Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 90 94
Rank change year-on-year -49 +4 -26
Contract jobs citing PHP 1807 2782 2487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.53% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.56% 6.53% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1300 2083 1802
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.08% +2.59%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 21
UK median hourly rate £32.22 £17.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.24% -30.80% -24.30%
10th Percentile £14.78 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £16.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +83.43% -32.40% -21.88%

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 15 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 24 July 2017. 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 -42 1716 £375 +7.14% 742
UK excluding London -13 1142 £350 +7.69% 566
London -78 649 £400 - 205
North of England +1 383 £340 +0.74% 197
South East -13 349 £400 +18.52% 132
Yorkshire -1 198 £350 - 86
Midlands +9 185 £325 +8.33% 85
North West -4 176 £325 - 100
West Midlands +46 125 £335 +11.67% 38
South West -22 91 £313 -2.34% 61
Scotland +26 63 £350 +7.69% 26
East Midlands -44 61 £328 -6.43% 47
East of England -43 58 £425 +28.79% 62
Wales -28 22 £401 +33.50% 3
North East +44 10 £338 +12.50% 11

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 967 (53.51%) HTML
2 948 (52.46%) JavaScript
3 827 (45.77%) CSS
4 730 (40.40%) MySQL
5 523 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
6 492 (27.23%) Git (software)
7 387 (21.42%) Linux
8 349 (19.31%) jQuery
9 344 (19.04%) Java
10 337 (18.65%) Python
11 316 (17.49%) HTML5
12 309 (17.10%) Symfony
13 308 (17.04%) Web Development
14 266 (14.72%) AngularJS
15 263 (14.55%) Drupal
16 261 (14.44%) SQL
17 256 (14.17%) Laravel
18 238 (13.17%) MVC
19 236 (13.06%) CSS3
20 233 (12.89%) LAMP
21 206 (11.40%) WordPress
22 201 (11.12%) TDD
23 195 (10.79%) DevOps
24 190 (10.51%) Jenkins
25 183 (10.13%) OO
26 176 (9.74%) Node.js
27 168 (9.30%) Sass
27 168 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
28 165 (9.13%) Apache
29 160 (8.85%) Front End Development

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
1 263 (14.55%) Drupal
2 206 (11.40%) WordPress
3 165 (9.13%) Apache
4 131 (7.25%) CMS
5 65 (3.60%) nginx
6 47 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 39 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.16%) SharePoint
9 20 (1.11%) Confluence
9 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.94%) IIS
11 17 (0.94%) Moodle
12 16 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.55%) JBoss
14 9 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
15 8 (0.44%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.44%) SAS
15 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.39%) GlassFish
Applications
1 41 (2.27%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.33%) SPSS
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.17%) GIMP
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 141 (7.80%) Magento
2 14 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.50%) Unica
4 8 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.055%) Primavera
8 1 (0.055%) Relativity
8 1 (0.055%) Revive Adserver
8 1 (0.055%) RMDS
8 1 (0.055%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 168 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (3.93%) GitHub
3 63 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (1.55%) SaaS
6 24 (1.33%) Google Analytics
7 22 (1.22%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.16%) IaaS
9 20 (1.11%) PaaS
10 18 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.61%) Office 365
12 10 (0.55%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.44%) Route 53
15 7 (0.39%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.82%) HTTP
2 45 (2.49%) DNS
3 40 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.16%) SSL
5 32 (1.77%) WAN
6 31 (1.72%) Firewall
7 30 (1.66%) LAN
8 27 (1.49%) Internet
9 21 (1.16%) Wireless
10 17 (0.94%) Intranet
11 15 (0.83%) LDAP
12 12 (0.66%) 3G
12 12 (0.66%) GPRS
12 12 (0.66%) GSM
12 12 (0.66%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.66%) LTE
12 12 (0.66%) SGSN
13 9 (0.50%) SMTP
14 8 (0.44%) SAN
14 8 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (40.40%) MySQL
2 112 (6.20%) MongoDB
3 95 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 90 (4.98%) SQL Server
5 76 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
6 75 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 36 (1.99%) Redis
8 22 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 20 (1.11%) Big Data
9 20 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.66%) MariaDB
15 10 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.50%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 492 (27.23%) Git (software)
2 190 (10.51%) Jenkins
3 71 (3.93%) Subversion
4 61 (3.38%) gulp
4 61 (3.38%) Selenium
5 60 (3.32%) Grunt
6 56 (3.10%) JIRA
7 55 (3.04%) PHPUnit
8 46 (2.55%) Cucumber
9 36 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 34 (1.88%) Vagrant
11 30 (1.66%) Jasmine
12 27 (1.49%) Mocha
13 25 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.27%) GitLab
14 23 (1.27%) Hudson
15 21 (1.16%) Bitbucket
15 21 (1.16%) Visual Studio
16 19 (1.05%) webpack
17 18 (1.00%) ProC
General
1 141 (7.80%) Finance
2 110 (6.09%) Marketing
3 57 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 56 (3.10%) Retail
5 43 (2.38%) Banking
6 30 (1.66%) Publishing
7 26 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.27%) Electronics
9 22 (1.22%) Advertising
10 21 (1.16%) Games
11 7 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.33%) Automotive
12 6 (0.33%) Back Office
12 6 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.28%) Front Office
13 5 (0.28%) Law
14 4 (0.22%) Legal
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
14 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 1283 (71.00%) Developer
2 670 (37.08%) PHP Developer
3 178 (9.85%) Drupal Developer
4 120 (6.64%) Web Developer
5 111 (6.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 108 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
7 97 (5.37%) Magento Developer
8 95 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 90 (4.98%) Senior Developer
10 89 (4.93%) WordPress Developer
11 88 (4.87%) Symfony Developer
12 87 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 84 (4.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 80 (4.43%) MySQL Developer
15 74 (4.10%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 70 (3.87%) Architect
17 64 (3.54%) HTML Developer
18 62 (3.43%) PHP Web Developer
19 57 (3.15%) PHP Drupal Developer
20 52 (2.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (53.51%) HTML
2 827 (45.77%) CSS
3 349 (19.31%) jQuery
4 316 (17.49%) HTML5
5 309 (17.10%) Symfony
6 266 (14.72%) AngularJS
7 256 (14.17%) Laravel
8 236 (13.06%) CSS3
9 233 (12.89%) LAMP
10 176 (9.74%) Node.js
11 168 (9.30%) Sass
12 151 (8.36%) RESTful
13 146 (8.08%) Web Services
14 115 (6.36%) XML
15 114 (6.31%) .NET
16 110 (6.09%) React
17 103 (5.70%) REST
18 82 (4.54%) JSON
19 79 (4.37%) Ajax
20 71 (3.93%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.81%) User Experience
2 74 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.22%) NHS
8 20 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.11%) Video on Demand
9 17 (0.94%) Fintech
10 13 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.66%) Social Media
12 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.61%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.44%) Clustering
13 8 (0.44%) W3C
14 7 (0.39%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.39%) iPad
14 7 (0.39%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 387 (21.42%) Linux
2 119 (6.59%) Unix
3 91 (5.04%) Windows
4 42 (2.32%) Android
4 42 (2.32%) CentOS
5 41 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.49%) AIX
7 26 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.72%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.50%) Solaris
14 7 (0.39%) SUSE
14 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) Debian
15 3 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (17.04%) Web Development
3 238 (13.17%) MVC
4 201 (11.12%) TDD
5 195 (10.79%) DevOps
6 183 (10.13%) OO
7 160 (8.85%) Front End Development
8 147 (8.14%) E-Commerce
9 126 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
10 125 (6.92%) Scrum
11 119 (6.59%) Test Automation
12 117 (6.47%) Open Source
13 116 (6.42%) Configuration Management
14 115 (6.36%) Software Engineering
15 110 (6.09%) OOP
16 92 (5.09%) BDD
17 78 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
18 76 (4.21%) OO PHP
19 72 (3.98%) Analytics
19 72 (3.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 948 (52.46%) JavaScript
2 344 (19.04%) Java
3 337 (18.65%) Python
4 261 (14.44%) SQL
5 151 (8.36%) Ruby
6 136 (7.53%) Perl
7 87 (4.81%) Bash Shell
8 76 (4.21%) C#
9 50 (2.77%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.49%) PHP 5
11 34 (1.88%) C
12 32 (1.77%) Scala
13 31 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.33%) C++
14 24 (1.33%) Go
15 22 (1.22%) PHP 7
15 22 (1.22%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.11%) VB
17 18 (1.00%) ES6
18 13 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (4.37%) Degree
2 44 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.22%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (0.22%) ISEB
9 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.11%) PMP
10 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.055%) Analytics IQ
11 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.055%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.32%) QA
2 9 (0.50%) WAI
3 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (7.08%) Docker
2 42 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.83%) KVM
5 14 (0.77%) Xen
6 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.50%) Samba
6 9 (0.50%) Squid
7 7 (0.39%) NFS
8 6 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.22%) vCloud
10 3 (0.17%) Firmware
10 3 (0.17%) RHEV
10 3 (0.17%) Varnish
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) Postfix
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 145 (8.02%) Ansible
2 117 (6.47%) Puppet
3 107 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.33%) Nagios
6 23 (1.27%) Salt
7 22 (1.22%) logstash
8 20 (1.11%) Terraform
9 12 (0.66%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.66%) Grafana
9 12 (0.66%) Kibana
10 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
10 7 (0.39%) SCCM
11 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (0.33%) Webmin
11 6 (0.33%) Xymon
11 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.28%) Control-M
12 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 142 (7.86%) Zend
2 95 (5.26%) Oracle
3 75 (4.15%) Microsoft
4 56 (3.10%) Google
5 53 (2.93%) VMware
6 46 (2.55%) Red Hat
7 45 (2.49%) Adobe
8 34 (1.88%) SAP
9 27 (1.49%) Splunk
10 21 (1.16%) Rackspace
11 20 (1.11%) SaltStack
12 18 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.94%) Twitter
14 16 (0.89%) Demandware
14 16 (0.89%) Facebook
15 15 (0.83%) IBM
16 14 (0.77%) Cisco
17 12 (0.66%) Citrix
17 12 (0.66%) MobileIron
18 10 (0.55%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 - 270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
iO Associates Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Airdrie, Lanarkshire
TOM Vehicle Rental
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
n-tier selection limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago