Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 153 179
Rank change year-on-year -43 +26 -10
Contract jobs citing PHP 268 477 715
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.70% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 3.58% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 389 587
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £288
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £393 £413 £395
% change year-on-year -4.85% +4.43% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £48.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% +38.57% +29.63%
10th Percentile £21.25 £31.35 £26.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.25 £39.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +6.87%

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 9,806 13,338 21,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.77% 47.54% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,222 10,006 16,414
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £370 £363
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £493 £483
% change year-on-year +0.51% +1.99% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 94 97
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +30.43% +22.74%
10th Percentile £21.63 £18.72 £18.70
90th Percentile £68.36 £64.96 £53.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 -3 40 £550 +29.41% 65
South London +44 8 £575 +17.95% 3
West London +15 8 £363 -9.38% 29
East London +26 1 - - 22
North London - 1 £488 - 4
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 128 (47.76%) JavaScript
2 95 (35.45%) CSS
3 92 (34.33%) HTML
4 68 (25.37%) Git (software)
5 63 (23.51%) DevOps
6 60 (22.39%) Docker
6 60 (22.39%) Laravel
7 58 (21.64%) AWS
7 58 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (19.03%) Symfony
9 44 (16.42%) WordPress
9 44 (16.42%) Software Engineering
10 43 (16.04%) Jenkins
11 42 (15.67%) AngularJS
12 41 (15.30%) MySQL
13 40 (14.93%) MVC
14 38 (14.18%) Kubernetes
15 37 (13.81%) Linux
16 36 (13.43%) SQL
17 33 (12.31%) Vue.js
17 33 (12.31%) HTML5
17 33 (12.31%) Python
17 33 (12.31%) Web Development
18 32 (11.94%) TDD
18 32 (11.94%) Sass
18 32 (11.94%) React
19 31 (11.57%) Azure
20 28 (10.45%) REST
20 28 (10.45%) CSS3
20 28 (10.45%) Web Services

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 44 (16.42%) WordPress
2 16 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (4.48%) Drupal
4 11 (4.10%) CMS
5 8 (2.99%) Confluence
6 5 (1.87%) Apache
7 4 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.75%) Moodle
8 2 (0.75%) PrestaShop
8 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) bbPress
9 1 (0.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.37%) nginx
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) Totara
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
1 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.75%) Sketch
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.37%) InVision
2 1 (0.37%) Maya
2 1 (0.37%) Quicktime
2 1 (0.37%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (5.97%) Magento
2 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.75%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.64%) AWS
2 31 (11.57%) Azure
3 11 (4.10%) GitHub
3 11 (4.10%) Oracle CX
3 11 (4.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 11 (4.10%) Serverless
4 10 (3.73%) GCP
4 10 (3.73%) PaaS
5 8 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.61%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.87%) SaaS
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.12%) Heroku
8 3 (1.12%) IaaS
8 3 (1.12%) npm
8 3 (1.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.75%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.48%) Firewall
2 7 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.24%) BGP
3 6 (2.24%) MPLS
4 5 (1.87%) SNMP
4 5 (1.87%) SSL
5 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.49%) LAN
5 4 (1.49%) WAN
6 3 (1.12%) HTTP
6 3 (1.12%) Internet
6 3 (1.12%) Network Security
7 2 (0.75%) DNS
7 2 (0.75%) Intranet
7 2 (0.75%) SSH
7 2 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.37%) Extranet
8 1 (0.37%) H.323
8 1 (0.37%) MGCP
8 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.30%) MySQL
2 17 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.99%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.24%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.49%) Redis
9 3 (1.12%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.75%) Big Data
10 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.75%) Presto
11 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.37%) Firebird
11 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 68 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 43 (16.04%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.85%) JIRA
4 8 (2.99%) fastlane
4 8 (2.99%) Xcode
5 6 (2.24%) webpack
6 4 (1.49%) gulp
6 4 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.49%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (1.12%) Burp Suite
7 3 (1.12%) CocoaPods
7 3 (1.12%) Selenium
7 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.12%) sqlmap
8 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.75%) Visual Composer
8 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (7.84%) Finance
1 21 (7.84%) Marketing
2 12 (4.48%) Banking
3 6 (2.24%) Dutch Language
3 6 (2.24%) Retail
4 5 (1.87%) French Language
5 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (73.13%) Developer
2 98 (36.57%) PHP Developer
3 34 (12.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 23 (8.58%) Backend Developer
5 21 (7.84%) React Developer
6 18 (6.72%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.22%) WordPress Developer
8 13 (4.85%) Architect
8 13 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (4.48%) Symfony Developer
10 11 (4.10%) Consultant
11 10 (3.73%) Lead Developer
11 10 (3.73%) Magento Developer
11 10 (3.73%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 9 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Senior PHP Developer
14 7 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
14 7 (2.61%) Python Developer
15 6 (2.24%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (35.45%) CSS
2 92 (34.33%) HTML
3 60 (22.39%) Laravel
4 51 (19.03%) Symfony
5 42 (15.67%) AngularJS
6 33 (12.31%) HTML5
6 33 (12.31%) Vue.js
7 32 (11.94%) React
7 32 (11.94%) Sass
8 28 (10.45%) CSS3
8 28 (10.45%) REST
8 28 (10.45%) Web Services
9 24 (8.96%) LESS
9 24 (8.96%) Node.js
10 19 (7.09%) .NET
11 18 (6.72%) jQuery
11 18 (6.72%) Vuetify.js
12 16 (5.97%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET
14 13 (4.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.09%) Social Media
3 12 (4.48%) User Experience
4 11 (4.10%) iPad
4 11 (4.10%) iPhone
5 10 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.61%) Apple TV
7 7 (2.61%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (2.24%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.12%) Animation
11 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.37%) Chromecast
13 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.81%) Linux
2 12 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.36%) Android
4 8 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.87%) Windows
6 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.75%) Unix
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.37%) Debian
7 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.51%) DevOps
2 58 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (16.42%) Software Engineering
4 40 (14.93%) MVC
5 33 (12.31%) Web Development
6 32 (11.94%) TDD
7 23 (8.58%) Front End Development
8 19 (7.09%) SEO
9 18 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 18 (6.72%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.34%) API Development
11 16 (5.97%) Microservices
11 16 (5.97%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.60%) Fintech
13 14 (5.22%) Artificial Intelligence
13 14 (5.22%) Kanban
14 12 (4.48%) Software Architecture
14 12 (4.48%) Web Application Development
15 10 (3.73%) Mentoring
15 10 (3.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 128 (47.76%) JavaScript
2 36 (13.43%) SQL
3 33 (12.31%) Python
4 28 (10.45%) Java
5 16 (5.97%) PHP 7
5 16 (5.97%) TypeScript
6 14 (5.22%) Perl
7 12 (4.48%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.10%) C#
9 10 (3.73%) Apple Swift
10 8 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.61%) C++
11 7 (2.61%) Go
11 7 (2.61%) Ruby
12 3 (1.12%) C
12 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.75%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.12%) Degree
4 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.37%) CCIE
4 1 (0.37%) CCNP
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (22.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) iptables
3 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (14.18%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.99%) Netcool
3 7 (2.61%) Ansible
4 5 (1.87%) Nagios
4 5 (1.87%) Terraform
5 4 (1.49%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.49%) Icinga
5 4 (1.49%) Opsview
5 4 (1.49%) Puppet
6 3 (1.12%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (0.75%) Kibana
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.37%) Nessus
8 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (6.72%) Apple
2 14 (5.22%) Oracle
3 12 (4.48%) AppDynamics
4 8 (2.99%) Google
4 8 (2.99%) SevOne
5 7 (2.61%) Roku
6 6 (2.24%) Adobe
7 5 (1.87%) Cisco
7 5 (1.87%) HP
8 4 (1.49%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.49%) Zend
9 3 (1.12%) WooCommerce
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.37%) F5
11 1 (0.37%) Imperva
11 1 (0.37%) Radianz
11 1 (0.37%) Sage
11 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.37%) VMware