Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 178 184
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -36
Contract jobs citing PHP 310 653 710
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.58% 1.63% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.25% 3.41% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 517 584
Median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £305
90th Percentile £591 £588 £588
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.29% -37.83%
10th Percentile £23.83 £32.50 £20.38
90th Percentile £49.18 £39.98 £60.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 9,552 19,175 22,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.70% 47.73% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,894 14,414 17,051
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £364 £363 £356
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.52% +1.68% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 129 210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £41.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -13.16% -2.46%
10th Percentile £22.90 £19.78 £17.94
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.70 £56.29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% -2.41%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +54 88 £475 +5.56% 25
West London +60 19 £400 -11.11% 11
South London +31 7 £488 +30.00%
East London +50 5 £425 +21.43% 11
North London -3 1 £450 +12.50% 3
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 111 (35.81%) JavaScript
2 97 (31.29%) HTML
3 87 (28.06%) MySQL
4 77 (24.84%) CSS
5 71 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (21.94%) Java
7 65 (20.97%) Linux
7 65 (20.97%) Python
8 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
9 57 (18.39%) Symfony
10 52 (16.77%) SQL
11 49 (15.81%) Azure
12 46 (14.84%) Web Development
13 44 (14.19%) Git (software)
14 43 (13.87%) Laravel
14 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
15 42 (13.55%) AWS
16 39 (12.58%) React
16 39 (12.58%) jQuery
16 39 (12.58%) TDD
17 38 (12.26%) Node.js
18 37 (11.94%) User Experience
19 35 (11.29%) Docker
20 32 (10.32%) E-Commerce
20 32 (10.32%) Finance
21 30 (9.68%) LAMP
22 29 (9.35%) Vue.js
23 28 (9.03%) Drupal
23 28 (9.03%) REST
23 28 (9.03%) HTML5

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 28 (9.03%) Drupal
2 18 (5.81%) WordPress
3 14 (4.52%) CMS
4 10 (3.23%) Apache
5 7 (2.26%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.94%) nginx
6 6 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.65%) Jadu
8 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) Podio
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.32%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (4.52%) Magento
3 4 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.81%) Azure
2 42 (13.55%) AWS
3 18 (5.81%) Power Platform
4 16 (5.16%) GCP
5 8 (2.58%) Oracle CX
6 7 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 5 (1.61%) GitHub
8 5 (1.61%) PaaS
9 4 (1.29%) IaaS
9 4 (1.29%) Serverless
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.97%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.97%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.26%) HTTP
2 4 (1.29%) Internet
2 4 (1.29%) SSL
3 3 (0.97%) DNS
3 3 (0.97%) Firewall
3 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) WebEx
5 1 (0.32%) DHCP
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) SSH
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (28.06%) MySQL
2 22 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.81%) Power BI
5 15 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.23%) Redis
8 9 (2.90%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.26%) Big Data
9 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.97%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 44 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.90%) PHPUnit
3 9 (2.90%) Selenium
4 8 (2.58%) JIRA
5 4 (1.29%) Mocha
6 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.97%) gulp
6 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.97%) webpack
7 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.65%) Babel
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.65%) PhpStorm
7 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.65%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.65%) Xdebug
General
1 32 (10.32%) Finance
2 14 (4.52%) Marketing
2 14 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.90%) Banking
4 7 (2.26%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.94%) Publishing
5 6 (1.94%) Retail
5 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.61%) Back Office
6 5 (1.61%) Front Office
6 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 3 (0.97%) Advertising
8 3 (0.97%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 221 (71.29%) Developer
2 103 (33.23%) PHP Developer
3 35 (11.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 23 (7.42%) Architect
5 16 (5.16%) React Developer
5 16 (5.16%) Senior Developer
5 16 (5.16%) Symfony Developer
6 15 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
6 15 (4.84%) Drupal Developer
7 14 (4.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 13 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (4.19%) Magento Developer
8 13 (4.19%) Web Developer
9 12 (3.87%) Consultant
9 12 (3.87%) Lead Developer
10 10 (3.23%) Backend Developer
10 10 (3.23%) CRM Developer
11 9 (2.90%) Angular Developer
11 9 (2.90%) Cloud Specialist
11 9 (2.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (31.29%) HTML
2 77 (24.84%) CSS
3 57 (18.39%) Symfony
4 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
4 43 (13.87%) Laravel
5 39 (12.58%) jQuery
5 39 (12.58%) React
6 38 (12.26%) Node.js
7 30 (9.68%) LAMP
8 29 (9.35%) Vue.js
9 28 (9.03%) HTML5
9 28 (9.03%) REST
10 27 (8.71%) CSS3
11 25 (8.06%) .NET
12 24 (7.74%) Web Services
13 20 (6.45%) XML
14 19 (6.13%) RESTful
15 17 (5.48%) JSON
16 16 (5.16%) Sass
17 10 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.94%) User Experience
2 26 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.94%) Equities
5 6 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.61%) Blog
6 5 (1.61%) Derivative
6 5 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.61%) FMCG
6 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.97%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.97%) Social Media
7 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.65%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.97%) Linux
2 24 (7.74%) Windows
3 18 (5.81%) Ubuntu
4 17 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.90%) Unix
6 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) Debian
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.32%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.84%) Web Development
3 39 (12.58%) TDD
4 32 (10.32%) E-Commerce
5 27 (8.71%) Fintech
6 26 (8.39%) DevOps
6 26 (8.39%) Migration
7 24 (7.74%) CRM
8 22 (7.10%) MVC
9 20 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
9 20 (6.45%) OO
9 20 (6.45%) Visualisation
10 19 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (5.48%) Open Source
11 17 (5.48%) Software Engineering
12 16 (5.16%) BDD
13 15 (4.84%) Front End Development
14 14 (4.52%) Scrum
14 14 (4.52%) Translating Business Requirements
15 13 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 111 (35.81%) JavaScript
2 68 (21.94%) Java
3 65 (20.97%) Python
4 52 (16.77%) SQL
5 25 (8.06%) Ruby
6 21 (6.77%) C#
6 21 (6.77%) PowerShell
7 20 (6.45%) C++
8 18 (5.81%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.19%) PHP 7
10 11 (3.55%) Perl
11 9 (2.90%) Go
12 4 (1.29%) ES6
12 4 (1.29%) Scala
12 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.29%) VBScript
13 3 (0.97%) C
13 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.97%) VB
13 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.87%) Degree
4 8 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.87%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (11.29%) Docker
2 6 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.61%) vSphere
4 3 (0.97%) vCloud
4 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.52%) Kubernetes
1 14 (4.52%) Puppet
2 12 (3.87%) Nagios
3 10 (3.23%) Terraform
4 9 (2.90%) SCCM
5 8 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.26%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (1.94%) Ansible
8 5 (1.61%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.65%) Kibana
9 2 (0.65%) Mesos
9 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.32%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (4.84%) Oracle
4 12 (3.87%) Zend
5 11 (3.55%) Splunk
6 7 (2.26%) Google
6 7 (2.26%) VMware
7 5 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (1.61%) SAP
8 4 (1.29%) New Relic
8 4 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (0.97%) Citrix
9 3 (0.97%) Netezza
9 3 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe
10 2 (0.65%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.65%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.65%) Dell
10 2 (0.65%) IBM
10 2 (0.65%) MuleSoft