The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
England / South East
Rank 133 88 114
Rank change year-on-year -45 +26  
Contract jobs citing PHP 122 213 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 2.34% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 6.94% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 150 97
Median daily rate £413 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +25.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.45%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2555 3071 3276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.21% 33.68% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 2028 1873
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 122 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire -14 30 £325 -13.33% 29
Hampshire +4 29 £450 +36.36% 29
Surrey +17 27 £535 +33.75% 20
Berkshire +12 14 £400 +3.22% 19
West Sussex +11 7 £550 +74.60% 10
Kent +10 6 £288 -10.15% 11
East Sussex -20 6 £258 -14.16% 11
Buckinghamshire -30 3 £325 -1.88% 7
Middlesex - 1 - -
PHP
England

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for PHP.

1 141 (56.63%) JavaScript
2 136 (54.62%) HTML
3 112 (44.98%) MySQL
4 102 (40.96%) CSS
5 89 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (30.92%) Linux
7 75 (30.12%) Git (software)
8 69 (27.71%) Web Development
9 66 (26.51%) Java
10 51 (20.48%) Jenkins
11 49 (19.68%) Apache
12 46 (18.47%) AngularJS
13 45 (18.07%) Laravel
14 44 (17.67%) Perl
15 41 (16.47%) SQL
15 41 (16.47%) Oracle
15 41 (16.47%) Python
16 37 (14.86%) MVC
16 37 (14.86%) CSS3
16 37 (14.86%) HTML5
16 37 (14.86%) Symfony
17 35 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (14.06%) Front End Development
18 34 (13.65%) jQuery
18 34 (13.65%) Performance Tuning
18 34 (13.65%) LAMP
19 33 (13.25%) Configuration Management
20 32 (12.85%) Docker
21 31 (12.45%) Node.js
21 31 (12.45%) Degree

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 49 (19.68%) Apache
2 29 (11.65%) nginx
3 27 (10.84%) Tomcat
4 22 (8.84%) WebLogic
5 21 (8.43%) Drupal
6 12 (4.82%) WordPress
7 11 (4.42%) Moodle
8 7 (2.81%) IIS
9 6 (2.41%) ArcGIS
9 6 (2.41%) CMS
9 6 (2.41%) SilverStripe
10 4 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.61%) Confluence
10 4 (1.61%) GeoServer
10 4 (1.61%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.80%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.80%) Jetty
12 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.40%) phpBB
Applications
1 6 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.61%) GIMP
3 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (6.83%) Magento
2 6 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.81%) SaaS
3 6 (2.41%) GitHub
4 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.82%) LDAP
2 9 (3.61%) HTTP
2 9 (3.61%) Internet
3 7 (2.81%) DNS
4 6 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.01%) Firewall
6 4 (1.61%) Intranet
6 4 (1.61%) SSH
6 4 (1.61%) SSL
6 4 (1.61%) VLAN
7 3 (1.20%) FTP
7 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.20%) LAN
7 3 (1.20%) SAN
7 3 (1.20%) Telnet
7 3 (1.20%) WAN
8 2 (0.80%) DVB
8 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.80%) SNMP
8 2 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (44.98%) MySQL
2 23 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (8.84%) NoSQL
4 20 (8.03%) MongoDB
5 17 (6.83%) Relational Database
5 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
6 12 (4.82%) CouchDB
6 12 (4.82%) Redis
7 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.20%) phpMyAdmin
8 3 (1.20%) QGIS
9 2 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.80%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.40%) Big Data
10 1 (0.40%) HBase
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (30.12%) Git (software)
2 51 (20.48%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.84%) Subversion
4 21 (8.43%) ProC
5 14 (5.62%) JIRA
6 13 (5.22%) Mercurial
6 13 (5.22%) Selenium
7 9 (3.61%) Maven
8 8 (3.21%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.01%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.01%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.61%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.61%) Protractor
11 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.80%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.80%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.80%) Mockito
11 2 (0.80%) Robot Framework
General
1 26 (10.44%) Finance
2 19 (7.63%) Marketing
3 11 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.21%) Publishing
5 6 (2.41%) Electronics
6 4 (1.61%) Back Office
7 3 (1.20%) Advertising
7 3 (1.20%) Retail
8 2 (0.80%) Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (63.05%) Developer
2 83 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 34 (13.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 32 (12.85%) Architect
5 24 (9.64%) Web Developer
6 21 (8.43%) Oracle Architect
7 18 (7.23%) JavaScript Developer
8 17 (6.83%) Symfony Developer
9 14 (5.62%) HTML Developer
9 14 (5.62%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 12 (4.82%) HTML CSS Developer
10 12 (4.82%) Magento Developer
10 12 (4.82%) Unix Architect
11 11 (4.42%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (4.42%) Technical Architect
12 10 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) MySQL Developer
12 10 (4.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 10 (4.02%) PHP Web Developer
12 10 (4.02%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (54.62%) HTML
2 102 (40.96%) CSS
3 46 (18.47%) AngularJS
4 45 (18.07%) Laravel
5 37 (14.86%) CSS3
5 37 (14.86%) HTML5
5 37 (14.86%) Symfony
6 34 (13.65%) jQuery
6 34 (13.65%) LAMP
7 31 (12.45%) Node.js
8 30 (12.05%) Web Services
9 27 (10.84%) XML
10 21 (8.43%) RESTful
11 14 (5.62%) .NET
12 13 (5.22%) JSON
12 13 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (5.22%) Yii
13 12 (4.82%) LEMP Stack
13 12 (4.82%) Memcached
13 12 (4.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.22%) User Experience
2 12 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.80%) Fintech
6 2 (0.80%) Life Science
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.80%) PKI
6 2 (0.80%) STB
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.40%) Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.92%) Linux
2 30 (12.05%) Unix
3 25 (10.04%) Windows
4 24 (9.64%) AIX
5 8 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.81%) Android
7 5 (2.01%) CentOS
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.20%) Solaris
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.71%) Web Development
3 37 (14.86%) MVC
4 35 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (14.06%) Front End Development
5 34 (13.65%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (13.25%) Configuration Management
7 29 (11.65%) TDD
8 28 (11.24%) Scrum
9 25 (10.04%) DevOps
9 25 (10.04%) Open Source
10 23 (9.24%) OO
11 22 (8.84%) SDLC
12 20 (8.03%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.03%) Waterfall
13 19 (7.63%) Release Management
14 17 (6.83%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.43%) OOP
16 15 (6.02%) Software Engineering
17 13 (5.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 141 (56.63%) JavaScript
2 66 (26.51%) Java
3 44 (17.67%) Perl
4 41 (16.47%) Python
4 41 (16.47%) SQL
5 22 (8.84%) C
6 16 (6.43%) C#
7 13 (5.22%) Ruby
8 11 (4.42%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.81%) C++
10 6 (2.41%) XPath
11 5 (2.01%) Groovy
12 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.20%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.20%) VB
13 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.80%) Go
14 2 (0.80%) Scala
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.45%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.80%) CISA
3 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.80%) ISEB
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.40%) HNC
4 1 (0.40%) HND
4 1 (0.40%) SANS
4 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.02%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (12.85%) Docker
2 7 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.01%) NFS
4 2 (0.80%) Samba
4 2 (0.80%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.80%) Squid
4 2 (0.80%) vCloud
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (9.64%) Ansible
2 15 (6.02%) Puppet
3 14 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.20%) OpenView
4 3 (1.20%) Terraform
5 2 (0.80%) Control-M
5 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
5 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.40%) Piwik
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (16.47%) Oracle
2 18 (7.23%) Zend
3 14 (5.62%) VMware
4 13 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.61%) HP
6 8 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.41%) SAP
8 4 (1.61%) Splunk
9 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.20%) Cisco
9 3 (1.20%) Google
9 3 (1.20%) New Relic
9 3 (1.20%) Veritas
10 2 (0.80%) BMC
10 2 (0.80%) Dell
10 2 (0.80%) ESRI
10 2 (0.80%) Remedy
10 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.40%) Qualys
11 1 (0.40%) SevOne
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