The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 50 54 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.35% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 2.68% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £413 £270 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.77% -13.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £328 £348
% change year-on-year - -5.75%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 170 149 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.72% 21.78% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 120
Median daily rate £360 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Hertfordshire

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Hertfordshire

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hatfield - 4 £413 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
LAMP
East of England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
1 21 (100.00%) Apache
2 18 (85.71%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (80.95%) MySQL
4 15 (71.43%) Java
4 15 (71.43%) Perl
4 15 (71.43%) Python
4 15 (71.43%) Ruby
5 14 (66.67%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (57.14%) Puppet
7 10 (47.62%) Bash Shell
7 10 (47.62%) nginx
7 10 (47.62%) VMware
7 10 (47.62%) Clustering
7 10 (47.62%) Firewall
7 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
7 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
7 10 (47.62%) DNS
7 10 (47.62%) SSL
7 10 (47.62%) Nagios
7 10 (47.62%) DHCP
7 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (47.62%) DevOps
8 9 (42.86%) SQL
8 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 9 (42.86%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (38.10%) Cisco
10 6 (28.57%) RHCE
10 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
10 6 (28.57%) PHP

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 21 (100.00%) Apache
2 10 (47.62%) nginx
2 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
3 4 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (4.76%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DHCP
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
1 10 (47.62%) SSL
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (80.95%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (23.81%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XHTML
3 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps
2 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Human Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
1 15 (71.43%) Perl
1 15 (71.43%) Python
1 15 (71.43%) Ruby
2 10 (47.62%) Bash Shell
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) C
4 6 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (19.05%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) RHCE
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) Puppet
2 10 (47.62%) Nagios
2 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (28.57%) Salt
4 5 (23.81%) Ansible
5 2 (9.52%) Graphite
5 2 (9.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Zend