Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 9 April 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
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 173 143
Rank change year-on-year +18 -30 -15
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,008 1,616 1,924
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.67% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.11% 3.87% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 1,218 1,484
Median daily rate £425 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £13.55 £13.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £41.38 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.15 £26.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.90% -23.86% +20.69%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 24,544 41,755 43,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.52% 43.13% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,557 29,136 30,316
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 694 780
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.55 £16.29
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.35
Median hourly rate £39.77 £42.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.70% +6.56% -

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 6 months to 9 April 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
England +14 930 £425 +6.25% 745
UK excluding London +10 554 £400 +9.59% 624
London +23 414 £450 +8.76% 178
North of England -5 165 £375 +7.14% 237
South East +20 132 £438 -2.78% 113
North West -2 101 £400 +14.29% 116
South West -1 83 £385 +21.74% 80
Work from Home +1 72 £400 +23.08% 71
East of England +60 71 £438 +12.90% 53
Yorkshire +20 55 £363 +11.54% 93
Scotland +30 47 £394 +21.15% 18
Midlands -18 42 £325 -15.58% 84
West Midlands +19 28 £300 -17.24% 51
East Midlands -4 14 £325 -15.58% 33
Wales +26 13 £400 +26.98% 36
North East +16 9 £275 -24.66% 28
Northern Ireland +11 1 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 491 (48.71%) JavaScript
2 332 (32.94%) HTML
3 282 (27.98%) CSS
4 272 (26.98%) MySQL
5 216 (21.43%) Python
6 212 (21.03%) Laravel
7 209 (20.73%) Java
8 204 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
9 190 (18.85%) Linux
10 154 (15.28%) Node.js
11 150 (14.88%) Git (software)
12 142 (14.09%) Web Development
13 140 (13.89%) AngularJS
14 134 (13.29%) AWS
15 133 (13.19%) Symfony
16 121 (12.00%) LAMP
17 115 (11.41%) jQuery
18 114 (11.31%) Docker
19 113 (11.21%) DevOps
20 110 (10.91%) React
20 110 (10.91%) SQL
21 100 (9.92%) REST
22 99 (9.82%) Web Services
23 98 (9.72%) MVC
23 98 (9.72%) HTML5
24 95 (9.42%) E-Commerce
25 94 (9.33%) TDD
26 93 (9.23%) Vue.js
27 92 (9.13%) .NET
28 91 (9.03%) Drupal

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 91 (9.03%) Drupal
2 84 (8.33%) WordPress
3 65 (6.45%) CMS
4 60 (5.95%) Apache
5 32 (3.17%) nginx
6 21 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.29%) Confluence
8 11 (1.09%) IIS
9 9 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.89%) TYPO3
10 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.30%) Moodle
13 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (1.59%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.60%) InDesign
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.30%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 88 (8.73%) Magento
2 23 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.60%) Shopify
6 3 (0.30%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.099%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 134 (13.29%) AWS
2 91 (9.03%) Azure
3 40 (3.97%) GCP
4 34 (3.37%) SaaS
5 28 (2.78%) Serverless
6 25 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (1.88%) Power Platform
9 18 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.39%) GitHub
11 10 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.89%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.69%) Oracle CX
13 7 (0.69%) PaaS
14 6 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
14 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.60%) IaaS
14 6 (0.60%) Route 53
15 5 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.88%) SNMP
2 26 (2.58%) DNS
2 26 (2.58%) HTTP
3 15 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.29%) Firewall
5 12 (1.19%) Internet
6 8 (0.79%) SSL
7 7 (0.69%) DHCP
7 7 (0.69%) SSH
8 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.50%) Network Security
10 4 (0.40%) BGP
10 4 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.40%) HSRP
10 4 (0.40%) ICMP
10 4 (0.40%) Junos
10 4 (0.40%) MPLS
10 4 (0.40%) OSPF
10 4 (0.40%) Telnet
10 4 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (26.98%) MySQL
2 56 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 44 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 41 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.18%) Redis
7 19 (1.88%) Power BI
8 17 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.59%) BigQuery
10 12 (1.19%) Big Data
10 12 (1.19%) MariaDB
11 11 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 150 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.66%) JIRA
4 23 (2.28%) Selenium
5 22 (2.18%) PHPUnit
6 16 (1.59%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.29%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.99%) gulp
8 10 (0.99%) Mocha
9 9 (0.89%) webpack
10 8 (0.79%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.60%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.60%) Grunt
12 5 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.50%) JUnit
12 5 (0.50%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 65 (6.45%) Finance
2 46 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.46%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.77%) Marketing
5 26 (2.58%) Retail
6 25 (2.48%) Banking
7 16 (1.59%) Games
8 15 (1.49%) Law
8 15 (1.49%) Publishing
9 12 (1.19%) Advertising
9 12 (1.19%) German Language
9 12 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.09%) Legal
11 9 (0.89%) Back Office
11 9 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.79%) Front Office
13 6 (0.60%) Electronics
14 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 747 (74.11%) Developer
2 360 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 88 (8.73%) Full Stack Developer
4 65 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 61 (6.05%) Architect
6 53 (5.26%) Magento Developer
7 51 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 50 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 45 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (4.37%) Drupal Developer
10 44 (4.37%) Software Developer
11 41 (4.07%) Web Developer
12 36 (3.57%) React Developer
13 34 (3.37%) Symfony Developer
14 33 (3.27%) Angular Developer
15 32 (3.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 31 (3.08%) PHP Laravel Developer
17 30 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
18 29 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
19 27 (2.68%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (32.94%) HTML
2 282 (27.98%) CSS
3 212 (21.03%) Laravel
4 154 (15.28%) Node.js
5 140 (13.89%) AngularJS
6 133 (13.19%) Symfony
7 121 (12.00%) LAMP
8 115 (11.41%) jQuery
9 110 (10.91%) React
10 100 (9.92%) REST
11 99 (9.82%) Web Services
12 98 (9.72%) HTML5
13 93 (9.23%) Vue.js
14 92 (9.13%) .NET
15 78 (7.74%) CSS3
16 63 (6.25%) SOAP
17 54 (5.36%) RESTful
17 54 (5.36%) Sass
18 45 (4.46%) XML
19 36 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.04%) User Experience
2 65 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 20 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.09%) Social Media
8 10 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.89%) Blog
9 9 (0.89%) Equities
10 8 (0.79%) Clustering
10 8 (0.79%) Derivative
10 8 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.69%) W3C
12 5 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.50%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 190 (18.85%) Linux
2 55 (5.46%) Windows
3 32 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.98%) Ubuntu
5 27 (2.68%) Unix
6 19 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.69%) CentOS
8 10 (0.99%) Android
9 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.30%) Debian
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.20%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) SUSE
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.099%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (14.09%) Web Development
3 113 (11.21%) DevOps
4 98 (9.72%) MVC
5 95 (9.42%) E-Commerce
6 94 (9.33%) TDD
7 78 (7.74%) Front End Development
8 76 (7.54%) OO
9 61 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (5.95%) Migration
11 59 (5.85%) Test Automation
12 47 (4.66%) Scrum
13 46 (4.56%) Software Engineering
13 46 (4.56%) Unit Testing
14 44 (4.37%) OOP
15 42 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (4.17%) Microservices
16 41 (4.07%) Integration Testing
17 40 (3.97%) Fintech
18 38 (3.77%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 491 (48.71%) JavaScript
2 216 (21.43%) Python
3 209 (20.73%) Java
4 110 (10.91%) SQL
5 58 (5.75%) Perl
5 58 (5.75%) Ruby
6 55 (5.46%) C#
7 50 (4.96%) PHP 7
8 42 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 39 (3.87%) C++
10 38 (3.77%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.37%) PowerShell
11 34 (3.37%) Shell Script
12 26 (2.58%) ES6
13 17 (1.69%) C
13 17 (1.69%) Go
14 9 (0.89%) Scala
14 9 (0.89%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.60%) PHP 5
15 6 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 46 (4.56%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.08%) Degree
4 16 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.40%) CCIP
8 4 (0.40%) CCNP
8 4 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (0.40%) GIAC
9 3 (0.30%) CCNA
9 3 (0.30%) CISM
9 3 (0.30%) CISSP
9 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.30%) OSCP
10 2 (0.20%) CEH
10 2 (0.20%) CISA
10 2 (0.20%) HND
10 2 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.08%) QA
2 8 (0.79%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.099%) GDPR
5 1 (0.099%) HL7
5 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.099%) NIST
5 1 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (11.31%) Docker
2 13 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.19%) vSphere
4 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.40%) RACF
5 4 (0.40%) vCloud
5 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.20%) Varnish
8 1 (0.099%) Postfix
8 1 (0.099%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.099%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (6.05%) Kubernetes
2 57 (5.65%) Terraform
3 55 (5.46%) Ansible
4 34 (3.37%) Puppet
5 23 (2.28%) Amdocs OSS
5 23 (2.28%) Netcool
5 23 (2.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 23 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.39%) Nagios
7 11 (1.09%) SCCM
8 8 (0.79%) CFEngine
9 7 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.50%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.50%) Kibana
11 4 (0.40%) Salt
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.30%) Plesk
12 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (8.83%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.37%) Zend
3 35 (3.47%) Oracle
4 32 (3.17%) Google
5 28 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (2.58%) IBM
7 23 (2.28%) BMC
7 23 (2.28%) Cramer
7 23 (2.28%) Remedy
7 23 (2.28%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.28%) Siebel
7 23 (2.28%) xMatters
8 21 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.98%) Cisco
10 19 (1.88%) Adobe
10 19 (1.88%) AppDynamics
11 18 (1.79%) Huawei
12 16 (1.59%) VMware
13 15 (1.49%) SAP
14 14 (1.39%) Nokia