The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 April 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
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 655 643
Rank change year-on-year +65 -12  
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.026% 0.009% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £425 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.21% -12.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £345
% change year-on-year - -20.28%  
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PHP 4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

PHP 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 4 in the UK

PHP 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 4 in the UK

PHP 4
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England +62 5 £425 +38.21%
London +40 5 £425 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PHP 4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PHP 4.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
1 5 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) OO PHP
2 4 (80.00%) GitHub

PHP 4
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Laravel
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) OO PHP
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) PHP 5