"....The scary part is PHP can get you into a world of hurt from a security point of view, you really have to know your stuff to lock server down. How many of these PHP development freelance guys know squat about that? And what do they care about security, it's not their company or data. That is one scary trend we are seeing here."
@TerryB Some great points, I have been hearing about and learning PHP for a couple of years now, but I didn't see a real use case connection until I read some of your reasons behind it.
You bring up another important point about the security issues and you are right - few freelancers will be able to handle this part of it or even care to for that matter.