Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 154 169
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -74
Contract jobs citing PHP 549 837 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.52% 1.83% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 3.63% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 640 601
London median daily rate £425 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.71% +5.50%
10th Percentile £302 £305 £281
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
London median hourly rate £36.50 - £27.00
10th Percentile £29.05 - £25.00
90th Percentile £49.75 - £39.80
England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% +114.29%

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 17,106 23,081 22,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.46% 50.37% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,900 17,587 16,979
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £699 £675 £663
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 112 154
London median hourly rate £45.50 £37.09 £35.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% +3.30% +10.48%
10th Percentile £20.91 £18.05 £18.09
90th Percentile £64.10 £62.52 £52.35
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -28 106 £450 +5.88% 101
West London +25 23 £363 -19.44% 58
South London +51 16 £450 +5.88% 5
East London +16 6 £538 +34.38% 38
North London +8 4 £450 +50.00% 5
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 241 (43.90%) JavaScript
2 172 (31.33%) HTML
3 161 (29.33%) CSS
4 155 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (27.32%) MySQL
6 125 (22.77%) Laravel
7 113 (20.58%) Python
8 91 (16.58%) Linux
9 86 (15.66%) Java
10 82 (14.94%) DevOps
11 73 (13.30%) Git (software)
12 72 (13.11%) LAMP
13 70 (12.75%) TDD
13 70 (12.75%) Node.js
13 70 (12.75%) React
14 69 (12.57%) Symfony
15 68 (12.39%) Finance
16 65 (11.84%) SQL
17 63 (11.48%) Docker
18 62 (11.29%) E-Commerce
19 61 (11.11%) Front End Development
20 60 (10.93%) Drupal
20 60 (10.93%) jQuery
20 60 (10.93%) WordPress
21 58 (10.56%) AWS
22 56 (10.20%) HTML5
23 55 (10.02%) AngularJS
24 52 (9.47%) Web Development
25 49 (8.93%) User Experience
26 48 (8.74%) Degree

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 60 (10.93%) Drupal
1 60 (10.93%) WordPress
2 39 (7.10%) CMS
3 24 (4.37%) Apache
4 14 (2.55%) Moodle
4 14 (2.55%) nginx
5 12 (2.19%) Confluence
6 11 (2.00%) IIS
7 8 (1.46%) Totara
8 6 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.91%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.91%) Hyperledger
9 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.73%) SAS
10 4 (0.73%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (3.10%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.73%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.73%) SPSS
4 4 (0.73%) Stata
5 3 (0.55%) InDesign
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) Sketch
6 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (3.83%) Magento
2 5 (0.91%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.91%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.36%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.56%) AWS
2 31 (5.65%) Azure
3 25 (4.55%) Serverless
4 20 (3.64%) GitHub
5 18 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (2.55%) GCP
6 14 (2.55%) Google Analytics
7 13 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.82%) SaaS
9 9 (1.64%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (1.28%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.91%) npm
12 3 (0.55%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.55%) IaaS
12 3 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.82%) Firewall
2 7 (1.28%) Internet
3 4 (0.73%) DNS
3 4 (0.73%) Intranet
3 4 (0.73%) IPFS
3 4 (0.73%) LAN
3 4 (0.73%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 4 (0.73%) SAN
3 4 (0.73%) Skype
4 3 (0.55%) Extranet
4 3 (0.55%) VLAN
4 3 (0.55%) WAN
5 2 (0.36%) DHCP
5 2 (0.36%) HTTP
5 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.36%) Wireless
5 2 (0.36%) WLAN
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
6 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (27.32%) MySQL
2 27 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.00%) Blockchain
5 11 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.82%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.46%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.91%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.91%) Presto
12 4 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 73 (13.30%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.46%) JIRA
3 27 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.73%) Mocha
5 14 (2.55%) webpack
6 12 (2.19%) Jasmine
7 9 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.64%) Selenium
8 8 (1.46%) CircleCI
9 6 (1.09%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.09%) PHPUnit
9 6 (1.09%) Spinnaker
9 6 (1.09%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.91%) Grunt
11 4 (0.73%) GitLab
11 4 (0.73%) gulp
11 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.73%) Subversion
12 3 (0.55%) Maven
12 3 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 68 (12.39%) Finance
2 33 (6.01%) Retail
3 29 (5.28%) Marketing
4 22 (4.01%) Back Office
5 13 (2.37%) Publishing
6 11 (2.00%) Banking
7 8 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.28%) Advertising
9 6 (1.09%) Games
9 6 (1.09%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.91%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 394 (71.77%) Developer
2 229 (41.71%) PHP Developer
3 49 (8.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 41 (7.47%) Drupal Developer
5 34 (6.19%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 30 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
9 26 (4.74%) WordPress Developer
10 23 (4.19%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 23 (4.19%) Symfony Developer
11 22 (4.01%) Senior PHP Developer
12 19 (3.46%) React Developer
12 19 (3.46%) Web Developer
13 15 (2.73%) Backend Developer
13 15 (2.73%) Lead Developer
14 13 (2.37%) Angular Developer
14 13 (2.37%) Magento Developer
14 13 (2.37%) PHP Web Developer
14 13 (2.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (31.33%) HTML
2 161 (29.33%) CSS
3 125 (22.77%) Laravel
4 72 (13.11%) LAMP
5 70 (12.75%) Node.js
5 70 (12.75%) React
6 69 (12.57%) Symfony
7 60 (10.93%) jQuery
8 56 (10.20%) HTML5
9 55 (10.02%) AngularJS
10 39 (7.10%) .NET
11 38 (6.92%) Sass
12 35 (6.38%) Vue.js
13 33 (6.01%) CSS3
14 30 (5.46%) RESTful
15 27 (4.92%) REST
16 22 (4.01%) LESS
16 22 (4.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (3.83%) Redux
18 20 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.93%) User Experience
2 45 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.46%) Social Media
6 10 (1.82%) e-Learning
7 8 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.28%) Bitcoin
9 4 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.73%) Social Network
10 3 (0.55%) iPad
10 3 (0.55%) iPhone
10 3 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) SCORM
11 2 (0.36%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.36%) Clustering
11 2 (0.36%) Equities
11 2 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.58%) Linux
2 40 (7.29%) Windows
3 13 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.19%) Unix
5 9 (1.64%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.91%) CentOS
7 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Android
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.94%) DevOps
3 70 (12.75%) TDD
4 62 (11.29%) E-Commerce
5 61 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 52 (9.47%) Web Development
7 47 (8.56%) Software Engineering
8 46 (8.38%) Computer Science
9 45 (8.20%) MVC
10 43 (7.83%) Scrum
11 38 (6.92%) Microservices
12 36 (6.56%) Fintech
13 35 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (6.19%) Unit Testing
15 33 (6.01%) Migration
15 33 (6.01%) SOLID
15 33 (6.01%) Test Automation
16 28 (5.10%) Analytics
17 26 (4.74%) OOP
18 24 (4.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 241 (43.90%) JavaScript
2 113 (20.58%) Python
3 86 (15.66%) Java
4 65 (11.84%) SQL
5 37 (6.74%) Ruby
6 31 (5.65%) Perl
7 28 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 22 (4.01%) C#
9 20 (3.64%) C++
10 19 (3.46%) TypeScript
11 17 (3.10%) PHP 7
11 17 (3.10%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.19%) Go
12 12 (2.19%) R
13 10 (1.82%) C
13 10 (1.82%) PHP 5
14 8 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.09%) Scala
16 5 (0.91%) Korn
Qualifications
1 48 (8.74%) Degree
2 23 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.55%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.36%) CEH
6 2 (0.36%) GIAC
6 2 (0.36%) SANS
6 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CCNP
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CISSP
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) WAI
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (11.48%) Docker
2 7 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.91%) Varnish
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) KVM
4 1 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Samba
4 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (7.47%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.55%) Ansible
3 22 (4.01%) Terraform
4 19 (3.46%) Puppet
5 17 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.28%) Grafana
7 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.55%) Nagios
8 3 (0.55%) Salt
9 2 (0.36%) Cacti
9 2 (0.36%) Icinga
9 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.18%) Mesos
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (6.74%) Google
2 21 (3.83%) Zend
3 14 (2.55%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.37%) Oracle
5 10 (1.82%) New Relic
6 8 (1.46%) HubSpot
7 7 (1.28%) hybris
8 6 (1.09%) Qubit
8 6 (1.09%) SAP
8 6 (1.09%) VMware
9 5 (0.91%) Adobe
9 5 (0.91%) Splunk
9 5 (0.91%) Tableau
9 5 (0.91%) Vertica
10 4 (0.73%) Apple
10 4 (0.73%) Cisco
11 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.55%) Facebook
11 3 (0.55%) HP
11 3 (0.55%) Red Hat