The first table below looks at the demand for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 120 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing LAMP 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 0.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £225 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £24.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+192.78% -39.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
543 552 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.03% 22.46% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 208 264
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LAMP
South East

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAMP across the Berkshire region.

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the Berkshire region.

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead -3 5 £225 -
Slough +9 3 £175 -50.00%
Reading - 2 £175 - 4
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
LAMP
South East

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP.

1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (88.89%) MySQL
3 14 (77.78%) CSS
3 14 (77.78%) HTML
3 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) XML
4 8 (44.44%) OO
4 8 (44.44%) Drupal
5 6 (33.33%) Subversion
5 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 6 (33.33%) OOP
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 5 (27.78%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) PHPUnit
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) Symfony
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) Zend
7 4 (22.22%) PHP5
7 4 (22.22%) Ajax
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Behat
8 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (16.67%) JSON
8 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) Drupal
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (5.56%) PBX
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Subversion
2 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) PHPUnit
3 4 (22.22%) Behat
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
5 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
5 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.56%) Hudson
6 1 (5.56%) Ant
6 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) PHP Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (22.22%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Programmer
4 3 (16.67%) PHP Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 2 (11.11%) UI Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (11.11%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) CSS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) User Experience Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.56%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) CSS
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) SOAP
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) Symfony
5 4 (22.22%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) REST
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) YUI
7 2 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (11.11%) Kohana
7 2 (11.11%) WAMP
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) Smarty
8 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.56%) LESS
8 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Social Network
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) OO
2 6 (33.33%) OOP
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) OO PHP
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Development
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) PHP5
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Vagrant
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Zend
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe