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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Programmer
Rank 574 535 532
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Programmer 9 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.037% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.040% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £185 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £364 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £238 £188
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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
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 28 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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 9 £300 +26.31% 4
South East -6 4 £300 -2.43%
London -3 3 £365 +170.37%
East Midlands +11 1 - -
South West -16 1 £300 +33.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
Somerset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -

PHP Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (56.52%) jQuery
3 12 (52.17%) MySQL
4 11 (47.83%) OO
5 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) JSON
7 6 (26.09%) CMS
7 6 (26.09%) LAMP
7 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
8 5 (21.74%) MVC
8 5 (21.74%) Zend
8 5 (21.74%) WordPress
9 4 (17.39%) Drupal
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) Magento
10 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) Linux
10 3 (13.04%) OOP
10 3 (13.04%) PHP5
10 3 (13.04%) Symfony
10 3 (13.04%) CodeIgniter
10 3 (13.04%) Subversion
10 3 (13.04%) Ajax
11 2 (8.70%) Joomla!
11 2 (8.70%) QA
11 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration

PHP Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (26.09%) CMS
2 5 (21.74%) WordPress
3 4 (17.39%) Drupal
4 2 (8.70%) Joomla!
5 1 (4.35%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) QUnit
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) jQuery
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
2 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) JSON
3 6 (26.09%) LAMP
4 3 (13.04%) Symfony
4 3 (13.04%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (13.04%) Ajax
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) CSS3
5 2 (8.70%) Laravel
6 1 (4.35%) Sass
6 1 (4.35%) LESS
6 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) W3C
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Debian
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) OO
2 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
5 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) DRM
7 1 (4.35%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
7 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) PHP5
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Zend
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat