Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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.

Senior PHP Developer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 826 787
Rank change year-on-year +15 -39 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 59 47 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.049% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.052% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 54
England median daily rate £500 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £331
90th Percentile £600 £488 £489
UK median daily rate £500 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 90,827 90,205 89,721
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,871 60,414 59,071
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 2,618 2,969
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.97
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89% -

Senior PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior PHP Developer in England

Senior PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior PHP Developer in England

Senior PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior PHP Developer in England

Senior 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 Senior PHP Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior PHP Developer in England

Senior 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 Senior PHP Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 +37 36 £563 +32.35% 14
South East +1 12 £500 +66.67% 13
North of England -12 4 £290 -31.76% 22
North West -7 3 £408 +5.16% 12
Midlands -14 3 £525 +31.25% 11
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 4
East of England -10 2 £344 - 5
South West -26 2 £275 -21.43% 20
North East - 1 £275 - 2
Senior PHP Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) PHP
2 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (57.63%) JavaScript
4 30 (50.85%) Symfony
5 29 (49.15%) MySQL
6 27 (45.76%) TDD
7 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
8 17 (28.81%) CSS
9 16 (27.12%) HTML
9 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
10 15 (25.42%) Laravel
10 15 (25.42%) React
10 15 (25.42%) PHP 7
11 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (20.34%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (20.34%) Serverless
12 12 (20.34%) Node.js
12 12 (20.34%) OO
12 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
13 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
13 11 (18.64%) Web Development
14 10 (16.95%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (16.95%) Redux
14 10 (16.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (16.95%) Microservices
15 9 (15.25%) Docker
15 9 (15.25%) MVC
16 8 (13.56%) SQL
16 8 (13.56%) BDD
16 8 (13.56%) RESTful

Senior 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 8 (13.56%) WordPress
2 4 (6.78%) Drupal
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.69%) CMS
4 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
1 1 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.34%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (20.34%) Serverless
3 10 (16.95%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.39%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) MySQL
2 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
3 10 (16.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.47%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) PhpStorm
4 3 (5.08%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) gulp
5 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
5 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 8 (13.56%) Marketing
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) Symfony
2 17 (28.81%) CSS
3 16 (27.12%) HTML
4 15 (25.42%) Laravel
4 15 (25.42%) React
5 12 (20.34%) Node.js
6 10 (16.95%) Redux
7 8 (13.56%) jQuery
7 8 (13.56%) RESTful
8 6 (10.17%) Swagger
9 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.78%) .NET
10 4 (6.78%) LAMP
10 4 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (5.08%) CodeIgniter
11 3 (5.08%) HTML5
11 3 (5.08%) Yii
12 2 (3.39%) Apache Flex
12 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
12 2 (3.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.69%) Fintech
3 1 (1.69%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) TDD
3 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
4 12 (20.34%) OO
4 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.64%) Web Development
6 10 (16.95%) Microservices
7 9 (15.25%) MVC
8 8 (13.56%) BDD
9 7 (11.86%) DevOps
9 7 (11.86%) Front End Development
10 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
11 4 (6.78%) B2B
11 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
11 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
11 4 (6.78%) Kanban
11 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.78%) Scrum
12 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) PHP
2 34 (57.63%) JavaScript
3 15 (25.42%) PHP 7
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) TypeScript
5 6 (10.17%) PHP 5
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) Go
8 1 (1.69%) PHP 4
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Google
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Facebook