Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £341 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

PHP Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 292 276
Rank change year-on-year -73 -16 -78
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 674 933 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.93% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 675 767
UK median daily rate £341 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.71% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £238 £238 £214
90th Percentile £461 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -56.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £36.25 £14.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £22.38 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -57.14% +16.67%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 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 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 18 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 -70 633 £350 - 228
UK excluding London -20 445 £325 -3.70% 182
London -112 217 £375 - 48
North of England +47 155 £325 - 63
South East -49 112 £333 -1.48% 55
North West +46 83 £336 +3.46% 32
Midlands -22 77 £319 -15.00% 33
Yorkshire -11 72 £325 - 29
West Midlands +29 55 £325 -7.14% 15
South West +32 51 £313 +6.84% 19
East of England -36 25 £375 +9.09% 10
East Midlands -41 22 £313 -26.47% 18
Scotland +6 17 £360 +10.77% 2
Wales +12 8 £285 -12.31%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 674 (100.00%) PHP
2 390 (57.86%) JavaScript
3 380 (56.38%) HTML
4 366 (54.30%) CSS
5 359 (53.26%) MySQL
6 204 (30.27%) Git (software)
7 196 (29.08%) Laravel
8 195 (28.93%) Symfony
9 169 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
10 161 (23.89%) MVC
11 140 (20.77%) jQuery
12 126 (18.69%) LAMP
13 119 (17.66%) HTML5
14 118 (17.51%) OO
15 115 (17.06%) Web Development
16 100 (14.84%) TDD
17 98 (14.54%) Drupal
17 98 (14.54%) CSS3
18 95 (14.09%) WordPress
19 91 (13.50%) AngularJS
20 85 (12.61%) Linux
21 81 (12.02%) Zend
22 69 (10.24%) SQL
23 66 (9.79%) RESTful
24 65 (9.64%) E-Commerce
25 60 (8.90%) Sass
26 58 (8.61%) OOP
27 57 (8.46%) PHPUnit
28 55 (8.16%) CMS
29 52 (7.72%) REST

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 98 (14.54%) Drupal
2 95 (14.09%) WordPress
3 55 (8.16%) CMS
4 51 (7.57%) Apache
5 28 (4.15%) nginx
6 15 (2.23%) Moodle
7 14 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.63%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.89%) Confluence
10 4 (0.59%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.45%) eZ Publish
12 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.30%) SilverStripe
12 2 (0.30%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.15%) ExpressionEngine
13 1 (0.15%) IIS
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) Totara
Applications
1 22 (3.26%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.30%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (6.23%) Magento
2 5 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.59%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (3.86%) GitHub
2 8 (1.19%) SaaS
3 6 (0.89%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.59%) Heroku
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.59%) Twilio
5 3 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.45%) npm
5 3 (0.45%) Route 53
5 3 (0.45%) Serverless
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) iTunes
7 1 (0.15%) Trello
7 1 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.74%) SSL
2 4 (0.59%) HTTP
2 4 (0.59%) Internet
2 4 (0.59%) Skype
3 3 (0.45%) SSH
4 2 (0.30%) FTP
4 2 (0.30%) SMS
4 2 (0.30%) SMTP
4 2 (0.30%) SNMP
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (53.26%) MySQL
2 31 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (4.30%) MongoDB
4 18 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.37%) MariaDB
6 15 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.23%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.48%) Redis
8 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.15%) GIS
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 204 (30.27%) Git (software)
2 57 (8.46%) PHPUnit
3 32 (4.75%) JIRA
3 32 (4.75%) Subversion
4 21 (3.12%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.52%) gulp
6 16 (2.37%) Codeception
7 13 (1.93%) Codeship
8 12 (1.78%) Grunt
8 12 (1.78%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.48%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.04%) GitLab
11 5 (0.74%) PhpStorm
12 4 (0.59%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (0.59%) webpack
13 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
13 3 (0.45%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (7.27%) Finance
2 46 (6.82%) Marketing
3 34 (5.04%) Retail
4 13 (1.93%) Games
5 12 (1.78%) Publishing
6 11 (1.63%) Advertising
6 11 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.34%) Electronics
7 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.74%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.59%) Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Billing
10 3 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (56.38%) HTML
2 366 (54.30%) CSS
3 196 (29.08%) Laravel
4 195 (28.93%) Symfony
5 140 (20.77%) jQuery
6 126 (18.69%) LAMP
7 119 (17.66%) HTML5
8 98 (14.54%) CSS3
9 91 (13.50%) AngularJS
10 66 (9.79%) RESTful
11 60 (8.90%) Sass
12 52 (7.72%) REST
13 37 (5.49%) Ajax
13 37 (5.49%) React
14 27 (4.01%) JSON
14 27 (4.01%) Node.js
15 25 (3.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (3.41%) Web Services
17 21 (3.12%) CodeIgniter
18 18 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 18 (2.67%) User Experience
3 13 (1.93%) Fintech
4 10 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (0.89%) NHS
5 6 (0.89%) Video on Demand
6 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.59%) iPad
7 4 (0.59%) Social Media
8 3 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.30%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.30%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.30%) VLE
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing Technology
10 1 (0.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.61%) Linux
2 9 (1.34%) Windows
3 5 (0.74%) Android
4 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
4 4 (0.59%) Unix
5 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) Fedora
7 1 (0.15%) SUSE
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (23.89%) MVC
3 118 (17.51%) OO
4 115 (17.06%) Web Development
5 100 (14.84%) TDD
6 65 (9.64%) E-Commerce
7 58 (8.61%) OOP
8 48 (7.12%) OO PHP
9 41 (6.08%) Front End Development
10 36 (5.34%) BDD
11 35 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (4.90%) Unit Testing
13 32 (4.75%) Microservices
14 27 (4.01%) API Development
14 27 (4.01%) Scrum
15 23 (3.41%) Responsive Web Design
16 22 (3.26%) Test Automation
17 19 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (2.82%) SEO
17 19 (2.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 674 (100.00%) PHP
2 390 (57.86%) JavaScript
3 69 (10.24%) SQL
4 38 (5.64%) PHP 5
5 33 (4.90%) Java
6 30 (4.45%) Python
7 27 (4.01%) PHP 7
8 11 (1.63%) C#
9 8 (1.19%) Go
10 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.89%) ES6
10 6 (0.89%) Ruby
11 3 (0.45%) Perl
12 2 (0.30%) PHP 4
12 2 (0.30%) Scala
12 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.30%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.30%) XPath
13 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 14 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (1.48%) Degree
3 6 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.93%) QA
2 3 (0.45%) WCAG
3 2 (0.30%) WAI
4 1 (0.15%) GCP
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (5.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.34%) Puppet
2 7 (1.04%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.89%) Ansible
4 4 (0.59%) Nagios
5 3 (0.45%) Cacti
6 2 (0.30%) cPanel
6 2 (0.30%) Plesk
Vendors
1 81 (12.02%) Zend
2 19 (2.82%) Google
3 12 (1.78%) Adobe
4 9 (1.34%) SAP
5 7 (1.04%) Twitter
6 6 (0.89%) Facebook
6 6 (0.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.59%) Mapbox
7 4 (0.59%) Splunk
8 3 (0.45%) Apple
8 3 (0.45%) Demandware
8 3 (0.45%) IBM
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle
9 2 (0.30%) Brightcove
9 2 (0.30%) Capita
9 2 (0.30%) New Relic
9 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.15%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.15%) Samsung
10 1 (0.15%) Xamarin