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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 181 199 177
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 659 543 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.02% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.10% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 379 437
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £119.00 £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 +28 641 £325 +8.33% 357
London +37 309 £350 +7.69% 113
South West +20 104 £375 +50.00% 42
South East -12 76 £300 +4.34% 50
Bristol +24 68 £375 +36.36% 16
City of London +30 54 £350 +7.69% 23
East of England -6 43 £310 +24.00% 11
North West +14 38 £275 +8.91% 52
Yorkshire -6 31 £300 +20.00% 32
Manchester +6 25 £275 - 37
Hampshire -7 20 £300 - 19
West Midlands -28 18 £250 - 19
Berkshire +13 16 £325 +13.04% 4
Hertfordshire -2 16 £344 -8.33% 2
Surrey +2 15 £325 +47.72% 7
West Yorkshire -4 15 £313 +31.57% 22
East Midlands -12 15 £270 +1.88% 23
Gloucestershire -18 14 £330 +65.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 13 £320 +42.22% 5
Oxfordshire +5 11 £288 -14.81% 7
Leicestershire +11 10 £253 -15.83% 5
South Yorkshire +2 10 £216 -31.34% 7
Leeds -10 10 £319 +27.50% 10
Slough +8 9 £313 -
Cambridge -6 9 £320 +42.22% 3
Gloucester -9 8 £375 +87.50% 1
Norfolk - 8 £231 - 1
Basingstoke +24 7 £288 -11.53% 1
Reading +18 7 £325 +13.04% 4
Bath 0 7 £288 +0.87% 7

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1286 (100.00%) PHP
2 705 (54.82%) MySQL
3 635 (49.38%) HTML
4 603 (46.89%) JavaScript
5 576 (44.79%) CSS
6 523 (40.67%) Zend
7 418 (32.50%) MVC
8 362 (28.15%) jQuery
9 356 (27.68%) OO
10 352 (27.37%) Symfony
11 262 (20.37%) PHP5
12 247 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
13 245 (19.05%) Git (software)
14 227 (17.65%) Linux
15 226 (17.57%) LAMP
16 223 (17.34%) TDD
17 195 (15.16%) HTML5
18 179 (13.92%) OOP
19 178 (13.84%) OO PHP
20 167 (12.99%) Apache
21 150 (11.66%) Zend Framework
22 145 (11.28%) Subversion
23 141 (10.96%) E-Commerce
23 141 (10.96%) SQL
24 140 (10.89%) Web Services
25 138 (10.73%) CodeIgniter
26 126 (9.80%) Java
27 117 (9.10%) Drupal
28 116 (9.02%) Ajax
28 116 (9.02%) XML

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 167 (12.99%) Apache
2 117 (9.10%) Drupal
3 95 (7.39%) WordPress
4 88 (6.84%) CMS
5 27 (2.10%) Node.js
6 26 (2.02%) Joomla!
7 24 (1.87%) Moodle
7 24 (1.87%) Apache Solr
8 17 (1.32%) ExpressionEngine
9 15 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.86%) nginx
11 6 (0.47%) SugarCRM
11 6 (0.47%) IIS
12 4 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.23%) SilverStripe
14 2 (0.16%) Confluence
14 2 (0.16%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.078%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 67 (5.21%) Magento
2 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Shopify
5 2 (0.16%) Summit
6 1 (0.078%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.078%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.078%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.78%) GitHub
3 9 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.078%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.078%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.33%) HTTP
2 28 (2.18%) Internet
3 6 (0.47%) VoIP
3 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.39%) SSH
4 5 (0.39%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (0.31%) PBX
6 3 (0.23%) SSL
6 3 (0.23%) Intranet
7 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 2 (0.16%) SMTP
8 1 (0.078%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.078%) FTP
8 1 (0.078%) DNS
8 1 (0.078%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 705 (54.82%) MySQL
2 50 (3.89%) MongoDB
3 46 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.34%) SQL Server
5 36 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.79%) Big Data
7 19 (1.48%) Redis
8 11 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.47%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.23%) BigTable
13 3 (0.23%) Riak
13 3 (0.23%) SQLite
13 3 (0.23%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.16%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 245 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 145 (11.28%) Subversion
3 108 (8.40%) PHPUnit
4 62 (4.82%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.57%) Mercurial
5 33 (2.57%) Selenium
6 23 (1.79%) Behat
7 21 (1.63%) JIRA
8 11 (0.86%) Hudson
9 8 (0.62%) Redmine
9 8 (0.62%) FogBugz
9 8 (0.62%) Trac
10 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.39%) Grunt
11 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.23%) PhantomJS
13 3 (0.23%) Sublime Text
13 3 (0.23%) Bazaar
13 3 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (4.43%) Marketing
2 49 (3.81%) Finance
3 23 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.01%) Advertising
5 12 (0.93%) Retail
6 10 (0.78%) Publishing
7 7 (0.54%) Front Office
7 7 (0.54%) Banking
7 7 (0.54%) Games
8 6 (0.47%) Music Industry
8 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.47%) Electronics
9 4 (0.31%) French Language
9 4 (0.31%) Billing
9 4 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.078%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.078%) Automotive
11 1 (0.078%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (49.38%) HTML
2 576 (44.79%) CSS
3 362 (28.15%) jQuery
4 352 (27.37%) Symfony
5 226 (17.57%) LAMP
6 195 (15.16%) HTML5
7 150 (11.66%) Zend Framework
8 140 (10.89%) Web Services
9 138 (10.73%) CodeIgniter
10 116 (9.02%) Ajax
10 116 (9.02%) XML
11 111 (8.63%) CSS3
12 93 (7.23%) Laravel
13 91 (7.08%) RESTful
14 83 (6.45%) JSON
15 59 (4.59%) CakePHP
16 55 (4.28%) REST
17 53 (4.12%) SOAP
18 48 (3.73%) XHTML
19 39 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.30%) Open Source
2 38 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 29 (2.26%) Digital Media
4 19 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 16 (1.24%) E-Learning
6 13 (1.01%) Social Media
7 10 (0.78%) Social Network
8 8 (0.62%) Web 2.0
8 8 (0.62%) DTV
8 8 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.54%) W3C
9 7 (0.54%) Derivative
9 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.54%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.31%) SCORM
10 4 (0.31%) VLE
11 3 (0.23%) GIS
11 3 (0.23%) Replication
11 3 (0.23%) Telematics
11 3 (0.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 227 (17.65%) Linux
2 47 (3.65%) Android
3 41 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 37 (2.88%) UNIX
5 35 (2.72%) CentOS
6 12 (0.93%) Windows
7 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.47%) Debian
10 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.078%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.078%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (32.50%) MVC
2 356 (27.68%) OO
3 247 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (17.34%) TDD
5 179 (13.92%) OOP
6 178 (13.84%) OO PHP
7 141 (10.96%) E-Commerce
8 102 (7.93%) Web Development
9 100 (7.78%) Scrum
10 83 (6.45%) BDD
11 82 (6.38%) Unit Testing
12 76 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (4.98%) Software Engineering
14 36 (2.80%) Project Management
15 26 (2.02%) CRM
16 24 (1.87%) Responsive Web Design
17 22 (1.71%) Web Design
18 19 (1.48%) Content Management
18 19 (1.48%) OOD
19 18 (1.40%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1286 (100.00%) PHP
2 603 (46.89%) JavaScript
3 262 (20.37%) PHP5
4 141 (10.96%) SQL
5 126 (9.80%) Java
6 43 (3.34%) Python
7 36 (2.80%) Ruby
8 24 (1.87%) Perl
9 22 (1.71%) C++
10 16 (1.24%) C#
11 15 (1.17%) C
11 15 (1.17%) PHP4
12 14 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.62%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.47%) Golang
15 6 (0.47%) Tcl
16 5 (0.39%) Scala
17 4 (0.31%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (3.81%) Degree
2 28 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.078%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.71%) QA
2 10 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (0.62%) Varnish
2 2 (0.16%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.078%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (0.93%) Vagrant
2 4 (0.31%) Puppet
2 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.23%) Ansible
4 2 (0.16%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.16%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.078%) SCOM
Vendors
1 523 (40.67%) Zend
2 31 (2.41%) Oracle
3 22 (1.71%) Microsoft
4 18 (1.40%) Facebook
4 18 (1.40%) Twitter
5 17 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.24%) Google
7 11 (0.86%) Rackspace
8 10 (0.78%) SAP
9 7 (0.54%) Adobe
10 5 (0.39%) Sencha
11 4 (0.31%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.23%) SendGrid
12 3 (0.23%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.16%) Akamai
13 2 (0.16%) Assembla
13 2 (0.16%) New Relic
13 2 (0.16%) Perforce
13 2 (0.16%) Sony
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