Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £400 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.

Senior PHP Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 799 805
Rank change year-on-year -32 +6 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 46 82 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.078% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.083% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 60 69
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £328 £337 £274
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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

Senior PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior PHP Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP 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 45 £413 +3.13% 41
London -25 23 £438 +9.38% 15
UK excluding London -12 22 £400 -3.61% 28
West Midlands +24 9 £400 - 3
Midlands -7 9 £400 -5.88% 6
North of England +53 6 £388 +1.31% 10
North West +27 5 £350 -17.65% 4
East of England -3 3 - - 3
South East -6 3 £300 -25.00% 7
Yorkshire +19 1 £500 +36.99% 6
Scotland - 1 £375 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior PHP 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 Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) PHP
2 24 (52.17%) MySQL
3 21 (45.65%) Symfony
4 18 (39.13%) LAMP
5 17 (36.96%) MVC
6 15 (32.61%) OO
7 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (28.26%) Laravel
9 12 (26.09%) RESTful
10 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
10 11 (23.91%) CSS
11 10 (21.74%) HTML
12 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
12 9 (19.57%) TDD
12 9 (19.57%) Web Development
13 8 (17.39%) jQuery
14 7 (15.22%) WordPress
14 7 (15.22%) nginx
15 6 (13.04%) BDD
15 6 (13.04%) Refactoring
15 6 (13.04%) PHP 5
15 6 (13.04%) Apache
16 5 (10.87%) OOP
16 5 (10.87%) Finance
16 5 (10.87%) CMS
16 5 (10.87%) Magento
17 4 (8.70%) HTML5
17 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch

Senior PHP 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 7 (15.22%) nginx
1 7 (15.22%) WordPress
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) CMS
4 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.35%) Drupal
5 2 (4.35%) eZ Publish
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (2.17%) ColdFusion
6 1 (2.17%) Confluence
6 1 (2.17%) Moodle
6 1 (2.17%) Totara
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (6.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Redis
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.52%) Mercurial
2 3 (6.52%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) Symfony
2 18 (39.13%) LAMP
3 13 (28.26%) Laravel
4 12 (26.09%) RESTful
5 11 (23.91%) CSS
6 10 (21.74%) HTML
7 8 (17.39%) jQuery
8 4 (8.70%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.52%) CSS3
9 3 (6.52%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (6.52%) Sass
9 3 (6.52%) Yii
10 2 (4.35%) JSON
10 2 (4.35%) REST
10 2 (4.35%) SOAP
11 1 (2.17%) .NET
11 1 (2.17%) Ajax
11 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
11 1 (2.17%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Fintech
2 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.17%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) MVC
2 15 (32.61%) OO
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
4 9 (19.57%) Web Development
5 6 (13.04%) BDD
5 6 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 5 (10.87%) OOP
7 3 (6.52%) Content Management
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.52%) DNA
7 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.52%) SEO
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (4.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) PHP 5
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) PHP 7
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) PHP 4
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
1 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Adobe
1 4 (8.70%) Zend
2 2 (4.35%) Brightcove