The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 4 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP 4 over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 4
Rank 644 640 617
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.024% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £308 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £328 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20697 21096 19957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.54% 37.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14274 13985 13187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 438 461
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

PHP 4
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PHP 4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PHP 4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP 4
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP 4 within the UK.

PHP 4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 4
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP 4 within the UK.

PHP 4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 4
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 2 £308 -12.14% 2
London - 2 £308 - 1

PHP 4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PHP 4.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Symfony
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) WordPress
4 1 (25.00%) OWASP
4 1 (25.00%) Magento
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Laravel
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) Zend
4 1 (25.00%) Drupal

PHP 4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
1 1 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Symfony
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Zend