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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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Ahmad Faiyaz

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 5, 2014

Ahmad is a back-end developer who has worked with devops, data management, and cloud warehouses. His specializations include TypeScript, Node.js, Python, MySQL, Postgres, GCP, and AWS.

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Michael Ford

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since March 19, 2015

Michael is a JavaScript developer based out of the UK. While comfortable on the full stack, he leans toward front-end development and currently works heavily with React, React Native, and TypeScript with the aim of rapidly developing stable multi-platform applications. He’s worked with a large range of companies of different size and scope and has a passion for real-time data favoring databases like Firebase.

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Leon Chevalier

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal 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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Vladimir Slaykovskiy

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since July 17, 2018

Vladimir has spent over a dozen years developing applications on a large variety of platforms including Java, C++, Ruby on Rails, and PHP. Essentially, he's a full-stack engineer with a particular interest in AI/ML technologies and scaling back-end solutions. He's also worked for multiple large companies such as Facebook and Yandex and has supervised teams of up to six engineers.

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Theo Ciprian Platica

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since April 9, 2017

If you are looking for someone who can do it all on his own, someone who has been there, someone who can handle all your technical needs so that you can concentrate on your business/organization, you have arrived at the right profile. Theo is a WordPress meetup organizer and community contributor. His ultimate aim and pleasure are to help businesses grow and thrive instead of just making websites and applications that don't contribute to anything.

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Ben Wright

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal 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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Tom Hoadley

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since April 13, 2020

Tom is a hard-working web developer and has nine years of experience building WordPress/front-ends of websites. He builds high quality, results-driven products for companies around the world and takes pride in his craft. He understands the importance of communication and project management in order to understand and fulfill his clients' needs.

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Ben Carey

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since December 27, 2017

With more than seventeen 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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Gwenael Gilet

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since October 27, 2020

After 10 years in operations and product direction roles, Gwenael decided to go back to engineering as a full-stack developer. Thanks to this breadth of experience, he can lead a wide-range of product/tech projects. Gwenael specializes in React and Node.js applications.

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Loran Mutafov

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since July 15, 2019

Loran has ten years of professional experience as a software engineer, but he's been programming since he was 12. It's not just a job for him; it's a passion. He has delivered small projects on an ASAP basis and others that had to be more robust, extensively tested, and perform at scale. Loran flexes his approach to meet each client's needs and will never build something you don't need.

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Andrej Guran

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 20, 2019

Andrej is the ex-CTO of Gebraucht.de and a current partner engineer at Facebook. Andrej has a track record of delivering high-quality products tightly aligned with business and market needs, defining and driving the engineering strategy, and fostering an environment of ownership, innovation, and technical excellence.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

WhatAdsWork.com

Toptal offers a no-compromise solution to businesses undergoing rapid development and scale. Every engineer we've contracted through Toptal has quickly integrated into our team and held their work to the highest standard of quality while maintaining blazing development speed.

Greg Kimball, Co-Founder

nifti.com

How to Hire PHP Developers Near London

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A Toptal director of engineering will work with 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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