The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had PHP Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 286 278 234
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 398 447 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.82% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.86% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 307 460
Median daily rate £365 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £17.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £57.00 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +73.07%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 387 £365 +12.30% 311
London -39 150 £386 +8.80% 71
South East -5 57 £360 +17.55% 54
Yorkshire +14 39 £338 +12.50% 43
North West +21 35 £338 +13.44% 43
Manchester +18 33 £338 +12.50% 26
West Midlands -7 32 £350 +28.44% 35
East Midlands +17 31 £425 +36.00% 18
Oxfordshire +9 25 £400 +23.07% 5
City of London +5 24 £375 - 8
West Yorkshire +11 23 £325 +8.33% 29
Leeds +15 22 £325 +4.83% 20
Nottingham - 22 £440 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 22 £440 - 5
East of England +6 20 £313 +6.38% 14
South West -10 16 £300 -4.00% 29
South Yorkshire +4 15 £383 +39.09% 8
Oxford -2 15 £375 +15.38% 3
Sheffield -1 14 £383 +27.50% 5
Birmingham -3 13 £433 +73.00% 6
Brighton -8 11 £300 -14.28% 6
East Sussex -10 11 £300 -14.28% 8
Staffordshire 0 8 £238 -8.65% 8
Gloucestershire +9 7 £350 +45.83% 5
Norfolk +14 6 £300 +50.00% 1
Essex +13 6 £325 -7.14%
Surrey +22 5 £375 +7.14% 4
Hampshire +6 5 - - 26
Bristol -3 5 £275 -3.50% 8
North East -31 5 £350 +7.69% 4

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 898 (100.00%) PHP
2 529 (58.91%) JavaScript
3 502 (55.90%) HTML
4 478 (53.23%) CSS
5 450 (50.11%) MySQL
6 248 (27.62%) Web Development
7 244 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
8 227 (25.28%) Symfony
9 222 (24.72%) MVC
10 209 (23.27%) Git (software)
11 188 (20.94%) OO
12 187 (20.82%) jQuery
13 181 (20.16%) Linux
14 178 (19.82%) Zend
15 177 (19.71%) LAMP
16 165 (18.37%) HTML5
16 165 (18.37%) Laravel
17 149 (16.59%) TDD
18 137 (15.26%) E-Commerce
18 137 (15.26%) AngularJS
19 136 (15.14%) SQL
20 126 (14.03%) CSS3
21 123 (13.70%) OO PHP
22 118 (13.14%) WordPress
23 110 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
24 106 (11.80%) Apache
25 103 (11.47%) OOP
26 99 (11.02%) BDD
27 97 (10.80%) Web Services
28 95 (10.58%) Relational Database

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (13.14%) WordPress
2 106 (11.80%) Apache
3 74 (8.24%) CMS
4 72 (8.02%) Drupal
5 36 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (3.45%) nginx
7 15 (1.67%) Moodle
8 13 (1.45%) Confluence
9 10 (1.11%) Joomla!
10 8 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.67%) IIS
12 3 (0.33%) SilverStripe
13 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.22%) concrete5
13 2 (0.22%) Jadu
13 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.22%) GIMP
2 2 (0.22%) MS Office
2 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 78 (8.69%) Magento
2 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.22%) Unica
4 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.00%) GitHub
3 16 (1.78%) SaaS
4 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.22%) Trello
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.12%) HTTP
2 11 (1.22%) Network Security
3 9 (1.00%) Intranet
4 7 (0.78%) Skype
5 6 (0.67%) LDAP
5 6 (0.67%) SSH
6 4 (0.45%) FTP
7 3 (0.33%) Internet
7 3 (0.33%) Telnet
8 2 (0.22%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) DNS
9 1 (0.11%) SNMP
9 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (50.11%) MySQL
2 95 (10.58%) Relational Database
3 93 (10.36%) MongoDB
4 78 (8.69%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (8.57%) NoSQL
6 44 (4.90%) SQL Server
7 31 (3.45%) Redis
8 23 (2.56%) CouchDB
9 7 (0.78%) Big Data
10 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.45%) GIS
11 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.22%) DB2
12 2 (0.22%) FileMaker
12 2 (0.22%) MS Access
12 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.22%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 209 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 94 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 71 (7.91%) Subversion
4 58 (6.46%) PHPUnit
5 35 (3.90%) Mercurial
6 29 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.12%) JIRA
8 17 (1.89%) Jasmine
9 15 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.34%) gulp
11 9 (1.00%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (0.78%) Grunt
14 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.67%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.56%) PhantomJS
16 4 (0.45%) NetBeans
16 4 (0.45%) Zend Studio
17 3 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 59 (6.57%) Finance
2 45 (5.01%) Marketing
3 25 (2.78%) Publishing
4 16 (1.78%) Retail
4 16 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.00%) Advertising
7 7 (0.78%) Games
8 6 (0.67%) Billing
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.45%) Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (55.90%) HTML
2 478 (53.23%) CSS
3 227 (25.28%) Symfony
4 187 (20.82%) jQuery
5 177 (19.71%) LAMP
6 165 (18.37%) HTML5
6 165 (18.37%) Laravel
7 137 (15.26%) AngularJS
8 126 (14.03%) CSS3
9 97 (10.80%) Web Services
10 84 (9.35%) Node.js
11 77 (8.57%) RESTful
12 67 (7.46%) JSON
12 67 (7.46%) XML
13 66 (7.35%) Zend Framework
14 62 (6.90%) REST
15 47 (5.23%) CakePHP
16 41 (4.57%) Sass
17 38 (4.23%) CodeIgniter
18 37 (4.12%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.12%) User Experience
2 27 (3.01%) Visualisation
3 25 (2.78%) e-Learning
4 24 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 13 (1.45%) NHS
7 11 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.78%) Fintech
10 7 (0.78%) Statistics
11 5 (0.56%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.45%) iPad
12 4 (0.45%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.45%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.22%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.22%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.22%) Social Network
13 2 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 181 (20.16%) Linux
2 52 (5.79%) Unix
3 28 (3.12%) Mac OS X
4 16 (1.78%) Windows
5 12 (1.34%) CentOS
6 10 (1.11%) Android
7 9 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.33%) Solaris
10 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (27.62%) Web Development
2 244 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (24.72%) MVC
4 188 (20.94%) OO
5 149 (16.59%) TDD
6 137 (15.26%) E-Commerce
7 123 (13.70%) OO PHP
8 110 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (11.47%) OOP
10 99 (11.02%) BDD
11 82 (9.13%) Scrum
12 53 (5.90%) Front End Development
12 53 (5.90%) Responsive Web Design
13 50 (5.57%) Unit Testing
14 47 (5.23%) Open Source
15 45 (5.01%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.67%) Mentoring
17 32 (3.56%) Refactoring
18 31 (3.45%) Web Design
19 27 (3.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 898 (100.00%) PHP
2 529 (58.91%) JavaScript
3 136 (15.14%) SQL
4 45 (5.01%) Java
5 42 (4.68%) PHP 5
6 22 (2.45%) Python
7 13 (1.45%) Ruby
8 11 (1.22%) PHP 7
9 9 (1.00%) C
10 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.89%) Scala
11 6 (0.67%) C#
11 6 (0.67%) Perl
12 4 (0.45%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.33%) Go
13 3 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.33%) XPath
14 2 (0.22%) C++
14 2 (0.22%) PHP 4
14 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (4.34%) Security Cleared
2 27 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.78%) Degree
4 10 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 9 (1.00%) CCNP
5 9 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) QA
2 9 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (4.79%) Docker
2 10 (1.11%) Varnish
3 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (2.56%) Ansible
2 22 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.34%) Puppet
4 3 (0.33%) Plesk
5 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.11%) logstash
5 1 (0.11%) Nagios
5 1 (0.11%) Opsview
5 1 (0.11%) Piwik
Vendors
1 178 (19.82%) Zend
2 23 (2.56%) Oracle
3 8 (0.89%) Google
4 7 (0.78%) SAP
5 6 (0.67%) Twitter
6 5 (0.56%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.45%) Adobe
7 4 (0.45%) Sybase
8 3 (0.33%) Facebook
8 3 (0.33%) Samsung
9 2 (0.22%) Sage
9 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.11%) Cognos
10 1 (0.11%) Epicor
10 1 (0.11%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.11%) VMware
Dorset
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 4 Week Initial Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ludic Group
Salary: 180.00
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Remote working
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
GK Recruitment
Rate: From £35 to £37 per hour upto £37 p/hr
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago