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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 176 207 194
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 692 520 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.00% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.08% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 367 404
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 £250 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £23.60 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £119.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +9.37%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 2014. 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 +40 673 £325 +8.33% 350
London +75 346 £350 +7.69% 103
South West +1 81 £375 +50.00% 36
South East -29 73 £325 +8.33% 58
City of London +44 64 £350 +7.69% 20
North West +28 51 £289 +5.00% 49
Bristol +14 44 £375 +25.00% 11
East of England -3 41 £320 +42.22% 15
Manchester +22 40 £290 -3.33% 32
Yorkshire -9 28 £300 +11.11% 37
West Midlands -17 23 £275 +1.85% 24
East Midlands -2 21 £300 +13.20% 15
Surrey +7 20 £350 +16.66% 12
Cambridgeshire +16 19 £320 +42.22% 7
Hampshire -8 17 £325 +8.33% 19
Hertfordshire -10 17 £344 -8.33% 3
Berkshire -8 16 £325 -3.70% 3
West Yorkshire -17 16 £313 +25.00% 25
Gloucestershire -16 14 £350 +75.00% 3
Cambridge +7 13 £320 +42.22% 4
Leicestershire +16 12 £313 +4.16% 6
Oxfordshire -12 11 £310 -8.14% 11
Bath -2 10 £288 +0.87% 6
Somerset -13 10 £288 +0.87% 7
Birmingham -8 9 £275 +1.85% 4
Leeds -21 9 £325 +25.00% 12
Darlington - 9 £250 -
North East - 9 £250 - 13
Durham - 9 £250 - 1
Basingstoke +19 7 £288 +6.48%

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1263 (100.00%) PHP
2 696 (55.11%) MySQL
3 634 (50.20%) HTML
4 605 (47.90%) JavaScript
5 572 (45.29%) CSS
6 466 (36.90%) Zend
7 447 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
8 412 (32.62%) MVC
9 370 (29.30%) OO
10 361 (28.58%) jQuery
11 325 (25.73%) Symfony
12 275 (21.77%) Git (software)
13 254 (20.11%) LAMP
14 241 (19.08%) Linux
15 240 (19.00%) PHP5
16 228 (18.05%) TDD
17 217 (17.18%) HTML5
18 179 (14.17%) OO PHP
18 179 (14.17%) Apache
19 173 (13.70%) OOP
20 162 (12.83%) Subversion
21 155 (12.27%) Web Services
22 146 (11.56%) E-Commerce
23 145 (11.48%) SQL
24 137 (10.85%) Zend Framework
25 129 (10.21%) XML
26 125 (9.90%) PHPUnit
27 121 (9.58%) Java
27 121 (9.58%) CodeIgniter
28 117 (9.26%) CSS3

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 179 (14.17%) Apache
2 100 (7.92%) Drupal
3 84 (6.65%) WordPress
4 83 (6.57%) CMS
5 25 (1.98%) Joomla!
5 25 (1.98%) Moodle
6 23 (1.82%) Node.js
7 21 (1.66%) Apache Solr
8 20 (1.58%) ExpressionEngine
9 15 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.03%) nginx
11 6 (0.48%) IIS
12 5 (0.40%) SugarCRM
13 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.24%) SilverStripe
15 2 (0.16%) Confluence
15 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.16%) Alfresco
Applications
1 12 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.079%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 65 (5.15%) Magento
2 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) Shopify
6 1 (0.079%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.079%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.079%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.55%) GitHub
3 5 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Route 53
5 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.079%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.079%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.69%) HTTP
2 27 (2.14%) Internet
3 9 (0.71%) Intranet
4 8 (0.63%) SSH
5 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.48%) VoIP
6 5 (0.40%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (0.32%) PBX
8 3 (0.24%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) Extranet
9 2 (0.16%) SMTP
10 1 (0.079%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.079%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (55.11%) MySQL
2 60 (4.75%) MongoDB
3 46 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.25%) SQL Server
5 39 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.38%) Redis
7 23 (1.82%) Big Data
8 19 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.48%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.32%) SQLite
14 2 (0.16%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.16%) Riak
14 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.16%) BigTable
14 2 (0.16%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 275 (21.77%) Git (software)
2 162 (12.83%) Subversion
3 125 (9.90%) PHPUnit
4 50 (3.96%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.85%) Selenium
6 34 (2.69%) Mercurial
7 31 (2.45%) JIRA
8 23 (1.82%) Behat
9 9 (0.71%) Hudson
10 8 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.63%) Redmine
10 8 (0.63%) FogBugz
10 8 (0.63%) Trac
11 7 (0.55%) Grunt
12 4 (0.32%) Yeoman
12 4 (0.32%) Bower
13 3 (0.24%) PhantomJS
13 3 (0.24%) Bazaar
13 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (4.91%) Marketing
2 54 (4.28%) Finance
3 21 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 12 (0.95%) Advertising
5 11 (0.87%) Retail
6 10 (0.79%) Publishing
7 9 (0.71%) Games
8 8 (0.63%) Banking
9 7 (0.55%) Electronics
9 7 (0.55%) Front Office
9 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.40%) French Language
11 4 (0.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.24%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.24%) Back Office
12 3 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 634 (50.20%) HTML
2 572 (45.29%) CSS
3 361 (28.58%) jQuery
4 325 (25.73%) Symfony
5 254 (20.11%) LAMP
6 217 (17.18%) HTML5
7 155 (12.27%) Web Services
8 137 (10.85%) Zend Framework
9 129 (10.21%) XML
10 121 (9.58%) CodeIgniter
11 117 (9.26%) CSS3
12 111 (8.79%) Laravel
12 111 (8.79%) Ajax
13 99 (7.84%) RESTful
14 85 (6.73%) JSON
15 56 (4.43%) CakePHP
15 56 (4.43%) REST
16 55 (4.35%) SOAP
17 46 (3.64%) AngularJS
18 42 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.49%) Open Source
2 31 (2.45%) Computer Science
3 30 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 27 (2.14%) Mobile App
4 27 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (1.98%) User Experience
6 16 (1.27%) E-Learning
7 15 (1.19%) Derivative
8 12 (0.95%) Social Media
9 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.71%) W3C
9 9 (0.71%) DTV
10 8 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.63%) Web 2.0
10 8 (0.63%) Social Network
11 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.32%) SCORM
12 4 (0.32%) VLE
13 3 (0.24%) Replication
13 3 (0.24%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 241 (19.08%) Linux
2 42 (3.33%) UNIX
2 42 (3.33%) CentOS
3 40 (3.17%) Android
4 33 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (0.95%) Windows
6 8 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.48%) Debian
9 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.24%) Fedora
11 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.079%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.079%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (32.62%) MVC
3 370 (29.30%) OO
4 228 (18.05%) TDD
5 179 (14.17%) OO PHP
6 173 (13.70%) OOP
7 146 (11.56%) E-Commerce
8 105 (8.31%) Scrum
9 99 (7.84%) BDD
10 96 (7.60%) Web Development
11 93 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (6.49%) Unit Testing
13 56 (4.43%) Software Engineering
14 39 (3.09%) Project Management
15 32 (2.53%) Mentoring
16 29 (2.30%) Responsive Web Design
17 28 (2.22%) CRM
18 20 (1.58%) Automated Testing
19 19 (1.50%) Digital Marketing
19 19 (1.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1263 (100.00%) PHP
2 605 (47.90%) JavaScript
3 240 (19.00%) PHP5
4 145 (11.48%) SQL
5 121 (9.58%) Java
6 45 (3.56%) Python
7 40 (3.17%) Ruby
8 31 (2.45%) Perl
9 20 (1.58%) C++
10 19 (1.50%) C#
11 16 (1.27%) C
11 16 (1.27%) PHP4
12 14 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.79%) Tcl
15 8 (0.63%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.55%) Scala
17 6 (0.48%) Golang
18 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (3.25%) Degree
2 28 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.079%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.66%) QA
2 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (0.55%) Varnish
2 2 (0.16%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.079%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (0.87%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.48%) Puppet
3 4 (0.32%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.24%) Ansible
5 2 (0.16%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.079%) SCOM
Vendors
1 466 (36.90%) Zend
2 38 (3.01%) Oracle
3 26 (2.06%) Red Hat
4 21 (1.66%) Microsoft
5 18 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (1.35%) Facebook
7 14 (1.11%) Twitter
7 14 (1.11%) Google
8 11 (0.87%) SAP
9 7 (0.55%) Rackspace
10 6 (0.48%) Adobe
11 5 (0.40%) New Relic
12 4 (0.32%) Sencha
12 4 (0.32%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.24%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.24%) SendGrid
14 2 (0.16%) Assembla
14 2 (0.16%) Akamai
14 2 (0.16%) Sony
14 2 (0.16%) Sybase
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Imperative People
Rate: £285.00 - £315.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Consol Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £24 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day £350 to £500
Posted: 6 days ago