Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 225 211
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 129 185 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.05% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 149 161
South East median daily rate £400 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% +8.62%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £225
90th Percentile £450 £425 £438
England median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36% -2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South East median hourly rate £20.00 - £25.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.39% +32.00% -16.67%

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 15172 17667 18566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.45% 95.03% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8739 10690 10472
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £235 £226
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 754 894
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

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 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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 +23 80 £403 +7.33% 16
Oxfordshire +10 61 £415 +10.67% 4
Berkshire +51 21 £438 +45.83% 9
East Sussex -22 20 £275 -8.33% 7
Buckinghamshire -18 13 £450 +50.00% 3
Hampshire -19 13 £275 -12.00% 16
Surrey +6 8 £375 +9.49% 7
Kent +10 5 £300 -4.76% 2
West Sussex +12 2 £520 +65.08% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
PHP Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 129 (100.00%) PHP
2 86 (66.67%) MySQL
3 85 (65.89%) HTML
4 80 (62.02%) CSS
5 75 (58.14%) JavaScript
6 64 (49.61%) Symfony
7 55 (42.64%) AngularJS
8 48 (37.21%) Laravel
8 48 (37.21%) Git (software)
9 44 (34.11%) jQuery
10 37 (28.68%) Web Development
11 36 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (26.36%) LAMP
13 29 (22.48%) MVC
14 28 (21.71%) OO
15 26 (20.16%) Zend
16 24 (18.60%) HTML5
16 24 (18.60%) Subversion
17 22 (17.05%) TDD
17 22 (17.05%) CSS3
18 20 (15.50%) Drupal
19 19 (14.73%) Node.js
20 17 (13.18%) MongoDB
20 17 (13.18%) Apache
20 17 (13.18%) Linux
21 16 (12.40%) WordPress
22 14 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
22 14 (10.85%) SQL
22 14 (10.85%) Mobile App
23 13 (10.08%) Jenkins

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 (15.50%) Drupal
2 17 (13.18%) Apache
3 16 (12.40%) WordPress
4 7 (5.43%) nginx
5 6 (4.65%) Moodle
6 4 (3.10%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.78%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) phpBB
7 1 (0.78%) Totara
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.55%) GitHub
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Intranet
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) LDAP
2 1 (0.78%) SNMP
2 1 (0.78%) SSH
2 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (66.67%) MySQL
2 17 (13.18%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.98%) Redis
5 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.43%) CouchDB
7 7 (5.43%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.55%) phpMyAdmin
9 1 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.78%) GIS
9 1 (0.78%) Power BI
9 1 (0.78%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 48 (37.21%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.60%) Subversion
3 13 (10.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.20%) PHPUnit
5 7 (5.43%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.10%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.10%) Grunt
6 4 (3.10%) Selenium
7 2 (1.55%) JIRA
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) Babel
8 1 (0.78%) git-flow
8 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (3.10%) Banking
1 4 (3.10%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Games
3 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (65.89%) HTML
2 80 (62.02%) CSS
3 64 (49.61%) Symfony
4 55 (42.64%) AngularJS
5 48 (37.21%) Laravel
6 44 (34.11%) jQuery
7 34 (26.36%) LAMP
8 24 (18.60%) HTML5
9 22 (17.05%) CSS3
10 19 (14.73%) Node.js
11 12 (9.30%) RESTful
11 12 (9.30%) Sass
12 9 (6.98%) Ajax
12 9 (6.98%) Doctrine
12 9 (6.98%) LESS
13 8 (6.20%) Yii
14 7 (5.43%) JSON
14 7 (5.43%) LAPP Stack
14 7 (5.43%) LEMP Stack
14 7 (5.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.98%) User Experience
3 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Fintech
4 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.78%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) SUSE
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) Web Development
2 36 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.48%) MVC
4 28 (21.71%) OO
5 22 (17.05%) TDD
6 14 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.30%) BDD
8 11 (8.53%) OOP
8 11 (8.53%) Web Application Development
9 10 (7.75%) Scrum
10 8 (6.20%) OO PHP
10 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (6.20%) Release Management
11 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.43%) Front End Development
11 7 (5.43%) Refactoring
12 4 (3.10%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.10%) Mobile Development
12 4 (3.10%) Post-Production
12 4 (3.10%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 129 (100.00%) PHP
2 75 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.85%) SQL
4 12 (9.30%) PHP 5
5 11 (8.53%) PHP 7
6 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.55%) C#
7 2 (1.55%) Java
7 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) ES6
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
1 1 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) Puppet
2 8 (6.20%) Ansible
3 7 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Piwik
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) Zend
2 4 (3.10%) IBM
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) Mapbox
5 1 (0.78%) Pardot
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
Brighton, East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago