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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 112 97 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing LAMP 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 1.62% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£210 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £369 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
- +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £30.00
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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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
640 555 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.55% 26.59% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 347 343
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 23
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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
Worcestershire - 4 £145 - 2
Birmingham -6 2 £275 - 5
Coventry -1 1 - -
Staffordshire -4 1 £313 +25.00% 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
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LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (84.62%) PHP
2 9 (69.23%) MySQL
3 8 (61.54%) Apache
4 7 (53.85%) MVC
5 6 (46.15%) Zend
6 5 (38.46%) Yii
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) OO
6 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) Linux
9 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (15.38%) Node.js
9 2 (15.38%) Magento
10 1 (7.69%) User Experience
10 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (7.69%) DevOps
10 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (7.69%) Firewall
10 1 (7.69%) Ruby
10 1 (7.69%) Ajax
10 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
10 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
10 1 (7.69%) Web Services
10 1 (7.69%) XML
10 1 (7.69%) SQL Server

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (61.54%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) nginx
3 1 (7.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) PHP Developer
3 5 (38.46%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (38.46%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Junior
4 3 (23.08%) Junior Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Junior PHP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Graduate PHP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Graduate
5 2 (15.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Magento Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Yii
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
4 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.69%) Symfony
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
1 1 (7.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) PHP5
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Samba
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) VMware