The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 287 237
Rank change year-on-year -9 -50  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 328 398 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.81% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.85% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 309 392
Median daily rate £350 £334 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +2.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
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 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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
South East +31 92 £401 +23.23% 51
London -90 77 £356 -8.06% 74
Yorkshire +24 58 £350 +3.70% 41
West Midlands +21 34 £300 - 39
North West +33 30 £355 +9.23% 49
East Midlands -5 16 £300 +20.00% 29
South West -1 14 £316 +12.94% 28
East of England -4 13 £438 +94.44% 16
North East +67 1 £400 - 4
PHP Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 622 (100.00%) PHP
2 375 (60.29%) JavaScript
3 359 (57.72%) HTML
4 339 (54.50%) MySQL
5 331 (53.22%) CSS
6 226 (36.33%) Symfony
7 190 (30.55%) Laravel
8 177 (28.46%) MVC
9 158 (25.40%) Git (software)
10 145 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (22.35%) jQuery
12 133 (21.38%) AngularJS
13 112 (18.01%) LAMP
14 110 (17.68%) OO
15 109 (17.52%) Zend
16 107 (17.20%) Web Development
17 101 (16.24%) Linux
18 99 (15.92%) HTML5
19 94 (15.11%) TDD
20 91 (14.63%) RESTful
21 74 (11.90%) Drupal
22 73 (11.74%) SQL
23 70 (11.25%) CSS3
24 69 (11.09%) OOP
24 69 (11.09%) WordPress
25 68 (10.93%) Apache
26 55 (8.84%) OO PHP
27 53 (8.52%) Node.js
28 49 (7.88%) Python
28 49 (7.88%) MongoDB

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 74 (11.90%) Drupal
2 69 (11.09%) WordPress
3 68 (10.93%) Apache
4 46 (7.40%) CMS
5 23 (3.70%) nginx
6 11 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.13%) Moodle
8 5 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.48%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.48%) IIS
10 2 (0.32%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.32%) SilverStripe
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.16%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.16%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.16%) Liferay
11 1 (0.16%) phpBB
11 1 (0.16%) Tornado
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (5.14%) Magento
2 8 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.48%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.38%) GitHub
3 11 (1.77%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.96%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.48%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) AdWords
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.32%) Route 53
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.29%) HTTP
2 6 (0.96%) SSL
3 4 (0.64%) AMQP
3 4 (0.64%) Intranet
4 3 (0.48%) Firewall
4 3 (0.48%) Internet
4 3 (0.48%) LDAP
4 3 (0.48%) SSH
5 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) SNMP
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (54.50%) MySQL
2 49 (7.88%) MongoDB
3 38 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.86%) Redis
6 22 (3.54%) SQL Server
7 21 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.45%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.80%) MariaDB
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.64%) phpMyAdmin
11 3 (0.48%) Big Data
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.32%) GIS
13 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.16%) DB2
13 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 158 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.40%) PHPUnit
3 42 (6.75%) Jenkins
4 38 (6.11%) Subversion
5 16 (2.57%) Vagrant
6 14 (2.25%) Grunt
6 14 (2.25%) gulp
7 11 (1.77%) Selenium
8 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 9 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.96%) Hudson
10 6 (0.96%) JIRA
11 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.48%) git-flow
13 2 (0.32%) Babel
13 2 (0.32%) GitLab
13 2 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 30 (4.82%) Marketing
2 28 (4.50%) Finance
3 18 (2.89%) Retail
4 8 (1.29%) Banking
5 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.80%) Games
6 5 (0.80%) Publishing
7 4 (0.64%) Advertising
7 4 (0.64%) Back Office
7 4 (0.64%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Military
9 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (57.72%) HTML
2 331 (53.22%) CSS
3 226 (36.33%) Symfony
4 190 (30.55%) Laravel
5 139 (22.35%) jQuery
6 133 (21.38%) AngularJS
7 112 (18.01%) LAMP
8 99 (15.92%) HTML5
9 91 (14.63%) RESTful
10 70 (11.25%) CSS3
11 53 (8.52%) Node.js
12 37 (5.95%) Sass
13 32 (5.14%) Ajax
14 30 (4.82%) REST
15 28 (4.50%) React
16 26 (4.18%) CodeIgniter
17 24 (3.86%) Web Services
18 18 (2.89%) JSON
18 18 (2.89%) LESS
19 17 (2.73%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.14%) User Experience
3 21 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.77%) W3C
5 9 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (1.45%) NHS
6 7 (1.13%) Fintech
7 4 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.48%) Social Media
8 3 (0.48%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.32%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.16%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.16%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.16%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.16%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 101 (16.24%) Linux
2 7 (1.13%) Windows
3 5 (0.80%) Unix
4 4 (0.64%) Android
4 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.32%) CentOS
5 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.16%) Debian
6 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (28.46%) MVC
2 145 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (17.68%) OO
4 107 (17.20%) Web Development
5 94 (15.11%) TDD
6 69 (11.09%) OOP
7 55 (8.84%) OO PHP
8 48 (7.72%) E-Commerce
9 36 (5.79%) Front End Development
10 35 (5.63%) BDD
10 35 (5.63%) Software Engineering
11 34 (5.47%) Scrum
12 33 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (4.66%) Unit Testing
14 27 (4.34%) Test Automation
15 22 (3.54%) DevOps
16 18 (2.89%) Configuration Management
16 18 (2.89%) Web Application Development
17 16 (2.57%) Analytics
18 15 (2.41%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 622 (100.00%) PHP
2 375 (60.29%) JavaScript
3 73 (11.74%) SQL
4 49 (7.88%) Python
5 37 (5.95%) Java
6 35 (5.63%) PHP 5
7 16 (2.57%) PHP 7
8 12 (1.93%) Ruby
9 8 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.29%) PHP 4
10 7 (1.13%) C#
10 7 (1.13%) ECMAScript
10 7 (1.13%) ES6
11 6 (0.96%) Groovy
11 6 (0.96%) Scala
11 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.32%) C++
13 2 (0.32%) Go
13 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (1.61%) Degree
2 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
1 4 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (4.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (4.34%) Ansible
2 22 (3.54%) Puppet
3 18 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.32%) cPanel
5 2 (0.32%) Nagios
5 2 (0.32%) Salt
6 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.16%) Piwik
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (17.52%) Zend
2 20 (3.22%) Oracle
3 19 (3.05%) Google
4 13 (2.09%) Adobe
4 13 (2.09%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.13%) Apple
6 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.80%) Demandware
7 5 (0.80%) IBM
8 4 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.64%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.32%) Facebook
9 2 (0.32%) Panasonic
9 2 (0.32%) PayPal
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.32%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco
10 1 (0.16%) Pardot
10 1 (0.16%) Sencha
10 1 (0.16%) Twitter
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago