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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 4
Rank 590 587 534
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -53
Contract jobs citing PHP4 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.034% 0.030% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -1.75%
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
20749 20208 17661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.29% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13773 13342 10903
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 466 616
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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
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 7 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 28 May 2015. 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
England -16 7 £340 +4.61%
Birmingham -4 4 £345 -1.42%
West Midlands -6 4 £345 -1.42%
South East - 2 £313 -
Surrey - 2 £313 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Guildford - 1 £313 -

PHP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) PHP5
2 7 (70.00%) jQuery
3 6 (60.00%) MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Subversion
5 4 (40.00%) Ajax
5 4 (40.00%) LAMP
5 4 (40.00%) Adobe
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
5 4 (40.00%) Laravel
5 4 (40.00%) Zend
5 4 (40.00%) PhpStorm
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
7 2 (20.00%) Yii
7 2 (20.00%) Symfony
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Apache
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Perforce
8 1 (10.00%) Web Design
8 1 (10.00%) Web Development
8 1 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (10.00%) CMS
8 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla

PHP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (40.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (60.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 4 (40.00%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (20.00%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (20.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Web Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) Ajax
2 4 (40.00%) LAMP
2 4 (40.00%) Laravel
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Yii
4 2 (20.00%) Symfony
5 1 (10.00%) SVG
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (10.00%) Underscore.js
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) PHP5
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe
1 4 (40.00%) Zend
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce