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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 129 85 112
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +27
Contract jobs citing LAMP 13 50 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 1.71% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 6.52% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 38 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £71.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-37.67% +192.78%
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
768 767 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.44% 26.28% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 478 386
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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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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 -22 8 £375 +22.44% 5
Devon - 1 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 4
Gloucestershire - - - - 4
Somerset - - - - 6
Wiltshire - - - - 4
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 22 (64.71%) MySQL
3 18 (52.94%) Linux
4 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 16 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 15 (44.12%) HTML
7 14 (41.18%) CSS
8 13 (38.24%) Symfony
9 12 (35.29%) Apache
10 11 (32.35%) CentOS
11 10 (29.41%) HTML5
11 10 (29.41%) TDD
11 10 (29.41%) Ruby
11 10 (29.41%) Red Hat
12 9 (26.47%) OO
12 9 (26.47%) OO PHP
12 9 (26.47%) JIRA
12 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (26.47%) PHP5
13 8 (23.53%) Ubuntu
13 8 (23.53%) XenServer
13 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
13 8 (23.53%) DevOps
13 8 (23.53%) Salt
13 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (23.53%) Puppet
13 8 (23.53%) Hudson
13 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
13 8 (23.53%) LDAP

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (35.29%) Apache
2 7 (20.59%) Drupal
3 6 (17.65%) nginx
4 5 (14.71%) Confluence
4 5 (14.71%) MediaWiki
5 4 (11.76%) WordPress
6 3 (8.82%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Magento
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) LDAP
1 8 (23.53%) LAN
1 8 (23.53%) WAN
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) IPsec
2 5 (14.71%) Network Security
2 5 (14.71%) VPN
2 5 (14.71%) IPv6
2 5 (14.71%) OSPF
2 5 (14.71%) BGP
2 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (64.71%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 9 (26.47%) JIRA
3 8 (23.53%) Hudson
3 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.71%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Developer
2 19 (55.88%) PHP Developer
3 8 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Magento Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (5.88%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) PHP Magento Developer
8 1 (2.94%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) HTML
2 14 (41.18%) CSS
3 13 (38.24%) Symfony
4 10 (29.41%) HTML5
5 7 (20.59%) CSS3
6 5 (14.71%) XML
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) JSON
7 4 (11.76%) Doctrine
7 4 (11.76%) Memcached
7 4 (11.76%) jQuery
7 4 (11.76%) RESTful
8 3 (8.82%) Yii
9 2 (5.88%) Spring
9 2 (5.88%) Servlets
10 1 (2.94%) XHTML
10 1 (2.94%) Ajax
10 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Wiki
2 3 (8.82%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.88%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) CentOS
3 8 (23.53%) Ubuntu
4 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.71%) Debian
5 4 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (5.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) TDD
3 9 (26.47%) OO
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (26.47%) OO PHP
4 8 (23.53%) DevOps
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
6 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (14.71%) Database Theory
7 5 (14.71%) Relational Database Theory
7 5 (14.71%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (14.71%) Build Automation
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) OOP
10 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 10 (29.41%) Ruby
4 9 (26.47%) PHP5
5 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 8 (23.53%) Perl
6 7 (20.59%) Java
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNA
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Samba
1 8 (23.53%) XenServer
2 5 (14.71%) iptables
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Puppet
1 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (23.53%) Salt
2 5 (14.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
2 8 (23.53%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) Zend
3 4 (11.76%) New Relic
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Google