Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 170 94
Rank change year-on-year -1 -76 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP 741 656 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.61% 1.55% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.27% 3.29% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 518 918
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
London median hourly rate £66.25 £28.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.46% -38.71% +69.89%
10th Percentile £38.13 £18.50 £20.80
90th Percentile £93.38 £41.00 £53.45
England median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +77.14% -30.00%

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 22,636 19,918 19,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.08% 47.19% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,317 14,751 14,817
London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 149 86
London median hourly rate £41.63 £40.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% +46.08% +9.53%
10th Percentile £17.52 £16.94 £14.38
90th Percentile £62.63 £52.10 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.53 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.07% +10.67% +7.14%

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 22 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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 +15 169 £396 +5.67% 114
West London -26 34 £400 +25.98% 98
East London -10 12 £400 +110.53% 43
South London -46 8 £375 -7.98% 5
North London -1 3 £350 +1.08% 13
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 378 (51.01%) JavaScript
2 289 (39.00%) HTML
3 274 (36.98%) CSS
4 232 (31.31%) MySQL
5 213 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (24.70%) Java
7 138 (18.62%) Web Development
8 133 (17.95%) Symfony
9 126 (17.00%) Git (software)
10 122 (16.46%) Linux
11 121 (16.33%) jQuery
12 116 (15.65%) Python
13 110 (14.84%) Laravel
14 108 (14.57%) SQL
15 107 (14.44%) DevOps
16 103 (13.90%) Docker
17 100 (13.50%) TDD
18 97 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
19 94 (12.69%) MVC
20 91 (12.28%) HTML5
21 87 (11.74%) LAMP
22 86 (11.61%) WordPress
23 84 (11.34%) Jenkins
24 83 (11.20%) Drupal
25 79 (10.66%) Finance
25 79 (10.66%) OO
26 78 (10.53%) Node.js
27 74 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
28 72 (9.72%) E-Commerce
28 72 (9.72%) AngularJS

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 86 (11.61%) WordPress
2 83 (11.20%) Drupal
3 52 (7.02%) CMS
4 47 (6.34%) Apache
5 30 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.83%) nginx
7 16 (2.16%) Confluence
8 13 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (1.35%) Moodle
10 8 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.94%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.27%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.13%) InDesign
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 53 (7.15%) Magento
2 7 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Odoo
4 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.26%) GitHub
3 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.08%) npm
6 8 (1.08%) PaaS
6 8 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.94%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.94%) IaaS
7 7 (0.94%) SaaS
8 6 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.81%) Serverless
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.67%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.67%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.67%) HTTP
2 15 (2.02%) Internet
3 12 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.35%) DNS
5 8 (1.08%) SSL
6 5 (0.67%) FTP
6 5 (0.67%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.67%) Intranet
7 4 (0.54%) Firewall
8 3 (0.40%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.40%) Skype
9 2 (0.27%) DHCP
9 2 (0.27%) DVB
9 2 (0.27%) SMS
9 2 (0.27%) SMTP
10 1 (0.13%) LAN
10 1 (0.13%) PBX
10 1 (0.13%) SNMP
10 1 (0.13%) VPN
10 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (31.31%) MySQL
2 55 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 48 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (6.34%) MongoDB
5 40 (5.40%) SQL Server
6 38 (5.13%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.16%) Big Data
8 12 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (1.21%) Blockchain
10 9 (1.21%) Redis
11 6 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.81%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.81%) Sybase IQ
12 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 126 (17.00%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.34%) Jenkins
3 45 (6.07%) JIRA
4 32 (4.32%) gulp
5 23 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (2.97%) Xdebug
7 19 (2.56%) webpack
8 18 (2.43%) PhpStorm
8 18 (2.43%) PHPUnit
8 18 (2.43%) Selenium
9 16 (2.16%) GitLab
10 14 (1.89%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.75%) Subversion
12 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.35%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.21%) Grunt
13 9 (1.21%) JUnit
14 8 (1.08%) JMeter
15 7 (0.94%) Maven
16 6 (0.81%) jMock
General
1 79 (10.66%) Finance
2 65 (8.77%) Banking
3 40 (5.40%) Marketing
4 36 (4.86%) Retail
5 29 (3.91%) Advertising
5 29 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.43%) Law
7 15 (2.02%) Games
8 12 (1.62%) Legal
9 11 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.35%) Back Office
10 10 (1.35%) Front Office
11 9 (1.21%) Publishing
12 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.40%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.13%) International Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 549 (74.09%) Developer
2 301 (40.62%) PHP Developer
3 62 (8.37%) Drupal Developer
3 62 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
4 53 (7.15%) Senior Developer
5 44 (5.94%) Web Developer
6 40 (5.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 37 (4.99%) Magento Developer
8 36 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 35 (4.72%) WordPress Developer
10 31 (4.18%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 31 (4.18%) Symfony Developer
11 30 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
12 29 (3.91%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 28 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
14 27 (3.64%) Architect
15 24 (3.24%) Backend Developer
15 24 (3.24%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 22 (2.97%) PHP Web Developer
17 21 (2.83%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (39.00%) HTML
2 274 (36.98%) CSS
3 133 (17.95%) Symfony
4 121 (16.33%) jQuery
5 110 (14.84%) Laravel
6 91 (12.28%) HTML5
7 87 (11.74%) LAMP
8 78 (10.53%) Node.js
9 72 (9.72%) AngularJS
10 69 (9.31%) Web Services
11 64 (8.64%) React
12 53 (7.15%) Sass
13 52 (7.02%) REST
14 48 (6.48%) CSS3
15 47 (6.34%) RESTful
16 41 (5.53%) .NET
17 34 (4.59%) SOAP
18 30 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 29 (3.91%) JSON
19 29 (3.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.86%) User Experience
2 35 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 26 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.56%) Equities
7 16 (2.16%) Fintech
7 16 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.94%) Social Media
9 7 (0.94%) Video on Demand
10 6 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.81%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (0.67%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.67%) VLE
12 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.54%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (16.46%) Linux
2 55 (7.42%) Unix
3 31 (4.18%) Windows
4 19 (2.56%) Android
5 17 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.94%) CentOS
8 6 (0.81%) Debian
8 6 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.67%) Solaris
10 4 (0.54%) SUSE
10 4 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.13%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (18.62%) Web Development
3 107 (14.44%) DevOps
4 100 (13.50%) TDD
5 94 (12.69%) MVC
6 79 (10.66%) OO
7 74 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (9.72%) E-Commerce
9 68 (9.18%) OOP
10 65 (8.77%) Open Source
11 63 (8.50%) Test Automation
12 54 (7.29%) Front End Development
13 47 (6.34%) Microservices
14 42 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (4.99%) BDD
16 35 (4.72%) OO PHP
16 35 (4.72%) Software Engineering
17 34 (4.59%) Scrum
18 33 (4.45%) Content Management
18 33 (4.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 378 (51.01%) JavaScript
2 183 (24.70%) Java
3 116 (15.65%) Python
4 108 (14.57%) SQL
5 65 (8.77%) Ruby
6 54 (7.29%) Perl
7 27 (3.64%) C#
8 26 (3.51%) Go
8 26 (3.51%) PHP 7
9 22 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.70%) PHP 5
11 18 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.29%) C++
13 14 (1.89%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.75%) C
15 10 (1.35%) Java 8
15 10 (1.35%) Korn
15 10 (1.35%) VB
16 9 (1.21%) ES6
16 9 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (4.59%) Degree
2 20 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.27%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) OSCP
7 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PMP
7 1 (0.13%) RHCE
7 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.72%) QA
2 11 (1.48%) MiFID
3 7 (0.94%) GCP
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
5 3 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 103 (13.90%) Docker
2 9 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.67%) Varnish
4 4 (0.54%) etcd
4 4 (0.54%) flannel
4 4 (0.54%) KVM
5 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.27%) Firmware
6 2 (0.27%) iptables
6 2 (0.27%) vCloud
6 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) QEMU
7 1 (0.13%) Squid
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (6.61%) Ansible
2 42 (5.67%) Puppet
3 37 (4.99%) Kubernetes
4 28 (3.78%) Terraform
5 24 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.21%) Kibana
6 9 (1.21%) Nagios
7 8 (1.08%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.81%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.81%) Rundeck
9 5 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.67%) Salt
9 5 (0.67%) SCCM
9 5 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.54%) rkt
11 3 (0.40%) Packer
12 2 (0.27%) Grafana
12 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 50 (6.75%) Oracle
2 31 (4.18%) Zend
3 26 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.43%) Google
5 17 (2.29%) Adobe
6 15 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.75%) SAP
7 13 (1.75%) VMware
8 11 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.48%) Splunk
8 11 (1.48%) Sybase
9 10 (1.35%) IBM
10 9 (1.21%) New Relic
11 8 (1.08%) Citrix
11 8 (1.08%) hybris
12 6 (0.81%) Sencha
13 5 (0.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 5 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.67%) Perfecto Mobile
14 4 (0.54%) Rackspace