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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 549 560 553
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 73 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.045% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.049% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 20 23
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£388 £350 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
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
52334 49033 54752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.28% 92.74% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31946 29302 30708
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2035 2098 2640
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.10%
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 £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 2014.

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 30 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 15 September 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 +52 73 £388 +10.71% 52
London +42 51 £400 +6.66% 22
Bristol - 8 £375 - 1
South West - 8 £375 - 1
South East -19 6 £400 +14.28% 10
Berkshire - 4 £394 -
City of London +28 2 £368 -28.29% 4
East of England -25 2 £375 +50.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £400 - 4
Loughborough - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire +5 1 £400 +60.00% 8
West Yorkshire +1 1 £400 +60.00% 5
North West - 1 £338 - 5
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Brighton - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £338 - 4
Middlesbrough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Redhill - - - -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) PHP
2 70 (56.00%) MVC
3 66 (52.80%) MySQL
3 66 (52.80%) Symfony
4 62 (49.60%) Zend
5 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (38.40%) HTML
7 47 (37.60%) CSS
8 41 (32.80%) Git (software)
9 40 (32.00%) JavaScript
10 38 (30.40%) OO
11 37 (29.60%) TDD
12 34 (27.20%) LAMP
13 26 (20.80%) jQuery
14 25 (20.00%) Unit Testing
15 23 (18.40%) XML
16 22 (17.60%) BDD
16 22 (17.60%) OO PHP
17 21 (16.80%) Linux
17 21 (16.80%) Subversion
18 20 (16.00%) PHP5
19 15 (12.00%) HTML5
19 15 (12.00%) Laravel
19 15 (12.00%) Zend Framework
19 15 (12.00%) OOP
20 14 (11.20%) E-Commerce
20 14 (11.20%) Open Source
20 14 (11.20%) MongoDB
21 13 (10.40%) CSS3
21 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 10 (8.00%) Apache
2 5 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.20%) CMS
3 4 (3.20%) Drupal
4 3 (2.40%) WordPress
5 2 (1.60%) nginx
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) concrete5
6 1 (0.80%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (52.80%) MySQL
2 14 (11.20%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.80%) Big Data
4 7 (5.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.80%) Redis
8 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 41 (32.80%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.80%) Subversion
3 12 (9.60%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.60%) Mercurial
5 5 (4.00%) JIRA
5 5 (4.00%) PHPUnit
5 5 (4.00%) Behat
6 4 (3.20%) Selenium
7 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.60%) Grunt
7 2 (1.60%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.80%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 5 (4.00%) Front Office
1 5 (4.00%) Marketing
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Billing
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (52.80%) Symfony
2 48 (38.40%) HTML
3 47 (37.60%) CSS
4 34 (27.20%) LAMP
5 26 (20.80%) jQuery
6 23 (18.40%) XML
7 15 (12.00%) Zend Framework
7 15 (12.00%) HTML5
7 15 (12.00%) Laravel
8 13 (10.40%) CSS3
9 11 (8.80%) JSON
10 10 (8.00%) RESTful
11 9 (7.20%) CodeIgniter
11 9 (7.20%) Ajax
11 9 (7.20%) Web Services
12 7 (5.60%) REST
13 6 (4.80%) OAuth
13 6 (4.80%) SOAP
14 5 (4.00%) XHTML
14 5 (4.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Open Source
2 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.40%) User Experience
4 3 (2.40%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.40%) SCORM
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) Social Media
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.80%) Derivative
6 1 (0.80%) Social Network
6 1 (0.80%) EPoS
6 1 (0.80%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) UNIX
3 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Debian
3 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Gentoo
4 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) CentOS
4 1 (0.80%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.00%) MVC
2 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (30.40%) OO
4 37 (29.60%) TDD
5 25 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 22 (17.60%) BDD
6 22 (17.60%) OO PHP
7 15 (12.00%) OOP
8 14 (11.20%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.60%) Scrum
11 4 (3.20%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (3.20%) Automated Testing
11 4 (3.20%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.20%) Web Development
11 4 (3.20%) DevOps
11 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.40%) SOA
12 3 (2.40%) SEO
13 2 (1.60%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) PHP
2 40 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.00%) PHP5
4 7 (5.60%) SQL
5 6 (4.80%) Java
6 4 (3.20%) Python
6 4 (3.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
1 7 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Puppet
2 3 (2.40%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 62 (49.60%) Zend
2 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Google
4 1 (0.80%) SendGrid
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