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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 82 91
Rank change year-on-year -48 +9  
Contract jobs citing PHP 907 1463 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.71% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 6.97% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 1103 919
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.78% +0.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -46 862 £363 -2.02% 748
London -86 315 £388 -3.12% 219
South East -7 199 £400 +14.28% 127
Yorkshire +12 105 £350 -4.43% 78
North West -7 83 £325 -3.70% 101
West Yorkshire +13 82 £356 -5.00% 52
Oxfordshire +12 76 £401 +0.12% 13
Leeds +21 74 £363 -3.33% 34
West Midlands +26 61 £325 +8.33% 60
City of London -52 44 £388 -3.12% 55
South West -23 42 £325 +4.83% 78
Birmingham +34 37 £363 +11.53% 14
Scotland +28 36 £325 - 21
Berkshire +23 36 £350 -6.66% 23
Liverpool +23 36 £306 -5.76% 12
Merseyside +14 36 £306 -5.03% 14
Manchester -17 36 £344 -1.78% 62
Oxford +9 35 £400 +6.66% 6
Hampshire -11 34 £450 +30.90% 28
East Midlands -14 30 £300 +4.34% 34
East of England -30 28 £425 +21.42% 35
East Sussex -5 22 £313 +4.16% 16
Edinburgh +18 20 £325 -13.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 19 £450 +63.63% 8
Brighton -4 18 £325 - 16
Bristol -11 18 £303 +1.25% 25
Nottinghamshire +6 13 £315 +14.54% 14
Surrey -8 13 £375 -6.25% 20
Glasgow +15 12 £375 -6.25% 10
Warwickshire +8 12 £200 -30.73% 9

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 972 (54.15%) HTML
2 933 (51.98%) JavaScript
3 813 (45.29%) CSS
4 715 (39.83%) MySQL
5 496 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
6 454 (25.29%) Git (software)
7 408 (22.73%) Linux
8 367 (20.45%) Java
9 360 (20.06%) Python
10 350 (19.50%) jQuery
11 307 (17.10%) HTML5
12 306 (17.05%) Symfony
13 291 (16.21%) Web Development
14 265 (14.76%) AngularJS
15 250 (13.93%) Laravel
15 250 (13.93%) SQL
15 250 (13.93%) MVC
16 240 (13.37%) Drupal
17 222 (12.37%) LAMP
18 218 (12.14%) CSS3
19 206 (11.48%) Jenkins
20 200 (11.14%) TDD
21 195 (10.86%) DevOps
22 188 (10.47%) Node.js
23 186 (10.36%) OO
24 178 (9.92%) Apache
25 177 (9.86%) WordPress
26 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
27 159 (8.86%) Front End Development
28 158 (8.80%) Zend

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
1 240 (13.37%) Drupal
2 178 (9.92%) Apache
3 177 (9.86%) WordPress
4 125 (6.96%) CMS
5 60 (3.34%) nginx
6 55 (3.06%) Tomcat
7 39 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 21 (1.17%) Confluence
11 18 (1.00%) IIS
11 18 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.78%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.72%) JBoss
14 11 (0.61%) Moodle
15 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.45%) GlassFish
16 8 (0.45%) SAS
17 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (2.40%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.33%) SPSS
6 4 (0.22%) GIMP
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 123 (6.85%) Magento
2 20 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.61%) Unica
5 10 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.056%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.056%) Primavera
10 1 (0.056%) Relativity
10 1 (0.056%) Revive Adserver
10 1 (0.056%) RMDS
10 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.57%) GitHub
4 30 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (1.56%) SaaS
6 25 (1.39%) IaaS
7 23 (1.28%) Google Analytics
7 23 (1.28%) PaaS
8 19 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.67%) Office 365
12 10 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
12 10 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.50%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.39%) Route 53
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.07%) HTTP
2 57 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.79%) DNS
4 42 (2.34%) SSL
5 31 (1.73%) Firewall
5 31 (1.73%) Internet
6 28 (1.56%) WAN
7 27 (1.50%) LAN
8 23 (1.28%) LDAP
9 21 (1.17%) Intranet
10 17 (0.95%) Wireless
11 12 (0.67%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.50%) 3G
12 9 (0.50%) GPRS
12 9 (0.50%) GSM
12 9 (0.50%) LTE
12 9 (0.50%) SGSN
13 8 (0.45%) DHCP
13 8 (0.45%) Network Security
14 7 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (39.83%) MySQL
2 115 (6.41%) MongoDB
3 96 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 91 (5.07%) Relational Database
5 89 (4.96%) SQL Server
6 79 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.06%) Redis
8 25 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.84%) Big Data
12 15 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.56%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.56%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 454 (25.29%) Git (software)
2 206 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 70 (3.90%) Subversion
4 65 (3.62%) Selenium
5 61 (3.40%) PHPUnit
6 59 (3.29%) Grunt
7 55 (3.06%) JIRA
8 53 (2.95%) gulp
9 51 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 37 (2.06%) WebDriver
11 34 (1.89%) Vagrant
12 27 (1.50%) Hudson
12 27 (1.50%) Jasmine
13 25 (1.39%) Mocha
14 23 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (1.17%) ProC
15 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
16 20 (1.11%) Maven
17 19 (1.06%) Mercurial
18 18 (1.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 132 (7.35%) Finance
2 95 (5.29%) Marketing
3 49 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.62%) Retail
5 44 (2.45%) Banking
6 28 (1.56%) Publishing
7 20 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.06%) Advertising
8 19 (1.06%) Games
9 16 (0.89%) Law
10 15 (0.84%) Electronics
11 9 (0.50%) Front Office
12 7 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Back Office
13 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Legal
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1270 (70.75%) Developer
2 663 (36.94%) PHP Developer
3 167 (9.30%) Drupal Developer
4 118 (6.57%) Web Developer
5 104 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 100 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 87 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 86 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 84 (4.68%) Symfony Developer
10 82 (4.57%) Magento Developer
10 82 (4.57%) Senior Developer
11 80 (4.46%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 78 (4.35%) WordPress Developer
13 72 (4.01%) MySQL Developer
14 66 (3.68%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 62 (3.45%) Architect
16 59 (3.29%) PHP Web Developer
17 54 (3.01%) HTML Developer
18 50 (2.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
19 47 (2.62%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (54.15%) HTML
2 813 (45.29%) CSS
3 350 (19.50%) jQuery
4 307 (17.10%) HTML5
5 306 (17.05%) Symfony
6 265 (14.76%) AngularJS
7 250 (13.93%) Laravel
8 222 (12.37%) LAMP
9 218 (12.14%) CSS3
10 188 (10.47%) Node.js
11 152 (8.47%) Sass
12 149 (8.30%) RESTful
13 141 (7.86%) XML
14 123 (6.85%) Web Services
15 112 (6.24%) .NET
16 105 (5.85%) JSON
17 104 (5.79%) React
18 92 (5.13%) REST
19 76 (4.23%) Ajax
20 61 (3.40%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.02%) User Experience
2 71 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 26 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.39%) NHS
9 21 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.95%) Fintech
10 17 (0.95%) Video on Demand
11 16 (0.89%) Social Media
11 16 (0.89%) Web 2.0
12 12 (0.67%) W3C
13 11 (0.61%) Equities
14 10 (0.56%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.50%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.45%) Replication
17 7 (0.39%) Clustering
17 7 (0.39%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 408 (22.73%) Linux
2 121 (6.74%) Unix
3 112 (6.24%) Windows
4 58 (3.23%) CentOS
5 39 (2.17%) Android
6 37 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 32 (1.78%) AIX
7 32 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 27 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.50%) Solaris
12 9 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.39%) SUSE
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (16.21%) Web Development
3 250 (13.93%) MVC
4 200 (11.14%) TDD
5 195 (10.86%) DevOps
6 186 (10.36%) OO
7 159 (8.86%) Front End Development
8 140 (7.80%) E-Commerce
9 124 (6.91%) Scrum
10 122 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 120 (6.69%) Configuration Management
12 117 (6.52%) OOP
13 115 (6.41%) Open Source
14 108 (6.02%) Software Engineering
15 94 (5.24%) BDD
16 81 (4.51%) SDLC
17 75 (4.18%) OO PHP
18 71 (3.96%) Analytics
18 71 (3.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 933 (51.98%) JavaScript
2 367 (20.45%) Java
3 360 (20.06%) Python
4 250 (13.93%) SQL
5 152 (8.47%) Perl
6 148 (8.25%) Ruby
7 95 (5.29%) Bash Shell
8 82 (4.57%) C#
9 54 (3.01%) C
10 46 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 39 (2.17%) PHP 5
11 39 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.73%) Scala
13 25 (1.39%) C++
14 22 (1.23%) Go
14 22 (1.23%) VB
15 18 (1.00%) ES6
16 17 (0.95%) PHP 7
17 15 (0.84%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (4.40%) Degree
2 45 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.33%) ISEB
7 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.17%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.11%) CISA
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.11%) SANS
10 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.056%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.056%) PMP
10 1 (0.056%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.28%) QA
2 9 (0.50%) WAI
3 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.056%) HL7
6 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (7.47%) Docker
2 39 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.78%) KVM
4 14 (0.78%) Squid
4 14 (0.78%) Xen
5 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.50%) Samba
6 7 (0.39%) NFS
6 7 (0.39%) Postfix
6 7 (0.39%) Varnish
7 5 (0.28%) iptables
7 5 (0.28%) vCloud
8 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.17%) RHEV
10 2 (0.11%) Firmware
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (8.13%) Ansible
2 120 (6.69%) Puppet
3 112 (6.24%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 31 (1.73%) Nagios
5 27 (1.50%) Salt
6 23 (1.28%) logstash
7 19 (1.06%) Terraform
8 14 (0.78%) Grafana
8 14 (0.78%) Kibana
9 9 (0.50%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
11 6 (0.33%) SCCM
11 6 (0.33%) Webmin
11 6 (0.33%) Xymon
12 5 (0.28%) Control-M
12 5 (0.28%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
13 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 158 (8.80%) Zend
2 105 (5.85%) Oracle
3 76 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 65 (3.62%) Red Hat
5 56 (3.12%) Google
6 52 (2.90%) VMware
7 50 (2.79%) Adobe
8 31 (1.73%) Splunk
9 27 (1.50%) SAP
10 25 (1.39%) Rackspace
11 24 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.17%) SaltStack
13 18 (1.00%) IBM
14 16 (0.89%) Citrix
15 13 (0.72%) Cisco
16 12 (0.67%) HP
16 12 (0.67%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.61%) Twitter
18 10 (0.56%) Facebook
19 9 (0.50%) MobileIron
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago