Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 204 157
Rank change year-on-year -19 -47 -33
Contract jobs citing PHP 782 329 1,431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.28% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 2.99% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 227 1,048
10th Percentile £263 £235 £263
25th Percentile £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £410 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £488 £488 £488
90th Percentile £575 £560 £566
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
10th Percentile £37.25 £21.40 £6.00
25th Percentile £41.88 £22.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +100.00% -16.67% +36.36%
75th Percentile £58.75 £35.00 £38.63
90th Percentile £66.75 £44.16 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% -16.67% +22.45%

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 25,480 11,016 34,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.87% 42.93% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,475 7,791 24,124
10th Percentile £352 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £706 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £520 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.63% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 220 558
10th Percentile £17.17 £12.63 £18.13
25th Percentile £24.75 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £57.50 £47.58 £51.63
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.66 £56.48
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £44.96
% change year-on-year +14.65% -12.70% +8.33%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -37 381 £450 +15.38% 259
North of England -29 112 £400 +14.29% 231
South East -51 80 £400 -5.88% 133
South West +13 73 £400 +15.52% 99
Yorkshire -13 59 £400 +16.36% 75
North West -37 51 £400 +14.36% 137
Midlands -40 49 £300 +2.13% 125
West Midlands -49 28 £325 +13.04% 84
East of England -43 25 £400 +19.51% 43
East Midlands -20 21 £275 -15.38% 41
North East -20 2 £160 -52.59% 19
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 348 (44.50%) JavaScript
2 252 (32.23%) MySQL
3 236 (30.18%) HTML
4 229 (29.28%) CSS
5 214 (27.37%) Laravel
6 190 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
7 183 (23.40%) Git (software)
8 177 (22.63%) DevOps
9 173 (22.12%) Docker
10 171 (21.87%) AWS
11 160 (20.46%) Full Stack Development
12 155 (19.82%) React
13 145 (18.54%) Python
14 131 (16.75%) SQL
15 128 (16.37%) Linux
16 126 (16.11%) Azure
17 122 (15.60%) Java
18 121 (15.47%) Social Skills
19 110 (14.07%) AngularJS
20 101 (12.92%) Vue.js
21 100 (12.79%) Software Engineering
22 99 (12.66%) Node.js
23 91 (11.64%) TDD
24 89 (11.38%) HTML5
25 84 (10.74%) Perl
26 83 (10.61%) MVC
27 79 (10.10%) C#
28 77 (9.85%) Jenkins
28 77 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
29 76 (9.72%) Sass

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 70 (8.95%) WordPress
2 60 (7.67%) Drupal
3 41 (5.24%) CMS
4 34 (4.35%) Apache
5 23 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.05%) Apache Solr
7 15 (1.92%) Moodle
8 10 (1.28%) IBM Domino
8 10 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.15%) Jadu
10 8 (1.02%) nginx
11 7 (0.90%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.77%) Appian
12 6 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.64%) Confluence
13 5 (0.64%) Totara
14 4 (0.51%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (1.28%) Sketch
2 8 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (1.02%) InVision
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.38%) Figma
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 65 (8.31%) Magento
2 13 (1.66%) Shopify
3 11 (1.41%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 171 (21.87%) AWS
2 126 (16.11%) Azure
3 47 (6.01%) GCP
4 41 (5.24%) GitHub
5 35 (4.48%) Serverless
6 29 (3.71%) PaaS
7 22 (2.81%) SaaS
8 19 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.53%) IaaS
12 8 (1.02%) Azure Service Bus
13 7 (0.90%) Azure Storage
13 7 (0.90%) npm
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle CX
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 6 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.77%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.58%) Internet
2 21 (2.69%) DNS
3 17 (2.17%) SAN
4 13 (1.66%) Firewall
5 12 (1.53%) HTTP
6 9 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.02%) SSH
8 7 (0.90%) SNMP
9 6 (0.77%) Intranet
9 6 (0.77%) TACACS
10 4 (0.51%) 2G
10 4 (0.51%) LAN
11 3 (0.38%) DHCP
11 3 (0.38%) FTP
11 3 (0.38%) IPv4
11 3 (0.38%) SSL
11 3 (0.38%) WAN
11 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.26%) VPN
12 2 (0.26%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (32.23%) MySQL
2 37 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (4.60%) MongoDB
4 33 (4.22%) Redis
5 32 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 32 (4.09%) SQL Server
6 27 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.56%) MariaDB
8 15 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.53%) Big Data
10 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.15%) CouchDB
11 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.90%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 183 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 77 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.52%) JIRA
4 35 (4.48%) Bitbucket
5 31 (3.96%) PHPUnit
6 28 (3.58%) webpack
7 19 (2.43%) gulp
8 18 (2.30%) Grunt
9 17 (2.17%) Subversion
10 16 (2.05%) Cypress.io
11 12 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (1.41%) Selenium
13 9 (1.15%) GitLab
13 9 (1.15%) Maven
14 8 (1.02%) Bower
14 8 (1.02%) Gradle
15 7 (0.90%) ESLint
15 7 (0.90%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.90%) Vagrant
16 6 (0.77%) fastlane
General
1 121 (15.47%) Social Skills
2 59 (7.54%) Finance
3 49 (6.27%) Marketing
4 34 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 32 (4.09%) Banking
6 25 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.56%) Retail
8 15 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
9 12 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.28%) Games
10 10 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.15%) Legal
12 8 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (0.90%) Advertising
13 7 (0.90%) Automotive
13 7 (0.90%) Law
14 6 (0.77%) Front Office
14 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.64%) Electronics
15 5 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 506 (64.71%) Developer
2 282 (36.06%) PHP Developer
3 78 (9.97%) Full Stack Developer
4 53 (6.78%) Senior Developer
5 46 (5.88%) React Developer
6 38 (4.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 36 (4.60%) Drupal Developer
8 35 (4.48%) Backend Developer
9 33 (4.22%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 30 (3.84%) Consultant
10 30 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (3.58%) Administrator
12 26 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (3.07%) Architect
13 24 (3.07%) Senior PHP Developer
14 23 (2.94%) WordPress Developer
15 19 (2.43%) Software Engineer
16 17 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
17 16 (2.05%) Magento Developer
17 16 (2.05%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (30.18%) HTML
2 229 (29.28%) CSS
3 214 (27.37%) Laravel
4 155 (19.82%) React
5 110 (14.07%) AngularJS
6 101 (12.92%) Vue.js
7 99 (12.66%) Node.js
8 89 (11.38%) HTML5
9 76 (9.72%) Sass
9 76 (9.72%) Symfony
10 72 (9.21%) CSS3
11 58 (7.42%) Web Services
12 57 (7.29%) REST
13 56 (7.16%) jQuery
14 52 (6.65%) LAMP
15 46 (5.88%) .NET
16 42 (5.37%) RESTful
17 36 (4.60%) XML
18 35 (4.48%) LESS
19 30 (3.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (3.96%) User Experience
2 20 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.17%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.15%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.02%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.02%) iPad
9 8 (1.02%) Learning Management System
9 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
10 7 (0.90%) Legacy Code
10 7 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.90%) Social Media
11 6 (0.77%) Equities
11 6 (0.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 128 (16.37%) Linux
2 36 (4.60%) Windows
3 33 (4.22%) Unix
4 31 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.15%) Android
6 9 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.77%) VMS
8 6 (0.77%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.38%) Debian
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
10 2 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) SUSE
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (22.63%) DevOps
3 160 (20.46%) Full Stack Development
4 100 (12.79%) Software Engineering
5 91 (11.64%) TDD
6 83 (10.61%) MVC
7 77 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (9.72%) E-Commerce
9 72 (9.21%) Web Development
10 68 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 65 (8.31%) OO
12 58 (7.42%) Front End Development
12 58 (7.42%) OOP
13 34 (4.35%) Microservices
14 33 (4.22%) Mentoring
15 32 (4.09%) Digital Marketing
16 29 (3.71%) API Development
17 28 (3.58%) Migration
18 27 (3.45%) Scrum
19 26 (3.32%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 348 (44.50%) JavaScript
2 145 (18.54%) Python
3 131 (16.75%) SQL
4 122 (15.60%) Java
5 84 (10.74%) Perl
6 79 (10.10%) C#
7 64 (8.18%) Ruby
8 55 (7.03%) Bash Shell
9 52 (6.65%) Go
10 39 (4.99%) TypeScript
11 36 (4.60%) PowerShell
12 31 (3.96%) ES6
13 25 (3.20%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.94%) C++
14 23 (2.94%) PHP 7
14 23 (2.94%) VB
15 18 (2.30%) C
16 17 (2.17%) ES7
17 8 (1.02%) PHP 5
17 8 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (3.07%) Security Cleared
2 23 (2.94%) Degree
3 14 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CCNA
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) OSCP
8 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.73%) Accessibility
2 19 (2.43%) QA
3 15 (1.92%) GDPR
4 7 (0.90%) WCAG
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.26%) HL7
6 2 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 173 (22.12%) Docker
2 20 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.38%) Postfix
6 2 (0.26%) RACF
6 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) Ceph
7 1 (0.13%) KVM
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
7 1 (0.13%) QEMU
7 1 (0.13%) qmail
7 1 (0.13%) Samba
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (9.08%) Terraform
2 69 (8.82%) Ansible
3 64 (8.18%) Kubernetes
4 22 (2.81%) Puppet
5 11 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.02%) Grafana
6 8 (1.02%) Packer
7 7 (0.90%) SCCM
8 6 (0.77%) Argo
8 6 (0.77%) HP NNM
8 6 (0.77%) Kibana
8 6 (0.77%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.38%) Nagios
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.26%) collectd
11 2 (0.26%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (7.54%) Oracle
2 33 (4.22%) Red Hat
2 33 (4.22%) VMware
3 28 (3.58%) HP
4 22 (2.81%) Google
5 19 (2.43%) Zend
6 18 (2.30%) MuleSoft
7 17 (2.17%) Dell
7 17 (2.17%) Microsoft
8 15 (1.92%) 3PAR
9 14 (1.79%) SAP
10 13 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.41%) Adobe
12 10 (1.28%) Apple
12 10 (1.28%) Xerox
13 9 (1.15%) hybris
13 9 (1.15%) IBM
14 8 (1.02%) Micro Focus
15 7 (0.90%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.90%) Citrix