Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a PHP Web Developer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 758 801
Rank change year-on-year -55 +43 -57
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Web Developer 56 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.076% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.080% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 80
UK median daily rate £330 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £221 £201 £225
90th Percentile £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - £47.00
10th Percentile £36.25 - £33.50
90th Percentile £38.75 - £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -24 53 £325 -7.14% 84
UK excluding London -18 30 £300 -14.29% 72
London -38 28 £425 +21.43% 14
South East -13 13 £325 -7.14% 19
Midlands +1 6 £225 -37.93% 20
East Midlands +3 5 £225 - 14
North of England +32 4 £275 +34.15% 17
North West +14 4 £275 - 7
South West +9 3 £288 +15.00% 11
Wales -1 3 £340 - 2
West Midlands +7 1 £150 -58.62% 6
East of England -20 1 £375 -6.25% 3

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 56 (100.00%) PHP
2 52 (92.86%) Web Development
3 43 (76.79%) HTML
4 42 (75.00%) CSS
5 41 (73.21%) JavaScript
6 25 (44.64%) MySQL
7 22 (39.29%) jQuery
8 21 (37.50%) HTML5
9 18 (32.14%) Marketing
10 17 (30.36%) WordPress
11 15 (26.79%) Symfony
12 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
12 14 (25.00%) CSS3
13 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (21.43%) Sass
14 12 (21.43%) Analytics
15 11 (19.64%) Laravel
16 10 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (17.86%) LESS
16 10 (17.86%) Front End Development
16 10 (17.86%) Drupal
16 10 (17.86%) Google
16 10 (17.86%) OOP
17 9 (16.07%) OO
17 9 (16.07%) SEO
17 9 (16.07%) Social Media
17 9 (16.07%) Silex
17 9 (16.07%) Fintech
18 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
18 8 (14.29%) Photoshop

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 17 (30.36%) WordPress
2 10 (17.86%) Drupal
3 5 (8.93%) CMS
3 5 (8.93%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (14.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.93%) SaaS
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.36%) gulp
4 2 (3.57%) Grunt
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (32.14%) Marketing
2 5 (8.93%) Games
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (76.79%) HTML
2 42 (75.00%) CSS
3 22 (39.29%) jQuery
4 21 (37.50%) HTML5
5 15 (26.79%) Symfony
6 14 (25.00%) CSS3
7 12 (21.43%) Sass
8 11 (19.64%) Laravel
9 10 (17.86%) LESS
10 9 (16.07%) Silex
11 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 6 (10.71%) Ajax
12 6 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (10.71%) XML
13 5 (8.93%) JSON
13 5 (8.93%) LAMP
14 4 (7.14%) Node.js
14 4 (7.14%) React
14 4 (7.14%) REST
14 4 (7.14%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Fintech
1 9 (16.07%) Social Media
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Web Development
2 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) Analytics
4 10 (17.86%) Front End Development
4 10 (17.86%) OOP
4 10 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (16.07%) OO
5 9 (16.07%) SEO
6 6 (10.71%) MVC
7 5 (8.93%) Microservices
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.14%) OOD
9 3 (5.36%) OO PHP
10 2 (3.57%) Android Development
10 2 (3.57%) SOLID
10 2 (3.57%) TDD
10 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.57%) Validation
10 2 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (73.21%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 5 (8.93%) Go
4 5 (8.93%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) ES6
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Google
2 5 (8.93%) Zend
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe
3 1 (1.79%) Dell
3 1 (1.79%) EMC
3 1 (1.79%) Ericsson
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.79%) Twitter