Period
to 23 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 87 143
Rank change year-on-year -28 +56 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 31 86 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.22% 2.26% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.59% 4.61% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 62 78
10th Percentile £356 £338 £325
25th Percentile £438 £386 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £449
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.28% +12.19%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile " £623 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year - +38.57% -
Central London median hourly rate - £48.50 £35.00
% 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 1,195 1,867 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.18% 49.00% 50.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1,477 2,767
10th Percentile £363 £380 £400
25th Percentile £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £625 £619
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
10th Percentile £15.55 £24.50 £15.84
25th Percentile £17.86 £26.75 "
Median hourly rate £23.45 £47.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -50.63% +126.19% -2.33%
75th Percentile £31.21 £53.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £34.84 £57.30 £43.20
Central London median hourly rate £21.73 £43.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -49.48% +104.76% -2.33%

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 April 2021.

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 April 2021, 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 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 20 (64.52%) CSS
2 20 (64.52%) HTML
2 20 (64.52%) AWS
3 19 (61.29%) DevOps
4 18 (58.06%) Git (software)
4 18 (58.06%) Laravel
4 18 (58.06%) AngularJS
4 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
4 18 (58.06%) Docker
5 17 (54.84%) TDD
5 17 (54.84%) Software Engineering
5 17 (54.84%) MVC
5 17 (54.84%) Web Services
5 17 (54.84%) Sass
5 17 (54.84%) LESS
5 17 (54.84%) Azure
5 17 (54.84%) HTML5
5 17 (54.84%) CSS3
5 17 (54.84%) Vue.js
5 17 (54.84%) Vuetify.js
6 5 (16.13%) WordPress
6 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) User Experience
8 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.68%) MySQL
8 3 (9.68%) Ruby
8 3 (9.68%) Python
9 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce

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 5 (16.13%) WordPress
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Moodle
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (64.52%) AWS
2 17 (54.84%) Azure
3 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.45%) Heroku
4 1 (3.23%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
4 1 (3.23%) npm
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) BGP
1 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.23%) Extranet
1 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) H.323
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) MGCP
1 1 (3.23%) MPLS
1 1 (3.23%) Multicast
1 1 (3.23%) OSPF
1 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
1 1 (3.23%) VPLS
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Git (software)
1 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Bower
2 1 (3.23%) git-flow
2 1 (3.23%) Grunt
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) webpack
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) PHP Developer
3 16 (51.61%) Backend Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Magento Developer
4 2 (6.45%) React Developer
4 2 (6.45%) WordPress Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (3.23%) SAS Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) CSS
1 20 (64.52%) HTML
2 18 (58.06%) AngularJS
2 18 (58.06%) Laravel
3 17 (54.84%) CSS3
3 17 (54.84%) HTML5
3 17 (54.84%) LESS
3 17 (54.84%) Sass
3 17 (54.84%) Vue.js
3 17 (54.84%) Vuetify.js
3 17 (54.84%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.23%) GraphQL
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) PHPDoc
5 1 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) DevOps
2 17 (54.84%) MVC
2 17 (54.84%) Software Engineering
2 17 (54.84%) TDD
3 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (6.45%) API Design
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) OO
5 2 (6.45%) OOP
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1 (3.23%) Product Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Product Vision
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Gathering
6 1 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) R
4 1 (3.23%) PROC SQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) CCIE
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco
1 1 (3.23%) ExtraHop
1 1 (3.23%) F5
1 1 (3.23%) Facebook
1 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
1 1 (3.23%) Radianz
1 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
1 1 (3.23%) VMware