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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 614 633 533
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -100
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 20 31 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.053% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.094% 0.14% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 71
Median daily rate £325 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
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
21316 22213 20961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.98% 38.07% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14629 14896 13287
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 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 502 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
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 27 August 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 13 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 27 August 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 +6 20 £325 +4.00% 23
London -2 10 £363 -2.02% 10
West Midlands - 5 £350 -
South East +7 2 £313 +7.75% 2
Yorkshire +3 2 £250 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 £350 +20.68%
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Faringdon - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - - 2

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 43 (71.67%) JavaScript
2 43 (71.67%) CSS
3 42 (70.00%) MySQL
4 40 (66.67%) HTML
5 27 (45.00%) Symfony
6 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 23 (38.33%) OO
8 22 (36.67%) MVC
9 20 (33.33%) TDD
10 18 (30.00%) Linux
11 17 (28.33%) Subversion
11 17 (28.33%) jQuery
12 16 (26.67%) HTML5
13 15 (25.00%) Zend
13 15 (25.00%) OOP
13 15 (25.00%) SQL
14 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (21.67%) CSS3
16 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
16 11 (18.33%) Web Services
17 10 (16.67%) Ajax
17 10 (16.67%) Web Development
18 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit
19 8 (13.33%) Drupal
19 8 (13.33%) RESTful
19 8 (13.33%) LAMP
19 8 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
20 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 7 (11.67%) Laravel

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 8 (13.33%) Drupal
2 5 (8.33%) Apache
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
3 4 (6.67%) WordPress
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (70.00%) MySQL
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.67%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.67%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (28.33%) Subversion
3 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit
4 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.67%) Hudson
5 4 (6.67%) NetBeans
5 4 (6.67%) Vagrant
5 4 (6.67%) Zend Studio
6 3 (5.00%) PhpStorm
6 3 (5.00%) Travis CI
7 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.33%) JIRA
7 2 (3.33%) Mocha
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (98.33%) Developer
2 50 (83.33%) PHP Developer
3 13 (21.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Symfony Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Angular Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.00%) LAMP Developer
7 3 (5.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (3.33%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.33%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (71.67%) CSS
2 40 (66.67%) HTML
3 27 (45.00%) Symfony
4 17 (28.33%) jQuery
5 16 (26.67%) HTML5
6 13 (21.67%) CSS3
7 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
7 11 (18.33%) Web Services
8 10 (16.67%) Ajax
9 8 (13.33%) LAMP
9 8 (13.33%) RESTful
10 7 (11.67%) Laravel
10 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (10.00%) LESS
11 6 (10.00%) XML
12 5 (8.33%) .NET
13 4 (6.67%) CakePHP
14 3 (5.00%) PostGIS
14 3 (5.00%) Sass
14 3 (5.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) W3C
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.33%) e-Learning
3 2 (3.33%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) OO
2 22 (36.67%) MVC
3 20 (33.33%) TDD
4 15 (25.00%) OOP
5 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (16.67%) Web Development
7 8 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 6 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.33%) API Integration
9 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.33%) OO PHP
10 4 (6.67%) BDD
10 4 (6.67%) Refactoring
11 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.00%) Open Source
11 3 (5.00%) Scrum
11 3 (5.00%) Workflow
12 2 (3.33%) Software Architecture
12 2 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) PHP
2 43 (71.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (6.67%) C#
5 3 (5.00%) PHP 4
6 2 (3.33%) Java
6 2 (3.33%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) XQuery
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Plesk
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Zend
2 4 (6.67%) Google
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe
4 1 (1.67%) Facebook
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