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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP 5
Rank 415 481 435
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -46
Contract jobs citing PHP5 201 105 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.51% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 63 118
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £75.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 - £40.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 - £111.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £75.75

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +82 196 £325 +8.33% 135
London +81 118 £335 +11.66% 49
South West -25 22 £288 -1.70% 4
South East +8 21 £325 +8.33% 26
City of London +40 20 £360 +10.76% 12
Bristol -4 10 £375 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -5 10 £300 -25.00% 15
East Midlands +10 8 £325 +18.18% 9
Bath +7 8 £288 +0.87%
Somerset -7 8 £288 +0.87%
East of England -16 8 £375 +38.88% 5
West Yorkshire +10 6 £313 - 11
Yorkshire +2 6 £313 +25.00% 15
North East -28 6 £250 -23.07% 4
Durham - 6 £250 - 2
Darlington - 6 £250 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £325 - 3
Basingstoke +13 4 £325 - 1
Berkshire +9 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £356 +31.94% 2
Oxfordshire -4 4 £293 +11.42% 7
North West -10 4 £300 -4.00% 14
West Sussex +5 3 - -
South Wales -9 3 £225 -7.69% 1
West Midlands -16 3 £300 +20.00% 9
Wales -19 3 £225 -7.69% 2
Hertfordshire -21 3 £425 -
Birmingham - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £375 - 1
Nottingham +18 2 £295 +7.27% 1

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 331 (100.00%) PHP
2 252 (76.13%) MySQL
3 192 (58.01%) JavaScript
4 188 (56.80%) HTML
4 188 (56.80%) OO
5 186 (56.19%) CSS
6 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
7 144 (43.50%) MVC
8 131 (39.58%) Zend
9 130 (39.27%) jQuery
10 108 (32.63%) Git (software)
11 98 (29.61%) OOP
12 94 (28.40%) OO PHP
13 90 (27.19%) TDD
14 83 (25.08%) Symfony
15 75 (22.66%) Web Services
16 74 (22.36%) LAMP
17 69 (20.85%) Subversion
18 67 (20.24%) Linux
19 65 (19.64%) HTML5
20 63 (19.03%) Apache
21 58 (17.52%) E-Commerce
21 58 (17.52%) Java
22 54 (16.31%) Web Development
23 53 (16.01%) Zend Framework
24 49 (14.80%) PHPUnit
24 49 (14.80%) CSS3
25 48 (14.50%) SQL
26 47 (14.20%) BDD
27 45 (13.60%) Laravel

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (19.03%) Apache
2 30 (9.06%) WordPress
3 27 (8.16%) CMS
3 27 (8.16%) Drupal
4 16 (4.83%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.02%) nginx
6 9 (2.72%) Node.js
7 8 (2.42%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.11%) ExpressionEngine
9 4 (1.21%) SugarCRM
9 4 (1.21%) Moodle
10 3 (0.91%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.30%) Confluence
12 1 (0.30%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (4.83%) Magento
2 7 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.02%) SaaS
4 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.51%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.91%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.44%) Internet
2 17 (5.14%) HTTP
3 7 (2.11%) Intranet
4 6 (1.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (76.13%) MySQL
2 28 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 25 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 22 (6.65%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.53%) Redis
6 14 (4.23%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (2.42%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.42%) Big Data
9 6 (1.81%) Hazelcast
9 6 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 108 (32.63%) Git (software)
2 69 (20.85%) Subversion
3 49 (14.80%) PHPUnit
4 29 (8.76%) Mercurial
5 20 (6.04%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.44%) Selenium
7 11 (3.32%) Cucumber
8 10 (3.02%) JIRA
9 9 (2.72%) Redmine
9 9 (2.72%) FogBugz
9 9 (2.72%) Trac
10 7 (2.11%) Behat
10 7 (2.11%) Maven
10 7 (2.11%) JUnit
11 3 (0.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.60%) PhpStorm
12 2 (0.60%) Bazaar
13 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.30%) Grunt
General
1 28 (8.46%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Marketing
3 10 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.72%) Games
5 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.11%) Advertising
5 7 (2.11%) Electronics
6 6 (1.81%) Banking
7 5 (1.51%) Publishing
8 4 (1.21%) Retail
9 3 (0.91%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 308 (93.05%) Developer
2 240 (72.51%) PHP Developer
3 50 (15.11%) Web Developer
4 30 (9.06%) PHP Web Developer
5 29 (8.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 26 (7.85%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.74%) Senior PHP Developer
8 17 (5.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 15 (4.53%) Applications Developer
10 13 (3.93%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.63%) PHP Zend Developer
11 12 (3.63%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.02%) Web Applications Developer
12 10 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
13 9 (2.72%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (2.42%) Magento Developer
14 8 (2.42%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.42%) Lead PHP Developer
15 5 (1.51%) Software Developer
16 4 (1.21%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (56.80%) HTML
2 186 (56.19%) CSS
3 130 (39.27%) jQuery
4 83 (25.08%) Symfony
5 75 (22.66%) Web Services
6 74 (22.36%) LAMP
7 65 (19.64%) HTML5
8 53 (16.01%) Zend Framework
9 49 (14.80%) CSS3
10 45 (13.60%) Laravel
11 44 (13.29%) RESTful
12 35 (10.57%) Ajax
13 33 (9.97%) XML
14 32 (9.67%) Spring
15 31 (9.37%) SOAP
16 29 (8.76%) JSON
16 29 (8.76%) CodeIgniter
17 28 (8.46%) REST
18 24 (7.25%) AngularJS
19 21 (6.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.93%) Open Source
2 13 (3.93%) User Experience
3 11 (3.32%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.11%) DTV
5 6 (1.81%) W3C
6 5 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.21%) Social Media
8 3 (0.91%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.91%) SCORM
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.30%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Animation
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
10 1 (0.30%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.24%) Linux
2 25 (7.55%) UNIX
3 22 (6.65%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.74%) Android
5 17 (5.14%) Windows
6 12 (3.63%) CentOS
7 11 (3.32%) Fedora
8 6 (1.81%) Debian
8 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.60%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (56.80%) OO
2 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (43.50%) MVC
4 98 (29.61%) OOP
5 94 (28.40%) OO PHP
6 90 (27.19%) TDD
7 58 (17.52%) E-Commerce
8 54 (16.31%) Web Development
9 47 (14.20%) BDD
10 43 (12.99%) Scrum
11 37 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (10.88%) Software Engineering
13 30 (9.06%) Unit Testing
14 18 (5.44%) Project Management
15 14 (4.23%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (3.32%) Performance Testing
16 11 (3.32%) iOS Development
17 9 (2.72%) Digital Marketing
17 9 (2.72%) OOD
18 8 (2.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 331 (100.00%) PHP
2 192 (58.01%) JavaScript
3 58 (17.52%) Java
4 48 (14.50%) SQL
5 31 (9.37%) Ruby
6 27 (8.16%) Python
7 25 (7.55%) C#
8 19 (5.74%) C++
9 15 (4.53%) PHP4
10 10 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.72%) Perl
11 9 (2.72%) C
12 8 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.81%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.21%) Golang
14 4 (1.21%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.91%) Scala
16 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (9.67%) Degree
2 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) QA
2 4 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.51%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 131 (39.58%) Zend
2 17 (5.14%) Red Hat
3 16 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.63%) Facebook
5 10 (3.02%) Twitter
6 7 (2.11%) Rackspace
6 7 (2.11%) SAP
6 7 (2.11%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle
8 4 (1.21%) Google
9 2 (0.60%) Sybase
9 2 (0.60%) Sony
9 2 (0.60%) Akamai
10 1 (0.30%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.30%) Perforce
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe
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