Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a PHP Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 361 293
Rank change year-on-year +40 -68 -7
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 764 660 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.70% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 492 579
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +9.23%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £255
90th Percentile £538 £461 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.92% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +141.94% -56.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -46.67% +145.90% -58.22%

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 92,806 94,351 91,840
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,342 62,670 59,948
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,828 2,778 3,240
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +57 725 £375 +7.14% 621
UK excluding London +5 463 £364 +11.92% 507
London +55 287 £400 - 151
North of England -19 144 £363 +11.54% 176
South East +10 108 £375 +17.19% 80
North West -8 84 £375 +15.38% 112
South West +2 81 £320 - 99
Midlands +3 66 £400 +23.08% 90
Yorkshire -22 54 £300 -7.69% 50
East Midlands +31 41 £525 +71.43% 39
East of England +13 35 £388 +28.95% 25
West Midlands -40 25 £350 +7.69% 51
Wales -16 18 £450 +57.89% 23
Scotland -1 9 £375 +4.17% 13
North East - 6 £300 - 14

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 764 (100.00%) PHP
2 380 (49.74%) MySQL
3 367 (48.04%) JavaScript
4 347 (45.42%) CSS
5 345 (45.16%) HTML
6 248 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
7 246 (32.20%) Laravel
8 189 (24.74%) Symfony
9 149 (19.50%) Git (software)
10 146 (19.11%) TDD
11 145 (18.98%) jQuery
12 133 (17.41%) Web Development
13 131 (17.15%) OO
14 120 (15.71%) LAMP
15 111 (14.53%) HTML5
16 106 (13.87%) SQL
17 103 (13.48%) MVC
18 100 (13.09%) Linux
18 100 (13.09%) E-Commerce
19 91 (11.91%) AngularJS
20 87 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
21 85 (11.13%) WordPress
22 84 (10.99%) CMS
23 81 (10.60%) Zend
24 80 (10.47%) Scrum
25 77 (10.08%) CSS3
26 76 (9.95%) Docker
27 68 (8.90%) Software Engineering
28 66 (8.64%) OOP
28 66 (8.64%) 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 85 (11.13%) WordPress
2 84 (10.99%) CMS
3 59 (7.72%) Drupal
4 26 (3.40%) Apache
5 15 (1.96%) Confluence
6 11 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.79%) Joomla!
8 5 (0.65%) nginx
8 5 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.26%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.13%) concrete5
10 1 (0.13%) Moodle
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.75%) Magento
2 5 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.52%) Shopify
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.01%) Serverless
4 22 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (2.09%) GitHub
6 13 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
6 13 (1.70%) SaaS
7 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.65%) npm
9 3 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.26%) AdWords
10 2 (0.26%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.13%) PaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.92%) Internet
2 6 (0.79%) SNMP
3 5 (0.65%) Extranet
3 5 (0.65%) LAN
3 5 (0.65%) WAN
4 4 (0.52%) HTTP
4 4 (0.52%) SMS
5 3 (0.39%) Skype
5 3 (0.39%) SSH
6 2 (0.26%) Intranet
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) IMAP
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (49.74%) MySQL
2 46 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 30 (3.93%) MongoDB
4 29 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.27%) MariaDB
6 21 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.62%) SQL Server
8 15 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.70%) Big Data
10 6 (0.79%) Redis
11 4 (0.52%) HPCC
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.13%) Riak
Development Applications
1 149 (19.50%) Git (software)
2 46 (6.02%) JIRA
3 42 (5.50%) PHPUnit
4 25 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.27%) Subversion
5 19 (2.49%) Selenium
6 17 (2.23%) PhpStorm
6 17 (2.23%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.05%) Grunt
8 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.92%) gulp
9 6 (0.79%) webpack
9 6 (0.79%) Xdebug
10 5 (0.65%) GitLab
10 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.52%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.39%) Codeception
12 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.26%) PostCSS
General
1 58 (7.59%) Finance
2 34 (4.45%) Legal
2 34 (4.45%) Marketing
3 26 (3.40%) Back Office
4 19 (2.49%) Retail
5 14 (1.83%) Publishing
6 13 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.57%) Law
8 9 (1.18%) Advertising
9 8 (1.05%) Games
10 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.65%) Electronics
12 4 (0.52%) Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.26%) French Language
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (45.42%) CSS
2 345 (45.16%) HTML
3 246 (32.20%) Laravel
4 189 (24.74%) Symfony
5 145 (18.98%) jQuery
6 120 (15.71%) LAMP
7 111 (14.53%) HTML5
8 91 (11.91%) AngularJS
9 77 (10.08%) CSS3
10 65 (8.51%) Node.js
11 64 (8.38%) Web Services
12 58 (7.59%) React
13 57 (7.46%) RESTful
14 49 (6.41%) REST
15 41 (5.37%) Sass
16 38 (4.97%) JSON
17 35 (4.58%) Redux
18 34 (4.45%) Vue.js
19 33 (4.32%) SOAP
20 28 (3.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (3.27%) User Experience
3 24 (3.14%) Fintech
4 17 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (0.92%) NHS
8 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.52%) Social Media
10 3 (0.39%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.26%) New Media
11 2 (0.26%) W3C
12 1 (0.13%) BBC
12 1 (0.13%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.13%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 100 (13.09%) Linux
2 20 (2.62%) Unix
3 13 (1.70%) Android
4 11 (1.44%) VMS
5 9 (1.18%) Windows
6 8 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.52%) Debian
8 3 (0.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (19.11%) TDD
3 133 (17.41%) Web Development
4 131 (17.15%) OO
5 103 (13.48%) MVC
6 100 (13.09%) E-Commerce
7 80 (10.47%) Scrum
8 68 (8.90%) Software Engineering
9 66 (8.64%) OO PHP
9 66 (8.64%) OOP
10 53 (6.94%) Test Automation
11 48 (6.28%) Unit Testing
12 47 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.02%) Microservices
14 41 (5.37%) DevOps
15 40 (5.24%) Kanban
16 37 (4.84%) Front End Development
17 29 (3.80%) Project Management
18 28 (3.66%) BDD
19 25 (3.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 764 (100.00%) PHP
2 367 (48.04%) JavaScript
3 106 (13.87%) SQL
4 66 (8.64%) PHP 7
5 37 (4.84%) PHP 5
6 33 (4.32%) Java
7 29 (3.80%) Python
8 16 (2.09%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.70%) C#
10 12 (1.57%) ES6
11 11 (1.44%) Perl
12 10 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.18%) Ruby
14 6 (0.79%) Go
15 3 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.39%) VB
16 2 (0.26%) C
16 2 (0.26%) Java 8
16 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.83%) Degree
4 9 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.18%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.39%) GDPR
3 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (9.95%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (1.31%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.92%) Puppet
3 6 (0.79%) Cacti
4 3 (0.39%) Ansible
5 2 (0.26%) cPanel
5 2 (0.26%) Kibana
5 2 (0.26%) Nagios
5 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.26%) Plesk
6 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (10.60%) Zend
2 31 (4.06%) Oracle
3 15 (1.96%) Google
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.05%) SAP
5 6 (0.79%) Cisco
5 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 6 (0.79%) WooCommerce
6 5 (0.65%) CA
6 5 (0.65%) Jaspersoft
6 5 (0.65%) NetQoS
7 3 (0.39%) HP
7 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.13%) Facebook
8 1 (0.13%) Rackspace