Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 133 142
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 -51
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,506 2,103 1,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 2.02% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 4.52% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 1,526 1,408
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £559 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +97.37%
10th Percentile £6.00 £13.65 £25.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +134.38%

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 34,653 46,493 42,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.48% 44.68% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,913 32,731 30,022
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £316 £308
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 680 801
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +3.83% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.08 £16.25 £16.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -18 1,388 £400 - 1,376
UK excluding London -16 920 £375 - 1,199
London -15 547 £425 - 288
North of England -5 277 £375 - 392
North West +7 167 £350 -6.67% 218
South East -41 159 £400 +6.67% 172
South West -20 141 £350 +6.06% 223
East of England +68 125 £415 +10.67% 96
Midlands 0 124 £300 -25.00% 206
Yorkshire -18 101 £400 +8.47% 120
West Midlands +14 81 £300 -25.00% 112
Scotland +29 66 £375 +9.49% 49
East Midlands +1 41 £294 -26.56% 94
Wales +5 25 £425 +4.29% 55
North East +8 9 £388 +19.23% 54
Northern Ireland +3 3 £463 +81.37% 6

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 722 (47.94%) JavaScript
2 500 (33.20%) HTML
3 472 (31.34%) CSS
4 447 (29.68%) MySQL
5 392 (26.03%) Laravel
6 390 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
7 286 (18.99%) Linux
8 260 (17.26%) Python
9 257 (17.07%) Git (software)
10 240 (15.94%) Java
11 235 (15.60%) AngularJS
12 222 (14.74%) DevOps
13 214 (14.21%) Node.js
14 204 (13.55%) jQuery
15 199 (13.21%) React
16 198 (13.15%) AWS
17 179 (11.89%) Docker
18 170 (11.29%) E-Commerce
18 170 (11.29%) LAMP
19 166 (11.02%) MVC
20 165 (10.96%) Symfony
21 162 (10.76%) SQL
22 160 (10.62%) Web Development
23 155 (10.29%) HTML5
24 151 (10.03%) Drupal
25 145 (9.63%) TDD
26 139 (9.23%) WordPress
26 139 (9.23%) Front End Development
27 123 (8.17%) RESTful
28 118 (7.84%) OO

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
1 151 (10.03%) Drupal
2 139 (9.23%) WordPress
3 114 (7.57%) Apache
4 95 (6.31%) CMS
5 43 (2.86%) nginx
6 29 (1.93%) Confluence
7 28 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.39%) Moodle
9 19 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.06%) IIS
11 14 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.53%) Totara
14 6 (0.40%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.40%) GeoServer
15 5 (0.33%) Jadu
15 5 (0.33%) TYPO3
16 4 (0.27%) Joomla!
16 4 (0.27%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 27 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.33%) Zeplin
5 4 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.27%) SPSS
5 4 (0.27%) Stata
6 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.20%) InDesign
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.066%) InVision
8 1 (0.066%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 108 (7.17%) Magento
2 10 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.33%) Shopify
5 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.13%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.066%) Odoo
7 1 (0.066%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.066%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 198 (13.15%) AWS
2 85 (5.64%) Azure
3 67 (4.45%) Serverless
4 54 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
5 46 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (3.05%) GCP
6 45 (2.99%) GitHub
7 31 (2.06%) SaaS
8 29 (1.93%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.53%) CloudFront
10 19 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.00%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.80%) npm
13 12 (0.80%) Route 53
14 11 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.99%) HTTP
3 29 (1.93%) DNS
3 29 (1.93%) Internet
4 25 (1.66%) Firewall
5 15 (1.00%) SSH
6 14 (0.93%) SNMP
7 10 (0.66%) Skype
8 9 (0.60%) Intranet
9 8 (0.53%) SSL
10 7 (0.46%) Broadband
11 6 (0.40%) SAN
12 4 (0.27%) BGP
12 4 (0.27%) DHCP
12 4 (0.27%) Extranet
12 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.27%) ICMP
12 4 (0.27%) MPLS
12 4 (0.27%) OSPF
12 4 (0.27%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (29.68%) MySQL
2 84 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 76 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 57 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 31 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (1.99%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (1.20%) MariaDB
10 18 (1.20%) Redis
11 15 (1.00%) BigQuery
12 14 (0.93%) Blockchain
13 13 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.80%) DB2
14 12 (0.80%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
15 10 (0.66%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 257 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.04%) JIRA
3 77 (5.11%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.39%) Bitbucket
5 30 (1.99%) webpack
6 29 (1.93%) Selenium
7 28 (1.86%) PHPUnit
8 27 (1.79%) Vagrant
9 26 (1.73%) Grunt
10 25 (1.66%) Jasmine
11 21 (1.39%) gulp
12 19 (1.26%) Subversion
13 17 (1.13%) Mocha
14 11 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (0.66%) Bower
15 10 (0.66%) CircleCI
16 9 (0.60%) git-flow
16 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio
17 8 (0.53%) GitLab
17 8 (0.53%) Maven
General
1 100 (6.64%) Finance
2 67 (4.45%) Retail
3 62 (4.12%) Marketing
4 48 (3.19%) Public Sector
5 47 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.46%) Games
7 32 (2.12%) Back Office
8 22 (1.46%) Banking
9 20 (1.33%) Law
10 18 (1.20%) Publishing
11 14 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.80%) Advertising
13 11 (0.73%) Electronics
14 9 (0.60%) German Language
15 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.40%) Legal
16 5 (0.33%) French Language
16 5 (0.33%) Military
17 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,127 (74.83%) Developer
2 636 (42.23%) PHP Developer
3 100 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 95 (6.31%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 95 (6.31%) Senior Developer
5 89 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 88 (5.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 70 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 68 (4.52%) Magento Developer
9 66 (4.38%) Drupal Developer
10 53 (3.52%) Senior PHP Developer
11 52 (3.45%) WordPress Developer
12 51 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
13 50 (3.32%) Angular Developer
14 43 (2.86%) Software Developer
15 42 (2.79%) Symfony Developer
16 41 (2.72%) Node.js Developer
17 40 (2.66%) PHP Symfony Developer
18 35 (2.32%) React Developer
19 34 (2.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (33.20%) HTML
2 472 (31.34%) CSS
3 392 (26.03%) Laravel
4 235 (15.60%) AngularJS
5 214 (14.21%) Node.js
6 204 (13.55%) jQuery
7 199 (13.21%) React
8 170 (11.29%) LAMP
9 165 (10.96%) Symfony
10 155 (10.29%) HTML5
11 123 (8.17%) RESTful
12 116 (7.70%) Web Services
13 111 (7.37%) Sass
14 108 (7.17%) .NET
15 101 (6.71%) CSS3
15 101 (6.71%) Vue.js
16 82 (5.44%) REST
17 75 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 65 (4.32%) JSON
19 54 (3.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 98 (6.51%) User Experience
3 70 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.33%) Social Media
8 20 (1.33%) W3C
9 15 (1.00%) Clustering
10 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.73%) e-Learning
12 10 (0.66%) Vector Graphics
13 9 (0.60%) EPoS
13 9 (0.60%) Graphic Design
14 7 (0.46%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.40%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.40%) Bitcoin
16 5 (0.33%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 286 (18.99%) Linux
2 78 (5.18%) Windows
3 38 (2.52%) Ubuntu
3 38 (2.52%) Unix
4 37 (2.46%) CentOS
5 28 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.06%) Android
8 12 (0.80%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.27%) Debian
11 4 (0.27%) VMS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.066%) Solaris
13 1 (0.066%) VME
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (14.74%) DevOps
3 170 (11.29%) E-Commerce
4 166 (11.02%) MVC
5 160 (10.62%) Web Development
6 145 (9.63%) TDD
7 139 (9.23%) Front End Development
8 118 (7.84%) OO
9 112 (7.44%) Scrum
10 95 (6.31%) Unit Testing
11 88 (5.84%) Test Automation
12 86 (5.71%) Software Engineering
13 83 (5.51%) Microservices
14 82 (5.44%) OOP
15 78 (5.18%) Computer Science
16 74 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
17 65 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (4.05%) OO PHP
19 58 (3.85%) Migration
20 56 (3.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 722 (47.94%) JavaScript
2 260 (17.26%) Python
3 240 (15.94%) Java
4 162 (10.76%) SQL
5 85 (5.64%) Bash Shell
5 85 (5.64%) TypeScript
6 76 (5.05%) Ruby
7 69 (4.58%) C#
8 67 (4.45%) Perl
9 59 (3.92%) PHP 7
10 49 (3.25%) PowerShell
11 39 (2.59%) C++
12 34 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 29 (1.93%) ES6
14 25 (1.66%) C
15 24 (1.59%) PHP 5
16 22 (1.46%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.26%) R
18 17 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 15 (1.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 81 (5.38%) Degree
2 48 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.33%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.33%) SANS
6 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.27%) CCIP
6 4 (0.27%) CCNP
7 3 (0.20%) CEH
7 3 (0.20%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.13%) CISSP
8 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.13%) GIAC
8 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.13%) MCP
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.46%) QA
2 12 (0.80%) SLA
3 10 (0.66%) GDPR
4 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.066%) WAI
7 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 179 (11.89%) Docker
2 15 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.40%) Varnish
6 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.20%) NFS
8 2 (0.13%) KVM
8 2 (0.13%) Samba
8 2 (0.13%) Xen
9 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.066%) Postfix
9 1 (0.066%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.066%) vSphere
9 1 (0.066%) XenApp
9 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (5.91%) Ansible
2 87 (5.78%) Kubernetes
3 74 (4.91%) Terraform
4 50 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (3.25%) Puppet
6 15 (1.00%) Grafana
7 14 (0.93%) HAProxy
7 14 (0.93%) Nagios
8 12 (0.80%) WMI
9 9 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
10 8 (0.53%) Netcool
10 8 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 8 (0.53%) Salt
11 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.33%) Packer
13 3 (0.20%) Nessus
13 3 (0.20%) OpenVAS
13 3 (0.20%) QRadar
13 3 (0.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 77 (5.11%) Zend
2 60 (3.98%) Google
3 51 (3.39%) Oracle
4 43 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 29 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.66%) SAP
7 23 (1.53%) IBM
8 20 (1.33%) Adobe
9 17 (1.13%) Cisco
10 14 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.86%) New Relic
11 13 (0.86%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.80%) Remedy
13 11 (0.73%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.66%) VMware
14 10 (0.66%) WooCommerce
15 9 (0.60%) Huawei
15 9 (0.60%) NCR
16 8 (0.53%) BMC
16 8 (0.53%) HP