Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 128 158
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 -65
Contract jobs citing PHP 105 135 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.57% 1.92% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 3.61% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 101 72
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -0.65%
10th Percentile £325 £278 £208
90th Percentile £603 £600 £525
Central London median daily rate £431 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +8.83% +5.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £37.50 - £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

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 3,334 3,740 3,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.88% 53.12% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,717 3,124 2,608
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 12
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.49% +21.01%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £38.47 £36.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +62.79% -12.19% +28.87%

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 19 July 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 49 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 42 (40.00%) CSS
3 39 (37.14%) HTML
4 35 (33.33%) MySQL
5 31 (29.52%) Python
6 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (24.76%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (21.90%) Linux
9 21 (20.00%) Symfony
9 21 (20.00%) Docker
10 18 (17.14%) DevOps
10 18 (17.14%) Laravel
10 18 (17.14%) Java
11 17 (16.19%) SQL
11 17 (16.19%) TDD
11 17 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (15.24%) React
13 15 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (14.29%) Web Development
14 14 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
14 14 (13.33%) HTML5
15 12 (11.43%) Node.js
15 12 (11.43%) Microservices
16 11 (10.48%) AngularJS
16 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
16 11 (10.48%) nginx
16 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
16 11 (10.48%) jQuery
16 11 (10.48%) MVC

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 11 (10.48%) nginx
2 9 (8.57%) WordPress
3 8 (7.62%) Drupal
4 5 (4.76%) Apache
4 5 (4.76%) CMS
5 4 (3.81%) Confluence
6 3 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.86%) SugarCRM
6 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.95%) Moodle
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.86%) Sketch
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) SPSS
2 1 (0.95%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Magento
1 1 (0.95%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.81%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.81%) GitHub
5 3 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.90%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.90%) Datadog
6 2 (1.90%) Serverless
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.95%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.95%) npm
7 1 (0.95%) Route 53
7 1 (0.95%) SaaS
7 1 (0.95%) Slack
7 1 (0.95%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
1 2 (1.90%) HTTP
1 2 (1.90%) SAN
1 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.95%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) Intranet
2 1 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.33%) MySQL
2 14 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.90%) Big Data
7 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.90%) Redis
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.57%) JIRA
3 7 (6.67%) PhpStorm
4 5 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.86%) gulp
6 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.90%) Grunt
6 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.90%) Mocha
6 2 (1.90%) Selenium
6 2 (1.90%) Subversion
6 2 (1.90%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.95%) FishEye
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Marketing
3 5 (4.76%) Publishing
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (62.86%) Developer
2 30 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 7 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (6.67%) Tester
4 6 (5.71%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (4.76%) HTML Developer
5 5 (4.76%) WordPress Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (3.81%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (3.81%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 4 (3.81%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Symfony Developer
7 3 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (2.86%) Python Developer
7 3 (2.86%) Scala Developer
7 3 (2.86%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.00%) CSS
2 39 (37.14%) HTML
3 21 (20.00%) Symfony
4 18 (17.14%) Laravel
5 16 (15.24%) React
6 14 (13.33%) HTML5
7 12 (11.43%) Node.js
8 11 (10.48%) AngularJS
8 11 (10.48%) jQuery
9 9 (8.57%) RESTful
9 9 (8.57%) Web Services
10 8 (7.62%) LAMP
11 7 (6.67%) REST
11 7 (6.67%) Sass
11 7 (6.67%) Vue.js
12 5 (4.76%) .NET
12 5 (4.76%) GraphQL
12 5 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (3.81%) CSS3
13 4 (3.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.76%) Social Media
3 4 (3.81%) User Experience
4 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Mac OS
3 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.90%) VMS
5 1 (0.95%) CentOS
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.14%) DevOps
3 17 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (16.19%) TDD
4 15 (14.29%) Web Development
5 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (11.43%) Microservices
7 11 (10.48%) MVC
8 10 (9.52%) BDD
9 9 (8.57%) Open Source
10 8 (7.62%) Fintech
10 8 (7.62%) Scrum
11 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.67%) OO
11 7 (6.67%) OWASP
11 7 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Security Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Social Engineering
11 7 (6.67%) Static Code Analysis
11 7 (6.67%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 31 (29.52%) Python
3 18 (17.14%) Java
4 17 (16.19%) SQL
5 10 (9.52%) Ruby
6 9 (8.57%) Perl
7 6 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.76%) C#
8 5 (4.76%) Go
8 5 (4.76%) PHP 7
8 5 (4.76%) Scala
9 4 (3.81%) Erlang
10 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.90%) C++
11 2 (1.90%) Elixir
11 2 (1.90%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) Varnish
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) KVM
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.67%) Ansible
2 7 (6.67%) Terraform
3 3 (2.86%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.95%) Mesos
5 1 (0.95%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) Zend
2 3 (2.86%) Google
3 2 (1.90%) Dell
3 2 (1.90%) HP
3 2 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) StorageTek
3 2 (1.90%) Sun
3 2 (1.90%) Tableau
3 2 (1.90%) VMware
4 1 (0.95%) Apple
4 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.95%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.95%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Sonatype
4 1 (0.95%) Splunk
4 1 (0.95%) Vertica