Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 355 297
Rank change year-on-year +72 -58 -20
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 947 684 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 523 689
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £225
90th Percentile £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.67% +150.00% -53.85%
10th Percentile £11.45 £36.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £19.15 £38.75 £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -58.67% +150.00% -53.85%

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 97,660 93,414 100,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,124 61,239 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,150 2,806 3,265
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 15 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 6 months to 15 October 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
England +60 874 £375 +10.29% 695
UK excluding London +11 563 £350 +7.69% 573
London +123 368 £400 +6.67% 145
North of England -11 177 £350 +7.69% 221
South East -9 120 £325 -10.34% 85
South West +39 108 £330 +5.60% 110
Yorkshire -8 101 £340 +4.62% 76
North West -19 70 £375 +13.64% 132
Midlands -45 60 £340 +13.33% 105
Wales +32 54 £425 +49.12% 11
East of England +2 38 £376 -16.56% 29
West Midlands -29 34 £313 +4.17% 52
East Midlands -8 26 £363 +20.83% 53
North East +3 6 £325 -18.75% 13
Scotland -36 6 £325 -2.99% 11

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 947 (100.00%) PHP
2 460 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 431 (45.51%) MySQL
4 421 (44.46%) HTML
5 414 (43.72%) CSS
6 312 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
7 307 (32.42%) Laravel
8 225 (23.76%) Symfony
9 181 (19.11%) TDD
10 157 (16.58%) MVC
11 156 (16.47%) jQuery
12 152 (16.05%) HTML5
13 148 (15.63%) Web Development
14 146 (15.42%) Git (software)
15 140 (14.78%) Zend
16 136 (14.36%) OO
17 129 (13.62%) SQL
18 128 (13.52%) LAMP
19 113 (11.93%) CSS3
19 113 (11.93%) AngularJS
20 109 (11.51%) Linux
21 99 (10.45%) Scrum
21 99 (10.45%) WordPress
22 92 (9.71%) Docker
23 89 (9.40%) Test Automation
23 89 (9.40%) Web Services
23 89 (9.40%) E-Commerce
24 86 (9.08%) Finance
25 84 (8.87%) Node.js
26 83 (8.76%) Software Engineering

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 99 (10.45%) WordPress
2 75 (7.92%) Drupal
3 69 (7.29%) CMS
4 30 (3.17%) Apache
5 27 (2.85%) Confluence
6 21 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.53%) nginx
8 4 (0.42%) Moodle
9 3 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.21%) SilverStripe
10 2 (0.21%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.11%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.11%) concrete5
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) PrestaShop
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.53%) InVision
1 5 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 47 (4.96%) Magento
2 10 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Shopify
5 2 (0.21%) Odoo
5 2 (0.21%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 80 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.06%) GitHub
4 21 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.01%) Serverless
6 17 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.95%) SaaS
9 5 (0.53%) npm
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) AdWords
11 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.21%) Trello
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.11%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.11%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.58%) HTTP
2 9 (0.95%) Internet
3 7 (0.74%) SMS
4 3 (0.32%) Extranet
4 3 (0.32%) LAN
4 3 (0.32%) SNMP
4 3 (0.32%) VoIP
4 3 (0.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.21%) AMQP
5 2 (0.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (45.51%) MySQL
2 75 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (2.01%) SQL Server
9 18 (1.90%) MariaDB
10 15 (1.58%) Big Data
11 14 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.84%) HPCC
13 6 (0.63%) Redis
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
16 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (15.42%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.86%) JIRA
3 48 (5.07%) PHPUnit
4 31 (3.27%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.64%) Subversion
6 24 (2.53%) Selenium
7 23 (2.43%) Vagrant
8 22 (2.32%) gulp
9 16 (1.69%) PhpStorm
10 14 (1.48%) Xdebug
11 12 (1.27%) Grunt
12 8 (0.84%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.74%) GitLab
14 4 (0.42%) Bower
14 4 (0.42%) PostCSS
14 4 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.42%) webpack
15 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (9.08%) Finance
2 56 (5.91%) Marketing
3 28 (2.96%) Back Office
4 27 (2.85%) Retail
5 25 (2.64%) Legal
6 16 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.58%) Law
8 14 (1.48%) Publishing
9 12 (1.27%) Banking
10 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.84%) Games
12 6 (0.63%) Advertising
12 6 (0.63%) Automotive
13 4 (0.42%) Electronics
13 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.21%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) German Language
15 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (44.46%) HTML
2 414 (43.72%) CSS
3 307 (32.42%) Laravel
4 225 (23.76%) Symfony
5 156 (16.47%) jQuery
6 152 (16.05%) HTML5
7 128 (13.52%) LAMP
8 113 (11.93%) AngularJS
8 113 (11.93%) CSS3
9 89 (9.40%) Web Services
10 84 (8.87%) Node.js
11 75 (7.92%) React
12 59 (6.23%) REST
13 49 (5.17%) Doctrine
14 43 (4.54%) JSON
14 43 (4.54%) RESTful
15 37 (3.91%) Sass
16 33 (3.48%) Vue.js
17 29 (3.06%) Ajax
17 29 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (3.27%) User Experience
3 26 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (2.01%) Fintech
7 15 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.53%) NHS
11 4 (0.42%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.21%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.11%) Blog
13 1 (0.11%) Equities
13 1 (0.11%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.11%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.11%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.11%) VLE
13 1 (0.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 109 (11.51%) Linux
2 17 (1.80%) VMS
3 12 (1.27%) Unix
4 10 (1.06%) Android
4 10 (1.06%) Windows
5 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.32%) CentOS
6 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.32%) Solaris
6 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.21%) Debian
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.11%) TDD
3 157 (16.58%) MVC
4 148 (15.63%) Web Development
5 136 (14.36%) OO
6 99 (10.45%) Scrum
7 89 (9.40%) E-Commerce
7 89 (9.40%) Test Automation
8 83 (8.76%) Software Engineering
9 82 (8.66%) OOP
10 69 (7.29%) OO PHP
11 63 (6.65%) Kanban
12 62 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (6.34%) Unit Testing
14 58 (6.12%) Front End Development
15 53 (5.60%) Microservices
16 50 (5.28%) SOA
17 49 (5.17%) Project Management
18 45 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (4.12%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 947 (100.00%) PHP
2 460 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 129 (13.62%) SQL
4 82 (8.66%) PHP 7
5 41 (4.33%) PHP 5
6 34 (3.59%) Java
6 34 (3.59%) Python
7 17 (1.80%) C#
8 14 (1.48%) Perl
9 13 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.95%) ES6
10 9 (0.95%) TypeScript
11 7 (0.74%) Go
12 5 (0.53%) C
12 5 (0.53%) Ruby
13 4 (0.42%) VB
14 3 (0.32%) R
15 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.21%) Java 8
15 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.96%) Degree
4 16 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.95%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) GDPR
3 1 (0.11%) MiFID
3 1 (0.11%) PMO
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (9.71%) Docker
2 2 (0.21%) Varnish
3 1 (0.11%) etcd
3 1 (0.11%) flannel
Systems Management
1 11 (1.16%) Puppet
2 10 (1.06%) Terraform
3 8 (0.84%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.63%) Ansible
5 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.42%) Rancher
6 3 (0.32%) Cacti
7 2 (0.21%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.11%) cPanel
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) Plesk
8 1 (0.11%) rkt
Vendors
1 140 (14.78%) Zend
2 34 (3.59%) Oracle
3 13 (1.37%) Google
4 12 (1.27%) SAP
5 7 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (0.74%) WooCommerce
6 6 (0.63%) Jaspersoft
7 5 (0.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.32%) CA
8 3 (0.32%) Cisco
8 3 (0.32%) NetQoS
9 2 (0.21%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.21%) Rakuten
9 2 (0.21%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe
10 1 (0.11%) Apigee
10 1 (0.11%) Apple
10 1 (0.11%) New Relic
10 1 (0.11%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.11%) Sencha