The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 412 415 347
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -68
Contract jobs citing PHP5 178 129 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.73% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 92 143
Average daily rate £311 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.50
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
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 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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 -35 177 £313 - 148
London -18 68 £325 +4.00% 38
South West +9 33 £325 +4.00% 17
South East -14 31 £300 -7.69% 30
Bristol +11 25 £325 +4.00% 7
East of England -10 21 £325 +20.37% 8
Cambridgeshire +4 19 £325 +20.37% 3
City of London -3 19 £338 -10.00% 8
Cambridge +14 17 £369 +36.57%
West Yorkshire -6 14 £314 - 24
Yorkshire -9 14 £314 +14.09% 32
Hampshire +11 13 £300 +62.16% 13
Leeds -7 12 £315 - 16
Berkshire -8 8 £325 -7.14% 2
Somerset - 7 £275 - 4
Bath - 7 £275 - 3
Southampton -10 5 £300 +62.16% 1
North West -26 5 £275 -12.00% 13
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 3 £310 +5.08% 5
Slough +7 2 £338 -3.57%
Oxford +4 2 £310 +5.08% 2
Brighton -11 2 £290 -10.76% 2
East Sussex -13 2 £290 -10.76% 2
Manchester -14 2 £275 - 8
Cheshire -16 2 £300 -4.00% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
Warrington - 2 £300 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 295 (100.00%) PHP
2 233 (78.98%) MySQL
3 198 (67.12%) HTML
4 190 (64.41%) JavaScript
5 189 (64.07%) CSS
6 146 (49.49%) OO
7 138 (46.78%) jQuery
8 105 (35.59%) OOP
9 99 (33.56%) Zend
10 94 (31.86%) MVC
11 77 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (25.08%) Ajax
13 68 (23.05%) Symfony
14 66 (22.37%) Linux
14 66 (22.37%) Apache
15 57 (19.32%) HTML5
15 57 (19.32%) OO PHP
16 55 (18.64%) Zend Framework
17 53 (17.97%) Web Services
18 52 (17.63%) LAMP
19 50 (16.95%) Git (software)
20 47 (15.93%) Web Development
21 43 (14.58%) CSS3
22 41 (13.90%) TDD
22 41 (13.90%) E-Commerce
23 40 (13.56%) XML
24 37 (12.54%) Subversion
25 36 (12.20%) Scrum
26 33 (11.19%) NoSQL
26 33 (11.19%) Apple iOS

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 66 (22.37%) Apache
2 23 (7.80%) WordPress
3 16 (5.42%) CMS
4 15 (5.08%) Node.js
5 14 (4.75%) Drupal
6 9 (3.05%) nginx
7 4 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.02%) Moodle
8 3 (1.02%) SugarCRM
8 3 (1.02%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.68%) concrete5
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (4.75%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.39%) SaaS
2 8 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.03%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.02%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.71%) Internet
2 2 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) SAN
3 1 (0.34%) SMTP
3 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (78.98%) MySQL
2 33 (11.19%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.03%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.36%) Redis
7 3 (1.02%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 50 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.54%) Subversion
3 27 (9.15%) PHPUnit
4 12 (4.07%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.37%) FitNesse
6 6 (2.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (2.03%) Behat
7 5 (1.69%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.69%) Selenium
7 5 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.36%) Mocha
8 4 (1.36%) QUnit
9 3 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.02%) Hudson
9 3 (1.02%) Sublime Text
10 2 (0.68%) Grunt
10 2 (0.68%) PhpStorm
10 2 (0.68%) Redmine
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (4.75%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.39%) Publishing
3 7 (2.37%) Finance
4 6 (2.03%) Marketing
5 5 (1.69%) Back Office
6 4 (1.36%) Music Industry
6 4 (1.36%) Retail
7 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 277 (93.90%) Developer
2 225 (76.27%) PHP Developer
3 53 (17.97%) Web Developer
4 36 (12.20%) PHP Web Developer
5 32 (10.85%) Senior Developer
6 26 (8.81%) Senior PHP Developer
7 24 (8.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 20 (6.78%) LAMP Developer
9 13 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 10 (3.39%) PHP Zend Developer
11 9 (3.05%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
13 7 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.37%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 6 (2.03%) Systems Developer
14 6 (2.03%) Architect
15 5 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
16 4 (1.36%) OO PHP Developer
16 4 (1.36%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (67.12%) HTML
2 189 (64.07%) CSS
3 138 (46.78%) jQuery
4 74 (25.08%) Ajax
5 68 (23.05%) Symfony
6 57 (19.32%) HTML5
7 55 (18.64%) Zend Framework
8 53 (17.97%) Web Services
9 52 (17.63%) LAMP
10 43 (14.58%) CSS3
11 40 (13.56%) XML
12 32 (10.85%) XHTML
13 16 (5.42%) RESTful
13 16 (5.42%) Smarty
14 15 (5.08%) JSON
15 11 (3.73%) AngularJS
15 11 (3.73%) SOAP
15 11 (3.73%) REST
16 10 (3.39%) CodeIgniter
17 8 (2.71%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.15%) Digital Media
2 18 (6.10%) Open Source
3 8 (2.71%) Mathematics
4 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.02%) Social Media
6 2 (0.68%) Blog
7 1 (0.34%) W3C
7 1 (0.34%) DTV
7 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.34%) Animation
7 1 (0.34%) iPhone
7 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.37%) Linux
2 33 (11.19%) Apple iOS
3 20 (6.78%) Android
4 13 (4.41%) Ubuntu
5 11 (3.73%) UNIX
6 10 (3.39%) CentOS
7 5 (1.69%) Windows
8 2 (0.68%) Debian
8 2 (0.68%) Fedora
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (49.49%) OO
2 105 (35.59%) OOP
3 94 (31.86%) MVC
4 77 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (19.32%) OO PHP
6 47 (15.93%) Web Development
7 41 (13.90%) TDD
7 41 (13.90%) E-Commerce
8 36 (12.20%) Scrum
9 31 (10.51%) Software Engineering
10 30 (10.17%) OOD
11 25 (8.47%) iOS Development
12 16 (5.42%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.75%) BDD
14 13 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.07%) Refactoring
16 11 (3.73%) Android Development
17 10 (3.39%) Automated Testing
18 8 (2.71%) Time Management
18 8 (2.71%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 295 (100.00%) PHP
2 190 (64.41%) JavaScript
3 29 (9.83%) SQL
4 23 (7.80%) Ruby
5 21 (7.12%) Bash Shell
6 17 (5.76%) Python
7 11 (3.73%) Java
7 11 (3.73%) PHP4
8 7 (2.37%) C++
9 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.69%) C#
9 5 (1.69%) Perl
10 3 (1.02%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (4.07%) Nagios
2 6 (2.03%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (33.56%) Zend
2 13 (4.41%) Oracle
2 13 (4.41%) Twitter
3 12 (4.07%) Facebook
4 9 (3.05%) Rackspace
5 7 (2.37%) Google
6 4 (1.36%) Sony
6 4 (1.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.36%) Adobe
7 3 (1.02%) SAP
7 3 (1.02%) Yahoo!
8 2 (0.68%) Siebel
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) Apple
8 2 (0.68%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) Perforce
9 1 (0.34%) Akamai
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
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