The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for LAMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.78% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 3.76% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £400 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +27.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £328 £344
% change year-on-year +0.76% -4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.25

LAMP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 176 133 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.72% 20.62% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 93 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing LAMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in Birmingham

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAMP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Birmingham

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Birmingham

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) JBoss
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
4 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) WebLogic

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) LAMP Developer
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JDBC
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft