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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
UK / England
Rank 121 90 97
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7  
Contract jobs citing PHP 835 1129 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.02% 2.30% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.92% 5.99% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 802 667
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £24.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -23.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £47.33 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 16978 18833 18179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11719 12986 11923
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.92 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in England

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 341 £400 - 254
South East -36 124 £400 +18.51% 134
Yorkshire +13 111 £390 +20.00% 110
North West +6 80 £315 -1.17% 120
West Midlands +26 63 £338 +23.85% 51
South West -5 43 £285 -12.30% 58
East of England -4 34 £350 +12.90% 57
East Midlands -15 25 £350 - 39
North East -6 11 £253 +12.22% 22
Midlands - 1 - - 4
PHP
UK

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 967 (53.48%) JavaScript
2 955 (52.82%) HTML
3 835 (46.18%) CSS
4 690 (38.16%) MySQL
5 517 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
6 417 (23.06%) Git (software)
7 411 (22.73%) Linux
8 398 (22.01%) Java
9 346 (19.14%) Python
10 336 (18.58%) jQuery
11 318 (17.59%) Web Development
12 313 (17.31%) HTML5
13 256 (14.16%) Symfony
14 254 (14.05%) SQL
15 246 (13.61%) MVC
16 230 (12.72%) AngularJS
17 225 (12.44%) CSS3
18 218 (12.06%) Jenkins
19 217 (12.00%) Drupal
20 216 (11.95%) LAMP
21 213 (11.78%) Laravel
22 202 (11.17%) Apache
23 201 (11.12%) OO
24 198 (10.95%) TDD
25 194 (10.73%) Web Services
26 193 (10.67%) WordPress
27 191 (10.56%) E-Commerce
28 190 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
29 187 (10.34%) Node.js
30 185 (10.23%) XML

PHP
Top Related 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
1 217 (12.00%) Drupal
2 202 (11.17%) Apache
3 193 (10.67%) WordPress
4 124 (6.86%) CMS
5 73 (4.04%) Tomcat
6 69 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (3.71%) nginx
8 32 (1.77%) IIS
9 27 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 24 (1.33%) Moodle
11 21 (1.16%) Confluence
12 20 (1.11%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.94%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.94%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.66%) JBoss
16 11 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.61%) SilverStripe
17 8 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 51 (2.82%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.99%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.72%) MS Office
4 12 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.50%) GIMP
7 5 (0.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) MS Project
9 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.055%) HipChat
9 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 124 (6.86%) Magento
2 28 (1.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 26 (1.44%) Unica
4 15 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.33%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Shopify
8 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.055%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.055%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.055%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.055%) Primavera
9 1 (0.055%) Relativity
9 1 (0.055%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 190 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (4.20%) GitHub
3 74 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.38%) SaaS
5 23 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (1.22%) PaaS
7 21 (1.16%) Google Analytics
8 20 (1.11%) Amazon S3
9 18 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (0.88%) IaaS
11 14 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 12 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.50%) CloudFront
14 9 (0.50%) Route 53
15 8 (0.44%) Loggly
15 8 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.20%) HTTP
2 58 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 43 (2.38%) DNS
4 40 (2.21%) SSL
5 38 (2.10%) Internet
6 29 (1.60%) LDAP
7 25 (1.38%) Firewall
8 20 (1.11%) Network Security
9 19 (1.05%) Intranet
10 17 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
11 13 (0.72%) AMQP
12 12 (0.66%) SSH
13 10 (0.55%) SAN
14 7 (0.39%) DHCP
15 6 (0.33%) FTP
15 6 (0.33%) LAN
15 6 (0.33%) SMTP
15 6 (0.33%) VPN
16 5 (0.28%) WAN
16 5 (0.28%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (38.16%) MySQL
2 122 (6.75%) MongoDB
3 119 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 102 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 102 (5.64%) SQL Server
5 87 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 62 (3.43%) Redis
7 36 (1.99%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.55%) Big Data
9 26 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.72%) CouchDB
15 12 (0.66%) HBase
16 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 417 (23.06%) Git (software)
2 218 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.03%) Subversion
4 63 (3.48%) JIRA
5 54 (2.99%) Selenium
6 51 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 46 (2.54%) Vagrant
8 45 (2.49%) Grunt
9 43 (2.38%) PHPUnit
10 33 (1.83%) gulp
11 32 (1.77%) Maven
11 32 (1.77%) Mercurial
12 30 (1.66%) Jasmine
13 28 (1.55%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.22%) Mocha
16 21 (1.16%) ProC
17 20 (1.11%) JMeter
17 20 (1.11%) JUnit
18 17 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (7.02%) Finance
2 100 (5.53%) Marketing
3 41 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.99%) Publishing
5 33 (1.83%) Retail
6 29 (1.60%) Banking
7 25 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.33%) Law
9 20 (1.11%) Advertising
10 18 (1.00%) Games
11 14 (0.77%) Electronics
12 10 (0.55%) Back Office
12 10 (0.55%) Front Office
13 9 (0.50%) Automotive
14 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.22%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
17 2 (0.11%) Billing
17 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1292 (71.46%) Developer
2 626 (34.62%) PHP Developer
3 151 (8.35%) Drupal Developer
4 138 (7.63%) JavaScript Developer
5 121 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 109 (6.03%) Web Developer
7 106 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 90 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
9 87 (4.81%) Magento Developer
10 86 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 85 (4.70%) Architect
12 73 (4.04%) MySQL Developer
12 73 (4.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 72 (3.98%) WordPress Developer
14 71 (3.93%) HTML Developer
15 63 (3.48%) Symfony Developer
16 57 (3.15%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 57 (3.15%) Senior PHP Developer
17 55 (3.04%) HTML CSS Developer
18 53 (2.93%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 955 (52.82%) HTML
2 835 (46.18%) CSS
3 336 (18.58%) jQuery
4 313 (17.31%) HTML5
5 256 (14.16%) Symfony
6 230 (12.72%) AngularJS
7 225 (12.44%) CSS3
8 216 (11.95%) LAMP
9 213 (11.78%) Laravel
10 194 (10.73%) Web Services
11 187 (10.34%) Node.js
12 185 (10.23%) XML
13 151 (8.35%) JSON
14 130 (7.19%) RESTful
15 128 (7.08%) REST
16 122 (6.75%) Sass
17 118 (6.53%) .NET
18 97 (5.37%) React
19 77 (4.26%) Ajax
20 71 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.25%) User Experience
2 45 (2.49%) Computer Science
3 38 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.05%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.55%) NHS
6 23 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 20 (1.11%) Fintech
9 16 (0.88%) Web 2.0
10 15 (0.83%) Social Media
10 15 (0.83%) W3C
11 14 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.77%) Replication
12 13 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.61%) Equities
14 9 (0.50%) Clustering
15 8 (0.44%) Video on Demand
16 7 (0.39%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 411 (22.73%) Linux
2 137 (7.58%) Unix
3 112 (6.19%) Windows
4 50 (2.77%) CentOS
5 42 (2.32%) Windows Server
6 38 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.77%) AIX
7 32 (1.77%) Ubuntu
8 29 (1.60%) Android
9 25 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.39%) Solaris
14 5 (0.28%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.28%) SUSE
14 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.11%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (17.59%) Web Development
3 246 (13.61%) MVC
4 201 (11.12%) OO
5 198 (10.95%) TDD
6 191 (10.56%) E-Commerce
7 176 (9.73%) Front End Development
8 169 (9.35%) Scrum
9 167 (9.24%) DevOps
10 161 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
11 144 (7.96%) Configuration Management
12 114 (6.31%) BDD
13 112 (6.19%) OOP
13 112 (6.19%) Open Source
14 92 (5.09%) Software Engineering
15 84 (4.65%) CRM
16 80 (4.42%) Analytics
17 79 (4.37%) OO PHP
18 73 (4.04%) Responsive Web Design
19 68 (3.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 967 (53.48%) JavaScript
2 398 (22.01%) Java
3 346 (19.14%) Python
4 254 (14.05%) SQL
5 163 (9.02%) Perl
6 150 (8.30%) Ruby
7 89 (4.92%) Bash Shell
8 87 (4.81%) C#
9 58 (3.21%) C
10 34 (1.88%) PHP 5
11 33 (1.83%) C++
11 33 (1.83%) Go
12 31 (1.71%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.22%) Scala
15 16 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.72%) Groovy
16 13 (0.72%) PHP 7
17 11 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (4.20%) Degree
2 68 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.33%) ISEB
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CISA
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.055%) CISSP
11 1 (0.055%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.055%) MCSA
11 1 (0.055%) MCSE
11 1 (0.055%) PMP
11 1 (0.055%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.48%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.44%) WAI
4 5 (0.28%) SDET
5 4 (0.22%) HL7
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (7.63%) Docker
2 35 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.83%) Varnish
5 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.50%) NFS
6 9 (0.50%) Squid
7 7 (0.39%) Postfix
8 6 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (0.33%) vCloud
8 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.28%) HDFS
9 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.28%) iptables
9 5 (0.28%) RHEV
9 5 (0.28%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.11%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 134 (7.41%) Puppet
2 117 (6.47%) Ansible
3 108 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (2.54%) Nagios
5 42 (2.32%) Salt
6 20 (1.11%) Kibana
7 18 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.00%) logstash
7 18 (1.00%) Terraform
8 10 (0.55%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.50%) Grafana
10 7 (0.39%) Control-M
11 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.22%) Packer
11 4 (0.22%) SCCM
11 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.17%) collectd
12 3 (0.17%) FreeIPA
12 3 (0.17%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 184 (10.18%) Zend
2 135 (7.47%) Oracle
3 78 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 70 (3.87%) Adobe
5 54 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 53 (2.93%) VMware
7 52 (2.88%) Google
8 45 (2.49%) Rackspace
9 37 (2.05%) Splunk
10 29 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.16%) HP
11 21 (1.16%) SAP
12 20 (1.11%) SaltStack
13 17 (0.94%) New Relic
14 15 (0.83%) Cisco
15 13 (0.72%) Twitter
16 12 (0.66%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.55%) Citrix
17 10 (0.55%) PayPal
18 9 (0.50%) Facebook
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 6 days ago