Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 140 147
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -50
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,288 1,928 1,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.93% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.34% 4.36% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1,406 1,347
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £262
90th Percentile £575 £565 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £26.65 £33.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.32% -19.78% +16.56%
10th Percentile £6.00 £13.50 £23.67
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.15 £26.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.90% -23.86% +75.00%

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 29,645 44,216 41,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 44.36% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,312 31,032 29,597
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 682 757
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.00 £16.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -11 1,199 £400 - 1,361
UK excluding London -11 752 £375 - 1,145
London -2 496 £450 +12.50% 323
North of England -7 231 £375 +3.45% 374
South East -15 156 £400 - 219
North West -2 151 £375 - 173
South West -3 125 £375 +15.38% 188
East of England +56 97 £420 +8.39% 104
Yorkshire -17 74 £388 +10.71% 136
Midlands -14 73 £281 -29.69% 154
Scotland +41 50 £375 +15.38% 52
West Midlands +11 41 £325 -13.33% 70
East Midlands -1 33 £275 -31.25% 84
Wales +20 17 £450 +4.65% 54
North East +1 6 £350 - 65
Northern Ireland +5 3 £463 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 646 (50.16%) JavaScript
2 442 (34.32%) HTML
3 395 (30.67%) CSS
4 372 (28.88%) MySQL
5 344 (26.71%) Laravel
6 309 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
7 253 (19.64%) Python
8 223 (17.31%) AngularJS
9 222 (17.24%) Linux
9 222 (17.24%) Java
10 211 (16.38%) Git (software)
11 188 (14.60%) Node.js
12 175 (13.59%) DevOps
13 173 (13.43%) React
13 173 (13.43%) AWS
14 168 (13.04%) Symfony
15 166 (12.89%) Docker
16 160 (12.42%) jQuery
17 157 (12.19%) E-Commerce
18 154 (11.96%) LAMP
19 144 (11.18%) Web Development
20 141 (10.95%) MVC
21 128 (9.94%) HTML5
22 127 (9.86%) Front End Development
23 126 (9.78%) Vue.js
24 122 (9.47%) TDD
25 120 (9.32%) SQL
26 119 (9.24%) Web Services
27 114 (8.85%) Drupal
28 108 (8.39%) RESTful

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
1 114 (8.85%) Drupal
2 103 (8.00%) WordPress
3 76 (5.90%) Apache
3 76 (5.90%) CMS
4 38 (2.95%) nginx
5 18 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.09%) IIS
8 13 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.01%) Moodle
9 12 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.78%) Confluence
11 9 (0.70%) TYPO3
12 8 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.54%) Jadu
14 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.47%) GeoServer
15 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.31%) NServiceBus
17 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.47%) InDesign
6 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.39%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.23%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.078%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.078%) InVision
8 1 (0.078%) Sketch
8 1 (0.078%) SPSS
8 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 102 (7.92%) Magento
2 18 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.47%) Shopify
5 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.078%) Odoo
7 1 (0.078%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.078%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 173 (13.43%) AWS
2 100 (7.76%) Azure
3 57 (4.43%) Serverless
4 51 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
5 48 (3.73%) GCP
6 40 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (2.17%) SaaS
8 23 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.71%) GitHub
9 22 (1.71%) Power Platform
10 16 (1.24%) CloudFront
11 15 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.70%) npm
15 8 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.62%) PaaS
15 8 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.17%) HTTP
2 23 (1.79%) DNS
3 22 (1.71%) SNMP
4 17 (1.32%) Firewall
4 17 (1.32%) Internet
4 17 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.85%) SSH
6 7 (0.54%) Intranet
7 5 (0.39%) Broadband
7 5 (0.39%) SSL
8 4 (0.31%) BGP
8 4 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.31%) ICMP
8 4 (0.31%) Junos
8 4 (0.31%) MPLS
8 4 (0.31%) OSPF
8 4 (0.31%) Telnet
8 4 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (28.88%) MySQL
2 68 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 56 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 38 (2.95%) MongoDB
5 37 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 22 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.63%) MariaDB
8 21 (1.63%) Power BI
8 21 (1.63%) Redis
9 19 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.09%) BigQuery
11 12 (0.93%) Big Data
12 11 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.70%) GIS
14 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 211 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.35%) JIRA
3 52 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.02%) Vagrant
5 25 (1.94%) Bitbucket
6 22 (1.71%) PHPUnit
6 22 (1.71%) Selenium
7 19 (1.48%) webpack
8 13 (1.01%) Grunt
8 13 (1.01%) Jasmine
9 12 (0.93%) Subversion
10 11 (0.85%) gulp
11 10 (0.78%) CircleCI
11 10 (0.78%) Mocha
12 7 (0.54%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.54%) git-flow
13 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.47%) Bower
13 6 (0.47%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 92 (7.14%) Finance
2 63 (4.89%) Marketing
3 59 (4.58%) Retail
4 50 (3.88%) Public Sector
5 39 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.25%) Back Office
7 28 (2.17%) Games
8 19 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.40%) Banking
9 18 (1.40%) Publishing
10 13 (1.01%) Advertising
10 13 (1.01%) German Language
11 11 (0.85%) Electronics
12 10 (0.78%) Law
13 8 (0.62%) Front Office
14 5 (0.39%) Legal
14 5 (0.39%) Military
15 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 998 (77.48%) Developer
2 531 (41.23%) PHP Developer
3 100 (7.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 83 (6.44%) Senior Developer
5 79 (6.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 79 (6.13%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 71 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (4.74%) Magento Developer
8 59 (4.58%) Web Developer
9 58 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 54 (4.19%) Drupal Developer
11 48 (3.73%) Angular Developer
12 46 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 46 (3.57%) Symfony Developer
13 44 (3.42%) Architect
13 44 (3.42%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 44 (3.42%) Senior PHP Developer
14 41 (3.18%) WordPress Developer
15 39 (3.03%) React Developer
16 36 (2.80%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (34.32%) HTML
2 395 (30.67%) CSS
3 344 (26.71%) Laravel
4 223 (17.31%) AngularJS
5 188 (14.60%) Node.js
6 173 (13.43%) React
7 168 (13.04%) Symfony
8 160 (12.42%) jQuery
9 154 (11.96%) LAMP
10 128 (9.94%) HTML5
11 126 (9.78%) Vue.js
12 119 (9.24%) Web Services
13 108 (8.39%) RESTful
14 103 (8.00%) REST
15 99 (7.69%) CSS3
16 93 (7.22%) .NET
17 84 (6.52%) Sass
18 54 (4.19%) SOAP
19 53 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 46 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.69%) User Experience
2 91 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 42 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.24%) Social Media
7 15 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.01%) Clustering
8 13 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.01%) W3C
9 11 (0.85%) Graphic Design
10 10 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.70%) Blog
11 9 (0.70%) Equities
11 9 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.62%) Derivative
12 8 (0.62%) e-Learning
12 8 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 222 (17.24%) Linux
2 42 (3.26%) Windows
3 31 (2.41%) CentOS
4 28 (2.17%) Unix
5 26 (2.02%) Ubuntu
6 25 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.01%) Android
9 12 (0.93%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.23%) Debian
12 3 (0.23%) VMS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (13.59%) DevOps
3 157 (12.19%) E-Commerce
4 144 (11.18%) Web Development
5 141 (10.95%) MVC
6 127 (9.86%) Front End Development
7 122 (9.47%) TDD
8 103 (8.00%) OO
9 77 (5.98%) OOP
10 73 (5.67%) Unit Testing
11 72 (5.59%) Scrum
12 68 (5.28%) Software Engineering
13 67 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (5.12%) Test Automation
15 62 (4.81%) Computer Science
15 62 (4.81%) Microservices
16 52 (4.04%) OO PHP
17 51 (3.96%) Migration
18 49 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (3.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 646 (50.16%) JavaScript
2 253 (19.64%) Python
3 222 (17.24%) Java
4 120 (9.32%) SQL
5 82 (6.37%) Ruby
6 66 (5.12%) C#
6 66 (5.12%) TypeScript
7 61 (4.74%) PHP 7
8 44 (3.42%) C++
9 43 (3.34%) Perl
10 36 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.79%) ES6
13 19 (1.48%) PHP 5
14 18 (1.40%) Go
15 17 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.01%) C
17 12 (0.93%) Apple Swift
18 11 (0.85%) R
19 10 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (4.81%) Degree
2 41 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.39%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.39%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.31%) CCIP
6 4 (0.31%) CCNP
6 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.23%) CEH
7 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.16%) CISA
8 2 (0.16%) GIAC
8 2 (0.16%) HND
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.16%) OSCP
8 2 (0.16%) SANS
8 2 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.078%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.94%) QA
2 9 (0.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.39%) GDPR
3 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) NIST
6 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 166 (12.89%) Docker
2 9 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.23%) NFS
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
7 2 (0.16%) Samba
7 2 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) Xen
8 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.078%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.078%) HDFS
8 1 (0.078%) Postfix
8 1 (0.078%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.078%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 77 (5.98%) Kubernetes
2 65 (5.05%) Ansible
3 64 (4.97%) Terraform
4 46 (3.57%) Puppet
5 40 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.55%) Nagios
7 16 (1.24%) Amdocs OSS
7 16 (1.24%) Netcool
7 16 (1.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 10 (0.78%) SCCM
9 9 (0.70%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.62%) CFEngine
10 8 (0.62%) Salt
11 7 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.39%) Grafana
14 4 (0.31%) Packer
14 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (5.67%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.43%) Zend
3 46 (3.57%) Google
4 32 (2.48%) Oracle
5 26 (2.02%) Adobe
5 26 (2.02%) IBM
6 25 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.55%) Cisco
9 18 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.32%) Remedy
10 17 (1.32%) SAP
11 16 (1.24%) BMC
11 16 (1.24%) Cramer
11 16 (1.24%) Siebel
11 16 (1.24%) xMatters
12 14 (1.09%) Huawei
12 14 (1.09%) Splunk
13 10 (0.78%) Nokia
14 9 (0.70%) VMware