The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 266 235 190
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -45
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 436 490 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.96% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.01% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 363 429
Average daily rate £350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.00 £21.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.60% -34.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.30 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £29.90 £188.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £21.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+118.60% -25.86%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 418 £350 +7.69% 453
London +13 179 £375 +5.63% 126
South East +1 72 £375 +20.00% 83
Yorkshire -4 45 £300 -20.00% 55
North West -9 34 £275 -7.56% 65
Oxfordshire +20 29 £415 +61.95% 5
West Yorkshire -8 24 £300 -25.00% 23
West Midlands -9 24 £280 - 18
East Midlands +1 23 £350 +32.07% 47
East of England -10 21 £288 +35.29% 17
Manchester -27 19 £250 -20.63% 37
City of London +17 18 £350 +12.00% 19
Oxford +14 18 £420 +52.72% 3
Leeds -21 18 £325 -25.71% 19
Brighton +26 15 £294 -12.96% 9
East Sussex +16 15 £294 -12.96% 12
Leicestershire +6 14 £325 +71.05% 8
South West -54 14 £293 -26.87% 30
Hampshire +6 13 £300 +4.34% 35
South Yorkshire -8 12 £263 +19.31% 14
Sheffield -9 11 £256 -10.86% 12
Hertfordshire +13 10 £270 -13.60% 1
Berkshire -5 10 £300 -7.69% 9
Hove - 10 - -
Birmingham 0 9 £350 +30.84% 11
Edinburgh -12 9 £338 -11.47% 5
Scotland -14 9 £338 +8.00% 6
Reading -3 8 £350 +75.00% 2
Basingstoke +4 7 £294 -2.08% 5
Somerset +7 6 £308 +6.95% 3

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 891 (100.00%) PHP
2 557 (62.51%) JavaScript
3 542 (60.83%) HTML
4 526 (59.03%) CSS
5 455 (51.07%) MySQL
6 259 (29.07%) jQuery
7 232 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
8 206 (23.12%) HTML5
9 200 (22.45%) MVC
10 189 (21.21%) OO
11 188 (21.10%) Git (software)
12 177 (19.87%) Symfony
13 154 (17.28%) Laravel
14 152 (17.06%) LAMP
15 150 (16.84%) Linux
16 144 (16.16%) Zend
17 141 (15.82%) CSS3
18 131 (14.70%) TDD
19 130 (14.59%) SQL
20 123 (13.80%) WordPress
21 111 (12.46%) Apache
22 106 (11.90%) AngularJS
23 99 (11.11%) E-Commerce
24 97 (10.89%) OO PHP
25 95 (10.66%) OOP
25 95 (10.66%) Web Services
26 90 (10.10%) Drupal
27 89 (9.99%) XML
28 86 (9.65%) CMS
29 83 (9.32%) Web Development

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 123 (13.80%) WordPress
2 111 (12.46%) Apache
3 90 (10.10%) Drupal
4 86 (9.65%) CMS
5 68 (7.63%) Node.js
6 30 (3.37%) Moodle
7 24 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (2.47%) nginx
9 17 (1.91%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.12%) IIS
11 8 (0.90%) ExpressionEngine
11 8 (0.90%) Joomla!
11 8 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.56%) Magnolia
13 3 (0.34%) SilverStripe
14 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.22%) Confluence
14 2 (0.22%) Jadu
14 2 (0.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 18 (2.02%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 81 (9.09%) Magento
2 11 (1.23%) BigMachines
2 11 (1.23%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.02%) SaaS
3 17 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.57%) GitHub
5 12 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.01%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.34%) Heroku
10 2 (0.22%) AdWords
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.22%) Route 53
10 2 (0.22%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.11%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.35%) HTTP
1 12 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.23%) Intranet
3 4 (0.45%) FTP
3 4 (0.45%) Internet
4 3 (0.34%) DNS
4 3 (0.34%) SMTP
4 3 (0.34%) SSH
4 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.22%) 3G
5 2 (0.22%) 4G
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.22%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) DHCP
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) IMAP
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (51.07%) MySQL
2 67 (7.52%) MongoDB
3 50 (5.61%) NoSQL
4 48 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 47 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (3.93%) Redis
7 19 (2.13%) SQL Server
8 9 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.01%) Big Data
8 9 (1.01%) CouchDB
9 8 (0.90%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.22%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.22%) GIS
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.22%) SQLite
13 1 (0.11%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 188 (21.10%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.62%) Subversion
3 54 (6.06%) PHPUnit
4 35 (3.93%) JIRA
5 22 (2.47%) Grunt
6 21 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.13%) Selenium
8 17 (1.91%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.46%) gulp
10 11 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.23%) Maven
10 11 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (1.01%) NetBeans
12 8 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.67%) Bower
13 6 (0.67%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.67%) Mocha
13 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.56%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 38 (4.26%) Finance
1 38 (4.26%) Marketing
2 30 (3.37%) Retail
3 16 (1.80%) Publishing
4 15 (1.68%) Advertising
5 12 (1.35%) Games
6 9 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.56%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.45%) Banking
8 4 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.22%) Back Office
9 2 (0.22%) Electronics
9 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (60.83%) HTML
2 526 (59.03%) CSS
3 259 (29.07%) jQuery
4 206 (23.12%) HTML5
5 177 (19.87%) Symfony
6 154 (17.28%) Laravel
7 152 (17.06%) LAMP
8 141 (15.82%) CSS3
9 106 (11.90%) AngularJS
10 95 (10.66%) Web Services
11 89 (9.99%) XML
12 81 (9.09%) JSON
13 75 (8.42%) RESTful
14 65 (7.30%) REST
15 61 (6.85%) Sass
15 61 (6.85%) SOAP
16 55 (6.17%) Ajax
16 55 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 42 (4.71%) CodeIgniter
18 38 (4.26%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.70%) User Experience
2 10 (1.12%) W3C
3 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
3 9 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.01%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.01%) e-Learning
3 9 (1.01%) Fintech
4 8 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (0.79%) Social Media
6 6 (0.67%) NHS
7 5 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.45%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.45%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.34%) Replication
10 2 (0.22%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.22%) FMCG
10 2 (0.22%) Life Science
10 2 (0.22%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 150 (16.84%) Linux
2 33 (3.70%) Unix
3 22 (2.47%) Android
4 21 (2.36%) Windows
5 15 (1.68%) CentOS
6 14 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.22%) Debian
9 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.22%) openSUSE
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (22.45%) MVC
3 189 (21.21%) OO
4 131 (14.70%) TDD
5 99 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 97 (10.89%) OO PHP
7 95 (10.66%) OOP
8 83 (9.32%) Web Development
9 78 (8.75%) Front End Development
10 71 (7.97%) Unit Testing
11 67 (7.52%) Scrum
12 66 (7.41%) BDD
13 62 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (4.60%) Open Source
15 34 (3.82%) CRM
15 34 (3.82%) Web Application Development
16 28 (3.14%) Software Engineering
17 24 (2.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 22 (2.47%) Content Management
18 22 (2.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 891 (100.00%) PHP
2 557 (62.51%) JavaScript
3 130 (14.59%) SQL
4 78 (8.75%) Java
5 71 (7.97%) Python
6 49 (5.50%) PHP 5
7 27 (3.03%) Ruby
8 17 (1.91%) C++
9 12 (1.35%) Perl
10 11 (1.23%) Apex Code
10 11 (1.23%) C#
11 9 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.45%) C
13 4 (0.45%) VB
14 3 (0.34%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.34%) ES6
14 3 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (1.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.12%) Degree
3 8 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.67%) CCNP
4 6 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.46%) QA
2 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (1.12%) Varnish
2 4 (0.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (1.01%) Puppet
2 8 (0.90%) Fluentd
3 6 (0.67%) Ansible
4 3 (0.34%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.22%) cPanel
5 2 (0.22%) Kibana
5 2 (0.22%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 144 (16.16%) Zend
2 26 (2.92%) Oracle
3 19 (2.13%) Google
4 13 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.23%) Siebel
6 9 (1.01%) Microsoft
7 8 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.79%) Adobe
9 6 (0.67%) Facebook
9 6 (0.67%) Twitter
10 5 (0.56%) Interwoven
11 4 (0.45%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.34%) SAP
12 3 (0.34%) Splunk
13 2 (0.22%) Omniture
13 2 (0.22%) PayPal
13 2 (0.22%) Perforce
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.22%) Tableau
13 2 (0.22%) WorldPay
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £225 - £300 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Molesey, Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ISL
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + Flexible or some remote work possible
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300-400pd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Metaskil
Rate: £Neg on exp
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago