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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 124 104 105
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing LAMP 10 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 1.45% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 5.37% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 6
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£450 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £425 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 -
LAMP
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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
758 801 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.21% 27.03% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 558 318
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £15.80 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -13 8 £475 +11.76% 6
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (80.77%) PHP
2 15 (57.69%) MySQL
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
4 10 (38.46%) HTML
4 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) CSS
6 8 (30.77%) PHP5
7 7 (26.92%) Symfony
7 7 (26.92%) Drupal
8 6 (23.08%) CentOS
8 6 (23.08%) Ruby
8 6 (23.08%) Magento
8 6 (23.08%) HTML5
8 6 (23.08%) Apache
8 6 (23.08%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Firewall
9 5 (19.23%) IPsec
9 5 (19.23%) VPN
9 5 (19.23%) JIRA
9 5 (19.23%) Network Security
10 4 (15.38%) Database Theory
10 4 (15.38%) Relational Database Theory
10 4 (15.38%) iptables
10 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
10 4 (15.38%) DevOps

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (26.92%) Drupal
2 6 (23.08%) Apache
3 4 (15.38%) Confluence
3 4 (15.38%) nginx
3 4 (15.38%) MediaWiki
4 3 (11.54%) WordPress
5 2 (7.69%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Magento
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
1 5 (19.23%) IPsec
1 5 (19.23%) VPN
1 5 (19.23%) Network Security
2 4 (15.38%) IPv6
2 4 (15.38%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
2 4 (15.38%) OSPF
2 4 (15.38%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Redis
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 4 (15.38%) Hudson
3 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Magento Developer
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (11.54%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (7.69%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 9 (34.62%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) Symfony
4 6 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (11.54%) Yii
5 3 (11.54%) CSS3
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) Doctrine
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 2 (7.69%) Servlets
6 2 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (3.85%) XHTML
7 1 (3.85%) RESTful
7 1 (3.85%) Memcached
7 1 (3.85%) JSON
7 1 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 4 (15.38%) Wiki
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.69%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) CentOS
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 4 (15.38%) Debian
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Fedora
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Database Theory
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database Theory
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (15.38%) Build Automation
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.54%) OOP
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) OO PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) PHP
2 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) PHP5
4 6 (23.08%) Ruby
4 6 (23.08%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) iptables
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (15.38%) Postfix
1 4 (15.38%) XenServer
1 4 (15.38%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Salt
1 4 (15.38%) ZABBIX
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Zend
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.85%) New Relic