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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 322 222 208
Rank change year-on-year -100 -14 -41
Contract jobs citing PHP 611 739 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.25% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 3.10% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 554 262
10th Percentile £313 £257 £263
25th Percentile £381 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £410 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £538 £488 £488
90th Percentile £609 £556 £573
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
10th Percentile £28.35 £29.75 £17.13
25th Percentile £30.00 £38.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -29.47% +90.00% -28.57%
75th Percentile £40.06 £57.50 £29.38
90th Percentile £52.81 £64.35 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +76.00% -28.57%

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 27,308 23,844 12,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.57% 40.41% 41.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,166 17,183 9,145
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £419 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £572 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.95% +5.00% +4.82%
75th Percentile £680 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 407 243
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.08 £15.30
25th Percentile £38.33 £24.44 £22.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.81 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.47% +0.73% -5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £65.10 £59.60
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -81 308 £475 +5.56% 109
South East -26 82 £480 +37.14% 44
North of England -69 65 £400 - 130
Midlands -21 46 £450 +74.76% 92
Yorkshire -42 36 £435 +8.75% 41
West Midlands -5 34 £400 +50.23% 48
South West -43 29 £425 +6.25% 59
North West -52 29 £400 +4.23% 77
East of England -19 14 £425 +6.25% 19
East Midlands -12 12 £475 +90.00% 45
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 307 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 179 (29.30%) MySQL
3 171 (27.99%) Java
4 154 (25.20%) HTML
5 143 (23.40%) CSS
6 140 (22.91%) Laravel
7 138 (22.59%) Python
8 135 (22.09%) Agile
9 127 (20.79%) Full Stack Development
10 125 (20.46%) AWS
11 114 (18.66%) SQL
12 110 (18.00%) React
13 102 (16.69%) Software Engineering
14 97 (15.88%) Docker
15 94 (15.38%) Linux
16 90 (14.73%) Drupal
17 89 (14.57%) Symfony
18 85 (13.91%) Git (software)
19 82 (13.42%) Node.js
20 81 (13.26%) Azure
21 79 (12.93%) DevOps
22 78 (12.77%) E-Commerce
23 73 (11.95%) Kubernetes
24 71 (11.62%) Microservices
25 66 (10.80%) Kafka
26 65 (10.64%) Apache
27 64 (10.47%) MVC
28 60 (9.82%) HTML5
29 59 (9.66%) C#
29 59 (9.66%) Social Skills

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 90 (14.73%) Drupal
2 65 (10.64%) Apache
3 36 (5.89%) Apache Spark
4 35 (5.73%) WordPress
5 31 (5.07%) CMS
6 29 (4.75%) nginx
7 25 (4.09%) Apache Solr
8 19 (3.11%) Apache Pig
9 9 (1.47%) Confluence
10 7 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.82%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.82%) Moodle
12 3 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.49%) IIS
12 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.33%) JBoss
13 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Sketch
2 2 (0.33%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (4.26%) Magento
2 21 (3.44%) NetSuite
3 14 (2.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (1.64%) Shopify
5 6 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 125 (20.46%) AWS
2 81 (13.26%) Azure
3 49 (8.02%) Serverless
4 47 (7.69%) GCP
5 35 (5.73%) SaaS
6 29 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (4.26%) Commercetools
8 24 (3.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 21 (3.44%) Azure AKS
10 20 (3.27%) Amazon S3
10 20 (3.27%) Azure Functions
11 19 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (3.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (3.11%) Azure Storage
12 17 (2.78%) GitHub
13 15 (2.45%) Datadog
14 14 (2.29%) BigCommerce
15 10 (1.64%) Google Analytics
16 7 (1.15%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.45%) Internet
2 14 (2.29%) DNS
3 9 (1.47%) SSL
4 7 (1.15%) HTTP
4 7 (1.15%) Intranet
5 6 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.82%) Firewall
7 4 (0.65%) DKIM
7 4 (0.65%) FTP
7 4 (0.65%) MQTT
7 4 (0.65%) NGFW
8 3 (0.49%) DMARC
8 3 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.33%) DHCP
9 2 (0.33%) LAN
9 2 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.33%) VLAN
9 2 (0.33%) WAN
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (29.30%) MySQL
2 26 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.93%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.93%) Redis
4 23 (3.76%) Data Lake
4 23 (3.76%) SAP HANA
5 22 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.62%) SQL Server
10 14 (2.29%) SAP BW
11 11 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.31%) MariaDB
14 7 (1.15%) Big Data
15 5 (0.82%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 85 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.60%) JIRA
4 14 (2.29%) webpack
5 13 (2.13%) Bitbucket
5 13 (2.13%) PHPUnit
6 11 (1.80%) PowerDesigner
6 11 (1.80%) Selenium
7 10 (1.64%) Postman
8 9 (1.47%) Gradle
8 9 (1.47%) gulp
8 9 (1.47%) JUnit
9 8 (1.31%) Grunt
10 7 (1.15%) JMeter
10 7 (1.15%) Maven
10 7 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.98%) git-flow
11 6 (0.98%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.98%) PhpStorm
11 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 59 (9.66%) Social Skills
2 45 (7.36%) Finance
3 31 (5.07%) Marketing
4 27 (4.42%) Retail
5 24 (3.93%) Public Sector
6 17 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.80%) Games
9 11 (1.80%) Legal
9 11 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.15%) Electronics
10 7 (1.15%) Local Government
11 6 (0.98%) Banking
11 6 (0.98%) Front Office
12 4 (0.65%) French Language
12 4 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.65%) Tech for Good
13 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 387 (63.34%) Developer
2 219 (35.84%) PHP Developer
3 45 (7.36%) Drupal Developer
4 42 (6.87%) Full Stack Developer
5 37 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 30 (4.91%) Architect
7 28 (4.58%) Consultant
8 24 (3.93%) Analyst
8 24 (3.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 23 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 23 (3.76%) Web Developer
10 22 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
11 21 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.27%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.95%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.95%) NetSuite Consultant
14 17 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
14 17 (2.78%) Backend Developer
15 16 (2.62%) AWS Software Engineer
15 16 (2.62%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (25.20%) HTML
2 143 (23.40%) CSS
3 140 (22.91%) Laravel
4 110 (18.00%) React
5 89 (14.57%) Symfony
6 82 (13.42%) Node.js
7 66 (10.80%) Kafka
8 60 (9.82%) HTML5
9 58 (9.49%) REST
10 47 (7.69%) jQuery
10 47 (7.69%) Vue.js
11 39 (6.38%) XML
12 38 (6.22%) .NET
13 35 (5.73%) AngularJS
14 34 (5.56%) LAMP
15 26 (4.26%) RESTful
16 23 (3.76%) JSON
16 23 (3.76%) Sass
17 22 (3.60%) Django
18 21 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.27%) iPad
1 20 (3.27%) User Experience
2 19 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (2.95%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.29%) Legacy Applications
5 12 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.31%) Social Media
9 7 (1.15%) Educational Technology
9 7 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.98%) Equities
10 6 (0.98%) IoT
10 6 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.82%) PKI
11 5 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 94 (15.38%) Linux
2 38 (6.22%) Windows
3 33 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (3.60%) Ubuntu
5 21 (3.44%) Unix
6 19 (3.11%) Debian
7 10 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.47%) CentOS
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.98%) Android
11 5 (0.82%) AIX
11 5 (0.82%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.09%) Agile
2 127 (20.79%) Full Stack Development
3 102 (16.69%) Software Engineering
4 79 (12.93%) DevOps
5 78 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 71 (11.62%) Microservices
7 64 (10.47%) MVC
8 58 (9.49%) Web Development
9 55 (9.00%) OOP
10 50 (8.18%) OO
11 47 (7.69%) CI/CD
12 46 (7.53%) TDD
13 44 (7.20%) Migration
14 39 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (5.40%) Analytics
16 32 (5.24%) Front End Development
17 31 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (4.58%) Test Automation
19 26 (4.26%) Clean Code
19 26 (4.26%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 307 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 171 (27.99%) Java
3 138 (22.59%) Python
4 114 (18.66%) SQL
5 59 (9.66%) C#
6 50 (8.18%) Perl
7 47 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 42 (6.87%) Go
9 33 (5.40%) PowerShell
10 30 (4.91%) Ruby
11 22 (3.60%) Scala
12 20 (3.27%) Shell Script
12 20 (3.27%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.45%) Bash
14 14 (2.29%) C
15 13 (2.13%) C++
16 12 (1.96%) R
17 11 (1.80%) ES6
18 9 (1.47%) VB.NET
19 7 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.29%) Degree
4 8 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.82%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.65%) CEH
6 4 (0.65%) CISA
6 4 (0.65%) CISM
6 4 (0.65%) CISSP
7 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.33%) CCNA
8 2 (0.33%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.33%) OCP
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) CCIE
9 1 (0.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.78%) Accessibility
2 13 (2.13%) QA
3 6 (0.98%) SLA
4 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 97 (15.88%) Docker
2 23 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.65%) Embedded Firmware
4 4 (0.65%) Firmware
5 3 (0.49%) Postfix
6 2 (0.33%) Ceph
6 2 (0.33%) Gluster
6 2 (0.33%) KVM
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.16%) Varnish
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (11.95%) Kubernetes
2 31 (5.07%) Ansible
3 28 (4.58%) Terraform
4 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.15%) Puppet
6 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.49%) Grafana
7 3 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.16%) Consul
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) Packer
9 1 (0.16%) QRadar
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (6.87%) SAP
2 34 (5.56%) Oracle
3 32 (5.24%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (4.42%) Google
4 27 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 26 (4.26%) Zend
6 25 (4.09%) Microsoft
7 20 (3.27%) MuleSoft
8 19 (3.11%) BiZZdesign
9 16 (2.62%) Adobe
9 16 (2.62%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.80%) VMware
11 9 (1.47%) NN4M
12 8 (1.31%) Citrix
13 7 (1.15%) Apple
14 6 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.98%) Splunk
15 5 (0.82%) McAfee
16 4 (0.65%) Fortinet
16 4 (0.65%) Percona