Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 208 227
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19 -65
Contract jobs citing LAMP 15 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.04% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 10
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £275 £298 £304
90th Percentile £419 £418 £487
England median daily rate £365 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% -13.50% +102.02%

LAMP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1792 1927 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.53% 27.95% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1218 1350 1268
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +17.99%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 66
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.40 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.85 £45.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 6 £325 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £375 -
Merseyside +6 1 £400 +23.08%
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 14 (93.33%) PHP
2 9 (60.00%) MySQL
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) jQuery
3 8 (53.33%) WordPress
3 8 (53.33%) HTML5
3 8 (53.33%) CSS3
4 7 (46.67%) ExpressionEngine
4 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) CMS
4 7 (46.67%) React
5 6 (40.00%) Front End Development
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Web Development
7 4 (26.67%) Unix
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Apache
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (26.67%) Laravel
7 4 (26.67%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (20.00%) webpack
8 3 (20.00%) gulp
8 3 (20.00%) Sass
8 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

LAMP
Co-occurring 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 8 (53.33%) WordPress
2 7 (46.67%) CMS
2 7 (46.67%) ExpressionEngine
3 4 (26.67%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) nginx
5 1 (6.67%) Drupal
5 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) gulp
2 3 (20.00%) webpack
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Grunt
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Web Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) CSS3
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
1 8 (53.33%) HTML5
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
2 7 (46.67%) React
3 4 (26.67%) CodeIgniter
3 4 (26.67%) Laravel
4 3 (20.00%) Sass
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (13.33%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 1 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Secure Coding
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Microservices
7 1 (6.67%) OOP
7 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) PHP
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP 5
3 1 (6.67%) PHP 7
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) NetApp
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.67%) VMware