The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 218 209 191
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing LAMP 35 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 2.02% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 27
Average daily rate £330 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £254 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £379 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +144.82%
LAMP
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2205 2273 1985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.45% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1307 1080
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £17.75 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +4 15 £338 -8.47% 10
Hampshire +6 8 £278 -23.97% 18
Surrey -5 7 £325 -7.14% 15
Oxfordshire -4 3 £300 -
East Sussex +9 2 £350 - 3
Kent - 2 - -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 63 (90.00%) MySQL
2 55 (78.57%) PHP
3 48 (68.57%) Apache
4 45 (64.29%) JavaScript
5 43 (61.43%) Linux
6 32 (45.71%) CSS
7 29 (41.43%) HTML
8 26 (37.14%) jQuery
9 22 (31.43%) Web Services
10 20 (28.57%) XML
10 20 (28.57%) Perl
11 19 (27.14%) Subversion
12 18 (25.71%) OO
13 17 (24.29%) Python
14 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (21.43%) Cacti
15 15 (21.43%) Unit Testing
15 15 (21.43%) Puppet
15 15 (21.43%) VMware
15 15 (21.43%) Nagios
15 15 (21.43%) Tomcat
15 15 (21.43%) HTTP
15 15 (21.43%) DNS
16 14 (20.00%) JBoss
16 14 (20.00%) WebLogic
16 14 (20.00%) MVC
16 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
16 14 (20.00%) Ajax
16 14 (20.00%) REST

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (68.57%) Apache
2 15 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 14 (20.00%) JBoss
3 14 (20.00%) nginx
3 14 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 13 (18.57%) OpenStack
5 11 (15.71%) Drupal
6 10 (14.29%) CMS
7 8 (11.43%) WordPress
8 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.86%) Joomla!
8 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.43%) Node.js
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Magento
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.43%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.43%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Sage Pay
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) DNS
1 15 (21.43%) HTTP
2 13 (18.57%) LDAP
2 13 (18.57%) SMTP
2 13 (18.57%) SSL
3 4 (5.71%) SSH
4 3 (4.29%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.86%) Firewall
5 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) DMZ
6 1 (1.43%) FTP
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (90.00%) MySQL
2 9 (12.86%) MongoDB
2 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) HPCC
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Subversion
2 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.43%) PHPUnit
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.86%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
5 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (1.43%) gulp
6 1 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.43%) PhpStorm
General
1 14 (20.00%) Marketing
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (68.57%) Developer
2 24 (34.29%) PHP Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 12 (17.14%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (17.14%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (17.14%) VMware Support Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Linux Support
7 9 (12.86%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Applications Support
7 9 (12.86%) Applications Support Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Linux Support Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
8 7 (10.00%) Lead Developer
9 6 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Angular Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Cloud Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (45.71%) CSS
2 29 (41.43%) HTML
3 26 (37.14%) jQuery
4 22 (31.43%) Web Services
5 20 (28.57%) XML
6 14 (20.00%) Ajax
6 14 (20.00%) REST
7 13 (18.57%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (18.57%) MCollective
8 12 (17.14%) AngularJS
8 12 (17.14%) CakePHP
9 11 (15.71%) SOAP
10 10 (14.29%) HTML5
10 10 (14.29%) Symfony
11 9 (12.86%) JSON
12 8 (11.43%) CSS3
13 7 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (5.71%) CodeIgniter
14 4 (5.71%) Laravel
14 4 (5.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.86%) PKI
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) NGOSS
3 1 (1.43%) Social Media
3 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (61.43%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (12.86%) CentOS
3 9 (12.86%) Unix
4 6 (8.57%) Windows
5 4 (5.71%) Debian
6 2 (2.86%) Fedora
6 2 (2.86%) SUSE
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) OO
2 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.00%) High Availability
4 14 (20.00%) MVC
5 12 (17.14%) OO PHP
6 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.00%) ERP
7 7 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.00%) SDLC
8 6 (8.57%) Scrum
9 5 (7.14%) BDD
9 5 (7.14%) Refactoring
9 5 (7.14%) TDD
10 4 (5.71%) Document Management
10 4 (5.71%) Web Development
11 3 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (78.57%) PHP
2 45 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.57%) Perl
4 17 (24.29%) Python
5 12 (17.14%) SQL
6 6 (8.57%) PHP 5
7 5 (7.14%) Java
8 4 (5.71%) ActionScript
8 4 (5.71%) PHP 4
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.43%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) CCNP
1 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) qmail
1 13 (18.57%) Squid
2 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) KVM
3 2 (2.86%) Samba
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.43%) Varnish
4 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) Cacti
1 15 (21.43%) Nagios
1 15 (21.43%) Puppet
2 14 (20.00%) collectd
2 14 (20.00%) Ganglia
2 14 (20.00%) Graphite
2 14 (20.00%) logstash
2 14 (20.00%) ZABBIX
3 3 (4.29%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.86%) Salt
4 2 (2.86%) yum
5 1 (1.43%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.43%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.43%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.43%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) VMware
2 13 (18.57%) Splunk
3 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.57%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle
5 4 (5.71%) Zend
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.86%) Cisco
7 2 (2.86%) PayPal
8 1 (1.43%) CA
8 1 (1.43%) Dell
8 1 (1.43%) EMC
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Infobright
8 1 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (1.43%) NetScout
8 1 (1.43%) Omniture
8 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.43%) Siebel