Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 82 96
Rank change year-on-year -59 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP 1849 2968 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.78% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.46% 6.99% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1366 2240 1900
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £250 £238 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £301
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.47% -7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 30
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +174.19% -26.19% -37.41%
10th Percentile £17.80 £10.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £43.35 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +216.67% -25.00% -25.93%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 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 -56 1752 £363 -3.33% 479
UK excluding London -36 1120 £340 -2.86% 339
London -83 706 £400 - 149
South East -26 356 £365 +4.29% 52
North of England +6 348 £338 -3.57% 125
North West +10 183 £325 -3.70% 64
Midlands -31 163 £325 -7.14% 62
Yorkshire -4 158 £350 - 57
South West +1 104 £313 +0.81% 48
West Midlands +15 101 £325 - 25
East of England -43 71 £385 +10.00% 43
Scotland +20 68 £375 +15.38% 3
East Midlands -56 64 £325 -13.33% 37
Wales -32 15 £293 -10.00% 4
North East +60 7 £338 +12.50% 4
Northern Ireland -46 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1008 (54.52%) JavaScript
2 993 (53.70%) HTML
3 886 (47.92%) CSS
4 738 (39.91%) MySQL
5 524 (28.34%) Git (software)
6 522 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
7 395 (21.36%) Linux
8 361 (19.52%) jQuery
9 324 (17.52%) Web Development
10 312 (16.87%) Symfony
11 311 (16.82%) Java
12 306 (16.55%) Drupal
13 305 (16.50%) HTML5
13 305 (16.50%) Python
14 287 (15.52%) SQL
15 271 (14.66%) Laravel
16 258 (13.95%) AngularJS
17 243 (13.14%) LAMP
18 224 (12.11%) CSS3
19 213 (11.52%) MVC
20 209 (11.30%) DevOps
21 197 (10.65%) OO
22 196 (10.60%) TDD
23 194 (10.49%) WordPress
24 190 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
25 180 (9.73%) Jenkins
26 174 (9.41%) E-Commerce
27 173 (9.36%) Sass
28 171 (9.25%) Magento
29 170 (9.19%) 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
1 306 (16.55%) Drupal
2 194 (10.49%) WordPress
3 156 (8.44%) Apache
4 139 (7.52%) CMS
5 66 (3.57%) nginx
6 37 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (1.95%) Confluence
8 33 (1.78%) Apache Solr
9 25 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.19%) Moodle
11 21 (1.14%) IIS
12 17 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.49%) JBoss
14 9 (0.49%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
16 7 (0.38%) Joomla!
16 7 (0.38%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (2.87%) Photoshop
2 28 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.16%) GIMP
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 171 (9.25%) Magento
2 19 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) RMDS
4 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Shopify
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.054%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 190 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (2.92%) GitHub
3 52 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (1.62%) SaaS
6 22 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.97%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.92%) npm
9 17 (0.92%) PaaS
10 16 (0.87%) IaaS
11 12 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.65%) Route 53
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.54%) CloudFront
13 10 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.49%) Office 365
15 8 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.41%) HTTP
2 43 (2.33%) DNS
3 36 (1.95%) SSL
3 36 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.73%) WAN
5 30 (1.62%) LAN
6 27 (1.46%) Internet
7 26 (1.41%) Firewall
8 21 (1.14%) Wireless
9 15 (0.81%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.65%) 3G
10 12 (0.65%) GPRS
10 12 (0.65%) GSM
10 12 (0.65%) LTE
10 12 (0.65%) SGSN
11 11 (0.59%) Intranet
12 10 (0.54%) FTP
12 10 (0.54%) SMS
13 9 (0.49%) SMTP
14 8 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (39.91%) MySQL
2 102 (5.52%) MongoDB
3 97 (5.25%) NoSQL
4 93 (5.03%) SQL Server
5 79 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 66 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.89%) Redis
8 22 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (0.97%) Big Data
11 18 (0.97%) MariaDB
12 13 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
16 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 524 (28.34%) Git (software)
2 180 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 96 (5.19%) JIRA
4 78 (4.22%) Subversion
5 67 (3.62%) PHPUnit
6 63 (3.41%) Selenium
7 62 (3.35%) Grunt
8 57 (3.08%) gulp
9 39 (2.11%) Vagrant
10 38 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.68%) Jasmine
12 29 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 29 (1.57%) WebDriver
13 26 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.24%) GitLab
15 20 (1.08%) Hudson
15 20 (1.08%) webpack
16 17 (0.92%) Visual Studio
17 16 (0.87%) JUnit
17 16 (0.87%) Mocha
General
1 157 (8.49%) Finance
2 130 (7.03%) Marketing
3 66 (3.57%) Retail
4 50 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.33%) Banking
6 36 (1.95%) Publishing
7 28 (1.51%) Advertising
8 27 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.41%) Electronics
10 24 (1.30%) Games
11 10 (0.54%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.38%) Front Office
13 7 (0.38%) Law
14 6 (0.32%) Back Office
14 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.27%) Legal
15 5 (0.27%) Local Government
15 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1329 (71.88%) Developer
2 714 (38.62%) PHP Developer
3 199 (10.76%) Drupal Developer
4 132 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 126 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (6.81%) Magento Developer
6 121 (6.54%) Web Developer
7 96 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 95 (5.14%) JavaScript Developer
9 87 (4.71%) WordPress Developer
10 86 (4.65%) Symfony Developer
11 85 (4.60%) Senior Developer
12 83 (4.49%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 79 (4.27%) MySQL Developer
14 73 (3.95%) HTML Developer
15 72 (3.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 69 (3.73%) PHP Drupal Developer
17 59 (3.19%) PHP Web Developer
18 47 (2.54%) Analyst
19 46 (2.49%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (53.70%) HTML
2 886 (47.92%) CSS
3 361 (19.52%) jQuery
4 312 (16.87%) Symfony
5 305 (16.50%) HTML5
6 271 (14.66%) Laravel
7 258 (13.95%) AngularJS
8 243 (13.14%) LAMP
9 224 (12.11%) CSS3
10 173 (9.36%) Sass
11 159 (8.60%) Web Services
12 151 (8.17%) RESTful
13 150 (8.11%) Node.js
14 135 (7.30%) .NET
15 121 (6.54%) React
16 118 (6.38%) REST
17 106 (5.73%) XML
18 90 (4.87%) Ajax
19 85 (4.60%) JSON
20 75 (4.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
1 98 (5.30%) User Experience
2 59 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 54 (2.92%) Computer Science
3 54 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (1.14%) Video on Demand
6 18 (0.97%) Fintech
7 17 (0.92%) NHS
8 14 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 12 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 12 (0.65%) Social Media
10 11 (0.59%) iPad
11 10 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.49%) Clustering
12 9 (0.49%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.43%) Web 2.0
14 6 (0.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 395 (21.36%) Linux
2 104 (5.62%) Unix
3 101 (5.46%) Windows
4 50 (2.70%) Android
5 48 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.84%) CentOS
7 20 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 19 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.59%) Windows Server
12 9 (0.49%) AIX
13 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.32%) Solaris
14 6 (0.32%) SUSE
14 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.22%) Debian
16 3 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (17.52%) Web Development
3 213 (11.52%) MVC
4 209 (11.30%) DevOps
5 197 (10.65%) OO
6 196 (10.60%) TDD
7 174 (9.41%) E-Commerce
8 170 (9.19%) Front End Development
9 128 (6.92%) Test Automation
10 127 (6.87%) Scrum
11 122 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 114 (6.17%) Open Source
13 93 (5.03%) Software Engineering
14 92 (4.98%) OOP
15 88 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
16 87 (4.71%) OO PHP
17 85 (4.60%) Configuration Management
18 78 (4.22%) BDD
19 66 (3.57%) Unit Testing
20 64 (3.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1008 (54.52%) JavaScript
2 311 (16.82%) Java
3 305 (16.50%) Python
4 287 (15.52%) SQL
5 147 (7.95%) Ruby
6 115 (6.22%) Perl
7 90 (4.87%) Bash Shell
8 87 (4.71%) C#
9 52 (2.81%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.43%) PHP 5
11 37 (2.00%) C++
12 32 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.57%) PHP 7
15 28 (1.51%) Go
16 26 (1.41%) C
17 25 (1.35%) ES6
18 23 (1.24%) Scala
19 19 (1.03%) VB
20 17 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (3.41%) Degree
2 58 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.27%) PMP
6 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.22%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (0.16%) ISEB
7 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.054%) CCSA
9 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.054%) OCA
9 1 (0.054%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.03%) QA
2 8 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.16%) HL7
3 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.16%) WAI
3 3 (0.16%) WCAG
4 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) PMO
5 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.054%) GCP
5 1 (0.054%) GDPR
5 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.054%) SLA
System Software
1 118 (6.38%) Docker
2 35 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.81%) KVM
4 15 (0.81%) Xen
5 10 (0.54%) RHEV
6 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.38%) oVirt
6 7 (0.38%) Samba
6 7 (0.38%) Squid
7 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.27%) Firmware
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.16%) Varnish
11 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.054%) Snort
12 1 (0.054%) vSphere
12 1 (0.054%) XenApp
12 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (7.52%) Ansible
2 131 (7.08%) Puppet
3 110 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (2.49%) Kubernetes
5 33 (1.78%) Terraform
6 25 (1.35%) Nagios
7 22 (1.19%) logstash
8 21 (1.14%) Salt
9 16 (0.87%) Grafana
10 15 (0.81%) Kibana
11 12 (0.65%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.49%) CFEngine
13 8 (0.43%) SCCM
14 7 (0.38%) Cacti
15 6 (0.32%) collectd
15 6 (0.32%) Packer
15 6 (0.32%) StatsD
15 6 (0.32%) Webmin
15 6 (0.32%) Xymon
15 6 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 127 (6.87%) Zend
2 71 (3.84%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.41%) Oracle
4 51 (2.76%) Google
5 43 (2.33%) VMware
6 39 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 36 (1.95%) Adobe
7 36 (1.95%) SAP
8 32 (1.73%) Splunk
9 21 (1.14%) SaltStack
10 19 (1.03%) Demandware
11 18 (0.97%) Twitter
12 16 (0.87%) Facebook
12 16 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.81%) Citrix
14 14 (0.76%) Rackspace
15 12 (0.65%) MobileIron
16 11 (0.59%) IBM
16 11 (0.59%) New Relic
17 10 (0.54%) ATG