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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 85 97
Rank change year-on-year -42 +12  
Contract jobs citing PHP 894 1389 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.48% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.66% 6.50% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 1006 765
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.30 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.16% -36.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £91.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.40 £26.35
% change year-on-year +40.80% -33.96%  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PHP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 848 £375 +7.14% 828
London -55 317 £388 -3.12% 216
South East -26 160 £401 +14.64% 128
Yorkshire +8 116 £390 +11.42% 109
West Yorkshire +16 103 £390 +5.40% 72
Leeds +19 96 £400 +8.10% 51
North West -2 88 £311 -4.23% 109
West Midlands +41 64 £330 +10.00% 65
Oxfordshire +4 62 £375 -10.71% 22
Manchester -4 48 £305 -12.85% 58
City of London -9 47 £375 -5.66% 43
South West -17 40 £275 -15.38% 65
Hampshire -20 31 £494 +46.29% 32
East Midlands -30 30 £350 +16.66% 59
Birmingham +23 26 £440 +46.50% 24
East of England -14 26 £350 +9.37% 56
Scotland +18 24 £325 -11.56% 21
Surrey -1 24 £521 +30.31% 20
Berkshire +27 21 £350 -26.31% 20
Liverpool +6 21 £300 +3.27% 14
Merseyside +3 21 £300 +3.27% 17
Nottinghamshire +13 19 £381 +8.92% 17
Oxford -7 18 £400 -5.88% 12
Nottingham +16 16 £415 +18.57% 15
Glasgow +9 16 £350 -12.60% 9
Bristol +7 16 £255 -7.27% 22
South Wales +5 15 £388 +51.21% 5
Wales +1 15 £388 +34.78% 8
Cardiff +17 14 £406 +80.55% 4
Warwickshire +3 12 £181 -19.44% 11

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 976 (53.63%) JavaScript
2 970 (53.30%) HTML
3 840 (46.15%) CSS
4 695 (38.19%) MySQL
5 512 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 430 (23.63%) Git (software)
7 402 (22.09%) Java
8 380 (20.88%) Linux
9 348 (19.12%) jQuery
10 343 (18.85%) Python
11 314 (17.25%) HTML5
12 313 (17.20%) Web Development
13 270 (14.84%) Symfony
14 253 (13.90%) SQL
15 240 (13.19%) MVC
16 239 (13.13%) AngularJS
17 229 (12.58%) Laravel
18 227 (12.47%) CSS3
19 216 (11.87%) LAMP
20 208 (11.43%) Jenkins
21 205 (11.26%) Drupal
22 203 (11.15%) Node.js
22 203 (11.15%) TDD
23 192 (10.55%) Zend
24 190 (10.44%) WordPress
25 188 (10.33%) Apache
26 185 (10.16%) XML
27 175 (9.62%) E-Commerce
28 172 (9.45%) DevOps
29 171 (9.40%) Front End 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
1 205 (11.26%) Drupal
2 190 (10.44%) WordPress
3 188 (10.33%) Apache
4 128 (7.03%) CMS
5 65 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 60 (3.30%) nginx
7 52 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (1.48%) WebLogic
9 25 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.32%) IIS
11 20 (1.10%) Confluence
12 17 (0.93%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.93%) JBoss
12 17 (0.93%) Moodle
13 16 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.71%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.60%) SilverStripe
16 10 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (2.69%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.49%) GIMP
6 7 (0.38%) SPSS
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 127 (6.98%) Magento
2 26 (1.43%) Unica
3 25 (1.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 14 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.27%) OpenCart
8 4 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.055%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.055%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.055%) Primavera
10 1 (0.055%) Relativity
10 1 (0.055%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 169 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.85%) GitHub
4 33 (1.81%) SaaS
5 20 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (1.04%) PaaS
7 18 (0.99%) Google Analytics
8 17 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.93%) IaaS
9 14 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
10 12 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.49%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.44%) Loggly
13 8 (0.44%) Office 365
13 8 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 76 (4.18%) HTTP
2 51 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 41 (2.25%) DNS
3 41 (2.25%) Internet
4 33 (1.81%) SSL
5 25 (1.37%) LDAP
6 19 (1.04%) Firewall
7 17 (0.93%) Intranet
8 16 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
9 13 (0.71%) AMQP
10 11 (0.60%) SSH
11 10 (0.55%) Network Security
12 9 (0.49%) DHCP
13 8 (0.44%) LAN
13 8 (0.44%) WAN
14 7 (0.38%) SAN
15 6 (0.33%) SMTP
16 5 (0.27%) VPN
16 5 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (38.19%) MySQL
2 111 (6.10%) MongoDB
3 107 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 105 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 95 (5.22%) SQL Server
6 94 (5.16%) NoSQL
7 61 (3.35%) Redis
8 36 (1.98%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.48%) Big Data
10 25 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.04%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.71%) CouchDB
14 13 (0.71%) HBase
15 12 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 430 (23.63%) Git (software)
2 208 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 80 (4.40%) Subversion
4 62 (3.41%) Selenium
5 56 (3.08%) JIRA
6 54 (2.97%) Grunt
7 52 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 49 (2.69%) Vagrant
9 46 (2.53%) PHPUnit
10 38 (2.09%) gulp
11 34 (1.87%) Jasmine
12 32 (1.76%) Maven
12 32 (1.76%) Mercurial
12 32 (1.76%) WebDriver
13 26 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.26%) Hudson
15 21 (1.15%) Mocha
15 21 (1.15%) ProC
16 19 (1.04%) JMeter
16 19 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (6.21%) Finance
2 94 (5.16%) Marketing
3 38 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.98%) Publishing
5 34 (1.87%) Retail
6 31 (1.70%) Banking
7 21 (1.15%) Law
7 21 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.99%) Advertising
8 18 (0.99%) Games
9 10 (0.55%) Automotive
9 10 (0.55%) Back Office
9 10 (0.55%) Electronics
10 8 (0.44%) Front Office
11 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.16%) Local Government
13 3 (0.16%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.11%) Legal
14 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1322 (72.64%) Developer
2 669 (36.76%) PHP Developer
3 145 (7.97%) Drupal Developer
4 139 (7.64%) JavaScript Developer
5 120 (6.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 111 (6.10%) Web Developer
7 92 (5.05%) Magento Developer
7 92 (5.05%) Senior Developer
8 87 (4.78%) Full Stack Developer
9 81 (4.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 79 (4.34%) Architect
11 75 (4.12%) WordPress Developer
12 72 (3.96%) MySQL Developer
12 72 (3.96%) Symfony Developer
13 70 (3.85%) HTML Developer
13 70 (3.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 66 (3.63%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 58 (3.19%) Java Developer
16 56 (3.08%) HTML CSS Developer
17 53 (2.91%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 970 (53.30%) HTML
2 840 (46.15%) CSS
3 348 (19.12%) jQuery
4 314 (17.25%) HTML5
5 270 (14.84%) Symfony
6 239 (13.13%) AngularJS
7 229 (12.58%) Laravel
8 227 (12.47%) CSS3
9 216 (11.87%) LAMP
10 203 (11.15%) Node.js
11 185 (10.16%) XML
12 165 (9.07%) Web Services
13 147 (8.08%) JSON
14 132 (7.25%) Sass
15 129 (7.09%) REST
16 128 (7.03%) RESTful
17 120 (6.59%) .NET
18 105 (5.77%) React
19 81 (4.45%) Ajax
20 64 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.26%) User Experience
2 73 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 31 (1.70%) NHS
6 30 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.26%) Fintech
9 17 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 17 (0.93%) Social Media
10 16 (0.88%) Web 2.0
11 14 (0.77%) Digital Media
12 13 (0.71%) W3C
13 11 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.60%) Replication
14 10 (0.55%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.55%) Video on Demand
15 9 (0.49%) Equities
16 7 (0.38%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 380 (20.88%) Linux
2 113 (6.21%) Unix
3 103 (5.66%) Windows
4 50 (2.75%) CentOS
5 38 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 29 (1.59%) AIX
9 27 (1.48%) Android
9 27 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.33%) Solaris
13 5 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.11%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (17.20%) Web Development
3 240 (13.19%) MVC
4 203 (11.15%) TDD
5 175 (9.62%) E-Commerce
6 172 (9.45%) DevOps
7 171 (9.40%) Front End Development
7 171 (9.40%) OO
8 157 (8.63%) Scrum
9 137 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
10 123 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 113 (6.21%) OOP
12 110 (6.04%) BDD
13 99 (5.44%) Open Source
14 93 (5.11%) Software Engineering
15 77 (4.23%) Analytics
15 77 (4.23%) CRM
16 67 (3.68%) Unit Testing
17 66 (3.63%) Responsive Web Design
18 62 (3.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 976 (53.63%) JavaScript
2 402 (22.09%) Java
3 343 (18.85%) Python
4 253 (13.90%) SQL
5 147 (8.08%) Perl
6 137 (7.53%) Ruby
7 85 (4.67%) C#
8 78 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 50 (2.75%) C
10 34 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.65%) Go
11 30 (1.65%) PHP 5
12 26 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 26 (1.43%) Scala
13 21 (1.15%) C++
14 15 (0.82%) Groovy
15 14 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.66%) ES6
17 11 (0.60%) PHP 7
17 11 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (4.07%) Degree
2 57 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.33%) ISEB
7 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) CISA
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.11%) SANS
10 1 (0.055%) CCNA
10 1 (0.055%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.055%) CISSP
10 1 (0.055%) HNC
10 1 (0.055%) MCP
10 1 (0.055%) MCSA
10 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.055%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.13%) QA
2 9 (0.49%) WAI
3 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.22%) HL7
5 4 (0.22%) SDET
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 146 (8.02%) Docker
2 33 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.66%) Varnish
5 10 (0.55%) Squid
6 9 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.44%) NFS
8 7 (0.38%) Postfix
9 6 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
9 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.27%) HDFS
10 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.27%) iptables
10 5 (0.27%) Samba
10 5 (0.27%) vCloud
10 5 (0.27%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.16%) KVM
12 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 123 (6.76%) Puppet
2 122 (6.70%) Ansible
3 102 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.20%) Nagios
5 30 (1.65%) Salt
6 22 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.88%) Kibana
7 16 (0.88%) logstash
8 15 (0.82%) Terraform
9 11 (0.60%) Grafana
10 9 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.33%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.22%) Control-M
12 4 (0.22%) Packer
12 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.16%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.16%) FreeIPA
13 3 (0.16%) OpenView
13 3 (0.16%) Piwik
13 3 (0.16%) Plesk
Vendors
1 192 (10.55%) Zend
2 134 (7.36%) Oracle
3 75 (4.12%) Microsoft
4 68 (3.74%) Adobe
5 53 (2.91%) VMware
6 52 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 46 (2.53%) Google
8 38 (2.09%) Splunk
9 33 (1.81%) Rackspace
10 30 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.10%) SaltStack
12 18 (0.99%) SAP
13 17 (0.93%) New Relic
14 14 (0.77%) Cisco
14 14 (0.77%) HP
14 14 (0.77%) Twitter
15 13 (0.71%) IBM
16 11 (0.60%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.49%) Citrix
17 9 (0.49%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Lennon Wright
Posted: 3 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £251 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glenrothes, Fife
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £125.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago