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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5  
Contract jobs citing PHP 199 232 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 2.58% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.35% 7.33% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 166 189
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £29.00 £10.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% -74.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2709 3167 3207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.93% 35.22% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1963 1999
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 121 85
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +12 76 £401 +0.12% 15
Berkshire +23 36 £350 -6.66% 23
Hampshire -11 34 £450 +30.90% 28
East Sussex -5 22 £313 +4.16% 16
Buckinghamshire -15 19 £450 +63.63% 7
Surrey -8 13 £375 -6.25% 19
West Sussex +21 8 £420 +48.67% 12
Kent -6 4 £300 +18.81% 7
Middlesex +7 1 £130 -67.50%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for PHP.

1 176 (54.15%) HTML
2 172 (52.92%) JavaScript
3 154 (47.38%) MySQL
4 139 (42.77%) CSS
5 119 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (32.92%) Git (software)
7 103 (31.69%) Linux
8 80 (24.62%) AngularJS
9 79 (24.31%) Web Development
10 73 (22.46%) Symfony
11 65 (20.00%) jQuery
12 62 (19.08%) Jenkins
13 60 (18.46%) Python
14 59 (18.15%) Laravel
15 58 (17.85%) Perl
15 58 (17.85%) Java
16 56 (17.23%) Apache
17 54 (16.62%) SQL
18 53 (16.31%) Node.js
19 50 (15.38%) LAMP
19 50 (15.38%) DevOps
20 49 (15.08%) TDD
20 49 (15.08%) CSS3
21 47 (14.46%) Open Source
21 47 (14.46%) Oracle
22 46 (14.15%) Configuration Management
22 46 (14.15%) HTML5
23 44 (13.54%) Scrum
24 43 (13.23%) Drupal
25 41 (12.62%) Ansible

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 56 (17.23%) Apache
2 43 (13.23%) Drupal
3 29 (8.92%) Tomcat
4 26 (8.00%) nginx
4 26 (8.00%) WordPress
5 21 (6.46%) CMS
5 21 (6.46%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.38%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.85%) Confluence
8 5 (1.54%) ArcGIS
8 5 (1.54%) IIS
9 4 (1.23%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.23%) Moodle
10 3 (0.92%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.62%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.62%) Jetty
12 1 (0.31%) phpBB
12 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.54%) Magento
2 3 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.08%) GitHub
3 9 (2.77%) SaaS
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.92%) IaaS
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (0.92%) PaaS
5 3 (0.92%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.85%) Firewall
2 17 (5.23%) DNS
3 15 (4.62%) HTTP
4 14 (4.31%) LDAP
4 14 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.00%) SSL
6 12 (3.69%) LAN
6 12 (3.69%) WAN
7 11 (3.38%) HTTPS
8 8 (2.46%) Internet
9 6 (1.85%) Intranet
10 5 (1.54%) SNMP
11 4 (1.23%) VLAN
12 3 (0.92%) DWDM
12 3 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.92%) IPFIX
12 3 (0.92%) MRTG
12 3 (0.92%) SAN
12 3 (0.92%) Wireless
13 2 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (47.38%) MySQL
2 40 (12.31%) MongoDB
3 31 (9.54%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.92%) SQL Server
7 14 (4.31%) Redis
8 13 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.77%) CouchDB
10 7 (2.15%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.23%) phpMyAdmin
12 3 (0.92%) QGIS
13 2 (0.62%) Power BI
13 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.31%) Big Data
14 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 107 (32.92%) Git (software)
2 62 (19.08%) Jenkins
3 29 (8.92%) Subversion
4 21 (6.46%) ProC
5 20 (6.15%) Selenium
6 13 (4.00%) JIRA
7 9 (2.77%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.77%) PHPUnit
8 8 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.15%) Grunt
9 7 (2.15%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.15%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.23%) Protractor
10 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.92%) Maven
12 2 (0.62%) Ant
12 2 (0.62%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.62%) Mockito
General
1 29 (8.92%) Finance
2 14 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.08%) Banking
4 9 (2.77%) Marketing
4 9 (2.77%) Publishing
5 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.54%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Local Government
7 3 (0.92%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 207 (63.69%) Developer
2 125 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 33 (10.15%) Symfony Developer
4 31 (9.54%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 28 (8.62%) Web Developer
6 26 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (7.69%) Architect
7 25 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
8 21 (6.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 21 (6.46%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (6.46%) Oracle Architect
9 18 (5.54%) Agile Developer
10 16 (4.92%) PHP Web Developer
11 15 (4.62%) Analyst
11 15 (4.62%) HTML Developer
11 15 (4.62%) Node.js Developer
11 15 (4.62%) WordPress Developer
12 14 (4.31%) Angular Developer
12 14 (4.31%) MySQL Developer
13 13 (4.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (54.15%) HTML
2 139 (42.77%) CSS
3 80 (24.62%) AngularJS
4 73 (22.46%) Symfony
5 65 (20.00%) jQuery
6 59 (18.15%) Laravel
7 53 (16.31%) Node.js
8 50 (15.38%) LAMP
9 49 (15.08%) CSS3
10 46 (14.15%) HTML5
11 36 (11.08%) Sass
12 29 (8.92%) Web Services
13 25 (7.69%) RESTful
14 22 (6.77%) JSON
15 21 (6.46%) .NET
15 21 (6.46%) LESS
16 18 (5.54%) XML
17 12 (3.69%) Yii
18 11 (3.38%) Behat
18 11 (3.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.62%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.00%) User Experience
3 11 (3.38%) Video on Demand
4 8 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.92%) PKI
7 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.62%) Life Science
8 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.62%) Social Media
8 2 (0.62%) STB
9 1 (0.31%) Animation
9 1 (0.31%) New Media
9 1 (0.31%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 103 (31.69%) Linux
2 28 (8.62%) Unix
3 26 (8.00%) AIX
4 19 (5.85%) Windows
5 18 (5.54%) CentOS
6 12 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.85%) Android
7 6 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.54%) Solaris
8 5 (1.54%) SUSE
9 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (24.31%) Web Development
3 50 (15.38%) DevOps
4 49 (15.08%) TDD
5 47 (14.46%) Open Source
6 46 (14.15%) Configuration Management
7 44 (13.54%) Scrum
8 38 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (11.69%) MVC
9 34 (10.46%) OO
10 32 (9.85%) Software Engineering
11 31 (9.54%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (8.62%) E-Commerce
13 25 (7.69%) Test Automation
14 24 (7.38%) SDLC
15 23 (7.08%) Front End Development
16 22 (6.77%) BDD
17 19 (5.85%) Waterfall
18 18 (5.54%) Unit Testing
19 15 (4.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 172 (52.92%) JavaScript
2 60 (18.46%) Python
3 58 (17.85%) Java
3 58 (17.85%) Perl
4 54 (16.62%) SQL
5 22 (6.77%) Ruby
6 21 (6.46%) C
7 15 (4.62%) C#
8 11 (3.38%) PHP 5
9 10 (3.08%) PHP 7
10 8 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.92%) Scala
13 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.62%) C++
14 2 (0.62%) ES6
14 2 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (8.92%) Degree
2 6 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.62%) CISA
4 2 (0.62%) ISEB
4 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.31%) CCNA
5 1 (0.31%) CCSA
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) MCSD
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (12.62%) Docker
2 21 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.00%) KVM
3 13 (4.00%) Xen
4 8 (2.46%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.85%) NFS
6 3 (0.92%) Samba
6 3 (0.92%) Squid
7 2 (0.62%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.62%) vCloud
7 2 (0.62%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (12.62%) Ansible
2 31 (9.54%) Puppet
3 29 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.31%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.38%) Grafana
5 11 (3.38%) logstash
6 10 (3.08%) Terraform
7 5 (1.54%) Nagios
8 2 (0.62%) Consul
8 2 (0.62%) Control-M
8 2 (0.62%) Kibana
8 2 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.62%) OpenView
8 2 (0.62%) SELinux
8 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.31%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.31%) Nessus
9 1 (0.31%) Piwik
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (14.46%) Oracle
2 30 (9.23%) Zend
3 29 (8.92%) VMware
4 22 (6.77%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.31%) Splunk
6 11 (3.38%) SaltStack
7 10 (3.08%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.46%) HP
9 7 (2.15%) Cisco
10 6 (1.85%) IBM
11 5 (1.54%) Google
12 4 (1.23%) Infor
12 4 (1.23%) Juniper
12 4 (1.23%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.92%) Ciena
13 3 (0.92%) New Relic
13 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.92%) SAP
14 2 (0.62%) BMC
14 2 (0.62%) Veritas
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago