The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 619 584
Rank change year-on-year +48 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 30 25 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.049% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £385 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £256
% change year-on-year -8.00% +46.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

PHP Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured PHP Web Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 25 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 30 £350 -6.66% 48
West Midlands +32 9 £300 - 7
South East +31 9 £415 +10.66% 11
Birmingham +21 9 £300 - 1
London +12 5 £400 +29.03% 5
Oxfordshire -9 5 £413 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +22 3 £281 -25.00% 4
Thame - 3 £413 -
Cambridge +5 2 £340 +18.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £340 +18.26% 2
East of England -5 2 £340 +4.61% 4
Skipton - 2 £281 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 1
Surrey - 2 £494 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £383 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear +78 1 £400 -
North East +68 1 £400 -
East Sussex +1 1 - - 2
Brighton +1 1 - - 2
City of London -1 1 £450 +45.16% 1
Oxford -8 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Epsom - 1 £488 -
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
South West - 1 £300 - 7

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 57 (100.00%) PHP
1 57 (100.00%) Web Development
2 45 (78.95%) HTML
3 44 (77.19%) JavaScript
4 41 (71.93%) CSS
5 34 (59.65%) MySQL
6 22 (38.60%) jQuery
7 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 17 (29.82%) HTML5
9 14 (24.56%) WordPress
10 13 (22.81%) OO
11 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (19.30%) Symfony
11 11 (19.30%) OO PHP
12 10 (17.54%) Zend
12 10 (17.54%) Laravel
12 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
12 10 (17.54%) LAMP
12 10 (17.54%) SQL
13 9 (15.79%) CMS
13 9 (15.79%) Web Design
13 9 (15.79%) CSS3
13 9 (15.79%) Front End Development
14 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (14.04%) Drupal
14 8 (14.04%) Subversion
14 8 (14.04%) Apache
15 7 (12.28%) Linux
15 7 (12.28%) OOP
15 7 (12.28%) SQL Server

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 14 (24.56%) WordPress
2 9 (15.79%) CMS
3 8 (14.04%) Apache
3 8 (14.04%) Drupal
4 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.75%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.75%) MODX
4 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (59.65%) MySQL
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.75%) GIS
6 1 (1.75%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.04%) Subversion
3 4 (7.02%) Grunt
3 4 (7.02%) gulp
3 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.26%) Selenium
5 2 (3.51%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (78.95%) HTML
2 41 (71.93%) CSS
3 22 (38.60%) jQuery
4 17 (29.82%) HTML5
5 11 (19.30%) Symfony
6 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
6 10 (17.54%) LAMP
6 10 (17.54%) Laravel
7 9 (15.79%) CSS3
8 7 (12.28%) .NET
8 7 (12.28%) RESTful
8 7 (12.28%) Sass
9 6 (10.53%) Doctrine
9 6 (10.53%) LESS
10 5 (8.77%) Ajax
10 5 (8.77%) Node.js
10 5 (8.77%) Zend Framework
11 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.26%) Web Services
11 3 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) User Experience
2 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) W3C
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.75%) Debian
3 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Web Development
2 13 (22.81%) OO
3 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) OO PHP
4 9 (15.79%) Front End Development
4 9 (15.79%) Web Design
5 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (12.28%) MVC
6 7 (12.28%) OOP
7 6 (10.53%) Analytics
7 6 (10.53%) SEO
8 5 (8.77%) Case Management
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.02%) Mobile Development
10 3 (5.26%) BDD
10 3 (5.26%) Scrum
10 3 (5.26%) Service Design
10 3 (5.26%) TDD
10 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) PHP
2 44 (77.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) PHP 7
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) ES6
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Zend
2 6 (10.53%) Google
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) Pardot
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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