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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 249 201 210
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +9
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 411 487 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 364 301
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% -7.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-39.65% -7.93%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -53 382 £325 +8.33% 340
London -41 136 £350 +7.69% 74
South East -18 81 £300 -2.43% 58
South West -14 67 £400 +37.93% 47
Bristol +5 48 £413 +37.50% 12
City of London +22 41 £331 +8.16% 15
Yorkshire -11 25 £350 +30.84% 37
East of England +4 22 £200 -38.46% 13
North West -2 21 £288 -4.16% 57
West Midlands +1 19 £275 +10.00% 21
Cambridgeshire -12 19 £200 -38.46% 2
Hampshire -5 18 £300 +33.33% 22
East Midlands -2 14 £250 -16.66% 26
West Yorkshire -8 13 £400 +40.35% 24
Berkshire -16 13 £313 -3.84% 2
Scotland -25 13 £313 +31.57% 7
Wales -3 12 £300 - 6
Surrey +3 11 £338 +12.50% 4
South Wales -1 11 £288 - 5
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £268 +18.88% 9
Manchester -7 11 £313 +4.16% 38
Leeds -22 11 £475 +66.66% 13
East Sussex -13 10 £281 +12.50% 4
Brighton -19 10 £281 +12.50% 4
Cambridge +2 9 £200 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire -12 9 £238 -29.62% 10
Cheshire +11 8 £263 -12.50% 3
Cardiff -4 8 £300 - 3
Edinburgh -9 8 £381 +73.29%
Dorset +3 7 £238 +5.55% 6

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1066 (100.00%) PHP
2 615 (57.69%) MySQL
3 592 (55.53%) HTML
4 575 (53.94%) JavaScript
5 523 (49.06%) CSS
6 384 (36.02%) jQuery
7 345 (32.36%) MVC
8 325 (30.49%) Zend
9 320 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
10 313 (29.36%) OO
11 278 (26.08%) Git (software)
11 278 (26.08%) HTML5
12 252 (23.64%) Linux
13 251 (23.55%) Symfony
14 237 (22.23%) LAMP
15 197 (18.48%) Apache
16 193 (18.11%) PHP5
17 173 (16.23%) SQL
18 170 (15.95%) TDD
19 157 (14.73%) OOP
20 156 (14.63%) Laravel
21 153 (14.35%) OO PHP
22 151 (14.17%) PHPUnit
23 143 (13.41%) CSS3
24 133 (12.48%) Subversion
25 128 (12.01%) Web Services
26 122 (11.44%) E-Commerce
27 116 (10.88%) XML
27 116 (10.88%) Doctrine
28 104 (9.76%) Zend Framework

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 197 (18.48%) Apache
2 102 (9.57%) WordPress
3 91 (8.54%) Drupal
4 84 (7.88%) CMS
5 37 (3.47%) Node.js
6 22 (2.06%) Joomla!
6 22 (2.06%) nginx
7 16 (1.50%) Moodle
8 12 (1.13%) ExpressionEngine
9 10 (0.94%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.56%) IIS
12 5 (0.47%) concrete5
13 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.19%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
14 1 (0.094%) Confluence
14 1 (0.094%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.094%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) MS Office
5 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.094%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 58 (5.44%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.28%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.28%) Shopify
3 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.094%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.094%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.38%) GitHub
4 2 (0.19%) SaaS
4 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.094%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.16%) HTTP
2 21 (1.97%) Internet
3 8 (0.75%) Intranet
4 5 (0.47%) SSH
5 4 (0.38%) VoIP
6 3 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (0.28%) PBX
6 3 (0.28%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) Extranet
7 2 (0.19%) SMTP
8 1 (0.094%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.094%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.094%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (57.69%) MySQL
2 41 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 36 (3.38%) Redis
3 36 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.10%) SQL Server
5 27 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.75%) Big Data
9 5 (0.47%) MS Access
10 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.19%) BigTable
10 2 (0.19%) Riak
10 2 (0.19%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.094%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.094%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.094%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.094%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.094%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 278 (26.08%) Git (software)
2 151 (14.17%) PHPUnit
3 133 (12.48%) Subversion
4 36 (3.38%) JIRA
5 31 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 29 (2.72%) Mercurial
7 19 (1.78%) Selenium
8 15 (1.41%) Behat
9 12 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.75%) Hudson
10 8 (0.75%) Grunt
11 7 (0.66%) Bower
11 7 (0.66%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.56%) Yeoman
12 6 (0.56%) Xdebug
13 5 (0.47%) Bazaar
13 5 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.38%) QUnit
14 4 (0.38%) Redmine
14 4 (0.38%) FogBugz
General
1 85 (7.97%) Marketing
2 75 (7.04%) Finance
3 16 (1.50%) Advertising
4 10 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.84%) Publishing
6 8 (0.75%) Games
6 8 (0.75%) Retail
7 5 (0.47%) Music Industry
7 5 (0.47%) Banking
8 4 (0.38%) Electronics
8 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.38%) German Language
9 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.19%) Automotive
9 2 (0.19%) Legal
9 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.094%) French Language
10 1 (0.094%) Back Office
10 1 (0.094%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (55.53%) HTML
2 523 (49.06%) CSS
3 384 (36.02%) jQuery
4 278 (26.08%) HTML5
5 251 (23.55%) Symfony
6 237 (22.23%) LAMP
7 156 (14.63%) Laravel
8 143 (13.41%) CSS3
9 128 (12.01%) Web Services
10 116 (10.88%) XML
10 116 (10.88%) Doctrine
11 104 (9.76%) Zend Framework
12 102 (9.57%) CodeIgniter
13 97 (9.10%) Ajax
14 91 (8.54%) RESTful
15 74 (6.94%) AngularJS
16 71 (6.66%) JSON
17 61 (5.72%) REST
18 57 (5.35%) SOAP
19 56 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.63%) Open Source
2 41 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 26 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.16%) User Experience
6 18 (1.69%) Social Media
7 16 (1.50%) Derivative
7 16 (1.50%) E-Learning
8 12 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (0.94%) W3C
10 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.38%) iDTV
11 4 (0.38%) DTV
11 4 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.38%) VLE
11 4 (0.38%) Social Network
12 3 (0.28%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.28%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.28%) Blog
12 3 (0.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 252 (23.64%) Linux
2 63 (5.91%) CentOS
3 45 (4.22%) UNIX
4 21 (1.97%) Windows
5 15 (1.41%) Android
5 15 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.66%) Debian
10 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (32.36%) MVC
2 320 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (29.36%) OO
4 170 (15.95%) TDD
5 157 (14.73%) OOP
6 153 (14.35%) OO PHP
7 122 (11.44%) E-Commerce
8 97 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
9 84 (7.88%) BDD
10 83 (7.79%) Unit Testing
11 71 (6.66%) Web Development
12 68 (6.38%) Scrum
13 62 (5.82%) Software Engineering
14 47 (4.41%) Responsive Web Design
15 35 (3.28%) Mentoring
16 32 (3.00%) Web Design
17 31 (2.91%) Automated Testing
18 29 (2.72%) Refactoring
19 23 (2.16%) Project Management
20 18 (1.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1066 (100.00%) PHP
2 575 (53.94%) JavaScript
3 193 (18.11%) PHP5
4 173 (16.23%) SQL
5 73 (6.85%) Java
6 65 (6.10%) Python
7 49 (4.60%) Ruby
8 41 (3.85%) Perl
9 22 (2.06%) C#
10 13 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.13%) C
11 12 (1.13%) C++
11 12 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.03%) Tcl
13 9 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.75%) XPath
14 8 (0.75%) Scala
15 6 (0.56%) PHP4
16 4 (0.38%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.28%) Golang
Qualifications
1 31 (2.91%) Degree
2 17 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.094%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (0.75%) Varnish
2 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.31%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.84%) Puppet
3 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.28%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.19%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.19%) cPanel
Vendors
1 325 (30.49%) Zend
2 42 (3.94%) Oracle
3 25 (2.35%) Red Hat
4 23 (2.16%) Twitter
5 18 (1.69%) Google
6 17 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 14 (1.31%) Facebook
8 10 (0.94%) New Relic
9 7 (0.66%) Adobe
10 6 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.47%) SAP
11 5 (0.47%) Epicor
12 3 (0.28%) SendGrid
12 3 (0.28%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.19%) HP
13 2 (0.19%) Sencha
14 1 (0.094%) Blackboard
14 1 (0.094%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.094%) SmartFocus
14 1 (0.094%) Akamai
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Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 6 - 12 Months Initially
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Esum
Rate: Unspecified £Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £335 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £200.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
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