Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 140 106
Rank change year-on-year -17 -34 -13
Contract jobs citing PHP 96 103 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 1.68% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 3.36% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 122
City of London median daily rate £393 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £251
90th Percentile £585 £525 £488
Central London median daily rate £388 £375 £391
% change year-on-year +3.33% -4.15% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
City of London median hourly rate - £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% +100.95%
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -36.36% -45.64%

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 3,652 3,064 3,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.70% 49.88% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 2,494 2,518
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 13
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +9.47%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.43 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.18 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +8.38%

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 23 May 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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 51 (53.13%) HTML
2 49 (51.04%) CSS
3 48 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 35 (36.46%) MySQL
5 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (27.08%) Symfony
7 22 (22.92%) HTML5
8 21 (21.88%) MVC
9 20 (20.83%) Java
10 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
10 18 (18.75%) CSS3
11 16 (16.67%) OO
12 15 (15.63%) TDD
12 15 (15.63%) Sass
13 14 (14.58%) Web Development
13 14 (14.58%) Finance
13 14 (14.58%) Unix
13 14 (14.58%) Linux
14 13 (13.54%) Node.js
14 13 (13.54%) Docker
14 13 (13.54%) Open Source
14 13 (13.54%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (12.50%) jQuery
15 12 (12.50%) Marketing
16 11 (11.46%) LAMP
16 11 (11.46%) OOP
16 11 (11.46%) SQL
16 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
16 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving

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 (9.38%) Drupal
2 7 (7.29%) WordPress
3 6 (6.25%) CMS
4 5 (5.21%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.13%) Moodle
5 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.04%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) npm
3 2 (2.08%) GitHub
3 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.08%) MailChimp
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.46%) MySQL
2 8 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.08%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.04%) HBase
7 1 (1.04%) MS Access
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.38%) gulp
3 9 (9.38%) PHPUnit
4 8 (8.33%) webpack
4 8 (8.33%) Xdebug
5 6 (6.25%) Grunt
5 6 (6.25%) JIRA
6 4 (4.17%) PhpStorm
6 4 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.08%) CircleCI
7 2 (2.08%) jMock
7 2 (2.08%) JUnit
7 2 (2.08%) Mocha
7 2 (2.08%) Mockito
8 1 (1.04%) GitLab
8 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.04%) Spinnaker
8 1 (1.04%) Subversion
8 1 (1.04%) WebStorm
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 72 (75.00%) Developer
2 51 (53.13%) PHP Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (9.38%) LAMP Developer
4 9 (9.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
5 8 (8.33%) MySQL Developer
5 8 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (7.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.21%) DBA
7 5 (5.21%) Magento Developer
7 5 (5.21%) React Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Senior PHP Developer
8 4 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
9 3 (3.13%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.13%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (53.13%) HTML
2 49 (51.04%) CSS
3 26 (27.08%) Symfony
4 22 (22.92%) HTML5
5 18 (18.75%) CSS3
6 15 (15.63%) Sass
7 13 (13.54%) Node.js
8 12 (12.50%) jQuery
9 11 (11.46%) LAMP
10 10 (10.42%) AngularJS
10 10 (10.42%) RESTful
11 9 (9.38%) React
12 8 (8.33%) DOM
12 8 (8.33%) Silex
13 7 (7.29%) Laravel
14 5 (5.21%) Ajax
15 4 (4.17%) XML
16 3 (3.13%) .NET
16 3 (3.13%) SOAP
16 3 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (10.42%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Social Media
5 3 (3.13%) VLE
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) Anti-Piracy
6 1 (1.04%) Blog
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.04%) Fintech
6 1 (1.04%) IPTV
6 1 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.04%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Linux
1 14 (14.58%) Unix
2 8 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.04%) CentOS
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.88%) MVC
3 16 (16.67%) OO
4 15 (15.63%) TDD
5 14 (14.58%) Web Development
6 13 (13.54%) Open Source
7 11 (11.46%) OOP
7 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (10.42%) BDD
8 10 (10.42%) Front End Development
9 9 (9.38%) DevOps
9 9 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.33%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
10 8 (8.33%) Identity Management
11 7 (7.29%) OO PHP
12 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 6 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.83%) Java
3 11 (11.46%) SQL
4 10 (10.42%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) PHP 7
6 7 (7.29%) Perl
6 7 (7.29%) Ruby
7 4 (4.17%) Korn
7 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.13%) Go
8 3 (3.13%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.08%) ES6
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) C#
10 1 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) Clojure
10 1 (1.04%) Erlang
10 1 (1.04%) F#
10 1 (1.04%) Scala
10 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Firmware
2 3 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Ansible
2 3 (3.13%) Puppet
2 3 (3.13%) Terraform
3 2 (2.08%) Kibana
3 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.08%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.08%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (10.42%) Salesforce.com
1 10 (10.42%) SAP
2 6 (6.25%) Zend
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle
3 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.17%) Sybase
5 3 (3.13%) Google
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) hybris
6 2 (2.08%) New Relic
6 2 (2.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.04%) Adobe
7 1 (1.04%) Cognos
7 1 (1.04%) DoubleClick
7 1 (1.04%) Perforce
7 1 (1.04%) Yardi