The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 102 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 9 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.69% 0.34% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 1.19% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 17
Median daily rate £270 £300 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £334 £348
% change year-on-year -1.12% -3.95%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 464 503 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.66% 28.34% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 244
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Manchester

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Manchester

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Salford - 1 - -
LAMP
North West

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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

1 20 (95.24%) PHP
2 19 (90.48%) MySQL
3 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
4 11 (52.38%) Apache
5 9 (42.86%) WordPress
6 8 (38.10%) Adobe
6 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
6 8 (38.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (33.33%) OOP
7 7 (33.33%) OO
7 7 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (28.57%) RESTful
8 6 (28.57%) Zend
8 6 (28.57%) Zend Framework
8 6 (28.57%) OOD
8 6 (28.57%) Web Design
8 6 (28.57%) SaaS
9 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (14.29%) jQuery
10 2 (9.52%) HTML5
10 2 (9.52%) Sass
10 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (9.52%) SOAP
10 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 1 (4.76%) Python
11 1 (4.76%) Perl
11 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
11 1 (4.76%) XML

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (52.38%) Apache
2 9 (42.86%) WordPress
3 1 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (90.48%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Grunt
1 1 (4.76%) gulp
1 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.76%) PhpStorm
1 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 18 (85.71%) PHP Developer
3 9 (42.86%) MySQL Developer
3 9 (42.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 8 (38.10%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 8 (38.10%) WordPress Developer
5 7 (33.33%) LAMP Developer
6 6 (28.57%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior LAMP Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (28.57%) RESTful
3 6 (28.57%) Zend Framework
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) Sass
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) Compass CSS Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Laravel
6 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (4.76%) LESS
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.76%) WSDL
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) OO
1 7 (33.33%) OOP
2 6 (28.57%) OOD
2 6 (28.57%) Web Design
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) PHP
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Plesk
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Adobe
2 6 (28.57%) Zend
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat