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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 592 638 592
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -46
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 28 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.034% 0.078%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.089% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 41
Median daily rate £340 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
20212 21407 21602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.67% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 14566 14616
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 554 421
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 3 December 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 22 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 3 December 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 +19 26 £340 +8.80% 19
London -4 13 £340 -9.33% 4
Yorkshire +25 4 - - 2
Sheffield - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
South East +23 2 £275 -15.38% 5
West Midlands -8 2 £375 +63.04%
Birmingham -8 2 £375 +36.36%
South Wales - 2 - -
North West - 2 £308 - 3
Manchester - 2 £308 - 2
Cardiff - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Surrey +17 1 £275 -15.38%
South West +11 1 £283 +13.00% 3
East of England +11 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £283 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 53 (100.00%) PHP
2 47 (88.68%) CSS
3 41 (77.36%) JavaScript
4 36 (67.92%) HTML
5 30 (56.60%) MySQL
6 23 (43.40%) TDD
6 23 (43.40%) Symfony
7 18 (33.96%) jQuery
7 18 (33.96%) Git (software)
8 17 (32.08%) Zend
8 17 (32.08%) CMS
8 17 (32.08%) OOP
9 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 13 (24.53%) Web Services
11 12 (22.64%) Ajax
11 12 (22.64%) Web Development
11 12 (22.64%) HTML5
12 11 (20.75%) MVC
13 10 (18.87%) XML
13 10 (18.87%) WordPress
14 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
14 9 (16.98%) Drupal
15 8 (15.09%) BDD
15 8 (15.09%) Node.js
15 8 (15.09%) CSS3
15 8 (15.09%) Linux
15 8 (15.09%) Scrum
15 8 (15.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 7 (13.21%) Content Management

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 17 (32.08%) CMS
2 10 (18.87%) WordPress
3 9 (16.98%) Drupal
4 6 (11.32%) Apache
4 6 (11.32%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (56.60%) MySQL
2 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.32%) Jasmine
2 6 (11.32%) JIRA
2 6 (11.32%) PHPUnit
3 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.55%) NetBeans
3 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) Zend Studio
4 3 (5.66%) Travis CI
5 2 (3.77%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) Publishing
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (92.45%) Developer
2 42 (79.25%) PHP Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Drupal Developer
3 6 (11.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 6 (11.32%) PHP Web Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Symfony Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Web Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Web Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.77%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (3.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Junior
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (88.68%) CSS
2 36 (67.92%) HTML
3 23 (43.40%) Symfony
4 18 (33.96%) jQuery
5 13 (24.53%) Web Services
6 12 (22.64%) Ajax
6 12 (22.64%) HTML5
7 10 (18.87%) XML
8 8 (15.09%) CSS3
8 8 (15.09%) Node.js
9 6 (11.32%) Behat
9 6 (11.32%) JSON
9 6 (11.32%) LAMP
9 6 (11.32%) RequireJS
9 6 (11.32%) RESTful
9 6 (11.32%) XHTML
9 6 (11.32%) Zend Framework
10 5 (9.43%) Laravel
11 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
11 3 (5.66%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (7.55%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.77%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.77%) Learning Management System
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.89%) FMCG
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) CentOS
3 1 (1.89%) FreeBSD
3 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) TDD
2 17 (32.08%) OOP
3 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.64%) Web Development
5 11 (20.75%) MVC
6 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.09%) BDD
7 8 (15.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 8 (15.09%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) Content Management
8 7 (13.21%) OO
8 7 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (11.32%) B2B
9 6 (11.32%) B2C
9 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.32%) Kanban
9 6 (11.32%) Refactoring
10 5 (9.43%) Open Source
10 5 (9.43%) SOA
11 4 (7.55%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (77.36%) JavaScript
3 13 (24.53%) SQL
4 3 (5.66%) PHP 7
5 2 (3.77%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.77%) PHP 4
6 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Zend
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Facebook
3 1 (1.89%) Google
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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