The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 5 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP 5
UK
Rank 579 584 547
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -37
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 12 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.067% 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.066% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 39
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
18141 19631 19305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.56% 38.59% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12405 13280 12969
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 519 417
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £17.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.00 £46.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

PHP 5
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PHP 5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP 5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK.

PHP 5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +24 11 £350 +7.69% 16
London +16 7 £365 -14.11% 4
South West +15 1 £275 -26.66%
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 4
Bristol +2 1 £275 -45.00%
Sheffield -2 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Wales - 1 - -

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 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 5.

1 47 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (87.23%) CSS
3 36 (76.60%) JavaScript
4 32 (68.09%) HTML
5 25 (53.19%) MySQL
6 18 (38.30%) TDD
6 18 (38.30%) jQuery
7 17 (36.17%) Git (software)
7 17 (36.17%) Symfony
7 17 (36.17%) CMS
8 16 (34.04%) OOP
9 15 (31.91%) Zend
10 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (27.66%) HTML5
12 12 (25.53%) Web Development
12 12 (25.53%) WordPress
12 12 (25.53%) Ajax
13 11 (23.40%) SQL
14 10 (21.28%) Web Services
15 9 (19.15%) Scrum
15 9 (19.15%) Drupal
15 9 (19.15%) CSS3
16 8 (17.02%) BDD
16 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
16 8 (17.02%) XML
16 8 (17.02%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 7 (14.89%) Linux
17 7 (14.89%) OO
17 7 (14.89%) MVC
17 7 (14.89%) Content Management

PHP 5
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 17 (36.17%) CMS
2 12 (25.53%) WordPress
3 9 (19.15%) Drupal
4 6 (12.77%) Apache
4 6 (12.77%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (53.19%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) PHPUnit
3 6 (12.77%) Jasmine
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.13%) Zend Studio
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (93.62%) Developer
2 36 (76.60%) PHP Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Drupal Developer
3 6 (12.77%) PHP Web Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Web Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (8.51%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Symfony Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.38%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (4.26%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.26%) PHP Zend Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.13%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (87.23%) CSS
2 32 (68.09%) HTML
3 18 (38.30%) jQuery
4 17 (36.17%) Symfony
5 13 (27.66%) HTML5
6 12 (25.53%) Ajax
7 10 (21.28%) Web Services
8 9 (19.15%) CSS3
9 8 (17.02%) XML
10 7 (14.89%) RESTful
11 6 (12.77%) Behat
11 6 (12.77%) JSON
11 6 (12.77%) Node.js
11 6 (12.77%) RequireJS
11 6 (12.77%) XHTML
11 6 (12.77%) Zend Framework
12 5 (10.64%) LAMP
13 4 (8.51%) Laravel
14 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
15 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) FMCG
2 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
2 1 (2.13%) RIA
2 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) CentOS
2 1 (2.13%) FreeBSD
2 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) TDD
2 16 (34.04%) OOP
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (25.53%) Web Development
5 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 8 (17.02%) BDD
6 8 (17.02%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Content Management
7 7 (14.89%) Kanban
7 7 (14.89%) MVC
7 7 (14.89%) OO
7 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (12.77%) B2B
8 6 (12.77%) B2C
8 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.77%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.64%) SOA
10 4 (8.51%) Open Source
11 3 (6.38%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) PHP
2 36 (76.60%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) PHP 7
5 2 (4.26%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.26%) PHP 4
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Plesk
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Zend
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft