The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 373 294 282
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -12
Contract jobs citing LAMP 240 318 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 2.29% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 200
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £365 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +26.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £94.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -59.42%
LAMP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14407 13884 13497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.13% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 9061 8749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 204 264
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in England

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in England

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in England

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in England

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 151 £390 +11.42% 79
South East -24 37 £288 -20.68% 29
Yorkshire -15 18 £325 -0.76% 28
East of England +1 15 £338 -18.18% 11
South West -45 10 £450 +12.50% 17
West Midlands +1 6 £225 -30.76% 6
North West -32 2 £350 +16.66% 7
East Midlands -4 1 £275 -6.77% 15
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 367 (80.31%) PHP
2 291 (63.68%) MySQL
3 211 (46.17%) JavaScript
4 209 (45.73%) HTML
5 204 (44.64%) Linux
6 177 (38.73%) CSS
7 150 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (30.63%) Apache
9 121 (26.48%) Git (software)
10 120 (26.26%) jQuery
11 117 (25.60%) DevOps
12 114 (24.95%) Puppet
13 92 (20.13%) Jenkins
13 92 (20.13%) Python
14 83 (18.16%) HTML5
15 78 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
15 78 (17.07%) OO
15 78 (17.07%) Web Services
15 78 (17.07%) SQL
16 77 (16.85%) Ruby
17 74 (16.19%) Drupal
18 72 (15.75%) Symfony
18 72 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
19 70 (15.32%) MVC
20 68 (14.88%) Perl
21 67 (14.66%) TDD
22 65 (14.22%) Zend
23 60 (13.13%) Java
24 56 (12.25%) Windows

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 140 (30.63%) Apache
2 74 (16.19%) Drupal
3 53 (11.60%) WordPress
4 46 (10.07%) CMS
5 44 (9.63%) Tomcat
6 36 (7.88%) nginx
7 22 (4.81%) Node.js
8 20 (4.38%) JBoss
9 18 (3.94%) Joomla!
10 14 (3.06%) Mule ESB
11 13 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (2.19%) Confluence
13 8 (1.75%) SharePoint
14 7 (1.53%) IIS
15 6 (1.31%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.31%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.88%) MediaWiki
16 4 (0.88%) Moodle
17 3 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
17 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (5.69%) Magento
2 3 (0.66%) Shopify
2 3 (0.66%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 78 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.84%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.97%) SaaS
6 7 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.66%) PaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Office 365
10 2 (0.44%) GitHub
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.19%) Firewall
2 34 (7.44%) VPN
3 26 (5.69%) DNS
4 21 (4.60%) Reverse Proxy
5 20 (4.38%) HTTP
6 16 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.06%) SSL
8 12 (2.63%) Internet
8 12 (2.63%) DMZ
9 11 (2.41%) IPsec
9 11 (2.41%) Network Security
10 9 (1.97%) VLAN
10 9 (1.97%) LDAP
11 8 (1.75%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.31%) SAN
14 4 (0.88%) OSPF
14 4 (0.88%) BGP
14 4 (0.88%) EIGRP
14 4 (0.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (63.68%) MySQL
2 42 (9.19%) MongoDB
3 41 (8.97%) Redis
4 30 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 30 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.72%) SQL Server
7 15 (3.28%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.09%) CouchDB
8 5 (1.09%) MarkLogic
8 5 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.88%) Big Data
9 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.66%) Riak
11 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 121 (26.48%) Git (software)
2 92 (20.13%) Jenkins
3 49 (10.72%) Subversion
4 27 (5.91%) Selenium
5 22 (4.81%) PHPUnit
6 18 (3.94%) Hudson
6 18 (3.94%) Gerrit
6 18 (3.94%) SonarQube
7 17 (3.72%) Artifactory
7 17 (3.72%) JMeter
8 16 (3.50%) Mercurial
9 14 (3.06%) JIRA
10 11 (2.41%) Maven
10 11 (2.41%) Behat
11 8 (1.75%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.75%) Metasploit
12 7 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.31%) Ant
13 6 (1.31%) Gradle
13 6 (1.31%) PhantomJS
General
1 30 (6.56%) Marketing
2 19 (4.16%) Finance
3 14 (3.06%) Retail
4 5 (1.09%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.09%) Publishing
4 5 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.09%) Back Office
4 5 (1.09%) Banking
5 4 (0.88%) Advertising
5 4 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 259 (56.67%) Developer
2 150 (32.82%) PHP Developer
3 54 (11.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (8.32%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 33 (7.22%) Senior Developer
6 32 (7.00%) Drupal Developer
7 27 (5.91%) LAMP Developer
8 26 (5.69%) Architect
8 26 (5.69%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.38%) Magento Developer
11 19 (4.16%) Administrator
12 16 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.50%) Senior PHP Developer
13 13 (2.84%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 12 (2.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 11 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (2.41%) Software Architect
16 9 (1.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (45.73%) HTML
2 177 (38.73%) CSS
3 120 (26.26%) jQuery
4 83 (18.16%) HTML5
5 78 (17.07%) Web Services
6 72 (15.75%) Symfony
7 55 (12.04%) CSS3
8 52 (11.38%) Ajax
9 31 (6.78%) XHTML
9 31 (6.78%) AngularJS
10 27 (5.91%) RabbitMQ
11 24 (5.25%) XML
12 22 (4.81%) CodeIgniter
13 21 (4.60%) Laravel
14 18 (3.94%) Doctrine
14 18 (3.94%) J2EE
15 16 (3.50%) .NET
15 16 (3.50%) RESTful
16 14 (3.06%) Memcached
17 13 (2.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.84%) User Experience
5 12 (2.63%) Digital Media
6 10 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.97%) Replication
8 8 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.53%) Social Media
9 7 (1.53%) Clustering
9 7 (1.53%) MPEG
9 7 (1.53%) Tandem
10 6 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.31%) New Media
11 4 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (0.88%) Wiki
12 3 (0.66%) GIS
12 3 (0.66%) E-Learning
13 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 204 (44.64%) Linux
2 56 (12.25%) Windows
3 53 (11.60%) CentOS
4 37 (8.10%) Ubuntu
5 35 (7.66%) UNIX
6 28 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.63%) Solaris
8 11 (2.41%) Debian
9 9 (1.97%) Android
10 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.60%) DevOps
3 78 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
3 78 (17.07%) OO
4 70 (15.32%) MVC
5 67 (14.66%) TDD
6 53 (11.60%) Scrum
6 53 (11.60%) OO PHP
7 52 (11.38%) Web Development
8 49 (10.72%) BDD
9 41 (8.97%) Open Source
10 40 (8.75%) E-Commerce
11 30 (6.56%) OOP
12 28 (6.13%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (5.03%) Configuration Management
15 22 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.60%) Mentoring
17 20 (4.38%) Load Balancing
18 16 (3.50%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 367 (80.31%) PHP
2 211 (46.17%) JavaScript
3 92 (20.13%) Python
4 78 (17.07%) SQL
5 77 (16.85%) Ruby
6 68 (14.88%) Perl
7 60 (13.13%) Java
8 49 (10.72%) Bash Shell
9 42 (9.19%) PHP5
10 16 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.84%) C#
12 11 (2.41%) C++
13 5 (1.09%) C
14 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.44%) Go
17 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.22%) PHP4
17 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (5.47%) Degree
2 20 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.41%) CCNA
5 8 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.88%) MCITP
6 4 (0.88%) MCP
6 4 (0.88%) MCSE
6 4 (0.88%) MCSA
6 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.88%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.44%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (6.35%) Docker
2 20 (4.38%) vCloud
3 18 (3.94%) Varnish
4 13 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.41%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.88%) Postfix
7 4 (0.88%) Samba
7 4 (0.88%) XenServer
7 4 (0.88%) iptables
8 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 114 (24.95%) Puppet
2 72 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (7.22%) Vagrant
4 31 (6.78%) Ansible
5 25 (5.47%) Rundeck
6 23 (5.03%) Salt
7 21 (4.60%) logstash
7 21 (4.60%) ZABBIX
8 19 (4.16%) Nagios
9 18 (3.94%) Kibana
10 17 (3.72%) HAProxy
11 16 (3.50%) Graphite
12 14 (3.06%) Opsview
13 8 (1.75%) Nmap
14 7 (1.53%) Plesk
15 6 (1.31%) Cacti
15 6 (1.31%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.88%) CA LISA
16 4 (0.88%) SCOM
17 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (14.22%) Zend
2 49 (10.72%) Red Hat
3 39 (8.53%) VMware
4 33 (7.22%) Google
5 22 (4.81%) Oracle
6 16 (3.50%) Splunk
7 13 (2.84%) New Relic
8 11 (2.41%) Riverbed
8 11 (2.41%) Tealeaf
9 10 (2.19%) Microsoft
10 8 (1.75%) Cisco
10 8 (1.75%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.53%) HP
12 5 (1.09%) IBM
12 5 (1.09%) Citrix
12 5 (1.09%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.88%) Percona
13 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.88%) Pega
13 4 (0.88%) Juniper
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per month
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago