Modernize and Improve your PHP Applications

As an experienced PHP consultant and Symfony consultant I help engineering teams to build scalable and maintainable applications.

PHP & Symfony Consulting Services

Architecture & design

Keep your PHP or Symfony applications maintainable and scalable by following an architecture that decouples your domain logic from the framework and infrastructure code. I can help you to choose the architecture that best fits your needs.

Refactoring guidance

Rewriting your legacy PHP application is often much more costly than iteratively refactoring it to modern standards. I can help you pick the right strategy to modernize your codebase while continuing to deliver value to your users.

Developer coaching

I can help you improve the effectiveness of your engineers by teaching them modern industry standards such as object-oriented programming (OOP), design patterns, test automation, test driven development, and other modern practices.

Application security

Keep your user data safe and protect your applications against common vulnerabilities. I can train your engineers to raise their security awareness and help set up countermeasures against the most common security risks.

Application audits

Get an independent review of your application, including architecture, code quality, security, and performance. I can help you identify areas for improvement and provide actionable advice to improve the quality of your application.

Version upgrades

Is your application running on an outdated version of PHP or Symfony? Let me help you upgrade your application so that you can benefit from the latest features and security fixes, and keep your application running smoothly.

Performance tuning

I can help you identify performance bottlenecks with automated load testing. Once identified, I can help remove them by optimizing PHP and Symfony configuration, implementing caching strategies, and handling large jobs asynchronously.

Hiring strategy

In the current market, it can be difficult to attract talented developers. I can help you find new ways to reach developers, improve your interviewing process, and conduct technical interviews with candidates to determine their experience.

Consulting approach

As a PHP & Symfony Consultant my focus is not on implementation of functionality or providing additional development capacity. Instead, my aim is to improve the PHP & Symfony know-how of your team so that they become better at continuously delivering high-quality software. I do this by providing advice, training, coaching, and pair-programming to your team, and by helping you to improve your processes and practices. My goal is always to help the team to become self-sufficient and in the end make myself redundant.

Why hire me as a PHP & Symfony Consultant?

  • 16+ years of PHP & Symfony experience
  • 5+ years of experience in training & coaching
  • Zend Certified PHP Engineer
  • Symfony Certified Developer
  • Combine PHP & Symfony Consulting with other consulting services
Nic Wortel, PHP & Symfony Consultant
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Client testimonial

Nic brought the exact knowledge and tools to improve both the Development processes and Technical Architecture that we needed. Also, Nic was a tremendous help with strengthening the Engineering department by improving the hiring process and interviewing a number of candidates. Nic also played an essential role of PHP Guild Master in a group of a couple of dozens of PHP developers, sharing best practices and knowledge among them.
Alexey Trofimov
Head of Technology B2B at Otrium


PHP & Symfony consulting sessions can be held at your location or online. I can come to your office in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Almere, Apeldoorn, Zwolle or anywhere else in the Netherlands. I can also provide consulting services remotely, through video calls and screen sharing.


I offer PHP & Symfony Consulting sessions per hour, half day, and full day. Are you looking for a long-term collaboration? Request a custom quote for a discounted rate.

1-hour session

Fixed price

€ 150 /hour

  • 1 hour to discuss a specific problem
  • Online video call
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Half-day session

Starting from

€ 510 /half day

  • 4 hours to solve a specific challenge
  • Online or at your location (anywhere in the Netherlands)
  • € 650 for on-site sessions
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Full-day session

Starting from

€ 960 /day

  • 8 hours to solve any challenge
  • Online or at your location (anywhere in the Netherlands)
  • € 1100 / day for on-site sessions
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Long-term collaboration

Starting from

€ 900 /day

  • Long-term coaching and guidance
  • Online or at your location
  • Discounted rates
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All prices are excluding VAT.

Get in touch

Would you like to hear more about how I can help your team or organization with PHP & Symfony, or you have any other questions?
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