Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 196 205
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 -36
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 36 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.74% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 51
City of London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £248 £292 £225
90th Percentile £506 £448 £433
Central London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6706 6360 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.48% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5298 5043 6784
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -9.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £225 -
PHP Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 28 (77.78%) Git (software)
3 21 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 20 (55.56%) MVC
5 18 (50.00%) CSS
6 17 (47.22%) HTML
7 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (41.67%) MySQL
9 14 (38.89%) Laravel
10 13 (36.11%) TDD
11 12 (33.33%) OO
11 12 (33.33%) Drupal
11 12 (33.33%) REST
11 12 (33.33%) API Development
12 11 (30.56%) OO PHP
12 11 (30.56%) PHPUnit
12 11 (30.56%) HTML5
12 11 (30.56%) GitHub
12 11 (30.56%) Microservices
12 11 (30.56%) Performance Optimisation
12 11 (30.56%) Codeship
12 11 (30.56%) Codeception
12 11 (30.56%) jQuery
12 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (30.56%) Workflow
13 10 (27.78%) CMS
13 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
13 10 (27.78%) Ajax
13 10 (27.78%) CSS3
14 9 (25.00%) Jenkins

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 12 (33.33%) Drupal
2 10 (27.78%) CMS
3 9 (25.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (8.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) eZ Publish
5 1 (2.78%) Moodle
5 1 (2.78%) nginx
5 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) GitHub
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (8.33%) Serverless
3 1 (2.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (30.56%) Codeception
2 11 (30.56%) Codeship
2 11 (30.56%) PHPUnit
3 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) gulp
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) Grunt
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Digital Economy
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) CSS
2 17 (47.22%) HTML
3 14 (38.89%) Laravel
4 12 (33.33%) REST
5 11 (30.56%) HTML5
5 11 (30.56%) jQuery
6 10 (27.78%) Ajax
6 10 (27.78%) CSS3
7 4 (11.11%) JSON
7 4 (11.11%) LAMP
7 4 (11.11%) RESTful
7 4 (11.11%) Symfony
8 3 (8.33%) Sass
9 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
10 1 (2.78%) Drush
10 1 (2.78%) Phalcon
10 1 (2.78%) PhoneGap
10 1 (2.78%) React
10 1 (2.78%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) NHS
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) MVC
2 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) TDD
4 12 (33.33%) API Development
4 12 (33.33%) OO
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (30.56%) Microservices
5 11 (30.56%) OO PHP
5 11 (30.56%) Performance Optimisation
5 11 (30.56%) Workflow
6 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 8 (22.22%) CRM
7 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (16.67%) Web Development
9 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.33%) SOLID
9 3 (8.33%) Validation
10 2 (5.56%) Front End Development
10 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) PHP
2 21 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Zend