Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 226 235
Rank change year-on-year -48 +9 -36
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 106 138 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.90% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.97% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 117
South East median daily rate £323 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £425 £450 £430
England median daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £36.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +141.94% -57.53% +15.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,611 14,299 17,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.73% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,334 8,459 10,150
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 737 890
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.11
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Thames Valley -34 54 £325 -13.33% 38
Oxfordshire -41 24 £400 +6.67% 17
Berkshire 0 22 £325 -27.78% 12
East Sussex -5 20 £275 -8.33% 17
Hampshire -16 12 £350 +4.09% 23
Surrey -23 8 £363 +11.54% 18
Buckinghamshire -29 8 £288 -11.54% 9
Middlesex - 6 £300 -
West Sussex -2 4 £175 - 5
Kent -15 1 £313 +4.17% 9
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, PHP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) PHP
2 74 (69.81%) JavaScript
3 72 (67.92%) HTML
4 71 (66.98%) MySQL
5 64 (60.38%) CSS
6 39 (36.79%) Laravel
7 31 (29.25%) jQuery
8 29 (27.36%) Git (software)
9 28 (26.42%) Symfony
9 28 (26.42%) HTML5
10 27 (25.47%) OO
11 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (23.58%) Web Development
12 25 (23.58%) LAMP
13 24 (22.64%) MVC
14 22 (20.75%) SQL
15 21 (19.81%) CSS3
15 21 (19.81%) Zend
16 17 (16.04%) OOP
17 16 (15.09%) Linux
17 16 (15.09%) Ajax
18 15 (14.15%) TDD
18 15 (14.15%) AngularJS
19 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
20 12 (11.32%) OO PHP
20 12 (11.32%) PHP 7
21 11 (10.38%) Front End Development
21 11 (10.38%) Subversion
21 11 (10.38%) WordPress
22 10 (9.43%) PHP 5

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 11 (10.38%) WordPress
2 8 (7.55%) Drupal
3 7 (6.60%) Apache
4 6 (5.66%) Moodle
5 4 (3.77%) CMS
6 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.83%) SaaS
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.94%) npm
4 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.94%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (66.98%) MySQL
2 7 (6.60%) MariaDB
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (27.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.38%) Subversion
3 8 (7.55%) PHPUnit
4 6 (5.66%) JIRA
5 4 (3.77%) gulp
6 3 (2.83%) git-flow
7 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.89%) Grunt
7 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (7.55%) Marketing
2 5 (4.72%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Games
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (67.92%) HTML
2 64 (60.38%) CSS
3 39 (36.79%) Laravel
4 31 (29.25%) jQuery
5 28 (26.42%) HTML5
5 28 (26.42%) Symfony
6 25 (23.58%) LAMP
7 21 (19.81%) CSS3
8 16 (15.09%) Ajax
9 15 (14.15%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.55%) REST
10 8 (7.55%) XML
11 6 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (4.72%) RESTful
12 5 (4.72%) Web Services
13 4 (3.77%) CakePHP
13 4 (3.77%) CodeIgniter
13 4 (3.77%) JSON
14 3 (2.83%) Backbone.js
14 3 (2.83%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) User Experience
2 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Linux
2 5 (4.72%) Windows
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) OO
2 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (23.58%) Web Development
4 24 (22.64%) MVC
5 17 (16.04%) OOP
6 15 (14.15%) TDD
7 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
8 12 (11.32%) OO PHP
9 11 (10.38%) Front End Development
10 10 (9.43%) BDD
11 7 (6.60%) CRM
12 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.72%) Open Source
13 5 (4.72%) Scrum
13 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
14 4 (3.77%) API Development
14 4 (3.77%) Post-Production
14 4 (3.77%) Web Application Development
15 3 (2.83%) Continuous Delivery
15 3 (2.83%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (100.00%) PHP
2 74 (69.81%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 12 (11.32%) PHP 7
5 10 (9.43%) PHP 5
6 5 (4.72%) C#
7 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) Java
8 2 (1.89%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) PHP 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Zend
2 3 (2.83%) IBM
2 3 (2.83%) Mapbox
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle
3 2 (1.89%) HP
3 2 (1.89%) New Relic
3 2 (1.89%) Splunk
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe
4 1 (0.94%) Capita
4 1 (0.94%) Google
4 1 (0.94%) Twitter