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 3 months to 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 82 91
Rank change year-on-year -86 +9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 315 647 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.51% 2.97% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 6.83% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 500 406
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9962 9471 9705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.86% 43.49% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7355 7221 7107
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.95 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £113.00 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -52 44 £388 -3.12% 55
Uxbridge - 5 £318 -
Croydon -9 3 £363 -24.47% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £850 - 1
Greenwich - 3 £180 -
Hammersmith - 3 £425 -
Hayes - 2 £345 -
Wimbledon - 1 £315 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 344 (52.36%) HTML
2 332 (50.53%) JavaScript
3 293 (44.60%) CSS
4 228 (34.70%) MySQL
5 147 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (22.07%) Python
7 140 (21.31%) Linux
8 136 (20.70%) Java
8 136 (20.70%) Git (software)
9 131 (19.94%) jQuery
10 124 (18.87%) HTML5
11 93 (14.16%) Drupal
12 89 (13.55%) DevOps
13 85 (12.94%) Web Development
14 84 (12.79%) Symfony
14 84 (12.79%) AngularJS
15 83 (12.63%) SQL
16 81 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
17 78 (11.87%) Ruby
18 72 (10.96%) Jenkins
19 70 (10.65%) Node.js
20 69 (10.50%) LAMP
21 68 (10.35%) CSS3
22 67 (10.20%) Perl
22 67 (10.20%) OO
22 67 (10.20%) XML
22 67 (10.20%) WordPress
23 64 (9.74%) TDD
24 63 (9.59%) MVC
24 63 (9.59%) Laravel

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 93 (14.16%) Drupal
2 67 (10.20%) WordPress
3 54 (8.22%) Apache
4 51 (7.76%) CMS
5 23 (3.50%) nginx
6 21 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.52%) IIS
8 10 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.22%) SAS
11 7 (1.07%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.91%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.76%) JBoss
14 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (3.20%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.91%) SPSS
3 4 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.61%) GIMP
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (5.18%) Magento
2 10 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.15%) Relativity
5 1 (0.15%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 81 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.57%) GitHub
4 22 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (2.59%) PaaS
6 14 (2.13%) IaaS
7 13 (1.98%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.98%) SaaS
8 11 (1.67%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.07%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.91%) Route 53
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.72%) HTTP
2 26 (3.96%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.13%) DNS
4 13 (1.98%) SSL
5 7 (1.07%) Intranet
6 6 (0.91%) Internet
6 6 (0.91%) Network Security
7 5 (0.76%) Firewall
7 5 (0.76%) LAN
8 4 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.61%) SSH
8 4 (0.61%) WAN
9 3 (0.46%) AMQP
9 3 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.46%) VPN
10 2 (0.30%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.30%) LDAP
10 2 (0.30%) Multicast
10 2 (0.30%) Wireless
11 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (34.70%) MySQL
2 37 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.02%) SQL Server
4 29 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 26 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (3.81%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.52%) Big Data
9 9 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
10 8 (1.22%) QlikView
11 7 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.07%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.61%) FileMaker
13 4 (0.61%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 136 (20.70%) Git (software)
2 72 (10.96%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.74%) Vagrant
4 15 (2.28%) JIRA
4 15 (2.28%) PHPUnit
5 14 (2.13%) Selenium
6 11 (1.67%) webpack
7 10 (1.52%) Grunt
7 10 (1.52%) gulp
7 10 (1.52%) Subversion
8 9 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.37%) Hudson
8 9 (1.37%) Maven
8 9 (1.37%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.91%) Mocha
11 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.76%) GitLab
11 5 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (7.46%) Finance
1 49 (7.46%) Marketing
2 26 (3.96%) Retail
3 21 (3.20%) Banking
4 17 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.44%) Publishing
6 14 (2.13%) Advertising
6 14 (2.13%) Law
7 9 (1.37%) Front Office
8 6 (0.91%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.76%) Games
9 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 430 (65.45%) Developer
2 180 (27.40%) PHP Developer
3 70 (10.65%) Drupal Developer
4 44 (6.70%) Full Stack Developer
5 41 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (5.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 38 (5.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 36 (5.48%) Senior Developer
8 36 (5.48%) Web Developer
9 27 (4.11%) Magento Developer
9 27 (4.11%) WordPress Developer
10 21 (3.20%) Senior PHP Developer
11 19 (2.89%) HTML Developer
12 18 (2.74%) Angular Developer
13 17 (2.59%) Architect
13 17 (2.59%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 16 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
14 16 (2.44%) Consultant
14 16 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
15 15 (2.28%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (52.36%) HTML
2 293 (44.60%) CSS
3 131 (19.94%) jQuery
4 124 (18.87%) HTML5
5 84 (12.79%) AngularJS
5 84 (12.79%) Symfony
6 70 (10.65%) Node.js
7 69 (10.50%) LAMP
8 68 (10.35%) CSS3
9 67 (10.20%) XML
10 63 (9.59%) Laravel
11 57 (8.68%) Sass
12 52 (7.91%) .NET
13 51 (7.76%) Web Services
14 45 (6.85%) RESTful
15 44 (6.70%) JSON
16 43 (6.54%) REST
17 42 (6.39%) React
18 27 (4.11%) XSLT
19 25 (3.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.46%) User Experience
2 36 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.74%) NHS
6 16 (2.44%) Web 2.0
7 14 (2.13%) Fintech
8 11 (1.67%) Equities
8 11 (1.67%) Social Media
9 10 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.37%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.22%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.91%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.91%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.61%) New Media
15 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (0.46%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 140 (21.31%) Linux
2 49 (7.46%) Windows
3 40 (6.09%) Unix
4 27 (4.11%) CentOS
5 25 (3.81%) Ubuntu
6 22 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.28%) Android
7 15 (2.28%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.61%) AIX
11 4 (0.61%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.30%) SUSE
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (13.55%) DevOps
3 85 (12.94%) Web Development
4 67 (10.20%) OO
5 64 (9.74%) TDD
6 63 (9.59%) MVC
7 60 (9.13%) E-Commerce
8 57 (8.68%) Front End Development
9 51 (7.76%) OOP
10 43 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (6.39%) Scrum
12 40 (6.09%) Configuration Management
13 36 (5.48%) Analytics
14 32 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (4.87%) Project Management
15 29 (4.41%) Open Source
15 29 (4.41%) Software Engineering
15 29 (4.41%) Test Automation
16 28 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
17 27 (4.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 332 (50.53%) JavaScript
2 145 (22.07%) Python
3 136 (20.70%) Java
4 83 (12.63%) SQL
5 78 (11.87%) Ruby
6 67 (10.20%) Perl
7 40 (6.09%) Bash Shell
8 37 (5.63%) C#
9 31 (4.72%) C
10 27 (4.11%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.20%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.44%) C++
13 14 (2.13%) Go
14 13 (1.98%) VB
15 12 (1.83%) ES6
15 12 (1.83%) PHP 5
15 12 (1.83%) Scala
16 7 (1.07%) VBA
17 6 (0.91%) R
17 6 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (3.81%) Degree
2 20 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.46%) ISEB
5 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.30%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.15%) CCIE
7 1 (0.15%) CCNP
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.44%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (6.54%) Docker
2 19 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) Postfix
6 2 (0.30%) vCloud
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) NFS
7 1 (0.15%) RHEV
7 1 (0.15%) Samba
7 1 (0.15%) Squid
7 1 (0.15%) Varnish
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (8.98%) Ansible
2 48 (7.31%) Puppet
3 47 (7.15%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.67%) Nagios
5 8 (1.22%) Kibana
5 8 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.22%) logstash
6 7 (1.07%) CFEngine
7 6 (0.91%) Salt
7 6 (0.91%) Terraform
8 5 (0.76%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.76%) SCCM
9 4 (0.61%) cPanel
10 3 (0.46%) FreeIPA
10 3 (0.46%) Grafana
10 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.30%) MOM
11 2 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (6.70%) Zend
2 31 (4.72%) Red Hat
3 26 (3.96%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.20%) Google
5 19 (2.89%) Adobe
5 19 (2.89%) Oracle
6 15 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.83%) VMware
8 11 (1.67%) Citrix
8 11 (1.67%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.52%) SAP
10 9 (1.37%) Splunk
11 8 (1.22%) Twitter
12 7 (1.07%) Facebook
12 7 (1.07%) Tableau
13 6 (0.91%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.91%) IBM
14 5 (0.76%) Demandware
15 4 (0.61%) AppDynamics
15 4 (0.61%) SolarWinds
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago