The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 261 276
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.011% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.032% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +18.64%  
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 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 2714 3120 3230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.06% 34.81% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1941 2013
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 118 83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
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 the South East

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

PHP 5
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 5 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in the South East

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 5 in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP 5 in the South East

PHP 5
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 5 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 5 in the South East

PHP 5
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Oxfordshire -3 9 £450 +28.57%
Berkshire - 6 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 - 1
PHP 5
England

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 South East region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 11 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 9 (81.82%) Symfony
3 9 (81.82%) Git (software)
3 9 (81.82%) PHP 7
4 8 (72.73%) Doctrine
4 8 (72.73%) AngularJS
4 8 (72.73%) RESTful
4 8 (72.73%) jQuery
4 8 (72.73%) PHPUnit
4 8 (72.73%) MongoDB
4 8 (72.73%) Subversion
4 8 (72.73%) MySQL
5 7 (63.64%) Sass
5 7 (63.64%) LESS
6 6 (54.55%) Laravel
7 4 (36.36%) OO PHP
7 4 (36.36%) OO
8 2 (18.18%) Web Development
8 2 (18.18%) MVC
8 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
8 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
9 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (9.09%) GitHub
9 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
9 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 1 (9.09%) API Development
9 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project

PHP 5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (9.09%) Drupal
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) MongoDB
1 8 (72.73%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (72.73%) PHPUnit
2 8 (72.73%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
1 11 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 8 (72.73%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Symfony Developer
3 4 (36.36%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Web Developer
4 2 (18.18%) MongoDB Developer
4 2 (18.18%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 9 (81.82%) Symfony
3 8 (72.73%) AngularJS
3 8 (72.73%) Doctrine
3 8 (72.73%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) RESTful
4 7 (63.64%) LESS
4 7 (63.64%) Sass
5 6 (54.55%) Laravel
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) JSON
6 1 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
1 4 (36.36%) OO PHP
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) API Development
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) PHP 7
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) WCAG