Period
to 21 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 803 828 755
Rank change year-on-year +25 -73 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 43 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.036% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.038% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 38
England median daily rate £460 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £585 £506
UK median daily rate £460 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.67%
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 82,925 87,928 80,869
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.87% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,465 58,316 52,870
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,494 2,716 2,736
England median hourly rate £18.78 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.43% -1.58% -
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +53 21 £460 +8.24% 39
South East +18 7 £500 +29.03% 9
South West -32 7 £375 +7.14% 13
Midlands +4 4 £525 +5.00% 12
North of England 0 4 £400 -5.88% 27
North West 0 3 £425 -5.56% 15
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 3
West Midlands -12 1 - - 9
North East - 1 £300 - 5
Senior PHP Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 43 (100.00%) PHP
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (46.51%) Symfony
5 17 (39.53%) MySQL
5 17 (39.53%) HTML
5 17 (39.53%) CSS
6 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
6 13 (30.23%) TDD
6 13 (30.23%) Laravel
7 11 (25.58%) MVC
8 9 (20.93%) Docker
9 8 (18.60%) PHP 7
9 8 (18.60%) OOP
9 8 (18.60%) Zend
10 7 (16.28%) PHP 5
10 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
10 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
10 7 (16.28%) RESTful
11 6 (13.95%) Xdebug
11 6 (13.95%) Silex
11 6 (13.95%) Swagger
11 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
11 6 (13.95%) HTTP
11 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (13.95%) OO
11 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (13.95%) Open Source

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 2 (4.65%) WordPress
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (9.30%) Serverless
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) MySQL
2 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.95%) Xdebug
3 2 (4.65%) gulp
4 1 (2.33%) Grunt
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.65%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) Symfony
2 17 (39.53%) CSS
2 17 (39.53%) HTML
3 13 (30.23%) Laravel
4 7 (16.28%) RESTful
5 6 (13.95%) Silex
5 6 (13.95%) Swagger
6 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.30%) HTML5
7 4 (9.30%) jQuery
7 4 (9.30%) Node.js
8 3 (6.98%) LAMP
8 3 (6.98%) React
9 2 (4.65%) .NET
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.65%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (4.65%) Vue.js
9 2 (4.65%) XML
9 2 (4.65%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) TDD
3 11 (25.58%) MVC
4 8 (18.60%) OOP
5 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) OO
6 6 (13.95%) Open Source
6 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Microservices
8 4 (9.30%) Web Development
9 2 (4.65%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (4.65%) Scrum
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.33%) Continuous Deployment
10 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.33%) Front End Development
10 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) PHP
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.60%) PHP 7
4 7 (16.28%) PHP 5
5 6 (13.95%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) PHP 4
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Zend