Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 92 103
Rank change year-on-year -53 +11 -32
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,826 2,365 2,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.46% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 6.03% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,337 1,668 1,711
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £228
90th Percentile £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £321
% change year-on-year - +8.95% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 47
UK median hourly rate £33.22 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.16% +10.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23.67 £14.70 £13.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.90 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -28.57% +24.44%

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 41,625 39,249 41,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.16% 40.87% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,361 26,941 28,216
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 863 1,065
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.77 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -48 1,716 £375 - 1,688
UK excluding London -18 1,037 £350 - 1,257
London -73 748 £425 +6.25% 513
North of England +23 323 £350 - 447
South East -31 276 £350 -6.67% 270
North West +24 186 £338 -3.57% 278
Midlands -32 166 £340 -9.33% 216
Yorkshire -2 137 £375 +2.04% 145
South West +30 109 £325 +8.33% 146
West Midlands -11 100 £350 -2.78% 112
East of England -41 80 £350 - 94
East Midlands -35 67 £340 -15.00% 103
Scotland 0 54 £375 - 40
Wales +29 26 £320 -11.72% 41
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 4
North East +24 2 £326 -6.79% 24

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 942 (51.59%) JavaScript
2 934 (51.15%) HTML
3 851 (46.60%) CSS
4 704 (38.55%) MySQL
5 500 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
6 486 (26.62%) Git (software)
7 393 (21.52%) Linux
8 353 (19.33%) Java
9 318 (17.42%) Python
9 318 (17.42%) jQuery
10 310 (16.98%) Web Development
11 307 (16.81%) HTML5
12 256 (14.02%) SQL
13 247 (13.53%) DevOps
14 246 (13.47%) CSS3
15 234 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
16 230 (12.60%) Drupal
17 228 (12.49%) Symfony
18 226 (12.38%) E-Commerce
19 224 (12.27%) Magento
20 222 (12.16%) MVC
21 219 (11.99%) AngularJS
22 217 (11.88%) LAMP
23 213 (11.66%) Laravel
24 204 (11.17%) Jenkins
25 195 (10.68%) .NET
26 190 (10.41%) TDD
27 187 (10.24%) OO
28 183 (10.02%) Ruby
29 179 (9.80%) Node.js

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
1 230 (12.60%) Drupal
2 177 (9.69%) WordPress
3 148 (8.11%) CMS
4 144 (7.89%) Apache
5 85 (4.65%) nginx
6 46 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (2.25%) Confluence
8 36 (1.97%) IIS
9 33 (1.81%) Apache Solr
9 33 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.26%) JBoss
11 18 (0.99%) Joomla!
12 16 (0.88%) SharePoint
12 16 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.82%) Moodle
14 14 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.60%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.44%) Umbraco
18 7 (0.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 58 (3.18%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) Pipeline Pilot
6 3 (0.16%) InVision
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 224 (12.27%) Magento
2 14 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.22%) RMDS
4 4 (0.22%) Shopify
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Odoo
6 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.055%) CiviCRM
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 234 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (4.00%) GitHub
4 32 (1.75%) SaaS
5 31 (1.70%) Google Analytics
6 28 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.04%) IaaS
9 19 (1.04%) Serverless
10 18 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (0.88%) Route 53
12 16 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.82%) npm
13 15 (0.82%) PaaS
14 14 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 14 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.92%) HTTP
2 33 (1.81%) Internet
3 29 (1.59%) Firewall
4 28 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.15%) DNS
6 20 (1.10%) SSL
7 16 (0.88%) SMS
8 15 (0.82%) FTP
9 10 (0.55%) Intranet
9 10 (0.55%) VPN
10 9 (0.49%) DHCP
10 9 (0.49%) LAN
11 7 (0.38%) Network Security
11 7 (0.38%) SAN
11 7 (0.38%) SMTP
11 7 (0.38%) SSH
11 7 (0.38%) VLAN
11 7 (0.38%) WAN
12 6 (0.33%) IPv6
12 6 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (38.55%) MySQL
2 113 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 110 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 98 (5.37%) NoSQL
5 97 (5.31%) MongoDB
6 53 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.35%) Redis
8 25 (1.37%) MariaDB
9 21 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (1.10%) Big Data
11 18 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (0.99%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.88%) DB2
13 13 (0.71%) MS Access
13 13 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 486 (26.62%) Git (software)
2 204 (11.17%) Jenkins
3 108 (5.91%) JIRA
4 77 (4.22%) Grunt
5 76 (4.16%) PHPUnit
6 67 (3.67%) Subversion
7 56 (3.07%) gulp
8 38 (2.08%) Vagrant
9 36 (1.97%) Bitbucket
9 36 (1.97%) Selenium
10 31 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.31%) Codeception
11 24 (1.31%) GitLab
11 24 (1.31%) Jasmine
11 24 (1.31%) webpack
12 21 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (0.99%) JMeter
15 17 (0.93%) Ant
16 15 (0.82%) Maven
General
1 134 (7.34%) Finance
2 126 (6.90%) Marketing
3 106 (5.81%) Retail
4 38 (2.08%) Banking
5 29 (1.59%) Games
6 27 (1.48%) Advertising
7 20 (1.10%) Publishing
7 20 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 11 (0.60%) Law
9 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.38%) Digital Economy
11 7 (0.38%) Electronics
11 7 (0.38%) Front Office
12 6 (0.33%) Back Office
12 6 (0.33%) Legal
13 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,282 (70.21%) Developer
2 652 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 163 (8.93%) Magento Developer
4 161 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 151 (8.27%) Drupal Developer
6 130 (7.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 113 (6.19%) Web Developer
8 86 (4.71%) JavaScript Developer
8 86 (4.71%) Senior Developer
9 83 (4.55%) HTML Developer
10 72 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 71 (3.89%) WordPress Developer
12 69 (3.78%) Analyst
13 62 (3.40%) MySQL Developer
14 61 (3.34%) AWS Engineer
14 61 (3.34%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 53 (2.90%) HTML CSS Developer
15 53 (2.90%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 52 (2.85%) Symfony Developer
17 50 (2.74%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (51.15%) HTML
2 851 (46.60%) CSS
3 318 (17.42%) jQuery
4 307 (16.81%) HTML5
5 246 (13.47%) CSS3
6 228 (12.49%) Symfony
7 219 (11.99%) AngularJS
8 217 (11.88%) LAMP
9 213 (11.66%) Laravel
10 195 (10.68%) .NET
11 179 (9.80%) Node.js
12 171 (9.36%) Web Services
13 153 (8.38%) Sass
14 136 (7.45%) React
15 131 (7.17%) RESTful
16 116 (6.35%) REST
17 107 (5.86%) XML
18 104 (5.70%) Ajax
19 90 (4.93%) JSON
20 75 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (4.98%) User Experience
3 55 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.64%) Fintech
7 25 (1.37%) Social Media
8 23 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 16 (0.88%) iPad
11 12 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.60%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.55%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.49%) Clustering
14 9 (0.49%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.44%) CMDB
15 8 (0.44%) NHS
15 8 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 393 (21.52%) Linux
2 119 (6.52%) Unix
3 105 (5.75%) Windows
4 71 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 55 (3.01%) Android
7 24 (1.31%) CentOS
8 22 (1.20%) Windows Server
9 21 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.55%) AIX
11 7 (0.38%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.22%) Debian
14 3 (0.16%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.11%) Solaris
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.055%) Fedora
16 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (16.98%) Web Development
3 247 (13.53%) DevOps
4 226 (12.38%) E-Commerce
5 222 (12.16%) MVC
6 190 (10.41%) TDD
7 187 (10.24%) OO
8 162 (8.87%) Front End Development
9 127 (6.96%) Test Automation
10 126 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (6.02%) Open Source
12 105 (5.75%) Scrum
13 92 (5.04%) OO PHP
13 92 (5.04%) OOP
14 91 (4.98%) BDD
15 80 (4.38%) Microservices
16 76 (4.16%) Software Engineering
17 69 (3.78%) Responsive Web Design
18 66 (3.61%) Configuration Management
19 59 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 942 (51.59%) JavaScript
2 353 (19.33%) Java
3 318 (17.42%) Python
4 256 (14.02%) SQL
5 183 (10.02%) Ruby
6 141 (7.72%) Bash Shell
7 127 (6.96%) C#
8 107 (5.86%) Perl
9 64 (3.50%) C++
10 41 (2.25%) Go
11 37 (2.03%) PHP 7
12 36 (1.97%) PHP 5
13 28 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.48%) C
14 27 (1.48%) ES6
15 26 (1.42%) Scala
16 22 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 22 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.99%) PowerShell
18 16 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 59 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 50 (2.74%) Degree
4 19 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.49%) PMP
6 8 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.27%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.22%) PhD
10 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.11%) OSCP
12 1 (0.055%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.055%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.40%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) SLA
3 6 (0.33%) WCAG
4 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.22%) GAAP
6 3 (0.16%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) GCP
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) WAI
8 1 (0.055%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.055%) MiFID
System Software
1 167 (9.15%) Docker
2 28 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.49%) RHEV
5 8 (0.44%) oVirt
5 8 (0.44%) vCloud
5 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.27%) iptables
6 5 (0.27%) NFS
6 5 (0.27%) Postfix
6 5 (0.27%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.11%) Firmware
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.055%) Varnish
9 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 138 (7.56%) Puppet
2 123 (6.74%) Ansible
3 113 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (2.74%) Kubernetes
4 50 (2.74%) Terraform
5 24 (1.31%) Kibana
6 23 (1.26%) Salt
7 17 (0.93%) logstash
7 17 (0.93%) Nagios
8 15 (0.82%) Grafana
9 13 (0.71%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.66%) collectd
10 12 (0.66%) StatsD
10 12 (0.66%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.55%) Packer
12 6 (0.33%) Cacti
12 6 (0.33%) Opsview
13 5 (0.27%) Graphite
13 5 (0.27%) Mesos
13 5 (0.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 109 (5.97%) Zend
2 81 (4.44%) Oracle
3 64 (3.50%) Google
4 59 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 48 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 39 (2.14%) Adobe
7 34 (1.86%) Splunk
8 29 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.59%) VMware
9 26 (1.42%) New Relic
10 25 (1.37%) IBM
11 19 (1.04%) Xamarin
12 17 (0.93%) Rackspace
12 17 (0.93%) SaltStack
13 14 (0.77%) Intershop
14 13 (0.71%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.71%) Cognos
14 13 (0.71%) hybris
15 12 (0.66%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.60%) F5