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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP
UK
Rank 131 103 99
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4  
Contract jobs citing PHP 878 1180 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.22% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 5.83% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 831 700
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 13
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £47.33 £64.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -17.04%  

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 18638 20242 19668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.04% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12816 13831 12729
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 485 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -28 836 £375 +7.14% 857
London -37 342 £400 - 256
South East -38 124 £400 +18.51% 134
Yorkshire +12 110 £390 +20.00% 111
West Yorkshire +21 94 £390 +11.42% 66
Leeds +23 87 £390 +5.40% 48
North West +5 81 £310 -2.74% 121
West Midlands +23 63 £338 +23.85% 52
City of London -4 49 £375 -6.25% 60
Manchester +1 45 £300 -14.28% 80
South West -4 43 £285 -12.30% 59
East of England -3 34 £350 +12.90% 58
Oxfordshire -14 34 £325 -13.33% 24
Hampshire -8 29 £450 +36.36% 31
Surrey +10 26 £535 +41.72% 22
East Midlands -21 25 £350 - 39
Scotland +19 21 £300 -20.00% 24
Birmingham -2 20 £440 +40.64% 14
Bristol +10 19 £269 -16.01% 22
Cheshire +21 16 £344 +14.58% 14
Berkshire +19 16 £400 -1.23% 18
Nottinghamshire +11 16 £413 +17.85% 13
South Wales +21 14 £406 +103.12% 7
Wales +14 14 £406 +103.12% 10
Nottingham +13 14 £415 +18.57% 12
Liverpool +7 14 £300 +3.27% 6
Merseyside +4 14 £300 +3.44% 9
Cardiff +25 13 £425 +119.35% 4
Glasgow +9 13 £375 -6.36% 7
Essex +2 12 £450 +20.00% 11

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1037 (54.38%) JavaScript
2 1023 (53.64%) HTML
3 897 (47.04%) CSS
4 736 (38.59%) MySQL
5 539 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
6 442 (23.18%) Git (software)
7 433 (22.71%) Linux
8 421 (22.08%) Java
9 362 (18.98%) jQuery
10 360 (18.88%) Python
11 356 (18.67%) Web Development
12 336 (17.62%) HTML5
13 269 (14.11%) SQL
14 265 (13.90%) Symfony
15 257 (13.48%) MVC
16 240 (12.59%) CSS3
17 239 (12.53%) AngularJS
17 239 (12.53%) LAMP
18 222 (11.64%) Jenkins
19 220 (11.54%) Drupal
20 219 (11.48%) Apache
21 216 (11.33%) Laravel
22 212 (11.12%) OO
23 205 (10.75%) TDD
24 204 (10.70%) Web Services
25 202 (10.59%) WordPress
26 198 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
27 196 (10.28%) Zend
28 192 (10.07%) Node.js
29 191 (10.02%) XML

PHP
Top Related 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
1 220 (11.54%) Drupal
2 219 (11.48%) Apache
3 202 (10.59%) WordPress
4 131 (6.87%) CMS
5 74 (3.88%) Tomcat
6 71 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
6 71 (3.72%) nginx
7 36 (1.89%) IIS
8 27 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.26%) Moodle
10 23 (1.21%) Confluence
11 22 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 21 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.94%) Apache Solr
14 17 (0.89%) JBoss
15 13 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.58%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.58%) SilverStripe
17 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
Applications
1 51 (2.67%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.89%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.68%) MS Office
4 12 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.47%) GIMP
6 5 (0.26%) SPSS
7 4 (0.21%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.10%) MS Project
8 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 124 (6.50%) Magento
2 28 (1.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 26 (1.36%) Unica
4 15 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.31%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Shopify
7 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.052%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.052%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.052%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.052%) Primavera
8 1 (0.052%) Relativity
8 1 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 198 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (4.09%) GitHub
3 74 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.25%) SaaS
5 26 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.15%) PaaS
8 21 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
8 21 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 16 (0.84%) IaaS
10 15 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 14 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
11 14 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.58%) Route 53
14 10 (0.52%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.42%) Sumo Logic
15 8 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.19%) HTTP
2 61 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 44 (2.31%) DNS
3 44 (2.31%) SSL
4 41 (2.15%) Internet
5 29 (1.52%) LDAP
6 25 (1.31%) Firewall
7 23 (1.21%) Network Security
8 20 (1.05%) Intranet
9 17 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
10 14 (0.73%) SSH
11 13 (0.68%) AMQP
12 10 (0.52%) SAN
13 7 (0.37%) DHCP
13 7 (0.37%) FTP
14 6 (0.31%) LAN
14 6 (0.31%) SMTP
14 6 (0.31%) VPN
15 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (38.59%) MySQL
2 124 (6.50%) MongoDB
3 123 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 117 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 109 (5.72%) SQL Server
6 92 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 62 (3.25%) Redis
8 41 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 33 (1.73%) Big Data
10 26 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.89%) HBase
14 16 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.73%) CouchDB
16 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 442 (23.18%) Git (software)
2 222 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 97 (5.09%) Subversion
4 66 (3.46%) JIRA
5 54 (2.83%) Selenium
6 51 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 47 (2.46%) Vagrant
8 46 (2.41%) PHPUnit
9 45 (2.36%) Grunt
10 33 (1.73%) gulp
11 32 (1.68%) Maven
11 32 (1.68%) Mercurial
12 29 (1.52%) Jasmine
13 28 (1.47%) WebDriver
14 25 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.15%) JUnit
16 21 (1.10%) Mocha
16 21 (1.10%) ProC
17 20 (1.05%) JMeter
18 19 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (7.18%) Finance
2 107 (5.61%) Marketing
3 42 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.05%) Publishing
5 33 (1.73%) Retail
6 29 (1.52%) Banking
7 26 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.26%) Law
9 21 (1.10%) Advertising
10 19 (1.00%) Games
11 15 (0.79%) Electronics
12 10 (0.52%) Back Office
12 10 (0.52%) Front Office
13 9 (0.47%) Automotive
14 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Local Government
17 2 (0.10%) Billing
17 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1366 (71.63%) Developer
2 662 (34.71%) PHP Developer
3 155 (8.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 154 (8.08%) Drupal Developer
5 128 (6.71%) Web Developer
6 127 (6.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 107 (5.61%) Senior Developer
8 97 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 88 (4.61%) Architect
10 87 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 87 (4.56%) Magento Developer
11 81 (4.25%) HTML Developer
12 76 (3.99%) MySQL Developer
12 76 (3.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 75 (3.93%) WordPress Developer
14 65 (3.41%) HTML CSS Developer
14 65 (3.41%) Symfony Developer
15 59 (3.09%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 59 (3.09%) Senior PHP Developer
16 53 (2.78%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1023 (53.64%) HTML
2 897 (47.04%) CSS
3 362 (18.98%) jQuery
4 336 (17.62%) HTML5
5 265 (13.90%) Symfony
6 240 (12.59%) CSS3
7 239 (12.53%) AngularJS
7 239 (12.53%) LAMP
8 216 (11.33%) Laravel
9 204 (10.70%) Web Services
10 192 (10.07%) Node.js
11 191 (10.02%) XML
12 159 (8.34%) JSON
13 136 (7.13%) RESTful
14 135 (7.08%) REST
15 133 (6.97%) Sass
16 126 (6.61%) .NET
17 101 (5.30%) React
18 93 (4.88%) Ajax
19 73 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.29%) User Experience
2 50 (2.62%) Computer Science
3 42 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 28 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (1.47%) NHS
7 26 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 20 (1.05%) Fintech
9 16 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 16 (0.84%) Social Media
9 16 (0.84%) Web 2.0
10 15 (0.79%) W3C
11 14 (0.73%) Replication
12 13 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.63%) Equities
14 11 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.47%) Clustering
16 8 (0.42%) Video on Demand
17 7 (0.37%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 433 (22.71%) Linux
2 139 (7.29%) Unix
3 112 (5.87%) Windows
4 51 (2.67%) CentOS
5 42 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 39 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.78%) Ubuntu
8 32 (1.68%) AIX
9 30 (1.57%) Android
10 26 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.37%) Solaris
15 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.26%) SUSE
15 5 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (18.67%) Web Development
3 257 (13.48%) MVC
4 212 (11.12%) OO
5 205 (10.75%) TDD
6 191 (10.02%) E-Commerce
7 190 (9.96%) Front End Development
8 180 (9.44%) DevOps
9 175 (9.18%) Scrum
10 164 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 147 (7.71%) Configuration Management
12 124 (6.50%) OOP
13 116 (6.08%) BDD
14 114 (5.98%) Open Source
15 94 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 88 (4.61%) CRM
17 82 (4.30%) Responsive Web Design
18 81 (4.25%) OO PHP
19 80 (4.20%) Analytics
20 71 (3.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1037 (54.38%) JavaScript
2 421 (22.08%) Java
3 360 (18.88%) Python
4 269 (14.11%) SQL
5 170 (8.91%) Perl
6 157 (8.23%) Ruby
7 95 (4.98%) Bash Shell
8 93 (4.88%) C#
9 62 (3.25%) C
10 37 (1.94%) C++
11 36 (1.89%) PHP 5
11 36 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.73%) Go
13 25 (1.31%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.15%) Scala
15 16 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.73%) PHP 7
17 12 (0.63%) Groovy
18 11 (0.58%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (4.30%) Degree
2 73 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.31%) ISEB
7 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.10%) CISA
10 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.10%) SANS
11 1 (0.052%) CISSP
11 1 (0.052%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.052%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.052%) PMP
11 1 (0.052%) RHCE
11 1 (0.052%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.46%) QA
2 13 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.42%) WAI
5 5 (0.26%) SDET
6 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 4 (0.21%) SLA
7 2 (0.10%) WCAG
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (7.29%) Docker
2 36 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.84%) Varnish
5 10 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.47%) NFS
6 9 (0.47%) Squid
7 7 (0.37%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.37%) Postfix
8 6 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (0.31%) vCloud
8 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.26%) HDFS
9 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.26%) iptables
9 5 (0.26%) RHEV
9 5 (0.26%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.10%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 137 (7.18%) Puppet
2 125 (6.55%) Ansible
3 111 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (2.41%) Nagios
5 44 (2.31%) Salt
6 22 (1.15%) Kibana
7 20 (1.05%) logstash
7 20 (1.05%) Terraform
8 18 (0.94%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.47%) Grafana
11 7 (0.37%) Control-M
12 5 (0.26%) collectd
12 5 (0.26%) Packer
12 5 (0.26%) StatsD
13 4 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
13 4 (0.21%) Piwik
13 4 (0.21%) SCCM
13 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 196 (10.28%) Zend
2 137 (7.18%) Oracle
3 80 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 73 (3.83%) Adobe
5 55 (2.88%) Red Hat
6 54 (2.83%) VMware
7 52 (2.73%) Google
8 47 (2.46%) Rackspace
9 37 (1.94%) Splunk
10 30 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.21%) SaltStack
12 22 (1.15%) SAP
13 21 (1.10%) HP
14 18 (0.94%) New Relic
15 15 (0.79%) Cisco
16 13 (0.68%) Atlassian
16 13 (0.68%) Twitter
17 10 (0.52%) Citrix
17 10 (0.52%) PayPal
18 9 (0.47%) Facebook
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago