According to this new article on CIOUpdate.com there's a few skills that are looking to be in high demand for 2010 including PHP!
IT contractors with Web-related development skills have the most sought-after talents heading into 2010, while demand for mobile developers is growing quickly, according to a new study by Elance. In particular, the online contract worker marketplace said 2010 is shaping up to be a hot year for developers with PHP, HTML, CSS, WordPress and Adobe Flash skills, as well as designers with Photoshop expertise. Demand for those skilled in the MySQL database also cracked a Elance's top-ten list of 2010's most requested skills.
They also point out that Elance has given PHP it's "MVP" award for being the most consistently in-demand skill.