The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 86 77 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing LAMP 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.58% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.39% 2.07% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £294 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +15.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £279 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
- +192.78%
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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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
384 387 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.12% 28.04% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 244 151
Average daily rate £350 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +328.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 17 (73.91%) MySQL
3 14 (60.87%) MVC
4 13 (56.52%) Apache
5 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
6 11 (47.83%) Linux
6 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (43.48%) CodeIgniter
8 9 (39.13%) jQuery
8 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
8 9 (39.13%) OO
9 8 (34.78%) TDD
9 8 (34.78%) SQL
9 8 (34.78%) HTML
10 7 (30.43%) CSS
10 7 (30.43%) Web Services
11 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 6 (26.09%) OOP
11 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
11 6 (26.09%) Web Development
11 6 (26.09%) Degree
12 5 (21.74%) Symfony
12 5 (21.74%) Open Source
12 5 (21.74%) Laravel
13 4 (17.39%) BDD
13 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
13 4 (17.39%) Hudson
13 4 (17.39%) Subversion
13 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
13 4 (17.39%) XML

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (56.52%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) nginx
2 2 (8.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) Hudson
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) PHP Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Web Developer
4 5 (21.74%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) CodeIgniter
2 9 (39.13%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 5 (21.74%) Symfony
5 5 (21.74%) Laravel
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) RESTful
7 3 (13.04%) HTML5
7 3 (13.04%) XSD
7 3 (13.04%) XSLT
7 3 (13.04%) Doctrine
7 3 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.70%) Zurb Foundation
8 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
8 2 (8.70%) Sass
8 2 (8.70%) LESS
8 2 (8.70%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) CentOS
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) MVC
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
3 9 (39.13%) OO
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) OOP
5 6 (26.09%) Web Development
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.35%) Web Design
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) PHP
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PHP5
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Nagios
1 2 (8.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Percona
3 2 (8.70%) Twitter
3 2 (8.70%) Zend