The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 49 69 45
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.24% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.64% 0.92% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £200 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +106.25% -50.00%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 218 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 26.82% 37.46% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 155 68
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.07%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in South Wales

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the South Wales 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
Cardiff +27 6 £475 +137.50%
LAMP
Wales

LAMP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) Apache
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) OOP
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
3 6 (66.67%) Ajax
3 6 (66.67%) Web Development
3 6 (66.67%) Zend
3 6 (66.67%) Zend Framework
3 6 (66.67%) CSS3
3 6 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (66.67%) Sass
3 6 (66.67%) Front End Development
3 6 (66.67%) Web Design
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
5 3 (33.33%) SOLID
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) SSH
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) iPad
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (100.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 6 (66.67%) PHP Zend Developer
3 5 (55.56%) PHP Web Developer
3 5 (55.56%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) HTML5
1 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 6 (66.67%) Ajax
2 6 (66.67%) CSS3
2 6 (66.67%) Sass
2 6 (66.67%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) OOP
2 6 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 6 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (66.67%) Web Design
2 6 (66.67%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) SOLID
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Zend