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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 341 374 325
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -49
Contract jobs citing LAMP 262 191 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 1.44% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 128 159
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £296
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+136.66% -
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
13648 13265 12974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 28.04% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9481 8696 8251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 271 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £15.75 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +53 140 £375 -3.84% 34
South East -16 58 £350 +27.27% 21
South West -21 22 £388 +44.85% 13
Yorkshire -23 11 £348 +18.29% 9
West Midlands 0 10 £363 +31.81% 3
North East -20 10 £300 +9.09% 1
East of England -2 7 £320 -17.41% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £315 -3.07% 5
North West -12 2 £344 -19.11% 7
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LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 499 (76.42%) PHP
2 373 (57.12%) MySQL
3 327 (50.08%) Linux
4 234 (35.83%) Apache
5 227 (34.76%) JavaScript
6 224 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
7 201 (30.78%) HTML
8 198 (30.32%) Git (software)
9 195 (29.86%) CSS
10 168 (25.73%) Web Services
11 154 (23.58%) OO
11 154 (23.58%) MVC
12 142 (21.75%) Open Source
13 136 (20.83%) Puppet
14 135 (20.67%) Red Hat
15 131 (20.06%) DevOps
16 128 (19.60%) jQuery
17 117 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
18 109 (16.69%) TDD
19 106 (16.23%) Subversion
19 106 (16.23%) SQL
19 106 (16.23%) Opscode Chef
20 104 (15.93%) UNIX
20 104 (15.93%) Symfony
21 100 (15.31%) CentOS
22 99 (15.16%) Ruby
23 96 (14.70%) Scrum
24 95 (14.55%) Perl
24 95 (14.55%) XML
25 93 (14.24%) Python

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 234 (35.83%) Apache
2 81 (12.40%) Drupal
3 53 (8.12%) nginx
4 34 (5.21%) WordPress
5 33 (5.05%) Tomcat
6 32 (4.90%) Node.js
7 31 (4.75%) CMS
8 25 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (3.22%) IIS
10 20 (3.06%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.38%) Confluence
11 9 (1.38%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.92%) MediaWiki
13 5 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.46%) JBoss
16 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.91%) Magento
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (5.51%) Amazon S3
4 14 (2.14%) SaaS
5 12 (1.84%) Joyent
6 11 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.92%) Route 53
8 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.77%) PaaS
9 4 (0.61%) IaaS
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.31%) ElastiCache
11 2 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
12 1 (0.15%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.13%) Firewall
2 28 (4.29%) WAN
3 27 (4.13%) Internet
3 27 (4.13%) LAN
4 26 (3.98%) DNS
5 24 (3.68%) LDAP
6 20 (3.06%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.30%) VPN
7 15 (2.30%) Intranet
8 12 (1.84%) SSL
9 11 (1.68%) HTTP
10 8 (1.23%) Network Security
11 7 (1.07%) SAN
12 6 (0.92%) IPsec
12 6 (0.92%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.92%) OSPF
12 6 (0.92%) BGP
12 6 (0.92%) IPv6
13 5 (0.77%) VoIP
13 5 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (57.12%) MySQL
2 75 (11.49%) MongoDB
3 50 (7.66%) NoSQL
4 39 (5.97%) Redis
5 28 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.83%) SQL Server
7 24 (3.68%) Hadoop
7 24 (3.68%) Big Data
8 21 (3.22%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.91%) Riak
9 19 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.76%) CouchDB
11 17 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.53%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.31%) MarkLogic
14 2 (0.31%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 198 (30.32%) Git (software)
2 106 (16.23%) Subversion
3 89 (13.63%) Jenkins
4 54 (8.27%) JIRA
5 41 (6.28%) Hudson
5 41 (6.28%) PHPUnit
6 33 (5.05%) Selenium
7 16 (2.45%) Mercurial
8 11 (1.68%) Maven
8 11 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.53%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.23%) JUnit
11 7 (1.07%) RSpec
12 6 (0.92%) Bower
12 6 (0.92%) Grunt
12 6 (0.92%) Yeoman
13 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.61%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.61%) Behat
14 4 (0.61%) Jasmine
General
1 29 (4.44%) Marketing
2 20 (3.06%) Finance
3 9 (1.38%) Retail
4 8 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.07%) Back Office
5 7 (1.07%) Publishing
6 5 (0.77%) Banking
6 5 (0.77%) Games
7 4 (0.61%) Electronics
7 4 (0.61%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.46%) German Language
8 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 395 (60.49%) Developer
2 248 (37.98%) PHP Developer
3 68 (10.41%) Web Developer
4 65 (9.95%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 55 (8.42%) Senior Developer
6 54 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 52 (7.96%) LAMP Developer
8 40 (6.13%) Drupal Developer
8 40 (6.13%) Architect
9 30 (4.59%) Senior PHP Developer
10 28 (4.29%) PHP Web Developer
10 28 (4.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 22 (3.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.22%) Programmer
13 20 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (2.76%) Senior Web Developer
14 18 (2.76%) DevOps Architect
15 17 (2.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 16 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (30.78%) HTML
2 195 (29.86%) CSS
3 168 (25.73%) Web Services
4 128 (19.60%) jQuery
5 104 (15.93%) Symfony
6 95 (14.55%) XML
7 84 (12.86%) HTML5
8 68 (10.41%) RESTful
9 67 (10.26%) CSS3
10 54 (8.27%) AngularJS
11 52 (7.96%) Laravel
12 48 (7.35%) CodeIgniter
13 44 (6.74%) Ajax
14 35 (5.36%) JSON
15 31 (4.75%) Memcached
15 31 (4.75%) REST
16 30 (4.59%) .NET
17 28 (4.29%) SOAP
18 27 (4.13%) Backbone.js
19 24 (3.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 142 (21.75%) Open Source
2 26 (3.98%) Taxonomies
3 23 (3.52%) Social Media
4 20 (3.06%) User Experience
4 20 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.45%) Derivative
6 15 (2.30%) Clustering
7 14 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.53%) Blog
10 8 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.07%) Wiki
11 7 (1.07%) W3C
12 6 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.92%) Animation
13 5 (0.77%) Oracle Exalogic
13 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.61%) E-Learning
14 4 (0.61%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 327 (50.08%) Linux
2 104 (15.93%) UNIX
3 100 (15.31%) CentOS
4 43 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (5.51%) Ubuntu
6 35 (5.36%) Debian
7 28 (4.29%) Windows
8 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.92%) SUSE
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.46%) Fedora
12 2 (0.31%) Android
12 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (23.58%) OO
2 154 (23.58%) MVC
3 131 (20.06%) DevOps
4 117 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (16.69%) TDD
6 96 (14.70%) Scrum
7 82 (12.56%) E-Commerce
8 57 (8.73%) OO PHP
9 55 (8.42%) BDD
10 53 (8.12%) Configuration Management
11 52 (7.96%) OOP
12 37 (5.67%) Load Balancing
13 36 (5.51%) Web Development
14 29 (4.44%) ITIL
15 26 (3.98%) Automated Testing
15 26 (3.98%) Unit Testing
16 25 (3.83%) Software Engineering
16 25 (3.83%) SOA
17 24 (3.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 499 (76.42%) PHP
2 227 (34.76%) JavaScript
3 106 (16.23%) SQL
4 99 (15.16%) Ruby
5 95 (14.55%) Perl
6 93 (14.24%) Python
7 79 (12.10%) Java
8 78 (11.94%) PHP5
8 78 (11.94%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.53%) Tcl
11 9 (1.38%) Golang
12 8 (1.23%) C#
13 7 (1.07%) C++
13 7 (1.07%) C
14 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.77%) Scala
14 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.61%) XPath
16 2 (0.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (4.44%) Degree
2 22 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.14%) CCNA
6 11 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.38%) RHCE
8 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.61%) RHCT
8 4 (0.61%) MCITP
9 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.46%) MCSE
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) NCDA
11 1 (0.15%) LPIC
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.99%) QA
2 7 (1.07%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.52%) XenServer
3 20 (3.06%) Varnish
4 19 (2.91%) Samba
5 10 (1.53%) KVM
6 7 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.92%) Postfix
8 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.61%) vCloud
9 4 (0.61%) Xen
9 4 (0.61%) vSphere
10 3 (0.46%) XenApp
10 3 (0.46%) NFS
11 2 (0.31%) Docker
12 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.15%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 136 (20.83%) Puppet
2 106 (16.23%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (7.96%) Nagios
4 44 (6.74%) Salt
5 40 (6.13%) Cacti
6 30 (4.59%) ZABBIX
7 16 (2.45%) Vagrant
8 13 (1.99%) Ansible
9 8 (1.23%) logstash
10 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (0.77%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.46%) Kibana
12 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.31%) yum
13 2 (0.31%) Plesk
Vendors
1 135 (20.67%) Red Hat
2 92 (14.09%) Zend
3 50 (7.66%) VMware
4 35 (5.36%) Rackspace
5 34 (5.21%) Oracle
6 30 (4.59%) Microsoft
7 26 (3.98%) Twitter
8 21 (3.22%) New Relic
8 21 (3.22%) Percona
9 20 (3.06%) Citrix
9 20 (3.06%) Facebook
10 11 (1.68%) Google
10 11 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.38%) EMC
12 7 (1.07%) Adobe
13 6 (0.92%) HP
14 5 (0.77%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.77%) Cisco
15 4 (0.61%) Sony
15 4 (0.61%) NetApp
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