The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 18 39
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 4 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.44% 8.02% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 8.41% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 4
Median daily rate £325 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
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 Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 278 226 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 173 242
Median daily rate £375 £355 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -13.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in Oxford

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in Oxford

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxford region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (57.89%) MySQL
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) Symfony
3 10 (52.63%) Laravel
4 9 (47.37%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) HTML
5 8 (42.11%) CSS
6 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) TDD
6 6 (31.58%) Magento
6 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) Node.js
7 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (26.32%) Release Management
8 4 (21.05%) Drupal
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) Web Development
8 4 (21.05%) XPath
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) SilverStripe
8 4 (21.05%) XML Schema
8 4 (21.05%) RDF
8 4 (21.05%) XML
8 4 (21.05%) XSLT
8 4 (21.05%) Perl
8 4 (21.05%) Secure Coding
8 4 (21.05%) Creative Problem-Solving

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (21.05%) Drupal
1 4 (21.05%) SilverStripe
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) MySQL
2 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 1 (5.26%) Redis
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Laravel
1 10 (52.63%) Symfony
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) Node.js
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) XML Schema
5 4 (21.05%) XSLT
6 3 (15.79%) Yii
7 2 (10.53%) JSON
7 2 (10.53%) LAMP
7 2 (10.53%) RESTful
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
8 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (5.26%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) Release Management
4 4 (21.05%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 4 (21.05%) RDF
4 4 (21.05%) Secure Coding
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 4 (21.05%) XPath
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Zend