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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -52 +15  
Contract jobs citing PHP 853 1481 1169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.71% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.45% 7.05% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 1107 796
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 4
Median hourly rate £32.00 £15.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.17% -49.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.00 £134.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £15.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +142.85% -30.00%  

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 19188 21012 20476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.13% 38.52% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13080 14472 13578
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 470 422
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -49 809 £350 -3.44% 806
London -85 290 £388 -3.12% 249
South East -17 170 £400 +14.28% 131
Yorkshire +2 111 £375 +3.80% 100
North West -3 94 £325 -3.70% 107
West Yorkshire +15 91 £375 +1.35% 61
Leeds +17 84 £390 +5.40% 44
Oxfordshire +5 70 £400 - 23
West Midlands +35 57 £300 - 57
City of London -36 50 £375 -6.25% 48
Manchester -8 46 £336 -3.92% 71
South West -13 37 £316 -0.39% 64
Liverpool +17 34 £313 +7.57% 13
Merseyside +4 34 £313 +7.57% 16
Scotland +38 33 £325 - 26
Berkshire +25 30 £350 -6.66% 21
Hampshire -14 30 £450 +33.33% 30
Birmingham +28 27 £335 +11.66% 16
East Midlands -22 27 £300 - 42
East of England -24 25 £350 +3.70% 48
Oxford -2 24 £363 -9.37% 14
Edinburgh +10 18 £325 -11.56% 17
Surrey -14 18 £481 +16.66% 16
East Sussex -14 17 £313 +4.16% 19
Warwickshire +8 16 £194 -28.89% 6
Brighton -7 14 £325 +3.17% 18
Nottinghamshire +8 13 £325 +18.18% 18
Glasgow +5 13 £388 -3.24% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 13 £450 +44.00% 3
Nottingham +9 12 £350 +12.00% 16

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 967 (53.84%) HTML
2 959 (53.40%) JavaScript
3 823 (45.82%) CSS
4 706 (39.31%) MySQL
5 522 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
6 445 (24.78%) Git (software)
7 392 (21.83%) Linux
8 369 (20.55%) Java
9 358 (19.93%) jQuery
10 334 (18.60%) Python
11 308 (17.15%) Web Development
12 305 (16.98%) HTML5
13 299 (16.65%) Symfony
14 258 (14.37%) AngularJS
15 248 (13.81%) Laravel
16 239 (13.31%) Drupal
16 239 (13.31%) SQL
17 235 (13.08%) MVC
18 224 (12.47%) LAMP
19 212 (11.80%) TDD
20 211 (11.75%) CSS3
21 206 (11.47%) Jenkins
22 191 (10.63%) Node.js
23 189 (10.52%) Apache
24 181 (10.08%) OO
25 179 (9.97%) DevOps
26 176 (9.80%) WordPress
27 172 (9.58%) Front End Development
28 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
29 159 (8.85%) 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
1 239 (13.31%) Drupal
2 189 (10.52%) Apache
3 176 (9.80%) WordPress
4 129 (7.18%) CMS
5 63 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 58 (3.23%) nginx
7 40 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 22 (1.22%) Confluence
11 19 (1.06%) IIS
12 18 (1.00%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.84%) JBoss
14 13 (0.72%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.61%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.50%) Moodle
17 8 (0.45%) GlassFish
17 8 (0.45%) SAS
17 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (2.51%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.33%) SPSS
5 4 (0.22%) GIMP
6 3 (0.17%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 113 (6.29%) Magento
2 23 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.61%) Unica
4 10 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
5 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.22%) 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%) Shopify
10 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (3.79%) GitHub
4 30 (1.67%) SaaS
5 26 (1.45%) IaaS
6 24 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (1.34%) PaaS
7 19 (1.06%) Google Analytics
8 16 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.45%) Loggly
11 8 (0.45%) Office 365
11 8 (0.45%) Sumo Logic
12 7 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.39%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.79%) HTTP
2 51 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 44 (2.45%) DNS
4 38 (2.12%) Internet
5 37 (2.06%) SSL
6 26 (1.45%) LDAP
7 24 (1.34%) Firewall
8 19 (1.06%) Intranet
9 16 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
10 14 (0.78%) LAN
10 14 (0.78%) WAN
11 13 (0.72%) AMQP
12 10 (0.56%) Network Security
13 9 (0.50%) Wireless
14 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.39%) SAN
16 6 (0.33%) DHCP
17 5 (0.28%) SSH
17 5 (0.28%) VPN
17 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (39.31%) MySQL
2 113 (6.29%) MongoDB
3 104 (5.79%) Relational Database
4 91 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
5 86 (4.79%) SQL Server
6 82 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 50 (2.78%) Redis
8 23 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (0.61%) Big Data
13 11 (0.61%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.56%) HBase
14 10 (0.56%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 445 (24.78%) Git (software)
2 206 (11.47%) Jenkins
3 70 (3.90%) Subversion
4 60 (3.34%) Selenium
5 57 (3.17%) JIRA
6 56 (3.12%) Grunt
7 54 (3.01%) PHPUnit
8 49 (2.73%) Cucumber
9 46 (2.56%) gulp
10 43 (2.39%) Vagrant
11 33 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 28 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.45%) Maven
13 26 (1.45%) Mocha
14 25 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.22%) Hudson
15 22 (1.22%) JMeter
16 21 (1.17%) ProC
17 20 (1.11%) Visual Studio
18 19 (1.06%) Mercurial
General
1 118 (6.57%) Finance
2 92 (5.12%) Marketing
3 41 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.17%) Retail
5 38 (2.12%) Banking
6 34 (1.89%) Publishing
7 20 (1.11%) Games
7 20 (1.11%) Law
8 19 (1.06%) Advertising
9 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.45%) Digital Economy
10 8 (0.45%) Electronics
10 8 (0.45%) Front Office
11 7 (0.39%) Back Office
12 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1289 (71.77%) Developer
2 666 (37.08%) PHP Developer
3 173 (9.63%) Drupal Developer
4 118 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 117 (6.51%) Web Developer
6 115 (6.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 92 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 84 (4.68%) Senior Developer
9 83 (4.62%) Symfony Developer
10 80 (4.45%) Magento Developer
11 79 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 79 (4.40%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 78 (4.34%) Architect
13 75 (4.18%) WordPress Developer
14 72 (4.01%) MySQL Developer
15 66 (3.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 62 (3.45%) HTML Developer
17 58 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
18 50 (2.78%) HTML CSS Developer
19 48 (2.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (53.84%) HTML
2 823 (45.82%) CSS
3 358 (19.93%) jQuery
4 305 (16.98%) HTML5
5 299 (16.65%) Symfony
6 258 (14.37%) AngularJS
7 248 (13.81%) Laravel
8 224 (12.47%) LAMP
9 211 (11.75%) CSS3
10 191 (10.63%) Node.js
11 145 (8.07%) XML
12 141 (7.85%) Sass
13 136 (7.57%) RESTful
14 132 (7.35%) Web Services
15 122 (6.79%) .NET
16 104 (5.79%) React
17 98 (5.46%) JSON
18 93 (5.18%) REST
19 78 (4.34%) Ajax
20 59 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.57%) User Experience
2 67 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.61%) NHS
7 26 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.17%) Fintech
10 18 (1.00%) Social Media
11 17 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.89%) Web 2.0
13 14 (0.78%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.72%) W3C
15 12 (0.67%) Replication
16 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.61%) Equities
17 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 392 (21.83%) Linux
2 100 (5.57%) Unix
3 94 (5.23%) Windows
4 54 (3.01%) CentOS
5 33 (1.84%) Android
6 32 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.73%) AIX
7 31 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 31 (1.73%) Ubuntu
8 29 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.45%) Solaris
12 6 (0.33%) SUSE
13 5 (0.28%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (17.15%) Web Development
3 235 (13.08%) MVC
4 212 (11.80%) TDD
5 181 (10.08%) OO
6 179 (9.97%) DevOps
7 172 (9.58%) Front End Development
8 143 (7.96%) E-Commerce
9 136 (7.57%) Scrum
10 123 (6.85%) Test Automation
11 120 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
12 119 (6.63%) OOP
13 118 (6.57%) Configuration Management
14 108 (6.01%) BDD
15 101 (5.62%) Open Source
16 95 (5.29%) Software Engineering
17 73 (4.06%) SDLC
18 69 (3.84%) Analytics
19 68 (3.79%) OO PHP
20 66 (3.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 959 (53.40%) JavaScript
2 369 (20.55%) Java
3 334 (18.60%) Python
4 239 (13.31%) SQL
5 144 (8.02%) Perl
6 131 (7.29%) Ruby
7 84 (4.68%) C#
8 81 (4.51%) Bash Shell
9 52 (2.90%) C
10 39 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.95%) PHP 5
12 32 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 29 (1.61%) Go
13 29 (1.61%) Scala
14 20 (1.11%) C++
15 16 (0.89%) VB
16 15 (0.84%) PHP 7
17 14 (0.78%) ES6
18 13 (0.72%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (3.90%) Degree
2 46 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.39%) ISEB
7 6 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CISA
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.056%) Analytics IQ
11 1 (0.056%) CCSA
11 1 (0.056%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.056%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.056%) CISSP
11 1 (0.056%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.056%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.73%) QA
2 9 (0.50%) WAI
3 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 1 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 146 (8.13%) Docker
2 36 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.67%) Squid
5 8 (0.45%) KVM
5 8 (0.45%) Xen
6 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.39%) NFS
6 7 (0.39%) Postfix
6 7 (0.39%) Samba
7 6 (0.33%) Varnish
8 5 (0.28%) HDFS
8 5 (0.28%) iptables
8 5 (0.28%) vCloud
8 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.17%) RHEV
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 129 (7.18%) Ansible
2 117 (6.51%) Puppet
3 98 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.89%) Nagios
5 30 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.50%) Salt
7 19 (1.06%) logstash
8 15 (0.84%) Terraform
9 14 (0.78%) Kibana
10 13 (0.72%) Grafana
11 11 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.28%) Control-M
13 4 (0.22%) CFEngine
13 4 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (0.22%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.22%) Webmin
13 4 (0.22%) Xymon
14 3 (0.17%) FreeIPA
14 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 159 (8.85%) Zend
2 111 (6.18%) Oracle
3 77 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 62 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 57 (3.17%) Adobe
6 53 (2.95%) Google
6 53 (2.95%) VMware
7 38 (2.12%) Splunk
8 28 (1.56%) Rackspace
9 25 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.17%) SaltStack
11 19 (1.06%) SAP
12 18 (1.00%) IBM
13 15 (0.84%) New Relic
14 14 (0.78%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.78%) Twitter
15 13 (0.72%) Citrix
16 12 (0.67%) HP
17 9 (0.50%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.50%) Cisco
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Premier IT
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 2 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Oblix IT
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day + Flexibility to work from home
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified Excellent hourly rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago