The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP 5
UK / England
Rank 566 564 579
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 17 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.099% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 41 21
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.01 - -
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17200 18759 17992
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11858 12925 11809
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 451 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in England

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 5 in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP 5 in England

PHP 5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP 5 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 5 in England

PHP 5
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 5 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London +33 11 £425 - 7
West Midlands +7 3 £275 +17.02% 1
South East +21 2 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -4 1 £225 -29.68% 3
PHP 5
UK

PHP 5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 England region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 27 (79.41%) CSS
4 21 (61.76%) HTML
5 19 (55.88%) MySQL
6 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
7 16 (47.06%) jQuery
8 12 (35.29%) HTML5
8 12 (35.29%) OOP
8 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (32.35%) Symfony
10 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
11 9 (26.47%) Laravel
11 9 (26.47%) RESTful
11 9 (26.47%) TDD
11 9 (26.47%) OO
12 8 (23.53%) Web Services
12 8 (23.53%) CMS
12 8 (23.53%) GitHub
12 8 (23.53%) CSS3
12 8 (23.53%) OO PHP
13 7 (20.59%) PHPUnit
13 7 (20.59%) MVC
14 6 (17.65%) Ajax
14 6 (17.65%) Web Development
14 6 (17.65%) JSON
14 6 (17.65%) SQL
14 6 (17.65%) Linux
14 6 (17.65%) Drupal
15 5 (14.71%) Sass

PHP 5
Top Related 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 8 (23.53%) CMS
2 6 (17.65%) Drupal
3 4 (11.76%) WordPress
4 3 (8.82%) Apache
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (5.88%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.94%) Confluence
6 1 (2.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) GitHub
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) AdWords
3 2 (5.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Intranet
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.88%) Redis
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.59%) PHPUnit
3 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.94%) git-flow
General
1 2 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 22 (64.71%) PHP Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (8.82%) HTML Developer
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.82%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) CSS
2 21 (61.76%) HTML
3 16 (47.06%) jQuery
4 12 (35.29%) HTML5
5 11 (32.35%) Symfony
6 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
7 9 (26.47%) Laravel
7 9 (26.47%) RESTful
8 8 (23.53%) CSS3
8 8 (23.53%) Web Services
9 6 (17.65%) Ajax
9 6 (17.65%) JSON
10 5 (14.71%) Sass
11 3 (8.82%) LAMP
11 3 (8.82%) REST
12 2 (5.88%) Doctrine
12 2 (5.88%) Node.js
12 2 (5.88%) React
12 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (35.29%) OOP
2 9 (26.47%) OO
2 9 (26.47%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) OO PHP
4 7 (20.59%) MVC
5 6 (17.65%) Web Development
6 5 (14.71%) SOA
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) DevOps
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.88%) BDD
9 2 (5.88%) DRM
9 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (2.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) PHP 4
5 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.88%) PHP 7
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Adobe
1 3 (8.82%) Zend
2 2 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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