The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 137 160
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 14 28 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.87% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 34
Median daily rate £400 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +11.47% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2617 4191
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 36 (100.00%) PHP
2 20 (55.56%) Symfony
3 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
4 16 (44.44%) CSS
5 15 (41.67%) HTML
6 13 (36.11%) MySQL
7 12 (33.33%) Linux
8 10 (27.78%) MVC
9 8 (22.22%) Apache
9 8 (22.22%) Zend
10 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
10 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
10 7 (19.44%) TDD
10 7 (19.44%) Marketing
11 6 (16.67%) LAMP
11 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (16.67%) OO
11 6 (16.67%) NHS
11 6 (16.67%) Laravel
11 6 (16.67%) Drupal
11 6 (16.67%) BDD
12 5 (13.89%) RESTful
12 5 (13.89%) jQuery
12 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.89%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (13.89%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (11.11%) Digital Economy
13 4 (11.11%) Finance
13 4 (11.11%) OOP

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 8 (22.22%) Apache
2 6 (16.67%) Drupal
3 3 (8.33%) nginx
4 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.56%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) Moodle
5 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Grunt
3 2 (5.56%) gulp
3 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (19.44%) Marketing
2 4 (11.11%) Digital Economy
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (55.56%) Symfony
2 16 (44.44%) CSS
3 15 (41.67%) HTML
4 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
5 6 (16.67%) LAMP
5 6 (16.67%) Laravel
6 5 (13.89%) jQuery
6 5 (13.89%) RESTful
7 4 (11.11%) Sass
8 3 (8.33%) CakePHP
8 3 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.56%) Ajax
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
9 2 (5.56%) PHP-FPM
9 2 (5.56%) phpspec
9 2 (5.56%) React
9 2 (5.56%) REST
9 2 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) NHS
2 5 (13.89%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.33%) Fintech
3 3 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) MVC
2 7 (19.44%) TDD
3 6 (16.67%) BDD
3 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) OOP
6 3 (8.33%) Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.33%) DevOps
6 3 (8.33%) OO PHP
6 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
7 2 (5.56%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.56%) Microservices
7 2 (5.56%) Open Source
7 2 (5.56%) Security Patching
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) PHP
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) PHP 5
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) ES6
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Zend
2 3 (8.33%) Adobe
3 2 (5.56%) Panasonic
3 2 (5.56%) PayPal
4 1 (2.78%) Google