Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 90 98
Rank change year-on-year -56 +8 -28
Contract jobs citing PHP 1893 2592 2529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.52% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.37% 6.24% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1881 1898
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 47
UK median hourly rate £34.22 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.49% -22.00% -25.37%
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.23 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.55 £44.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +118.75% -41.82% +22.22%

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 43340 41508 43602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.43% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30415 28483 29574
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 864 1067
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.23 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +16.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.12
90th Percentile £52.43 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -55 1788 £375 - 733
UK excluding London -33 1085 £350 - 504
London -78 774 £425 +6.25% 255
North of England +25 332 £350 - 195
South East -42 305 £363 +3.57% 129
North West +24 179 £325 -7.14% 111
Midlands -40 167 £340 -9.33% 78
Yorkshire +2 149 £375 +7.14% 69
South West +27 115 £325 +0.78% 42
West Midlands -11 103 £338 -3.57% 43
East of England -48 82 £350 - 33
East Midlands -53 63 £340 -15.00% 33
Scotland +11 62 £375 +14.50% 20
Wales +18 21 £300 -17.24% 6
North East +42 4 £331 +4.33% 15
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1002 (52.93%) JavaScript
2 992 (52.40%) HTML
3 907 (47.91%) CSS
4 738 (38.99%) MySQL
5 519 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
6 516 (27.26%) Git (software)
7 401 (21.18%) Linux
8 360 (19.02%) Java
9 343 (18.12%) jQuery
10 339 (17.91%) Python
11 337 (17.80%) Web Development
12 319 (16.85%) HTML5
13 279 (14.74%) SQL
14 273 (14.42%) Drupal
15 258 (13.63%) CSS3
16 246 (13.00%) Symfony
17 235 (12.41%) LAMP
18 233 (12.31%) Laravel
18 233 (12.31%) DevOps
19 228 (12.04%) MVC
20 226 (11.94%) AngularJS
21 220 (11.62%) Magento
22 217 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
23 214 (11.30%) E-Commerce
24 203 (10.72%) WordPress
25 201 (10.62%) Jenkins
26 197 (10.41%) OO
27 190 (10.04%) TDD
28 189 (9.98%) Web Services
29 183 (9.67%) .NET

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
1 273 (14.42%) Drupal
2 203 (10.72%) WordPress
3 152 (8.03%) CMS
4 147 (7.77%) Apache
5 84 (4.44%) nginx
6 40 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (1.90%) Apache Solr
7 36 (1.90%) Confluence
8 33 (1.74%) IIS
9 28 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.00%) Moodle
11 18 (0.95%) JBoss
12 17 (0.90%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.63%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.63%) Joomla!
15 11 (0.58%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.42%) ColdFusion
18 7 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 62 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 39 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.21%) Pipeline Pilot
7 3 (0.16%) GIMP
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 220 (11.62%) Magento
2 12 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.26%) RMDS
4 5 (0.26%) Shopify
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
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
8 1 (0.053%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 217 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.28%) GitHub
3 61 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.32%) Google Analytics
5 24 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (1.22%) SaaS
7 22 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.00%) Serverless
9 18 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.53%) IaaS
13 10 (0.53%) npm
13 10 (0.53%) Route 53
14 9 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.32%) Office 365
15 6 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.59%) HTTP
2 36 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.85%) Internet
4 31 (1.64%) DNS
5 26 (1.37%) Firewall
6 24 (1.27%) SSL
7 18 (0.95%) WAN
8 17 (0.90%) LAN
9 16 (0.85%) FTP
10 14 (0.74%) SMS
10 14 (0.74%) SMTP
10 14 (0.74%) Wireless
11 11 (0.58%) Intranet
11 11 (0.58%) SSH
12 9 (0.48%) 3G
12 9 (0.48%) DHCP
12 9 (0.48%) GPRS
12 9 (0.48%) GSM
12 9 (0.48%) LDAP
12 9 (0.48%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (38.99%) MySQL
2 112 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
3 108 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 105 (5.55%) NoSQL
5 101 (5.34%) MongoDB
6 47 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 45 (2.38%) Redis
8 26 (1.37%) Big Data
9 21 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (0.90%) MariaDB
13 14 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.69%) MS Access
15 11 (0.58%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.53%) DB2
17 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 516 (27.26%) Git (software)
2 201 (10.62%) Jenkins
3 103 (5.44%) JIRA
4 74 (3.91%) Subversion
5 70 (3.70%) PHPUnit
6 63 (3.33%) Grunt
7 55 (2.91%) gulp
8 44 (2.32%) Selenium
9 39 (2.06%) Vagrant
10 36 (1.90%) Bitbucket
11 32 (1.69%) GitLab
12 30 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 29 (1.53%) Jasmine
14 24 (1.27%) Codeception
15 23 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (1.00%) webpack
17 17 (0.90%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.90%) Maven
17 17 (0.90%) WebDriver
18 15 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 162 (8.56%) Finance
2 136 (7.18%) Marketing
3 102 (5.39%) Retail
4 46 (2.43%) Banking
5 34 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.74%) Games
7 30 (1.58%) Publishing
8 27 (1.43%) Advertising
9 25 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.22%) Electronics
11 12 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.58%) Law
12 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.48%) Front Office
14 8 (0.42%) Digital Economy
15 7 (0.37%) Back Office
15 7 (0.37%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.16%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1324 (69.94%) Developer
2 652 (34.44%) PHP Developer
3 174 (9.19%) Drupal Developer
4 164 (8.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 159 (8.40%) Magento Developer
6 147 (7.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 122 (6.44%) Web Developer
8 98 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 94 (4.97%) Senior Developer
10 90 (4.75%) WordPress Developer
11 87 (4.60%) HTML Developer
12 71 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
13 69 (3.65%) MySQL Developer
14 68 (3.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 65 (3.43%) PHP Drupal Developer
16 60 (3.17%) Symfony Developer
17 59 (3.12%) AWS Engineer
18 58 (3.06%) Analyst
19 55 (2.91%) PHP Symfony Developer
20 54 (2.85%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 992 (52.40%) HTML
2 907 (47.91%) CSS
3 343 (18.12%) jQuery
4 319 (16.85%) HTML5
5 258 (13.63%) CSS3
6 246 (13.00%) Symfony
7 235 (12.41%) LAMP
8 233 (12.31%) Laravel
9 226 (11.94%) AngularJS
10 189 (9.98%) Web Services
11 183 (9.67%) .NET
12 162 (8.56%) Sass
13 148 (7.82%) React
14 147 (7.77%) Node.js
15 134 (7.08%) RESTful
16 132 (6.97%) REST
17 119 (6.29%) XML
18 104 (5.49%) Ajax
19 100 (5.28%) JSON
20 78 (4.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.23%) User Experience
2 90 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 28 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.16%) Fintech
8 19 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.00%) iPad
9 18 (0.95%) Social Media
10 17 (0.90%) Video on Demand
11 16 (0.85%) Credit Risk
12 12 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.58%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.53%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.48%) Animation
15 9 (0.48%) Clustering
16 8 (0.42%) CMDB
16 8 (0.42%) NHS
16 8 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 401 (21.18%) Linux
2 137 (7.24%) Unix
3 118 (6.23%) Windows
4 59 (3.12%) Android
5 58 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 58 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.53%) CentOS
7 21 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.37%) AIX
11 7 (0.37%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.11%) Solaris
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.053%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.053%) VMS
15 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (17.80%) Web Development
3 233 (12.31%) DevOps
4 228 (12.04%) MVC
5 214 (11.30%) E-Commerce
6 197 (10.41%) OO
7 190 (10.04%) TDD
8 180 (9.51%) Front End Development
9 133 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
10 127 (6.71%) Test Automation
11 116 (6.13%) Open Source
12 113 (5.97%) Scrum
13 97 (5.12%) OOP
14 89 (4.70%) Software Engineering
15 88 (4.65%) OO PHP
16 81 (4.28%) BDD
17 79 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
18 72 (3.80%) Configuration Management
19 67 (3.54%) Microservices
20 66 (3.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1002 (52.93%) JavaScript
2 360 (19.02%) Java
3 339 (17.91%) Python
4 279 (14.74%) SQL
5 173 (9.14%) Ruby
6 133 (7.03%) Bash Shell
7 118 (6.23%) Perl
8 117 (6.18%) C#
9 67 (3.54%) C++
10 42 (2.22%) PHP 5
11 40 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.85%) Go
13 32 (1.69%) PHP 7
14 30 (1.58%) PowerShell
15 29 (1.53%) C
16 28 (1.48%) Scala
17 27 (1.43%) Shell Script
18 25 (1.32%) VB.NET
19 24 (1.27%) ES6
20 17 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (4.54%) Security Cleared
2 63 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.01%) Degree
4 25 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.48%) PMP
6 8 (0.42%) CHECK Team Member
6 8 (0.42%) 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%) PhD
10 3 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.11%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) OSCP
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.053%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.053%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.43%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
3 6 (0.32%) SLA
4 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
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
System Software
1 146 (7.71%) Docker
2 32 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.48%) RHEV
5 8 (0.42%) oVirt
6 5 (0.26%) Firmware
6 5 (0.26%) iptables
6 5 (0.26%) NFS
6 5 (0.26%) Postfix
6 5 (0.26%) Sendmail
6 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.21%) KVM
7 4 (0.21%) Xen
8 3 (0.16%) Varnish
8 3 (0.16%) vCloud
9 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.053%) HDFS
10 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 132 (6.97%) Puppet
2 123 (6.50%) Ansible
3 118 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.85%) Kubernetes
5 48 (2.54%) Terraform
6 24 (1.27%) Nagios
6 24 (1.27%) Salt
7 17 (0.90%) Kibana
8 16 (0.85%) logstash
9 14 (0.74%) HAProxy
10 13 (0.69%) Grafana
11 11 (0.58%) Packer
11 11 (0.58%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.48%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.48%) collectd
12 9 (0.48%) StatsD
13 8 (0.42%) CFEngine
14 7 (0.37%) Cacti
14 7 (0.37%) SCCM
15 6 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 111 (5.86%) Zend
2 71 (3.75%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.59%) Oracle
4 62 (3.28%) Google
5 44 (2.32%) Adobe
6 43 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 42 (2.22%) Splunk
8 30 (1.58%) VMware
9 26 (1.37%) SAP
10 24 (1.27%) New Relic
10 24 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.95%) IBM
12 17 (0.90%) Rackspace
12 17 (0.90%) SaltStack
13 15 (0.79%) Demandware
14 14 (0.74%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.69%) Cognos
15 13 (0.69%) Intershop
16 11 (0.58%) Facebook
16 11 (0.58%) Xamarin