Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 132 120
Rank change year-on-year -25 -12 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 233 312 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.85% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 4.95% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 243 220
South East median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
South East median hourly rate £30.83 - £24.50
10th Percentile £26.65 - £20.70
90th Percentile £38.38 - £29.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +71.05%

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 5,653 6,307 5,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.01% 37.45% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,544 3,833 3,188
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £287
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
England median daily rate £484 £475 £447
% change year-on-year +1.89% +6.26% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 182 171
South East median hourly rate £45.85 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.01 £15.50
90th Percentile £56.45 £52.50 £71.84
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% -2.41% +7.10%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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
Hampshire +55 96 £450 +28.57% 43
Thames Valley -50 84 £450 +12.50% 54
Berkshire -55 40 £344 -7.09% 20
Surrey +2 26 £415 +5.06% 10
Oxfordshire -12 25 £500 - 21
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £413 +3.13% 13
West Sussex +4 12 £400 +28.00% 5
East Sussex -27 9 £325 +8.33% 6
Kent +1 5 £400 +64.10% 21
Middlesex +10 1 £318 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 149 (63.95%) JavaScript
2 118 (50.64%) HTML
3 106 (45.49%) CSS
4 99 (42.49%) Java
4 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (38.63%) Git (software)
6 85 (36.48%) Linux
7 82 (35.19%) MySQL
8 59 (25.32%) AngularJS
9 55 (23.61%) SQL
9 55 (23.61%) Node.js
10 54 (23.18%) Docker
11 52 (22.32%) jQuery
12 50 (21.46%) Python
13 44 (18.88%) Symfony
13 44 (18.88%) Spring
14 43 (18.45%) Scrum
14 43 (18.45%) React
15 41 (17.60%) Unix
16 38 (16.31%) .NET
17 36 (15.45%) HTML5
18 35 (15.02%) Kafka
19 31 (13.30%) DevOps
20 27 (11.59%) Web Development
21 26 (11.16%) Zend
21 26 (11.16%) Perl
21 26 (11.16%) Windows
21 26 (11.16%) Web Services
22 25 (10.73%) Oracle
22 25 (10.73%) Telecoms

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 23 (9.87%) Apache
2 22 (9.44%) WordPress
3 21 (9.01%) Drupal
4 19 (8.15%) CMS
5 16 (6.87%) nginx
6 10 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.00%) IIS
7 7 (3.00%) Traefik
8 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.72%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.72%) Jetty
9 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.86%) Confluence
12 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (3.00%) Magento
2 6 (2.58%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (2.58%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 5 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.73%) GitHub
2 20 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (6.44%) SaaS
5 10 (4.29%) npm
6 8 (3.43%) Yarn
7 7 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.72%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (1.72%) Datadog
8 4 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.72%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.72%) PaaS
9 3 (1.29%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.29%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.86%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.86%) SSH
2 6 (2.58%) HTTP
3 5 (2.15%) FTP
3 5 (2.15%) Internet
4 4 (1.72%) DNS
4 4 (1.72%) Network Security
4 4 (1.72%) SNMP
5 3 (1.29%) Broadband
5 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.86%) Junos
6 2 (0.86%) RS-232
7 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (35.19%) MySQL
2 23 (9.87%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.44%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.01%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.29%) MariaDB
7 8 (3.43%) Couchbase
8 6 (2.58%) DB2
9 5 (2.15%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.29%) Big Data
12 1 (0.43%) MS Access
12 1 (0.43%) OLAP
12 1 (0.43%) OLTP
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (38.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.58%) JIRA
3 19 (8.15%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.44%) Selenium
5 10 (4.29%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.86%) webpack
7 8 (3.43%) PhpStorm
8 7 (3.00%) Babel
8 7 (3.00%) Phabricator
8 7 (3.00%) Subversion
9 6 (2.58%) Burp Suite
9 6 (2.58%) GitLab
9 6 (2.58%) sqlmap
10 5 (2.15%) Ant
10 5 (2.15%) JUnit
10 5 (2.15%) Maven
11 4 (1.72%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (10.73%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.15%) Finance
3 9 (3.86%) Marketing
4 7 (3.00%) Banking
5 4 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.29%) Advertising
6 3 (1.29%) Automotive
6 3 (1.29%) Back Office
6 3 (1.29%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 167 (71.67%) Developer
2 56 (24.03%) PHP Developer
3 30 (12.88%) Java Developer
4 22 (9.44%) Full Stack Developer
5 21 (9.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 19 (8.15%) Backend Developer
7 13 (5.58%) WordPress Developer
8 11 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (4.29%) Node.js Developer
9 10 (4.29%) React Developer
9 10 (4.29%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.29%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.86%) HTML Developer
11 8 (3.43%) Architect
11 8 (3.43%) Consultant
12 7 (3.00%) Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) Applications Engineer
13 6 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.58%) Drupal Developer
13 6 (2.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (50.64%) HTML
2 106 (45.49%) CSS
3 59 (25.32%) AngularJS
4 55 (23.61%) Node.js
5 52 (22.32%) jQuery
6 44 (18.88%) Spring
6 44 (18.88%) Symfony
7 43 (18.45%) React
8 38 (16.31%) .NET
9 36 (15.45%) HTML5
10 35 (15.02%) Kafka
11 26 (11.16%) Web Services
12 22 (9.44%) SOAP
12 22 (9.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (9.01%) Laravel
13 21 (9.01%) Sass
14 19 (8.15%) CSS3
15 18 (7.73%) XML
16 17 (7.30%) LAMP
17 15 (6.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.73%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.87%) User Experience
3 11 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.29%) Private Cloud
5 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.00%) Social Media
7 6 (2.58%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.15%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.72%) Replication
9 4 (1.72%) Robotics
10 2 (0.86%) CMDB
11 1 (0.43%) FMCG
11 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.43%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.48%) Linux
2 41 (17.60%) Unix
3 26 (11.16%) Windows
4 20 (8.58%) Apple iOS
5 16 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.15%) Android
7 10 (4.29%) CentOS
8 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.86%) Gentoo
9 2 (0.86%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Debian
10 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (18.45%) Scrum
3 31 (13.30%) DevOps
4 27 (11.59%) Web Development
5 24 (10.30%) MVC
6 22 (9.44%) OO
7 21 (9.01%) Front End Development
7 21 (9.01%) TDD
8 19 (8.15%) Microservices
8 19 (8.15%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.73%) Open Source
10 16 (6.87%) CRM
11 15 (6.44%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.01%) OOP
12 14 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (6.01%) Security Testing
12 14 (6.01%) Threat Modelling
12 14 (6.01%) Unit Testing
13 13 (5.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 149 (63.95%) JavaScript
2 99 (42.49%) Java
3 55 (23.61%) SQL
4 50 (21.46%) Python
5 26 (11.16%) Perl
6 19 (8.15%) Apple Swift
6 19 (8.15%) Objective-C
7 16 (6.87%) C#
7 16 (6.87%) Ruby
8 15 (6.44%) Java 8
9 13 (5.58%) C
9 13 (5.58%) C++
9 13 (5.58%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.15%) Bash Shell
10 12 (5.15%) PHP 7
11 7 (3.00%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.15%) BeanShell
12 5 (2.15%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.15%) Korn
12 5 (2.15%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 10 (4.29%) Degree
2 8 (3.43%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.58%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.58%) PMP
4 3 (1.29%) OSCP
5 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.86%) SANS
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) MCSD
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.72%) GDPR
3 2 (0.86%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 54 (23.18%) Docker
2 11 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.15%) RACF
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) Ansible
2 7 (3.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.15%) Nagios
3 5 (2.15%) Terraform
4 4 (1.72%) Graphite
4 4 (1.72%) Kibana
4 4 (1.72%) logstash
4 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (1.72%) StatsD
5 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.43%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.43%) Netcool
5 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.43%) Puppet
5 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (11.16%) Zend
2 25 (10.73%) Oracle
3 15 (6.44%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.58%) Google
7 5 (2.15%) Dynatrace
7 5 (2.15%) Remedy
7 5 (2.15%) Spotify
8 4 (1.72%) Adobe
8 4 (1.72%) New Relic
9 3 (1.29%) HP
9 3 (1.29%) SAP
9 3 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.29%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.86%) VMware
10 2 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.43%) Demandware
11 1 (0.43%) Sitecore