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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 88 82 117
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +35
Contract jobs citing LAMP 54 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.04% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.51% 3.96% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 3
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£400 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -
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% -
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
829 581 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.19% 26.30% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 394 347
Average daily rate £338 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £14.07 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +12 38 £400 +45.45% 6
Wiltshire -23 6 £300 +20.00% 3
Gloucestershire -20 4 £300 +33.33% 2
Somerset -8 3 £288 -39.47% 4
Dorset - 2 £338 - 3
Devon - - - - 1
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 71 (74.74%) PHP
2 59 (62.11%) MySQL
3 55 (57.89%) Linux
4 49 (51.58%) Ruby
5 47 (49.47%) Red Hat
6 43 (45.26%) Puppet
6 43 (45.26%) DevOps
7 40 (42.11%) Java
8 38 (40.00%) Apache
9 36 (37.89%) CentOS
10 35 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (36.84%) Bash Shell
11 34 (35.79%) VMware
12 32 (33.68%) Firewall
13 31 (32.63%) Perl
13 31 (32.63%) nginx
14 29 (30.53%) CSS
15 28 (29.47%) Debian
15 28 (29.47%) Ubuntu
16 27 (28.42%) VPN
17 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
17 26 (27.37%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (26.32%) XenServer
18 25 (26.32%) Jenkins
19 24 (25.26%) Samba
20 23 (24.21%) HTML
20 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
21 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
22 19 (20.00%) Postfix

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (40.00%) Apache
2 31 (32.63%) nginx
3 15 (15.79%) Confluence
4 13 (13.68%) MediaWiki
5 8 (8.42%) Tomcat
5 8 (8.42%) CMS
6 5 (5.26%) Drupal
7 4 (4.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (3.16%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (3.16%) WordPress
8 3 (3.16%) IIS
9 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.11%) MQSeries
9 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 2 (2.11%) Escenic
9 2 (2.11%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.58%) Amazon S3
3 9 (9.47%) SaaS
4 6 (6.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (33.68%) Firewall
2 27 (28.42%) VPN
3 18 (18.95%) LAN
3 18 (18.95%) WAN
4 16 (16.84%) LDAP
5 15 (15.79%) Network Security
6 14 (14.74%) IPv6
7 13 (13.68%) OSPF
7 13 (13.68%) BGP
7 13 (13.68%) EIGRP
7 13 (13.68%) IPsec
8 1 (1.05%) Internet
8 1 (1.05%) SMTP
8 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (62.11%) MySQL
2 18 (18.95%) Relational Database
3 13 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) Big Data
6 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
2 25 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 18 (18.95%) Hudson
4 15 (15.79%) JIRA
5 13 (13.68%) Subversion
6 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.16%) Selenium
8 1 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.21%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Electronics
5 3 (3.16%) Back Office
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 18 (18.95%) PHP Developer
5 17 (17.89%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 9 (9.47%) Administrator
8 8 (8.42%) Java Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (7.37%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (6.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (5.26%) Programmer
12 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (3.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 3 (3.16%) WordPress Developer
13 3 (3.16%) Head of Software Engineering
13 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.16%) Analyst
13 3 (3.16%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.53%) CSS
2 23 (24.21%) HTML
3 18 (18.95%) jQuery
4 15 (15.79%) Web Services
5 13 (13.68%) HTML5
6 11 (11.58%) CSS3
6 11 (11.58%) .NET
7 8 (8.42%) Spring
7 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.32%) Servlets
9 5 (5.26%) ADO.NET
9 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.26%) Ajax
9 5 (5.26%) XML
10 4 (4.21%) J2EE
10 4 (4.21%) SOAP
11 3 (3.16%) Symfony
11 3 (3.16%) Zend Framework
11 3 (3.16%) REST
11 3 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Open Source
2 13 (13.68%) Wiki
3 5 (5.26%) Social Media
4 4 (4.21%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.21%) DTV
5 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.89%) Linux
2 36 (37.89%) CentOS
3 28 (29.47%) Ubuntu
3 28 (29.47%) Debian
4 14 (14.74%) Windows
5 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (12.63%) UNIX
7 6 (6.32%) Fedora
8 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.11%) SUSE
10 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.26%) DevOps
2 35 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (16.84%) Scrum
5 15 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (14.74%) TDD
7 13 (13.68%) Data Modelling
8 12 (12.63%) Configuration Management
8 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
8 12 (12.63%) Build Automation
8 12 (12.63%) Load Balancing
9 9 (9.47%) OO
10 8 (8.42%) Migration
11 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.32%) OOP
13 5 (5.26%) Project Management
13 5 (5.26%) Content Management
13 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 4 (4.21%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 71 (74.74%) PHP
2 49 (51.58%) Ruby
3 40 (42.11%) Java
4 35 (36.84%) Bash Shell
5 31 (32.63%) Perl
6 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
7 18 (18.95%) SQL
7 18 (18.95%) Python
8 10 (10.53%) PHP5
9 8 (8.42%) C#
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
11 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.05%) VB6
11 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) CCNA
2 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 25 (26.32%) XenServer
2 24 (25.26%) Samba
3 19 (20.00%) Postfix
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (45.26%) Puppet
2 26 (27.37%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (16.84%) ZABBIX
4 15 (15.79%) Salt
5 10 (10.53%) Cacti
5 10 (10.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Red Hat
2 34 (35.79%) VMware
3 17 (17.89%) Citrix
4 10 (10.53%) Percona
5 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.21%) SAP
6 4 (4.21%) Zend
6 4 (4.21%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.11%) JBoss
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle
7 2 (2.11%) Twitter
8 1 (1.05%) Google
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago