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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / London
Rank 143 105 95
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10  
Contract jobs citing PHP 341 510 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.77% 2.30% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.85% 5.43% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 367 340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +100.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £23.40 £21.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £55.00 £145.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8852 9398 8872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 45.99% 42.45% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6581 7042 6416
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 55 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +25.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in London

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 49 £375 -6.25% 60
Croydon +7 6 £225 -41.93% 2
Canary Wharf 0 5 £650 +36.84%
Westminster - 2 £463 -
Bromley +11 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £450 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 £225 -
Heathrow - 1 £413 -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 459 (53.68%) JavaScript
2 453 (52.98%) HTML
3 400 (46.78%) CSS
4 295 (34.50%) MySQL
5 229 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
6 191 (22.34%) Python
7 175 (20.47%) Linux
8 172 (20.12%) jQuery
9 169 (19.77%) Git (software)
9 169 (19.77%) HTML5
10 166 (19.42%) Java
11 128 (14.97%) Web Development
12 121 (14.15%) Drupal
13 117 (13.68%) Symfony
14 108 (12.63%) AngularJS
15 107 (12.51%) CSS3
16 105 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
17 104 (12.16%) XML
18 101 (11.81%) TDD
18 101 (11.81%) Node.js
19 99 (11.58%) Jenkins
20 97 (11.35%) Zend
21 96 (11.23%) SQL
21 96 (11.23%) Scrum
22 95 (11.11%) Perl
23 94 (10.99%) WordPress
24 93 (10.88%) JSON
24 93 (10.88%) REST
25 92 (10.76%) OO
26 91 (10.64%) E-Commerce

PHP
Top Related 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
1 121 (14.15%) Drupal
2 94 (10.99%) WordPress
3 73 (8.54%) CMS
4 62 (7.25%) Apache
5 54 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.57%) nginx
7 20 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.99%) IIS
9 11 (1.29%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.17%) Confluence
11 9 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.05%) Moodle
12 8 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.94%) JBoss
13 7 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.82%) SAS
14 6 (0.70%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (3.86%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.58%) GIMP
3 5 (0.58%) MS Office
3 5 (0.58%) SPSS
4 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
5 1 (0.12%) InDesign
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (5.85%) Magento
2 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.47%) Unica
5 3 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.23%) Shopify
6 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.12%) Relativity
7 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.73%) GitHub
3 32 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (1.64%) SaaS
5 12 (1.40%) Google Analytics
6 11 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.29%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (1.17%) PaaS
8 7 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.58%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.58%) IaaS
10 5 (0.58%) Route 53
11 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.35%) Akamai
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.86%) TCP/IP
2 32 (3.74%) HTTP
3 20 (2.34%) SSL
4 17 (1.99%) DNS
5 13 (1.52%) Firewall
6 12 (1.40%) Network Security
7 9 (1.05%) SSH
8 7 (0.82%) Intranet
8 7 (0.82%) LDAP
9 5 (0.58%) Internet
9 5 (0.58%) SMTP
9 5 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.58%) X.509
10 4 (0.47%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.47%) SAN
10 4 (0.47%) VPN
11 3 (0.35%) AMQP
11 3 (0.35%) FTP
12 2 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (34.50%) MySQL
2 43 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 37 (4.33%) MongoDB
5 36 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 32 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.22%) Big Data
8 14 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.52%) Redis
10 9 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.70%) HBase
13 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.58%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.58%) FileMaker
14 5 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 169 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 99 (11.58%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.98%) JIRA
4 28 (3.27%) Subversion
4 28 (3.27%) Vagrant
5 26 (3.04%) Cucumber
6 19 (2.22%) Selenium
7 17 (1.99%) JUnit
8 14 (1.64%) Grunt
8 14 (1.64%) PHPUnit
9 13 (1.52%) Hudson
9 13 (1.52%) webpack
10 12 (1.40%) Maven
11 11 (1.29%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.29%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.29%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.17%) gulp
13 9 (1.05%) Mocha
14 8 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 69 (8.07%) Finance
2 59 (6.90%) Marketing
3 24 (2.81%) Law
4 22 (2.57%) Banking
5 19 (2.22%) Publishing
6 16 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.75%) Retail
8 10 (1.17%) Front Office
9 9 (1.05%) Advertising
10 7 (0.82%) Electronics
10 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.58%) Back Office
13 4 (0.47%) Automotive
13 4 (0.47%) Games
13 4 (0.47%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 608 (71.11%) Developer
2 246 (28.77%) PHP Developer
3 100 (11.70%) Drupal Developer
4 76 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 63 (7.37%) Full Stack Developer
6 56 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 55 (6.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 52 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 37 (4.33%) Magento Developer
11 32 (3.74%) WordPress Developer
12 31 (3.63%) HTML Developer
13 30 (3.51%) Administrator
13 30 (3.51%) Senior PHP Developer
14 29 (3.39%) Symfony Developer
15 28 (3.27%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 27 (3.16%) Angular Developer
16 27 (3.16%) Java Developer
17 22 (2.57%) HTML CSS Developer
18 21 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (52.98%) HTML
2 400 (46.78%) CSS
3 172 (20.12%) jQuery
4 169 (19.77%) HTML5
5 117 (13.68%) Symfony
6 108 (12.63%) AngularJS
7 107 (12.51%) CSS3
8 104 (12.16%) XML
9 101 (11.81%) Node.js
10 93 (10.88%) JSON
10 93 (10.88%) REST
11 91 (10.64%) Web Services
12 90 (10.53%) LAMP
13 82 (9.59%) Laravel
14 72 (8.42%) Sass
15 58 (6.78%) React
16 50 (5.85%) RESTful
17 49 (5.73%) Ajax
18 46 (5.38%) .NET
18 46 (5.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.67%) User Experience
2 23 (2.69%) Computer Science
2 23 (2.69%) Data Centre
3 18 (2.11%) Fintech
4 17 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (1.87%) Web 2.0
6 15 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.75%) NHS
7 13 (1.52%) Social Media
8 11 (1.29%) Equities
8 11 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.82%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.58%) Clustering
12 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.58%) Replication
13 4 (0.47%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 175 (20.47%) Linux
2 61 (7.13%) Unix
3 54 (6.32%) Windows
4 30 (3.51%) CentOS
5 28 (3.27%) Ubuntu
6 25 (2.92%) Windows Server
7 21 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.94%) AIX
9 8 (0.94%) Android
10 5 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.47%) Solaris
11 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (14.97%) Web Development
3 101 (11.81%) TDD
4 96 (11.23%) Scrum
5 92 (10.76%) OO
6 91 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 90 (10.53%) DevOps
8 88 (10.29%) MVC
9 84 (9.82%) Front End Development
10 66 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (7.37%) OOP
12 62 (7.25%) BDD
12 62 (7.25%) Configuration Management
13 41 (4.80%) Open Source
14 39 (4.56%) Analytics
14 39 (4.56%) Microservices
14 39 (4.56%) Responsive Web Design
15 36 (4.21%) CRM
16 34 (3.98%) Software Engineering
17 31 (3.63%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 459 (53.68%) JavaScript
2 191 (22.34%) Python
3 166 (19.42%) Java
4 96 (11.23%) SQL
5 95 (11.11%) Perl
6 85 (9.94%) Ruby
7 48 (5.61%) Bash Shell
8 36 (4.21%) C
8 36 (4.21%) C#
9 24 (2.81%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.69%) Go
11 20 (2.34%) PHP 5
11 20 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.22%) C++
13 11 (1.29%) Scala
14 9 (1.05%) VB
15 8 (0.94%) ES6
15 8 (0.94%) PHP 7
16 7 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 37 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 33 (3.86%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.92%) Degree
4 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.12%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) MCP
6 1 (0.12%) MCSA
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) PMP
6 1 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.98%) QA
2 10 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.47%) HL7
3 4 (0.47%) SDET
4 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (7.13%) Docker
2 18 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.82%) Varnish
5 6 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.58%) RHEV
6 5 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.35%) NFS
7 3 (0.35%) vCloud
8 2 (0.23%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.23%) Postfix
8 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.23%) Squid
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (7.95%) Puppet
2 43 (5.03%) Ansible
3 40 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.11%) Nagios
5 14 (1.64%) Kibana
6 13 (1.52%) logstash
7 12 (1.40%) Salt
8 11 (1.29%) Terraform
9 9 (1.05%) Grafana
10 8 (0.94%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.58%) Control-M
12 4 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.47%) SCCM
12 4 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.35%) FreeIPA
13 3 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 2 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
14 2 (0.23%) CFEngine
14 2 (0.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 97 (11.35%) Zend
2 39 (4.56%) Oracle
3 37 (4.33%) Red Hat
4 29 (3.39%) Adobe
5 28 (3.27%) Microsoft
6 25 (2.92%) VMware
7 24 (2.81%) Google
8 21 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.40%) Splunk
9 12 (1.40%) Twitter
10 11 (1.29%) Rackspace
11 10 (1.17%) PayPal
12 9 (1.05%) Citrix
12 9 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.94%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.94%) Facebook
13 8 (0.94%) HP
13 8 (0.94%) SAP
14 7 (0.82%) Sybase
15 6 (0.70%) Cisco
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
james joseph associates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum (Day rates up to £340pd)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 2 months initial
Posted: 5 days ago