My Skills & Experience

I’m a PHP Web Developer based in Yorkshire between Sheffield & Leeds working on a freelance or contract basis.

PHP Web Developer Sheffield / Leeds UK - Chris Hodgson

During my 20+ years as a developer, I’ve worked with a wide range of clients on a huge number of projects. Ranging from corporate clients such as eBay, OneTel & eBuyer through to many digital agencies, software houses and SME’s.

Flexible working

I am flexible and will work in a way to suit you – remotely from my office in north Sheffield, coming in for meetings as part of your team, or working on site in your office.

I can work on projects with other developers or be trusted to work on projects as the only developer and am familiar with working in an Agile / SCRUM environment, using tools such as JIRA & Gitlab.

I’m a resource that’s on the doorstep and always available when problems need a rapid solution and some clear thinking.

Laravel, Symfony & Codeigniter

I’ve extensive experience of using modern PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony and Codeigniter and am familiar with the use of design patterns in object orientated programming.


I have an excellent understanding of WordPress and am able to build themes & plugins from scratch, setup e-commerce sites, customise the CMS and integrate WordPress with other systems. Find out more »

HTML / CSS / JavaScript

I’m familiar with building responsive sites using frameworks such as Bootstrap and modern SPA’s (Single Page Applications) using JavaScript, AngularJS & jQuery.


I have an excellent knowledge of MySQL and XML, worked with large databases using Oracle and am familiar with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB.

Linux Administration

Working on large-scale enterprise systems has given me valuable experience of setting up LAMP architectures (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) together with software such as RabbitMQ & Jenkins.

What my clients say

Chris is a valued developer and is seen as an extension of our in-house team. His WordPress work for us has always been of excellent quality and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Marlon Duncanson

Director, Hypergroup

We have found Chris to be an excellent extension to our team. His insight and technical ability has been fundamental to our project, and whats key for us is that Chris is reliable and delivers on deadline!

Ian Shepherd

Lead Designer, Punch Creative

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