Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 179 164
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 -74
Contract jobs citing PHP 637 718 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.58% 1.59% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.32% 3.26% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 567 511
London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £304 £307 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.29% -39.78% -27.27%
10th Percentile £32.50 £19.66 £20.00
90th Percentile £39.98 £66.88 £46.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £40.00
% change year-on-year +45.29% -39.78% +112.77%

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 19,212 22,047 18,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.62% 48.72% 46.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,502 16,797 13,959
London median daily rate £525 £505 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +3.06% +8.53%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 199 148
London median hourly rate £36.67 £42.50 £40.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.72% +5.91% +34.15%
10th Percentile £20.03 £18.20 £17.94
90th Percentile £60.47 £68.00 £54.38
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +7.79%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +14 137 £450 +14.65% 40
North London +8 18 £400 +14.29% 2
West London -10 14 £450 +12.50% 29
South London +25 13 £375 +7.14% 7
East London -10 2 £450 +11.80% 18
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 307 (48.19%) JavaScript
2 240 (37.68%) CSS
3 226 (35.48%) HTML
4 208 (32.65%) MySQL
4 208 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (28.10%) Linux
6 137 (21.51%) Python
7 126 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
8 124 (19.47%) Git (software)
9 117 (18.37%) Java
9 117 (18.37%) TDD
10 109 (17.11%) DevOps
11 105 (16.48%) jQuery
12 92 (14.44%) SQL
13 90 (14.13%) Docker
14 84 (13.19%) Laravel
15 83 (13.03%) Drupal
16 80 (12.56%) OO
17 79 (12.40%) MVC
17 79 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (12.40%) WordPress
18 77 (12.09%) Symfony
19 75 (11.77%) Web Development
19 75 (11.77%) Jenkins
20 73 (11.46%) Bash Shell
21 71 (11.15%) HTML5
22 66 (10.36%) Sass
23 65 (10.20%) Node.js
24 63 (9.89%) .NET
25 62 (9.73%) PostgreSQL

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 83 (13.03%) Drupal
2 79 (12.40%) WordPress
3 57 (8.95%) CMS
4 36 (5.65%) Apache
5 26 (4.08%) Confluence
6 15 (2.35%) nginx
7 13 (2.04%) Ethereum
7 13 (2.04%) Hyperledger
7 13 (2.04%) Moodle
8 11 (1.73%) IIS
8 11 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.94%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.78%) SAS
12 4 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.63%) SugarCRM
12 4 (0.63%) Totara
12 4 (0.63%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (4.71%) Photoshop
2 21 (3.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.10%) Sketch
4 5 (0.78%) SPSS
4 5 (0.78%) Stata
5 4 (0.63%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (4.71%) Magento
2 13 (2.04%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (2.04%) R3 Corda
3 4 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 126 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.45%) GitHub
4 18 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
7 13 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (2.04%) MailChimp
7 13 (2.04%) Serverless
8 11 (1.73%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.73%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.10%) CloudFront
10 7 (1.10%) npm
11 5 (0.78%) PaaS
11 5 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.63%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.51%) HTTP
2 12 (1.88%) IPFS
2 12 (1.88%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 11 (1.73%) DNS
3 11 (1.73%) Internet
3 11 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.41%) Firewall
5 8 (1.26%) SSH
6 5 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (0.78%) SAN
6 5 (0.78%) SMTP
7 3 (0.47%) VLAN
8 2 (0.31%) DHCP
8 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 2 (0.31%) Intranet
8 2 (0.31%) LAN
8 2 (0.31%) MPLS
8 2 (0.31%) SSL
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
9 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (32.65%) MySQL
2 62 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (6.28%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.98%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.67%) Blockchain
7 15 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.73%) Big Data
8 11 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.10%) Redis
11 5 (0.78%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.78%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 124 (19.47%) Git (software)
2 75 (11.77%) Jenkins
3 39 (6.12%) JIRA
4 23 (3.61%) gulp
5 19 (2.98%) webpack
6 17 (2.67%) Selenium
7 14 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (1.73%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.41%) PhpStorm
9 9 (1.41%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.41%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.26%) Grunt
10 8 (1.26%) Xdebug
11 7 (1.10%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.10%) Mink
11 7 (1.10%) Subversion
12 6 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
12 6 (0.94%) Spinnaker
General
1 61 (9.58%) Finance
2 44 (6.91%) Marketing
3 25 (3.92%) Retail
4 21 (3.30%) Banking
5 17 (2.67%) Publishing
6 14 (2.20%) Legal
7 8 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.94%) Electronics
8 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.94%) Law
8 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 459 (72.06%) Developer
2 203 (31.87%) PHP Developer
3 52 (8.16%) Drupal Developer
4 42 (6.59%) Senior Developer
5 40 (6.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 36 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (5.18%) WordPress Developer
8 30 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (4.71%) Web Developer
9 24 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
10 23 (3.61%) Java Developer
11 19 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (2.98%) Magento Developer
11 19 (2.98%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.83%) PHP Web Developer
12 18 (2.83%) Tester
13 17 (2.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 16 (2.51%) React Developer
15 15 (2.35%) Digital Developer
15 15 (2.35%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (37.68%) CSS
2 226 (35.48%) HTML
3 105 (16.48%) jQuery
4 84 (13.19%) Laravel
5 77 (12.09%) Symfony
6 71 (11.15%) HTML5
7 66 (10.36%) Sass
8 65 (10.20%) Node.js
9 63 (9.89%) .NET
10 61 (9.58%) React
11 56 (8.79%) LAMP
12 54 (8.48%) AngularJS
13 50 (7.85%) Web Services
14 49 (7.69%) CSS3
14 49 (7.69%) REST
15 48 (7.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 46 (7.22%) RESTful
17 43 (6.75%) SOAP
18 41 (6.44%) Vue.js
19 23 (3.61%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (2.98%) User Experience
5 16 (2.51%) Bitcoin
5 16 (2.51%) Social Media
6 15 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.04%) e-Learning
8 12 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.57%) Graphic Design
10 8 (1.26%) New Media
11 6 (0.94%) Equities
11 6 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.94%) SCORM
12 5 (0.78%) iPad
13 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 179 (28.10%) Linux
2 56 (8.79%) Windows
3 38 (5.97%) Unix
4 14 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.04%) Mac OS
6 9 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.78%) Android
8 5 (0.78%) CentOS
9 4 (0.63%) VMS
10 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.37%) TDD
3 109 (17.11%) DevOps
4 80 (12.56%) OO
5 79 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (12.40%) MVC
6 75 (11.77%) Web Development
7 59 (9.26%) Microservices
7 59 (9.26%) OO PHP
8 58 (9.11%) E-Commerce
9 57 (8.95%) Front End Development
9 57 (8.95%) Scrum
10 54 (8.48%) Open Source
11 51 (8.01%) Software Engineering
12 46 (7.22%) OOP
13 44 (6.91%) Fintech
13 44 (6.91%) Test Automation
14 39 (6.12%) Web Application Development
15 36 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (5.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 307 (48.19%) JavaScript
2 137 (21.51%) Python
3 117 (18.37%) Java
4 92 (14.44%) SQL
5 73 (11.46%) Bash Shell
6 45 (7.06%) Perl
7 40 (6.28%) Ruby
8 37 (5.81%) PHP 7
9 34 (5.34%) C#
10 30 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.61%) TypeScript
12 22 (3.45%) C++
13 19 (2.98%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.83%) C
15 16 (2.51%) Go
16 13 (2.04%) ES6
17 11 (1.73%) Scala
18 9 (1.41%) R
19 8 (1.26%) PHP 5
20 6 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 53 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.35%) Degree
4 10 (1.57%) CHECK Team Member
5 9 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.10%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.10%) SANS
7 2 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) CCNP
8 1 (0.16%) CEH
8 1 (0.16%) CISA
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) GIAC
8 1 (0.16%) OSCP
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
8 1 (0.16%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.81%) QA
2 3 (0.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) GDPR
3 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.31%) WCAG
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 90 (14.13%) Docker
2 8 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.94%) Shibboleth
4 5 (0.78%) Varnish
5 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
7 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (6.44%) Kubernetes
2 39 (6.12%) Ansible
3 31 (4.87%) Terraform
4 26 (4.08%) Puppet
5 18 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.10%) Mesos
7 6 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.63%) Grafana
8 4 (0.63%) Nagios
9 2 (0.31%) Icinga
9 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.16%) Cacti
10 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.16%) logstash
10 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.16%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 28 (4.40%) Google
1 28 (4.40%) Zend
2 24 (3.77%) Oracle
3 15 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.04%) VMware
5 10 (1.57%) SAP
6 9 (1.41%) New Relic
7 8 (1.26%) Splunk
8 7 (1.10%) HubSpot
9 6 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.94%) Netsparker
9 6 (0.94%) SaltStack
9 6 (0.94%) Veracode
10 5 (0.78%) Adobe
10 5 (0.78%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.78%) F5
10 5 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.63%) Sonatype
11 4 (0.63%) Talend
11 4 (0.63%) Vertica