Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 172 87
Rank change year-on-year +14 -85 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 845 723 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.85% 1.60% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.67% 3.32% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 567 1,050
London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £268 £281
90th Percentile £600 £564 £538
England median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
London median hourly rate - £33.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.57% +105.32%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £37.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -15.23% +139.68% -32.98%

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 23,023 21,787 19,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.33% 48.35% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,507 16,416 14,945
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £631
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 138 112
London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.91 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% +10.48% +32.03%
10th Percentile £18.18 £17.60 £14.18
90th Percentile £62.81 £50.60 £67.25
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 2018.

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
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 October 2018. 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 +46 201 £420 +5.00% 108
West London -19 33 £400 - 65
East London -3 19 £395 +113.51% 43
South London -31 4 £425 -15.00% 16
North London -1 3 £350 +62.79% 16
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 407 (48.17%) JavaScript
2 330 (39.05%) MySQL
3 308 (36.45%) HTML
4 306 (36.21%) CSS
5 252 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (21.54%) Laravel
7 167 (19.76%) jQuery
8 156 (18.46%) Symfony
9 142 (16.80%) Web Development
9 142 (16.80%) Java
10 141 (16.69%) Git (software)
11 136 (16.09%) Linux
12 135 (15.98%) SQL
13 125 (14.79%) TDD
14 124 (14.67%) LAMP
15 119 (14.08%) Docker
16 115 (13.61%) Python
17 113 (13.37%) Node.js
18 109 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
19 106 (12.54%) Drupal
19 106 (12.54%) OO
19 106 (12.54%) MVC
19 106 (12.54%) DevOps
20 100 (11.83%) HTML5
21 98 (11.60%) WordPress
22 93 (11.01%) Finance
23 88 (10.41%) AngularJS
24 87 (10.30%) React
25 82 (9.70%) E-Commerce
26 78 (9.23%) Continuous Integration

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
1 106 (12.54%) Drupal
2 98 (11.60%) WordPress
3 67 (7.93%) CMS
4 56 (6.63%) Apache
5 35 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.01%) nginx
7 15 (1.78%) Confluence
8 7 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.59%) JBoss
10 5 (0.59%) Moodle
11 4 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.47%) IIS
11 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.24%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.24%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.24%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 27 (3.20%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.30%) Fireworks
4 8 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.47%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.24%) InVision
7 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) Snapchat
8 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 47 (5.56%) Magento
2 7 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Odoo
5 2 (0.24%) Shopify
5 2 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.12%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.33%) GitHub
3 37 (4.38%) Serverless
4 34 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (3.20%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
7 17 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.54%) Sauce Labs
9 12 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.07%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.95%) PaaS
11 8 (0.95%) SaaS
12 7 (0.83%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.71%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.47%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.47%) IaaS
14 4 (0.47%) Office 365
14 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.26%) HTTP
2 17 (2.01%) DNS
3 15 (1.78%) SSL
3 15 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.66%) BIG-IP
5 12 (1.42%) Internet
6 11 (1.30%) Intranet
7 9 (1.07%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.83%) Firewall
9 3 (0.36%) SNMP
10 2 (0.24%) AMQP
10 2 (0.24%) DVB
10 2 (0.24%) Skype
10 2 (0.24%) SMS
10 2 (0.24%) VPN
11 1 (0.12%) GoToMeeting
11 1 (0.12%) IPFIX
11 1 (0.12%) Junos
11 1 (0.12%) MQTT
11 1 (0.12%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (39.05%) MySQL
2 65 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 59 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (4.50%) SQL Server
5 36 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 25 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (2.37%) MariaDB
9 18 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.30%) Redis
10 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (1.07%) Blockchain
11 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.07%) MS Access
12 8 (0.95%) Big Data
12 8 (0.95%) Power BI
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 141 (16.69%) Git (software)
2 60 (7.10%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.86%) JIRA
4 36 (4.26%) gulp
5 26 (3.08%) Selenium
6 24 (2.84%) PHPUnit
7 21 (2.49%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.01%) PhpStorm
8 17 (2.01%) WebDriver
9 16 (1.89%) GitLab
10 15 (1.78%) Dreamweaver
11 13 (1.54%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (1.42%) Vagrant
13 11 (1.30%) Xdebug
14 10 (1.18%) JMeter
14 10 (1.18%) Subversion
15 9 (1.07%) Hudson
15 9 (1.07%) JBehave
15 9 (1.07%) LoadRunner
General
1 93 (11.01%) Finance
2 45 (5.33%) Banking
3 40 (4.73%) Retail
4 37 (4.38%) Marketing
5 28 (3.31%) Legal
6 27 (3.20%) Advertising
7 21 (2.49%) Back Office
8 18 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.78%) Law
9 15 (1.78%) Publishing
10 14 (1.66%) Games
11 13 (1.54%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.59%) Electronics
14 4 (0.47%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.24%) Automotive
15 2 (0.24%) French Language
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 678 (80.24%) Developer
2 358 (42.37%) PHP Developer
3 91 (10.77%) Full Stack Developer
4 81 (9.59%) Drupal Developer
5 71 (8.40%) Senior Developer
6 51 (6.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 49 (5.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 46 (5.44%) Symfony Developer
9 41 (4.85%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 39 (4.62%) Senior PHP Developer
11 36 (4.26%) Magento Developer
12 35 (4.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 35 (4.14%) WordPress Developer
13 33 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
13 33 (3.91%) Web Developer
14 30 (3.55%) Backend Developer
14 30 (3.55%) MySQL Developer
14 30 (3.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 29 (3.43%) AWS Developer
16 25 (2.96%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (36.45%) HTML
2 306 (36.21%) CSS
3 182 (21.54%) Laravel
4 167 (19.76%) jQuery
5 156 (18.46%) Symfony
6 124 (14.67%) LAMP
7 113 (13.37%) Node.js
8 100 (11.83%) HTML5
9 88 (10.41%) AngularJS
10 87 (10.30%) React
11 64 (7.57%) Web Services
12 57 (6.75%) REST
13 49 (5.80%) CSS3
13 49 (5.80%) Redux
14 46 (5.44%) .NET
15 39 (4.62%) Ajax
15 39 (4.62%) RESTful
16 36 (4.26%) Sass
17 34 (4.02%) XML
18 32 (3.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.51%) User Experience
2 34 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
4 29 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.08%) Fintech
5 26 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.01%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.18%) Equities
9 10 (1.18%) Social Media
10 8 (0.95%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.71%) iPhone
13 5 (0.59%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.59%) NHS
14 4 (0.47%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (16.09%) Linux
2 39 (4.62%) Unix
3 29 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.31%) Android
5 15 (1.78%) Solaris
5 15 (1.78%) SUSE
5 15 (1.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 15 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.54%) Windows
7 5 (0.59%) CentOS
8 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (16.80%) Web Development
3 125 (14.79%) TDD
4 106 (12.54%) DevOps
4 106 (12.54%) MVC
4 106 (12.54%) OO
5 82 (9.70%) E-Commerce
6 78 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (8.64%) Microservices
8 69 (8.17%) Front End Development
9 68 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 67 (7.93%) OOP
11 58 (6.86%) Scrum
12 52 (6.15%) Unit Testing
13 51 (6.04%) BDD
14 45 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (5.09%) Open Source
16 41 (4.85%) OO PHP
16 41 (4.85%) Software Engineering
17 32 (3.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 407 (48.17%) JavaScript
2 142 (16.80%) Java
3 135 (15.98%) SQL
4 115 (13.61%) Python
5 54 (6.39%) PHP 7
6 48 (5.68%) Ruby
7 38 (4.50%) Perl
8 36 (4.26%) C#
9 31 (3.67%) C
10 24 (2.84%) PHP 5
10 24 (2.84%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.72%) Go
12 18 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.89%) C++
15 15 (1.78%) Objective-C
16 12 (1.42%) R
17 11 (1.30%) Java 8
17 11 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.02%) Degree
3 30 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.24%) CEH
6 2 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.12%) CCNA
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CISM
7 1 (0.12%) GIAC
7 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.12%) MCSE
7 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.12%) PMP
7 1 (0.12%) RHCE
7 1 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.21%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) GDPR
2 8 (0.95%) MiFID
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 119 (14.08%) Docker
2 7 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) etcd
4 2 (0.24%) flannel
4 2 (0.24%) KVM
4 2 (0.24%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Squid
5 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (6.86%) Ansible
2 46 (5.44%) Puppet
3 35 (4.14%) Kubernetes
4 33 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.43%) Terraform
6 14 (1.66%) CFEngine
7 13 (1.54%) Salt
8 8 (0.95%) Kibana
8 8 (0.95%) Nagios
9 6 (0.71%) Packer
10 5 (0.59%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.59%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.36%) Grafana
11 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.24%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.24%) rkt
12 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.12%) collectd
Vendors
1 34 (4.02%) Oracle
2 29 (3.43%) Zend
3 25 (2.96%) Google
4 23 (2.72%) Microsoft
4 23 (2.72%) Red Hat
5 15 (1.78%) SAP
6 14 (1.66%) F5
6 14 (1.66%) Splunk
7 11 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.18%) Adobe
9 9 (1.07%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (1.07%) Perfecto Mobile
10 7 (0.83%) IBM
11 6 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
12 5 (0.59%) Alibaba
12 5 (0.59%) Apple
12 5 (0.59%) Cisco
12 5 (0.59%) Tableau
12 5 (0.59%) VMware
13 4 (0.47%) New Relic