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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Web Developer
Rank 618 599 477
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -122
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 46 48 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.085% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.089% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 119
Average daily rate £350 £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.17 - £96.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 - £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 - £159.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.17 - £96.25

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 -6 45 £350 +8.94% 77
London -22 15 £350 -6.66% 15
South East -7 14 £425 +78.94% 20
Oxfordshire +16 9 £425 - 1
Oxford +17 7 £425 - 1
North West -8 7 - - 14
West Midlands -11 5 - - 3
Lancashire - 5 - - 4
Birmingham +6 4 - -
Hampshire 0 3 £325 +36.84% 10
Preston - 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £225 -
South West +8 2 £400 +100.00% 9
East of England +8 2 £275 +39.24% 9
North East - 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £225 -
Hertfordshire +11 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £225 +15.38% 3
Dorset -4 1 - -
Cambridge -4 1 £225 +12.50% 3
South Yorkshire -5 1 £250 -33.33%
Bournemouth -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -6 1 £250 -9.09% 4
Sheffield -18 1 £250 -33.33%
Gloucester - 1 £400 -
Southampton - 1 £300 - 2

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 96 (100.00%) PHP
2 93 (96.88%) Web Development
3 81 (84.38%) JavaScript
4 80 (83.33%) CSS
5 78 (81.25%) HTML
6 40 (41.67%) MySQL
7 39 (40.63%) jQuery
8 28 (29.17%) HTML5
9 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (26.04%) Web Services
11 23 (23.96%) Git (software)
12 22 (22.92%) TDD
12 22 (22.92%) WordPress
13 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (20.83%) E-Commerce
15 19 (19.79%) Node.js
15 19 (19.79%) CSS3
15 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
16 18 (18.75%) MVC
16 18 (18.75%) CMS
17 17 (17.71%) Magento
18 16 (16.67%) Laravel
19 15 (15.63%) Sass
20 14 (14.58%) LAMP
20 14 (14.58%) OO
20 14 (14.58%) Pair Programming
21 13 (13.54%) Scrum
21 13 (13.54%) Front End Development
21 13 (13.54%) Open Source
22 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 22 (22.92%) WordPress
2 19 (19.79%) Node.js
3 18 (18.75%) CMS
4 11 (11.46%) Drupal
5 6 (6.25%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.04%) IIS
7 1 (1.04%) MODX
7 1 (1.04%) Moodle
7 1 (1.04%) nginx
7 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Magento
2 3 (3.13%) BigMachines
2 3 (3.13%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.17%) SaaS
3 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.13%) GitHub
4 2 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.04%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) DNS
1 2 (2.08%) SSH
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (41.67%) MySQL
2 10 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (23.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.29%) Subversion
3 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.13%) gulp
4 3 (3.13%) Mocha
4 3 (3.13%) NetBeans
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (3.13%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.13%) Selenium
4 3 (3.13%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (2.08%) Babel
5 2 (2.08%) Grunt
5 2 (2.08%) Hudson
5 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.04%) Bower
6 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.04%) Maven
6 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Marketing
3 9 (9.38%) Publishing
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.08%) Games
6 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (83.33%) CSS
2 78 (81.25%) HTML
3 39 (40.63%) jQuery
4 28 (29.17%) HTML5
5 25 (26.04%) Web Services
6 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
6 19 (19.79%) CSS3
7 16 (16.67%) Laravel
8 15 (15.63%) Sass
9 14 (14.58%) LAMP
10 12 (12.50%) JSON
11 10 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (9.38%) Ajax
12 9 (9.38%) Symfony
13 8 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
13 8 (8.33%) RESTful
14 5 (5.21%) Django
14 5 (5.21%) REST
14 5 (5.21%) SOAP
15 4 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) User Experience
2 4 (4.17%) Replication
3 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.08%) W3C
5 1 (1.04%) Animation
5 1 (1.04%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.04%) FMCG
5 1 (1.04%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.04%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.04%) Social Media
5 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.04%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.13%) Android
3 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) CentOS
4 1 (1.04%) Debian
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (96.88%) Web Development
2 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.92%) TDD
4 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 18 (18.75%) MVC
7 14 (14.58%) OO
7 14 (14.58%) Pair Programming
8 13 (13.54%) Front End Development
8 13 (13.54%) Open Source
8 13 (13.54%) Scrum
9 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
10 9 (9.38%) API Development
10 9 (9.38%) Kanban
11 7 (7.29%) Content Management
12 5 (5.21%) BDD
12 5 (5.21%) CRM
12 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.17%) OO PHP
13 4 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) PHP
2 81 (84.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.50%) SQL
4 11 (11.46%) Python
5 7 (7.29%) Java
6 4 (4.17%) PHP 5
7 3 (3.13%) Apex Code
7 3 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.08%) ES6
9 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Zend
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.13%) Siebel
5 2 (2.08%) Adobe
5 2 (2.08%) Google
5 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
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