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 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 259 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.086% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.076% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £300 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
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 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
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 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £45.00
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
PHP 5
England

PHP 5
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) WCAG
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery

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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) WCAG