The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 Programmer
Rank 605 569 563
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Programmer 13 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.032% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.035% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
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£325 £235 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £235 £230
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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 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 21 October 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 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 -33 13 £325 +38.29% 3
South East -24 9 £325 +51.16%
Berkshire +11 5 £325 +51.16%
Reading +17 4 £328 -16.02%
Slough -1 3 £325 +51.16%
Surrey -1 3 £275 -
London -7 3 £325 +44.44% 1
Hampshire -13 3 £363 +68.60%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Basingstoke +7 2 £363 +68.60%
Guildford -6 2 £300 -
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Maidenhead - 2 £325 -
West Midlands - 2 £250 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £300 +13.20%
City of London - 1 £150 -
Bracknell - 1 £325 -
Leicester - 1 £300 -
Redditch - 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Staines - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Windsor - 1 £325 -
Worcester - 1 £250 -

PHP Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 32 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (56.25%) HTML
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) CSS
4 15 (46.88%) MySQL
5 14 (43.75%) jQuery
6 13 (40.63%) SQL
6 13 (40.63%) LAMP
7 12 (37.50%) MVC
7 12 (37.50%) Zend
8 9 (28.13%) CodeIgniter
8 9 (28.13%) JSON
8 9 (28.13%) OO
9 8 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) Laravel
10 7 (21.88%) Symfony
10 7 (21.88%) CRM
10 7 (21.88%) XML
11 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 6 (18.75%) CMS
12 5 (15.63%) Subversion
12 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
13 4 (12.50%) Apache
13 4 (12.50%) ETL
13 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (12.50%) Web Services
13 4 (12.50%) Ajax
13 4 (12.50%) Migration

PHP Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (18.75%) CMS
2 4 (12.50%) WordPress
2 4 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Moodle
3 1 (3.13%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Magento
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (3.13%) Publishing
1 1 (3.13%) Games
1 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) HTML
2 16 (50.00%) CSS
3 14 (43.75%) jQuery
4 13 (40.63%) LAMP
5 9 (28.13%) JSON
5 9 (28.13%) CodeIgniter
6 7 (21.88%) Symfony
6 7 (21.88%) XML
6 7 (21.88%) Laravel
7 4 (12.50%) Ajax
7 4 (12.50%) Web Services
7 4 (12.50%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) .NET
8 3 (9.38%) RESTful
9 2 (6.25%) CSS3
9 2 (6.25%) SOAP
9 2 (6.25%) Zend Framework
10 1 (3.13%) Memcached
10 1 (3.13%) Ext JS
10 1 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) W3C
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.13%) SCORM
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Debian
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) MVC
2 9 (28.13%) OO
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) CRM
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 2 (6.25%) OOD
9 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
9 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.13%) Release Management
10 1 (3.13%) Web Development
10 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (3.13%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.13%) PHP5
5 1 (3.13%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Zend
2 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards