Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 120 84
Rank change year-on-year -14 -36 +12
Contract jobs citing PHP 302 331 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 2.03% 2.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.54% 5.78% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 239 301
South East median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £263
90th Percentile £549 £525 £438
England median daily rate £400 £366 £375
% change year-on-year +9.22% -2.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +82.35% -48.87%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £37.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -15.23% +139.68% -32.98%

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 6,651 5,730 6,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.44% 35.22% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,232 3,560 3,720
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £291 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 172 222
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.60 £17.15 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -18 143 £400 +2.56% 100
Berkshire -15 69 £375 - 41
Hampshire 0 55 £375 +3.45% 36
Oxfordshire -8 54 £500 +17.65% 34
Surrey -2 46 £350 -22.22% 53
West Sussex -1 22 £300 -25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £350 -22.22% 25
East Sussex -23 20 £313 +4.17% 18
Kent +13 11 £300 -4.00% 30
Middlesex +10 3 £450 +28.57% 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (63.25%) JavaScript
2 171 (56.62%) HTML
3 161 (53.31%) CSS
4 120 (39.74%) MySQL
5 87 (28.81%) jQuery
6 83 (27.48%) Web Development
7 82 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (22.52%) Git (software)
9 64 (21.19%) Linux
10 58 (19.21%) SQL
11 56 (18.54%) HTML5
12 55 (18.21%) Symfony
13 52 (17.22%) CSS3
14 50 (16.56%) WordPress
15 49 (16.23%) Python
16 45 (14.90%) AngularJS
17 43 (14.24%) Java
18 41 (13.58%) OO
19 38 (12.58%) E-Commerce
20 37 (12.25%) Drupal
21 36 (11.92%) LAMP
22 35 (11.59%) Front End Development
23 33 (10.93%) Sass
23 33 (10.93%) Laravel
24 32 (10.60%) MVC
25 31 (10.26%) DevOps
25 31 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
26 28 (9.27%) REST
26 28 (9.27%) Scrum
27 27 (8.94%) OO PHP

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 50 (16.56%) WordPress
2 37 (12.25%) Drupal
3 24 (7.95%) CMS
4 23 (7.62%) Apache
5 8 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.66%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.32%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.99%) Confluence
8 3 (0.99%) nginx
9 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) concrete5
10 1 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.33%) Moodle
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (7.62%) Magento
2 5 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.99%) Shopify
4 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.64%) GitHub
4 9 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.32%) Akamai
6 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.33%) npm
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.63%) Internet
2 9 (2.98%) SSL
3 7 (2.32%) LAN
3 7 (2.32%) WAN
4 6 (1.99%) DNS
4 6 (1.99%) Firewall
4 6 (1.99%) HTTP
4 6 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.66%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.99%) Broadband
6 3 (0.99%) DMZ
6 3 (0.99%) SSH
7 2 (0.66%) VoIP
8 1 (0.33%) 802.11
8 1 (0.33%) DHCP
8 1 (0.33%) DVB
8 1 (0.33%) FTP
8 1 (0.33%) VPN
8 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (39.74%) MySQL
2 18 (5.96%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.30%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.97%) Redis
5 8 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.99%) Big Data
7 3 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.66%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.66%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.66%) Power BI
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (22.52%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.97%) Subversion
4 11 (3.64%) Selenium
5 9 (2.98%) JIRA
6 7 (2.32%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.32%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.99%) PHPUnit
8 5 (1.66%) gulp
8 5 (1.66%) Maven
9 4 (1.32%) Firebug
9 4 (1.32%) Grunt
10 2 (0.66%) Phabricator
10 2 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.33%) CocoaPods
11 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.33%) Visual Composer
11 1 (0.33%) webpack
11 1 (0.33%) YouTrack
General
1 26 (8.61%) Finance
2 24 (7.95%) Marketing
3 11 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.98%) Back Office
5 7 (2.32%) Advertising
5 7 (2.32%) Banking
6 5 (1.66%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.99%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (73.84%) Developer
2 119 (39.40%) PHP Developer
3 43 (14.24%) Web Developer
4 36 (11.92%) Full Stack Developer
5 26 (8.61%) PHP Web Developer
6 25 (8.28%) WordPress Developer
7 24 (7.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 22 (7.28%) HTML CSS Developer
8 22 (7.28%) HTML Developer
9 18 (5.96%) MySQL Developer
9 18 (5.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 17 (5.63%) Architect
10 17 (5.63%) Drupal Developer
11 15 (4.97%) Java Developer
12 14 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.64%) Magento Developer
13 10 (3.31%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.31%) Java Web Developer
13 10 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.31%) PHP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (56.62%) HTML
2 161 (53.31%) CSS
3 87 (28.81%) jQuery
4 56 (18.54%) HTML5
5 55 (18.21%) Symfony
6 52 (17.22%) CSS3
7 45 (14.90%) AngularJS
8 36 (11.92%) LAMP
9 33 (10.93%) Laravel
9 33 (10.93%) Sass
10 28 (9.27%) REST
11 26 (8.61%) JSON
11 26 (8.61%) Node.js
12 22 (7.28%) .NET
12 22 (7.28%) React
13 18 (5.96%) Vue.js
14 17 (5.63%) Ajax
14 17 (5.63%) XML
15 15 (4.97%) SOAP
16 13 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.64%) User Experience
3 10 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.99%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) CMDB
7 2 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.33%) CCTV
8 1 (0.33%) IPTV
8 1 (0.33%) MPEG
8 1 (0.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.19%) Linux
2 12 (3.97%) Windows
3 10 (3.31%) Unix
4 8 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.32%) Solaris
6 6 (1.99%) CentOS
7 5 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.32%) Android
9 2 (0.66%) Debian
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.48%) Web Development
2 82 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (13.58%) OO
4 38 (12.58%) E-Commerce
5 35 (11.59%) Front End Development
6 32 (10.60%) MVC
7 31 (10.26%) DevOps
7 31 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (9.27%) Scrum
9 27 (8.94%) OO PHP
10 26 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (5.96%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.30%) OOP
14 15 (4.97%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.64%) API Development
15 14 (4.64%) Software Engineering
15 14 (4.64%) Workflow
16 13 (4.30%) BDD
17 11 (3.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 191 (63.25%) JavaScript
2 58 (19.21%) SQL
3 49 (16.23%) Python
4 43 (14.24%) Java
5 21 (6.95%) Perl
6 17 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 14 (4.64%) C#
8 9 (2.98%) Groovy
9 7 (2.32%) C
10 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.66%) PHP 5
11 5 (1.66%) Ruby
12 4 (1.32%) C++
12 4 (1.32%) PHP 7
12 4 (1.32%) VB
13 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.66%) Java 8
14 2 (0.66%) Korn
14 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (3.64%) Degree
2 9 (2.98%) SC Cleared
2 9 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) CCNA
3 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.33%) CISM
4 1 (0.33%) CISSP
4 1 (0.33%) HNC
4 1 (0.33%) HND
4 1 (0.33%) ISEB
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) QA
2 6 (1.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (7.62%) Docker
2 6 (1.99%) oVirt
2 6 (1.99%) RHEV
2 6 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.66%) KVM
3 5 (1.66%) Xen
4 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (4.30%) Puppet
2 11 (3.64%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.31%) Ansible
4 6 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.99%) Terraform
5 5 (1.66%) Grafana
5 5 (1.66%) logstash
6 4 (1.32%) Consul
6 4 (1.32%) Kibana
6 4 (1.32%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.32%) Uchiwa
7 3 (0.99%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.33%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.33%) Salt
8 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (5.30%) Oracle
2 15 (4.97%) Splunk
2 15 (4.97%) Zend
3 13 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.97%) Google
5 10 (3.31%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.32%) Cisco
6 7 (2.32%) New Relic
7 6 (1.99%) VMware
8 5 (1.66%) Alibaba
8 5 (1.66%) Huawei
8 5 (1.66%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.99%) Adobe
9 3 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.99%) Twitter
10 2 (0.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (0.66%) Dell
10 2 (0.66%) EMC
10 2 (0.66%) Juniper
10 2 (0.66%) Nokia