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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 416 478 402
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -76
Contract jobs citing PHP5 200 101 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.49% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 67 137
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £422 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.22% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +77 195 £325 +8.33% 125
London +76 111 £338 +3.84% 37
South West -11 27 £375 +28.20% 8
City of London +26 23 £360 +10.76% 8
South East -8 22 £310 +21.56% 24
Bristol -4 16 £400 +33.33% 2
Hampshire -8 11 £250 -37.50% 15
East of England -18 10 £356 +31.94% 6
Bath +5 7 £288 +0.87% 1
Somerset -6 7 £288 +0.87% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £275 - 8
North East - 6 £250 - 3
Durham - 6 £250 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 5 £313 +31.57% 15
Oxfordshire 0 5 £275 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire -1 5 £313 +31.57% 17
North West -16 5 £325 +8.33% 19
Basingstoke +21 4 £325 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £356 +31.94% 4
Berkshire +11 3 £400 +40.35%
West Sussex +3 3 - -
West Midlands -11 3 £300 +20.00% 2
South Wales - 3 £225 -
Wales - 3 £225 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £425 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £300 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Cambridge - 3 £375 - 3
Cardiff - 3 £225 -
Nottinghamshire +20 2 £295 +7.27% 1

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 349 (100.00%) PHP
2 262 (75.07%) MySQL
3 204 (58.45%) HTML
4 200 (57.31%) OO
5 198 (56.73%) JavaScript
5 198 (56.73%) CSS
6 146 (41.83%) MVC
7 144 (41.26%) Zend
8 139 (39.83%) jQuery
9 113 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
10 107 (30.66%) Git (software)
11 103 (29.51%) OOP
12 101 (28.94%) OO PHP
13 92 (26.36%) TDD
14 90 (25.79%) Symfony
15 76 (21.78%) Web Services
16 75 (21.49%) LAMP
17 72 (20.63%) Linux
18 65 (18.62%) Apache
18 65 (18.62%) Zend Framework
18 65 (18.62%) HTML5
19 63 (18.05%) Subversion
20 58 (16.62%) Java
21 57 (16.33%) E-Commerce
21 57 (16.33%) Web Development
22 54 (15.47%) SQL
23 51 (14.61%) PHPUnit
24 50 (14.33%) CSS3
25 45 (12.89%) BDD
26 44 (12.61%) RESTful

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 65 (18.62%) Apache
2 30 (8.60%) WordPress
3 27 (7.74%) CMS
4 23 (6.59%) Drupal
5 16 (4.58%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.44%) nginx
7 9 (2.58%) Node.js
8 8 (2.29%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.43%) ExpressionEngine
10 4 (1.15%) Moodle
10 4 (1.15%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.86%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.29%) Confluence
13 1 (0.29%) Facebook Platform
13 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (4.87%) Magento
2 7 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.87%) SaaS
4 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.29%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (1.15%) GitHub
6 2 (0.57%) Route 53
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.73%) Internet
2 17 (4.87%) HTTP
3 6 (1.72%) Intranet
4 5 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) SMTP
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (75.07%) MySQL
2 28 (8.02%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 21 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.30%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.01%) Redis
7 9 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (2.29%) Big Data
8 8 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.29%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.43%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 107 (30.66%) Git (software)
2 63 (18.05%) Subversion
3 51 (14.61%) PHPUnit
4 28 (8.02%) Mercurial
5 19 (5.44%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.58%) Selenium
7 10 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.58%) JIRA
8 9 (2.58%) Redmine
8 9 (2.58%) FogBugz
8 9 (2.58%) Trac
9 7 (2.01%) Behat
9 7 (2.01%) JUnit
9 7 (2.01%) Maven
10 5 (1.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.86%) Sublime Text
12 2 (0.57%) Grunt
12 2 (0.57%) PhpStorm
12 2 (0.57%) Bazaar
13 1 (0.29%) RubyGems
General
1 26 (7.45%) Finance
2 24 (6.88%) Marketing
3 11 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.01%) Games
4 7 (2.01%) Electronics
4 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.01%) Advertising
5 5 (1.43%) Music Industry
5 5 (1.43%) Banking
5 5 (1.43%) Retail
5 5 (1.43%) Publishing
6 2 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 326 (93.41%) Developer
2 258 (73.93%) PHP Developer
3 53 (15.19%) Web Developer
4 33 (9.46%) PHP Web Developer
5 29 (8.31%) Senior Developer
6 26 (7.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 21 (6.02%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 21 (6.02%) Senior PHP Developer
8 17 (4.87%) Applications Developer
9 14 (4.01%) PHP Zend Developer
9 14 (4.01%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.44%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.87%) Web Applications Developer
12 9 (2.58%) Drupal Developer
12 9 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
12 9 (2.58%) Lead Developer
13 8 (2.29%) Magento Developer
13 8 (2.29%) Lead PHP Developer
14 6 (1.72%) Software Developer
14 6 (1.72%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (58.45%) HTML
2 198 (56.73%) CSS
3 139 (39.83%) jQuery
4 90 (25.79%) Symfony
5 76 (21.78%) Web Services
6 75 (21.49%) LAMP
7 65 (18.62%) Zend Framework
7 65 (18.62%) HTML5
8 50 (14.33%) CSS3
9 44 (12.61%) RESTful
10 41 (11.75%) Laravel
10 41 (11.75%) Ajax
11 34 (9.74%) XML
12 30 (8.60%) JSON
12 30 (8.60%) REST
13 29 (8.31%) Spring
14 28 (8.02%) SOAP
15 27 (7.74%) CodeIgniter
16 24 (6.88%) XHTML
17 23 (6.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.88%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.01%) Open Source
3 10 (2.87%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.01%) DTV
5 5 (1.43%) Social Media
6 4 (1.15%) W3C
7 3 (0.86%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.86%) SCORM
8 2 (0.57%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.29%) Wiki
9 1 (0.29%) Blog
9 1 (0.29%) Social Network
9 1 (0.29%) Animation
9 1 (0.29%) iPhone
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.63%) Linux
2 26 (7.45%) Apple iOS
3 25 (7.16%) UNIX
4 20 (5.73%) Android
5 16 (4.58%) Windows
6 12 (3.44%) Fedora
6 12 (3.44%) CentOS
7 6 (1.72%) Debian
7 6 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (57.31%) OO
2 146 (41.83%) MVC
3 113 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (29.51%) OOP
5 101 (28.94%) OO PHP
6 92 (26.36%) TDD
7 57 (16.33%) E-Commerce
7 57 (16.33%) Web Development
8 45 (12.89%) BDD
9 42 (12.03%) Scrum
10 38 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 37 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (9.17%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.87%) Project Management
14 15 (4.30%) iOS Development
15 13 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (2.87%) Performance Testing
17 9 (2.58%) Digital Marketing
17 9 (2.58%) Analytics
18 8 (2.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 349 (100.00%) PHP
2 198 (56.73%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.62%) Java
4 54 (15.47%) SQL
5 32 (9.17%) Ruby
6 28 (8.02%) Python
7 23 (6.59%) C#
8 18 (5.16%) C++
9 15 (4.30%) PHP4
10 10 (2.87%) Perl
10 10 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.29%) C
13 5 (1.43%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.15%) Golang
15 3 (0.86%) Scala
15 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (9.46%) Degree
2 5 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) QA
1 5 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 144 (41.26%) Zend
2 16 (4.58%) Red Hat
3 15 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (3.72%) Oracle
5 11 (3.15%) Facebook
6 10 (2.87%) Twitter
6 10 (2.87%) Rackspace
6 10 (2.87%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.01%) SAP
8 5 (1.43%) Google
9 2 (0.57%) Sybase
9 2 (0.57%) Perforce
9 2 (0.57%) Sony
9 2 (0.57%) Akamai
10 1 (0.29%) Siebel
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe
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