Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 147 137
Rank change year-on-year -36 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 452 1,363 1,937
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.83% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.47% 4.39% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 1,064 1,470
Median daily rate £363 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -9.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -2.68% -17.80%
10th Percentile £21.34 £6.00 £13.65
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.75 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -13.33%

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 13,038 31,037 42,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.56% 41.60% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,646 21,618 30,483
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £320
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 619 621
Median hourly rate £37.00 £43.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.94% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.24 £17.00
90th Percentile £58.73 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.85
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.57% +4.61%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 -12 215 £400 -9.86% 155
North of England -13 71 £350 -6.67% 256
South East +61 45 £425 +6.25% 107
Midlands +14 39 £300 - 122
North West -25 36 £350 - 143
Yorkshire +9 32 £325 -18.75% 79
South West +7 28 £350 - 102
West Midlands +15 25 £288 -4.17% 81
East of England -4 22 £293 -29.52% 41
East Midlands +20 14 £313 +13.64% 41
North East +32 3 £363 -6.45% 34
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 201 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 148 (32.74%) HTML
3 147 (32.52%) CSS
4 121 (26.77%) Laravel
5 109 (24.12%) Git (software)
6 101 (22.35%) MySQL
6 101 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
7 94 (20.80%) Docker
8 93 (20.58%) Python
9 88 (19.47%) AWS
10 84 (18.58%) Java
11 75 (16.59%) Linux
12 70 (15.49%) DevOps
13 63 (13.94%) SQL
14 59 (13.05%) AngularJS
15 56 (12.39%) Vue.js
16 55 (12.17%) Kubernetes
16 55 (12.17%) Web Development
17 54 (11.95%) React
18 52 (11.50%) Azure
19 51 (11.28%) HTML5
20 46 (10.18%) Jenkins
20 46 (10.18%) Symfony
20 46 (10.18%) jQuery
20 46 (10.18%) Software Engineering
21 45 (9.96%) C#
21 45 (9.96%) .NET
22 44 (9.73%) WordPress
23 43 (9.51%) JIRA
24 42 (9.29%) Node.js

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 44 (9.73%) WordPress
2 21 (4.65%) Apache
3 19 (4.20%) Confluence
3 19 (4.20%) Drupal
4 18 (3.98%) nginx
5 17 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.88%) CMS
7 8 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.11%) Moodle
10 4 (0.88%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.66%) Jadu
11 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.66%) PrestaShop
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.44%) Totara
13 1 (0.22%) bbPress
13 1 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.22%) InVision
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Quicktime
3 1 (0.22%) Sketch
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
3 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 28 (6.19%) Magento
2 7 (1.55%) Shopify
3 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.44%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 88 (19.47%) AWS
2 52 (11.50%) Azure
3 19 (4.20%) GCP
3 19 (4.20%) Serverless
4 18 (3.98%) GitHub
5 13 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.88%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 6 (1.33%) PaaS
8 6 (1.33%) SaaS
9 5 (1.11%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.11%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.88%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.88%) npm
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.88%) DNS
1 13 (2.88%) Firewall
2 8 (1.77%) SSL
3 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.33%) BGP
4 6 (1.33%) MPLS
5 5 (1.11%) SNMP
6 4 (0.88%) HTTP
6 4 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.88%) LAN
6 4 (0.88%) Network Security
6 4 (0.88%) VPN
6 4 (0.88%) WAN
7 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.66%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.44%) Intranet
8 2 (0.44%) Junos
8 2 (0.44%) OSPF
9 1 (0.22%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (22.35%) MySQL
2 21 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.98%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.43%) Redis
7 10 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.21%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.77%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.33%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.11%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.88%) Big Data
12 4 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 109 (24.12%) Git (software)
2 46 (10.18%) Jenkins
3 43 (9.51%) JIRA
4 16 (3.54%) Selenium
5 13 (2.88%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.77%) gulp
6 8 (1.77%) webpack
7 7 (1.55%) fastlane
7 7 (1.55%) Xcode
8 5 (1.11%) GitLab
9 4 (0.88%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.88%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.88%) Grunt
9 4 (0.88%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.88%) sqlmap
9 4 (0.88%) Subversion
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.66%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (5.75%) Finance
2 20 (4.42%) Marketing
3 12 (2.65%) Retail
4 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.21%) Law
6 8 (1.77%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.11%) Banking
7 5 (1.11%) Dutch Language
8 4 (0.88%) French Language
9 3 (0.66%) Advertising
9 3 (0.66%) Games
9 3 (0.66%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 305 (67.48%) Developer
2 151 (33.41%) PHP Developer
3 34 (7.52%) Full Stack Developer
4 27 (5.97%) Backend Developer
5 26 (5.75%) WordPress Developer
6 25 (5.53%) Senior Developer
7 23 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (4.87%) Architect
9 18 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (3.98%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 18 (3.98%) React Developer
10 17 (3.76%) Magento Developer
11 16 (3.54%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.32%) Security Engineer
13 13 (2.88%) PHP Software Engineer
13 13 (2.88%) Web Developer
14 11 (2.43%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.43%) Test Engineer
15 10 (2.21%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (32.74%) HTML
2 147 (32.52%) CSS
3 121 (26.77%) Laravel
4 59 (13.05%) AngularJS
5 56 (12.39%) Vue.js
6 54 (11.95%) React
7 51 (11.28%) HTML5
8 46 (10.18%) jQuery
8 46 (10.18%) Symfony
9 45 (9.96%) .NET
10 42 (9.29%) Node.js
11 41 (9.07%) CSS3
12 32 (7.08%) REST
13 31 (6.86%) LAMP
14 29 (6.42%) Sass
14 29 (6.42%) Web Services
15 23 (5.09%) Vuetify.js
16 22 (4.87%) LESS
17 19 (4.20%) ASP.NET
18 18 (3.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.42%) User Experience
2 19 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.21%) iPad
6 10 (2.21%) iPhone
7 9 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.77%) Social Media
9 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.33%) NHS
9 6 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.66%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.66%) Equities
13 2 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.59%) Linux
2 15 (3.32%) Apple iOS
2 15 (3.32%) Windows
3 11 (2.43%) Android
4 10 (2.21%) Ubuntu
4 10 (2.21%) Unix
5 7 (1.55%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.11%) CentOS
7 4 (0.88%) Debian
7 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.49%) DevOps
3 55 (12.17%) Web Development
4 46 (10.18%) Software Engineering
5 42 (9.29%) TDD
6 36 (7.96%) MVC
7 35 (7.74%) Microservices
8 32 (7.08%) Front End Development
9 31 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 27 (5.97%) API Development
10 27 (5.97%) Open Source
11 23 (5.09%) Scrum
12 22 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (4.87%) Test Automation
13 20 (4.42%) Migration
14 19 (4.20%) Information Security
15 18 (3.98%) OO
15 18 (3.98%) OWASP
15 18 (3.98%) Unit Testing
16 17 (3.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 93 (20.58%) Python
3 84 (18.58%) Java
4 63 (13.94%) SQL
5 45 (9.96%) C#
6 29 (6.42%) Perl
7 24 (5.31%) Bash Shell
8 20 (4.42%) PHP 7
9 19 (4.20%) C++
9 19 (4.20%) Ruby
10 18 (3.98%) Go
11 16 (3.54%) C
12 15 (3.32%) Apple Swift
13 13 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.88%) TypeScript
14 11 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.43%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.33%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.33%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (2.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (1.99%) Degree
3 5 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.22%) CCIE
4 1 (0.22%) CCNP
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.87%) QA
2 13 (2.88%) NIST
3 12 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.33%) GDPR
4 6 (1.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.44%) NCSC
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (20.80%) Docker
2 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) PowerDNS
3 2 (0.44%) vCloud
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) iptables
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (12.17%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.65%) Terraform
3 19 (4.20%) Ansible
4 13 (2.88%) Puppet
5 11 (2.43%) HP ALM
5 11 (2.43%) HP Fortify
6 8 (1.77%) Netcool
7 7 (1.55%) Nagios
8 4 (0.88%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.88%) Icinga
8 4 (0.88%) Opsview
8 4 (0.88%) Packer
9 3 (0.66%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.66%) Kibana
9 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.44%) cPanel
11 1 (0.22%) Grafana
11 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (5.09%) Oracle
2 16 (3.54%) HP
3 14 (3.10%) AppDynamics
4 13 (2.88%) Apple
5 12 (2.65%) Google
6 11 (2.43%) Black Duck
6 11 (2.43%) Micro Focus
6 11 (2.43%) Qualys
6 11 (2.43%) Sonatype
7 9 (1.99%) WooCommerce
8 8 (1.77%) Adobe
8 8 (1.77%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.77%) SevOne
8 8 (1.77%) Zend
9 7 (1.55%) Cisco
9 7 (1.55%) SAP
10 6 (1.33%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.11%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com