Period
to 21 July 2017

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 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 897 865
Rank change year-on-year +64 -32 -14
Contract jobs citing PHP 4 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.023% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
UK median daily rate £425 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.21% -12.14% +31.09%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £324
90th Percentile £450 £373 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 39908 42532 42437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.61% 38.65% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27359 29156 28013
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 924 871
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.26 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

PHP 4
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP 4 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 4 over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 5 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 9 £425 +38.21%
London +21 5 £425 +38.21%
UK excluding London +57 4 £275 -15.38%
Midlands - 4 £275 -
West Midlands - 4 £275 -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
1 9 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 9 (100.00%) OO PHP
2 8 (88.89%) PHPUnit
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) Ajax
3 7 (77.78%) HTML5
3 7 (77.78%) CSS3
3 7 (77.78%) Laravel
3 7 (77.78%) GitHub
3 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) WordPress
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 1 (11.11%) Internet Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Internet

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) AngularJS
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) Laravel
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) OO PHP
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Internet Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) PHP 5
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript