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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 239 190 219
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +29
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 473 536 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.05% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.13% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 310
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -55 448 £325 +8.33% 265
London +17 192 £350 +7.69% 58
South East -28 99 £275 - 45
South West -19 68 £400 +35.59% 36
City of London +20 52 £325 +1.96% 22
Bristol +4 50 £413 +35.24% 8
Surrey +11 28 £275 +4.76% 3
East of England -10 22 £225 -30.76% 14
East Midlands 0 18 £195 -33.33% 24
Cambridgeshire -8 18 £225 -30.76% 3
North West -24 18 £275 -8.33% 34
Hampshire -11 17 £305 +35.55% 16
Yorkshire -35 17 £344 +29.71% 32
West Midlands -16 16 £231 -7.50% 14
East Sussex -10 14 £225 - 2
Brighton -14 14 £225 - 2
Wales - 14 £295 - 5
South Wales - 13 £279 - 3
Oxfordshire -15 12 £275 -15.38% 13
Berkshire -20 12 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire -32 12 £375 +38.88% 15
Cambridge +9 11 £225 - 2
Dorset +7 10 £225 - 9
Cardiff - 10 £295 -
Leeds -33 9 £394 +52.91% 8
Kent - 9 £340 - 1
Cheshire +9 8 £263 -12.50% 5
Manchester -27 8 £296 -4.43% 24
Birmingham -9 7 £225 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 7 £260 +19.54% 6

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1152 (100.00%) PHP
2 664 (57.64%) MySQL
3 647 (56.16%) HTML
4 631 (54.77%) JavaScript
5 576 (50.00%) CSS
6 412 (35.76%) jQuery
7 371 (32.20%) Zend
8 366 (31.77%) MVC
9 349 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
10 343 (29.77%) OO
11 300 (26.04%) HTML5
12 297 (25.78%) Git (software)
13 282 (24.48%) Symfony
14 273 (23.70%) Linux
15 257 (22.31%) LAMP
16 216 (18.75%) PHP5
17 215 (18.66%) Apache
18 190 (16.49%) SQL
19 189 (16.41%) TDD
20 169 (14.67%) OO PHP
21 162 (14.06%) OOP
22 159 (13.80%) Web Services
23 155 (13.45%) PHPUnit
24 153 (13.28%) CSS3
25 150 (13.02%) Laravel
26 141 (12.24%) Subversion
27 135 (11.72%) E-Commerce
28 129 (11.20%) Zend Framework
29 128 (11.11%) XML
30 124 (10.76%) Doctrine

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 215 (18.66%) Apache
2 111 (9.64%) WordPress
3 94 (8.16%) CMS
4 92 (7.99%) Drupal
5 38 (3.30%) Node.js
6 27 (2.34%) Joomla!
7 20 (1.74%) nginx
8 18 (1.56%) Apache Solr
9 15 (1.30%) ExpressionEngine
10 13 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.13%) Moodle
11 7 (0.61%) IIS
12 5 (0.43%) concrete5
13 3 (0.26%) SilverStripe
13 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
15 1 (0.087%) Confluence
15 1 (0.087%) MODX
Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 61 (5.30%) Magento
2 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.26%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.26%) Shopify
4 1 (0.087%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.087%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.69%) GitHub
3 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Route 53
5 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.087%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.34%) Internet
2 25 (2.17%) HTTP
3 7 (0.61%) VoIP
3 7 (0.61%) Intranet
4 6 (0.52%) Asterisk PBX
5 5 (0.43%) PBX
6 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.35%) SSH
7 3 (0.26%) SSL
8 2 (0.17%) SMTP
8 2 (0.17%) Extranet
9 1 (0.087%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (57.64%) MySQL
2 48 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 42 (3.65%) Redis
3 42 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.56%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.47%) SQL Server
6 32 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.13%) Big Data
9 4 (0.35%) MS Access
9 4 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.17%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.17%) BigTable
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.17%) Riak
12 1 (0.087%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.087%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 297 (25.78%) Git (software)
2 155 (13.45%) PHPUnit
3 141 (12.24%) Subversion
4 42 (3.65%) JIRA
4 42 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 35 (3.04%) Mercurial
6 25 (2.17%) Selenium
7 18 (1.56%) Behat
8 12 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.87%) Hudson
10 8 (0.69%) Grunt
11 7 (0.61%) Xdebug
12 6 (0.52%) Yeoman
12 6 (0.52%) Bower
12 6 (0.52%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.43%) FogBugz
13 5 (0.43%) Trac
13 5 (0.43%) Redmine
13 5 (0.43%) Bazaar
14 4 (0.35%) Maven
General
1 89 (7.73%) Marketing
2 76 (6.60%) Finance
3 20 (1.74%) Advertising
4 16 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 11 (0.95%) Publishing
6 10 (0.87%) Retail
7 8 (0.69%) Games
8 7 (0.61%) Banking
8 7 (0.61%) Music Industry
9 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.43%) Electronics
10 4 (0.35%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) French Language
11 3 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.087%) Front Office
13 1 (0.087%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 647 (56.16%) HTML
2 576 (50.00%) CSS
3 412 (35.76%) jQuery
4 300 (26.04%) HTML5
5 282 (24.48%) Symfony
6 257 (22.31%) LAMP
7 159 (13.80%) Web Services
8 153 (13.28%) CSS3
9 150 (13.02%) Laravel
10 129 (11.20%) Zend Framework
11 128 (11.11%) XML
12 124 (10.76%) Doctrine
13 120 (10.42%) RESTful
14 114 (9.90%) CodeIgniter
15 104 (9.03%) Ajax
16 85 (7.38%) JSON
17 72 (6.25%) AngularJS
18 63 (5.47%) SOAP
19 58 (5.03%) REST
20 57 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.51%) Open Source
2 40 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 30 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.34%) Digital Media
5 25 (2.17%) User Experience
6 20 (1.74%) Social Media
7 15 (1.30%) Derivative
8 14 (1.22%) W3C
8 14 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (1.13%) E-Learning
10 8 (0.69%) Social Network
11 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.52%) DTV
13 4 (0.35%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.35%) iDTV
13 4 (0.35%) Web 2.0
14 3 (0.26%) Clustering
14 3 (0.26%) SCORM
14 3 (0.26%) VLE
14 3 (0.26%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 273 (23.70%) Linux
2 62 (5.38%) CentOS
3 47 (4.08%) UNIX
4 21 (1.82%) Windows
5 17 (1.48%) Android
5 17 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.69%) Debian
9 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.087%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.087%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (31.77%) MVC
2 349 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (29.77%) OO
4 189 (16.41%) TDD
5 169 (14.67%) OO PHP
6 162 (14.06%) OOP
7 135 (11.72%) E-Commerce
8 106 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (8.42%) BDD
10 85 (7.38%) Scrum
11 83 (7.20%) Unit Testing
12 76 (6.60%) Web Development
13 53 (4.60%) Software Engineering
14 45 (3.91%) Responsive Web Design
15 43 (3.73%) Mentoring
16 33 (2.86%) Automated Testing
17 32 (2.78%) Refactoring
18 28 (2.43%) Project Management
19 24 (2.08%) Web Design
20 19 (1.65%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1152 (100.00%) PHP
2 631 (54.77%) JavaScript
3 216 (18.75%) PHP5
4 190 (16.49%) SQL
5 82 (7.12%) Java
6 70 (6.08%) Python
7 57 (4.95%) Ruby
8 42 (3.65%) Perl
9 23 (2.00%) C#
10 18 (1.56%) C
11 16 (1.39%) C++
12 12 (1.04%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.95%) Tcl
13 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.87%) Scala
14 10 (0.87%) PHP4
15 8 (0.69%) XPath
16 6 (0.52%) Golang
17 4 (0.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 35 (3.04%) Degree
2 16 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.17%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.087%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.87%) Varnish
2 2 (0.17%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.78%) Puppet
3 6 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.35%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.26%) cPanel
6 2 (0.17%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.087%) Ansible
Vendors
1 371 (32.20%) Zend
2 40 (3.47%) Oracle
3 26 (2.26%) Twitter
4 24 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 20 (1.74%) Microsoft
6 19 (1.65%) Google
7 17 (1.48%) Facebook
8 11 (0.95%) New Relic
9 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.61%) Adobe
11 6 (0.52%) SAP
12 5 (0.43%) Epicor
13 4 (0.35%) Sencha
14 3 (0.26%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.26%) SendGrid
15 2 (0.17%) Akamai
15 2 (0.17%) Sony
16 1 (0.087%) VMware
16 1 (0.087%) HP
16 1 (0.087%) SmartFocus
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Rate: From £350 to £550 per day
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Rate: From £300 to £450 per day + Bonus
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
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London
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Leamington Spa
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £350 per day
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Rate: £100 - £300 per day
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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