The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 April 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 181 212
Rank change year-on-year -21 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 60 96 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.98% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.03% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 80 43
Median daily rate £375 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +6.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -39.39% +53.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7658 9312 9483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.94% 95.51% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 5720 5183
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 380 464
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Oxfordshire +1 32 £400 - 10
Hampshire -10 7 £275 -14.06% 14
Berkshire +22 6 £403 +34.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £388 +19.23% 3
East Sussex -17 5 £273 -9.16% 8
Surrey -1 4 £375 +7.14% 5
Kent +13 3 £275 -15.38% 6
West Sussex +14 1 £600 +90.47% 3
Middlesex - 1 - -
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 South East region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 102 (100.00%) PHP
2 76 (74.51%) MySQL
3 61 (59.80%) HTML
4 56 (54.90%) CSS
5 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
6 50 (49.02%) Laravel
7 45 (44.12%) Symfony
8 44 (43.14%) AngularJS
9 41 (40.20%) Web Development
10 40 (39.22%) Git (software)
11 32 (31.37%) MVC
12 26 (25.49%) LAMP
12 26 (25.49%) jQuery
13 25 (24.51%) Node.js
14 23 (22.55%) Zend
14 23 (22.55%) OO
15 21 (20.59%) Linux
15 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (19.61%) Subversion
16 20 (19.61%) Apache
16 20 (19.61%) NoSQL
17 19 (18.63%) MongoDB
18 18 (17.65%) CSS3
18 18 (17.65%) HTML5
18 18 (17.65%) Release Management
18 18 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (17.65%) Jenkins
19 16 (15.69%) TDD
19 16 (15.69%) SQL
19 16 (15.69%) Yii

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (19.61%) Apache
2 14 (13.73%) Drupal
3 13 (12.75%) nginx
4 7 (6.86%) WordPress
5 5 (4.90%) Moodle
6 4 (3.92%) SilverStripe
7 3 (2.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.98%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.98%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.98%) IIS
8 1 (0.98%) phpBB
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.96%) GitHub
2 1 (0.98%) IaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) LDAP
2 2 (1.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.98%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) SNMP
3 1 (0.98%) SSH
3 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (74.51%) MySQL
2 20 (19.61%) NoSQL
3 19 (18.63%) MongoDB
4 18 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
6 14 (13.73%) Redis
7 13 (12.75%) CouchDB
8 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.92%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.98%) GIS
10 1 (0.98%) Power BI
10 1 (0.98%) QGIS
10 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (39.22%) Git (software)
2 20 (19.61%) Subversion
3 18 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 13 (12.75%) Mercurial
5 6 (5.88%) PHPUnit
6 4 (3.92%) Grunt
6 4 (3.92%) Selenium
7 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.98%) Babel
8 1 (0.98%) gulp
8 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Publishing
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
5 1 (0.98%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (59.80%) HTML
2 56 (54.90%) CSS
3 50 (49.02%) Laravel
4 45 (44.12%) Symfony
5 44 (43.14%) AngularJS
6 26 (25.49%) jQuery
6 26 (25.49%) LAMP
7 25 (24.51%) Node.js
8 18 (17.65%) CSS3
8 18 (17.65%) HTML5
9 16 (15.69%) Yii
10 13 (12.75%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (12.75%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (12.75%) Memcached
11 10 (9.80%) XML
12 9 (8.82%) RESTful
12 9 (8.82%) Web Services
13 5 (4.90%) REST
13 5 (4.90%) Sass
14 4 (3.92%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.86%) User Experience
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.98%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.98%) Android
3 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) Web Development
2 32 (31.37%) MVC
3 23 (22.55%) OO
4 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.65%) Release Management
6 16 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.69%) TDD
7 14 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (12.75%) Configuration Management
8 13 (12.75%) Refactoring
8 13 (12.75%) Web Application Development
9 11 (10.78%) OOP
10 8 (7.84%) Front End Development
10 8 (7.84%) Scrum
11 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.90%) OOD
12 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.90%) Web Design
13 4 (3.92%) Software Architecture
13 4 (3.92%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 102 (100.00%) PHP
2 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 4 (3.92%) Perl
4 4 (3.92%) PHP 5
4 4 (3.92%) XPath
5 2 (1.96%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) PHP 7
6 1 (0.98%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) ES6
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Ansible
1 13 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (12.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Piwik
2 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Zend
2 4 (3.92%) IBM
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
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