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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 136 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.21% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.74% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
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£344 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £296
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+136.66% -
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
805 806 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 28.33% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 453 534
Average daily rate £339 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.45 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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
Manchester -11 2 £313 -26.47% 8
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 31 (96.88%) PHP
2 27 (84.38%) OO
3 24 (75.00%) Linux
4 23 (71.88%) Subversion
4 23 (71.88%) Git (software)
5 22 (68.75%) XML
6 21 (65.63%) Web Services
6 21 (65.63%) Red Hat
7 18 (56.25%) XSLT
7 18 (56.25%) jQuery
8 17 (53.13%) SQL
8 17 (53.13%) Oracle
8 17 (53.13%) XSD
9 16 (50.00%) Derivative
9 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
10 15 (46.88%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
12 11 (34.38%) E-Commerce
12 11 (34.38%) Open Source
13 10 (31.25%) OO PHP
14 8 (25.00%) MySQL
15 6 (18.75%) HTML
15 6 (18.75%) CSS
15 6 (18.75%) MVC
16 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
17 4 (12.50%) UNIX
17 4 (12.50%) Apache
18 3 (9.38%) Python
18 3 (9.38%) Retail
18 3 (9.38%) Ajax

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Subversion
1 23 (71.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
1 3 (9.38%) German Language
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (87.50%) Developer
2 27 (84.38%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (6.25%) OO PHP Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior PHP Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Web Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) XML
2 21 (65.63%) Web Services
3 18 (56.25%) jQuery
3 18 (56.25%) XSLT
4 17 (53.13%) XSD
5 15 (46.88%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (18.75%) HTML
6 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (9.38%) Ajax
7 3 (9.38%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (3.13%) XHTML
8 1 (3.13%) CSS3
8 1 (3.13%) RESTful
8 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Derivative
2 11 (34.38%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Social Media
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) Chemistry
3 1 (3.13%) Biology
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) OO
2 11 (34.38%) E-Commerce
3 10 (31.25%) OO PHP
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Logistics
7 1 (3.13%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Web Design
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) PHP
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) PHP5
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) R
6 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) yum
3 1 (3.13%) Cacti
3 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Red Hat
2 17 (53.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) Percona
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