Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 161 196
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 -35
Contract jobs citing LAMP 14 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 2.15% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 14
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £190 £169 £288
90th Percentile £475 £425 £482
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.95 -
England median hourly rate - £29.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year - -32.95% -13.50%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,583 1,254 1,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.46% 25.53% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 827 951
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £476 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%
10th Percentile £28.80 £14.31 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.31 £42.35 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 4 £288 -28.13% 9
Solihull +3 2 £400 +10.34%
West Bromwich - 2 £200 -
Warwickshire 0 1 £313 +68.92%
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 13 (92.86%) MySQL
3 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (42.86%) HTML5
5 6 (42.86%) jQuery
6 5 (35.71%) Laravel
6 5 (35.71%) CMS
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (28.57%) Apache
7 4 (28.57%) RESTful
7 4 (28.57%) WordPress
8 3 (21.43%) JSON
8 3 (21.43%) Ajax
8 3 (21.43%) nginx
8 3 (21.43%) GitHub
8 3 (21.43%) Sass
8 3 (21.43%) LESS
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) CSS3
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) User Experience
8 3 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (14.29%) Linode
9 2 (14.29%) CircleCI

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 5 (35.71%) CMS
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 4 (28.57%) WordPress
3 3 (21.43%) nginx
4 2 (14.29%) Drupal
4 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (14.29%) Joomla!
4 2 (14.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Extranet
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
1 2 (14.29%) SSH
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) CircleCI
3 1 (7.14%) PhpStorm
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Lead PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
3 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (35.71%) Laravel
3 5 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
5 3 (21.43%) Ajax
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (21.43%) LESS
5 3 (21.43%) Sass
6 2 (14.29%) Node.js
6 2 (14.29%) Symfony
6 2 (14.29%) WAMP
7 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (7.14%) LINQ
7 1 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) New Media
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps
1 3 (21.43%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) SEO
2 2 (14.29%) Server Hardening
2 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) API Development
3 1 (7.14%) API Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source Development
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) PHP
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) cPanel
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (14.29%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Google
1 2 (14.29%) Zend
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat