Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 147 130
Rank change year-on-year -42 -17 +15
Contract jobs citing PHP 462 1,530 2,171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.80% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.34% 4.30% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 1,172 1,653
Median daily rate £363 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21.38 £6.73 £14.10
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% -13.33%

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 13,815 35,603 46,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 41.95% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,062 24,658 32,460
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £321 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 695 700
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.25% +4.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.60 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.57% +3.70%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -38 406 £363 -9.38% 859
London -2 213 £400 -9.86% 159
UK excluding London -47 184 £325 -13.33% 759
Work from Home -49 134 £375 - 188
North of England -30 56 £325 -13.33% 259
South East +57 40 £425 +6.25% 120
North West -26 29 £350 - 151
Midlands -10 28 £288 -4.17% 148
Yorkshire +6 24 £325 -18.75% 80
East of England +5 21 £296 -28.18% 45
South West -4 21 £350 +2.94% 125
West Midlands +6 20 £288 -4.17% 94
Scotland +23 10 £375 +1.35% 33
Wales +24 8 £275 -34.52% 24
East Midlands +14 8 £300 +2.13% 54
North East +30 3 £325 -13.33% 28

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 216 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 169 (36.58%) HTML
2 169 (36.58%) CSS
3 124 (26.84%) MySQL
4 119 (25.76%) Laravel
5 110 (23.81%) Git (software)
6 101 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (21.43%) Python
8 90 (19.48%) Docker
9 87 (18.83%) Java
10 79 (17.10%) Linux
11 74 (16.02%) AWS
12 67 (14.50%) DevOps
13 60 (12.99%) SQL
14 59 (12.77%) AngularJS
15 58 (12.55%) jQuery
16 57 (12.34%) Web Development
16 57 (12.34%) React
17 53 (11.47%) Kubernetes
18 52 (11.26%) Azure
19 51 (11.04%) .NET
20 49 (10.61%) Node.js
21 47 (10.17%) TDD
21 47 (10.17%) Vue.js
22 46 (9.96%) HTML5
22 46 (9.96%) WordPress
23 44 (9.52%) Symfony
23 44 (9.52%) Software Engineering
24 43 (9.31%) LAMP
24 43 (9.31%) E-Commerce

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 46 (9.96%) WordPress
2 28 (6.06%) Drupal
3 27 (5.84%) Apache
4 19 (4.11%) nginx
5 18 (3.90%) Confluence
5 18 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.81%) CMS
7 9 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.30%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.08%) Moodle
10 4 (0.87%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.65%) PrestaShop
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.43%) SAS
12 2 (0.43%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.43%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.22%) InVision
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Quicktime
4 1 (0.22%) Sketch
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (7.79%) Magento
2 6 (1.30%) Shopify
3 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.43%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 74 (16.02%) AWS
2 52 (11.26%) Azure
3 17 (3.68%) GCP
4 15 (3.25%) GitHub
4 15 (3.25%) Serverless
5 12 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 8 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.08%) npm
9 5 (1.08%) SaaS
10 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.87%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.87%) Yarn
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.03%) DNS
2 13 (2.81%) Firewall
3 9 (1.95%) SSL
4 7 (1.52%) HTTP
5 6 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.08%) BGP
6 5 (1.08%) MPLS
6 5 (1.08%) SNMP
7 3 (0.65%) Network Security
7 3 (0.65%) OpenVPN
7 3 (0.65%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) Internet
8 2 (0.43%) Intranet
8 2 (0.43%) Junos
8 2 (0.43%) LAN
8 2 (0.43%) WAN
8 2 (0.43%) WebEx
9 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.22%) MQTT
9 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (26.84%) MySQL
2 24 (5.19%) MongoDB
2 24 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.33%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.38%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.16%) Redis
7 8 (1.73%) Neo4j
8 7 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.30%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.87%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.87%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.65%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.65%) DB2
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.31%) JIRA
3 40 (8.66%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.68%) Selenium
5 12 (2.60%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.38%) gulp
7 10 (2.16%) webpack
8 9 (1.95%) GitLab
8 9 (1.95%) Grunt
9 7 (1.52%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.52%) Subversion
10 6 (1.30%) PHPUnit
11 5 (1.08%) Cypress.io
11 5 (1.08%) fastlane
11 5 (1.08%) Xcode
12 4 (0.87%) Bower
12 4 (0.87%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.87%) sqlmap
12 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (5.19%) Finance
2 22 (4.76%) Marketing
3 15 (3.25%) Retail
4 11 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.30%) Banking
6 6 (1.30%) Games
6 6 (1.30%) Law
7 4 (0.87%) Dutch Language
7 4 (0.87%) French Language
8 3 (0.65%) Advertising
8 3 (0.65%) Publishing
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (68.40%) Developer
2 156 (33.77%) PHP Developer
3 35 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
4 32 (6.93%) Senior Developer
5 29 (6.28%) WordPress Developer
6 23 (4.98%) Backend Developer
6 23 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (4.98%) Magento Developer
7 22 (4.76%) React Developer
8 19 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 19 (4.11%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 17 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (3.46%) Architect
11 15 (3.25%) Security Engineer
11 15 (3.25%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.03%) Web Developer
13 12 (2.60%) PHP Software Engineer
14 11 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
14 11 (2.38%) Consultant
14 11 (2.38%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (36.58%) CSS
1 169 (36.58%) HTML
2 119 (25.76%) Laravel
3 59 (12.77%) AngularJS
4 58 (12.55%) jQuery
5 57 (12.34%) React
6 51 (11.04%) .NET
7 49 (10.61%) Node.js
8 47 (10.17%) Vue.js
9 46 (9.96%) HTML5
10 44 (9.52%) Symfony
11 43 (9.31%) LAMP
12 42 (9.09%) CSS3
13 40 (8.66%) Sass
14 32 (6.93%) REST
15 27 (5.84%) Web Services
16 25 (5.41%) LESS
17 22 (4.76%) SOAP
18 21 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 19 (4.11%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.98%) User Experience
2 18 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.52%) iPad
7 7 (1.52%) iPhone
7 7 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.52%) Social Media
7 7 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.87%) W3C
11 3 (0.65%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.10%) Linux
2 16 (3.46%) Windows
3 14 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.03%) Unix
4 11 (2.38%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.16%) Android
6 6 (1.30%) CentOS
6 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.87%) Debian
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) SUSE
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.50%) DevOps
3 57 (12.34%) Web Development
4 47 (10.17%) TDD
5 44 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 43 (9.31%) E-Commerce
7 39 (8.44%) MVC
8 35 (7.58%) Front End Development
8 35 (7.58%) Microservices
9 32 (6.93%) OO
10 26 (5.63%) Migration
10 26 (5.63%) Scrum
11 25 (5.41%) API Development
11 25 (5.41%) Open Source
11 25 (5.41%) Unit Testing
12 22 (4.76%) Computer Science
12 22 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 16 (3.46%) Security Testing
15 15 (3.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 216 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 99 (21.43%) Python
3 87 (18.83%) Java
4 60 (12.99%) SQL
5 40 (8.66%) C#
6 33 (7.14%) Perl
7 24 (5.19%) Bash Shell
8 22 (4.76%) Ruby
9 19 (4.11%) C++
10 18 (3.90%) PHP 7
11 16 (3.46%) C
12 15 (3.25%) Go
13 12 (2.60%) Apple Swift
13 12 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.60%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.16%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.95%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.95%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.52%) ES6
16 7 (1.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (4.33%) Degree
2 14 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.98%) QA
2 11 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.16%) NIST
4 7 (1.52%) SLA
5 4 (0.87%) GDPR
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (19.48%) Docker
2 7 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) PowerDNS
3 2 (0.43%) vCloud
3 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) iptables
4 1 (0.22%) RACF
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (11.47%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.76%) Terraform
3 19 (4.11%) Ansible
4 14 (3.03%) Puppet
5 10 (2.16%) HP ALM
5 10 (2.16%) HP Fortify
6 8 (1.73%) Netcool
7 5 (1.08%) Nagios
8 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.87%) Packer
9 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.65%) Kibana
9 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.43%) cPanel
10 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.43%) Icinga
10 2 (0.43%) Opsview
11 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.22%) Plesk
11 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (5.84%) Oracle
2 14 (3.03%) Zend
3 13 (2.81%) HP
4 11 (2.38%) AppDynamics
5 10 (2.16%) Apple
5 10 (2.16%) Black Duck
5 10 (2.16%) Micro Focus
5 10 (2.16%) Qualys
5 10 (2.16%) Sonatype
6 9 (1.95%) Adobe
6 9 (1.95%) Google
7 8 (1.73%) SevOne
8 7 (1.52%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.30%) SAP
9 6 (1.30%) VMware
9 6 (1.30%) WooCommerce
10 5 (1.08%) Cisco
11 4 (0.87%) Cloudera