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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 275 247 170
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -77
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 477 548 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.94% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.99% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 409 556
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-53.84% +8.33%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -27 460 £350 +7.69% 329
London -50 164 £375 +7.14% 73
South East +9 118 £325 +8.33% 60
Yorkshire +3 56 £320 -1.53% 48
Hampshire +15 46 £300 -7.69% 25
East Midlands +17 33 £420 +29.23% 29
Oxfordshire -15 30 £375 +30.43% 7
West Midlands -23 30 £325 +35.41% 15
South Yorkshire +19 29 £300 - 11
Sheffield +16 28 £300 - 7
City of London +13 28 £375 +7.14% 10
Portsmouth - 28 £306 - 6
East Sussex +23 25 £300 +5.26% 4
North West +7 25 £325 +8.15% 46
Brighton +22 24 £325 +14.03% 3
West Yorkshire -9 23 £301 -7.30% 31
East of England -5 22 £360 +30.90% 24
Manchester -3 21 £325 +8.33% 33
Nottinghamshire +15 20 £425 +77.08% 15
Nottingham +15 20 £425 +77.08% 14
Leeds -12 20 £325 -7.14% 23
Oxford -17 17 £375 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire +10 15 £370 -7.50% 3
South West -2 11 £200 -28.88% 30
Northamptonshire +5 7 £288 +64.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £300 - 7
Staffordshire +4 6 £300 +15.38% 1
Fareham -13 6 £300 +9.09% 3
Scotland +9 5 £325 +18.18% 5
Surrey +5 5 £275 -8.33% 2

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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
2 539 (60.02%) JavaScript
3 478 (53.23%) HTML
3 478 (53.23%) MySQL
4 459 (51.11%) CSS
5 258 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (25.95%) Web Development
7 223 (24.83%) MVC
8 214 (23.83%) jQuery
9 209 (23.27%) Symfony
10 198 (22.05%) Git (software)
11 194 (21.60%) Linux
12 182 (20.27%) OO
13 181 (20.16%) LAMP
14 160 (17.82%) Zend
15 157 (17.48%) HTML5
16 154 (17.15%) Laravel
17 146 (16.26%) SQL
18 138 (15.37%) TDD
19 129 (14.37%) AngularJS
20 125 (13.92%) CSS3
21 124 (13.81%) E-Commerce
22 118 (13.14%) WordPress
23 114 (12.69%) OOP
24 107 (11.92%) OO PHP
25 98 (10.91%) Apache
26 92 (10.24%) Web Services
27 83 (9.24%) RESTful
28 81 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
28 81 (9.02%) Scrum

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 98 (10.91%) Apache
3 72 (8.02%) Drupal
4 61 (6.79%) CMS
5 26 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.34%) Moodle
7 18 (2.00%) nginx
8 12 (1.34%) Joomla!
9 10 (1.11%) Confluence
10 7 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.56%) IIS
12 4 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
14 2 (0.22%) MODX
14 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.11%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.11%) GIMP
2 1 (0.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 80 (8.91%) Magento
2 5 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.67%) GitHub
3 9 (1.00%) SaaS
4 6 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.45%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.45%) Network Security
2 21 (2.34%) HTTP
3 8 (0.89%) LDAP
4 7 (0.78%) SSH
5 6 (0.67%) Skype
6 5 (0.56%) DNS
6 5 (0.56%) Intranet
7 4 (0.45%) FTP
7 4 (0.45%) Internet
8 3 (0.33%) Telnet
9 2 (0.22%) Extranet
9 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.22%) SSL
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) RIP
10 1 (0.11%) SMS
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (53.23%) MySQL
2 73 (8.13%) MongoDB
3 69 (7.68%) NoSQL
4 64 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (5.12%) SQL Server
6 43 (4.79%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.56%) Redis
8 13 (1.45%) CouchDB
9 11 (1.22%) DB2
10 5 (0.56%) Big Data
11 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.22%) FileMaker
12 2 (0.22%) GIS
12 2 (0.22%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.22%) MS Access
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 198 (22.05%) Git (software)
2 77 (8.57%) Subversion
3 63 (7.02%) PHPUnit
4 57 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 30 (3.34%) Mercurial
6 27 (3.01%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.12%) gulp
8 17 (1.89%) WebDriver
9 15 (1.67%) Grunt
9 15 (1.67%) JIRA
9 15 (1.67%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.56%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.56%) Gradle
11 5 (0.56%) Selenium
12 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (0.45%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.45%) Zend Studio
General
1 54 (6.01%) Finance
2 34 (3.79%) Marketing
2 34 (3.79%) Publishing
3 25 (2.78%) Retail
4 14 (1.56%) Games
4 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (0.89%) Advertising
6 6 (0.67%) Banking
6 6 (0.67%) Billing
7 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.33%) Front Office
9 2 (0.22%) Electronics
9 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.11%) Back Office
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (53.23%) HTML
2 459 (51.11%) CSS
3 214 (23.83%) jQuery
4 209 (23.27%) Symfony
5 181 (20.16%) LAMP
6 157 (17.48%) HTML5
7 154 (17.15%) Laravel
8 129 (14.37%) AngularJS
9 125 (13.92%) CSS3
10 92 (10.24%) Web Services
11 83 (9.24%) RESTful
12 76 (8.46%) JSON
13 69 (7.68%) Node.js
13 69 (7.68%) XML
14 55 (6.12%) Zend Framework
15 50 (5.57%) CakePHP
16 49 (5.46%) Sass
17 48 (5.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 47 (5.23%) REST
19 45 (5.01%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.45%) User Experience
2 34 (3.79%) Digital Media
3 33 (3.67%) e-Learning
4 19 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 8 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.78%) Learning Management System
9 6 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (0.67%) Fintech
9 6 (0.67%) Statistics
10 5 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.56%) iPad
10 5 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.56%) NHS
10 5 (0.56%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.56%) W3C
11 4 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 194 (21.60%) Linux
2 45 (5.01%) Unix
3 23 (2.56%) Windows
4 17 (1.89%) CentOS
5 16 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.56%) Android
9 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.33%) Solaris
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (25.95%) Web Development
3 223 (24.83%) MVC
4 182 (20.27%) OO
5 138 (15.37%) TDD
6 124 (13.81%) E-Commerce
7 114 (12.69%) OOP
8 107 (11.92%) OO PHP
9 81 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (9.02%) Scrum
10 76 (8.46%) BDD
11 60 (6.68%) Front End Development
11 60 (6.68%) Open Source
11 60 (6.68%) Unit Testing
12 50 (5.57%) CRM
13 38 (4.23%) API Development
14 33 (3.67%) ERP
15 27 (3.01%) Pair Programming
16 26 (2.90%) Kanban
17 25 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 898 (100.00%) PHP
2 539 (60.02%) JavaScript
3 146 (16.26%) SQL
4 58 (6.46%) Java
5 50 (5.57%) PHP 5
6 33 (3.67%) Python
7 12 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.22%) Ruby
9 9 (1.00%) C
9 9 (1.00%) Scala
10 8 (0.89%) C#
10 8 (0.89%) Perl
11 7 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.67%) Go
13 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.33%) Clojure
14 3 (0.33%) Erlang
14 3 (0.33%) Groovy
14 3 (0.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 20 (2.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.12%) Degree
3 14 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.34%) CCNP
4 12 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.12%) QA
2 4 (0.45%) WAI
3 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (4.01%) Docker
2 12 (1.34%) Varnish
3 11 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (1.89%) Puppet
2 15 (1.67%) Ansible
3 14 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.11%) cPanel
4 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Opsview
4 1 (0.11%) Plesk
Vendors
1 160 (17.82%) Zend
2 39 (4.34%) Oracle
3 11 (1.22%) Sybase
4 8 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.67%) Google
6 5 (0.56%) Sage
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.45%) SAP
8 3 (0.33%) VMware
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe
9 2 (0.22%) Akamai
9 2 (0.22%) Facebook
9 2 (0.22%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.22%) RedDot
9 2 (0.22%) Samsung
9 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.11%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.11%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.11%) Sencha
10 1 (0.11%) Twitter
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £125 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £425 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - £430 per day
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