Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 164 144
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing PHP 148 255 279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 1.63% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.50% 4.12% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 176 232
Median daily rate £450 £450 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.81% -0.67%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £263
90th Percentile £522 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.15 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.57% -1.41% +77.50%
10th Percentile £14.08 £26.65 £31.25
90th Percentile £14.23 £38.13 £37.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +6.45%

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 3,286 6,193 6,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.37% 39.50% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,021 3,964 3,758
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 154 155
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.85
90th Percentile £57.60 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the South East

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP in the South East over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the South East

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South East.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +55 95 £450 - 78
Berkshire +57 67 £450 +12.50% 31
Hampshire -20 25 £413 -8.33% 33
Oxfordshire +15 17 £475 -5.00% 33
Surrey +26 15 £388 - 24
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £330 -20.00% 14
East Sussex +22 8 £363 +3.57% 12
West Sussex +22 2 £300 -29.41% 8
Kent +6 2 £475 +52.00% 13
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 108 (72.97%) JavaScript
2 65 (43.92%) Python
3 60 (40.54%) Java
4 48 (32.43%) HTML
5 40 (27.03%) Web Services
5 40 (27.03%) Web Development
6 37 (25.00%) Node.js
7 36 (24.32%) CSS
8 34 (22.97%) .NET
9 33 (22.30%) Perl
10 30 (20.27%) REST
11 29 (19.59%) Linux
11 29 (19.59%) SNMP
12 28 (18.92%) SOAP
12 28 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (17.57%) MySQL
14 24 (16.22%) Shell Script
14 24 (16.22%) Integration Testing
14 24 (16.22%) ServiceNow
15 23 (15.54%) Laravel
15 23 (15.54%) Network Management
15 23 (15.54%) Amdocs OSS
15 23 (15.54%) xMatters
15 23 (15.54%) Smoke Testing
15 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
15 23 (15.54%) Remedy ITSM
15 23 (15.54%) Netcool
15 23 (15.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 23 (15.54%) Remedy

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 14 (9.46%) CMS
2 11 (7.43%) Drupal
3 7 (4.73%) WordPress
4 4 (2.70%) IIS
4 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.03%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.03%) nginx
5 3 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.35%) Apache
6 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.35%) MODX
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) Confluence
7 1 (0.68%) Moodle
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.03%) InDesign
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (15.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (9.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.68%) Shopify
3 1 (0.68%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) SaaS
2 19 (12.84%) AWS
3 13 (8.78%) Azure
4 9 (6.08%) GCP
5 6 (4.05%) IaaS
5 6 (4.05%) PaaS
6 4 (2.70%) Serverless
7 3 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.68%) GitHub
9 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.68%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.68%) npm
9 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) SNMP
2 7 (4.73%) DNS
2 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.38%) HTTP
4 4 (2.70%) BGP
4 4 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.70%) HSRP
4 4 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.70%) ICMP
4 4 (2.70%) Junos
4 4 (2.70%) MPLS
4 4 (2.70%) OSPF
4 4 (2.70%) Telnet
4 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.35%) Firewall
5 2 (1.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.68%) DMZ
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) MySQL
2 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.70%) DB2
5 4 (2.70%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.35%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.35%) QGIS
6 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.05%) JIRA
2 6 (4.05%) Selenium
3 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.70%) Ant
4 4 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.70%) JUnit
5 3 (2.03%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.35%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.35%) Mocha
7 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.68%) fastlane
7 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 14 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.73%) Marketing
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
3 4 (2.70%) German Language
4 3 (2.03%) French Language
4 3 (2.03%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.35%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Finance
6 1 (0.68%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (55.41%) Developer
2 24 (16.22%) Architect
3 23 (15.54%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (14.86%) Designer
5 20 (13.51%) PHP Developer
5 20 (13.51%) Solutions Designer
6 11 (7.43%) Consultant
7 10 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (6.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Magento Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Drupal Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Lead Developer
10 6 (4.05%) React Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) LAMP Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.70%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.43%) HTML
2 40 (27.03%) Web Services
3 37 (25.00%) Node.js
4 36 (24.32%) CSS
5 34 (22.97%) .NET
6 30 (20.27%) REST
7 28 (18.92%) SOAP
8 23 (15.54%) Laravel
9 18 (12.16%) React
10 15 (10.14%) Symfony
11 14 (9.46%) AngularJS
12 13 (8.78%) jQuery
13 12 (8.11%) HTML5
13 12 (8.11%) LAMP
14 11 (7.43%) CSS3
15 10 (6.76%) Vue.js
16 8 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
17 7 (4.73%) .NET Framework
18 6 (4.05%) XML
19 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.05%) Clustering
4 4 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.70%) Social Media
5 3 (2.03%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.03%) User Experience
6 2 (1.35%) Animation
6 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.35%) iPhone
6 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.59%) Linux
2 14 (9.46%) Windows
3 12 (8.11%) Unix
4 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.03%) CentOS
7 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.03%) Web Development
2 28 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (16.22%) Integration Testing
4 23 (15.54%) Network Management
4 23 (15.54%) Smoke Testing
4 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
5 20 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (10.81%) Front End Development
7 14 (9.46%) DevOps
7 14 (9.46%) Load Testing
8 11 (7.43%) Scrum
9 10 (6.76%) High Availability
9 10 (6.76%) TDD
10 8 (5.41%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.05%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.05%) ITIL
11 6 (4.05%) Memory Management
11 6 (4.05%) OO
11 6 (4.05%) Project Management
11 6 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (72.97%) JavaScript
2 65 (43.92%) Python
3 60 (40.54%) Java
4 33 (22.30%) Perl
5 24 (16.22%) Shell Script
6 20 (13.51%) SQL
7 13 (8.78%) Ruby
8 12 (8.11%) C#
9 10 (6.76%) C
10 8 (5.41%) C++
10 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.05%) R
12 4 (2.70%) BeanShell
12 4 (2.70%) Bourne shell
12 4 (2.70%) ES6
12 4 (2.70%) Korn
13 3 (2.03%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.03%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) SC Cleared
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.05%) Degree
3 4 (2.70%) CCIP
3 4 (2.70%) CCNP
3 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.35%) CEH
4 2 (1.35%) CISA
4 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) OSCE
5 1 (0.68%) OSCP
5 1 (0.68%) VCAP
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) NIST
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.05%) Docker
1 6 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.70%) RACF
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.68%) HDFS
3 1 (0.68%) Postfix
3 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.68%) vCloud
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (15.54%) Amdocs OSS
1 23 (15.54%) Netcool
1 23 (15.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 7 (4.73%) Terraform
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.70%) Ansible
5 2 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.68%) cPanel
6 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.68%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.68%) Kibana
6 1 (0.68%) logstash
6 1 (0.68%) Oozie
6 1 (0.68%) Puppet
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (16.22%) ServiceNow
2 23 (15.54%) BMC
2 23 (15.54%) Cramer
2 23 (15.54%) IBM
2 23 (15.54%) Remedy
2 23 (15.54%) Siebel
2 23 (15.54%) xMatters
3 19 (12.84%) AppDynamics
4 18 (12.16%) Cisco
4 18 (12.16%) Huawei
5 14 (9.46%) Nokia
6 12 (8.11%) Oracle
7 10 (6.76%) Google
8 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.70%) Adobe
10 4 (2.70%) Black Duck
10 4 (2.70%) Juniper
10 4 (2.70%) Zend
11 3 (2.03%) Coverity