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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 564 440 492
Rank change year-on-year
-124 +52
Contract jobs citing PHP5 61 180 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.87% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 127 66
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £320 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -121 61 £338 +3.84% 83
London -53 32 £370 +10.44% 20
Hampshire -6 12 £300 +20.00% 4
South East -27 12 £290 -0.85% 12
City of London -12 7 £370 +2.77% 3
East of England -1 6 £200 -43.85%
Yorkshire -28 6 £325 +4.00% 9
Southampton - 6 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 5 - -
Watford - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -23 4 £325 +4.00% 2
Leeds -24 4 £325 +4.00% 1
Maidenhead +7 3 £290 -
Basingstoke -3 3 £290 -10.76%
Berkshire -4 3 £290 -27.50% 3
Reading -6 3 £290 -27.50% 2
Oxford -18 3 £290 +5.45%
Oxfordshire -24 3 £290 +32.57% 2
Slough +1 2 £270 -28.00%
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Harrogate - 2 - - 1
Norfolk +12 1 £200 -5.88%
Norwich +11 1 £200 -5.88%
Darlington +8 1 £225 -10.00%
Peterborough 0 1 £200 -40.74%
Cambridge -8 1 £200 -46.66%
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £200 -43.85%
Durham -10 1 £225 -10.00%
Newbury -10 1 £250 -37.50%
East Midlands -12 1 £325 +18.18% 10

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 155 (100.00%) PHP
2 106 (68.39%) MySQL
3 74 (47.74%) HTML
3 74 (47.74%) OO
4 72 (46.45%) JavaScript
5 70 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (43.87%) CSS
6 68 (43.87%) Symfony
7 64 (41.29%) MVC
8 61 (39.35%) Linux
9 57 (36.77%) jQuery
10 47 (30.32%) Git (software)
11 42 (27.10%) Zend
11 42 (27.10%) OOP
12 41 (26.45%) Apache
13 40 (25.81%) Scrum
13 40 (25.81%) HTML5
14 36 (23.23%) Subversion
14 36 (23.23%) SQL
15 32 (20.65%) Web Services
15 32 (20.65%) LAMP
15 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (19.35%) OO PHP
18 29 (18.71%) CSS3
19 28 (18.06%) TDD
20 27 (17.42%) Finance
20 27 (17.42%) Relational Database
21 26 (16.77%) Unit Testing
21 26 (16.77%) XML

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (26.45%) Apache
2 18 (11.61%) CMS
3 15 (9.68%) Drupal
4 14 (9.03%) nginx
5 12 (7.74%) WordPress
6 4 (2.58%) Joomla!
7 3 (1.94%) Moodle
8 2 (1.29%) Node.js
8 2 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.65%) Jadu
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Magento
2 3 (1.94%) osCommerce
2 3 (1.94%) Shopify
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.65%) Summit
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.94%) SaaS
3 2 (1.29%) PaaS
3 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) Heroku
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.45%) Internet
2 5 (3.23%) HTTP
3 3 (1.94%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) Extranet
4 1 (0.65%) 4G
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (68.39%) MySQL
2 31 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (17.42%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.23%) Redis
5 5 (3.23%) CouchDB
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.29%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (30.32%) Git (software)
2 36 (23.23%) Subversion
3 16 (10.32%) Mercurial
4 15 (9.68%) PHPUnit
5 14 (9.03%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.10%) FogBugz
6 11 (7.10%) Trac
6 11 (7.10%) Redmine
7 8 (5.16%) gulp
8 7 (4.52%) Grunt
9 5 (3.23%) NetBeans
10 4 (2.58%) PhpStorm
10 4 (2.58%) Bower
11 2 (1.29%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.29%) Selenium
12 1 (0.65%) Xcode
12 1 (0.65%) Ant
12 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.65%) Phing
12 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 27 (17.42%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Retail
2 6 (3.87%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (87.10%) Developer
2 99 (63.87%) PHP Developer
3 18 (11.61%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 15 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Web Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Senior PHP Developer
6 11 (7.10%) Software Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Magento Developer
7 10 (6.45%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.58%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 4 (2.58%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (1.94%) Applications Developer
10 3 (1.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (1.94%) OO PHP Developer
11 2 (1.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 2 (1.29%) .NET Developer
11 2 (1.29%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (47.74%) HTML
2 68 (43.87%) CSS
2 68 (43.87%) Symfony
3 57 (36.77%) jQuery
4 40 (25.81%) HTML5
5 32 (20.65%) Web Services
5 32 (20.65%) LAMP
6 29 (18.71%) CSS3
7 26 (16.77%) XML
8 23 (14.84%) Laravel
9 18 (11.61%) JSON
10 17 (10.97%) REST
11 16 (10.32%) Ajax
12 15 (9.68%) RESTful
13 14 (9.03%) SOAP
14 9 (5.81%) CodeIgniter
14 9 (5.81%) Yii
14 9 (5.81%) Memcached
14 9 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (5.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
2 3 (1.94%) User Experience
2 3 (1.94%) Clustering
3 2 (1.29%) W3C
3 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.29%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.29%) Replication
4 1 (0.65%) Social Media
4 1 (0.65%) iPad
4 1 (0.65%) iPhone
4 1 (0.65%) BYOD
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.65%) DTV
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.65%) Informatics
4 1 (0.65%) Cybernetics
Operating Systems
1 61 (39.35%) Linux
2 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
2 3 (1.94%) Android
2 3 (1.94%) UNIX
3 2 (1.29%) Windows
3 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (47.74%) OO
2 70 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (41.29%) MVC
4 42 (27.10%) OOP
5 40 (25.81%) Scrum
6 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (19.35%) OO PHP
8 28 (18.06%) TDD
9 26 (16.77%) Unit Testing
10 24 (15.48%) Software Engineering
11 22 (14.19%) Mentoring
12 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
13 15 (9.68%) Web Development
14 14 (9.03%) Open Source
15 12 (7.74%) BDD
15 12 (7.74%) Coaching
15 12 (7.74%) Project Management
16 11 (7.10%) Waterfall
17 9 (5.81%) Kanban
18 6 (3.87%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 155 (100.00%) PHP
2 72 (46.45%) JavaScript
3 36 (23.23%) SQL
4 12 (7.74%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.45%) Java
6 6 (3.87%) C#
6 6 (3.87%) Python
6 6 (3.87%) Ruby
7 4 (2.58%) C++
7 4 (2.58%) Perl
8 2 (1.29%) C
8 2 (1.29%) PHP4
9 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.65%) Smalltalk
9 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) SLA
1 1 (0.65%) WAI
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Puppet
1 8 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.23%) Ansible
3 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 42 (27.10%) Zend
2 11 (7.10%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.23%) Adobe
4 2 (1.29%) SAP
4 2 (1.29%) Twitter
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Facebook
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Month contract initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago