Period
to 24 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 136 128
Rank change year-on-year -33 -8 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,555 1,966 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.95% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.82% 4.52% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,109 1,431 1,264
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £258 £261 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.03% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 22
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +4.03% +27.94%
10th Percentile £13.50 £20.33 £14.88
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.53 £46.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.65 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -23.86% +12.90% +63.16%

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 40,718 43,504 37,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.82% 43.05% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,312 30,415 25,609
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +5.59% +5.92% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 773 830
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £17.65 £16.61 £16.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 16 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 April 2019. 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 -32 1,472 £400 - 969
UK excluding London -42 876 £363 -2.03% 748
London +1 655 £425 +1.49% 265
North of England -32 267 £350 -6.67% 243
South East -24 238 £450 +20.00% 134
North West -29 147 £350 - 136
South West +9 139 £325 -13.33% 107
Midlands -36 129 £369 +6.12% 170
Yorkshire -36 99 £325 -18.75% 82
West Midlands -44 78 £350 -1.75% 105
East Midlands -13 46 £380 +11.76% 65
Scotland +3 43 £328 -7.54% 23
East of England -28 36 £350 -6.67% 50
North East +23 21 £365 +12.22% 25
Wales -51 19 £325 -4.41% 21
Northern Ireland +22 7 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 820 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 682 (43.86%) HTML
3 680 (43.73%) CSS
4 516 (33.18%) MySQL
5 460 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
6 381 (24.50%) Linux
7 379 (24.37%) Git (software)
8 301 (19.36%) Java
9 281 (18.07%) jQuery
10 263 (16.91%) Python
11 261 (16.78%) Laravel
12 256 (16.46%) Web Development
13 255 (16.40%) SQL
14 239 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
15 222 (14.28%) Symfony
16 216 (13.89%) Docker
17 212 (13.63%) TDD
18 202 (12.99%) HTML5
19 194 (12.48%) AngularJS
19 194 (12.48%) MVC
20 189 (12.15%) Node.js
21 181 (11.64%) DevOps
22 179 (11.51%) React
22 179 (11.51%) E-Commerce
23 172 (11.06%) WordPress
24 170 (10.93%) OO
25 159 (10.23%) Drupal
26 145 (9.32%) .NET
27 144 (9.26%) CSS3
28 142 (9.13%) CMS

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
1 172 (11.06%) WordPress
2 159 (10.23%) Drupal
3 142 (9.13%) CMS
4 101 (6.50%) Apache
5 45 (2.89%) nginx
6 38 (2.44%) Confluence
7 25 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.54%) IIS
9 23 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 22 (1.41%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.16%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.58%) Moodle
14 8 (0.51%) Traefik
15 7 (0.45%) Joomla!
16 6 (0.39%) Jadu
16 6 (0.39%) MODX
16 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (2.51%) Photoshop
2 23 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.32%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Stata
9 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 101 (6.50%) Magento
2 10 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 6 (0.39%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.26%) CiviCRM
5 4 (0.26%) Shopify
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.13%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.064%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 239 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (4.24%) GitHub
4 40 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (1.93%) SaaS
7 21 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (1.29%) Serverless
9 19 (1.22%) PaaS
10 17 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (1.09%) npm
11 15 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.84%) MailChimp
13 11 (0.71%) Google App Engine
14 10 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.58%) Datadog
15 9 (0.58%) IaaS
15 9 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.19%) HTTP
1 34 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.80%) SSH
3 22 (1.41%) Internet
4 21 (1.35%) DNS
5 16 (1.03%) Firewall
6 10 (0.64%) SNMP
6 10 (0.64%) SSL
7 9 (0.58%) SAN
7 9 (0.58%) SMTP
8 8 (0.51%) WebEx
9 7 (0.45%) Intranet
10 6 (0.39%) DHCP
10 6 (0.39%) FTP
10 6 (0.39%) IPFS
10 6 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (0.39%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 6 (0.39%) Skype
11 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (33.18%) MySQL
2 105 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
3 89 (5.72%) SQL Server
4 52 (3.34%) MongoDB
5 50 (3.22%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.80%) MariaDB
8 18 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.96%) Redis
10 14 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (0.90%) Big Data
11 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.64%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.64%) Couchbase
14 9 (0.58%) MS Access
15 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 379 (24.37%) Git (software)
2 131 (8.42%) Jenkins
3 107 (6.88%) JIRA
4 54 (3.47%) Selenium
5 42 (2.70%) gulp
6 40 (2.57%) Bitbucket
7 35 (2.25%) webpack
8 31 (1.99%) Subversion
9 27 (1.74%) PHPUnit
10 24 (1.54%) Grunt
10 24 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (1.48%) PhpStorm
12 17 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (1.03%) SonarQube
14 15 (0.96%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.84%) Maven
15 13 (0.84%) Xdebug
16 12 (0.77%) GitLab
16 12 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 112 (7.20%) Finance
2 66 (4.24%) Retail
3 64 (4.12%) Marketing
4 41 (2.64%) Advertising
4 41 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.06%) Banking
6 27 (1.74%) Legal
7 22 (1.41%) Publishing
8 21 (1.35%) Law
9 18 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.64%) Games
11 8 (0.51%) Electronics
12 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
14 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,175 (75.56%) Developer
2 591 (38.01%) PHP Developer
3 112 (7.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 112 (7.20%) Full Stack Developer
4 106 (6.82%) Web Developer
5 90 (5.79%) Drupal Developer
6 73 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 71 (4.57%) Magento Developer
8 62 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
9 61 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 61 (3.92%) WordPress Developer
10 60 (3.86%) Java Developer
11 44 (2.83%) Senior PHP Developer
12 40 (2.57%) Backend Developer
13 38 (2.44%) HTML Developer
13 38 (2.44%) Lead Developer
14 37 (2.38%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 34 (2.19%) PHP Web Developer
16 33 (2.12%) HTML CSS Developer
17 32 (2.06%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (43.86%) HTML
2 680 (43.73%) CSS
3 281 (18.07%) jQuery
4 261 (16.78%) Laravel
5 222 (14.28%) Symfony
6 202 (12.99%) HTML5
7 194 (12.48%) AngularJS
8 189 (12.15%) Node.js
9 179 (11.51%) React
10 145 (9.32%) .NET
11 144 (9.26%) CSS3
12 141 (9.07%) LAMP
13 125 (8.04%) Sass
14 122 (7.85%) Web Services
15 115 (7.40%) RESTful
16 101 (6.50%) REST
17 100 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 97 (6.24%) SOAP
19 72 (4.63%) JSON
20 70 (4.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.85%) User Experience
2 65 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.70%) Fintech
5 39 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.35%) Social Media
9 18 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.84%) e-Learning
10 13 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.77%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.71%) Graphic Design
13 10 (0.64%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.64%) New Media
13 10 (0.64%) NHS
14 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 381 (24.50%) Linux
2 109 (7.01%) Unix
3 93 (5.98%) Windows
4 41 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 36 (2.32%) Android
6 34 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.74%) Windows Server
8 26 (1.67%) CentOS
9 20 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.45%) Solaris
12 6 (0.39%) Debian
13 4 (0.26%) VMS
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) AIX
15 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.13%) Gentoo
15 2 (0.13%) HPUX
16 1 (0.064%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.064%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (16.46%) Web Development
3 212 (13.63%) TDD
4 194 (12.48%) MVC
5 181 (11.64%) DevOps
6 179 (11.51%) E-Commerce
7 170 (10.93%) OO
8 136 (8.75%) Front End Development
9 134 (8.62%) Scrum
10 119 (7.65%) OOP
11 112 (7.20%) Microservices
12 104 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (6.56%) Test Automation
14 92 (5.92%) Open Source
15 85 (5.47%) OO PHP
16 80 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
17 77 (4.95%) Software Engineering
18 71 (4.57%) Unit Testing
19 64 (4.12%) Configuration Management
20 61 (3.92%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 820 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 301 (19.36%) Java
3 263 (16.91%) Python
4 255 (16.40%) SQL
5 104 (6.69%) Bash Shell
6 87 (5.59%) Perl
7 86 (5.53%) C#
8 81 (5.21%) Ruby
9 63 (4.05%) PHP 7
10 54 (3.47%) PHP 5
11 52 (3.34%) PowerShell
12 36 (2.32%) TypeScript
13 31 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.86%) C++
15 27 (1.74%) C
16 24 (1.54%) Java 8
17 23 (1.48%) Apple Swift
17 23 (1.48%) Scala
18 22 (1.41%) ES6
19 21 (1.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 80 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 43 (2.77%) Degree
4 9 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.51%) CHECK Team Member
5 8 (0.51%) SANS
6 7 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.39%) PMP
8 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.26%) ISEB
8 4 (0.26%) OSCP
9 3 (0.19%) CISSP
9 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.19%) OCA
9 3 (0.19%) OCAJ
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.54%) QA
2 9 (0.58%) SLA
3 8 (0.51%) GDPR
4 7 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 1 (0.064%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.064%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 216 (13.89%) Docker
2 26 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.58%) Shibboleth
5 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.26%) vSphere
6 4 (0.26%) Xen
7 3 (0.19%) NFS
7 3 (0.19%) RACF
7 3 (0.19%) Varnish
8 2 (0.13%) Snort
9 1 (0.064%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.064%) KVM
9 1 (0.064%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 72 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 60 (3.86%) Ansible
3 55 (3.54%) Puppet
3 55 (3.54%) Terraform
4 32 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.58%) HAProxy
5 9 (0.58%) Kibana
5 9 (0.58%) Nagios
5 9 (0.58%) ZABBIX
6 8 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.51%) Mesos
7 7 (0.45%) cPanel
8 5 (0.32%) Grafana
8 5 (0.32%) logstash
8 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.26%) Rancher
9 4 (0.26%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.19%) Graphite
10 3 (0.19%) Icinga
Vendors
1 111 (7.14%) Zend
2 81 (5.21%) Oracle
3 56 (3.60%) Google
4 52 (3.34%) Microsoft
5 40 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 22 (1.41%) Adobe
7 20 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.22%) VMware
9 14 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.77%) New Relic
10 12 (0.77%) Tableau
11 11 (0.71%) HP
12 9 (0.58%) Cisco
12 9 (0.58%) SaltStack
12 9 (0.58%) SAP
12 9 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.58%) WooCommerce
13 8 (0.51%) Dell
13 8 (0.51%) Sun
14 7 (0.45%) IBM