Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 136 89
Rank change year-on-year +7 -47 +9
Contract jobs citing PHP 1,980 1,763 2,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.94% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 4.66% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,448 1,271 1,917
UK median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 37
UK median hourly rate £24.09 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.76% +114.29% -36.06%
10th Percentile £19.21 £14.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.88 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.40
% change year-on-year -1.54% +86.78% -22.67%

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 43,184 37,812 40,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.30% 41.58% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,114 25,956 27,808
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.22% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 814 924
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +8.22% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.95 £17.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £54.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +8.55% +8.57%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -7 1,809 £400 +6.67% 1,535
UK excluding London +2 1,231 £375 +7.14% 1,172
London -7 720 £400 +3.23% 427
North of England -5 403 £375 +7.14% 412
South East -12 309 £375 -6.25% 259
North West +6 212 £350 +9.38% 255
Yorkshire -22 183 £388 +6.90% 134
Midlands -8 173 £350 +7.69% 198
South West +33 121 £375 +22.95% 168
West Midlands -19 108 £375 +13.64% 124
Wales +49 92 £365 -8.86% 21
East of England +16 78 £375 -11.76% 71
East Midlands +7 65 £350 +9.80% 73
Scotland -45 52 £350 +7.69% 39
North East -9 10 £343 +1.18% 23
Northern Ireland - 5 £278 - 4

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 983 (49.65%) JavaScript
2 889 (44.90%) HTML
3 814 (41.11%) CSS
4 655 (33.08%) MySQL
5 554 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
6 407 (20.56%) Git (software)
7 400 (20.20%) Java
8 380 (19.19%) Linux
9 350 (17.68%) Web Development
10 317 (16.01%) Python
11 307 (15.51%) jQuery
12 305 (15.40%) Symfony
13 294 (14.85%) HTML5
14 287 (14.49%) DevOps
15 277 (13.99%) Laravel
16 271 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
17 266 (13.43%) Node.js
18 253 (12.78%) SQL
19 240 (12.12%) OO
20 237 (11.97%) E-Commerce
21 236 (11.92%) MVC
21 236 (11.92%) AngularJS
22 231 (11.67%) TDD
23 217 (10.96%) CSS3
24 216 (10.91%) Docker
25 210 (10.61%) WordPress
26 204 (10.30%) LAMP
27 195 (9.85%) Magento
28 193 (9.75%) Drupal
29 187 (9.44%) Test Automation

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
1 210 (10.61%) WordPress
2 193 (9.75%) Drupal
3 115 (5.81%) Apache
4 111 (5.61%) CMS
5 56 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (2.53%) nginx
7 34 (1.72%) Confluence
8 28 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.26%) IIS
9 25 (1.26%) Moodle
10 20 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 17 (0.86%) Joomla!
12 17 (0.86%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.61%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.56%) JBoss
14 11 (0.56%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 33 (1.67%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.30%) InVision
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 195 (9.85%) Magento
2 13 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) Shopify
5 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.10%) Odoo
6 2 (0.10%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.051%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 271 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.59%) GitHub
4 32 (1.62%) PaaS
5 29 (1.46%) IaaS
6 28 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (1.36%) SaaS
8 24 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (1.21%) Google Analytics
9 20 (1.01%) Amazon S3
9 20 (1.01%) npm
10 18 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.61%) Google Tag Manager
12 12 (0.61%) Serverless
12 12 (0.61%) Trello
13 11 (0.56%) Akamai
13 11 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.43%) HTTP
2 26 (1.31%) Internet
3 25 (1.26%) DNS
3 25 (1.26%) Firewall
4 24 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.11%) SSL
6 14 (0.71%) SMS
7 11 (0.56%) VPN
8 9 (0.45%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.40%) Intranet
9 8 (0.40%) LAN
10 7 (0.35%) SNMP
10 7 (0.35%) SSH
10 7 (0.35%) WAN
11 6 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.30%) FTP
11 6 (0.30%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.20%) BGP
12 4 (0.20%) Network Security
12 4 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (33.08%) MySQL
2 137 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 114 (5.76%) SQL Server
4 93 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 91 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
6 75 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 43 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (1.92%) Big Data
9 33 (1.67%) Redis
10 23 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.71%) MariaDB
13 13 (0.66%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.40%) HBase
17 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 407 (20.56%) Git (software)
2 185 (9.34%) Jenkins
3 99 (5.00%) JIRA
4 70 (3.54%) PHPUnit
5 54 (2.73%) gulp
6 47 (2.37%) Grunt
6 47 (2.37%) Selenium
7 45 (2.27%) Subversion
8 35 (1.77%) Bitbucket
9 33 (1.67%) webpack
10 25 (1.26%) Xdebug
11 23 (1.16%) Vagrant
12 18 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (0.86%) GitLab
13 17 (0.86%) Jasmine
14 16 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 15 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (0.76%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.71%) JMeter
16 14 (0.71%) Mocha
General
1 169 (8.54%) Finance
2 96 (4.85%) Marketing
3 69 (3.48%) Banking
4 66 (3.33%) Retail
5 64 (3.23%) Advertising
6 34 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.46%) Games
8 26 (1.31%) Law
9 19 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.76%) Publishing
11 13 (0.66%) Electronics
12 11 (0.56%) Legal
13 9 (0.45%) Front Office
13 9 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.35%) Back Office
14 7 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
15 6 (0.30%) Local Government
15 6 (0.30%) Persian Language
15 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,420 (71.72%) Developer
2 782 (39.49%) PHP Developer
3 144 (7.27%) Web Developer
4 125 (6.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 122 (6.16%) Magento Developer
6 120 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 117 (5.91%) Drupal Developer
8 110 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 96 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 85 (4.29%) WordPress Developer
11 79 (3.99%) Architect
12 76 (3.84%) HTML Developer
13 74 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 71 (3.59%) PHP Web Developer
15 63 (3.18%) Java Developer
16 58 (2.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
17 54 (2.73%) Symfony Developer
18 53 (2.68%) HTML CSS Developer
19 51 (2.58%) Software Engineer
20 50 (2.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 889 (44.90%) HTML
2 814 (41.11%) CSS
3 307 (15.51%) jQuery
4 305 (15.40%) Symfony
5 294 (14.85%) HTML5
6 277 (13.99%) Laravel
7 266 (13.43%) Node.js
8 236 (11.92%) AngularJS
9 217 (10.96%) CSS3
10 204 (10.30%) LAMP
11 174 (8.79%) Web Services
12 153 (7.73%) React
13 144 (7.27%) .NET
14 141 (7.12%) Sass
15 138 (6.97%) RESTful
16 130 (6.57%) REST
17 84 (4.24%) JSON
18 76 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 70 (3.54%) Ajax
20 67 (3.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.69%) User Experience
4 58 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (1.67%) Fintech
8 25 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.06%) Social Media
10 18 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.61%) Equities
11 12 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.51%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.45%) Clustering
13 9 (0.45%) NHS
14 8 (0.40%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.40%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 380 (19.19%) Linux
2 109 (5.51%) Unix
3 86 (4.34%) Windows
4 67 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 63 (3.18%) Android
6 54 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.31%) CentOS
8 25 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.11%) Windows Server
10 19 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.61%) AIX
11 12 (0.61%) Debian
12 9 (0.45%) Solaris
13 7 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.25%) SUSE
14 5 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.15%) VMS
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.10%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (17.68%) Web Development
3 287 (14.49%) DevOps
4 240 (12.12%) OO
5 237 (11.97%) E-Commerce
6 236 (11.92%) MVC
7 231 (11.67%) TDD
8 187 (9.44%) Test Automation
9 175 (8.84%) Front End Development
10 141 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
10 141 (7.12%) Open Source
11 132 (6.67%) OOP
12 127 (6.41%) OO PHP
13 124 (6.26%) Software Engineering
14 119 (6.01%) Scrum
15 106 (5.35%) Microservices
15 106 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (5.05%) Configuration Management
17 86 (4.34%) Deployment Automation
18 82 (4.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 983 (49.65%) JavaScript
2 400 (20.20%) Java
3 317 (16.01%) Python
4 253 (12.78%) SQL
5 163 (8.23%) Ruby
6 112 (5.66%) Perl
7 102 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 94 (4.75%) C#
9 61 (3.08%) PHP 7
10 52 (2.63%) Go
11 37 (1.87%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.82%) PHP 5
13 32 (1.62%) C
14 30 (1.52%) C++
14 30 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.11%) ES6
16 21 (1.06%) Scala
17 16 (0.81%) Java 8
18 14 (0.71%) Korn
19 11 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (3.23%) Degree
2 60 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (0.35%) IISP
7 5 (0.25%) CISMP
8 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.15%) HNC
9 3 (0.15%) HND
9 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.15%) PMP
10 2 (0.10%) CCNA
10 2 (0.10%) CCNP
10 2 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.10%) ISEB
10 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.03%) QA
2 32 (1.62%) SLA
3 8 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.40%) GCP
3 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.25%) GDPR
4 5 (0.25%) MiFID
5 4 (0.20%) GAAP
5 4 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 216 (10.91%) Docker
2 23 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.40%) Varnish
6 7 (0.35%) KVM
7 6 (0.30%) vCloud
7 6 (0.30%) Xen
8 5 (0.25%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) etcd
9 4 (0.20%) flannel
10 3 (0.15%) Firmware
10 3 (0.15%) Squid
10 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.10%) NFS
11 2 (0.10%) RHEV
11 2 (0.10%) Samba
11 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 150 (7.58%) Puppet
2 115 (5.81%) Ansible
3 83 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (4.09%) Terraform
5 52 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 28 (1.41%) Salt
7 24 (1.21%) Kibana
8 19 (0.96%) Nagios
9 17 (0.86%) logstash
10 11 (0.56%) CFEngine
10 11 (0.56%) Grafana
10 11 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.45%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.45%) Rancher
12 8 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.40%) SCCM
13 7 (0.35%) collectd
13 7 (0.35%) Mesos
14 6 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (7.83%) Zend
2 90 (4.55%) Oracle
3 76 (3.84%) Microsoft
4 55 (2.78%) Google
5 42 (2.12%) Red Hat
6 37 (1.87%) VMware
7 36 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.57%) Splunk
9 29 (1.46%) Adobe
10 28 (1.41%) New Relic
11 27 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 26 (1.31%) IBM
13 20 (1.01%) SAP
13 20 (1.01%) Xamarin
14 19 (0.96%) hybris
14 19 (0.96%) Rackspace
15 17 (0.86%) Cisco
15 17 (0.86%) F5
16 12 (0.61%) SaltStack
16 12 (0.61%) WooCommerce