The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 441 447 393
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -54
Contract jobs citing PHP5 148 117 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.60% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 89 135
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19535 20788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.05% 38.21% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12954 12076 12428
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 413 559 795
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 143 £325 +8.33% 132
London +18 69 £338 +3.84% 53
South West +2 24 £375 +28.20% 10
Bristol +1 20 £400 +33.33% 4
City of London +11 19 £360 +10.76% 13
South East -8 17 £238 -5.00% 22
North West +1 9 £300 - 19
East of England -13 8 £306 +2.08% 8
Hampshire -5 7 £238 -40.62% 10
Birmingham 0 5 £300 +25.00%
West Midlands -12 5 £300 +22.44% 1
Oxfordshire +7 4 £219 -2.77% 3
West Yorkshire +3 4 £400 +68.42% 7
Yorkshire +3 4 £400 +68.42% 8
East Midlands +3 4 £275 - 9
Cheshire +1 4 £300 -7.69% 5
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £356 - 3
Merseyside +2 3 - - 1
Cambridge -6 3 £375 - 2
Warrington - 3 £300 - 1
North East - 3 £250 - 1
Durham - 3 £250 -
Leicestershire - 3 £238 - 2
Surrey +1 2 £325 - 2
Berkshire 0 2 £350 +40.00% 3
Bath -3 2 £288 +0.87% 1
Leeds -5 2 £500 +136.68% 4
Somerset -19 2 £288 +0.87% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 £218 - 1

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 340 (100.00%) PHP
2 259 (76.18%) MySQL
3 218 (64.12%) HTML
4 210 (61.76%) CSS
5 207 (60.88%) JavaScript
6 180 (52.94%) OO
7 152 (44.71%) jQuery
8 134 (39.41%) Zend
9 126 (37.06%) MVC
10 118 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (30.00%) OOP
12 83 (24.41%) Symfony
12 83 (24.41%) OO PHP
13 76 (22.35%) Git (software)
13 76 (22.35%) LAMP
14 75 (22.06%) TDD
14 75 (22.06%) Linux
15 71 (20.88%) Apache
16 68 (20.00%) Web Services
17 67 (19.71%) Zend Framework
18 61 (17.94%) Ajax
18 61 (17.94%) Web Development
18 61 (17.94%) HTML5
19 53 (15.59%) E-Commerce
20 46 (13.53%) PHPUnit
21 45 (13.24%) CSS3
21 45 (13.24%) SQL
22 44 (12.94%) Scrum
23 42 (12.35%) Subversion
23 42 (12.35%) Apple iOS

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 71 (20.88%) Apache
2 39 (11.47%) WordPress
3 24 (7.06%) CMS
4 21 (6.18%) Drupal
5 10 (2.94%) Node.js
6 9 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.06%) nginx
8 6 (1.76%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.47%) Moodle
9 5 (1.47%) Joomla!
9 5 (1.47%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (6.47%) Magento
2 6 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.06%) Rackspace Cloud
3 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.76%) SaaS
4 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.18%) GitHub
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.12%) Internet
2 12 (3.53%) HTTP
3 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (76.18%) MySQL
2 21 (6.18%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.24%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.24%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.35%) Big Data
5 8 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.35%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.18%) Redis
7 3 (0.88%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.59%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (22.35%) Git (software)
2 46 (13.53%) PHPUnit
3 42 (12.35%) Subversion
4 16 (4.71%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.41%) Selenium
6 12 (3.53%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.65%) Behat
8 7 (2.06%) Redmine
8 7 (2.06%) FogBugz
8 7 (2.06%) Trac
9 6 (1.76%) FitNesse
10 5 (1.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (1.47%) JIRA
11 4 (1.18%) Maven
11 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.18%) JUnit
12 3 (0.88%) Sublime Text
12 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 22 (6.47%) Finance
2 21 (6.18%) Marketing
3 14 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.06%) Advertising
5 6 (1.76%) Music Industry
5 6 (1.76%) Electronics
5 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.47%) Back Office
6 5 (1.47%) Retail
7 4 (1.18%) Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Publishing
7 4 (1.18%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 315 (92.65%) Developer
2 249 (73.24%) PHP Developer
3 53 (15.59%) Web Developer
4 35 (10.29%) PHP Web Developer
5 24 (7.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 23 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 20 (5.88%) Senior PHP Developer
8 19 (5.59%) Software Engineer
9 18 (5.29%) LAMP Developer
10 13 (3.82%) Applications Developer
10 13 (3.82%) PHP Zend Developer
11 11 (3.24%) Lead Developer
12 10 (2.94%) Lead PHP Developer
13 9 (2.65%) Architect
13 9 (2.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 9 (2.65%) Magento Developer
14 8 (2.35%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (2.35%) Senior Software Engineer
15 7 (2.06%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (64.12%) HTML
2 210 (61.76%) CSS
3 152 (44.71%) jQuery
4 83 (24.41%) Symfony
5 76 (22.35%) LAMP
6 68 (20.00%) Web Services
7 67 (19.71%) Zend Framework
8 61 (17.94%) Ajax
8 61 (17.94%) HTML5
9 45 (13.24%) CSS3
10 37 (10.88%) XML
11 33 (9.71%) XHTML
12 29 (8.53%) RESTful
13 26 (7.65%) JSON
14 23 (6.76%) Laravel
14 23 (6.76%) REST
15 21 (6.18%) CodeIgniter
16 19 (5.59%) AngularJS
17 18 (5.29%) SOAP
18 17 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.59%) Open Source
2 16 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.82%) Digital Media
4 6 (1.76%) Social Media
4 6 (1.76%) DTV
5 4 (1.18%) W3C
6 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.59%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.59%) Blog
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.29%) iPhone
8 1 (0.29%) Social Network
8 1 (0.29%) Wiki
8 1 (0.29%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 75 (22.06%) Linux
2 42 (12.35%) Apple iOS
3 32 (9.41%) Android
4 20 (5.88%) UNIX
5 16 (4.71%) Ubuntu
6 15 (4.41%) CentOS
7 10 (2.94%) Fedora
8 7 (2.06%) Windows
9 2 (0.59%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (52.94%) OO
2 126 (37.06%) MVC
3 118 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (30.00%) OOP
5 83 (24.41%) OO PHP
6 75 (22.06%) TDD
7 61 (17.94%) Web Development
8 53 (15.59%) E-Commerce
9 44 (12.94%) Scrum
10 35 (10.29%) Software Engineering
11 34 (10.00%) BDD
12 28 (8.24%) iOS Development
13 23 (6.76%) Unit Testing
14 22 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.00%) Android Development
16 14 (4.12%) Project Management
17 13 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
18 12 (3.53%) Analytics
18 12 (3.53%) Time Management
18 12 (3.53%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 340 (100.00%) PHP
2 207 (60.88%) JavaScript
3 45 (13.24%) SQL
4 36 (10.59%) Java
5 33 (9.71%) Ruby
6 28 (8.24%) Python
7 17 (5.00%) C#
8 16 (4.71%) C++
9 15 (4.41%) PHP4
10 10 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.94%) Perl
11 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.06%) C
13 5 (1.47%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.88%) Golang
14 3 (0.88%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.59%) Scala
15 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (7.35%) Degree
2 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (3.24%) Nagios
2 9 (2.65%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 134 (39.41%) Zend
2 12 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (3.24%) Oracle
4 10 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.65%) Rackspace
5 9 (2.65%) Twitter
6 8 (2.35%) Facebook
7 7 (2.06%) Google
8 6 (1.76%) Sony
8 6 (1.76%) SAP
8 6 (1.76%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.47%) Adobe
10 2 (0.59%) Akamai
10 2 (0.59%) Perforce
10 2 (0.59%) Sybase
10 2 (0.59%) Siebel
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
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Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £280 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago