Hire the Best PHP Developers In United Kingdom

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Stefan Nesbitt

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since December 30, 2015

Stefan started programming in 1983 and for the past 17 years he has run a freelance bespoke programming business called Turtle Design—geared towards online commercial enterprises. He signed up with Toptal in order to expand his horizons and to access a broader range of potentially interesting projects to hone his skills on.

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Donald MacLellan

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since August 16, 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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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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Niall St John

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since January 6, 2016

Niall is a senior/lead front-end developer who specializes in React/Redux web applications with 12 years of experience. He studied computer science at Nottingham University in the UK and has since worked with several web agencies in London and around the UK. Niall feels one of his best skills is communication and his ability to discuss problems with all members of a team to come up with practical solutions.

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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 Roombles and an ex-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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Ilker Mutlu

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since May 4, 2021

Ilker is a senior software engineer from the UK with 10+ years of experience. For example, he set up a complex indexing and retrieval algorithm, using Elasticsearch to search through academic journals at warp speed, and he built an intricate storage and presentation layer for a language learning platform. Ilker believes firmly in continuous improvement, and he has the skills and tenacity to quickly pick up and use any new tool or platform he needs to deliver exceptional value to clients.

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Jake Noble

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since March 10, 2015

Jake is an enthusiastic and highly skilled PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript developer from Derby, UK. He has been working with websites and web applications for over a decade and has proven his ability to create excellent web solutions for any client.

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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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Christopher Riley

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since May 19, 2020

Christopher has been a contractor for six years and has worked with medium and large-scale companies and government projects. His main focus is PHP and software architecture, but this often spills over into creating improvements throughout the delivery pipeline. Chris also speaks fairly regularly at PHP conferences on security and architecture topics as well as delivering training courses both at these events and to private clients.

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Sam Anthony

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since April 17, 2015

Sam has 15 years of experience in web development. He's passionate about creating clean and maintainable code. His main forte is back-end development with an interest in cloud infrastructure and serverless computing. During his career, he has worked in circumstances ranging from a corporate team in London to completely independent work on his own startup in a home office.

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Christopher Reid

Freelance PHP Developer

United KingdomFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 18, 2017

Christopher is an experienced and energetic full-stack developer and technical lead, specializing primarily in PHP and Laravel, Vue.js, AlpineJS, Livewire, and Nuxt.js. He is proficient in working with modern monolith applications like the TALL stack, Inertia.js, and SPAs, creating and consuming APIs, and implementing microservices architecture. He's enthusiastic and motivated with excellent problem-solving skills and an eye for cost-effective solutions over unnecessary complexity.

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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.

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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.

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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