Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 284 266
Rank change year-on-year -76 -18 -73
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 631 896 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.97% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 653 717
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £242 £238 £219
90th Percentile £462 £450 £453
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -56.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £36.25 £14.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £22.38 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +145.90% -56.43% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 -119 217 £375 - 91
North of England +46 153 £325 - 76
South East -51 113 £325 -3.35% 63
North West +30 80 £330 +1.54% 36
Midlands -22 76 £325 -13.33% 44
Yorkshire -12 73 £325 - 37
West Midlands +20 55 £325 -7.14% 22
South West +29 51 £313 +10.13% 25
East of England -30 25 £375 +11.11% 19
East Midlands -50 21 £313 -26.47% 22
PHP Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 631 (100.00%) PHP
2 363 (57.53%) JavaScript
3 350 (55.47%) HTML
4 343 (54.36%) MySQL
5 335 (53.09%) CSS
6 187 (29.64%) Git (software)
7 180 (28.53%) Laravel
8 176 (27.89%) Symfony
9 156 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
10 155 (24.56%) MVC
11 134 (21.24%) jQuery
12 117 (18.54%) LAMP
13 112 (17.75%) OO
14 108 (17.12%) Web Development
14 108 (17.12%) HTML5
15 98 (15.53%) TDD
16 92 (14.58%) WordPress
17 89 (14.10%) Drupal
17 89 (14.10%) CSS3
18 85 (13.47%) AngularJS
19 78 (12.36%) Zend
20 74 (11.73%) Linux
21 66 (10.46%) SQL
22 62 (9.83%) RESTful
23 56 (8.87%) E-Commerce
24 55 (8.72%) Sass
25 52 (8.24%) PHPUnit
26 51 (8.08%) OOP
27 50 (7.92%) REST
28 49 (7.77%) Apache

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 92 (14.58%) WordPress
2 89 (14.10%) Drupal
3 49 (7.77%) Apache
4 47 (7.45%) CMS
5 19 (3.01%) nginx
6 15 (2.38%) Moodle
7 13 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.74%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.95%) Confluence
10 4 (0.63%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.48%) eZ Publish
12 2 (0.32%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.32%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.16%) ExpressionEngine
13 1 (0.16%) IIS
13 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.16%) Totara
Applications
1 20 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (5.86%) Magento
2 4 (0.63%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.96%) GitHub
3 8 (1.27%) SaaS
4 6 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.63%) Heroku
6 4 (0.63%) Twilio
7 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.48%) npm
7 3 (0.48%) Route 53
7 3 (0.48%) Serverless
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.16%) Fastly
9 1 (0.16%) iTunes
9 1 (0.16%) Slack
9 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.79%) SSL
2 4 (0.63%) HTTP
2 4 (0.63%) Internet
2 4 (0.63%) Skype
2 4 (0.63%) SSH
3 2 (0.32%) FTP
3 2 (0.32%) SMS
3 2 (0.32%) SMTP
3 2 (0.32%) SNMP
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (54.36%) MySQL
2 30 (4.75%) MongoDB
3 26 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.38%) MariaDB
5 15 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.06%) SQL Server
7 12 (1.90%) Redis
8 4 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 187 (29.64%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.24%) PHPUnit
3 32 (5.07%) JIRA
4 30 (4.75%) Subversion
5 20 (3.17%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.85%) Codeception
7 17 (2.69%) gulp
8 13 (2.06%) Codeship
9 12 (1.90%) Grunt
10 11 (1.74%) Vagrant
11 9 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.11%) GitLab
13 5 (0.79%) PhpStorm
14 4 (0.63%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.48%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.48%) webpack
16 2 (0.32%) Bower
16 2 (0.32%) Xdebug
General
1 42 (6.66%) Finance
2 39 (6.18%) Marketing
3 31 (4.91%) Retail
4 13 (2.06%) Games
5 8 (1.27%) Advertising
6 7 (1.11%) Publishing
7 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.79%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.63%) Banking
9 4 (0.63%) Billing
9 4 (0.63%) Electronics
9 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (55.47%) HTML
2 335 (53.09%) CSS
3 180 (28.53%) Laravel
4 176 (27.89%) Symfony
5 134 (21.24%) jQuery
6 117 (18.54%) LAMP
7 108 (17.12%) HTML5
8 89 (14.10%) CSS3
9 85 (13.47%) AngularJS
10 62 (9.83%) RESTful
11 55 (8.72%) Sass
12 50 (7.92%) REST
13 39 (6.18%) Ajax
14 34 (5.39%) React
15 25 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (3.80%) JSON
16 24 (3.80%) Node.js
17 19 (3.01%) CodeIgniter
18 17 (2.69%) Web Services
19 16 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.01%) User Experience
3 15 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.06%) Fintech
5 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (0.95%) Video on Demand
6 5 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.63%) iPad
7 4 (0.63%) NHS
7 4 (0.63%) Social Media
8 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.32%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.32%) VLE
10 1 (0.16%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.16%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.73%) Linux
2 9 (1.43%) Windows
3 5 (0.79%) Android
4 4 (0.63%) Unix
5 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.32%) Debian
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Fedora
7 1 (0.16%) SUSE
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (24.56%) MVC
3 112 (17.75%) OO
4 108 (17.12%) Web Development
5 98 (15.53%) TDD
6 56 (8.87%) E-Commerce
7 51 (8.08%) OOP
8 43 (6.81%) OO PHP
9 40 (6.34%) Front End Development
10 36 (5.71%) BDD
11 34 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (4.91%) Microservices
13 27 (4.28%) API Development
14 26 (4.12%) Scrum
15 25 (3.96%) Unit Testing
16 22 (3.49%) Test Automation
17 19 (3.01%) SEO
17 19 (3.01%) Web Application Development
18 18 (2.85%) Software Engineering
19 16 (2.54%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 631 (100.00%) PHP
2 363 (57.53%) JavaScript
3 66 (10.46%) SQL
4 35 (5.55%) PHP 5
5 32 (5.07%) Python
6 29 (4.60%) Java
7 27 (4.28%) PHP 7
8 8 (1.27%) Go
9 7 (1.11%) C#
10 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.95%) ES6
10 6 (0.95%) Ruby
11 3 (0.48%) Perl
11 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) PHP 4
12 2 (0.32%) Scala
12 2 (0.32%) XPath
13 1 (0.16%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.16%) Groovy
13 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (0.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) WCAG
3 2 (0.32%) GCP
3 2 (0.32%) WAI
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (5.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 9 (1.43%) Puppet
2 8 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.95%) Ansible
3 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.63%) Nagios
5 3 (0.48%) Cacti
6 2 (0.32%) cPanel
6 2 (0.32%) Plesk
7 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 78 (12.36%) Zend
2 14 (2.22%) Google
3 12 (1.90%) Adobe
4 6 (0.95%) Microsoft
5 4 (0.63%) Mapbox
5 4 (0.63%) SAP
5 4 (0.63%) Splunk
6 3 (0.48%) Apple
6 3 (0.48%) Capita
6 3 (0.48%) IBM
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle
7 2 (0.32%) Brightcove
7 2 (0.32%) Demandware
7 2 (0.32%) New Relic
7 2 (0.32%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.16%) Facebook
8 1 (0.16%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.16%) Samsung
8 1 (0.16%) Twitter
8 1 (0.16%) Xamarin