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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Programmer
Rank 587 563 559
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Programmer 19 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.030% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 13
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£325 £245 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £268 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 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 29 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 -15 19 £325 +32.65% 4
London +27 12 £325 +31.97% 1
Berkshire +14 6 £325 -
South East -15 6 £325 -
Slough +4 5 £325 -
Reading - 5 £328 -
Maidenhead - 4 £325 -
Surrey - 3 £325 -
Basingstoke +19 2 £363 -
Hampshire -15 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 £325 -
Staines - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £300 -
East Midlands -4 1 £200 -24.52% 1
Rugby -4 1 £200 -
Warwickshire -10 1 £200 -
Coventry -11 1 £200 -
West Midlands -14 1 £200 - 1
East of England - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £200 -
Guildford - 1 £325 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £300 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £200 -
Marlow - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -

PHP Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 26 (100.00%) PHP
2 17 (65.38%) HTML
3 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 15 (57.69%) CSS
5 12 (46.15%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) MySQL
5 12 (46.15%) LAMP
5 12 (46.15%) Zend
6 11 (42.31%) MVC
7 9 (34.62%) jQuery
8 8 (30.77%) CodeIgniter
8 8 (30.77%) XML
8 8 (30.77%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) JSON
10 6 (23.08%) Laravel
10 6 (23.08%) Symfony
10 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 6 (23.08%) OO
10 6 (23.08%) CRM
11 5 (19.23%) Apache
11 5 (19.23%) Subversion
11 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
11 5 (19.23%) Web Services
11 5 (19.23%) HTML5
12 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
12 4 (15.38%) Migration
12 4 (15.38%) Ajax
12 4 (15.38%) ETL
12 4 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce

PHP Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) CMS
2 3 (11.54%) Moodle
3 2 (7.69%) WordPress
4 1 (3.85%) ExpressionEngine
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) HTML
2 15 (57.69%) CSS
3 12 (46.15%) LAMP
4 9 (34.62%) jQuery
5 8 (30.77%) CodeIgniter
5 8 (30.77%) XML
6 7 (26.92%) JSON
7 6 (23.08%) Laravel
7 6 (23.08%) Symfony
8 5 (19.23%) Web Services
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
9 4 (15.38%) Ajax
10 3 (11.54%) Zend Framework
10 3 (11.54%) CSS3
11 2 (7.69%) RESTful
11 2 (7.69%) XSL
11 2 (7.69%) .NET
11 2 (7.69%) SOAP
12 1 (3.85%) Ext JS
12 1 (3.85%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) Replication
1 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.85%) SCORM
1 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
1 1 (3.85%) Open Source
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Debian
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) OO
2 6 (23.08%) CRM
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) ETL
5 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) Build Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Refactoring
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.85%) UML
7 1 (3.85%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP5
5 1 (3.85%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Zend
2 4 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards