The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 134 172 174
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +2
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 63 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.68% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 43
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £227 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +7.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6628 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.32% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3970 4833 5221
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 132 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Developer across the City of London region.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer across the City of London region.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 106 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (51.89%) MySQL
3 54 (50.94%) HTML
4 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (46.23%) CSS
5 49 (46.23%) OO
6 42 (39.62%) JavaScript
6 42 (39.62%) Zend
7 39 (36.79%) OO PHP
8 34 (32.08%) Symfony
9 33 (31.13%) TDD
10 29 (27.36%) MVC
11 27 (25.47%) Git (software)
12 25 (23.58%) Linux
13 24 (22.64%) PHP5
14 21 (19.81%) Subversion
15 20 (18.87%) LAMP
15 20 (18.87%) Web Services
16 19 (17.92%) jQuery
17 16 (15.09%) SQL
18 15 (14.15%) XML
18 15 (14.15%) Scrum
18 15 (14.15%) Marketing
19 14 (13.21%) Finance
19 14 (13.21%) Apache
20 13 (12.26%) RESTful
21 12 (11.32%) BDD
21 12 (11.32%) HTML5
21 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
22 11 (10.38%) Memcached

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.21%) Apache
2 5 (4.72%) CMS
3 4 (3.77%) Drupal
4 3 (2.83%) WordPress
4 3 (2.83%) Moodle
5 2 (1.89%) Node.js
5 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.89%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.94%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.89%) SSH
3 1 (0.94%) Intranet
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (51.89%) MySQL
2 9 (8.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.66%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.66%) Redis
4 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.94%) SQLite
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (25.47%) Git (software)
2 21 (19.81%) Subversion
3 11 (10.38%) Mercurial
4 8 (7.55%) Redmine
4 8 (7.55%) FogBugz
4 8 (7.55%) Trac
5 6 (5.66%) JIRA
6 5 (4.72%) PHPUnit
6 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.89%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.94%) Behat
8 1 (0.94%) Xdebug
General
1 15 (14.15%) Marketing
2 14 (13.21%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Front Office
4 3 (2.83%) French Language
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Games
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (50.94%) HTML
2 49 (46.23%) CSS
3 34 (32.08%) Symfony
4 20 (18.87%) Web Services
4 20 (18.87%) LAMP
5 19 (17.92%) jQuery
6 15 (14.15%) XML
7 13 (12.26%) RESTful
8 12 (11.32%) HTML5
9 11 (10.38%) Memcached
10 9 (8.49%) Laravel
10 9 (8.49%) XHTML
10 9 (8.49%) JSON
10 9 (8.49%) Zend Framework
10 9 (8.49%) CodeIgniter
11 8 (7.55%) XSL
11 8 (7.55%) REST
12 4 (3.77%) CSS3
12 4 (3.77%) OAuth
12 4 (3.77%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.66%) Social Media
3 4 (3.77%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.77%) Open Source
3 4 (3.77%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.89%) VLE
4 2 (1.89%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.89%) Social Network
4 2 (1.89%) W3C
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.58%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) UNIX
3 3 (2.83%) Android
3 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.94%) Windows
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) CentOS
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (46.23%) OO
3 39 (36.79%) OO PHP
4 33 (31.13%) TDD
5 29 (27.36%) MVC
6 15 (14.15%) Scrum
7 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.32%) BDD
8 10 (9.43%) OOP
9 9 (8.49%) Project Management
9 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.66%) Web Development
10 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (2.83%) iOS Development
12 3 (2.83%) Software Engineering
13 2 (1.89%) Refactoring
13 2 (1.89%) Web Design
13 2 (1.89%) Workflow
13 2 (1.89%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (100.00%) PHP
2 42 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.64%) PHP5
4 16 (15.09%) SQL
5 8 (7.55%) Java
5 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.72%) Python
7 4 (3.77%) Ruby
8 3 (2.83%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) C
9 2 (1.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) C#
10 1 (0.94%) PHP4
10 1 (0.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.94%) Golang
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Degree
2 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (39.62%) Zend
2 8 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.72%) New Relic
4 2 (1.89%) Twitter
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle