Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £357 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 334 294
Rank change year-on-year -13 -40 -25
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 706 669 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.77% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 473 702
UK median daily rate £357 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +2.94% +8.80%
10th Percentile £225 £232 £225
90th Percentile £475 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -43.66% +32.71%
10th Percentile £22.25 £16.45 £18.50
90th Percentile £38.55 £26.88 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -55.56% +109.30%

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 95,940 86,521 100,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,058 56,224 64,987
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,958 2,966 3,307
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 April 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 -43 637 £363 +3.57% 674
UK excluding London +8 460 £325 - 488
London -40 236 £400 +6.67% 196
North of England -7 163 £325 -3.70% 175
South East -17 108 £325 -10.34% 99
North West +14 104 £336 +3.46% 96
Midlands -14 80 £325 +8.33% 97
Yorkshire -45 58 £320 -14.67% 71
West Midlands -11 56 £325 +8.33% 61
Wales +16 40 £338 -12.84% 6
South West +14 39 £345 +18.45% 79
East Midlands +11 25 £325 +8.33% 36
Scotland -13 20 £360 +15.20% 3
East of England -15 11 £375 +25.00% 28
North East +21 1 £205 +32.26% 8

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 706 (100.00%) PHP
2 383 (54.25%) HTML
3 377 (53.40%) JavaScript
4 365 (51.70%) CSS
5 324 (45.89%) MySQL
6 194 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
7 185 (26.20%) Symfony
8 170 (24.08%) Laravel
9 156 (22.10%) Git (software)
10 155 (21.95%) MVC
11 150 (21.25%) HTML5
12 133 (18.84%) Web Development
13 130 (18.41%) CSS3
14 129 (18.27%) jQuery
15 120 (17.00%) TDD
16 101 (14.31%) OO
17 91 (12.89%) E-Commerce
18 84 (11.90%) SQL
19 82 (11.61%) AngularJS
20 77 (10.91%) Linux
20 77 (10.91%) Zend
21 74 (10.48%) WordPress
22 72 (10.20%) OOP
23 69 (9.77%) OO PHP
24 66 (9.35%) Drupal
25 65 (9.21%) LAMP
26 59 (8.36%) Magento
26 59 (8.36%) Sass
27 56 (7.93%) Relational Database
28 53 (7.51%) Front End Development

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 74 (10.48%) WordPress
2 66 (9.35%) Drupal
3 41 (5.81%) CMS
4 18 (2.55%) Apache
5 14 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.42%) Confluence
6 10 (1.42%) nginx
7 7 (0.99%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.71%) IIS
8 5 (0.71%) Moodle
9 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.28%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.14%) MODX
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.28%) InVision
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 59 (8.36%) Magento
2 6 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.42%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.26%) GitHub
3 10 (1.42%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.42%) npm
4 8 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (1.13%) Serverless
5 6 (0.85%) Trello
6 5 (0.71%) MailChimp
7 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.57%) SaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.28%) Heroku
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Twilio
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.55%) HTTP
2 4 (0.57%) Internet
3 3 (0.42%) SSH
4 2 (0.28%) FTP
4 2 (0.28%) Skype
4 2 (0.28%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (45.89%) MySQL
2 56 (7.93%) Relational Database
3 36 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.26%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.70%) Redis
10 4 (0.57%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 156 (22.10%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.51%) PHPUnit
3 49 (6.94%) JIRA
4 37 (5.24%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.26%) webpack
6 19 (2.69%) gulp
7 18 (2.55%) Grunt
8 14 (1.98%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.98%) Xdebug
9 8 (1.13%) Codeception
10 7 (0.99%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.85%) GitLab
11 6 (0.85%) Selenium
11 6 (0.85%) Subversion
12 5 (0.71%) jMock
12 5 (0.71%) JUnit
12 5 (0.71%) Mockito
12 5 (0.71%) PhpStorm
13 4 (0.57%) Codeship
13 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (7.08%) Marketing
2 45 (6.37%) Finance
3 19 (2.69%) Retail
4 16 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.70%) Banking
6 9 (1.27%) Advertising
7 8 (1.13%) Games
8 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.57%) Publishing
11 3 (0.42%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Persian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (54.25%) HTML
2 365 (51.70%) CSS
3 185 (26.20%) Symfony
4 170 (24.08%) Laravel
5 150 (21.25%) HTML5
6 130 (18.41%) CSS3
7 129 (18.27%) jQuery
8 82 (11.61%) AngularJS
9 65 (9.21%) LAMP
10 59 (8.36%) Sass
11 51 (7.22%) Node.js
12 49 (6.94%) RESTful
13 47 (6.66%) REST
14 41 (5.81%) Web Services
15 37 (5.24%) Ajax
16 32 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (4.11%) React
18 27 (3.82%) CodeIgniter
19 24 (3.40%) JSON
20 23 (3.26%) Silex
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.12%) User Experience
4 20 (2.83%) Fintech
5 14 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (1.56%) Social Media
7 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.71%) NHS
8 4 (0.57%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.42%) iPad
9 3 (0.42%) Replication
9 3 (0.42%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.28%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.14%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.14%) Equities
11 1 (0.14%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.14%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.91%) Linux
2 15 (2.12%) Unix
3 10 (1.42%) Windows
4 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
4 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.57%) Android
5 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Fedora
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (21.95%) MVC
3 133 (18.84%) Web Development
4 120 (17.00%) TDD
5 101 (14.31%) OO
6 91 (12.89%) E-Commerce
7 72 (10.20%) OOP
8 69 (9.77%) OO PHP
9 53 (7.51%) Front End Development
10 49 (6.94%) BDD
11 42 (5.95%) Test Automation
12 41 (5.81%) Scrum
13 37 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (4.53%) Software Engineering
15 31 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
17 25 (3.54%) Kanban
17 25 (3.54%) SOA
18 24 (3.40%) Open Source
18 24 (3.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 706 (100.00%) PHP
2 377 (53.40%) JavaScript
3 84 (11.90%) SQL
4 36 (5.10%) PHP 7
5 28 (3.97%) Java
6 22 (3.12%) Python
7 21 (2.97%) PHP 5
8 15 (2.12%) Go
9 13 (1.84%) C#
10 12 (1.70%) Ruby
11 8 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.13%) ES6
12 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) Perl
14 2 (0.28%) C++
14 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.14%) PHP 4
15 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (1.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.13%) Degree
4 2 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.55%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) GDPR
3 3 (0.42%) GCP
3 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.42%) WCAG
4 2 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 52 (7.37%) Docker
2 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) Varnish
4 1 (0.14%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 11 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.85%) Ansible
2 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.85%) Puppet
3 4 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.57%) Terraform
4 2 (0.28%) Rancher
5 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 77 (10.91%) Zend
2 17 (2.41%) Google
2 17 (2.41%) Oracle
3 13 (1.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.85%) Capita
5 6 (0.85%) SAP
6 4 (0.57%) New Relic
6 4 (0.57%) Splunk
6 4 (0.57%) WooCommerce
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe
7 3 (0.42%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.42%) Cerner
7 3 (0.42%) IBM
7 3 (0.42%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.42%) Sencha
8 2 (0.28%) HP
8 2 (0.28%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.14%) Percona
9 1 (0.14%) Twitter