The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 4
Rank 586 546 547
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +1
Contract jobs citing PHP4 10 5 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.048% 0.028% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 30
Average daily rate £245 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - £306 £325
% change year-on-year
- -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20881 17909 21042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 36.95% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13542 11023 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 632 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%

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 23 April 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 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 10 £245 -18.33% 8
London -11 8 £245 -18.33% 1
Yorkshire -20 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Goole - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

PHP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (70.59%) MySQL
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (64.71%) PHP5
4 10 (58.82%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) OO
6 7 (41.18%) jQuery
7 6 (35.29%) Drupal
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) OOP
8 5 (29.41%) C++
8 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 5 (29.41%) TDD
8 5 (29.41%) Python
8 5 (29.41%) CMS
8 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
9 4 (23.53%) Ajax
9 4 (23.53%) MVC
9 4 (23.53%) Zend
10 3 (17.65%) UNIX
11 2 (11.76%) Linux
11 2 (11.76%) Web Services
11 2 (11.76%) XML
11 2 (11.76%) Oracle
11 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (11.76%) CRM
11 2 (11.76%) Siebel
11 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 2 (11.76%) Retail

PHP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (35.29%) Drupal
2 5 (29.41%) CMS
3 2 (11.76%) WordPress
4 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) PHP Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Python Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) Ajax
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) CakePHP
5 2 (11.76%) Ext JS
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) Twisted
6 1 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) Symfony
6 1 (5.88%) LAMP
6 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
6 1 (5.88%) Zend Framework
6 1 (5.88%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (5.88%) XHTML
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blog
1 2 (11.76%) Social Media
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Animation
2 1 (5.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) OOP
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (5.88%) Graceful Degradation
6 1 (5.88%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) PHP5
3 5 (29.41%) C++
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Zend
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Siebel
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter