Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 141 149
Rank change year-on-year -33 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing PHP 591 1,131 1,687
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.54% 1.87% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.69% 4.53% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 882 1,311
Median daily rate £393 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.85% +5.77% +2.63%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £258
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £393 £411 £390
% change year-on-year -4.56% +5.45% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +6.87%
10th Percentile £21.41 £10.85 £23.57
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.25 £39.93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +6.87%

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 15,997 24,969 39,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.77% 41.21% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,283 17,718 28,557
Median daily rate £490 £490 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.10% +1.24% +1.89%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 454 582
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.04 £16.65 £17.52
90th Percentile £59.38 £56.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 -46 263 £425 -5.56% 201
North of England +25 114 £344 -8.33% 303
North West +5 67 £350 -12.50% 183
South East -8 50 £365 -14.12% 124
Midlands +31 46 £300 - 163
Yorkshire +31 43 £338 -5.26% 90
East of England +14 37 £381 -10.29% 49
South West -4 33 £368 -0.68% 124
West Midlands +38 26 £288 -8.00% 98
East Midlands +7 20 £300 +6.67% 65
North East +27 4 £450 +28.57% 30
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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.

1 296 (50.08%) JavaScript
2 219 (37.06%) HTML
3 218 (36.89%) CSS
4 167 (28.26%) Laravel
5 146 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (22.84%) Git (software)
7 132 (22.34%) Docker
8 131 (22.17%) MySQL
9 106 (17.94%) AWS
10 102 (17.26%) DevOps
11 90 (15.23%) Symfony
12 83 (14.04%) Python
13 82 (13.87%) Web Development
13 82 (13.87%) AngularJS
14 80 (13.54%) React
15 79 (13.37%) HTML5
15 79 (13.37%) Java
16 78 (13.20%) SQL
17 75 (12.69%) Linux
18 74 (12.52%) MVC
18 74 (12.52%) Vue.js
19 73 (12.35%) WordPress
20 71 (12.01%) CSS3
21 68 (11.51%) Software Engineering
22 65 (11.00%) jQuery
23 61 (10.32%) Azure
23 61 (10.32%) Jenkins
24 59 (9.98%) E-Commerce
25 58 (9.81%) Kubernetes
26 54 (9.14%) 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 73 (12.35%) WordPress
2 26 (4.40%) Drupal
3 23 (3.89%) CMS
4 22 (3.72%) Apache
5 20 (3.38%) Confluence
5 20 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.88%) Jadu
7 13 (2.20%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.35%) nginx
9 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.85%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.51%) JBoss
12 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.34%) Moodle
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.34%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Chatbot
2 6 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.68%) Sketch
4 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.17%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 46 (7.78%) Magento
2 11 (1.86%) Shopify
3 2 (0.34%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.34%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 106 (17.94%) AWS
2 61 (10.32%) Azure
3 25 (4.23%) GitHub
4 22 (3.72%) Serverless
5 20 (3.38%) GCP
6 19 (3.21%) PaaS
7 16 (2.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 14 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (2.37%) Oracle CX
9 11 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.69%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.52%) SaaS
12 7 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.02%) IaaS
14 4 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.68%) Heroku
14 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.88%) Firewall
2 13 (2.20%) HTTP
3 12 (2.03%) DNS
4 10 (1.69%) SSL
5 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.02%) BGP
6 6 (1.02%) MPLS
6 6 (1.02%) SSH
7 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.85%) Internet
7 5 (0.85%) LAN
7 5 (0.85%) SNMP
7 5 (0.85%) WAN
8 4 (0.68%) FTP
8 4 (0.68%) Network Security
9 2 (0.34%) Broadband
9 2 (0.34%) Intranet
9 2 (0.34%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) Extranet
10 1 (0.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (22.17%) MySQL
2 28 (4.74%) NoSQL
3 26 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (3.89%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.54%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.35%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.18%) Redis
10 4 (0.68%) Big Data
10 4 (0.68%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.51%) Power BI
12 2 (0.34%) DbVisualizer
12 2 (0.34%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 135 (22.84%) Git (software)
2 61 (10.32%) Jenkins
3 46 (7.78%) JIRA
4 15 (2.54%) Selenium
5 12 (2.03%) gulp
6 11 (1.86%) Xcode
7 10 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.69%) fastlane
8 8 (1.35%) webpack
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (1.02%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.85%) CocoaPods
11 5 (0.85%) Grunt
11 5 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (0.68%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.68%) sqlmap
General
1 36 (6.09%) Finance
2 33 (5.58%) Marketing
3 18 (3.05%) Retail
4 17 (2.88%) Law
5 14 (2.37%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.20%) Banking
6 13 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.03%) Local Government
8 8 (1.35%) French Language
8 8 (1.35%) Games
9 6 (1.02%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.51%) Advertising
10 3 (0.51%) Billing
10 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 418 (70.73%) Developer
2 218 (36.89%) PHP Developer
3 54 (9.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 35 (5.92%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 33 (5.58%) React Developer
6 32 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 29 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 28 (4.74%) Backend Developer
8 28 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 27 (4.57%) Architect
9 27 (4.57%) Web Developer
9 27 (4.57%) WordPress Developer
10 22 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.55%) Magento Developer
12 17 (2.88%) Consultant
12 17 (2.88%) Symfony Developer
13 15 (2.54%) PHP Web Developer
14 14 (2.37%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 14 (2.37%) Technical Architect
15 13 (2.20%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (37.06%) HTML
2 218 (36.89%) CSS
3 167 (28.26%) Laravel
4 90 (15.23%) Symfony
5 82 (13.87%) AngularJS
6 80 (13.54%) React
7 79 (13.37%) HTML5
8 74 (12.52%) Vue.js
9 71 (12.01%) CSS3
10 65 (11.00%) jQuery
11 54 (9.14%) Node.js
12 53 (8.97%) .NET
13 52 (8.80%) Web Services
14 46 (7.78%) Sass
15 41 (6.94%) REST
16 38 (6.43%) JSON
17 37 (6.26%) LAMP
18 32 (5.41%) RESTful
19 30 (5.08%) LESS
20 23 (3.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (5.58%) User Experience
3 31 (5.25%) Social Media
4 26 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.37%) iPad
6 14 (2.37%) iPhone
7 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.18%) Apple TV
9 7 (1.18%) NHS
9 7 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.68%) Clustering
11 4 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.69%) Linux
2 22 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.71%) Android
4 13 (2.20%) Windows
5 11 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.35%) Unix
7 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.85%) CentOS
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) SUSE
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.26%) DevOps
3 82 (13.87%) Web Development
4 74 (12.52%) MVC
5 68 (11.51%) Software Engineering
6 59 (9.98%) E-Commerce
7 43 (7.28%) Front End Development
7 43 (7.28%) TDD
8 36 (6.09%) Microservices
9 34 (5.75%) OO
10 33 (5.58%) Test Automation
11 28 (4.74%) Artificial Intelligence
12 27 (4.57%) Scrum
13 26 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (4.23%) Open Source
15 23 (3.89%) API Development
15 23 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (3.89%) Information Security
16 21 (3.55%) Fintech
16 21 (3.55%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 296 (50.08%) JavaScript
2 83 (14.04%) Python
3 79 (13.37%) Java
4 78 (13.20%) SQL
5 41 (6.94%) C#
6 25 (4.23%) TypeScript
7 24 (4.06%) Go
7 24 (4.06%) Perl
8 23 (3.89%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.55%) PHP 7
10 20 (3.38%) C++
11 17 (2.88%) Apple Swift
11 17 (2.88%) C
12 15 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.20%) Ruby
14 9 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.18%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.85%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.68%) ES6
Qualifications
1 22 (3.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.35%) Degree
4 5 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.17%) CCIE
6 1 (0.17%) CCNP
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.38%) GDPR
2 18 (3.05%) QA
3 11 (1.86%) NIST
4 9 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.51%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) NCSC
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 132 (22.34%) Docker
2 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.68%) Postfix
3 4 (0.68%) qmail
4 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) iptables
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (9.81%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.06%) Terraform
3 17 (2.88%) Ansible
4 12 (2.03%) HP ALM
5 9 (1.52%) HP Fortify
6 8 (1.35%) Nagios
6 8 (1.35%) Netcool
7 7 (1.18%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.18%) Icinga
7 7 (1.18%) Opsview
8 6 (1.02%) Puppet
9 3 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (0.51%) Kibana
10 2 (0.34%) cPanel
10 2 (0.34%) Grafana
10 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.34%) SCCM
11 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.17%) Plesk
11 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (5.25%) Oracle
2 22 (3.72%) Apple
3 21 (3.55%) Zend
4 19 (3.21%) HP
5 17 (2.88%) AppDynamics
6 15 (2.54%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.20%) Dynatrace
7 13 (2.20%) Google
7 13 (2.20%) WooCommerce
8 9 (1.52%) Black Duck
8 9 (1.52%) Micro Focus
8 9 (1.52%) Qualys
8 9 (1.52%) Sonatype
9 8 (1.35%) Adobe
9 8 (1.35%) ArcSight
9 8 (1.35%) SevOne
10 7 (1.18%) Cisco
10 7 (1.18%) Roku
10 7 (1.18%) VMware
11 6 (1.02%) IBM