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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 298 270 168
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -102
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 420 458 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.82% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.86% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 339 581
Median daily rate £325 £316 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - £30.00

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 388 £328 +1.55% 372
London +1 163 £388 +5.80% 93
South East -13 76 £325 +8.33% 62
Yorkshire +20 49 £350 +22.80% 40
West Yorkshire +10 31 £370 +34.54% 23
North West -5 30 £291 +1.04% 67
Leeds +11 25 £370 +32.14% 20
Oxfordshire +3 22 £388 +6.89% 2
West Midlands -32 22 £288 +10.57% 27
South West -13 21 £308 -15.17% 35
East Sussex +20 20 £300 +16.50% 10
City of London +21 18 £400 +12.67% 15
Brighton +14 17 £315 +22.33% 6
Wales +30 16 £300 - 3
East Midlands +18 16 £250 -20.00% 25
South Wales +16 16 £300 - 2
Hampshire -5 16 £325 +8.33% 15
Oxford +13 15 £400 +45.45% 1
South Yorkshire +10 14 £338 +12.50% 9
Cardiff +7 13 £300 -
East of England +3 13 £225 -25.00% 21
Sheffield -5 13 £375 +43.54% 5
Manchester -22 12 £313 +16.27% 40
Scotland -17 11 £325 +5.69% 6
Merseyside +5 9 £290 +16.00% 4
Edinburgh -3 9 £313 +1.62% 2
Warwickshire -5 8 £286 +19.27% 5
Bristol -13 8 £300 -20.00% 14
Cambridgeshire +17 7 £225 -10.00% 8
Leicestershire +6 7 £238 -13.63% 7

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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.

1 876 (100.00%) PHP
2 508 (57.99%) JavaScript
3 472 (53.88%) HTML
4 456 (52.05%) CSS
5 450 (51.37%) MySQL
6 236 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
7 224 (25.57%) jQuery
8 220 (25.11%) MVC
9 212 (24.20%) Web Development
10 199 (22.72%) Git (software)
11 187 (21.35%) Linux
12 186 (21.23%) Symfony
13 177 (20.21%) OO
14 170 (19.41%) HTML5
14 170 (19.41%) Laravel
15 155 (17.69%) Zend
16 154 (17.58%) LAMP
17 136 (15.53%) TDD
18 131 (14.95%) WordPress
19 121 (13.81%) SQL
20 117 (13.36%) CSS3
21 112 (12.79%) RESTful
22 109 (12.44%) E-Commerce
23 106 (12.10%) OOP
24 100 (11.42%) Web Services
25 97 (11.07%) AngularJS
26 96 (10.96%) Apache
27 87 (9.93%) OO PHP
28 85 (9.70%) Magento
29 79 (9.02%) PHP 5

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
1 131 (14.95%) WordPress
2 96 (10.96%) Apache
3 75 (8.56%) CMS
4 71 (8.11%) Drupal
5 60 (6.85%) Node.js
6 24 (2.74%) Moodle
7 22 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.94%) nginx
9 13 (1.48%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.91%) ExpressionEngine
10 8 (0.91%) IIS
11 7 (0.80%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.68%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.46%) Confluence
13 4 (0.46%) Magnolia
14 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.23%) SilverStripe
15 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.11%) GIMP
3 1 (0.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 85 (9.70%) Magento
2 8 (0.91%) BigMachines
2 8 (0.91%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.51%) GitHub
3 18 (2.05%) SaaS
4 17 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
7 4 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.23%) PaaS
8 2 (0.23%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.28%) Network Security
2 10 (1.14%) HTTP
3 7 (0.80%) Intranet
4 5 (0.57%) DNS
4 5 (0.57%) SSH
5 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.34%) Internet
5 3 (0.34%) LDAP
6 1 (0.11%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) RIP
6 1 (0.11%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (51.37%) MySQL
2 45 (5.14%) Relational Database
3 40 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 36 (4.11%) SQL Server
7 22 (2.51%) Redis
8 9 (1.03%) CouchDB
9 8 (0.91%) DB2
10 6 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.68%) Big Data
11 5 (0.57%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 199 (22.72%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.19%) PHPUnit
3 61 (6.96%) Subversion
4 31 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.17%) JIRA
6 17 (1.94%) Mercurial
6 17 (1.94%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.37%) Grunt
8 10 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.14%) Maven
8 10 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (1.03%) gulp
10 8 (0.91%) Selenium
11 7 (0.80%) Jasmine
11 7 (0.80%) NetBeans
12 6 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.68%) Mocha
13 4 (0.46%) Bower
13 4 (0.46%) Hudson
13 4 (0.46%) PhpStorm
General
1 47 (5.37%) Finance
2 37 (4.22%) Retail
3 25 (2.85%) Marketing
3 25 (2.85%) Publishing
4 14 (1.60%) Games
5 11 (1.26%) Advertising
6 9 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.57%) Banking
8 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.34%) Front Office
9 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (53.88%) HTML
2 456 (52.05%) CSS
3 224 (25.57%) jQuery
4 186 (21.23%) Symfony
5 170 (19.41%) HTML5
5 170 (19.41%) Laravel
6 154 (17.58%) LAMP
7 117 (13.36%) CSS3
8 112 (12.79%) RESTful
9 100 (11.42%) Web Services
10 97 (11.07%) AngularJS
11 65 (7.42%) JSON
11 65 (7.42%) XML
12 57 (6.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 51 (5.82%) CodeIgniter
14 46 (5.25%) SOAP
14 46 (5.25%) Zend Framework
15 45 (5.14%) Ajax
15 45 (5.14%) REST
16 43 (4.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.45%) User Experience
2 25 (2.85%) Digital Media
3 17 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.83%) e-Learning
5 14 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.26%) Fintech
8 10 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.57%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.57%) iPad
10 5 (0.57%) Learning Management System
10 5 (0.57%) Replication
10 5 (0.57%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.57%) W3C
11 4 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.46%) NHS
11 4 (0.46%) Social Media
11 4 (0.46%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 187 (21.35%) Linux
2 29 (3.31%) Windows
3 27 (3.08%) Unix
4 15 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.60%) CentOS
6 12 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.80%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.68%) Android
9 2 (0.23%) Debian
9 2 (0.23%) openSUSE
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (25.11%) MVC
3 212 (24.20%) Web Development
4 177 (20.21%) OO
5 136 (15.53%) TDD
6 109 (12.44%) E-Commerce
7 106 (12.10%) OOP
8 87 (9.93%) OO PHP
9 68 (7.76%) Front End Development
10 66 (7.53%) Scrum
11 57 (6.51%) BDD
11 57 (6.51%) Unit Testing
12 55 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (5.71%) CRM
14 47 (5.37%) Open Source
15 29 (3.31%) Software Engineering
16 26 (2.97%) ERP
17 24 (2.74%) API Development
18 22 (2.51%) Data Protection
19 20 (2.28%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 876 (100.00%) PHP
2 508 (57.99%) JavaScript
3 121 (13.81%) SQL
4 79 (9.02%) PHP 5
5 63 (7.19%) Java
6 55 (6.28%) Python
7 18 (2.05%) Ruby
8 15 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.91%) Apex Code
10 8 (0.91%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.80%) C#
12 6 (0.68%) Go
12 6 (0.68%) Perl
13 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.46%) Scala
15 3 (0.34%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.34%) Groovy
15 3 (0.34%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.34%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 14 (1.60%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.14%) Degree
3 7 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.34%) CCNP
4 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.23%) WAI
3 1 (0.11%) SEPA
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (1.26%) Docker
2 9 (1.03%) Varnish
3 8 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (1.48%) Puppet
2 8 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.57%) Ansible
4 3 (0.34%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.23%) cPanel
5 2 (0.23%) Kibana
5 2 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 155 (17.69%) Zend
2 53 (6.05%) Oracle
3 17 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.48%) Google
5 9 (1.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 8 (0.91%) Adobe
6 8 (0.91%) Siebel
6 8 (0.91%) Sybase
7 4 (0.46%) Interwoven
7 4 (0.46%) Twitter
8 3 (0.34%) Akamai
8 3 (0.34%) Facebook
8 3 (0.34%) Sage
8 3 (0.34%) SAP
9 2 (0.23%) Omniture
9 2 (0.23%) PayPal
9 2 (0.23%) RedDot
9 2 (0.23%) VMware
9 2 (0.23%) WorldPay
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
JS Agency
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 per day + 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £65000 Per Annum + bonus + BUPA + free lunch + full training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 25 days ago