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 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 138 97
Rank change year-on-year +26 -41  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 5 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.067% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.26% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 15
Median daily rate £388 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +53.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £335 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £415 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 501 762 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.51% 25.52% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 491 345
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 - 2 £424 - 4
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £275 - 3
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 15 (100.00%) PHP
2 14 (93.33%) MySQL
3 10 (66.67%) RESTful
4 7 (46.67%) Apache
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) Laravel
7 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Google
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Google Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) MVC
8 2 (13.33%) OO
8 2 (13.33%) Subversion
8 2 (13.33%) PHP 5
8 2 (13.33%) PHPUnit
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) OO PHP
8 2 (13.33%) beanstalkd
8 2 (13.33%) AdWords
8 2 (13.33%) Redis
8 2 (13.33%) CSS3
9 1 (6.67%) AngularJS

LAMP
Co-occurring 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 7 (46.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) AdWords
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
1 14 (93.33%) PHP Developer
2 4 (26.67%) MySQL Developer
2 4 (26.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) HTML Developer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) LAMP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) RESTful
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Laravel
4 3 (20.00%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) beanstalkd
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
6 1 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Analytics
1 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) OO
2 2 (13.33%) OO PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) API Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PHP 5
4 1 (6.67%) ES6
4 1 (6.67%) PHP 7
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Google
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago