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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 521 482 436
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -46
Contract jobs citing PHP5 92 110 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.55% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 83 93
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£350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
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
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -45 92 £350 +11.11% 111
London 0 48 £370 +16.07% 43
South East -14 18 £250 -13.79% 17
City of London -3 12 £370 +0.68% 9
Hampshire +3 8 £325 +36.84% 9
Bristol -15 6 £375 -
North West -16 6 £328 +9.16% 10
South West -25 6 £375 - 8
East Midlands -5 5 £300 +26.31% 3
West Midlands - 5 £320 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 5 £225 - 1
East Sussex -8 4 £300 +3.44%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £275 -
Southampton - 4 £338 - 4
Nottingham - 4 £275 -
Cheshire -4 3 £350 +16.66% 2
Manchester -5 3 £328 +0.76% 6
Brighton -8 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £320 - 2
Harrogate +1 2 £325 +47.72%
East of England +1 2 £200 -5.88% 4
Norfolk 0 2 £200 -5.88% 1
North Yorkshire -5 2 £325 +47.72% 5
Yorkshire -29 2 £325 +3.17% 19
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Norwich +10 1 £200 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -25 1 £275 +69.23% 2
Suffolk - 1 £200 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £200 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 186 (100.00%) PHP
2 110 (59.14%) MySQL
3 99 (53.23%) HTML
4 93 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 89 (47.85%) CSS
6 85 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (41.40%) Symfony
8 66 (35.48%) jQuery
9 64 (34.41%) MVC
10 58 (31.18%) OO
11 57 (30.65%) Linux
11 57 (30.65%) Zend
12 54 (29.03%) HTML5
13 46 (24.73%) LAMP
14 45 (24.19%) OOP
14 45 (24.19%) Git (software)
15 38 (20.43%) Scrum
16 37 (19.89%) Apache
17 32 (17.20%) SQL
17 32 (17.20%) TDD
18 29 (15.59%) Web Services
18 29 (15.59%) CSS3
19 28 (15.05%) Unit Testing
19 28 (15.05%) Software Engineering
19 28 (15.05%) OO PHP
20 27 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (13.44%) Magento
21 25 (13.44%) Finance
22 24 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
22 24 (12.90%) XML

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 37 (19.89%) Apache
2 20 (10.75%) WordPress
3 16 (8.60%) CMS
4 15 (8.06%) Drupal
5 12 (6.45%) nginx
6 6 (3.23%) Joomla!
7 4 (2.15%) Moodle
7 4 (2.15%) Node.js
8 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.08%) SugarCRM
9 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.08%) Jadu
10 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.54%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.54%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 25 (13.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) Shopify
2 1 (0.54%) Summit
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.69%) SaaS
3 4 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.08%) PaaS
4 2 (1.08%) IaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.54%) Heroku
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.30%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) SSL
2 3 (1.61%) HTTP
3 2 (1.08%) Intranet
3 2 (1.08%) Extranet
4 1 (0.54%) 4G
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (59.14%) MySQL
2 24 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (8.60%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Redis
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.54%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 45 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.83%) Subversion
3 14 (7.53%) PHPUnit
4 8 (4.30%) Mercurial
4 8 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.76%) FogBugz
5 7 (3.76%) Trac
5 7 (3.76%) Redmine
6 5 (2.69%) gulp
6 5 (2.69%) Grunt
6 5 (2.69%) NetBeans
7 4 (2.15%) Selenium
7 4 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.15%) PhpStorm
7 4 (2.15%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.61%) Maven
9 2 (1.08%) Ant
10 1 (0.54%) JUnit
10 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 25 (13.44%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Retail
3 7 (3.76%) Marketing
4 3 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 163 (87.63%) Developer
2 118 (63.44%) PHP Developer
3 28 (15.05%) Senior Developer
4 25 (13.44%) Senior PHP Developer
5 18 (9.68%) Magento Developer
6 16 (8.60%) Web Developer
7 13 (6.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 12 (6.45%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) PHP Web Developer
9 8 (4.30%) WordPress Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Drupal Developer
10 7 (3.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 6 (3.23%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 4 (2.15%) Lead Developer
12 4 (2.15%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.15%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
13 3 (1.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 3 (1.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 3 (1.61%) OO PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (53.23%) HTML
2 89 (47.85%) CSS
3 77 (41.40%) Symfony
4 66 (35.48%) jQuery
5 54 (29.03%) HTML5
6 46 (24.73%) LAMP
7 29 (15.59%) Web Services
7 29 (15.59%) CSS3
8 24 (12.90%) XML
9 22 (11.83%) Ajax
10 21 (11.29%) Laravel
11 20 (10.75%) Doctrine
12 18 (9.68%) REST
13 15 (8.06%) RESTful
14 14 (7.53%) JSON
15 13 (6.99%) AngularJS
16 12 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (6.45%) XHTML
17 11 (5.91%) SOAP
17 11 (5.91%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.15%) User Experience
2 4 (2.15%) W3C
3 3 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.08%) Clustering
4 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.08%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.08%) Social Media
4 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.54%) Replication
5 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.54%) BYOD
5 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.54%) Informatics
5 1 (0.54%) Cybernetics
5 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.54%) DTV
5 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.65%) Linux
2 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
2 3 (1.61%) CentOS
3 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.08%) UNIX
3 2 (1.08%) Fedora
3 2 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.54%) Windows
4 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.41%) MVC
3 58 (31.18%) OO
4 45 (24.19%) OOP
5 38 (20.43%) Scrum
6 32 (17.20%) TDD
7 28 (15.05%) Software Engineering
7 28 (15.05%) Unit Testing
7 28 (15.05%) OO PHP
8 27 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (9.68%) Mentoring
10 16 (8.60%) E-Commerce
11 15 (8.06%) BDD
12 13 (6.99%) Web Development
13 11 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (4.84%) Open Source
14 9 (4.84%) Project Management
15 7 (3.76%) Coaching
16 6 (3.23%) DevOps
16 6 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 186 (100.00%) PHP
2 93 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (17.20%) SQL
4 12 (6.45%) Java
5 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.76%) Ruby
7 5 (2.69%) Python
8 4 (2.15%) PHP4
9 3 (1.61%) Perl
10 2 (1.08%) C
10 2 (1.08%) C#
10 2 (1.08%) C++
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) Groovy
11 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (6.45%) Degree
2 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) SLA
1 1 (0.54%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) Puppet
2 5 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (30.65%) Zend
2 8 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.69%) Adobe
4 4 (2.15%) Twitter
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.08%) VMware
6 2 (1.08%) SAP
6 2 (1.08%) Facebook
7 1 (0.54%) Google
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