Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing LAMP 12 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.79% 2.81% 3.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.45% 9.88% 10.00%
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 £331 -
% change year-on-year +35.85% - -
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 161 81 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 37.44% 28.42% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 35 35
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £281 £216 £294
90th Percentile £593 £525 £465
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £35.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £41.13 £20.94
% change year-on-year - +96.44% -49.55%

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 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Watford region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (91.67%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) OO
4 9 (75.00%) Magento
5 8 (66.67%) Apache
5 8 (66.67%) MySQL
5 8 (66.67%) Linux
6 7 (58.33%) nginx
6 7 (58.33%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (58.33%) OO PHP
7 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (41.67%) Zend
8 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (33.33%) Vagrant
9 4 (33.33%) HTML
9 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (33.33%) CSS
10 3 (25.00%) DNA
10 3 (25.00%) XHTML
10 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (25.00%) Mercurial
10 3 (25.00%) Puppet
10 3 (25.00%) Yii
10 3 (25.00%) Laravel
10 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
10 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (25.00%) Games

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 8 (66.67%) Apache
2 7 (58.33%) nginx
3 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) Magento Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Lead Developer
4 3 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Laravel
3 3 (25.00%) Symfony
3 3 (25.00%) XHTML
3 3 (25.00%) XSL
3 3 (25.00%) Yii
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) MVC
2 10 (83.33%) OO
3 7 (58.33%) OO PHP
4 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) DNA
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) OOP
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) ITSM
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Zend