The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 98 105 128
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +23
Contract jobs citing LAMP 48 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.85% 1.42% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £286 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.47% +4.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
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% -
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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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
820 565 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.73% 26.43% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 388 383
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 36
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £14.31 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Bristol - 30 £450 - 6
Wiltshire -10 8 £300 -4.00% 1
Gloucestershire -11 4 £300 +27.65% 7
Dorset - 3 £225 - 1
Somerset -5 2 £288 -21.76% 4
Devon - - - - 5
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LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 72 (79.12%) PHP
2 54 (59.34%) Linux
3 49 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 49 (53.85%) Ruby
4 46 (50.55%) MySQL
4 46 (50.55%) CentOS
5 42 (46.15%) DevOps
5 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (45.05%) Puppet
7 37 (40.66%) Java
7 37 (40.66%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (39.56%) Apache
9 34 (37.36%) VMware
9 34 (37.36%) Bash Shell
10 32 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (35.16%) Firewall
10 32 (35.16%) Perl
11 31 (34.07%) Ubuntu
12 29 (31.87%) XenServer
13 25 (27.47%) CSS
14 24 (26.37%) Samba
14 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
15 23 (25.27%) Salt
16 22 (24.18%) Debian
16 22 (24.18%) nginx
17 21 (23.08%) Hudson
17 21 (23.08%) Citrix
17 21 (23.08%) LAN
17 21 (23.08%) WAN
18 20 (21.98%) LDAP

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 36 (39.56%) Apache
2 22 (24.18%) nginx
3 10 (10.99%) Confluence
4 9 (9.89%) MediaWiki
5 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.49%) CMS
7 4 (4.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (4.40%) Drupal
8 3 (3.30%) IIS
8 3 (3.30%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.09%) SaaS
3 10 (10.99%) Amazon S3
4 7 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.30%) PaaS
5 3 (3.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.16%) Firewall
2 21 (23.08%) LAN
2 21 (23.08%) WAN
3 20 (21.98%) LDAP
4 19 (20.88%) VPN
5 10 (10.99%) Network Security
6 9 (9.89%) IPsec
6 9 (9.89%) EIGRP
6 9 (9.89%) OSPF
6 9 (9.89%) BGP
6 9 (9.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (50.55%) MySQL
2 14 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.10%) Redis
7 1 (1.10%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.10%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
2 21 (23.08%) Hudson
3 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
4 11 (12.09%) JIRA
5 9 (9.89%) Subversion
6 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.30%) Selenium
8 2 (2.20%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (42.86%) Developer
2 29 (31.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 23 (25.27%) PHP Developer
5 14 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Web Developer
7 9 (9.89%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.40%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (4.40%) PHP Web Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Programmer
10 3 (3.30%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.47%) CSS
2 18 (19.78%) HTML
3 16 (17.58%) Web Services
4 13 (14.29%) jQuery
5 10 (10.99%) HTML5
6 9 (9.89%) CSS3
7 8 (8.79%) .NET
7 8 (8.79%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.69%) Spring
8 7 (7.69%) Servlets
9 6 (6.59%) Symfony
10 5 (5.49%) ADO.NET
10 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.40%) SOAP
11 4 (4.40%) XML
12 3 (3.30%) Zend Framework
12 3 (3.30%) Java EE
12 3 (3.30%) JSON
12 3 (3.30%) J2EE
12 3 (3.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Open Source
2 9 (9.89%) Wiki
3 5 (5.49%) Social Media
4 4 (4.40%) DTV
5 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.30%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
7 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 54 (59.34%) Linux
2 46 (50.55%) CentOS
3 31 (34.07%) Ubuntu
4 22 (24.18%) Debian
5 10 (10.99%) UNIX
6 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.89%) Windows
7 7 (7.69%) Fedora
8 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) DevOps
1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (40.66%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (20.88%) Scrum
4 16 (17.58%) TDD
5 12 (13.19%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.19%) Build Automation
6 11 (12.09%) Load Balancing
7 10 (10.99%) OO
7 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
7 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.99%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
9 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.69%) Migration
11 6 (6.59%) OO PHP
12 5 (5.49%) Content Management
13 4 (4.40%) SOA
13 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (79.12%) PHP
2 49 (53.85%) Ruby
3 37 (40.66%) Java
4 34 (37.36%) Bash Shell
5 32 (35.16%) Perl
6 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
7 16 (17.58%) Python
8 11 (12.09%) SQL
9 10 (10.99%) PHP5
10 5 (5.49%) C#
11 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (15.38%) CCNA
2 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 29 (31.87%) XenServer
2 24 (26.37%) Samba
3 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (12.09%) Postfix
5 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (45.05%) Puppet
2 32 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (25.27%) Salt
4 11 (12.09%) ZABBIX
5 9 (9.89%) Cacti
5 9 (9.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 34 (37.36%) VMware
3 21 (23.08%) Citrix
4 9 (9.89%) Percona
5 6 (6.59%) Zend
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.40%) Sitecore
7 4 (4.40%) SAP
8 2 (2.20%) Twitter
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle
9 1 (1.10%) New Relic
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