Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 80 119
Rank change year-on-year -41 +39 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 60 42 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 2.11% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 4.24% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 84
10th Percentile £413 £238 £313
25th Percentile £430 £263 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £550 £450
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% +9.09%
75th Percentile £528 " £525
90th Percentile £575 £575 £568
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £65.25 £38.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate £66.50 £39.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.51% -19.59% -
75th Percentile £67.75 £40.00 £52.25
90th Percentile " " "
Central London median hourly rate £66.50 £39.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +70.51% -19.59% -

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 1,932 991 2,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.04% 49.77% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 766 2,326
10th Percentile £413 £363 £388
25th Percentile £500 £425 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.30% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £595 £530 £525
% change year-on-year +12.17% +0.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 9
10th Percentile £35.23 £12.75 "
25th Percentile £35.50 £15.06 £21.00
Median hourly rate £54.75 £29.00 £22.33
Median % change year-on-year +88.79% +29.87% -39.80%
75th Percentile £66.25 £38.69 £52.25
90th Percentile £70.75 £39.63 £57.40
Central London median hourly rate £51.50 £29.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +77.59% +29.38% -39.57%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 34 (56.67%) JavaScript
2 32 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 31 (51.67%) HTML
3 31 (51.67%) CSS
4 30 (50.00%) Azure
4 30 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 27 (45.00%) AWS
5 27 (45.00%) Full Stack Development
6 25 (41.67%) DevOps
7 24 (40.00%) Laravel
7 24 (40.00%) MVC
7 24 (40.00%) Vue.js
8 23 (38.33%) TDD
8 23 (38.33%) Git (software)
9 22 (36.67%) Docker
9 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
9 22 (36.67%) Web Services
10 21 (35.00%) CSS3
10 21 (35.00%) Sass
10 21 (35.00%) HTML5
11 20 (33.33%) LESS
11 20 (33.33%) Vuetify.js
12 14 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (21.67%) MySQL
14 12 (20.00%) C#
15 11 (18.33%) Java
16 10 (16.67%) OO
16 10 (16.67%) Python
16 10 (16.67%) Web Development

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 (8.33%) Moodle
2 4 (6.67%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Drupal
2 4 (6.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
1 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.00%) Azure
2 27 (45.00%) AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.67%) Matillion
3 4 (6.67%) Snowflake
4 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.00%) npm
4 3 (5.00%) PaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Azure Service Bus
5 2 (3.33%) GCP
5 2 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.33%) Serverless
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.67%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) IaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) MySQL
2 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) Big Data
3 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) Tableau
3 4 (6.67%) Tableau Desktop
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.33%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (38.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Bower
3 3 (5.00%) Grunt
3 3 (5.00%) webpack
4 2 (3.33%) CircleCI
4 2 (3.33%) GitLab
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.33%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (10.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (71.67%) Developer
2 31 (51.67%) PHP Developer
3 14 (23.33%) Backend Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Moodle Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Data Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Head of Engineering
6 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Lead PHP Developer
6 3 (5.00%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Head of Software Engineering
7 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 2 (3.33%) React Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Software Consultant
8 1 (1.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (1.67%) PHP Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (51.67%) CSS
1 31 (51.67%) HTML
2 30 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 24 (40.00%) Laravel
3 24 (40.00%) Vue.js
4 22 (36.67%) Web Services
5 21 (35.00%) CSS3
5 21 (35.00%) HTML5
5 21 (35.00%) Sass
6 20 (33.33%) LESS
6 20 (33.33%) Vuetify.js
7 8 (13.33%) Node.js
8 7 (11.67%) React
9 6 (10.00%) .NET
10 5 (8.33%) REST
10 5 (8.33%) Symfony
11 3 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (5.00%) RESTful
11 3 (5.00%) Spring
12 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) e-Learning
1 5 (8.33%) SCORM
2 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.33%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Software Engineering
2 27 (45.00%) Full Stack Development
3 25 (41.67%) DevOps
4 24 (40.00%) MVC
5 23 (38.33%) TDD
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (16.67%) OO
7 10 (16.67%) SOLID
7 10 (16.67%) Web Development
8 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.33%) Analytics
9 5 (8.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 5 (8.33%) Pair Programming
9 5 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.67%) ETL
10 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.67%) Microservices
10 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) Python
5 7 (11.67%) Ruby
6 6 (10.00%) SQL
7 3 (5.00%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.33%) Go
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Ansible
1 3 (5.00%) Terraform
2 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.67%) Dell
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) WooCommerce
4 1 (1.67%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.67%) Zend