Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 150 91
Rank change year-on-year +16 -59 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 2,091 1,893 2,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.83% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 4.37% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,532 1,382 1,881
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 24
UK median hourly rate £29.58 £34.22 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.57% +75.49% -22.00%
10th Percentile £14.55 £25.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.55 £44.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.58 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -15.50% +118.75% -41.82%

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 47,114 43,343 41,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.71% 41.98% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,176 30,417 28,484
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £643 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 784 864
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.43 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 15 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 13 December 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 +13 1,966 £393 +4.67% 1,602
UK excluding London +11 1,213 £375 +7.14% 1,237
London +15 839 £425 - 458
North of England -5 384 £365 +4.29% 382
South East -12 294 £375 +3.45% 227
North West -17 196 £375 +15.38% 239
South West +17 186 £325 - 207
Midlands -3 181 £400 +17.65% 222
Yorkshire -6 168 £350 -6.67% 106
West Midlands -18 104 £400 +18.52% 133
East Midlands +18 76 £400 +17.65% 89
East of England -6 72 £385 +10.00% 106
Scotland -22 54 £325 -13.33% 41
Wales +1 40 £410 +36.67% 49
North East +12 20 £325 -1.89% 37

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,001 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 866 (41.42%) MySQL
3 829 (39.65%) HTML
4 802 (38.35%) CSS
5 657 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
6 415 (19.85%) Git (software)
7 404 (19.32%) Linux
8 399 (19.08%) jQuery
9 385 (18.41%) Web Development
10 381 (18.22%) Laravel
11 346 (16.55%) SQL
12 328 (15.69%) Symfony
13 324 (15.49%) Java
14 317 (15.16%) TDD
15 292 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
16 291 (13.92%) HTML5
17 282 (13.49%) Docker
18 270 (12.91%) Python
19 269 (12.86%) AngularJS
20 256 (12.24%) OO
21 255 (12.20%) LAMP
22 251 (12.00%) DevOps
23 235 (11.24%) WordPress
24 232 (11.10%) MVC
25 224 (10.71%) Node.js
26 219 (10.47%) E-Commerce
27 207 (9.90%) React
28 206 (9.85%) CSS3
29 204 (9.76%) Scrum
30 203 (9.71%) 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
1 235 (11.24%) WordPress
2 196 (9.37%) Drupal
3 163 (7.80%) CMS
4 126 (6.03%) Apache
5 61 (2.92%) nginx
6 53 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
7 52 (2.49%) Confluence
8 17 (0.81%) IIS
9 14 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.57%) ColdFusion
12 10 (0.48%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.38%) Traefik
15 7 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.33%) Moodle
16 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.29%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (2.58%) Photoshop
2 28 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.53%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.19%) InVision
8 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.096%) SPSS
10 1 (0.048%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.048%) InDesign
10 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.048%) UXPin
10 1 (0.048%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 128 (6.12%) Magento
2 17 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.48%) Shopify
5 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.19%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.14%) Odoo
8 1 (0.048%) CiviCRM
8 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.048%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 292 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (4.59%) GitHub
4 37 (1.77%) Serverless
5 34 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (1.29%) SaaS
8 25 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
9 22 (1.05%) npm
10 15 (0.72%) PaaS
11 14 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.67%) Route 53
12 13 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.57%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.53%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
15 10 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.43%) IaaS
17 8 (0.38%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.01%) HTTP
2 35 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.43%) DNS
3 30 (1.43%) Internet
4 24 (1.15%) Firewall
4 24 (1.15%) SSL
5 19 (0.91%) SMS
6 13 (0.62%) Intranet
7 12 (0.57%) BIG-IP
7 12 (0.57%) SSH
8 11 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.53%) LAN
8 11 (0.53%) WAN
9 10 (0.48%) SNMP
10 6 (0.29%) VPN
11 5 (0.24%) DHCP
11 5 (0.24%) Extranet
11 5 (0.24%) Skype
12 4 (0.19%) DMZ
13 3 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (41.42%) MySQL
2 140 (6.70%) SQL Server
3 108 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 100 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 60 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 53 (2.53%) MariaDB
8 45 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (1.77%) Redis
10 26 (1.24%) Big Data
10 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (0.91%) MS Access
14 14 (0.67%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.53%) Power BI
16 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 415 (19.85%) Git (software)
2 146 (6.98%) JIRA
3 126 (6.03%) Jenkins
4 87 (4.16%) Selenium
5 82 (3.92%) PHPUnit
6 62 (2.97%) gulp
7 49 (2.34%) Subversion
8 48 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 28 (1.34%) Maven
10 27 (1.29%) Grunt
10 27 (1.29%) PhpStorm
10 27 (1.29%) Vagrant
11 22 (1.05%) GitLab
12 21 (1.00%) Gatling
13 19 (0.91%) JMeter
14 18 (0.86%) webpack
15 16 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
15 16 (0.77%) Gradle
15 16 (0.77%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 144 (6.89%) Finance
2 92 (4.40%) Retail
3 85 (4.07%) Marketing
4 79 (3.78%) Advertising
5 55 (2.63%) Banking
6 43 (2.06%) Legal
7 41 (1.96%) Back Office
8 32 (1.53%) Publishing
9 27 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.24%) Law
11 22 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.91%) Games
13 16 (0.77%) Billing
13 16 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.62%) Automotive
15 9 (0.43%) Electronics
16 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.14%) Front Office
17 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.096%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 1,626 (77.76%) Developer
2 892 (42.66%) PHP Developer
3 181 (8.66%) Full Stack Developer
4 132 (6.31%) Web Developer
5 124 (5.93%) Drupal Developer
6 119 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 115 (5.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 95 (4.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 93 (4.45%) WordPress Developer
10 84 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 71 (3.40%) Magento Developer
12 67 (3.20%) MySQL Developer
12 67 (3.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 66 (3.16%) Senior PHP Developer
14 61 (2.92%) Software Engineer
15 60 (2.87%) HTML Developer
16 59 (2.82%) Backend Developer
17 55 (2.63%) PHP Laravel Developer
18 50 (2.39%) Architect
19 49 (2.34%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 829 (39.65%) HTML
2 802 (38.35%) CSS
3 399 (19.08%) jQuery
4 381 (18.22%) Laravel
5 328 (15.69%) Symfony
6 291 (13.92%) HTML5
7 269 (12.86%) AngularJS
8 255 (12.20%) LAMP
9 224 (10.71%) Node.js
10 207 (9.90%) React
11 206 (9.85%) CSS3
12 167 (7.99%) .NET
13 148 (7.08%) Web Services
14 132 (6.31%) Sass
15 115 (5.50%) REST
16 108 (5.16%) RESTful
17 99 (4.73%) XML
18 95 (4.54%) JSON
19 82 (3.92%) Vue.js
20 80 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.07%) User Experience
2 80 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
5 42 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.39%) Fintech
7 28 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 26 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 18 (0.86%) Social Media
12 13 (0.62%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.57%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.57%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.53%) iPhone
14 11 (0.53%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.48%) Cloud Native
15 10 (0.48%) Equities
16 9 (0.43%) e-Learning
17 8 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 404 (19.32%) Linux
2 97 (4.64%) Unix
3 88 (4.21%) Windows
4 62 (2.97%) Android
5 53 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.34%) CentOS
7 32 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 21 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.86%) Solaris
11 17 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.72%) VMS
13 13 (0.62%) SUSE
13 13 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.48%) Debian
15 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.096%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (18.41%) Web Development
3 317 (15.16%) TDD
4 256 (12.24%) OO
5 251 (12.00%) DevOps
6 232 (11.10%) MVC
7 219 (10.47%) E-Commerce
8 204 (9.76%) Scrum
9 203 (9.71%) Test Automation
10 165 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (7.22%) Front End Development
12 147 (7.03%) Software Engineering
13 136 (6.50%) OOP
14 129 (6.17%) Unit Testing
15 126 (6.03%) Microservices
16 117 (5.60%) BDD
17 102 (4.88%) OO PHP
18 91 (4.35%) Project Management
19 89 (4.26%) Open Source
20 86 (4.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,001 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 346 (16.55%) SQL
3 324 (15.49%) Java
4 270 (12.91%) Python
5 121 (5.79%) Perl
6 116 (5.55%) C#
7 110 (5.26%) PHP 7
8 89 (4.26%) Ruby
9 75 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 66 (3.16%) PHP 5
11 53 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 43 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.01%) Go
14 40 (1.91%) C
15 37 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.58%) C++
16 33 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 32 (1.53%) Java 8
18 23 (1.10%) VBScript
19 21 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (5.02%) Security Cleared
2 85 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 72 (3.44%) Degree
4 35 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.43%) ISEB
8 8 (0.38%) CISSP
9 7 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.24%) CCNA
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.14%) CEH
12 3 (0.14%) CISM
12 3 (0.14%) GIAC
12 3 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
12 3 (0.14%) MCSE
12 3 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.44%) QA
2 16 (0.77%) SLA
3 13 (0.62%) GDPR
4 7 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.33%) MiFID
5 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.048%) COBIT
6 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 282 (13.49%) Docker
2 28 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.29%) KVM
4 6 (0.29%) Xen
5 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.24%) vSphere
6 4 (0.19%) oVirt
6 4 (0.19%) RHEV
7 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) NFS
7 3 (0.14%) Samba
7 3 (0.14%) Snort
8 1 (0.048%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.048%) Postfix
8 1 (0.048%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.048%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.048%) Varnish
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 104 (4.97%) Ansible
2 78 (3.73%) Puppet
3 68 (3.25%) Kubernetes
3 68 (3.25%) Terraform
4 51 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.10%) HAProxy
6 21 (1.00%) Nagios
7 20 (0.96%) Grafana
8 19 (0.91%) Kibana
9 18 (0.86%) Salt
10 15 (0.72%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.67%) Icinga
12 13 (0.62%) CFEngine
12 13 (0.62%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.48%) logstash
14 8 (0.38%) Consul
15 7 (0.33%) Cacti
15 7 (0.33%) Packer
16 6 (0.29%) Capistrano
16 6 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 138 (6.60%) Zend
2 135 (6.46%) Oracle
3 83 (3.97%) Google
4 70 (3.35%) Microsoft
5 60 (2.87%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.20%) Adobe
7 20 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 20 (0.96%) SAP
7 20 (0.96%) Splunk
8 16 (0.77%) Cisco
9 14 (0.67%) WooCommerce
10 13 (0.62%) Apple
10 13 (0.62%) VMware
11 12 (0.57%) F5
11 12 (0.57%) IBM
11 12 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.53%) Automation Anywhere
12 11 (0.53%) SaltStack
13 10 (0.48%) New Relic
14 9 (0.43%) ServiceNow