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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 132 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing LAMP 9 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 1.75% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Median daily rate £388 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £256 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £333 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.61%
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
745 570 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.54% 22.50% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 353 348
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +0.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Warwickshire +2 4 £419 +34.00%
Staffordshire -3 2 £438 +59.09% 1
Birmingham -11 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Solihull - 1 £325 -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 15 (88.24%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Web Development
3 7 (41.18%) MySQL
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Drupal
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Apache
7 3 (17.65%) SEO
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Apache Solr
7 3 (17.65%) Drush
7 3 (17.65%) API Integration
7 3 (17.65%) PaaS
7 3 (17.65%) GitHub
8 2 (11.76%) CSS3
8 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) jQuery
8 2 (11.76%) WordPress
8 2 (11.76%) CMS
8 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.76%) Java
9 1 (5.88%) Perl
9 1 (5.88%) Oracle
9 1 (5.88%) WebLogic

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 5 (29.41%) Drupal
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Apache Solr
3 2 (11.76%) CMS
3 2 (11.76%) WordPress
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) GitHub
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) PhpStorm
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) PHP Developer
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (11.76%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (11.76%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Deployment Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead PHP Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Magento Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (5.88%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Tester
7 1 (5.88%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) Drush
3 2 (11.76%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) JDBC
4 1 (5.88%) Laravel
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) React
4 1 (5.88%) Redux
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Symfony
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) API Integration
3 3 (17.65%) SEO
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP 5
4 1 (5.88%) PHP 7
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Plesk
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) AppDynamics
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.88%) Zend