Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 832 818
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 49 52 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.051% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.054% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 58
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.75% +29.55%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £228
90th Percentile £495 £461 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +2.31% -7.14% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 98,276 96,966 99,440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,832 63,873 64,767
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,087 2,895 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.89 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.20% -

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 13 November 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 12 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 13 November 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 -3 46 £350 - 95
UK excluding London -12 44 £333 +2.31% 86
South East -2 23 £374 +6.79% 17
South West -36 10 £375 +25.00% 14
East of England +7 5 £300 -20.00% 11
London -8 4 £575 +43.75% 15
North of England -22 3 £300 +9.09% 21
Yorkshire -4 2 £300 +6.67% 10
Scotland - 2 £375 - 4
East Midlands +7 1 £225 -47.06% 8
North West -7 1 - - 8
Midlands -23 1 £225 -38.98% 17

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 49 (100.00%) PHP
1 49 (100.00%) Web Development
2 42 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 29 (59.18%) MySQL
4 28 (57.14%) CSS
4 28 (57.14%) HTML
5 17 (34.69%) Git (software)
5 17 (34.69%) AngularJS
6 16 (32.65%) Laravel
7 15 (30.61%) React
7 15 (30.61%) OOP
7 15 (30.61%) E-Commerce
8 14 (28.57%) Symfony
9 11 (22.45%) HTML5
9 11 (22.45%) MVC
9 11 (22.45%) Java
9 11 (22.45%) Vue.js
10 9 (18.37%) CSS3
11 8 (16.33%) WordPress
11 8 (16.33%) Yii
11 8 (16.33%) GitHub
11 8 (16.33%) Linux
11 8 (16.33%) Python
11 8 (16.33%) Zend
12 7 (14.29%) CakePHP
12 7 (14.29%) LAMP
12 7 (14.29%) Sass
12 7 (14.29%) Node.js
13 6 (12.24%) CMS
13 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (16.33%) WordPress
2 6 (12.24%) CMS
3 5 (10.20%) Drupal
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 2 (4.08%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Magento
2 2 (4.08%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (4.08%) Shopify
3 1 (2.04%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) GitHub
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) gulp
2 4 (8.16%) PostCSS
3 2 (4.08%) Grunt
3 2 (4.08%) PhpStorm
4 1 (2.04%) Bower
4 1 (2.04%) GitLab
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (57.14%) CSS
1 28 (57.14%) HTML
2 17 (34.69%) AngularJS
3 16 (32.65%) Laravel
4 15 (30.61%) React
5 14 (28.57%) Symfony
6 11 (22.45%) HTML5
6 11 (22.45%) Vue.js
7 9 (18.37%) CSS3
8 8 (16.33%) Yii
9 7 (14.29%) CakePHP
9 7 (14.29%) LAMP
9 7 (14.29%) Node.js
9 7 (14.29%) Sass
10 4 (8.16%) REST
10 4 (8.16%) RxJS
10 4 (8.16%) Twig
11 3 (6.12%) Handlebars
11 3 (6.12%) LESS
11 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Web Development
2 15 (30.61%) E-Commerce
2 15 (30.61%) OOP
3 11 (22.45%) MVC
4 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) OO
5 5 (10.20%) OO PHP
6 4 (8.16%) Functional Programming
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) API Integration
7 3 (6.12%) Content Management
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) Microservices
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) API Design
8 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.08%) Kanban
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) PHP
2 42 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) Python
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 4 (8.16%) ES6
7 3 (6.12%) PHP 7
7 3 (6.12%) R
8 2 (4.08%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) PHP 5
9 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Zend
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) WooCommerce
3 1 (2.04%) Facebook
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle