Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 789 800
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -36
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 69 58 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.064% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.067% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 70
UK median daily rate £363 £340 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +9.24% -0.40%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £224
90th Percentile £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.17

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 96,296 86,448 100,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.93% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,216 56,096 65,159
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,024 2,911 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.42%

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 26 May 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 14 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 26 May 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 -34 65 £375 +10.29% 93
UK excluding London -23 39 £300 -13.04% 83
London -31 30 £450 +38.46% 14
South East -23 18 £316 -23.80% 16
Midlands -9 7 £250 -16.67% 17
East Midlands - 5 £250 - 8
South West +12 4 £250 - 19
Wales -7 4 £330 - 3
East of England -4 3 £450 +32.35% 9
North of England -16 3 £205 -27.11% 18
West Midlands -25 2 £225 -25.00% 9
North East +10 1 £205 -48.75% 1
North West -13 1 - - 13
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 4

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 69 (100.00%) PHP
1 69 (100.00%) Web Development
2 47 (68.12%) JavaScript
3 43 (62.32%) CSS
3 43 (62.32%) HTML
4 25 (36.23%) MySQL
5 20 (28.99%) HTML5
6 18 (26.09%) Symfony
7 17 (24.64%) Laravel
8 16 (23.19%) jQuery
8 16 (23.19%) Marketing
9 15 (21.74%) WordPress
9 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
10 14 (20.29%) CSS3
11 12 (17.39%) SQL
12 11 (15.94%) MVC
13 10 (14.49%) Sass
13 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (13.04%) Magento
14 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
14 9 (13.04%) Analytics
14 9 (13.04%) OOP
14 9 (13.04%) gulp
14 9 (13.04%) Front End Development
15 8 (11.59%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 8 (11.59%) Docker
15 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.59%) Google
15 8 (11.59%) LESS
15 8 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design

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 15 (21.74%) WordPress
2 7 (10.14%) Drupal
3 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Magento
2 2 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.45%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.45%) Route 53
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
1 1 (1.45%) Skype
1 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) MySQL
2 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) gulp
3 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) Grunt
5 4 (5.80%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) PhpStorm
6 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.90%) Bower
8 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 16 (23.19%) Marketing
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Games
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (62.32%) CSS
1 43 (62.32%) HTML
2 20 (28.99%) HTML5
3 18 (26.09%) Symfony
4 17 (24.64%) Laravel
5 16 (23.19%) jQuery
6 14 (20.29%) CSS3
7 10 (14.49%) Sass
8 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.59%) LESS
9 8 (11.59%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 7 (10.14%) Node.js
10 7 (10.14%) REST
11 6 (8.70%) React
12 5 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (5.80%) Ajax
13 4 (5.80%) CodeIgniter
13 4 (5.80%) LDAP
13 4 (5.80%) Silex
13 4 (5.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Fintech
1 6 (8.70%) Social Media
1 6 (8.70%) User Experience
2 3 (4.35%) NHS
2 3 (4.35%) Replication
2 3 (4.35%) Smartcard
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Web Development
2 11 (15.94%) MVC
3 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.04%) Analytics
4 9 (13.04%) Front End Development
4 9 (13.04%) OOP
5 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.70%) Equity Research
7 6 (8.70%) SEO
8 5 (7.25%) OO
9 4 (5.80%) Microservices
9 4 (5.80%) Migration
9 4 (5.80%) OO PHP
10 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (2.90%) Project Management
11 2 (2.90%) Scrum
11 2 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) PHP
2 47 (68.12%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.39%) SQL
4 5 (7.25%) Go
5 3 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.45%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Docker
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Ansible
1 3 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Google
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) Cerner
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Zend
4 2 (2.90%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) Capita
5 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter