The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Web Developer 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 Web Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Web Developer
Rank 549 510 507
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 27 56 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.12% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 21
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£318 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

PHP Web Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PHP Web Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

PHP Web Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

PHP Web Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PHP Web Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP Web Developer
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 Web Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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 -48 26 £318 +1.60% 48
East of England +8 10 £200 -36.00% 4
South East -28 9 £319 +15.90% 8
Cambridgeshire - 8 £200 - 2
Berkshire +3 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Manchester -5 4 £318 - 3
North West -11 4 £318 +126.78% 5
Reading - 4 £250 -
London -28 3 £375 +7.14% 8
Surrey 0 2 £355 +29.09%
Yorkshire -13 2 £375 +7.14% 8
South Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 2
Sheffield - 2 £375 - 1
Dorking - 2 £346 -
Hertfordshire +8 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Leeds -9 1 £375 +25.00% 3
Hampshire -16 1 £200 -27.27% 1
West Yorkshire -16 1 £375 +15.38% 4
South West -35 1 £200 -40.29% 5
Scotland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 3
Leatherhead - 1 £355 -
Reigate - 1 £355 -
Wakefield - 1 £375 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £200 -
Bournemouth - 1 £200 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PHP Web Developer 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 Web Developer in their job title.

1 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 51 (85.00%) HTML
3 49 (81.67%) CSS
4 48 (80.00%) JavaScript
5 44 (73.33%) MySQL
6 30 (50.00%) jQuery
7 28 (46.67%) HTML5
8 25 (41.67%) OOP
8 25 (41.67%) MVC
9 17 (28.33%) LAMP
9 17 (28.33%) Linux
10 15 (25.00%) SQL
10 15 (25.00%) PHP5
11 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
12 13 (21.67%) WordPress
13 12 (20.00%) Drupal
13 12 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
13 12 (20.00%) CSS3
13 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
14 11 (18.33%) OO
14 11 (18.33%) XML
14 11 (18.33%) CMS
14 11 (18.33%) Symfony
14 11 (18.33%) Marketing
15 10 (16.67%) Laravel
16 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (15.00%) XSLT
16 9 (15.00%) Apache
17 8 (13.33%) Subversion
17 8 (13.33%) Zend

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PHP Web Developer 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 Web Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (21.67%) WordPress
2 12 (20.00%) Drupal
3 11 (18.33%) CMS
4 9 (15.00%) Apache
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.67%) nginx
6 1 (1.67%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) MODX
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 5 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (73.33%) MySQL
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.33%) Bazaar
General
1 11 (18.33%) Marketing
2 5 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (85.00%) HTML
2 49 (81.67%) CSS
3 30 (50.00%) jQuery
4 28 (46.67%) HTML5
5 17 (28.33%) LAMP
6 12 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
6 12 (20.00%) CSS3
7 11 (18.33%) Symfony
7 11 (18.33%) XML
8 10 (16.67%) Laravel
9 9 (15.00%) XSLT
10 6 (10.00%) Ajax
11 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 5 (8.33%) Doctrine
12 4 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (6.67%) Web Services
12 4 (6.67%) JSON
12 4 (6.67%) CakePHP
13 3 (5.00%) XHTML
13 3 (5.00%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Derivative
4 1 (1.67%) Animation
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.33%) Debian
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) OOP
1 25 (41.67%) MVC
2 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (18.33%) OO
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.67%) TDD
5 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.67%) Web Development
6 6 (10.00%) Content Management
7 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (5.00%) Analytics
8 3 (5.00%) OO PHP
9 2 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.33%) Web Design
10 1 (1.67%) UML
10 1 (1.67%) Migration
10 1 (1.67%) CRM
10 1 (1.67%) B2B
10 1 (1.67%) Project Management
10 1 (1.67%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 48 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 15 (25.00%) PHP5
4 7 (11.67%) XPath
5 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Zend
2 5 (8.33%) Adobe
3 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.00%) Facebook
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Twitter
6 1 (1.67%) Rackspace
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