Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 134 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -54 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 2,031 1,745 2,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 1.92% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.86% 4.59% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 1,299 2,160
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £393 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +7.90% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 23
England median hourly rate £29.00 £41.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.70% +157.81% -27.27%
10th Percentile £12.30 £14.88 £11.90
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.63 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £41.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year -25.45% +161.90% -28.41%

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 41,782 37,979 39,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.86% 41.85% 40.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,647 26,423 27,731
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £285
90th Percentile £638 £625 £590
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 738 849
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.94 £14.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.52
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 +20 839 £413 +3.13% 473
North of England -1 413 £375 +11.11% 468
South East -23 328 £375 +3.45% 256
Yorkshire +7 228 £375 +7.14% 157
South West +42 193 £339 +8.40% 240
North West -18 171 £375 +15.38% 277
Midlands -10 170 £400 +23.08% 177
West Midlands -17 107 £400 +23.08% 85
East of England +3 83 £375 +1.01% 77
East Midlands +5 63 £400 +23.08% 91
North East -6 14 £325 -3.70% 34
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 1,062 (52.29%) JavaScript
2 872 (42.93%) HTML
3 848 (41.75%) CSS
4 831 (40.92%) MySQL
5 581 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
6 399 (19.65%) Git (software)
7 390 (19.20%) Laravel
8 380 (18.71%) Web Development
9 376 (18.51%) jQuery
10 367 (18.07%) Linux
11 352 (17.33%) Symfony
12 295 (14.52%) Java
13 292 (14.38%) HTML5
14 289 (14.23%) OO
15 282 (13.88%) SQL
16 266 (13.10%) LAMP
17 259 (12.75%) Docker
18 254 (12.51%) AngularJS
19 252 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
19 252 (12.41%) Python
20 251 (12.36%) MVC
21 244 (12.01%) Node.js
22 242 (11.92%) DevOps
22 242 (11.92%) E-Commerce
23 238 (11.72%) WordPress
24 228 (11.23%) TDD
25 220 (10.83%) CSS3
26 200 (9.85%) Drupal
27 187 (9.21%) React
28 177 (8.71%) Magento

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
1 238 (11.72%) WordPress
2 200 (9.85%) Drupal
3 134 (6.60%) Apache
4 132 (6.50%) CMS
5 68 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
6 49 (2.41%) Confluence
7 43 (2.12%) nginx
8 16 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.49%) IIS
9 10 (0.49%) Joomla!
9 10 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.44%) Moodle
11 8 (0.39%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.39%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.34%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.25%) JBoss
13 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (2.22%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.44%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.30%) InVision
7 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.049%) InDesign
9 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.049%) Snapchat
9 1 (0.049%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 177 (8.71%) Magento
2 20 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.44%) Shopify
5 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) Odoo
6 3 (0.15%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.098%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.049%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.049%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 252 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (4.78%) GitHub
3 88 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (2.02%) Serverless
5 36 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
7 24 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.89%) SaaS
10 17 (0.84%) npm
11 15 (0.74%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.69%) PaaS
13 12 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.54%) Akamai
14 11 (0.54%) IaaS
14 11 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
15 8 (0.39%) BrowserStack
15 8 (0.39%) Route 53
16 7 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.35%) HTTP
2 37 (1.82%) DNS
3 30 (1.48%) Internet
3 30 (1.48%) SSL
3 30 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.08%) Firewall
5 16 (0.79%) HTTPS
6 15 (0.74%) BIG-IP
6 15 (0.74%) Intranet
7 12 (0.59%) SMS
8 11 (0.54%) LAN
8 11 (0.54%) SNMP
8 11 (0.54%) WAN
9 9 (0.44%) VPN
10 8 (0.39%) SSH
11 5 (0.25%) BGP
11 5 (0.25%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.25%) TACACS
12 4 (0.20%) AMQP
12 4 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (40.92%) MySQL
2 99 (4.87%) MongoDB
3 93 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 89 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
5 82 (4.04%) SQL Server
6 68 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.22%) Redis
8 31 (1.53%) MariaDB
9 26 (1.28%) Big Data
10 23 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.69%) Blockchain
14 10 (0.49%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.34%) Power BI
16 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
18 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 399 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 151 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 130 (6.40%) JIRA
4 83 (4.09%) PHPUnit
5 65 (3.20%) gulp
6 60 (2.95%) Selenium
7 47 (2.31%) Subversion
8 37 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 34 (1.67%) Vagrant
10 33 (1.62%) PhpStorm
11 27 (1.33%) GitLab
12 24 (1.18%) Grunt
12 24 (1.18%) Maven
13 23 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
14 21 (1.03%) Xdebug
15 20 (0.98%) JMeter
16 17 (0.84%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (0.64%) Gatling
18 13 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 168 (8.27%) Finance
2 108 (5.32%) Marketing
3 71 (3.50%) Retail
4 65 (3.20%) Banking
5 57 (2.81%) Advertising
6 38 (1.87%) Back Office
7 36 (1.77%) Law
8 34 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.43%) Legal
10 28 (1.38%) Games
10 28 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.64%) Automotive
13 11 (0.54%) Electronics
13 11 (0.54%) Publishing
14 7 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
15 5 (0.25%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) Persian Language
16 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.098%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,601 (78.83%) Developer
2 886 (43.62%) PHP Developer
3 187 (9.21%) Full Stack Developer
4 148 (7.29%) Web Developer
5 132 (6.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 117 (5.76%) Drupal Developer
6 117 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 110 (5.42%) Magento Developer
8 98 (4.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 95 (4.68%) WordPress Developer
10 77 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 69 (3.40%) Symfony Developer
12 68 (3.35%) MySQL Developer
12 68 (3.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 67 (3.30%) Architect
14 66 (3.25%) HTML Developer
15 65 (3.20%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 60 (2.95%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 60 (2.95%) PHP Web Developer
17 58 (2.86%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 872 (42.93%) HTML
2 848 (41.75%) CSS
3 390 (19.20%) Laravel
4 376 (18.51%) jQuery
5 352 (17.33%) Symfony
6 292 (14.38%) HTML5
7 266 (13.10%) LAMP
8 254 (12.51%) AngularJS
9 244 (12.01%) Node.js
10 220 (10.83%) CSS3
11 187 (9.21%) React
12 133 (6.55%) REST
13 126 (6.20%) Sass
14 123 (6.06%) .NET
15 116 (5.71%) Web Services
16 96 (4.73%) JSON
16 96 (4.73%) RESTful
17 84 (4.14%) XML
18 72 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (3.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.14%) User Experience
2 71 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
6 53 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.28%) Fintech
8 25 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.03%) Algorithms
10 19 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (0.94%) Social Media
11 17 (0.84%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.69%) Equities
14 13 (0.64%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.54%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.49%) iPhone
16 10 (0.49%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.44%) NHS
17 9 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 367 (18.07%) Linux
2 88 (4.33%) Unix
3 50 (2.46%) Android
4 49 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.07%) Windows
6 34 (1.67%) CentOS
7 33 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.23%) Solaris
9 22 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.79%) SUSE
10 16 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.59%) Debian
12 11 (0.54%) VMS
13 10 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.49%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.34%) AIX
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (18.71%) Web Development
3 289 (14.23%) OO
4 251 (12.36%) MVC
5 242 (11.92%) DevOps
5 242 (11.92%) E-Commerce
6 228 (11.23%) TDD
7 175 (8.62%) Front End Development
8 171 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
9 149 (7.34%) OOP
10 143 (7.04%) Test Automation
11 132 (6.50%) OO PHP
12 127 (6.25%) Scrum
13 116 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
14 115 (5.66%) Software Engineering
15 112 (5.51%) Microservices
16 101 (4.97%) Open Source
17 97 (4.78%) Unit Testing
18 92 (4.53%) BDD
19 74 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (52.29%) JavaScript
2 295 (14.52%) Java
3 282 (13.88%) SQL
4 252 (12.41%) Python
5 105 (5.17%) Perl
6 104 (5.12%) PHP 7
7 89 (4.38%) C#
8 87 (4.28%) Ruby
9 75 (3.69%) Bash Shell
10 51 (2.51%) PHP 5
11 46 (2.26%) Go
12 42 (2.07%) C
13 34 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.43%) C++
15 28 (1.38%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.03%) TypeScript
17 15 (0.74%) Java 8
18 14 (0.69%) ES6
19 13 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (3.64%) Degree
2 71 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.20%) CCNA
7 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.20%) CISSP
7 4 (0.20%) ISEB
7 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.15%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.15%) CISM
8 3 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) IISP
9 2 (0.098%) CCNP
9 2 (0.098%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.049%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.30%) QA
2 17 (0.84%) SLA
3 12 (0.59%) MiFID
4 7 (0.34%) GDPR
5 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.098%) PMO
8 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.049%) WAI
System Software
1 259 (12.75%) Docker
2 22 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.54%) KVM
5 9 (0.44%) Xen
6 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.30%) oVirt
8 6 (0.30%) RHEV
9 5 (0.25%) NFS
9 5 (0.25%) Samba
10 4 (0.20%) etcd
10 4 (0.20%) flannel
10 4 (0.20%) Varnish
11 3 (0.15%) Squid
12 2 (0.098%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.098%) vSphere
13 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 115 (5.66%) Ansible
2 113 (5.56%) Puppet
3 69 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (2.90%) Terraform
5 56 (2.76%) Kubernetes
6 24 (1.18%) Salt
7 21 (1.03%) Nagios
8 20 (0.98%) CFEngine
9 17 (0.84%) Grafana
10 16 (0.79%) Prometheus
11 15 (0.74%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.64%) Kibana
14 11 (0.54%) logstash
15 10 (0.49%) Icinga
16 9 (0.44%) Capistrano
17 7 (0.34%) Cacti
17 7 (0.34%) Rancher
17 7 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
18 4 (0.20%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 151 (7.43%) Zend
2 88 (4.33%) Oracle
3 68 (3.35%) Google
4 51 (2.51%) Microsoft
5 50 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 41 (2.02%) Splunk
7 29 (1.43%) VMware
8 25 (1.23%) SAP
9 23 (1.13%) Atlassian
9 23 (1.13%) Cisco
10 21 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.94%) New Relic
12 18 (0.89%) F5
13 16 (0.79%) Adobe
13 16 (0.79%) IBM
14 14 (0.69%) WooCommerce
15 12 (0.59%) Automation Anywhere
16 11 (0.54%) Apple
17 9 (0.44%) SaltStack
18 8 (0.39%) Huawei