The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 107 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing LAMP 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 0.81% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
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£363 £235 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.25% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £223 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £247 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+136.66% +10.09%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
589 493 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.58% 24.07% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 290 311
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAMP across the West Midlands region.

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the West Midlands region.

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Staffordshire - 7 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (84.21%) PHP
1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
1 16 (84.21%) Apache
2 14 (73.68%) MVC
3 11 (57.89%) HTML
4 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (52.63%) CSS
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
5 8 (42.11%) XML
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) IIS
5 8 (42.11%) Ajax
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (42.11%) Taxonomies
5 8 (42.11%) Blog
5 8 (42.11%) Drupal
5 8 (42.11%) PHP5
5 8 (42.11%) jQuery
5 8 (42.11%) Time Management
5 8 (42.11%) Social Media
5 8 (42.11%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (42.11%) Web Application Development
5 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (36.84%) User Experience
6 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (31.58%) Zend

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (84.21%) Apache
2 8 (42.11%) IIS
2 8 (42.11%) Drupal
3 2 (10.53%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
2 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Hudson
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 7 (36.84%) PHP Developer
3 5 (26.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (26.32%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Junior
4 3 (15.79%) Junior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Junior PHP Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Magento Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Graduate PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Graduate
6 1 (5.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) Ajax
3 8 (42.11%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) Yii
5 1 (5.26%) XHTML
5 1 (5.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Taxonomies
1 8 (42.11%) Blog
1 8 (42.11%) Social Media
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
2 2 (10.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) MVC
2 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (42.11%) Time Management
2 8 (42.11%) Web Application Development
3 5 (26.32%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) PHP5
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (31.58%) Zend
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago