The table below looks at the statistics for PHP5 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP5 over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 471 428 397
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -31
Contract jobs citing PHP5 114 128 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 98
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £385 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.35 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.23% +8.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18958 18002 17164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.19% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13129 11626 10655
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 525 684
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 across the England region.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in England

PHP5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP5 across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

PHP5 Daily Rate Histogram in England

PHP5
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the England region.

PHP5 Hourly Rate Trend in England

PHP5
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP5 within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 35 £350 +6.06% 23
South East -13 31 £325 +44.44% 21
South West -36 15 £375 +27.11% 11
West Midlands +3 13 £331 +10.41% 1
East of England -9 10 £225 -30.76% 4
North West -4 5 £200 -11.11% 9
Yorkshire -6 4 £306 -5.76% 10
East Midlands -1 1 £200 -29.82% 3
North East - - - - 3
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PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PHP5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP5.

1 310 (100.00%) PHP
2 215 (69.35%) MySQL
3 198 (63.87%) JavaScript
4 172 (55.48%) HTML
4 172 (55.48%) CSS
5 154 (49.68%) OO
6 149 (48.06%) MVC
7 116 (37.42%) jQuery
8 113 (36.45%) Git (software)
9 111 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (32.58%) Zend
11 99 (31.94%) Symfony
12 96 (30.97%) OOP
13 83 (26.77%) Web Services
13 83 (26.77%) Apache
14 80 (25.81%) LAMP
15 78 (25.16%) HTML5
16 76 (24.52%) OO PHP
17 72 (23.23%) Linux
18 70 (22.58%) SQL
19 69 (22.26%) TDD
20 59 (19.03%) Subversion
21 56 (18.06%) Drupal
22 55 (17.74%) Laravel
23 54 (17.42%) CSS3
24 53 (17.10%) RESTful
25 50 (16.13%) XML
26 43 (13.87%) Java
26 43 (13.87%) E-Commerce
26 43 (13.87%) Continuous Integration

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PHP5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 83 (26.77%) Apache
2 56 (18.06%) Drupal
3 36 (11.61%) CMS
4 33 (10.65%) WordPress
5 16 (5.16%) nginx
6 12 (3.87%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.90%) IIS
7 9 (2.90%) Joomla!
8 8 (2.58%) ExpressionEngine
9 7 (2.26%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.94%) Node.js
11 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
13 1 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.32%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Magento
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.94%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) Route 53
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.13%) Internet
2 12 (3.87%) HTTP
3 8 (2.58%) Intranet
4 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (69.35%) MySQL
2 26 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 24 (7.74%) SQL Server
4 23 (7.42%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.45%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.52%) Redis
7 11 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.29%) Big Data
9 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.97%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 113 (36.45%) Git (software)
2 59 (19.03%) Subversion
3 43 (13.87%) PHPUnit
4 28 (9.03%) Mercurial
5 26 (8.39%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.87%) Selenium
7 11 (3.55%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.55%) JIRA
8 8 (2.58%) Maven
9 7 (2.26%) JUnit
10 6 (1.94%) Redmine
10 6 (1.94%) Behat
10 6 (1.94%) FogBugz
10 6 (1.94%) Trac
11 4 (1.29%) Xdebug
12 3 (0.97%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.65%) Bazaar
14 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.32%) PhpStorm
14 1 (0.32%) CasperJS
General
1 23 (7.42%) Finance
2 11 (3.55%) Marketing
3 8 (2.58%) Games
4 4 (1.29%) Banking
4 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.29%) Publishing
5 3 (0.97%) Advertising
5 3 (0.97%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 282 (90.97%) Developer
2 214 (69.03%) PHP Developer
3 38 (12.26%) Web Developer
4 37 (11.94%) Senior Developer
5 27 (8.71%) Senior PHP Developer
6 23 (7.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 17 (5.48%) PHP Web Developer
8 15 (4.84%) Drupal Developer
9 14 (4.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Applications Developer
10 10 (3.23%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 9 (2.90%) LAMP Developer
11 9 (2.90%) Architect
12 8 (2.58%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Web Applications Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.26%) PHP Zend Developer
13 7 (2.26%) Software Engineer
14 5 (1.61%) Front-End Web Developer
15 4 (1.29%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (55.48%) HTML
1 172 (55.48%) CSS
2 116 (37.42%) jQuery
3 99 (31.94%) Symfony
4 83 (26.77%) Web Services
5 80 (25.81%) LAMP
6 78 (25.16%) HTML5
7 55 (17.74%) Laravel
8 54 (17.42%) CSS3
9 53 (17.10%) RESTful
10 50 (16.13%) XML
11 42 (13.55%) Ajax
12 34 (10.97%) CodeIgniter
13 32 (10.32%) REST
14 30 (9.68%) Doctrine
14 30 (9.68%) SOAP
15 29 (9.35%) JSON
15 29 (9.35%) AngularJS
16 24 (7.74%) Zend Framework
17 22 (7.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.77%) Computer Science
1 21 (6.77%) User Experience
2 14 (4.52%) Social Media
3 13 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.23%) Blog
5 9 (2.90%) Taxonomies
6 8 (2.58%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.26%) Open Source
8 5 (1.61%) W3C
9 3 (0.97%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.97%) SCORM
9 3 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.65%) Social Network
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.65%) DTV
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.23%) Linux
2 23 (7.42%) UNIX
3 18 (5.81%) Windows
4 10 (3.23%) Android
4 10 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.58%) Debian
6 7 (2.26%) CentOS
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.97%) Fedora
9 2 (0.65%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (49.68%) OO
2 149 (48.06%) MVC
3 111 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (30.97%) OOP
5 76 (24.52%) OO PHP
6 69 (22.26%) TDD
7 43 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (13.87%) E-Commerce
7 43 (13.87%) BDD
8 39 (12.58%) Unit Testing
9 32 (10.32%) Scrum
10 30 (9.68%) Web Development
11 19 (6.13%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.52%) Time Management
13 12 (3.87%) OOD
14 11 (3.55%) Project Management
15 10 (3.23%) SOA
16 9 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
16 9 (2.90%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (2.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 310 (100.00%) PHP
2 198 (63.87%) JavaScript
3 70 (22.58%) SQL
4 43 (13.87%) Java
5 23 (7.42%) C#
6 20 (6.45%) Ruby
7 16 (5.16%) Python
8 12 (3.87%) C++
9 11 (3.55%) C
9 11 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.26%) XPath
11 7 (2.26%) PHP4
12 6 (1.94%) Perl
13 4 (1.29%) Golang
14 3 (0.97%) Scala
14 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.65%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (8.39%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
2 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Varnish
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.65%) Kibana
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) cPanel
Vendors
1 101 (32.58%) Zend
2 18 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (4.19%) Facebook
4 12 (3.87%) Twitter
5 10 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.26%) Google
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle
8 5 (1.61%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.97%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.97%) Siebel
10 2 (0.65%) Sony
10 2 (0.65%) SAP
10 2 (0.65%) Akamai
11 1 (0.32%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.32%) VMware
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