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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 277 216 209
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -7
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 422 559 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 1.04% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.12% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 448 344
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £339 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +35.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -75 406 £325 -7.14% 353
London -38 164 £370 +5.71% 96
South East 0 86 £314 +4.58% 63
West Midlands +19 39 £250 -16.66% 24
City of London -11 38 £313 -13.19% 22
Yorkshire -50 33 £285 -18.57% 48
South West -62 33 £350 -6.66% 27
Hampshire +6 24 £300 +20.00% 21
North West -13 24 £300 - 41
Oxfordshire -9 23 £365 +17.74% 3
East of England +3 21 £303 +21.00% 23
Bristol -41 21 £375 - 5
West Yorkshire -49 21 £285 -24.00% 32
Manchester -1 17 £275 -10.56% 21
Leeds -53 15 £286 -23.66% 22
Birmingham -7 14 £300 - 6
Scotland +3 12 £290 +5.45% 8
Oxford -7 12 £375 +20.96% 2
Kent - 12 £500 - 5
Hertfordshire - 11 £500 - 4
Edinburgh - 11 £320 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £238 -20.83% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £500 - 3
East Midlands -19 9 £275 +23.59% 26
Dover - 9 £500 -
Warwickshire +4 8 £220 +10.00% 2
Southampton +2 8 £345 +38.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £300 +33.33% 7
Cambridge -3 7 £300 +33.33% 6
Cheshire -14 6 £330 +10.00% 10

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 791 (100.00%) PHP
2 448 (56.64%) MySQL
3 433 (54.74%) HTML
4 413 (52.21%) JavaScript
5 389 (49.18%) CSS
6 258 (32.62%) jQuery
7 256 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
8 209 (26.42%) Zend
9 207 (26.17%) OO
10 205 (25.92%) MVC
11 180 (22.76%) Symfony
12 168 (21.24%) LAMP
13 158 (19.97%) Git (software)
14 148 (18.71%) Linux
15 144 (18.20%) TDD
16 141 (17.83%) HTML5
17 128 (16.18%) OO PHP
18 119 (15.04%) SQL
19 118 (14.92%) OOP
20 117 (14.79%) PHP5
21 104 (13.15%) Laravel
22 102 (12.90%) Apache
23 85 (10.75%) WordPress
24 84 (10.62%) Ajax
25 81 (10.24%) CSS3
26 76 (9.61%) E-Commerce
27 74 (9.36%) Subversion
28 72 (9.10%) Scrum
29 64 (8.09%) Unit Testing
30 63 (7.96%) BDD

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 102 (12.90%) Apache
2 85 (10.75%) WordPress
3 61 (7.71%) Drupal
4 45 (5.69%) CMS
5 31 (3.92%) Node.js
6 15 (1.90%) nginx
7 13 (1.64%) Moodle
8 12 (1.52%) Joomla!
9 8 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
11 3 (0.38%) IIS
12 2 (0.25%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.13%) JBoss
13 1 (0.13%) Confluence
13 1 (0.13%) concrete5
Applications
1 14 (1.77%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS Office
5 1 (0.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 48 (6.07%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Shopify
2 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.53%) GitHub
2 17 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.13%) Heroku
6 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.77%) Internet
2 6 (0.76%) Intranet
3 5 (0.63%) SSH
3 5 (0.63%) HTTP
4 4 (0.51%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.25%) Broadband
5 2 (0.25%) SMS
6 1 (0.13%) SMTP
6 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (56.64%) MySQL
2 46 (5.82%) MongoDB
3 36 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.02%) SQL Server
7 15 (1.90%) Redis
8 8 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.51%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) MS Access
13 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.13%) Riak
13 1 (0.13%) Big Data
13 1 (0.13%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 158 (19.97%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.36%) Subversion
3 44 (5.56%) PHPUnit
4 21 (2.65%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.40%) Selenium
6 11 (1.39%) JIRA
6 11 (1.39%) Behat
7 9 (1.14%) Hudson
7 9 (1.14%) PhpStorm
8 8 (1.01%) Grunt
8 8 (1.01%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.88%) FogBugz
9 7 (0.88%) Trac
9 7 (0.88%) Redmine
10 5 (0.63%) Bower
10 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.38%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.38%) Maven
12 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (5.44%) Finance
2 34 (4.30%) Marketing
3 9 (1.14%) Retail
3 9 (1.14%) Advertising
4 8 (1.01%) Games
5 6 (0.76%) Publishing
5 6 (0.76%) Electronics
6 4 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.38%) Automotive
7 3 (0.38%) Banking
8 2 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.13%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (54.74%) HTML
2 389 (49.18%) CSS
3 258 (32.62%) jQuery
4 180 (22.76%) Symfony
5 168 (21.24%) LAMP
6 141 (17.83%) HTML5
7 104 (13.15%) Laravel
8 84 (10.62%) Ajax
9 81 (10.24%) CSS3
10 60 (7.59%) XML
11 57 (7.21%) Web Services
12 52 (6.57%) AngularJS
13 50 (6.32%) CodeIgniter
14 49 (6.19%) XHTML
15 46 (5.82%) Doctrine
16 45 (5.69%) Zend Framework
17 43 (5.44%) JSON
18 41 (5.18%) REST
19 40 (5.06%) RESTful
20 35 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.29%) Computer Science
2 24 (3.03%) Digital Media
3 18 (2.28%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.15%) E-Learning
5 13 (1.64%) User Experience
6 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (0.88%) Social Media
8 6 (0.76%) Blog
8 6 (0.76%) Replication
9 5 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.38%) VLE
10 3 (0.38%) Derivative
10 3 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.38%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.25%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.25%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.25%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 148 (18.71%) Linux
2 21 (2.65%) UNIX
3 18 (2.28%) CentOS
4 9 (1.14%) Windows
5 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.51%) Android
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (26.17%) OO
3 205 (25.92%) MVC
4 144 (18.20%) TDD
5 128 (16.18%) OO PHP
6 118 (14.92%) OOP
7 76 (9.61%) E-Commerce
8 72 (9.10%) Scrum
9 64 (8.09%) Unit Testing
10 63 (7.96%) BDD
11 53 (6.70%) Web Development
12 51 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 50 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (5.56%) Open Source
15 29 (3.67%) Responsive Web Design
15 29 (3.67%) SOA
16 27 (3.41%) Web Design
17 22 (2.78%) Pair Programming
18 21 (2.65%) Mentoring
19 18 (2.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 791 (100.00%) PHP
2 413 (52.21%) JavaScript
3 119 (15.04%) SQL
4 117 (14.79%) PHP5
5 43 (5.44%) Python
6 33 (4.17%) Java
7 25 (3.16%) Perl
8 15 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.77%) Ruby
10 6 (0.76%) PHP4
10 6 (0.76%) C#
11 5 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.51%) VBA
13 3 (0.38%) C++
13 3 (0.38%) C
13 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.25%) Go
15 1 (0.13%) sed
15 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 28 (3.54%) Degree
2 23 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.52%) Varnish
2 2 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (2.28%) Puppet
2 13 (1.64%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.38%) cPanel
5 2 (0.25%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Plesk
6 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 209 (26.42%) Zend
2 24 (3.03%) Oracle
3 12 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (1.14%) Adobe
5 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (0.88%) Facebook
7 6 (0.76%) Google
8 5 (0.63%) Twitter
8 5 (0.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.51%) Apple
10 2 (0.25%) SAP
10 2 (0.25%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.13%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.13%) Siebel
11 1 (0.13%) HP
11 1 (0.13%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.13%) Perforce
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum (direct contract with Client)
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Neg Day Rate on experience
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