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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 532 547 554
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 81 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.057% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.062% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 26 17
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£375 £358 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +18.18%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +23 79 £375 +4.16% 62
London +23 52 £375 +4.16% 23
South East -12 11 £388 +10.71% 12
Bristol - 9 £400 - 3
South West - 9 £400 - 3
City of London +20 6 £300 -40.00% 4
Dorking -2 5 £275 -24.13% 3
Surrey -5 5 £275 -24.13% 6
Berkshire +13 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £388 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 2 £388 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 3
North West - 2 £338 - 6
South Wales - 2 £295 -
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £295 -
Loughborough - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 £338 - 5
Wales - 2 £295 -
Reading +9 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Leeds -5 1 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire -11 1 £400 +33.33%
Brighton - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £375 - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 149 (100.00%) PHP
2 86 (57.72%) MVC
3 79 (53.02%) MySQL
4 75 (50.34%) Symfony
4 75 (50.34%) Zend
5 69 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (45.64%) HTML
7 65 (43.62%) CSS
8 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
9 46 (30.87%) TDD
9 46 (30.87%) Git (software)
10 44 (29.53%) OO
11 41 (27.52%) jQuery
12 38 (25.50%) LAMP
13 30 (20.13%) Unit Testing
14 29 (19.46%) Linux
14 29 (19.46%) BDD
15 28 (18.79%) HTML5
16 27 (18.12%) XML
17 23 (15.44%) Subversion
18 22 (14.77%) CSS3
19 21 (14.09%) OO PHP
19 21 (14.09%) Zend Framework
20 19 (12.75%) Open Source
21 18 (12.08%) PHP5
21 18 (12.08%) E-Commerce
22 17 (11.41%) Apache
23 16 (10.74%) OOP
23 16 (10.74%) PHPUnit
23 16 (10.74%) Laravel

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (11.41%) Apache
2 11 (7.38%) WordPress
3 8 (5.37%) CMS
3 8 (5.37%) Drupal
4 6 (4.03%) Node.js
5 5 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.67%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Magento
2 2 (1.34%) osCommerce
2 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (53.02%) MySQL
2 12 (8.05%) Big Data
3 11 (7.38%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.04%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.68%) Redis
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.67%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 46 (30.87%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.44%) Subversion
3 16 (10.74%) PHPUnit
4 10 (6.71%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.70%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.03%) JIRA
6 6 (4.03%) Behat
7 4 (2.68%) Selenium
8 2 (1.34%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.34%) Grunt
8 2 (1.34%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.67%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.67%) Hudson
9 1 (0.67%) Zend Studio
General
1 7 (4.70%) Marketing
2 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.01%) Front Office
4 2 (1.34%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Finance
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (50.34%) Symfony
2 68 (45.64%) HTML
3 65 (43.62%) CSS
4 41 (27.52%) jQuery
5 38 (25.50%) LAMP
6 28 (18.79%) HTML5
7 27 (18.12%) XML
8 22 (14.77%) CSS3
9 21 (14.09%) Zend Framework
10 16 (10.74%) Laravel
11 13 (8.72%) RESTful
11 13 (8.72%) Web Services
12 12 (8.05%) Ajax
13 11 (7.38%) JSON
13 11 (7.38%) SOAP
13 11 (7.38%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (4.70%) REST
14 7 (4.70%) XHTML
15 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
16 5 (3.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Open Source
2 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.36%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.68%) Social Media
6 3 (2.01%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.01%) User Experience
6 3 (2.01%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.01%) SCORM
7 2 (1.34%) DTV
7 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) EPoS
8 1 (0.67%) GIS
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.46%) Linux
2 5 (3.36%) CentOS
3 4 (2.68%) UNIX
3 4 (2.68%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.34%) Debian
5 2 (1.34%) Windows
6 1 (0.67%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Gentoo
6 1 (0.67%) Android
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (57.72%) MVC
2 69 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (30.87%) TDD
4 44 (29.53%) OO
5 30 (20.13%) Unit Testing
6 29 (19.46%) BDD
7 21 (14.09%) OO PHP
8 18 (12.08%) E-Commerce
9 16 (10.74%) OOP
10 13 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (6.71%) Scrum
12 7 (4.70%) Automated Testing
13 6 (4.03%) Web Development
13 6 (4.03%) Digital Marketing
14 5 (3.36%) Software Engineering
14 5 (3.36%) Mobile Application Development
15 4 (2.68%) DevOps
15 4 (2.68%) Refactoring
15 4 (2.68%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.08%) PHP5
4 14 (9.40%) Ruby
5 13 (8.72%) Python
6 9 (6.04%) SQL
7 8 (5.37%) Java
8 5 (3.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) C
9 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) SLA
2 3 (2.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Puppet
2 3 (2.01%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (50.34%) Zend
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle
2 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.34%) Google
3 2 (1.34%) SAP
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.67%) Twitter
4 1 (0.67%) SendGrid
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorking
Annapurna
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago