Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 165 165
Rank change year-on-year -36 0 -25
Contract jobs citing PHP 589 746 1,457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.62% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 3.95% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 516 1,058
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
25th Percentile £313 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £500 £503 £488
90th Percentile £550 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £403 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.18% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 15
10th Percentile £25.50 £13.28 £24.01
25th Percentile £27.00 £14.08 £29.58
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +109.30% -38.57% +9.38%
75th Percentile £57.50 £37.50 £39.25
90th Percentile " £46.35 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +109.30% -38.57% +14.75%

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 18,237 18,888 36,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.04% 40.89% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,012 13,443 26,127
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £670 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 323 572
10th Percentile £18.21 £17.30 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £31.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% -2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.90 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -59 252 £450 - 202
North of England +37 129 £375 +3.45% 309
North West +20 73 £375 -6.25% 180
South East -7 54 £350 -22.22% 159
Yorkshire +32 51 £350 -3.45% 110
South West +19 38 £375 -3.23% 110
East of England +16 38 £381 -12.86% 54
Midlands +8 32 £300 -11.11% 193
East Midlands +24 17 £300 -7.69% 84
West Midlands -18 15 £313 -10.71% 109
North East +25 5 £380 +38.18% 19
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 298 (50.59%) JavaScript
2 220 (37.35%) CSS
3 214 (36.33%) HTML
4 162 (27.50%) MySQL
5 151 (25.64%) Laravel
6 148 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (23.43%) Git (software)
8 130 (22.07%) Docker
9 108 (18.34%) DevOps
9 108 (18.34%) AWS
10 96 (16.30%) Social Skills
11 89 (15.11%) SQL
12 88 (14.94%) Python
13 86 (14.60%) Symfony
14 81 (13.75%) MVC
15 80 (13.58%) E-Commerce
16 78 (13.24%) HTML5
17 75 (12.73%) CSS3
17 75 (12.73%) Linux
18 74 (12.56%) AngularJS
18 74 (12.56%) WordPress
18 74 (12.56%) React
19 73 (12.39%) Azure
20 68 (11.54%) Java
21 66 (11.21%) Web Development
22 65 (11.04%) Magento
22 65 (11.04%) Node.js
23 62 (10.53%) Software Engineering
23 62 (10.53%) Vue.js
24 58 (9.85%) Jenkins

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 74 (12.56%) WordPress
2 45 (7.64%) Drupal
3 35 (5.94%) CMS
4 32 (5.43%) Apache
5 20 (3.40%) Jadu
6 15 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.04%) IBM Domino
8 10 (1.70%) Confluence
8 10 (1.70%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.53%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.85%) nginx
13 4 (0.68%) JBoss
14 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.34%) SAS
15 1 (0.17%) GeoServer
Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Chatbot
2 8 (1.36%) Sketch
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.68%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.51%) Figma
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) InVision
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.17%) Maya
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 65 (11.04%) Magento
2 16 (2.72%) Shopify
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 108 (18.34%) AWS
2 73 (12.39%) Azure
3 28 (4.75%) GCP
4 24 (4.07%) GitHub
5 22 (3.74%) Serverless
6 20 (3.40%) PaaS
7 12 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (2.04%) Oracle CX
7 12 (2.04%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 11 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.19%) IaaS
10 6 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.02%) SaaS
11 5 (0.85%) Heroku
11 5 (0.85%) npm
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.68%) Attraqt
12 4 (0.68%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) SSL
2 16 (2.72%) DNS
3 14 (2.38%) HTTP
3 14 (2.38%) SSH
4 11 (1.87%) Firewall
5 8 (1.36%) FTP
6 7 (1.19%) Internet
7 5 (0.85%) Intranet
7 5 (0.85%) TACACS
8 4 (0.68%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.68%) SNMP
9 3 (0.51%) LAN
9 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.34%) Broadband
10 2 (0.34%) DHCP
10 2 (0.34%) SAN
10 2 (0.34%) VLAN
10 2 (0.34%) VPN
10 2 (0.34%) WAN
10 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (27.50%) MySQL
2 32 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.36%) Redis
9 6 (1.02%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.68%) Big Data
11 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.68%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.51%) DB2
12 3 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
12 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.51%) Power BI
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.34%) Presto
Development Applications
1 138 (23.43%) Git (software)
2 58 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.45%) JIRA
4 13 (2.21%) gulp
5 12 (2.04%) PHPUnit
5 12 (2.04%) webpack
6 11 (1.87%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.70%) Grunt
8 9 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.36%) Cypress.io
9 8 (1.36%) Xcode
10 7 (1.19%) fastlane
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (1.02%) Selenium
12 5 (0.85%) Bower
12 5 (0.85%) CocoaPods
12 5 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.85%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.68%) ESLint
General
1 96 (16.30%) Social Skills
2 46 (7.81%) Finance
3 34 (5.77%) Marketing
4 27 (4.58%) Banking
5 22 (3.74%) Retail
6 21 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.57%) Public Sector
7 16 (2.72%) Law
8 11 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.70%) Local Government
9 10 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (1.19%) Games
10 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.02%) Front Office
11 6 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.68%) Automotive
12 4 (0.68%) French Language
12 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.51%) Advertising
13 3 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 413 (70.12%) Developer
2 227 (38.54%) PHP Developer
3 59 (10.02%) Full Stack Developer
4 39 (6.62%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 35 (5.94%) React Developer
6 31 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 31 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.41%) Architect
8 25 (4.24%) Magento Developer
9 22 (3.74%) Web Developer
10 21 (3.57%) Backend Developer
10 21 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
11 20 (3.40%) Consultant
12 18 (3.06%) WordPress Developer
13 17 (2.89%) Drupal Developer
14 16 (2.72%) Symfony Developer
15 15 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.55%) Senior PHP Developer
16 13 (2.21%) Lead Developer
16 13 (2.21%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (37.35%) CSS
2 214 (36.33%) HTML
3 151 (25.64%) Laravel
4 86 (14.60%) Symfony
5 78 (13.24%) HTML5
6 75 (12.73%) CSS3
7 74 (12.56%) AngularJS
7 74 (12.56%) React
8 65 (11.04%) Node.js
9 62 (10.53%) Vue.js
10 57 (9.68%) Sass
11 54 (9.17%) Web Services
12 49 (8.32%) jQuery
13 40 (6.79%) LAMP
14 36 (6.11%) RESTful
15 35 (5.94%) .NET
16 33 (5.60%) JSON
16 33 (5.60%) LESS
17 30 (5.09%) REST
18 20 (3.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (6.11%) User Experience
3 34 (5.77%) Social Media
4 21 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.36%) iPad
6 8 (1.36%) iPhone
7 7 (1.19%) Clustering
7 7 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.02%) Equities
9 5 (0.85%) Apple TV
9 5 (0.85%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (0.85%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.68%) Derivative
10 4 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.73%) Linux
2 17 (2.89%) Windows
3 15 (2.55%) Apple iOS
3 15 (2.55%) Unix
4 11 (1.87%) Android
5 8 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.85%) CentOS
7 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.51%) VMS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (18.34%) DevOps
3 81 (13.75%) MVC
4 80 (13.58%) E-Commerce
5 66 (11.21%) Web Development
6 62 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 48 (8.15%) TDD
8 43 (7.30%) Front End Development
9 35 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (5.77%) OO
11 31 (5.26%) Test Automation
12 29 (4.92%) SEO
13 26 (4.41%) Microservices
14 24 (4.07%) Scrum
15 22 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (3.74%) OOP
15 22 (3.74%) Unit Testing
16 18 (3.06%) API Integration
16 18 (3.06%) SDLC
17 17 (2.89%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 298 (50.59%) JavaScript
2 89 (15.11%) SQL
3 88 (14.94%) Python
4 68 (11.54%) Java
5 37 (6.28%) C#
6 30 (5.09%) TypeScript
7 29 (4.92%) Perl
8 27 (4.58%) Go
9 25 (4.24%) Bash Shell
10 24 (4.07%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.06%) PHP 7
12 17 (2.89%) VB
13 16 (2.72%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.38%) Ruby
15 12 (2.04%) ES6
16 11 (1.87%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.36%) C++
18 7 (1.19%) PL/SQL
19 6 (1.02%) C
20 5 (0.85%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 27 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.87%) Degree
4 8 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CCNA
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.74%) GDPR
2 10 (1.70%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.34%) NCSC
4 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (22.07%) Docker
2 14 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.19%) Postfix
4 7 (1.19%) qmail
5 6 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) Ceph
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) QEMU
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) Snort
8 1 (0.17%) Varnish
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (8.49%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.92%) Terraform
3 15 (2.55%) Ansible
4 11 (1.87%) Puppet
5 7 (1.19%) Nagios
5 7 (1.19%) SCCM
6 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.85%) Icinga
7 5 (0.85%) Opsview
8 4 (0.68%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.51%) Grafana
9 3 (0.51%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.34%) Packer
11 1 (0.17%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.17%) Nessus
11 1 (0.17%) OpenView
11 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (6.79%) Oracle
2 26 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.57%) Zend
4 15 (2.55%) Dynatrace
5 14 (2.38%) Google
5 14 (2.38%) VMware
6 13 (2.21%) Apple
6 13 (2.21%) HP
7 12 (2.04%) New Relic
7 12 (2.04%) Xerox
8 10 (1.70%) IBM
8 10 (1.70%) WooCommerce
9 9 (1.53%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.36%) Citrix
10 8 (1.36%) hybris
10 8 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.02%) Adobe
12 5 (0.85%) Cisco
12 5 (0.85%) Roku
13 4 (0.68%) Micro Focus