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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 498 436 416
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP5 115 142 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 95
Average daily rate
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£328 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £32.43 £32.50 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% -56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.37 £32.50 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.49 £32.50 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £32.50 £75.00
% change year-on-year
-31.23% -56.66%

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
21290 19469 19108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.44% 38.16% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14414 12467 11536
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 553 710
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.07 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

PHP5 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 November 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 -21 113 £325 +8.33% 121
London -30 50 £338 +3.84% 39
South East -25 26 £328 +16.75% 30
West Midlands -2 14 £350 +55.55% 6
South West -41 8 £350 +18.64% 10
Hampshire -29 7 £275 +57.14% 22
East Sussex - 7 £225 - 1
Staffordshire - 7 £375 - 1
Brighton - 7 £225 -
City of London +8 6 £343 -4.86% 16
Birmingham +2 6 £225 - 2
Southampton 0 6 £263 -31.81% 13
Bristol -17 5 £400 +33.89% 1
Yorkshire -12 4 £300 -7.69% 12
East Midlands +8 3 £325 +14.03% 4
Middlesex +3 3 £325 -29.34% 1
North West -5 3 £300 +20.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £361 +60.44% 2
Oxfordshire -24 3 £330 +17.64% 2
North East -29 3 £250 -23.07% 2
Durham - 3 £250 - 1
Darlington - 3 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £361 - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £300 -7.69%
Bath -8 2 £288 -4.16%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £406 -
West Yorkshire -11 2 £300 -7.69% 6
Somerset -15 2 £288 -4.16% 2
East of England -15 2 £406 +71.05% 5
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 308 (100.00%) PHP
2 228 (74.03%) MySQL
3 196 (63.64%) JavaScript
4 167 (54.22%) HTML
5 166 (53.90%) CSS
6 158 (51.30%) OO
7 140 (45.45%) MVC
8 117 (37.99%) jQuery
9 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (35.06%) Zend
10 108 (35.06%) Git (software)
11 92 (29.87%) Symfony
12 88 (28.57%) OOP
13 85 (27.60%) Web Services
14 82 (26.62%) OO PHP
15 75 (24.35%) LAMP
16 73 (23.70%) Apache
17 71 (23.05%) Linux
18 68 (22.08%) HTML5
19 67 (21.75%) SQL
20 65 (21.10%) TDD
20 65 (21.10%) Subversion
21 58 (18.83%) Drupal
22 53 (17.21%) CSS3
23 50 (16.23%) Java
23 50 (16.23%) XML
24 47 (15.26%) RESTful
25 45 (14.61%) Ajax
25 45 (14.61%) E-Commerce
26 43 (13.96%) Laravel

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 73 (23.70%) Apache
2 58 (18.83%) Drupal
3 35 (11.36%) WordPress
4 30 (9.74%) CMS
5 12 (3.90%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.25%) Joomla!
7 9 (2.92%) nginx
7 9 (2.92%) IIS
8 8 (2.60%) ExpressionEngine
9 7 (2.27%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.62%) Node.js
11 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (4.22%) Magento
2 4 (1.30%) Shopify
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.62%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.65%) Route 53
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.52%) Internet
2 14 (4.55%) HTTP
3 8 (2.60%) Intranet
4 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (74.03%) MySQL
2 29 (9.42%) Relational Database
3 26 (8.44%) SQL Server
4 24 (7.79%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.49%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.55%) Redis
7 10 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.95%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.95%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.95%) Big Data
11 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 108 (35.06%) Git (software)
2 65 (21.10%) Subversion
3 42 (13.64%) PHPUnit
4 30 (9.74%) Mercurial
5 25 (8.12%) Jenkins
6 15 (4.87%) Selenium
7 12 (3.90%) JIRA
8 11 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.60%) FogBugz
9 8 (2.60%) Trac
9 8 (2.60%) Maven
9 8 (2.60%) Redmine
10 7 (2.27%) JUnit
11 6 (1.95%) Behat
12 4 (1.30%) Xdebug
13 3 (0.97%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 2 (0.65%) Bazaar
15 1 (0.32%) PhpStorm
15 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (8.12%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Marketing
3 8 (2.60%) Games
4 6 (1.95%) Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.30%) Publishing
7 3 (0.97%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 280 (90.91%) Developer
2 212 (68.83%) PHP Developer
3 36 (11.69%) Web Developer
4 31 (10.06%) Senior Developer
5 29 (9.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 21 (6.82%) Senior PHP Developer
7 17 (5.52%) PHP Web Developer
8 15 (4.87%) Drupal Developer
9 14 (4.55%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 13 (4.22%) Applications Developer
11 10 (3.25%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 9 (2.92%) LAMP Developer
12 9 (2.92%) Architect
12 9 (2.92%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.92%) PHP Zend Developer
13 8 (2.60%) Web Applications Developer
13 8 (2.60%) Front-End Developer
14 7 (2.27%) Software Engineer
15 6 (1.95%) Lead Developer
15 6 (1.95%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (54.22%) HTML
2 166 (53.90%) CSS
3 117 (37.99%) jQuery
4 92 (29.87%) Symfony
5 85 (27.60%) Web Services
6 75 (24.35%) LAMP
7 68 (22.08%) HTML5
8 53 (17.21%) CSS3
9 50 (16.23%) XML
10 47 (15.26%) RESTful
11 45 (14.61%) Ajax
12 43 (13.96%) Laravel
13 39 (12.66%) CodeIgniter
14 33 (10.71%) SOAP
15 30 (9.74%) REST
16 29 (9.42%) JSON
17 27 (8.77%) Spring
18 26 (8.44%) Zend Framework
19 21 (6.82%) AngularJS
20 18 (5.84%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.44%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.82%) User Experience
3 13 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.22%) Social Media
4 10 (3.25%) Blog
5 9 (2.92%) Taxonomies
5 9 (2.92%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.60%) Open Source
7 5 (1.62%) W3C
8 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.97%) Social Network
8 3 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.97%) SCORM
8 3 (0.97%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.65%) DTV
9 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 71 (23.05%) Linux
2 21 (6.82%) UNIX
3 16 (5.19%) Windows
4 12 (3.90%) Android
5 11 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.25%) CentOS
6 10 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.95%) Fedora
7 6 (1.95%) Debian
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.65%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (51.30%) OO
2 140 (45.45%) MVC
3 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (28.57%) OOP
5 82 (26.62%) OO PHP
6 65 (21.10%) TDD
7 45 (14.61%) E-Commerce
8 42 (13.64%) BDD
9 39 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (11.69%) Scrum
11 32 (10.39%) Unit Testing
11 32 (10.39%) Web Development
12 20 (6.49%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.55%) Project Management
14 13 (4.22%) Time Management
15 12 (3.90%) OOD
16 10 (3.25%) Responsive Web Design
17 9 (2.92%) Technical Architecture
17 9 (2.92%) CRM
17 9 (2.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 308 (100.00%) PHP
2 196 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 67 (21.75%) SQL
4 50 (16.23%) Java
5 24 (7.79%) C#
6 23 (7.47%) Ruby
7 19 (6.17%) Python
8 16 (5.19%) C++
9 13 (4.22%) C
9 13 (4.22%) PHP4
10 11 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.92%) Perl
12 7 (2.27%) XPath
13 4 (1.30%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.30%) Golang
14 3 (0.97%) Scala
14 3 (0.97%) VB
15 2 (0.65%) VBA
15 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (10.39%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
2 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Varnish
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
2 2 (0.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 108 (35.06%) Zend
2 21 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.22%) Facebook
4 13 (4.22%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.60%) Twitter
6 7 (2.27%) Google
7 5 (1.62%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle
9 3 (0.97%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.97%) Siebel
10 2 (0.65%) SAP
10 2 (0.65%) Sony
10 2 (0.65%) Akamai
11 1 (0.32%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.32%) VMware
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