The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

PHP Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 267 282
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 324 469 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.91% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 353 290
Median daily rate £350 £334 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +69.23%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England -39 303 £339 +0.37% 352
London -13 103 £383 -0.64% 87
Yorkshire +16 54 £393 +13.76% 50
West Yorkshire +35 50 £395 +6.75% 38
Leeds +30 46 £395 +2.59% 27
North West +23 43 £300 +3.27% 61
West Midlands +27 36 £319 +13.83% 30
South East -41 32 £300 -7.69% 36
Manchester +19 22 £275 -8.33% 38
City of London +19 21 £375 +7.14% 16
South West -9 15 £298 -4.41% 28
Oxfordshire -24 15 £313 -16.66% 7
South Wales +23 13 £425 +41.66% 3
Wales +15 13 £425 +41.66% 3
Cardiff +24 12 £438 +45.83% 2
East Midlands -21 12 £288 -11.53% 28
Cheshire +33 11 £338 +12.50% 6
Warwickshire +6 8 £175 -22.22% 9
Liverpool +2 8 £325 +11.97% 6
Merseyside -3 8 £325 +12.06% 6
Herefordshire - 8 £100 -
Ross-on-Wye - 7 - -
Bristol +8 6 £306 -5.03% 7
Hampshire +3 6 £263 -17.96% 6
Scotland +19 5 £300 -20.00% 12
Birmingham -2 5 £440 +25.57% 6
Leicestershire -3 5 £275 -13.72% 4
East of England -8 5 £225 -21.73% 22
Kent +10 4 £275 -15.38% 8
Nottinghamshire +3 4 £440 +25.57% 13

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 658 (100.00%) PHP
2 372 (56.53%) JavaScript
3 358 (54.41%) HTML
4 354 (53.80%) MySQL
5 323 (49.09%) CSS
6 192 (29.18%) Symfony
7 176 (26.75%) MVC
8 169 (25.68%) Laravel
9 145 (22.04%) Git (software)
10 144 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (21.58%) Zend
12 126 (19.15%) jQuery
13 123 (18.69%) Web Development
14 119 (18.09%) LAMP
15 112 (17.02%) Linux
16 109 (16.57%) OO
17 100 (15.20%) SQL
17 100 (15.20%) HTML5
18 97 (14.74%) AngularJS
19 96 (14.59%) TDD
20 85 (12.92%) WordPress
21 84 (12.77%) RESTful
22 76 (11.55%) OOP
23 75 (11.40%) Apache
24 70 (10.64%) CSS3
25 63 (9.57%) E-Commerce
26 53 (8.05%) Drupal
27 52 (7.90%) Front End Development
28 50 (7.60%) MongoDB
29 48 (7.29%) Scrum

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 85 (12.92%) WordPress
2 75 (11.40%) Apache
3 53 (8.05%) Drupal
4 47 (7.14%) CMS
5 17 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.13%) nginx
7 6 (0.91%) IIS
7 6 (0.91%) Moodle
7 6 (0.91%) SilverStripe
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.46%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.15%) MODX
10 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.15%) phpBB
10 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (1.67%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (1.06%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.46%) MS Office
5 2 (0.30%) GIMP
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 46 (6.99%) Magento
2 4 (0.61%) OpenCart
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.46%) Unica
4 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.58%) GitHub
3 13 (1.98%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.37%) SaaS
6 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.46%) IaaS
9 2 (0.30%) AdWords
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.15%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.58%) HTTP
2 6 (0.91%) Intranet
3 5 (0.76%) SSL
4 4 (0.61%) AMQP
4 4 (0.61%) LDAP
4 4 (0.61%) SSH
5 2 (0.30%) Firewall
5 2 (0.30%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) Extranet
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) SMTP
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (53.80%) MySQL
2 50 (7.60%) MongoDB
3 45 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 43 (6.53%) NoSQL
5 35 (5.32%) SQL Server
6 28 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (3.80%) Redis
8 11 (1.67%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.76%) Big Data
9 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.46%) GIS
11 3 (0.46%) phpMyAdmin
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 145 (22.04%) Git (software)
2 47 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.17%) Subversion
4 30 (4.56%) PHPUnit
5 17 (2.58%) Mercurial
6 9 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.37%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.22%) Jasmine
7 8 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.06%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.91%) JIRA
9 6 (0.91%) Selenium
10 4 (0.61%) Grunt
10 4 (0.61%) Hudson
10 4 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.46%) gulp
12 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.30%) git-flow
12 2 (0.30%) GitLab
General
1 38 (5.78%) Marketing
2 32 (4.86%) Finance
3 11 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.52%) Advertising
5 9 (1.37%) Retail
6 6 (0.91%) Publishing
7 5 (0.76%) Back Office
8 4 (0.61%) Electronics
8 4 (0.61%) Games
9 3 (0.46%) Banking
9 3 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (54.41%) HTML
2 323 (49.09%) CSS
3 192 (29.18%) Symfony
4 169 (25.68%) Laravel
5 126 (19.15%) jQuery
6 119 (18.09%) LAMP
7 100 (15.20%) HTML5
8 97 (14.74%) AngularJS
9 84 (12.77%) RESTful
10 70 (10.64%) CSS3
11 46 (6.99%) Node.js
12 45 (6.84%) REST
13 41 (6.23%) Web Services
14 36 (5.47%) CodeIgniter
15 35 (5.32%) Zend Framework
16 34 (5.17%) Ajax
17 29 (4.41%) XML
18 26 (3.95%) Sass
19 24 (3.65%) JSON
20 19 (2.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.02%) User Experience
2 15 (2.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.98%) W3C
4 12 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (1.22%) NHS
6 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (0.91%) Fintech
7 6 (0.91%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.61%) Social Media
10 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.46%) iPad
11 2 (0.30%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.15%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.15%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.15%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.15%) Podcast
12 1 (0.15%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 112 (17.02%) Linux
2 12 (1.82%) Unix
3 10 (1.52%) Windows
4 6 (0.91%) Android
4 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
4 6 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.61%) CentOS
6 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.75%) MVC
2 144 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (18.69%) Web Development
4 109 (16.57%) OO
5 96 (14.59%) TDD
6 76 (11.55%) OOP
7 63 (9.57%) E-Commerce
8 52 (7.90%) Front End Development
9 48 (7.29%) Scrum
10 46 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (6.99%) OO PHP
11 36 (5.47%) BDD
12 32 (4.86%) Unit Testing
13 29 (4.41%) Responsive Web Design
13 29 (4.41%) Software Engineering
14 24 (3.65%) DevOps
14 24 (3.65%) Web Design
15 23 (3.50%) Configuration Management
16 22 (3.34%) Analytics
17 21 (3.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 658 (100.00%) PHP
2 372 (56.53%) JavaScript
3 100 (15.20%) SQL
4 39 (5.93%) Python
5 38 (5.78%) Java
6 23 (3.50%) PHP 5
7 9 (1.37%) C#
7 9 (1.37%) PHP 7
8 8 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.76%) Perl
10 4 (0.61%) Go
10 4 (0.61%) PHP 4
10 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.61%) XPath
11 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.46%) ECMAScript
11 3 (0.46%) ES6
11 3 (0.46%) Ruby
12 2 (0.30%) C
12 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (3.04%) Degree
2 12 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.22%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (3.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.58%) Ansible
2 17 (2.58%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) Terraform
4 2 (0.30%) Salt
5 1 (0.15%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.15%) Piwik
5 1 (0.15%) Plesk
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (21.58%) Zend
2 25 (3.80%) Oracle
3 20 (3.04%) Google
4 15 (2.28%) Adobe
5 12 (1.82%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.61%) SAP
7 3 (0.46%) Facebook
7 3 (0.46%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.46%) Twitter
8 2 (0.30%) Apple
8 2 (0.30%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.30%) Panasonic
8 2 (0.30%) PayPal
8 2 (0.30%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.30%) Sybase
9 1 (0.15%) BT
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.15%) VMware
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sytel Reply
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago