The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 145 144
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 21 14 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.41% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.43% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 27
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year +3.58% +4.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the City of London

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the City of London

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the City of London

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the City of London

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 23 (52.27%) Symfony
3 17 (38.64%) Zend
4 16 (36.36%) CSS
4 16 (36.36%) HTML
5 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.09%) MVC
6 14 (31.82%) Marketing
7 13 (29.55%) TDD
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.27%) BDD
9 11 (25.00%) OO
10 10 (22.73%) MySQL
11 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
12 8 (18.18%) Linux
12 8 (18.18%) OOP
13 7 (15.91%) E-Commerce
13 7 (15.91%) jQuery
13 7 (15.91%) Laravel
14 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
14 6 (13.64%) HTML5
14 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
14 6 (13.64%) SQL
15 5 (11.36%) Apache
15 5 (11.36%) Drupal
15 5 (11.36%) Zend Framework
15 5 (11.36%) Fintech
16 4 (9.09%) Docker
16 4 (9.09%) DevOps
16 4 (9.09%) Magento

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (11.36%) Apache
1 5 (11.36%) Drupal
2 4 (9.09%) WordPress
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.55%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Magento
2 2 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) GitHub
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) Grunt
2 2 (4.55%) gulp
2 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Firebug
3 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (31.82%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) Symfony
2 16 (36.36%) CSS
2 16 (36.36%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
4 7 (15.91%) jQuery
4 7 (15.91%) Laravel
5 6 (13.64%) HTML5
6 5 (11.36%) Zend Framework
7 4 (9.09%) CSS3
7 4 (9.09%) LAMP
7 4 (9.09%) Sass
8 3 (6.82%) CakePHP
8 3 (6.82%) phpspec
8 3 (6.82%) REST
8 3 (6.82%) RESTful
8 3 (6.82%) Silex
9 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Fintech
2 4 (9.09%) NHS
3 3 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.82%) Social Media
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) MVC
2 13 (29.55%) TDD
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) BDD
4 11 (25.00%) OO
5 8 (18.18%) OOP
6 7 (15.91%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps
7 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.82%) Analytics
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.55%) DRM
9 2 (4.55%) Microservices
9 2 (4.55%) Migration
9 2 (4.55%) OO PHP
9 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.27%) Cross-Platform Development
10 1 (2.27%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) PHP 5
6 2 (4.55%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Zend
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Panasonic
2 2 (4.55%) PayPal
3 1 (2.27%) Google
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