Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 791 793
Rank change year-on-year -34 +2 -68
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 52 90 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.086% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.091% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 92
UK median daily rate £343 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £226 £200
90th Percentile £462 £427 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.75
10th Percentile £36.25 - £28.23
90th Percentile £38.75 - £42.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.75

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -20 52 £343 -3.86% 45
UK excluding London -10 34 £325 -7.14% 40
London -32 20 £400 +6.67% 5
South East -11 13 £350 -3.45% 13
Midlands +20 8 £369 +5.36% 9
South West -3 8 £300 +6.19% 5
West Midlands +24 5 £325 -7.14% 6
North of England +43 4 £275 +7.84% 9
North West +19 3 £275 -19.12% 3
East Midlands -2 3 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +17 1 £275 +30.95% 5
East of England -14 1 £375 +1.35% 4

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, PHP Web Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring PHP Web Developer in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) PHP
2 47 (90.38%) Web Development
3 41 (78.85%) JavaScript
4 38 (73.08%) HTML
5 37 (71.15%) CSS
6 24 (46.15%) MySQL
7 20 (38.46%) jQuery
8 18 (34.62%) Git (software)
8 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.00%) WordPress
10 12 (23.08%) Symfony
11 11 (21.15%) HTML5
11 11 (21.15%) MVC
12 10 (19.23%) OOP
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) OO
13 9 (17.31%) Drupal
14 8 (15.38%) Laravel
14 8 (15.38%) CSS3
14 8 (15.38%) CMS
14 8 (15.38%) Marketing
14 8 (15.38%) Front End Development
15 7 (13.46%) LAMP
15 7 (13.46%) Linux
15 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
15 7 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
16 6 (11.54%) Sass
16 6 (11.54%) Apache
16 6 (11.54%) Python

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 13 (25.00%) WordPress
2 9 (17.31%) Drupal
3 8 (15.38%) CMS
4 6 (11.54%) Apache
5 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.85%) nginx
6 1 (1.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 4 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) MySQL
2 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.92%) GitLab
5 1 (1.92%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (73.08%) HTML
2 37 (71.15%) CSS
3 20 (38.46%) jQuery
4 12 (23.08%) Symfony
5 11 (21.15%) HTML5
6 8 (15.38%) CSS3
6 8 (15.38%) Laravel
7 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (13.46%) LAMP
7 7 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (11.54%) JSON
8 6 (11.54%) Sass
8 6 (11.54%) Silex
9 4 (7.69%) Ajax
9 4 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
9 4 (7.69%) LESS
9 4 (7.69%) REST
9 4 (7.69%) XML
10 3 (5.77%) .NET
11 2 (3.85%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
1 2 (3.85%) Fintech
1 2 (3.85%) Social Media
2 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
2 1 (1.92%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Android
3 2 (3.85%) Debian
3 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Web Development
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.15%) MVC
4 10 (19.23%) OOP
5 9 (17.31%) OO
6 8 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 5 (9.62%) Analytics
8 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.69%) OOD
9 4 (7.69%) SEO
10 3 (5.77%) Android Development
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) OO PHP
10 3 (5.77%) SOLID
10 3 (5.77%) TDD
10 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.77%) Validation
10 3 (5.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (78.85%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 6 (11.54%) Python
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) ES6
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) PHP 5
7 2 (3.85%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.92%) Go
8 1 (1.92%) Java
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.85%) Plesk
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Google
2 4 (7.69%) Zend
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (1.92%) EMC
4 1 (1.92%) Ericsson