Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 147 87
Rank change year-on-year +21 -60 +5
Contract jobs citing PHP 2,184 1,851 2,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 1.85% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 4.40% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 1,368 2,099
UK median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 22
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +138.10% -35.00%
10th Percentile £14.10 £25.00 £11.58
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.25 £46.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -13.33% +145.90% -32.22%

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 46,070 42,027 42,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 41.94% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,344 29,216 29,052
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £306 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 790 895
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.26%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.98 £14.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% +8.00% +0.07%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +19 2,026 £400 +6.67% 1,691
UK excluding London +13 1,295 £375 +7.14% 1,312
London +16 859 £413 +3.13% 444
North of England -4 410 £375 +11.11% 493
South East -19 300 £375 +1.35% 243
Yorkshire +10 214 £360 +6.67% 150
South West +33 200 £330 +1.54% 198
North West -8 178 £375 +15.38% 303
Midlands -6 171 £400 +23.08% 203
West Midlands -19 103 £400 +23.08% 116
East of England +12 80 £388 -1.27% 111
East Midlands +16 68 £400 +21.21% 86
Scotland -24 66 £350 -9.68% 30
Wales +23 64 £410 +36.67% 31
North East +10 18 £325 -3.70% 40
Northern Ireland +37 4 £255 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 1,073 (49.13%) JavaScript
2 884 (40.48%) HTML
3 874 (40.02%) MySQL
4 861 (39.42%) CSS
5 664 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
6 414 (18.96%) Laravel
7 407 (18.64%) Git (software)
8 401 (18.36%) Linux
9 395 (18.09%) Web Development
10 393 (17.99%) jQuery
11 347 (15.89%) Java
12 343 (15.71%) Symfony
13 336 (15.38%) SQL
14 298 (13.64%) TDD
15 296 (13.55%) HTML5
16 293 (13.42%) Python
17 284 (13.00%) OO
18 279 (12.77%) Docker
19 276 (12.64%) LAMP
20 271 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
21 265 (12.13%) AngularJS
22 256 (11.72%) MVC
23 255 (11.68%) DevOps
24 246 (11.26%) WordPress
25 241 (11.03%) Node.js
26 231 (10.58%) E-Commerce
27 222 (10.16%) CSS3
28 212 (9.71%) Test Automation
29 211 (9.66%) Drupal
30 206 (9.43%) React

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
1 246 (11.26%) WordPress
2 211 (9.66%) Drupal
3 155 (7.10%) CMS
4 135 (6.18%) Apache
5 55 (2.52%) Confluence
6 52 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 45 (2.06%) nginx
8 15 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 14 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.46%) ColdFusion
12 8 (0.37%) IIS
12 8 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
13 7 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.32%) Moodle
14 6 (0.27%) Joomla!
14 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.23%) JBoss
15 5 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (2.61%) Photoshop
2 24 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.50%) Fireworks
5 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (0.37%) InVision
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.092%) SPSS
10 1 (0.046%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.046%) InDesign
10 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.046%) Snapchat
10 1 (0.046%) UXPin
10 1 (0.046%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 158 (7.23%) Magento
2 19 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.46%) Shopify
5 9 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.18%) OpenCart
8 3 (0.14%) Odoo
9 2 (0.092%) Siebel CRM
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.046%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 271 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (4.17%) GitHub
4 40 (1.83%) Serverless
5 30 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
8 22 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.78%) npm
9 17 (0.78%) SaaS
10 16 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.69%) PaaS
12 14 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
14 12 (0.55%) Route 53
15 10 (0.46%) Akamai
15 10 (0.46%) BrowserStack
16 9 (0.41%) IaaS
16 9 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.52%) HTTP
2 36 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.60%) Internet
4 33 (1.51%) DNS
5 30 (1.37%) SSL
6 25 (1.14%) Firewall
7 17 (0.78%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.78%) SMS
8 15 (0.69%) BIG-IP
9 14 (0.64%) Intranet
10 12 (0.55%) SNMP
11 11 (0.50%) LAN
11 11 (0.50%) VPN
11 11 (0.50%) WAN
12 9 (0.41%) SSH
13 5 (0.23%) AMQP
13 5 (0.23%) BGP
13 5 (0.23%) TACACS
14 4 (0.18%) Broadband
14 4 (0.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 874 (40.02%) MySQL
2 116 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 115 (5.27%) MongoDB
4 111 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 103 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 60 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (2.15%) MariaDB
9 35 (1.60%) Redis
10 32 (1.47%) Big Data
11 24 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 24 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.60%) Blockchain
15 12 (0.55%) MS Access
16 11 (0.50%) Power BI
16 11 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 407 (18.64%) Git (software)
2 143 (6.55%) Jenkins
3 136 (6.23%) JIRA
4 86 (3.94%) Selenium
5 81 (3.71%) PHPUnit
6 69 (3.16%) gulp
7 49 (2.24%) Bitbucket
7 49 (2.24%) Subversion
8 37 (1.69%) Vagrant
9 28 (1.28%) Grunt
9 28 (1.28%) Maven
10 24 (1.10%) PhpStorm
11 22 (1.01%) JMeter
12 21 (0.96%) Gatling
12 21 (0.96%) GitLab
13 19 (0.87%) WebDriver
14 17 (0.78%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.73%) JUnit
16 15 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
16 15 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 166 (7.60%) Finance
2 102 (4.67%) Marketing
3 80 (3.66%) Retail
4 77 (3.53%) Advertising
5 64 (2.93%) Banking
6 43 (1.97%) Back Office
7 37 (1.69%) Legal
8 35 (1.60%) Law
9 31 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.14%) Games
10 25 (1.14%) Publishing
11 21 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.60%) Billing
14 12 (0.55%) Automotive
14 12 (0.55%) Electronics
15 6 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.14%) Front Office
17 2 (0.092%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,712 (78.39%) Developer
2 936 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 198 (9.07%) Full Stack Developer
4 141 (6.46%) Web Developer
5 129 (5.91%) Drupal Developer
6 125 (5.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 120 (5.49%) Senior Developer
8 97 (4.44%) WordPress Developer
9 92 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 87 (3.98%) Magento Developer
11 80 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
12 72 (3.30%) MySQL Developer
12 72 (3.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 71 (3.25%) Software Engineer
14 63 (2.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 62 (2.84%) Symfony Developer
16 60 (2.75%) Backend Developer
17 58 (2.66%) Architect
18 57 (2.61%) Senior PHP Developer
19 56 (2.56%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (40.48%) HTML
2 861 (39.42%) CSS
3 414 (18.96%) Laravel
4 393 (17.99%) jQuery
5 343 (15.71%) Symfony
6 296 (13.55%) HTML5
7 276 (12.64%) LAMP
8 265 (12.13%) AngularJS
9 241 (11.03%) Node.js
10 222 (10.16%) CSS3
11 206 (9.43%) React
12 163 (7.46%) .NET
13 159 (7.28%) Web Services
14 134 (6.14%) REST
15 128 (5.86%) Sass
16 103 (4.72%) RESTful
17 98 (4.49%) XML
18 97 (4.44%) JSON
19 78 (3.57%) Ajax
20 76 (3.48%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.58%) User Experience
2 81 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 65 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
5 55 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 51 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 27 (1.24%) Fintech
9 25 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.78%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.69%) Social Media
13 15 (0.69%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.60%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.50%) Equities
15 11 (0.50%) iPhone
16 10 (0.46%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
17 9 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 401 (18.36%) Linux
2 100 (4.58%) Unix
3 73 (3.34%) Windows
4 68 (3.11%) Android
5 65 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.69%) CentOS
7 29 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.14%) Solaris
10 17 (0.78%) VMS
11 16 (0.73%) SUSE
11 16 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 16 (0.73%) Windows Server
12 15 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.46%) Debian
14 7 (0.32%) AIX
15 5 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (18.09%) Web Development
3 298 (13.64%) TDD
4 284 (13.00%) OO
5 256 (11.72%) MVC
6 255 (11.68%) DevOps
7 231 (10.58%) E-Commerce
8 212 (9.71%) Test Automation
9 202 (9.25%) Scrum
10 174 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
11 165 (7.55%) Front End Development
12 163 (7.46%) Software Engineering
13 138 (6.32%) OOP
14 123 (5.63%) OO PHP
15 122 (5.59%) Unit Testing
16 115 (5.27%) Microservices
17 113 (5.17%) BDD
18 109 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
19 99 (4.53%) Project Management
20 90 (4.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (49.13%) JavaScript
2 347 (15.89%) Java
3 336 (15.38%) SQL
4 293 (13.42%) Python
5 135 (6.18%) Perl
6 115 (5.27%) C#
7 104 (4.76%) PHP 7
8 86 (3.94%) Ruby
9 80 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 58 (2.66%) PHP 5
11 51 (2.34%) C
12 50 (2.29%) Go
12 50 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.01%) T-SQL
14 33 (1.51%) C++
15 32 (1.47%) Java 8
16 25 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.05%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.92%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 102 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 87 (3.98%) Degree
3 83 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.37%) CISSP
6 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.32%) CCNA
7 7 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.27%) ISEB
9 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.14%) CISM
9 3 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.14%) MCSE
9 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.14%) SANS
9 3 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.21%) QA
2 23 (1.05%) SLA
3 11 (0.50%) GDPR
4 8 (0.37%) MiFID
5 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 279 (12.77%) Docker
2 24 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.41%) KVM
5 7 (0.32%) Xen
6 6 (0.27%) oVirt
6 6 (0.27%) RHEV
7 5 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.14%) NFS
9 3 (0.14%) Samba
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.092%) Postfix
10 2 (0.092%) Varnish
10 2 (0.092%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.046%) Snort
11 1 (0.046%) Squid
11 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.046%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 124 (5.68%) Ansible
2 109 (4.99%) Puppet
3 72 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (3.21%) Terraform
5 58 (2.66%) Kubernetes
6 33 (1.51%) Salt
7 23 (1.05%) Nagios
8 21 (0.96%) CFEngine
9 19 (0.87%) Grafana
9 19 (0.87%) HAProxy
10 17 (0.78%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.73%) Kibana
12 14 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.60%) Icinga
14 10 (0.46%) logstash
15 7 (0.32%) Cacti
15 7 (0.32%) Capistrano
15 7 (0.32%) Packer
16 5 (0.23%) Rancher
17 4 (0.18%) Consul
Vendors
1 177 (8.10%) Zend
2 121 (5.54%) Oracle
3 70 (3.21%) Google
4 60 (2.75%) Red Hat
5 57 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 33 (1.51%) Splunk
7 28 (1.28%) VMware
8 27 (1.24%) Adobe
9 23 (1.05%) SAP
10 22 (1.01%) Cisco
11 21 (0.96%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.87%) IBM
13 16 (0.73%) F5
14 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.64%) Apple
15 14 (0.64%) WooCommerce
16 13 (0.60%) New Relic
17 12 (0.55%) Automation Anywhere
18 10 (0.46%) Alibaba
18 10 (0.46%) SaltStack