The first table below looks at the demand for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 291 352 292
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -60
Contract jobs citing LAMP 355 196 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.41% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 1.54% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 113 229
Average daily rate £330 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £71.00 £31.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.20% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £24.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+192.78% -39.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAMP within the UK.

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAMP within the UK.

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LAMP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +24 338 £328 +5.64% 194
London +46 176 £370 +21.31% 89
South East +8 51 £259 -20.38% 28
South West +15 48 £375 +22.44% 28
Bristol +19 35 £350 +12.00% 2
City of London -1 30 £325 +18.18% 29
Yorkshire -16 23 £270 -16.92% 17
East of England -16 20 £325 - 9
Cambridgeshire -1 15 £331 +1.92% 1
Cambridge +14 13 £331 +6.85% 1
Leeds -15 13 £288 -28.12% 12
West Yorkshire -19 13 £280 -30.00% 15
North West -20 10 £300 +9.09% 5
North Yorkshire - 10 £270 -
Somerset -3 9 £413 - 5
Berkshire -4 9 £225 -35.71% 4
East Midlands -5 9 £325 +19.26% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £240 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +10 8 £400 +28.00% 9
Oxfordshire +3 8 £220 -25.42% 5
Surrey -2 8 £320 -20.09% 3
East Sussex -9 8 £95 -70.76% 2
Wales - 6 £350 -
Maidenhead -3 5 £225 -
Bath -6 5 £413 - 3
Brighton -10 5 - - 2
Manchester -21 5 £275 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £350 - 5
Cheshire - 5 £300 - 2
Southampton - 5 £400 - 2

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 404 (75.23%) PHP
2 338 (62.94%) MySQL
3 246 (45.81%) HTML
4 243 (45.25%) JavaScript
5 234 (43.58%) CSS
6 214 (39.85%) Linux
7 153 (28.49%) jQuery
8 152 (28.31%) Apache
9 112 (20.86%) Puppet
10 104 (19.37%) Git (software)
11 97 (18.06%) OO
12 94 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
13 90 (16.76%) MVC
14 87 (16.20%) Opscode Chef
15 85 (15.83%) SQL
16 82 (15.27%) HTML5
17 81 (15.08%) XML
18 78 (14.53%) Drupal
19 77 (14.34%) Web Services
20 73 (13.59%) Subversion
21 69 (12.85%) Perl
21 69 (12.85%) Red Hat
22 68 (12.66%) CSS3
23 66 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (11.92%) Python
25 63 (11.73%) OOP
26 62 (11.55%) Nagios
26 62 (11.55%) TDD
26 62 (11.55%) Ajax
27 61 (11.36%) Zend

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 152 (28.31%) Apache
2 78 (14.53%) Drupal
3 46 (8.57%) WordPress
4 39 (7.26%) CMS
5 35 (6.52%) Tomcat
6 23 (4.28%) Apache Solr
7 19 (3.54%) nginx
8 17 (3.17%) Moodle
9 14 (2.61%) Node.js
10 13 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.42%) WebSphere
11 12 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (2.23%) Adobe CQ
12 11 (2.05%) MQSeries
12 11 (2.05%) Escenic
13 9 (1.68%) Confluence
14 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 6 (1.12%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.93%) IIS
16 5 (0.93%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 24 (4.47%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.56%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.56%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (3.54%) Magento
2 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.23%) Joyent
4 11 (2.05%) SaaS
5 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.56%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) Route 53
9 1 (0.19%) IaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.19%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.54%) DNS
1 19 (3.54%) Firewall
2 18 (3.35%) Internet
3 17 (3.17%) LDAP
4 12 (2.23%) VPN
5 9 (1.68%) Intranet
5 9 (1.68%) HTTP
6 8 (1.49%) LAN
6 8 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.30%) WAN
8 6 (1.12%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.12%) Extranet
8 6 (1.12%) SAN
9 5 (0.93%) IPv6
9 5 (0.93%) Network Security
10 4 (0.74%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.74%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.74%) OSPF
10 4 (0.74%) BGP
10 4 (0.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (62.94%) MySQL
2 47 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 42 (7.82%) SQL Server
4 33 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.77%) Big Data
6 26 (4.84%) Hadoop
7 25 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (3.17%) Riak
8 17 (3.17%) CouchDB
9 12 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.49%) Redis
12 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.37%) SQLite
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.37%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.19%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 104 (19.37%) Git (software)
2 73 (13.59%) Subversion
3 53 (9.87%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.84%) Hudson
4 26 (4.84%) PHPUnit
5 13 (2.42%) Selenium
6 11 (2.05%) Maven
6 11 (2.05%) JIRA
7 9 (1.68%) JUnit
8 8 (1.49%) RSpec
8 8 (1.49%) Behat
9 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.74%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.74%) Xcode
11 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.37%) Ant
12 2 (0.37%) PhoneGap
13 1 (0.19%) TextMate
General
1 36 (6.70%) Finance
2 12 (2.23%) Marketing
3 11 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.68%) Publishing
4 9 (1.68%) Retail
5 8 (1.49%) Games
6 7 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.12%) Back Office
8 4 (0.74%) Billing
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 339 (63.13%) Developer
2 171 (31.84%) PHP Developer
3 55 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 52 (9.68%) Web Developer
5 50 (9.31%) LAMP Developer
5 50 (9.31%) Drupal Developer
6 38 (7.08%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 30 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.40%) Administrator
9 27 (5.03%) Programmer
10 26 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
11 22 (4.10%) Analyst
12 19 (3.54%) Architect
12 19 (3.54%) Software Engineer
12 19 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
13 18 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (2.79%) Consultant
15 15 (2.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (45.81%) HTML
2 234 (43.58%) CSS
3 153 (28.49%) jQuery
4 82 (15.27%) HTML5
5 81 (15.08%) XML
6 77 (14.34%) Web Services
7 68 (12.66%) CSS3
8 62 (11.55%) Ajax
9 44 (8.19%) JSON
10 41 (7.64%) .NET
11 39 (7.26%) Symfony
12 37 (6.89%) XHTML
13 27 (5.03%) CodeIgniter
14 24 (4.47%) Sass
15 20 (3.72%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (3.72%) SOAP
15 20 (3.72%) LESS
16 16 (2.98%) Zend Framework
17 15 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 14 (2.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.17%) Open Source
2 28 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.54%) Digital Media
4 18 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.23%) Taxonomies
6 11 (2.05%) Clustering
6 11 (2.05%) Replication
7 10 (1.86%) Social Network
8 9 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.12%) VLE
10 5 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.93%) Ergonomics
10 5 (0.93%) Wiki
10 5 (0.93%) Derivative
10 5 (0.93%) iPhone
11 4 (0.74%) FMCG
12 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.56%) Online Games
12 3 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.56%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 214 (39.85%) Linux
2 56 (10.43%) UNIX
3 51 (9.50%) CentOS
4 42 (7.82%) Windows
5 35 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (5.59%) Debian
7 28 (5.21%) Ubuntu
8 27 (5.03%) Android
8 27 (5.03%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.30%) Solaris
11 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.37%) SUSE
12 2 (0.37%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (18.06%) OO
2 94 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (16.76%) MVC
4 66 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (11.73%) OOP
6 62 (11.55%) TDD
7 52 (9.68%) Scrum
8 50 (9.31%) E-Commerce
9 39 (7.26%) Web Development
10 36 (6.70%) Configuration Management
10 36 (6.70%) BDD
11 30 (5.59%) Software Engineering
12 25 (4.66%) Migration
12 25 (4.66%) OO PHP
13 23 (4.28%) Automated Testing
14 18 (3.35%) OOA/OOD
14 18 (3.35%) Android Development
15 17 (3.17%) OOD
16 16 (2.98%) Content Management
16 16 (2.98%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 404 (75.23%) PHP
2 243 (45.25%) JavaScript
3 85 (15.83%) SQL
4 69 (12.85%) Perl
5 64 (11.92%) Python
6 59 (10.99%) Ruby
7 57 (10.61%) Java
8 54 (10.06%) Bash Shell
9 52 (9.68%) PHP5
10 29 (5.40%) C#
11 11 (2.05%) Scala
12 10 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.12%) C++
14 5 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.74%) C
16 3 (0.56%) AWK
16 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.37%) sed
18 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.77%) Degree
2 10 (1.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.86%) RHCE
3 9 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.12%) ISEB
5 5 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.56%) RHCT
6 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) MCITP
7 2 (0.37%) MCSE
7 2 (0.37%) CCNA
7 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.37%) NCDA
8 1 (0.19%) PMP
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCSA
8 1 (0.19%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.91%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (4.28%) Varnish
2 19 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.42%) Postfix
4 11 (2.05%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.68%) Samba
6 6 (1.12%) NFS
7 5 (0.93%) KVM
7 5 (0.93%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.74%) XenServer
8 4 (0.74%) Squid
9 3 (0.56%) vCloud
10 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.19%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
11 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 112 (20.86%) Puppet
2 87 (16.20%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (11.55%) Nagios
4 25 (4.66%) ZABBIX
5 22 (4.10%) Cacti
6 7 (1.30%) Munin
7 6 (1.12%) StatsD
8 5 (0.93%) Ansible
9 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.74%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.56%) Foglight
10 3 (0.56%) SCCM
11 2 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.19%) Netcool
12 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 69 (12.85%) Red Hat
2 61 (11.36%) Zend
3 42 (7.82%) Oracle
4 39 (7.26%) Rackspace
5 28 (5.21%) VMware
6 23 (4.28%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.42%) Percona
8 12 (2.23%) JBoss
8 12 (2.23%) HP
9 10 (1.86%) Google
9 10 (1.86%) Cisco
9 10 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.68%) Twitter
11 8 (1.49%) Citrix
12 7 (1.30%) NetApp
12 7 (1.30%) Adobe
13 6 (1.12%) New Relic
13 6 (1.12%) Neolane
14 4 (0.74%) Apple
14 4 (0.74%) Sencha
UK
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Sidcup
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 22 days ago
West London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol, Chippenham, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 30+ days ago