Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 141 87
Rank change year-on-year +10 -54 +8
Contract jobs citing PHP 2,095 1,777 2,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.84% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 4.38% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,511 1,307 2,166
UK median daily rate £390 £363 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -0.34% +6.99%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £348 £335
% change year-on-year +7.91% +3.73% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 31
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £34.22 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +120.77% -29.91%
10th Percentile £13.20 £14.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £60.25 £50.13 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £32.22 £15.00
% change year-on-year -31.72% +114.80% -25.00%

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 45,596 40,534 42,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.25% 42.02% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,996 27,868 29,283
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £279
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 780 907
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +10 1,914 £393 +8.28% 1,530
UK excluding London +8 1,285 £375 +7.91% 1,152
London +10 780 £400 - 425
North of England -6 402 £375 +11.11% 386
South East -20 309 £375 - 232
Yorkshire +1 214 £375 +7.14% 132
South West +41 180 £348 +8.59% 185
North West -12 177 £375 +15.38% 229
Midlands -18 160 £375 +15.38% 199
West Midlands -18 104 £400 +23.08% 107
Wales +44 84 £390 -2.62% 20
East of England +12 79 £375 -11.76% 102
Scotland -36 67 £350 -6.67% 26
East Midlands -12 55 £350 +9.38% 92
North East -1 11 £325 -3.70% 25
Northern Ireland +30 5 £278 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,088 (51.93%) JavaScript
2 941 (44.92%) HTML
3 910 (43.44%) CSS
4 757 (36.13%) MySQL
5 618 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
6 415 (19.81%) Git (software)
7 404 (19.28%) Web Development
8 379 (18.09%) Laravel
9 361 (17.23%) Linux
10 357 (17.04%) jQuery
11 355 (16.95%) Symfony
12 352 (16.80%) Java
13 314 (14.99%) HTML5
14 281 (13.41%) SQL
14 281 (13.41%) OO
15 264 (12.60%) AngularJS
16 263 (12.55%) MVC
17 254 (12.12%) Python
18 253 (12.08%) TDD
19 250 (11.93%) Node.js
20 243 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
20 243 (11.60%) DevOps
21 242 (11.55%) LAMP
22 239 (11.41%) WordPress
23 235 (11.22%) Docker
24 233 (11.12%) E-Commerce
25 231 (11.03%) CSS3
26 201 (9.59%) Drupal
27 196 (9.36%) Test Automation
28 190 (9.07%) Magento

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
1 239 (11.41%) WordPress
2 201 (9.59%) Drupal
3 126 (6.01%) CMS
4 124 (5.92%) Apache
5 63 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (2.29%) Confluence
7 34 (1.62%) nginx
8 19 (0.91%) IIS
9 17 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.76%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.62%) Moodle
12 12 (0.57%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.57%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.43%) WebSphere Portal
15 7 (0.33%) ColdFusion
15 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 34 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.29%) InVision
6 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.095%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.095%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.048%) InDesign
8 1 (0.048%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 190 (9.07%) Magento
2 15 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.43%) Shopify
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Odoo
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.095%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.048%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.048%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.048%) ScheduALL
7 1 (0.048%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 243 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.39%) GitHub
4 30 (1.43%) Serverless
5 26 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.95%) npm
8 20 (0.95%) SaaS
9 18 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.81%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.76%) PaaS
12 14 (0.67%) Akamai
12 14 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.62%) IaaS
14 11 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
15 10 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
16 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.25%) HTTP
2 33 (1.58%) DNS
3 31 (1.48%) Internet
4 30 (1.43%) SSL
5 24 (1.15%) Firewall
5 24 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.62%) Intranet
7 13 (0.62%) SMS
8 10 (0.48%) BIG-IP
9 9 (0.43%) SSH
10 7 (0.33%) FTP
10 7 (0.33%) SNMP
10 7 (0.33%) VPN
11 6 (0.29%) LAN
11 6 (0.29%) WAN
12 4 (0.19%) BGP
12 4 (0.19%) SMTP
12 4 (0.19%) TACACS
12 4 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (36.13%) MySQL
2 148 (7.06%) Relational Database
3 99 (4.73%) MongoDB
4 86 (4.11%) SQL Server
5 76 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (3.20%) NoSQL
7 54 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (1.62%) Redis
9 32 (1.53%) Big Data
10 23 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.05%) MariaDB
12 18 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (0.62%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.24%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 415 (19.81%) Git (software)
2 165 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 123 (5.87%) JIRA
4 76 (3.63%) PHPUnit
5 61 (2.91%) gulp
6 58 (2.77%) Selenium
7 47 (2.24%) Subversion
8 35 (1.67%) Bitbucket
9 29 (1.38%) Grunt
10 28 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 27 (1.29%) GitLab
11 27 (1.29%) PhpStorm
12 25 (1.19%) Vagrant
13 24 (1.15%) Xdebug
14 21 (1.00%) webpack
15 18 (0.86%) JMeter
16 17 (0.81%) Maven
17 16 (0.76%) WebDriver
18 14 (0.67%) Cucumber
19 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (8.69%) Finance
2 105 (5.01%) Marketing
3 74 (3.53%) Banking
4 68 (3.25%) Advertising
5 59 (2.82%) Retail
6 38 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.67%) Law
8 31 (1.48%) Games
9 28 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.15%) Back Office
11 22 (1.05%) Legal
12 20 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.67%) Electronics
13 14 (0.67%) Publishing
14 11 (0.53%) Automotive
15 9 (0.43%) Front Office
16 7 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
17 6 (0.29%) Persian Language
18 5 (0.24%) Local Government
18 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,594 (76.09%) Developer
2 899 (42.91%) PHP Developer
3 170 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 161 (7.68%) Web Developer
5 128 (6.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 125 (5.97%) Drupal Developer
7 114 (5.44%) Magento Developer
8 106 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 93 (4.44%) WordPress Developer
10 87 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
11 82 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 71 (3.39%) Architect
13 67 (3.20%) HTML Developer
14 64 (3.05%) PHP Web Developer
15 63 (3.01%) Java Developer
16 62 (2.96%) PHP Laravel Developer
17 59 (2.82%) Symfony Developer
18 56 (2.67%) MySQL Developer
18 56 (2.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 56 (2.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (44.92%) HTML
2 910 (43.44%) CSS
3 379 (18.09%) Laravel
4 357 (17.04%) jQuery
5 355 (16.95%) Symfony
6 314 (14.99%) HTML5
7 264 (12.60%) AngularJS
8 250 (11.93%) Node.js
9 242 (11.55%) LAMP
10 231 (11.03%) CSS3
11 183 (8.74%) Web Services
12 179 (8.54%) React
13 143 (6.83%) Sass
14 139 (6.63%) .NET
15 124 (5.92%) REST
16 117 (5.58%) RESTful
17 93 (4.44%) JSON
18 85 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (3.39%) Ajax
20 70 (3.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.01%) User Experience
2 79 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 26 (1.24%) Fintech
8 22 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (0.91%) Equities
11 17 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.81%) Data Centre
12 15 (0.72%) Social Media
13 14 (0.67%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.62%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.48%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
15 10 (0.48%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.38%) CESG
16 8 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 361 (17.23%) Linux
2 74 (3.53%) Unix
3 59 (2.82%) Windows
4 55 (2.63%) Android
5 54 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.10%) CentOS
8 18 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.76%) Solaris
10 15 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.53%) SUSE
11 11 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.48%) VMS
13 8 (0.38%) Debian
14 7 (0.33%) AIX
15 2 (0.095%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (19.28%) Web Development
3 281 (13.41%) OO
4 263 (12.55%) MVC
5 253 (12.08%) TDD
6 243 (11.60%) DevOps
7 233 (11.12%) E-Commerce
8 196 (9.36%) Test Automation
9 178 (8.50%) Front End Development
10 167 (7.97%) Scrum
11 158 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (7.30%) OOP
13 145 (6.92%) Software Engineering
14 126 (6.01%) OO PHP
15 113 (5.39%) Open Source
15 113 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
16 106 (5.06%) Microservices
17 97 (4.63%) Unit Testing
18 95 (4.53%) Project Management
19 80 (3.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,088 (51.93%) JavaScript
2 352 (16.80%) Java
3 281 (13.41%) SQL
4 254 (12.12%) Python
5 109 (5.20%) Perl
6 106 (5.06%) Ruby
7 105 (5.01%) C#
8 83 (3.96%) PHP 7
9 70 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 45 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.91%) PHP 5
12 39 (1.86%) Go
13 37 (1.77%) C
14 31 (1.48%) C++
15 23 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.81%) VB
18 15 (0.72%) ES6
18 15 (0.72%) Scala
19 13 (0.62%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 79 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 76 (3.63%) Degree
3 64 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (0.33%) IISP
8 5 (0.24%) CISMP
8 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.19%) ISEB
10 3 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.095%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.095%) CCNA
11 2 (0.095%) CCNP
11 2 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.095%) CISM
11 2 (0.095%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.15%) QA
2 26 (1.24%) SLA
3 12 (0.57%) MiFID
4 7 (0.33%) GCP
4 7 (0.33%) GDPR
4 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.095%) PMO
7 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 235 (11.22%) Docker
2 23 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.48%) KVM
5 9 (0.43%) Xen
6 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.19%) etcd
8 4 (0.19%) flannel
8 4 (0.19%) oVirt
8 4 (0.19%) RHEV
8 4 (0.19%) Varnish
9 3 (0.14%) Squid
10 2 (0.095%) NFS
10 2 (0.095%) Postfix
10 2 (0.095%) Samba
10 2 (0.095%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.048%) vSphere
11 1 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 117 (5.58%) Puppet
2 103 (4.92%) Ansible
3 67 (3.20%) Terraform
4 64 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (2.43%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.10%) Salt
7 18 (0.86%) Kibana
8 16 (0.76%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.72%) CFEngine
10 12 (0.57%) Rancher
11 11 (0.53%) Grafana
12 10 (0.48%) logstash
12 10 (0.48%) Nagios
12 10 (0.48%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.43%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.38%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.29%) Rundeck
16 4 (0.19%) rkt
16 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 176 (8.40%) Zend
2 98 (4.68%) Oracle
3 68 (3.25%) Google
4 57 (2.72%) Microsoft
5 39 (1.86%) Splunk
6 37 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.43%) VMware
8 29 (1.38%) Adobe
9 27 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 27 (1.29%) New Relic
10 26 (1.24%) SAP
11 25 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.00%) IBM
13 17 (0.81%) WooCommerce
14 15 (0.72%) F5
14 15 (0.72%) Rackspace
15 13 (0.62%) Apple
15 13 (0.62%) Automation Anywhere
15 13 (0.62%) Cisco
16 11 (0.53%) Capita