Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 22 February 2018 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 28 27
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing LAMP 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.43% 1.79% 2.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.08% 6.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Watford median daily rate £450 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £339 £270
% change year-on-year +32.84% +25.46% -22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 148 61 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 40.00% 27.35% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 36
Watford median daily rate £425 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.43% +5.16%
10th Percentile £326 £170 £294
90th Percentile £545 £569 £494
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Watford median hourly rate - - £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.61 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -63.71% +41.51% -29.33%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in Watford

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Watford

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in Watford over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) Magento
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) OO PHP
3 7 (77.78%) OO
4 5 (55.56%) Apache
4 5 (55.56%) MySQL
4 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Zend
5 4 (44.44%) nginx
5 4 (44.44%) Vagrant
5 4 (44.44%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
6 3 (33.33%) XHTML
6 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (33.33%) XSL
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) Open Source
7 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 2 (22.22%) OOP
8 1 (11.11%) Service Management
8 1 (11.11%) ITSM
8 1 (11.11%) Mentoring

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 5 (55.56%) Apache
2 4 (44.44%) nginx
Business Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Magento Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (33.33%) XHTML
2 3 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) OO
2 7 (77.78%) OO PHP
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Zend