Fraser Murray

Laravel, PHP Developer

Remote / Glasgow, Scotland

Hello, I'm Fraser Murray.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, a freelance Laravel PHP developer with varied client portfolio from 23 years in commercial, academic and charity sectors.


I have limited availability for additional remote Laravel or PHP website work, code auditing or mentoring on a short-term basis and/or on-going for a few days per month. This would complement existing long-term projects that have variable but predictable monthly commitments.

Hourly rate: £63

Contact Details

My Latest Work

Technical Officer, MAGIC - responsible for hosting and ongoing support of new Laravel-based Learning Management System, and providing technical support for video conferencing and recording.

CPACT logo

Development of several Laravel-based sites for AgbioInvestor, as well as ongoing WordPress support and hosting for the main website.

AgbioInvestor logo

SMSTC - developed new Laravel-based Learning Management System and responsible for hosting and ongoing support.

SMSTC branding

What I Do

Backend Development

I can build on your existing project or if you have a new idea needing an experienced PHP or Laravel developer.


Needing Laravel support? As a Laravel Certified Developer I can rescue and refactor legacy code, modernise code to the latest version, add new features or tests to your existing site or provide mentoring to teams/individuals looking to improve their Laravel skills.

Hosting and ongoing support

Scalable website hosting in the cloud, with automated deployment, scheduled backups, monitoring and email solutions.

My Resume

Work Experience
2001 - Now

2011 - Now

Freelance PHP Developer


Remote website developer based in Glasgow, specialising in the back-end and especially the Laravel framework for clients throughout Scotland and the UK.

  • Laravel Developer
  • Livewire
  • PHP, including MVC frameworks
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS, including Tailwind
  • XML
  • nginx
  • APIs (Zoom, Sagepay, PayPal, Stripe, Google Maps, Mailgun, Sentry, Bugsnag, MyTNT, Setasign PDF, eBay)
  • Version Control (Git)
  • Automated deployment
  • Legacy project migration
  • Legacy project management
  • Cloud-based website hosting (AWS, Digital Ocean, Linode)
  • Server management
  • Domain management
  • Email management
2007 - Now

Owner and Lead Developer - Gillidanda


Building Laravel/PHP and MySQL websites for a range of SMEs, educational establishments, sports clubs and charitable organisations, including Partick Thistle Football Club, MAGIC-Maths and SMSTC. Hosting, maintenance and on-going support.

2002 - 2011

Computer Officer - University of Strathclyde


Development of modules for Faculty VLE, two departmental websites and online teaching materials.

2001 - 2002

Database Developer - Sun Microsystems


Building online tools using Perl and Oracle RDBMS for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Remote Monitoring Centre.

My Education
1996 - 2001

2000 - 2001

Masters Degree in Information Technology - University of Glasgow

1996 - 2000

Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Chemistry - University of Glasgow

Also studied: Computing Science, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematics and Statistics.

Contact Me

Have a project you would like to discuss?


Fraser Murray

07905 376 151