Hire the Best PHP Developers Near London

Toptal is a marketplace for top remote PHP developers. Top companies and start-ups in London choose Toptal PHP freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Ben Carey

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since December 27, 2017

With more than sixteen years of development experience, accompanied by over a decade of building and consulting with tech startups, Ben is a seasoned veteran and brings with him an abundance of specialized skills. He also held the position of vice president of partnerships and product strategy at one of Europe's leading startup accelerators for over two years. The combination of coding and strategic experience that Ben brings is unrivaled.

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Pratik Bhadkoliya

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since December 26, 2017

Pratik has eight years of experience developing iOS applications and has aided the development team at Adobe, Ola Cabs, Hotstar, and Lenskart. He develops REST APIs using Laravel and has worked on over 15 projects in teams of all sizes.

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Peter Smith

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since July 19, 2019

For over 15 years, Peter has been working across a broad range of web technologies to build products that are intuitive, fast, responsive and secure. His experience means he can easily pick up new coding environments and his passion for the medium helps him work with other teams to plan, manage, and implement ambitious creative projects on time.

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Leon Chevalier

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 24, 2020

Leon is a talented full-stack WordPress, PHP, and JavaScript developer. He's experienced in leading tech teams and completing software development projects on time and on budget. Fluent in four languages, he's a dev who’s as happy talking strategy with the board as he is debating standards with coders.

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Tom Lindley

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since May 23, 2019

Tom has been a developer since he was 13—a hobby turned career. A lifelong ambition for "cool" software and the skills to deliver it mark Tom out as a leader in his field. He specializes in web application security and application architecture. He strives to build solid, well-thought-out software using PHP/Laravel, VueJS, Docker and is an experienced developer and CTO with a strong business understanding, which complements his technical skills.

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Andrew Wallis

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since June 9, 2017

Andrew is a highly experienced software engineer who has worked in all stages of software development and been exposed to a variety of projects and team sizes. His forte is mobile app design and development. Andrew has produced a number of iOS and Android apps, and he has a deep understanding of the technologies used in both. He is extremely hard working and a talented developer with a friendly yet professional approach to delivering client work.

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Matt McDonald

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 22, 2020

Matt is a full-stack engineer specializing in Laravel, React, and AWS with 10+ years of industry experience working on projects across a wide range of industries, both consumer and business facing, delivering through the entire development and deployment pipeline. Matt has taken a social media aggregation platform used by some of the UK’s largest brands through multiple iterations and developed an industry-leading digital accountancy platform to service accounts for clients in the FTSE 100.

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Ben Wright

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since December 9, 2018

Ben is an expert at developing custom WordPress themes and plugins. He's spent the past five years leading the builds of numerous websites and is capable of taking a project from the design stage to launch. Ben excels at creating blazing fast WordPress sites by optimizing them from the get-go with modern web development techniques.

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Shiraz Hazel

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 15, 2020

Shiraz is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) and an IT consultant with over 13 years of experience in various industries that include enterprise-level ISP, a leading fintech startup, and an influential digital transformation consultancy. On whatever project Shiraz works on, he's always pursuing the best, especially in the areas of maintenance and improvement in security, performance, reliability, and resilience of online infrastructure.

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Funso Popoola

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 15, 2018

Funso is a software engineer with over five years of professional experience designing and building applications. He has worked with Python, Java, Android, JavaScript, PHP, and more. Funso has worked with teams of various sizes to ship web and Android applications that are fast, safe, and scalable. His strengths are displayed in his excellent communication, adaptability, and the high priority he places on keeping his codebase clean.

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Guide to Hiring a Great PHP Developer

While many can legitimately claim to "know" PHP, those who are true experts in the language are capable of producing software that is much more scalable, functional, robust, and maintainable. This guide offers a sampling of effective questions to help evaluate the breadth and depth of a candidate's mastery of PHP.

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Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a start up, they are our secret weapon.

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Tripcents

In addition to sharp technical skills, Faruk had a great attitude and is a really exceptional communicator. He always let us know where he was with his work, thoroughly and reliably. That's not always the case, and it made working remotely considerably easier. He was an easy integration into the team.

Leif Abraham, Co-Founder

AND CO Ventures Inc

I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley, Director

K Dunn & Associates

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller, CEO

Radeeus

Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik, Co-Founder

ProHatch

As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

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We used Toptal to hire a developer with extensive Amazon Web Services experience. We interviewed four candidates, one of which turned out to be a great fit for our requirements. The process was quick and effective.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, CTO and Chief Scientist

Photo Kharma

Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.

Dennis Baldwin, Chief Technologist and Co-Founder

PriceBlink

Working with Marcin is a joy. He is competent, professional, flexible, and extremely quick to understand what is required and how to implement it.

André Fischer, CTO

POSTIFY

We needed a expert engineer who could start on our project immediately. Simanas exceeded our expectations with his work. Not having to interview and chase down an expert developer was an excellent time-saver and made everyone feel more comfortable with our choice to switch platforms to utilize a more robust language. Toptal made the process easy and convenient. Toptal is now the first place we look for expert-level help.

Derek Minor, Senior VP of Web Development

Networld Media Group

Toptal's developers and architects have been both very professional and easy to work with. The solution they produced was fairly priced and top quality, reducing our time to launch. Thanks again, Toptal.

Jeremy Wessels, CEO

Kognosi

We had a great experience with Toptal. They paired us with the perfect developer for our application and made the process very easy. It was also easy to extend beyond the initial time frame, and we were able to keep the same contractor throughout our project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.

Ryan Morrissey, CTO

Applied Business Technologies, LLC

I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. Our developer communicates with me every day, and is a very powerful coder. He's a true professional and his work is just excellent. 5 stars for Toptal.

Pietro Casoar, CEO

Ronin Play Pty Ltd

Working with Toptal has been a great experience. Prior to using them, I had spent quite some time interviewing other freelancers and wasn't finding what I needed. After engaging with Toptal, they matched me up with the perfect developer in a matter of days. The developer I'm working with not only delivers quality code, but he also makes suggestions on things that I hadn't thought of. It's clear to me that Amaury knows what he is doing. Highly recommended!

George Cheng, CEO

Bulavard, Inc.

As a Toptal qualified front-end developer, I also run my own consulting practice. When clients come to me for help filling key roles on their team, Toptal is the only place I feel comfortable recommending. Toptal's entire candidate pool is the best of the best. Toptal is the best value for money I've found in nearly half a decade of professional online work.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

In Higgle's early days, we needed the best-in-class developers, at affordable rates, in a timely fashion. Toptal delivered!

Lara Aldag, CEO

Higgle

Toptal makes finding a candidate extremely easy and gives you peace-of-mind that they have the skills to deliver. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for highly-skilled developers.

Michael Gluckman, Data Manager

Mxit

Toptal’s ability to rapidly match our project with the best developers was just superb. The developers have become part of our team, and I’m amazed at the level of professional commitment each of them has demonstrated. For those looking to work remotely with the best engineers, look no further than Toptal.

Laurent Alis, Founder

Livepress

Toptal makes finding qualified engineers a breeze. We needed an experienced ASP.NET MVC architect to guide the development of our start-up app, and Toptal had three great candidates for us in less than a week. After making our selection, the engineer was online immediately and hit the ground running. It was so much faster and easier than having to discover and vet candidates ourselves.

Jeff Kelly, Co-Founder

Concerted Solutions

We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. This simply would not have been possible via any other platform.

Franco Arda, Co-Founder

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How to Hire PHP Developers Near London

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A Toptal director of engineering will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right PHP developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new PHP developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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