Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 143 152
Rank change year-on-year +57 +9 -34
Contract jobs citing PHP 100 104 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.42% 1.52% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.90% 2.95% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 103
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £638 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % 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 2,040 3,530 3,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.37% 51.68% 53.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 2,859 3,250
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £381 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 19
Median hourly rate £36.75 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.33% +4.65% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.28 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.63 £56.50 £52.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 36 (36.00%) HTML
1 36 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (27.00%) MySQL
3 25 (25.00%) CSS
4 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (20.00%) Web Development
5 20 (20.00%) Python
6 19 (19.00%) Symfony
7 17 (17.00%) Linux
8 16 (16.00%) Java
8 16 (16.00%) TDD
9 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
10 13 (13.00%) HTML5
10 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
11 12 (12.00%) SQL
11 12 (12.00%) LAMP
11 12 (12.00%) AWS
12 11 (11.00%) jQuery
13 10 (10.00%) Azure
13 10 (10.00%) CSS3
13 10 (10.00%) User Experience
13 10 (10.00%) React
14 9 (9.00%) Docker
14 9 (9.00%) Laravel
14 9 (9.00%) WordPress
14 9 (9.00%) Finance
15 8 (8.00%) Migration
15 8 (8.00%) Apache
15 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.00%) nginx

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 (9.00%) WordPress
2 8 (8.00%) Apache
2 8 (8.00%) nginx
3 7 (7.00%) CMS
3 7 (7.00%) Drupal
4 3 (3.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.00%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.00%) InDesign
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Magento
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) AWS
2 10 (10.00%) Azure
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.00%) GitHub
3 3 (3.00%) IaaS
3 3 (3.00%) Route 53
4 2 (2.00%) npm
4 2 (2.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.00%) GCP
5 1 (1.00%) PaaS
5 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
1 1 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.00%) MySQL
2 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.00%) Redis
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.00%) Power BI
5 1 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.00%) Big Data
5 1 (1.00%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.00%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.00%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.00%) QlikView
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (3.00%) CircleCI
3 3 (3.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.00%) Babel
4 2 (2.00%) gulp
4 2 (2.00%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.00%) webpack
5 1 (1.00%) Appium
5 1 (1.00%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.00%) Selenium
5 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Advertising
2 5 (5.00%) Marketing
2 5 (5.00%) Publishing
3 4 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Local Government
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (77.00%) Developer
2 47 (47.00%) PHP Developer
3 16 (16.00%) Symfony Developer
4 15 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 14 (14.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 11 (11.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 9 (9.00%) MySQL Developer
7 9 (9.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Magento Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (7.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.00%) HTML Developer
10 6 (6.00%) Lead Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Angular Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) MySQL Web Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (5.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.00%) HTML
2 25 (25.00%) CSS
3 19 (19.00%) Symfony
4 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (13.00%) HTML5
6 12 (12.00%) LAMP
7 11 (11.00%) jQuery
8 10 (10.00%) CSS3
8 10 (10.00%) React
9 9 (9.00%) Laravel
10 7 (7.00%) REST
11 6 (6.00%) Vue.js
12 5 (5.00%) Angular 2
12 5 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (4.00%) .NET
13 4 (4.00%) Ajax
13 4 (4.00%) Node.js
13 4 (4.00%) Web Services
13 4 (4.00%) XSLT
14 3 (3.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) User Experience
2 7 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.00%) Social Media
5 2 (2.00%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.00%) Social Network
6 1 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Unix
4 3 (3.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.00%) Web Development
3 16 (16.00%) TDD
4 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (8.00%) Migration
6 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.00%) MVC
6 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (7.00%) Workflow
7 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.00%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (6.00%) OOP
7 6 (6.00%) Visualisation
8 5 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (5.00%) Front End Development
8 5 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (5.00%) Scrum
9 4 (4.00%) BDD
9 4 (4.00%) Fintech
9 4 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.00%) Python
3 16 (16.00%) Java
4 12 (12.00%) SQL
5 8 (8.00%) Go
6 7 (7.00%) C++
6 7 (7.00%) Ruby
7 4 (4.00%) C#
8 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.00%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
9 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.00%) Scala
10 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (3.00%) Terraform
2 2 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Galera Cluster
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Adobe
2 5 (5.00%) Google
3 3 (3.00%) Okta
3 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.00%) New Relic
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) Splunk
5 1 (1.00%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.00%) Netezza
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.00%) Twitter