Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

PHP
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -51 +4 -21
Contract jobs citing PHP 1795 2587 2443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.65% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 6.54% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1901 1840
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 47
England median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -20.00% -21.84%
10th Percentile £25.00 £13.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.40 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +87.50% -20.00% -25.48%

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 39942 39529 40557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.13% 40.53% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28155 27378 27763
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 747 822 957
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -72 777 £425 +6.25% 233
North of England +21 326 £340 - 174
South East -35 319 £363 +3.57% 123
North West +8 170 £325 -7.14% 91
Midlands -36 167 £338 -10.00% 73
Yorkshire +6 152 £363 +6.62% 72
South West +13 115 £325 +4.00% 46
West Midlands -8 106 £335 -4.29% 40
East of England -29 81 £350 - 46
East Midlands -59 60 £340 -15.00% 33
North East +44 4 £331 +10.42% 11
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 954 (53.15%) JavaScript
2 950 (52.92%) HTML
3 866 (48.25%) CSS
4 711 (39.61%) MySQL
5 502 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
6 488 (27.19%) Git (software)
7 379 (21.11%) Linux
8 342 (19.05%) Java
9 334 (18.61%) jQuery
10 325 (18.11%) Python
11 323 (17.99%) Web Development
12 293 (16.32%) HTML5
13 269 (14.99%) SQL
14 261 (14.54%) Drupal
15 238 (13.26%) CSS3
16 235 (13.09%) LAMP
17 233 (12.98%) Symfony
18 231 (12.87%) Laravel
19 225 (12.53%) DevOps
20 224 (12.48%) MVC
21 219 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
22 214 (11.92%) AngularJS
23 199 (11.09%) WordPress
23 199 (11.09%) OO
23 199 (11.09%) E-Commerce
24 198 (11.03%) Magento
25 192 (10.70%) TDD
26 189 (10.53%) Jenkins
27 182 (10.14%) Web Services
28 176 (9.81%) Front End Development

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
1 261 (14.54%) Drupal
2 199 (11.09%) WordPress
3 140 (7.80%) Apache
4 134 (7.47%) CMS
5 72 (4.01%) nginx
6 42 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (2.12%) Apache Solr
8 37 (2.06%) Confluence
9 33 (1.84%) IIS
10 28 (1.56%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.17%) Moodle
12 18 (1.00%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.95%) JBoss
14 14 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.67%) Apache Spark
16 11 (0.61%) Joomla!
17 10 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 7 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
19 7 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 58 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 32 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.22%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.17%) GIMP
8 3 (0.17%) InVision
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 198 (11.03%) Magento
2 14 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.28%) RMDS
5 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.22%) Shopify
5 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Odoo
7 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.056%) CiviCRM
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 219 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (4.46%) GitHub
3 57 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (1.45%) SaaS
6 24 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.17%) Google Analytics
9 18 (1.00%) Serverless
10 17 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (0.84%) Route 53
12 14 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 14 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.72%) npm
14 10 (0.56%) IaaS
15 8 (0.45%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.45%) Office 365
15 8 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.79%) HTTP
2 34 (1.89%) Internet
3 31 (1.73%) DNS
4 30 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.50%) SSL
6 21 (1.17%) Firewall
6 21 (1.17%) WAN
7 20 (1.11%) LAN
8 15 (0.84%) Wireless
9 14 (0.78%) FTP
9 14 (0.78%) Intranet
10 13 (0.72%) LDAP
10 13 (0.72%) SMS
11 10 (0.56%) SMTP
12 9 (0.50%) 3G
12 9 (0.50%) GPRS
12 9 (0.50%) GSM
12 9 (0.50%) LTE
12 9 (0.50%) SGSN
12 9 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (39.61%) MySQL
2 105 (5.85%) SQL Server
3 102 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 98 (5.46%) NoSQL
4 98 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (2.40%) Redis
5 43 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 24 (1.34%) Big Data
7 22 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.95%) MariaDB
10 11 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.61%) DB2
10 11 (0.61%) MS Access
11 10 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 488 (27.19%) Git (software)
2 189 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 102 (5.68%) JIRA
4 75 (4.18%) Subversion
5 64 (3.57%) PHPUnit
6 55 (3.06%) Grunt
7 50 (2.79%) gulp
8 45 (2.51%) Selenium
9 41 (2.28%) Vagrant
10 36 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 31 (1.73%) GitLab
12 29 (1.62%) Jasmine
13 27 (1.50%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.28%) Codeception
15 22 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.00%) WebDriver
17 16 (0.89%) Visual Studio
18 15 (0.84%) Codeship
18 15 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 159 (8.86%) Finance
2 121 (6.74%) Marketing
3 100 (5.57%) Retail
4 46 (2.56%) Banking
5 32 (1.78%) Games
6 30 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.62%) Publishing
8 24 (1.34%) Advertising
9 20 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.00%) Electronics
11 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.50%) Front Office
12 9 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.45%) Digital Economy
13 8 (0.45%) Legal
14 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 7 (0.39%) Law
15 5 (0.28%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1265 (70.47%) Developer
2 619 (34.48%) PHP Developer
3 165 (9.19%) Drupal Developer
4 148 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 146 (8.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 138 (7.69%) Magento Developer
7 117 (6.52%) Web Developer
8 98 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
9 92 (5.13%) WordPress Developer
10 87 (4.85%) Senior Developer
11 81 (4.51%) HTML Developer
12 69 (3.84%) MySQL Developer
13 68 (3.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 66 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 61 (3.40%) Symfony Developer
16 57 (3.18%) PHP Drupal Developer
17 55 (3.06%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 54 (3.01%) HTML CSS Developer
19 53 (2.95%) Analyst
19 53 (2.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 950 (52.92%) HTML
2 866 (48.25%) CSS
3 334 (18.61%) jQuery
4 293 (16.32%) HTML5
5 238 (13.26%) CSS3
6 235 (13.09%) LAMP
7 233 (12.98%) Symfony
8 231 (12.87%) Laravel
9 214 (11.92%) AngularJS
10 182 (10.14%) Web Services
11 166 (9.25%) .NET
12 153 (8.52%) Sass
13 142 (7.91%) Node.js
14 136 (7.58%) React
15 135 (7.52%) RESTful
16 132 (7.35%) REST
17 108 (6.02%) XML
18 106 (5.91%) Ajax
19 95 (5.29%) JSON
20 78 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.46%) User Experience
2 89 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (1.06%) Fintech
8 17 (0.95%) Social Media
8 17 (0.95%) Video on Demand
9 15 (0.84%) iPad
10 12 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 12 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.56%) Animation
12 10 (0.56%) NHS
13 8 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.45%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.45%) Web 2.0
14 7 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 379 (21.11%) Linux
2 125 (6.96%) Unix
3 117 (6.52%) Windows
4 57 (3.18%) Android
5 56 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.28%) CentOS
8 19 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.89%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.45%) AIX
13 7 (0.39%) CoreOS
14 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.28%) Debian
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.17%) Solaris
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (17.99%) Web Development
3 225 (12.53%) DevOps
4 224 (12.48%) MVC
5 199 (11.09%) E-Commerce
5 199 (11.09%) OO
6 192 (10.70%) TDD
7 176 (9.81%) Front End Development
8 135 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (7.19%) Test Automation
10 122 (6.80%) Open Source
11 120 (6.69%) Scrum
12 92 (5.13%) OOP
13 90 (5.01%) Software Engineering
14 86 (4.79%) OO PHP
15 78 (4.35%) BDD
16 72 (4.01%) Responsive Web Design
17 67 (3.73%) Configuration Management
18 66 (3.68%) Microservices
19 62 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 954 (53.15%) JavaScript
2 342 (19.05%) Java
3 325 (18.11%) Python
4 269 (14.99%) SQL
5 170 (9.47%) Ruby
6 120 (6.69%) Bash Shell
7 108 (6.02%) Perl
8 102 (5.68%) C#
9 67 (3.73%) C++
10 40 (2.23%) PHP 5
11 38 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.12%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.95%) Go
13 32 (1.78%) PHP 7
14 30 (1.67%) C
15 28 (1.56%) Scala
16 27 (1.50%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.34%) ES6
17 24 (1.34%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.18%) Degree
3 53 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.50%) PMP
6 8 (0.45%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.22%) PhD
10 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.11%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) OSCP
12 1 (0.056%) IISP
12 1 (0.056%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.57%) QA
2 8 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
3 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.33%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) WCAG
5 3 (0.17%) GDPR
5 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) GCP
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) WAI
7 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.056%) MiFID
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (7.86%) Docker
2 31 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.45%) oVirt
4 8 (0.45%) RHEV
5 7 (0.39%) KVM
5 7 (0.39%) Xen
6 5 (0.28%) Firmware
7 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.17%) Samba
7 3 (0.17%) Squid
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
8 2 (0.11%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.11%) XenServer
9 1 (0.056%) Snort
9 1 (0.056%) XenApp
9 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (6.80%) Puppet
2 121 (6.74%) Ansible
3 109 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 50 (2.79%) Terraform
6 28 (1.56%) Nagios
7 24 (1.34%) Salt
8 16 (0.89%) Kibana
8 16 (0.89%) logstash
9 13 (0.72%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.67%) Grafana
11 11 (0.61%) Packer
12 10 (0.56%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.50%) collectd
13 9 (0.50%) StatsD
14 7 (0.39%) Cacti
14 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
14 7 (0.39%) SCCM
15 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 109 (6.07%) Zend
2 69 (3.84%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.23%) Oracle
4 53 (2.95%) Google
5 41 (2.28%) Splunk
6 39 (2.17%) Adobe
7 38 (2.12%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.73%) VMware
9 25 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.23%) New Relic
10 22 (1.23%) Rackspace
11 21 (1.17%) SAP
12 19 (1.06%) IBM
13 17 (0.95%) SaltStack
14 16 (0.89%) Demandware
15 13 (0.72%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.67%) Citrix
16 12 (0.67%) Intershop
17 10 (0.56%) ATG
17 10 (0.56%) Xamarin