Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 141 128
Rank change year-on-year +44 -13 +31
Contract jobs citing PHP 38 100 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.66% 1.54% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.34% 3.11% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 85 94
Median daily rate £486 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £307
90th Percentile £588 £588 £625
Central London median daily rate £486 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +11.14% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -

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 1,139 3,214 3,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.87% 49.42% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 2,610 3,112
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £406 £368
90th Percentile £688 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 18
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +62.79% -6.49%
10th Percentile £25.35 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.30 £56.50 £64.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -18.61%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 16 (42.11%) CSS
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) Laravel
4 11 (28.95%) Azure
4 11 (28.95%) TDD
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
6 9 (23.68%) Docker
6 9 (23.68%) CSS3
7 8 (21.05%) AWS
7 8 (21.05%) HTML5
7 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 8 (21.05%) Vue.js
8 7 (18.42%) Python
9 6 (15.79%) MySQL
9 6 (15.79%) Web Services
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.79%) LESS
9 6 (15.79%) DevOps
9 6 (15.79%) WordPress
9 6 (15.79%) React
10 5 (13.16%) Vuetify.js
10 5 (13.16%) Sass
10 5 (13.16%) Java
10 5 (13.16%) MVC
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) Linux
11 4 (10.53%) Microsoft

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 6 (15.79%) WordPress
2 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Azure
2 8 (21.05%) AWS
3 3 (7.89%) GCP
3 3 (7.89%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.63%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.26%) BigQuery
4 2 (5.26%) Data Lake
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.63%) QlikView
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Codeship
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) PhpStorm
2 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Local Government
5 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (86.84%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) PHP Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Backend Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Lead Developer
4 4 (10.53%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Magento Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.89%) React Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Django Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) CSS
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
3 12 (31.58%) Laravel
4 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
5 9 (23.68%) CSS3
6 8 (21.05%) HTML5
6 8 (21.05%) Vue.js
7 6 (15.79%) LESS
7 6 (15.79%) React
7 6 (15.79%) Web Services
8 5 (13.16%) Sass
8 5 (13.16%) Vuetify.js
9 4 (10.53%) LAMP
10 3 (7.89%) Django
11 2 (5.26%) .NET
11 2 (5.26%) jQuery
11 2 (5.26%) REST
11 2 (5.26%) RESTful
11 2 (5.26%) Symfony
12 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) TDD
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) DevOps
3 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) MVC
5 4 (10.53%) API Development
5 4 (10.53%) BDD
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.53%) Microservices
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Web Development
6 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.89%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
6 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 2 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (2.63%) PHP 7
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Databricks