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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 496 426 406
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -20
Contract jobs citing PHP5 101 174 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.86% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 128 95
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£325 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £379 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
20751 20243 17620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 13142 10837
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 470 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 27 April 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 -76 96 £325 +4.00% 110
London -37 42 £325 - 50
South West -20 13 £375 +15.38% 5
North West -13 12 £328 +19.09% 14
City of London 0 10 £375 +11.11% 20
Bristol -13 9 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands -9 7 £320 +16.36% 7
Yorkshire -32 7 £363 +15.53% 4
South East -43 7 £288 -4.16% 15
East Midlands +1 6 £275 - 10
Manchester -5 6 £325 +18.18% 5
Cheshire -5 5 £330 +10.00% 6
Leeds -12 5 £400 +26.98% 1
West Yorkshire -19 5 £400 +27.49% 2
Croydon - 5 £375 -
Birmingham -7 4 £330 +20.00% 3
Scotland - 4 £338 - 2
East of England -5 3 £195 -40.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £195 -40.00%
Truro - 3 £300 -
Cornwall - 3 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £275 - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £344 -
Nottingham - 3 £275 - 4
Northamptonshire -8 2 £100 - 1
Hampshire -20 2 £290 -3.33% 9
North Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 3
Surrey - 2 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £263 - 2

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 218 (100.00%) PHP
2 137 (62.84%) JavaScript
3 132 (60.55%) HTML
4 119 (54.59%) CSS
5 111 (50.92%) MySQL
6 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (36.24%) Symfony
8 72 (33.03%) MVC
8 72 (33.03%) OOP
9 71 (32.57%) jQuery
10 69 (31.65%) Git (software)
11 68 (31.19%) HTML5
12 65 (29.82%) Zend
13 61 (27.98%) OO
14 58 (26.61%) Linux
15 55 (25.23%) Apache
16 51 (23.39%) LAMP
17 43 (19.72%) Unit Testing
18 41 (18.81%) SQL
19 38 (17.43%) XML
19 38 (17.43%) TDD
20 35 (16.06%) Web Services
20 35 (16.06%) Laravel
21 33 (15.14%) AngularJS
22 30 (13.76%) Doctrine
23 29 (13.30%) CSS3
23 29 (13.30%) Drupal
23 29 (13.30%) RESTful
23 29 (13.30%) WordPress
23 29 (13.30%) CMS

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 55 (25.23%) Apache
2 29 (13.30%) CMS
2 29 (13.30%) Drupal
2 29 (13.30%) WordPress
3 24 (11.01%) nginx
4 9 (4.13%) Joomla!
5 7 (3.21%) Node.js
6 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.38%) SugarCRM
7 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.92%) Jadu
8 2 (0.92%) Moodle
8 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.46%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.46%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.92%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (12.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.75%) SaaS
2 6 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.38%) PaaS
3 3 (1.38%) IaaS
3 3 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.46%) Heroku
5 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.59%) Internet
2 6 (2.75%) HTTP
3 3 (1.38%) Intranet
4 2 (0.92%) SSL
4 2 (0.92%) Extranet
4 2 (0.92%) Skype
5 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (50.92%) MySQL
2 16 (7.34%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.13%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.38%) InfluxDB
7 3 (1.38%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.46%) Redis
9 1 (0.46%) MS Access
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.46%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 69 (31.65%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.93%) PHPUnit
3 23 (10.55%) Subversion
4 12 (5.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.75%) Mercurial
6 5 (2.29%) Selenium
6 5 (2.29%) PhpStorm
7 4 (1.83%) Grunt
7 4 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.83%) Maven
7 4 (1.83%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.38%) JIRA
8 3 (1.38%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.92%) Ant
9 2 (0.92%) FogBugz
9 2 (0.92%) Trac
9 2 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.92%) Redmine
9 2 (0.92%) CasperJS
10 1 (0.46%) Phing
General
1 14 (6.42%) Retail
2 9 (4.13%) Finance
3 8 (3.67%) Marketing
4 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.92%) Electronics
4 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Automotive
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 200 (91.74%) Developer
2 145 (66.51%) PHP Developer
3 37 (16.97%) Senior Developer
4 35 (16.06%) Senior PHP Developer
5 23 (10.55%) Web Developer
6 16 (7.34%) Magento Developer
7 12 (5.50%) PHP Web Developer
7 12 (5.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 11 (5.05%) Drupal Developer
8 11 (5.05%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 9 (4.13%) WordPress Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 6 (2.75%) LAMP Developer
13 5 (2.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
13 5 (2.29%) Java Developer
14 4 (1.83%) .NET Developer
14 4 (1.83%) HTML Developer
14 4 (1.83%) MySQL Developer
14 4 (1.83%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (60.55%) HTML
2 119 (54.59%) CSS
3 79 (36.24%) Symfony
4 71 (32.57%) jQuery
5 68 (31.19%) HTML5
6 51 (23.39%) LAMP
7 38 (17.43%) XML
8 35 (16.06%) Web Services
8 35 (16.06%) Laravel
9 33 (15.14%) AngularJS
10 30 (13.76%) Doctrine
11 29 (13.30%) CSS3
11 29 (13.30%) RESTful
12 28 (12.84%) Ajax
13 25 (11.47%) JSON
14 24 (11.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (9.63%) REST
16 15 (6.88%) Yii
17 14 (6.42%) SOAP
18 11 (5.05%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.21%) User Experience
3 6 (2.75%) Open Source
3 6 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.38%) Social Media
4 3 (1.38%) W3C
5 2 (0.92%) DTV
5 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.92%) Blog
5 2 (0.92%) Social Network
6 1 (0.46%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.46%) Informatics
6 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.61%) Linux
2 8 (3.67%) Mac OS X
3 6 (2.75%) UNIX
4 5 (2.29%) Android
4 5 (2.29%) CentOS
5 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.38%) Fedora
7 2 (0.92%) Windows
7 2 (0.92%) Debian
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.03%) OOP
2 72 (33.03%) MVC
3 61 (27.98%) OO
4 43 (19.72%) Unit Testing
5 38 (17.43%) TDD
6 24 (11.01%) OO PHP
7 23 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (10.55%) Software Engineering
7 23 (10.55%) E-Commerce
8 22 (10.09%) Web Development
9 19 (8.72%) Scrum
10 16 (7.34%) BDD
11 13 (5.96%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (3.21%) DevOps
13 6 (2.75%) SEO
13 6 (2.75%) SOA
13 6 (2.75%) Project Management
14 5 (2.29%) Refactoring
14 5 (2.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 218 (100.00%) PHP
2 137 (62.84%) JavaScript
3 41 (18.81%) SQL
4 12 (5.50%) Java
5 9 (4.13%) Ruby
6 6 (2.75%) PHP4
6 6 (2.75%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.29%) Python
7 5 (2.29%) C#
8 4 (1.83%) XPath
9 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.38%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.92%) VB
10 2 (0.92%) VBA
11 1 (0.46%) C
11 1 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (4.59%) Degree
2 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) Varnish
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Puppet
2 5 (2.29%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 65 (29.82%) Zend
2 7 (3.21%) Twitter
3 6 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.83%) Adobe
4 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle
5 3 (1.38%) SAP
5 3 (1.38%) VMware
5 3 (1.38%) Google
5 3 (1.38%) Facebook
6 2 (0.92%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.46%) Perforce
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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