Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 131 144
Rank change year-on-year -26 +13 -57
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,563 2,096 1,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 2.03% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 4.60% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,118 1,512 1,293
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% +1.39%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £250
90th Percentile £552 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £34.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -15.25% +128.13%
10th Percentile £24.50 £13.20 £14.75
90th Percentile £43.35 £60.25 £50.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £32.22
% change year-on-year +36.36% -31.72% +114.80%

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 38,615 45,607 40,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.38% 44.26% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,749 32,001 27,638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 743 781
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% +2.47% +8.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -36 1,434 £400 +1.91% 1,412
UK excluding London -33 915 £375 - 1,199
London -12 623 £450 +12.50% 286
North of England -17 260 £350 -6.67% 410
South East -56 184 £425 +13.33% 208
Midlands +25 148 £350 -6.67% 240
South West -35 136 £338 -2.88% 173
North West -12 134 £325 -13.33% 246
West Midlands +24 111 £338 -15.63% 114
Yorkshire -33 110 £388 +3.33% 124
Scotland +45 79 £325 -7.14% 33
East of England +17 77 £406 +8.33% 95
East Midlands +1 31 £350 - 125
Wales -36 27 £375 -3.85% 35
North East +28 16 £400 +23.08% 40
Northern Ireland -2 5 - - 5

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 791 (50.61%) JavaScript
2 592 (37.88%) HTML
3 589 (37.68%) CSS
4 479 (30.65%) MySQL
5 463 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
6 353 (22.58%) Linux
7 323 (20.67%) Java
8 322 (20.60%) Git (software)
9 306 (19.58%) Python
10 290 (18.55%) Laravel
11 278 (17.79%) jQuery
12 231 (14.78%) SQL
13 225 (14.40%) DevOps
14 217 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
15 212 (13.56%) AngularJS
16 198 (12.67%) Docker
17 192 (12.28%) Node.js
18 189 (12.09%) WordPress
19 185 (11.84%) Web Development
20 179 (11.45%) TDD
21 177 (11.32%) Drupal
22 174 (11.13%) React
23 169 (10.81%) HTML5
23 169 (10.81%) MVC
24 162 (10.36%) Symfony
25 159 (10.17%) .NET
26 155 (9.92%) Front End Development
27 144 (9.21%) LAMP
28 139 (8.89%) E-Commerce
29 132 (8.45%) 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
1 189 (12.09%) WordPress
2 177 (11.32%) Drupal
3 116 (7.42%) CMS
4 113 (7.23%) Apache
5 42 (2.69%) Confluence
6 35 (2.24%) Tomcat
7 34 (2.18%) nginx
8 27 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.60%) Moodle
10 20 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.02%) IIS
11 16 (1.02%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.77%) Ethereum
12 12 (0.77%) Hyperledger
12 12 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.58%) Totara
14 8 (0.51%) ColdFusion
15 7 (0.45%) Jadu
15 7 (0.45%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 31 (1.98%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.38%) SPSS
5 6 (0.38%) Stata
6 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.19%) Sketch
6 3 (0.19%) Zeplin
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.064%) InVision
8 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 91 (5.82%) Magento
2 12 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.77%) R3 Corda
3 9 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.32%) Shopify
5 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.13%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.064%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.064%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 217 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.65%) GitHub
4 42 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (2.43%) Serverless
6 33 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (1.47%) SaaS
9 22 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 21 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 19 (1.22%) Google Analytics
11 19 (1.22%) npm
12 15 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.96%) CloudFront
13 12 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.70%) PaaS
14 11 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.64%) Heroku
16 9 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.43%) HTTP
2 32 (2.05%) Internet
3 31 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.41%) Firewall
5 21 (1.34%) DNS
6 16 (1.02%) SSH
7 13 (0.83%) SSL
8 11 (0.70%) IPFS
8 11 (0.70%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 10 (0.64%) FTP
9 10 (0.64%) Skype
10 8 (0.51%) Broadband
11 7 (0.45%) SAN
12 5 (0.32%) Intranet
12 5 (0.32%) Network Security
12 5 (0.32%) SNMP
12 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.26%) DHCP
13 4 (0.26%) SMTP
13 4 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (30.65%) MySQL
2 109 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (6.01%) SQL Server
4 70 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 46 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 46 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.41%) Blockchain
9 19 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.09%) DB2
10 17 (1.09%) Redis
11 14 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (0.83%) Big Data
12 13 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.70%) BigQuery
15 10 (0.64%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.64%) MariaDB
15 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 322 (20.60%) Git (software)
2 129 (8.25%) Jenkins
3 113 (7.23%) JIRA
4 49 (3.13%) Selenium
5 44 (2.82%) gulp
6 43 (2.75%) Bitbucket
7 37 (2.37%) Grunt
8 32 (2.05%) webpack
9 27 (1.73%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.15%) PHPUnit
11 17 (1.09%) Mocha
11 17 (1.09%) Subversion
12 16 (1.02%) Vagrant
13 15 (0.96%) Maven
13 15 (0.96%) PhpStorm
14 13 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
15 11 (0.70%) Ant
15 11 (0.70%) Bower
15 11 (0.70%) SonarQube
15 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 114 (7.29%) Finance
2 68 (4.35%) Marketing
3 62 (3.97%) Retail
4 57 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.11%) Games
6 28 (1.79%) Banking
7 27 (1.73%) Law
8 20 (1.28%) Publishing
9 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.02%) Legal
11 12 (0.77%) Advertising
11 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.70%) Electronics
13 10 (0.64%) Back Office
14 6 (0.38%) Automotive
15 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
17 2 (0.13%) German Language
17 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,135 (72.62%) Developer
2 556 (35.57%) PHP Developer
3 108 (6.91%) Full Stack Developer
4 101 (6.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 88 (5.63%) Web Developer
6 87 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 81 (5.18%) Senior Developer
8 78 (4.99%) Drupal Developer
9 68 (4.35%) WordPress Developer
10 60 (3.84%) Magento Developer
11 55 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 48 (3.07%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 47 (3.01%) Senior PHP Developer
14 44 (2.82%) Java Developer
15 38 (2.43%) AWS DevOps
16 36 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
16 36 (2.30%) Software Developer
17 35 (2.24%) React Developer
18 33 (2.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 33 (2.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (37.88%) HTML
2 589 (37.68%) CSS
3 290 (18.55%) Laravel
4 278 (17.79%) jQuery
5 212 (13.56%) AngularJS
6 192 (12.28%) Node.js
7 174 (11.13%) React
8 169 (10.81%) HTML5
9 162 (10.36%) Symfony
10 159 (10.17%) .NET
11 144 (9.21%) LAMP
12 132 (8.45%) Sass
13 104 (6.65%) Web Services
14 97 (6.21%) RESTful
15 94 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 93 (5.95%) CSS3
17 88 (5.63%) Vue.js
18 80 (5.12%) REST
18 80 (5.12%) SOAP
19 72 (4.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.08%) User Experience
2 85 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 51 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
5 37 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.47%) W3C
8 22 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.41%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.41%) Social Media
9 16 (1.02%) Bitcoin
10 15 (0.96%) e-Learning
11 13 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (0.77%) Graphic Design
12 12 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.70%) Vector Graphics
14 9 (0.58%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.58%) Replication
15 8 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 353 (22.58%) Linux
2 114 (7.29%) Windows
3 59 (3.77%) Unix
4 34 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (1.92%) Android
7 26 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.47%) CentOS
9 17 (1.09%) Windows Server
10 16 (1.02%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.51%) VMS
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.19%) Solaris
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.13%) VME
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.064%) Debian
15 1 (0.064%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (14.40%) DevOps
3 185 (11.84%) Web Development
4 179 (11.45%) TDD
5 169 (10.81%) MVC
6 155 (9.92%) Front End Development
7 139 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 130 (8.32%) Scrum
9 122 (7.81%) OO
10 112 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
11 107 (6.85%) Microservices
12 103 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 101 (6.46%) Open Source
13 101 (6.46%) Software Engineering
14 91 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (5.63%) Unit Testing
16 79 (5.05%) OOP
17 74 (4.73%) BDD
18 65 (4.16%) Mentoring
19 64 (4.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 791 (50.61%) JavaScript
2 323 (20.67%) Java
3 306 (19.58%) Python
4 231 (14.78%) SQL
5 120 (7.68%) Bash Shell
6 97 (6.21%) Perl
7 89 (5.69%) C#
8 80 (5.12%) Ruby
9 72 (4.61%) PowerShell
10 62 (3.97%) PHP 7
10 62 (3.97%) TypeScript
11 55 (3.52%) C++
12 40 (2.56%) C
13 36 (2.30%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.98%) ES6
14 31 (1.98%) PHP 5
15 26 (1.66%) Objective-C
16 21 (1.34%) Go
17 19 (1.22%) Scala
17 19 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (4.22%) Degree
2 61 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.70%) SANS
6 10 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.51%) CHECK Team Member
7 8 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.19%) CISSP
10 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.19%) OSCP
11 2 (0.13%) CEH
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.13%) HND
11 2 (0.13%) ISEB
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.064%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.90%) QA
2 14 (0.90%) GDPR
3 10 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.51%) SLA
5 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.064%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 198 (12.67%) Docker
2 15 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.45%) Varnish
4 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.32%) RACF
5 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.26%) Xen
7 2 (0.13%) KVM
7 2 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.064%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.064%) Samba
8 1 (0.064%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.064%) XenApp
8 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 80 (5.12%) Ansible
3 77 (4.93%) Terraform
4 49 (3.13%) Puppet
5 41 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.09%) Nagios
7 12 (0.77%) Grafana
8 11 (0.70%) WMI
9 7 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.32%) cPanel
11 5 (0.32%) Graphite
11 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.26%) Kibana
12 4 (0.26%) logstash
12 4 (0.26%) Packer
12 4 (0.26%) QRadar
12 4 (0.26%) StatsD
13 3 (0.19%) OpenVAS
13 3 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 91 (5.82%) Zend
2 76 (4.86%) Oracle
3 47 (3.01%) Google
4 44 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 32 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.92%) SAP
7 19 (1.22%) IBM
8 16 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 14 (0.90%) Adobe
9 14 (0.90%) New Relic
10 13 (0.83%) WooCommerce
11 12 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.77%) Sitecore
12 11 (0.70%) VMware
13 10 (0.64%) Remedy
13 10 (0.64%) Tableau
14 9 (0.58%) Cisco
14 9 (0.58%) Dynatrace
14 9 (0.58%) HubSpot
15 8 (0.51%) NCR