Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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 Web Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 809 844
Rank change year-on-year -14 +35 -52
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 64 51 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.053% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.056% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 50
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.44% +33.18%
10th Percentile £250 £222 £254
90th Percentile £550 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £333 £375
% change year-on-year -3.76% -11.33% +46.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96,973 90,883 103,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,439 59,031 67,193
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,785 3,127
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.57% -6.42% +9.73%

PHP Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Web Developer in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP Web Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP Web Developer in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Web Developer over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP Web Developer in the UK

PHP Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Web Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP Web Developer in the UK

PHP Web 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 Web Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 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 0 61 £375 +7.14% 84
UK excluding London -26 46 £320 -3.76% 77
South East +1 21 £335 -18.79% 17
London -18 17 £488 +25.81% 13
South West -8 10 £319 +4.08% 16
East of England -6 6 £350 +2.94% 8
North of England -29 4 £205 -27.11% 16
Midlands -31 3 £300 -4.00% 14
East Midlands -5 2 £306 -27.94% 6
Yorkshire -14 2 - - 6
North East -2 1 £205 -48.75% 2
North West -13 1 - - 8
West Midlands -29 1 £300 - 8
Scotland -40 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £320 - 4

PHP Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, PHP Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) PHP
1 64 (100.00%) Web Development
2 47 (73.44%) JavaScript
3 32 (50.00%) HTML
3 32 (50.00%) CSS
4 26 (40.63%) MySQL
5 22 (34.38%) Laravel
6 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 18 (28.13%) Symfony
8 15 (23.44%) MVC
8 15 (23.44%) OOP
9 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
10 12 (18.75%) WordPress
10 12 (18.75%) HTML5
10 12 (18.75%) React
11 11 (17.19%) Vue.js
11 11 (17.19%) SQL
12 10 (15.63%) CSS3
13 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (12.50%) Magento
14 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
14 8 (12.50%) Docker
14 8 (12.50%) Zend
15 7 (10.94%) CakePHP
15 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (10.94%) Python
15 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
15 7 (10.94%) GitHub
15 7 (10.94%) jQuery
15 7 (10.94%) Equity Research

PHP Web 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 12 (18.75%) WordPress
2 6 (9.38%) CMS
3 5 (7.81%) Drupal
4 3 (4.69%) Joomla!
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
6 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) GitHub
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.56%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) Skype
1 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.56%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.94%) gulp
4 5 (7.81%) PhpStorm
5 4 (6.25%) JIRA
5 4 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.69%) Grunt
6 3 (4.69%) PostCSS
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.13%) Bower
8 1 (1.56%) GitLab
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
1 5 (7.81%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) CSS
1 32 (50.00%) HTML
2 22 (34.38%) Laravel
3 18 (28.13%) Symfony
4 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
5 12 (18.75%) HTML5
5 12 (18.75%) React
6 11 (17.19%) Vue.js
7 10 (15.63%) CSS3
8 7 (10.94%) CakePHP
8 7 (10.94%) jQuery
8 7 (10.94%) Yii
9 6 (9.38%) REST
9 6 (9.38%) Sass
10 5 (7.81%) LAMP
10 5 (7.81%) Node.js
10 5 (7.81%) Twig
11 4 (6.25%) Handlebars
12 3 (4.69%) LDAP
12 3 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) NHS
1 3 (4.69%) Replication
1 3 (4.69%) Smartcard
1 3 (4.69%) User Experience
2 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Web Development
2 15 (23.44%) MVC
2 15 (23.44%) OOP
3 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
4 7 (10.94%) Equity Research
5 5 (7.81%) OO
5 5 (7.81%) OO PHP
6 4 (6.25%) Functional Programming
6 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) API Integration
7 3 (4.69%) Migration
8 2 (3.13%) Content Management
8 2 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.13%) Front End Development
8 2 (3.13%) Typography
9 1 (1.56%) Scrum
9 1 (1.56%) TDD
9 1 (1.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 64 (100.00%) PHP
2 47 (73.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) PHP 7
6 3 (4.69%) ES6
6 3 (4.69%) R
7 2 (3.13%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) Java
8 1 (1.56%) Go
8 1 (1.56%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Ansible
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Zend
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Cerner
3 3 (4.69%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) WooCommerce
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe
5 1 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.56%) SAP