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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 449 440 426
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP5 168 129 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 0.63% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 80 112
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £32.50 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £32.50 £102.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%

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
21367 20354 20685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.20% 38.89% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14180 13027 12319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 567 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.38 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 +16 166 £325 +4.00% 153
London +38 88 £335 -4.28% 46
South East -15 23 £344 +20.61% 38
South West -15 20 £306 +7.45% 9
City of London +11 10 £360 -2.04% 13
Bristol - 10 £375 -
West Midlands -13 8 £375 +50.00% 7
Hampshire -21 8 £363 +107.14% 18
Bath +3 7 £288 +0.87% 3
Somerset 0 7 £288 +0.87% 3
East of England -19 7 £400 +68.42% 4
North East -34 7 £250 -23.07% 7
Durham - 7 £250 -
Darlington - 7 £250 -
Staffordshire 0 6 £375 +50.00% 3
Basingstoke +6 5 £375 - 3
East Midlands +3 5 £325 +14.03% 5
Yorkshire -7 5 £316 -2.69% 17
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £361 +80.50%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £320 -1.53% 8
Oxfordshire -13 4 £321 +42.77% 7
Hertfordshire -17 4 £425 -
Berkshire +8 3 £400 +14.28% 3
North West -12 3 £325 +15.04% 20
Leicestershire - 3 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £225 - 4
Brighton - 3 £225 - 4
Milton Keynes - 3 £361 -
Nottingham +13 2 £295 +3.50%
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £295 +3.50%

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 312 (100.00%) PHP
2 235 (75.32%) MySQL
3 198 (63.46%) JavaScript
4 178 (57.05%) CSS
5 172 (55.13%) HTML
6 159 (50.96%) OO
7 143 (45.83%) MVC
8 129 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (41.03%) jQuery
10 115 (36.86%) Zend
11 109 (34.94%) Git (software)
12 87 (27.88%) OOP
13 86 (27.56%) Symfony
14 84 (26.92%) Web Services
15 83 (26.60%) OO PHP
16 78 (25.00%) LAMP
17 75 (24.04%) TDD
18 70 (22.44%) Subversion
19 69 (22.12%) Apache
20 66 (21.15%) Linux
21 63 (20.19%) HTML5
22 58 (18.59%) SQL
23 56 (17.95%) Java
24 52 (16.67%) E-Commerce
24 52 (16.67%) CSS3
25 49 (15.71%) Laravel
26 46 (14.74%) Ajax
26 46 (14.74%) XML
27 45 (14.42%) BDD
27 45 (14.42%) RESTful

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 69 (22.12%) Apache
2 40 (12.82%) Drupal
3 29 (9.29%) WordPress
4 28 (8.97%) CMS
5 16 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.21%) nginx
7 8 (2.56%) IIS
7 8 (2.56%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.24%) ExpressionEngine
9 5 (1.60%) Node.js
10 4 (1.28%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.64%) Moodle
11 2 (0.64%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.64%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (4.81%) Magento
2 6 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.28%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.21%) SaaS
5 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.96%) GitHub
6 3 (0.96%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.45%) Internet
2 16 (5.13%) HTTP
3 7 (2.24%) Intranet
4 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (75.32%) MySQL
2 27 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 26 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 23 (7.37%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.41%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.81%) Redis
7 9 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.56%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.56%) Big Data
9 6 (1.92%) Hazelcast
10 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.32%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 109 (34.94%) Git (software)
2 70 (22.44%) Subversion
3 41 (13.14%) PHPUnit
4 29 (9.29%) Mercurial
5 20 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.77%) Selenium
7 12 (3.85%) JIRA
8 11 (3.53%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.88%) FogBugz
9 9 (2.88%) Trac
10 8 (2.56%) Redmine
11 7 (2.24%) Behat
11 7 (2.24%) JUnit
11 7 (2.24%) Maven
12 4 (1.28%) Xdebug
13 2 (0.64%) Bazaar
14 1 (0.32%) PhpStorm
14 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 28 (8.97%) Finance
2 20 (6.41%) Marketing
3 9 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.56%) Games
5 7 (2.24%) Advertising
6 6 (1.92%) Banking
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.92%) Electronics
7 5 (1.60%) Publishing
8 3 (0.96%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.64%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 284 (91.03%) Developer
2 217 (69.55%) PHP Developer
3 38 (12.18%) Web Developer
4 28 (8.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 26 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 18 (5.77%) Senior PHP Developer
7 17 (5.45%) PHP Web Developer
8 14 (4.49%) Applications Developer
9 13 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 11 (3.53%) Architect
11 10 (3.21%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.21%) Drupal Developer
11 10 (3.21%) PHP Zend Developer
12 9 (2.88%) Web Applications Developer
13 8 (2.56%) Lead Developer
13 8 (2.56%) Lead PHP Developer
14 7 (2.24%) Magento Developer
14 7 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
15 5 (1.60%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (57.05%) CSS
2 172 (55.13%) HTML
3 128 (41.03%) jQuery
4 86 (27.56%) Symfony
5 84 (26.92%) Web Services
6 78 (25.00%) LAMP
7 63 (20.19%) HTML5
8 52 (16.67%) CSS3
9 49 (15.71%) Laravel
10 46 (14.74%) Ajax
10 46 (14.74%) XML
11 45 (14.42%) RESTful
12 36 (11.54%) Zend Framework
13 35 (11.22%) SOAP
14 34 (10.90%) CodeIgniter
15 32 (10.26%) Spring
16 31 (9.94%) REST
17 30 (9.62%) JSON
18 20 (6.41%) CakePHP
18 20 (6.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.01%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.73%) User Experience
3 13 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.85%) Social Media
5 11 (3.53%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.56%) Open Source
6 8 (2.56%) Taxonomies
6 8 (2.56%) Blog
7 6 (1.92%) DTV
8 5 (1.60%) W3C
9 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.96%) SCORM
9 3 (0.96%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.64%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.32%) Derivative
11 1 (0.32%) Wiki
11 1 (0.32%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.15%) Linux
2 25 (8.01%) UNIX
3 18 (5.77%) Windows
4 17 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 16 (5.13%) Android
6 13 (4.17%) CentOS
7 10 (3.21%) Fedora
8 9 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.92%) Debian
9 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (50.96%) OO
2 143 (45.83%) MVC
3 129 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (27.88%) OOP
5 83 (26.60%) OO PHP
6 75 (24.04%) TDD
7 52 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 45 (14.42%) BDD
9 39 (12.50%) Scrum
10 38 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (11.54%) Web Development
12 30 (9.62%) Unit Testing
13 26 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.77%) Project Management
15 15 (4.81%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (4.49%) Time Management
17 10 (3.21%) OOD
17 10 (3.21%) Performance Testing
18 9 (2.88%) iOS Development
18 9 (2.88%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 312 (100.00%) PHP
2 198 (63.46%) JavaScript
3 58 (18.59%) SQL
4 56 (17.95%) Java
5 28 (8.97%) Ruby
6 25 (8.01%) C#
6 25 (8.01%) Python
7 18 (5.77%) C++
8 15 (4.81%) PHP4
9 12 (3.85%) C
10 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.56%) Perl
12 6 (1.92%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.28%) Golang
14 3 (0.96%) XPath
14 3 (0.96%) Scala
15 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.60%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.28%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 115 (36.86%) Zend
2 21 (6.73%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.81%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.53%) Facebook
6 8 (2.56%) Twitter
7 6 (1.92%) SAP
8 5 (1.60%) Rackspace
8 5 (1.60%) Google
8 5 (1.60%) Oracle
9 3 (0.96%) Siebel
10 2 (0.64%) Sony
10 2 (0.64%) Akamai
11 1 (0.32%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.32%) Adobe
11 1 (0.32%) Sybase
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