The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 181 214 168
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -46
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 653 436 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.91% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.99% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 298 434
Average daily rate £325 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+311.76% +117.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+311.76% +142.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +21 627 £325 +14.03% 333
London +30 262 £330 +6.45% 83
South West +26 97 £343 +44.21% 33
Yorkshire +33 90 £350 +27.27% 38
South East -10 89 £285 +7.04% 63
West Yorkshire +39 85 £350 +27.27% 36
Leeds +32 82 £368 +33.63% 25
Bristol +26 68 £335 +34.00% 8
City of London +12 67 £338 +10.20% 21
East of England -30 29 £300 +33.33% 24
Hampshire +10 23 £300 +20.00% 16
East Midlands +3 23 £325 +18.18% 20
Berkshire -1 23 £325 +1.56% 6
North West -22 23 £300 +9.09% 47
Wales -5 18 £375 +27.11% 3
Oxfordshire +8 17 £260 -11.86% 12
Manchester -17 16 £288 +15.00% 29
Oxford +16 15 £260 -11.86% 5
Somerset 0 13 £296 +31.66% 6
West Midlands -16 13 £305 +28.42% 21
Bath -2 12 £296 +31.66% 5
East Sussex -8 11 £275 +30.95% 6
North Yorkshire - 11 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 10 £350 +47.36% 6
Leicestershire -9 10 £336 +26.88% 5
Gloucester - 10 £350 - 1
Brighton -7 9 £290 +38.09% 5
Scotland -7 9 £375 +44.23% 7
Cambridgeshire -15 9 £281 +9.75% 9
Bradford +8 8 £350 - 1

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1144 (100.00%) PHP
2 626 (54.72%) HTML
3 611 (53.41%) MySQL
4 610 (53.32%) JavaScript
5 590 (51.57%) CSS
6 407 (35.58%) Zend
7 372 (32.52%) jQuery
8 347 (30.33%) MVC
9 300 (26.22%) OO
10 295 (25.79%) Symfony
11 241 (21.07%) OOP
12 225 (19.67%) PHP5
13 171 (14.95%) LAMP
13 171 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
14 165 (14.42%) Linux
15 159 (13.90%) TDD
16 158 (13.81%) Drupal
17 147 (12.85%) HTML5
18 144 (12.59%) CodeIgniter
19 141 (12.33%) OO PHP
20 134 (11.71%) Ajax
21 131 (11.45%) Git (software)
22 123 (10.75%) Scrum
23 116 (10.14%) SQL
24 107 (9.35%) XML
25 104 (9.09%) Subversion
26 103 (9.00%) E-Commerce
27 101 (8.83%) Apache
28 96 (8.39%) CSS3
29 94 (8.22%) Web Development

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 158 (13.81%) Drupal
2 101 (8.83%) Apache
3 85 (7.43%) WordPress
3 85 (7.43%) CMS
4 42 (3.67%) Node.js
5 23 (2.01%) Moodle
6 22 (1.92%) Joomla!
7 14 (1.22%) nginx
8 13 (1.14%) ExpressionEngine
9 12 (1.05%) Apache Solr
9 12 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.05%) SugarCRM
10 6 (0.52%) concrete5
11 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.26%) Confluence
11 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.26%) Mule
11 3 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.17%) Magnolia
Applications
1 14 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.087%) CATIA
3 1 (0.087%) Windchill
3 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 58 (5.07%) Magento
2 4 (0.35%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.05%) SaaS
3 9 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
4 5 (0.44%) GitHub
5 3 (0.26%) Heroku
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.087%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.087%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.57%) Internet
2 15 (1.31%) HTTP
3 10 (0.87%) Intranet
4 7 (0.61%) Extranet
5 2 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.087%) DNS
6 1 (0.087%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.087%) FTP
6 1 (0.087%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.087%) PBX
6 1 (0.087%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (53.41%) MySQL
2 44 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 33 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 24 (2.10%) SQL Server
5 22 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.61%) Redis
8 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.26%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.26%) BigTable
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.26%) Riak
8 3 (0.26%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.17%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.17%) MS Access
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.087%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.087%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 131 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 104 (9.09%) Subversion
3 62 (5.42%) PHPUnit
4 46 (4.02%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.57%) Behat
6 15 (1.31%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.14%) Selenium
7 13 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.96%) Hudson
9 8 (0.70%) JIRA
10 6 (0.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (0.44%) Ant
11 5 (0.44%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.35%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.26%) Sublime Text
13 3 (0.26%) PhpStorm
14 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (2.71%) Marketing
1 31 (2.71%) Telecoms
2 30 (2.62%) Finance
3 27 (2.36%) Retail
4 20 (1.75%) Publishing
5 16 (1.40%) Advertising
6 11 (0.96%) Games
7 10 (0.87%) Back Office
8 6 (0.52%) Music Industry
9 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.17%) Automotive
11 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.087%) French Language
12 1 (0.087%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.087%) Banking
12 1 (0.087%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.087%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (54.72%) HTML
2 590 (51.57%) CSS
3 372 (32.52%) jQuery
4 295 (25.79%) Symfony
5 171 (14.95%) LAMP
6 147 (12.85%) HTML5
7 144 (12.59%) CodeIgniter
8 134 (11.71%) Ajax
9 107 (9.35%) XML
10 96 (8.39%) CSS3
11 94 (8.22%) Zend Framework
12 85 (7.43%) Web Services
13 54 (4.72%) SOAP
14 52 (4.55%) XHTML
15 50 (4.37%) Laravel
16 48 (4.20%) REST
17 43 (3.76%) RESTful
17 43 (3.76%) JSON
18 35 (3.06%) CakePHP
18 35 (3.06%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.59%) Open Source
2 59 (5.16%) Digital Media
3 38 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.14%) Social Media
6 8 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 7 (0.61%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.44%) Web 2.0
8 5 (0.44%) Social Network
8 5 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.35%) BBC
9 4 (0.35%) W3C
10 3 (0.26%) VLE
10 3 (0.26%) Kindle
10 3 (0.26%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.17%) iPhone
11 2 (0.17%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.17%) iPad
11 2 (0.17%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.17%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 165 (14.42%) Linux
2 35 (3.06%) Apple iOS
3 32 (2.80%) Android
4 19 (1.66%) UNIX
5 6 (0.52%) Windows
6 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.26%) Debian
7 3 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.087%) Fedora
8 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (30.33%) MVC
2 300 (26.22%) OO
3 241 (21.07%) OOP
4 171 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (13.90%) TDD
6 141 (12.33%) OO PHP
7 123 (10.75%) Scrum
8 103 (9.00%) E-Commerce
9 94 (8.22%) Web Development
10 68 (5.94%) Software Engineering
11 50 (4.37%) BDD
12 47 (4.11%) Unit Testing
13 41 (3.58%) OOD
14 33 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (1.49%) Web Design
17 16 (1.40%) UML
17 16 (1.40%) Migration
17 16 (1.40%) Automated Testing
18 15 (1.31%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1144 (100.00%) PHP
2 610 (53.32%) JavaScript
3 225 (19.67%) PHP5
4 116 (10.14%) SQL
5 85 (7.43%) Java
6 31 (2.71%) Ruby
7 29 (2.53%) Python
8 23 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.49%) C#
10 10 (0.87%) Perl
11 8 (0.70%) C++
12 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.61%) PHP4
13 6 (0.52%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.44%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.35%) C
16 2 (0.17%) VB
17 1 (0.087%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.087%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.087%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 58 (5.07%) Degree
2 19 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.087%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.22%) QA
2 7 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.26%) WCAG
3 3 (0.26%) WAI
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.52%) Varnish
2 1 (0.087%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.61%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.26%) Puppet
2 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.087%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 407 (35.58%) Zend
2 24 (2.10%) Twitter
3 21 (1.84%) Facebook
4 19 (1.66%) Oracle
5 16 (1.40%) Google
6 12 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (0.96%) Rackspace
8 7 (0.61%) Apple
8 7 (0.61%) Microsoft
9 6 (0.52%) SAP
9 6 (0.52%) Adobe
10 5 (0.44%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.35%) Neolane
12 3 (0.26%) Sencha
12 3 (0.26%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.17%) Talend
13 2 (0.17%) Interwoven
13 2 (0.17%) Mercator
14 1 (0.087%) Yahoo!
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