The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 5 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 619 601 579
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 18 48 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.086% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 39
Median daily rate £313 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
20823 21328 20196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.96% 38.09% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14261 14268 13073
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 442 431
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%

PHP 5
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PHP 5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

PHP 5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PHP 5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK.

PHP 5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PHP 5
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 15 £325 -10.95% 32
South West 0 4 £275 -26.66% 1
West Midlands -18 4 £350 +4.47% 1
London -28 4 £350 -5.40% 14
Wales - 2 £300 -
Bath - 2 £275 -
Redditch - 2 £350 -
Newport - 2 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £275 -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
City of London +36 1 £300 -18.91% 3
Oxfordshire +9 1 £350 +27.27% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £238 -26.92% 2
Yorkshire 0 1 £325 -
Faringdon 0 1 £350 +27.27%
South East -3 1 £350 +18.64% 7
Birmingham -7 1 £350 +4.47%
Devon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Leicestershire - 1 £238 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 £240 -
Scotland - 1 £240 -

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 80 (100.00%) PHP
2 58 (72.50%) MySQL
3 55 (68.75%) JavaScript
4 41 (51.25%) CSS
5 40 (50.00%) HTML
6 38 (47.50%) Linux
7 33 (41.25%) jQuery
8 31 (38.75%) OO
9 30 (37.50%) Zend
9 30 (37.50%) Git (software)
10 26 (32.50%) MVC
11 25 (31.25%) SQL
12 24 (30.00%) RESTful
13 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (27.50%) PHPUnit
15 21 (26.25%) Symfony
16 19 (23.75%) Subversion
16 19 (23.75%) TDD
16 19 (23.75%) AngularJS
17 18 (22.50%) Apache
17 18 (22.50%) Web Development
18 15 (18.75%) HTML5
18 15 (18.75%) XML
18 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
19 14 (17.50%) OO PHP
19 14 (17.50%) Web Services
20 13 (16.25%) OOP
20 13 (16.25%) CSS3
20 13 (16.25%) Laravel
21 12 (15.00%) LAMP

PHP 5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (22.50%) Apache
2 9 (11.25%) CMS
3 7 (8.75%) Drupal
4 4 (5.00%) nginx
5 3 (3.75%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.25%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) SaaS
2 2 (2.50%) GitHub
3 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (72.50%) MySQL
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) FileMaker
5 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.25%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 30 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 22 (27.50%) PHPUnit
3 19 (23.75%) Subversion
4 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 8 (10.00%) Vagrant
6 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.00%) Hudson
7 4 (5.00%) PhpStorm
8 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.75%) Maven
8 3 (3.75%) NetBeans
8 3 (3.75%) Zend Studio
9 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.50%) JIRA
9 2 (2.50%) Mocha
10 1 (1.25%) Grunt
10 1 (1.25%) gulp
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Publishing
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (98.75%) Developer
2 69 (86.25%) PHP Developer
3 12 (15.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Symfony Developer
4 9 (11.25%) Linux Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 8 (10.00%) LAMP Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Drupal Developer
6 7 (8.75%) MySQL Developer
6 7 (8.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 7 (8.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Magento Developer
8 4 (5.00%) PHP Zend Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (3.75%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (51.25%) CSS
2 40 (50.00%) HTML
3 33 (41.25%) jQuery
4 24 (30.00%) RESTful
5 21 (26.25%) Symfony
6 19 (23.75%) AngularJS
7 15 (18.75%) HTML5
7 15 (18.75%) XML
8 14 (17.50%) Web Services
9 13 (16.25%) CSS3
9 13 (16.25%) Laravel
10 12 (15.00%) JSON
10 12 (15.00%) LAMP
11 10 (12.50%) Ajax
11 10 (12.50%) SOAP
12 9 (11.25%) Doctrine
13 8 (10.00%) LESS
13 8 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (10.00%) Zend Framework
14 7 (8.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) W3C
2 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.75%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.50%) Fintech
3 2 (2.50%) iPad
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (47.50%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.75%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) OO
2 26 (32.50%) MVC
3 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.75%) TDD
5 18 (22.50%) Web Development
6 14 (17.50%) OO PHP
7 13 (16.25%) OOP
8 7 (8.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (8.75%) Software Architecture
9 6 (7.50%) Refactoring
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.25%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.00%) ERP
11 4 (5.00%) Pair Programming
11 4 (5.00%) Scrum
11 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.75%) BDD
12 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) PHP
2 55 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.25%) SQL
4 7 (8.75%) Python
5 4 (5.00%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) Java
5 4 (5.00%) PHP 4
6 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.50%) VB
7 2 (2.50%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) XQuery
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Zend
2 3 (3.75%) Google
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.25%) Siebel
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