The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
Rank 118 146 132
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 14 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 1.18% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 17
Median daily rate £270 £306 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.83% -3.54%  
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 811 1020 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.41% 26.58% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 680 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the North West

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in the North West

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the North West

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the North West 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
Manchester +15 9 £270 -10.00% 13
Cheshire +29 4 £400 +33.33% 7
Merseyside - 1 £225 - 1
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 26 (96.30%) PHP
2 25 (92.59%) MySQL
3 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 17 (62.96%) Apache
4 16 (59.26%) HTML
4 16 (59.26%) CSS
5 11 (40.74%) OOP
5 11 (40.74%) OO
6 10 (37.04%) Zend
6 10 (37.04%) Zend Framework
7 9 (33.33%) WordPress
8 8 (29.63%) Adobe
8 8 (29.63%) Web Services
8 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
8 8 (29.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (25.93%) jQuery
10 6 (22.22%) RESTful
10 6 (22.22%) SaaS
10 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (22.22%) OOD
10 6 (22.22%) Web Design
11 5 (18.52%) Scrum
11 5 (18.52%) Front End Development
11 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
11 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (14.81%) Kanban
12 4 (14.81%) AMQP
12 4 (14.81%) Magento
12 4 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (62.96%) Apache
2 9 (33.33%) WordPress
3 2 (7.41%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Drupal
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) AMQP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (92.59%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) Grunt
3 1 (3.70%) gulp
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.70%) PhpStorm
3 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 22 (81.48%) PHP Developer
3 9 (33.33%) MySQL Developer
3 9 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 8 (29.63%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 8 (29.63%) WordPress Developer
5 7 (25.93%) LAMP Developer
6 6 (22.22%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.70%) Senior LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) CSS
1 16 (59.26%) HTML
2 10 (37.04%) Zend Framework
3 8 (29.63%) Web Services
4 7 (25.93%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) RESTful
6 4 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (7.41%) HTML5
8 2 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (7.41%) Sass
9 1 (3.70%) .NET
9 1 (3.70%) Ajax
9 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.70%) Compass CSS Framework
9 1 (3.70%) Laravel
9 1 (3.70%) LESS
9 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.70%) WSDL
9 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) OO
1 11 (40.74%) OOP
2 6 (22.22%) OOD
2 6 (22.22%) Web Design
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Front End Development
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) B2B
4 4 (14.81%) Kanban
4 4 (14.81%) Modular Programming
4 4 (14.81%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITSM
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) PHP
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
1 1 (3.70%) MetaFrame
1 1 (3.70%) Varnish
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Plesk
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Zend
2 8 (29.63%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
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