Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 88 97
Rank change year-on-year -56 +9 -28
Contract jobs citing PHP 1902 2698 2522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.56% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 6.36% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1969 1885
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £225
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 47
UK median hourly rate £35.47 £23.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.56% -7.00% -25.98%
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.88 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +134.38% -41.82% -8.33%

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -52 1801 £375 - 721
UK excluding London -31 1093 £350 - 500
London -72 777 £425 +6.25% 244
North of England +14 327 £340 - 175
South East -27 323 £363 +3.57% 122
North West +15 169 £325 -7.14% 87
Midlands -39 168 £336 -10.33% 85
Yorkshire +6 154 £363 +6.62% 74
South West +14 116 £325 +4.00% 46
West Midlands -3 107 £335 -4.29% 49
East of England -48 80 £350 - 47
Scotland +1 61 £375 +15.38% 15
East Midlands -58 60 £340 -15.00% 36
Wales +14 18 £285 -24.00% 10
North East +42 4 £331 +10.42% 14
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1015 (53.36%) JavaScript
2 1009 (53.05%) HTML
3 925 (48.63%) CSS
4 750 (39.43%) MySQL
5 532 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
6 524 (27.55%) Git (software)
7 406 (21.35%) Linux
8 353 (18.56%) Java
9 346 (18.19%) jQuery
10 338 (17.77%) Python
11 335 (17.61%) Web Development
12 322 (16.93%) HTML5
13 286 (15.04%) SQL
14 280 (14.72%) Drupal
15 260 (13.67%) Symfony
16 259 (13.62%) CSS3
17 250 (13.14%) LAMP
18 249 (13.09%) Laravel
19 238 (12.51%) AngularJS
20 232 (12.20%) DevOps
21 231 (12.15%) MVC
22 227 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
23 207 (10.88%) Magento
23 207 (10.88%) WordPress
24 205 (10.78%) OO
25 204 (10.73%) E-Commerce
26 202 (10.62%) TDD
27 196 (10.30%) Jenkins
28 193 (10.15%) Web Services
29 182 (9.57%) 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
1 280 (14.72%) Drupal
2 207 (10.88%) WordPress
3 150 (7.89%) Apache
4 149 (7.83%) CMS
5 83 (4.36%) nginx
6 43 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.95%) Apache Solr
7 37 (1.95%) Confluence
8 33 (1.74%) IIS
9 31 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.10%) Moodle
11 18 (0.95%) SharePoint
12 17 (0.89%) JBoss
13 14 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.63%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.58%) Joomla!
16 10 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 9 (0.47%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
18 7 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 60 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.21%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.16%) GIMP
8 3 (0.16%) InVision
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 207 (10.88%) Magento
2 14 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.26%) RMDS
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.21%) Shopify
5 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Odoo
7 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.053%) CiviCRM
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 227 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.26%) GitHub
3 59 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (1.42%) SaaS
6 26 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.31%) Google Analytics
8 23 (1.21%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.00%) Serverless
10 18 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.84%) Route 53
12 15 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 15 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.68%) npm
14 10 (0.53%) IaaS
14 10 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.42%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.84%) HTTP
2 38 (2.00%) Internet
3 35 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.74%) DNS
5 28 (1.47%) SSL
6 22 (1.16%) Firewall
7 21 (1.10%) WAN
8 20 (1.05%) LAN
9 15 (0.79%) FTP
9 15 (0.79%) Wireless
10 14 (0.74%) Intranet
10 14 (0.74%) SMS
11 13 (0.68%) LDAP
11 13 (0.68%) SMTP
12 10 (0.53%) SSH
13 9 (0.47%) 3G
13 9 (0.47%) GPRS
13 9 (0.47%) GSM
13 9 (0.47%) LTE
13 9 (0.47%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (39.43%) MySQL
2 111 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 108 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 108 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
4 106 (5.57%) MongoDB
5 43 (2.26%) Redis
5 43 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 25 (1.31%) Big Data
7 23 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 18 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.84%) MariaDB
11 12 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.53%) DB2
12 10 (0.53%) MS Access
12 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 524 (27.55%) Git (software)
2 196 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 104 (5.47%) JIRA
4 81 (4.26%) Subversion
5 69 (3.63%) PHPUnit
6 59 (3.10%) Grunt
7 54 (2.84%) gulp
8 46 (2.42%) Selenium
9 41 (2.16%) Vagrant
10 36 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 32 (1.68%) GitLab
12 30 (1.58%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.21%) Codeception
15 18 (0.95%) Cucumber
15 18 (0.95%) WebDriver
16 17 (0.89%) Visual Studio
17 16 (0.84%) webpack
18 15 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 162 (8.52%) Finance
2 132 (6.94%) Marketing
3 99 (5.21%) Retail
4 45 (2.37%) Banking
5 36 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.84%) Publishing
7 31 (1.63%) Games
8 26 (1.37%) Advertising
9 25 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.21%) Electronics
11 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.47%) Front Office
12 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.42%) Digital Economy
13 8 (0.42%) Law
13 8 (0.42%) Legal
14 7 (0.37%) Back Office
15 5 (0.26%) Billing
16 3 (0.16%) Automotive
16 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1343 (70.61%) Developer
2 666 (35.02%) PHP Developer
3 178 (9.36%) Drupal Developer
4 152 (7.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 149 (7.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 148 (7.78%) Magento Developer
7 121 (6.36%) Web Developer
8 100 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 94 (4.94%) Senior Developer
10 93 (4.89%) WordPress Developer
11 88 (4.63%) HTML Developer
12 75 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
13 72 (3.79%) MySQL Developer
14 70 (3.68%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 68 (3.58%) Symfony Developer
16 65 (3.42%) PHP Drupal Developer
17 62 (3.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 56 (2.94%) HTML CSS Developer
19 54 (2.84%) Analyst
20 53 (2.79%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1009 (53.05%) HTML
2 925 (48.63%) CSS
3 346 (18.19%) jQuery
4 322 (16.93%) HTML5
5 260 (13.67%) Symfony
6 259 (13.62%) CSS3
7 250 (13.14%) LAMP
8 249 (13.09%) Laravel
9 238 (12.51%) AngularJS
10 193 (10.15%) Web Services
11 176 (9.25%) .NET
12 167 (8.78%) Sass
13 157 (8.25%) Node.js
14 148 (7.78%) React
15 142 (7.47%) RESTful
16 134 (7.05%) REST
17 116 (6.10%) XML
18 104 (5.47%) Ajax
18 104 (5.47%) JSON
19 82 (4.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.21%) User Experience
2 89 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (1.05%) Fintech
8 17 (0.89%) Social Media
8 17 (0.89%) Video on Demand
9 15 (0.79%) iPad
10 13 (0.68%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.58%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.53%) NHS
14 9 (0.47%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.42%) Animation
15 8 (0.42%) Clustering
15 8 (0.42%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 406 (21.35%) Linux
2 130 (6.83%) Unix
3 123 (6.47%) Windows
4 59 (3.10%) Android
5 58 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.31%) CentOS
8 20 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.47%) AIX
11 9 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.37%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.26%) Debian
15 4 (0.21%) Solaris
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (17.61%) Web Development
3 232 (12.20%) DevOps
4 231 (12.15%) MVC
5 205 (10.78%) OO
6 204 (10.73%) E-Commerce
7 202 (10.62%) TDD
8 182 (9.57%) Front End Development
9 139 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
10 134 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 127 (6.68%) Open Source
12 126 (6.62%) Scrum
13 99 (5.21%) OOP
14 97 (5.10%) Software Engineering
15 91 (4.78%) OO PHP
16 83 (4.36%) BDD
17 82 (4.31%) Responsive Web Design
18 71 (3.73%) Configuration Management
19 67 (3.52%) Microservices
20 65 (3.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1015 (53.36%) JavaScript
2 353 (18.56%) Java
3 338 (17.77%) Python
4 286 (15.04%) SQL
5 174 (9.15%) Ruby
6 123 (6.47%) Bash Shell
7 119 (6.26%) Perl
8 116 (6.10%) C#
9 67 (3.52%) C++
10 41 (2.16%) PHP 5
10 41 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 35 (1.84%) Go
13 33 (1.74%) PHP 7
14 31 (1.63%) C
15 30 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.52%) Scala
17 26 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.31%) ES6
19 15 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 65 (3.42%) Degree
3 58 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.47%) PMP
6 8 (0.42%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.21%) PhD
10 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) OSCP
12 1 (0.053%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.36%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
3 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.32%) SLA
4 5 (0.26%) WCAG
5 3 (0.16%) GDPR
5 3 (0.16%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) GCP
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) WAI
7 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.053%) MiFID
7 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (7.62%) Docker
2 32 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.47%) RHEV
5 8 (0.42%) oVirt
6 7 (0.37%) KVM
6 7 (0.37%) Xen
7 5 (0.26%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.16%) Samba
8 3 (0.16%) Squid
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.11%) iptables
9 2 (0.11%) Postfix
9 2 (0.11%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.11%) Varnish
9 2 (0.11%) vCloud
9 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 127 (6.68%) Puppet
2 125 (6.57%) Ansible
3 114 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.84%) Kubernetes
5 51 (2.68%) Terraform
6 28 (1.47%) Nagios
7 25 (1.31%) Salt
8 17 (0.89%) Kibana
8 17 (0.89%) logstash
9 13 (0.68%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.63%) Grafana
11 11 (0.58%) Packer
12 10 (0.53%) collectd
12 10 (0.53%) StatsD
12 10 (0.53%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.47%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.37%) Cacti
14 7 (0.37%) CFEngine
14 7 (0.37%) SCCM
15 5 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 116 (6.10%) Zend
2 69 (3.63%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.31%) Google
4 62 (3.26%) Oracle
5 41 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.16%) Splunk
6 39 (2.05%) Adobe
7 30 (1.58%) VMware
8 26 (1.37%) SAP
9 25 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.21%) Rackspace
11 22 (1.16%) New Relic
12 19 (1.00%) SaltStack
13 18 (0.95%) IBM
14 17 (0.89%) Demandware
15 13 (0.68%) Facebook
15 13 (0.68%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.68%) Twitter
16 12 (0.63%) Citrix
17 11 (0.58%) Intershop