Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 243 185 181
Rank change year-on-year -58 -4 -22
Contract jobs citing PHP 391 208 553
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.45% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.36% 2.89% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 154 440
10th Percentile £306 £225 £306
25th Percentile £361 £288 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £443 £395 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.03% -12.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £522 £538
90th Percentile £600 £550 £600
England median daily rate £410 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +13.10% -9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
10th Percentile £46.25 £21.25 £29.05
25th Percentile £50.63 £22.50 £30.63
Median hourly rate £56.25 £35.00 £36.50
Median % change year-on-year +60.71% -4.11% -
75th Percentile £64.75 £40.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £42.08 £49.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33% -6.25%

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 16,543 7,204 17,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.59% 50.16% 47.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,558 5,295 13,364
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £618
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £488
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 44 114
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.08 £17.88
25th Percentile £35.25 £24.63 £25.06
Median hourly rate £51.88 £36.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +44.10% -24.21% +21.79%
75th Percentile £63.81 £42.25 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.55 £54.70 £55.50
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 -40 61 £450 +15.38% 74
South London +1 3 £375 -25.00% 4
West London -25 2 £350 - 28
East London - 1 £465 - 34
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 170 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 122 (31.20%) Laravel
3 120 (30.69%) HTML
4 113 (28.90%) CSS
5 103 (26.34%) MySQL
5 103 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (25.06%) Docker
7 97 (24.81%) DevOps
8 95 (24.30%) AWS
9 94 (24.04%) Azure
10 84 (21.48%) Full Stack Development
11 82 (20.97%) Python
12 71 (18.16%) AngularJS
13 70 (17.90%) Vue.js
14 69 (17.65%) Git (software)
15 68 (17.39%) Software Engineering
16 67 (17.14%) React
17 64 (16.37%) TDD
18 62 (15.86%) C#
19 61 (15.60%) Java
20 59 (15.09%) Linux
21 57 (14.58%) MVC
22 52 (13.30%) HTML5
23 51 (13.04%) Web Development
23 51 (13.04%) Social Skills
24 48 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
24 48 (12.28%) SQL
25 45 (11.51%) Web Services
25 45 (11.51%) CSS3
25 45 (11.51%) Test Automation

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 37 (9.46%) WordPress
2 24 (6.14%) Drupal
3 16 (4.09%) CMS
4 13 (3.32%) Apache
4 13 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.30%) Moodle
6 8 (2.05%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.05%) Appian
7 7 (1.79%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.02%) Confluence
10 3 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.77%) Mule
11 2 (0.51%) concrete5
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) nginx
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Figma
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (2.56%) Magento
2 4 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.02%) Shopify
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 95 (24.30%) AWS
2 94 (24.04%) Azure
3 27 (6.91%) GitHub
4 24 (6.14%) Serverless
5 23 (5.88%) GCP
6 22 (5.63%) PaaS
7 16 (4.09%) SaaS
8 10 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
9 8 (2.05%) GitHub Actions
10 7 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (1.79%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.79%) IaaS
11 6 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.53%) npm
11 6 (1.53%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.81%) SAN
2 9 (2.30%) DNS
3 5 (1.28%) HTTP
3 5 (1.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.02%) 2G
4 4 (1.02%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) DKIM
5 2 (0.51%) DMARC
5 2 (0.51%) IPv4
5 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.51%) LAN
5 2 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) DHCP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) PBX
6 1 (0.26%) RFID
6 1 (0.26%) Wireless
6 1 (0.26%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (26.34%) MySQL
2 25 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.09%) Redis
5 15 (3.84%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.58%) MariaDB
6 14 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.07%) Big Data
8 10 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.53%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.53%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.53%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.28%) Riak
12 4 (1.02%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.02%) Tableau
12 4 (1.02%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 69 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 40 (10.23%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.12%) JIRA
4 12 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (2.81%) Cypress.io
6 8 (2.05%) Gradle
6 8 (2.05%) Maven
6 8 (2.05%) Selenium
6 8 (2.05%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.79%) Grunt
7 7 (1.79%) webpack
8 6 (1.53%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.53%) Bower
8 6 (1.53%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.28%) fastlane
9 5 (1.28%) Xcode
10 4 (1.02%) CocoaPods
10 4 (1.02%) GitLab
10 4 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.02%) PowerDesigner
General
1 51 (13.04%) Social Skills
2 36 (9.21%) Finance
3 22 (5.63%) Banking
4 19 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.60%) Marketing
6 15 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.79%) Front Office
8 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.28%) Electronics
10 5 (1.28%) German Language
10 5 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.02%) Games
11 4 (1.02%) Legal
11 4 (1.02%) Retail
12 3 (0.77%) Advertising
12 3 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 242 (61.89%) Developer
2 130 (33.25%) PHP Developer
3 31 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
4 26 (6.65%) Backend Developer
5 22 (5.63%) Senior Developer
6 19 (4.86%) Administrator
6 19 (4.86%) Drupal Developer
6 19 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (4.09%) React Developer
8 15 (3.84%) WordPress Developer
9 12 (3.07%) Consultant
9 12 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (2.81%) Lead Developer
11 10 (2.56%) Architect
11 10 (2.56%) Head of Engineering
11 10 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.30%) Moodle Developer
12 9 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (31.20%) Laravel
2 120 (30.69%) HTML
3 113 (28.90%) CSS
4 71 (18.16%) AngularJS
5 70 (17.90%) Vue.js
6 67 (17.14%) React
7 52 (13.30%) HTML5
8 45 (11.51%) CSS3
8 45 (11.51%) Web Services
9 44 (11.25%) Symfony
10 38 (9.72%) Node.js
10 38 (9.72%) Sass
11 32 (8.18%) RESTful
12 29 (7.42%) REST
13 24 (6.14%) LESS
13 24 (6.14%) Vuetify.js
14 23 (5.88%) .NET
15 18 (4.60%) jQuery
16 14 (3.58%) JSON
17 13 (3.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.58%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.07%) Data Structures
3 10 (2.56%) Cloud Native
3 10 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.79%) e-Learning
4 7 (1.79%) iPad
5 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
5 6 (1.53%) SCORM
5 6 (1.53%) User Experience
6 5 (1.28%) iPhone
6 5 (1.28%) Legacy Code
6 5 (1.28%) Social Media
7 4 (1.02%) Apple TV
7 4 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.77%) Equities
8 3 (0.77%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.09%) Linux
2 19 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (4.35%) Unix
3 17 (4.35%) Windows
4 11 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.05%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.79%) Android
6 7 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.77%) Debian
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (24.81%) DevOps
3 84 (21.48%) Full Stack Development
4 68 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 64 (16.37%) TDD
6 57 (14.58%) MVC
7 51 (13.04%) Web Development
8 48 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (11.51%) Test Automation
10 41 (10.49%) OO
11 28 (7.16%) Microservices
11 28 (7.16%) OOP
12 26 (6.65%) Front End Development
13 23 (5.88%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.12%) SOLID
15 17 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (4.09%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.84%) API Development
18 14 (3.58%) OO PHP
18 14 (3.58%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 170 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 82 (20.97%) Python
3 62 (15.86%) C#
4 61 (15.60%) Java
5 48 (12.28%) SQL
6 42 (10.74%) Ruby
7 41 (10.49%) Perl
8 26 (6.65%) Bash Shell
8 26 (6.65%) Go
9 21 (5.37%) VB
10 16 (4.09%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.09%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.84%) C++
11 15 (3.84%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.30%) PHP 7
12 9 (2.30%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.79%) C
14 6 (1.53%) Scala
15 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (2.30%) Degree
2 7 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.26%) OSCP
4 1 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.81%) QA
2 5 (1.28%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.51%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) HL7
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (25.06%) Docker
2 9 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) Postfix
3 2 (0.51%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (11.25%) Terraform
2 41 (10.49%) Kubernetes
3 39 (9.97%) Ansible
4 9 (2.30%) Grafana
5 8 (2.05%) Argo
5 8 (2.05%) Prometheus
6 7 (1.79%) Kibana
6 7 (1.79%) Puppet
7 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.77%) Packer
8 3 (0.77%) SCCM
9 2 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (0.51%) OpenView
9 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (6.65%) Oracle
2 22 (5.63%) Red Hat
3 16 (4.09%) HP
3 16 (4.09%) VMware
4 15 (3.84%) MuleSoft
5 13 (3.32%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.07%) SAP
6 12 (3.07%) Zend
7 10 (2.56%) Dell
8 9 (2.30%) 3PAR
8 9 (2.30%) Apple
9 8 (2.05%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.53%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.28%) Percona
13 4 (1.02%) BiZZdesign
13 4 (1.02%) Citrix
13 4 (1.02%) Google
13 4 (1.02%) Roku
14 3 (0.77%) WooCommerce