Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 90 95
Rank change year-on-year -49 +5 -28
Contract jobs citing PHP 1795 2772 2462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.52% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.53% 6.52% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1292 2077 1782
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £314
% change year-on-year +7.69% +3.59% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 20
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.88% -34.00% -25.48%
10th Percentile £14.75 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.20 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £16.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +77.51% -28.84% -26.36%

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 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -44 1703 £375 +7.14% 809
UK excluding London -14 1129 £350 +7.69% 607
London -81 650 £400 - 229
North of England -3 381 £340 +0.74% 216
South East -12 342 £400 +18.52% 149
Yorkshire 0 200 £350 - 81
Midlands +6 184 £325 +8.33% 92
North West -4 172 £325 - 122
West Midlands +44 123 £330 +10.00% 47
South West -27 88 £313 -2.34% 69
Scotland +41 63 £350 +7.69% 19
East Midlands -33 62 £328 -6.43% 45
East of England -36 58 £425 +29.77% 54
Wales -24 21 £401 +33.50% 8
North East +36 10 £338 +12.50% 13
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 957 (53.31%) HTML
2 937 (52.20%) JavaScript
3 816 (45.46%) CSS
4 721 (40.17%) MySQL
5 513 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
6 479 (26.69%) Git (software)
7 384 (21.39%) Linux
8 352 (19.61%) jQuery
9 349 (19.44%) Java
10 339 (18.89%) Python
11 312 (17.38%) HTML5
12 303 (16.88%) Symfony
13 301 (16.77%) Web Development
14 267 (14.87%) AngularJS
15 259 (14.43%) SQL
16 256 (14.26%) Drupal
17 248 (13.82%) Laravel
18 239 (13.31%) MVC
19 231 (12.87%) CSS3
20 230 (12.81%) LAMP
21 202 (11.25%) WordPress
22 201 (11.20%) TDD
23 194 (10.81%) DevOps
24 189 (10.53%) Jenkins
25 182 (10.14%) OO
26 178 (9.92%) Node.js
27 168 (9.36%) Apache
28 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
29 166 (9.25%) Sass
30 158 (8.80%) 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
1 256 (14.26%) Drupal
2 202 (11.25%) WordPress
3 168 (9.36%) Apache
4 130 (7.24%) CMS
5 63 (3.51%) nginx
6 48 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 39 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 20 (1.11%) Confluence
9 20 (1.11%) IIS
9 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.95%) Moodle
12 16 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.56%) JBoss
14 9 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
15 8 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.45%) SAS
15 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (2.28%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.33%) SPSS
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.17%) GIMP
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 134 (7.47%) Magento
2 14 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.56%) Unica
4 9 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.056%) Primavera
8 1 (0.056%) Relativity
8 1 (0.056%) Revive Adserver
8 1 (0.056%) RMDS
8 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 167 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (3.90%) GitHub
3 64 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (1.62%) SaaS
6 24 (1.34%) Google Analytics
7 22 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.17%) IaaS
8 21 (1.17%) PaaS
9 18 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.67%) Office 365
11 11 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.56%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
13 9 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.45%) Route 53
15 7 (0.39%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.84%) HTTP
2 44 (2.45%) DNS
3 41 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.17%) SSL
5 32 (1.78%) WAN
6 31 (1.73%) Firewall
7 30 (1.67%) LAN
8 27 (1.50%) Internet
9 21 (1.17%) Wireless
10 17 (0.95%) Intranet
11 16 (0.89%) LDAP
12 12 (0.67%) 3G
12 12 (0.67%) GPRS
12 12 (0.67%) GSM
12 12 (0.67%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.67%) LTE
12 12 (0.67%) SGSN
13 9 (0.50%) SMTP
14 8 (0.45%) Network Security
14 8 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (40.17%) MySQL
2 113 (6.30%) MongoDB
3 94 (5.24%) NoSQL
4 93 (5.18%) SQL Server
5 78 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 75 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.01%) Redis
8 22 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 20 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.06%) Big Data
10 19 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.61%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.50%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 479 (26.69%) Git (software)
2 189 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 69 (3.84%) Subversion
4 62 (3.45%) Selenium
5 60 (3.34%) gulp
6 59 (3.29%) Grunt
7 55 (3.06%) PHPUnit
8 54 (3.01%) JIRA
9 46 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 36 (2.01%) WebDriver
11 33 (1.84%) Vagrant
12 30 (1.67%) Jasmine
13 27 (1.50%) Mocha
14 25 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (1.28%) Hudson
16 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
17 20 (1.11%) Bitbucket
18 19 (1.06%) webpack
19 18 (1.00%) GitLab
19 18 (1.00%) Mercurial
General
1 144 (8.02%) Finance
2 108 (6.02%) Marketing
3 58 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 56 (3.12%) Retail
5 45 (2.51%) Banking
6 30 (1.67%) Publishing
7 27 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.28%) Electronics
9 22 (1.23%) Games
10 21 (1.17%) Advertising
11 10 (0.56%) Front Office
12 7 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Back Office
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Law
15 4 (0.22%) Legal
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1270 (70.75%) Developer
2 662 (36.88%) PHP Developer
3 172 (9.58%) Drupal Developer
4 117 (6.52%) Web Developer
5 108 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 106 (5.91%) JavaScript Developer
7 95 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
8 93 (5.18%) Magento Developer
9 87 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 86 (4.79%) Symfony Developer
10 86 (4.79%) WordPress Developer
11 85 (4.74%) Senior Developer
12 82 (4.57%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 77 (4.29%) MySQL Developer
14 71 (3.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 68 (3.79%) Architect
16 62 (3.45%) HTML Developer
17 61 (3.40%) PHP Web Developer
18 54 (3.01%) PHP Drupal Developer
19 49 (2.73%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 957 (53.31%) HTML
2 816 (45.46%) CSS
3 352 (19.61%) jQuery
4 312 (17.38%) HTML5
5 303 (16.88%) Symfony
6 267 (14.87%) AngularJS
7 248 (13.82%) Laravel
8 231 (12.87%) CSS3
9 230 (12.81%) LAMP
10 178 (9.92%) Node.js
11 166 (9.25%) Sass
12 151 (8.41%) RESTful
13 146 (8.13%) Web Services
14 117 (6.52%) .NET
14 117 (6.52%) XML
15 109 (6.07%) React
16 102 (5.68%) REST
17 83 (4.62%) JSON
18 79 (4.40%) Ajax
19 70 (3.90%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.74%) User Experience
2 70 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.23%) NHS
8 20 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.11%) Video on Demand
9 17 (0.95%) Fintech
10 15 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.61%) Equities
12 11 (0.61%) Social Media
13 8 (0.45%) Clustering
13 8 (0.45%) W3C
14 7 (0.39%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.39%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 384 (21.39%) Linux
2 125 (6.96%) Unix
3 95 (5.29%) Windows
4 43 (2.40%) Android
4 43 (2.40%) CentOS
5 42 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.50%) AIX
7 25 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.78%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.67%) Windows Phone
11 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.50%) Solaris
14 7 (0.39%) SUSE
14 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) Debian
15 3 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (16.77%) Web Development
3 239 (13.31%) MVC
4 201 (11.20%) TDD
5 194 (10.81%) DevOps
6 182 (10.14%) OO
7 158 (8.80%) Front End Development
8 143 (7.97%) E-Commerce
9 123 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 123 (6.85%) Scrum
10 119 (6.63%) Test Automation
11 117 (6.52%) Configuration Management
12 116 (6.46%) Open Source
13 115 (6.41%) Software Engineering
14 108 (6.02%) OOP
15 92 (5.13%) BDD
16 77 (4.29%) OO PHP
16 77 (4.29%) Responsive Web Design
17 73 (4.07%) Analytics
18 71 (3.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 937 (52.20%) JavaScript
2 349 (19.44%) Java
3 339 (18.89%) Python
4 259 (14.43%) SQL
5 151 (8.41%) Ruby
6 143 (7.97%) Perl
7 87 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 86 (4.79%) C#
9 50 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 44 (2.45%) PHP 5
11 36 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 35 (1.95%) C
13 31 (1.73%) Scala
14 25 (1.39%) C++
14 25 (1.39%) VB
15 24 (1.34%) Go
16 22 (1.23%) PHP 7
16 22 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.00%) ES6
18 13 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 80 (4.46%) Degree
2 42 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.28%) ISEB
8 4 (0.22%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.11%) CISA
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.11%) PMP
10 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 1 (0.056%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.34%) QA
2 9 (0.50%) WAI
3 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (7.08%) Docker
2 43 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.84%) KVM
5 14 (0.78%) Xen
6 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.50%) Samba
6 9 (0.50%) Squid
7 7 (0.39%) NFS
8 5 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.22%) vCloud
10 3 (0.17%) Firmware
10 3 (0.17%) RHEV
10 3 (0.17%) Varnish
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) Postfix
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 143 (7.97%) Ansible
2 115 (6.41%) Puppet
3 108 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.84%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.34%) Nagios
5 24 (1.34%) Salt
6 22 (1.23%) logstash
7 20 (1.11%) Terraform
8 12 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 12 (0.67%) Grafana
8 12 (0.67%) Kibana
9 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
9 7 (0.39%) SCCM
10 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.33%) Webmin
10 6 (0.33%) Xymon
10 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.28%) Control-M
11 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 140 (7.80%) Zend
2 97 (5.40%) Oracle
3 76 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 55 (3.06%) Google
5 51 (2.84%) VMware
6 47 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 46 (2.56%) Adobe
8 35 (1.95%) SAP
9 27 (1.50%) Splunk
10 21 (1.17%) Rackspace
11 20 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.11%) SaltStack
12 17 (0.95%) Citrix
13 16 (0.89%) Twitter
14 15 (0.84%) IBM
15 14 (0.78%) Cisco
15 14 (0.78%) Facebook
16 13 (0.72%) Demandware
17 12 (0.67%) MobileIron
18 11 (0.61%) HP
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 - 270 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
iO Associates Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £375 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago