Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 102 111
Rank change year-on-year -36 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP 119 143 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.69% 2.33% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 4.65% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 125 112
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £285 £308 £226
90th Percentile £530 £525 £511
Central London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 3,774 3,076 3,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.53% 50.17% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,214 2,578 2,660
City of London median daily rate £525 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.97% +2.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +18.13%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.90 £19.25
90th Percentile £59.80 £50.31 £57.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +34.84%

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 24 February 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

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -4 1 £225 -40.00%
PHP
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 70 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 67 (56.30%) HTML
3 61 (51.26%) CSS
4 44 (36.97%) Git (software)
5 40 (33.61%) HTML5
6 38 (31.93%) jQuery
7 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (30.25%) MySQL
8 35 (29.41%) CSS3
9 29 (24.37%) Linux
9 29 (24.37%) MVC
10 26 (21.85%) OO
11 24 (20.17%) CMS
11 24 (20.17%) Drupal
12 22 (18.49%) Finance
12 22 (18.49%) OO PHP
13 21 (17.65%) TDD
13 21 (17.65%) Ajax
14 20 (16.81%) Unix
14 20 (16.81%) Sass
15 19 (15.97%) Java
16 18 (15.13%) Python
16 18 (15.13%) E-Commerce
17 17 (14.29%) Windows
17 17 (14.29%) JIRA
18 16 (13.45%) Workflow
19 15 (12.61%) Web Development
19 15 (12.61%) RESTful
19 15 (12.61%) Apache Solr
19 15 (12.61%) 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 24 (20.17%) CMS
1 24 (20.17%) Drupal
2 15 (12.61%) Apache Solr
3 10 (8.40%) WordPress
4 7 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.04%) JBoss
5 6 (5.04%) MQSeries
5 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.36%) Apache
8 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.52%) Moodle
9 1 (0.84%) Confluence
9 1 (0.84%) nginx
9 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.84%) Odoo
2 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) GitHub
2 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.04%) npm
4 5 (4.20%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (4.20%) Serverless
5 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.84%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.84%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.84%) Office 365
6 1 (0.84%) Route 53
6 1 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Intranet
2 3 (2.52%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) SSH
3 2 (1.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) FTP
4 1 (0.84%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) SMTP
4 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.25%) MySQL
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.52%) MS Access
4 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.84%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (36.97%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.29%) JIRA
3 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.92%) PHPUnit
5 8 (6.72%) Codeception
5 8 (6.72%) Codeship
5 8 (6.72%) Grunt
6 7 (5.88%) gulp
6 7 (5.88%) webpack
7 4 (3.36%) Mocha
7 4 (3.36%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.52%) Bower
9 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.68%) Subversion
10 1 (0.84%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.84%) PhpStorm
10 1 (0.84%) Selenium
10 1 (0.84%) Sinon.JS
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Marketing
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Publishing
5 3 (2.52%) Games
6 2 (1.68%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) German Language
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (70.59%) Developer
2 42 (35.29%) PHP Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Drupal Developer
4 10 (8.40%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 9 (7.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Magento Developer
7 7 (5.88%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Python Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) DBA
10 4 (3.36%) HTML Developer
10 4 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Senior WordPress Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (56.30%) HTML
2 61 (51.26%) CSS
3 40 (33.61%) HTML5
4 38 (31.93%) jQuery
5 35 (29.41%) CSS3
6 21 (17.65%) Ajax
7 20 (16.81%) Sass
8 15 (12.61%) Laravel
8 15 (12.61%) REST
8 15 (12.61%) RESTful
9 14 (11.76%) .NET
10 13 (10.92%) LAMP
10 13 (10.92%) React
11 12 (10.08%) AngularJS
11 12 (10.08%) Symfony
12 11 (9.24%) Node.js
13 9 (7.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (5.88%) XML
15 6 (5.04%) Middleware
15 6 (5.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) User Experience
2 6 (5.04%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) NHS
4 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.52%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.52%) Online Games
5 3 (2.52%) Social Media
5 3 (2.52%) VLE
6 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.68%) Fintech
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.84%) Tandem
7 1 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.37%) Linux
2 20 (16.81%) Unix
3 17 (14.29%) Windows
4 10 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.84%) Android
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.37%) MVC
3 26 (21.85%) OO
4 22 (18.49%) OO PHP
5 21 (17.65%) TDD
6 18 (15.13%) E-Commerce
7 16 (13.45%) Workflow
8 15 (12.61%) Web Development
9 14 (11.76%) Front End Development
10 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (9.24%) Microservices
11 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (8.40%) OOP
11 10 (8.40%) Open Source
12 9 (7.56%) API Development
12 9 (7.56%) CRM
13 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.72%) Performance Optimisation
14 7 (5.88%) BDD
14 7 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 70 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 19 (15.97%) Java
3 18 (15.13%) Python
4 12 (10.08%) Perl
5 9 (7.56%) SQL
6 7 (5.88%) C++
6 7 (5.88%) Ruby
7 6 (5.04%) C#
7 6 (5.04%) ES6
8 4 (3.36%) Korn
8 4 (3.36%) PHP 7
8 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.52%) Go
9 3 (2.52%) VBA
10 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.84%) Clojure
11 1 (0.84%) Erlang
11 1 (0.84%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.68%) Degree
1 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Docker
2 3 (2.52%) Firmware
2 3 (2.52%) vSphere
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Ansible
1 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.56%) Zend
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.04%) IBM
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle
5 5 (4.20%) Sybase
6 3 (2.52%) Cognos
6 3 (2.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.68%) Apiary
7 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.84%) Adobe
8 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) SAP