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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior PHP Developer
Rank 604 630 558
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 41 32 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.055% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.058% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 58
Median daily rate £400 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 24 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 31 August 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 +15 41 £400 +6.66% 47
East Midlands - 15 £425 - 4
London -20 13 £400 - 13
Nottingham - 11 £420 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £420 - 1
South East +10 7 £400 - 5
Yorkshire 0 4 £375 +25.00% 11
Hampshire +13 3 £343 -8.66% 2
East Sussex - 3 £400 -
Brighton - 3 £400 -
City of London +22 1 £375 -6.83% 1
East of England +16 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £505 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Leeds -2 1 - - 5
Maidenhead -3 1 £505 - 1
Warwickshire -4 1 £305 +20.79% 1
West Yorkshire -7 1 - - 8
West Midlands -26 1 £305 +20.79% 5
Fareham - 1 £350 -
Watford - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Leamington Spa - 1 £305 -

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 70 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (54.29%) JavaScript
4 32 (45.71%) OO
5 31 (44.29%) Symfony
6 29 (41.43%) HTML
7 28 (40.00%) MySQL
8 27 (38.57%) BDD
9 26 (37.14%) CSS
10 25 (35.71%) Linux
10 25 (35.71%) OO PHP
11 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
12 20 (28.57%) LAMP
13 19 (27.14%) MVC
14 18 (25.71%) TDD
14 18 (25.71%) Laravel
15 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
15 17 (24.29%) Docker
15 17 (24.29%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (24.29%) Zend
16 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (21.43%) SQL
16 15 (21.43%) Behat
17 14 (20.00%) Web Services
17 14 (20.00%) PHPUnit
18 13 (18.57%) HTML5
18 13 (18.57%) Apache
18 13 (18.57%) Scrum
19 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (17.14%) MongoDB

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 13 (18.57%) Apache
2 11 (15.71%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (8.57%) WordPress
4 2 (2.86%) Confluence
4 2 (2.86%) Drupal
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.43%) concrete5
5 1 (1.43%) nginx
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) MySQL
2 17 (24.29%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (17.14%) MongoDB
4 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.71%) Redis
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
3 14 (20.00%) PHPUnit
4 11 (15.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.71%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.57%) Subversion
6 4 (5.71%) Grunt
7 3 (4.29%) gulp
7 3 (4.29%) JIRA
7 3 (4.29%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.86%) Bower
8 2 (2.86%) Protractor
9 1 (1.43%) Ant
9 1 (1.43%) Geb
9 1 (1.43%) Gradle
9 1 (1.43%) Maven
9 1 (1.43%) Spock
9 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.43%) Xdebug
General
1 7 (10.00%) Retail
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.29%) Symfony
2 29 (41.43%) HTML
3 26 (37.14%) CSS
4 20 (28.57%) LAMP
5 18 (25.71%) Laravel
6 15 (21.43%) Behat
7 14 (20.00%) Web Services
8 13 (18.57%) HTML5
9 12 (17.14%) Doctrine
10 11 (15.71%) CSS3
10 11 (15.71%) RESTful
11 9 (12.86%) REST
12 7 (10.00%) React
12 7 (10.00%) Zend Framework
13 6 (8.57%) XML
14 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
14 5 (7.14%) jQuery
15 4 (5.71%) LAPP Stack
15 4 (5.71%) SOAP
16 3 (4.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.29%) Blog
3 2 (2.86%) Fintech
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.43%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.71%) OO
3 27 (38.57%) BDD
4 25 (35.71%) OO PHP
5 19 (27.14%) MVC
6 18 (25.71%) TDD
7 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.57%) Scrum
9 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.43%) OOP
10 8 (11.43%) Web Development
11 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
11 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
11 6 (8.57%) Open Source
11 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
12 5 (7.14%) Line Management
12 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.71%) Case Management
13 4 (5.71%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) PHP
2 38 (54.29%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) Go
4 3 (4.29%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) Python
5 2 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) Clojure
6 1 (1.43%) Erlang
6 1 (1.43%) Groovy
6 1 (1.43%) Jython
6 1 (1.43%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.43%) PHP 7
6 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) WAI
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (24.29%) Docker
2 4 (5.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Zend
2 2 (2.86%) Sage
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) Sencha
3 1 (1.43%) Twitter
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