Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 98 96
Rank change year-on-year -43 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,779 2,106 2,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.91% 2.38% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.51% 5.87% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,299 1,489 1,617
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 37
England median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £23.59 £15.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -

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 39,442 35,856 38,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 40.60% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,958 24,850 26,261
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 788 979
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.43 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.36 £52.29
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -58 765 £425 +6.25% 459
North of England +15 349 £350 - 423
South East -24 282 £368 -2.00% 265
North West +29 204 £338 - 253
Midlands -19 186 £350 -12.50% 204
Yorkshire -20 143 £413 +10.00% 145
West Midlands -12 116 £350 -12.50% 109
South West +23 103 £343 +14.17% 158
East of England -37 79 £350 - 104
East Midlands -20 71 £350 -13.85% 94
North East +31 4 £326 -6.79% 25
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 891 (50.08%) JavaScript
2 873 (49.07%) HTML
3 786 (44.18%) CSS
4 642 (36.09%) MySQL
5 488 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
6 453 (25.46%) Git (software)
7 386 (21.70%) Linux
8 356 (20.01%) Java
9 329 (18.49%) Python
10 307 (17.26%) HTML5
11 303 (17.03%) Web Development
12 301 (16.92%) jQuery
13 264 (14.84%) DevOps
14 249 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
15 236 (13.27%) SQL
16 232 (13.04%) CSS3
17 224 (12.59%) E-Commerce
18 217 (12.20%) AngularJS
19 213 (11.97%) Drupal
20 212 (11.92%) MVC
21 209 (11.75%) TDD
22 205 (11.52%) Symfony
23 202 (11.35%) Magento
23 202 (11.35%) Ruby
24 198 (11.13%) Jenkins
25 190 (10.68%) OO
26 188 (10.57%) Laravel
27 186 (10.46%) Node.js
28 180 (10.12%) Docker
28 180 (10.12%) .NET

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
1 213 (11.97%) Drupal
2 177 (9.95%) WordPress
3 136 (7.64%) CMS
4 104 (5.85%) Apache
5 74 (4.16%) nginx
6 46 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (2.19%) Confluence
8 37 (2.08%) Apache Solr
9 35 (1.97%) IIS
9 35 (1.97%) Tomcat
10 26 (1.46%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.35%) JBoss
12 23 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (1.12%) SharePoint
14 19 (1.07%) Joomla!
15 13 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.62%) Moodle
17 8 (0.45%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.39%) MQSeries
18 7 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (3.04%) Photoshop
2 32 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.22%) Pipeline Pilot
7 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 202 (11.35%) Magento
2 15 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Shopify
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 3 (0.17%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) Odoo
6 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.056%) CiviCRM
7 1 (0.056%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 249 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (4.10%) GitHub
4 34 (1.91%) SaaS
5 28 (1.57%) Google Analytics
6 27 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.41%) IaaS
8 22 (1.24%) PaaS
9 20 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (1.01%) Serverless
12 17 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (0.96%) npm
13 16 (0.90%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.62%) Route 53
16 11 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.85%) HTTP
2 31 (1.74%) Internet
3 28 (1.57%) Firewall
4 21 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.07%) DNS
6 18 (1.01%) SMS
7 14 (0.79%) FTP
8 12 (0.67%) SSL
9 10 (0.56%) Intranet
9 10 (0.56%) VPN
10 9 (0.51%) LAN
11 7 (0.39%) SSH
12 6 (0.34%) Network Security
12 6 (0.34%) Skype
13 5 (0.28%) CTI
13 5 (0.28%) DHCP
13 5 (0.28%) WAN
14 4 (0.22%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.22%) SMTP
14 4 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (36.09%) MySQL
2 128 (7.20%) SQL Server
3 118 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 91 (5.12%) NoSQL
6 63 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 46 (2.59%) Redis
8 24 (1.35%) MariaDB
9 23 (1.29%) Big Data
10 21 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.01%) DB2
12 15 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.73%) MS Access
14 11 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.56%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 453 (25.46%) Git (software)
2 198 (11.13%) Jenkins
3 103 (5.79%) JIRA
4 82 (4.61%) PHPUnit
5 67 (3.77%) Grunt
6 58 (3.26%) gulp
7 57 (3.20%) Subversion
8 44 (2.47%) Bitbucket
9 36 (2.02%) Vagrant
10 32 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.63%) Selenium
12 24 (1.35%) webpack
13 20 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.12%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.01%) Codeception
14 18 (1.01%) Visual Studio
15 16 (0.90%) GitLab
15 16 (0.90%) JMeter
16 15 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 137 (7.70%) Finance
2 115 (6.46%) Marketing
3 105 (5.90%) Retail
4 47 (2.64%) Banking
5 32 (1.80%) Games
6 28 (1.57%) Advertising
7 19 (1.07%) Publishing
8 14 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.56%) Law
10 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.45%) Front Office
12 7 (0.39%) Back Office
12 7 (0.39%) Electronics
12 7 (0.39%) Local Government
12 7 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.34%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.22%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,235 (69.42%) Developer
2 621 (34.91%) PHP Developer
3 156 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 143 (8.04%) Magento Developer
5 138 (7.76%) Drupal Developer
6 125 (7.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 106 (5.96%) Web Developer
8 92 (5.17%) Senior Developer
9 82 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
10 77 (4.33%) HTML Developer
10 77 (4.33%) WordPress Developer
11 72 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
12 62 (3.49%) Analyst
13 60 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
14 56 (3.15%) Architect
15 53 (2.98%) PHP Web Developer
16 51 (2.87%) HTML CSS Developer
16 51 (2.87%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 51 (2.87%) Symfony Developer
17 48 (2.70%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (49.07%) HTML
2 786 (44.18%) CSS
3 307 (17.26%) HTML5
4 301 (16.92%) jQuery
5 232 (13.04%) CSS3
6 217 (12.20%) AngularJS
7 205 (11.52%) Symfony
8 188 (10.57%) Laravel
9 186 (10.46%) Node.js
10 180 (10.12%) .NET
11 175 (9.84%) LAMP
12 163 (9.16%) Web Services
13 149 (8.38%) Sass
14 143 (8.04%) React
15 136 (7.64%) RESTful
16 125 (7.03%) REST
17 111 (6.24%) XML
18 96 (5.40%) Ajax
19 92 (5.17%) JSON
20 78 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.67%) User Experience
3 62 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 34 (1.91%) Fintech
6 31 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.41%) Social Media
8 17 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 17 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 13 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.67%) iPad
12 10 (0.56%) CMDB
13 9 (0.51%) Clustering
13 9 (0.51%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.45%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.45%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.39%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 386 (21.70%) Linux
2 140 (7.87%) Unix
3 108 (6.07%) Windows
4 72 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 60 (3.37%) Android
7 27 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 19 (1.07%) CentOS
10 13 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.56%) AIX
12 7 (0.39%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.28%) Debian
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.22%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.11%) Fedora
15 2 (0.11%) Solaris
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (17.03%) Web Development
3 264 (14.84%) DevOps
4 224 (12.59%) E-Commerce
5 212 (11.92%) MVC
6 209 (11.75%) TDD
7 190 (10.68%) OO
8 166 (9.33%) Front End Development
9 123 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
10 121 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 106 (5.96%) OO PHP
11 106 (5.96%) Open Source
12 98 (5.51%) BDD
13 93 (5.23%) OOP
14 92 (5.17%) Scrum
15 88 (4.95%) Microservices
16 77 (4.33%) Software Engineering
17 72 (4.05%) Configuration Management
18 65 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
19 59 (3.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 891 (50.08%) JavaScript
2 356 (20.01%) Java
3 329 (18.49%) Python
4 236 (13.27%) SQL
5 202 (11.35%) Ruby
6 132 (7.42%) Bash Shell
7 122 (6.86%) C#
8 114 (6.41%) Perl
9 64 (3.60%) C++
10 44 (2.47%) Go
11 40 (2.25%) PHP 7
12 31 (1.74%) PHP 5
13 29 (1.63%) C
14 28 (1.57%) Scala
15 26 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 25 (1.41%) ES6
17 24 (1.35%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.29%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.96%) Korn
20 16 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.20%) SC Cleared
3 48 (2.70%) Degree
4 16 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.45%) DBS Check
5 8 (0.45%) PMP
6 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.28%) CHECK Team Member
6 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.22%) PhD
8 3 (0.17%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.11%) HNC
9 2 (0.11%) HND
9 2 (0.11%) OSCP
10 1 (0.056%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.49%) QA
2 17 (0.96%) SLA
3 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.28%) WCAG
5 4 (0.22%) GAAP
5 4 (0.22%) GCP
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.056%) MiFID
7 1 (0.056%) WAI
System Software
1 180 (10.12%) Docker
2 24 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.51%) vCloud
5 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.34%) oVirt
6 6 (0.34%) RHEV
7 5 (0.28%) Varnish
7 5 (0.28%) vSphere
8 3 (0.17%) Firmware
8 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) iptables
9 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.056%) Ceph
10 1 (0.056%) HDFS
10 1 (0.056%) KVM
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.056%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 136 (7.64%) Puppet
2 120 (6.75%) Ansible
3 106 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.04%) Kubernetes
5 47 (2.64%) Terraform
6 24 (1.35%) Nagios
7 18 (1.01%) Grafana
7 18 (1.01%) Kibana
7 18 (1.01%) Salt
8 17 (0.96%) logstash
9 15 (0.84%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.67%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.51%) Packer
12 8 (0.45%) collectd
12 8 (0.45%) SCCM
12 8 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.45%) StatsD
13 7 (0.39%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.34%) Marathon
14 6 (0.34%) Opsview
Vendors
1 105 (5.90%) Zend
2 99 (5.56%) Oracle
3 77 (4.33%) Microsoft
4 60 (3.37%) Google
5 50 (2.81%) Red Hat
6 38 (2.14%) Adobe
7 36 (2.02%) Splunk
8 32 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.74%) IBM
10 26 (1.46%) New Relic
10 26 (1.46%) VMware
11 21 (1.18%) Xamarin
12 20 (1.12%) Rackspace
13 18 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.96%) hybris
15 14 (0.79%) Sybase
16 13 (0.73%) Cognos
16 13 (0.73%) F5
16 13 (0.73%) Intershop
17 12 (0.67%) ServiceNow