The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead PHP Developer
Rank 604 566 602
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead PHP Developer 8 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.038% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.041% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
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£350 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Lead PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead PHP Developer within the UK.

Lead PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead PHP Developer within the UK.

Lead PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
England -20 8 £350 -6.66% 9
London +6 5 £368 -10.36% 4
South East +1 1 £350 - 1
South West - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Faringdon - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bath - - - -

Lead PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead PHP Developer in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 10 (50.00%) HTML
4 10 (50.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) MySQL
5 9 (45.00%) CSS
5 9 (45.00%) Symfony
5 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (40.00%) Zend
6 8 (40.00%) PHP5
6 8 (40.00%) Scrum
6 8 (40.00%) MVC
6 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (35.00%) Project Management
7 7 (35.00%) LAMP
8 6 (30.00%) OO
8 6 (30.00%) RESTful
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (20.00%) SOA
10 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
10 4 (20.00%) OO PHP
10 4 (20.00%) PHPUnit

Lead PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) Drupal
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) PHPUnit
5 3 (15.00%) Behat
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) Grunt
6 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) CSS
2 9 (45.00%) Symfony
3 7 (35.00%) LAMP
4 6 (30.00%) RESTful
5 4 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) Laravel
6 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (10.00%) jQuery
7 2 (10.00%) JSON
7 2 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (10.00%) Gearman
7 2 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (10.00%) Memcached
8 1 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) CSS3
8 1 (5.00%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) TDD
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 8 (40.00%) MVC
6 7 (35.00%) Project Management
7 6 (30.00%) OO
8 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (20.00%) SOA
9 4 (20.00%) OO PHP
10 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (15.00%) Android Development
10 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
10 3 (15.00%) Dependency Management
10 3 (15.00%) UML
10 3 (15.00%) Kanban
11 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
12 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) PHP5
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Zend