The table below looks at the statistics for PHP 5 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP 5
Rank 579 576 541
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -35
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 47 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.070% 0.095%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 31
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

PHP 5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 5 within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 41 £350 +2.94% 49
Yorkshire -11 11 £265 -24.28% 5
South East +24 8 £338 +3.84% 9
London 0 7 £450 +37.40% 15
Scotland -3 6 £375 -16.43%
Sheffield - 6 £263 - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £263 - 2
Edinburgh -14 5 £375 -16.43%
East Midlands - 5 £363 - 5
West Midlands - 5 £235 - 5
South West 0 4 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 -
Bristol -5 3 £500 +33.33%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Nottingham - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire +7 2 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £288 - 7
Surrey - 2 £325 -
Faringdon - 2 £350 -
Somerset +1 1 £250 -13.04%
Bath -2 1 £250 -13.04%
North West -18 1 £275 +37.50% 6
Shropshire - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £220 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £275 - 2
Oxford - 1 £350 -
Matlock - 1 £220 -
Basingstoke - 1 £288 -

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP 5 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 PHP 5.

1 64 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (64.06%) JavaScript
3 40 (62.50%) MySQL
4 32 (50.00%) Linux
5 28 (43.75%) CSS
6 27 (42.19%) HTML
7 22 (34.38%) MVC
7 22 (34.38%) jQuery
8 20 (31.25%) Zend
8 20 (31.25%) XML
8 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 19 (29.69%) OO
9 19 (29.69%) Apache
9 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (26.56%) PHPUnit
11 15 (23.44%) SQL
12 14 (21.88%) RESTful
13 13 (20.31%) TDD
13 13 (20.31%) Web Services
13 13 (20.31%) OOP
14 12 (18.75%) LAMP
14 12 (18.75%) JSON
14 12 (18.75%) Symfony
14 12 (18.75%) Laravel
15 11 (17.19%) CSS3
15 11 (17.19%) HTML5
15 11 (17.19%) SOAP
16 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
16 10 (15.63%) Web Development
17 9 (14.06%) Ajax

PHP 5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PHP 5 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 PHP 5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (29.69%) Apache
2 9 (14.06%) CMS
3 8 (12.50%) nginx
4 6 (9.38%) Drupal
5 4 (6.25%) WordPress
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.56%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (1.56%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (62.50%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 17 (26.56%) PHPUnit
3 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.50%) Subversion
5 6 (9.38%) Maven
6 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.25%) Jasmine
7 4 (6.25%) NetBeans
8 3 (4.69%) Vagrant
8 3 (4.69%) Zend Studio
9 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.13%) gulp
9 2 (3.13%) Hudson
9 2 (3.13%) Mocha
9 2 (3.13%) PhpStorm
10 1 (1.56%) Bower
10 1 (1.56%) Grunt
10 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.38%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (90.63%) Developer
2 48 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Linux Developer
4 7 (10.94%) MySQL Developer
4 7 (10.94%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Magento Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Magento Developer
7 4 (6.25%) XML Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Angular Developer
8 3 (4.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 3 (4.69%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Symfony Developer
9 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.13%) LAMP Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.75%) CSS
2 27 (42.19%) HTML
3 22 (34.38%) jQuery
4 20 (31.25%) XML
5 14 (21.88%) RESTful
6 13 (20.31%) Web Services
7 12 (18.75%) JSON
7 12 (18.75%) LAMP
7 12 (18.75%) Laravel
7 12 (18.75%) Symfony
8 11 (17.19%) CSS3
8 11 (17.19%) HTML5
8 11 (17.19%) SOAP
9 9 (14.06%) Ajax
10 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.81%) CodeIgniter
11 5 (7.81%) React
12 4 (6.25%) CakePHP
12 4 (6.25%) Doctrine
12 4 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) W3C
4 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Unix
3 6 (9.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.13%) Debian
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) MVC
2 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) OO
3 13 (20.31%) OOP
3 13 (20.31%) TDD
4 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
4 10 (15.63%) Web Development
5 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.94%) OO PHP
7 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.81%) Refactoring
8 5 (7.81%) Scrum
8 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.25%) BDD
9 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.25%) OOD
9 4 (6.25%) Open Source
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (100.00%) PHP
2 41 (64.06%) JavaScript
3 15 (23.44%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) PHP 4
5 6 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.81%) Java
6 5 (7.81%) Python
7 4 (6.25%) ActionScript
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby
9 2 (3.13%) C#
10 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.56%) C++
10 1 (1.56%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.56%) VB
10 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
1 1 (1.56%) Kamailio
1 1 (1.56%) KVM
1 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Zend
2 2 (3.13%) AppDynamics
2 2 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco
3 1 (1.56%) Infobright
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Perforce
3 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.56%) Siebel
3 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
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