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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 484 418 413
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -5
Contract jobs citing PHP5 98 142 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.78% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 100 91
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
19006 18229 16699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 36.93% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12325 11498 10286
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 456 640
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -74 93 £325 - 80
London -17 45 £325 -5.45% 24
South West -22 18 £375 +25.00% 10
Bristol -14 12 £375 +11.11% 4
City of London +8 11 £375 +13.20% 5
Yorkshire +2 10 £400 +10.34% 7
West Yorkshire -5 9 £400 +10.34% 3
Leeds -12 9 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England +1 8 £195 -38.82% 3
Cambridgeshire -17 7 £195 -38.82%
North West -14 5 £318 +15.45% 7
South East -19 5 £255 -21.53% 9
Manchester -5 4 £321 +16.81% 4
Cornwall - 3 £300 -
Dorset +1 2 £201 - 3
Hampshire -9 2 £290 +5.45% 1
Cambridge -10 2 £250 -20.00%
Berkshire -12 2 £238 -26.92% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £255 - 5
Northamptonshire - 2 £100 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £100 - 9
Bournemouth +5 1 £200 - 3
Hertfordshire +4 1 £375 - 2
West Midlands -2 1 £300 - 10
Devon - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2
Brackley - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £200 -
Reading - 1 £200 - 1
Exeter - 1 - -

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 215 (100.00%) PHP
2 147 (68.37%) JavaScript
3 136 (63.26%) HTML
4 127 (59.07%) CSS
5 119 (55.35%) MySQL
6 88 (40.93%) jQuery
7 80 (37.21%) Symfony
8 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (34.88%) MVC
10 71 (33.02%) OOP
11 67 (31.16%) Git (software)
11 67 (31.16%) HTML5
12 64 (29.77%) OO
13 63 (29.30%) LAMP
14 60 (27.91%) Zend
15 56 (26.05%) Apache
15 56 (26.05%) Linux
16 50 (23.26%) SQL
17 48 (22.33%) Drupal
18 47 (21.86%) XML
19 44 (20.47%) Web Services
20 37 (17.21%) TDD
20 37 (17.21%) Ajax
20 37 (17.21%) Unit Testing
21 34 (15.81%) Laravel
22 33 (15.35%) CSS3
23 31 (14.42%) AngularJS
24 30 (13.95%) CMS
25 29 (13.49%) WordPress
25 29 (13.49%) Doctrine

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (26.05%) Apache
2 48 (22.33%) Drupal
3 30 (13.95%) CMS
4 29 (13.49%) WordPress
5 23 (10.70%) nginx
6 9 (4.19%) IIS
6 9 (4.19%) Node.js
6 9 (4.19%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.93%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.93%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.93%) Jadu
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (9.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.86%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.12%) Internet
2 6 (2.79%) HTTP
3 4 (1.86%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) Extranet
5 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (55.35%) MySQL
2 18 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 17 (7.91%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.26%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.40%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.93%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
10 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) MS Access
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (31.16%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.56%) PHPUnit
3 23 (10.70%) Subversion
4 14 (6.51%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.26%) Selenium
6 5 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.86%) Maven
7 4 (1.86%) JIRA
8 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.40%) Xdebug
9 2 (0.93%) CasperJS
9 2 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.47%) Redmine
10 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.47%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.47%) Trac
10 1 (0.47%) Grunt
10 1 (0.47%) Ant
10 1 (0.47%) JUnit
General
1 10 (4.65%) Retail
2 7 (3.26%) Finance
3 4 (1.86%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Electronics
4 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 189 (87.91%) Developer
2 138 (64.19%) PHP Developer
3 37 (17.21%) Senior Developer
4 32 (14.88%) Senior PHP Developer
5 25 (11.63%) Web Developer
6 16 (7.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 13 (6.05%) Drupal Developer
8 11 (5.12%) Magento Developer
9 10 (4.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 10 (4.65%) Architect
10 9 (4.19%) WordPress Developer
11 8 (3.72%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 7 (3.26%) LAMP Developer
12 7 (3.26%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 6 (2.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 6 (2.79%) Java Developer
14 4 (1.86%) Lead Developer
14 4 (1.86%) CSS Developer
14 4 (1.86%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (63.26%) HTML
2 127 (59.07%) CSS
3 88 (40.93%) jQuery
4 80 (37.21%) Symfony
5 67 (31.16%) HTML5
6 63 (29.30%) LAMP
7 47 (21.86%) XML
8 44 (20.47%) Web Services
9 37 (17.21%) Ajax
10 34 (15.81%) Laravel
11 33 (15.35%) CSS3
12 31 (14.42%) AngularJS
13 29 (13.49%) Doctrine
14 28 (13.02%) RESTful
15 23 (10.70%) REST
15 23 (10.70%) SOAP
16 22 (10.23%) JSON
17 18 (8.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (7.44%) CodeIgniter
19 14 (6.51%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.51%) User Experience
2 11 (5.12%) Social Media
3 10 (4.65%) Blog
3 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.19%) Taxonomies
5 7 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.33%) W3C
7 4 (1.86%) Open Source
8 3 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.93%) Social Network
9 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.93%) DTV
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.47%) EPoS
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.05%) Linux
2 9 (4.19%) UNIX
3 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
3 7 (3.26%) CentOS
4 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.79%) Android
5 5 (2.33%) Windows
5 5 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.86%) Debian
7 3 (1.40%) Fedora
8 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (34.88%) MVC
3 71 (33.02%) OOP
4 64 (29.77%) OO
5 37 (17.21%) TDD
5 37 (17.21%) Unit Testing
6 27 (12.56%) OO PHP
7 25 (11.63%) Web Development
8 22 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.77%) E-Commerce
10 20 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 18 (8.37%) Scrum
12 17 (7.91%) BDD
13 14 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (5.12%) Time Management
15 10 (4.65%) Web Application Development
16 9 (4.19%) Technical Architecture
17 7 (3.26%) DevOps
17 7 (3.26%) Refactoring
17 7 (3.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 215 (100.00%) PHP
2 147 (68.37%) JavaScript
3 50 (23.26%) SQL
4 15 (6.98%) Java
5 9 (4.19%) Ruby
6 7 (3.26%) XPath
7 6 (2.79%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.33%) C#
8 5 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.86%) Python
9 4 (1.86%) C
10 3 (1.40%) PHP4
11 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
11 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (4.19%) Degree
2 8 (3.72%) VCP4
3 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Varnish
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.26%) Puppet
2 5 (2.33%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.40%) Kibana
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (27.91%) Zend
2 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.58%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.26%) Twitter
5 6 (2.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.33%) Google
7 4 (1.86%) Facebook
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle
8 3 (1.40%) Siebel
8 3 (1.40%) VMware
9 2 (0.93%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.47%) SmartFocus
10 1 (0.47%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.47%) Perforce
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