Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 127 121
Rank change year-on-year -40 -6 -33
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,409 1,830 1,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.98% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 4.53% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 1,336 1,245
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £253 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 21
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.29% -31.17% +86.17%
10th Percentile £26.45 £14.55 £14.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £35.00
% change year-on-year +45.29% -31.17% +100.00%

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 35,810 40,424 35,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.02% 43.80% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,039 28,418 24,270
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 727 761
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% - +7.79%
10th Percentile £19.73 £17.50 £17.77
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.52% -1.81% +9.21%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -6 633 £430 +7.50% 199
North of England -26 254 £325 -13.33% 252
South East -44 200 £425 +13.33% 151
South West -14 144 £338 -7.53% 136
Midlands -11 135 £356 +1.79% 213
North West -20 130 £325 -10.34% 135
Yorkshire -27 107 £325 -16.13% 88
West Midlands -5 94 £344 -8.33% 94
East of England -32 38 £364 -2.93% 51
East Midlands -16 32 £350 - 118
North East +31 17 £400 +23.84% 29
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 723 (51.31%) JavaScript
2 564 (40.03%) CSS
3 563 (39.96%) HTML
4 433 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
5 430 (30.52%) MySQL
6 359 (25.48%) Linux
7 320 (22.71%) Git (software)
8 301 (21.36%) Java
9 263 (18.67%) Laravel
10 258 (18.31%) jQuery
11 256 (18.17%) Python
12 213 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
13 211 (14.98%) SQL
14 196 (13.91%) Docker
15 194 (13.77%) Web Development
16 185 (13.13%) DevOps
17 182 (12.92%) TDD
18 173 (12.28%) WordPress
19 169 (11.99%) Symfony
20 167 (11.85%) AngularJS
21 166 (11.78%) MVC
22 158 (11.21%) Node.js
23 157 (11.14%) HTML5
24 151 (10.72%) OO
25 149 (10.57%) .NET
25 149 (10.57%) E-Commerce
26 146 (10.36%) Drupal
27 140 (9.94%) React
28 133 (9.44%) Jenkins
29 130 (9.23%) LAMP

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
1 173 (12.28%) WordPress
2 146 (10.36%) Drupal
3 118 (8.37%) CMS
4 101 (7.17%) Apache
5 53 (3.76%) Confluence
6 26 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.63%) nginx
8 22 (1.56%) IIS
9 21 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.35%) Moodle
11 17 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.06%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.92%) Ethereum
13 13 (0.92%) Hyperledger
14 9 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.57%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.50%) Mendix
Applications
1 31 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 22 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.50%) Sketch
6 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.35%) SPSS
7 5 (0.35%) Stata
8 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 83 (5.89%) Magento
2 13 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.92%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 5 (0.35%) Shopify
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.071%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.071%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 213 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.54%) GitHub
4 38 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.56%) SaaS
7 18 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (1.28%) Serverless
8 17 (1.21%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.21%) npm
9 16 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.06%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.92%) MailChimp
12 13 (0.92%) PaaS
13 10 (0.71%) CloudFront
14 9 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.57%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.56%) HTTP
2 29 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.99%) Internet
4 24 (1.70%) SSH
5 20 (1.42%) DNS
6 12 (0.85%) IPFS
6 12 (0.85%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 11 (0.78%) Firewall
8 10 (0.71%) FTP
9 8 (0.57%) SAN
9 8 (0.57%) SSL
9 8 (0.57%) WebEx
10 5 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (0.35%) Skype
10 5 (0.35%) SMTP
10 5 (0.35%) SNMP
11 4 (0.28%) DHCP
11 4 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.28%) Network Security
11 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (30.52%) MySQL
2 94 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 43 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 36 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (1.28%) MariaDB
9 17 (1.21%) Blockchain
10 16 (1.14%) DB2
11 14 (0.99%) Big Data
12 12 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.71%) Redis
13 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.57%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.50%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 320 (22.71%) Git (software)
2 133 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 107 (7.59%) JIRA
4 46 (3.26%) gulp
5 42 (2.98%) Selenium
6 39 (2.77%) Bitbucket
7 31 (2.20%) Grunt
7 31 (2.20%) webpack
8 20 (1.42%) PhpStorm
9 18 (1.28%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.14%) PHPUnit
10 16 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.06%) Subversion
11 15 (1.06%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.99%) SonarQube
13 13 (0.92%) Maven
14 12 (0.85%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.85%) GitLab
15 11 (0.78%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.78%) GoCD
General
1 110 (7.81%) Finance
2 67 (4.76%) Marketing
3 60 (4.26%) Retail
4 56 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.92%) Banking
6 23 (1.63%) Law
7 21 (1.49%) Legal
8 20 (1.42%) Advertising
8 20 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.35%) Publishing
10 17 (1.21%) Games
11 9 (0.64%) Electronics
12 6 (0.43%) Automotive
12 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Military
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
14 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,052 (74.66%) Developer
2 520 (36.91%) PHP Developer
3 95 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 95 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
4 78 (5.54%) Web Developer
5 70 (4.97%) WordPress Developer
6 69 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 69 (4.90%) Drupal Developer
7 67 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 58 (4.12%) Java Developer
9 56 (3.97%) Magento Developer
10 52 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
11 39 (2.77%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 38 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
13 36 (2.56%) Software Developer
14 32 (2.27%) Consultant
15 31 (2.20%) PHP Web Developer
16 30 (2.13%) Analyst
16 30 (2.13%) AWS DevOps
16 30 (2.13%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (40.03%) CSS
2 563 (39.96%) HTML
3 263 (18.67%) Laravel
4 258 (18.31%) jQuery
5 169 (11.99%) Symfony
6 167 (11.85%) AngularJS
7 158 (11.21%) Node.js
8 157 (11.14%) HTML5
9 149 (10.57%) .NET
10 140 (9.94%) React
11 130 (9.23%) LAMP
12 118 (8.37%) Sass
13 112 (7.95%) Web Services
14 100 (7.10%) CSS3
15 95 (6.74%) RESTful
16 94 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 84 (5.96%) SOAP
18 79 (5.61%) REST
18 79 (5.61%) Vue.js
19 74 (5.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.61%) User Experience
2 60 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 30 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.63%) Social Media
8 21 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.14%) Bitcoin
9 16 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 14 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 13 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.78%) W3C
14 10 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.71%) Graphic Design
14 10 (0.71%) NHS
15 8 (0.57%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 359 (25.48%) Linux
2 109 (7.74%) Windows
3 88 (6.25%) Unix
4 30 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.99%) Android
7 22 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.64%) CentOS
11 5 (0.35%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Debian
12 4 (0.28%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.14%) Gentoo
13 2 (0.14%) VME
14 1 (0.071%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (13.77%) Web Development
3 185 (13.13%) DevOps
4 182 (12.92%) TDD
5 166 (11.78%) MVC
6 151 (10.72%) OO
7 149 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 129 (9.16%) Scrum
9 125 (8.87%) Front End Development
10 109 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (7.10%) Software Engineering
12 97 (6.88%) OO PHP
13 90 (6.39%) OOP
14 89 (6.32%) Microservices
15 86 (6.10%) Open Source
16 81 (5.75%) Test Automation
17 71 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (4.76%) Unit Testing
19 64 (4.54%) BDD
20 60 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 723 (51.31%) JavaScript
2 301 (21.36%) Java
3 256 (18.17%) Python
4 211 (14.98%) SQL
5 118 (8.37%) Bash Shell
6 85 (6.03%) Perl
7 82 (5.82%) C#
8 78 (5.54%) Ruby
9 62 (4.40%) PHP 7
10 60 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 48 (3.41%) C++
12 40 (2.84%) TypeScript
13 38 (2.70%) C
14 37 (2.63%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.99%) ES6
16 24 (1.70%) PHP 5
17 20 (1.42%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.42%) Scala
18 19 (1.35%) Go
19 18 (1.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 74 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.05%) Degree
4 13 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.71%) CHECK Team Member
6 9 (0.64%) SANS
7 8 (0.57%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.43%) PMP
9 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) CISSP
10 4 (0.28%) OSCP
11 3 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.21%) OCA
11 3 (0.21%) OCAJ
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.14%) CISA
12 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.97%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) GDPR
3 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.35%) SLA
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.14%) WCAG
7 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.071%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.071%) WAI
System Software
1 196 (13.91%) Docker
2 17 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.50%) Shibboleth
5 6 (0.43%) Varnish
5 6 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.35%) RACF
7 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.071%) KVM
8 1 (0.071%) NFS
8 1 (0.071%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 63 (4.47%) Ansible
3 60 (4.26%) Terraform
4 46 (3.26%) Puppet
5 30 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.64%) Nagios
6 9 (0.64%) WMI
7 7 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.50%) Mesos
8 6 (0.43%) logstash
9 5 (0.35%) cPanel
9 5 (0.35%) Graphite
9 5 (0.35%) Kibana
9 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.28%) Grafana
10 4 (0.28%) QRadar
10 4 (0.28%) Rancher
10 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.28%) StatsD
Vendors
1 102 (7.24%) Zend
2 84 (5.96%) Oracle
3 48 (3.41%) Google
4 39 (2.77%) Microsoft
5 29 (2.06%) SAP
6 24 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.21%) VMware
8 16 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.99%) Adobe
10 14 (0.99%) MuleSoft
10 14 (0.99%) New Relic
11 12 (0.85%) WooCommerce
12 11 (0.78%) Tableau
13 9 (0.64%) Dynatrace
14 8 (0.57%) Remedy
14 8 (0.57%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.57%) Splunk
15 7 (0.50%) IBM
15 7 (0.50%) ServiceNow