The first table below looks at the demand for the PHP Programmer 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 Programmer 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 Programmer
Rank 571 559 555
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Programmer 19 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.027% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.030% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 9
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £291 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £235 £255
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Programmer within the UK.

PHP Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

PHP Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Programmer within the UK.

PHP Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Programmer
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 Programmer 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 +1 19 £325 +22.64% 2
London +15 12 £325 +13.04% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £200 -24.52%
Slough +4 3 £313 -
Berkshire 0 3 £325 -
South East -7 3 £313 -
Leicestershire - 3 £200 -
Reading - 3 £313 -
Maidenhead - 3 £313 -
Leicester - 3 £200 -
Surrey - 2 £325 -
Basingstoke +14 1 £325 -
Derbyshire +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire +1 1 £300 -
Rugby 0 1 £200 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £300 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £200 -
Hampshire -10 1 £325 -
West Midlands -15 1 £200 -
Coventry -15 1 £200 -
Derby - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £325 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £250 -
Hammersmith - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -

PHP Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PHP Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 17 (58.62%) LAMP
2 17 (58.62%) MySQL
2 17 (58.62%) HTML
3 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
4 15 (51.72%) CSS
5 13 (44.83%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) MVC
6 11 (37.93%) Zend
7 10 (34.48%) Linux
8 9 (31.03%) jQuery
8 9 (31.03%) XML
9 8 (27.59%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) Apache
10 7 (24.14%) Symfony
10 7 (24.14%) JSON
10 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (20.69%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (20.69%) CRM
11 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
11 6 (20.69%) HTML5
12 5 (17.24%) Laravel
12 5 (17.24%) Web Services
12 5 (17.24%) Subversion
13 4 (13.79%) Ajax
13 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
13 4 (13.79%) OOD
13 4 (13.79%) ETL
13 4 (13.79%) Migration
13 4 (13.79%) Salesforce.com

PHP Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PHP Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Moodle
2 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) ExpressionEngine
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) LAMP
1 17 (58.62%) HTML
2 15 (51.72%) CSS
3 9 (31.03%) jQuery
3 9 (31.03%) XML
4 7 (24.14%) Symfony
4 7 (24.14%) JSON
5 6 (20.69%) CodeIgniter
5 6 (20.69%) HTML5
6 5 (17.24%) Laravel
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) Ajax
7 4 (13.79%) CSS3
8 3 (10.34%) XSL
8 3 (10.34%) Zend Framework
9 2 (6.90%) RESTful
10 1 (3.45%) Ext JS
10 1 (3.45%) LESS
10 1 (3.45%) Memcached
10 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.45%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) OO
3 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) CRM
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) OOD
5 4 (13.79%) ETL
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Release Management
6 3 (10.34%) Build Automation
6 3 (10.34%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Use Case
7 2 (6.90%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) UML
7 2 (6.90%) OOP
7 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) PHP5
5 1 (3.45%) Golang
5 1 (3.45%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Zend
2 4 (13.79%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP