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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 136 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-51 0
Contract jobs citing LAMP 11 57 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 1.78% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 6.71% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 36 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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%
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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
857 849 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.14% 26.56% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 555 400
Average daily rate £369 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 15 16
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -35.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.80 £16.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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
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 27 August 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -2 9 £450 +50.00%
Cornwall - 1 £350 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (52.17%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) PHP
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (34.78%) VPN
3 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) SSL
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Nmap
3 8 (34.78%) VLAN
3 8 (34.78%) Wireshark
3 8 (34.78%) Metasploit
3 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (34.78%) VirtualBox
3 8 (34.78%) Cyber Security
3 8 (34.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (34.78%) DDoS Mitigation
4 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 7 (30.43%) Network Security
4 7 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (30.43%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) IPsec
5 6 (26.09%) QA
5 6 (26.09%) Symfony
5 6 (26.09%) Magento
6 5 (21.74%) HTML5

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) WordPress
2 3 (13.04%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
1 8 (34.78%) VPN
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
1 8 (34.78%) SSL
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) VLAN
1 8 (34.78%) Wireshark
2 7 (30.43%) Network Security
2 7 (30.43%) IPsec
2 7 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Metasploit
2 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) Symfony
3 5 (21.74%) HTML5
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) CSS3
5 2 (8.70%) Laravel
5 2 (8.70%) Doctrine
5 2 (8.70%) Yii
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) XHTML
6 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Cyber Security
1 8 (34.78%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) OO PHP
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PHP
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
1 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (34.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
1 2 (8.70%) Zend
2 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco