Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 829 852
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23 -122
Contract jobs citing PHP 5 45 57 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.054% 0.045%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 53
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% -3.70%
10th Percentile £275 £262 £207
90th Percentile £450 £433 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £263
% change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% -19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.78% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -27.78% -

PHP 5 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42856 42621 44072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.33% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 29285 29821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 887 1042
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%
10th Percentile £16.07 £14.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

PHP 5
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP 5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 12 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 6 months to 18 November 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 +33 45 £375 +8.70% 9
UK excluding London +37 34 £375 +25.00% 6
North of England +71 16 £375 +42.18% 1
London -22 11 £325 -10.96% 3
North West +33 9 £375 +41.51% 1
Yorkshire +22 7 £375 +50.00%
South East +17 7 £450 +63.64% 3
Midlands +22 6 £313 -13.79% 2
South West +13 4 £320 +9.87%
East Midlands +9 4 £313 - 1
East of England -16 4 £450 -
West Midlands +29 2 £275 -24.14% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 45 (100.00%) PHP
2 32 (71.11%) MySQL
3 30 (66.67%) HTML
4 28 (62.22%) CSS
5 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 20 (44.44%) Laravel
7 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (35.56%) MVC
9 15 (33.33%) Symfony
9 15 (33.33%) PHP 7
10 13 (28.89%) TDD
10 13 (28.89%) OOP
10 13 (28.89%) AngularJS
10 13 (28.89%) HTML5
11 12 (26.67%) jQuery
11 12 (26.67%) OO
12 11 (24.44%) RESTful
12 11 (24.44%) CSS3
13 10 (22.22%) Linux
13 10 (22.22%) SOAP
13 10 (22.22%) Scrum
13 10 (22.22%) LAMP
14 9 (20.00%) Subversion
15 8 (17.78%) SQL
15 8 (17.78%) Kanban
16 7 (15.56%) PHPUnit
16 7 (15.56%) REST
16 7 (15.56%) React
16 7 (15.56%) Apache

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 (15.56%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) CMS
3 4 (8.89%) WordPress
4 3 (6.67%) Drupal
5 2 (4.44%) Confluence
5 2 (4.44%) IIS
6 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.22%) Moodle
6 1 (2.22%) Totara
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) GitHub
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (71.11%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Redis
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) Subversion
3 7 (15.56%) PHPUnit
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) gulp
6 3 (6.67%) Jasmine
6 3 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (4.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.44%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Billing
3 2 (4.44%) Digital Economy
3 2 (4.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (100.00%) Developer
2 38 (84.44%) PHP Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (15.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Symfony Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior PHP Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (6.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.44%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) PHP Zend Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior PHP Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) HTML
2 28 (62.22%) CSS
3 20 (44.44%) Laravel
4 15 (33.33%) Symfony
5 13 (28.89%) AngularJS
5 13 (28.89%) HTML5
6 12 (26.67%) jQuery
7 11 (24.44%) CSS3
7 11 (24.44%) RESTful
8 10 (22.22%) LAMP
8 10 (22.22%) SOAP
9 7 (15.56%) Ajax
9 7 (15.56%) React
9 7 (15.56%) REST
10 6 (13.33%) Doctrine
10 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (13.33%) Web Services
11 5 (11.11%) Node.js
11 5 (11.11%) Sass
12 3 (6.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) MVC
3 13 (28.89%) OOP
3 13 (28.89%) TDD
4 12 (26.67%) OO
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Kanban
7 6 (13.33%) API Development
8 4 (8.89%) BDD
8 4 (8.89%) Content Management
8 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Web Development
9 3 (6.67%) OO PHP
9 3 (6.67%) Time Management
10 2 (4.44%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.44%) Microservices
10 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.44%) Software Architecture
10 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) PHP
2 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (33.33%) PHP 7
4 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) PHP 4
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) WCAG
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Zend
2 2 (4.44%) Capita
2 2 (4.44%) Facebook
2 2 (4.44%) Sony
2 2 (4.44%) Twitter
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft