Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 119 104
Rank change year-on-year -21 -15 -12
Contract jobs citing PHP 281 305 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 1.96% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.63% 5.85% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 191 280
South East median daily rate £364 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £264 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £430
England median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.81% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £27.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.48% -3.57% +93.10%
10th Percentile £31.25 £16.05 £25.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £59.38 £41.50
England median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -

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 6,074 5,214 6,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.11% 33.55% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,717 3,150 3,941
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 187 261
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.53 £15.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -7 169 £375 +7.14% 96
Berkshire +13 79 £358 -10.63% 36
Oxfordshire -31 53 £425 +21.43% 29
Buckinghamshire -10 37 £350 +7.69% 31
Surrey -33 32 £403 -8.00% 28
Hampshire -8 30 £363 -14.71% 48
East Sussex -13 25 £300 +14.29% 29
West Sussex -4 11 £320 -41.82% 35
Middlesex +11 9 £300 - 1
Sussex - 3 £275 -
Kent -17 2 £313 +4.17% 20
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 166 (59.07%) HTML
2 159 (56.58%) JavaScript
3 133 (47.33%) CSS
4 114 (40.57%) MySQL
5 72 (25.62%) Git (software)
6 69 (24.56%) Web Development
7 67 (23.84%) Linux
8 64 (22.78%) jQuery
8 64 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (20.64%) SQL
10 52 (18.51%) HTML5
11 48 (17.08%) Python
12 47 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
12 47 (16.73%) CSS3
13 44 (15.66%) AngularJS
14 42 (14.95%) Laravel
14 42 (14.95%) DevOps
14 42 (14.95%) OO
14 42 (14.95%) Drupal
15 41 (14.59%) LAMP
16 37 (13.17%) TDD
16 37 (13.17%) Java
17 34 (12.10%) MVC
17 34 (12.10%) Ruby
18 33 (11.74%) Web Services
18 33 (11.74%) WordPress
19 31 (11.03%) RESTful
19 31 (11.03%) Node.js
19 31 (11.03%) Front End Development
19 31 (11.03%) E-Commerce

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 42 (14.95%) Drupal
2 33 (11.74%) WordPress
3 27 (9.61%) Apache
4 22 (7.83%) CMS
5 19 (6.76%) nginx
6 6 (2.14%) IIS
7 5 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.78%) Confluence
7 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.42%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.42%) Luigi
8 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.07%) Moodle
9 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.71%) JBoss
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.42%) Adobe Premiere
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.42%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (9.25%) Magento
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.34%) GitHub
3 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.49%) SaaS
5 5 (1.78%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.42%) Akamai
6 4 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.42%) npm
6 4 (1.42%) Serverless
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.71%) IaaS
8 2 (0.71%) PaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Slack
8 2 (0.71%) Yarn
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) Internet
2 6 (2.14%) SMS
3 3 (1.07%) DMZ
4 2 (0.71%) CTI
4 2 (0.71%) FTP
4 2 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.71%) Intranet
4 2 (0.71%) Network Security
4 2 (0.71%) SMTP
4 2 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (40.57%) MySQL
2 24 (8.54%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.12%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.85%) Redis
7 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.78%) Big Data
8 5 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.42%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.42%) KNIME
9 4 (1.42%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.07%) GIS
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.71%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.36%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 72 (25.62%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.61%) Jenkins
3 22 (7.83%) JIRA
4 15 (5.34%) Bitbucket
4 15 (5.34%) Subversion
5 11 (3.91%) PHPUnit
6 9 (3.20%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.85%) gulp
7 8 (2.85%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.14%) Grunt
10 4 (1.42%) Axure RP
10 4 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.07%) git-flow
11 3 (1.07%) RSpec
11 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.71%) MonoDevelop
12 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 23 (8.19%) Finance
2 19 (6.76%) Marketing
3 13 (4.63%) Retail
4 5 (1.78%) Games
4 5 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.42%) Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.07%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 197 (70.11%) Developer
2 100 (35.59%) PHP Developer
3 33 (11.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (9.61%) Web Developer
5 23 (8.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (7.83%) Drupal Developer
6 22 (7.83%) JavaScript Developer
7 21 (7.47%) AWS Engineer
8 18 (6.41%) HTML Developer
9 15 (5.34%) MySQL Developer
10 14 (4.98%) AWS DevOps
10 14 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (4.98%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 12 (4.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.27%) HTML CSS Developer
11 12 (4.27%) Magento Developer
11 12 (4.27%) PHP Web Developer
11 12 (4.27%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.27%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (59.07%) HTML
2 133 (47.33%) CSS
3 64 (22.78%) jQuery
4 52 (18.51%) HTML5
5 47 (16.73%) CSS3
6 44 (15.66%) AngularJS
7 42 (14.95%) Laravel
8 41 (14.59%) LAMP
9 33 (11.74%) Web Services
10 31 (11.03%) Node.js
10 31 (11.03%) RESTful
10 31 (11.03%) Symfony
11 27 (9.61%) .NET
11 27 (9.61%) JSON
12 24 (8.54%) REST
13 23 (8.19%) XML
14 22 (7.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (7.12%) Ajax
16 17 (6.05%) Sass
17 15 (5.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.69%) User Experience
2 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.56%) CMDB
4 8 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.78%) Fintech
7 4 (1.42%) Life Science
8 3 (1.07%) Social Media
9 2 (0.71%) CCTV
9 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Animation
10 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.36%) Robotics
10 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 67 (23.84%) Linux
2 26 (9.25%) Windows
3 25 (8.90%) Unix
4 10 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.20%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.49%) Android
6 7 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.42%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) SUSE
8 2 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.56%) Web Development
2 64 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.95%) DevOps
3 42 (14.95%) OO
4 37 (13.17%) TDD
5 34 (12.10%) MVC
6 31 (11.03%) E-Commerce
6 31 (11.03%) Front End Development
7 27 (9.61%) Scrum
8 26 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (8.90%) OOP
10 22 (7.83%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.12%) OO PHP
12 16 (5.69%) Open Source
12 16 (5.69%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.98%) CRM
13 14 (4.98%) Kanban
14 12 (4.27%) BDD
15 11 (3.91%) API Development
15 11 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 159 (56.58%) JavaScript
2 58 (20.64%) SQL
3 48 (17.08%) Python
4 37 (13.17%) Java
5 34 (12.10%) Ruby
6 26 (9.25%) Bash Shell
6 26 (9.25%) C#
7 19 (6.76%) Perl
8 16 (5.69%) PHP 7
9 15 (5.34%) C++
10 11 (3.91%) C
11 10 (3.56%) PHP 5
12 6 (2.14%) Groovy
13 5 (1.78%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (2.49%) Degree
2 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.78%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.78%) PMP
4 4 (1.42%) PhD
5 3 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.71%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.71%) HNC
6 2 (0.71%) HND
6 2 (0.71%) OSCP
6 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.36%) OCA
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.85%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.71%) PMO
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (9.96%) Docker
2 11 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.14%) oVirt
3 6 (2.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 20 (7.12%) Ansible
2 18 (6.41%) Terraform
3 17 (6.05%) Puppet
4 8 (2.85%) HAProxy
4 8 (2.85%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.42%) SELinux
7 3 (1.07%) Nagios
8 2 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.71%) SCCM
8 2 (0.71%) WSUS
9 1 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.36%) systemd
Vendors
1 27 (9.61%) Oracle
2 19 (6.76%) Zend
3 12 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (3.91%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.20%) Google
5 9 (3.20%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.85%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.49%) Splunk
8 6 (2.14%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.14%) New Relic
9 5 (1.78%) Adobe
9 5 (1.78%) CA
9 5 (1.78%) Nimsoft
9 5 (1.78%) Remedy
10 4 (1.42%) Hotjar
10 4 (1.42%) IBM
10 4 (1.42%) Netezza
10 4 (1.42%) Optimizely
10 4 (1.42%) RapidMiner
11 3 (1.07%) Mapbox