Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 100 103
Rank change year-on-year -38 +3 -27
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,884 2,192 2,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.30% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 5.67% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,367 1,537 1,689
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 40
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -0.33%
10th Percentile £23.59 £15.00 £16.13
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +15.89%

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 41,931 38,690 41,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.64% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,463 26,594 28,327
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 862 1,060
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.74 £14.87 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -44 1,756 £375 - 1,624
UK excluding London -8 1,081 £350 -3.45% 1,237
London -67 758 £425 +6.25% 460
North of England +14 340 £350 - 439
South East -31 282 £368 -2.00% 256
North West +30 202 £338 - 263
Midlands -17 183 £350 -12.50% 214
Yorkshire -20 136 £425 +13.33% 151
West Midlands -10 114 £350 -12.50% 117
South West +16 101 £331 +10.42% 149
East of England -41 77 £350 - 106
East Midlands -23 70 £348 -15.76% 97
Scotland -10 53 £365 +11.45% 35
Wales +24 45 £325 -14.75% 34
North East +25 4 £326 -6.79% 25
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PHP.

1 940 (49.89%) JavaScript
2 914 (48.51%) HTML
3 819 (43.47%) CSS
4 689 (36.57%) MySQL
5 512 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
6 476 (25.27%) Git (software)
7 403 (21.39%) Linux
8 366 (19.43%) Java
9 355 (18.84%) Python
10 315 (16.72%) HTML5
11 313 (16.61%) Web Development
12 311 (16.51%) jQuery
13 273 (14.49%) DevOps
14 257 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
15 249 (13.22%) SQL
16 246 (13.06%) CSS3
17 228 (12.10%) E-Commerce
18 226 (12.00%) AngularJS
19 222 (11.78%) TDD
20 219 (11.62%) MVC
21 216 (11.46%) Drupal
22 215 (11.41%) Symfony
23 210 (11.15%) Ruby
24 207 (10.99%) Magento
25 206 (10.93%) Jenkins
25 206 (10.93%) Laravel
26 198 (10.51%) Node.js
27 195 (10.35%) .NET
28 192 (10.19%) OO
29 188 (9.98%) LAMP

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
1 216 (11.46%) Drupal
2 177 (9.39%) WordPress
3 142 (7.54%) CMS
4 130 (6.90%) Apache
5 81 (4.30%) nginx
6 47 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (2.07%) Confluence
8 37 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 36 (1.91%) Apache Solr
10 35 (1.86%) IIS
11 26 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 25 (1.33%) JBoss
13 23 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (1.22%) Moodle
14 21 (1.11%) Joomla!
15 20 (1.06%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.69%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.42%) ColdFusion
18 7 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 54 (2.87%) Photoshop
2 32 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.21%) Pipeline Pilot
7 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 207 (10.99%) Magento
2 15 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.21%) Shopify
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.16%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 3 (0.16%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) Odoo
6 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.053%) CiviCRM
7 1 (0.053%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 257 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.93%) GitHub
4 33 (1.75%) SaaS
5 31 (1.65%) Google Analytics
6 30 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (1.27%) IaaS
8 21 (1.11%) PaaS
9 19 (1.01%) Serverless
10 18 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.90%) npm
12 14 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.64%) Route 53
15 11 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.02%) HTTP
2 34 (1.80%) Internet
3 30 (1.59%) Firewall
3 30 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.11%) DNS
5 19 (1.01%) SMS
6 15 (0.80%) FTP
7 13 (0.69%) SSL
8 12 (0.64%) Intranet
9 11 (0.58%) VPN
10 10 (0.53%) DHCP
11 9 (0.48%) LAN
11 9 (0.48%) Network Security
11 9 (0.48%) SSH
12 7 (0.37%) SMTP
13 6 (0.32%) SAN
13 6 (0.32%) Skype
13 6 (0.32%) VLAN
14 5 (0.27%) CTI
14 5 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (36.57%) MySQL
2 144 (7.64%) SQL Server
3 121 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
4 108 (5.73%) MongoDB
5 97 (5.15%) NoSQL
6 67 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.49%) Redis
8 24 (1.27%) Big Data
8 24 (1.27%) MariaDB
9 23 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (0.96%) DB2
11 16 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.69%) MS Access
14 11 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 476 (25.27%) Git (software)
2 206 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 102 (5.41%) JIRA
4 87 (4.62%) PHPUnit
5 70 (3.72%) Grunt
6 61 (3.24%) gulp
7 58 (3.08%) Subversion
8 44 (2.34%) Bitbucket
9 36 (1.91%) Vagrant
10 33 (1.75%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.54%) Selenium
12 28 (1.49%) webpack
13 21 (1.11%) Jasmine
14 20 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.01%) Visual Studio
16 18 (0.96%) Codeception
17 16 (0.85%) GitLab
17 16 (0.85%) JMeter
18 13 (0.69%) Ant
General
1 130 (6.90%) Finance
2 117 (6.21%) Marketing
3 103 (5.47%) Retail
4 47 (2.49%) Banking
5 32 (1.70%) Games
6 30 (1.59%) Advertising
7 20 (1.06%) Publishing
8 13 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.53%) Law
9 10 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.37%) Back Office
11 6 (0.32%) Digital Economy
11 6 (0.32%) Electronics
11 6 (0.32%) Front Office
11 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.27%) Legal
13 4 (0.21%) Billing
13 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,301 (69.06%) Developer
2 666 (35.35%) PHP Developer
3 161 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 148 (7.86%) Magento Developer
5 141 (7.48%) Drupal Developer
6 127 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 114 (6.05%) Web Developer
8 95 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 84 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
10 79 (4.19%) HTML Developer
11 78 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
12 74 (3.93%) WordPress Developer
13 65 (3.45%) Analyst
14 63 (3.34%) AWS Engineer
15 56 (2.97%) Architect
15 56 (2.97%) PHP Web Developer
16 53 (2.81%) HTML CSS Developer
16 53 (2.81%) PHP Drupal Developer
17 51 (2.71%) MySQL Developer
18 49 (2.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (48.51%) HTML
2 819 (43.47%) CSS
3 315 (16.72%) HTML5
4 311 (16.51%) jQuery
5 246 (13.06%) CSS3
6 226 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 215 (11.41%) Symfony
8 206 (10.93%) Laravel
9 198 (10.51%) Node.js
10 195 (10.35%) .NET
11 188 (9.98%) LAMP
12 171 (9.08%) Web Services
13 154 (8.17%) Sass
14 147 (7.80%) React
15 140 (7.43%) RESTful
16 125 (6.63%) REST
17 110 (5.84%) XML
18 95 (5.04%) Ajax
19 93 (4.94%) JSON
20 78 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.41%) User Experience
3 64 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 35 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.80%) Fintech
7 25 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.33%) Social Media
8 18 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 13 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 13 (0.69%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.64%) iPad
12 11 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.58%) NHS
13 10 (0.53%) CMDB
14 8 (0.42%) Clustering
14 8 (0.42%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 403 (21.39%) Linux
2 145 (7.70%) Unix
3 123 (6.53%) Windows
4 77 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 62 (3.29%) Android
7 29 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 27 (1.43%) CentOS
9 26 (1.38%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.53%) AIX
12 7 (0.37%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.32%) Debian
14 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.21%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.11%) Fedora
16 2 (0.11%) Solaris
16 2 (0.11%) SUSE
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (16.61%) Web Development
3 273 (14.49%) DevOps
4 228 (12.10%) E-Commerce
5 222 (11.78%) TDD
6 219 (11.62%) MVC
7 192 (10.19%) OO
8 168 (8.92%) Front End Development
9 128 (6.79%) Test Automation
10 125 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
11 115 (6.10%) Open Source
12 108 (5.73%) OO PHP
13 103 (5.47%) Scrum
14 101 (5.36%) BDD
15 99 (5.25%) OOP
16 88 (4.67%) Microservices
17 83 (4.41%) Software Engineering
18 73 (3.87%) Configuration Management
19 65 (3.45%) Unit Testing
20 59 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 940 (49.89%) JavaScript
2 366 (19.43%) Java
3 355 (18.84%) Python
4 249 (13.22%) SQL
5 210 (11.15%) Ruby
6 144 (7.64%) Bash Shell
7 131 (6.95%) C#
8 123 (6.53%) Perl
9 64 (3.40%) C++
10 43 (2.28%) Go
11 40 (2.12%) PHP 7
12 32 (1.70%) PHP 5
13 29 (1.54%) C
13 29 (1.54%) Scala
14 26 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 26 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.33%) ES6
16 18 (0.96%) Korn
16 18 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 66 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.71%) Degree
4 20 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.42%) DBS Check
5 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.42%) PMP
6 7 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.27%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.21%) PhD
9 3 (0.16%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.11%) HNC
10 2 (0.11%) HND
10 2 (0.11%) OSCP
11 1 (0.053%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.24%) QA
2 17 (0.90%) SLA
3 9 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.27%) WCAG
5 4 (0.21%) GAAP
6 3 (0.16%) GCP
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.053%) MiFID
8 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 182 (9.66%) Docker
2 27 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.48%) vCloud
4 9 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.37%) iptables
6 6 (0.32%) oVirt
6 6 (0.32%) RHEV
7 5 (0.27%) NFS
7 5 (0.27%) Postfix
7 5 (0.27%) Sendmail
7 5 (0.27%) Varnish
7 5 (0.27%) vSphere
8 3 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.053%) Ceph
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 139 (7.38%) Puppet
2 129 (6.85%) Ansible
3 111 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.87%) Kubernetes
5 50 (2.65%) Terraform
6 24 (1.27%) Nagios
7 19 (1.01%) Kibana
8 18 (0.96%) Grafana
8 18 (0.96%) logstash
8 18 (0.96%) Salt
9 15 (0.80%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.64%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.48%) collectd
11 9 (0.48%) Packer
11 9 (0.48%) StatsD
12 8 (0.42%) SCCM
12 8 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.32%) CFEngine
14 6 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 108 (5.73%) Zend
2 104 (5.52%) Oracle
3 77 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 63 (3.34%) Google
5 55 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 36 (1.91%) Adobe
6 36 (1.91%) Splunk
7 32 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.65%) IBM
9 26 (1.38%) New Relic
9 26 (1.38%) VMware
10 21 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 17 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.90%) hybris
12 15 (0.80%) Rackspace
13 14 (0.74%) SaltStack
13 14 (0.74%) Sybase
14 13 (0.69%) Cognos
14 13 (0.69%) Intershop
15 12 (0.64%) ServiceNow