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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 285 199 217
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +18
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 363 561 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 1.07% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.16% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 435 288
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £182.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.31% +329.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £176.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £188.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £182.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-89.31% +329.41%

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -98 337 £300 -7.69% 347
London -81 118 £350 +6.87% 97
South East -39 55 £306 +11.36% 66
North West +1 44 £300 - 52
City of London -1 36 £350 +7.69% 22
Manchester +6 35 £300 - 24
Yorkshire -28 35 £375 +7.14% 29
South West -49 35 £335 - 32
West Midlands +8 25 £295 +6.30% 23
Bristol -25 25 £375 +11.94% 8
West Yorkshire -40 23 £375 +7.14% 18
Leeds -34 22 £400 +14.28% 12
East of England -3 17 £238 -20.83% 20
Scotland -9 13 £319 -0.39% 6
Hampshire -10 13 £300 +9.09% 13
Berkshire -12 13 £325 - 7
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £200 -36.00% 4
Birmingham -4 11 £288 +15.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £300 -1.63% 8
North Yorkshire +1 10 £240 -31.42% 2
Reading +9 7 £313 +13.63% 6
Croydon +3 7 £375 +150.00% 1
Warwickshire +3 7 £290 -4.91% 6
Surrey -3 7 £353 +13.70% 11
East Midlands -26 7 £250 -23.07% 20
Edinburgh +2 6 £319 +34.21%
Glasgow -9 6 - - 5
Oxfordshire -25 6 £275 +5.76% 8
Cardiff +11 5 £338 -10.00% 1
South Wales +3 5 £338 -10.00% 3

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 819 (100.00%) PHP
2 481 (58.73%) HTML
3 448 (54.70%) JavaScript
4 436 (53.24%) MySQL
5 419 (51.16%) CSS
6 301 (36.75%) jQuery
7 254 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
8 240 (29.30%) MVC
9 224 (27.35%) Zend
10 219 (26.74%) HTML5
11 190 (23.20%) OO
12 181 (22.10%) Symfony
13 180 (21.98%) Git (software)
14 169 (20.63%) LAMP
15 166 (20.27%) Linux
16 137 (16.73%) PHP5
17 131 (16.00%) TDD
17 131 (16.00%) SQL
18 128 (15.63%) Apache
19 121 (14.77%) OOP
20 111 (13.55%) Laravel
21 106 (12.94%) CSS3
22 105 (12.82%) WordPress
23 99 (12.09%) OO PHP
24 95 (11.60%) PHPUnit
25 86 (10.50%) Doctrine
26 80 (9.77%) Ajax
27 78 (9.52%) Unit Testing
28 74 (9.04%) Drupal
28 74 (9.04%) XML

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 128 (15.63%) Apache
2 105 (12.82%) WordPress
3 74 (9.04%) Drupal
4 60 (7.33%) CMS
5 42 (5.13%) Node.js
6 21 (2.56%) nginx
7 13 (1.59%) Moodle
7 13 (1.59%) Joomla!
8 7 (0.85%) IIS
9 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.49%) concrete5
10 4 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.24%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
13 1 (0.12%) MODX
13 1 (0.12%) JBoss
13 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.12%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.49%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.24%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (5.62%) Magento
2 3 (0.37%) Shopify
3 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.24%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.61%) GitHub
2 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.12%) Heroku
4 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.71%) Internet
2 11 (1.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.24%) SSL
3 2 (0.24%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.12%) PBX
4 1 (0.12%) VoIP
4 1 (0.12%) SMTP
4 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.12%) Extranet
4 1 (0.12%) SSH
4 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (53.24%) MySQL
2 32 (3.91%) MongoDB
3 31 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.08%) Redis
6 16 (1.95%) SQL Server
7 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.73%) Big Data
9 5 (0.61%) MS Access
10 4 (0.49%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.24%) BigTable
11 2 (0.24%) Riak
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 180 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 95 (11.60%) PHPUnit
3 63 (7.69%) Subversion
4 25 (3.05%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.83%) Selenium
6 14 (1.71%) JIRA
7 10 (1.22%) Hudson
8 7 (0.85%) Grunt
9 6 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.73%) Behat
9 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.73%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.61%) Xdebug
11 4 (0.49%) Bower
11 4 (0.49%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.49%) Maven
12 3 (0.37%) XMLUnit
12 3 (0.37%) PhpStorm
13 2 (0.24%) CasperJS
13 2 (0.24%) FogBugz
General
1 67 (8.18%) Marketing
2 51 (6.23%) Finance
3 22 (2.69%) Advertising
4 8 (0.98%) Games
4 8 (0.98%) Retail
5 7 (0.85%) Publishing
6 5 (0.61%) Banking
6 5 (0.61%) Music Industry
7 4 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.24%) Legal
8 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
9 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.12%) German Language
9 1 (0.12%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (58.73%) HTML
2 419 (51.16%) CSS
3 301 (36.75%) jQuery
4 219 (26.74%) HTML5
5 181 (22.10%) Symfony
6 169 (20.63%) LAMP
7 111 (13.55%) Laravel
8 106 (12.94%) CSS3
9 86 (10.50%) Doctrine
10 80 (9.77%) Ajax
11 74 (9.04%) XML
12 73 (8.91%) CodeIgniter
13 65 (7.94%) Zend Framework
13 65 (7.94%) AngularJS
13 65 (7.94%) RESTful
14 61 (7.45%) Web Services
15 50 (6.11%) REST
16 45 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (5.37%) JSON
18 42 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.84%) Open Source
2 33 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.32%) Digital Media
5 15 (1.83%) E-Learning
6 13 (1.59%) Social Media
7 12 (1.47%) User Experience
8 8 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.61%) W3C
11 4 (0.49%) iDTV
11 4 (0.49%) Animation
11 4 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.49%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.37%) Blog
12 3 (0.37%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.37%) Derivative
12 3 (0.37%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.37%) Replication
13 2 (0.24%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 166 (20.27%) Linux
2 39 (4.76%) CentOS
3 27 (3.30%) UNIX
4 13 (1.59%) Windows
5 10 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.10%) Android
7 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Debian
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (29.30%) MVC
3 190 (23.20%) OO
4 131 (16.00%) TDD
5 121 (14.77%) OOP
6 99 (12.09%) OO PHP
7 78 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 73 (8.91%) E-Commerce
9 63 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (7.33%) Web Development
10 60 (7.33%) BDD
11 57 (6.96%) Software Engineering
12 52 (6.35%) Scrum
13 50 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
14 31 (3.79%) Web Design
15 26 (3.17%) Refactoring
16 21 (2.56%) Automated Testing
16 21 (2.56%) Mentoring
17 18 (2.20%) Project Management
18 14 (1.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 819 (100.00%) PHP
2 448 (54.70%) JavaScript
3 137 (16.73%) PHP5
4 131 (16.00%) SQL
5 61 (7.45%) Python
6 48 (5.86%) Java
7 37 (4.52%) Ruby
8 27 (3.30%) Perl
9 8 (0.98%) C#
9 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.85%) XPath
10 7 (0.85%) PHP4
10 7 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.61%) C
13 4 (0.49%) VBA
14 3 (0.37%) Clojure
14 3 (0.37%) Scala
15 2 (0.24%) Groovy
15 2 (0.24%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 23 (2.81%) Degree
2 9 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (1.10%) Varnish
2 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.71%) Vagrant
2 11 (1.34%) Puppet
3 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 224 (27.35%) Zend
2 18 (2.20%) Twitter
3 15 (1.83%) Oracle
4 9 (1.10%) Google
5 8 (0.98%) Adobe
6 7 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft
7 5 (0.61%) Epicor
7 5 (0.61%) New Relic
8 4 (0.49%) Facebook
9 3 (0.37%) HP
10 2 (0.24%) SAP
10 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.24%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.12%) SendGrid
11 1 (0.12%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.12%) Perforce
11 1 (0.12%) VMware
11 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore
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