The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
UK / England
Rank 295 263 273
Rank change year-on-year -32 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 303 449 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.92% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.96% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 344 277
Median daily rate £339 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% -  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in England

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in England

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in England

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in England

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
London -16 104 £375 -0.66% 75
Yorkshire +17 53 £395 +14.49% 46
North West +16 41 £295 +1.54% 55
West Midlands +27 38 £325 +16.07% 27
South East -48 33 £325 -1.88% 41
South West -6 15 £298 -5.55% 27
East Midlands -19 10 £300 -14.28% 28
East of England -13 6 £225 -25.00% 19
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £155 - 10
PHP Developer
UK

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 629 (100.00%) PHP
2 352 (55.96%) JavaScript
3 335 (53.26%) HTML
4 333 (52.94%) MySQL
5 301 (47.85%) CSS
6 183 (29.09%) Symfony
7 174 (27.66%) MVC
8 171 (27.19%) Laravel
9 138 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
10 136 (21.62%) Git (software)
11 128 (20.35%) Zend
12 113 (17.97%) jQuery
13 111 (17.65%) Web Development
14 107 (17.01%) LAMP
14 107 (17.01%) OO
15 104 (16.53%) Linux
16 98 (15.58%) AngularJS
17 93 (14.79%) HTML5
18 91 (14.47%) SQL
18 91 (14.47%) TDD
19 86 (13.67%) WordPress
20 82 (13.04%) RESTful
21 67 (10.65%) OOP
22 66 (10.49%) E-Commerce
23 65 (10.33%) Apache
23 65 (10.33%) CSS3
24 51 (8.11%) MongoDB
25 50 (7.95%) Drupal
26 48 (7.63%) Jenkins
27 47 (7.47%) Magento

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 86 (13.67%) WordPress
2 65 (10.33%) Apache
3 50 (7.95%) Drupal
4 46 (7.31%) CMS
5 16 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.38%) nginx
7 7 (1.11%) Moodle
8 6 (0.95%) IIS
8 6 (0.95%) SilverStripe
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.48%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) Confluence
10 2 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.32%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.16%) Liferay
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) phpBB
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (1.75%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.43%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.48%) MS Office
5 2 (0.32%) GIMP
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 47 (7.47%) Magento
2 4 (0.64%) OpenCart
2 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.48%) Unica
4 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.86%) GitHub
3 13 (2.07%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.59%) SaaS
6 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.48%) IaaS
9 2 (0.32%) AdWords
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.16%) Office 365
10 1 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.54%) HTTP
2 6 (0.95%) Intranet
3 5 (0.79%) SSL
4 4 (0.64%) AMQP
4 4 (0.64%) LDAP
5 3 (0.48%) SSH
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) Internet
6 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) SNMP
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (52.94%) MySQL
2 51 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 43 (6.84%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 36 (5.72%) SQL Server
5 27 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (4.13%) Redis
7 12 (1.91%) CouchDB
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.79%) Big Data
9 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.48%) GIS
10 3 (0.48%) phpMyAdmin
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.56%) Subversion
4 29 (4.61%) PHPUnit
5 18 (2.86%) Mercurial
6 9 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.43%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.27%) Jasmine
7 8 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.95%) JIRA
9 6 (0.95%) Selenium
10 4 (0.64%) Hudson
10 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.48%) Grunt
12 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.32%) GitLab
12 2 (0.32%) gulp
12 2 (0.32%) Mocha
General
1 35 (5.56%) Marketing
2 27 (4.29%) Finance
3 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.59%) Advertising
4 10 (1.59%) Retail
5 6 (0.95%) Publishing
6 5 (0.79%) Back Office
7 4 (0.64%) Electronics
7 4 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.48%) Banking
8 3 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
9 2 (0.32%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (53.26%) HTML
2 301 (47.85%) CSS
3 183 (29.09%) Symfony
4 171 (27.19%) Laravel
5 113 (17.97%) jQuery
6 107 (17.01%) LAMP
7 98 (15.58%) AngularJS
8 93 (14.79%) HTML5
9 82 (13.04%) RESTful
10 65 (10.33%) CSS3
11 45 (7.15%) Node.js
12 42 (6.68%) REST
13 39 (6.20%) Web Services
14 36 (5.72%) CodeIgniter
15 28 (4.45%) XML
16 26 (4.13%) Zend Framework
17 24 (3.82%) Ajax
18 22 (3.50%) JSON
19 20 (3.18%) Sass
20 19 (3.02%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.25%) User Experience
2 13 (2.07%) Computer Science
2 13 (2.07%) W3C
3 11 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.11%) NHS
6 6 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (0.95%) Fintech
6 6 (0.95%) Video on Demand
7 5 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.64%) Social Media
9 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.32%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.32%) iPad
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.16%) Animation
11 1 (0.16%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.16%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.16%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.53%) Linux
2 11 (1.75%) Unix
3 10 (1.59%) Windows
4 9 (1.43%) Android
5 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.64%) CentOS
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (27.66%) MVC
2 138 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (17.65%) Web Development
4 107 (17.01%) OO
5 91 (14.47%) TDD
6 67 (10.65%) OOP
7 66 (10.49%) E-Commerce
8 47 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (7.31%) Front End Development
9 46 (7.31%) Scrum
10 45 (7.15%) OO PHP
11 36 (5.72%) BDD
12 32 (5.09%) Unit Testing
13 29 (4.61%) Software Engineering
14 23 (3.66%) Configuration Management
15 22 (3.50%) Analytics
15 22 (3.50%) Responsive Web Design
16 20 (3.18%) DevOps
17 19 (3.02%) Release Management
18 18 (2.86%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 629 (100.00%) PHP
2 352 (55.96%) JavaScript
3 91 (14.47%) SQL
4 37 (5.88%) Python
5 36 (5.72%) Java
6 21 (3.34%) PHP 5
7 9 (1.43%) PHP 7
8 8 (1.27%) C#
8 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.79%) Perl
10 4 (0.64%) Go
10 4 (0.64%) PHP 4
10 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.64%) XPath
11 3 (0.48%) ECMAScript
11 3 (0.48%) ES6
11 3 (0.48%) Ruby
12 2 (0.32%) C
12 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (2.86%) Degree
2 11 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.27%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (3.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.70%) Ansible
2 17 (2.70%) Puppet
3 3 (0.48%) Terraform
4 2 (0.32%) Salt
5 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.16%) Piwik
5 1 (0.16%) Plesk
5 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (20.35%) Zend
2 21 (3.34%) Oracle
3 20 (3.18%) Google
4 15 (2.38%) Adobe
5 12 (1.91%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.64%) SAP
7 3 (0.48%) Facebook
7 3 (0.48%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.48%) Twitter
8 2 (0.32%) Apple
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.32%) PayPal
8 2 (0.32%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.32%) Sybase
9 1 (0.16%) BT
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco
9 1 (0.16%) IBM
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.16%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Sytel Reply
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago