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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 296 176 205
Rank change year-on-year
-120 +29
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 360 651 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 1.20% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.29% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 531 315
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£300 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £336 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +34.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £102.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.02% +141.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £102.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-79.02% +141.17%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 -119 344 £300 -9.09% 377
London -95 126 £350 +6.06% 106
South East -48 50 £300 +3.44% 65
West Midlands +13 41 £288 -8.73% 27
North West -2 40 £300 - 49
Yorkshire -67 31 £300 -14.28% 36
City of London -36 30 £350 +3.70% 26
South West -47 30 £350 - 37
Manchester -1 27 £298 +7.20% 22
Bristol -17 25 £375 +7.14% 8
West Yorkshire -65 23 £285 -18.57% 20
Leeds -60 21 £280 -21.40% 15
Birmingham +6 18 £288 - 6
Hampshire -9 13 £300 +2.56% 13
East of England -9 12 £250 -16.66% 26
Cheshire +2 10 £330 +10.00% 10
Oxfordshire -25 10 £300 +15.38% 7
East Midlands -18 9 £275 -15.38% 24
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £213 -24.44% 6
Scotland -1 8 £325 -13.33% 8
Berkshire -21 8 £325 - 9
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £288 +6.97% 9
North Yorkshire -10 7 £325 -7.14% 3
Warwickshire +2 6 £260 -14.75% 9
Knutsford - 6 £318 - 4
Surrey +4 5 £331 +2.71% 10
Reading -5 5 £325 - 9
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £300 - 1
North East 0 4 £363 - 8

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 792 (100.00%) PHP
2 464 (58.59%) HTML
3 423 (53.41%) MySQL
4 419 (52.90%) JavaScript
5 406 (51.26%) CSS
6 265 (33.46%) jQuery
7 252 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 225 (28.41%) MVC
9 202 (25.51%) Zend
10 196 (24.75%) OO
10 196 (24.75%) HTML5
11 188 (23.74%) Git (software)
12 167 (21.09%) Symfony
13 162 (20.45%) LAMP
14 149 (18.81%) Linux
15 144 (18.18%) PHP5
16 133 (16.79%) TDD
17 121 (15.28%) OOP
18 118 (14.90%) SQL
18 118 (14.90%) Laravel
19 116 (14.65%) Apache
20 110 (13.89%) OO PHP
21 100 (12.63%) CSS3
22 86 (10.86%) WordPress
23 84 (10.61%) Ajax
24 80 (10.10%) Unit Testing
25 76 (9.60%) Doctrine
26 73 (9.22%) XML
27 72 (9.09%) Drupal
28 69 (8.71%) PHPUnit

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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
1 116 (14.65%) Apache
2 86 (10.86%) WordPress
3 72 (9.09%) Drupal
4 50 (6.31%) CMS
5 38 (4.80%) Node.js
6 20 (2.53%) nginx
7 16 (2.02%) Joomla!
8 12 (1.52%) Moodle
9 7 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
10 5 (0.63%) IIS
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.38%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.25%) concrete5
14 1 (0.13%) MODX
14 1 (0.13%) Confluence
14 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.38%) MS Office
4 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (4.92%) Magento
2 3 (0.38%) Shopify
3 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.88%) GitHub
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Heroku
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.89%) Internet
2 9 (1.14%) HTTP
3 2 (0.25%) Intranet
3 2 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.13%) DNS
4 1 (0.13%) Broadband
4 1 (0.13%) PBX
4 1 (0.13%) VoIP
4 1 (0.13%) SMTP
4 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (53.41%) MySQL
2 41 (5.18%) MongoDB
3 31 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.89%) SQL Server
7 11 (1.39%) Redis
8 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.51%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.51%) Big Data
11 3 (0.38%) MS Access
12 2 (0.25%) Riak
12 2 (0.25%) BigTable
13 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 188 (23.74%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.71%) PHPUnit
3 67 (8.46%) Subversion
4 24 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.64%) Selenium
6 10 (1.26%) Hudson
7 8 (1.01%) JIRA
7 8 (1.01%) PhpStorm
8 7 (0.88%) Grunt
8 7 (0.88%) Behat
9 6 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.63%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.63%) Maven
11 4 (0.51%) Bower
11 4 (0.51%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.38%) XMLUnit
13 2 (0.25%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.25%) CasperJS
General
1 54 (6.82%) Finance
2 52 (6.57%) Marketing
3 19 (2.40%) Advertising
4 9 (1.14%) Retail
5 8 (1.01%) Games
6 6 (0.76%) Electronics
7 5 (0.63%) Publishing
8 3 (0.38%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.38%) Banking
9 2 (0.25%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) iGaming
10 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (58.59%) HTML
2 406 (51.26%) CSS
3 265 (33.46%) jQuery
4 196 (24.75%) HTML5
5 167 (21.09%) Symfony
6 162 (20.45%) LAMP
7 118 (14.90%) Laravel
8 100 (12.63%) CSS3
9 84 (10.61%) Ajax
10 76 (9.60%) Doctrine
11 73 (9.22%) XML
12 66 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 61 (7.70%) RESTful
14 56 (7.07%) CodeIgniter
15 55 (6.94%) Web Services
16 50 (6.31%) Zend Framework
17 48 (6.06%) REST
18 47 (5.93%) JSON
19 39 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 37 (4.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.42%) Open Source
2 23 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 19 (2.40%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.77%) E-Learning
6 13 (1.64%) User Experience
7 10 (1.26%) Social Media
7 10 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.63%) W3C
10 4 (0.51%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.51%) Blog
10 4 (0.51%) Replication
10 4 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.38%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.38%) Derivative
12 2 (0.25%) Animation
12 2 (0.25%) CCTV
12 2 (0.25%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 149 (18.81%) Linux
2 30 (3.79%) CentOS
3 27 (3.41%) UNIX
4 13 (1.64%) Windows
5 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.76%) Android
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (28.41%) MVC
3 196 (24.75%) OO
4 133 (16.79%) TDD
5 121 (15.28%) OOP
6 110 (13.89%) OO PHP
7 80 (10.10%) Unit Testing
8 68 (8.59%) BDD
9 66 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 60 (7.58%) Web Development
11 57 (7.20%) Software Engineering
12 55 (6.94%) Scrum
12 55 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
14 29 (3.66%) Web Design
15 25 (3.16%) Refactoring
16 22 (2.78%) Mentoring
17 20 (2.53%) Pair Programming
18 16 (2.02%) Project Management
18 16 (2.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 792 (100.00%) PHP
2 419 (52.90%) JavaScript
3 144 (18.18%) PHP5
4 118 (14.90%) SQL
5 49 (6.19%) Java
6 48 (6.06%) Python
7 26 (3.28%) Ruby
8 20 (2.53%) Perl
9 10 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.01%) PHP4
10 8 (1.01%) C#
10 8 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.63%) VBA
13 3 (0.38%) Clojure
13 3 (0.38%) Scala
13 3 (0.38%) C
13 3 (0.38%) XPath
14 2 (0.25%) Groovy
15 1 (0.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 23 (2.90%) Degree
2 8 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 10 (1.26%) Varnish
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (2.40%) Vagrant
2 17 (2.15%) Puppet
3 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.13%) Plesk
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 202 (25.51%) Zend
2 21 (2.65%) Oracle
3 11 (1.39%) Twitter
4 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.01%) Adobe
6 7 (0.88%) Google
7 6 (0.76%) Facebook
8 5 (0.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.51%) Epicor
10 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.38%) HP
11 2 (0.25%) SAP
11 2 (0.25%) New Relic
11 2 (0.25%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.13%) PayPal
12 1 (0.13%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.13%) Perforce
12 1 (0.13%) VMware
12 1 (0.13%) TIBCO
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