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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 138 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Contract jobs citing LAMP 8 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 1.18% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 4.92% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 32 17
Average daily rate £291 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £341 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £438 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +144.82%
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
834 772 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.74% 23.87% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 511 372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -23 3 £500 +25.00% 5
Dorset +6 2 £243 -28.14% 3
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Somerset +1 1 £308 +6.95%
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) PHP
1 12 (85.71%) MySQL
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Apache
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) Magento
6 3 (21.43%) Zend
6 3 (21.43%) PHP 5
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) PHPUnit
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Behat
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (21.43%) Doctrine
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
7 2 (14.29%) Node.js
7 2 (14.29%) CSS3
7 2 (14.29%) Laravel
7 2 (14.29%) Puppet
7 2 (14.29%) RESTful
7 2 (14.29%) Front End Development

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WordPress
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal
3 1 (7.14%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (7.14%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) PHPUnit
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Grunt
4 1 (7.14%) gulp
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) LAMP Developer
2 4 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Magento Developer
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Perl Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) Behat
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) Doctrine
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) CSS3
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) Laravel
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (7.14%) DOM
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (7.14%) React
4 1 (7.14%) Sass
4 1 (7.14%) Symfony
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OO PHP
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) PHP
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) PHP 5
4 2 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) RHCE
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Zend
2 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Google