Hire the Best PHP Developers In United Kingdom

Toptal is a marketplace for top remote PHP developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and consultants. Top companies and start-ups in United Kingdom choose Toptal PHP freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Donald MacLellan

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 26, 2016

Donald is a highly skilled full-stack developer with over fifteen years of experience implementing innovative and cutting-edge web­-based solutions in a variety of fields. He has complete technology experience from front to back end as well as excellent full cycle development experience.

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William Fairey

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since January 10, 2022

William is a web developer with 15 years of experience, whose skills evolved alongside the web. He has built custom eCommerce systems, integrated and updated websites, and implemented payment gateways. William designed a database for an international theatre company to manage members and plan worldwide events. He built a WordPress-based directory on coastline towns and beaches with 360 panorama views. He enjoys delving deeply into projects to provide solutions that deliver client needs.

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Zadat Olayinka

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since August 16, 2022

Zadat is a diligent software engineer with over four years of professional experience building and deploying high-quality solutions for fintech, education, gaming, ticketing, and eCommerce. He has overseen projects from inception to client release and worked on hybrid mobile applications, API/microservices, SDKs/plugins, and web applications. Zadat understands the importance of quality code and excellent communication, which have been the core of his achievements over the years.

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Murat Görgüner

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since October 3, 2018

Murat is a highly accomplished software developer with over 20 years of professional experience covering telecom, eCommerce, and financial services sectors. He's experienced in leading web development operations, establishing and maintaining software implementation best practices, quality-assuring the entire product development lifecycle, collaborating with cross-functional teams, explaining technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, and exceeding expectations set by clients.

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Ben Carey

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since March 6, 2018

With over twenty years of development experience, accompanied by over a decade of building and consulting with tech startups, Ben is a seasoned veteran who brings an abundance of specialized skills. He was 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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Javier Villanueva

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since June 9, 2021

Javier is a full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience delivering high-quality web applications and specializing in eCommerce and blockchain development. Javier has worked on multiple popular Web3 projects, and he is familiar with writing smart contracts and front-end integrations based on different blockchains.

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Peter Smith

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal 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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Alex Miles

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 9, 2020

Alexander is an experienced PHP developer passionate about building high-quality web applications. He has worked with PHP since 2001, collaborating with boutique web agencies, large eCommerce companies, and many freelance clients, including on projects for the public sector. Experienced with many different platforms, Alexander has recently specialized in Symfony and Laravel and is willing to leverage his expertise while working on new challenging projects.

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Simon Cruise

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 12, 2022

Simon is a software engineer and technical architect with over 20 years of commercial experience working with an enviable list of companies, from Electronic Arts and Sony PlayStation to BBC, Cable, and Wireless. A champion of behavior-driven and test-driven software development processes in an Agile environment, he has led teams and overseen various projects throughout his career. Simon can manage multiple clients as he is adaptable and can quickly fit into a company workflow.

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Jonathan Alfred Weekes

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since January 12, 2019

Jonathan has nine years of experience performing development roles. He has an intuitive and grounded understanding of scalable front-end and back-end web development, macOS and Linux software development and architecture, and iOS and Android app development—both in a professional and personal context.

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Nic Rodgers

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 14, 2020

Nic's first Drupal project was in 2007 (Drupal v4.7!) and he's been using it ever since. He's an Acquia Certified Drupal 8 developer, active in the Drupal community, a regular contributor to Drupal core, and many contributed modules. Nic has worked with some of the best digital agencies in the UK and has a lot of experience in the government, non-profit, and charity sectors. Equally comfortable leading a project team as he is working alone, he's looking forward to learning how he can help you.

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A Hiring Guide

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.

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

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 In United Kingdom

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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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