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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 465 437 398
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -39
Contract jobs citing PHP5 118 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.65% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 97
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.35 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-31.23% -

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -20 111 £325 +8.33% 89
London -12 41 £350 +6.06% 24
South West -27 21 £375 +29.31% 13
South East -2 17 £275 +22.22% 15
Bristol -4 13 £375 +25.00% 2
East of England +1 12 £225 -30.76% 5
City of London +11 10 £350 +16.66% 6
Cambridgeshire -13 10 £200 -38.46%
Hampshire - 9 £344 - 9
Yorkshire -1 8 £363 - 9
Southampton - 8 £344 - 3
West Midlands +5 6 £225 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -2 6 £388 - 5
Scotland -6 6 £449 -
North West - 6 £259 - 17
Dorset -1 5 £240 +50.00% 1
Cambridge -1 5 £213 -24.44%
Edinburgh -1 5 £449 -
Leeds -9 5 £400 - 3
Birmingham -1 4 £225 -25.00%
Cheshire - 4 £200 - 6
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Berkshire -5 2 £269 +19.44%
Watford - 2 £381 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £381 - 2
Chester - 2 £298 - 1
Manchester - 2 £324 - 6
Newbury 0 1 £275 -11.29%
Bath -11 1 £288 -0.86% 4

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 270 (100.00%) PHP
2 181 (67.04%) MySQL
3 175 (64.81%) JavaScript
4 149 (55.19%) HTML
5 147 (54.44%) CSS
6 119 (44.07%) OO
7 117 (43.33%) MVC
8 105 (38.89%) jQuery
9 98 (36.30%) Git (software)
9 98 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (34.44%) Symfony
11 87 (32.22%) OOP
12 83 (30.74%) Zend
13 81 (30.00%) LAMP
14 76 (28.15%) Apache
15 70 (25.93%) Web Services
16 68 (25.19%) Linux
16 68 (25.19%) HTML5
17 63 (23.33%) TDD
18 59 (21.85%) SQL
19 53 (19.63%) Drupal
20 52 (19.26%) Laravel
20 52 (19.26%) OO PHP
21 51 (18.89%) XML
22 49 (18.15%) Subversion
23 43 (15.93%) RESTful
23 43 (15.93%) Unit Testing
24 42 (15.56%) CSS3
25 40 (14.81%) Ajax
26 38 (14.07%) Continuous Integration

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 76 (28.15%) Apache
2 53 (19.63%) Drupal
3 33 (12.22%) CMS
4 28 (10.37%) WordPress
5 24 (8.89%) nginx
6 10 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.33%) IIS
7 9 (3.33%) Joomla!
8 7 (2.59%) Node.js
9 6 (2.22%) ExpressionEngine
10 4 (1.48%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.74%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.37%) Jadu
13 1 (0.37%) Confluence
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.37%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (5.56%) Magento
2 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.96%) SaaS
4 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.30%) Internet
2 10 (3.70%) HTTP
3 9 (3.33%) Intranet
4 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (67.04%) MySQL
2 24 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 22 (8.15%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 15 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.44%) Redis
6 11 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.48%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.37%) MS Access
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.37%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 98 (36.30%) Git (software)
2 49 (18.15%) Subversion
3 37 (13.70%) PHPUnit
4 21 (7.78%) Mercurial
5 20 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.07%) Selenium
7 8 (2.96%) JIRA
8 7 (2.59%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.85%) Maven
10 3 (1.11%) JUnit
10 3 (1.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (1.11%) Redmine
10 3 (1.11%) Behat
10 3 (1.11%) FogBugz
10 3 (1.11%) Trac
10 3 (1.11%) Xdebug
11 2 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.74%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.74%) CasperJS
11 2 (0.74%) Bazaar
General
1 14 (5.19%) Finance
2 8 (2.96%) Marketing
3 6 (2.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.85%) Games
4 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.11%) Electronics
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 240 (88.89%) Developer
2 178 (65.93%) PHP Developer
3 43 (15.93%) Senior Developer
4 33 (12.22%) Senior PHP Developer
5 31 (11.48%) Web Developer
6 15 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
6 15 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
6 15 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 10 (3.70%) LAMP Developer
7 10 (3.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 9 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.33%) Architect
8 9 (3.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 8 (2.96%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.22%) Applications Developer
11 5 (1.85%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (1.85%) Magento Developer
11 5 (1.85%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 5 (1.85%) WordPress Developer
12 4 (1.48%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (55.19%) HTML
2 147 (54.44%) CSS
3 105 (38.89%) jQuery
4 93 (34.44%) Symfony
5 81 (30.00%) LAMP
6 70 (25.93%) Web Services
7 68 (25.19%) HTML5
8 52 (19.26%) Laravel
9 51 (18.89%) XML
10 43 (15.93%) RESTful
11 42 (15.56%) CSS3
12 40 (14.81%) Ajax
13 34 (12.59%) SOAP
14 32 (11.85%) AngularJS
14 32 (11.85%) Doctrine
15 30 (11.11%) REST
16 29 (10.74%) JSON
17 25 (9.26%) CodeIgniter
18 18 (6.67%) Spring
19 16 (5.93%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.04%) User Experience
2 17 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.44%) Social Media
4 10 (3.70%) Blog
4 10 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.33%) Taxonomies
6 7 (2.59%) Open Source
6 7 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.85%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.11%) W3C
8 3 (1.11%) SCORM
8 3 (1.11%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.11%) DTV
8 3 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) Social Network
10 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 68 (25.19%) Linux
2 17 (6.30%) UNIX
3 15 (5.56%) Windows
4 11 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.33%) CentOS
6 8 (2.96%) Android
6 8 (2.96%) Debian
7 7 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.85%) Fedora
10 2 (0.74%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (44.07%) OO
2 117 (43.33%) MVC
3 98 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (32.22%) OOP
5 63 (23.33%) TDD
6 52 (19.26%) OO PHP
7 43 (15.93%) Unit Testing
8 38 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 32 (11.85%) BDD
11 29 (10.74%) Web Development
12 26 (9.63%) Software Engineering
13 25 (9.26%) Scrum
14 12 (4.44%) Time Management
15 11 (4.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (3.70%) OOD
17 9 (3.33%) Web Application Development
17 9 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
18 8 (2.96%) CRM
19 7 (2.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 270 (100.00%) PHP
2 175 (64.81%) JavaScript
3 59 (21.85%) SQL
4 36 (13.33%) Java
5 18 (6.67%) Ruby
6 14 (5.19%) Python
6 14 (5.19%) C#
7 11 (4.07%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.33%) C++
9 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.59%) C
10 7 (2.59%) XPath
11 5 (1.85%) Perl
11 5 (1.85%) PHP4
12 2 (0.74%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.74%) VB
12 2 (0.74%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.74%) VBA
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) Varnish
2 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.48%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.48%) Puppet
2 3 (1.11%) Kibana
3 1 (0.37%) cPanel
3 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 83 (30.74%) Zend
2 18 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.44%) Facebook
5 11 (4.07%) Twitter
6 7 (2.59%) Google
7 6 (2.22%) Oracle
8 3 (1.11%) Siebel
8 3 (1.11%) SAP
8 3 (1.11%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.11%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.74%) VMware
10 1 (0.37%) Akamai
10 1 (0.37%) SmartFocus
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