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 27 June 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.

LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% - 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.71% - 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 175 241 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.56% 29.14% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 180 121
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) API Integration
5 1 (16.67%) SOLID

LAMP
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) PHP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) LAMP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) API Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) SOLID
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PHP