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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 283 288 154
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -134
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 463 421 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.75% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.80% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 300 626
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -36.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -36.29%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 May 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 -10 428 £325 +8.33% 371
London -22 154 £388 +10.71% 95
South East +23 87 £325 +8.33% 64
Yorkshire +23 56 £340 +19.29% 39
North West -8 43 £295 -1.58% 59
West Yorkshire +19 35 £370 +34.54% 18
East Midlands +24 28 £306 +2.08% 20
Leeds 0 28 £370 +32.14% 16
East Sussex +18 27 £300 +20.00% 14
South West -6 26 £315 -3.07% 26
Oxfordshire +24 24 £400 +45.45% 4
Brighton +21 22 £300 +20.00% 7
West Midlands -26 22 £300 +4.34% 36
Hampshire -2 16 £325 +8.33% 19
Manchester -20 16 £300 +1.69% 35
Oxford +21 15 £400 +45.45% 1
Wales +13 15 £300 - 7
South Wales +10 15 £300 - 6
City of London +10 14 £375 +15.38% 14
East of England -1 14 £250 -16.66% 29
North Yorkshire +14 13 £350 +7.69% 2
Merseyside +13 13 £290 +28.88% 5
Cardiff -6 13 £294 - 4
Liverpool +11 11 £290 -3.25% 5
Cheshire -12 11 £300 -9.09% 5
Scotland -13 11 £300 -7.69% 6
Gloucestershire +11 10 £325 -
Leicestershire +11 9 £285 +3.63% 4
Edinburgh -5 9 £300 -7.69% 2
Nottingham +5 8 £350 - 3

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 891 (100.00%) PHP
2 523 (58.70%) JavaScript
3 508 (57.01%) HTML
4 493 (55.33%) CSS
5 471 (52.86%) MySQL
6 242 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
7 237 (26.60%) jQuery
8 225 (25.25%) MVC
9 220 (24.69%) Web Development
10 200 (22.45%) Git (software)
11 192 (21.55%) HTML5
12 184 (20.65%) Symfony
13 175 (19.64%) OO
14 163 (18.29%) Laravel
15 160 (17.96%) Linux
16 157 (17.62%) Zend
17 155 (17.40%) LAMP
18 140 (15.71%) TDD
19 135 (15.15%) CSS3
20 123 (13.80%) WordPress
21 115 (12.91%) SQL
22 111 (12.46%) AngularJS
23 110 (12.35%) Web Services
23 110 (12.35%) E-Commerce
24 103 (11.56%) Apache
24 103 (11.56%) RESTful
25 100 (11.22%) OO PHP
26 96 (10.77%) OOP
27 87 (9.76%) Magento
28 85 (9.54%) CMS

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
1 123 (13.80%) WordPress
2 103 (11.56%) Apache
3 85 (9.54%) CMS
4 77 (8.64%) Drupal
5 68 (7.63%) Node.js
6 27 (3.03%) Moodle
7 25 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (2.02%) nginx
9 15 (1.68%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.90%) ExpressionEngine
10 8 (0.90%) IIS
11 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.67%) Alfresco
12 6 (0.67%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.45%) Confluence
13 4 (0.45%) Magnolia
14 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.34%) SilverStripe
15 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 87 (9.76%) Magento
2 9 (1.01%) BigMachines
2 9 (1.01%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.24%) SaaS
3 19 (2.13%) GitHub
4 16 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
7 4 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.22%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.11%) Firebase
9 1 (0.11%) Route 53
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.91%) Network Security
2 10 (1.12%) HTTP
3 7 (0.79%) Intranet
4 5 (0.56%) DNS
4 5 (0.56%) SSH
5 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.22%) FTP
6 2 (0.22%) Internet
6 2 (0.22%) LDAP
7 1 (0.11%) Firewall
7 1 (0.11%) RIP
7 1 (0.11%) SMS
7 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (52.86%) MySQL
2 49 (5.50%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.27%) Relational Database
4 42 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 37 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (2.69%) SQL Server
7 23 (2.58%) Redis
8 8 (0.90%) Big Data
8 8 (0.90%) CouchDB
9 7 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.56%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 200 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.96%) PHPUnit
2 62 (6.96%) Subversion
3 32 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.24%) JIRA
5 16 (1.80%) Grunt
6 15 (1.68%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.57%) gulp
8 12 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.35%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (1.12%) Maven
11 8 (0.90%) Mocha
11 8 (0.90%) NetBeans
11 8 (0.90%) Selenium
12 7 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.79%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.67%) Bower
14 4 (0.45%) Hudson
14 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (5.27%) Finance
2 38 (4.26%) Retail
3 33 (3.70%) Marketing
4 24 (2.69%) Publishing
5 16 (1.80%) Games
6 15 (1.68%) Advertising
7 12 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.45%) Banking
8 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.45%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.34%) Legal
10 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (57.01%) HTML
2 493 (55.33%) CSS
3 237 (26.60%) jQuery
4 192 (21.55%) HTML5
5 184 (20.65%) Symfony
6 163 (18.29%) Laravel
7 155 (17.40%) LAMP
8 135 (15.15%) CSS3
9 111 (12.46%) AngularJS
10 110 (12.35%) Web Services
11 103 (11.56%) RESTful
12 65 (7.30%) XML
13 63 (7.07%) JSON
13 63 (7.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 61 (6.85%) SOAP
15 53 (5.95%) Sass
16 52 (5.84%) REST
17 51 (5.72%) Ajax
18 48 (5.39%) CodeIgniter
19 45 (5.05%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.60%) User Experience
2 24 (2.69%) Digital Media
3 16 (1.80%) e-Learning
3 16 (1.80%) Mobile App
4 14 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 7 (0.79%) Fintech
7 6 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.56%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.56%) iPad
8 5 (0.56%) Replication
8 5 (0.56%) Social Media
8 5 (0.56%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.56%) W3C
9 4 (0.45%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.45%) NHS
10 3 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.34%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 160 (17.96%) Linux
2 21 (2.36%) Unix
3 20 (2.24%) Windows
4 17 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.80%) CentOS
6 12 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.67%) Android
10 2 (0.22%) Debian
10 2 (0.22%) openSUSE
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (25.25%) MVC
3 220 (24.69%) Web Development
4 175 (19.64%) OO
5 140 (15.71%) TDD
6 110 (12.35%) E-Commerce
7 100 (11.22%) OO PHP
8 96 (10.77%) OOP
9 77 (8.64%) Front End Development
10 74 (8.31%) Scrum
11 62 (6.96%) BDD
12 57 (6.40%) Unit Testing
13 51 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (5.50%) CRM
15 45 (5.05%) Open Source
16 30 (3.37%) Software Engineering
17 23 (2.58%) ERP
17 23 (2.58%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (2.24%) Web Application Development
19 18 (2.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 891 (100.00%) PHP
2 523 (58.70%) JavaScript
3 115 (12.91%) SQL
4 78 (8.75%) PHP 5
5 65 (7.30%) Java
6 62 (6.96%) Python
7 22 (2.47%) Ruby
8 15 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.01%) Apex Code
10 8 (0.90%) Perl
11 7 (0.79%) C#
12 6 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.45%) Go
14 4 (0.45%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.34%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.34%) C
15 3 (0.34%) C++
15 3 (0.34%) Groovy
15 3 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (0.90%) Degree
4 5 (0.56%) CCNP
4 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.23%) QA
2 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.22%) WAI
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.01%) Varnish
2 6 (0.67%) Docker
3 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (1.46%) Puppet
2 9 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.67%) Ansible
4 3 (0.34%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.34%) cPanel
5 2 (0.22%) Kibana
5 2 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 157 (17.62%) Zend
2 44 (4.94%) Oracle
3 15 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.46%) Google
5 9 (1.01%) Adobe
5 9 (1.01%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.01%) Siebel
6 8 (0.90%) Microsoft
7 6 (0.67%) Facebook
7 6 (0.67%) Twitter
8 4 (0.45%) Interwoven
9 3 (0.34%) Akamai
9 3 (0.34%) Sage
9 3 (0.34%) SAP
10 2 (0.22%) Omniture
10 2 (0.22%) PayPal
10 2 (0.22%) RedDot
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.22%) VMware
10 2 (0.22%) WorldPay
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Devon
Oscar
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £127 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Coded People
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £180 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Flexible and Remote working
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Jambo Ltd
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Middlesex
Ludic Group
Salary: 0
Posted: 11 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
City Of London
Guru Careers
Rate: Competitive (Freelance)
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago