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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 538 527 514
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 38 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.078% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.084% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 19
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£378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -19 37 £375 +7.14% 51
London -20 15 £375 +7.14% 23
Bristol -6 9 £400 +14.28% 2
South West -18 9 £400 +14.28% 5
South East - 7 £350 - 6
Leeds -4 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -9 5 £400 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -11 5 £400 +14.28% 1
City of London +17 3 £388 +10.71% 3
Surrey - 3 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £380 - 1
Scotland -4 1 £450 -
North West -13 1 £313 - 8
Manchester - 1 £313 - 5
Southampton - 1 £380 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 97 (100.00%) PHP
2 61 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (56.70%) Zend
4 50 (51.55%) HTML
5 48 (49.48%) MVC
6 47 (48.45%) Symfony
7 41 (42.27%) TDD
8 40 (41.24%) JavaScript
8 40 (41.24%) CSS
9 39 (40.21%) MySQL
10 33 (34.02%) OO
11 31 (31.96%) PHP5
11 31 (31.96%) Doctrine
12 30 (30.93%) HTML5
13 28 (28.87%) Git (software)
14 26 (26.80%) jQuery
15 25 (25.77%) LAMP
16 24 (24.74%) Linux
16 24 (24.74%) Unit Testing
16 24 (24.74%) BDD
17 20 (20.62%) Open Source
17 20 (20.62%) PHPUnit
17 20 (20.62%) Apache
18 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
19 16 (16.49%) Python
19 16 (16.49%) CSS3
19 16 (16.49%) Zend Framework
19 16 (16.49%) OO PHP
20 15 (15.46%) XML
21 14 (14.43%) Ruby

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 20 (20.62%) Apache
2 10 (10.31%) WordPress
3 9 (9.28%) Node.js
4 6 (6.19%) Drupal
5 5 (5.15%) nginx
6 4 (4.12%) CMS
6 4 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Magento
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.06%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (40.21%) MySQL
2 12 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.19%) Redis
4 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.03%) Big Data
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (28.87%) Git (software)
2 20 (20.62%) PHPUnit
3 12 (12.37%) Subversion
4 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.03%) Zend Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Behat
General
1 7 (7.22%) Marketing
2 3 (3.09%) Advertising
3 2 (2.06%) Electronics
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Music Industry
4 1 (1.03%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (51.55%) HTML
2 47 (48.45%) Symfony
3 40 (41.24%) CSS
4 31 (31.96%) Doctrine
5 30 (30.93%) HTML5
6 26 (26.80%) jQuery
7 25 (25.77%) LAMP
8 16 (16.49%) Zend Framework
8 16 (16.49%) CSS3
9 15 (15.46%) XML
10 14 (14.43%) Laravel
11 13 (13.40%) Web Services
12 12 (12.37%) RESTful
13 9 (9.28%) AngularJS
13 9 (9.28%) CodeIgniter
14 8 (8.25%) JSON
14 8 (8.25%) REST
15 7 (7.22%) SOAP
16 6 (6.19%) Ajax
17 4 (4.12%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.62%) Open Source
2 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.09%) Social Media
3 3 (3.09%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.09%) Replication
4 2 (2.06%) DTV
4 2 (2.06%) Derivative
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) CentOS
3 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.03%) Android
5 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (49.48%) MVC
3 41 (42.27%) TDD
4 33 (34.02%) OO
5 24 (24.74%) Unit Testing
5 24 (24.74%) BDD
6 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
7 16 (16.49%) OO PHP
8 12 (12.37%) OOP
9 11 (11.34%) Scrum
10 10 (10.31%) Web Development
10 10 (10.31%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.22%) Mobile Application Development
13 5 (5.15%) Change Control
14 4 (4.12%) Web Application Development
14 4 (4.12%) Digital Marketing
15 3 (3.09%) Automated Testing
15 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
15 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 97 (100.00%) PHP
2 40 (41.24%) JavaScript
3 31 (31.96%) PHP5
4 16 (16.49%) Python
5 14 (14.43%) Ruby
6 13 (13.40%) SQL
7 8 (8.25%) Java
8 7 (7.22%) Perl
9 1 (1.03%) C
9 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.06%) VCP4
2 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Puppet
2 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 55 (56.70%) Zend
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle
3 2 (2.06%) SAP
3 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.03%) Google
4 1 (1.03%) Twitter
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