Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 187 183
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 0
Contract jobs citing PHP 338 221 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.14% 1.36% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.72% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 158 495
10th Percentile £300 £271 £309
25th Percentile £366 £343 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £538 £499 £538
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
England median daily rate £406 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -3.45% +5.00% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 9
10th Percentile £48.50 £21.80 £30.45
25th Percentile £52.50 £22.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +120.00% -28.57% -47.17%
75th Percentile £58.13 £30.63 £39.75
90th Percentile £61.95 £36.25 £45.75
England median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -28.57% +20.69%

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 14,014 8,127 19,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.06% 50.07% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,458 6,043 14,675
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £441 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £514 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.80% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 108
10th Percentile £20.94 £22.50 £16.50
25th Percentile £34.88 £31.69 £21.25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £46.46 £43.31
Median % change year-on-year -3.68% +7.28% +3.69%
75th Percentile £61.25 £58.13 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.41 £64.09 £56.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.43%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -44 39 £450 -5.26% 76
South London +23 6 £350 -28.21% 3
East London +5 1 £465 +9.41% 20
West London -4 1 £250 -33.33% 26
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 147 (43.49%) JavaScript
2 105 (31.07%) HTML
3 101 (29.88%) CSS
4 94 (27.81%) Laravel
4 94 (27.81%) Docker
5 83 (24.56%) DevOps
5 83 (24.56%) MySQL
6 80 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (23.67%) AWS
7 78 (23.08%) Python
8 77 (22.78%) Git (software)
9 73 (21.60%) Azure
10 59 (17.46%) AngularJS
11 56 (16.57%) MVC
12 55 (16.27%) React
13 54 (15.98%) TDD
14 53 (15.68%) Software Engineering
15 50 (14.79%) Web Services
15 50 (14.79%) Linux
15 50 (14.79%) Vue.js
16 49 (14.50%) SQL
17 46 (13.61%) Symfony
18 45 (13.31%) Java
19 44 (13.02%) Social Skills
20 43 (12.72%) Jenkins
21 42 (12.43%) Finance
22 41 (12.13%) HTML5
23 38 (11.24%) WordPress
23 38 (11.24%) Sass
23 38 (11.24%) CSS3

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 38 (11.24%) WordPress
2 20 (5.92%) Drupal
3 15 (4.44%) CMS
4 11 (3.25%) Apache
5 6 (1.78%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.89%) Confluence
7 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.89%) Mule
8 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.59%) Moodle
8 2 (0.59%) nginx
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.30%) SAS
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Figma
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (5.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.59%) Shopify
3 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.67%) AWS
2 73 (21.60%) Azure
3 25 (7.40%) GCP
4 23 (6.80%) PaaS
5 18 (5.33%) Serverless
6 16 (4.73%) GitHub
7 12 (3.55%) SaaS
8 8 (2.37%) IaaS
8 8 (2.37%) npm
9 7 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle CX
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.78%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.48%) Azure Functions
11 5 (1.48%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.96%) DNS
2 8 (2.37%) SAN
3 6 (1.78%) HTTP
3 6 (1.78%) SSL
4 5 (1.48%) Firewall
5 4 (1.18%) LAN
6 3 (0.89%) 2G
6 3 (0.89%) Internet
6 3 (0.89%) WAN
7 2 (0.59%) DHCP
7 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.59%) IPv4
7 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.30%) Intranet
8 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.30%) PBX
8 1 (0.30%) VPN
8 1 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (24.56%) MySQL
2 21 (6.21%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.55%) MariaDB
5 11 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.66%) Big Data
7 9 (2.66%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.37%) Redis
9 7 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.48%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.18%) Riak
12 4 (1.18%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (22.78%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.72%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.96%) webpack
4 8 (2.37%) JIRA
5 7 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.07%) Bower
5 7 (2.07%) Grunt
6 6 (1.78%) gulp
6 6 (1.78%) PHPUnit
6 6 (1.78%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.18%) fastlane
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.18%) Xcode
8 3 (0.89%) CocoaPods
8 3 (0.89%) GitLab
8 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.59%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
General
1 44 (13.02%) Social Skills
2 42 (12.43%) Finance
3 32 (9.47%) Banking
4 20 (5.92%) Marketing
5 12 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.66%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.37%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.78%) Front Office
9 6 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.78%) Retail
9 6 (1.78%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.48%) German Language
11 4 (1.18%) Electronics
11 4 (1.18%) Law
11 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.89%) Automotive
13 2 (0.59%) Legal
13 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 213 (63.02%) Developer
2 111 (32.84%) PHP Developer
3 36 (10.65%) Full Stack Developer
4 26 (7.69%) Backend Developer
5 21 (6.21%) Senior Developer
6 16 (4.73%) Consultant
6 16 (4.73%) React Developer
7 14 (4.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (3.85%) Architect
8 13 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 13 (3.85%) WordPress Developer
9 12 (3.55%) Drupal Developer
9 12 (3.55%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 10 (2.96%) Lead Developer
10 10 (2.96%) Magento Developer
10 10 (2.96%) Senior PHP Developer
11 9 (2.66%) Administrator
11 9 (2.66%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (31.07%) HTML
2 101 (29.88%) CSS
3 94 (27.81%) Laravel
4 59 (17.46%) AngularJS
5 55 (16.27%) React
6 50 (14.79%) Vue.js
6 50 (14.79%) Web Services
7 46 (13.61%) Symfony
8 41 (12.13%) HTML5
9 38 (11.24%) CSS3
9 38 (11.24%) Sass
10 37 (10.95%) Node.js
11 28 (8.28%) REST
12 26 (7.69%) LESS
13 22 (6.51%) Vuetify.js
14 21 (6.21%) RESTful
15 20 (5.92%) .NET
16 19 (5.62%) Django
17 17 (5.03%) SOAP
18 16 (4.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.44%) Social Media
2 13 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.96%) Cloud Native
3 10 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.37%) User Experience
5 6 (1.78%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.78%) Equities
5 6 (1.78%) iPad
5 6 (1.78%) Legacy Applications
6 4 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.18%) Derivative
6 4 (1.18%) iPhone
7 3 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.89%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.79%) Linux
2 21 (6.21%) Windows
3 13 (3.85%) Unix
4 12 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.37%) Android
6 8 (2.37%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.48%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.18%) Debian
8 4 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.18%) VMS
9 2 (0.59%) CentOS
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.56%) DevOps
2 80 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (16.57%) MVC
4 54 (15.98%) TDD
5 53 (15.68%) Software Engineering
6 36 (10.65%) Web Development
7 30 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (8.28%) E-Commerce
9 26 (7.69%) Front End Development
10 24 (7.10%) OOP
11 23 (6.80%) Microservices
11 23 (6.80%) Test Automation
12 19 (5.62%) OO
13 17 (5.03%) API Integration
14 16 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.73%) SEO
15 15 (4.44%) Computer Science
15 15 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (4.44%) SDLC
16 14 (4.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 147 (43.49%) JavaScript
2 78 (23.08%) Python
3 49 (14.50%) SQL
4 45 (13.31%) Java
5 37 (10.95%) C#
6 34 (10.06%) Perl
7 26 (7.69%) Ruby
8 23 (6.80%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.92%) PowerShell
10 19 (5.62%) Go
11 17 (5.03%) VB
12 16 (4.73%) Shell Script
13 14 (4.14%) C++
14 12 (3.55%) PHP 7
14 12 (3.55%) TypeScript
15 7 (2.07%) C
15 7 (2.07%) Scala
16 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.78%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (3.85%) Degree
2 8 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) CCNA
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.07%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 94 (27.81%) Docker
2 9 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) Varnish
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (10.36%) Kubernetes
2 31 (9.17%) Terraform
3 23 (6.80%) Ansible
4 12 (3.55%) Puppet
5 6 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.48%) Packer
7 4 (1.18%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (1.18%) SCCM
8 2 (0.59%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.30%) collectd
9 1 (0.30%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.30%) Mesos
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) Nagios
9 1 (0.30%) OpenView
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (7.40%) Oracle
2 12 (3.55%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.96%) HP
4 9 (2.66%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.66%) VMware
4 9 (2.66%) Zend
5 8 (2.37%) Google
5 8 (2.37%) SAP
6 7 (2.07%) 3PAR
6 7 (2.07%) Citrix
7 6 (1.78%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.48%) Apple
8 5 (1.48%) Dell
9 4 (1.18%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.89%) Facebook
10 3 (0.89%) New Relic
11 2 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.59%) Informatica
11 2 (0.59%) Splunk