Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead PHP Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Lead PHP Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 884 874
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Lead PHP Developer 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
UK median daily rate £325 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £278 £318 £250
90th Percentile £488 £468 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £285
% change year-on-year -25.00% +40.35% -28.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Lead PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead PHP Developer in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead PHP Developer in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead PHP Developer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead PHP Developer in the UK

Lead PHP Developer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead PHP Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England +17 7 £325 -23.53% 13
London -27 4 £475 +11.76% 4
UK excluding London +19 3 £300 -25.00% 9
South East +7 2 £288 - 6
Midlands +26 1 £325 -16.13% 2
East Midlands +9 1 £325 -24.86%

Lead PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Lead 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 featuring Lead PHP Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) Apache
4 4 (57.14%) WordPress
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) LAMP
5 3 (42.86%) Laravel
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) Docker
5 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) OO
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
6 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (28.57%) Nagios
6 2 (28.57%) nginx
6 2 (28.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (28.57%) Zend
6 2 (28.57%) Zend Framework
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) DevOps
6 2 (28.57%) User Experience

Lead PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) WordPress
2 2 (28.57%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon S3
1 2 (28.57%) CloudFront
1 2 (28.57%) npm
1 2 (28.57%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Bower
2 2 (28.57%) gulp
2 2 (28.57%) PHPUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Travis CI
2 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) LAMP
3 3 (42.86%) Laravel
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
4 2 (28.57%) Zend Framework
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) Symfony
5 1 (14.29%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
1 2 (28.57%) Video on Demand
1 2 (28.57%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) BDD
1 2 (28.57%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
1 2 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source Development
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) PHP 4
4 1 (14.29%) PHP 5
4 1 (14.29%) PHP 7
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) cPanel
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Zend