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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 299 255 186
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -69
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 432 536 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.94% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.99% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 406 500
Median daily rate £325 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -44 416 £338 +3.84% 335
London -23 174 £375 +3.44% 71
South East -24 92 £319 -0.39% 62
Yorkshire +12 59 £325 +6.12% 37
South Yorkshire +16 31 £338 +12.50% 5
Sheffield +8 30 £329 +9.58% 5
City of London +33 29 £375 +7.14% 13
East Sussex +23 27 £325 +14.03% 7
Hampshire -11 27 £288 -11.53% 27
Brighton +22 26 £325 +14.03% 2
West Yorkshire 0 25 £306 -5.76% 27
West Midlands -33 24 £288 +20.41% 32
North West -6 23 £325 +8.33% 51
Oxfordshire -17 23 £375 +1.35% 6
Leeds -1 22 £325 -7.14% 21
Manchester -12 18 £325 +8.33% 32
East Midlands +5 17 £350 +32.07% 27
Oxford -16 16 £375 +1.35% 5
Portsmouth +1 14 £288 -4.16% 4
South West -6 13 £285 -0.86% 31
East of England -7 13 £305 +10.90% 22
Nottinghamshire +3 9 £383 +59.37% 11
Nottingham -2 9 £383 +59.37% 11
Hertfordshire +7 7 £300 -40.00% 7
Worcestershire 0 5 £275 +15.78% 7
North Yorkshire 0 5 £325 +14.03% 2
Berkshire -4 5 £300 +20.00% 10
Bristol -8 5 £330 -5.71% 6
Scotland -8 5 £325 +18.18% 5
Wales +18 4 £300 +9.09% 6

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 900 (100.00%) PHP
2 544 (60.44%) JavaScript
3 492 (54.67%) HTML
4 479 (53.22%) MySQL
5 462 (51.33%) CSS
6 246 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (25.67%) jQuery
8 225 (25.00%) MVC
9 214 (23.78%) Web Development
10 205 (22.78%) Git (software)
11 197 (21.89%) Symfony
12 196 (21.78%) Linux
13 186 (20.67%) OO
14 170 (18.89%) HTML5
15 168 (18.67%) LAMP
16 163 (18.11%) Laravel
17 158 (17.56%) Zend
18 154 (17.11%) SQL
19 144 (16.00%) TDD
20 130 (14.44%) WordPress
21 127 (14.11%) CSS3
22 117 (13.00%) E-Commerce
23 116 (12.89%) OOP
24 113 (12.56%) AngularJS
25 102 (11.33%) Apache
26 100 (11.11%) OO PHP
26 100 (11.11%) RESTful
27 95 (10.56%) Web Services
28 92 (10.22%) Magento
29 86 (9.56%) JSON

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
1 130 (14.44%) WordPress
2 102 (11.33%) Apache
3 74 (8.22%) Drupal
4 64 (7.11%) CMS
5 23 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.33%) Moodle
7 16 (1.78%) nginx
8 12 (1.33%) Joomla!
9 10 (1.11%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.67%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.56%) ExpressionEngine
12 4 (0.44%) Confluence
12 4 (0.44%) IIS
13 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
14 2 (0.22%) MODX
14 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.11%) PrestaShop
15 1 (0.11%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) GIMP
3 1 (0.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 92 (10.22%) Magento
2 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.33%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.00%) GitHub
3 11 (1.22%) SaaS
4 8 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.11%) Network Security
2 16 (1.78%) HTTP
3 8 (0.89%) LDAP
4 7 (0.78%) DNS
4 7 (0.78%) SSH
5 6 (0.67%) Skype
6 4 (0.44%) Internet
7 3 (0.33%) FTP
7 3 (0.33%) Intranet
8 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
8 2 (0.22%) Telnet
9 1 (0.11%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) Firewall
9 1 (0.11%) RIP
9 1 (0.11%) SMS
9 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (53.22%) MySQL
2 66 (7.33%) MongoDB
3 62 (6.89%) NoSQL
4 45 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.89%) SQL Server
6 37 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.78%) Redis
8 11 (1.22%) DB2
9 7 (0.78%) Big Data
9 7 (0.78%) CouchDB
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.44%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.22%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.22%) GIS
13 2 (0.22%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 205 (22.78%) Git (software)
2 66 (7.33%) Subversion
3 63 (7.00%) PHPUnit
4 40 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 19 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.89%) JIRA
7 17 (1.89%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.67%) gulp
9 12 (1.33%) Grunt
10 11 (1.22%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.67%) NetBeans
11 6 (0.67%) Selenium
12 5 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.56%) Gradle
12 5 (0.56%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.44%) Bower
13 4 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 49 (5.44%) Finance
2 33 (3.67%) Publishing
3 30 (3.33%) Marketing
4 27 (3.00%) Retail
5 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.22%) Advertising
6 11 (1.22%) Games
7 6 (0.67%) Banking
8 5 (0.56%) Billing
8 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.33%) Front Office
10 2 (0.22%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (54.67%) HTML
2 462 (51.33%) CSS
3 231 (25.67%) jQuery
4 197 (21.89%) Symfony
5 170 (18.89%) HTML5
6 168 (18.67%) LAMP
7 163 (18.11%) Laravel
8 127 (14.11%) CSS3
9 113 (12.56%) AngularJS
10 100 (11.11%) RESTful
11 95 (10.56%) Web Services
12 86 (9.56%) JSON
13 82 (9.11%) XML
14 64 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 58 (6.44%) Node.js
16 56 (6.22%) Zend Framework
17 53 (5.89%) CodeIgniter
18 48 (5.33%) REST
19 46 (5.11%) Sass
20 41 (4.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.67%) User Experience
2 32 (3.56%) Digital Media
3 21 (2.33%) e-Learning
4 16 (1.78%) Mobile App
5 15 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.00%) Fintech
8 8 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.78%) iPad
10 6 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.67%) Learning Management System
10 6 (0.67%) Statistics
10 6 (0.67%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.56%) Replication
11 5 (0.56%) Social Media
12 4 (0.44%) Blog
12 4 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.44%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 196 (21.78%) Linux
2 38 (4.22%) Unix
3 21 (2.33%) Windows
4 17 (1.89%) CentOS
5 15 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.56%) Android
7 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Debian
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (25.00%) MVC
3 214 (23.78%) Web Development
4 186 (20.67%) OO
5 144 (16.00%) TDD
6 117 (13.00%) E-Commerce
7 116 (12.89%) OOP
8 100 (11.11%) OO PHP
9 80 (8.89%) Scrum
10 73 (8.11%) BDD
11 65 (7.22%) Front End Development
12 62 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (6.78%) Unit Testing
14 56 (6.22%) Open Source
15 53 (5.89%) CRM
16 38 (4.22%) API Development
17 31 (3.44%) ERP
18 27 (3.00%) Kanban
19 25 (2.78%) Pair Programming
20 21 (2.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 900 (100.00%) PHP
2 544 (60.44%) JavaScript
3 154 (17.11%) SQL
4 64 (7.11%) PHP 5
5 54 (6.00%) Java
6 39 (4.33%) Python
7 12 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.11%) Ruby
10 9 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.78%) C
11 7 (0.78%) C#
11 7 (0.78%) Go
11 7 (0.78%) Perl
12 6 (0.67%) Scala
13 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.33%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.33%) Erlang
14 3 (0.33%) Groovy
14 3 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (1.78%) Degree
2 11 (1.22%) CCNP
2 11 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.44%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) WAI
3 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (2.56%) Docker
2 14 (1.56%) Varnish
3 11 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (1.56%) Puppet
2 10 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.78%) Ansible
4 3 (0.33%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.11%) cPanel
5 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.11%) Plesk
Vendors
1 158 (17.56%) Zend
2 55 (6.11%) Oracle
3 11 (1.22%) Sybase
4 10 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (0.56%) Google
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (0.56%) SAP
6 4 (0.44%) Sage
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe
7 3 (0.33%) Siebel
7 3 (0.33%) Twitter
7 3 (0.33%) VMware
8 2 (0.22%) Akamai
8 2 (0.22%) Facebook
8 2 (0.22%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.22%) Omniture
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.22%) RedDot
9 1 (0.11%) Epicor
9 1 (0.11%) Sencha
Staffordshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Reuben Chase
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum (60k p.a when permanent)
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 days ago