Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 138 149
Rank change year-on-year +33 +11 -47
Contract jobs citing PHP 98 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.00% 1.75% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 3.26% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 85 106
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £290 £272
90th Percentile £575 £638 £531
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £48.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 - -

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 2,359 3,651 3,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.14% 53.75% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,882 3,022 3,164
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £388 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 9
City of London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.09 £27.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.22% +36.91% -1.49%
10th Percentile £22.17 £18.35 £20.45
90th Percentile £54.75 £85.21 £52.10
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £27.55
% change year-on-year -5.63% +34.65% +0.16%

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 28 January 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
2 32 (32.65%) HTML
3 30 (30.61%) MySQL
4 24 (24.49%) Python
5 21 (21.43%) CSS
6 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (19.39%) Web Development
7 19 (19.39%) Symfony
8 16 (16.33%) Linux
9 15 (15.31%) Java
9 15 (15.31%) E-Commerce
10 14 (14.29%) AWS
11 13 (13.27%) Laravel
11 13 (13.27%) AngularJS
11 13 (13.27%) LAMP
12 12 (12.24%) Go
12 12 (12.24%) Docker
12 12 (12.24%) HTML5
13 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
13 11 (11.22%) TDD
13 11 (11.22%) Ruby
13 11 (11.22%) SQL
14 10 (10.20%) jQuery
15 9 (9.18%) MVC
15 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
15 9 (9.18%) User Experience
15 9 (9.18%) React
16 8 (8.16%) nginx
16 8 (8.16%) WordPress
16 8 (8.16%) REST

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 8 (8.16%) Apache
1 8 (8.16%) nginx
1 8 (8.16%) WordPress
2 6 (6.12%) CMS
3 5 (5.10%) Drupal
4 3 (3.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.02%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.06%) InDesign
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Magento
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) AWS
2 7 (7.14%) GitHub
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (6.12%) Azure
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.06%) Route 53
4 3 (3.06%) SaaS
4 3 (3.06%) Serverless
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.04%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.02%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.02%) GCP
6 1 (1.02%) npm
6 1 (1.02%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Broadband
2 1 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) MySQL
2 8 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.10%) Redis
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.04%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.04%) Power BI
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.02%) Big Data
7 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Presto
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) JIRA
3 4 (4.08%) CircleCI
4 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.06%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.04%) Appium
5 2 (2.04%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.04%) Selenium
5 2 (2.04%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.02%) Babel
6 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.02%) gulp
6 1 (1.02%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.02%) Maven
6 1 (1.02%) Mocha
6 1 (1.02%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.02%) Spinnaker
6 1 (1.02%) Subversion
6 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 5 (5.10%) Marketing
2 4 (4.08%) Advertising
2 4 (4.08%) Publishing
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Finance
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 73 (74.49%) Developer
2 53 (54.08%) PHP Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Symfony Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 13 (13.27%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 10 (10.20%) PHP Web Developer
6 8 (8.16%) MySQL Developer
6 8 (8.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (6.12%) HTML Developer
8 6 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Magento Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Principal Developer
9 5 (5.10%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 5 (5.10%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 5 (5.10%) WordPress Developer
10 4 (4.08%) MySQL Web Developer
10 4 (4.08%) PHP MySQL Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.65%) HTML
2 21 (21.43%) CSS
3 19 (19.39%) Symfony
4 13 (13.27%) AngularJS
4 13 (13.27%) LAMP
4 13 (13.27%) Laravel
5 12 (12.24%) HTML5
6 10 (10.20%) jQuery
7 9 (9.18%) React
8 8 (8.16%) REST
9 6 (6.12%) CSS3
10 5 (5.10%) Angular 2
10 5 (5.10%) Web Services
11 4 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (4.08%) Vue.js
11 4 (4.08%) XSLT
12 3 (3.06%) Node.js
12 3 (3.06%) OSGi
12 3 (3.06%) RESTful
12 3 (3.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) User Experience
2 7 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) Social Media
4 2 (2.04%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.02%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.02%) Social Network
5 1 (1.02%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) CentOS
4 1 (1.02%) Debian
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.39%) Web Development
3 15 (15.31%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.22%) TDD
4 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
5 9 (9.18%) MVC
6 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (7.14%) Scrum
7 7 (7.14%) Workflow
8 6 (6.12%) B2C
8 6 (6.12%) Front End Development
8 6 (6.12%) OOP
8 6 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (5.10%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.10%) Microservices
9 5 (5.10%) Web Design
10 4 (4.08%) DevOps
10 4 (4.08%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
2 24 (24.49%) Python
3 15 (15.31%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) Go
5 11 (11.22%) Ruby
5 11 (11.22%) SQL
6 8 (8.16%) C++
7 5 (5.10%) C#
8 3 (3.06%) Perl
8 3 (3.06%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.04%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) Groovy
10 1 (1.02%) PHP 4
10 1 (1.02%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.02%) Scala
10 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) CHECK Team Member
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.08%) Terraform
3 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.04%) Ansible
4 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.04%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.02%) Grafana
5 1 (1.02%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) Google
2 5 (5.10%) Adobe
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.06%) hybris
3 3 (3.06%) Okta
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) Qubit
3 3 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.04%) New Relic
4 2 (2.04%) Splunk
4 2 (2.04%) Zend
5 1 (1.02%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.02%) Netezza
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter