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Start your free, 7-day trial by creating your company profile and defining the roles you're hiring for.

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Match with developers that fit your role, and get upfront info on their visa status, skills, experience, and salary.

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Interview the stand-outs

Directly reach out on-platform to your best matches and hear back within 48 hours.

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Hire a PHP developer in 25 days on average

Make a competitive offer with the help of your dedicated Account Manager, who has data on industry benchmarks.

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What makes OfferZen different for PHP developer hiring?

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Candidate quality

Developers on our platform have been screened by our team for skill and intent to change jobs.

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Transparent developer profiles

Candidate profiles include their career aspirations, skill sets, work histories, citizenship status and expected salary.

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Simplified sourcing and matching

Get matched based on your open roles or search for candidates based on advanced criteria.

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Expert tech hiring guidance

Access position-relevant salary benchmarks, objective feedback from candidates, and more with your Account Manager.

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How to hire a PHP developer

What skills to look for when hiring a PHP developer

Some of the most common skills for PHP developers include experience in the frameworks Laravel, Node.js, React, Vue.js, Symfony and CakePHP.

Since PHP is a back end technology, one way to broaden the net is to look for experience with databases, such as SQL and MySQL.

Other skills that can help you broaden your talent pool:

  • Familiarity with version control, such as Git and BitBucket.
  • Experience with WordPress, which is built on PHP.

How much does it cost to hire a PHP developer?

PHP developer salaries depend on the company size, industry, individual experience and skills, and nature of the work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, average salaries for PHP developers in South Africa range from R19 896 for entry-level developers to R23 119 for juniors with two to four years of experience. Intermediates have an average of R38 700 and seniors with more than six years of experience range from R53 370 - R71 194. Read more details here.

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Where to hire PHP developers

We have seen many PHP developers based in South Africa on OfferZen. In Europe, the skillset seems more common in the Netherlands than in the rest of Europe and the United Kingdom.

On OfferZen, PHP developers are actively looking for their next opportunity — sign up here to reach out to them. Developers on our platform are screened for quality and job-seeking intent. Check out our guide on reaching out to developers to stand out when sending your first message.

Writing a PHP developer job description

To set up a job description for a PHP developer, check out our guide on creating a role scorecard here, and use our downloadable scorecard template

Ultimately, a great role scorecard should give you an objective idea of what the role entails and who you think can do the job, before you set up your public-facing job advert.

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