Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 126 139
Rank change year-on-year -29 +13 -53
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,368 2,007 1,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.75% 2.15% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.14% 4.79% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,011 1,447 1,282
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -15.23% +139.68%
10th Percentile £6.00 £13.65 £26.00
90th Percentile £40.65 £35.00 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.91% +139.68%

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 33,068 41,937 37,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.36% 44.91% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,169 29,727 26,523
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 655 745
England median hourly rate £44.53 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.20 £17.35 £16.30
90th Percentile £55.55 £52.50 £53.45
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 -29 539 £438 +6.06% 356
North of England -2 266 £375 - 381
South East -39 181 £413 +10.00% 205
North West +7 159 £350 -6.67% 215
Midlands +19 136 £300 -25.00% 182
South West -45 136 £350 +1.45% 203
East of England +52 103 £400 +3.90% 108
Yorkshire -31 97 £400 +12.60% 119
West Midlands +18 86 £300 -25.00% 91
East Midlands +11 44 £300 -25.00% 91
North East +15 10 £375 +15.38% 47
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 690 (50.44%) JavaScript
2 504 (36.84%) HTML
3 477 (34.87%) CSS
4 426 (31.14%) MySQL
5 387 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
6 352 (25.73%) Laravel
7 286 (20.91%) Linux
8 260 (19.01%) Git (software)
9 253 (18.49%) Java
10 237 (17.32%) Python
11 222 (16.23%) DevOps
12 219 (16.01%) AngularJS
13 217 (15.86%) jQuery
14 200 (14.62%) Node.js
15 193 (14.11%) AWS
16 190 (13.89%) React
17 180 (13.16%) Docker
18 173 (12.65%) E-Commerce
19 172 (12.57%) SQL
20 165 (12.06%) LAMP
21 158 (11.55%) MVC
22 154 (11.26%) HTML5
23 149 (10.89%) TDD
24 146 (10.67%) Front End Development
25 142 (10.38%) Drupal
26 141 (10.31%) Web Development
27 140 (10.23%) WordPress
28 136 (9.94%) Symfony
29 126 (9.21%) OO
30 125 (9.14%) Scrum

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
1 142 (10.38%) Drupal
2 140 (10.23%) WordPress
3 98 (7.16%) Apache
4 87 (6.36%) CMS
5 35 (2.56%) Confluence
5 35 (2.56%) nginx
6 25 (1.83%) Moodle
7 23 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.39%) IIS
9 15 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.02%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.66%) Totara
13 8 (0.58%) Ethereum
13 8 (0.58%) Hyperledger
14 7 (0.51%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.37%) Jadu
15 5 (0.37%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 25 (1.83%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.37%) Zeplin
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.29%) Sketch
6 4 (0.29%) SPSS
6 4 (0.29%) Stata
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.073%) InVision
Business Applications
1 98 (7.16%) Magento
2 8 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.58%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.37%) Shopify
4 2 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.15%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.073%) Odoo
5 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.073%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 193 (14.11%) AWS
2 81 (5.92%) Azure
3 59 (4.31%) Serverless
4 53 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
6 45 (3.29%) GitHub
7 42 (3.07%) GCP
8 27 (1.97%) SaaS
9 26 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.54%) CloudFront
10 21 (1.54%) npm
11 15 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.02%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (0.88%) PaaS
13 12 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.90%) Internet
2 25 (1.83%) HTTP
3 23 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.46%) DNS
5 17 (1.24%) Firewall
6 16 (1.17%) SSH
7 8 (0.58%) SSL
8 7 (0.51%) Broadband
8 7 (0.51%) IPFS
8 7 (0.51%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 7 (0.51%) SAN
9 6 (0.44%) Intranet
10 5 (0.37%) FTP
10 5 (0.37%) Skype
11 4 (0.29%) Extranet
11 4 (0.29%) LAN
11 4 (0.29%) SNMP
11 4 (0.29%) WAN
11 4 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (31.14%) MySQL
2 79 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 65 (4.75%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (2.92%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.39%) Redis
10 17 (1.24%) MariaDB
11 15 (1.10%) DB2
12 14 (1.02%) Blockchain
12 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (0.95%) Big Data
13 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.88%) BigQuery
14 12 (0.88%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.73%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 260 (19.01%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.73%) JIRA
3 80 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.78%) Selenium
5 35 (2.56%) Grunt
6 34 (2.49%) webpack
7 31 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 30 (2.19%) Vagrant
9 26 (1.90%) gulp
9 26 (1.90%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.32%) Subversion
11 17 (1.24%) PHPUnit
12 16 (1.17%) Mocha
13 12 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (0.73%) Bower
14 10 (0.73%) Maven
14 10 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.66%) Ant
15 9 (0.66%) GitLab
15 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (7.82%) Finance
2 68 (4.97%) Retail
3 59 (4.31%) Marketing
4 50 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.85%) Games
6 32 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 28 (2.05%) Back Office
8 23 (1.68%) Law
9 17 (1.24%) Banking
10 14 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.02%) Publishing
11 11 (0.80%) Electronics
12 7 (0.51%) Advertising
13 6 (0.44%) Legal
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,021 (74.63%) Developer
2 545 (39.84%) PHP Developer
3 94 (6.87%) Full Stack Developer
4 89 (6.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 84 (6.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 82 (5.99%) Senior Developer
7 74 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 64 (4.68%) Magento Developer
9 61 (4.46%) Drupal Developer
10 59 (4.31%) Web Developer
11 53 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
11 53 (3.87%) WordPress Developer
12 44 (3.22%) Senior PHP Developer
13 35 (2.56%) AWS DevOps
13 35 (2.56%) React Developer
14 34 (2.49%) Angular Developer
15 33 (2.41%) AWS Engineer
16 32 (2.34%) Software Developer
17 31 (2.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.19%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (36.84%) HTML
2 477 (34.87%) CSS
3 352 (25.73%) Laravel
4 219 (16.01%) AngularJS
5 217 (15.86%) jQuery
6 200 (14.62%) Node.js
7 190 (13.89%) React
8 165 (12.06%) LAMP
9 154 (11.26%) HTML5
10 136 (9.94%) Symfony
11 124 (9.06%) .NET
12 119 (8.70%) Vue.js
13 113 (8.26%) RESTful
13 113 (8.26%) Sass
13 113 (8.26%) Web Services
14 98 (7.16%) CSS3
15 86 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 66 (4.82%) JSON
17 58 (4.24%) REST
18 55 (4.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (6.58%) User Experience
3 67 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 31 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.39%) W3C
8 18 (1.32%) Social Media
9 17 (1.24%) e-Learning
10 15 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.80%) Bitcoin
12 11 (0.80%) Graphic Design
13 10 (0.73%) Clustering
13 10 (0.73%) Vector Graphics
14 9 (0.66%) EPoS
15 8 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.58%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.58%) Replication
16 7 (0.51%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 286 (20.91%) Linux
2 97 (7.09%) Windows
3 36 (2.63%) Unix
4 31 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.05%) CentOS
5 28 (2.05%) Ubuntu
6 26 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.32%) Android
8 15 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.80%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.29%) VMS
12 3 (0.22%) Debian
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.15%) AIX
13 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 1 (0.073%) VME
14 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (16.23%) DevOps
3 173 (12.65%) E-Commerce
4 158 (11.55%) MVC
5 149 (10.89%) TDD
6 146 (10.67%) Front End Development
7 141 (10.31%) Web Development
8 126 (9.21%) OO
9 125 (9.14%) Scrum
10 90 (6.58%) Software Engineering
11 82 (5.99%) Test Automation
12 81 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 79 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
13 79 (5.77%) Microservices
13 79 (5.77%) OO PHP
14 75 (5.48%) OOP
15 74 (5.41%) BDD
16 71 (5.19%) Open Source
17 70 (5.12%) Computer Science
18 64 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 690 (50.44%) JavaScript
2 253 (18.49%) Java
3 237 (17.32%) Python
4 172 (12.57%) SQL
5 80 (5.85%) Bash Shell
6 73 (5.34%) PHP 7
7 71 (5.19%) Ruby
8 70 (5.12%) C#
9 67 (4.90%) TypeScript
10 59 (4.31%) Perl
11 48 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 42 (3.07%) C++
13 31 (2.27%) C
14 27 (1.97%) ES6
14 27 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.90%) PHP 5
16 22 (1.61%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.24%) Go
18 17 (1.24%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (5.48%) Degree
2 39 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.51%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.37%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.29%) SANS
10 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CEH
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CISSP
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.15%) MCP
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.073%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.07%) QA
2 12 (0.88%) SLA
3 10 (0.73%) GDPR
4 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.073%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 180 (13.16%) Docker
2 19 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.44%) Varnish
6 4 (0.29%) RACF
6 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) Samba
7 2 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.073%) HDFS
8 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.073%) vSphere
8 1 (0.073%) XenApp
8 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 69 (5.04%) Ansible
3 67 (4.90%) Terraform
4 39 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (2.63%) Puppet
6 13 (0.95%) HAProxy
7 12 (0.88%) WMI
8 11 (0.80%) Nagios
9 7 (0.51%) Grafana
10 6 (0.44%) Packer
10 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.37%) Graphite
11 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.37%) Salt
12 4 (0.29%) Kibana
12 4 (0.29%) logstash
12 4 (0.29%) StatsD
13 3 (0.22%) Cacti
13 3 (0.22%) QRadar
13 3 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 80 (5.85%) Zend
2 58 (4.24%) Oracle
3 51 (3.73%) Google
4 36 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 31 (2.27%) SAP
6 22 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.24%) IBM
8 16 (1.17%) MuleSoft
9 13 (0.95%) Adobe
9 13 (0.95%) New Relic
10 11 (0.80%) Cisco
10 11 (0.80%) Sitecore
11 10 (0.73%) WooCommerce
12 9 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.66%) NCR
12 9 (0.66%) VMware
13 8 (0.58%) HubSpot
13 8 (0.58%) Remedy
13 8 (0.58%) Splunk
13 8 (0.58%) Xamarin