Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

PHP
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 99 97
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 -18
Contract jobs citing PHP 323 388 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 2.33% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 6.60% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 264 369
South East median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £528 £450 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 23
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.35% -39.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27.00 £9.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £37.25 £53.13 £39.00
England median hourly rate £35.47 £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% -7.00% -21.86%

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 5926 5881 6692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.27% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3676 3592 4158
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 220 252
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £53.93 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 -2 189 £375 - 43
Berkshire +21 91 £370 -1.33% 19
Oxfordshire -6 71 £413 +10.13% 19
East Sussex -6 49 £300 - 12
Buckinghamshire -23 31 £450 +63.64% 5
Hampshire -41 30 £450 +30.43% 34
Surrey -17 25 £425 +21.43% 24
Middlesex +16 11 £300 -14.29%
West Sussex -14 6 £388 -3.13% 7
Kent -11 5 £313 -0.79% 6
Sussex -2 4 £275 - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 190 (58.82%) HTML
2 183 (56.66%) JavaScript
3 163 (50.46%) CSS
4 143 (44.27%) MySQL
5 107 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (28.17%) Web Development
6 91 (28.17%) Linux
7 78 (24.15%) Git (software)
8 74 (22.91%) SQL
9 62 (19.20%) Drupal
10 58 (17.96%) AngularJS
11 56 (17.34%) jQuery
11 56 (17.34%) Scrum
12 55 (17.03%) CSS3
13 53 (16.41%) HTML5
13 53 (16.41%) DevOps
13 53 (16.41%) LAMP
13 53 (16.41%) Java
14 52 (16.10%) OO
15 50 (15.48%) Python
16 48 (14.86%) Web Services
17 47 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
17 47 (14.55%) Laravel
18 46 (14.24%) Symfony
19 43 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (12.38%) E-Commerce
21 36 (11.15%) Apache
21 36 (11.15%) Ruby
22 35 (10.84%) Windows
22 35 (10.84%) Test Automation

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 62 (19.20%) Drupal
2 36 (11.15%) Apache
3 33 (10.22%) WordPress
4 22 (6.81%) CMS
5 16 (4.95%) nginx
6 12 (3.72%) Moodle
7 8 (2.48%) IIS
8 7 (2.17%) Confluence
9 5 (1.55%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (1.24%) Luigi
10 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.62%) JBoss
13 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.31%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.24%) Adobe Premiere
2 4 (1.24%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (9.29%) Magento
2 4 (1.24%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.41%) GitHub
3 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.79%) npm
4 7 (2.17%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.24%) Akamai
5 4 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.24%) SaaS
5 4 (1.24%) Serverless
6 3 (0.93%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.62%) Slack
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.72%) LDAP
2 6 (1.86%) Firewall
3 5 (1.55%) DNS
3 5 (1.55%) HTTP
3 5 (1.55%) Internet
4 3 (0.93%) DMZ
4 3 (0.93%) DWDM
4 3 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.93%) IPFIX
4 3 (0.93%) LAN
4 3 (0.93%) MRTG
4 3 (0.93%) SNMP
4 3 (0.93%) SSL
4 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.93%) WAN
5 2 (0.62%) CTI
5 2 (0.62%) Intranet
5 2 (0.62%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (44.27%) MySQL
2 32 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 31 (9.60%) SQL Server
4 20 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.41%) Redis
7 10 (3.10%) MariaDB
8 6 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.24%) Big Data
10 4 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.24%) KNIME
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.93%) GIS
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.31%) MonetDB
12 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 78 (24.15%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.60%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.05%) Subversion
4 21 (6.50%) JIRA
5 16 (4.95%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.17%) Grunt
7 7 (2.17%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.86%) PHPUnit
9 5 (1.55%) gulp
10 4 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.93%) Selenium
11 3 (0.93%) webpack
12 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.62%) Bower
12 2 (0.62%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (7.74%) Finance
2 17 (5.26%) Marketing
3 12 (3.72%) Retail
4 10 (3.10%) Banking
5 8 (2.48%) Publishing
6 7 (2.17%) Games
6 7 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.24%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 223 (69.04%) Developer
2 112 (34.67%) PHP Developer
3 38 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (10.84%) JavaScript Developer
5 33 (10.22%) Drupal Developer
6 28 (8.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 27 (8.36%) Web Developer
8 26 (8.05%) HTML Developer
9 25 (7.74%) MySQL Developer
10 24 (7.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 21 (6.50%) Agile Developer
12 20 (6.19%) WordPress Developer
13 19 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
13 19 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
14 18 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
15 16 (4.95%) Node.js Developer
16 14 (4.33%) Angular Developer
16 14 (4.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 14 (4.33%) Senior Developer
16 14 (4.33%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (58.82%) HTML
2 163 (50.46%) CSS
3 58 (17.96%) AngularJS
4 56 (17.34%) jQuery
5 55 (17.03%) CSS3
6 53 (16.41%) HTML5
6 53 (16.41%) LAMP
7 48 (14.86%) Web Services
8 47 (14.55%) Laravel
9 46 (14.24%) Symfony
10 33 (10.22%) Node.js
10 33 (10.22%) REST
10 33 (10.22%) Sass
11 32 (9.91%) .NET
12 31 (9.60%) JSON
13 29 (8.98%) Ajax
14 28 (8.67%) RESTful
15 20 (6.19%) LESS
16 17 (5.26%) SOAP
16 17 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.26%) User Experience
3 11 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.17%) CMDB
6 6 (1.86%) Life Science
6 6 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.86%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.93%) Social Media
8 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.62%) Animation
9 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.62%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.62%) iPad
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 91 (28.17%) Linux
2 35 (10.84%) Windows
3 27 (8.36%) Unix
4 12 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.17%) CentOS
5 7 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.55%) Android
8 2 (0.62%) AIX
8 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (28.17%) Web Development
3 56 (17.34%) Scrum
4 53 (16.41%) DevOps
5 52 (16.10%) OO
6 43 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (12.38%) E-Commerce
8 35 (10.84%) Test Automation
9 34 (10.53%) Front End Development
9 34 (10.53%) TDD
10 32 (9.91%) Kanban
10 32 (9.91%) MVC
11 29 (8.98%) Open Source
12 23 (7.12%) Project Management
13 22 (6.81%) OOP
14 21 (6.50%) Software Engineering
15 19 (5.88%) Migration
16 17 (5.26%) API Development
17 16 (4.95%) CRM
18 14 (4.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 183 (56.66%) JavaScript
2 74 (22.91%) SQL
3 53 (16.41%) Java
4 50 (15.48%) Python
5 36 (11.15%) Ruby
6 32 (9.91%) C#
7 27 (8.36%) Perl
8 22 (6.81%) Bash Shell
9 17 (5.26%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.33%) PHP 7
11 9 (2.79%) C++
12 8 (2.48%) Groovy
13 7 (2.17%) C
14 6 (1.86%) PHP 5
14 6 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.86%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.93%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.62%) Delphi
16 2 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (3.41%) Degree
2 7 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.55%) PMP
5 4 (1.24%) PhD
6 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.62%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.62%) OSCP
7 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.31%) OCA
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.79%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.62%) PMO
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (8.36%) Docker
2 16 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.48%) oVirt
3 8 (2.48%) RHEV
4 7 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.86%) KVM
6 5 (1.55%) Xen
7 2 (0.62%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) Snort
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.81%) Ansible
2 21 (6.50%) Terraform
3 20 (6.19%) Puppet
4 14 (4.33%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.48%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.24%) Nagios
8 3 (0.93%) Grafana
8 3 (0.93%) logstash
9 2 (0.62%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.62%) SELinux
9 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.31%) Salt
10 1 (0.31%) systemd
Vendors
1 27 (8.36%) Oracle
2 21 (6.50%) Zend
3 12 (3.72%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.41%) Splunk
5 10 (3.10%) Demandware
5 10 (3.10%) Google
6 9 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.17%) VMware
8 6 (1.86%) ATG
8 6 (1.86%) Intershop
8 6 (1.86%) New Relic
9 5 (1.55%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.55%) CA
9 5 (1.55%) Nimsoft
9 5 (1.55%) Remedy
10 4 (1.24%) Infor
10 4 (1.24%) Netezza
10 4 (1.24%) Optimizely
10 4 (1.24%) RapidMiner