The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 588 597
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 27 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.095% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.100% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 40
Median daily rate £250 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +10.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -25.92% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.17 -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 29 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 28 March 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 +2 21 £250 -28.57% 52
London +13 7 £225 -35.71% 10
South East +4 6 £275 -35.29% 11
Wales - 5 - -
Cardiff - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 - -
South West -3 3 £250 -29.32% 5
Cornwall - 3 £250 -
West Midlands +13 2 £313 - 8
Slough - 2 £450 -
Maidstone - 2 £263 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Kent - 2 £263 - 1
North West +21 1 £225 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire +16 1 - - 5
Manchester +12 1 £225 -25.00% 4
Hampshire +9 1 £225 -33.33% 2
Oxfordshire -12 1 - - 1
Oxford -12 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Camborne - 1 £845 -
Croydon - 1 £190 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Coventry - 1 £250 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £375 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £125 -
Scotland - 1 £125 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 42 (95.45%) Web Development
3 35 (79.55%) JavaScript
4 33 (75.00%) HTML
5 30 (68.18%) CSS
6 28 (63.64%) MySQL
7 16 (36.36%) jQuery
8 14 (31.82%) WordPress
8 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
9 13 (29.55%) HTML5
10 11 (25.00%) Front End Development
10 11 (25.00%) SQL
11 9 (20.45%) CMS
12 8 (18.18%) LAMP
12 8 (18.18%) OO
12 8 (18.18%) User Experience
12 8 (18.18%) Zend
13 7 (15.91%) RESTful
13 7 (15.91%) CSS3
13 7 (15.91%) Laravel
13 7 (15.91%) SEO
13 7 (15.91%) Linux
13 7 (15.91%) OOP
13 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (15.91%) Subversion
13 7 (15.91%) Google
14 6 (13.64%) Web Design
14 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 6 (13.64%) Analytics
14 6 (13.64%) Google Analytics

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 (31.82%) WordPress
2 9 (20.45%) CMS
3 5 (11.36%) Apache
4 4 (9.09%) Drupal
5 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.27%) GeoServer
5 1 (2.27%) Jadu
5 1 (2.27%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.27%) MODX
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Google Analytics
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) SSH
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (63.64%) MySQL
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.27%) GIS
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) QGIS
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Subversion
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) gulp
5 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Music Industry
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (75.00%) HTML
2 30 (68.18%) CSS
3 16 (36.36%) jQuery
4 13 (29.55%) HTML5
5 8 (18.18%) LAMP
6 7 (15.91%) CSS3
6 7 (15.91%) Laravel
6 7 (15.91%) RESTful
7 5 (11.36%) .NET
7 5 (11.36%) Ajax
7 5 (11.36%) Sass
7 5 (11.36%) Symfony
7 5 (11.36%) Web Services
7 5 (11.36%) Zend Framework
8 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.09%) Node.js
9 2 (4.55%) CakePHP
9 2 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (4.55%) JSON
9 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) User Experience
2 3 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.82%) W3C
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (95.45%) Web Development
2 11 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 8 (18.18%) OO
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) OOP
4 7 (15.91%) SEO
5 6 (13.64%) Analytics
5 6 (13.64%) Web Design
6 5 (11.36%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (9.09%) OOD
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.09%) TDD
7 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.82%) BDD
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 35 (79.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) PHP 7
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Zend
2 7 (15.91%) Google
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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