Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 320 282
Rank change year-on-year -102 -38 -97
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 214 331 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.74% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 258 311
London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £279 £263 £238
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £27.50 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +141.94% -55.71% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44328 42718 44588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32100 30369 31422
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 559 674
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +0.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in London

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in London

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in London over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in London

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in London

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 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
Central London -32 44 £413 +10.00% 22
West London -29 12 £341 -9.20% 10
South London -28 1 £388 -3.13%
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 214 (100.00%) PHP
2 111 (51.87%) JavaScript
3 94 (43.93%) CSS
4 92 (42.99%) HTML
4 92 (42.99%) MySQL
5 80 (37.38%) Git (software)
6 69 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (30.37%) Symfony
8 62 (28.97%) Laravel
9 50 (23.36%) jQuery
10 49 (22.90%) TDD
10 49 (22.90%) MVC
11 48 (22.43%) OO
12 43 (20.09%) Drupal
13 40 (18.69%) HTML5
14 32 (14.95%) CSS3
14 32 (14.95%) Sass
14 32 (14.95%) Web Development
15 31 (14.49%) WordPress
16 29 (13.55%) PHPUnit
17 28 (13.08%) LAMP
18 27 (12.62%) SQL
19 26 (12.15%) REST
19 26 (12.15%) AngularJS
20 25 (11.68%) Microservices
20 25 (11.68%) E-Commerce
20 25 (11.68%) CMS
21 23 (10.75%) Apache
21 23 (10.75%) Finance
21 23 (10.75%) OO PHP

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 43 (20.09%) Drupal
2 31 (14.49%) WordPress
3 25 (11.68%) CMS
4 23 (10.75%) Apache
5 12 (5.61%) nginx
6 11 (5.14%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.87%) Moodle
9 3 (1.40%) Confluence
9 3 (1.40%) eZ Publish
10 2 (0.93%) SilverStripe
10 2 (0.93%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.47%) IIS
11 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.07%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Odoo
2 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.81%) GitHub
2 17 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.87%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.87%) Heroku
3 4 (1.87%) Twilio
4 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.40%) npm
4 3 (1.40%) Route 53
4 3 (1.40%) SaaS
4 3 (1.40%) Serverless
5 2 (0.93%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.47%) Fastly
6 1 (0.47%) iTunes
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.47%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) HTTP
1 3 (1.40%) Internet
1 3 (1.40%) SSH
2 2 (0.93%) FTP
2 2 (0.93%) Skype
2 2 (0.93%) SMTP
2 2 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (42.99%) MySQL
2 17 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.74%) Redis
6 4 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (37.38%) Git (software)
2 29 (13.55%) PHPUnit
3 18 (8.41%) JIRA
4 16 (7.48%) Codeception
5 14 (6.54%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.07%) Codeship
7 8 (3.74%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.80%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.80%) gulp
9 4 (1.87%) Subversion
10 3 (1.40%) Grunt
11 2 (0.93%) Bower
11 2 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.93%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.93%) Xdebug
12 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.47%) GitLab
12 1 (0.47%) Maven
12 1 (0.47%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (10.75%) Finance
2 19 (8.88%) Marketing
3 14 (6.54%) Retail
4 5 (2.34%) Publishing
5 4 (1.87%) Digital Economy
5 4 (1.87%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Law
7 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.47%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (43.93%) CSS
2 92 (42.99%) HTML
3 65 (30.37%) Symfony
4 62 (28.97%) Laravel
5 50 (23.36%) jQuery
6 40 (18.69%) HTML5
7 32 (14.95%) CSS3
7 32 (14.95%) Sass
8 28 (13.08%) LAMP
9 26 (12.15%) AngularJS
9 26 (12.15%) REST
10 14 (6.54%) Ajax
10 14 (6.54%) RESTful
11 12 (5.61%) JSON
12 10 (4.67%) CodeIgniter
13 9 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (3.27%) Behat
14 7 (3.27%) LESS
14 7 (3.27%) Node.js
14 7 (3.27%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.07%) Fintech
2 6 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.80%) User Experience
2 6 (2.80%) Video on Demand
3 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.40%) Social Media
4 3 (1.40%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.93%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.93%) NHS
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.93%) VLE
6 1 (0.47%) BBC
6 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.81%) Linux
2 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
2 2 (0.93%) Unix
3 1 (0.47%) Android
3 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.47%) CentOS
3 1 (0.47%) Fedora
3 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.47%) Windows
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.90%) MVC
2 49 (22.90%) TDD
3 48 (22.43%) OO
4 32 (14.95%) Web Development
5 25 (11.68%) E-Commerce
5 25 (11.68%) Microservices
6 23 (10.75%) OO PHP
7 21 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.35%) BDD
9 19 (8.88%) API Development
10 14 (6.54%) OOP
11 13 (6.07%) Performance Optimisation
12 12 (5.61%) Front End Development
12 12 (5.61%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (5.61%) Workflow
13 11 (5.14%) SEO
14 10 (4.67%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.67%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 214 (100.00%) PHP
2 111 (51.87%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.62%) SQL
4 12 (5.61%) Java
5 11 (5.14%) Python
6 7 (3.27%) PHP 5
7 3 (1.40%) PHP 7
7 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.93%) ES6
8 2 (0.93%) Go
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (1.87%) Degree
1 4 (1.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.61%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) GCP
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (8.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.93%) cPanel
2 2 (0.93%) Nagios
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 18 (8.41%) Zend
2 8 (3.74%) Adobe
2 8 (3.74%) Google
3 2 (0.93%) Brightcove
4 1 (0.47%) Capita
4 1 (0.47%) Facebook
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.47%) Samsung
4 1 (0.47%) Sony
4 1 (0.47%) Twitter
4 1 (0.47%) WooCommerce