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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 294 237 168
Rank change year-on-year -57 -69 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 324 258 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 1.06% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.01% 2.24% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 195 238
10th Percentile £313 £303 £313
25th Percentile £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £575 £600
England median daily rate £450 £406 £425
% change year-on-year +10.97% -4.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
10th Percentile £26.73 - £23.83
25th Percentile £33.44 £42.50 £27.31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -36.36% +57.14% -
75th Percentile - £57.50 £44.56
90th Percentile £36.58 £58.00 £49.18
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +59.29% -19.29%

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 16,138 11,542 9,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.16% 47.54% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,418 8,623 7,221
10th Percentile £413 £369 £370
25th Percentile £500 £450 £439
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £712 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 67 75
10th Percentile £30.18 £20.30 £18.43
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.75 £26.63
Median hourly rate £50.00 £44.50 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +12.36% -6.96% +30.74%
75th Percentile £67.50 £62.88 £57.00
90th Percentile £77.53 £68.00 £64.43
England median hourly rate £50.81 £41.66 £43.75
% change year-on-year +21.96% -4.78% -1.69%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -17 45 £475 +5.56% 42
East London +3 10 £338 -27.42% 6
North London - 2 £475 -
West London -7 1 £550 +120.00% 10
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 149 (45.99%) JavaScript
2 96 (29.63%) HTML
3 92 (28.40%) CSS
4 86 (26.54%) MySQL
5 82 (25.31%) AWS
6 74 (22.84%) Laravel
6 74 (22.84%) Python
7 73 (22.53%) Java
8 72 (22.22%) Agile
9 61 (18.83%) Symfony
9 61 (18.83%) React
10 58 (17.90%) Git (software)
11 57 (17.59%) Azure
11 57 (17.59%) Full Stack Development
12 55 (16.98%) DevOps
13 50 (15.43%) Docker
13 50 (15.43%) SQL
14 48 (14.81%) Software Engineering
14 48 (14.81%) Node.js
15 47 (14.51%) Drupal
16 42 (12.96%) HTML5
16 42 (12.96%) Linux
16 42 (12.96%) E-Commerce
17 38 (11.73%) CSS3
17 38 (11.73%) Social Skills
18 36 (11.11%) REST
18 36 (11.11%) OO
18 36 (11.11%) TDD
19 32 (9.88%) Web Development
20 29 (8.95%) Microservices

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 47 (14.51%) Drupal
2 28 (8.64%) Apache
3 23 (7.10%) CMS
4 22 (6.79%) WordPress
5 11 (3.40%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.47%) Moodle
6 8 (2.47%) nginx
7 6 (1.85%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.23%) Confluence
10 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.93%) IIS
11 2 (0.62%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.62%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.31%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.62%) Sketch
2 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (5.56%) Shopify
2 16 (4.94%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (2.47%) Magento
4 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 82 (25.31%) AWS
2 57 (17.59%) Azure
3 25 (7.72%) GCP
4 19 (5.86%) GitHub
5 17 (5.25%) Serverless
6 15 (4.63%) SaaS
7 14 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (4.32%) Datadog
8 10 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.47%) Google Analytics
10 7 (2.16%) npm
10 7 (2.16%) PaaS
11 6 (1.85%) IaaS
11 6 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
12 5 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.54%) GitHub Actions
13 4 (1.23%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.10%) Internet
2 21 (6.48%) DNS
3 18 (5.56%) Firewall
4 12 (3.70%) DMZ
5 6 (1.85%) HTTP
6 5 (1.54%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.54%) SSL
7 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.93%) DKIM
8 3 (0.93%) DMARC
9 2 (0.62%) NGFW
9 2 (0.62%) SAN
9 2 (0.62%) VLAN
9 2 (0.62%) VPN
10 1 (0.31%) 2G
10 1 (0.31%) Broadband
10 1 (0.31%) DHCP
10 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.31%) SSH
10 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (26.54%) MySQL
2 19 (5.86%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.32%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.78%) Redis
7 8 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.85%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.93%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.93%) DB2
12 3 (0.93%) Looker
12 3 (0.93%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.93%) Tableau
13 2 (0.62%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 58 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.01%) webpack
4 10 (3.09%) JIRA
5 7 (2.16%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.85%) Gradle
6 6 (1.85%) JUnit
6 6 (1.85%) Mockito
7 5 (1.54%) Cypress.io
7 5 (1.54%) GitLab
7 5 (1.54%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.23%) Subversion
8 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.93%) ESLint
9 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.93%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.62%) AppScan
10 2 (0.62%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 38 (11.73%) Social Skills
2 27 (8.33%) Finance
3 13 (4.01%) Retail
4 12 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.09%) Banking
5 10 (3.09%) Marketing
5 10 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (1.85%) Billing
6 6 (1.85%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.85%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.23%) Games
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 3 (0.93%) Publishing
9 2 (0.62%) Front Office
9 2 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 208 (64.20%) Developer
2 119 (36.73%) PHP Developer
3 31 (9.57%) Drupal Developer
4 27 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 23 (7.10%) Senior Developer
6 18 (5.56%) Architect
6 18 (5.56%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 17 (5.25%) Senior PHP Developer
8 15 (4.63%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 13 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (4.01%) Senior Drupal Developer
10 12 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 12 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (3.09%) Symfony Developer
11 10 (3.09%) WordPress Developer
12 9 (2.78%) Analyst
12 9 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.78%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 9 (2.78%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (29.63%) HTML
2 92 (28.40%) CSS
3 74 (22.84%) Laravel
4 61 (18.83%) React
4 61 (18.83%) Symfony
5 48 (14.81%) Node.js
6 42 (12.96%) HTML5
7 38 (11.73%) CSS3
8 36 (11.11%) REST
9 27 (8.33%) jQuery
10 25 (7.72%) Vue.js
11 24 (7.41%) Sass
12 21 (6.48%) Kafka
13 20 (6.17%) .NET
13 20 (6.17%) AngularJS
13 20 (6.17%) LAMP
14 19 (5.86%) JSON
15 18 (5.56%) Web Services
16 14 (4.32%) XML
17 12 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.56%) User Experience
2 12 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 12 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.16%) Legacy Applications
5 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
5 6 (1.85%) iPad
5 6 (1.85%) Legacy Systems
6 5 (1.54%) Educational Technology
6 5 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.23%) Social Media
8 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.93%) Derivative
8 3 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.62%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.96%) Linux
2 14 (4.32%) Unix
3 11 (3.40%) Windows
4 10 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.23%) Android
6 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.93%) CentOS
7 3 (0.93%) Fedora
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.93%) Solaris
7 3 (0.93%) SUSE
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Debian
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.22%) Agile
2 57 (17.59%) Full Stack Development
3 55 (16.98%) DevOps
4 48 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 42 (12.96%) E-Commerce
6 36 (11.11%) OO
6 36 (11.11%) TDD
7 32 (9.88%) Web Development
8 29 (8.95%) Microservices
9 28 (8.64%) MVC
10 25 (7.72%) CI/CD
11 24 (7.41%) Migration
12 22 (6.79%) OOP
13 20 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.86%) Analytics
14 19 (5.86%) Fintech
14 19 (5.86%) Front End Development
14 19 (5.86%) SOLID
15 16 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (4.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 149 (45.99%) JavaScript
2 74 (22.84%) Python
3 73 (22.53%) Java
4 50 (15.43%) SQL
5 25 (7.72%) C#
6 23 (7.10%) Ruby
6 23 (7.10%) TypeScript
7 18 (5.56%) Go
8 14 (4.32%) Perl
9 10 (3.09%) Bash
10 9 (2.78%) ES6
10 9 (2.78%) R
11 8 (2.47%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.16%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.16%) C
12 7 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.54%) Scala
14 4 (1.23%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.93%) C++
15 3 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.16%) Degree
1 7 (2.16%) SC Cleared
1 7 (2.16%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.54%) CISSP
3 4 (1.23%) CEH
3 4 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.23%) RHCE
4 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.93%) CSSLP
4 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.62%) CCNA
5 2 (0.62%) CISA
5 2 (0.62%) CISM
5 2 (0.62%) GIAC
6 1 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.01%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.47%) Accessibility
3 7 (2.16%) QA
4 5 (1.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (15.43%) Docker
2 8 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (0.93%) Postfix
4 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.31%) Varnish
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.86%) Ansible
3 18 (5.56%) Terraform
4 8 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.47%) Puppet
5 3 (0.93%) Nessus
6 2 (0.62%) Grafana
6 2 (0.62%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.62%) QRadar
6 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.62%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.31%) Istio
7 1 (0.31%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (6.48%) Zend
2 18 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.56%) Oracle
3 17 (5.25%) Google
4 12 (3.70%) PayPal
4 12 (3.70%) WorldPay
5 11 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.78%) SAP
7 8 (2.47%) Apple
8 6 (1.85%) Adobe
8 6 (1.85%) VMware
9 5 (1.54%) New Relic
9 5 (1.54%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.54%) Splunk
10 4 (1.23%) Checkmarx
10 4 (1.23%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.23%) Percona
11 3 (0.93%) hybris
11 3 (0.93%) Qualys