Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 164 134
Rank change year-on-year -38 -30 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 405 1,441 1,884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.73% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 4.06% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 1,064 1,407
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £568 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +13.82% -10.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £27.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £37.00 £51.75 £66.88
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +20.69% -15.25%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 13,025 35,468 41,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 42.68% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,751 24,791 29,464
Median daily rate £500 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 622 701
Median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +8.43% +2.47%
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.54 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.45 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.25 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -19.89% +8.64% +1.25%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in England.

Daily rate trend for PHP in England

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in England.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in England

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PHP in England

PHP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the England region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 -19 192 £413 -8.33% 91
North of England -22 68 £363 +6.62% 197
South East +51 50 £475 +11.76% 74
North West -1 36 £350 +7.69% 93
East of England +45 34 £400 - 34
Yorkshire -7 26 £375 -3.23% 84
Midlands -20 25 £313 -7.41% 87
South West -21 22 £438 +34.62% 91
West Midlands -22 17 £300 -11.11% 44
East Midlands +31 8 £325 -3.70% 43
North East +25 6 £344 -14.06% 20
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 8 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 England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 202 (49.88%) JavaScript
2 130 (32.10%) MySQL
2 130 (32.10%) HTML
3 124 (30.62%) CSS
4 103 (25.43%) Linux
5 100 (24.69%) Laravel
6 90 (22.22%) Python
7 87 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (19.26%) Java
9 74 (18.27%) Git (software)
10 65 (16.05%) Docker
11 64 (15.80%) SQL
12 62 (15.31%) AWS
13 59 (14.57%) DevOps
14 55 (13.58%) Node.js
15 53 (13.09%) LAMP
16 51 (12.59%) Azure
16 51 (12.59%) AngularJS
17 50 (12.35%) React
18 46 (11.36%) Web Development
19 43 (10.62%) HTML5
20 41 (10.12%) TDD
21 40 (9.88%) jQuery
21 40 (9.88%) Kubernetes
22 39 (9.63%) Magento
23 38 (9.38%) Bash Shell
23 38 (9.38%) E-Commerce
23 38 (9.38%) Windows
24 37 (9.14%) JIRA
25 36 (8.89%) Finance

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 27 (6.67%) Apache
2 24 (5.93%) WordPress
3 19 (4.69%) CMS
4 18 (4.44%) Drupal
5 14 (3.46%) nginx
6 13 (3.21%) Confluence
6 13 (3.21%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.47%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.48%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.48%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.74%) Moodle
10 2 (0.49%) IIS
10 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
11 1 (0.25%) SilverStripe
11 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) SPSS
4 1 (0.25%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (9.63%) Magento
2 7 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.25%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.31%) AWS
2 51 (12.59%) Azure
3 16 (3.95%) GCP
4 11 (2.72%) Oracle CX
5 10 (2.47%) Serverless
6 9 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 9 (2.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 9 (2.22%) SaaS
7 8 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.48%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.48%) GitHub
9 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.23%) PaaS
10 4 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.99%) IaaS
10 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.70%) DNS
2 9 (2.22%) SSL
3 7 (1.73%) SNMP
4 6 (1.48%) Firewall
5 5 (1.23%) DHCP
5 5 (1.23%) HTTP
5 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.99%) Internet
6 4 (0.99%) Network Security
7 3 (0.74%) IPsec
7 3 (0.74%) SAN
8 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.49%) Junos
8 2 (0.49%) LAN
8 2 (0.49%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.49%) VPN
8 2 (0.49%) WAN
8 2 (0.49%) WebEx
9 1 (0.25%) DSL
9 1 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (32.10%) MySQL
2 23 (5.68%) MongoDB
3 22 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.72%) Redis
7 9 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (2.22%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.73%) BigQuery
8 7 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.48%) DB2
9 6 (1.48%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.99%) Big Data
10 4 (0.99%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 74 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.14%) JIRA
3 29 (7.16%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.72%) Selenium
5 10 (2.47%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.47%) PHPUnit
6 8 (1.98%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.48%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.48%) Subversion
8 5 (1.23%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.23%) JUnit
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.99%) Ant
9 4 (0.99%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.99%) Grunt
9 4 (0.99%) Mocha
9 4 (0.99%) Robot Framework
9 4 (0.99%) TestRail
9 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.99%) Xcode
General
1 36 (8.89%) Finance
2 17 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.21%) Banking
4 10 (2.47%) Law
4 10 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.22%) Marketing
6 7 (1.73%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.23%) Legal
8 4 (0.99%) Games
9 3 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 264 (65.19%) Developer
2 137 (33.83%) PHP Developer
3 36 (8.89%) Full Stack Developer
4 33 (8.15%) Architect
5 28 (6.91%) Magento Developer
6 22 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.20%) Consultant
7 17 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 16 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.46%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (3.46%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 14 (3.46%) React Developer
10 13 (3.21%) Backend Developer
10 13 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (2.72%) Analyst
12 11 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.72%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 9 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (32.10%) HTML
2 124 (30.62%) CSS
3 100 (24.69%) Laravel
4 55 (13.58%) Node.js
5 53 (13.09%) LAMP
6 51 (12.59%) AngularJS
7 50 (12.35%) React
8 43 (10.62%) HTML5
9 40 (9.88%) jQuery
10 35 (8.64%) CSS3
11 34 (8.40%) Symfony
12 30 (7.41%) REST
12 30 (7.41%) Vue.js
12 30 (7.41%) Web Services
13 29 (7.16%) .NET
14 26 (6.42%) Sass
15 23 (5.68%) SOAP
16 20 (4.94%) RESTful
17 17 (4.20%) XML
18 15 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.17%) User Experience
3 15 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.73%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.23%) Social Media
8 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.99%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.74%) iPad
9 3 (0.74%) iPhone
9 3 (0.74%) PKI
9 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 103 (25.43%) Linux
2 38 (9.38%) Windows
3 26 (6.42%) Ubuntu
4 20 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.70%) Unix
6 9 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.73%) CentOS
7 7 (1.73%) Debian
8 6 (1.48%) Android
9 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.74%) SUSE
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.57%) DevOps
3 46 (11.36%) Web Development
4 41 (10.12%) TDD
5 38 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 34 (8.40%) MVC
7 32 (7.90%) Migration
8 29 (7.16%) Front End Development
9 28 (6.91%) OO
9 28 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (6.42%) Test Automation
11 25 (6.17%) Scrum
12 24 (5.93%) Microservices
13 23 (5.68%) Unit Testing
14 21 (5.19%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.44%) API Development
15 18 (4.44%) Computer Science
15 18 (4.44%) Project Management
16 17 (4.20%) Fintech
17 15 (3.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 202 (49.88%) JavaScript
2 90 (22.22%) Python
3 78 (19.26%) Java
4 64 (15.80%) SQL
5 38 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 34 (8.40%) Perl
6 34 (8.40%) PowerShell
7 25 (6.17%) C#
8 21 (5.19%) PHP 7
9 18 (4.44%) Ruby
10 16 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.96%) C
12 11 (2.72%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.22%) ES6
14 8 (1.98%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.73%) Go
15 7 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.73%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.23%) C++
16 5 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.95%) Degree
3 14 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.74%) CCNA
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.49%) RHCE
6 2 (0.49%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.25%) CEH
7 1 (0.25%) CISM
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) GIAC
7 1 (0.25%) OSCP
7 1 (0.25%) VCAP
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.47%) QA
2 7 (1.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (16.05%) Docker
2 15 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.22%) vSphere
4 7 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.48%) vCloud
6 5 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.99%) RACF
8 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.49%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (9.88%) Kubernetes
2 30 (7.41%) Terraform
3 27 (6.67%) Ansible
4 15 (3.70%) Puppet
5 8 (1.98%) Packer
6 7 (1.73%) Amdocs OSS
6 7 (1.73%) Netcool
6 7 (1.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 7 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.99%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.74%) Kibana
9 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.49%) logstash
9 2 (0.49%) Nagios
9 2 (0.49%) SELinux
9 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.25%) Istio
10 1 (0.25%) Opsgenie
10 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.41%) Oracle
3 18 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 16 (3.95%) Zend
5 11 (2.72%) SAP
6 10 (2.47%) VMware
7 9 (2.22%) Google
8 8 (1.98%) IBM
9 7 (1.73%) BMC
9 7 (1.73%) Cramer
9 7 (1.73%) Remedy
9 7 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.73%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.73%) Siebel
9 7 (1.73%) xMatters
10 6 (1.48%) Cisco
10 6 (1.48%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.48%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.23%) HP