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 28 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.

PHP 5
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 420 403
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 11 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.056% 0.027% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.063% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 8
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £405 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £428
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8987 9484 8988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.10% 42.52% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 7117 6500
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +20.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.72 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 5 in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

PHP 5
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London - 3 £481 -
PHP 5
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 20 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (80.00%) CSS
4 11 (55.00%) HTML
4 11 (55.00%) jQuery
4 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
5 10 (50.00%) Symfony
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) OOP
5 10 (50.00%) MySQL
6 9 (45.00%) HTML5
7 7 (35.00%) GitHub
7 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (30.00%) CSS3
8 6 (30.00%) RESTful
8 6 (30.00%) CMS
8 6 (30.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) JSON
9 5 (25.00%) Web Development
9 5 (25.00%) Ajax
9 5 (25.00%) Drupal
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) OO
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) SOA
9 5 (25.00%) PHPUnit
9 5 (25.00%) Sass
9 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (20.00%) OO PHP
10 4 (20.00%) Laravel

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 6 (30.00%) CMS
2 5 (25.00%) Drupal
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
4 2 (10.00%) LiveCycle
4 2 (10.00%) WordPress
5 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) GitHub
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) MariaDB
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) git-flow
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
6 1 (5.00%) PHP Zend Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) CSS
2 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) jQuery
3 10 (50.00%) Symfony
4 9 (45.00%) HTML5
5 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (30.00%) CSS3
6 6 (30.00%) JSON
6 6 (30.00%) RESTful
7 5 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (25.00%) Sass
7 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (20.00%) Laravel
9 3 (15.00%) REST
10 2 (10.00%) Doctrine
10 2 (10.00%) PHP-FPM
11 1 (5.00%) Flash
11 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (5.00%) Node.js
11 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
2 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) OOP
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) OO PHP
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) DRM
6 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.00%) Open Source
7 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PHP 4
4 2 (10.00%) PHP 7
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Zend