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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 114 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing LAMP 17 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.085% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.49% 0.34% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
- +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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
684 585 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.55% 24.87% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 327 214
Average daily rate £340 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Bromwich - 10 £225 -
Birmingham -2 2 £250 -28.57% 3
Coventry - 2 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) PHP
2 18 (90.00%) MySQL
3 17 (85.00%) CSS
3 17 (85.00%) HTML
4 13 (65.00%) Joomla!
5 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (60.00%) Linux
6 11 (55.00%) WordPress
7 9 (45.00%) jQuery
8 8 (40.00%) CMS
9 7 (35.00%) Web Development
9 7 (35.00%) HTML5
10 6 (30.00%) CSS3
10 6 (30.00%) New Media
10 6 (30.00%) Google
11 5 (25.00%) Plesk
12 4 (20.00%) Web Design
13 2 (10.00%) Ajax
13 2 (10.00%) Symfony
13 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
13 2 (10.00%) MVC
13 2 (10.00%) Apache
13 2 (10.00%) XHTML
14 1 (5.00%) CRM
14 1 (5.00%) LAN
14 1 (5.00%) WAN
14 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
14 1 (5.00%) Python
14 1 (5.00%) Perl
14 1 (5.00%) Java

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) Joomla!
2 11 (55.00%) WordPress
3 8 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (10.00%) Apache
5 1 (5.00%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) LAMP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) CSS
1 17 (85.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) jQuery
3 7 (35.00%) HTML5
4 6 (30.00%) CSS3
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) Symfony
5 2 (10.00%) XHTML
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Web Development
2 4 (20.00%) Web Design
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) PHP
2 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Samba
1 1 (5.00%) iptables
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Plesk
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Zend