The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 38 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing LAMP 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.17% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.92% 0.76% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £260
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +514.03%
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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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
157 132 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.60% 35.58% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 47 70
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 29
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (68.75%) PHP
1 11 (68.75%) MySQL
2 10 (62.50%) Perl
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Tcl
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Apache
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Nagios
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Puppet
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Percona
7 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.25%) KVM
7 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 1 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (6.25%) Degree

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) DSDM
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) PHP
2 10 (62.50%) Perl
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Tcl
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) RHCE
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Munin
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Percona
2 1 (6.25%) Rackspace