Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 156 201
Rank change year-on-year -27 +45 -55
Contract jobs citing LAMP 21 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 1.81% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 11
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -5.36% +40.00%
10th Percentile £212 £163 £288
90th Percentile £475 £475 £438
England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% - -
England median hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -18.97% -37.63% -

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 1,542 1,103 1,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.36% 24.58% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 719 1,007
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £573 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.58 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 5 £250 -37.50% 6
Warwickshire 0 2 £313 +68.92% 1
Solihull - 2 £400 -
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £450 - 6
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) PHP
1 16 (76.19%) MySQL
2 10 (47.62%) Apache
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) RESTful
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) CSS
5 6 (28.57%) HTML
5 6 (28.57%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) DNS
5 6 (28.57%) SSL
5 6 (28.57%) Open Source
5 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) WAN
7 4 (19.05%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (19.05%) Nessus
7 4 (19.05%) Squid

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 10 (47.62%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) nginx
3 2 (9.52%) Drupal
3 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (9.52%) GlassFish
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) GitHub
2 2 (9.52%) Linode
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) SSL
2 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
4 2 (9.52%) SSH
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (4.76%) PABX
5 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
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 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
3 2 (9.52%) CircleCI
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) PHP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) RESTful
2 6 (28.57%) CSS
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 3 (14.29%) CSS3
4 3 (14.29%) LDAP
4 3 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (9.52%) Ajax
5 2 (9.52%) CGI
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 2 (9.52%) Memcached
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
5 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (9.52%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (9.52%) Wiki
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) CentOS
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Debian
4 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security Management
4 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (14.29%) Security Management
4 3 (14.29%) Server Hardening
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Operations
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) PHP
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
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%) Docker
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%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nessus
2 3 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
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%) Nmap
4 1 (4.76%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) Google
3 2 (9.52%) Splunk
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) WSO2
3 2 (9.52%) Zend
4 1 (4.76%) NEC