The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

PHP Developer
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 278 267
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 105 150 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.71% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 110 104
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +10.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London 0 22 £375 +7.14% 17
Croydon +6 3 £225 -41.93% 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £225 -
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 246 (100.00%) PHP
2 130 (52.85%) JavaScript
3 117 (47.56%) HTML
4 112 (45.53%) CSS
5 99 (40.24%) MySQL
6 89 (36.18%) Symfony
7 71 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (27.24%) Laravel
9 58 (23.58%) MVC
10 55 (22.36%) TDD
11 54 (21.95%) Zend
12 46 (18.70%) AngularJS
13 43 (17.48%) HTML5
13 43 (17.48%) Git (software)
14 42 (17.07%) WordPress
14 42 (17.07%) jQuery
15 40 (16.26%) OO
16 32 (13.01%) CSS3
17 31 (12.60%) Linux
17 31 (12.60%) E-Commerce
18 30 (12.20%) LAMP
19 29 (11.79%) OOP
19 29 (11.79%) REST
19 29 (11.79%) Web Development
20 26 (10.57%) Scrum
21 25 (10.16%) RESTful
22 24 (9.76%) Marketing
22 24 (9.76%) BDD
23 23 (9.35%) Drupal
24 22 (8.94%) CodeIgniter

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 42 (17.07%) WordPress
2 23 (9.35%) Drupal
3 22 (8.94%) CMS
4 14 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (5.28%) Apache
6 3 (1.22%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.81%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) concrete5
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Liferay
8 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Magento
2 4 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.28%) GitHub
3 7 (2.85%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.63%) SSL
2 2 (0.81%) SSH
2 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) FTP
3 1 (0.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (40.24%) MySQL
2 11 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.66%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.81%) Big Data
7 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.41%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (17.48%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.72%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.85%) Jasmine
3 7 (2.85%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (2.85%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.44%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.63%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.22%) Hudson
6 3 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.22%) Subversion
7 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.81%) GitLab
7 2 (0.81%) Grunt
7 2 (0.81%) gulp
7 2 (0.81%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) JUnit
7 2 (0.81%) Mocha
7 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Firebug
General
1 24 (9.76%) Marketing
2 12 (4.88%) Finance
3 7 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.63%) Advertising
4 4 (1.63%) Electronics
4 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.22%) Back Office
5 3 (1.22%) Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (47.56%) HTML
2 112 (45.53%) CSS
3 89 (36.18%) Symfony
4 67 (27.24%) Laravel
5 46 (18.70%) AngularJS
6 43 (17.48%) HTML5
7 42 (17.07%) jQuery
8 32 (13.01%) CSS3
9 30 (12.20%) LAMP
10 29 (11.79%) REST
11 25 (10.16%) RESTful
12 22 (8.94%) CodeIgniter
13 18 (7.32%) Node.js
14 15 (6.10%) CakePHP
14 15 (6.10%) React
15 14 (5.69%) Sass
15 14 (5.69%) Zend Framework
16 12 (4.88%) Web Services
17 9 (3.66%) Ajax
17 9 (3.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.88%) User Experience
2 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.44%) Fintech
2 6 (2.44%) Video on Demand
3 5 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.03%) NHS
4 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.63%) Social Media
5 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.41%) Animation
7 1 (0.41%) iPad
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.41%) Podcast
7 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.60%) Linux
2 5 (2.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.63%) Windows
4 3 (1.22%) Android
4 3 (1.22%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.58%) MVC
3 55 (22.36%) TDD
4 40 (16.26%) OO
5 31 (12.60%) E-Commerce
6 29 (11.79%) OOP
6 29 (11.79%) Web Development
7 26 (10.57%) Scrum
8 24 (9.76%) BDD
9 22 (8.94%) Front End Development
10 18 (7.32%) DevOps
11 16 (6.50%) Microservices
11 16 (6.50%) OO PHP
12 12 (4.88%) Analytics
12 12 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.66%) Software Engineering
14 8 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (3.25%) SEO
15 7 (2.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (100.00%) PHP
2 130 (52.85%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.13%) SQL
4 11 (4.47%) PHP 5
5 7 (2.85%) Java
5 7 (2.85%) Python
5 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.44%) PHP 7
7 4 (1.63%) Go
7 4 (1.63%) PHP 4
8 3 (1.22%) C#
8 3 (1.22%) ES6
9 2 (0.81%) C
9 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (3.66%) SC Cleared
1 9 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Ansible
1 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.63%) Puppet
2 3 (1.22%) Terraform
3 1 (0.41%) FreeIPA
3 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 54 (21.95%) Zend
2 10 (4.07%) Google
3 7 (2.85%) Oracle
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.63%) Adobe
5 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.63%) SAP
6 3 (1.22%) Twitter
7 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.81%) Facebook
7 2 (0.81%) Panasonic
7 2 (0.81%) PayPal
7 2 (0.81%) Sybase
8 1 (0.41%) BT
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco
8 1 (0.41%) Cognos
8 1 (0.41%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.41%) Samsung
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sytel Reply
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago