The first table below looks at the demand for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Cheshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 63 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing LAMP 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 0.94% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year
-59.42% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
198 212 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.69% 27.60% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 103 174
Average daily rate £350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LAMP
North West

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £300 - 1
LAMP
North West

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (66.67%) PHP
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) XHTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) ISO 9001
2 5 (55.56%) CMS
2 5 (55.56%) Web Design
2 5 (55.56%) Subversion
2 5 (55.56%) Marketing
2 5 (55.56%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) PHP5
2 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (55.56%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) OO PHP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Akamai
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) OWASP
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) DNS

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (55.56%) CMS
2 3 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) SSL
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (55.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) PHP Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) XHTML
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
1 5 (55.56%) REST
2 3 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
2 1 (11.11%) Biology
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
2 1 (11.11%) Wiki
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) Web Design
1 5 (55.56%) OO PHP
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Web Development
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PHP
2 5 (55.56%) PHP5
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) R
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PhD
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Ganglia
1 1 (11.11%) YUM
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Akamai
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat