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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
London / City of London
Rank 104 106 87
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19  
Contract jobs citing PHP 49 55 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.64% 1.67% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.39% 3.59% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 73
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.45%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1446 1532 2212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.28% 46.59% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1297 1782
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the City of London

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 65 (51.59%) HTML
2 57 (45.24%) CSS
3 54 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (23.81%) MySQL
6 29 (23.02%) jQuery
7 28 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 27 (21.43%) Symfony
9 26 (20.63%) HTML5
9 26 (20.63%) Linux
10 23 (18.25%) Python
10 23 (18.25%) Marketing
11 22 (17.46%) MVC
11 22 (17.46%) REST
12 21 (16.67%) Scrum
13 20 (15.87%) Sass
14 19 (15.08%) OO
14 19 (15.08%) Drupal
15 18 (14.29%) JSON
15 18 (14.29%) Java
16 17 (13.49%) TDD
16 17 (13.49%) Zend
16 17 (13.49%) BDD
16 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (12.70%) Web Services
17 16 (12.70%) Front End Development
18 15 (11.90%) CSS3
18 15 (11.90%) Node.js
19 14 (11.11%) Puppet
19 14 (11.11%) XML

PHP
Top Related 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 19 (15.08%) Drupal
2 11 (8.73%) WordPress
3 10 (7.94%) Apache
4 6 (4.76%) CMS
4 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.17%) Confluence
5 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.38%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.59%) JBoss
7 2 (1.59%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.59%) nginx
8 1 (0.79%) concrete5
8 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Magento
2 3 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.79%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.79%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.32%) GitHub
3 6 (4.76%) SaaS
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.59%) IaaS
6 2 (1.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Akamai
7 1 (0.79%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Firewall
1 4 (3.17%) HTTP
2 3 (2.38%) Network Security
2 3 (2.38%) SMTP
2 3 (2.38%) SSH
2 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) FTP
3 2 (1.59%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) DMZ
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) MySQL
2 9 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.38%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.38%) Redis
7 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.94%) JIRA
4 8 (6.35%) Vagrant
4 8 (6.35%) webpack
5 6 (4.76%) Babel
6 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.97%) Grunt
7 4 (3.17%) gulp
8 3 (2.38%) Mocha
8 3 (2.38%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.38%) Selenium
8 3 (2.38%) Subversion
8 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.79%) Mockito
General
1 23 (18.25%) Marketing
2 11 (8.73%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Publishing
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (78.57%) Developer
2 41 (32.54%) PHP Developer
3 20 (15.87%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.90%) Drupal Developer
5 13 (10.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (6.35%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Symfony Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Senior PHP Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Magento Developer
9 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Consultant
9 4 (3.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.17%) PHP Zend Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Tester
10 3 (2.38%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (51.59%) HTML
2 57 (45.24%) CSS
3 29 (23.02%) jQuery
4 27 (21.43%) Symfony
5 26 (20.63%) HTML5
6 22 (17.46%) REST
7 20 (15.87%) Sass
8 18 (14.29%) JSON
9 16 (12.70%) Web Services
10 15 (11.90%) CSS3
10 15 (11.90%) Node.js
11 14 (11.11%) XML
12 13 (10.32%) AngularJS
13 12 (9.52%) React
14 11 (8.73%) Spring
15 10 (7.94%) LAMP
15 10 (7.94%) Laravel
15 10 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (5.56%) RESTful
16 7 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Fintech
1 9 (7.14%) NHS
2 8 (6.35%) User Experience
3 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.97%) Social Media
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.38%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.59%) Blog
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Equities
6 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.63%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Unix
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.97%) CentOS
5 5 (3.97%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Debian
8 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.46%) MVC
3 21 (16.67%) Scrum
4 19 (15.08%) OO
5 17 (13.49%) BDD
5 17 (13.49%) TDD
6 16 (12.70%) Front End Development
7 14 (11.11%) OOP
8 13 (10.32%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.52%) DevOps
9 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 11 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.73%) Web Development
11 9 (7.14%) Web Application Development
12 8 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.56%) Dependency Management
13 7 (5.56%) Time Management
14 6 (4.76%) Open Source
14 6 (4.76%) Pair Programming
14 6 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 23 (18.25%) Python
3 18 (14.29%) Java
4 14 (11.11%) SQL
5 12 (9.52%) Perl
6 11 (8.73%) Ruby
7 5 (3.97%) C
7 5 (3.97%) Scala
8 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.17%) C#
8 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.38%) Go
9 3 (2.38%) PHP 5
9 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.59%) AWK
10 2 (1.59%) C++
10 2 (1.59%) sed
11 1 (0.79%) ES6
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.97%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (0.79%) MCP
3 1 (0.79%) MCSA
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) HL7
3 1 (0.79%) SDET
3 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) Docker
2 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) Puppet
2 5 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (0.79%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) Kibana
5 1 (0.79%) logstash
5 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.79%) Salt
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Zend
2 9 (7.14%) VMware
3 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.97%) Adobe
4 5 (3.97%) Twitter
5 3 (2.38%) Google
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle
5 3 (2.38%) PayPal
5 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) Cerner
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) McKesson
6 1 (0.79%) MEDITECH
6 1 (0.79%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.79%) Pardot
6 1 (0.79%) Sage
6 1 (0.79%) SaltStack
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago