Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 163 133
Rank change year-on-year -33 -30 +17
Contract jobs citing PHP 461 1,574 2,097
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.72% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.19% 4.05% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 1,155 1,583
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.69% -17.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £24.50 £14.10
90th Percentile £37.00 £50.25 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +36.36% -31.72%

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 14,446 38,875 45,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.26% 42.38% 44.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,570 26,903 32,029
Median daily rate £498 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £320 £323 £313
90th Percentile £685 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 706 751
Median hourly rate £35.50 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.32% +8.64% -
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.70 £16.50
90th Percentile £57.30 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £38.55 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -12.40% +8.64% -1.82%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Daily rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Hourly rate trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -29 404 £400 - 583
UK excluding London -37 234 £400 +11.11% 530
London -19 191 £413 -8.33% 93
Work from Home +5 75 £400 +23.08% 103
North of England -25 69 £363 +3.57% 193
South East +45 50 £463 +8.82% 75
North West -2 37 £350 +7.69% 93
East of England +43 34 £400 - 37
Scotland +34 26 £428 +26.81% 23
Yorkshire -3 26 £375 -3.23% 84
Midlands -18 24 £313 -7.41% 86
South West -20 22 £438 +34.62% 92
West Midlands -15 17 £300 -11.11% 41
Wales +27 9 £381 +8.93% 22
East Midlands +36 7 £325 -3.70% 45
North East +28 6 £344 -14.06% 16

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 234 (50.76%) JavaScript
2 162 (35.14%) HTML
3 161 (34.92%) MySQL
4 156 (33.84%) CSS
5 118 (25.60%) Linux
6 112 (24.30%) Laravel
7 99 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (20.17%) Python
9 89 (19.31%) Git (software)
10 86 (18.66%) Java
11 75 (16.27%) SQL
12 67 (14.53%) Docker
13 63 (13.67%) DevOps
13 63 (13.67%) LAMP
13 63 (13.67%) AWS
14 55 (11.93%) Node.js
15 54 (11.71%) Web Development
15 54 (11.71%) React
16 53 (11.50%) AngularJS
17 52 (11.28%) Azure
18 50 (10.85%) HTML5
19 46 (9.98%) jQuery
20 43 (9.33%) Windows
21 42 (9.11%) TDD
21 42 (9.11%) CSS3
22 41 (8.89%) E-Commerce
22 41 (8.89%) Kubernetes
23 40 (8.68%) Perl
23 40 (8.68%) JIRA
24 39 (8.46%) Bash Shell

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 39 (8.46%) Apache
2 35 (7.59%) WordPress
3 27 (5.86%) Drupal
4 19 (4.12%) CMS
5 18 (3.90%) nginx
6 14 (3.04%) Confluence
6 14 (3.04%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.30%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.30%) IIS
9 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.65%) Moodle
11 2 (0.43%) SAS
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (8.46%) Magento
2 7 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.65%) OpenCart
4 3 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.67%) AWS
2 52 (11.28%) Azure
3 17 (3.69%) GCP
4 12 (2.60%) Oracle CX
5 10 (2.17%) GitHub
5 10 (2.17%) SaaS
5 10 (2.17%) Serverless
6 9 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.95%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.95%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 8 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.30%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.30%) PaaS
9 4 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.87%) IaaS
9 4 (0.87%) npm
9 4 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.43%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.47%) DNS
2 10 (2.17%) SSL
3 8 (1.74%) Firewall
3 8 (1.74%) SNMP
4 7 (1.52%) Internet
5 6 (1.30%) DHCP
5 6 (1.30%) HTTP
5 6 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.08%) Network Security
7 4 (0.87%) SAN
8 3 (0.65%) IPsec
8 3 (0.65%) LAN
8 3 (0.65%) WAN
9 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.43%) Junos
9 2 (0.43%) NAS
9 2 (0.43%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.43%) Skype
9 2 (0.43%) SSH
9 2 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (34.92%) MySQL
2 28 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.17%) Redis
8 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.74%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.30%) BigQuery
10 6 (1.30%) DB2
10 6 (1.30%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.87%) Big Data
11 4 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
11 4 (0.87%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 89 (19.31%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.68%) JIRA
3 29 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.04%) Selenium
5 11 (2.39%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.17%) PHPUnit
6 10 (2.17%) Subversion
7 8 (1.74%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.30%) Grunt
8 6 (1.30%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.30%) webpack
9 5 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.08%) JUnit
9 5 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.87%) Ant
10 4 (0.87%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.87%) gulp
10 4 (0.87%) Mocha
10 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.87%) Xcode
General
1 34 (7.38%) Finance
2 24 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.12%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.25%) Banking
5 12 (2.60%) Marketing
5 12 (2.60%) Retail
6 10 (2.17%) Law
7 7 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.08%) Legal
9 4 (0.87%) Games
9 4 (0.87%) Publishing
10 3 (0.65%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Finnish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 301 (65.29%) Developer
2 164 (35.57%) PHP Developer
3 37 (8.03%) Full Stack Developer
4 33 (7.16%) Architect
5 28 (6.07%) Magento Developer
6 25 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 19 (4.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 18 (3.90%) Consultant
9 17 (3.69%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 15 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.04%) React Developer
12 13 (2.82%) Analyst
13 12 (2.60%) Backend Developer
13 12 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (2.39%) Software Developer
15 10 (2.17%) Drupal Developer
16 9 (1.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (35.14%) HTML
2 156 (33.84%) CSS
3 112 (24.30%) Laravel
4 63 (13.67%) LAMP
5 55 (11.93%) Node.js
6 54 (11.71%) React
7 53 (11.50%) AngularJS
8 50 (10.85%) HTML5
9 46 (9.98%) jQuery
10 42 (9.11%) CSS3
11 38 (8.24%) Vue.js
12 37 (8.03%) Symfony
13 36 (7.81%) Web Services
14 34 (7.38%) .NET
15 32 (6.94%) REST
16 30 (6.51%) SOAP
17 29 (6.29%) Sass
18 24 (5.21%) RESTful
19 19 (4.12%) LEMP Stack
20 18 (3.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.86%) User Experience
3 16 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.52%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.30%) Social Media
9 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.65%) iPad
11 3 (0.65%) iPhone
11 3 (0.65%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.65%) PKI
11 3 (0.65%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (25.60%) Linux
2 43 (9.33%) Windows
3 26 (5.64%) Ubuntu
4 24 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.90%) Unix
7 10 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.74%) CentOS
9 7 (1.52%) Android
9 7 (1.52%) Debian
10 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.65%) SUSE
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.67%) DevOps
3 54 (11.71%) Web Development
4 42 (9.11%) TDD
5 41 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 38 (8.24%) Migration
7 35 (7.59%) OO
8 33 (7.16%) MVC
8 33 (7.16%) Test Automation
9 32 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (6.72%) Front End Development
11 30 (6.51%) Scrum
12 28 (6.07%) Software Engineering
13 27 (5.86%) Microservices
14 24 (5.21%) Computer Science
14 24 (5.21%) Unit Testing
15 22 (4.77%) Project Management
16 18 (3.90%) API Development
17 17 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (3.69%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 234 (50.76%) JavaScript
2 93 (20.17%) Python
3 86 (18.66%) Java
4 75 (16.27%) SQL
5 40 (8.68%) Perl
6 39 (8.46%) Bash Shell
7 35 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 30 (6.51%) PHP 7
9 24 (5.21%) C#
10 19 (4.12%) Ruby
10 19 (4.12%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.60%) C
11 12 (2.60%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.17%) ES6
13 8 (1.74%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.52%) Go
14 7 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.30%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.21%) Degree
3 19 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.65%) CCNA
5 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.43%) RHCE
6 2 (0.43%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.22%) CEH
7 1 (0.22%) CISM
7 1 (0.22%) CISSP
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) GIAC
7 1 (0.22%) OSCP
7 1 (0.22%) VCAP
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.17%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (14.53%) Docker
2 16 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.95%) vSphere
4 7 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.30%) vCloud
5 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.87%) RACF
7 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.43%) PowerDNS
8 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) Varnish
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 41 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 31 (6.72%) Terraform
3 27 (5.86%) Ansible
4 15 (3.25%) Puppet
5 8 (1.74%) Packer
6 7 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
6 7 (1.52%) Netcool
6 7 (1.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 7 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.65%) Kibana
8 3 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.43%) logstash
9 2 (0.43%) Nagios
9 2 (0.43%) SELinux
10 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.22%) Nessus
10 1 (0.22%) Plesk
10 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.38%) Oracle
3 20 (4.34%) Red Hat
4 19 (4.12%) Zend
5 13 (2.82%) VMware
6 11 (2.39%) Google
6 11 (2.39%) SAP
7 8 (1.74%) IBM
8 7 (1.52%) BMC
8 7 (1.52%) Cramer
8 7 (1.52%) Remedy
8 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.52%) Siebel
8 7 (1.52%) xMatters
9 6 (1.30%) Cisco
9 6 (1.30%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.30%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.08%) HP