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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 471 439 419
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP5 121 132 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.68% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 104 97
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
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 443 559 731
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 £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -38 114 £328 +9.16% 63
London -15 34 £363 +3.57% 19
South East -24 31 £325 +44.44% 12
South West -34 15 £375 +27.11% 9
West Midlands +5 13 £331 +10.41% 1
East of England -6 11 £238 -26.92% 3
Hampshire -15 10 £375 +114.28% 5
Southampton +2 8 £344 -10.71% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 8 £225 -30.76%
Bristol -11 8 £400 +33.33%
Brighton - 7 £225 -
East Sussex - 7 £225 -
Staffordshire - 7 £375 - 1
City of London -2 6 £325 -7.14% 8
Scotland -9 6 £449 -
Dorset +3 5 £240 +50.00% 4
Birmingham -4 5 £225 -25.00%
North West -6 5 £200 -11.11% 8
Edinburgh -11 5 £449 -
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £361 +60.44% 2
Cambridge - 5 £213 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £361 - 2
Yorkshire -10 4 £306 -5.76% 8
Cheshire - 4 £200 - 3
Middlesex +1 3 £325 -29.34%
Oxfordshire -20 3 £330 +30.56% 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £388 - 3
Berkshire -12 2 £269 +0.46% 1
West Yorkshire -15 2 £350 +7.69% 3
Watford - 2 £381 - 3

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 320 (100.00%) PHP
2 218 (68.13%) MySQL
3 208 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 176 (55.00%) HTML
5 175 (54.69%) CSS
6 154 (48.13%) OO
7 150 (46.88%) MVC
8 120 (37.50%) jQuery
9 114 (35.63%) Git (software)
9 114 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (31.56%) Zend
11 100 (31.25%) Symfony
12 98 (30.63%) OOP
13 87 (27.19%) Apache
13 87 (27.19%) Web Services
14 82 (25.63%) LAMP
15 79 (24.69%) HTML5
16 77 (24.06%) Linux
17 75 (23.44%) OO PHP
18 70 (21.88%) SQL
19 68 (21.25%) TDD
20 60 (18.75%) Subversion
21 58 (18.13%) RESTful
21 58 (18.13%) Drupal
22 57 (17.81%) Laravel
23 54 (16.88%) CSS3
23 54 (16.88%) XML
24 46 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
25 44 (13.75%) Ajax
25 44 (13.75%) PHPUnit

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 87 (27.19%) Apache
2 58 (18.13%) Drupal
3 38 (11.88%) CMS
4 37 (11.56%) WordPress
5 21 (6.56%) nginx
6 12 (3.75%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.81%) IIS
7 9 (2.81%) Joomla!
8 8 (2.50%) ExpressionEngine
9 7 (2.19%) Node.js
9 7 (2.19%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.31%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.31%) Confluence
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.31%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (3.44%) Magento
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.88%) SaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.94%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.94%) Internet
2 15 (4.69%) HTTP
3 8 (2.50%) Intranet
4 6 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (68.13%) MySQL
2 29 (9.06%) Relational Database
3 26 (8.13%) SQL Server
4 23 (7.19%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.56%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.38%) Redis
7 11 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.25%) Big Data
10 4 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.25%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.94%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.31%) MS Access
13 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 114 (35.63%) Git (software)
2 60 (18.75%) Subversion
3 44 (13.75%) PHPUnit
4 28 (8.75%) Mercurial
5 26 (8.13%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.75%) Selenium
7 11 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.44%) JIRA
8 8 (2.50%) Maven
9 7 (2.19%) JUnit
10 6 (1.88%) Behat
11 5 (1.56%) Redmine
11 5 (1.56%) FogBugz
11 5 (1.56%) Trac
12 4 (1.25%) Xdebug
13 3 (0.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 2 (0.63%) Bazaar
15 1 (0.31%) PhpStorm
15 1 (0.31%) CasperJS
15 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (6.88%) Finance
2 11 (3.44%) Marketing
3 8 (2.50%) Games
4 4 (1.25%) Banking
4 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.25%) Publishing
5 3 (0.94%) Advertising
5 3 (0.94%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Billing
6 2 (0.63%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.63%) Electronics
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 289 (90.31%) Developer
2 216 (67.50%) PHP Developer
3 38 (11.88%) Web Developer
3 38 (11.88%) Senior Developer
4 28 (8.75%) Senior PHP Developer
5 22 (6.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 17 (5.31%) PHP Web Developer
7 16 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
8 14 (4.38%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 14 (4.38%) Applications Developer
9 11 (3.44%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 9 (2.81%) LAMP Developer
11 9 (2.81%) Architect
12 8 (2.50%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.50%) Web Applications Developer
12 8 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.19%) PHP Zend Developer
14 5 (1.56%) Front-End Web Developer
15 4 (1.25%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (55.00%) HTML
2 175 (54.69%) CSS
3 120 (37.50%) jQuery
4 100 (31.25%) Symfony
5 87 (27.19%) Web Services
6 82 (25.63%) LAMP
7 79 (24.69%) HTML5
8 58 (18.13%) RESTful
9 57 (17.81%) Laravel
10 54 (16.88%) CSS3
10 54 (16.88%) XML
11 44 (13.75%) Ajax
12 36 (11.25%) JSON
12 36 (11.25%) SOAP
13 35 (10.94%) CodeIgniter
14 32 (10.00%) REST
15 31 (9.69%) AngularJS
16 30 (9.38%) Doctrine
17 24 (7.50%) Zend Framework
18 22 (6.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.56%) User Experience
2 20 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.38%) Social Media
4 13 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.13%) Blog
6 9 (2.81%) Taxonomies
7 8 (2.50%) Open Source
7 8 (2.50%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.56%) W3C
10 3 (0.94%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.94%) SCORM
10 3 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.94%) Social Network
10 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.63%) DTV
12 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 77 (24.06%) Linux
2 23 (7.19%) UNIX
3 18 (5.63%) Windows
4 11 (3.44%) Android
5 10 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.50%) Debian
7 7 (2.19%) CentOS
8 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.56%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.94%) Fedora
11 2 (0.63%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (48.13%) OO
2 150 (46.88%) MVC
3 114 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (30.63%) OOP
5 75 (23.44%) OO PHP
6 68 (21.25%) TDD
7 46 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (13.44%) BDD
8 43 (13.44%) E-Commerce
9 42 (13.13%) Unit Testing
10 35 (10.94%) Web Development
11 32 (10.00%) Scrum
12 24 (7.50%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.38%) Time Management
14 12 (3.75%) OOD
15 11 (3.44%) Project Management
15 11 (3.44%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (3.13%) SOA
17 9 (2.81%) CRM
17 9 (2.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 320 (100.00%) PHP
2 208 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 70 (21.88%) SQL
4 43 (13.44%) Java
5 23 (7.19%) C#
6 20 (6.25%) Ruby
7 16 (5.00%) Python
8 12 (3.75%) C++
9 11 (3.44%) C
9 11 (3.44%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.81%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.81%) PHP4
11 7 (2.19%) XPath
11 7 (2.19%) Perl
12 4 (1.25%) Golang
13 3 (0.94%) Scala
13 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.94%) VB
14 2 (0.63%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (7.81%) Degree
2 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Varnish
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.63%) Kibana
2 2 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) cPanel
Vendors
1 101 (31.56%) Zend
2 19 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.06%) Facebook
5 12 (3.75%) Twitter
6 10 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.19%) Oracle
7 7 (2.19%) Google
8 5 (1.56%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.94%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.94%) Siebel
10 2 (0.63%) Sony
10 2 (0.63%) SAP
10 2 (0.63%) Akamai
11 1 (0.31%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.31%) VMware
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