Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 103
Rank change year-on-year -12 -40 -4
Contract jobs citing PHP 294 301 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.75% 1.78% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.25% 5.03% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 196 240
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £573 £535 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% -3.57%
England median hourly rate £26.65 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -23.86% +47.37% -5.00%

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 6,922 5,987 5,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.24% 35.49% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,456 3,698 3,466
South East median daily rate £430 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 163 209
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23.55 £16.69 £14.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -22 117 £425 +16.44% 79
Hampshire +17 64 £383 +5.52% 42
Surrey +16 62 £375 -14.29% 34
Berkshire -30 54 £400 +9.97% 31
Oxfordshire +3 40 £500 +25.00% 31
Buckinghamshire +28 23 £325 +18.18% 17
West Sussex +2 20 £315 -16.00% 7
East Sussex -34 15 £325 +8.33% 13
Kent +19 13 £225 -32.08% 36
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 171 (58.16%) HTML
2 161 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 159 (54.08%) CSS
4 136 (46.26%) MySQL
5 87 (29.59%) jQuery
6 80 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (25.51%) Git (software)
8 70 (23.81%) Web Development
9 65 (22.11%) Linux
10 56 (19.05%) HTML5
10 56 (19.05%) AngularJS
11 55 (18.71%) Symfony
12 50 (17.01%) Python
13 46 (15.65%) SQL
14 45 (15.31%) WordPress
15 42 (14.29%) DevOps
16 41 (13.95%) Docker
17 40 (13.61%) Java
18 39 (13.27%) LAMP
19 38 (12.93%) CSS3
20 37 (12.59%) Sass
20 37 (12.59%) E-Commerce
21 36 (12.24%) JSON
22 34 (11.56%) Front End Development
23 32 (10.88%) Drupal
23 32 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
24 30 (10.20%) OO
24 30 (10.20%) Scrum
24 30 (10.20%) Jenkins
25 29 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure

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 (15.31%) WordPress
2 32 (10.88%) Drupal
3 28 (9.52%) Apache
4 26 (8.84%) CMS
5 20 (6.80%) nginx
6 12 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.38%) Traefik
8 4 (1.36%) IIS
8 4 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.02%) Confluence
9 3 (1.02%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) Moodle
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.06%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Magento
2 6 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.68%) Shopify
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.14%) GitHub
3 9 (3.06%) SaaS
4 8 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.38%) npm
5 7 (2.38%) Yarn
6 3 (1.02%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.68%) Akamai
8 1 (0.34%) Apigee
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) Internet
2 8 (2.72%) SSL
3 7 (2.38%) Firewall
4 6 (2.04%) LAN
4 6 (2.04%) WAN
5 5 (1.70%) DNS
5 5 (1.70%) HTTP
5 5 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.36%) DMZ
6 4 (1.36%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.36%) SSH
7 2 (0.68%) Broadband
7 2 (0.68%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) 802.11
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.34%) FTP
8 1 (0.34%) VPN
8 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (46.26%) MySQL
2 27 (9.18%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.06%) Redis
6 6 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.02%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 75 (25.51%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.46%) Selenium
4 16 (5.44%) JIRA
5 15 (5.10%) Subversion
6 8 (2.72%) Firebug
7 7 (2.38%) Babel
7 7 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.38%) webpack
8 6 (2.04%) Maven
8 6 (2.04%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.68%) Grunt
10 2 (0.68%) gulp
10 2 (0.68%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.34%) Ant
11 1 (0.34%) JMeter
11 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (5.44%) Marketing
2 15 (5.10%) Finance
3 13 (4.42%) Back Office
4 8 (2.72%) Advertising
4 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.04%) Banking
6 4 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 217 (73.81%) Developer
2 121 (41.16%) PHP Developer
3 30 (10.20%) Full Stack Developer
4 27 (9.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 26 (8.84%) Web Developer
5 26 (8.84%) WordPress Developer
6 24 (8.16%) HTML CSS Developer
6 24 (8.16%) HTML Developer
7 21 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
8 20 (6.80%) MySQL Developer
8 20 (6.80%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 18 (6.12%) Architect
10 17 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (5.78%) Java Developer
11 15 (5.10%) Lead Developer
11 15 (5.10%) Lead PHP Developer
12 14 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
13 13 (4.42%) Senior Developer
14 12 (4.08%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (58.16%) HTML
2 159 (54.08%) CSS
3 87 (29.59%) jQuery
4 56 (19.05%) AngularJS
4 56 (19.05%) HTML5
5 55 (18.71%) Symfony
6 39 (13.27%) LAMP
7 38 (12.93%) CSS3
8 37 (12.59%) Sass
9 36 (12.24%) JSON
10 26 (8.84%) XML
11 25 (8.50%) REST
12 24 (8.16%) Laravel
13 21 (7.14%) React
14 20 (6.80%) Node.js
15 18 (6.12%) SOAP
15 18 (6.12%) Web Services
16 17 (5.78%) RESTful
17 16 (5.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (5.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.74%) User Experience
4 10 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.70%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.36%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.02%) CMDB
8 3 (1.02%) Robotics
9 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.68%) Social Media
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) SCORM
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.11%) Linux
2 13 (4.42%) CentOS
2 13 (4.42%) Unix
2 13 (4.42%) Windows
3 11 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.70%) Solaris
5 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Android
6 2 (0.68%) Debian
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.81%) Web Development
3 42 (14.29%) DevOps
4 37 (12.59%) E-Commerce
5 34 (11.56%) Front End Development
6 32 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.20%) OO
7 30 (10.20%) Scrum
8 27 (9.18%) Test Automation
9 26 (8.84%) MVC
10 23 (7.82%) Mentoring
10 23 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (7.48%) TDD
12 17 (5.78%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.10%) API Design
13 15 (5.10%) OOP
13 15 (5.10%) Open Source
14 14 (4.76%) CRM
14 14 (4.76%) Service Management
14 14 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 161 (54.76%) JavaScript
2 50 (17.01%) Python
3 46 (15.65%) SQL
4 40 (13.61%) Java
5 23 (7.82%) Perl
6 22 (7.48%) PHP 7
7 17 (5.78%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.10%) PHP 5
9 12 (4.08%) Ruby
10 10 (3.40%) C#
10 10 (3.40%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.38%) Groovy
11 7 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.36%) VB
14 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.68%) Java 8
15 2 (0.68%) Korn
15 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.34%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.06%) SC Cleared
1 9 (3.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.04%) Degree
3 2 (0.68%) CCNA
3 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.34%) CISM
4 1 (0.34%) CISSP
4 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.34%) ISEB
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.72%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (13.95%) Docker
2 10 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.36%) KVM
4 4 (1.36%) oVirt
4 4 (1.36%) RHEV
4 4 (1.36%) Xen
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.74%) Ansible
2 11 (3.74%) Puppet
3 6 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.70%) HAProxy
5 4 (1.36%) Consul
5 4 (1.36%) Grafana
5 4 (1.36%) Kibana
5 4 (1.36%) logstash
5 4 (1.36%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.36%) Terraform
5 4 (1.36%) Uchiwa
6 2 (0.68%) Salt
7 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.34%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 19 (6.46%) Google
2 16 (5.44%) Oracle
3 15 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.74%) Zend
6 9 (3.06%) Splunk
7 6 (2.04%) VMware
8 4 (1.36%) Adobe
8 4 (1.36%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.02%) HP
9 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.02%) WooCommerce
10 2 (0.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (0.68%) Apple
10 2 (0.68%) Dell
10 2 (0.68%) EMC
10 2 (0.68%) Juniper
10 2 (0.68%) New Relic
10 2 (0.68%) Nokia