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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Web Developer
Rank 546 508 489
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -19
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 54 67 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 53
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£325 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +40.00%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
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 1968 2145 2690
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 £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 August 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 27 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 -28 53 £325 +14.03% 47
London -4 25 £348 +6.92% 7
Yorkshire +12 8 £316 +15.00% 2
East of England -18 7 £320 +16.36% 4
South East -14 6 £325 +13.04% 11
South West -40 5 £400 +42.85% 8
Sheffield +10 4 £245 -
South Yorkshire +8 4 £245 -
Berkshire +11 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire +6 3 £313 +13.63% 2
Bristol -19 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Norwich - 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 - -
Reading +12 2 £325 -
Slough +5 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire +1 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £320 +62.02% 3
Surrey -4 2 £325 -7.14%
North West -6 2 £193 -35.83% 7
Hampshire -8 2 £325 +13.04% 6
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £320 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £325 -
Basingstoke +20 1 £325 -
City of London +19 1 - - 1
Leeds +2 1 £313 +13.63%
Manchester -6 1 £288 -4.16% 5
West Midlands -7 1 £200 -30.43% 3
Warwickshire -11 1 £200 -33.33%

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 154 (100.00%) PHP
2 99 (64.29%) MySQL
3 87 (56.49%) HTML
4 75 (48.70%) MVC
5 74 (48.05%) CSS
6 72 (46.75%) JavaScript
6 72 (46.75%) Zend
7 45 (29.22%) Drupal
8 44 (28.57%) Symfony
8 44 (28.57%) jQuery
9 37 (24.03%) OO
10 35 (22.73%) CodeIgniter
11 34 (22.08%) LAMP
12 33 (21.43%) PHP5
13 29 (18.83%) OOP
13 29 (18.83%) Git (software)
14 28 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (17.53%) TDD
15 27 (17.53%) Web Development
16 24 (15.58%) HTML5
17 23 (14.94%) Web Services
18 22 (14.29%) Jenkins
19 20 (12.99%) SOAP
20 17 (11.04%) Zend Framework
20 17 (11.04%) Ajax
21 16 (10.39%) WordPress
22 15 (9.74%) PHPUnit
22 15 (9.74%) Subversion
22 15 (9.74%) Linux
23 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (29.22%) Drupal
2 16 (10.39%) WordPress
3 13 (8.44%) CMS
4 12 (7.79%) Apache
5 6 (3.90%) Moodle
6 4 (2.60%) SugarCRM
6 4 (2.60%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.95%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.65%) Node.js
9 1 (0.65%) concrete5
9 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Internet
2 2 (1.30%) Extranet
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (64.29%) MySQL
2 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.65%) SQLite
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Redis
5 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 15 (9.74%) PHPUnit
3 15 (9.74%) Subversion
4 2 (1.30%) Maven
4 2 (1.30%) JUnit
4 2 (1.30%) Bazaar
4 2 (1.30%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.65%) Flash Builder
5 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 3 (1.95%) Publishing
1 3 (1.95%) Marketing
2 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.30%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (56.49%) HTML
2 74 (48.05%) CSS
3 44 (28.57%) Symfony
3 44 (28.57%) jQuery
4 35 (22.73%) CodeIgniter
5 34 (22.08%) LAMP
6 24 (15.58%) HTML5
7 23 (14.94%) Web Services
8 20 (12.99%) SOAP
9 17 (11.04%) Ajax
9 17 (11.04%) Zend Framework
10 11 (7.14%) CSS3
11 9 (5.84%) Laravel
12 5 (3.25%) CakePHP
13 4 (2.60%) XML
13 4 (2.60%) RESTful
14 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
14 3 (1.95%) Flash
14 3 (1.95%) XHTML
14 3 (1.95%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Open Source
2 8 (5.19%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.60%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.30%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.30%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.30%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.65%) Animation
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) iPhone
5 1 (0.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Linux
2 8 (5.19%) Android
3 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.25%) UNIX
5 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (48.70%) MVC
2 37 (24.03%) OO
3 29 (18.83%) OOP
4 28 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (17.53%) TDD
5 27 (17.53%) Web Development
6 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.44%) OO PHP
8 6 (3.90%) Unit Testing
8 6 (3.90%) Scrum
8 6 (3.90%) UML
9 5 (3.25%) Project Management
10 4 (2.60%) Content Management
11 3 (1.95%) Web Design
11 3 (1.95%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (1.95%) BDD
12 2 (1.30%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (1.30%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (1.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (100.00%) PHP
2 72 (46.75%) JavaScript
3 33 (21.43%) PHP5
4 9 (5.84%) SQL
5 8 (5.19%) Perl
6 7 (4.55%) Python
7 4 (2.60%) Ruby
8 3 (1.95%) Java
9 2 (1.30%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.30%) Tcl
9 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.65%) PHP4
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
10 1 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.65%) Varnish
Vendors
1 72 (46.75%) Zend
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle
2 4 (2.60%) Adobe
3 2 (1.30%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.65%) Facebook
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) Apple
4 1 (0.65%) Google
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