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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 260 284 328
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +44
Contract jobs citing LAMP 390 301 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 2.13% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 206 169
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £260
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £175.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-94.57% +438.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +514.03%
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
14196 14151 14913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.06% 29.33% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9332 9313 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 242 357
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.69 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £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
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 22 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

LAMP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 September 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 +39 200 £375 +7.14% 64
South East +6 51 £325 +8.33% 55
South West -4 50 £400 +52.38% 11
North West +18 29 £300 -12.40% 17
East of England -13 27 £320 +6.66% 10
East Midlands +13 14 £338 - 10
Yorkshire -44 11 £320 -20.00% 24
West Midlands -12 9 £145 -42.00% 11
North East - - - - 3
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 502 (71.82%) PHP
2 394 (56.37%) MySQL
3 342 (48.93%) Linux
4 250 (35.77%) Apache
5 229 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
6 226 (32.33%) JavaScript
7 223 (31.90%) HTML
7 223 (31.90%) CSS
8 191 (27.32%) Git (software)
9 173 (24.75%) OO
10 169 (24.18%) Web Services
11 161 (23.03%) Red Hat
12 155 (22.17%) DevOps
13 151 (21.60%) Puppet
14 139 (19.89%) MVC
15 138 (19.74%) Ruby
16 133 (19.03%) jQuery
17 123 (17.60%) Java
17 123 (17.60%) Open Source
18 122 (17.45%) Perl
19 119 (17.02%) Subversion
20 109 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
21 106 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
22 105 (15.02%) XML
23 104 (14.88%) SQL
24 103 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
25 100 (14.31%) Python
26 98 (14.02%) TDD
27 97 (13.88%) CentOS
28 92 (13.16%) HTML5

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 250 (35.77%) Apache
2 61 (8.73%) nginx
3 50 (7.15%) Tomcat
4 47 (6.72%) Drupal
5 44 (6.29%) CMS
6 37 (5.29%) WordPress
7 22 (3.15%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.58%) IIS
10 17 (2.43%) Node.js
11 15 (2.15%) Confluence
12 12 (1.72%) MediaWiki
12 12 (1.72%) Apache Solr
13 11 (1.57%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.29%) SharePoint
15 8 (1.14%) Joomla!
16 7 (1.00%) MQSeries
16 7 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
16 7 (1.00%) Escenic
Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.29%) Magento
2 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Agresso
4 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 106 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (8.87%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (6.58%) Amazon S3
4 20 (2.86%) SaaS
5 15 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (1.00%) ElastiCache
7 7 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.72%) Joyent
9 4 (0.57%) IaaS
9 4 (0.57%) PaaS
10 3 (0.43%) Route 53
10 3 (0.43%) GitHub
11 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) Heroku
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.30%) Firewall
2 39 (5.58%) DNS
3 36 (5.15%) LDAP
4 29 (4.15%) VPN
4 29 (4.15%) Internet
5 28 (4.01%) WAN
6 27 (3.86%) LAN
7 24 (3.43%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.15%) Network Security
9 14 (2.00%) Intranet
9 14 (2.00%) SSL
10 13 (1.86%) BGP
11 12 (1.72%) EIGRP
11 12 (1.72%) OSPF
11 12 (1.72%) IPsec
11 12 (1.72%) IPv6
12 11 (1.57%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.29%) SAN
13 9 (1.29%) HTTP
14 3 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (56.37%) MySQL
2 49 (7.01%) MongoDB
3 43 (6.15%) Big Data
4 36 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 33 (4.72%) SQL Server
6 29 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 26 (3.72%) Redis
7 26 (3.72%) Hadoop
8 22 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.15%) CouchDB
10 15 (2.15%) Riak
11 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.29%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.29%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.14%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 191 (27.32%) Git (software)
2 119 (17.02%) Subversion
3 76 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 43 (6.15%) JIRA
5 41 (5.87%) Hudson
6 24 (3.43%) Selenium
7 21 (3.00%) PHPUnit
8 12 (1.72%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.57%) Maven
10 7 (1.00%) JUnit
10 7 (1.00%) RSpec
10 7 (1.00%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.00%) Behat
11 5 (0.72%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.57%) Ant
12 4 (0.57%) Grunt
12 4 (0.57%) Yeoman
12 4 (0.57%) Bower
General
1 35 (5.01%) Marketing
2 27 (3.86%) Finance
3 15 (2.15%) Banking
3 15 (2.15%) Retail
4 11 (1.57%) Publishing
5 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.14%) Games
7 6 (0.86%) Advertising
8 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.57%) Back Office
9 4 (0.57%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 408 (58.37%) Developer
2 248 (35.48%) PHP Developer
3 82 (11.73%) Web Developer
4 81 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 70 (10.01%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 59 (8.44%) LAMP Developer
7 51 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 39 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
9 36 (5.15%) Programmer
10 35 (5.01%) Architect
11 34 (4.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 33 (4.72%) PHP Web Developer
12 33 (4.72%) Senior PHP Developer
13 30 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
14 26 (3.72%) Administrator
15 24 (3.43%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 23 (3.29%) Drupal Developer
16 23 (3.29%) Front-End Developer
17 19 (2.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 18 (2.58%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (31.90%) HTML
1 223 (31.90%) CSS
2 169 (24.18%) Web Services
3 133 (19.03%) jQuery
4 105 (15.02%) XML
5 92 (13.16%) HTML5
6 81 (11.59%) Symfony
7 79 (11.30%) CSS3
8 50 (7.15%) Ajax
9 48 (6.87%) RESTful
10 44 (6.29%) JSON
11 41 (5.87%) Laravel
12 40 (5.72%) .NET
13 38 (5.44%) CodeIgniter
14 35 (5.01%) SOAP
15 34 (4.86%) AngularJS
16 32 (4.58%) Ruby on Rails
17 25 (3.58%) Backbone.js
18 22 (3.15%) REST
19 18 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 123 (17.60%) Open Source
2 16 (2.29%) Derivative
3 15 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.00%) Oracle Exalogic
4 14 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 13 (1.86%) Wiki
5 13 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.72%) Social Media
6 12 (1.72%) User Experience
7 11 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.86%) Clustering
11 5 (0.72%) Blog
11 5 (0.72%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.57%) Social Network
12 4 (0.57%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.57%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 342 (48.93%) Linux
2 97 (13.88%) CentOS
3 83 (11.87%) UNIX
4 53 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (7.30%) Ubuntu
5 51 (7.30%) Windows
6 46 (6.58%) Debian
7 16 (2.29%) SUSE
8 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.14%) Android
11 7 (1.00%) Fedora
12 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.57%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (24.75%) OO
3 155 (22.17%) DevOps
4 139 (19.89%) MVC
5 109 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (14.02%) TDD
7 89 (12.73%) E-Commerce
8 83 (11.87%) Scrum
9 70 (10.01%) OOP
10 57 (8.15%) OO PHP
11 51 (7.30%) BDD
12 46 (6.58%) Configuration Management
13 37 (5.29%) Web Development
14 34 (4.86%) Load Balancing
15 33 (4.72%) Software Engineering
16 26 (3.72%) Migration
17 24 (3.43%) SOA
17 24 (3.43%) Release Management
18 23 (3.29%) Responsive Web Design
18 23 (3.29%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 502 (71.82%) PHP
2 226 (32.33%) JavaScript
3 138 (19.74%) Ruby
4 123 (17.60%) Java
5 122 (17.45%) Perl
6 104 (14.88%) SQL
7 100 (14.31%) Python
8 83 (11.87%) Bash Shell
9 72 (10.30%) PHP5
10 26 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 26 (3.72%) C#
11 14 (2.00%) C++
12 11 (1.57%) C
13 9 (1.29%) Scala
13 9 (1.29%) Tcl
14 6 (0.86%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.57%) Golang
16 3 (0.43%) sed
16 3 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 29 (4.15%) Degree
1 29 (4.15%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.15%) CCNA
4 12 (1.72%) RHCE
5 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.57%) RHCT
6 4 (0.57%) MCSE
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.43%) MCITP
7 3 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) NCDA
8 1 (0.14%) MCP
8 1 (0.14%) LPIC
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
8 1 (0.14%) ISEB
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.43%) QA
2 9 (1.29%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.15%) XenServer
3 26 (3.72%) Samba
4 24 (3.43%) Postfix
5 14 (2.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.57%) NFS
7 9 (1.29%) Squid
7 9 (1.29%) Sendmail
8 8 (1.14%) Varnish
9 7 (1.00%) KVM
10 6 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.43%) Xen
11 3 (0.43%) vCloud
11 3 (0.43%) XenApp
12 2 (0.29%) Docker
13 1 (0.14%) GPFS
13 1 (0.14%) vSphere
13 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 151 (21.60%) Puppet
2 103 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (9.01%) Nagios
4 43 (6.15%) Salt
5 39 (5.58%) Cacti
6 34 (4.86%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (1.14%) Ansible
9 6 (0.86%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.43%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.43%) Foglight
10 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.29%) Plesk
11 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.29%) logstash
11 2 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 161 (23.03%) Red Hat
2 86 (12.30%) Zend
3 69 (9.87%) VMware
4 50 (7.15%) Oracle
5 36 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 25 (3.58%) Percona
6 25 (3.58%) Rackspace
7 24 (3.43%) Citrix
8 21 (3.00%) New Relic
9 18 (2.58%) Facebook
10 14 (2.00%) Twitter
11 11 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.57%) HP
12 10 (1.43%) JBoss
12 10 (1.43%) Cisco
13 9 (1.29%) NetApp
13 9 (1.29%) Google
14 5 (0.72%) EMC
15 4 (0.57%) Adobe
15 4 (0.57%) IBM
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + parking
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago