The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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 5
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 421 395
Rank change year-on-year 0 -26  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 1 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.028% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.064% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 25
Median daily rate £450 £358 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -3.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £323
% change year-on-year +50.00% -6.97%  
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9881 9411 9827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.78% 43.51% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7315 7173 7188
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
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 78 39 85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £135.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in London

PHP 5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 5 in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) HTML
3 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) OOP
3 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (66.67%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) GitHub
4 8 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (66.67%) MySQL
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (50.00%) TDD
6 6 (50.00%) CSS3
6 6 (50.00%) RESTful
7 5 (41.67%) Laravel
7 5 (41.67%) PHPUnit
7 5 (41.67%) OO PHP
7 5 (41.67%) MVC
7 5 (41.67%) Ajax
7 5 (41.67%) PHP 4
7 5 (41.67%) jQuery
7 5 (41.67%) OO
8 4 (33.33%) Symfony
8 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (33.33%) Sass
9 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (25.00%) DevOps
9 3 (25.00%) Linux
9 3 (25.00%) Apache
9 3 (25.00%) Web Services

PHP 5
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) LiveCycle
3 1 (8.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) PHPUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (8.33%) git-flow
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Zend Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) CSS
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) Ajax
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) Laravel
5 4 (33.33%) Sass
5 4 (33.33%) Symfony
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Doctrine
7 2 (16.67%) PHP-FPM
7 2 (16.67%) REST
8 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) OOP
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) OO
4 5 (41.67%) OO PHP
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) DRM
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
7 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) PHP 4
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PHP 7
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Zend