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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 85 93
Rank change year-on-year -47 +8  
Contract jobs citing PHP 906 1436 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.67% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 6.87% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 1094 955
Median daily rate £363 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +3.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £9.40 £18.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.13 £33.75 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +206.45% -60.25%  

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 19717 20891 21377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.85% 38.90% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26337 28906 27296
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 £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 904 929
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.54 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 10 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 29 June 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 -41 860 £364 -1.68% 749
UK excluding London -10 586 £350 +6.06% 556
London -95 315 £388 -3.12% 222
South East -4 199 £400 +14.28% 133
North of England +9 191 £335 -4.28% 196
Midlands +17 90 £325 +8.33% 92
South West -24 41 £325 +4.83% 69
Scotland +34 38 £325 +1.24% 21
East of England -34 29 £450 +28.57% 37
Wales -31 6 £401 +30.77% 8

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 971 (54.12%) HTML
2 931 (51.90%) JavaScript
3 815 (45.43%) CSS
4 718 (40.02%) MySQL
5 499 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
6 460 (25.64%) Git (software)
7 406 (22.63%) Linux
8 370 (20.62%) Java
9 362 (20.18%) Python
10 350 (19.51%) jQuery
11 310 (17.28%) HTML5
12 299 (16.67%) Symfony
13 293 (16.33%) Web Development
14 262 (14.60%) AngularJS
15 250 (13.94%) SQL
16 247 (13.77%) MVC
17 246 (13.71%) Laravel
18 241 (13.43%) Drupal
19 224 (12.49%) LAMP
20 221 (12.32%) CSS3
21 205 (11.43%) Jenkins
22 200 (11.15%) TDD
23 197 (10.98%) DevOps
24 189 (10.54%) OO
25 187 (10.42%) Node.js
26 178 (9.92%) Apache
27 177 (9.87%) WordPress
28 168 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
29 160 (8.92%) Front End Development
30 156 (8.70%) Sass

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
1 241 (13.43%) Drupal
2 178 (9.92%) Apache
3 177 (9.87%) WordPress
4 125 (6.97%) CMS
5 60 (3.34%) nginx
6 54 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 40 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 24 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.17%) Confluence
10 18 (1.00%) IIS
10 18 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.72%) JBoss
12 13 (0.72%) Moodle
13 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.45%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.45%) SAS
15 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.33%) SPSS
6 4 (0.22%) GIMP
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 123 (6.86%) Magento
2 20 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.61%) Unica
5 10 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.28%) 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%) RMDS
10 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 168 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.46%) GitHub
4 31 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (1.56%) SaaS
6 25 (1.39%) IaaS
7 24 (1.34%) Google Analytics
8 23 (1.28%) PaaS
9 20 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 18 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.67%) Office 365
13 11 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (0.50%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.45%) Route 53
17 7 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.18%) HTTP
2 59 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 48 (2.68%) DNS
4 44 (2.45%) SSL
5 31 (1.73%) Firewall
5 31 (1.73%) Internet
6 29 (1.62%) WAN
7 27 (1.51%) LAN
8 21 (1.17%) Intranet
8 21 (1.17%) LDAP
9 18 (1.00%) Wireless
10 12 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.50%) 3G
11 9 (0.50%) GPRS
11 9 (0.50%) GSM
11 9 (0.50%) LTE
11 9 (0.50%) SGSN
12 8 (0.45%) DHCP
12 8 (0.45%) Network Security
13 7 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (40.02%) MySQL
2 117 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 96 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 91 (5.07%) Relational Database
5 89 (4.96%) SQL Server
6 81 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.06%) Redis
8 25 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.84%) Big Data
12 15 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.56%) CouchDB
15 10 (0.56%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 460 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 205 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 73 (4.07%) Subversion
4 66 (3.68%) Selenium
5 60 (3.34%) Grunt
5 60 (3.34%) PHPUnit
6 56 (3.12%) JIRA
7 55 (3.07%) gulp
8 51 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 37 (2.06%) WebDriver
10 34 (1.90%) Vagrant
11 27 (1.51%) Jasmine
12 26 (1.45%) Hudson
13 25 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (1.39%) Mocha
14 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
15 20 (1.11%) Maven
15 20 (1.11%) Mercurial
15 20 (1.11%) ProC
16 18 (1.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 133 (7.41%) Finance
2 96 (5.35%) Marketing
3 49 (2.73%) Retail
3 49 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.45%) Banking
5 28 (1.56%) Publishing
6 20 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.06%) Advertising
7 19 (1.06%) Games
8 16 (0.89%) Law
9 15 (0.84%) Electronics
10 9 (0.50%) Front Office
11 8 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.39%) Digital Economy
13 6 (0.33%) Back Office
13 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Legal
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1269 (70.74%) Developer
2 661 (36.85%) PHP Developer
3 166 (9.25%) Drupal Developer
4 118 (6.58%) Web Developer
5 106 (5.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 100 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 87 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 86 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 84 (4.68%) Symfony Developer
10 82 (4.57%) Magento Developer
10 82 (4.57%) Senior Developer
11 80 (4.46%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 79 (4.40%) WordPress Developer
13 72 (4.01%) MySQL Developer
14 66 (3.68%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 61 (3.40%) Architect
16 59 (3.29%) PHP Web Developer
17 54 (3.01%) HTML Developer
18 50 (2.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
19 47 (2.62%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 971 (54.12%) HTML
2 815 (45.43%) CSS
3 350 (19.51%) jQuery
4 310 (17.28%) HTML5
5 299 (16.67%) Symfony
6 262 (14.60%) AngularJS
7 246 (13.71%) Laravel
8 224 (12.49%) LAMP
9 221 (12.32%) CSS3
10 187 (10.42%) Node.js
11 156 (8.70%) Sass
12 146 (8.14%) RESTful
13 138 (7.69%) XML
14 126 (7.02%) Web Services
15 113 (6.30%) .NET
16 105 (5.85%) React
17 104 (5.80%) JSON
18 97 (5.41%) REST
19 76 (4.24%) Ajax
20 64 (3.57%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.08%) User Experience
2 72 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (1.39%) NHS
8 24 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.95%) Fintech
10 17 (0.95%) Video on Demand
11 16 (0.89%) Web 2.0
12 15 (0.84%) Social Media
13 12 (0.67%) W3C
14 11 (0.61%) Equities
15 10 (0.56%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.56%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.45%) e-Learning
16 8 (0.45%) Replication
17 7 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 406 (22.63%) Linux
2 119 (6.63%) Unix
3 112 (6.24%) Windows
4 58 (3.23%) CentOS
5 39 (2.17%) Android
6 37 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 32 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.73%) AIX
9 27 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.50%) Solaris
13 9 (0.50%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.39%) SUSE
14 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (16.33%) Web Development
3 247 (13.77%) MVC
4 200 (11.15%) TDD
5 197 (10.98%) DevOps
6 189 (10.54%) OO
7 160 (8.92%) Front End Development
8 136 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 127 (7.08%) Scrum
10 124 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (6.91%) Test Automation
11 120 (6.69%) Configuration Management
11 120 (6.69%) OOP
12 116 (6.47%) Open Source
13 109 (6.08%) Software Engineering
14 95 (5.30%) BDD
15 79 (4.40%) SDLC
16 76 (4.24%) OO PHP
17 73 (4.07%) Responsive Web Design
18 71 (3.96%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 931 (51.90%) JavaScript
2 370 (20.62%) Java
3 362 (20.18%) Python
4 250 (13.94%) SQL
5 151 (8.42%) Perl
6 150 (8.36%) Ruby
7 94 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 83 (4.63%) C#
9 53 (2.95%) C
10 47 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.23%) PHP 5
12 39 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.73%) Scala
14 26 (1.45%) C++
15 22 (1.23%) Go
15 22 (1.23%) VB
16 18 (1.00%) ES6
16 18 (1.00%) PHP 7
17 16 (0.89%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (4.40%) Degree
2 47 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.33%) ISEB
7 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.17%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.11%) CISA
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.11%) SANS
10 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.056%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.056%) PMP
10 1 (0.056%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.34%) QA
2 9 (0.50%) WAI
3 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.056%) HL7
6 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (7.41%) Docker
2 39 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.78%) KVM
4 14 (0.78%) Xen
5 12 (0.67%) Squid
6 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.50%) Samba
7 7 (0.39%) NFS
8 5 (0.28%) Postfix
8 5 (0.28%) Varnish
8 5 (0.28%) vCloud
9 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.17%) Firmware
10 3 (0.17%) iptables
10 3 (0.17%) RHEV
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 147 (8.19%) Ansible
2 121 (6.74%) Puppet
3 114 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 29 (1.62%) Nagios
5 29 (1.62%) Salt
6 24 (1.34%) logstash
7 20 (1.11%) Terraform
8 15 (0.84%) Kibana
9 14 (0.78%) Grafana
10 9 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.33%) SCCM
12 6 (0.33%) Webmin
12 6 (0.33%) Xymon
13 5 (0.28%) Control-M
13 5 (0.28%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
14 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 152 (8.47%) Zend
2 104 (5.80%) Oracle
3 76 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 65 (3.62%) Red Hat
5 57 (3.18%) Google
6 52 (2.90%) VMware
7 50 (2.79%) Adobe
8 31 (1.73%) Splunk
9 27 (1.51%) Rackspace
9 27 (1.51%) SAP
10 24 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.23%) SaltStack
12 18 (1.00%) IBM
13 16 (0.89%) Citrix
14 13 (0.72%) Cisco
15 12 (0.67%) HP
15 12 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.61%) Twitter
17 10 (0.56%) Facebook
18 9 (0.50%) MobileIron
Shropshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Pearson Frank
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago