The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had PHP Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
UK
Rank 297 270 238
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 316 431 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.86% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.91% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 329 365
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £30.25 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £42.15 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +43.43%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 305 £350 - 325
London -48 127 £375 - 65
South East -13 42 £363 +3.57% 41
Yorkshire +15 35 £365 +24.78% 48
North West +36 32 £325 +8.33% 42
West Midlands -1 29 £275 -1.78% 46
Leeds +21 27 £365 +12.30% 22
West Yorkshire +20 27 £365 +21.66% 31
City of London +4 26 £350 -6.66% 7
Manchester +17 23 £325 +30.00% 27
Oxfordshire -3 23 £363 -12.65% 6
East of England -2 17 £300 - 29
Oxford +2 16 £369 -12.20% 3
South West +1 13 £275 -3.50% 23
Staffordshire +13 12 £275 +15.78% 5
Cheshire +32 9 £325 +8.33% 5
South Yorkshire -6 8 £238 -9.52% 7
Stafford 0 7 £370 +55.78% 1
Sheffield -2 7 £238 -7.76% 6
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £250 -21.87% 9
Berkshire +15 6 £450 +52.54% 5
Warwickshire +3 6 £270 -16.92% 10
East Midlands -3 6 £288 -11.53% 26
Norfolk +10 5 £288 -17.85% 7
Bristol +9 5 £275 -29.93% 6
Gloucestershire +5 5 £350 +45.83% 6
Cambridge +1 5 - - 6
Brighton -5 5 - - 3
East Sussex -7 5 - - 7
Herefordshire - 5 - - 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 810 (100.00%) PHP
2 456 (56.30%) JavaScript
3 441 (54.44%) HTML
4 416 (51.36%) CSS
5 394 (48.64%) MySQL
6 217 (26.79%) Symfony
7 213 (26.30%) Web Development
8 208 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
9 198 (24.44%) Git (software)
10 196 (24.20%) MVC
11 179 (22.10%) Zend
12 166 (20.49%) OO
13 165 (20.37%) Laravel
14 159 (19.63%) Linux
14 159 (19.63%) jQuery
15 152 (18.77%) LAMP
16 138 (17.04%) HTML5
17 128 (15.80%) AngularJS
17 128 (15.80%) TDD
18 119 (14.69%) SQL
19 117 (14.44%) E-Commerce
20 104 (12.84%) WordPress
21 98 (12.10%) CSS3
22 97 (11.98%) OO PHP
23 91 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
24 89 (10.99%) Apache
24 89 (10.99%) Jenkins
25 87 (10.74%) OOP
26 86 (10.62%) Relational Database
27 83 (10.25%) BDD

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 104 (12.84%) WordPress
2 89 (10.99%) Apache
3 67 (8.27%) Drupal
4 64 (7.90%) CMS
5 27 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (3.21%) nginx
7 13 (1.60%) Confluence
7 13 (1.60%) Moodle
8 9 (1.11%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.74%) IIS
10 5 (0.62%) SilverStripe
11 4 (0.49%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.25%) concrete5
12 2 (0.25%) Jadu
12 2 (0.25%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.86%) MS Excel
1 7 (0.86%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.49%) MS Office
4 2 (0.25%) GIMP
5 1 (0.12%) Pixelmator
Business Applications
1 59 (7.28%) Magento
2 6 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.25%) Unica
5 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.84%) GitHub
3 15 (1.85%) SaaS
4 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.25%) Trello
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.06%) HTTP
2 8 (0.99%) Intranet
3 7 (0.86%) Network Security
4 5 (0.62%) SSH
5 4 (0.49%) LDAP
6 3 (0.37%) AMQP
6 3 (0.37%) FTP
7 2 (0.25%) Extranet
7 2 (0.25%) Internet
7 2 (0.25%) Skype
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) Telnet
7 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.12%) DNS
8 1 (0.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (48.64%) MySQL
2 86 (10.62%) Relational Database
3 65 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (7.28%) MongoDB
5 51 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 42 (5.19%) SQL Server
7 26 (3.21%) Redis
8 21 (2.59%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.62%) phpMyAdmin
10 4 (0.49%) Big Data
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.25%) GIS
12 2 (0.25%) MS Access
12 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 198 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 89 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 62 (7.65%) Subversion
4 46 (5.68%) PHPUnit
5 29 (3.58%) Mercurial
6 25 (3.09%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.98%) Jasmine
7 16 (1.98%) JIRA
8 8 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (0.99%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.74%) gulp
9 6 (0.74%) Selenium
10 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.62%) PhantomJS
11 4 (0.49%) Grunt
11 4 (0.49%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.37%) git-flow
12 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (7.53%) Finance
2 41 (5.06%) Marketing
3 16 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.73%) Publishing
5 13 (1.60%) Retail
6 12 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.23%) Advertising
8 6 (0.74%) Electronics
8 6 (0.74%) Games
9 5 (0.62%) Banking
10 4 (0.49%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (54.44%) HTML
2 416 (51.36%) CSS
3 217 (26.79%) Symfony
4 165 (20.37%) Laravel
5 159 (19.63%) jQuery
6 152 (18.77%) LAMP
7 138 (17.04%) HTML5
8 128 (15.80%) AngularJS
9 98 (12.10%) CSS3
10 81 (10.00%) Web Services
11 76 (9.38%) Node.js
12 74 (9.14%) RESTful
13 59 (7.28%) Zend Framework
14 54 (6.67%) REST
15 46 (5.68%) XML
16 41 (5.06%) JSON
17 38 (4.69%) CakePHP
18 37 (4.57%) CodeIgniter
19 36 (4.44%) Sass
20 31 (3.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.07%) User Experience
2 24 (2.96%) Visualisation
3 21 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.59%) e-Learning
4 14 (1.73%) NHS
5 12 (1.48%) Digital Media
5 12 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 7 (0.86%) Fintech
7 7 (0.86%) W3C
8 5 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.62%) iPad
8 5 (0.62%) Social Media
9 4 (0.49%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.37%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.25%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.25%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.25%) Social Network
11 2 (0.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 159 (19.63%) Linux
2 34 (4.20%) Unix
3 23 (2.84%) Mac OS X
4 15 (1.85%) Windows
5 8 (0.99%) Android
6 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.74%) CentOS
8 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (26.30%) Web Development
2 208 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (24.20%) MVC
4 166 (20.49%) OO
5 128 (15.80%) TDD
6 117 (14.44%) E-Commerce
7 97 (11.98%) OO PHP
8 91 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (10.74%) OOP
10 83 (10.25%) BDD
11 63 (7.78%) Scrum
12 53 (6.54%) Responsive Web Design
13 49 (6.05%) Front End Development
14 42 (5.19%) Configuration Management
15 40 (4.94%) Unit Testing
16 31 (3.83%) Web Design
17 30 (3.70%) Mentoring
18 29 (3.58%) Open Source
19 27 (3.33%) Refactoring
19 27 (3.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 810 (100.00%) PHP
2 456 (56.30%) JavaScript
3 119 (14.69%) SQL
4 46 (5.68%) Java
5 36 (4.44%) PHP 5
6 26 (3.21%) Python
7 12 (1.48%) Ruby
8 11 (1.36%) PHP 7
9 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.86%) C#
10 6 (0.74%) C
10 6 (0.74%) Perl
11 5 (0.62%) Scala
11 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.49%) XPath
13 3 (0.37%) C++
13 3 (0.37%) Go
14 2 (0.25%) ES6
14 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.84%) Degree
4 9 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.12%) CCNP
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.60%) QA
2 9 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (4.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.25%) Varnish
2 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 20 (2.47%) Ansible
2 19 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.22%) Puppet
4 3 (0.37%) Plesk
4 3 (0.37%) Terraform
5 1 (0.12%) logstash
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
5 1 (0.12%) Opsview
5 1 (0.12%) Piwik
5 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 179 (22.10%) Zend
2 21 (2.59%) Oracle
3 11 (1.36%) Google
4 9 (1.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (0.99%) Adobe
6 6 (0.74%) SAP
6 6 (0.74%) Twitter
7 3 (0.37%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.25%) Apple
8 2 (0.25%) Facebook
8 2 (0.25%) PayPal
8 2 (0.25%) Samsung
8 2 (0.25%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.25%) Sybase
9 1 (0.12%) Cognos
9 1 (0.12%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.12%) Sage
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.12%) SaltStack
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Marine Conservation Society
Rate: From £21,500 to £25,800 per annum Consider day rate or direct employme
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago