The table below looks at the statistics for PHP5 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP5 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 509 429 414
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -15
Contract jobs citing PHP5 104 161 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.82% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 124 96
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£325 £325 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +11.30%
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
20773 19701 17295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 37.36% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13774 13014 10662
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 £265 £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 428 458 608
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 £18.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 within the UK.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

PHP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 within the UK.

PHP5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP5
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 PHP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -78 100 £325 - 95
London +5 48 £360 +10.84% 30
South East -31 14 £285 -5.00% 16
City of London +3 13 £370 +9.62% 8
South West -12 10 £375 +15.38% 5
North West -21 10 £328 +9.16% 12
West Midlands -5 8 £330 -5.71% 4
Bristol -17 8 £375 +13.20% 1
East Midlands -8 6 £300 - 8
Birmingham -5 5 £340 -2.85% 3
Cheshire -8 5 £330 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £225 - 4
Manchester -1 4 £328 +19.09% 7
East Sussex -15 4 £300 +3.44% 4
Nottinghamshire - 4 £275 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £275 - 1
Scotland - 4 £338 -
Brighton -11 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -33 3 £325 +3.17% 10
Edinburgh - 3 £344 -
Croydon - 3 £375 -
Harrogate +5 2 £325 +47.72% 1
Surrey +4 2 £313 -3.84% 1
North Yorkshire +2 2 £325 +47.72% 2
Hampshire -4 2 £295 -1.66% 6
Cornwall - 2 £300 -
Truro - 2 £300 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £315 -
Basingstoke +2 1 £295 +3.50%

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP5 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 PHP5.

1 213 (100.00%) PHP
2 125 (58.69%) HTML
3 121 (56.81%) JavaScript
4 116 (54.46%) CSS
5 114 (53.52%) MySQL
6 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (40.85%) Symfony
8 86 (40.38%) MVC
9 79 (37.09%) jQuery
10 71 (33.33%) Zend
11 66 (30.99%) HTML5
12 62 (29.11%) OOP
13 58 (27.23%) OO
14 57 (26.76%) Linux
14 57 (26.76%) Git (software)
15 51 (23.94%) Apache
16 49 (23.00%) LAMP
17 41 (19.25%) Unit Testing
18 38 (17.84%) Laravel
19 37 (17.37%) SQL
20 34 (15.96%) TDD
21 32 (15.02%) Web Services
22 31 (14.55%) CSS3
23 28 (13.15%) XML
23 28 (13.15%) Scrum
23 28 (13.15%) AngularJS
24 27 (12.68%) Doctrine
24 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
25 26 (12.21%) OO PHP
26 25 (11.74%) Ajax

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP5 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 PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (23.94%) Apache
2 25 (11.74%) nginx
3 24 (11.27%) WordPress
3 24 (11.27%) CMS
4 16 (7.51%) Drupal
5 8 (3.76%) Node.js
6 6 (2.82%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.88%) Moodle
8 3 (1.41%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.94%) Jadu
10 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (6.57%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (10.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.29%) SaaS
3 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.41%) PaaS
4 3 (1.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) Heroku
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) Internet
2 6 (2.82%) HTTP
3 3 (1.41%) SSL
4 2 (0.94%) Intranet
4 2 (0.94%) Extranet
4 2 (0.94%) Skype
5 1 (0.47%) 4G
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (53.52%) MySQL
2 18 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (7.51%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.76%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.41%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.47%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.47%) MS Access
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 57 (26.76%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.80%) Subversion
3 21 (9.86%) PHPUnit
4 8 (3.76%) Mercurial
5 6 (2.82%) PhpStorm
5 6 (2.82%) Redmine
5 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.82%) FogBugz
5 6 (2.82%) Trac
6 5 (2.35%) NetBeans
6 5 (2.35%) Selenium
7 4 (1.88%) Grunt
7 4 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.88%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.41%) Maven
9 2 (0.94%) JIRA
9 2 (0.94%) Ant
9 2 (0.94%) CasperJS
10 1 (0.47%) JUnit
10 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (9.39%) Finance
2 12 (5.63%) Retail
3 8 (3.76%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.94%) Electronics
4 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (89.67%) Developer
2 140 (65.73%) PHP Developer
3 36 (16.90%) Senior Developer
4 34 (15.96%) Senior PHP Developer
5 17 (7.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 17 (7.98%) Web Developer
6 16 (7.51%) Magento Developer
7 12 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.23%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 9 (4.23%) WordPress Developer
9 8 (3.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 7 (3.29%) Drupal Developer
10 7 (3.29%) PHP Web Developer
11 6 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (2.35%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.35%) LAMP Developer
13 4 (1.88%) MySQL Developer
13 4 (1.88%) HTML Developer
13 4 (1.88%) Full Stack Developer
13 4 (1.88%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (58.69%) HTML
2 116 (54.46%) CSS
3 87 (40.85%) Symfony
4 79 (37.09%) jQuery
5 66 (30.99%) HTML5
6 49 (23.00%) LAMP
7 38 (17.84%) Laravel
8 32 (15.02%) Web Services
9 31 (14.55%) CSS3
10 28 (13.15%) AngularJS
10 28 (13.15%) XML
11 27 (12.68%) Doctrine
12 25 (11.74%) RESTful
12 25 (11.74%) Ajax
13 24 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (9.86%) JSON
15 18 (8.45%) REST
16 12 (5.63%) Yii
16 12 (5.63%) Zend Framework
16 12 (5.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.29%) User Experience
3 5 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.88%) W3C
5 3 (1.41%) Social Media
6 2 (0.94%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.47%) BYOD
7 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.47%) Informatics
7 1 (0.47%) Cybernetics
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) EPoS
7 1 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.76%) Linux
2 8 (3.76%) Mac OS X
3 6 (2.82%) UNIX
4 5 (2.35%) Android
5 4 (1.88%) CentOS
6 3 (1.41%) Fedora
6 3 (1.41%) Windows
6 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.94%) Debian
7 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (40.38%) MVC
3 62 (29.11%) OOP
4 58 (27.23%) OO
5 41 (19.25%) Unit Testing
6 34 (15.96%) TDD
7 28 (13.15%) Scrum
8 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
9 26 (12.21%) OO PHP
10 24 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (8.45%) E-Commerce
12 17 (7.98%) Web Development
13 13 (6.10%) BDD
14 12 (5.63%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (4.23%) DevOps
15 9 (4.23%) Open Source
15 9 (4.23%) Project Management
16 7 (3.29%) Waterfall
17 6 (2.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 213 (100.00%) PHP
2 121 (56.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (17.37%) SQL
4 14 (6.57%) Java
5 9 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.23%) Ruby
6 7 (3.29%) PHP4
6 7 (3.29%) Python
7 4 (1.88%) Perl
7 4 (1.88%) C#
8 2 (0.94%) C++
8 2 (0.94%) C
8 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.47%) Groovy
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (5.63%) Degree
2 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) SLA
1 1 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.47%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (2.82%) Puppet
2 4 (1.88%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 71 (33.33%) Zend
2 8 (3.76%) Twitter
3 7 (3.29%) Adobe
3 7 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle
5 3 (1.41%) SAP
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.94%) VMware
6 2 (0.94%) Google
6 2 (0.94%) Facebook
7 1 (0.47%) Perforce
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