Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 125 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 -40 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,812 1,676 2,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.00% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.57% 4.81% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 1,224 1,832
England median daily rate £398 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.60% +2.43%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £518
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 33
England median hourly rate £26.55 £35.00 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.16% +86.17% -31.31%
10th Percentile £21.10 £14.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £47.26
UK median hourly rate £24.09 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.17% +100.00% -29.82%

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 39,627 34,809 37,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.60% 41.55% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,807 24,018 26,143
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £436 £420
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 756 853
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.38 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +7.47% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.52 £17.75 £14.65
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.61% +8.55% +8.57%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor 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 18 June 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 -12 721 £400 +2.89% 431
North of England -1 404 £375 +7.14% 407
South East -9 310 £375 -6.25% 246
North West +10 214 £350 +9.38% 245
Yorkshire -23 182 £386 +6.19% 136
Midlands -11 175 £350 +7.69% 197
South West +42 120 £375 +22.95% 171
West Midlands -24 108 £375 +15.38% 118
East of England +13 77 £375 -11.76% 70
East Midlands +9 67 £350 +12.90% 78
North East -1 10 £343 +1.18% 26
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 916 (50.55%) JavaScript
2 821 (45.31%) HTML
3 752 (41.50%) CSS
4 614 (33.89%) MySQL
5 483 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
6 379 (20.92%) Git (software)
7 370 (20.42%) Java
8 367 (20.25%) Linux
9 326 (17.99%) Web Development
10 294 (16.23%) Symfony
10 294 (16.23%) jQuery
11 293 (16.17%) Python
12 278 (15.34%) HTML5
13 265 (14.62%) DevOps
14 263 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
15 262 (14.46%) Node.js
16 255 (14.07%) Laravel
17 237 (13.08%) E-Commerce
18 236 (13.02%) OO
19 235 (12.97%) SQL
20 230 (12.69%) AngularJS
21 227 (12.53%) MVC
22 205 (11.31%) CSS3
23 203 (11.20%) WordPress
23 203 (11.20%) Docker
24 192 (10.60%) Magento
24 192 (10.60%) LAMP
25 190 (10.49%) TDD
25 190 (10.49%) Drupal
26 173 (9.55%) Jenkins

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
1 203 (11.20%) WordPress
2 190 (10.49%) Drupal
3 104 (5.74%) CMS
4 93 (5.13%) Apache
5 56 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (2.48%) nginx
7 30 (1.66%) Confluence
8 25 (1.38%) IIS
9 23 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.83%) Joomla!
13 12 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.66%) Moodle
14 11 (0.61%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.55%) JBoss
16 7 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (1.77%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.33%) InVision
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.055%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 192 (10.60%) Magento
2 12 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Shopify
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.11%) Odoo
6 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.055%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 263 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.92%) GitHub
4 32 (1.77%) PaaS
5 29 (1.60%) IaaS
6 27 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (1.43%) SaaS
8 25 (1.38%) Google Analytics
9 21 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 19 (1.05%) npm
12 18 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.66%) Serverless
14 12 (0.66%) Trello
15 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
16 10 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.64%) HTTP
2 25 (1.38%) Internet
3 24 (1.32%) DNS
4 23 (1.27%) Firewall
4 23 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.21%) SSL
6 15 (0.83%) SMS
7 10 (0.55%) VPN
8 9 (0.50%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.39%) LAN
10 6 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.33%) Intranet
10 6 (0.33%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.33%) SNMP
10 6 (0.33%) WAN
11 5 (0.28%) FTP
12 4 (0.22%) BGP
12 4 (0.22%) SSH
12 4 (0.22%) TACACS
12 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (33.89%) MySQL
2 110 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 95 (5.24%) SQL Server
4 88 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 66 (3.64%) NoSQL
7 34 (1.88%) Big Data
8 32 (1.77%) Redis
9 25 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (0.99%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.83%) MariaDB
13 13 (0.72%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
18 8 (0.44%) HBase
18 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 379 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 173 (9.55%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.13%) JIRA
4 70 (3.86%) PHPUnit
5 54 (2.98%) gulp
6 46 (2.54%) Grunt
7 42 (2.32%) Subversion
8 35 (1.93%) Selenium
9 34 (1.88%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.77%) webpack
11 25 (1.38%) Xdebug
12 23 (1.27%) Vagrant
13 18 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.94%) Jasmine
15 16 (0.88%) GitLab
15 16 (0.88%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (0.77%) Mocha
18 13 (0.72%) PhpStorm
19 12 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (8.72%) Finance
2 93 (5.13%) Marketing
3 68 (3.75%) Banking
4 66 (3.64%) Retail
5 51 (2.81%) Advertising
6 32 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.55%) Games
8 26 (1.43%) Law
9 19 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.61%) Electronics
11 10 (0.55%) Publishing
12 9 (0.50%) Front Office
13 8 (0.44%) Legal
14 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 7 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
15 6 (0.33%) Local Government
15 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.33%) Persian Language
15 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,296 (71.52%) Developer
2 705 (38.91%) PHP Developer
3 134 (7.40%) Web Developer
4 125 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 121 (6.68%) Magento Developer
6 113 (6.24%) Drupal Developer
6 113 (6.24%) Full Stack Developer
7 107 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 94 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 82 (4.53%) WordPress Developer
10 79 (4.36%) Architect
11 72 (3.97%) HTML Developer
12 69 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
13 68 (3.75%) PHP Web Developer
14 54 (2.98%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 53 (2.92%) Symfony Developer
16 52 (2.87%) HTML CSS Developer
17 51 (2.81%) Java Developer
18 49 (2.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
19 45 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 821 (45.31%) HTML
2 752 (41.50%) CSS
3 294 (16.23%) jQuery
3 294 (16.23%) Symfony
4 278 (15.34%) HTML5
5 262 (14.46%) Node.js
6 255 (14.07%) Laravel
7 230 (12.69%) AngularJS
8 205 (11.31%) CSS3
9 192 (10.60%) LAMP
10 148 (8.17%) React
11 139 (7.67%) Sass
12 130 (7.17%) .NET
12 130 (7.17%) REST
13 129 (7.12%) Web Services
14 124 (6.84%) RESTful
15 80 (4.42%) JSON
16 71 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 68 (3.75%) XML
18 65 (3.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 82 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
2 76 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.97%) User Experience
4 58 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.88%) Fintech
7 32 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.16%) Social Media
10 19 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.66%) Equities
11 12 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.50%) Clustering
14 8 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.44%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.44%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.44%) Video on Demand
15 7 (0.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 367 (20.25%) Linux
2 107 (5.91%) Unix
3 71 (3.92%) Windows
4 61 (3.37%) Android
4 61 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.21%) CentOS
7 22 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 19 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.66%) AIX
10 11 (0.61%) Debian
11 9 (0.50%) Solaris
12 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.28%) SUSE
13 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.17%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.17%) VMS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (17.99%) Web Development
3 265 (14.62%) DevOps
4 237 (13.08%) E-Commerce
5 236 (13.02%) OO
6 227 (12.53%) MVC
7 190 (10.49%) TDD
8 172 (9.49%) Front End Development
9 135 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (7.34%) Open Source
11 131 (7.23%) Test Automation
12 129 (7.12%) OOP
13 126 (6.95%) OO PHP
14 101 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
15 99 (5.46%) Configuration Management
16 98 (5.41%) Microservices
17 90 (4.97%) Software Engineering
18 86 (4.75%) Deployment Automation
19 69 (3.81%) BDD
20 68 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 916 (50.55%) JavaScript
2 370 (20.42%) Java
3 293 (16.17%) Python
4 235 (12.97%) SQL
5 162 (8.94%) Ruby
6 109 (6.02%) Perl
7 98 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 78 (4.30%) C#
9 62 (3.42%) PHP 7
10 50 (2.76%) Go
11 35 (1.93%) PHP 5
11 35 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 30 (1.66%) C
12 30 (1.66%) C++
13 29 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.16%) ES6
14 21 (1.16%) Scala
15 15 (0.83%) Korn
16 13 (0.72%) Java 8
17 11 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (3.26%) Degree
2 56 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (0.39%) IISP
6 6 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.28%) CISMP
8 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.17%) HNC
9 3 (0.17%) HND
9 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.17%) PMP
10 2 (0.11%) CCNA
10 2 (0.11%) CCNP
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.04%) QA
2 31 (1.71%) SLA
3 8 (0.44%) GCP
4 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.28%) MiFID
6 4 (0.22%) GAAP
6 4 (0.22%) GDPR
6 4 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 203 (11.20%) Docker
2 22 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.44%) Varnish
6 7 (0.39%) KVM
7 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.33%) vCloud
7 6 (0.33%) Xen
8 5 (0.28%) vSphere
9 4 (0.22%) etcd
9 4 (0.22%) flannel
10 3 (0.17%) Firmware
10 3 (0.17%) Squid
10 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.11%) iptables
11 2 (0.11%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) oVirt
11 2 (0.11%) RHEV
11 2 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 141 (7.78%) Puppet
2 105 (5.79%) Ansible
3 81 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (4.25%) Terraform
5 52 (2.87%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.49%) Salt
7 24 (1.32%) Kibana
8 19 (1.05%) Nagios
9 17 (0.94%) logstash
10 11 (0.61%) CFEngine
10 11 (0.61%) Grafana
10 11 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.61%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.50%) Rancher
12 8 (0.44%) SCCM
13 7 (0.39%) collectd
13 7 (0.39%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.39%) Mesos
14 6 (0.33%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 131 (7.23%) Zend
2 82 (4.53%) Oracle
3 69 (3.81%) Microsoft
4 55 (3.04%) Google
5 41 (2.26%) Red Hat
6 36 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (1.93%) VMware
8 31 (1.71%) Splunk
9 28 (1.55%) New Relic
10 27 (1.49%) Adobe
11 26 (1.43%) Atlassian
12 23 (1.27%) IBM
13 20 (1.10%) Xamarin
14 19 (1.05%) hybris
14 19 (1.05%) Rackspace
15 17 (0.94%) Cisco
15 17 (0.94%) F5
15 17 (0.94%) SAP
16 11 (0.61%) SaltStack
16 11 (0.61%) WooCommerce