Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 188 133
Rank change year-on-year +50 -55 -18
Contract jobs citing PHP 72 197 327
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.30% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.65% 3.51% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 143 264
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £283 £265 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.25 -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £26.55
% change year-on-year -28.57% +31.85% -24.16%

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 1,971 5,615 6,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.53% 37.05% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 3,507 4,056
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 178 206
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £30.00 £23.34 £18.38
90th Percentile £55.35 £57.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.61% +0.61%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the South East

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South East.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +52 44 £488 +14.71% 37
Berkshire +50 33 £488 +36.36% 12
Hampshire +21 15 £388 -13.89% 34
Buckinghamshire +24 8 £500 +25.00% 4
Surrey +58 5 £350 -40.43% 6
Kent +38 4 £475 +18.75% 6
Oxfordshire +22 3 £450 -16.28% 21
East Sussex +31 2 £263 -19.23% 5
West Sussex +20 1 £450 +12.50% 3
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 52 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 35 (48.61%) Java
3 32 (44.44%) Node.js
4 28 (38.89%) HTML
5 26 (36.11%) Python
6 20 (27.78%) .NET
7 19 (26.39%) CSS
7 19 (26.39%) Web Services
8 17 (23.61%) SaaS
8 17 (23.61%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (23.61%) AppDynamics
9 16 (22.22%) MySQL
9 16 (22.22%) Perl
10 15 (20.83%) SOAP
10 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 15 (20.83%) REST
11 14 (19.44%) DevOps
12 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 11 (15.28%) Linux
14 11 (15.28%) Web Development
14 11 (15.28%) Load Testing
15 10 (13.89%) SQL
15 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
16 9 (12.50%) Amdocs OSS
16 9 (12.50%) xMatters
16 9 (12.50%) ServiceNow
16 9 (12.50%) AngularJS

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 8 (11.11%) CMS
2 7 (9.72%) Drupal
3 5 (6.94%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.56%) WordPress
5 2 (2.78%) nginx
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.39%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Magento
1 9 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) SaaS
2 9 (12.50%) AWS
3 3 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.17%) Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Serverless
4 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.78%) GCP
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.39%) GitHub
5 1 (1.39%) MailChimp
5 1 (1.39%) npm
5 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle CX
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (1.39%) DNS
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
2 1 (1.39%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.39%) SSL
2 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.94%) DB2
4 5 (6.94%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) Power BI
6 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Ant
2 5 (6.94%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 5 (6.94%) JUnit
2 5 (6.94%) Selenium
3 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.39%) Mocha
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Law
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (55.56%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Architect
2 10 (13.89%) Consultant
2 10 (13.89%) PHP Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (11.11%) Magento Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Designer
5 6 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.17%) CMS Developer
8 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (2.78%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) Node.js
2 28 (38.89%) HTML
3 20 (27.78%) .NET
4 19 (26.39%) CSS
4 19 (26.39%) Web Services
5 15 (20.83%) REST
5 15 (20.83%) SOAP
6 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 8 (11.11%) CSS3
8 7 (9.72%) HTML5
8 7 (9.72%) LAMP
8 7 (9.72%) React
9 6 (8.33%) jQuery
9 6 (8.33%) Laravel
10 5 (6.94%) Electron Framework
10 5 (6.94%) JSP
10 5 (6.94%) LDAP
10 5 (6.94%) SailPoint
10 5 (6.94%) Servlets
10 5 (6.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (6.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Animation
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (19.44%) DevOps
3 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.28%) Load Testing
4 11 (15.28%) Web Development
5 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Network Management
5 9 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 7 (9.72%) Front End Development
6 7 (9.72%) TDD
7 6 (8.33%) Project Management
8 5 (6.94%) Scrum
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.17%) BDD
9 3 (4.17%) CRM
9 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 35 (48.61%) Java
3 26 (36.11%) Python
4 16 (22.22%) Perl
5 10 (13.89%) SQL
6 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.94%) BeanShell
8 5 (6.94%) Bourne shell
8 5 (6.94%) C
8 5 (6.94%) Korn
9 4 (5.56%) Ruby
10 3 (4.17%) C#
11 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.39%) ES6
11 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) CEH
2 1 (1.39%) VCAP
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.94%) RACF
2 3 (4.17%) Docker
3 2 (2.78%) vCloud
4 1 (1.39%) PowerDNS
4 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Amdocs OSS
1 9 (12.50%) Netcool
1 9 (12.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 8 (11.11%) Terraform
3 3 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.39%) Kibana
5 1 (1.39%) logstash
5 1 (1.39%) Nagios
5 1 (1.39%) Puppet
5 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) AppDynamics
2 9 (12.50%) BMC
2 9 (12.50%) Cramer
2 9 (12.50%) IBM
2 9 (12.50%) Remedy
2 9 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 9 (12.50%) Siebel
2 9 (12.50%) xMatters
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco
4 6 (8.33%) Huawei
4 6 (8.33%) Nokia
5 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) hybris
7 1 (1.39%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.39%) VMware