Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 166 144
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 -19
Contract jobs citing PHP 938 1,539 1,796
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.74% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 4.00% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1,171 1,382
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £552
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +8.97% +1.30% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.87% +5.65%
10th Percentile £13.41 £26.65 £23.67
90th Percentile £52.25 £46.88 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.84%

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 22,384 38,501 40,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.95% 43.44% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,304 27,139 28,420
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 613 729
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.39
90th Percentile £55.10 £53.75 £51.05
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +27 413 £450 +10.77% 191
North of England -6 166 £375 +7.14% 292
South East +18 134 £450 - 121
North West 0 101 £400 +14.29% 155
South West -5 85 £385 +24.19% 94
East of England +63 71 £438 +12.90% 53
Yorkshire +9 56 £363 +11.54% 110
Midlands -10 46 £325 -15.58% 103
West Midlands +13 29 £313 -13.79% 62
East Midlands -4 17 £325 -15.58% 41
North East +18 9 £275 -24.66% 27
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 460 (49.04%) JavaScript
2 306 (32.62%) HTML
3 259 (27.61%) CSS
4 245 (26.12%) MySQL
5 205 (21.86%) Python
5 205 (21.86%) Laravel
6 194 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (20.36%) Java
8 171 (18.23%) Linux
9 152 (16.20%) Node.js
10 140 (14.93%) Git (software)
11 139 (14.82%) AngularJS
12 137 (14.61%) Web Development
13 135 (14.39%) Symfony
14 127 (13.54%) AWS
15 112 (11.94%) LAMP
15 112 (11.94%) Docker
16 111 (11.83%) React
17 110 (11.73%) jQuery
18 107 (11.41%) DevOps
19 99 (10.55%) REST
19 99 (10.55%) MVC
20 96 (10.23%) Web Services
21 94 (10.02%) E-Commerce
21 94 (10.02%) TDD
21 94 (10.02%) HTML5
22 92 (9.81%) SQL
23 89 (9.49%) Vue.js
24 87 (9.28%) Magento
25 86 (9.17%) Drupal

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 86 (9.17%) Drupal
2 69 (7.36%) WordPress
3 62 (6.61%) CMS
4 51 (5.44%) Apache
5 29 (3.09%) nginx
6 21 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.28%) Confluence
9 10 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.96%) TYPO3
11 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.53%) IIS
13 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.32%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.32%) Moodle
15 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.60%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.64%) InDesign
3 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 87 (9.28%) Magento
2 23 (2.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.64%) Shopify
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 127 (13.54%) AWS
2 84 (8.96%) Azure
3 38 (4.05%) GCP
4 30 (3.20%) SaaS
5 27 (2.88%) Serverless
6 24 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.03%) Power Platform
8 18 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.28%) GitHub
10 10 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.96%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.64%) AWS CodePipeline
12 6 (0.64%) IaaS
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle CX
12 6 (0.64%) PaaS
12 6 (0.64%) Route 53
13 5 (0.53%) npm
14 4 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.99%) SNMP
2 23 (2.45%) DNS
2 23 (2.45%) HTTP
3 14 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.28%) Firewall
5 10 (1.07%) Internet
6 7 (0.75%) SSL
7 6 (0.64%) DHCP
7 6 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.64%) SSH
8 4 (0.43%) BGP
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.43%) HSRP
8 4 (0.43%) ICMP
8 4 (0.43%) Junos
8 4 (0.43%) MPLS
8 4 (0.43%) Network Security
8 4 (0.43%) OSPF
8 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (26.12%) MySQL
2 44 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.16%) MongoDB
5 37 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.35%) Redis
7 19 (2.03%) Power BI
8 17 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.71%) BigQuery
10 12 (1.28%) Big Data
11 10 (1.07%) MariaDB
11 10 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.75%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
17 4 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
17 4 (0.43%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 140 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 54 (5.76%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.90%) JIRA
4 21 (2.24%) PHPUnit
5 20 (2.13%) Selenium
6 15 (1.60%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.39%) Vagrant
8 11 (1.17%) gulp
9 10 (1.07%) Mocha
10 9 (0.96%) webpack
11 8 (0.85%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.64%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.64%) Grunt
13 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.53%) JUnit
13 5 (0.53%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.53%) Xcode
14 4 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 63 (6.72%) Finance
2 38 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.62%) Marketing
4 30 (3.20%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.35%) Retail
6 21 (2.24%) Banking
7 15 (1.60%) Law
8 14 (1.49%) Games
9 12 (1.28%) German Language
9 12 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.28%) Publishing
10 11 (1.17%) Advertising
10 11 (1.17%) Legal
11 9 (0.96%) Back Office
11 9 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Front Office
13 6 (0.64%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 697 (74.31%) Developer
2 336 (35.82%) PHP Developer
3 87 (9.28%) Full Stack Developer
4 63 (6.72%) Senior Developer
5 58 (6.18%) Architect
6 52 (5.54%) Magento Developer
7 47 (5.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 47 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 44 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 44 (4.69%) Drupal Developer
9 41 (4.37%) Web Developer
10 37 (3.94%) Software Developer
11 35 (3.73%) React Developer
12 34 (3.62%) Symfony Developer
13 33 (3.52%) Angular Developer
14 32 (3.41%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 30 (3.20%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 30 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (2.99%) Senior PHP Developer
17 27 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (32.62%) HTML
2 259 (27.61%) CSS
3 205 (21.86%) Laravel
4 152 (16.20%) Node.js
5 139 (14.82%) AngularJS
6 135 (14.39%) Symfony
7 112 (11.94%) LAMP
8 111 (11.83%) React
9 110 (11.73%) jQuery
10 99 (10.55%) REST
11 96 (10.23%) Web Services
12 94 (10.02%) HTML5
13 89 (9.49%) Vue.js
14 75 (8.00%) CSS3
15 74 (7.89%) .NET
16 59 (6.29%) SOAP
17 53 (5.65%) Sass
18 51 (5.44%) RESTful
19 41 (4.37%) XML
20 31 (3.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.25%) User Experience
2 61 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.07%) Social Media
9 9 (0.96%) Blog
9 9 (0.96%) Equities
10 8 (0.85%) Clustering
10 8 (0.85%) Derivative
10 8 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.64%) W3C
12 5 (0.53%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.53%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.43%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.43%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 171 (18.23%) Linux
2 45 (4.80%) Windows
3 26 (2.77%) Ubuntu
4 25 (2.67%) Unix
4 25 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.39%) CentOS
7 9 (0.96%) Android
8 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.32%) Debian
10 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) SUSE
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (14.61%) Web Development
3 107 (11.41%) DevOps
4 99 (10.55%) MVC
5 94 (10.02%) E-Commerce
5 94 (10.02%) TDD
6 73 (7.78%) Front End Development
7 70 (7.46%) OO
8 54 (5.76%) Migration
8 54 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (5.76%) Test Automation
9 46 (4.90%) Unit Testing
10 45 (4.80%) Scrum
11 42 (4.48%) OOP
12 40 (4.26%) Microservices
12 40 (4.26%) Software Engineering
13 39 (4.16%) Fintech
13 39 (4.16%) Open Source
14 38 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (4.05%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 460 (49.04%) JavaScript
2 205 (21.86%) Python
3 191 (20.36%) Java
4 92 (9.81%) SQL
5 54 (5.76%) Ruby
6 51 (5.44%) Perl
7 50 (5.33%) C#
8 43 (4.58%) PHP 7
9 39 (4.16%) TypeScript
10 37 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 37 (3.94%) C++
11 33 (3.52%) PowerShell
12 31 (3.30%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.77%) ES6
14 17 (1.81%) C
14 17 (1.81%) Go
15 9 (0.96%) Scala
16 6 (0.64%) PHP 5
16 6 (0.64%) VBScript
17 5 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.77%) Degree
4 13 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.53%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) CCIP
8 4 (0.43%) CCNP
8 4 (0.43%) GIAC
9 3 (0.32%) CCNA
9 3 (0.32%) CISM
9 3 (0.32%) CISSP
9 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.32%) OSCP
10 2 (0.21%) CEH
10 2 (0.21%) CISA
10 2 (0.21%) RHCE
10 2 (0.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.03%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) SLA
3 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) NIST
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (11.94%) Docker
2 13 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.17%) vSphere
4 8 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) RACF
6 4 (0.43%) vCloud
6 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) Postfix
9 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 59 (6.29%) Kubernetes
2 56 (5.97%) Terraform
3 53 (5.65%) Ansible
4 34 (3.62%) Puppet
5 23 (2.45%) Amdocs OSS
5 23 (2.45%) Netcool
5 23 (2.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 23 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.49%) Nagios
7 11 (1.17%) SCCM
8 8 (0.85%) CFEngine
9 7 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.53%) Kibana
11 4 (0.43%) Salt
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.32%) Plesk
12 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.80%) Zend
3 30 (3.20%) Google
3 30 (3.20%) Oracle
4 28 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.77%) IBM
6 23 (2.45%) BMC
6 23 (2.45%) Cramer
6 23 (2.45%) Remedy
6 23 (2.45%) ServiceNow
6 23 (2.45%) Siebel
6 23 (2.45%) xMatters
7 20 (2.13%) Cisco
8 19 (2.03%) AppDynamics
8 19 (2.03%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.92%) Huawei
10 16 (1.71%) Adobe
11 15 (1.60%) SAP
12 14 (1.49%) Nokia
13 13 (1.39%) Splunk