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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 140 113 112
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -1
Contract jobs citing LAMP 4 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.75% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 2.95% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Median daily rate £325 £250 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £250 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
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
700 677 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.43% 25.25% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 445 334
Median daily rate £388 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing LAMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +13 1 £300 -
Birmingham -3 1 £325 +30.00% 7
Worcestershire -5 1 £425 - 3
Coventry -8 1 - - 2
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 10 (90.91%) MySQL
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) PaaS
2 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
3 4 (36.36%) PHP
4 3 (27.27%) Apache
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) HTTP
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) Network Security

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (63.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) VMware