The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PHP 4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PHP 4 over the 3 months to 23 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 4
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 618 623
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5  
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.028% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% -12.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PHP 4 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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18010 19278 19565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.89% 39.01% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12396 13442 13283
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 411 397
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.65 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PHP 4
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PHP 4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP 4 in England

PHP 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP 4 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 4 in England

PHP 4
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 4 in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP 4 in England

PHP 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 4 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 4 in England

PHP 4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 4 within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
West Midlands - 4 £275 -
London +4 1 £450 +46.34%
PHP 4
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 4 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 England region with a requirement for PHP 4.

1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
1 9 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 9 (100.00%) OO PHP
2 8 (88.89%) PHPUnit
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) Ajax
3 7 (77.78%) HTML5
3 7 (77.78%) CSS3
3 7 (77.78%) Laravel
3 7 (77.78%) GitHub
3 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) WordPress
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 1 (11.11%) Internet Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Internet

PHP 4
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (22.22%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) Laravel
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) OO PHP
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Internet Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) PHP 5
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript