The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Web Developer
UK / England
Rank 549 566 543
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 21 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.11% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 38
Median daily rate £250 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +10.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -23.07% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.17 -

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 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
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 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

PHP Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Web Developer in England

PHP Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Web Developer in England

PHP Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Web Developer in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Web Developer in England

PHP Web 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 Web Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Web Developer in England

PHP Web 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 Web Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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 +1 7 £225 -40.00% 12
South East +9 6 £275 -35.29% 15
South West +2 3 £250 -29.32% 7
West Midlands +19 2 £313 - 9
North West +24 1 £225 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 - - 3
PHP Web Developer
UK

PHP Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, PHP Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) PHP
2 36 (94.74%) Web Development
3 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
4 26 (68.42%) HTML
5 24 (63.16%) MySQL
6 23 (60.53%) CSS
7 13 (34.21%) WordPress
7 13 (34.21%) jQuery
8 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 9 (23.68%) CMS
10 8 (21.05%) Subversion
10 8 (21.05%) OO
10 8 (21.05%) HTML5
10 8 (21.05%) User Experience
11 7 (18.42%) Laravel
11 7 (18.42%) RESTful
11 7 (18.42%) Linux
11 7 (18.42%) Google
11 7 (18.42%) SEO
12 6 (15.79%) SQL
12 6 (15.79%) Symfony
12 6 (15.79%) Google Analytics
12 6 (15.79%) Analytics
12 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
13 5 (13.16%) Drupal
13 5 (13.16%) Java
13 5 (13.16%) .NET
13 5 (13.16%) Web Services
13 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
13 5 (13.16%) Finance

PHP Web 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 13 (34.21%) WordPress
2 9 (23.68%) CMS
3 5 (13.16%) Drupal
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.63%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.63%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Google Analytics
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LDAP
2 1 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (63.16%) MySQL
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) QGIS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Subversion
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 1 (2.63%) gulp
5 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Music Industry
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (68.42%) HTML
2 23 (60.53%) CSS
3 13 (34.21%) jQuery
4 8 (21.05%) HTML5
5 7 (18.42%) Laravel
5 7 (18.42%) RESTful
6 6 (15.79%) Symfony
7 5 (13.16%) .NET
7 5 (13.16%) Web Services
8 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.53%) Node.js
9 3 (7.89%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (7.89%) LAMP
9 3 (7.89%) XML
10 2 (5.26%) CakePHP
10 2 (5.26%) CSS3
10 2 (5.26%) JSON
11 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
11 1 (2.63%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.63%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (7.89%) W3C
3 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Web Development
2 8 (21.05%) OO
3 7 (18.42%) SEO
4 6 (15.79%) Analytics
4 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) MVC
5 4 (10.53%) OO PHP
5 4 (10.53%) OOD
5 4 (10.53%) Software Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Service Design
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (2.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) PHP 5
5 1 (2.63%) PHP 7
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Google
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Zend
3 1 (2.63%) Sybase