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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 129 123 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing LAMP 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.09% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
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£275 £343 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% +42.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £375 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +438.46%
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
814 829 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.06% 28.93% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 446 580
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 29 August 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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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 -5 11 £275 -26.80% 7
Cheshire -3 1 £350 +16.66%
Merseyside -3 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 18 (58.06%) XML
3 18 (58.06%) MySQL
4 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (51.61%) OO
5 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
6 14 (45.16%) jQuery
6 14 (45.16%) Subversion
6 14 (45.16%) Oracle
6 14 (45.16%) HTML
6 14 (45.16%) CSS
7 11 (35.48%) Web Services
8 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
8 10 (32.26%) CMS
8 10 (32.26%) OO PHP
9 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
9 8 (25.81%) XSD
9 8 (25.81%) XSLT
9 8 (25.81%) Java
10 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) Ajax
10 7 (22.58%) Derivative
10 7 (22.58%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (19.35%) HTML5
11 6 (19.35%) Hadoop
11 6 (19.35%) Open Source
11 6 (19.35%) TDD
11 6 (19.35%) PHP5
11 6 (19.35%) Marketing

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (32.26%) CMS
2 6 (19.35%) Apache
3 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (16.13%) MQSeries
3 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
3 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (16.13%) Escenic
3 5 (16.13%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (9.68%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) nginx
6 1 (3.23%) Drupal
6 1 (3.23%) WordPress
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) MySQL
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
3 6 (19.35%) Hadoop
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
4 5 (16.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.23%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (45.16%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (19.35%) Marketing
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) PHP Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Developer Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (3.23%) OO PHP Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Magento Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Integration Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) XML
2 14 (45.16%) HTML
2 14 (45.16%) CSS
2 14 (45.16%) jQuery
3 11 (35.48%) Web Services
4 8 (25.81%) XSD
4 8 (25.81%) XSLT
5 7 (22.58%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (22.58%) Ajax
6 6 (19.35%) HTML5
6 6 (19.35%) CSS3
7 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (16.13%) JSON
7 5 (16.13%) REST
7 5 (16.13%) XHTML
7 5 (16.13%) Java RMI
7 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
7 5 (16.13%) Spring
7 5 (16.13%) JSF
7 5 (16.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Derivative
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) Wiki
4 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.23%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.23%) Biology
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) CentOS
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) OO
2 10 (32.26%) OO PHP
3 6 (19.35%) Web Design
3 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Web Development
4 5 (16.13%) RUP
4 5 (16.13%) UML
4 5 (16.13%) OOP
4 5 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (16.13%) OOD
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.68%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.68%) OWASP
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) PHP5
6 5 (16.13%) Scala
6 5 (16.13%) Python
6 5 (16.13%) C#
7 2 (6.45%) Perl
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) R
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) ISO 9001
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Nagios
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) Cacti
3 1 (3.23%) Ganglia
3 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) YUM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle
2 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.13%) JBoss
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) Akamai
6 2 (6.45%) Percona
7 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.23%) HP