The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 1.18% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Median daily rate £324 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.38% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £328 £344
% change year-on-year +0.76% -4.72%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 545 676 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.08% 25.09% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 413 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -39.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
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 the West Midlands

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

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham -1 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Shropshire - 3 £275 -
Staffordshire +3 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 4
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
1 16 (84.21%) PHP
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Apache
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) HTML
6 7 (36.84%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) RESTful
8 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
8 5 (26.32%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) Web Development
9 4 (21.05%) Drupal
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Google
9 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (21.05%) Laravel
10 3 (15.79%) PaaS
10 3 (15.79%) HTML5
10 3 (15.79%) Analytics
10 3 (15.79%) GitHub
10 3 (15.79%) Drush
10 3 (15.79%) API Integration
10 3 (15.79%) Google Analytics
10 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
10 3 (15.79%) jQuery
10 3 (15.79%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) Web Services
10 3 (15.79%) SEO
11 2 (10.53%) Finance
11 2 (10.53%) Migration

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (63.16%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) Drupal
3 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
4 2 (10.53%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.26%) ColdFusion
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) GitHub
2 3 (15.79%) Google Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) PaaS
3 2 (10.53%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) PHPUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) PHP Developer
3 4 (21.05%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (21.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
4 3 (15.79%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.53%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Deployment Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) RESTful
4 4 (21.05%) Laravel
5 3 (15.79%) Drush
5 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) Ajax
6 2 (10.53%) beanstalkd
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (5.26%) J2EE
7 1 (5.26%) JDBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (21.05%) Web Development
2 3 (15.79%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) API Integration
2 3 (15.79%) SEO
3 2 (10.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) OO
3 2 (10.53%) OO PHP
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) PHP
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PHP 5
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) AppDynamics
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft