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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 539 538 535
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 56 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.092% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 19
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -20 54 £375 +7.14% 47
London +18 31 £375 +5.63% 19
Bristol -7 10 £419 +19.64% 2
South East -12 10 £313 -13.79% 11
South West -16 10 £419 +19.64% 7
City of London - 7 £338 - 6
Surrey -1 4 £275 -24.13% 1
Hampshire - 4 £413 - 3
Dorking -2 3 £275 -24.13% 1
Southampton - 3 £413 - 1
Leeds -6 2 £388 +10.71% 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £388 +10.71% 2
West Yorkshire -11 2 £388 +10.71% 1
Cardiff - 1 £295 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 3
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 £295 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 £295 - 1
Scotland - 1 £450 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brackley - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -

Senior PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) PHP
2 68 (52.31%) MySQL
3 65 (50.00%) MVC
3 65 (50.00%) Zend
4 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (46.92%) Symfony
6 60 (46.15%) HTML
7 55 (42.31%) CSS
8 52 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 47 (36.15%) TDD
10 40 (30.77%) jQuery
10 40 (30.77%) OO
11 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
12 35 (26.92%) Linux
13 31 (23.85%) LAMP
14 30 (23.08%) Doctrine
15 29 (22.31%) HTML5
16 27 (20.77%) PHP5
17 26 (20.00%) BDD
18 25 (19.23%) OO PHP
19 24 (18.46%) Apache
20 23 (17.69%) XML
20 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
21 22 (16.92%) E-Commerce
22 20 (15.38%) Open Source
22 20 (15.38%) CSS3
23 19 (14.62%) PHPUnit
23 19 (14.62%) Subversion
24 18 (13.85%) Zend Framework
24 18 (13.85%) Web Services

Senior PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (18.46%) Apache
2 12 (9.23%) WordPress
3 8 (6.15%) CMS
4 6 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.62%) Node.js
4 6 (4.62%) Drupal
5 5 (3.85%) nginx
6 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.77%) concrete5
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Magento
2 2 (1.54%) osCommerce
2 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) VoIP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (52.31%) MySQL
2 11 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.62%) Redis
4 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.77%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.62%) PHPUnit
2 19 (14.62%) Subversion
3 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.38%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.85%) JIRA
6 4 (3.08%) Behat
7 1 (0.77%) Selenium
7 1 (0.77%) Zend Studio
7 1 (0.77%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.77%) Grunt
7 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.77%) Bazaar
General
1 8 (6.15%) Marketing
2 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Billing
3 2 (1.54%) Electronics
3 2 (1.54%) Finance
3 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Front Office
4 1 (0.77%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (46.92%) Symfony
2 60 (46.15%) HTML
3 55 (42.31%) CSS
4 40 (30.77%) jQuery
5 31 (23.85%) LAMP
6 30 (23.08%) Doctrine
7 29 (22.31%) HTML5
8 23 (17.69%) XML
9 20 (15.38%) CSS3
10 18 (13.85%) Zend Framework
10 18 (13.85%) Web Services
10 18 (13.85%) Laravel
11 17 (13.08%) RESTful
12 16 (12.31%) JSON
13 13 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
14 12 (9.23%) Ajax
15 11 (8.46%) SOAP
16 9 (6.92%) REST
16 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
17 6 (4.62%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Open Source
2 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.08%) Social Media
5 3 (2.31%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.31%) SCORM
5 3 (2.31%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) DTV
7 1 (0.77%) Replication
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Social Network
7 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Linux
2 7 (5.38%) CentOS
3 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.08%) UNIX
4 2 (1.54%) Debian
4 2 (1.54%) Windows
5 1 (0.77%) Gentoo
5 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.00%) MVC
2 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.15%) TDD
4 40 (30.77%) OO
5 26 (20.00%) BDD
6 25 (19.23%) OO PHP
7 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
8 22 (16.92%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.77%) Scrum
10 11 (8.46%) Web Development
10 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.46%) OOP
11 9 (6.92%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
14 4 (3.08%) Web Application Development
14 4 (3.08%) Change Control
14 4 (3.08%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.08%) Software Engineering
14 4 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 130 (100.00%) PHP
2 52 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (20.77%) PHP5
4 16 (12.31%) Python
5 15 (11.54%) Ruby
6 13 (10.00%) SQL
7 11 (8.46%) Java
8 5 (3.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Puppet
2 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
2 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 65 (50.00%) Zend
2 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle
3 2 (1.54%) Google
3 2 (1.54%) SAP
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.77%) SendGrid
4 1 (0.77%) Twitter
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