PHP Framework Trends

How much is marketing and how much developers?
What are real downloads of PHP frameworks from Packagist?


Each framework name includes all packages that developers can use for their daily work. E.g. Symfony includes the components and bundles, that developers use for building their projects. Is it e-commerce website, REST API project or just a small CLI app? All are included.

For better understanding see the methodology.


Framework Year Trend Last 6 Months Previous 6 Months
Laminas + 58 % 88 330 K 55 731 K
Symfony + 25 % 709 015 K 567 278 K
Doctrine + 17 % 352 421 K 301 760 K
Nette + 15 % 36 817 K 31 952 K
Laravel + 14 % 74 360 K 65 390 K
CakePHP + 9 % 14 124 K 12 966 K
Yii + 8 % 11 460 K 10 590 K
Zend - 23 % 65 633 K 85 118 K