The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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 4
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 266 -
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.031% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £345
% change year-on-year - -5.79%  
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2662 3182 3290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.61% 33.84% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 2104 1905
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PHP 4
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

PHP 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 4 in the South East

PHP 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 4 in the South East