Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 86 95
Rank change year-on-year -57 +9 -30
Contract jobs citing PHP 1758 2884 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.65% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.37% 6.76% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 2173 1816
UK median daily rate £365 £360 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +3.97% +2.59%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £219
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £300
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 29
UK median hourly rate £34.22 £15.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.13% -32.17% -36.81%
10th Percentile £14.75 £9.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £33.75 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.22 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +114.80% -25.00% -33.33%

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 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -51 1673 £364 -1.02% 746
UK excluding London -27 1091 £350 +4.48% 568
London -91 651 £400 - 199
North of England +3 371 £338 -0.74% 201
South East -37 330 £375 +8.30% 111
Yorkshire -2 183 £350 - 90
North West +1 182 £325 -3.70% 97
Midlands -19 172 £325 - 116
West Midlands +28 109 £325 +8.33% 74
South West -13 89 £323 +0.78% 67
Scotland +30 65 £375 +15.38% 16
East Midlands -41 65 £320 -8.57% 42
East of England -47 58 £425 +25.93% 51
Wales -40 13 £401 +33.50% 5
North East +37 6 £338 +12.50% 14
Northern Ireland -47 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 916 (52.10%) HTML
2 904 (51.42%) JavaScript
3 806 (45.85%) CSS
4 707 (40.22%) MySQL
5 483 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
6 471 (26.79%) Git (software)
7 381 (21.67%) Linux
8 348 (19.80%) jQuery
9 320 (18.20%) Java
10 310 (17.63%) Symfony
11 304 (17.29%) Python
12 293 (16.67%) Web Development
13 290 (16.50%) HTML5
14 273 (15.53%) Drupal
15 265 (15.07%) SQL
16 252 (14.33%) AngularJS
17 250 (14.22%) Laravel
18 234 (13.31%) LAMP
19 219 (12.46%) MVC
20 212 (12.06%) CSS3
21 201 (11.43%) WordPress
22 195 (11.09%) DevOps
23 191 (10.86%) TDD
24 181 (10.30%) OO
25 172 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
26 171 (9.73%) Jenkins
27 165 (9.39%) Magento
28 163 (9.27%) Node.js
29 160 (9.10%) Sass
30 157 (8.93%) Front End Development

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
1 273 (15.53%) Drupal
2 201 (11.43%) WordPress
3 144 (8.19%) Apache
4 134 (7.62%) CMS
5 56 (3.19%) nginx
6 30 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.42%) Confluence
9 21 (1.19%) Moodle
10 20 (1.14%) IIS
11 19 (1.08%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.02%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.97%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
15 8 (0.46%) JBoss
15 8 (0.46%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.40%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 24 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.23%) SPSS
6 3 (0.17%) GIMP
6 3 (0.17%) InVision
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 165 (9.39%) Magento
2 13 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.23%) Unica
4 4 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.057%) Primavera
6 1 (0.057%) Relativity
6 1 (0.057%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.057%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 172 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.58%) GitHub
3 62 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 22 (1.25%) SaaS
7 20 (1.14%) Google Analytics
8 19 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.02%) IaaS
9 18 (1.02%) PaaS
10 12 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 11 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.63%) Route 53
12 10 (0.57%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.51%) Office 365
14 7 (0.40%) AdWords
14 7 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.64%) HTTP
2 45 (2.56%) DNS
3 41 (2.33%) SSL
4 37 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.93%) WAN
6 31 (1.76%) LAN
7 30 (1.71%) Firewall
8 27 (1.54%) Internet
9 23 (1.31%) Wireless
10 15 (0.85%) LDAP
11 14 (0.80%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.74%) Intranet
13 12 (0.68%) 3G
13 12 (0.68%) GPRS
13 12 (0.68%) GSM
13 12 (0.68%) LTE
13 12 (0.68%) SGSN
14 9 (0.51%) SAN
15 7 (0.40%) IPv6
15 7 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 707 (40.22%) MySQL
2 96 (5.46%) MongoDB
3 93 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 92 (5.23%) SQL Server
5 71 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.88%) Redis
7 23 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 21 (1.19%) Big Data
9 18 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.85%) MariaDB
12 14 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
14 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 471 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 171 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 74 (4.21%) JIRA
4 72 (4.10%) Subversion
5 66 (3.75%) Selenium
6 57 (3.24%) Grunt
7 52 (2.96%) PHPUnit
8 51 (2.90%) gulp
9 38 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 34 (1.93%) Vagrant
11 31 (1.76%) WebDriver
12 30 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (1.71%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.48%) GitLab
14 23 (1.31%) Hudson
15 20 (1.14%) webpack
16 19 (1.08%) Visual Studio
17 18 (1.02%) Bitbucket
17 18 (1.02%) Mercurial
18 16 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 147 (8.36%) Finance
2 122 (6.94%) Marketing
3 58 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.24%) Retail
5 45 (2.56%) Banking
6 31 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.76%) Publishing
7 28 (1.59%) Electronics
8 24 (1.37%) Advertising
9 23 (1.31%) Games
10 7 (0.40%) Digital Economy
10 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.34%) Front Office
11 6 (0.34%) Law
12 5 (0.28%) Automotive
12 5 (0.28%) Legal
12 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.23%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) Military
14 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1254 (71.33%) Developer
2 649 (36.92%) PHP Developer
3 184 (10.47%) Drupal Developer
4 118 (6.71%) Magento Developer
5 117 (6.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 112 (6.37%) Web Developer
7 101 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 93 (5.29%) JavaScript Developer
9 89 (5.06%) Symfony Developer
10 87 (4.95%) WordPress Developer
11 86 (4.89%) Full Stack Developer
11 86 (4.89%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 81 (4.61%) Senior Developer
13 78 (4.44%) MySQL Developer
14 72 (4.10%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 67 (3.81%) HTML Developer
16 59 (3.36%) PHP Drupal Developer
17 54 (3.07%) PHP Web Developer
18 50 (2.84%) PHP Laravel Developer
19 47 (2.67%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 916 (52.10%) HTML
2 806 (45.85%) CSS
3 348 (19.80%) jQuery
4 310 (17.63%) Symfony
5 290 (16.50%) HTML5
6 252 (14.33%) AngularJS
7 250 (14.22%) Laravel
8 234 (13.31%) LAMP
9 212 (12.06%) CSS3
10 163 (9.27%) Node.js
11 160 (9.10%) Sass
12 146 (8.30%) RESTful
12 146 (8.30%) Web Services
13 122 (6.94%) .NET
14 106 (6.03%) React
14 106 (6.03%) XML
15 96 (5.46%) REST
16 83 (4.72%) JSON
17 80 (4.55%) Ajax
18 71 (4.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.03%) User Experience
2 85 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (1.31%) Video on Demand
8 20 (1.14%) NHS
9 19 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 16 (0.91%) Fintech
11 15 (0.85%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.63%) Social Media
13 10 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.51%) iPad
15 8 (0.46%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.46%) Web 2.0
16 7 (0.40%) Clustering
16 7 (0.40%) Public Cloud
17 6 (0.34%) New Media
17 6 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 381 (21.67%) Linux
2 106 (6.03%) Unix
3 96 (5.46%) Windows
4 42 (2.39%) CentOS
5 39 (2.22%) Android
6 37 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 18 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.57%) AIX
12 10 (0.57%) Solaris
12 10 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.51%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.40%) SUSE
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.23%) Debian
16 3 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (16.67%) Web Development
3 219 (12.46%) MVC
4 195 (11.09%) DevOps
5 191 (10.86%) TDD
6 181 (10.30%) OO
7 157 (8.93%) Front End Development
8 153 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 127 (7.22%) Test Automation
10 121 (6.88%) Scrum
11 118 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (6.31%) Software Engineering
13 105 (5.97%) Open Source
14 86 (4.89%) Configuration Management
15 85 (4.84%) OOP
16 80 (4.55%) OO PHP
17 77 (4.38%) BDD
18 75 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
19 70 (3.98%) Analytics
20 67 (3.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 904 (51.42%) JavaScript
2 320 (18.20%) Java
3 304 (17.29%) Python
4 265 (15.07%) SQL
5 145 (8.25%) Ruby
6 115 (6.54%) Perl
7 87 (4.95%) Bash Shell
8 78 (4.44%) C#
9 52 (2.96%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.56%) PHP 5
11 29 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.59%) Scala
13 25 (1.42%) C++
14 23 (1.31%) PHP 7
15 22 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.19%) ES6
16 21 (1.19%) Go
17 20 (1.14%) C
17 20 (1.14%) VB
18 13 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (3.87%) Degree
2 57 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.23%) ISEB
6 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.17%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.17%) PMP
7 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.11%) SANS
9 1 (0.057%) CISA
9 1 (0.057%) CISSP
9 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.62%) QA
2 8 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.17%) HL7
3 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) PMO
5 1 (0.057%) GDPR
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) SLA
5 1 (0.057%) WAI
5 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (6.20%) Docker
2 39 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.85%) KVM
5 14 (0.80%) Xen
6 9 (0.51%) Samba
6 9 (0.51%) Squid
7 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.40%) NFS
8 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.28%) Firmware
10 4 (0.23%) RHEV
10 4 (0.23%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.17%) Varnish
11 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.11%) Postfix
12 2 (0.11%) vCloud
12 2 (0.11%) XenServer
13 1 (0.057%) vSphere
13 1 (0.057%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (7.74%) Ansible
2 122 (6.94%) Puppet
3 108 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.93%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.59%) Terraform
6 25 (1.42%) Nagios
7 23 (1.31%) logstash
8 19 (1.08%) Salt
9 17 (0.97%) Kibana
10 12 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.68%) Grafana
11 8 (0.46%) SCCM
12 7 (0.40%) CFEngine
12 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.34%) collectd
13 6 (0.34%) Control-M
13 6 (0.34%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.34%) StatsD
13 6 (0.34%) Webmin
13 6 (0.34%) Xymon
Vendors
1 132 (7.51%) Zend
2 67 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 66 (3.75%) Oracle
4 54 (3.07%) VMware
5 51 (2.90%) Google
6 44 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 38 (2.16%) Adobe
8 37 (2.10%) SAP
9 25 (1.42%) Splunk
10 20 (1.14%) SaltStack
11 19 (1.08%) Demandware
12 18 (1.02%) Facebook
12 18 (1.02%) Twitter
13 17 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (0.91%) Rackspace
15 14 (0.80%) Cisco
15 14 (0.80%) IBM
16 12 (0.68%) Citrix
16 12 (0.68%) MobileIron
17 9 (0.51%) ServiceNow