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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 563 545 518
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 34 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.089% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.096% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 23
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 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 29 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 28 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 -31 34 £375 - 64
London +14 16 £375 -6.25% 29
South East -16 6 £450 +38.99% 9
South West -2 5 £375 - 2
Bristol -10 5 £375 - 2
City of London +11 3 £375 -9.09% 8
West Midlands - 3 £295 - 1
East of England - 3 £500 - 2
Dover - 3 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 - 2
Kent - 3 £500 - 2
West Yorkshire -13 2 £306 -23.43% 3
Yorkshire -18 2 £306 -23.43% 5
Warwickshire - 2 £295 -
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Leamington Spa - 2 £295 -
Croydon - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +9 1 £400 +18.51% 1
Leeds -16 1 £363 -9.37% 2
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
Slough - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £325 - 4
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 3
Hook - 1 £325 -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (63.89%) Zend
4 38 (52.78%) Symfony
5 35 (48.61%) JavaScript
6 34 (47.22%) PHP5
7 33 (45.83%) HTML
7 33 (45.83%) TDD
8 31 (43.06%) MVC
9 25 (34.72%) Doctrine
10 24 (33.33%) MySQL
10 24 (33.33%) OO
11 23 (31.94%) CSS
12 22 (30.56%) LAMP
13 19 (26.39%) HTML5
14 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
15 15 (20.83%) jQuery
15 15 (20.83%) Unit Testing
16 14 (19.44%) Laravel
16 14 (19.44%) OOP
17 13 (18.06%) Open Source
17 13 (18.06%) OO PHP
18 12 (16.67%) Linux
18 12 (16.67%) SQL
18 12 (16.67%) Scrum
19 10 (13.89%) Apache
19 10 (13.89%) BDD
20 9 (12.50%) Zend Framework
20 9 (12.50%) XML
20 9 (12.50%) Java

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 10 (13.89%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) Node.js
3 4 (5.56%) nginx
4 2 (2.78%) WordPress
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) Confluence
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
1 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.50%) Subversion
3 5 (6.94%) PHPUnit
4 3 (4.17%) Grunt
4 3 (4.17%) Bower
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Publishing
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.78%) Symfony
2 33 (45.83%) HTML
3 25 (34.72%) Doctrine
4 23 (31.94%) CSS
5 22 (30.56%) LAMP
6 19 (26.39%) HTML5
7 15 (20.83%) jQuery
8 14 (19.44%) Laravel
9 9 (12.50%) Zend Framework
9 9 (12.50%) XML
10 8 (11.11%) Web Services
11 7 (9.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (9.72%) CSS3
12 6 (8.33%) REST
12 6 (8.33%) Ajax
13 5 (6.94%) CodeIgniter
13 5 (6.94%) JSON
13 5 (6.94%) RESTful
14 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
14 4 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Replication
1 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.78%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.39%) Derivative
3 1 (1.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) UNIX
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.83%) TDD
3 31 (43.06%) MVC
4 24 (33.33%) OO
5 15 (20.83%) Unit Testing
6 14 (19.44%) OOP
7 13 (18.06%) Open Source
7 13 (18.06%) OO PHP
8 12 (16.67%) Scrum
9 10 (13.89%) BDD
10 6 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.94%) Web Development
12 4 (5.56%) SOA
13 3 (4.17%) Web Design
13 3 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (2.78%) Dependency Injection
14 2 (2.78%) Change Control
15 1 (1.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) PHP
2 35 (48.61%) JavaScript
3 34 (47.22%) PHP5
4 12 (16.67%) SQL
5 9 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby
7 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Zend
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.39%) Google
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