Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 1 October 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 181 158
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23 +22
Contract jobs citing PHP 185 566 838
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.37% 1.48% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.72% 3.11% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 460 669
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £300 £305
90th Percentile £550 £600 £600
England median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -24.71%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,812 18,203 22,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.40% 47.55% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,736 13,776 17,464
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
90th Percentile £740 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 114 142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +9.10%
10th Percentile £22.50 £20.92 £18.06
90th Percentile £49.62 £60.38 £62.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.47% +5.66%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in London.

Daily rate trend for PHP in London

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in London.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in London

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP in London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PHP in London

PHP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the London region over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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
Central London +65 34 £485 +14.12% 35
West London +51 7 £306 -31.94% 18
South London +33 3 £500 +8.11% 4
North London +14 1 £450 - 2
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 81 (43.78%) JavaScript
2 62 (33.51%) CSS
3 61 (32.97%) HTML
4 46 (24.86%) Laravel
5 45 (24.32%) MySQL
6 44 (23.78%) Git (software)
7 43 (23.24%) AWS
8 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (21.08%) Java
10 37 (20.00%) Docker
11 36 (19.46%) Python
12 35 (18.92%) DevOps
13 32 (17.30%) Azure
14 31 (16.76%) AngularJS
15 30 (16.22%) React
15 30 (16.22%) Linux
16 28 (15.14%) SQL
16 28 (15.14%) TDD
17 24 (12.97%) Web Development
17 24 (12.97%) Jenkins
17 24 (12.97%) HTML5
18 23 (12.43%) Node.js
18 23 (12.43%) Vue.js
18 23 (12.43%) Symfony
19 22 (11.89%) Kubernetes
20 20 (10.81%) Sass
21 19 (10.27%) CSS3
21 19 (10.27%) API Development
21 19 (10.27%) Front End Development
22 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (7.57%) WordPress
2 9 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.78%) Drupal
4 5 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.16%) Apache
5 4 (2.16%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.62%) CMS
7 2 (1.08%) Confluence
7 2 (1.08%) Moodle
7 2 (1.08%) nginx
7 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.08%) Totara
8 1 (0.54%) PrestaShop
8 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.54%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.54%) InVision
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) Quicktime
2 1 (0.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Magento
2 4 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.54%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 43 (23.24%) AWS
2 32 (17.30%) Azure
3 11 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.41%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.41%) Serverless
5 8 (4.32%) GCP
6 7 (3.78%) Oracle CX
6 7 (3.78%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 6 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.70%) GitHub
9 4 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.16%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.62%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (1.62%) npm
10 3 (1.62%) PaaS
11 2 (1.08%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) Firewall
2 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.16%) BGP
3 4 (2.16%) MPLS
3 4 (2.16%) SNMP
4 2 (1.08%) DNS
4 2 (1.08%) HTTP
4 2 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (1.08%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.08%) SSL
4 2 (1.08%) VPN
4 2 (1.08%) WebEx
5 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) Junos
5 1 (0.54%) LAN
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) SAN
5 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) MySQL
2 11 (5.95%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.70%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.70%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.16%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (2.16%) Redis
8 4 (2.16%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.62%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (23.78%) Git (software)
2 24 (12.97%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.95%) JIRA
4 6 (3.24%) PHPUnit
5 5 (2.70%) Cypress.io
5 5 (2.70%) Selenium
5 5 (2.70%) webpack
6 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.16%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.62%) TestCafe
8 2 (1.08%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.08%) Codeship
8 2 (1.08%) fastlane
8 2 (1.08%) Grunt
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.08%) sqlmap
8 2 (1.08%) Subversion
8 2 (1.08%) Xcode
9 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (8.11%) Finance
2 7 (3.78%) Marketing
3 4 (2.16%) Retail
4 3 (1.62%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (1.08%) Publishing
5 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.54%) Front Office
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (64.32%) Developer
2 50 (27.03%) PHP Developer
3 17 (9.19%) Full Stack Developer
4 14 (7.57%) Architect
5 12 (6.49%) Backend Developer
6 11 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.41%) React Developer
8 8 (4.32%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.78%) Consultant
9 7 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.78%) WordPress Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Cloud Consultant
10 6 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Magento Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
11 5 (2.70%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (33.51%) CSS
2 61 (32.97%) HTML
3 46 (24.86%) Laravel
4 31 (16.76%) AngularJS
5 30 (16.22%) React
6 24 (12.97%) HTML5
7 23 (12.43%) Node.js
7 23 (12.43%) Symfony
7 23 (12.43%) Vue.js
8 20 (10.81%) Sass
9 19 (10.27%) CSS3
10 15 (8.11%) .NET
10 15 (8.11%) jQuery
10 15 (8.11%) REST
11 14 (7.57%) LESS
12 13 (7.03%) LAMP
12 13 (7.03%) Web Services
13 12 (6.49%) Vuetify.js
14 9 (4.86%) Kafka
15 8 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.41%) User Experience
2 7 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.24%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.70%) Social Media
4 5 (2.70%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.16%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.62%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.62%) Equities
6 3 (1.62%) iPad
6 3 (1.62%) iPhone
6 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.08%) Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.22%) Linux
2 7 (3.78%) Windows
3 5 (2.70%) Ubuntu
3 5 (2.70%) Unix
4 4 (2.16%) Debian
4 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.08%) Android
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.92%) DevOps
3 28 (15.14%) TDD
4 24 (12.97%) Web Development
5 19 (10.27%) API Development
5 19 (10.27%) Front End Development
6 18 (9.73%) MVC
6 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering
7 16 (8.65%) E-Commerce
7 16 (8.65%) Microservices
8 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
9 11 (5.95%) Fintech
10 10 (5.41%) OO
10 10 (5.41%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (4.32%) Project Management
11 8 (4.32%) Test Automation
12 7 (3.78%) BDD
12 7 (3.78%) Migration
12 7 (3.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 81 (43.78%) JavaScript
2 39 (21.08%) Java
3 36 (19.46%) Python
4 28 (15.14%) SQL
5 13 (7.03%) Perl
6 11 (5.95%) Ruby
7 10 (5.41%) C#
8 9 (4.86%) PHP 7
8 9 (4.86%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.70%) Apple Swift
10 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.70%) C++
10 5 (2.70%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.62%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.62%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.08%) ES6
13 2 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) Degree
1 10 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (20.00%) Docker
2 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) iptables
3 1 (0.54%) PowerDNS
3 1 (0.54%) vCloud
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (11.89%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.86%) Ansible
3 8 (4.32%) Terraform
4 5 (2.70%) Netcool
4 5 (2.70%) Puppet
5 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.08%) Kibana
5 2 (1.08%) Nagios
5 2 (1.08%) Packer
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (7.57%) Oracle
2 6 (3.24%) SAP
3 5 (2.70%) AppDynamics
3 5 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.70%) SevOne
4 4 (2.16%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.16%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.16%) Zend
5 3 (1.62%) Apple
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco
5 3 (1.62%) Google
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.08%) Sencha
6 2 (1.08%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Databricks
7 1 (0.54%) Marketo
7 1 (0.54%) New Relic
7 1 (0.54%) Rackspace