Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 86 92
Rank change year-on-year -61 +6 -24
Contract jobs citing PHP 1831 2827 2584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.68% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 6.68% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 2103 1925
UK median daily rate £373 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 39
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £15.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.68% -35.00% -26.05%
10th Percentile £26.00 £11.58 £8.80
90th Percentile £49.38 £46.28 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +145.90% -32.22% -10.00%

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 41664 42293 43550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28946 29067 29450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
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 783 896 986
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.54%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -55 1737 £370 -1.33% 580
UK excluding London -31 1087 £350 - 416
London -78 723 £400 - 183
South East -26 328 £373 +6.43% 83
North of England +18 326 £338 -0.74% 152
North West +12 168 £325 -3.70% 83
Midlands -28 165 £325 -7.14% 76
Yorkshire +3 152 £338 -3.57% 58
South West +17 117 £325 +4.84% 46
West Midlands -5 106 £325 -6.47% 23
East of England -46 74 £393 +12.14% 40
Scotland +21 67 £394 +21.90% 9
East Midlands -57 61 £330 -17.50% 51
Wales -6 15 £293 -6.40% 8
North East +53 6 £338 +12.50% 11
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (55.22%) JavaScript
2 991 (54.12%) HTML
3 889 (48.55%) CSS
4 744 (40.63%) MySQL
5 530 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 506 (27.64%) Git (software)
7 390 (21.30%) Linux
8 362 (19.77%) jQuery
9 325 (17.75%) Web Development
10 315 (17.20%) Java
11 308 (16.82%) HTML5
12 302 (16.49%) Python
13 300 (16.38%) Drupal
14 293 (16.00%) Symfony
15 279 (15.24%) SQL
16 254 (13.87%) AngularJS
17 253 (13.82%) Laravel
18 248 (13.54%) LAMP
19 233 (12.73%) CSS3
20 217 (11.85%) MVC
21 211 (11.52%) DevOps
22 208 (11.36%) OO
23 204 (11.14%) WordPress
24 201 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
25 190 (10.38%) E-Commerce
25 190 (10.38%) TDD
26 178 (9.72%) Front End Development
27 172 (9.39%) Finance
27 172 (9.39%) Magento
28 171 (9.34%) Jenkins

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
1 300 (16.38%) Drupal
2 204 (11.14%) WordPress
3 153 (8.36%) Apache
4 138 (7.54%) CMS
5 74 (4.04%) nginx
6 40 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (2.13%) Confluence
8 35 (1.91%) Apache Solr
8 35 (1.91%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.15%) Moodle
10 20 (1.09%) IIS
11 18 (0.98%) JBoss
12 15 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.49%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.44%) Joomla!
17 7 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
17 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 58 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 31 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.16%) GIMP
8 3 (0.16%) InVision
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) Pipeline Pilot
10 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 172 (9.39%) Magento
2 21 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) RMDS
4 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Shopify
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.055%) Odoo
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.055%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 201 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (3.28%) GitHub
3 52 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (1.47%) SaaS
6 24 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 21 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.82%) npm
10 14 (0.76%) PaaS
11 13 (0.71%) IaaS
12 12 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.66%) Route 53
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.55%) Serverless
15 9 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.49%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.68%) HTTP
2 38 (2.08%) DNS
3 32 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.69%) SSL
5 29 (1.58%) Internet
5 29 (1.58%) WAN
6 27 (1.47%) LAN
7 25 (1.37%) Firewall
8 20 (1.09%) Wireless
9 14 (0.76%) Intranet
10 13 (0.71%) SMS
11 12 (0.66%) 3G
11 12 (0.66%) FTP
11 12 (0.66%) GPRS
11 12 (0.66%) GSM
11 12 (0.66%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.66%) LTE
11 12 (0.66%) SGSN
12 11 (0.60%) SMTP
13 8 (0.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (40.63%) MySQL
2 103 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 102 (5.57%) SQL Server
4 88 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 87 (4.75%) NoSQL
6 47 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.91%) Redis
8 22 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.09%) Big Data
11 19 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.93%) MariaDB
14 16 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.44%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 7 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 506 (27.64%) Git (software)
2 171 (9.34%) Jenkins
3 104 (5.68%) JIRA
4 80 (4.37%) Subversion
5 71 (3.88%) PHPUnit
6 58 (3.17%) gulp
7 52 (2.84%) Grunt
8 51 (2.79%) Selenium
9 38 (2.08%) Vagrant
10 34 (1.86%) Bitbucket
11 30 (1.64%) Jasmine
12 29 (1.58%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (1.37%) GitLab
15 24 (1.31%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.09%) webpack
17 18 (0.98%) Visual Studio
18 17 (0.93%) JMeter
18 17 (0.93%) JUnit
19 16 (0.87%) Mocha
General
1 172 (9.39%) Finance
2 132 (7.21%) Marketing
3 94 (5.13%) Retail
4 46 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.40%) Banking
6 36 (1.97%) Publishing
7 30 (1.64%) Games
8 29 (1.58%) Advertising
9 28 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.42%) Electronics
11 10 (0.55%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.49%) Law
12 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.44%) Legal
14 7 (0.38%) Front Office
15 6 (0.33%) Back Office
16 5 (0.27%) Local Government
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
18 3 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1306 (71.33%) Developer
2 681 (37.19%) PHP Developer
3 191 (10.43%) Drupal Developer
4 138 (7.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 131 (7.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 126 (6.88%) Magento Developer
7 123 (6.72%) Web Developer
8 97 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 96 (5.24%) WordPress Developer
10 95 (5.19%) Senior Developer
11 92 (5.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 77 (4.21%) Symfony Developer
13 74 (4.04%) HTML Developer
14 73 (3.99%) MySQL Developer
15 71 (3.88%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 68 (3.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 61 (3.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
18 56 (3.06%) PHP Web Developer
19 55 (3.00%) Analyst
20 52 (2.84%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 991 (54.12%) HTML
2 889 (48.55%) CSS
3 362 (19.77%) jQuery
4 308 (16.82%) HTML5
5 293 (16.00%) Symfony
6 254 (13.87%) AngularJS
7 253 (13.82%) Laravel
8 248 (13.54%) LAMP
9 233 (12.73%) CSS3
10 171 (9.34%) Web Services
11 166 (9.07%) Sass
12 156 (8.52%) .NET
13 155 (8.47%) RESTful
14 133 (7.26%) React
15 132 (7.21%) Node.js
16 118 (6.44%) REST
17 106 (5.79%) XML
18 100 (5.46%) Ajax
19 89 (4.86%) JSON
20 83 (4.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.70%) User Experience
3 50 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 49 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (1.04%) Fintech
8 17 (0.93%) Video on Demand
9 16 (0.87%) Social Media
10 14 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 14 (0.76%) NHS
11 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.71%) iPad
12 11 (0.60%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.55%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.49%) Clustering
15 8 (0.44%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.44%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.44%) Web 2.0
16 7 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 390 (21.30%) Linux
2 116 (6.34%) Unix
3 110 (6.01%) Windows
4 51 (2.79%) Android
5 47 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.58%) CentOS
7 25 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.66%) Windows Phone
10 12 (0.66%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.60%) AIX
12 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.27%) Solaris
13 5 (0.27%) SUSE
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.22%) Debian
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (17.75%) Web Development
3 217 (11.85%) MVC
4 211 (11.52%) DevOps
5 208 (11.36%) OO
6 190 (10.38%) E-Commerce
6 190 (10.38%) TDD
7 178 (9.72%) Front End Development
8 129 (7.05%) Test Automation
9 123 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 121 (6.61%) Scrum
11 120 (6.55%) Open Source
12 99 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 96 (5.24%) OOP
14 94 (5.13%) OO PHP
15 83 (4.53%) Responsive Web Design
16 77 (4.21%) BDD
17 71 (3.88%) Configuration Management
18 63 (3.44%) Analytics
19 62 (3.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1011 (55.22%) JavaScript
2 315 (17.20%) Java
3 302 (16.49%) Python
4 279 (15.24%) SQL
5 144 (7.86%) Ruby
6 123 (6.72%) Perl
7 99 (5.41%) C#
8 95 (5.19%) Bash Shell
9 48 (2.62%) C++
10 47 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 45 (2.46%) PHP 5
12 35 (1.91%) PHP 7
12 35 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.58%) Go
15 28 (1.53%) C
16 24 (1.31%) ES6
17 20 (1.09%) Scala
18 18 (0.98%) VB
18 18 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 61 (3.33%) Degree
3 41 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.44%) CHECK Team Member
5 8 (0.44%) PMP
6 7 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.16%) ISEB
9 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.11%) PhD
11 1 (0.055%) Analytics IQ
11 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.055%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.22%) QA
2 8 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) HL7
5 3 (0.16%) WCAG
6 2 (0.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) WAI
7 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.055%) GCP
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (6.50%) Docker
2 29 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.66%) KVM
4 12 (0.66%) Xen
5 11 (0.60%) RHEV
6 8 (0.44%) oVirt
7 5 (0.27%) Firmware
7 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.22%) Samba
8 4 (0.22%) Squid
8 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.16%) Varnish
9 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.11%) vCloud
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
11 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.055%) vSphere
11 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 128 (6.99%) Ansible
2 123 (6.72%) Puppet
3 110 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (2.57%) Kubernetes
5 37 (2.02%) Terraform
6 23 (1.26%) Nagios
7 20 (1.09%) Salt
8 18 (0.98%) logstash
9 16 (0.87%) Grafana
10 13 (0.71%) Kibana
11 12 (0.66%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.49%) Packer
13 8 (0.44%) CFEngine
13 8 (0.44%) SCCM
14 7 (0.38%) Cacti
15 6 (0.33%) collectd
15 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.33%) StatsD
15 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 116 (6.34%) Zend
2 71 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 61 (3.33%) Oracle
4 58 (3.17%) Google
5 43 (2.35%) Adobe
6 42 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 34 (1.86%) SAP
7 34 (1.86%) VMware
8 30 (1.64%) Splunk
9 19 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (0.98%) Demandware
10 18 (0.98%) SaltStack
11 15 (0.82%) Citrix
11 15 (0.82%) New Relic
12 14 (0.76%) Facebook
12 14 (0.76%) IBM
12 14 (0.76%) Rackspace
12 14 (0.76%) Twitter
13 12 (0.66%) MobileIron
13 12 (0.66%) ServiceNow