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 23 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 51 71
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.75% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.63% 4.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £363 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -  
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 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 152 116 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.05% 17.42% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 77 117
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -52.23%  
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
Hertford - 1 £313 -
Hatfield - 1 £413 -
LAMP
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 14 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (78.57%) Clustering
2 11 (78.57%) Ruby
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) Perl
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Apache
2 11 (78.57%) Tomcat
2 11 (78.57%) Python
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 11 (78.57%) SSL
2 11 (78.57%) Bash Shell
2 11 (78.57%) LAPP Stack
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
4 8 (57.14%) Puppet
5 7 (50.00%) High Availability
5 7 (50.00%) Salt
5 7 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) RHCE
5 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (42.86%) C
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) DevOps
7 5 (35.71%) C#
7 5 (35.71%) VB

LAMP
Co-occurring 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 11 (78.57%) Apache
1 11 (78.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
1 11 (78.57%) SSL
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (78.57%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Clustering
2 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (50.00%) High Availability
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Human Resource Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Bash Shell
1 11 (78.57%) Java
1 11 (78.57%) Perl
1 11 (78.57%) Python
1 11 (78.57%) Ruby
2 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) C
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) VB
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) RHCE
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 7 (50.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Zend