Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 354 310
Rank change year-on-year +48 -44 -38
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 870 671 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.70% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.74% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 503 701
UK median daily rate £373 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £219
90th Percentile £475 £456 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.39% +32.00%
10th Percentile £12.40 £20.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £20.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% -39.39% +32.00%

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 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +24 785 £363 +3.57% 581
UK excluding London +19 559 £338 +3.85% 468
London +51 302 £393 +1.29% 140
North of England +1 199 £341 -1.80% 170
South East -32 111 £325 -18.75% 76
Yorkshire -20 101 £346 -1.07% 40
North West +13 95 £341 +5.00% 119
South West +49 79 £330 +5.60% 80
Midlands -29 75 £325 +8.33% 85
Wales +35 68 £390 +0.65% 14
West Midlands -46 49 £313 +4.17% 56
East Midlands +4 27 £325 +8.33% 29
East of England -5 18 £325 -27.78% 30
Scotland -45 10 £350 +7.69% 12
North East -2 3 £265 -33.75% 11

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 870 (100.00%) PHP
2 464 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 434 (49.89%) HTML
4 423 (48.62%) CSS
5 348 (40.00%) MySQL
6 257 (29.54%) Laravel
7 254 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
8 230 (26.44%) Symfony
9 180 (20.69%) MVC
10 157 (18.05%) HTML5
11 156 (17.93%) TDD
12 155 (17.82%) Git (software)
13 149 (17.13%) Web Development
14 140 (16.09%) jQuery
15 129 (14.83%) CSS3
16 120 (13.79%) OO
17 119 (13.68%) Zend
18 117 (13.45%) SQL
19 101 (11.61%) Linux
20 98 (11.26%) WordPress
21 96 (11.03%) AngularJS
22 92 (10.57%) OOP
23 85 (9.77%) LAMP
24 83 (9.54%) Test Automation
25 81 (9.31%) Relational Database
25 81 (9.31%) Docker
26 80 (9.20%) Scrum
26 80 (9.20%) E-Commerce
27 73 (8.39%) Drupal
27 73 (8.39%) OO PHP

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 (11.26%) WordPress
2 73 (8.39%) Drupal
3 51 (5.86%) CMS
4 23 (2.64%) Apache
5 20 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.95%) Confluence
7 6 (0.69%) Moodle
8 4 (0.46%) IIS
8 4 (0.46%) nginx
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.23%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.23%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.23%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.11%) concrete5
11 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.11%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.11%) PrestaShop
11 1 (0.11%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.57%) InVision
3 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 64 (7.36%) Magento
2 10 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.23%) Odoo
3 2 (0.23%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.91%) GitHub
3 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.92%) Serverless
6 7 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (0.80%) npm
7 5 (0.57%) MailChimp
7 5 (0.57%) SaaS
7 5 (0.57%) Trello
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.99%) HTTP
2 5 (0.57%) Internet
2 5 (0.57%) SMS
3 3 (0.34%) FTP
3 3 (0.34%) SSH
3 3 (0.34%) VoIP
4 2 (0.23%) AMQP
4 2 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.11%) Broadband
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) SMTP
5 1 (0.11%) SSL
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (40.00%) MySQL
2 81 (9.31%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.30%) SQL Server
8 10 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.80%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.80%) Redis
10 5 (0.57%) Big Data
11 4 (0.46%) HPCC
11 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 155 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.44%) JIRA
3 42 (4.83%) PHPUnit
4 41 (4.71%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.10%) gulp
6 23 (2.64%) Xdebug
7 16 (1.84%) Grunt
8 14 (1.61%) webpack
9 13 (1.49%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.49%) Selenium
10 12 (1.38%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.15%) Subversion
12 9 (1.03%) PhpStorm
13 8 (0.92%) GitLab
14 7 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.57%) jMock
15 5 (0.57%) JUnit
15 5 (0.57%) Mockito
16 3 (0.34%) Bower
16 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 69 (7.93%) Finance
2 52 (5.98%) Marketing
3 22 (2.53%) Retail
4 17 (1.95%) Banking
5 13 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.15%) Games
7 10 (1.15%) Law
8 9 (1.03%) Legal
8 9 (1.03%) Publishing
9 7 (0.80%) Automotive
9 7 (0.80%) Back Office
10 6 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Persian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (49.89%) HTML
2 423 (48.62%) CSS
3 257 (29.54%) Laravel
4 230 (26.44%) Symfony
5 157 (18.05%) HTML5
6 140 (16.09%) jQuery
7 129 (14.83%) CSS3
8 96 (11.03%) AngularJS
9 85 (9.77%) LAMP
10 72 (8.28%) Web Services
11 66 (7.59%) Node.js
12 59 (6.78%) React
13 57 (6.55%) REST
14 44 (5.06%) RESTful
15 43 (4.94%) Sass
15 43 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 38 (4.37%) Doctrine
17 33 (3.79%) JSON
18 28 (3.22%) Silex
19 26 (2.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (4.25%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.99%) User Experience
4 18 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (1.72%) Fintech
6 14 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (0.57%) NHS
10 4 (0.46%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.34%) Replication
11 3 (0.34%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.23%) Blog
12 2 (0.23%) Equities
12 2 (0.23%) Social Media
13 1 (0.11%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.11%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.11%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.11%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.61%) Linux
2 18 (2.07%) Unix
3 9 (1.03%) Android
3 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
4 8 (0.92%) Windows
5 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.69%) VMS
6 5 (0.57%) CentOS
7 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (20.69%) MVC
3 156 (17.93%) TDD
4 149 (17.13%) Web Development
5 120 (13.79%) OO
6 92 (10.57%) OOP
7 83 (9.54%) Test Automation
8 80 (9.20%) E-Commerce
8 80 (9.20%) Scrum
9 73 (8.39%) OO PHP
10 64 (7.36%) Front End Development
11 59 (6.78%) Software Engineering
12 54 (6.21%) Kanban
12 54 (6.21%) SOA
13 50 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (5.52%) Project Management
16 40 (4.60%) BDD
16 40 (4.60%) Open Source
17 31 (3.56%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 870 (100.00%) PHP
2 464 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 117 (13.45%) SQL
4 57 (6.55%) PHP 7
5 30 (3.45%) PHP 5
6 29 (3.33%) Java
7 26 (2.99%) Python
8 11 (1.26%) Go
9 10 (1.15%) C#
10 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.80%) Ruby
11 6 (0.69%) Perl
11 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.57%) ES6
13 4 (0.46%) C
14 2 (0.23%) C++
14 2 (0.23%) R
14 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.11%) AWK
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (3.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.30%) Degree
4 8 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.38%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.46%) GDPR
4 3 (0.34%) GCP
5 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 81 (9.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) Varnish
3 1 (0.11%) etcd
3 1 (0.11%) flannel
Systems Management
1 12 (1.38%) Terraform
2 11 (1.26%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.03%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Puppet
5 5 (0.57%) Rancher
6 4 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.11%) cPanel
9 1 (0.11%) Plesk
9 1 (0.11%) rkt
Vendors
1 119 (13.68%) Zend
2 22 (2.53%) Oracle
3 11 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (1.15%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.15%) SAP
5 8 (0.92%) Google
6 7 (0.80%) Capita
7 4 (0.46%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.46%) Sencha
7 4 (0.46%) WooCommerce
8 3 (0.34%) Cerner
8 3 (0.34%) New Relic
8 3 (0.34%) Splunk
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe
9 2 (0.23%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.23%) Rakuten
10 1 (0.11%) CA
10 1 (0.11%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (0.11%) Percona
10 1 (0.11%) Twitter