Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 262 177 148
Rank change year-on-year -85 -29 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP 736 522 1,213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.56% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.72% 3.70% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 382 920
10th Percentile £306 £238 £275
25th Percentile £355 £308 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £500 £492 £488
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 9
10th Percentile - £21.31 £6.00
25th Percentile £35.00 - £14.08
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -17.74% -11.43%
75th Percentile £53.75 £38.75 £39.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £46.00 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -17.74% +16.32%

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 27,064 14,094 27,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.87% 42.06% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,015 10,019 19,159
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £444 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £485 £485
Median % change year-on-year +13.40% - +1.04%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £535 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +12.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 332 487
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.00 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.88 £23.94 £23.81
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%
75th Percentile £60.63 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +3.03%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -82 353 £450 +9.09% 232
North of England -32 136 £400 +6.67% 221
North West -31 72 £400 -0.62% 119
Yorkshire -24 62 £428 +15.93% 80
Midlands -47 57 £363 +18.37% 107
West Midlands -39 46 £363 +18.37% 62
South East -86 38 £400 +1.59% 108
South West -53 35 £400 +14.29% 73
East of England -48 27 £438 +33.59% 48
East Midlands -38 11 £356 +16.33% 44
North East -3 2 £350 -3.45% 22
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 415 (56.39%) JavaScript
2 227 (30.84%) CSS
3 221 (30.03%) MySQL
4 220 (29.89%) HTML
5 201 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (23.78%) Laravel
7 161 (21.88%) Java
8 137 (18.61%) AWS
9 136 (18.48%) React
10 133 (18.07%) Git (software)
11 132 (17.93%) Full Stack Development
12 130 (17.66%) Python
13 127 (17.26%) Software Engineering
14 126 (17.12%) C#
15 122 (16.58%) Node.js
16 118 (16.03%) SQL
17 114 (15.49%) AngularJS
17 114 (15.49%) DevOps
18 109 (14.81%) Azure
19 106 (14.40%) TDD
20 104 (14.13%) Docker
21 98 (13.32%) Vue.js
21 98 (13.32%) OO
22 95 (12.91%) MVC
23 94 (12.77%) Linux
24 87 (11.82%) OOP
24 87 (11.82%) Social Skills
25 82 (11.14%) jQuery
26 80 (10.87%) Web Development
27 76 (10.33%) HTML5

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 68 (9.24%) Drupal
2 57 (7.74%) WordPress
3 41 (5.57%) CMS
4 24 (3.26%) Apache
5 16 (2.17%) Moodle
6 13 (1.77%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.22%) Appian
8 9 (1.22%) IBM Domino
9 8 (1.09%) nginx
10 6 (0.82%) Confluence
11 5 (0.68%) Totara
12 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.54%) Jadu
12 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.41%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.27%) concrete5
14 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) Sketch
4 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.14%) InVision
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (4.76%) Magento
2 27 (3.67%) NetSuite
3 18 (2.45%) Shopify
4 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (18.61%) AWS
2 109 (14.81%) Azure
3 40 (5.43%) GitHub
4 31 (4.21%) GCP
5 20 (2.72%) Serverless
6 18 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.90%) SaaS
8 11 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.36%) GitHub Actions
10 9 (1.22%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.22%) Azure Monitor
10 9 (1.22%) PaaS
11 8 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.95%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.82%) npm
14 5 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
15 4 (0.54%) Matillion
15 4 (0.54%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.58%) Internet
2 17 (2.31%) DNS
3 12 (1.63%) SAN
4 10 (1.36%) Firewall
4 10 (1.36%) HTTP
5 6 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.68%) SNMP
7 4 (0.54%) DHCP
7 4 (0.54%) DMZ
8 3 (0.41%) FTP
9 2 (0.27%) 2G
9 2 (0.27%) DKIM
9 2 (0.27%) DMARC
9 2 (0.27%) Intranet
9 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.27%) MQTT
9 2 (0.27%) VoIP
10 1 (0.14%) 5G
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (0.14%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (30.03%) MySQL
2 48 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 35 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 32 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.26%) Redis
6 19 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (1.36%) CouchDB
9 8 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.95%) DB2
10 7 (0.95%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.95%) Tableau
11 6 (0.82%) GIS
11 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.68%) DTS
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 133 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.20%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.93%) JIRA
4 28 (3.80%) webpack
5 21 (2.85%) Cypress.io
6 19 (2.58%) PHPUnit
7 18 (2.45%) Selenium
8 16 (2.17%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.49%) Maven
11 11 (1.49%) Subversion
12 10 (1.36%) Gradle
12 10 (1.36%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.09%) ESLint
14 7 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.95%) gulp
15 6 (0.82%) GitLab
15 6 (0.82%) Grunt
General
1 87 (11.82%) Social Skills
2 44 (5.98%) Finance
3 30 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.94%) Retail
5 26 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.40%) Marketing
7 13 (1.77%) Banking
8 12 (1.63%) Games
9 11 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (0.82%) Front Office
12 6 (0.82%) Legal
13 5 (0.68%) Advertising
13 5 (0.68%) Billing
13 5 (0.68%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.41%) Electronics
15 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 470 (63.86%) Developer
2 256 (34.78%) PHP Developer
3 56 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
4 47 (6.39%) Senior Developer
5 43 (5.84%) Consultant
6 38 (5.16%) React Developer
7 37 (5.03%) Software Engineer
8 34 (4.62%) Drupal Developer
9 32 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 28 (3.80%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 27 (3.67%) NetSuite Consultant
12 25 (3.40%) Architect
13 23 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
13 23 (3.13%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.85%) WordPress Developer
15 20 (2.72%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.31%) Administrator
16 17 (2.31%) Lead Developer
17 16 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (30.84%) CSS
2 220 (29.89%) HTML
3 175 (23.78%) Laravel
4 136 (18.48%) React
5 122 (16.58%) Node.js
6 114 (15.49%) AngularJS
7 98 (13.32%) Vue.js
8 82 (11.14%) jQuery
9 76 (10.33%) HTML5
10 74 (10.05%) CSS3
10 74 (10.05%) XML
11 68 (9.24%) Symfony
12 67 (9.10%) Sass
13 66 (8.97%) .NET
14 63 (8.56%) REST
15 37 (5.03%) LAMP
15 37 (5.03%) RESTful
15 37 (5.03%) Web Services
16 30 (4.08%) LESS
17 25 (3.40%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (3.67%) User Experience
3 13 (1.77%) e-Learning
3 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (1.77%) Virtual Team
4 12 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.36%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.36%) Learning Management System
7 9 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.95%) SCORM
10 6 (0.82%) Blog
10 6 (0.82%) Legacy Applications
10 6 (0.82%) Legacy Code
10 6 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 94 (12.77%) Linux
2 37 (5.03%) Windows
3 20 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (2.58%) Unix
5 10 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.95%) CentOS
9 6 (0.82%) VMS
10 4 (0.54%) Android
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.54%) Solaris
10 4 (0.54%) SUSE
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) AIX
11 2 (0.27%) Fedora
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (17.93%) Full Stack Development
3 127 (17.26%) Software Engineering
4 114 (15.49%) DevOps
5 106 (14.40%) TDD
6 98 (13.32%) OO
7 95 (12.91%) MVC
8 87 (11.82%) OOP
9 80 (10.87%) Web Development
10 68 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (8.02%) Test Automation
12 55 (7.47%) E-Commerce
13 49 (6.66%) Migration
14 38 (5.16%) Clean Code
15 37 (5.03%) Front End Development
16 36 (4.89%) SOLID
17 30 (4.08%) Data Migration
18 29 (3.94%) Microservices
18 29 (3.94%) Unit Testing
19 27 (3.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 415 (56.39%) JavaScript
2 161 (21.88%) Java
3 130 (17.66%) Python
4 126 (17.12%) C#
5 118 (16.03%) SQL
6 68 (9.24%) Go
7 60 (8.15%) Perl
7 60 (8.15%) Ruby
8 49 (6.66%) TypeScript
9 43 (5.84%) Bash
10 25 (3.40%) PowerShell
11 24 (3.26%) ES6
12 22 (2.99%) VB.NET
13 19 (2.58%) PHP 7
14 18 (2.45%) VB
15 12 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.09%) C++
16 8 (1.09%) VBA
16 8 (1.09%) VBScript
17 7 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (2.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (1.90%) Degree
3 13 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.68%) CISSP
5 5 (0.68%) CSSLP
6 4 (0.54%) CEH
6 4 (0.54%) GIAC
6 4 (0.54%) RHCE
7 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.41%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.27%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.16%) QA
2 26 (3.53%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.09%) GDPR
4 7 (0.95%) WCAG
5 4 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (14.13%) Docker
2 20 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (0.41%) NFS
5 3 (0.41%) vSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.27%) Postfix
6 2 (0.27%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.14%) iptables
7 1 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 55 (7.47%) Ansible
2 53 (7.20%) Terraform
3 37 (5.03%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.17%) Puppet
5 14 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.49%) Grafana
7 9 (1.22%) Argo
7 9 (1.22%) Packer
7 9 (1.22%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.09%) Kibana
8 8 (1.09%) Nessus
9 4 (0.54%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.54%) HP Fortify
9 4 (0.54%) WebInspect
10 3 (0.41%) QRadar
10 3 (0.41%) SCCM
10 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.27%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (4.89%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.80%) Google
2 28 (3.80%) Oracle
2 28 (3.80%) Zend
3 27 (3.67%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.40%) VMware
5 16 (2.17%) HP
6 14 (1.90%) MuleSoft
7 13 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.63%) SAP
9 11 (1.49%) hybris
9 11 (1.49%) WooCommerce
10 10 (1.36%) Apple
10 10 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.36%) Dell
11 9 (1.22%) Xerox
12 8 (1.09%) Checkmarx
12 8 (1.09%) OutSystems
12 8 (1.09%) Splunk
13 7 (0.95%) IBM