The median contractor rate for a Senior PHP Developer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 622 599
Rank change year-on-year +29 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 17 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.059% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.062% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 34
Median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.28% -17.64%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 20 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 27 June 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 +8 17 £419 +4.68% 56
London -12 5 £438 +9.37% 18
West Midlands +21 3 £450 +48.14% 6
South East +12 3 £488 +39.28% 8
Surrey +9 3 £488 +39.28% 1
Birmingham - 2 £430 -
North West - 2 £335 - 7
East of England - 2 £340 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £340 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £340 - 2
Yorkshire +30 1 £500 +31.14% 7
North East - 1 £400 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 - 2
Epsom - 1 £488 -
Leeds - 1 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 3
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £335 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 20 (45.45%) MySQL
4 19 (43.18%) HTML
5 18 (40.91%) Symfony
6 17 (38.64%) CSS
7 16 (36.36%) TDD
8 15 (34.09%) RESTful
9 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.00%) MVC
11 10 (22.73%) Web Development
11 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
11 10 (22.73%) Laravel
12 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
13 8 (18.18%) jQuery
14 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
14 7 (15.91%) BDD
14 7 (15.91%) Node.js
14 7 (15.91%) LAMP
14 7 (15.91%) OO
15 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
15 6 (13.64%) Zend
15 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
15 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
16 5 (11.36%) HTML5
16 5 (11.36%) Drupal
16 5 (11.36%) Apache
16 5 (11.36%) Linux
16 5 (11.36%) Java

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 5 (11.36%) Apache
1 5 (11.36%) Drupal
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) ColdFusion
2 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.55%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.55%) SilverStripe
2 2 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) GitHub
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) MySQL
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) Big Data
4 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.55%) Redis
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.82%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) PHPUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.27%) Babel
General
1 4 (9.09%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) Symfony
3 17 (38.64%) CSS
4 15 (34.09%) RESTful
5 10 (22.73%) Laravel
6 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.18%) jQuery
8 7 (15.91%) LAMP
8 7 (15.91%) Node.js
9 5 (11.36%) .NET
9 5 (11.36%) HTML5
10 4 (9.09%) React
11 3 (6.82%) REST
11 3 (6.82%) Sass
11 3 (6.82%) Web Services
12 2 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
12 2 (4.55%) JSON
12 2 (4.55%) PHP-FPM
12 2 (4.55%) SOAP
13 1 (2.27%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.82%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) TDD
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) MVC
4 10 (22.73%) Web Development
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) OO
5 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.09%) OO PHP
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) Analytics
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) OOP
8 3 (6.82%) Service Design
8 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.55%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 2 (4.55%) DRM
9 2 (4.55%) Secure Coding
9 2 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) PHP 5
5 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) ES6
6 1 (2.27%) PHP 7
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Zend
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Google
4 2 (4.55%) Adobe
4 2 (4.55%) Apple
London
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