The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 287 249
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 341 427 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.84% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 329 399
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +14.75% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -5 326 £350 +6.06% 340
South East +51 92 £401 +23.23% 52
London -76 77 £356 -8.06% 78
Yorkshire +14 56 £350 +7.69% 42
Oxfordshire +22 46 £401 +6.93% 6
West Yorkshire +32 40 £369 +10.90% 28
West Midlands +32 34 £300 - 39
Leeds +28 32 £383 +3.37% 19
North West +31 30 £355 +9.23% 50
Berkshire +38 20 £400 +33.33% 5
Birmingham +29 19 £325 -3.70% 7
City of London -12 17 £400 +3.22% 18
East Midlands -5 16 £300 +20.00% 28
Liverpool +13 15 £325 - 7
Merseyside +13 15 £325 - 9
Oxford 0 14 £401 +6.80% 3
South West -1 14 £316 +12.94% 30
East of England -2 13 £438 +94.44% 16
East Sussex -7 13 £275 -8.33% 9
Scotland +45 12 £325 - 8
Edinburgh +19 11 £325 - 3
Warwickshire +12 11 £200 -33.88% 9
Manchester +8 11 £400 +23.07% 29
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £450 +63.63% 4
Leicestershire -6 10 £300 +26.31% 4
Hertfordshire +7 9 £450 +41.73% 4
Brighton -8 9 £273 -16.15% 9
Bristol -2 8 £306 +8.40% 9
Huddersfield - 8 £356 - 2
Sheffield -8 7 £350 +3.70% 7

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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
2 393 (59.73%) JavaScript
3 378 (57.45%) HTML
4 361 (54.86%) MySQL
5 349 (53.04%) CSS
6 235 (35.71%) Symfony
7 192 (29.18%) Laravel
8 182 (27.66%) MVC
9 169 (25.68%) Git (software)
10 150 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (22.19%) jQuery
12 133 (20.21%) AngularJS
13 125 (19.00%) LAMP
14 123 (18.69%) Zend
15 118 (17.93%) Web Development
16 113 (17.17%) OO
17 109 (16.57%) Linux
17 109 (16.57%) HTML5
18 98 (14.89%) TDD
19 94 (14.29%) RESTful
20 85 (12.92%) SQL
21 79 (12.01%) OOP
22 78 (11.85%) CSS3
23 77 (11.70%) Drupal
24 76 (11.55%) Apache
25 71 (10.79%) WordPress
26 56 (8.51%) OO PHP
27 55 (8.36%) Node.js
28 49 (7.45%) MongoDB
28 49 (7.45%) Python

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 77 (11.70%) Drupal
2 76 (11.55%) Apache
3 71 (10.79%) WordPress
4 48 (7.29%) CMS
5 23 (3.50%) nginx
6 11 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.06%) Moodle
8 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.46%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.46%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.30%) SilverStripe
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.15%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.15%) Liferay
11 1 (0.15%) MODX
11 1 (0.15%) phpBB
11 1 (0.15%) Tornado
11 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (4.86%) Magento
2 8 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.46%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.19%) GitHub
3 11 (1.67%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.46%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.30%) AdWords
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.30%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.37%) HTTP
2 6 (0.91%) SSL
3 4 (0.61%) AMQP
3 4 (0.61%) Intranet
4 3 (0.46%) Firewall
4 3 (0.46%) Internet
4 3 (0.46%) LDAP
4 3 (0.46%) SSH
5 2 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.15%) SMTP
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (54.86%) MySQL
2 49 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 38 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 30 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.65%) Redis
6 23 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.50%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.37%) CouchDB
8 5 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.76%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.61%) phpMyAdmin
10 3 (0.46%) Big Data
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.30%) GIS
12 1 (0.15%) Power BI
12 1 (0.15%) QGIS
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 169 (25.68%) Git (software)
2 47 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 42 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.78%) Subversion
5 16 (2.43%) Vagrant
6 14 (2.13%) Grunt
6 14 (2.13%) gulp
7 11 (1.67%) Selenium
8 10 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.52%) Mercurial
9 9 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.91%) Hudson
10 6 (0.91%) JIRA
11 4 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.46%) git-flow
13 2 (0.30%) Babel
13 2 (0.30%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (4.71%) Finance
1 31 (4.71%) Marketing
2 18 (2.74%) Retail
3 8 (1.22%) Banking
4 7 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.76%) Games
5 5 (0.76%) Publishing
6 4 (0.61%) Advertising
6 4 (0.61%) Back Office
6 4 (0.61%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.15%) Law
8 1 (0.15%) Local Government
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (57.45%) HTML
2 349 (53.04%) CSS
3 235 (35.71%) Symfony
4 192 (29.18%) Laravel
5 146 (22.19%) jQuery
6 133 (20.21%) AngularJS
7 125 (19.00%) LAMP
8 109 (16.57%) HTML5
9 94 (14.29%) RESTful
10 78 (11.85%) CSS3
11 55 (8.36%) Node.js
12 44 (6.69%) Sass
13 39 (5.93%) Ajax
14 36 (5.47%) React
15 33 (5.02%) REST
16 28 (4.26%) CodeIgniter
17 25 (3.80%) Web Services
18 20 (3.04%) JSON
18 20 (3.04%) Zend Framework
19 18 (2.74%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (4.86%) User Experience
3 21 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.67%) W3C
5 10 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.37%) NHS
7 7 (1.06%) Fintech
8 4 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.46%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.46%) Social Media
9 3 (0.46%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.30%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.15%) BYOD
11 1 (0.15%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.15%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.15%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.15%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 109 (16.57%) Linux
2 7 (1.06%) Windows
3 6 (0.91%) Unix
4 4 (0.61%) Android
4 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.30%) CentOS
5 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.15%) Debian
6 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (27.66%) MVC
2 150 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (17.93%) Web Development
4 113 (17.17%) OO
5 98 (14.89%) TDD
6 79 (12.01%) OOP
7 56 (8.51%) OO PHP
8 48 (7.29%) E-Commerce
9 42 (6.38%) Front End Development
10 36 (5.47%) BDD
11 35 (5.32%) Scrum
11 35 (5.32%) Software Engineering
12 33 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (4.56%) Unit Testing
14 28 (4.26%) Test Automation
15 25 (3.80%) DevOps
16 24 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (3.04%) Web Design
18 18 (2.74%) Configuration Management
18 18 (2.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 658 (100.00%) PHP
2 393 (59.73%) JavaScript
3 85 (12.92%) SQL
4 49 (7.45%) Python
5 37 (5.62%) Java
6 35 (5.32%) PHP 5
7 16 (2.43%) PHP 7
8 12 (1.82%) Ruby
9 9 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.37%) C#
10 8 (1.22%) PHP 4
11 7 (1.06%) ECMAScript
11 7 (1.06%) ES6
12 6 (0.91%) Groovy
12 6 (0.91%) Scala
12 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.30%) C++
15 2 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (1.52%) Degree
2 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
1 4 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (5.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (4.10%) Ansible
2 22 (3.34%) Puppet
3 18 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.30%) cPanel
5 2 (0.30%) Nagios
5 2 (0.30%) Salt
6 1 (0.15%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.15%) Piwik
6 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (18.69%) Zend
2 20 (3.04%) Oracle
3 19 (2.89%) Google
4 14 (2.13%) Adobe
5 13 (1.98%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.06%) Apple
7 6 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.76%) Demandware
8 5 (0.76%) IBM
9 4 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.61%) Facebook
9 4 (0.61%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.30%) Panasonic
10 2 (0.30%) PayPal
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.30%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco
11 1 (0.15%) Pardot
11 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.15%) Twitter
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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