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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 298 212 198
Rank change year-on-year -86 -14 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 786 843 561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.27% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 3.14% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 588 368
10th Percentile £319 £250 £270
25th Percentile £381 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 4
10th Percentile £27.45 £25.90 £15.38
25th Percentile £30.63 £27.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £23.25
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% +93.55% -33.57%
75th Percentile £35.88 £57.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £58.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +122.22% -55.00%

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 32,708 26,811 17,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.76% 40.42% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,874 18,919 12,106
10th Percentile £396 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £668 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £699 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £449 £450
% change year-on-year +11.30% -0.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 473 290
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.33 £17.73
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%
75th Percentile £63.25 £53.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £72.67 £64.00 £58.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.12 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.45% -4.12% -4.49%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -92 646 £438 +9.38% 444
Work from Home -47 551 £450 +12.50% 253
London -64 328 £475 +5.56% 99
UK excluding London -92 263 £438 +16.67% 365
North of England -86 78 £435 +16.00% 124
South East -31 73 £525 +50.00% 55
Yorkshire -29 53 £438 +11.46% 47
Midlands -26 44 £400 +57.64% 74
South West -34 30 £438 +9.38% 61
West Midlands -22 28 £325 +13.04% 33
North West -79 25 £400 +6.67% 69
East of England -32 22 £425 +6.25% 24
East Midlands -12 16 £463 +85.00% 41
Wales -13 7 £425 - 10
Scotland -19 6 £500 +2.56% 17
Northern Ireland +2 3 £500 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 395 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 244 (31.04%) MySQL
3 207 (26.34%) HTML
4 198 (25.19%) Java
5 186 (23.66%) CSS
6 174 (22.14%) Laravel
7 166 (21.12%) Python
7 166 (21.12%) Agile
8 157 (19.97%) React
9 156 (19.85%) Full Stack Development
10 151 (19.21%) AWS
11 136 (17.30%) Software Engineering
12 128 (16.28%) Drupal
13 127 (16.16%) SQL
13 127 (16.16%) Node.js
14 124 (15.78%) Docker
15 116 (14.76%) Git (software)
16 114 (14.50%) Symfony
17 111 (14.12%) Azure
18 108 (13.74%) Linux
19 106 (13.49%) DevOps
20 102 (12.98%) E-Commerce
21 90 (11.45%) Social Skills
22 89 (11.32%) MVC
23 86 (10.94%) C#
23 86 (10.94%) jQuery
24 85 (10.81%) OOP
24 85 (10.81%) REST
25 79 (10.05%) Apache
26 75 (9.54%) Web 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
1 128 (16.28%) Drupal
2 79 (10.05%) Apache
3 42 (5.34%) WordPress
4 36 (4.58%) CMS
5 33 (4.20%) nginx
6 30 (3.82%) Apache Solr
7 29 (3.69%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.40%) Confluence
9 9 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.02%) Apache Pig
10 8 (1.02%) Moodle
11 7 (0.89%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.51%) IIS
14 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.25%) JBoss
15 2 (0.25%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Chatbot
1 4 (0.51%) Sketch
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (4.83%) Magento
2 26 (3.31%) Shopify
3 20 (2.54%) NetSuite
4 19 (2.42%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 151 (19.21%) AWS
2 111 (14.12%) Azure
3 60 (7.63%) GCP
4 43 (5.47%) Serverless
5 34 (4.33%) GitHub
6 31 (3.94%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (3.31%) Commercetools
7 26 (3.31%) SaaS
8 18 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.29%) Datadog
9 15 (1.91%) Azure DevOps
10 13 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 12 (1.53%) Google Analytics
12 11 (1.40%) Azure AKS
12 11 (1.40%) Azure Functions
13 10 (1.27%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.27%) PaaS
14 9 (1.15%) npm
14 9 (1.15%) Spryker
15 8 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.94%) Internet
2 28 (3.56%) DNS
3 18 (2.29%) Firewall
4 13 (1.65%) HTTP
5 12 (1.53%) DMZ
6 10 (1.27%) Intranet
7 9 (1.15%) SSL
8 6 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.64%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.64%) SAN
9 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.51%) DKIM
10 4 (0.51%) NGFW
11 3 (0.38%) DHCP
11 3 (0.38%) DMARC
11 3 (0.38%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.38%) VoIP
12 2 (0.25%) LAN
12 2 (0.25%) MQTT
12 2 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (31.04%) MySQL
2 41 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 34 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 33 (4.20%) Redis
5 26 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.67%) SQL Server
8 14 (1.78%) MariaDB
9 13 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.40%) SAP HANA
12 10 (1.27%) DynamoDB
13 9 (1.15%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.76%) Power BI
15 6 (0.76%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 116 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.83%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.94%) JIRA
4 19 (2.42%) Bitbucket
5 18 (2.29%) PHPUnit
5 18 (2.29%) webpack
6 16 (2.04%) Selenium
7 11 (1.40%) Gradle
7 11 (1.40%) JUnit
8 9 (1.15%) GitLab
8 9 (1.15%) gulp
9 8 (1.02%) git-flow
9 8 (1.02%) Grunt
9 8 (1.02%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.89%) Cypress.io
10 7 (0.89%) JMeter
11 6 (0.76%) Maven
11 6 (0.76%) Mockito
11 6 (0.76%) PhpStorm
11 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (11.45%) Social Skills
2 58 (7.38%) Finance
3 35 (4.45%) Public Sector
4 34 (4.33%) Marketing
5 30 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.18%) Retail
7 18 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.53%) Banking
9 12 (1.53%) Legal
10 9 (1.15%) Games
11 7 (0.89%) Electronics
11 7 (0.89%) French Language
11 7 (0.89%) Local Government
11 7 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.51%) Advertising
14 4 (0.51%) Front Office
14 4 (0.51%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 504 (64.12%) Developer
2 279 (35.50%) PHP Developer
3 56 (7.12%) Full Stack Developer
4 53 (6.74%) Drupal Developer
5 47 (5.98%) Software Engineer
6 43 (5.47%) Architect
7 40 (5.09%) Senior Developer
8 32 (4.07%) Consultant
9 30 (3.82%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 27 (3.44%) Analyst
10 27 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 25 (3.18%) Java Developer
11 25 (3.18%) Senior PHP Developer
11 25 (3.18%) Web Developer
12 22 (2.80%) Backend Developer
13 20 (2.54%) React Developer
14 19 (2.42%) Technical Consultant
15 18 (2.29%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.29%) Lead Developer
15 18 (2.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (26.34%) HTML
2 186 (23.66%) CSS
3 174 (22.14%) Laravel
4 157 (19.97%) React
5 127 (16.16%) Node.js
6 114 (14.50%) Symfony
7 86 (10.94%) jQuery
8 85 (10.81%) REST
9 73 (9.29%) HTML5
9 73 (9.29%) Vue.js
10 69 (8.78%) .NET
11 62 (7.89%) AngularJS
12 54 (6.87%) LAMP
13 53 (6.74%) Kafka
13 53 (6.74%) XML
14 47 (5.98%) JSON
15 36 (4.58%) CSS3
15 36 (4.58%) Sass
16 27 (3.44%) RESTful
16 27 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.33%) User Experience
2 21 (2.67%) Data Structures
3 20 (2.54%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.29%) iPad
5 16 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
8 9 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.15%) Legacy Applications
8 9 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.02%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.02%) PropTech
9 8 (1.02%) Social Media
10 6 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.64%) Educational Technology
11 5 (0.64%) IoT
11 5 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.74%) Linux
2 29 (3.69%) Windows
3 27 (3.44%) Unix
4 26 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.16%) CentOS
7 12 (1.53%) Android
8 11 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.02%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.89%) Debian
10 7 (0.89%) Solaris
11 6 (0.76%) SUSE
12 5 (0.64%) Fedora
12 5 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.51%) AIX
13 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.25%) VMS
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.12%) Agile
2 156 (19.85%) Full Stack Development
3 136 (17.30%) Software Engineering
4 106 (13.49%) DevOps
5 102 (12.98%) E-Commerce
6 89 (11.32%) MVC
7 85 (10.81%) OOP
8 75 (9.54%) Web Development
9 74 (9.41%) CI/CD
9 74 (9.41%) Microservices
10 68 (8.65%) OO
11 58 (7.38%) Migration
12 54 (6.87%) TDD
13 48 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (4.45%) Front End Development
15 34 (4.33%) Test Automation
16 30 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (3.56%) SOLID
18 27 (3.44%) Fintech
18 27 (3.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 395 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 198 (25.19%) Java
3 166 (21.12%) Python
4 127 (16.16%) SQL
5 86 (10.94%) C#
6 49 (6.23%) Go
6 49 (6.23%) TypeScript
7 47 (5.98%) Perl
8 40 (5.09%) Ruby
9 29 (3.69%) Bash
10 28 (3.56%) PowerShell
11 24 (3.05%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.67%) ES6
12 21 (2.67%) Scala
13 17 (2.16%) Apple Swift
14 14 (1.78%) C
15 12 (1.53%) C++
16 11 (1.40%) R
17 9 (1.15%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (3.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.31%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.04%) Degree
4 9 (1.15%) CISSP
5 8 (1.02%) CEH
5 8 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.76%) RHCE
7 5 (0.64%) CSSLP
7 5 (0.64%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.51%) CISA
8 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.51%) CISM
8 4 (0.51%) GIAC
9 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.25%) CCNA
10 2 (0.25%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.05%) Accessibility
2 16 (2.04%) QA
3 15 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.02%) SLA
5 4 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) DICOM
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) LOINC
7 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (15.78%) Docker
2 22 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.38%) Postfix
7 2 (0.25%) Firmware
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 63 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 51 (6.49%) Ansible
3 34 (4.33%) Terraform
4 16 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.04%) Puppet
5 7 (0.89%) Nessus
6 5 (0.64%) Grafana
6 5 (0.64%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.64%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.64%) SCCM
6 5 (0.64%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.51%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.51%) QRadar
7 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.38%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.25%) Istio
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
10 1 (0.13%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 37 (4.71%) Microsoft
1 37 (4.71%) Oracle
2 33 (4.20%) Google
2 33 (4.20%) SAP
3 31 (3.94%) Zend
4 20 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 19 (2.42%) Adobe
6 17 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.53%) Apple
7 12 (1.53%) PayPal
7 12 (1.53%) WorldPay
8 11 (1.40%) SaltStack
8 11 (1.40%) Splunk
9 10 (1.27%) VMware
10 9 (1.15%) IBM
11 8 (1.02%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.89%) BiZZdesign
12 7 (0.89%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.89%) McAfee
12 7 (0.89%) NN4M