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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 4
Rank 606 569 566
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs citing PHP4 7 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.015% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.032% 0.039% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
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£375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 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 24 October 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
England -28 6 £338 +35.00% 4
East Midlands +3 2 £300 +4.34%
South East - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Goole - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Manchester - - - -

PHP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) JavaScript
4 13 (76.47%) MySQL
5 12 (70.59%) jQuery
6 11 (64.71%) HTML
7 10 (58.82%) CSS
8 9 (52.94%) MVC
9 7 (41.18%) OO
9 7 (41.18%) Subversion
9 7 (41.18%) Ajax
10 6 (35.29%) ActionScript
10 6 (35.29%) OOP
11 5 (29.41%) Project Management
11 5 (29.41%) CodeIgniter
12 4 (23.53%) Zend
13 3 (17.65%) OO PHP
13 3 (17.65%) Web Development
13 3 (17.65%) Joomla!
13 3 (17.65%) WordPress
13 3 (17.65%) Perl
13 3 (17.65%) Apache
13 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 2 (11.76%) SOAP
14 2 (11.76%) SQL
14 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (11.76%) LAMP
14 2 (11.76%) XML
14 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
14 2 (11.76%) Laravel

PHP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) Joomla!
1 3 (17.65%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) jQuery
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 7 (41.18%) Ajax
5 5 (29.41%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) LAMP
6 2 (11.76%) Laravel
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
7 1 (5.88%) Flash
7 1 (5.88%) RSS
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) YUI
7 1 (5.88%) Symfony
7 1 (5.88%) Kohana
7 1 (5.88%) Smarty
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) MVC
2 7 (41.18%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) OOP
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 3 (17.65%) OO PHP
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) SOA
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Android Development
7 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.88%) SEO
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 15 (88.24%) PHP5
3 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) ActionScript
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Zend
2 1 (5.88%) SmartFocus
2 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.88%) Google
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