Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 332 343 359
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 -50
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 496 724 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.78% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 553 502
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £219
90th Percentile £506 £538 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -0.07% +7.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% -6.67% +108.33%
10th Percentile £6.00 £20.90 £36.25
90th Percentile £36.00 £48.15 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.34% -3.33% +134.38%

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 64,362 92,468 95,476
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.68% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,663 61,198 63,345
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,563 2,896 2,843
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 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 +24 471 £380 +1.33% 549
UK excluding London -27 269 £350 -0.07% 455
London +84 217 £425 +6.25% 131
North of England +9 94 £375 +7.14% 156
North West +15 62 £375 - 89
South West -9 48 £340 +6.25% 77
East of England +52 42 £413 +6.45% 29
Midlands +29 35 £275 -29.03% 83
South East +6 32 £350 -6.67% 73
Yorkshire +12 27 £350 +16.67% 47
East Midlands +21 23 £281 -46.43% 54
Scotland +24 14 £375 - 18
West Midlands +38 12 £275 -15.38% 29
North East +21 5 £350 +16.67% 20
Wales +16 3 £330 -23.26% 19
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 496 (100.00%) PHP
2 221 (44.56%) JavaScript
3 217 (43.75%) Laravel
4 197 (39.72%) MySQL
5 159 (32.06%) HTML
6 127 (25.60%) CSS
7 114 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
8 106 (21.37%) Symfony
9 88 (17.74%) AngularJS
10 82 (16.53%) LAMP
11 76 (15.32%) E-Commerce
12 67 (13.51%) Git (software)
13 64 (12.90%) jQuery
13 64 (12.90%) Web Development
14 63 (12.70%) TDD
14 63 (12.70%) MVC
15 61 (12.30%) RESTful
16 60 (12.10%) HTML5
17 57 (11.49%) React
18 56 (11.29%) AWS
19 54 (10.89%) OO
20 53 (10.69%) Linux
21 50 (10.08%) WordPress
22 46 (9.27%) Vue.js
23 45 (9.07%) CSS3
24 44 (8.87%) PHP 7
25 43 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
26 42 (8.47%) OOP
26 42 (8.47%) Finance
27 41 (8.27%) Docker

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 50 (10.08%) WordPress
2 33 (6.65%) Drupal
3 29 (5.85%) Apache
4 17 (3.43%) CMS
5 11 (2.22%) nginx
6 7 (1.41%) Moodle
7 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.40%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.40%) IIS
9 2 (0.40%) Jadu
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.20%) Podio
10 1 (0.20%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.20%) Totara
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Sketch
3 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (3.43%) Magento
2 3 (0.60%) OpenCart
2 3 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.29%) AWS
2 26 (5.24%) Serverless
3 25 (5.04%) Azure
4 24 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.81%) GCP
7 7 (1.41%) SaaS
8 5 (1.01%) npm
9 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.81%) GitHub
10 3 (0.60%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
11 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.40%) AWS IoT
11 2 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.40%) Slack
11 2 (0.40%) Yarn
12 1 (0.20%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.20%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.20%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.41%) SSH
2 4 (0.81%) Skype
3 2 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (39.72%) MySQL
2 28 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.81%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.41%) Redis
7 5 (1.01%) BigQuery
7 5 (1.01%) CouchDB
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.81%) GIS
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.60%) Big Data
10 2 (0.40%) SQLite
11 1 (0.20%) MS Access
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.23%) JIRA
2 16 (3.23%) PHPUnit
2 16 (3.23%) Vagrant
3 8 (1.61%) Bitbucket
4 7 (1.41%) git-flow
5 5 (1.01%) webpack
6 4 (0.81%) Subversion
7 3 (0.60%) Grunt
7 3 (0.60%) PuPHPet
8 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.20%) GitLab
9 1 (0.20%) gulp
9 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.20%) Xdebug
General
1 42 (8.47%) Finance
2 24 (4.84%) Marketing
3 22 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.03%) Back Office
5 18 (3.63%) Retail
6 16 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.02%) Advertising
8 9 (1.81%) Banking
8 9 (1.81%) Electronics
8 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.21%) Law
10 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (43.75%) Laravel
2 159 (32.06%) HTML
3 127 (25.60%) CSS
4 106 (21.37%) Symfony
5 88 (17.74%) AngularJS
6 82 (16.53%) LAMP
7 64 (12.90%) jQuery
8 61 (12.30%) RESTful
9 60 (12.10%) HTML5
10 57 (11.49%) React
11 46 (9.27%) Vue.js
12 45 (9.07%) CSS3
13 37 (7.46%) Web Services
14 35 (7.06%) Node.js
15 33 (6.65%) Sass
16 20 (4.03%) REST
17 19 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (3.23%) SOAP
19 12 (2.42%) XML
20 11 (2.22%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.85%) User Experience
3 33 (6.65%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.01%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.01%) Graphic Design
6 4 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.60%) Animation
7 3 (0.60%) e-Learning
7 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.60%) SCORM
8 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.40%) Social Media
8 2 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.20%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.20%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.20%) Replication
9 1 (0.20%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.20%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.69%) Linux
2 6 (1.21%) CentOS
3 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.60%) Android
4 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.20%) Debian
6 1 (0.20%) Windows
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (15.32%) E-Commerce
3 64 (12.90%) Web Development
4 63 (12.70%) MVC
4 63 (12.70%) TDD
5 54 (10.89%) OO
6 42 (8.47%) OOP
7 40 (8.06%) DevOps
8 26 (5.24%) OO PHP
8 26 (5.24%) SOLID
8 26 (5.24%) Unit Testing
9 25 (5.04%) Fintech
10 24 (4.84%) Computer Science
10 24 (4.84%) Front End Development
11 21 (4.23%) Visualisation
12 20 (4.03%) BDD
12 20 (4.03%) Data Visualisation
13 19 (3.83%) Software Engineering
13 19 (3.83%) Test Automation
14 18 (3.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 496 (100.00%) PHP
2 221 (44.56%) JavaScript
3 44 (8.87%) PHP 7
4 32 (6.45%) SQL
5 24 (4.84%) TypeScript
6 16 (3.23%) Python
7 12 (2.42%) Go
8 11 (2.22%) Java
9 9 (1.81%) ES6
9 9 (1.81%) PHP 5
10 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.81%) C#
12 2 (0.40%) C++
12 2 (0.40%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.40%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) C
13 1 (0.20%) F#
13 1 (0.20%) Perl
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (5.04%) Degree
2 23 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 41 (8.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (4.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.60%) Terraform
3 2 (0.40%) Mesos
3 2 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Opsgenie
4 1 (0.20%) Plesk
Vendors
1 33 (6.65%) Zend
2 14 (2.82%) Google
3 10 (2.02%) SAP
4 8 (1.61%) New Relic
5 7 (1.41%) Facebook
6 6 (1.21%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.81%) Adobe
9 3 (0.60%) PayPal
9 3 (0.60%) Twitter
10 2 (0.40%) Instagram
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle
10 2 (0.40%) Samsung
10 2 (0.40%) WooCommerce
11 1 (0.20%) Ariba
11 1 (0.20%) Imperva
11 1 (0.20%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.20%) VMware