The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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 5
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 579 598
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 17 61 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.091% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 46 24
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £249 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.01 - -
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
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 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PHP 5.

Contractor daily rate trend for PHP 5 in the UK

PHP 5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PHP 5 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PHP 5 in the UK

PHP 5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PHP 5.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PHP 5 in the UK

PHP 5
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +9 17 £413 +17.85% 25
London +37 11 £425 +9.67% 6
West Midlands +19 3 £275 +17.02%
City of London - 3 £481 -
South East +13 2 £300 -14.28% 3
Shropshire - 2 £275 -
Shrewsbury - 2 £275 -
South West 0 1 £225 -29.68% 3
Bournemouth - 1 £225 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 2
Dorset - 1 £225 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for PHP 5.

1 35 (100.00%) PHP
2 29 (82.86%) JavaScript
3 28 (80.00%) CSS
4 22 (62.86%) HTML
5 20 (57.14%) MySQL
6 18 (51.43%) Git (software)
7 17 (48.57%) jQuery
8 12 (34.29%) Symfony
8 12 (34.29%) HTML5
8 12 (34.29%) OOP
8 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 9 (25.71%) Laravel
10 9 (25.71%) RESTful
10 9 (25.71%) TDD
10 9 (25.71%) OO
11 8 (22.86%) Web Services
11 8 (22.86%) Ajax
11 8 (22.86%) GitHub
11 8 (22.86%) CSS3
11 8 (22.86%) OO PHP
12 7 (20.00%) PHPUnit
12 7 (20.00%) MVC
12 7 (20.00%) CMS
13 6 (17.14%) JSON
13 6 (17.14%) SQL
13 6 (17.14%) Linux
14 5 (14.29%) SOA
14 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 5 (14.29%) Web Development

PHP 5
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 7 (20.00%) CMS
2 5 (14.29%) Drupal
3 4 (11.43%) WordPress
4 3 (8.57%) Apache
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.86%) Confluence
6 1 (2.86%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) GitHub
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) AdWords
3 2 (5.71%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.71%) Redis
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.00%) PHPUnit
3 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.86%) git-flow
General
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (88.57%) Developer
2 23 (65.71%) PHP Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (8.57%) HTML Developer
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.57%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (5.71%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (5.71%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) CSS
2 22 (62.86%) HTML
3 17 (48.57%) jQuery
4 12 (34.29%) HTML5
4 12 (34.29%) Symfony
5 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (25.71%) Laravel
6 9 (25.71%) RESTful
7 8 (22.86%) Ajax
7 8 (22.86%) CSS3
7 8 (22.86%) Web Services
8 6 (17.14%) JSON
9 5 (14.29%) Sass
10 3 (8.57%) LAMP
10 3 (8.57%) REST
11 2 (5.71%) Doctrine
11 2 (5.71%) Node.js
11 2 (5.71%) Smarty
11 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) CentOS
3 1 (2.86%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (34.29%) OOP
2 9 (25.71%) OO
2 9 (25.71%) TDD
3 8 (22.86%) OO PHP
4 7 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) SOA
5 5 (14.29%) Web Development
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) Analytics
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) DevOps
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.71%) BDD
8 2 (5.71%) DRM
8 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) PHP
2 29 (82.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) PHP 4
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.71%) PHP 7
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe
1 3 (8.57%) Zend
2 2 (5.71%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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