Fraser Murray

Website Developer
Certified Laravel Developer
PHP Developer

Remote / Glasgow, Scotland

Hello, I'm Fraser Murray.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, a freelance Laravel Certified PHP developer with varied client portfolio from 19 years in commercial, academic and charity sectors.


I have availability from mid-April 2020 for additional work on remote Laravel or PHP website work to complement existing long-term projects that have variable but predictable monthly commitments.

  • For an ongoing relationship on a part-time basis, from a few hours per month up to ~500 hours per year, or
  • on a short-term contract, up to ~25 hours per week

Hourly rate: £53

Working hours (until July 2020): approximately 9:30 - 3, four days per week to fit around existing school drop-off/pick-ups, plus some additional evening/weekend hours if necessary.

Contact Details

My Latest Work

Technical Officer, MAGIC - responsible for ongoing support and modernising the website for 2019/20.

CPACT logo

SMSTC - responsible for ongoing support and building a new website for 2019/20.

SMSTC branding

New website for Birth, Baby & Beyond with eBay listings.

Birth, Baby & Beyond logo

GillidandaWeb on GitHub

GitHub logo

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 or add new features or tests to your existing site.

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.

  • Certified Laravel Developer
  • PHP, including MVC frameworks
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS, including Tailwind
  • XML
  • nginx
  • APIs (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. 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


Birth, Baby & Beyond

Very professional and reliable at all times. Our many emails were always replied to promptly and all work was done to a very high standard. We love our new website!

Natasha Earle

Contact Me

Have a project you would like to discuss?


Fraser Murray

07905 376 151