Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 103 79
Rank change year-on-year +12 -24 +3
Contract jobs citing LAMP 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.26% 0.13% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.41% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Birmingham median daily rate £430 £438 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +40.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £381 £311 £280
90th Percentile £479 £554 £325
West Midlands median daily rate £281 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -19.64% +16.67% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 - -

LAMP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 393 492 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.06% 32.76% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 317 189
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.78%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £257
90th Percentile £523 £518 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 20 November 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 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Squid
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (25.00%) Postfix
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) NEC
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN

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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) GSM
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) PABX
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 7
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
1 1 (25.00%) Postfix
1 1 (25.00%) Samba
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
1 1 (25.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) NEC