The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 120 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing LAMP 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.28% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
734 783 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.46% 28.93% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 411 555
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
LAMP
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 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
Cheshire +5 3 £300 - 2
Manchester -10 2 £258 -31.33% 8
Merseyside 0 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £425 - 2
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (76.19%) MySQL
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 12 (57.14%) PHP
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
3 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) XML
3 10 (47.62%) CMS
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Web Design
5 6 (28.57%) Marketing
5 6 (28.57%) Ajax
5 6 (28.57%) PHP5
5 6 (28.57%) jQuery
5 6 (28.57%) HTML5
5 6 (28.57%) CSS3
5 6 (28.57%) OO PHP
6 5 (23.81%) REST
6 5 (23.81%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (23.81%) Big Data
6 5 (23.81%) Escenic
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Scala
6 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby on Rails

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (47.62%) CMS
2 5 (23.81%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (23.81%) Escenic
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) Apache
2 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
2 5 (23.81%) WebLogic
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) nginx
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (4.76%) WordPress
5 1 (4.76%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) MySQL
2 5 (23.81%) Big Data
2 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (23.81%) Subversion
General
1 6 (28.57%) Marketing
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) PHP Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Java Programmer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Java Programmer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Developer Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Programmer
4 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 10 (47.62%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) Ajax
3 6 (28.57%) jQuery
3 6 (28.57%) HTML5
3 6 (28.57%) CSS3
4 5 (23.81%) REST
4 5 (23.81%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (23.81%) JSON
4 5 (23.81%) Spring
4 5 (23.81%) JSF
4 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
4 5 (23.81%) XHTML
4 5 (23.81%) Java RMI
4 5 (23.81%) Struts
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) J2EE
4 5 (23.81%) EJB
5 3 (14.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) CentOS
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) OO
1 6 (28.57%) TDD
1 6 (28.57%) Web Design
1 6 (28.57%) OO PHP
2 5 (23.81%) BDD
2 5 (23.81%) Web Development
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
2 5 (23.81%) RUP
2 5 (23.81%) UML
2 5 (23.81%) OOP
2 5 (23.81%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (23.81%) OOD
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 3 (14.29%) OWASP
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 12 (57.14%) PHP
2 6 (28.57%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) PHP5
3 5 (23.81%) Scala
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
1 5 (23.81%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Cacti
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) JBoss
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Akamai
5 2 (9.52%) Percona
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) HP
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