The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 64 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing LAMP 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.45% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +438.46%
LAMP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
194 207 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.16% 30.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 148 77
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

LAMP
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (33.33%) Zend
3 1 (33.33%) Magento
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Extranet

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Magento Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend