Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 157 85
Rank change year-on-year +29 -72 +18
Contract jobs citing PHP 140 84 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.99% 1.26% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.73% 2.46% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 69 171
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £280 £221 £263
90th Percentile £625 £528 £525
Central London median daily rate £400 £394 £388
% change year-on-year +1.59% +1.61% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% -71.43%

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 3,755 3,420 3,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.33% 51.37% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,122 2,735 2,753
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £457
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.47% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 11
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +21.01% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £15.16
90th Percentile £64.50 £36.73 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +49.18% -24.00%

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 18 August 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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 68 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 62 (44.29%) HTML
3 61 (43.57%) CSS
4 51 (36.43%) MySQL
5 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (26.43%) Symfony
6 37 (26.43%) Laravel
7 33 (23.57%) Web Development
8 31 (22.14%) MVC
9 29 (20.71%) LAMP
10 24 (17.14%) Finance
10 24 (17.14%) SQL
10 24 (17.14%) Git (software)
11 22 (15.71%) Docker
12 20 (14.29%) HTML5
12 20 (14.29%) TDD
13 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (12.86%) Node.js
14 17 (12.14%) jQuery
14 17 (12.14%) OO
15 16 (11.43%) Linux
15 16 (11.43%) Drupal
16 15 (10.71%) AngularJS
17 14 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (10.00%) Unit Testing
17 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
17 14 (10.00%) CSS3
17 14 (10.00%) Java
18 13 (9.29%) CMS
18 13 (9.29%) Degree

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 16 (11.43%) Drupal
2 13 (9.29%) CMS
3 8 (5.71%) WordPress
4 4 (2.86%) Apache
5 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.43%) Moodle
5 2 (1.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.71%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.71%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.71%) GitHub
3 3 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.43%) Heroku
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.43%) npm
4 2 (1.43%) SaaS
4 2 (1.43%) Serverless
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.71%) Fastly
5 1 (0.71%) G Suite
5 1 (0.71%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) DNS
2 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.71%) Broadband
3 1 (0.71%) DHCP
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) GoToMeeting
3 1 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) NAS
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
3 1 (0.71%) PBX
3 1 (0.71%) Skype
3 1 (0.71%) SSH
3 1 (0.71%) SSL
3 1 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.71%) VPN
3 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (36.43%) MySQL
2 12 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.71%) Big Data
8 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.71%) HBase
8 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.71%) phpMyAdmin
8 1 (0.71%) Power BI
8 1 (0.71%) QGIS
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.71%) Xdebug
4 7 (5.00%) GitLab
5 6 (4.29%) gulp
5 6 (4.29%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.57%) JIRA
6 5 (3.57%) PhpStorm
6 5 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.14%) CircleCI
7 3 (2.14%) Subversion
7 3 (2.14%) webpack
8 2 (1.43%) Babel
8 2 (1.43%) Grunt
8 2 (1.43%) jMock
8 2 (1.43%) JUnit
8 2 (1.43%) Mockito
9 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.71%) Capybara
9 1 (0.71%) WebStorm
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Marketing
3 9 (6.43%) Back Office
4 3 (2.14%) Law
5 2 (1.43%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.43%) Games
5 2 (1.43%) Legal
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (85.71%) Developer
2 84 (60.00%) PHP Developer
3 17 (12.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (10.71%) Drupal Developer
5 12 (8.57%) LAMP Developer
5 12 (8.57%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 9 (6.43%) MySQL Developer
6 9 (6.43%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 9 (6.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 8 (5.71%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Senior PHP Developer
8 7 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (5.00%) Magento Developer
9 6 (4.29%) AWS Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.86%) React Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Senior PHP Web Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Senior Web Developer
10 4 (2.86%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (44.29%) HTML
2 61 (43.57%) CSS
3 37 (26.43%) Laravel
3 37 (26.43%) Symfony
4 29 (20.71%) LAMP
5 20 (14.29%) HTML5
6 18 (12.86%) Node.js
7 17 (12.14%) jQuery
8 15 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.00%) CSS3
10 13 (9.29%) Sass
11 12 (8.57%) React
12 8 (5.71%) DOM
12 8 (5.71%) Redux
12 8 (5.71%) Silex
12 8 (5.71%) Web Services
12 8 (5.71%) XML
13 6 (4.29%) Angular 2
14 5 (3.57%) REST
15 4 (2.86%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 14 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (9.29%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (7.86%) User Experience
5 4 (2.86%) Fintech
6 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.71%) Anti-Piracy
7 1 (0.71%) CESG
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.71%) Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Currency
7 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) IPTV
7 1 (0.71%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.71%) VLE
7 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Linux
2 6 (4.29%) Unix
3 2 (1.43%) Windows
4 1 (0.71%) CentOS
4 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Solaris
4 1 (0.71%) SUSE
4 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.57%) Web Development
3 31 (22.14%) MVC
4 20 (14.29%) TDD
5 17 (12.14%) OO
6 14 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 12 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 12 (8.57%) Open Source
8 11 (7.86%) OOP
9 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.14%) Visualisation
10 9 (6.43%) Data Visualisation
10 9 (6.43%) DevOps
10 9 (6.43%) Front End Development
10 9 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.71%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
11 8 (5.71%) Identity Management
12 7 (5.00%) Microservices
12 7 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 24 (17.14%) SQL
3 14 (10.00%) Java
4 12 (8.57%) Python
5 9 (6.43%) PHP 7
6 7 (5.00%) Perl
6 7 (5.00%) PHP 5
6 7 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (2.14%) C
7 3 (2.14%) C++
8 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.43%) ES6
8 2 (1.43%) ES7
8 2 (1.43%) ES8
8 2 (1.43%) Go
8 2 (1.43%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) R
9 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (9.29%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) GCP
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (15.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) Ansible
2 7 (5.00%) Puppet
3 6 (4.29%) Terraform
4 2 (1.43%) Kibana
4 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.43%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.43%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.71%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.71%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.71%) Packer
5 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (6.43%) SAP
3 3 (2.14%) Google
4 2 (1.43%) Adobe
4 2 (1.43%) hybris
4 2 (1.43%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.43%) New Relic
4 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.43%) Zend
5 1 (0.71%) Apple
5 1 (0.71%) Dell
5 1 (0.71%) Openreach
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle
5 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.71%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.71%) Sybase
5 1 (0.71%) Synology
5 1 (0.71%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (0.71%) VMware