Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 83 90
Rank change year-on-year -56 +7 -24
Contract jobs citing PHP 1738 2752 2473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 2.79% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.53% 6.91% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1292 2059 1855
England median daily rate £366 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 37
England median hourly rate £37.75 £15.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.68% -32.98% -21.67%
10th Percentile £26.00 £11.58 £8.60
90th Percentile £49.38 £46.28 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £15.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +139.68% -32.98% -29.96%

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 38402 39801 40137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.02% 40.40% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26893 27606 27548
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 842 892
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.06%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.25 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.08 £52.50 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +13.18%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -77 719 £400 - 344
South East -35 331 £370 +5.71% 128
North of England +16 330 £335 -2.90% 251
North West +7 171 £325 -4.06% 145
Midlands -38 163 £325 -7.14% 111
Yorkshire +1 153 £338 -3.57% 87
South West +17 116 £323 +4.03% 72
West Midlands -8 104 £325 -4.76% 54
East of England -41 75 £393 +12.14% 63
East Midlands -55 61 £330 -17.50% 55
North East +51 6 £338 +10.66% 19
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 955 (54.95%) JavaScript
2 941 (54.14%) HTML
3 839 (48.27%) CSS
4 726 (41.77%) MySQL
5 496 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
6 479 (27.56%) Git (software)
7 364 (20.94%) Linux
8 356 (20.48%) jQuery
9 314 (18.07%) Web Development
10 298 (17.15%) Java
11 286 (16.46%) Python
12 284 (16.34%) Drupal
13 280 (16.11%) HTML5
14 271 (15.59%) Symfony
15 264 (15.19%) SQL
16 243 (13.98%) LAMP
17 240 (13.81%) Laravel
18 231 (13.29%) AngularJS
19 210 (12.08%) CSS3
19 210 (12.08%) MVC
20 203 (11.68%) DevOps
21 200 (11.51%) OO
22 197 (11.33%) WordPress
23 193 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
24 184 (10.59%) E-Commerce
25 179 (10.30%) TDD
26 174 (10.01%) Front End Development
27 164 (9.44%) Jenkins
28 163 (9.38%) Magento
29 160 (9.21%) Finance

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
1 284 (16.34%) Drupal
2 197 (11.33%) WordPress
3 147 (8.46%) Apache
4 126 (7.25%) CMS
5 65 (3.74%) nginx
6 40 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (2.24%) Confluence
8 36 (2.07%) Apache Solr
9 31 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.21%) Moodle
11 20 (1.15%) IIS
12 15 (0.86%) JBoss
13 14 (0.81%) SharePoint
14 13 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.52%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.46%) Joomla!
18 7 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
18 7 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
18 7 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 54 (3.11%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.17%) GIMP
8 3 (0.17%) InVision
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.12%) Pipeline Pilot
10 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 163 (9.38%) Magento
2 21 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) RMDS
4 4 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Shopify
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.058%) Odoo
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.058%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 193 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.34%) GitHub
3 50 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (1.50%) SaaS
6 21 (1.21%) Google Analytics
7 20 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.86%) npm
10 13 (0.75%) PaaS
11 12 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.69%) IaaS
11 12 (0.69%) Route 53
12 11 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 11 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.52%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.52%) Serverless
14 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.76%) HTTP
2 36 (2.07%) DNS
3 31 (1.78%) SSL
4 30 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.67%) WAN
6 27 (1.55%) Internet
6 27 (1.55%) LAN
7 23 (1.32%) Firewall
8 20 (1.15%) Wireless
9 14 (0.81%) Intranet
10 12 (0.69%) 3G
10 12 (0.69%) FTP
10 12 (0.69%) GPRS
10 12 (0.69%) GSM
10 12 (0.69%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.69%) LTE
10 12 (0.69%) SGSN
10 12 (0.69%) SMS
11 9 (0.52%) SMTP
12 8 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 726 (41.77%) MySQL
2 100 (5.75%) MongoDB
3 93 (5.35%) SQL Server
4 79 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (4.37%) NoSQL
6 45 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.07%) Redis
8 22 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.15%) Big Data
11 19 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.98%) MariaDB
13 16 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.40%) DB2
17 7 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 479 (27.56%) Git (software)
2 164 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 99 (5.70%) JIRA
4 76 (4.37%) Subversion
5 67 (3.86%) PHPUnit
6 54 (3.11%) gulp
7 50 (2.88%) Selenium
8 49 (2.82%) Grunt
9 38 (2.19%) Vagrant
10 34 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.67%) Jasmine
12 24 (1.38%) WebDriver
13 23 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (1.32%) GitLab
14 20 (1.15%) webpack
15 17 (0.98%) JMeter
15 17 (0.98%) JUnit
15 17 (0.98%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.92%) Mocha
General
1 160 (9.21%) Finance
2 124 (7.13%) Marketing
3 65 (3.74%) Retail
4 42 (2.42%) Banking
5 41 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.73%) Publishing
7 29 (1.67%) Games
8 27 (1.55%) Advertising
9 23 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.21%) Electronics
11 10 (0.58%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Front Office
14 7 (0.40%) Legal
15 6 (0.35%) Back Office
15 6 (0.35%) Law
16 5 (0.29%) Local Government
17 4 (0.23%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1247 (71.75%) Developer
2 653 (37.57%) PHP Developer
3 181 (10.41%) Drupal Developer
4 137 (7.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 125 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 118 (6.79%) Magento Developer
6 118 (6.79%) Web Developer
7 95 (5.47%) WordPress Developer
8 93 (5.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 89 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 86 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
11 73 (4.20%) MySQL Developer
12 71 (4.09%) Symfony Developer
13 68 (3.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 66 (3.80%) HTML Developer
15 65 (3.74%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 58 (3.34%) PHP Web Developer
17 57 (3.28%) PHP Drupal Developer
18 52 (2.99%) Analyst
18 52 (2.99%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (54.14%) HTML
2 839 (48.27%) CSS
3 356 (20.48%) jQuery
4 280 (16.11%) HTML5
5 271 (15.59%) Symfony
6 243 (13.98%) LAMP
7 240 (13.81%) Laravel
8 231 (13.29%) AngularJS
9 210 (12.08%) CSS3
10 160 (9.21%) Web Services
11 154 (8.86%) Sass
12 149 (8.57%) RESTful
13 145 (8.34%) .NET
14 125 (7.19%) Node.js
15 116 (6.67%) React
15 116 (6.67%) REST
16 100 (5.75%) Ajax
17 95 (5.47%) XML
18 81 (4.66%) JSON
19 78 (4.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.95%) User Experience
2 84 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (1.04%) Fintech
8 17 (0.98%) Video on Demand
9 16 (0.92%) Social Media
10 14 (0.81%) NHS
11 13 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.75%) iPad
11 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.46%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.46%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.46%) Web 2.0
13 7 (0.40%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.40%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 364 (20.94%) Linux
2 108 (6.21%) Unix
3 103 (5.93%) Windows
4 51 (2.93%) Android
5 47 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.67%) CentOS
7 19 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.69%) Windows Phone
9 12 (0.69%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.46%) AIX
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.29%) SUSE
12 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.23%) Debian
13 4 (0.23%) Solaris
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (18.07%) Web Development
3 210 (12.08%) MVC
4 203 (11.68%) DevOps
5 200 (11.51%) OO
6 184 (10.59%) E-Commerce
7 179 (10.30%) TDD
8 174 (10.01%) Front End Development
9 122 (7.02%) Test Automation
10 117 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
11 116 (6.67%) Open Source
12 113 (6.50%) Scrum
13 90 (5.18%) Software Engineering
14 89 (5.12%) OO PHP
14 89 (5.12%) OOP
15 74 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
16 69 (3.97%) BDD
17 67 (3.86%) Configuration Management
18 61 (3.51%) Project Management
19 60 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 955 (54.95%) JavaScript
2 298 (17.15%) Java
3 286 (16.46%) Python
4 264 (15.19%) SQL
5 139 (8.00%) Ruby
6 113 (6.50%) Perl
7 91 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 85 (4.89%) C#
9 48 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 46 (2.65%) C++
10 46 (2.65%) PHP 5
11 36 (2.07%) PHP 7
12 32 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.67%) Go
14 28 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.44%) C
16 24 (1.38%) ES6
17 19 (1.09%) Scala
18 18 (1.04%) VB
18 18 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (3.16%) Degree
3 37 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.46%) PMP
6 7 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.17%) ISEB
9 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.058%) Analytics IQ
11 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.058%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.058%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.34%) QA
2 8 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (0.29%) SLA
4 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.17%) HL7
5 3 (0.17%) WCAG
6 2 (0.12%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) WAI
7 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.058%) GCP
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (6.62%) Docker
2 26 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.69%) KVM
4 12 (0.69%) Xen
5 8 (0.46%) oVirt
5 8 (0.46%) RHEV
6 5 (0.29%) Firmware
6 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.23%) Samba
7 4 (0.23%) Squid
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.17%) Varnish
8 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.12%) vCloud
9 2 (0.12%) XenServer
10 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.058%) vSphere
10 1 (0.058%) XenApp
10 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 124 (7.13%) Ansible
2 117 (6.73%) Puppet
3 104 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 37 (2.13%) Terraform
6 23 (1.32%) Nagios
7 19 (1.09%) Salt
8 18 (1.04%) logstash
9 16 (0.92%) Grafana
10 13 (0.75%) Kibana
11 12 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.52%) Packer
13 8 (0.46%) CFEngine
13 8 (0.46%) SCCM
14 7 (0.40%) Cacti
15 6 (0.35%) collectd
15 6 (0.35%) StatsD
15 6 (0.35%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.29%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 113 (6.50%) Zend
2 69 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 56 (3.22%) Oracle
4 47 (2.70%) Google
5 40 (2.30%) Adobe
6 36 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 34 (1.96%) VMware
8 30 (1.73%) Splunk
9 29 (1.67%) SAP
10 19 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.04%) Demandware
11 18 (1.04%) SaltStack
12 15 (0.86%) Citrix
12 15 (0.86%) New Relic
13 14 (0.81%) Rackspace
14 12 (0.69%) IBM
14 12 (0.69%) MobileIron
15 11 (0.63%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.58%) ATG
17 8 (0.46%) Intershop