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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Developer
Rank 180 210 202
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 663 514 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 0.98% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 376 352
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 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £286
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £23.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +7.69%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +35 647 £325 +8.33% 341
London +98 327 £350 +0.71% 95
South East -41 87 £311 +3.75% 60
South West +5 86 £369 +41.82% 30
City of London +43 65 £350 +7.69% 18
Bristol +5 51 £375 +28.20% 7
North West +7 48 £295 -1.66% 48
Manchester +17 38 £300 -17.24% 31
East of England +5 38 £320 +42.22% 17
Surrey +13 31 £275 - 15
East Midlands -7 22 £270 +2.85% 18
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £320 +42.22% 5
Yorkshire -36 20 £300 +4.34% 40
Berkshire -7 16 £325 -7.14% 4
Cambridge +8 15 £320 +42.22% 1
Oxfordshire -10 15 £311 -4.23% 7
Hampshire -12 15 £338 +73.07% 20
West Yorkshire -30 15 £306 +9.37% 20
Hertfordshire -6 14 £388 - 3
West Midlands -20 14 £250 - 20
Cardiff +7 13 £295 +2.60% 4
South Wales -1 13 £295 +2.60% 4
Wales -13 13 £295 +2.60% 5
Bath -2 12 £288 +0.87% 1
Somerset -7 12 £288 +0.87% 3
Leicestershire +18 11 £313 +38.88% 6
Gloucestershire -8 11 £305 +52.50% 4
Basingstoke +12 8 £325 +20.37% 2
Reading +12 8 £330 -12.00% 2
Wiltshire -9 8 £255 -1.92% 1

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1194 (100.00%) PHP
2 684 (57.29%) MySQL
3 633 (53.02%) HTML
4 614 (51.42%) JavaScript
5 564 (47.24%) CSS
6 425 (35.59%) Zend
7 397 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
7 397 (33.25%) MVC
8 386 (32.33%) jQuery
9 343 (28.73%) OO
10 316 (26.47%) Symfony
11 282 (23.62%) Git (software)
12 271 (22.70%) LAMP
13 267 (22.36%) Linux
14 250 (20.94%) HTML5
15 216 (18.09%) PHP5
16 206 (17.25%) Apache
17 199 (16.67%) TDD
18 166 (13.90%) OOP
19 163 (13.65%) Web Services
19 163 (13.65%) OO PHP
20 162 (13.57%) Subversion
21 160 (13.40%) SQL
22 144 (12.06%) PHPUnit
23 136 (11.39%) Zend Framework
24 134 (11.22%) XML
25 133 (11.14%) E-Commerce
26 130 (10.89%) CSS3
27 123 (10.30%) Laravel
28 117 (9.80%) CodeIgniter

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 206 (17.25%) Apache
2 95 (7.96%) WordPress
3 87 (7.29%) Drupal
4 86 (7.20%) CMS
5 23 (1.93%) Joomla!
6 21 (1.76%) Node.js
7 19 (1.59%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.59%) Moodle
7 19 (1.59%) ExpressionEngine
8 14 (1.17%) nginx
9 12 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.59%) IIS
11 4 (0.34%) concrete5
12 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.25%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.25%) SilverStripe
13 2 (0.17%) Confluence
13 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.084%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.084%) TYPO3
Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.34%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.084%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 62 (5.19%) Magento
2 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.17%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.084%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.59%) GitHub
3 3 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.17%) SaaS
4 2 (0.17%) Route 53
4 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.084%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.43%) HTTP
2 25 (2.09%) Internet
3 9 (0.75%) Intranet
4 8 (0.67%) SSH
5 6 (0.50%) SSL
5 6 (0.50%) VoIP
6 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (0.34%) PBX
8 2 (0.17%) Extranet
8 2 (0.17%) SMTP
9 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (57.29%) MySQL
2 56 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 45 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.69%) SQL Server
5 42 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 36 (3.02%) Redis
7 24 (2.01%) Big Data
8 20 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.50%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.34%) SQLite
14 2 (0.17%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.17%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.084%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.084%) DB2
15 1 (0.084%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 282 (23.62%) Git (software)
2 162 (13.57%) Subversion
3 144 (12.06%) PHPUnit
4 42 (3.52%) Jenkins
5 39 (3.27%) JIRA
6 37 (3.10%) Mercurial
7 34 (2.85%) Selenium
8 24 (2.01%) Behat
9 9 (0.75%) Grunt
10 8 (0.67%) FogBugz
10 8 (0.67%) Trac
10 8 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.67%) Redmine
11 7 (0.59%) Hudson
11 7 (0.59%) Xdebug
12 6 (0.50%) Bower
12 6 (0.50%) Yeoman
13 4 (0.34%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.34%) Bazaar
14 3 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 79 (6.62%) Marketing
2 57 (4.77%) Finance
3 21 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.17%) Publishing
5 13 (1.09%) Advertising
6 10 (0.84%) Banking
7 9 (0.75%) Games
8 8 (0.67%) Retail
9 7 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.59%) Electronics
10 5 (0.42%) French Language
11 4 (0.34%) German Language
11 4 (0.34%) Front Office
11 4 (0.34%) Billing
11 4 (0.34%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.084%) Back Office
13 1 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (53.02%) HTML
2 564 (47.24%) CSS
3 386 (32.33%) jQuery
4 316 (26.47%) Symfony
5 271 (22.70%) LAMP
6 250 (20.94%) HTML5
7 163 (13.65%) Web Services
8 136 (11.39%) Zend Framework
9 134 (11.22%) XML
10 130 (10.89%) CSS3
11 123 (10.30%) Laravel
12 117 (9.80%) CodeIgniter
13 107 (8.96%) RESTful
14 102 (8.54%) Ajax
15 94 (7.87%) JSON
16 62 (5.19%) SOAP
17 56 (4.69%) CakePHP
18 53 (4.44%) REST
19 47 (3.94%) AngularJS
20 40 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.20%) Open Source
2 38 (3.18%) Mobile App
3 28 (2.35%) Digital Media
3 28 (2.35%) User Experience
4 26 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (1.42%) E-Learning
7 15 (1.26%) Derivative
8 13 (1.09%) Social Media
9 11 (0.92%) W3C
10 9 (0.75%) DTV
10 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.67%) Social Network
12 7 (0.59%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.50%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.42%) Web 2.0
15 4 (0.34%) SCORM
15 4 (0.34%) VLE
16 3 (0.25%) Replication
16 3 (0.25%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 267 (22.36%) Linux
2 58 (4.86%) CentOS
3 43 (3.60%) UNIX
4 31 (2.60%) Android
5 27 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.42%) Windows
7 15 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.59%) Debian
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) Fedora
11 1 (0.084%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.084%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (33.25%) MVC
1 397 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (28.73%) OO
3 199 (16.67%) TDD
4 166 (13.90%) OOP
5 163 (13.65%) OO PHP
6 133 (11.14%) E-Commerce
7 105 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (8.04%) BDD
9 95 (7.96%) Scrum
10 75 (6.28%) Unit Testing
11 72 (6.03%) Web Development
12 50 (4.19%) Software Engineering
13 43 (3.60%) Responsive Web Design
14 39 (3.27%) Project Management
15 34 (2.85%) Mentoring
16 28 (2.35%) CRM
17 25 (2.09%) Automated Testing
18 24 (2.01%) Web Design
19 22 (1.84%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1194 (100.00%) PHP
2 614 (51.42%) JavaScript
3 216 (18.09%) PHP5
4 160 (13.40%) SQL
5 93 (7.79%) Java
6 56 (4.69%) Python
7 45 (3.77%) Ruby
8 38 (3.18%) Perl
9 23 (1.93%) C#
10 21 (1.76%) C++
11 17 (1.42%) C
12 16 (1.34%) PHP4
13 14 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.92%) Tcl
15 10 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.67%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.59%) Scala
18 6 (0.50%) Golang
19 5 (0.42%) T-SQL
20 3 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (3.18%) Degree
2 20 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.17%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.084%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (0.34%) SLA
3 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (0.59%) Varnish
2 2 (0.17%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.084%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (0.84%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.50%) Puppet
3 4 (0.34%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.25%) Ansible
5 2 (0.17%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.084%) SCOM
Vendors
1 425 (35.59%) Zend
2 37 (3.10%) Oracle
3 27 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 21 (1.76%) Microsoft
4 21 (1.76%) Twitter
5 17 (1.42%) Facebook
5 17 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.26%) Google
7 10 (0.84%) SAP
8 8 (0.67%) Adobe
8 8 (0.67%) New Relic
9 5 (0.42%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.34%) SendGrid
10 4 (0.34%) Sencha
11 2 (0.17%) Akamai
11 2 (0.17%) Sony
11 2 (0.17%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.17%) Assembla
12 1 (0.084%) Neolane
12 1 (0.084%) Pardot
North London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day £350 to £500
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Thinking Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago