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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 637 629 541
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -88
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 23 45 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 53
Median daily rate £300 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
21275 21597 19989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.40% 37.85% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14562 14528 12813
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 436 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £18.14 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 July 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 19 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 July 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 -38 21 £325 -12.16% 29
London -19 12 £300 -18.91% 9
West Midlands -32 5 £350 - 2
Wales - 2 £300 -
South West - 2 £275 - 3
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Newport - 2 £300 -
City of London +39 1 £300 -18.91% 2
Oxfordshire +9 1 £350 +40.00%
South East -4 1 £350 +40.00% 7
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - 1 £238 - 3
Leicestershire - 1 £238 -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Redditch - 1 £350 -
Faringdon - 1 £350 -
Exeter - 1 - - 2
Bath - 1 £275 -

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 83 (100.00%) PHP
2 59 (71.08%) MySQL
3 56 (67.47%) JavaScript
4 47 (56.63%) CSS
5 44 (53.01%) HTML
6 36 (43.37%) Linux
7 33 (39.76%) Git (software)
8 32 (38.55%) OO
9 31 (37.35%) jQuery
10 30 (36.14%) Symfony
11 28 (33.73%) Zend
12 27 (32.53%) SQL
13 26 (31.33%) MVC
14 24 (28.92%) TDD
15 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (26.51%) RESTful
16 19 (22.89%) PHPUnit
16 19 (22.89%) Subversion
16 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
17 18 (21.69%) HTML5
18 15 (18.07%) Web Development
18 15 (18.07%) Apache
19 14 (16.87%) OO PHP
19 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
19 14 (16.87%) CSS3
19 14 (16.87%) XML
20 13 (15.66%) OOP
20 13 (15.66%) Web Services
20 13 (15.66%) LAMP
20 13 (15.66%) 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 15 (18.07%) Apache
2 9 (10.84%) CMS
3 8 (9.64%) Drupal
4 4 (4.82%) WordPress
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
1 2 (2.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (71.08%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.20%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.20%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 33 (39.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.89%) PHPUnit
2 19 (22.89%) Subversion
3 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.43%) Vagrant
5 6 (7.23%) Mercurial
6 4 (4.82%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.82%) Hudson
6 4 (4.82%) PhpStorm
7 3 (3.61%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.61%) NetBeans
7 3 (3.61%) Travis CI
7 3 (3.61%) Zend Studio
8 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.41%) JIRA
8 2 (2.41%) Maven
8 2 (2.41%) Mocha
9 1 (1.20%) Grunt
9 1 (1.20%) gulp
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (97.59%) Developer
2 70 (84.34%) PHP Developer
3 15 (18.07%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 15 (18.07%) Symfony Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Linux Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Angular Developer
5 8 (9.64%) LAMP Developer
5 8 (9.64%) MySQL Developer
5 8 (9.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Drupal Developer
6 7 (8.43%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.23%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Python Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Magento Developer
9 4 (4.82%) PHP Zend Developer
10 3 (3.61%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (56.63%) CSS
2 44 (53.01%) HTML
3 31 (37.35%) jQuery
4 30 (36.14%) Symfony
5 22 (26.51%) RESTful
6 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
7 18 (21.69%) HTML5
8 14 (16.87%) CSS3
8 14 (16.87%) XML
9 13 (15.66%) LAMP
9 13 (15.66%) Laravel
9 13 (15.66%) Web Services
10 10 (12.05%) Ajax
10 10 (12.05%) JSON
11 9 (10.84%) Doctrine
12 8 (9.64%) LESS
12 8 (9.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (9.64%) Zend Framework
13 7 (8.43%) React
13 7 (8.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) W3C
2 3 (3.61%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.61%) NHS
2 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.41%) iPad
3 2 (2.41%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.20%) Fintech
4 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.37%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Android
2 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) OO
2 26 (31.33%) MVC
3 24 (28.92%) TDD
4 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.07%) Web Development
6 14 (16.87%) OO PHP
7 13 (15.66%) OOP
8 8 (9.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 7 (8.43%) Software Architecture
10 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.02%) Pair Programming
10 5 (6.02%) Refactoring
10 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.82%) API Integration
11 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.61%) BDD
12 3 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.61%) Scrum
12 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (100.00%) PHP
2 56 (67.47%) JavaScript
3 27 (32.53%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) Python
5 4 (4.82%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) Java
6 3 (3.61%) PHP 4
7 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
8 1 (1.20%) XQuery
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Plesk
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Zend
2 4 (4.82%) Google
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) Facebook
4 1 (1.20%) SAP
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