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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 287 180 217
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +37
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 421 665 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 1.18% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.28% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 498 366
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -103 404 £325 - 310
London -96 165 £350 - 64
South East +5 87 £300 - 51
Yorkshire -12 45 £325 +8.33% 32
East of England 0 34 £300 -6.25% 22
West Yorkshire -4 34 £350 +16.66% 18
City of London -15 32 £350 - 19
Leeds -15 27 £350 +14.28% 12
West Midlands +13 23 £240 -4.00% 28
Oxfordshire -8 22 £273 -5.21% 1
North West -45 22 £288 +4.54% 57
Hampshire 0 21 £335 +7.20% 8
Oxford -3 17 £273 -12.80% 1
East Midlands -14 16 £325 +18.18% 36
Southampton +16 14 £360 +44.00% 2
Leicestershire 0 14 £331 +20.45% 9
Manchester -30 14 £288 +4.54% 27
South West -83 12 £275 -26.66% 12
Scotland -4 10 £263 -25.00% 4
East Sussex +13 9 £325 +202.32% 8
Norfolk +11 9 £213 +14.86% 2
Kent +5 9 £325 +44.44% 5
Brighton +5 9 £325 +202.32% 5
Berkshire -8 9 £350 +7.69% 16
Cambridgeshire -9 9 £303 -5.46% 5
Hertfordshire -4 8 £500 +45.45% 3
Cambridge -6 8 £303 -5.46%
Edinburgh -8 8 £313 -10.71% 2
Surrey -9 8 £300 -7.69% 9
Warwickshire +13 7 £230 +15.00% 4

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 798 (100.00%) PHP
2 477 (59.77%) MySQL
3 449 (56.27%) HTML
4 447 (56.02%) JavaScript
5 421 (52.76%) CSS
6 264 (33.08%) jQuery
7 245 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
8 242 (30.33%) OO
9 202 (25.31%) Symfony
10 187 (23.43%) MVC
11 183 (22.93%) Zend
12 176 (22.06%) Linux
13 175 (21.93%) Git (software)
14 142 (17.79%) HTML5
14 142 (17.79%) TDD
15 138 (17.29%) Laravel
16 137 (17.17%) OO PHP
17 133 (16.67%) SQL
18 132 (16.54%) LAMP
19 127 (15.91%) Apache
20 123 (15.41%) OOP
21 101 (12.66%) E-Commerce
22 98 (12.28%) PHP5
23 94 (11.78%) Subversion
24 87 (10.90%) CSS3
25 86 (10.78%) WordPress
26 79 (9.90%) Scrum
27 77 (9.65%) Ajax
28 71 (8.90%) MongoDB
29 67 (8.40%) PHPUnit

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 127 (15.91%) Apache
2 86 (10.78%) WordPress
3 65 (8.15%) Drupal
4 54 (6.77%) CMS
5 28 (3.51%) Node.js
6 16 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.75%) Moodle
7 14 (1.75%) nginx
8 10 (1.25%) Joomla!
9 5 (0.63%) IIS
10 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.13%) Confluence
11 1 (0.13%) concrete5
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.13%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (1.75%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.13%) GIMP
6 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 58 (7.27%) Magento
2 4 (0.50%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.13%) GitHub
2 15 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.00%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.13%) Heroku
7 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.88%) Internet
2 6 (0.75%) Intranet
3 5 (0.63%) Broadband
3 5 (0.63%) SSH
4 4 (0.50%) Skype
4 4 (0.50%) HTTP
5 3 (0.38%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.25%) Extranet
6 2 (0.25%) SMS
6 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
7 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (59.77%) MySQL
2 71 (8.90%) MongoDB
3 48 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (4.01%) NoSQL
5 29 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.26%) Redis
6 18 (2.26%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.00%) Big Data
9 6 (0.75%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.13%) QlikView
12 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 175 (21.93%) Git (software)
2 94 (11.78%) Subversion
3 67 (8.40%) PHPUnit
4 35 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.38%) Grunt
6 16 (2.01%) Bower
6 16 (2.01%) Mercurial
7 15 (1.88%) JIRA
7 15 (1.88%) Behat
8 12 (1.50%) Selenium
9 11 (1.38%) FogBugz
9 11 (1.38%) Trac
9 11 (1.38%) Redmine
9 11 (1.38%) gulp
10 9 (1.13%) PhpStorm
11 8 (1.00%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
13 3 (0.38%) NetBeans
General
1 51 (6.39%) Finance
2 27 (3.38%) Marketing
3 17 (2.13%) Retail
4 9 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (0.88%) Advertising
5 7 (0.88%) Publishing
5 7 (0.88%) Games
5 7 (0.88%) Banking
6 6 (0.75%) Electronics
7 4 (0.50%) Legal
8 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.25%) Automotive
9 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (56.27%) HTML
2 421 (52.76%) CSS
3 264 (33.08%) jQuery
4 202 (25.31%) Symfony
5 142 (17.79%) HTML5
6 138 (17.29%) Laravel
7 132 (16.54%) LAMP
8 87 (10.90%) CSS3
9 77 (9.65%) Ajax
10 67 (8.40%) AngularJS
11 66 (8.27%) XML
12 63 (7.89%) Web Services
13 56 (7.02%) JSON
14 50 (6.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (5.14%) REST
16 40 (5.01%) XHTML
17 37 (4.64%) Zend Framework
18 34 (4.26%) Sass
19 30 (3.76%) RESTful
20 28 (3.51%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 22 (2.76%) Digital Media
2 20 (2.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (1.88%) User Experience
4 14 (1.75%) E-Learning
5 11 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.00%) Social Media
7 6 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (0.75%) Blog
8 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.50%) Replication
10 3 (0.38%) W3C
10 3 (0.38%) DTV
10 3 (0.38%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.38%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.25%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.25%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.25%) VLE
11 2 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.13%) Informatics
12 1 (0.13%) Cybernetics
Operating Systems
1 176 (22.06%) Linux
2 16 (2.01%) CentOS
3 15 (1.88%) UNIX
4 14 (1.75%) Windows
5 8 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.88%) Android
7 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Solaris
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (30.33%) OO
3 187 (23.43%) MVC
4 142 (17.79%) TDD
5 137 (17.17%) OO PHP
6 123 (15.41%) OOP
7 101 (12.66%) E-Commerce
8 79 (9.90%) Scrum
9 63 (7.89%) BDD
10 60 (7.52%) Unit Testing
11 56 (7.02%) Web Development
12 51 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (5.51%) Open Source
14 29 (3.63%) Mentoring
15 27 (3.38%) SOA
16 26 (3.26%) Web Application Development
17 25 (3.13%) Software Engineering
18 18 (2.26%) Refactoring
18 18 (2.26%) Responsive Web Design
19 17 (2.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 798 (100.00%) PHP
2 447 (56.02%) JavaScript
3 133 (16.67%) SQL
4 98 (12.28%) PHP5
5 30 (3.76%) Python
6 29 (3.63%) Java
7 26 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.51%) Perl
9 12 (1.50%) Ruby
10 8 (1.00%) C#
11 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.50%) C++
12 4 (0.50%) PHP4
12 4 (0.50%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.38%) C
13 3 (0.38%) VBA
14 1 (0.13%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (2.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.13%) Degree
3 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.13%) Varnish
2 3 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (2.38%) Puppet
2 14 (1.75%) Vagrant
3 8 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.63%) Ansible
5 3 (0.38%) Salt
5 3 (0.38%) cPanel
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Plesk
6 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 183 (22.93%) Zend
2 24 (3.01%) Oracle
3 15 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (1.13%) Adobe
4 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.00%) Google
5 8 (1.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (0.63%) Twitter
6 5 (0.63%) SAP
7 4 (0.50%) Siebel
7 4 (0.50%) Apple
7 4 (0.50%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.50%) Facebook
8 3 (0.38%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.25%) Perforce
10 1 (0.13%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.13%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.13%) PayPal
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per annum + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Month contract initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day For Perm: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Brackley
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago