The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior PHP 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 Senior PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 604 601 592
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 40 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.072% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.076% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 30
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
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 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
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 £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Senior PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior PHP Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK.

Senior PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Senior PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK.

Senior PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 38 £388 +3.33% 58
London +3 22 £400 +6.66% 18
South East -5 6 £338 - 12
Yorkshire +3 4 £400 - 10
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £325 - 1
Hampshire +6 2 £338 -4.25% 4
West Yorkshire -4 2 £400 - 6
Surrey -6 2 £350 - 2
Leeds -9 2 £400 - 5
Milton Keynes - 2 £325 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £325 -
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 6
North West - 2 £325 - 4
South West +1 1 £400 +6.66% 2
Leamington Spa -3 1 £303 +2.54% 1
Warwickshire -5 1 £303 +2.54% 3
West Midlands -10 1 £303 +9.00% 5
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £400 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £425 -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior PHP 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 Senior PHP Developer in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (63.95%) HTML
2 55 (63.95%) JavaScript
3 49 (56.98%) CSS
4 46 (53.49%) Symfony
5 42 (48.84%) MVC
6 41 (47.67%) MySQL
7 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (30.23%) Laravel
9 24 (27.91%) Zend
10 23 (26.74%) HTML5
10 23 (26.74%) OO
11 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
12 21 (24.42%) RESTful
13 18 (20.93%) OO PHP
14 17 (19.77%) CSS3
14 17 (19.77%) Web Services
14 17 (19.77%) TDD
15 16 (18.60%) jQuery
16 15 (17.44%) BDD
17 14 (16.28%) Web Development
17 14 (16.28%) Linux
17 14 (16.28%) Python
18 13 (15.12%) LAMP
19 12 (13.95%) Scrum
19 12 (13.95%) Java
19 12 (13.95%) Unit Testing
19 12 (13.95%) WordPress
20 11 (12.79%) XML
20 11 (12.79%) Apache

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior PHP 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 Senior PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.95%) WordPress
2 11 (12.79%) Apache
3 8 (9.30%) Drupal
4 7 (8.14%) CMS
5 4 (4.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.65%) Magnolia
5 4 (4.65%) nginx
5 4 (4.65%) Node.js
6 1 (1.16%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.16%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) BigMachines
1 4 (4.65%) Eloqua
2 3 (3.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.65%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (47.67%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) PHPUnit
3 4 (4.65%) Grunt
3 4 (4.65%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (4.65%) Subversion
4 3 (3.49%) Bower
5 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Advertising
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (63.95%) HTML
2 49 (56.98%) CSS
3 46 (53.49%) Symfony
4 26 (30.23%) Laravel
5 23 (26.74%) HTML5
6 21 (24.42%) RESTful
7 17 (19.77%) CSS3
7 17 (19.77%) Web Services
8 16 (18.60%) jQuery
9 13 (15.12%) LAMP
10 11 (12.79%) XML
11 10 (11.63%) SOAP
12 8 (9.30%) Behat
12 8 (9.30%) Doctrine
12 8 (9.30%) Yii
13 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
13 7 (8.14%) JSON
13 7 (8.14%) REST
14 5 (5.81%) Sass
15 4 (4.65%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) User Experience
2 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.33%) Fintech
3 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) BBC
4 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) MVC
2 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.74%) OO
4 18 (20.93%) OO PHP
5 17 (19.77%) TDD
6 15 (17.44%) BDD
7 14 (16.28%) Web Development
8 12 (13.95%) Scrum
8 12 (13.95%) Unit Testing
9 10 (11.63%) OOP
10 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.65%) Coaching
11 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.65%) CRM
11 4 (4.65%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.49%) Front End Development
12 3 (3.49%) Microservices
12 3 (3.49%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (63.95%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.28%) Python
4 12 (13.95%) Java
5 10 (11.63%) Ruby
6 8 (9.30%) SQL
7 4 (4.65%) Apex Code
7 4 (4.65%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.16%) C
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
1 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) Kibana
2 1 (1.16%) logstash
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Zend
2 5 (5.81%) Facebook
3 4 (4.65%) Interwoven
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.65%) Siebel
4 3 (3.49%) Google
4 3 (3.49%) Twitter
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