The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 509 519 539
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 73 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.054% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.058% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 22
Average daily rate
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£388 £361 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% +15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £348 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £498 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Senior PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 49 £400 +6.66% 25
South West - 9 £375 -
South East -8 7 £394 +12.50% 10
North West - 2 £338 - 7
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 5
East of England - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire 0 1 £400 +60.00% 6
North East - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
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Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior PHP Developer in their job title.

1 129 (100.00%) PHP
2 75 (58.14%) MVC
3 67 (51.94%) Symfony
4 65 (50.39%) Zend
4 65 (50.39%) MySQL
5 62 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (39.53%) HTML
7 50 (38.76%) CSS
8 43 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 42 (32.56%) OO
10 41 (31.78%) TDD
10 41 (31.78%) Git (software)
11 33 (25.58%) LAMP
12 30 (23.26%) jQuery
13 27 (20.93%) Unit Testing
14 26 (20.16%) BDD
15 23 (17.83%) XML
16 22 (17.05%) OO PHP
17 21 (16.28%) Linux
17 21 (16.28%) Subversion
18 19 (14.73%) PHP5
19 18 (13.95%) HTML5
20 16 (12.40%) CSS3
21 15 (11.63%) Open Source
21 15 (11.63%) OOP
22 14 (10.85%) E-Commerce
22 14 (10.85%) Zend Framework
22 14 (10.85%) MongoDB
22 14 (10.85%) Laravel
23 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.75%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.10%) CMS
3 4 (3.10%) Drupal
4 3 (2.33%) WordPress
5 2 (1.55%) nginx
5 2 (1.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.78%) concrete5
6 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (50.39%) MySQL
2 14 (10.85%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.53%) Big Data
4 7 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
8 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 41 (31.78%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.28%) Subversion
3 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.43%) PHPUnit
4 7 (5.43%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.88%) JIRA
5 5 (3.88%) Behat
6 4 (3.10%) Selenium
7 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.55%) Grunt
7 2 (1.55%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.78%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.78%) Hudson
General
1 5 (3.88%) Front Office
1 5 (3.88%) Marketing
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (51.94%) Symfony
2 51 (39.53%) HTML
3 50 (38.76%) CSS
4 33 (25.58%) LAMP
5 30 (23.26%) jQuery
6 23 (17.83%) XML
7 18 (13.95%) HTML5
8 16 (12.40%) CSS3
9 14 (10.85%) Laravel
9 14 (10.85%) Zend Framework
10 11 (8.53%) Ajax
10 11 (8.53%) JSON
11 10 (7.75%) RESTful
12 9 (6.98%) CodeIgniter
12 9 (6.98%) Web Services
13 7 (5.43%) REST
14 6 (4.65%) SOAP
14 6 (4.65%) OAuth
15 5 (3.88%) XHTML
15 5 (3.88%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Open Source
2 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.33%) User Experience
4 3 (2.33%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.33%) SCORM
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Social Network
6 1 (0.78%) EPoS
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.28%) Linux
2 4 (3.10%) UNIX
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
3 2 (1.55%) Debian
3 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Gentoo
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) CentOS
4 1 (0.78%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (58.14%) MVC
2 62 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (32.56%) OO
4 41 (31.78%) TDD
5 27 (20.93%) Unit Testing
6 26 (20.16%) BDD
7 22 (17.05%) OO PHP
8 15 (11.63%) OOP
9 14 (10.85%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.30%) Scrum
12 6 (4.65%) Web Development
13 4 (3.10%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (3.10%) Automated Testing
13 4 (3.10%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.10%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (3.10%) DevOps
13 4 (3.10%) Mentoring
14 3 (2.33%) SOA
14 3 (2.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 129 (100.00%) PHP
2 43 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (14.73%) PHP5
4 7 (5.43%) Ruby
4 7 (5.43%) Java
4 7 (5.43%) SQL
5 6 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.43%) Degree
1 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Puppet
2 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 65 (50.39%) Zend
2 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Google
4 1 (0.78%) SendGrid
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