The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 141 122 111
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing LAMP 15 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 1.72% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £283 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -3.22%
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%
LAMP
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
884 758 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.77% 24.39% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 444 330
Average daily rate £363 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £20.90 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £43.65 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester -4 13 £300 +2.12% 9
Lancashire -2 2 - - 5
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (100.00%) PHP
2 19 (76.00%) MySQL
3 15 (60.00%) Apache
4 14 (56.00%) MVC
5 13 (52.00%) Linux
6 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
9 9 (36.00%) jQuery
9 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (36.00%) OO
9 9 (36.00%) Web Services
10 8 (32.00%) SQL
10 8 (32.00%) HTML
10 8 (32.00%) TDD
10 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (28.00%) CSS
11 7 (28.00%) Open Source
12 6 (24.00%) Web Development
12 6 (24.00%) Degree
12 6 (24.00%) OOP
12 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
13 5 (20.00%) Symfony
13 5 (20.00%) CentOS
13 5 (20.00%) Laravel
14 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
14 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (16.00%) DevOps
14 4 (16.00%) BDD
14 4 (16.00%) Puppet

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (60.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) nginx
3 2 (8.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (76.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Hudson
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
2 9 (36.00%) jQuery
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.00%) Symfony
5 5 (20.00%) Laravel
6 4 (16.00%) RESTful
6 4 (16.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) XSD
7 3 (12.00%) XSLT
7 3 (12.00%) HTML5
7 3 (12.00%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (12.00%) Doctrine
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) Zurb Foundation
8 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
8 2 (8.00%) CSS3
8 2 (8.00%) Sass
8 2 (8.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) CentOS
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) MVC
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (36.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) Web Development
5 6 (24.00%) OOP
6 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.00%) Web Design
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) PHP
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
1 4 (16.00%) Cacti
1 4 (16.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.00%) Percona
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Twitter
4 2 (8.00%) Zend