The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 78 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.44% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 1.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 221 270 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.64% 29.44% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 210 182
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Cheshire

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Cheshire

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Chester - 1 £375 - 2
LAMP
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) Front End Development
3 4 (57.14%) Modular Programming
3 4 (57.14%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (57.14%) AMQP
3 4 (57.14%) Magento
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Subversion
3 4 (57.14%) Zend
3 4 (57.14%) Zend Framework
3 4 (57.14%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (57.14%) Web Application Development
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) B2B
3 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (14.29%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) AMQP
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 2 (28.57%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 4 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (14.29%) gulp
3 1 (14.29%) webpack
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) PHP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (57.14%) Zend Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) Laravel
4 1 (14.29%) React
4 1 (14.29%) Sass
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Front End Development
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) B2B
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Modular Programming
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) OOP
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Web Application Development
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
1 2 (28.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Zend
2 2 (28.57%) AppSense
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) VMware