The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 England 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 291 285 285
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing LAMP 315 296 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 2.23% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 215
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £94.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.94% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +455.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13544 13263 13925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.87% 28.54% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8869 8608 8647
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 279 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LAMP
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +9 176 £363 +3.57% 86
South East 0 51 £350 +16.66% 39
South West -6 43 £400 +60.00% 19
East of England -16 12 £413 +57.14% 12
Yorkshire -23 11 £330 +24.52% 16
North West -6 9 £300 -1.63% 10
West Midlands -13 8 £325 +0.77% 8
East Midlands - 5 £295 - 6
North East - - - - 3
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 463 (71.23%) PHP
2 400 (61.54%) MySQL
3 299 (46.00%) Linux
4 254 (39.08%) HTML
5 250 (38.46%) CSS
6 247 (38.00%) JavaScript
7 225 (34.62%) Apache
8 158 (24.31%) DevOps
9 152 (23.38%) Puppet
10 144 (22.15%) Git (software)
11 142 (21.85%) jQuery
12 134 (20.62%) OO
12 134 (20.62%) Web Services
13 127 (19.54%) Red Hat
14 113 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
15 112 (17.23%) Ruby
16 108 (16.62%) Opscode Chef
17 105 (16.15%) Perl
18 100 (15.38%) MVC
19 98 (15.08%) XML
20 95 (14.62%) Java
20 95 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
21 91 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (14.00%) Subversion
22 90 (13.85%) Python
23 89 (13.69%) SQL
24 87 (13.38%) HTML5
25 82 (12.62%) CentOS
25 82 (12.62%) UNIX
26 80 (12.31%) Open Source

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 225 (34.62%) Apache
2 67 (10.31%) Drupal
3 53 (8.15%) Tomcat
4 50 (7.69%) WordPress
5 42 (6.46%) nginx
6 41 (6.31%) CMS
7 21 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (3.08%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.62%) Node.js
10 16 (2.46%) Confluence
11 15 (2.31%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.69%) Moodle
12 11 (1.69%) IIS
12 11 (1.69%) MediaWiki
12 11 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
14 8 (1.23%) SugarCRM
14 8 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (1.08%) Escenic
Applications
1 14 (2.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (3.38%) Magento
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.31%) Agresso
3 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 95 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (4.92%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.46%) SaaS
5 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.38%) Joyent
6 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.08%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.92%) GitHub
8 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.31%) Route 53
8 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.46%) Firewall
2 33 (5.08%) DNS
3 31 (4.77%) VPN
4 26 (4.00%) Internet
5 24 (3.69%) LDAP
6 17 (2.62%) LAN
6 17 (2.62%) WAN
6 17 (2.62%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.31%) Network Security
8 12 (1.85%) BGP
8 12 (1.85%) HTTP
8 12 (1.85%) IPv6
9 11 (1.69%) OSPF
9 11 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 11 (1.69%) IPsec
10 10 (1.54%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.08%) Intranet
11 7 (1.08%) SSL
12 6 (0.92%) SAN
12 6 (0.92%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (61.54%) MySQL
2 49 (7.54%) MongoDB
3 46 (7.08%) Big Data
4 39 (6.00%) SQL Server
5 37 (5.69%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.31%) Hadoop
7 26 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.77%) CouchDB
9 18 (2.77%) Riak
10 17 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.69%) Redis
13 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.46%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.31%) Couchbase
16 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 1 (0.15%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 144 (22.15%) Git (software)
2 91 (14.00%) Subversion
3 71 (10.92%) Jenkins
4 36 (5.54%) Hudson
5 24 (3.69%) PHPUnit
6 22 (3.38%) JIRA
7 16 (2.46%) Selenium
8 14 (2.15%) Behat
9 11 (1.69%) Maven
10 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.62%) Ant
11 4 (0.62%) JUnit
12 3 (0.46%) RSpec
12 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.31%) Xcode
13 2 (0.31%) TestNG
14 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.15%) Flash Builder
14 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 38 (5.85%) Finance
2 28 (4.31%) Marketing
3 14 (2.15%) Banking
4 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.85%) Retail
5 12 (1.85%) Games
6 11 (1.69%) Publishing
7 7 (1.08%) Advertising
8 5 (0.77%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.62%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 373 (57.38%) Developer
2 195 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 86 (13.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (11.54%) LAMP Developer
5 68 (10.46%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 62 (9.54%) Web Developer
7 40 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (5.85%) Drupal Developer
9 37 (5.69%) Programmer
10 32 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 32 (4.92%) Administrator
10 32 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
11 27 (4.15%) PHP Web Developer
12 26 (4.00%) Architect
13 22 (3.38%) Front-End Developer
14 21 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (2.92%) Senior PHP Developer
15 19 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.62%) Software Engineer
16 17 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (39.08%) HTML
2 250 (38.46%) CSS
3 142 (21.85%) jQuery
4 134 (20.62%) Web Services
5 98 (15.08%) XML
6 87 (13.38%) HTML5
7 73 (11.23%) CSS3
8 68 (10.46%) Ajax
9 57 (8.77%) Symfony
10 56 (8.62%) JSON
11 38 (5.85%) XHTML
12 31 (4.77%) SOAP
13 30 (4.62%) CodeIgniter
14 29 (4.46%) RESTful
14 29 (4.46%) .NET
15 22 (3.38%) Sass
16 20 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
17 19 (2.92%) LESS
18 17 (2.62%) Zend Framework
19 16 (2.46%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.31%) Open Source
2 21 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 17 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.85%) Wiki
4 12 (1.85%) Oracle Exalogic
5 11 (1.69%) Clustering
6 10 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.23%) Replication
8 8 (1.23%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.08%) Social Network
10 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.92%) VLE
11 5 (0.77%) Blog
11 5 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.77%) Social Media
12 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.46%) DTV
13 3 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 299 (46.00%) Linux
2 82 (12.62%) UNIX
2 82 (12.62%) CentOS
3 53 (8.15%) Debian
4 52 (8.00%) Windows
5 51 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (7.85%) Ubuntu
6 24 (3.69%) Apple iOS
7 23 (3.54%) Android
8 14 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.15%) SUSE
9 8 (1.23%) Solaris
10 5 (0.77%) Fedora
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (24.31%) DevOps
2 134 (20.62%) OO
3 113 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (15.38%) MVC
5 91 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (11.54%) TDD
7 71 (10.92%) OOP
8 68 (10.46%) Scrum
9 61 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 46 (7.08%) BDD
11 45 (6.92%) Configuration Management
12 38 (5.85%) Software Engineering
13 37 (5.69%) OO PHP
14 31 (4.77%) Web Development
15 29 (4.46%) Load Balancing
16 28 (4.31%) Migration
17 25 (3.85%) CRM
17 25 (3.85%) Release Management
18 23 (3.54%) Build Automation
19 20 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 463 (71.23%) PHP
2 247 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 112 (17.23%) Ruby
4 105 (16.15%) Perl
5 95 (14.62%) Java
6 90 (13.85%) Python
7 89 (13.69%) SQL
8 76 (11.69%) Bash Shell
9 73 (11.23%) PHP5
10 25 (3.85%) C#
11 24 (3.69%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.85%) C++
13 9 (1.38%) C
14 7 (1.08%) Scala
15 5 (0.77%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.46%) AWK
16 3 (0.46%) sed
16 3 (0.46%) Golang
16 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (4.15%) Degree
2 19 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.38%) RHCE
5 6 (0.92%) CCNA
5 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.46%) ISEB
7 3 (0.46%) MCSE
8 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.31%) RHCT
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.31%) MCITP
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) NCDA
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.15%) CEH
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.85%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) SLA
3 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.00%) Postfix
3 20 (3.08%) XenServer
3 20 (3.08%) Samba
4 19 (2.92%) Varnish
5 15 (2.31%) Active Directory
6 10 (1.54%) NFS
7 9 (1.38%) Squid
7 9 (1.38%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.46%) vCloud
8 3 (0.46%) Xen
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.31%) KVM
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 152 (23.38%) Puppet
2 108 (16.62%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (12.00%) Nagios
4 37 (5.69%) ZABBIX
5 34 (5.23%) Cacti
5 34 (5.23%) Salt
6 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (1.08%) Munin
8 6 (0.92%) StatsD
9 5 (0.77%) Ansible
10 4 (0.62%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.46%) Foglight
11 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.31%) Plesk
12 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 127 (19.54%) Red Hat
2 66 (10.15%) Zend
3 58 (8.92%) VMware
4 37 (5.69%) Rackspace
5 31 (4.77%) Oracle
5 31 (4.77%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.54%) Percona
7 19 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.62%) New Relic
9 15 (2.31%) Citrix
9 15 (2.31%) HP
10 11 (1.69%) Twitter
11 9 (1.38%) Cisco
11 9 (1.38%) NetApp
12 8 (1.23%) JBoss
13 7 (1.08%) Neolane
14 6 (0.92%) Facebook
15 5 (0.77%) Google
15 5 (0.77%) Adobe
15 5 (0.77%) ExactTarget
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: COMPETITIVE RATES
Posted: 16 hours ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £270 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago