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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 98 104
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6  
Contract jobs citing PHP 888 1224 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.26% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.73% 5.94% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 866 703
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 13
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.90% -18.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £47.33 £64.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  

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 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England -31 842 £375 +7.14% 865
London -39 342 £385 -3.75% 265
South East -40 123 £400 +18.51% 131
Yorkshire +8 110 £390 +15.55% 106
West Yorkshire +17 95 £390 +7.58% 64
Leeds +14 88 £390 +5.40% 48
North West +8 85 £315 -3.07% 125
West Midlands +28 62 £338 +27.35% 52
City of London +6 51 £375 -6.25% 63
Manchester +5 48 £300 -20.52% 76
South West -7 45 £285 -12.30% 69
Oxfordshire -9 33 £350 -6.66% 21
East of England -1 32 £350 +12.90% 52
East Midlands -23 29 £350 +3.70% 41
Hampshire -10 27 £450 +36.36% 32
Surrey +7 26 £535 +41.72% 19
Scotland +17 23 £300 -22.63% 23
Birmingham +5 21 £440 +40.64% 11
Bristol +17 20 £263 -17.96% 17
Berkshire +21 17 £375 -8.53% 20
Nottinghamshire +14 17 £414 +18.21% 16
Liverpool +8 16 £300 +3.27% 11
Merseyside +2 16 £300 +3.35% 14
Cheshire +25 15 £344 +10.00% 15
Glasgow +9 15 £375 -6.36% 9
Nottingham +6 15 £420 +20.00% 14
South Wales +17 14 £406 +109.67% 6
Wales +9 14 £406 +109.67% 9
Cardiff +19 13 £425 +126.66% 4
Essex -5 12 £450 +20.00% 12

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1011 (54.21%) JavaScript
2 995 (53.35%) HTML
3 870 (46.65%) CSS
4 723 (38.77%) MySQL
5 527 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
6 436 (23.38%) Git (software)
7 417 (22.36%) Linux
8 407 (21.82%) Java
9 363 (19.46%) Python
10 356 (19.09%) jQuery
11 340 (18.23%) Web Development
12 319 (17.10%) HTML5
13 269 (14.42%) Symfony
14 258 (13.83%) SQL
15 247 (13.24%) MVC
16 234 (12.55%) AngularJS
17 233 (12.49%) CSS3
18 229 (12.28%) LAMP
19 221 (11.85%) Jenkins
20 212 (11.37%) Drupal
21 211 (11.31%) Laravel
22 207 (11.10%) Apache
23 204 (10.94%) TDD
24 201 (10.78%) OO
25 196 (10.51%) Zend
25 196 (10.51%) WordPress
26 194 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
27 192 (10.29%) Web Services
28 191 (10.24%) Node.js
29 188 (10.08%) XML

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
1 212 (11.37%) Drupal
2 207 (11.10%) Apache
3 196 (10.51%) WordPress
4 132 (7.08%) CMS
5 72 (3.86%) Tomcat
6 69 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
6 69 (3.70%) nginx
7 34 (1.82%) IIS
8 27 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.23%) Confluence
10 22 (1.18%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.18%) Moodle
11 21 (1.13%) SharePoint
12 18 (0.97%) JBoss
13 14 (0.75%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.59%) SilverStripe
16 8 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (2.84%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.82%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.70%) MS Office
4 9 (0.48%) GIMP
5 6 (0.32%) SPSS
6 3 (0.16%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.054%) HipChat
8 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 128 (6.86%) Magento
2 26 (1.39%) Adobe Campaign
2 26 (1.39%) Unica
3 15 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.32%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Shopify
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.054%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.054%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.054%) Primavera
8 1 (0.054%) Relativity
8 1 (0.054%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 194 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (4.18%) GitHub
3 73 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (2.20%) SaaS
5 27 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
8 21 (1.13%) PaaS
9 20 (1.07%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 15 (0.80%) IaaS
11 14 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
11 14 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.59%) Route 53
14 10 (0.54%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
15 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.99%) HTTP
2 59 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 42 (2.25%) SSL
4 40 (2.14%) DNS
5 38 (2.04%) Internet
6 29 (1.55%) LDAP
7 22 (1.18%) Firewall
8 19 (1.02%) Intranet
9 17 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
10 16 (0.86%) Network Security
11 13 (0.70%) AMQP
11 13 (0.70%) SSH
12 9 (0.48%) SAN
13 7 (0.38%) DHCP
14 6 (0.32%) LAN
14 6 (0.32%) SMTP
14 6 (0.32%) VPN
15 5 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.27%) WAN
15 5 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 723 (38.77%) MySQL
2 122 (6.54%) MongoDB
2 122 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 109 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 105 (5.63%) SQL Server
5 94 (5.04%) NoSQL
6 61 (3.27%) Redis
7 41 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 33 (1.77%) Big Data
9 26 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.91%) HBase
12 17 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.86%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.70%) CouchDB
16 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 436 (23.38%) Git (software)
2 221 (11.85%) Jenkins
3 92 (4.93%) Subversion
4 64 (3.43%) JIRA
5 51 (2.73%) Selenium
6 48 (2.57%) Cucumber
7 47 (2.52%) Grunt
7 47 (2.52%) Vagrant
8 46 (2.47%) PHPUnit
9 36 (1.93%) gulp
10 32 (1.72%) Jasmine
10 32 (1.72%) Maven
11 31 (1.66%) Mercurial
12 26 (1.39%) WebDriver
13 25 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 24 (1.29%) Mocha
15 21 (1.13%) ProC
16 20 (1.07%) JUnit
16 20 (1.07%) Visual Studio
17 19 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 132 (7.08%) Finance
2 98 (5.25%) Marketing
3 38 (2.04%) Publishing
3 38 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.82%) Retail
5 29 (1.55%) Banking
6 23 (1.23%) Law
6 23 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.13%) Advertising
8 17 (0.91%) Games
9 12 (0.64%) Electronics
10 10 (0.54%) Back Office
10 10 (0.54%) Front Office
11 9 (0.48%) Automotive
12 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Local Government
15 2 (0.11%) Legal
15 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1338 (71.74%) Developer
2 658 (35.28%) PHP Developer
3 150 (8.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 147 (7.88%) Drupal Developer
5 126 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 125 (6.70%) Web Developer
7 107 (5.74%) Senior Developer
8 95 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 90 (4.83%) Magento Developer
10 87 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 86 (4.61%) Architect
12 79 (4.24%) HTML Developer
13 74 (3.97%) MySQL Developer
13 74 (3.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 74 (3.97%) WordPress Developer
14 69 (3.70%) Symfony Developer
15 63 (3.38%) HTML CSS Developer
15 63 (3.38%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 59 (3.16%) Senior PHP Developer
17 52 (2.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 995 (53.35%) HTML
2 870 (46.65%) CSS
3 356 (19.09%) jQuery
4 319 (17.10%) HTML5
5 269 (14.42%) Symfony
6 234 (12.55%) AngularJS
7 233 (12.49%) CSS3
8 229 (12.28%) LAMP
9 211 (11.31%) Laravel
10 192 (10.29%) Web Services
11 191 (10.24%) Node.js
12 188 (10.08%) XML
13 154 (8.26%) JSON
14 136 (7.29%) RESTful
15 132 (7.08%) Sass
16 129 (6.92%) REST
17 125 (6.70%) .NET
18 100 (5.36%) React
19 89 (4.77%) Ajax
20 70 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.33%) User Experience
2 51 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 42 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (1.93%) Data Centre
5 35 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 30 (1.61%) NHS
7 29 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.13%) Fintech
9 18 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 16 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.86%) Social Media
10 16 (0.86%) Web 2.0
11 14 (0.75%) W3C
12 13 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.70%) Replication
13 11 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.54%) Equities
15 8 (0.43%) Clustering
16 7 (0.38%) e-Learning
16 7 (0.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 417 (22.36%) Linux
2 133 (7.13%) Unix
3 109 (5.84%) Windows
4 50 (2.68%) CentOS
5 42 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 36 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.82%) Ubuntu
8 31 (1.66%) AIX
9 27 (1.45%) Android
10 24 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.38%) Solaris
15 5 (0.27%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.27%) SUSE
15 5 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (18.23%) Web Development
3 247 (13.24%) MVC
4 204 (10.94%) TDD
5 201 (10.78%) OO
6 188 (10.08%) E-Commerce
7 185 (9.92%) Front End Development
8 180 (9.65%) DevOps
9 164 (8.79%) Scrum
10 159 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
11 140 (7.51%) Configuration Management
12 119 (6.38%) OOP
13 112 (6.01%) BDD
14 111 (5.95%) Open Source
15 91 (4.88%) Software Engineering
16 80 (4.29%) CRM
17 78 (4.18%) Analytics
18 76 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
19 75 (4.02%) OO PHP
20 70 (3.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1011 (54.21%) JavaScript
2 407 (21.82%) Java
3 363 (19.46%) Python
4 258 (13.83%) SQL
5 165 (8.85%) Perl
6 155 (8.31%) Ruby
7 91 (4.88%) Bash Shell
8 87 (4.66%) C#
9 60 (3.22%) C
10 37 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.88%) PHP 5
12 34 (1.82%) C++
13 33 (1.77%) Go
14 24 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.23%) Scala
16 16 (0.86%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.70%) Groovy
17 13 (0.70%) PHP 7
18 12 (0.64%) VB
19 10 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (4.34%) Degree
2 72 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.32%) ISEB
7 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.11%) CISA
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.054%) CISSP
11 1 (0.054%) HNC
11 1 (0.054%) MCP
11 1 (0.054%) MCSA
11 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.054%) PMP
11 1 (0.054%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.43%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.43%) WAI
4 5 (0.27%) SDET
5 4 (0.21%) HL7
5 4 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 141 (7.56%) Docker
2 31 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.70%) Varnish
5 10 (0.54%) NFS
5 10 (0.54%) Squid
5 10 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.38%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.38%) Postfix
7 6 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (0.32%) vCloud
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.27%) HDFS
8 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.27%) iptables
8 5 (0.27%) Shibboleth
8 5 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.21%) RHEV
10 3 (0.16%) Samba
11 2 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 134 (7.18%) Puppet
2 127 (6.81%) Ansible
3 110 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.41%) Nagios
5 44 (2.36%) Salt
6 23 (1.23%) Kibana
7 20 (1.07%) logstash
7 20 (1.07%) Terraform
8 18 (0.97%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.54%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.48%) Grafana
11 6 (0.32%) Control-M
12 5 (0.27%) collectd
12 5 (0.27%) Packer
12 5 (0.27%) StatsD
13 4 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
13 4 (0.21%) SCCM
14 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.16%) Plesk
14 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 196 (10.51%) Zend
2 135 (7.24%) Oracle
3 77 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 71 (3.81%) Adobe
5 52 (2.79%) Google
5 52 (2.79%) Red Hat
6 50 (2.68%) VMware
7 47 (2.52%) Rackspace
8 37 (1.98%) Splunk
9 28 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.23%) SaltStack
11 19 (1.02%) HP
11 19 (1.02%) SAP
12 18 (0.97%) New Relic
13 15 (0.80%) Cisco
14 13 (0.70%) Twitter
15 11 (0.59%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.54%) Facebook
16 10 (0.54%) PayPal
17 9 (0.48%) Apigee
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Coded People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £175 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago