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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Web Developer
Rank 555 524 515
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 49 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 44
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£320 £285 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £285 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 -37 47 £320 +12.28% 64
London +12 16 £350 +16.66% 10
South East -21 8 £325 +39.78% 15
East of England -13 7 £320 +22.48% 7
Yorkshire -8 6 £316 +5.41% 1
South West -37 5 £350 +22.80% 12
Berkshire +4 4 £325 +51.16% 2
West Yorkshire -1 4 £294 -2.08%
Reading +24 3 £331 +3.51% 1
North West -6 3 £288 -4.16% 4
Wiltshire -11 3 - - 4
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 5
Leicestershire - 3 £265 - 2
Leicester - 3 £265 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £320 +62.02% 4
Maidenhead 0 2 £325 -
Surrey -2 2 £325 +18.18% 2
Coventry -5 2 £275 -
Oxfordshire -6 2 - -
Slough -8 2 £325 +15.04%
Manchester -13 2 £313 +4.16% 4
Hampshire -16 2 £325 +20.37% 7
West Midlands -20 2 £250 -13.04% 8
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £320 - 1
Bristol - 2 £350 - 1
City of London +28 1 - -
Basingstoke +13 1 £325 +20.37%
Sheffield +9 1 £350 - 1

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) PHP
2 75 (64.10%) MySQL
3 69 (58.97%) HTML
4 63 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 57 (48.72%) CSS
6 50 (42.74%) MVC
7 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (34.19%) Zend
8 32 (27.35%) jQuery
8 32 (27.35%) LAMP
9 27 (23.08%) Drupal
10 26 (22.22%) Symfony
11 25 (21.37%) Web Services
11 25 (21.37%) Git (software)
12 23 (19.66%) HTML5
12 23 (19.66%) OO
13 22 (18.80%) PHP5
14 19 (16.24%) SOAP
15 17 (14.53%) OOP
15 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.53%) CodeIgniter
15 17 (14.53%) Web Development
16 16 (13.68%) TDD
16 16 (13.68%) Subversion
16 16 (13.68%) Ajax
17 15 (12.82%) WordPress
18 14 (11.97%) Linux
18 14 (11.97%) Apache
19 12 (10.26%) CMS
20 11 (9.40%) CSS3

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 27 (23.08%) Drupal
2 15 (12.82%) WordPress
3 14 (11.97%) Apache
4 12 (10.26%) CMS
5 6 (5.13%) Moodle
6 4 (3.42%) SugarCRM
7 3 (2.56%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.71%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.85%) concrete5
9 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Magento
2 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (64.10%) MySQL
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) Redis
5 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQLite
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.68%) Subversion
3 10 (8.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.42%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.56%) Bazaar
5 3 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.71%) Maven
6 2 (1.71%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 3 (2.56%) Publishing
1 3 (2.56%) Marketing
2 2 (1.71%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.85%) Games
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (58.97%) HTML
2 57 (48.72%) CSS
3 32 (27.35%) LAMP
3 32 (27.35%) jQuery
4 26 (22.22%) Symfony
5 25 (21.37%) Web Services
6 23 (19.66%) HTML5
7 19 (16.24%) SOAP
8 17 (14.53%) CodeIgniter
9 16 (13.68%) Ajax
10 11 (9.40%) CSS3
11 9 (7.69%) Laravel
12 7 (5.98%) Zend Framework
13 5 (4.27%) CakePHP
13 5 (4.27%) XML
14 3 (2.56%) JSON
14 3 (2.56%) Spring
14 3 (2.56%) XHTML
14 3 (2.56%) Django
14 3 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Open Source
2 6 (5.13%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.56%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.71%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.71%) Derivative
4 2 (1.71%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.71%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.71%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Animation
5 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) Android
3 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.27%) UNIX
5 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) Windows
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.74%) MVC
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.66%) OO
4 17 (14.53%) OOP
4 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
4 17 (14.53%) Web Development
5 16 (13.68%) TDD
6 9 (7.69%) OO PHP
7 6 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.27%) Content Management
8 5 (4.27%) Scrum
8 5 (4.27%) UML
8 5 (4.27%) Project Management
8 5 (4.27%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.42%) Web Design
10 3 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.56%) BDD
10 3 (2.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (1.71%) iOS Development
11 2 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 117 (100.00%) PHP
2 63 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.80%) PHP5
4 9 (7.69%) SQL
5 7 (5.98%) Python
6 6 (5.13%) Perl
7 4 (3.42%) Java
7 4 (3.42%) Ruby
8 2 (1.71%) Tcl
8 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.85%) C#
9 1 (0.85%) PHP4
9 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.85%) Varnish
Vendors
1 40 (34.19%) Zend
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.56%) Adobe
3 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.85%) Google
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