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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP Web Developer
Rank 549 509 497
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -12
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 45 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £250
% change year-on-year
+22.64% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -43 44 £325 +20.37% 37
London +10 18 £345 +6.15% 5
Yorkshire +7 9 £350 +27.27% 2
South Yorkshire +6 7 £245 -
Sheffield +5 6 £245 -
Bristol -15 6 £400 +33.33% 2
South West -27 6 £400 +50.94% 8
East of England -22 4 - - 3
Norfolk - 4 - - 1
Norwich - 4 - - 1
North West -2 3 £98 -67.50% 4
South East -13 3 £325 +30.00% 10
Reading +10 2 £325 -
Slough +5 2 £325 -
Berkshire +3 2 £325 - 1
Surrey -7 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Hampshire -9 2 £325 +30.00% 4
Leicestershire - 2 £200 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £325 -
Leicester - 2 £200 -
East Midlands - 2 £200 - 3
Merseyside - 2 - -
City of London +20 1 £350 -3.51% 2
Guildford +3 1 £325 -7.14%
West Yorkshire 0 1 £500 +81.81% 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £200 -
Leeds -9 1 £500 +81.81% 1
West Midlands -22 1 £200 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Chester - 1 £98 -

PHP Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 160 (100.00%) PHP
2 101 (63.13%) MySQL
3 91 (56.88%) HTML
4 81 (50.63%) Zend
5 80 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 79 (49.38%) CSS
7 73 (45.63%) MVC
8 51 (31.88%) jQuery
9 49 (30.63%) Drupal
10 43 (26.88%) Symfony
11 39 (24.38%) OO
12 37 (23.13%) OOP
12 37 (23.13%) CodeIgniter
13 35 (21.88%) PHP5
14 32 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (17.50%) LAMP
16 26 (16.25%) TDD
16 26 (16.25%) HTML5
17 25 (15.63%) Jenkins
17 25 (15.63%) Web Development
18 20 (12.50%) Git (software)
18 20 (12.50%) Zend Framework
18 20 (12.50%) Web Services
19 18 (11.25%) SOAP
19 18 (11.25%) WordPress
20 17 (10.63%) Ajax
21 15 (9.38%) E-Commerce
22 14 (8.75%) PHPUnit
23 13 (8.13%) Linux
24 12 (7.50%) Software Engineering

PHP Web Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (30.63%) Drupal
2 18 (11.25%) WordPress
3 10 (6.25%) Apache
3 10 (6.25%) CMS
4 9 (5.63%) Moodle
5 7 (4.38%) Node.js
6 5 (3.13%) SugarCRM
7 4 (2.50%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.25%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) Internet
2 7 (4.38%) Extranet
3 5 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (63.13%) MySQL
2 5 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) Redis
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 20 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 14 (8.75%) PHPUnit
4 9 (5.63%) Subversion
5 2 (1.25%) Maven
5 2 (1.25%) JUnit
5 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Flash Builder
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 4 (2.50%) Finance
2 3 (1.88%) Publishing
3 1 (0.63%) Games
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (56.88%) HTML
2 79 (49.38%) CSS
3 51 (31.88%) jQuery
4 43 (26.88%) Symfony
5 37 (23.13%) CodeIgniter
6 28 (17.50%) LAMP
7 26 (16.25%) HTML5
8 20 (12.50%) Zend Framework
8 20 (12.50%) Web Services
9 18 (11.25%) SOAP
10 17 (10.63%) Ajax
11 12 (7.50%) CSS3
12 10 (6.25%) Laravel
13 6 (3.75%) XHTML
13 6 (3.75%) XML
14 4 (2.50%) Sass
14 4 (2.50%) Yii
14 4 (2.50%) RESTful
15 3 (1.88%) CakePHP
15 3 (1.88%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Digital Media
2 6 (3.75%) Open Source
3 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.88%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.25%) VLE
4 2 (1.25%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.25%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.63%) iPhone
5 1 (0.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.13%) Linux
2 12 (7.50%) Android
3 9 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.25%) UNIX
4 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.63%) MVC
2 39 (24.38%) OO
3 37 (23.13%) OOP
4 32 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (16.25%) TDD
6 25 (15.63%) Web Development
7 15 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 12 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.50%) OO PHP
9 7 (4.38%) Scrum
10 6 (3.75%) UML
11 5 (3.13%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.50%) Responsive Web Design
13 3 (1.88%) Usability Testing
13 3 (1.88%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (1.88%) Project Management
14 2 (1.25%) SOA
14 2 (1.25%) SEO
14 2 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
14 2 (1.25%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 160 (100.00%) PHP
2 80 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 35 (21.88%) PHP5
4 6 (3.75%) SQL
5 4 (2.50%) Python
5 4 (2.50%) Ruby
5 4 (2.50%) Java
6 3 (1.88%) Perl
7 2 (1.25%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.63%) PHP4
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 4 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Varnish
Vendors
1 81 (50.63%) Zend
2 4 (2.50%) Adobe
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.63%) Apple
4 1 (0.63%) Facebook
4 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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