Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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.

Senior PHP Developer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 780 780
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 45 84 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.086% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.091% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 68
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £327 £336 £273
90th Percentile £491 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
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 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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 -33 23 £438 +9.38% 4
West Midlands +31 9 £400 - 4
Midlands +2 9 £400 -5.88% 6
North of England +58 6 £388 +1.31% 11
North West +28 5 £350 -17.65% 6
South East -1 3 £300 -20.00% 5
East of England -12 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £500 +36.99% 5
Senior PHP Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) PHP
2 23 (51.11%) MySQL
3 21 (46.67%) Symfony
4 18 (40.00%) LAMP
5 16 (35.56%) MVC
6 15 (33.33%) OO
7 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (28.89%) Laravel
9 11 (24.44%) RESTful
9 11 (24.44%) CSS
10 10 (22.22%) HTML
10 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
11 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
11 9 (20.00%) TDD
11 9 (20.00%) Web Development
12 8 (17.78%) jQuery
13 7 (15.56%) WordPress
13 7 (15.56%) nginx
14 6 (13.33%) BDD
14 6 (13.33%) PHP 5
14 6 (13.33%) Refactoring
14 6 (13.33%) Apache
15 5 (11.11%) OOP
15 5 (11.11%) Finance
15 5 (11.11%) CMS
15 5 (11.11%) Magento
16 4 (8.89%) HTML5
16 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch

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 7 (15.56%) nginx
1 7 (15.56%) WordPress
2 6 (13.33%) Apache
3 5 (11.11%) CMS
4 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.44%) Drupal
5 2 (4.44%) eZ Publish
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Moodle
6 1 (2.22%) Totara
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Redis
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
2 3 (6.67%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.44%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Games
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) Symfony
2 18 (40.00%) LAMP
3 13 (28.89%) Laravel
4 11 (24.44%) CSS
4 11 (24.44%) RESTful
5 10 (22.22%) HTML
6 8 (17.78%) jQuery
7 4 (8.89%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.67%) CSS3
8 3 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (6.67%) Sass
8 3 (6.67%) Yii
9 2 (4.44%) JSON
9 2 (4.44%) REST
9 2 (4.44%) SOAP
10 1 (2.22%) Ajax
10 1 (2.22%) Behat
10 1 (2.22%) CakePHP
10 1 (2.22%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) MVC
2 15 (33.33%) OO
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.00%) TDD
4 9 (20.00%) Web Development
5 6 (13.33%) BDD
5 6 (13.33%) Refactoring
6 5 (11.11%) OOP
7 3 (6.67%) Content Management
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) DNA
7 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) SEO
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.44%) API Development
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.33%) PHP 5
4 3 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) PHP 7
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP 4
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Ansible
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe
1 4 (8.89%) Zend
2 2 (4.44%) Brightcove