Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 114 89
Rank change year-on-year -16 -25 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 312 321 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.88% 2.08% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.88% 6.05% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 252 319
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
England median daily rate £394 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
South East median hourly rate - £24.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +172.22% -76.00%
England median hourly rate £24.09 £40.00 £18.80
% change year-on-year -39.78% +112.77% -34.69%

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 6,387 5,302 6,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.51% 34.28% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,857 3,219 3,988
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £561 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 163 240
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.78 £16.30 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £62.34 £52.53
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +7.79% +10.00%

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 June 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 June 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 +2 194 £400 - 104
Berkshire +23 88 £375 -6.25% 38
Oxfordshire -17 70 £500 +24.22% 36
Buckinghamshire +12 35 £400 -11.11% 30
Surrey -40 32 £375 -25.00% 44
East Sussex +5 29 £325 +18.18% 30
Hampshire -51 26 £350 -22.22% 46
West Sussex +8 22 £300 -45.45% 15
Kent +7 6 £300 - 16
Middlesex +4 3 £450 +246.15%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 191 (61.22%) JavaScript
2 159 (50.96%) HTML
3 143 (45.83%) CSS
4 106 (33.97%) MySQL
5 81 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (25.00%) jQuery
7 67 (21.47%) Web Development
8 65 (20.83%) OO
9 59 (18.91%) HTML5
10 56 (17.95%) Symfony
11 54 (17.31%) Linux
11 54 (17.31%) SQL
11 54 (17.31%) Node.js
12 53 (16.99%) Git (software)
13 51 (16.35%) CSS3
14 47 (15.06%) AngularJS
15 46 (14.74%) Laravel
15 46 (14.74%) Drupal
16 43 (13.78%) MVC
16 43 (13.78%) Front End Development
17 42 (13.46%) LAMP
17 42 (13.46%) WordPress
18 41 (13.14%) Python
19 40 (12.82%) Magento
20 39 (12.50%) E-Commerce
21 38 (12.18%) Finance
22 36 (11.54%) Java
22 36 (11.54%) OO PHP
23 31 (9.94%) OOP
24 29 (9.29%) DevOps

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 46 (14.74%) Drupal
2 42 (13.46%) WordPress
3 18 (5.77%) CMS
4 17 (5.45%) Apache
5 11 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.24%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.92%) nginx
8 5 (1.60%) Moodle
9 4 (1.28%) IIS
9 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.64%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.64%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.64%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.32%) concrete5
12 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (12.82%) Magento
2 3 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.64%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.41%) GitHub
3 9 (2.88%) Akamai
4 8 (2.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 5 (1.60%) SaaS
6 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.96%) IaaS
7 3 (0.96%) PaaS
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.32%) Route 53
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.24%) Internet
2 6 (1.92%) DNS
3 5 (1.60%) SMS
3 5 (1.60%) SSL
4 4 (1.28%) HTTP
5 2 (0.64%) Broadband
5 2 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) DVB
6 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (33.97%) MySQL
2 20 (6.41%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.81%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.60%) Big Data
5 5 (1.60%) Redis
6 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.64%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.64%) GIS
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.64%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) HBase
9 1 (0.32%) Power BI
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (16.99%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.21%) JIRA
3 10 (3.21%) PHPUnit
4 7 (2.24%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.24%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.92%) gulp
5 6 (1.92%) Subversion
6 5 (1.60%) Grunt
7 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.96%) Phabricator
8 3 (0.96%) RSpec
9 2 (0.64%) MonoDevelop
9 2 (0.64%) Selenium
9 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.64%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.64%) webpack
9 2 (0.64%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) jMock
General
1 38 (12.18%) Finance
2 15 (4.81%) Marketing
3 14 (4.49%) Retail
4 11 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.56%) Banking
6 7 (2.24%) Advertising
7 5 (1.60%) Games
7 5 (1.60%) Law
7 5 (1.60%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.96%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (71.47%) Developer
2 106 (33.97%) PHP Developer
3 44 (14.10%) Web Developer
4 31 (9.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 26 (8.33%) Magento Developer
6 23 (7.37%) Drupal Developer
6 23 (7.37%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (6.73%) PHP Web Developer
8 20 (6.41%) HTML Developer
9 17 (5.45%) HTML CSS Developer
9 17 (5.45%) WordPress Developer
10 16 (5.13%) Architect
10 16 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (4.49%) Backend Developer
12 11 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (3.53%) JavaScript Engineer
13 10 (3.21%) Drupal Architect
13 10 (3.21%) PHP Magento Developer
13 10 (3.21%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (50.96%) HTML
2 143 (45.83%) CSS
3 78 (25.00%) jQuery
4 59 (18.91%) HTML5
5 56 (17.95%) Symfony
6 54 (17.31%) Node.js
7 51 (16.35%) CSS3
8 47 (15.06%) AngularJS
9 46 (14.74%) Laravel
10 42 (13.46%) LAMP
11 27 (8.65%) React
12 24 (7.69%) REST
13 23 (7.37%) .NET
14 17 (5.45%) Ajax
14 17 (5.45%) RESTful
14 17 (5.45%) Sass
14 17 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (4.81%) XML
16 14 (4.49%) JSON
17 13 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.56%) User Experience
6 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.92%) Fintech
6 6 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.96%) CCTV
7 3 (0.96%) e-Health
7 3 (0.96%) W3C
8 2 (0.64%) CMDB
8 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.64%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.32%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.31%) Linux
2 10 (3.21%) Unix
3 9 (2.88%) Android
3 9 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.92%) Windows
5 5 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.96%) Solaris
7 2 (0.64%) CentOS
7 2 (0.64%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.64%) SUSE
7 2 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Debian
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (21.47%) Web Development
3 65 (20.83%) OO
4 43 (13.78%) Front End Development
4 43 (13.78%) MVC
5 39 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 36 (11.54%) OO PHP
7 31 (9.94%) OOP
8 29 (9.29%) DevOps
9 27 (8.65%) TDD
10 23 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (6.09%) Open Source
12 16 (5.13%) API Development
12 16 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (4.81%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 12 (3.85%) Microservices
16 9 (2.88%) Configuration Management
17 8 (2.56%) OOD
17 8 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 191 (61.22%) JavaScript
2 54 (17.31%) SQL
3 41 (13.14%) Python
4 36 (11.54%) Java
5 12 (3.85%) C
5 12 (3.85%) Ruby
6 11 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.21%) C#
8 9 (2.88%) Perl
9 8 (2.56%) Apex Code
9 8 (2.56%) C++
9 8 (2.56%) PHP 7
10 7 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.60%) PHP 5
12 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.64%) Groovy
13 2 (0.64%) Java 8
13 2 (0.64%) Scala
13 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.17%) Degree
2 4 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.96%) HNC
3 3 (0.96%) HND
3 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.64%) PMP
4 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.53%) QA
2 8 (2.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (6.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) KVM
2 2 (0.64%) oVirt
2 2 (0.64%) RHEV
2 2 (0.64%) Xen
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.49%) Puppet
2 12 (3.85%) Ansible
3 8 (2.56%) Terraform
4 7 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.96%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.64%) SCCM
7 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.64%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Grafana
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) SELinux
8 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (4.17%) Zend
2 12 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (3.85%) Splunk
3 11 (3.53%) New Relic
4 10 (3.21%) Google
5 8 (2.56%) Cisco
6 7 (2.24%) Oracle
7 6 (1.92%) Twitter
8 5 (1.60%) Alibaba
8 5 (1.60%) Huawei
9 4 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.28%) Demandware
10 3 (0.96%) CA
10 3 (0.96%) Capita
10 3 (0.96%) hybris
10 3 (0.96%) IBM
10 3 (0.96%) NetApp
10 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.64%) Apple