The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 196 196 168
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 581 528 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.03% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.12% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 366 456
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £119.00 £79.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +23 559 £325 +8.33% 336
London +8 263 £350 +7.69% 107
South West +21 100 £375 +64.83% 44
Bristol +22 72 £375 +36.36% 16
South East -32 63 £295 -1.66% 51
City of London +12 48 £350 +7.69% 17
Yorkshire 0 31 £300 +20.00% 28
North West -4 31 £275 +15.78% 44
East of England -8 30 £300 +9.09% 17
West Midlands -16 19 £250 +2.04% 12
Manchester +1 16 £275 +10.00% 31
East Midlands -5 16 £253 -6.48% 28
Hampshire -15 15 £244 -18.75% 15
South Yorkshire +8 13 £210 -25.66% 4
West Yorkshire -8 13 £350 +47.36% 18
Surrey -12 13 £325 -7.14% 6
Gloucestershire -15 12 £363 +81.25% 2
Birmingham -7 10 £300 +11.11% 2
Leeds -14 10 £350 +47.36% 7
Norfolk - 10 £213 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 9 £338 -10.00% 7
Leicestershire +3 9 £223 -25.83% 7
Scotland -34 9 £350 +33.33% 3
Dorset +11 8 £260 -0.95% 17
Cheshire +7 8 £300 +4.34% 8
Berkshire -11 8 £300 +4.34% 8
Norwich - 8 £213 - 1
Sheffield +3 7 £150 -46.90% 3
Oxfordshire -4 7 £300 -7.69% 6
Wales -7 7 £225 -25.00% 7

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1233 (100.00%) PHP
2 670 (54.34%) MySQL
3 621 (50.36%) HTML
4 593 (48.09%) JavaScript
5 565 (45.82%) CSS
6 484 (39.25%) Zend
7 389 (31.55%) MVC
8 356 (28.87%) jQuery
9 337 (27.33%) OO
10 336 (27.25%) Symfony
11 251 (20.36%) PHP5
12 245 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
13 216 (17.52%) TDD
14 215 (17.44%) LAMP
15 212 (17.19%) Git (software)
16 202 (16.38%) Linux
17 189 (15.33%) OOP
18 177 (14.36%) HTML5
19 161 (13.06%) OO PHP
20 149 (12.08%) Apache
21 139 (11.27%) Zend Framework
22 137 (11.11%) SQL
23 134 (10.87%) E-Commerce
24 126 (10.22%) CodeIgniter
25 121 (9.81%) Drupal
25 121 (9.81%) Web Services
26 119 (9.65%) Subversion
27 117 (9.49%) Java
28 116 (9.41%) XML
28 116 (9.41%) Ajax

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 149 (12.08%) Apache
2 121 (9.81%) Drupal
3 96 (7.79%) WordPress
4 85 (6.89%) CMS
5 37 (3.00%) Node.js
6 26 (2.11%) Moodle
7 24 (1.95%) Joomla!
8 23 (1.87%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
11 11 (0.89%) nginx
12 8 (0.65%) SugarCRM
13 5 (0.41%) IIS
14 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.24%) SilverStripe
15 3 (0.24%) Mule
15 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.16%) Alfresco
16 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
17 1 (0.081%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.081%) MS Office
4 1 (0.081%) Windchill
4 1 (0.081%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 62 (5.03%) Magento
2 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Shopify
4 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.81%) Rackspace Cloud
3 9 (0.73%) GitHub
4 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.24%) Heroku
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Route 53
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.081%) SaaS
7 1 (0.081%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.081%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.11%) Internet
2 23 (1.87%) HTTP
3 7 (0.57%) Extranet
3 7 (0.57%) Intranet
4 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.41%) VoIP
4 5 (0.41%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (0.32%) SSH
6 3 (0.24%) SSL
6 3 (0.24%) PBX
7 1 (0.081%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.081%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.081%) FTP
7 1 (0.081%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (54.34%) MySQL
2 46 (3.73%) MongoDB
3 36 (2.92%) SQL Server
4 33 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.78%) Big Data
6 14 (1.14%) Redis
7 13 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.24%) SQLite
11 3 (0.24%) Riak
11 3 (0.24%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.24%) BigTable
12 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.16%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 212 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.65%) Subversion
3 93 (7.54%) PHPUnit
4 62 (5.03%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.60%) Selenium
6 27 (2.19%) Behat
7 20 (1.62%) Mercurial
8 16 (1.30%) JIRA
9 10 (0.81%) Hudson
10 6 (0.49%) FogBugz
10 6 (0.49%) Trac
10 6 (0.49%) Redmine
11 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.24%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.24%) Grunt
13 3 (0.24%) PhantomJS
13 3 (0.24%) Sublime Text
14 2 (0.16%) PhpStorm
General
1 50 (4.06%) Marketing
2 37 (3.00%) Finance
3 28 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.22%) Retail
5 13 (1.05%) Advertising
6 9 (0.73%) Games
6 9 (0.73%) Publishing
7 7 (0.57%) Music Industry
7 7 (0.57%) Front Office
8 6 (0.49%) Back Office
9 5 (0.41%) Electronics
9 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.41%) Banking
10 4 (0.32%) French Language
11 3 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.081%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.081%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.081%) Automotive
12 1 (0.081%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (50.36%) HTML
2 565 (45.82%) CSS
3 356 (28.87%) jQuery
4 336 (27.25%) Symfony
5 215 (17.44%) LAMP
6 177 (14.36%) HTML5
7 139 (11.27%) Zend Framework
8 126 (10.22%) CodeIgniter
9 121 (9.81%) Web Services
10 116 (9.41%) XML
10 116 (9.41%) Ajax
11 102 (8.27%) CSS3
12 83 (6.73%) RESTful
13 80 (6.49%) JSON
14 73 (5.92%) Laravel
15 52 (4.22%) CakePHP
16 51 (4.14%) REST
17 48 (3.89%) XHTML
17 48 (3.89%) SOAP
18 38 (3.08%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.68%) Open Source
2 37 (3.00%) Digital Media
3 33 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 15 (1.22%) E-Learning
6 11 (0.89%) Social Network
6 11 (0.89%) Social Media
7 8 (0.65%) Web 2.0
8 7 (0.57%) DTV
8 7 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.57%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.41%) W3C
9 5 (0.41%) Derivative
9 5 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.32%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.32%) VLE
11 3 (0.24%) GIS
11 3 (0.24%) BBC
11 3 (0.24%) Replication
11 3 (0.24%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 202 (16.38%) Linux
2 47 (3.81%) Android
3 43 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.11%) UNIX
5 23 (1.87%) CentOS
6 7 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.41%) Windows
7 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.24%) Fedora
9 2 (0.16%) Debian
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.081%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.081%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (31.55%) MVC
2 337 (27.33%) OO
3 245 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (17.52%) TDD
5 189 (15.33%) OOP
6 161 (13.06%) OO PHP
7 134 (10.87%) E-Commerce
8 115 (9.33%) Scrum
9 97 (7.87%) Web Development
10 86 (6.97%) BDD
11 75 (6.08%) Unit Testing
12 66 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (4.79%) Software Engineering
14 30 (2.43%) Project Management
15 29 (2.35%) Responsive Web Design
16 26 (2.11%) CRM
17 22 (1.78%) Web Design
18 19 (1.54%) OOD
18 19 (1.54%) Project Planning
19 17 (1.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1233 (100.00%) PHP
2 593 (48.09%) JavaScript
3 251 (20.36%) PHP5
4 137 (11.11%) SQL
5 117 (9.49%) Java
6 41 (3.33%) Python
7 37 (3.00%) Ruby
8 20 (1.62%) C++
9 15 (1.22%) Perl
10 13 (1.05%) C
10 13 (1.05%) C#
10 13 (1.05%) PHP4
11 11 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.57%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.32%) Golang
14 4 (0.32%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.24%) Scala
16 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.081%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 46 (3.73%) Degree
2 28 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
4 2 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.87%) QA
2 10 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (0.57%) Varnish
2 1 (0.081%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (1.14%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.32%) Puppet
4 3 (0.24%) Ansible
5 2 (0.16%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.081%) SCOM
Vendors
1 484 (39.25%) Zend
2 21 (1.70%) Oracle
3 20 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (1.54%) Twitter
5 16 (1.30%) Facebook
6 14 (1.14%) Microsoft
7 12 (0.97%) Google
8 11 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 11 (0.89%) Rackspace
9 9 (0.73%) SAP
10 7 (0.57%) Adobe
11 5 (0.41%) Sencha
12 4 (0.32%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.24%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.16%) SendGrid
14 2 (0.16%) New Relic
14 2 (0.16%) Assembla
14 2 (0.16%) Neolane
14 2 (0.16%) Perforce
14 2 (0.16%) Sybase
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