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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 249 283 173
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -110
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 518 485 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.84% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.88% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 340 596
Median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +114.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +114.28%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +31 502 £360 +11.62% 340
London -12 173 £375 +7.14% 72
South East +38 114 £330 +10.00% 55
East Midlands +31 55 £425 +30.76% 31
Yorkshire +6 51 £325 - 49
Hampshire +27 45 £300 -16.66% 18
Nottingham - 40 £445 - 9
Nottinghamshire - 40 £445 - 9
North West +29 37 £325 +5.60% 52
Oxfordshire +3 36 £375 +44.23% 11
West Midlands -11 33 £350 +29.62% 25
Manchester +13 31 £325 +8.15% 40
South Yorkshire +21 26 £338 +8.00% 13
Portsmouth +14 26 £375 - 3
East of England +9 26 £373 +52.04% 18
Sheffield +20 25 £338 -10.00% 6
City of London +12 25 £375 +1.35% 20
West Yorkshire -11 22 £315 -3.07% 27
Leeds -11 20 £315 -10.00% 18
Oxford -13 20 £375 +38.88% 5
Hertfordshire +10 18 £370 +37.03% 2
East Sussex +8 18 £300 +4.34% 5
Brighton +9 17 £313 +8.69% 4
South West +14 12 £300 +12.14% 30
Birmingham -5 8 £413 +46.01% 10
Bristol +4 7 £275 -3.50% 5
Watford -1 7 £388 - 1
Surrey +14 6 £275 +22.22% 2
Cheshire +12 6 £375 -6.25% 3
Warwickshire 0 6 £350 +19.65% 3

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 936 (100.00%) PHP
2 570 (60.90%) JavaScript
3 522 (55.77%) HTML
4 501 (53.53%) CSS
5 475 (50.75%) MySQL
6 280 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
7 253 (27.03%) Web Development
8 239 (25.53%) Git (software)
9 238 (25.43%) Symfony
10 228 (24.36%) MVC
11 219 (23.40%) jQuery
12 198 (21.15%) Linux
13 197 (21.05%) OO
14 184 (19.66%) LAMP
15 182 (19.44%) HTML5
16 168 (17.95%) Zend
17 163 (17.41%) Laravel
18 156 (16.67%) SQL
19 149 (15.92%) TDD
20 141 (15.06%) CSS3
21 135 (14.42%) AngularJS
22 130 (13.89%) E-Commerce
23 126 (13.46%) WordPress
24 124 (13.25%) OO PHP
25 123 (13.14%) OOP
26 101 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
27 100 (10.68%) Web Services
27 100 (10.68%) BDD
28 99 (10.58%) Apache
29 83 (8.87%) Drupal

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
1 126 (13.46%) WordPress
2 99 (10.58%) Apache
3 83 (8.87%) Drupal
4 72 (7.69%) CMS
5 27 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (2.56%) nginx
7 22 (2.35%) Moodle
8 14 (1.50%) Confluence
9 13 (1.39%) Joomla!
10 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.43%) IIS
12 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.21%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.21%) MODX
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.11%) concrete5
13 1 (0.11%) ExpressionEngine
13 1 (0.11%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 76 (8.12%) Magento
2 5 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.10%) GitHub
3 7 (0.75%) SaaS
4 6 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.53%) PaaS
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.21%) Trello
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.17%) HTTP
2 27 (2.88%) Network Security
3 8 (0.85%) LDAP
4 7 (0.75%) Skype
5 6 (0.64%) SSH
6 5 (0.53%) Intranet
7 4 (0.43%) Internet
8 3 (0.32%) DNS
8 3 (0.32%) FTP
8 3 (0.32%) Telnet
9 2 (0.21%) Extranet
9 2 (0.21%) SSL
10 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.11%) RIP
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (50.75%) MySQL
2 81 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 77 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 67 (7.16%) Relational Database
6 47 (5.02%) SQL Server
7 26 (2.78%) Redis
8 18 (1.92%) CouchDB
9 11 (1.18%) DB2
10 5 (0.53%) Big Data
11 4 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.21%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.21%) GIS
13 2 (0.21%) MS Access
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.21%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 239 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 79 (8.44%) Subversion
3 77 (8.23%) Jenkins
4 72 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 35 (3.74%) Mercurial
6 30 (3.21%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.14%) JIRA
8 19 (2.03%) gulp
9 17 (1.82%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.28%) Grunt
10 12 (1.28%) Vagrant
11 11 (1.18%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.75%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.53%) Gradle
13 5 (0.53%) PhantomJS
13 5 (0.53%) PhpStorm
14 4 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.43%) Selenium
14 4 (0.43%) Zend Studio
General
1 59 (6.30%) Finance
2 36 (3.85%) Marketing
3 27 (2.88%) Publishing
4 24 (2.56%) Retail
5 14 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.28%) Games
7 7 (0.75%) Advertising
7 7 (0.75%) Banking
8 6 (0.64%) Billing
9 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (55.77%) HTML
2 501 (53.53%) CSS
3 238 (25.43%) Symfony
4 219 (23.40%) jQuery
5 184 (19.66%) LAMP
6 182 (19.44%) HTML5
7 163 (17.41%) Laravel
8 141 (15.06%) CSS3
9 135 (14.42%) AngularJS
10 100 (10.68%) Web Services
11 83 (8.87%) RESTful
12 76 (8.12%) JSON
13 75 (8.01%) Node.js
14 72 (7.69%) XML
15 60 (6.41%) Zend Framework
16 51 (5.45%) REST
17 48 (5.13%) Sass
18 47 (5.02%) CakePHP
19 43 (4.59%) Ajax
19 43 (4.59%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.95%) User Experience
2 32 (3.42%) e-Learning
3 30 (3.21%) Digital Media
4 21 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.24%) Visualisation
5 15 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.07%) Fintech
7 10 (1.07%) NHS
8 7 (0.75%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.75%) Learning Management System
9 6 (0.64%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (0.64%) Statistics
10 4 (0.43%) Blog
10 4 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.43%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 198 (21.15%) Linux
2 59 (6.30%) Unix
3 22 (2.35%) Mac OS X
3 22 (2.35%) Windows
4 17 (1.82%) CentOS
5 16 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.53%) Android
7 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.32%) Solaris
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (27.03%) Web Development
3 228 (24.36%) MVC
4 197 (21.05%) OO
5 149 (15.92%) TDD
6 130 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 124 (13.25%) OO PHP
8 123 (13.14%) OOP
9 101 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
10 100 (10.68%) BDD
11 81 (8.65%) Scrum
12 65 (6.94%) Unit Testing
13 63 (6.73%) Open Source
14 54 (5.77%) Front End Development
15 47 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
16 38 (4.06%) CRM
17 34 (3.63%) API Development
18 33 (3.53%) Configuration Management
19 31 (3.31%) Mentoring
19 31 (3.31%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 936 (100.00%) PHP
2 570 (60.90%) JavaScript
3 156 (16.67%) SQL
4 56 (5.98%) Java
5 49 (5.24%) PHP 5
6 29 (3.10%) Python
7 17 (1.82%) Ruby
8 12 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.07%) C
10 10 (1.07%) Scala
11 9 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.75%) Perl
13 6 (0.64%) Go
13 6 (0.64%) PHP 7
14 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.43%) C#
16 3 (0.32%) Erlang
16 3 (0.32%) Jython
16 3 (0.32%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 32 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (2.35%) Degree
3 18 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.28%) CCNP
4 12 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.07%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.88%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.43%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 43 (4.59%) Docker
2 12 (1.28%) Varnish
3 11 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (1.82%) Ansible
1 17 (1.82%) Puppet
2 14 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.21%) Plesk
4 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 168 (17.95%) Zend
2 35 (3.74%) Oracle
3 11 (1.18%) Sybase
4 6 (0.64%) Google
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.43%) Sage
6 4 (0.43%) SAP
7 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.32%) Twitter
7 3 (0.32%) VMware
8 2 (0.21%) Facebook
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.21%) RedDot
8 2 (0.21%) Samsung
8 2 (0.21%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe
9 1 (0.11%) Akamai
9 1 (0.11%) Epicor
9 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.11%) Optimizely
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £190 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
TOTO energy
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Contract split between Nottingham/ Bristol/ home
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Meteor Systems Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago