Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 94 89
Rank change year-on-year -69 -5 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP 759 1,190 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.63% 2.83% 2.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 6.21% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 901 896
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £260
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
London median hourly rate £24.09 £43.13 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.14% +77.98% -35.39%
10th Percentile £20.38 £33.13 £21.02
90th Percentile £30.20 £51.13 £57.75
England median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -12.50%

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 22,485 19,154 18,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.37% 45.54% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,240 14,320 14,091
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.83%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £306
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 127 130
London median hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £29.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +34.95% +2.21%
10th Percentile £18.48 £16.34 £14.00
90th Percentile £57.63 £60.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 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
Central London -60 137 £400 - 118
West London -22 49 £400 - 100
South London -39 11 £500 +29.03% 9
East London -16 5 £431 +15.00% 24
North London -9 1 £450 +38.46% 12
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 350 (46.11%) JavaScript
2 342 (45.06%) HTML
3 319 (42.03%) CSS
4 249 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
5 224 (29.51%) MySQL
6 190 (25.03%) Git (software)
7 181 (23.85%) Java
8 152 (20.03%) jQuery
9 148 (19.50%) Python
10 136 (17.92%) HTML5
11 128 (16.86%) Linux
12 119 (15.68%) Web Development
13 111 (14.62%) E-Commerce
14 105 (13.83%) Drupal
14 105 (13.83%) Symfony
15 102 (13.44%) DevOps
16 99 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
17 94 (12.38%) TDD
18 93 (12.25%) CSS3
19 92 (12.12%) SQL
20 88 (11.59%) Jenkins
21 85 (11.20%) Web Services
22 83 (10.94%) OO
23 82 (10.80%) MVC
23 82 (10.80%) Magento
24 81 (10.67%) CMS
24 81 (10.67%) .NET
25 80 (10.54%) LAMP
26 79 (10.41%) Docker
27 77 (10.14%) Finance

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
1 105 (13.83%) Drupal
2 81 (10.67%) CMS
3 76 (10.01%) WordPress
4 60 (7.91%) Apache
5 31 (4.08%) nginx
6 24 (3.16%) Apache Solr
6 24 (3.16%) Confluence
7 22 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.71%) IIS
8 13 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.32%) JBoss
10 10 (1.32%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.19%) Joomla!
11 9 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.92%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 31 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.40%) InVision
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 82 (10.80%) Magento
2 9 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.53%) RMDS
3 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Shopify
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Odoo
5 2 (0.26%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 99 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.25%) GitHub
3 21 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.50%) Google Analytics
5 14 (1.84%) SaaS
6 11 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.45%) Serverless
7 10 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.19%) npm
9 8 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.05%) IaaS
10 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.79%) Office 365
11 6 (0.79%) PaaS
11 6 (0.79%) Trello
12 5 (0.66%) Heroku
12 5 (0.66%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.11%) HTTP
2 15 (1.98%) Firewall
2 15 (1.98%) Internet
3 12 (1.58%) DNS
3 12 (1.58%) FTP
4 11 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.19%) VPN
6 8 (1.05%) LAN
7 7 (0.92%) Intranet
7 7 (0.92%) SMS
8 5 (0.66%) Skype
8 5 (0.66%) SSL
8 5 (0.66%) WAN
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.53%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.53%) SSH
10 3 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.26%) DHCP
11 2 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (29.51%) MySQL
2 59 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (6.72%) MongoDB
4 48 (6.32%) NoSQL
5 40 (5.27%) SQL Server
6 20 (2.64%) Redis
7 19 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.71%) Big Data
8 13 (1.71%) MS Access
9 12 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.53%) Power BI
13 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 190 (25.03%) Git (software)
2 88 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 60 (7.91%) JIRA
4 44 (5.80%) PHPUnit
5 23 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 21 (2.77%) Grunt
6 21 (2.77%) Selenium
7 19 (2.50%) Codeception
7 19 (2.50%) Subversion
8 18 (2.37%) GitLab
9 16 (2.11%) Jasmine
10 14 (1.84%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.84%) Codeship
10 14 (1.84%) gulp
11 12 (1.58%) webpack
12 11 (1.45%) Maven
12 11 (1.45%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.19%) Protractor
15 7 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (10.14%) Finance
2 66 (8.70%) Marketing
2 66 (8.70%) Retail
3 23 (3.03%) Banking
4 10 (1.32%) Advertising
4 10 (1.32%) Games
4 10 (1.32%) Law
5 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.19%) Publishing
6 7 (0.92%) Digital Economy
6 7 (0.92%) Front Office
6 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.40%) Back Office
8 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.26%) Billing
9 2 (0.26%) Legal
9 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Military
9 2 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 498 (65.61%) Developer
2 230 (30.30%) PHP Developer
3 78 (10.28%) Drupal Developer
4 59 (7.77%) Magento Developer
5 57 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (6.19%) Web Developer
7 45 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 43 (5.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 40 (5.27%) Analyst
9 40 (5.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 35 (4.61%) WordPress Developer
11 31 (4.08%) Architect
11 31 (4.08%) HTML Developer
12 30 (3.95%) PHP Drupal Developer
13 26 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (3.43%) PHP Web Developer
14 25 (3.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 25 (3.29%) Symfony Developer
15 23 (3.03%) Senior PHP Developer
16 20 (2.64%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (45.06%) HTML
2 319 (42.03%) CSS
3 152 (20.03%) jQuery
4 136 (17.92%) HTML5
5 105 (13.83%) Symfony
6 93 (12.25%) CSS3
7 85 (11.20%) Web Services
8 81 (10.67%) .NET
9 80 (10.54%) LAMP
10 75 (9.88%) Node.js
11 72 (9.49%) Sass
12 68 (8.96%) AngularJS
12 68 (8.96%) Laravel
13 60 (7.91%) Ajax
14 55 (7.25%) REST
15 49 (6.46%) RESTful
16 45 (5.93%) React
16 45 (5.93%) XML
17 40 (5.27%) JSON
18 30 (3.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.80%) User Experience
2 25 (3.29%) Fintech
2 25 (3.29%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.37%) Social Media
6 15 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.71%) Credit Risk
7 13 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (1.71%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.19%) iPad
8 9 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
9 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.66%) NHS
11 5 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 128 (16.86%) Linux
2 43 (5.67%) Unix
3 36 (4.74%) Windows
4 29 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.56%) Android
6 13 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.58%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.92%) CentOS
9 7 (0.92%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.40%) Debian
12 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.13%) Fedora
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (15.68%) Web Development
3 111 (14.62%) E-Commerce
4 102 (13.44%) DevOps
5 94 (12.38%) TDD
6 83 (10.94%) OO
7 82 (10.80%) MVC
8 61 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (7.11%) Open Source
10 50 (6.59%) BDD
11 49 (6.46%) Microservices
12 46 (6.06%) Front End Development
13 45 (5.93%) Responsive Web Design
13 45 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 45 (5.93%) Test Automation
14 44 (5.80%) OO PHP
15 35 (4.61%) OOP
15 35 (4.61%) SEO
16 33 (4.35%) Analytics
17 31 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 350 (46.11%) JavaScript
2 181 (23.85%) Java
3 148 (19.50%) Python
4 92 (12.12%) SQL
5 66 (8.70%) Ruby
6 64 (8.43%) C#
7 46 (6.06%) Perl
8 41 (5.40%) Bash Shell
8 41 (5.40%) C++
9 28 (3.69%) Go
10 20 (2.64%) Scala
11 19 (2.50%) ES6
12 17 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.11%) C
14 15 (1.98%) VBA
15 14 (1.84%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.71%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.45%) PHP 7
18 9 (1.19%) PL/SQL
19 8 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.29%) Degree
4 8 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 7 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.53%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (0.53%) PMP
7 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.13%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.13%) CISA
8 1 (0.13%) CISM
8 1 (0.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.27%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (0.53%) GAAP
4 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.40%) GDPR
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) GCP
5 2 (0.26%) WCAG
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 79 (10.41%) Docker
2 8 (1.05%) vCloud
3 7 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.13%) Ceph
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (6.85%) Ansible
2 49 (6.46%) Puppet
3 33 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 33 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.37%) Terraform
5 11 (1.45%) Kibana
6 10 (1.32%) Packer
7 8 (1.05%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.79%) Salt
9 5 (0.66%) logstash
9 5 (0.66%) Nagios
10 4 (0.53%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.53%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.53%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.26%) collectd
11 2 (0.26%) Icinga
11 2 (0.26%) StatsD
12 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 50 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.74%) Zend
3 35 (4.61%) Google
4 29 (3.82%) Adobe
5 21 (2.77%) Red Hat
6 19 (2.50%) Oracle
6 19 (2.50%) VMware
7 13 (1.71%) Cognos
8 12 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.32%) IBM
10 9 (1.19%) WooCommerce
11 6 (0.79%) Sybase
11 6 (0.79%) Tableau
12 5 (0.66%) Apigee
12 5 (0.66%) Demandware
12 5 (0.66%) Splunk
13 4 (0.53%) F5
13 4 (0.53%) hybris
13 4 (0.53%) Palo Alto
13 4 (0.53%) Rackspace