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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 288 269 293
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing LAMP 314 312 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.28% 2.34% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 204 211
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £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 0
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% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13758 13351 14136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.83% 28.66% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8961 8646 8788
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 264 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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 31 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 31 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 +16 171 £350 - 80
South East -7 50 £325 +8.33% 39
South West -2 46 £400 +45.45% 22
East of England -14 14 £413 +57.14% 10
North West -2 10 £300 -3.22% 14
Yorkshire -29 10 £328 +19.09% 15
West Midlands -21 8 £325 +30.00% 7
East Midlands - 5 £295 - 9
North East - - - - 4
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 456 (71.03%) PHP
2 401 (62.46%) MySQL
3 295 (45.95%) Linux
4 249 (38.79%) HTML
5 247 (38.47%) CSS
6 242 (37.69%) JavaScript
7 225 (35.05%) Apache
8 149 (23.21%) DevOps
9 145 (22.59%) Puppet
9 145 (22.59%) OO
10 144 (22.43%) jQuery
11 140 (21.81%) Git (software)
12 137 (21.34%) Web Services
13 128 (19.94%) Red Hat
14 114 (17.76%) Ruby
15 108 (16.82%) MVC
16 107 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
17 105 (16.36%) Perl
18 101 (15.73%) Opscode Chef
19 99 (15.42%) Java
20 95 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
21 93 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
22 92 (14.33%) Subversion
23 91 (14.17%) HTML5
23 91 (14.17%) XML
23 91 (14.17%) Python
24 78 (12.15%) Bash Shell
24 78 (12.15%) CentOS
25 77 (11.99%) TDD
25 77 (11.99%) PHP5

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (35.05%) Apache
2 59 (9.19%) Drupal
3 49 (7.63%) Tomcat
3 49 (7.63%) WordPress
4 45 (7.01%) CMS
5 43 (6.70%) nginx
6 21 (3.27%) WebLogic
6 21 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.49%) Confluence
8 14 (2.18%) IIS
9 13 (2.02%) Node.js
10 12 (1.87%) MediaWiki
11 11 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.71%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.56%) Moodle
12 10 (1.56%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.25%) SugarCRM
13 8 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
14 7 (1.09%) Escenic
Applications
1 12 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (3.43%) Magento
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.31%) Agresso
3 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 95 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (7.48%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (5.14%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.49%) SaaS
5 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.09%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.93%) GitHub
8 5 (0.78%) Joyent
9 2 (0.31%) Route 53
9 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.70%) Firewall
2 34 (5.30%) DNS
3 32 (4.98%) VPN
4 27 (4.21%) Internet
5 25 (3.89%) LDAP
6 18 (2.80%) LAN
6 18 (2.80%) WAN
6 18 (2.80%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.49%) Network Security
8 13 (2.02%) BGP
8 13 (2.02%) IPv6
9 12 (1.87%) EIGRP
9 12 (1.87%) OSPF
9 12 (1.87%) IPsec
10 10 (1.56%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.09%) Intranet
11 7 (1.09%) HTTP
11 7 (1.09%) SSL
12 6 (0.93%) SAN
12 6 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (62.46%) MySQL
2 47 (7.32%) Big Data
3 43 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 36 (5.61%) SQL Server
5 33 (5.14%) NoSQL
6 32 (4.98%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.52%) Hadoop
8 19 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.80%) CouchDB
9 18 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (2.80%) Riak
10 16 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.09%) Redis
12 7 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.47%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.31%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 140 (21.81%) Git (software)
2 92 (14.33%) Subversion
3 73 (11.37%) Jenkins
4 37 (5.76%) Hudson
5 26 (4.05%) JIRA
6 22 (3.43%) PHPUnit
7 20 (3.12%) Selenium
8 14 (2.18%) Behat
9 10 (1.56%) Maven
10 6 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.62%) Ant
12 4 (0.62%) JUnit
13 3 (0.47%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.47%) RSpec
13 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.31%) TestNG
14 2 (0.31%) Xcode
15 1 (0.16%) NetBeans
15 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (5.14%) Finance
2 30 (4.67%) Marketing
3 14 (2.18%) Banking
4 12 (1.87%) Retail
4 12 (1.87%) Games
4 12 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.71%) Publishing
6 6 (0.93%) Advertising
7 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.62%) Electronics
7 4 (0.62%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 370 (57.63%) Developer
2 204 (31.78%) PHP Developer
3 84 (13.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 74 (11.53%) LAMP Developer
5 70 (10.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 67 (10.44%) Web Developer
7 40 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
7 40 (6.23%) Programmer
8 33 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
9 32 (4.98%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.83%) Administrator
11 30 (4.67%) Drupal Developer
12 28 (4.36%) PHP Web Developer
13 26 (4.05%) Architect
14 21 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
14 21 (3.27%) Front-End Developer
15 20 (3.12%) Senior PHP Developer
16 17 (2.65%) PHP Programmer
16 17 (2.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.65%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (38.79%) HTML
2 247 (38.47%) CSS
3 144 (22.43%) jQuery
4 137 (21.34%) Web Services
5 91 (14.17%) XML
5 91 (14.17%) HTML5
6 77 (11.99%) CSS3
7 71 (11.06%) Ajax
8 63 (9.81%) Symfony
9 51 (7.94%) JSON
10 34 (5.30%) XHTML
11 32 (4.98%) .NET
11 32 (4.98%) SOAP
11 32 (4.98%) RESTful
12 28 (4.36%) CodeIgniter
13 21 (3.27%) Ruby on Rails
14 19 (2.96%) Laravel
15 18 (2.80%) Sass
15 18 (2.80%) Zend Framework
16 17 (2.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.84%) Open Source
2 22 (3.43%) Digital Media
3 17 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.18%) Wiki
5 13 (2.02%) Oracle Exalogic
6 10 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.09%) Social Network
9 6 (0.93%) Social Media
9 6 (0.93%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.78%) Blog
10 5 (0.78%) Clustering
10 5 (0.78%) VLE
11 4 (0.62%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.47%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.47%) Replication
12 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 295 (45.95%) Linux
2 78 (12.15%) CentOS
3 75 (11.68%) UNIX
4 54 (8.41%) Debian
5 52 (8.10%) Ubuntu
6 50 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (7.63%) Windows
8 23 (3.58%) Android
8 23 (3.58%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.34%) SUSE
10 5 (0.78%) Fedora
11 4 (0.62%) Solaris
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (23.21%) DevOps
2 145 (22.59%) OO
3 108 (16.82%) MVC
4 107 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (11.99%) TDD
7 73 (11.37%) OOP
8 67 (10.44%) Scrum
9 63 (9.81%) E-Commerce
10 48 (7.48%) BDD
11 44 (6.85%) OO PHP
12 38 (5.92%) Configuration Management
13 36 (5.61%) Software Engineering
14 32 (4.98%) Web Development
15 27 (4.21%) Migration
16 26 (4.05%) Release Management
17 24 (3.74%) Load Balancing
17 24 (3.74%) Build Automation
18 22 (3.43%) Responsive Web Design
19 20 (3.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 456 (71.03%) PHP
2 242 (37.69%) JavaScript
3 114 (17.76%) Ruby
4 105 (16.36%) Perl
5 99 (15.42%) Java
6 91 (14.17%) Python
7 78 (12.15%) Bash Shell
8 77 (11.99%) PHP5
8 77 (11.99%) SQL
9 28 (4.36%) C#
10 25 (3.89%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.02%) C++
12 10 (1.56%) C
13 7 (1.09%) Scala
14 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.47%) AWK
15 3 (0.47%) sed
15 3 (0.47%) Golang
15 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (4.52%) Degree
2 20 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.56%) RHCE
5 6 (0.93%) CCNA
5 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.47%) MCSE
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
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%) NCDA
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) CEH
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.89%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) SLA
3 5 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.21%) Postfix
3 21 (3.27%) XenServer
3 21 (3.27%) Samba
4 15 (2.34%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.56%) NFS
5 10 (1.56%) Varnish
6 9 (1.40%) Sendmail
6 9 (1.40%) Squid
7 3 (0.47%) Xen
7 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.47%) vCloud
8 2 (0.31%) KVM
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.16%) GPFS
9 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 145 (22.59%) Puppet
2 101 (15.73%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (11.53%) Nagios
4 38 (5.92%) ZABBIX
5 35 (5.45%) Salt
6 34 (5.30%) Cacti
7 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (0.78%) Ansible
9 4 (0.62%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.62%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.47%) Foglight
11 2 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.31%) Munin
11 2 (0.31%) Plesk
12 1 (0.16%) YUM
12 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 128 (19.94%) Red Hat
2 72 (11.21%) Zend
3 59 (9.19%) VMware
4 36 (5.61%) Microsoft
5 33 (5.14%) Rackspace
6 27 (4.21%) Oracle
7 18 (2.80%) Percona
7 18 (2.80%) New Relic
8 16 (2.49%) Citrix
9 13 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.87%) Twitter
11 11 (1.71%) HP
12 9 (1.40%) Cisco
12 9 (1.40%) NetApp
13 8 (1.25%) Facebook
13 8 (1.25%) JBoss
14 7 (1.09%) Google
15 5 (0.78%) Adobe
16 4 (0.62%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.62%) Sony
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £260 - £280 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London, South East
University of Westminster
Rate: £38,686 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Maket rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago