Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 131 98
Rank change year-on-year +36 -33 +30
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 21 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.31% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.32% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £345 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £300 £164 £225
90th Percentile £438 £388 £538
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,136 2,796 2,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.75% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 1,523 1,341
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £262 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.43 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -7.44% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £10.56
90th Percentile £35.83 £35.53 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.60% -30.00% +23.46%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in Edinburgh

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in Edinburgh

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in Edinburgh

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in Edinburgh

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) MySQL
3 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) jQuery
3 6 (28.57%) RESTful
3 6 (28.57%) High Availability
4 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
4 5 (23.81%) Open Source
4 5 (23.81%) GeoServer
4 5 (23.81%) Public Sector
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Symfony
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
4 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
4 5 (23.81%) Ajax
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) GIS
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) SOAP
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) nginx
6 3 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) NoSQL

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (23.81%) GeoServer
2 3 (14.29%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 5 (23.81%) GIS
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
1 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
1 5 (23.81%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) CSS
1 6 (28.57%) jQuery
1 6 (28.57%) RESTful
2 5 (23.81%) Ajax
2 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
2 5 (23.81%) Symfony
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (14.29%) React
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) Sass
6 1 (4.76%) Smarty
6 1 (4.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) High Availability
2 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (23.81%) Open Source
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) OO PHP
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source Development
4 1 (4.76%) OWASP
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) PHP 7
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker