The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior PHP Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 590 596 569
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 38 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.093% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 56
Median daily rate £420 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £318 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.85% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Senior PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

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 2 December 2016.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 37 £420 +24.44% 50
London -15 13 £413 +10.00% 14
East Midlands - 13 £425 - 4
Nottingham - 12 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 12 £425 -
West Midlands -17 7 £440 +44.26% 5
Birmingham - 4 £480 -
South East +24 2 £325 -11.86% 10
City of London -7 2 £363 -3.33% 3
Stafford - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire +20 1 - - 5
Surrey +18 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +15 1 £365 +24.78% 4
Leeds +14 1 £365 - 3
Yorkshire +10 1 £365 +24.78% 7
North West +6 1 £425 +38.21% 6
Manchester +2 1 £425 +38.21% 4
Esher - 1 £325 -

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Senior PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (51.25%) JavaScript
3 38 (47.50%) HTML
4 36 (45.00%) CSS
4 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (42.50%) OO
6 33 (41.25%) Linux
6 33 (41.25%) OO PHP
7 32 (40.00%) Symfony
8 27 (33.75%) BDD
9 25 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 25 (31.25%) Jenkins
10 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (28.75%) MySQL
11 21 (26.25%) MVC
12 19 (23.75%) Zend
13 18 (22.50%) TDD
13 18 (22.50%) Relational Database
13 18 (22.50%) Docker
14 17 (21.25%) Web Development
15 16 (20.00%) Laravel
15 16 (20.00%) Unix
16 15 (18.75%) HTTP
16 15 (18.75%) Mac OS X
16 15 (18.75%) Behat
17 14 (17.50%) LAMP
17 14 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (16.25%) Doctrine
19 12 (15.00%) Elasticsearch

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (13.75%) Apache
3 5 (6.25%) WordPress
4 3 (3.75%) Drupal
5 2 (2.50%) CMS
5 2 (2.50%) Confluence
6 1 (1.25%) concrete5
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Magento
2 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.75%) MySQL
2 18 (22.50%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (13.75%) MongoDB
5 9 (11.25%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 25 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
2 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
3 10 (12.50%) PHPUnit
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (3.75%) gulp
6 2 (2.50%) Grunt
6 2 (2.50%) Protractor
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) Ant
7 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.25%) Maven
7 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.75%) Retail
2 5 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (47.50%) HTML
2 36 (45.00%) CSS
3 32 (40.00%) Symfony
4 16 (20.00%) Laravel
5 15 (18.75%) Behat
6 14 (17.50%) LAMP
7 13 (16.25%) Doctrine
8 11 (13.75%) HTML5
8 11 (13.75%) RESTful
8 11 (13.75%) Web Services
9 10 (12.50%) REST
10 9 (11.25%) CSS3
10 9 (11.25%) Zend Framework
11 8 (10.00%) React
12 7 (8.75%) SOAP
13 5 (6.25%) jQuery
14 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
14 4 (5.00%) JMS
14 4 (5.00%) Sass
15 3 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Linux
2 16 (20.00%) Unix
3 15 (18.75%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) OO
3 33 (41.25%) OO PHP
4 27 (33.75%) BDD
5 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (26.25%) MVC
7 18 (22.50%) TDD
8 17 (21.25%) Web Development
9 13 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Line Management
11 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 9 (11.25%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (11.25%) Scrum
13 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 8 (10.00%) OOP
13 8 (10.00%) Web Design
14 7 (8.75%) Open Source
15 6 (7.50%) Front End Development
16 5 (6.25%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (51.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.25%) SQL
4 3 (3.75%) PHP 7
5 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.50%) PHP 5
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) Go
6 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.50%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Docker
2 4 (5.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Zend
2 2 (2.50%) Sage
2 2 (2.50%) SAP
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