Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 112 83
Rank change year-on-year -25 -29 +11
Contract jobs citing PHP 309 327 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.85% 2.05% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 5.86% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 251 357
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.49% +14.17%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £535 £475
England median daily rate £390 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.60% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
South East median hourly rate - £29.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +222.22% -64.00%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £34.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +120.77% -29.73%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,567 5,580 6,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.32% 34.95% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,061 3,368 4,144
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 160 232
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.78 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.57 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +9.33% +4.17%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 14 August 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
Thames Valley -2 190 £400 - 77
Berkshire +6 87 £375 -6.25% 26
Oxfordshire -14 74 £500 +24.22% 32
Surrey -26 30 £350 -24.32% 37
West Sussex +20 29 £300 -25.00% 16
Hampshire -31 29 £367 -18.44% 49
Buckinghamshire +20 28 £375 -16.67% 19
East Sussex -22 20 £375 +25.00% 18
Kent +11 6 £300 -7.69% 10
Middlesex +6 3 £450 +87.50%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South East region with a requirement for PHP.

1 197 (63.75%) JavaScript
2 159 (51.46%) HTML
3 150 (48.54%) CSS
4 108 (34.95%) MySQL
5 88 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (25.89%) jQuery
7 78 (25.24%) Web Development
8 69 (22.33%) Symfony
9 67 (21.68%) HTML5
10 60 (19.42%) CSS3
11 56 (18.12%) Linux
12 55 (17.80%) OO
12 55 (17.80%) Git (software)
13 51 (16.50%) SQL
14 46 (14.89%) Front End Development
15 45 (14.56%) WordPress
16 44 (14.24%) AngularJS
17 43 (13.92%) Node.js
17 43 (13.92%) Laravel
18 40 (12.94%) Drupal
18 40 (12.94%) E-Commerce
19 39 (12.62%) Python
19 39 (12.62%) MVC
19 39 (12.62%) Magento
20 36 (11.65%) Java
21 35 (11.33%) OO PHP
22 32 (10.36%) LAMP
23 31 (10.03%) Finance
23 31 (10.03%) Sass
24 27 (8.74%) OOP

PHP
Co-occurring 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 45 (14.56%) WordPress
2 40 (12.94%) Drupal
3 21 (6.80%) CMS
4 20 (6.47%) Apache
5 14 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.27%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.62%) Joomla!
7 5 (1.62%) Moodle
8 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.97%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.65%) IIS
10 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) concrete5
Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 39 (12.62%) Magento
2 3 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.97%) Shopify
3 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.50%) GitHub
2 16 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.56%) Akamai
4 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.97%) SaaS
7 2 (0.65%) IaaS
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.32%) npm
8 1 (0.32%) Veeva
8 1 (0.32%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) SSL
2 9 (2.91%) DNS
3 8 (2.59%) HTTP
3 8 (2.59%) Internet
4 6 (1.94%) Firewall
5 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.29%) LAN
5 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.29%) WAN
6 3 (0.97%) SSH
7 2 (0.65%) Broadband
7 2 (0.65%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) DMZ
8 1 (0.32%) DVB
8 1 (0.32%) FTP
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (34.95%) MySQL
2 19 (6.15%) MongoDB
3 18 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.91%) Redis
5 8 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.62%) Big Data
7 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.65%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.65%) GIS
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.65%) Power BI
11 1 (0.32%) HBase
11 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (17.80%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.24%) PHPUnit
4 7 (2.27%) JIRA
5 6 (1.94%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.62%) gulp
6 5 (1.62%) Subversion
7 4 (1.29%) Grunt
8 3 (0.97%) Phabricator
8 3 (0.97%) Selenium
8 3 (0.97%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.65%) Maven
9 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.65%) webpack
9 2 (0.65%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) CocoaPods
10 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.32%) Visual Composer
10 1 (0.32%) Xdebug
General
1 31 (10.03%) Finance
2 22 (7.12%) Marketing
3 12 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.59%) Banking
4 8 (2.59%) Retail
5 7 (2.27%) Advertising
6 5 (1.62%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.29%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (72.49%) Developer
2 108 (34.95%) PHP Developer
3 45 (14.56%) Web Developer
4 36 (11.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 34 (11.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 26 (8.41%) Magento Developer
7 24 (7.77%) HTML Developer
8 22 (7.12%) Drupal Developer
8 22 (7.12%) WordPress Developer
9 21 (6.80%) HTML CSS Developer
9 21 (6.80%) PHP Web Developer
10 19 (6.15%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 17 (5.50%) Architect
12 14 (4.53%) JavaScript Engineer
12 14 (4.53%) PHP Architect
13 13 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (3.88%) Agile Developer
15 11 (3.56%) Backend Developer
15 11 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 10 (3.24%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (51.46%) HTML
2 150 (48.54%) CSS
3 80 (25.89%) jQuery
4 69 (22.33%) Symfony
5 67 (21.68%) HTML5
6 60 (19.42%) CSS3
7 44 (14.24%) AngularJS
8 43 (13.92%) Laravel
8 43 (13.92%) Node.js
9 32 (10.36%) LAMP
10 31 (10.03%) Sass
11 26 (8.41%) React
12 25 (8.09%) REST
13 18 (5.83%) Vue.js
14 17 (5.50%) .NET
15 15 (4.85%) JSON
16 14 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (3.56%) Spring
17 11 (3.56%) Web Services
18 10 (3.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (4.85%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.56%) User Experience
3 10 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.94%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.62%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.97%) e-Health
7 3 (0.97%) Fintech
7 3 (0.97%) W3C
8 2 (0.65%) CCTV
8 2 (0.65%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.32%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.12%) Linux
2 7 (2.27%) Unix
3 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.62%) CentOS
4 5 (1.62%) Windows
5 4 (1.29%) Android
6 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.97%) Solaris
7 2 (0.65%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.24%) Web Development
3 55 (17.80%) OO
4 46 (14.89%) Front End Development
5 40 (12.94%) E-Commerce
6 39 (12.62%) MVC
7 35 (11.33%) OO PHP
8 27 (8.74%) OOP
9 23 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (6.80%) DevOps
11 20 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (6.47%) Open Source
12 19 (6.15%) TDD
13 18 (5.83%) API Development
13 18 (5.83%) Digital Marketing
13 18 (5.83%) Scrum
14 14 (4.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 14 (4.53%) Workflow
15 13 (4.21%) Microservices
16 9 (2.91%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 197 (63.75%) JavaScript
2 51 (16.50%) SQL
3 39 (12.62%) Python
4 36 (11.65%) Java
5 15 (4.85%) C#
6 10 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.91%) C
7 9 (2.91%) Perl
8 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.62%) Groovy
9 5 (1.62%) Ruby
10 4 (1.29%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.29%) C++
10 4 (1.29%) VB
11 3 (0.97%) PHP 7
11 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.65%) Java 8
12 2 (0.65%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (4.53%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.65%) HNC
5 2 (0.65%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) CISM
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) QA
2 7 (2.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.21%) Docker
2 5 (1.62%) KVM
2 5 (1.62%) Xen
3 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.97%) oVirt
4 3 (0.97%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (3.88%) Puppet
2 9 (2.91%) Ansible
2 9 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.29%) Grafana
4 4 (1.29%) logstash
4 4 (1.29%) Terraform
5 3 (0.97%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.97%) Consul
5 3 (0.97%) Kibana
5 3 (0.97%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.97%) Uchiwa
6 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.32%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (6.15%) Splunk
2 13 (4.21%) New Relic
3 12 (3.88%) Google
4 11 (3.56%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.24%) Oracle
5 10 (3.24%) Zend
6 8 (2.59%) Cisco
7 6 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.62%) Alibaba
8 5 (1.62%) Capita
8 5 (1.62%) Huawei
8 5 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.29%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.29%) VMware
10 3 (0.97%) Adobe
10 3 (0.97%) CA
10 3 (0.97%) NetApp
10 3 (0.97%) Twitter
11 2 (0.65%) hybris