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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 146 138 121
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing LAMP 15 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 1.44% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
Median daily rate £319 £309 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £405 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
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
934 832 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.95% 22.64% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 532 413
Median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.75 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing LAMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 6 £293 - 2
Cheshire - 5 £330 - 5
Lancashire +3 2 £313 - 1
Manchester -14 2 £363 +17.40% 10
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 24 (92.31%) PHP
2 22 (84.62%) MySQL
3 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 18 (69.23%) Apache
4 13 (50.00%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) Project Management
5 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 10 (38.46%) Puppet
6 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (34.62%) Brocade
6 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (34.62%) IIS
7 8 (30.77%) CSS
7 8 (30.77%) .NET
7 8 (30.77%) HTML
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 8 (30.77%) ITIL
7 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 8 (30.77%) DNS
7 8 (30.77%) PMI
7 8 (30.77%) PMI Certification
7 8 (30.77%) Security Management
7 8 (30.77%) jQuery
7 8 (30.77%) Capacity Management
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (26.92%) UAG
8 7 (26.92%) MCTS
8 7 (26.92%) MCITP
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (69.23%) Apache
2 9 (34.62%) IIS
3 7 (26.92%) JBoss
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
4 5 (19.23%) Drupal
5 4 (15.38%) CMS
5 4 (15.38%) WordPress
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
7 1 (3.85%) Joomla!
7 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) Internet
2 7 (26.92%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (84.62%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) PHP Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Magento Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Hosting Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead PHP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Magento Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) CSS
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) jQuery
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 6 (23.08%) JSP
3 4 (15.38%) WAMP
4 3 (11.54%) PhoneGap
5 1 (3.85%) CakePHP
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.85%) Laravel
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (3.85%) Symfony
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) PMI
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Android
5 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.69%) CentOS
6 2 (7.69%) openSUSE
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) HPUX
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) Capacity Management
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
2 8 (30.77%) Security Management
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Content Management
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (11.54%) OO PHP
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 3 (11.54%) Server Hardening
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) PHP
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 4 (15.38%) Perl
4 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) AWK
5 1 (3.85%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) PMI Certification
2 7 (26.92%) MCITP
2 7 (26.92%) MCTS
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (26.92%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) UAG
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Puppet
2 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 9 (34.62%) Brocade
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) VMware