The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Web Developer
Rank 472 511 547
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +36
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 116 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.094% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 34 18
Average daily rate £350 £265 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £219 £225
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +35 114 £350 +30.84% 43
South West +5 33 £350 +15.89% 6
Yorkshire +16 27 £350 +77.21% 4
Leeds +8 26 £350 +79.48% 3
West Yorkshire +1 26 £350 +79.48% 3
Bristol +9 24 £335 -5.36% 1
South East -4 24 £300 +21.21% 13
London -32 18 £350 +29.62% 4
Hampshire +10 14 £300 - 6
Bradford +7 8 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
East of England -32 7 £313 +78.57% 8
Wiltshire -10 6 £350 - 1
Wales - 6 £450 -
Harrogate - 6 £350 -
Gloucestershire +8 5 £350 - 2
Bath -4 5 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 5 £325 +85.71% 1
Somerset -7 5 £350 - 2
Berkshire -9 5 £350 - 2
Swindon -10 5 £350 -
Gloucester - 5 £350 -
Southampton - 4 £300 -
South Yorkshire 0 3 £375 +87.50% 1
Sheffield -1 3 £375 -
Reading -8 3 £370 - 1
City of London -11 3 £194 -52.74%
East Midlands -11 3 £361 +43.06% 1
Devon - 3 £263 -
East Sussex - 3 £260 - 1

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 166 (100.00%) PHP
2 105 (63.25%) HTML
3 99 (59.64%) MySQL
4 94 (56.63%) CSS
5 86 (51.81%) JavaScript
6 84 (50.60%) Zend
7 69 (41.57%) MVC
8 67 (40.36%) jQuery
9 54 (32.53%) Drupal
10 45 (27.11%) Symfony
11 40 (24.10%) OO
12 37 (22.29%) PHP5
13 35 (21.08%) CodeIgniter
14 34 (20.48%) OOP
15 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (19.28%) HTML5
16 27 (16.27%) TDD
17 26 (15.66%) Web Development
17 26 (15.66%) LAMP
18 25 (15.06%) Zend Framework
19 23 (13.86%) Digital Media
20 19 (11.45%) Jenkins
21 18 (10.84%) Ajax
21 18 (10.84%) Linux
22 17 (10.24%) OO PHP
22 17 (10.24%) CSS3
23 15 (9.04%) Git (software)
23 15 (9.04%) PHPUnit
23 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
23 15 (9.04%) WordPress

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (32.53%) Drupal
2 15 (9.04%) WordPress
3 13 (7.83%) Node.js
4 12 (7.23%) CMS
5 10 (6.02%) Moodle
6 9 (5.42%) Apache
7 5 (3.01%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.81%) SugarCRM
9 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.60%) Jadu
10 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.01%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) Internet
2 7 (4.22%) Extranet
3 5 (3.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (59.64%) MySQL
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.04%) PHPUnit
2 15 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.23%) Subversion
4 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.60%) Hudson
5 1 (0.60%) QUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.60%) Mocha
5 1 (0.60%) Ant
5 1 (0.60%) Flash Builder
5 1 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.81%) Finance
2 3 (1.81%) Publishing
2 3 (1.81%) Games
3 2 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (63.25%) HTML
2 94 (56.63%) CSS
3 67 (40.36%) jQuery
4 45 (27.11%) Symfony
5 35 (21.08%) CodeIgniter
6 32 (19.28%) HTML5
7 26 (15.66%) LAMP
8 25 (15.06%) Zend Framework
9 18 (10.84%) Ajax
10 17 (10.24%) CSS3
11 10 (6.02%) Web Services
12 9 (5.42%) XML
12 9 (5.42%) SOAP
13 6 (3.61%) XHTML
14 5 (3.01%) .NET
15 4 (2.41%) Yii
16 3 (1.81%) REST
16 3 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (1.81%) Sass
16 3 (1.81%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Digital Media
2 11 (6.63%) Open Source
3 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.81%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.20%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.20%) VLE
5 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.60%) IPTV
6 1 (0.60%) Animation
6 1 (0.60%) iPhone
6 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.84%) Linux
2 12 (7.23%) Android
3 8 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) UNIX
4 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (41.57%) MVC
2 40 (24.10%) OO
3 34 (20.48%) OOP
4 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (16.27%) TDD
6 26 (15.66%) Web Development
7 17 (10.24%) OO PHP
8 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.23%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.02%) Scrum
11 9 (5.42%) UML
12 7 (4.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (3.01%) Project Management
14 3 (1.81%) SEO
14 3 (1.81%) Unit Testing
14 3 (1.81%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (1.81%) BDD
15 2 (1.20%) Requirements Analysis
15 2 (1.20%) Web Application Development
15 2 (1.20%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 166 (100.00%) PHP
2 86 (51.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (22.29%) PHP5
4 11 (6.63%) SQL
5 6 (3.61%) Java
6 4 (2.41%) Ruby
7 3 (1.81%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) C#
8 2 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.20%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) PHP4
9 1 (0.60%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (1.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) QA
Vendors
1 84 (50.60%) Zend
2 3 (1.81%) Adobe
3 2 (1.20%) Apple
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.60%) Facebook
4 1 (0.60%) Twitter
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