Period
to 21 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 361 354 281
Rank change year-on-year -7 -73 +82
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 135 591 973
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.67% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.71% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 462 760
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +172.73% -

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 27,202 82,875 97,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 94.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,097 54,365 63,911
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,106 2,874 3,178
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% +6.83% -2.78%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PHP Developer.

Daily rate trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PHP Developer over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PHP Developer.

Hourly rate trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 16 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 21 September 2020. 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 +3 115 £350 -6.67% 334
UK excluding London +34 79 £325 -7.14% 310
London +66 45 £363 -12.12% 42
Work from Home -46 40 £375 - 73
North of England +18 27 £338 -3.57% 127
North West +8 15 £310 -4.62% 68
East of England +74 13 £293 -31.18% 19
Scotland +58 10 £420 +29.23% 13
South West +49 10 £334 +2.69% 44
Yorkshire +48 9 £338 -15.63% 42
South East +160 8 £475 +26.67% 36
Midlands +60 7 £288 +4.55% 65
West Midlands +38 5 £288 +9.52% 38
Wales +40 4 £375 +7.14% 7
North East +40 3 £331 -8.62% 17
East Midlands +49 2 £278 -3.48% 27

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) PHP
2 76 (56.30%) JavaScript
3 70 (51.85%) Laravel
4 60 (44.44%) MySQL
5 57 (42.22%) CSS
6 55 (40.74%) HTML
7 46 (34.07%) Git (software)
8 26 (19.26%) Docker
9 22 (16.30%) Vue.js
10 21 (15.56%) CSS3
10 21 (15.56%) MVC
11 20 (14.81%) Symfony
12 19 (14.07%) WordPress
12 19 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (14.07%) TDD
12 19 (14.07%) Linux
12 19 (14.07%) OO
12 19 (14.07%) Sass
13 17 (12.59%) React
13 17 (12.59%) HTML5
14 15 (11.11%) jQuery
14 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 15 (11.11%) PHP 7
15 14 (10.37%) Web Development
15 14 (10.37%) SQL
15 14 (10.37%) LAMP
16 13 (9.63%) Python
17 12 (8.89%) LESS
17 12 (8.89%) DevOps
17 12 (8.89%) Zend

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 19 (14.07%) WordPress
2 10 (7.41%) Drupal
3 7 (5.19%) CMS
3 7 (5.19%) nginx
4 5 (3.70%) Apache
4 5 (3.70%) Confluence
5 4 (2.96%) Moodle
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.74%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.74%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) Totara
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.74%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.15%) Azure
2 10 (7.41%) AWS
3 5 (3.70%) GCP
3 5 (3.70%) GitHub
4 2 (1.48%) WhatsApp
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.74%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.74%) npm
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Serverless
5 1 (0.74%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) WebEx
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (44.44%) MySQL
2 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (34.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.15%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.41%) JIRA
4 7 (5.19%) gulp
5 6 (4.44%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.44%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.70%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.96%) Subversion
7 4 (2.96%) webpack
8 2 (1.48%) Grunt
9 1 (0.74%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Marketing
3 5 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.48%) Advertising
5 2 (1.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (51.85%) Laravel
2 57 (42.22%) CSS
3 55 (40.74%) HTML
4 22 (16.30%) Vue.js
5 21 (15.56%) CSS3
6 20 (14.81%) Symfony
7 19 (14.07%) Sass
8 17 (12.59%) HTML5
8 17 (12.59%) React
9 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 15 (11.11%) jQuery
10 14 (10.37%) LAMP
11 12 (8.89%) LESS
12 10 (7.41%) Vuetify.js
13 9 (6.67%) Node.js
14 7 (5.19%) JSON
14 7 (5.19%) LEMP Stack
14 7 (5.19%) Web Services
15 6 (4.44%) RESTful
16 4 (2.96%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.22%) e-Learning
1 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.48%) EPoS
2 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (1.48%) Wiki
3 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.74%) Social Media
3 1 (0.74%) User Experience
3 1 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Linux
2 2 (1.48%) Android
2 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.48%) CentOS
2 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) MVC
2 19 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.07%) OO
2 19 (14.07%) TDD
3 14 (10.37%) Web Development
4 12 (8.89%) DevOps
5 11 (8.15%) OOP
6 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.93%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.19%) Scrum
9 6 (4.44%) API Development
9 6 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.44%) SOLID
10 5 (3.70%) OO PHP
11 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
12 3 (2.22%) BDD
12 3 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (2.22%) Mathematics
12 3 (2.22%) OOD
12 3 (2.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 135 (100.00%) PHP
2 76 (56.30%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.11%) PHP 7
4 14 (10.37%) SQL
5 13 (9.63%) Python
6 11 (8.15%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.22%) Java
7 3 (2.22%) Ruby
8 2 (1.48%) C#
8 2 (1.48%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (2.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 26 (19.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.44%) Ansible
3 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.70%) Packer
3 5 (3.70%) Puppet
3 5 (3.70%) Terraform
4 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (8.89%) Zend
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.22%) Sencha
5 2 (1.48%) BuddyPress
5 2 (1.48%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.74%) WooCommerce