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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 562 542 534
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 38 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.11% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 26
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£400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +60.00%
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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 22 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 30 June 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 -29 38 £400 +3.89% 56
London -19 17 £383 +2.00% 20
South East -23 10 £500 +61.29% 12
Kent - 7 £500 -
Dover - 7 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £500 - 1
East of England - 6 £500 - 3
Hertfordshire - 6 £500 - 1
City of London 0 5 £375 -2.59% 5
South West -14 4 £395 -7.05% 1
Yorkshire -15 4 £268 -33.12% 8
West Yorkshire -16 4 £268 -33.12% 5
Bristol -21 4 £395 -7.05%
Leeds -16 1 £363 -9.37% 4
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 £350 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 3
Uxbridge - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 6
North East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £250 - 1

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 71 (100.00%) PHP
2 52 (73.24%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (63.38%) Zend
4 39 (54.93%) JavaScript
5 33 (46.48%) TDD
6 31 (43.66%) HTML
6 31 (43.66%) MySQL
6 31 (43.66%) Symfony
7 26 (36.62%) MVC
8 25 (35.21%) PHP5
9 22 (30.99%) CSS
9 22 (30.99%) OO
10 21 (29.58%) LAMP
11 20 (28.17%) jQuery
12 19 (26.76%) OOP
13 18 (25.35%) Open Source
13 18 (25.35%) Doctrine
14 17 (23.94%) HTML5
14 17 (23.94%) SQL
15 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
16 13 (18.31%) Laravel
16 13 (18.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (18.31%) OO PHP
17 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
17 11 (15.49%) Linux
18 10 (14.08%) SOA
19 9 (12.68%) Apache
19 9 (12.68%) Scrum
19 9 (12.68%) Subversion
19 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 9 (12.68%) Apache
2 6 (8.45%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Drupal
4 1 (1.41%) WordPress
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.66%) MySQL
2 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.68%) Subversion
3 4 (5.63%) PHPUnit
4 3 (4.23%) Grunt
4 3 (4.23%) Bower
5 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Selenium
6 1 (1.41%) Broccoli
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Advertising
2 1 (1.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) iGaming
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (43.66%) HTML
1 31 (43.66%) Symfony
2 22 (30.99%) CSS
3 21 (29.58%) LAMP
4 20 (28.17%) jQuery
5 18 (25.35%) Doctrine
6 17 (23.94%) HTML5
7 13 (18.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (18.31%) Laravel
8 9 (12.68%) Zend Framework
9 7 (9.86%) Web Services
9 7 (9.86%) XML
9 7 (9.86%) REST
9 7 (9.86%) CSS3
10 5 (7.04%) Ajax
11 4 (5.63%) Sass
11 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.23%) LESS
12 3 (4.23%) JSON
12 3 (4.23%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) E-Learning
2 3 (4.23%) Replication
2 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Derivative
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) UNIX
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (73.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) TDD
3 26 (36.62%) MVC
4 22 (30.99%) OO
5 19 (26.76%) OOP
6 18 (25.35%) Open Source
7 13 (18.31%) OO PHP
8 10 (14.08%) SOA
9 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.86%) BDD
11 6 (8.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.63%) Web Development
13 3 (4.23%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (4.23%) Web Design
14 2 (2.82%) Web Application Development
14 2 (2.82%) Automated Testing
15 1 (1.41%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) PHP
2 39 (54.93%) JavaScript
3 25 (35.21%) PHP5
4 17 (23.94%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Java
6 4 (5.63%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
7 2 (2.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Salt
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) Zend
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.41%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) WorldPay
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Mortimer Spinks
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Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
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