Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 158 191
Rank change year-on-year -14 +33 -35
Contract jobs citing LAMP 21 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 1.32% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 9
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +11.15% +30.00%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £284
90th Percentile £488 £460 £378
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -23.81% -

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 1,465 1,057 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.88% 24.50% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 704 904
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £508
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% +8.33% -18.49%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £18.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.18 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -16 6 £475 +18.75% 8
Warwickshire +2 4 £306 +2.08% 3
Worcestershire - 1 £450 - 10
Solihull - 1 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (76.19%) MySQL
2 13 (61.90%) PHP
3 12 (57.14%) Apache
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (33.33%) RESTful
5 6 (28.57%) Open Source
5 6 (28.57%) SSL
5 6 (28.57%) Unix
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (19.05%) Nessus
7 4 (19.05%) Squid
7 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (19.05%) IIS
7 4 (19.05%) CSS
7 4 (19.05%) HTML

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 12 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) JBoss
2 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) CMS
3 2 (9.52%) GlassFish
3 2 (9.52%) nginx
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.76%) Drupal
4 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) GitHub
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) SSL
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) MPLS
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
4 4 (19.05%) VoIP
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) FTP
6 1 (4.76%) GSM
6 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
6 1 (4.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.76%) CircleCI
4 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) PHP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (9.52%) LAMP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Ajax
3 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 3 (14.29%) CSS3
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
3 3 (14.29%) LDAP
4 2 (9.52%) CGI
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) jQuery
4 2 (9.52%) JSON
4 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (9.52%) Memcached
4 2 (9.52%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) Symfony
4 2 (9.52%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (4.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (9.52%) Wiki
2 1 (4.76%) Blog
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) CentOS
6 2 (9.52%) Debian
6 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security Management
3 3 (14.29%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Operations
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) PHP
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) Perl
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) RHCE
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Squid
2 3 (14.29%) Samba
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) iptables
3 2 (9.52%) NFS
3 2 (9.52%) Varnish
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Xen
4 1 (4.76%) Docker
4 1 (4.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nessus
2 3 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
3 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 2 (9.52%) WMI
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.76%) Nmap
4 1 (4.76%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) AppDynamics
3 2 (9.52%) Dynatrace
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Splunk
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) WSO2
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) NEC