The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 259 240
Rank change year-on-year -76 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 77 175 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.85% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 139 153
Median daily rate £356 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £453 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +14.75% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -12 17 £400 +3.22% 18
Uxbridge - 5 £318 -
Hayes - 2 £345 -
Hammersmith - 2 £406 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 £170 -
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 181 (100.00%) PHP
2 109 (60.22%) JavaScript
3 101 (55.80%) CSS
4 100 (55.25%) HTML
5 81 (44.75%) MySQL
6 64 (35.36%) Symfony
7 49 (27.07%) Laravel
8 47 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (24.31%) MVC
10 39 (21.55%) AngularJS
11 35 (19.34%) jQuery
11 35 (19.34%) TDD
12 33 (18.23%) OO
13 31 (17.13%) Git (software)
14 30 (16.57%) HTML5
15 27 (14.92%) WordPress
16 26 (14.36%) Linux
16 26 (14.36%) Drupal
17 24 (13.26%) Zend
17 24 (13.26%) LAMP
17 24 (13.26%) OOP
18 21 (11.60%) E-Commerce
18 21 (11.60%) Web Development
18 21 (11.60%) CSS3
18 21 (11.60%) RESTful
19 20 (11.05%) CMS
20 19 (10.50%) SQL
21 18 (9.94%) Apache
21 18 (9.94%) Greenfield Project
22 17 (9.39%) Node.js

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 27 (14.92%) WordPress
2 26 (14.36%) Drupal
3 20 (11.05%) CMS
4 18 (9.94%) Apache
5 7 (3.87%) nginx
6 5 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 2 (1.10%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.55%) Liferay
8 1 (0.55%) Moodle
8 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.21%) Magento
2 4 (2.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (6.08%) GitHub
2 5 (2.76%) Amazon S3
2 5 (2.76%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.10%) Route 53
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) SSL
2 2 (1.10%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (44.75%) MySQL
2 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.66%) Redis
5 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.73%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.52%) PHPUnit
4 9 (4.97%) Vagrant
5 6 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.76%) Hudson
7 4 (2.21%) gulp
8 3 (1.66%) Grunt
9 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.10%) Bower
9 2 (1.10%) GitLab
9 2 (1.10%) Selenium
9 2 (1.10%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.10%) Subversion
9 2 (1.10%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.55%) git-flow
10 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 12 (6.63%) Marketing
2 10 (5.52%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Digital Economy
3 4 (2.21%) Publishing
4 3 (1.66%) Advertising
4 3 (1.66%) Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (55.80%) CSS
2 100 (55.25%) HTML
3 64 (35.36%) Symfony
4 49 (27.07%) Laravel
5 39 (21.55%) AngularJS
6 35 (19.34%) jQuery
7 30 (16.57%) HTML5
8 24 (13.26%) LAMP
9 21 (11.60%) CSS3
9 21 (11.60%) RESTful
10 17 (9.39%) Node.js
11 12 (6.63%) REST
11 12 (6.63%) Sass
12 11 (6.08%) React
13 10 (5.52%) Ajax
14 7 (3.87%) Web Services
15 6 (3.31%) CakePHP
15 6 (3.31%) CodeIgniter
16 5 (2.76%) JSON
16 5 (2.76%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.94%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.63%) User Experience
3 6 (3.31%) NHS
4 5 (2.76%) Fintech
5 3 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.66%) Social Media
5 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) Linux
2 3 (1.66%) Unix
3 2 (1.10%) Android
3 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.10%) CentOS
3 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.31%) MVC
3 35 (19.34%) TDD
4 33 (18.23%) OO
5 24 (13.26%) OOP
6 21 (11.60%) E-Commerce
6 21 (11.60%) Web Development
7 15 (8.29%) DevOps
8 14 (7.73%) BDD
8 14 (7.73%) OO PHP
9 12 (6.63%) Front End Development
9 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.08%) Scrum
11 9 (4.97%) Analytics
12 8 (4.42%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.87%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (3.87%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (3.87%) Test Automation
14 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 181 (100.00%) PHP
2 109 (60.22%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.50%) SQL
4 11 (6.08%) PHP 5
5 5 (2.76%) PHP 4
5 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.21%) ES6
6 4 (2.21%) Java
6 4 (2.21%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) Ruby
8 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.10%) C#
8 2 (1.10%) C++
8 2 (1.10%) Go
8 2 (1.10%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.55%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Ansible
2 6 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.31%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) cPanel
3 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (0.55%) FreeIPA
4 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Zend
2 7 (3.87%) Google
3 5 (2.76%) Demandware
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.76%) Oracle
3 5 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.21%) Adobe
4 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.10%) Panasonic
5 2 (1.10%) PayPal
5 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.55%) BT
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) Facebook
6 1 (0.55%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.55%) VMware
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