The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 375 369 343
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing LAMP 207 196 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 1.49% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 122 153
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£355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.08% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.65% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

LAMP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 January 2015. 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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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
England -6 200 £361 +3.21% 207
London -9 93 £388 +3.33% 70
South East -11 46 £331 +10.41% 49
City of London +28 19 £350 +22.80% 12
South West -21 16 £375 +13.20% 29
Berkshire +6 14 £338 - 5
Reading +16 12 £338 +3.84% 3
East of England +9 12 £338 -25.00% 15
Yorkshire -5 11 £400 +23.07% 19
Hampshire - 11 £250 - 21
West Yorkshire +4 10 £400 +23.07% 13
North East - 10 £300 -
Leeds -1 9 £438 +34.61% 10
Manchester -2 9 £321 -24.41% 7
North West -12 9 £321 -24.41% 12
Bristol -16 9 £388 +26.53% 7
Basingstoke - 9 £250 - 2
Surrey +1 8 £350 +55.55% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £300 -1.63% 4
Milton Keynes - 8 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 7 £300 - 3
Durham - 6 £300 -
Cambridge - 6 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 7
Scotland -12 4 £245 +4.81% 5
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 -
Watford - 4 £381 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £300 -
Glasgow +1 3 £190 -17.39% 5
West Midlands -7 3 £350 +16.66% 6

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 477 (78.20%) PHP
2 348 (57.05%) MySQL
3 297 (48.69%) Linux
4 225 (36.89%) JavaScript
5 213 (34.92%) Apache
6 209 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (32.62%) HTML
8 192 (31.48%) CSS
9 183 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 150 (24.59%) Web Services
11 148 (24.26%) MVC
12 143 (23.44%) OO
13 136 (22.30%) Open Source
14 123 (20.16%) jQuery
15 120 (19.67%) DevOps
16 117 (19.18%) Puppet
17 115 (18.85%) Red Hat
18 109 (17.87%) SQL
18 109 (17.87%) TDD
19 108 (17.70%) Subversion
20 106 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
21 98 (16.07%) Symfony
22 92 (15.08%) XML
23 91 (14.92%) CentOS
24 89 (14.59%) Ruby
24 89 (14.59%) UNIX
25 88 (14.43%) Drupal
25 88 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
26 84 (13.77%) Perl
27 83 (13.61%) PHP5

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 213 (34.92%) Apache
2 88 (14.43%) Drupal
3 50 (8.20%) nginx
4 35 (5.74%) Node.js
5 33 (5.41%) WordPress
6 30 (4.92%) CMS
7 28 (4.59%) Tomcat
8 23 (3.77%) IIS
9 20 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (2.95%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.48%) Joomla!
12 8 (1.31%) Confluence
13 5 (0.82%) MediaWiki
14 4 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
14 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.49%) JBoss
15 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (3.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (8.85%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (4.26%) Amazon S3
4 15 (2.46%) SaaS
5 12 (1.97%) Joyent
5 12 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.66%) PaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Route 53
7 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.49%) IaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.57%) Firewall
2 29 (4.75%) LDAP
3 26 (4.26%) WAN
4 25 (4.10%) LAN
4 25 (4.10%) Internet
5 22 (3.61%) DNS
6 18 (2.95%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.46%) Intranet
8 11 (1.80%) SSL
9 10 (1.64%) VPN
9 10 (1.64%) HTTP
10 6 (0.98%) Network Security
10 6 (0.98%) VoIP
10 6 (0.98%) DHCP
11 5 (0.82%) OSPF
11 5 (0.82%) BGP
11 5 (0.82%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.82%) IPv6
11 5 (0.82%) SAN
11 5 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (57.05%) MySQL
2 69 (11.31%) MongoDB
3 39 (6.39%) NoSQL
4 35 (5.74%) Redis
5 25 (4.10%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.61%) SQL Server
6 22 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.28%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.95%) Big Data
10 16 (2.62%) Riak
10 16 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (2.46%) CouchDB
12 10 (1.64%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 2 (0.33%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 183 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 108 (17.70%) Subversion
3 77 (12.62%) Jenkins
4 47 (7.70%) JIRA
5 42 (6.89%) PHPUnit
6 36 (5.90%) Hudson
7 34 (5.57%) Selenium
8 18 (2.95%) Mercurial
9 16 (2.62%) JUnit
10 14 (2.30%) RSpec
11 12 (1.97%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.80%) Maven
13 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.98%) Grunt
14 6 (0.98%) Yeoman
14 6 (0.98%) Bower
15 5 (0.82%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.82%) Gerrit
16 4 (0.66%) Cucumber
16 4 (0.66%) QUnit
General
1 30 (4.92%) Marketing
2 25 (4.10%) Finance
3 7 (1.15%) Retail
3 7 (1.15%) Back Office
4 6 (0.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.98%) Publishing
5 5 (0.82%) Electronics
5 5 (0.82%) Advertising
6 3 (0.49%) Games
6 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.49%) German Language
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
7 2 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 377 (61.80%) Developer
2 241 (39.51%) PHP Developer
3 64 (10.49%) Web Developer
4 58 (9.51%) Senior Developer
5 55 (9.02%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 45 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 44 (7.21%) Architect
8 42 (6.89%) LAMP Developer
9 37 (6.07%) Drupal Developer
10 31 (5.08%) Senior PHP Developer
11 28 (4.59%) PHP Web Developer
12 25 (4.10%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 20 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
13 20 (3.28%) Senior Web Developer
14 18 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
16 15 (2.46%) DevOps Architect
17 12 (1.97%) Front-End Developer
17 12 (1.97%) Magento Developer
18 11 (1.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (32.62%) HTML
2 192 (31.48%) CSS
3 150 (24.59%) Web Services
4 123 (20.16%) jQuery
5 98 (16.07%) Symfony
6 92 (15.08%) XML
7 83 (13.61%) HTML5
8 62 (10.16%) CSS3
9 57 (9.34%) AngularJS
10 51 (8.36%) Laravel
11 46 (7.54%) RESTful
12 44 (7.21%) CodeIgniter
13 39 (6.39%) Ajax
14 33 (5.41%) .NET
15 30 (4.92%) REST
16 29 (4.75%) XSLT
17 27 (4.43%) Backbone.js
18 25 (4.10%) Memcached
19 23 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
20 22 (3.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 136 (22.30%) Open Source
2 26 (4.26%) Taxonomies
3 24 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.61%) Social Media
4 22 (3.61%) User Experience
5 19 (3.11%) Derivative
6 15 (2.46%) Clustering
6 15 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.48%) Blog
9 8 (1.31%) W3C
10 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.98%) Animation
11 6 (0.98%) Wiki
11 6 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.82%) Replication
12 5 (0.82%) E-Learning
13 4 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 297 (48.69%) Linux
2 91 (14.92%) CentOS
3 89 (14.59%) UNIX
4 32 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.08%) Windows
6 29 (4.75%) Ubuntu
7 24 (3.93%) Debian
8 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.66%) Fedora
11 3 (0.49%) SUSE
12 2 (0.33%) Android
12 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (24.26%) MVC
3 143 (23.44%) OO
4 120 (19.67%) DevOps
5 109 (17.87%) TDD
6 106 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (13.44%) Scrum
8 81 (13.28%) E-Commerce
9 56 (9.18%) OO PHP
10 55 (9.02%) OOP
11 51 (8.36%) Configuration Management
12 47 (7.70%) BDD
13 44 (7.21%) Web Development
14 37 (6.07%) Load Balancing
15 27 (4.43%) ITIL
15 27 (4.43%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.10%) Unit Testing
17 24 (3.93%) Automated Testing
18 22 (3.61%) Kanban
19 20 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (78.20%) PHP
2 225 (36.89%) JavaScript
3 109 (17.87%) SQL
4 89 (14.59%) Ruby
5 84 (13.77%) Perl
6 83 (13.61%) PHP5
7 80 (13.11%) Python
8 74 (12.13%) Java
9 66 (10.82%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.11%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.80%) Golang
12 10 (1.64%) Tcl
13 5 (0.82%) C
13 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.82%) Scala
13 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.66%) XPath
14 4 (0.66%) C++
15 3 (0.49%) C#
16 2 (0.33%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 28 (4.59%) Degree
2 19 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.30%) CCNA
6 11 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.48%) RHCE
8 4 (0.66%) MCITP
8 4 (0.66%) RHCT
8 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.49%) MCSE
9 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.33%) PhD
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.16%) CCIE
11 1 (0.16%) CCNP
11 1 (0.16%) NCDA
11 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.31%) SLA
2 7 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.28%) Varnish
1 20 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.79%) Samba
2 17 (2.79%) XenServer
3 10 (1.64%) KVM
4 6 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.82%) vCloud
5 5 (0.82%) Postfix
6 3 (0.49%) Docker
6 3 (0.49%) NFS
6 3 (0.49%) vSphere
6 3 (0.49%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) GPFS
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (19.18%) Puppet
2 88 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (7.38%) Nagios
4 37 (6.07%) Cacti
5 36 (5.90%) Salt
6 26 (4.26%) ZABBIX
7 16 (2.62%) Vagrant
8 15 (2.46%) Ansible
9 9 (1.48%) logstash
10 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (0.82%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.66%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.66%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.66%) Kibana
12 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.33%) yum
14 1 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 115 (18.85%) Red Hat
2 77 (12.62%) Zend
3 41 (6.72%) Oracle
4 38 (6.23%) VMware
5 34 (5.57%) Rackspace
6 31 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 21 (3.44%) Percona
8 20 (3.28%) Twitter
9 19 (3.11%) Citrix
10 17 (2.79%) Facebook
11 15 (2.46%) New Relic
12 12 (1.97%) Google
13 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.31%) EMC
14 7 (1.15%) Adobe
15 6 (0.98%) HP
16 4 (0.66%) NetApp
17 3 (0.49%) SAP
17 3 (0.49%) Symantec
17 3 (0.49%) Sophos
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Franklin Bates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Rate: £250-£270/Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago