Period
to 13 May 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 13 May 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 163 177
Rank change year-on-year -73 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 252 340 644
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.63% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 3.39% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 257 498
10th Percentile £300 £313 £305
25th Percentile £363 £375 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £565 £600 £588
England median daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.65% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
10th Percentile " £23.83 £30.45
25th Percentile £42.50 £27.31 £32.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +57.14% - +45.29%
75th Percentile £57.50 £44.56 £39.75
90th Percentile £58.00 £49.18 £45.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +109.30% -38.57% +9.38%

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 11,262 10,032 19,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.59% 48.08% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,423 7,509 14,651
10th Percentile £363 £368 £363
25th Percentile £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £619 £613
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 79 111
10th Percentile £20.35 £18.61 £18.14
25th Percentile £30.63 £26.87 £21.07
Median hourly rate £44.75 £47.83 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.44% +32.86% -8.03%
75th Percentile £63.81 £59.25 £47.83
90th Percentile £68.00 £65.31 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.92
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.95% +9.79%

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 13 May 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
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 13 May 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 -38 31 £450 -5.26% 59
South London +36 8 £575 +15.00% 2
West London +1 2 £306 -23.44% 23
East London +10 1 £465 +9.41% 19
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 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.

1 125 (49.60%) JavaScript
2 93 (36.90%) CSS
3 84 (33.33%) HTML
4 64 (25.40%) Docker
5 60 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (23.41%) DevOps
7 58 (23.02%) Git (software)
8 56 (22.22%) Laravel
9 49 (19.44%) AWS
9 49 (19.44%) MVC
10 47 (18.65%) Software Engineering
11 46 (18.25%) Symfony
12 44 (17.46%) WordPress
13 41 (16.27%) MySQL
14 40 (15.87%) Python
15 38 (15.08%) Azure
15 38 (15.08%) AngularJS
16 37 (14.68%) Social Skills
17 36 (14.29%) TDD
18 35 (13.89%) Jenkins
18 35 (13.89%) Sass
19 32 (12.70%) SQL
20 30 (11.90%) Linux
20 30 (11.90%) Finance
20 30 (11.90%) CSS3
21 29 (11.51%) HTML5
21 29 (11.51%) Web Services
22 28 (11.11%) Java
22 28 (11.11%) Banking
23 26 (10.32%) React

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 (17.46%) WordPress
2 17 (6.75%) Drupal
3 12 (4.76%) CMS
4 8 (3.17%) Apache
5 7 (2.78%) Confluence
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) bbPress
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) Moodle
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Sketch
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.40%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.40%) Figma
2 1 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.40%) Maya
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (5.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.44%) AWS
2 38 (15.08%) Azure
3 12 (4.76%) GitHub
4 11 (4.37%) GCP
4 11 (4.37%) PaaS
5 10 (3.97%) Oracle CX
5 10 (3.97%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 6 (2.38%) Serverless
7 5 (1.98%) npm
8 4 (1.59%) Heroku
8 4 (1.59%) SaaS
9 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.19%) IaaS
10 2 (0.79%) AWS CodeCommit
10 2 (0.79%) Cloud Functions
10 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.79%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.79%) Slack
11 1 (0.40%) Azure Service Fabric
11 1 (0.40%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.38%) SSL
2 5 (1.98%) DNS
3 4 (1.59%) LAN
4 3 (1.19%) Firewall
4 3 (1.19%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.19%) WAN
5 2 (0.79%) 2G
5 2 (0.79%) DHCP
5 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) IPv4
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) PBX
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.27%) MySQL
2 14 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.16%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.19%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.79%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) Firebird
9 1 (0.40%) Maltego
9 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 58 (23.02%) Git (software)
2 35 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.97%) JIRA
4 7 (2.78%) webpack
5 5 (1.98%) fastlane
5 5 (1.98%) gulp
5 5 (1.98%) PHPUnit
5 5 (1.98%) Xcode
6 4 (1.59%) Bower
6 4 (1.59%) Grunt
6 4 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.19%) CocoaPods
7 3 (1.19%) Selenium
7 3 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.19%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.79%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.79%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.79%) git-flow
8 2 (0.79%) sqlmap
General
1 37 (14.68%) Social Skills
2 30 (11.90%) Finance
3 28 (11.11%) Banking
4 22 (8.73%) Marketing
5 11 (4.37%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.17%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (2.38%) Front Office
8 6 (2.38%) Retail
9 2 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 177 (70.24%) Developer
2 94 (37.30%) PHP Developer
3 37 (14.68%) Full Stack Developer
4 23 (9.13%) React Developer
5 16 (6.35%) Backend Developer
5 16 (6.35%) Consultant
6 14 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.76%) Architect
7 12 (4.76%) WordPress Developer
8 11 (4.37%) Lead Developer
8 11 (4.37%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 11 (4.37%) Symfony Developer
9 10 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (3.57%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 8 (3.17%) Magento Developer
11 8 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
12 7 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (36.90%) CSS
2 84 (33.33%) HTML
3 56 (22.22%) Laravel
4 46 (18.25%) Symfony
5 38 (15.08%) AngularJS
6 35 (13.89%) Sass
7 30 (11.90%) CSS3
8 29 (11.51%) HTML5
8 29 (11.51%) Web Services
9 26 (10.32%) React
9 26 (10.32%) Vue.js
10 25 (9.92%) Node.js
11 23 (9.13%) LESS
12 21 (8.33%) REST
13 18 (7.14%) .NET
13 18 (7.14%) Vuetify.js
14 13 (5.16%) Django
14 13 (5.16%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (4.76%) RESTful
16 11 (4.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Social Media
2 13 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.37%) User Experience
4 8 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.38%) Equities
5 6 (2.38%) iPad
5 6 (2.38%) iPhone
6 5 (1.98%) Apple TV
6 5 (1.98%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.98%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (1.59%) Derivative
8 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.90%) Linux
2 10 (3.97%) Windows
3 8 (3.17%) Unix
4 7 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.38%) Android
6 5 (1.98%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.19%) VMS
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.79%) CentOS
9 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Debian
10 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.41%) DevOps
3 49 (19.44%) MVC
4 47 (18.65%) Software Engineering
5 36 (14.29%) TDD
6 24 (9.52%) Web Development
7 23 (9.13%) SEO
8 17 (6.75%) Front End Development
9 13 (5.16%) API Integration
9 13 (5.16%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (5.16%) Test Automation
10 12 (4.76%) Microservices
10 12 (4.76%) Unit Testing
11 10 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (3.97%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.97%) OO
11 10 (3.97%) SDLC
11 10 (3.97%) Web Application Development
12 9 (3.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 125 (49.60%) JavaScript
2 40 (15.87%) Python
3 32 (12.70%) SQL
4 28 (11.11%) Java
5 19 (7.54%) C#
6 16 (6.35%) Perl
6 16 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 15 (5.95%) VB
8 13 (5.16%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.76%) PHP 7
10 10 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.97%) Ruby
11 8 (3.17%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.38%) Apple Swift
12 6 (2.38%) Go
13 5 (1.98%) C++
13 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.19%) C
15 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.17%) Degree
3 6 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.40%) CCNA
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (25.40%) Docker
2 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (9.92%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.57%) Terraform
3 8 (3.17%) Ansible
4 6 (2.38%) Puppet
5 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.19%) SCCM
6 2 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
6 2 (0.79%) Packer
7 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.40%) Icinga
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Nessus
7 1 (0.40%) OpenView
7 1 (0.40%) Opsview
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (7.54%) Oracle
2 11 (4.37%) Apple
3 7 (2.78%) Citrix
3 7 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.98%) Google
4 5 (1.98%) Roku
5 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.59%) Zend
6 3 (1.19%) HP
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe
7 2 (0.79%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco
7 2 (0.79%) Facebook
7 2 (0.79%) New Relic
7 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.40%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.40%) hybris
8 1 (0.40%) Imperva
8 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft