 3 (2.13%) Grunt
5 3 (2.13%) gulp
5 3 (2.13%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.42%) Babel
6 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.42%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.42%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.42%) fastlane
6 2 (1.42%) Hudson
6 2 (1.42%) Selenium
6 2 (1.42%) Subversion
6 2 (1.42%) WebStorm
6 2 (1.42%) Xcode
7 1 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 20 (14.18%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Back Office
3 7 (4.96%) Publishing
4 5 (3.55%) Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Games
6 2 (1.42%) Advertising
6 2 (1.42%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.42%) Law
6 2 (1.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (1.42%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 117 (82.98%) Developer
2 73 (51.77%) PHP Developer
3 16 (11.35%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (10.64%) Drupal Developer
5 8 (5.67%) HTML Developer
5 8 (5.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 8 (5.67%) Web Developer
6 7 (4.96%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 7 (4.96%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.96%) Symfony Developer
7 6 (4.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 6 (4.26%) Scala Developer
7 6 (4.26%) Senior PHP Developer
8 4 (2.84%) AWS Developer
8 4 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Magento Developer
8 4 (2.84%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (2.84%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (2.84%) WordPress Developer
9 3 (2.13%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (41.84%) HTML
2 49 (34.75%) CSS
3 43 (30.50%) Laravel
4 41 (29.08%) Symfony
5 27 (19.15%) jQuery
6 26 (18.44%) HTML5
7 25 (17.73%) LAMP
8 22 (15.60%) Node.js
9 18 (12.77%) React
10 15 (10.64%) Redux
11 14 (9.93%) AngularJS
12 10 (7.09%) Ajax
12 10 (7.09%) CSS3
12 10 (7.09%) REST
13 9 (6.38%) .NET
13 9 (6.38%) Apollo GraphQL
13 9 (6.38%) Behat
13 9 (6.38%) GraphQL
13 9 (6.38%) XML
14 8 (5.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) User Experience
2 11 (7.80%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.67%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.96%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.84%) Fintech
7 3 (2.13%) iPad
7 3 (2.13%) iPhone
8 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.42%) NHS
8 2 (1.42%) Social Media
9 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.71%) CESG
9 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.71%) Handset
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.71%) VLE
9 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.48%) Linux
2 6 (4.26%) Unix
2 6 (4.26%) Windows
3 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.42%) CentOS
4 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Debian
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.33%) Web Development
2 46 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.15%) MVC
4 21 (14.89%) TDD
5 18 (12.77%) Unit Testing
6 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
7 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (9.93%) Scrum
8 13 (9.22%) Computer Science
8 13 (9.22%) SEO
9 12 (8.51%) Visualisation
10 11 (7.80%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (7.80%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (7.80%) DevOps
11 9 (6.38%) Software Testing
12 7 (4.96%) API Development
12 7 (4.96%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.96%) Kanban
12 7 (4.96%) Microservices
12 7 (4.96%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 60 (42.55%) JavaScript
2 23 (16.31%) Java
3 20 (14.18%) SQL
4 9 (6.38%) Python
5 7 (4.96%) PHP 5
5 7 (4.96%) PHP 7
5 7 (4.96%) Ruby
6 6 (4.26%) C#
6 6 (4.26%) C++
6 6 (4.26%) Scala
7 5 (3.55%) Perl
8 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.84%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.42%) C
10 2 (1.42%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.42%) R
10 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Degree
2 11 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.42%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (15.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) KVM
3 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Terraform
2 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 5 (3.55%) Puppet
4 4 (2.84%) Capistrano
4 4 (2.84%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.42%) Nagios
5 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) Cacti
6 1 (0.71%) collectd
6 1 (0.71%) Grafana
6 1 (0.71%) Graphite
6 1 (0.71%) Icinga
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) logstash
6 1 (0.71%) Netcool
6 1 (0.71%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) Opsview
6 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.55%) Google
3 4 (2.84%) Apple
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.42%) Cisco
5 2 (1.42%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.42%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.42%) Sybase
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe
6 1 (0.71%) Dell
6 1 (0.71%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.71%) Juniper
6 1 (0.71%) New Relic
6 1 (0.71%) Openreach
6 1 (0.71%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.71%) Splunk
6 1 (0.71%) Synology
6 1 (0.71%) Ubiquiti