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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 555 556 528
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 34 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.060% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.065% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 17
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -4 34 £375 +7.14% 48
London 0 15 £375 +7.14% 27
South East - 8 £350 - 6
Yorkshire -5 4 £400 - 3
Leeds -6 4 £400 - 2
Bristol -7 4 £375 +7.14% 1
South West -8 4 £375 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire -10 4 £400 - 2
City of London +14 3 £388 +10.71% 6
Berkshire - 3 £325 -
Hampshire - 2 £353 - 1
Surrey - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 2 £295 -
West Midlands - 2 £295 - 1
North West -17 1 £313 +13.63% 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £313 - 3
Southampton - 1 £380 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 87 (100.00%) PHP
2 61 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (62.07%) Zend
4 44 (50.57%) HTML
5 42 (48.28%) Symfony
6 37 (42.53%) TDD
7 36 (41.38%) MVC
8 35 (40.23%) JavaScript
9 32 (36.78%) CSS
9 32 (36.78%) PHP5
10 31 (35.63%) MySQL
11 29 (33.33%) Doctrine
12 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
12 27 (31.03%) HTML5
13 26 (29.89%) OO
14 22 (25.29%) Unit Testing
15 21 (24.14%) LAMP
16 20 (22.99%) Linux
17 19 (21.84%) jQuery
17 19 (21.84%) BDD
18 17 (19.54%) PHPUnit
18 17 (19.54%) Zend Framework
19 16 (18.39%) Open Source
19 16 (18.39%) Apache
19 16 (18.39%) OO PHP
20 15 (17.24%) Python
20 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
20 15 (17.24%) XML
21 13 (14.94%) SQL
21 13 (14.94%) PostgreSQL

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (18.39%) Apache
2 10 (11.49%) Node.js
3 9 (10.34%) WordPress
4 5 (5.75%) nginx
4 5 (5.75%) Drupal
5 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Magento
2 2 (2.30%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) GitHub
1 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.63%) MySQL
2 13 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.90%) Redis
4 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 17 (19.54%) PHPUnit
3 12 (13.79%) Subversion
4 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.45%) Grunt
5 3 (3.45%) Bower
6 2 (2.30%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) Zend Studio
7 1 (1.15%) Behat
General
1 3 (3.45%) Advertising
1 3 (3.45%) Marketing
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Publishing
3 1 (1.15%) Music Industry
3 1 (1.15%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.57%) HTML
2 42 (48.28%) Symfony
3 32 (36.78%) CSS
4 29 (33.33%) Doctrine
5 27 (31.03%) HTML5
6 21 (24.14%) LAMP
7 19 (21.84%) jQuery
8 17 (19.54%) Zend Framework
9 15 (17.24%) XML
10 13 (14.94%) CSS3
11 12 (13.79%) Web Services
12 11 (12.64%) REST
12 11 (12.64%) RESTful
13 9 (10.34%) AngularJS
14 8 (9.20%) Laravel
14 8 (9.20%) JSON
15 6 (6.90%) CodeIgniter
15 6 (6.90%) SOAP
16 5 (5.75%) Ajax
17 4 (4.60%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Open Source
2 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (2.30%) Social Media
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.15%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) CentOS
3 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (42.53%) TDD
3 36 (41.38%) MVC
4 26 (29.89%) OO
5 22 (25.29%) Unit Testing
6 19 (21.84%) BDD
7 16 (18.39%) OO PHP
8 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
9 13 (14.94%) Scrum
10 11 (12.64%) OOP
11 10 (11.49%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (9.20%) Web Development
13 5 (5.75%) Change Control
13 5 (5.75%) Mobile Application Development
14 4 (4.60%) Web Application Development
15 3 (3.45%) Web Design
15 3 (3.45%) Automated Testing
16 2 (2.30%) Software Engineering
16 2 (2.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) PHP
2 35 (40.23%) JavaScript
3 32 (36.78%) PHP5
4 15 (17.24%) Python
5 13 (14.94%) SQL
6 11 (12.64%) Ruby
7 8 (9.20%) Java
8 5 (5.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.15%) C
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
1 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 54 (62.07%) Zend
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle
2 2 (2.30%) Google
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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