The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 25 April 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 87 81
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.69% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £240 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.35% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 394 434 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.17% 28.33% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 257 265
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £26.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.88% -52.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in Edinburgh