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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
UK
Rank 315 268 232
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -36
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 304 447 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.86% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.90% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 342 358
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.44% +141.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-57.44% +141.02%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -52 280 £350 - 379
London -37 107 £375 - 98
South East -7 42 £331 -5.35% 44
North West +16 34 £295 +7.27% 58
West Midlands +12 33 £325 +16.07% 36
Yorkshire -6 30 £393 +30.83% 58
West Yorkshire +17 28 £395 +21.53% 39
Leeds +5 25 £395 +7.48% 24
Oxfordshire -7 23 £325 -19.00% 3
Manchester +10 20 £270 +8.00% 34
City of London +2 19 £375 +7.14% 22
South West +8 16 £288 -4.16% 29
South Wales +29 14 £425 +30.76% 2
Wales +20 14 £425 +21.42% 2
Cardiff +30 13 £438 +34.61% 2
Cheshire +32 12 £325 +8.33% 5
Oxford -6 10 £350 -16.66% 1
Herefordshire - 10 £100 -
Ross-on-Wye - 9 - -
Bristol +12 8 £288 -42.50% 13
East of England -9 8 £200 -27.27% 14
Hampshire +5 7 £319 +6.25% 8
Staffordshire +5 7 £370 +55.78% 2
Warwickshire +1 7 £270 +20.00% 8
East Midlands -19 7 £275 -21.42% 30
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £200 -11.11% 6
Stafford +2 6 £370 +55.78% 1
Warwick - 5 £270 -
Warrington +29 4 £331 +1.92%
Scotland +24 4 £288 -4.16% 7

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 772 (100.00%) PHP
2 436 (56.48%) JavaScript
3 435 (56.35%) HTML
4 400 (51.81%) CSS
5 393 (50.91%) MySQL
6 209 (27.07%) Symfony
7 196 (25.39%) Git (software)
8 189 (24.48%) MVC
9 180 (23.32%) Web Development
10 179 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
11 173 (22.41%) Laravel
12 160 (20.73%) Zend
13 145 (18.78%) jQuery
14 144 (18.65%) OO
15 142 (18.39%) Linux
15 142 (18.39%) HTML5
16 141 (18.26%) LAMP
17 118 (15.28%) TDD
18 115 (14.90%) SQL
19 108 (13.99%) WordPress
20 105 (13.60%) AngularJS
21 100 (12.95%) CSS3
22 95 (12.31%) OOP
22 95 (12.31%) Apache
23 90 (11.66%) E-Commerce
24 79 (10.23%) RESTful
25 78 (10.10%) OO PHP
26 76 (9.84%) Relational Database
27 71 (9.20%) Jenkins
28 69 (8.94%) BDD

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
1 108 (13.99%) WordPress
2 95 (12.31%) Apache
3 65 (8.42%) Drupal
4 62 (8.03%) CMS
5 23 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (2.98%) nginx
6 12 (1.55%) Moodle
7 8 (1.04%) Confluence
8 6 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.78%) IIS
8 6 (0.78%) SilverStripe
9 5 (0.65%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.39%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.26%) concrete5
12 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.13%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.13%) Jadu
12 1 (0.13%) MODX
12 1 (0.13%) phpBB
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.91%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.52%) MS Office
5 2 (0.26%) GIMP
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 50 (6.48%) Magento
2 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.52%) OpenCart
4 3 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.46%) GitHub
3 11 (1.42%) SaaS
4 10 (1.30%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.39%) IaaS
9 2 (0.26%) PaaS
9 2 (0.26%) Trello
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.13%) Office 365
10 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.27%) HTTP
2 6 (0.78%) Intranet
3 4 (0.52%) LDAP
3 4 (0.52%) SSH
4 3 (0.39%) AMQP
5 2 (0.26%) Firewall
5 2 (0.26%) Internet
5 2 (0.26%) Network Security
5 2 (0.26%) Skype
5 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) FTP
6 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.13%) SMTP
6 1 (0.13%) SNMP
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (50.91%) MySQL
2 76 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 57 (7.38%) MongoDB
4 48 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (5.83%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.53%) SQL Server
7 24 (3.11%) Redis
8 19 (2.46%) CouchDB
9 6 (0.78%) phpMyAdmin
10 5 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.65%) Big Data
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.39%) GIS
12 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.13%) DB2
14 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
14 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 196 (25.39%) Git (software)
2 71 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 50 (6.48%) Subversion
4 38 (4.92%) PHPUnit
5 25 (3.24%) Mercurial
6 15 (1.94%) Jasmine
7 11 (1.42%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.42%) JIRA
8 8 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.65%) Selenium
11 4 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.39%) git-flow
12 3 (0.39%) Grunt
12 3 (0.39%) gulp
12 3 (0.39%) PhantomJS
12 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 48 (6.22%) Finance
2 39 (5.05%) Marketing
3 13 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.42%) Retail
5 9 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.04%) Advertising
6 8 (1.04%) Publishing
7 5 (0.65%) Back Office
7 5 (0.65%) Electronics
8 4 (0.52%) Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Games
9 3 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (56.35%) HTML
2 400 (51.81%) CSS
3 209 (27.07%) Symfony
4 173 (22.41%) Laravel
5 145 (18.78%) jQuery
6 142 (18.39%) HTML5
7 141 (18.26%) LAMP
8 105 (13.60%) AngularJS
9 100 (12.95%) CSS3
10 79 (10.23%) RESTful
11 63 (8.16%) Web Services
12 58 (7.51%) Node.js
13 54 (6.99%) REST
14 52 (6.74%) Zend Framework
15 41 (5.31%) XML
16 40 (5.18%) Ajax
17 35 (4.53%) CodeIgniter
18 30 (3.89%) Sass
19 29 (3.76%) JSON
20 26 (3.37%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.27%) User Experience
2 17 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.68%) W3C
4 11 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (1.42%) NHS
5 10 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.04%) Fintech
8 5 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.52%) Social Media
9 4 (0.52%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.39%) iPad
10 3 (0.39%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.26%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.26%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.13%) Animation
12 1 (0.13%) SCORM
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (18.39%) Linux
2 24 (3.11%) Unix
3 19 (2.46%) Mac OS X
4 14 (1.81%) Windows
5 9 (1.17%) Android
6 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.65%) CentOS
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (24.48%) MVC
2 180 (23.32%) Web Development
3 179 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (18.65%) OO
5 118 (15.28%) TDD
6 95 (12.31%) OOP
7 90 (11.66%) E-Commerce
8 78 (10.10%) OO PHP
9 69 (8.94%) BDD
9 69 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (7.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 56 (7.25%) Scrum
11 51 (6.61%) Front End Development
12 39 (5.05%) Configuration Management
13 38 (4.92%) Unit Testing
14 36 (4.66%) Web Design
15 26 (3.37%) Mentoring
16 24 (3.11%) Release Management
17 22 (2.85%) Refactoring
17 22 (2.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 772 (100.00%) PHP
2 436 (56.48%) JavaScript
3 115 (14.90%) SQL
4 37 (4.79%) Java
5 36 (4.66%) PHP 5
6 25 (3.24%) Python
7 10 (1.30%) PHP 7
8 9 (1.17%) Ruby
9 7 (0.91%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.65%) C
11 5 (0.65%) Go
12 4 (0.52%) C#
12 4 (0.52%) Perl
12 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.52%) XPath
13 3 (0.39%) PHP 4
13 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.26%) C++
14 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (3.63%) Security Cleared
2 22 (2.85%) Degree
3 17 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.13%) CCNP
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.91%) QA
3 6 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (3.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Varnish
3 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 18 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.20%) Puppet
3 16 (2.07%) Ansible
4 3 (0.39%) Terraform
5 2 (0.26%) Piwik
5 2 (0.26%) Plesk
5 2 (0.26%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 160 (20.73%) Zend
2 22 (2.85%) Oracle
3 15 (1.94%) Google
4 12 (1.55%) Adobe
5 10 (1.30%) Microsoft
6 6 (0.78%) Twitter
7 5 (0.65%) SAP
8 3 (0.39%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.26%) Apple
9 2 (0.26%) PayPal
9 2 (0.26%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.26%) Sybase
10 1 (0.13%) Cognos
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook
10 1 (0.13%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.13%) IBM
10 1 (0.13%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.13%) Samsung
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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City, London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £250 - £320 per day + depending on experience
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Rate: 340 - 350
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £400 - £430 per day
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City, London
Burns Sheehan
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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