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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 568 563 529
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 32 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.059% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.064% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 20
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -6.66%
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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 23 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 1 May 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 -8 32 £375 +7.14% 56
London -7 14 £388 +10.71% 25
South East -4 7 £338 +4.24% 11
Bristol +3 5 £375 +7.14% 3
South West +2 5 £375 +7.14% 3
Croydon - 4 £375 -
City of London 0 3 £363 +3.57% 6
Berkshire -2 3 £325 -3.70% 3
West Midlands - 3 £295 - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £381 -4.68% 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 £381 -4.68% 2
Leeds -18 2 £381 -4.68% 2
Leamington Spa - 2 £295 -
Hampshire - 2 £353 - 3
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £295 -
Surrey - 1 £350 - 2
North East - 1 - - 4
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £400 -
Southampton - 1 £380 - 1
Hook - 1 £325 -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 74 (100.00%) PHP
2 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (59.46%) Zend
4 37 (50.00%) Symfony
5 35 (47.30%) PHP5
6 33 (44.59%) HTML
7 31 (41.89%) TDD
8 30 (40.54%) Doctrine
9 29 (39.19%) MVC
9 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
10 24 (32.43%) OO
10 24 (32.43%) Git (software)
11 21 (28.38%) HTML5
11 21 (28.38%) CSS
12 20 (27.03%) MySQL
12 20 (27.03%) Unit Testing
13 18 (24.32%) LAMP
14 15 (20.27%) Linux
14 15 (20.27%) jQuery
14 15 (20.27%) BDD
15 14 (18.92%) OOP
15 14 (18.92%) Scrum
16 13 (17.57%) Apache
17 12 (16.22%) XML
17 12 (16.22%) OO PHP
18 11 (14.86%) Open Source
18 11 (14.86%) SQL
18 11 (14.86%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (14.86%) Subversion
19 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (17.57%) Apache
2 6 (8.11%) Node.js
3 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.05%) nginx
4 2 (2.70%) WordPress
5 1 (1.35%) Confluence
5 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
1 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) MySQL
2 11 (14.86%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.05%) Redis
6 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.86%) Subversion
3 8 (10.81%) PHPUnit
4 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.05%) Grunt
5 3 (4.05%) Bower
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.05%) Advertising
1 3 (4.05%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.00%) Symfony
2 33 (44.59%) HTML
3 30 (40.54%) Doctrine
4 21 (28.38%) HTML5
4 21 (28.38%) CSS
5 18 (24.32%) LAMP
6 15 (20.27%) jQuery
7 12 (16.22%) XML
8 10 (13.51%) Zend Framework
9 9 (12.16%) Web Services
10 8 (10.81%) JSON
10 8 (10.81%) RESTful
10 8 (10.81%) REST
10 8 (10.81%) Laravel
11 7 (9.46%) CSS3
11 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
12 6 (8.11%) Ajax
13 5 (6.76%) CodeIgniter
14 4 (5.41%) KML
14 4 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Open Source
2 3 (4.05%) Replication
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Derivative
3 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) CentOS
3 1 (1.35%) UNIX
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) TDD
3 29 (39.19%) MVC
4 24 (32.43%) OO
5 20 (27.03%) Unit Testing
6 15 (20.27%) BDD
7 14 (18.92%) OOP
7 14 (18.92%) Scrum
8 12 (16.22%) OO PHP
9 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.81%) Web Development
11 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (6.76%) Change Control
13 3 (4.05%) Web Design
13 3 (4.05%) Mobile Application Development
14 2 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
15 1 (1.35%) Project Management
15 1 (1.35%) SOA
15 1 (1.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) PHP
2 35 (47.30%) PHP5
3 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.86%) SQL
5 9 (12.16%) Java
6 8 (10.81%) Python
7 4 (5.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) Perl
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
1 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 44 (59.46%) Zend
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.35%) Google
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