The table below looks at the statistics for PHP4 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP4 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 4
Rank 601 574 569
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP4 11 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.052% 0.058% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 24
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£300 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £356 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

PHP4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP4
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP4 within the UK.

PHP4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP4
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

PHP4 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP4
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP4 within the UK.

PHP4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP4
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -11 8 £300 +4.34% 3
West Midlands - 3 £300 -
South East +6 2 £160 -28.88%
East Midlands +3 2 £300 +4.34%
South West - 1 £210 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Exeter - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
London - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - - 1

PHP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP4 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 PHP4.

1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (88.24%) PHP5
3 14 (82.35%) MySQL
4 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
5 11 (64.71%) HTML
5 11 (64.71%) jQuery
6 10 (58.82%) CSS
7 9 (52.94%) MVC
8 7 (41.18%) Ajax
9 6 (35.29%) Subversion
9 6 (35.29%) OO
9 6 (35.29%) ActionScript
10 5 (29.41%) OOP
10 5 (29.41%) Project Management
11 4 (23.53%) Zend
11 4 (23.53%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (23.53%) WordPress
12 3 (17.65%) OO PHP
12 3 (17.65%) Web Development
12 3 (17.65%) Joomla!
12 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 3 (17.65%) Perl
12 3 (17.65%) Apache
13 2 (11.76%) LAMP
13 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
13 2 (11.76%) Laravel
13 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 1 (5.88%) User Stories
14 1 (5.88%) Android Development
14 1 (5.88%) iOS Development

PHP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP4 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 PHP4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) WordPress
2 3 (17.65%) Joomla!
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (94.12%) PHP Developer
3 2 (11.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Perl Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) jQuery
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) Ajax
4 4 (23.53%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (11.76%) LAMP
5 2 (11.76%) Laravel
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) Yii
6 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
6 1 (5.88%) Flash
6 1 (5.88%) RSS
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) OOP
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) OO PHP
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Android Development
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.88%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (5.88%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (88.24%) PHP5
3 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) ActionScript
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Zend
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter
2 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
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