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 28 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 99 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.11% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.45% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £295 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -3.40% +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 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 426 448 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.43% 25.20% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1231 962
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in Manchester

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 12 (92.31%) PHP
2 11 (84.62%) MySQL
3 9 (69.23%) WordPress
4 8 (61.54%) HTML
4 8 (61.54%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) Photoshop
5 6 (46.15%) Adobe
5 6 (46.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) Grunt
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) OO
8 2 (15.38%) Drupal
8 2 (15.38%) Sass
8 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 2 (15.38%) CMS
9 1 (7.69%) Replication
9 1 (7.69%) Clustering
9 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (7.69%) Change Management
9 1 (7.69%) MVC
9 1 (7.69%) Workflow
9 1 (7.69%) Finance
9 1 (7.69%) Web Development
9 1 (7.69%) JIRA

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Co-occurring 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 9 (69.23%) WordPress
2 3 (23.08%) Apache
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) Drupal
4 1 (7.69%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 6 (46.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Grunt
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) gulp
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) MySQL Developer
2 6 (46.15%) PHP Developer
2 6 (46.15%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 6 (46.15%) PHP WordPress Developer
2 6 (46.15%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (15.38%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Magento Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) Sass
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
4 1 (7.69%) LESS
4 1 (7.69%) React
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
1 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
1 2 (15.38%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) MVC
2 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
2 1 (7.69%) OOP
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
2 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PHP
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat