The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 266 196 206
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +10
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 138 231 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 1.02% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.10% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 194 156
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£360 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
PHP Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
City of London -13 31 £350 - 31
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 -
Croydon -6 4 £375 +25.00% 1
Uxbridge -1 2 £400 +77.77%
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 278 (100.00%) PHP
2 160 (57.55%) HTML
3 149 (53.60%) MySQL
4 147 (52.88%) JavaScript
5 145 (52.16%) CSS
6 111 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (35.61%) jQuery
8 96 (34.53%) OO
9 95 (34.17%) Zend
10 83 (29.86%) Symfony
11 77 (27.70%) MVC
12 74 (26.62%) LAMP
13 68 (24.46%) OO PHP
14 67 (24.10%) Git (software)
15 62 (22.30%) TDD
16 54 (19.42%) PHP5
17 52 (18.71%) HTML5
18 43 (15.47%) SQL
19 40 (14.39%) Ajax
20 39 (14.03%) Scrum
20 39 (14.03%) Linux
21 38 (13.67%) Laravel
22 36 (12.95%) BDD
23 35 (12.59%) Apache
24 34 (12.23%) Subversion
25 30 (10.79%) CSS3
26 29 (10.43%) WordPress
26 29 (10.43%) E-Commerce
27 28 (10.07%) REST
28 27 (9.71%) Web Services

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (12.59%) Apache
2 29 (10.43%) WordPress
3 17 (6.12%) Node.js
4 14 (5.04%) Drupal
5 10 (3.60%) Moodle
6 9 (3.24%) CMS
7 6 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.80%) nginx
8 5 (1.80%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.08%) IIS
10 2 (0.72%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.36%) Confluence
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.24%) GitHub
2 6 (2.16%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Heroku
4 1 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.16%) Internet
2 5 (1.80%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) Broadband
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) Intranet
4 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (53.60%) MySQL
2 20 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.40%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.52%) Redis
6 6 (2.16%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.08%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.72%) BigTable
9 2 (0.72%) Riak
10 1 (0.36%) MS Access
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (24.10%) Git (software)
2 34 (12.23%) Subversion
3 18 (6.47%) PHPUnit
4 9 (3.24%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.88%) Selenium
6 7 (2.52%) Behat
7 6 (2.16%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.16%) Hudson
8 5 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.80%) FogBugz
8 5 (1.80%) Trac
8 5 (1.80%) Redmine
9 4 (1.44%) JIRA
10 3 (1.08%) Grunt
11 2 (0.72%) CasperJS
11 2 (0.72%) Bower
11 2 (0.72%) Maven
11 2 (0.72%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (7.91%) Finance
2 11 (3.96%) Marketing
3 7 (2.52%) Games
4 6 (2.16%) Advertising
5 5 (1.80%) Electronics
6 3 (1.08%) Retail
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (57.55%) HTML
2 145 (52.16%) CSS
3 99 (35.61%) jQuery
4 83 (29.86%) Symfony
5 74 (26.62%) LAMP
6 52 (18.71%) HTML5
7 40 (14.39%) Ajax
8 38 (13.67%) Laravel
9 30 (10.79%) CSS3
10 28 (10.07%) REST
11 27 (9.71%) Web Services
12 20 (7.19%) Zend Framework
13 19 (6.83%) CodeIgniter
13 19 (6.83%) SOAP
14 16 (5.76%) RESTful
15 15 (5.40%) XHTML
15 15 (5.40%) Doctrine
15 15 (5.40%) AngularJS
16 14 (5.04%) XML
16 14 (5.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.19%) Computer Science
2 12 (4.32%) Digital Media
3 9 (3.24%) E-Learning
3 9 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.52%) User Experience
4 7 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.80%) Open Source
6 3 (1.08%) W3C
6 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) VLE
7 2 (0.72%) Social Media
7 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.72%) Blog
8 1 (0.36%) Animation
8 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.36%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.03%) Linux
2 10 (3.60%) UNIX
3 7 (2.52%) CentOS
4 5 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.80%) Windows
5 4 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (34.53%) OO
3 77 (27.70%) MVC
4 68 (24.46%) OO PHP
5 62 (22.30%) TDD
6 39 (14.03%) Scrum
7 36 (12.95%) BDD
8 29 (10.43%) E-Commerce
9 24 (8.63%) OOP
10 20 (7.19%) Unit Testing
11 17 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (5.76%) SOA
13 13 (4.68%) Web Development
13 13 (4.68%) Pair Programming
14 12 (4.32%) Web Design
15 11 (3.96%) Refactoring
16 7 (2.52%) Software Engineering
16 7 (2.52%) CRM
17 6 (2.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 278 (100.00%) PHP
2 147 (52.88%) JavaScript
3 54 (19.42%) PHP5
4 43 (15.47%) SQL
5 21 (7.55%) Python
6 19 (6.83%) Java
7 13 (4.68%) Ruby
8 10 (3.60%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.16%) Perl
11 3 (1.08%) Clojure
12 2 (0.72%) C#
12 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.72%) VBA
12 2 (0.72%) Groovy
13 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (5.04%) Degree
2 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (4.68%) Puppet
2 7 (2.52%) Vagrant
2 7 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 95 (34.17%) Zend
2 11 (3.96%) Oracle
3 6 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.72%) HP
5 2 (0.72%) Epicor
5 2 (0.72%) Google
6 1 (0.36%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.36%) Facebook
6 1 (0.36%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.36%) Apple
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.36%) Siebel
6 1 (0.36%) PayPal
6 1 (0.36%) WorldPay
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