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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 588 542 550
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 32 69 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.13% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.14% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 23
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£375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £323 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +33.33%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 20 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 July 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 -62 32 £375 -2.59% 47
London -21 15 £375 -2.59% 10
South East -6 11 £463 +54.16% 7
Kent - 7 £500 -
Dover - 7 £500 -
East of England +5 6 £500 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £500 - 1
City of London -9 4 £383 +4.08% 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £268 - 5
Yorkshire - 4 £268 - 7
Hampshire -7 1 £375 - 3
Cheshire -9 1 £375 - 4
North West -26 1 £375 - 11
Surrey - 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Chester - 1 £375 - 2
Southampton - 1 £375 - 2
Nottingham - 1 - - 2

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (100.00%) PHP
2 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (57.58%) Zend
4 37 (56.06%) JavaScript
5 30 (45.45%) HTML
5 30 (45.45%) TDD
6 29 (43.94%) MySQL
7 28 (42.42%) Symfony
8 24 (36.36%) CSS
8 24 (36.36%) MVC
9 20 (30.30%) jQuery
10 19 (28.79%) PHP5
10 19 (28.79%) OOP
10 19 (28.79%) OO
11 16 (24.24%) LAMP
12 15 (22.73%) SQL
12 15 (22.73%) Open Source
12 15 (22.73%) HTML5
13 13 (19.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (18.18%) Laravel
14 12 (18.18%) Doctrine
14 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
15 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.67%) OO PHP
16 10 (15.15%) SOA
17 9 (13.64%) Apache
17 9 (13.64%) Linux
17 9 (13.64%) Scrum
17 9 (13.64%) CSS3
18 8 (12.12%) Subversion

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 6 (9.09%) Node.js
3 3 (4.55%) Drupal
4 2 (3.03%) WordPress
4 2 (3.03%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.94%) MySQL
2 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Subversion
3 5 (7.58%) PHPUnit
4 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) Grunt
4 3 (4.55%) Bower
5 2 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) Selenium
6 1 (1.52%) Broccoli
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Publishing
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) iGaming
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (45.45%) HTML
2 28 (42.42%) Symfony
3 24 (36.36%) CSS
4 20 (30.30%) jQuery
5 16 (24.24%) LAMP
6 15 (22.73%) HTML5
7 13 (19.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (18.18%) Doctrine
8 12 (18.18%) Laravel
9 9 (13.64%) CSS3
10 7 (10.61%) REST
10 7 (10.61%) Zend Framework
10 7 (10.61%) XML
11 6 (9.09%) Ajax
11 6 (9.09%) Web Services
12 5 (7.58%) Sass
13 3 (4.55%) LESS
13 3 (4.55%) Yii
13 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 3 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) E-Learning
2 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) UNIX
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) TDD
3 24 (36.36%) MVC
4 19 (28.79%) OOP
4 19 (28.79%) OO
5 15 (22.73%) Open Source
6 11 (16.67%) OO PHP
7 10 (15.15%) SOA
8 9 (13.64%) Scrum
9 7 (10.61%) BDD
9 7 (10.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (4.55%) Web Development
13 3 (4.55%) Web Design
14 2 (3.03%) Automated Testing
14 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
14 2 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (100.00%) PHP
2 37 (56.06%) JavaScript
3 19 (28.79%) PHP5
4 15 (22.73%) SQL
5 3 (4.55%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) Java
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (57.58%) Zend
2 2 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) WorldPay