The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for PHP 5 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 5 over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PHP 5
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 162 192
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.030% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.061% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £300 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

PHP 5 is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1696 1640 2471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.33% 48.42% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1401 2034
Median daily rate £513 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PHP 5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 5 in the City of London

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP 5 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) PHP-FPM
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) LiveCycle
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) DRM
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js

PHP 5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) LiveCycle
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) PHP Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) PHP-FPM
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) DRM
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe