The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior PHP Developer
UK
Rank 566 598 589
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 27 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.086% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.091% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 33
Median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
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 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior PHP Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 18 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 3 months to 25 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 +11 26 £400 +3.22% 61
London +21 16 £400 - 20
City of London +8 6 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands - 3 £370 - 5
East Midlands -6 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Stafford - 2 £370 -
Staffordshire - 2 £370 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
North West +26 1 £325 - 12
South West +3 1 £845 +111.25% 4
Glasgow - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
Manchester - 1 £325 - 8
Cornwall - 1 £845 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Camborne - 1 £845 -

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 59 (100.00%) PHP
2 36 (61.02%) JavaScript
3 30 (50.85%) HTML
4 28 (47.46%) CSS
5 26 (44.07%) TDD
6 24 (40.68%) MySQL
7 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (37.29%) Symfony
8 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
8 15 (25.42%) RESTful
9 14 (23.73%) Web Development
9 14 (23.73%) Laravel
9 14 (23.73%) MVC
10 13 (22.03%) Linux
11 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
11 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
12 11 (18.64%) OO
13 10 (16.95%) Zend
13 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.25%) Node.js
14 9 (15.25%) Apache
15 8 (13.56%) Scrum
15 8 (13.56%) BDD
15 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
15 8 (13.56%) OO PHP
16 7 (11.86%) jQuery
16 7 (11.86%) LAMP
17 6 (10.17%) Web Design
17 6 (10.17%) OOP
17 6 (10.17%) SQL Server

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (15.25%) Apache
2 5 (8.47%) Drupal
2 5 (8.47%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.47%) WordPress
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.39%) LiveCycle
3 2 (3.39%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) GitHub
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.68%) MySQL
2 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.39%) Big Data
6 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.08%) Selenium
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.69%) gulp
5 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Mocha
General
1 2 (3.39%) Advertising
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
1 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Music Industry
2 1 (1.69%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) HTML
2 28 (47.46%) CSS
3 22 (37.29%) Symfony
4 15 (25.42%) RESTful
5 14 (23.73%) Laravel
6 9 (15.25%) Node.js
7 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
8 7 (11.86%) jQuery
8 7 (11.86%) LAMP
9 6 (10.17%) HTML5
10 5 (8.47%) Web Services
11 4 (6.78%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (6.78%) React
11 4 (6.78%) REST
12 3 (5.08%) .NET
12 3 (5.08%) Sass
13 2 (3.39%) Backbone.js
13 2 (3.39%) PHP-FPM
13 2 (3.39%) SOAP
13 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) User Experience
2 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) TDD
2 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) MVC
3 14 (23.73%) Web Development
4 11 (18.64%) OO
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.56%) BDD
6 8 (13.56%) OO PHP
6 8 (13.56%) Scrum
7 6 (10.17%) OOP
7 6 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (10.17%) Web Design
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) Line Management
9 3 (5.08%) Analytics
9 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.08%) Service Design
9 3 (5.08%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) PHP
2 36 (61.02%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
5 4 (6.78%) PHP 5
5 4 (6.78%) PHP 7
6 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Zend
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe
4 2 (3.39%) Apple