Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 137 145
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -50
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,181 1,834 1,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.01% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.42% 4.50% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 1,347 1,304
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
England median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +6.06% +15.79%
10th Percentile £6.00 £24.66 £23.59
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.13 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £26.65 £33.00
% change year-on-year +16.32% -19.24% +15.79%

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 26,718 40,712 39,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.04% 44.63% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,539 28,865 27,932
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £311
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 531 621 715
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.66 £17.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 +6 492 £450 +12.50% 345
North of England -11 225 £375 +3.45% 384
South East -18 156 £400 - 214
North West 0 147 £375 - 176
South West 0 124 £375 +15.38% 184
East of England +47 90 £425 +9.68% 108
Midlands -11 73 £300 -25.00% 144
Yorkshire -13 71 £388 +12.32% 139
West Midlands +8 40 £325 -13.33% 61
East Midlands -11 34 £275 -31.25% 83
North East +4 7 £350 +3.70% 69
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 589 (49.87%) JavaScript
2 412 (34.89%) HTML
3 369 (31.24%) CSS
4 339 (28.70%) MySQL
5 322 (27.27%) Laravel
6 279 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
7 223 (18.88%) Python
8 202 (17.10%) AngularJS
9 201 (17.02%) Java
10 200 (16.93%) Linux
11 194 (16.43%) Git (software)
12 173 (14.65%) Node.js
13 167 (14.14%) React
14 162 (13.72%) Symfony
15 160 (13.55%) DevOps
16 157 (13.29%) Docker
16 157 (13.29%) AWS
16 157 (13.29%) E-Commerce
17 147 (12.45%) LAMP
18 145 (12.28%) jQuery
19 139 (11.77%) Web Development
20 129 (10.92%) MVC
21 126 (10.67%) HTML5
22 121 (10.25%) Vue.js
23 114 (9.65%) Front End Development
23 114 (9.65%) Web Services
24 111 (9.40%) TDD
25 107 (9.06%) Drupal
26 103 (8.72%) SQL
27 101 (8.55%) Magento

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
1 107 (9.06%) Drupal
2 91 (7.71%) WordPress
3 70 (5.93%) Apache
3 70 (5.93%) CMS
4 37 (3.13%) nginx
5 13 (1.10%) IIS
5 13 (1.10%) Moodle
5 13 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.76%) Confluence
8 9 (0.76%) TYPO3
9 7 (0.59%) Jadu
9 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.25%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.25%) Totara
Applications
1 23 (1.95%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.51%) InDesign
5 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.085%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.085%) InVision
7 1 (0.085%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 101 (8.55%) Magento
2 18 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.51%) Shopify
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.085%) Odoo
7 1 (0.085%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.085%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 157 (13.29%) AWS
2 95 (8.04%) Azure
3 57 (4.83%) Serverless
4 51 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
5 45 (3.81%) GCP
6 40 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (2.37%) SaaS
8 23 (1.95%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.86%) Power Platform
10 19 (1.61%) GitHub
11 16 (1.35%) CloudFront
12 15 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.76%) npm
16 8 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.68%) IaaS
16 8 (0.68%) PaaS
16 8 (0.68%) Route 53
17 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.29%) HTTP
2 22 (1.86%) SNMP
3 21 (1.78%) DNS
4 17 (1.44%) Firewall
5 16 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.19%) Internet
7 12 (1.02%) SSH
8 7 (0.59%) Intranet
8 7 (0.59%) SSL
9 5 (0.42%) Broadband
10 4 (0.34%) BGP
10 4 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.34%) ICMP
10 4 (0.34%) Junos
10 4 (0.34%) MPLS
10 4 (0.34%) OSPF
10 4 (0.34%) Telnet
10 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (28.70%) MySQL
2 62 (5.25%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 37 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 21 (1.78%) Power BI
6 21 (1.78%) RDBMS
6 21 (1.78%) Redis
7 19 (1.61%) MariaDB
8 18 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.10%) BigQuery
10 12 (1.02%) Big Data
11 11 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.34%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 194 (16.43%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.49%) JIRA
3 52 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 22 (1.86%) Bitbucket
6 20 (1.69%) PHPUnit
6 20 (1.69%) Selenium
7 18 (1.52%) webpack
8 11 (0.93%) Grunt
8 11 (0.93%) Jasmine
8 11 (0.93%) Subversion
9 10 (0.85%) gulp
10 9 (0.76%) CircleCI
10 9 (0.76%) Mocha
11 7 (0.59%) git-flow
12 6 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.51%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 86 (7.28%) Finance
2 60 (5.08%) Marketing
3 56 (4.74%) Retail
4 37 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.54%) Public Sector
6 29 (2.46%) Back Office
7 25 (2.12%) Games
8 18 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.44%) Banking
10 13 (1.10%) German Language
10 13 (1.10%) Publishing
11 12 (1.02%) Advertising
12 11 (0.93%) Electronics
13 10 (0.85%) Law
14 8 (0.68%) Front Office
15 5 (0.42%) Legal
16 4 (0.34%) Military
16 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.25%) French Language
18 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 919 (77.82%) Developer
2 489 (41.41%) PHP Developer
3 99 (8.38%) Full Stack Developer
4 77 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 76 (6.44%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 71 (6.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 63 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 60 (5.08%) Magento Developer
9 55 (4.66%) Web Developer
10 54 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
11 53 (4.49%) Drupal Developer
12 48 (4.06%) Angular Developer
13 44 (3.73%) Senior PHP Developer
13 44 (3.73%) Symfony Developer
14 43 (3.64%) Architect
15 42 (3.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 39 (3.30%) React Developer
17 36 (3.05%) WordPress Developer
18 34 (2.88%) Software Developer
19 32 (2.71%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (34.89%) HTML
2 369 (31.24%) CSS
3 322 (27.27%) Laravel
4 202 (17.10%) AngularJS
5 173 (14.65%) Node.js
6 167 (14.14%) React
7 162 (13.72%) Symfony
8 147 (12.45%) LAMP
9 145 (12.28%) jQuery
10 126 (10.67%) HTML5
11 121 (10.25%) Vue.js
12 114 (9.65%) Web Services
13 101 (8.55%) REST
14 97 (8.21%) CSS3
15 95 (8.04%) RESTful
16 81 (6.86%) .NET
17 78 (6.60%) Sass
18 49 (4.15%) SOAP
18 49 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 42 (3.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.79%) User Experience
2 88 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.27%) Social Media
8 12 (1.02%) Clustering
8 12 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (0.93%) W3C
10 10 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.85%) Equities
10 10 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.85%) Graphic Design
10 10 (0.85%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.76%) Blog
12 8 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.68%) Derivative
12 8 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 200 (16.93%) Linux
2 36 (3.05%) Windows
3 29 (2.46%) Unix
4 24 (2.03%) CentOS
5 21 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.02%) Android
9 10 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.25%) Debian
13 3 (0.25%) Solaris
13 3 (0.25%) VMS
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.085%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (13.55%) DevOps
3 157 (13.29%) E-Commerce
4 139 (11.77%) Web Development
5 129 (10.92%) MVC
6 114 (9.65%) Front End Development
7 111 (9.40%) TDD
8 98 (8.30%) OO
9 68 (5.76%) OOP
9 68 (5.76%) Unit Testing
10 67 (5.67%) Scrum
11 63 (5.33%) Software Engineering
12 58 (4.91%) Test Automation
13 57 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (4.49%) Computer Science
14 53 (4.49%) OO PHP
15 51 (4.32%) Microservices
16 47 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (3.98%) Migration
17 45 (3.81%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 589 (49.87%) JavaScript
2 223 (18.88%) Python
3 201 (17.02%) Java
4 103 (8.72%) SQL
5 73 (6.18%) Ruby
6 58 (4.91%) C#
6 58 (4.91%) PHP 7
7 56 (4.74%) TypeScript
8 38 (3.22%) C++
9 37 (3.13%) Perl
10 29 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 25 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.61%) ES6
13 18 (1.52%) Go
14 16 (1.35%) PHP 5
15 14 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.02%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.85%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.85%) R
17 10 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (4.83%) Degree
2 39 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.42%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.42%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.34%) CCIP
6 4 (0.34%) CCNP
6 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.25%) CEH
7 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.17%) CISA
8 2 (0.17%) GIAC
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.17%) OSCP
8 2 (0.17%) SANS
8 2 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.085%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.085%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.69%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) SLA
3 5 (0.42%) GDPR
3 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.085%) NIST
5 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 157 (13.29%) Docker
2 10 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) KVM
7 2 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.17%) Samba
7 2 (0.17%) Varnish
7 2 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.085%) HDFS
8 1 (0.085%) Postfix
8 1 (0.085%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.085%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 70 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 61 (5.17%) Ansible
3 57 (4.83%) Terraform
4 42 (3.56%) Puppet
5 36 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.44%) Nagios
7 16 (1.35%) Amdocs OSS
7 16 (1.35%) Netcool
7 16 (1.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 11 (0.93%) SCCM
9 9 (0.76%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.68%) CFEngine
10 8 (0.68%) Salt
11 7 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.34%) Packer
13 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.34%) WSUS
14 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (5.67%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.50%) Zend
3 46 (3.90%) Google
4 28 (2.37%) Oracle
5 26 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.12%) IBM
7 22 (1.86%) Adobe
8 21 (1.78%) Cisco
9 20 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.44%) Remedy
11 17 (1.44%) SAP
12 16 (1.35%) BMC
12 16 (1.35%) Cramer
12 16 (1.35%) Siebel
12 16 (1.35%) xMatters
13 14 (1.19%) Huawei
13 14 (1.19%) Splunk
14 10 (0.85%) Nokia
15 9 (0.76%) New Relic