Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

PHP
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 93 83
Rank change year-on-year -71 -10 -16
Contract jobs citing PHP 772 1261 1252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.65% 2.83% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.40% 6.34% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 982 949
London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £287 £280 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
London median hourly rate £27.00 £46.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +91.91% -35.39%
10th Percentile £25.00 £30.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £39.80 £53.45 £52.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +97.37% -24.00% -21.86%

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 22710 19885 20374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.66% 44.61% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17204 14874 15199
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £669 £633 £638
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 113 144
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.70 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.30 £57.38 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -65 134 £420 +8.39% 58
West London -15 50 £400 - 17
South London -38 11 £500 +29.03% 3
East London -20 4 £463 +23.33% 10
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 369 (47.80%) JavaScript
2 350 (45.34%) HTML
3 335 (43.39%) CSS
4 252 (32.64%) MySQL
5 230 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
6 229 (29.66%) Git (software)
7 179 (23.19%) Java
8 168 (21.76%) Python
9 164 (21.24%) jQuery
10 143 (18.52%) Linux
11 135 (17.49%) HTML5
12 117 (15.16%) Drupal
13 111 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
14 110 (14.25%) Web Development
15 107 (13.86%) SQL
16 104 (13.47%) DevOps
17 100 (12.95%) Symfony
18 97 (12.56%) LAMP
19 92 (11.92%) E-Commerce
20 91 (11.79%) Jenkins
21 90 (11.66%) TDD
22 89 (11.53%) Web Services
22 89 (11.53%) CSS3
23 87 (11.27%) WordPress
24 85 (11.01%) OO
25 82 (10.62%) .NET
26 77 (9.97%) Laravel
26 77 (9.97%) Finance
27 75 (9.72%) AngularJS
28 74 (9.59%) MVC

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
1 117 (15.16%) Drupal
2 87 (11.27%) WordPress
3 74 (9.59%) CMS
4 71 (9.20%) Apache
5 34 (4.40%) nginx
6 27 (3.50%) Apache Solr
7 22 (2.85%) Confluence
8 21 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.81%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.68%) IIS
12 11 (1.42%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.17%) JBoss
14 7 (0.91%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.91%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.65%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.65%) Moodle
17 4 (0.52%) TYPO3
Applications
1 33 (4.27%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.39%) GIMP
5 3 (0.39%) InVision
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (7.64%) Magento
2 11 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.65%) RMDS
3 5 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.52%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.39%) Shopify
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.26%) Odoo
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (7.77%) GitHub
3 20 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (2.20%) SaaS
6 14 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.55%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.55%) Google Analytics
8 10 (1.30%) Route 53
8 10 (1.30%) Serverless
9 9 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.04%) IaaS
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.78%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.78%) PaaS
13 5 (0.65%) AdWords
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.63%) HTTP
2 18 (2.33%) Internet
3 13 (1.68%) DNS
3 13 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.42%) FTP
5 9 (1.17%) LAN
6 8 (1.04%) Intranet
7 7 (0.91%) Firewall
7 7 (0.91%) SSL
8 6 (0.78%) SMS
8 6 (0.78%) SSH
9 5 (0.65%) Skype
9 5 (0.65%) SMTP
9 5 (0.65%) WAN
10 4 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.52%) Network Security
11 2 (0.26%) AMQP
11 2 (0.26%) Multicast
11 2 (0.26%) Wireless
12 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (32.64%) MySQL
2 50 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 49 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 20 (2.59%) Big Data
6 19 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.07%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (1.81%) Redis
9 11 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.04%) MS Access
12 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.65%) Presto
15 4 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.52%) Power BI
15 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 229 (29.66%) Git (software)
2 91 (11.79%) Jenkins
3 55 (7.12%) JIRA
4 37 (4.79%) PHPUnit
5 24 (3.11%) Subversion
6 23 (2.98%) Vagrant
7 19 (2.46%) GitLab
8 18 (2.33%) Codeception
8 18 (2.33%) Grunt
8 18 (2.33%) Selenium
9 16 (2.07%) Jasmine
10 15 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.94%) Codeship
11 14 (1.81%) gulp
12 13 (1.68%) Visual Studio
13 11 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.30%) Maven
15 9 (1.17%) Travis CI
16 8 (1.04%) Bower
17 7 (0.91%) Gradle
General
1 77 (9.97%) Finance
2 67 (8.68%) Marketing
3 59 (7.64%) Retail
4 20 (2.59%) Banking
5 15 (1.94%) Publishing
6 11 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.30%) Advertising
8 9 (1.17%) Front Office
8 9 (1.17%) Games
9 8 (1.04%) Digital Economy
10 7 (0.91%) Law
11 6 (0.78%) Electronics
11 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.52%) Legal
12 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.39%) Back Office
14 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 496 (64.25%) Developer
2 218 (28.24%) PHP Developer
3 81 (10.49%) Drupal Developer
4 61 (7.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (6.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 45 (5.83%) Senior Developer
6 45 (5.83%) Web Developer
6 45 (5.83%) WordPress Developer
7 42 (5.44%) Magento Developer
8 36 (4.66%) Architect
8 36 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
9 30 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
10 28 (3.63%) Analyst
11 26 (3.37%) HTML Developer
12 25 (3.24%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 25 (3.24%) Symfony Developer
13 24 (3.11%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 23 (2.98%) Senior PHP Developer
15 20 (2.59%) PHP Web Developer
16 19 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (45.34%) HTML
2 335 (43.39%) CSS
3 164 (21.24%) jQuery
4 135 (17.49%) HTML5
5 100 (12.95%) Symfony
6 97 (12.56%) LAMP
7 89 (11.53%) CSS3
7 89 (11.53%) Web Services
8 82 (10.62%) .NET
9 77 (9.97%) Laravel
10 75 (9.72%) AngularJS
11 72 (9.33%) Sass
12 62 (8.03%) REST
13 59 (7.64%) Ajax
14 55 (7.12%) Node.js
15 51 (6.61%) RESTful
16 48 (6.22%) XML
17 45 (5.83%) React
18 42 (5.44%) JSON
19 34 (4.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.74%) User Experience
2 29 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.07%) Fintech
7 14 (1.81%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.42%) Social Media
9 10 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.30%) NHS
10 8 (1.04%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.65%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.52%) Equities
13 4 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 143 (18.52%) Linux
2 50 (6.48%) Unix
3 43 (5.57%) Windows
4 32 (4.15%) Android
5 31 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.91%) CentOS
8 7 (0.91%) CoreOS
8 7 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Fedora
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (14.25%) Web Development
3 104 (13.47%) DevOps
4 92 (11.92%) E-Commerce
5 90 (11.66%) TDD
6 85 (11.01%) OO
7 74 (9.59%) MVC
8 61 (7.90%) Open Source
9 58 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.12%) Front End Development
11 50 (6.48%) Microservices
12 47 (6.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 43 (5.57%) BDD
13 43 (5.57%) OO PHP
13 43 (5.57%) Test Automation
14 41 (5.31%) Software Engineering
15 38 (4.92%) Analytics
15 38 (4.92%) SEO
16 34 (4.40%) Project Management
16 34 (4.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 369 (47.80%) JavaScript
2 179 (23.19%) Java
3 168 (21.76%) Python
4 107 (13.86%) SQL
5 69 (8.94%) Ruby
6 56 (7.25%) C#
7 53 (6.87%) Perl
8 46 (5.96%) C++
9 39 (5.05%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.11%) Go
11 23 (2.98%) C
11 23 (2.98%) Scala
12 20 (2.59%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 16 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.55%) ES6
16 11 (1.42%) PHP 5
16 11 (1.42%) VBA
17 9 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.40%) Degree
3 31 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.91%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.65%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (0.52%) PMP
8 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CCIE
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
9 1 (0.13%) CISA
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) CISSP
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.31%) QA
2 8 (1.04%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (0.65%) SLA
4 3 (0.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) HL7
5 2 (0.26%) WCAG
6 1 (0.13%) GCP
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (8.81%) Docker
2 7 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.26%) Varnish
4 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.13%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.13%) Xen
5 1 (0.13%) XenApp
5 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (7.77%) Ansible
2 54 (6.99%) Puppet
3 46 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.02%) Kubernetes
5 18 (2.33%) Terraform
6 11 (1.42%) Nagios
7 9 (1.17%) Kibana
7 9 (1.17%) Packer
8 7 (0.91%) Salt
9 6 (0.78%) logstash
10 5 (0.65%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.65%) SCCM
10 5 (0.65%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 3 (0.39%) collectd
11 3 (0.39%) cPanel
11 3 (0.39%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.39%) StatsD
12 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.26%) Icinga
Vendors
1 47 (6.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.89%) Zend
3 27 (3.50%) Adobe
4 26 (3.37%) Google
5 19 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.20%) VMware
7 15 (1.94%) Oracle
8 13 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.42%) Splunk
10 10 (1.30%) IBM
11 8 (1.04%) Cognos
12 7 (0.91%) Demandware
12 7 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.91%) WooCommerce
13 6 (0.78%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.78%) SAP
13 6 (0.78%) Sybase
14 5 (0.65%) Apigee
14 5 (0.65%) Facebook
14 5 (0.65%) Tableau