The first table below looks at the demand for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 178 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing LAMP 30 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 1.06% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 9
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £24.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+192.78% -39.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1904 1791 1956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.51% 28.15% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1422 1407
Average daily rate £425 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £135.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.62% +321.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LAMP
London

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAMP across the City of London region.

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the City of London region.

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP.

1 32 (84.21%) PHP
2 24 (63.16%) MySQL
3 16 (42.11%) Linux
4 14 (36.84%) Apache
4 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 12 (31.58%) HTML
5 12 (31.58%) Zend
6 11 (28.95%) CSS
7 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 10 (26.32%) Puppet
8 9 (23.68%) Python
8 9 (23.68%) Symfony
8 9 (23.68%) jQuery
9 8 (21.05%) PHP5
9 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.05%) Subversion
9 8 (21.05%) OO
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) MVC
9 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (18.42%) Migration
10 7 (18.42%) TDD
10 7 (18.42%) Ruby
11 6 (15.79%) Ajax
11 6 (15.79%) CentOS
11 6 (15.79%) Perl
11 6 (15.79%) Oracle
12 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
12 5 (13.16%) OO PHP
12 5 (13.16%) Moodle

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (36.84%) Apache
2 5 (13.16%) Moodle
2 5 (13.16%) Drupal
3 4 (10.53%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.26%) WordPress
4 2 (5.26%) Joomla!
4 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.53%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) MRTG
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (63.16%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Subversion
3 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) PHPUnit
4 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 2 (5.26%) Behat
5 1 (2.63%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) PHP Developer
3 6 (15.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) LAMP Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.89%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (5.26%) PHP Programmer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Programmer
6 2 (5.26%) Moodle Developer
7 1 (2.63%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) Symfony
3 9 (23.68%) jQuery
4 6 (15.79%) Ajax
5 5 (13.16%) Web Services
6 4 (10.53%) Zend Framework
6 4 (10.53%) HTML5
6 4 (10.53%) CSS3
7 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
7 3 (7.89%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) XHTML
7 3 (7.89%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (5.26%) Lucene
8 2 (5.26%) CakePHP
8 2 (5.26%) script.aculo.us
8 2 (5.26%) Yii
8 2 (5.26%) Sass
8 2 (5.26%) Ember.js
8 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) VLE
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) E-Learning
3 2 (5.26%) Online Games
3 2 (5.26%) Ergonomics
4 1 (2.63%) Social Network
4 1 (2.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) CentOS
3 5 (13.16%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 3 (7.89%) Debian
4 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (21.05%) OO
1 8 (21.05%) MVC
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) TDD
3 5 (13.16%) OO PHP
3 5 (13.16%) Data Security
3 5 (13.16%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
5 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Data Management
6 2 (5.26%) Logistics
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Web Development
6 2 (5.26%) ERD
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) PHP
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.68%) Python
4 8 (21.05%) PHP5
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby
6 6 (15.79%) Perl
7 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
8 4 (10.53%) Java
9 1 (2.63%) C
9 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) vCloud
2 1 (2.63%) KVM
2 1 (2.63%) Varnish
2 1 (2.63%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (2.63%) Samba
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.89%) Nagios
4 2 (5.26%) Ansible
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Zend
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) New Relic
5 2 (5.26%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.63%) Foundry
6 1 (2.63%) Sencha
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
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