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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 80 89
Rank change year-on-year -42 +9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 851 1356 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.78% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.78% 7.12% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 1024 886
Median daily rate £363 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £17.40 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.98% -55.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17809 19052 19578
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.11% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12247 13284 13296
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 412 396
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.85 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -86 314 £388 -3.12% 216
South East +1 196 £400 +14.28% 132
Yorkshire +10 103 £350 -3.44% 92
North West 0 84 £325 -3.70% 108
West Midlands +25 56 £325 +8.33% 65
South West -24 42 £320 +3.22% 71
East Midlands -20 29 £304 +5.65% 47
East of England -35 28 £425 +21.42% 39
North East +58 5 £338 +10.65% 18
Midlands - 3 - - 113
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 920 (54.53%) HTML
2 879 (52.10%) JavaScript
3 762 (45.17%) CSS
4 674 (39.95%) MySQL
5 467 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
6 430 (25.49%) Git (software)
7 386 (22.88%) Linux
8 343 (20.33%) Java
9 340 (20.15%) Python
10 329 (19.50%) jQuery
11 293 (17.37%) Symfony
12 287 (17.01%) HTML5
13 257 (15.23%) AngularJS
14 256 (15.17%) Web Development
15 244 (14.46%) Laravel
16 243 (14.40%) MVC
17 233 (13.81%) SQL
18 224 (13.28%) Drupal
19 203 (12.03%) CSS3
20 200 (11.86%) LAMP
21 198 (11.74%) Jenkins
22 188 (11.14%) TDD
23 182 (10.79%) Node.js
24 178 (10.55%) OO
24 178 (10.55%) DevOps
25 167 (9.90%) WordPress
26 165 (9.78%) Apache
27 163 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
28 148 (8.77%) Perl
29 145 (8.60%) Front End Development

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
1 224 (13.28%) Drupal
2 167 (9.90%) WordPress
3 165 (9.78%) Apache
4 114 (6.76%) CMS
5 59 (3.50%) nginx
6 54 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 37 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.19%) Confluence
11 18 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.01%) IIS
13 14 (0.83%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.65%) Moodle
15 9 (0.53%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.47%) GlassFish
16 8 (0.47%) SAS
17 7 (0.41%) JBoss
17 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.36%) SPSS
6 4 (0.24%) GIMP
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 118 (6.99%) Magento
2 20 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.65%) Unica
5 10 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.18%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.059%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.059%) Primavera
10 1 (0.059%) Relativity
10 1 (0.059%) Revive Adserver
10 1 (0.059%) RMDS
10 1 (0.059%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 163 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.68%) GitHub
4 28 (1.66%) SaaS
5 27 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (1.42%) IaaS
7 22 (1.30%) PaaS
8 21 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 18 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.65%) Office 365
13 10 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
13 10 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.53%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.41%) Route 53
17 6 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.15%) HTTP
2 56 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.96%) DNS
4 39 (2.31%) SSL
5 31 (1.84%) Firewall
6 29 (1.72%) Internet
7 28 (1.66%) WAN
8 27 (1.60%) LAN
9 23 (1.36%) LDAP
10 21 (1.24%) Intranet
11 17 (1.01%) Wireless
12 12 (0.71%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.53%) 3G
13 9 (0.53%) GPRS
13 9 (0.53%) GSM
13 9 (0.53%) LTE
13 9 (0.53%) SGSN
14 8 (0.47%) DHCP
14 8 (0.47%) Network Security
15 7 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (39.95%) MySQL
2 114 (6.76%) MongoDB
3 87 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 82 (4.86%) SQL Server
5 81 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 74 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.13%) Redis
8 25 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 16 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.89%) Big Data
12 15 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.59%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.59%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 430 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 198 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.03%) Subversion
4 62 (3.68%) Selenium
5 58 (3.44%) PHPUnit
6 56 (3.32%) Grunt
7 52 (3.08%) JIRA
8 50 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 50 (2.96%) gulp
9 36 (2.13%) WebDriver
10 34 (2.02%) Vagrant
11 26 (1.54%) Hudson
12 25 (1.48%) Jasmine
13 23 (1.36%) Mocha
14 21 (1.24%) ProC
15 20 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (1.19%) Maven
16 19 (1.13%) Visual Studio
17 18 (1.07%) webpack
18 17 (1.01%) Mercurial
General
1 123 (7.29%) Finance
2 92 (5.45%) Marketing
3 49 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.61%) Retail
5 43 (2.55%) Banking
6 28 (1.66%) Publishing
7 20 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.13%) Advertising
8 19 (1.13%) Games
9 15 (0.89%) Electronics
10 14 (0.83%) Law
11 9 (0.53%) Front Office
12 6 (0.36%) Back Office
12 6 (0.36%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.30%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.24%) Legal
14 4 (0.24%) Local Government
15 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1193 (70.72%) Developer
2 622 (36.87%) PHP Developer
3 161 (9.54%) Drupal Developer
4 101 (5.99%) Web Developer
5 99 (5.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 99 (5.87%) JavaScript Developer
6 87 (5.16%) Full Stack Developer
7 81 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 78 (4.62%) Magento Developer
9 77 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 77 (4.56%) Symfony Developer
10 74 (4.39%) WordPress Developer
11 73 (4.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 72 (4.27%) MySQL Developer
13 66 (3.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 56 (3.32%) Architect
15 52 (3.08%) HTML Developer
16 51 (3.02%) PHP Web Developer
17 49 (2.90%) PHP Drupal Developer
18 47 (2.79%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 920 (54.53%) HTML
2 762 (45.17%) CSS
3 329 (19.50%) jQuery
4 293 (17.37%) Symfony
5 287 (17.01%) HTML5
6 257 (15.23%) AngularJS
7 244 (14.46%) Laravel
8 203 (12.03%) CSS3
9 200 (11.86%) LAMP
10 182 (10.79%) Node.js
11 143 (8.48%) RESTful
12 140 (8.30%) Sass
13 133 (7.88%) XML
14 114 (6.76%) Web Services
15 100 (5.93%) JSON
16 98 (5.81%) .NET
17 92 (5.45%) React
18 84 (4.98%) REST
19 64 (3.79%) Ajax
20 58 (3.44%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.11%) User Experience
2 65 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.48%) NHS
6 24 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.01%) Video on Demand
9 16 (0.95%) Fintech
9 16 (0.95%) Social Media
9 16 (0.95%) Web 2.0
10 12 (0.71%) W3C
11 11 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 11 (0.65%) Equities
12 7 (0.41%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.41%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.36%) Replication
14 5 (0.30%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 386 (22.88%) Linux
2 117 (6.94%) Unix
3 113 (6.70%) Windows
4 58 (3.44%) CentOS
5 37 (2.19%) Android
6 36 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 31 (1.84%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.78%) AIX
9 25 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.07%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.53%) Solaris
13 9 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.41%) SUSE
14 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (15.17%) Web Development
3 243 (14.40%) MVC
4 188 (11.14%) TDD
5 178 (10.55%) DevOps
5 178 (10.55%) OO
6 145 (8.60%) Front End Development
7 134 (7.94%) E-Commerce
8 120 (7.11%) Scrum
9 117 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 116 (6.88%) Configuration Management
11 115 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (6.58%) Open Source
13 106 (6.28%) OOP
14 104 (6.16%) Software Engineering
15 89 (5.28%) BDD
16 75 (4.45%) SDLC
17 73 (4.33%) OO PHP
18 68 (4.03%) Analytics
18 68 (4.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 879 (52.10%) JavaScript
2 343 (20.33%) Java
3 340 (20.15%) Python
4 233 (13.81%) SQL
5 148 (8.77%) Perl
6 135 (8.00%) Ruby
7 91 (5.39%) Bash Shell
8 74 (4.39%) C#
9 52 (3.08%) C
10 46 (2.73%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.25%) PHP 5
12 33 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.78%) Scala
14 25 (1.48%) C++
15 23 (1.36%) Go
16 21 (1.24%) VB
17 18 (1.07%) ES6
18 17 (1.01%) PHP 7
19 13 (0.77%) Groovy
19 13 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (4.33%) Degree
2 43 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.36%) ISEB
7 5 (0.30%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.12%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (0.12%) CISA
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.12%) SANS
10 1 (0.059%) CCIE
10 1 (0.059%) CISSP
10 1 (0.059%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.19%) QA
2 9 (0.53%) WAI
3 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.12%) WCAG
5 1 (0.059%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.059%) HL7
5 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (7.53%) Docker
2 35 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.83%) KVM
4 14 (0.83%) Squid
4 14 (0.83%) Xen
5 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.53%) Samba
6 7 (0.41%) NFS
6 7 (0.41%) Postfix
7 6 (0.36%) Varnish
8 5 (0.30%) iptables
8 5 (0.30%) vCloud
9 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.24%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.12%) Firmware
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 136 (8.06%) Ansible
2 112 (6.64%) Puppet
3 106 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.84%) Kubernetes
4 31 (1.84%) Nagios
5 24 (1.42%) Salt
6 22 (1.30%) logstash
7 17 (1.01%) Terraform
8 14 (0.83%) Grafana
9 13 (0.77%) Kibana
10 9 (0.53%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.53%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.41%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.36%) SCCM
12 6 (0.36%) Webmin
12 6 (0.36%) Xymon
13 5 (0.30%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
14 4 (0.24%) cPanel
14 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 142 (8.42%) Zend
2 104 (6.16%) Oracle
3 73 (4.33%) Microsoft
4 63 (3.73%) Red Hat
5 53 (3.14%) Google
6 52 (3.08%) VMware
7 45 (2.67%) Adobe
8 31 (1.84%) Splunk
9 27 (1.60%) SAP
10 26 (1.54%) Rackspace
11 23 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.24%) SaltStack
13 18 (1.07%) IBM
14 16 (0.95%) Citrix
15 13 (0.77%) Cisco
16 12 (0.71%) HP
16 12 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.65%) Twitter
18 9 (0.53%) Atlassian
18 9 (0.53%) MobileIron
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago