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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 274 336 334
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -2
Contract jobs citing LAMP 408 275 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.59% 1.80% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 188 159
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £260
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.66% +10.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+136.66% -

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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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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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 +65 402 £350 - 192
London +53 201 £375 +3.44% 74
South East +4 65 £330 +10.00% 45
South West +6 50 £425 +36.00% 22
City of London +28 41 £375 - 11
Bristol +5 32 £450 +38.46% 5
North West +15 31 £300 - 8
Manchester +18 27 £300 - 3
Berkshire +25 26 £325 -3.70% 4
East of England -8 19 £320 +6.66% 8
Cambridgeshire +17 17 £320 +35.44% 3
Maidenhead +9 13 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -39 13 £320 -20.04% 14
East Midlands +13 12 £325 - 13
Cambridge +8 11 £320 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 11 £400 +12.28% 6
West Midlands -10 11 £331 +32.50% 5
West Yorkshire -41 10 £320 -20.04% 7
Slough +4 9 £250 -16.66% 2
Wiltshire -10 8 £300 -4.00% 1
Hampshire -11 8 £300 -4.00% 12
Leeds -37 8 £320 -20.04% 4
Surrey +2 7 £350 +33.33% 8
Oxford -6 7 £300 -25.00% 2
Staffordshire -5 6 £375 +50.00% 1
Southampton -6 6 £250 -16.66% 5
Brighton -20 5 £500 +185.71% 3
East Sussex -22 5 £500 +185.71% 3
Northamptonshire - 5 £339 - 4
Gloucestershire -10 4 £300 +27.65% 7

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 551 (75.79%) PHP
2 414 (56.95%) MySQL
3 356 (48.97%) Linux
4 259 (35.63%) Apache
4 259 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
5 247 (33.98%) JavaScript
6 241 (33.15%) CSS
7 239 (32.87%) HTML
8 205 (28.20%) Git (software)
9 182 (25.03%) Web Services
10 178 (24.48%) OO
11 167 (22.97%) MVC
12 158 (21.73%) Red Hat
13 152 (20.91%) Open Source
14 150 (20.63%) Puppet
14 150 (20.63%) DevOps
15 145 (19.94%) jQuery
16 132 (18.16%) Ruby
17 130 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
18 129 (17.74%) XML
19 128 (17.61%) TDD
20 124 (17.06%) SQL
21 122 (16.78%) Perl
21 122 (16.78%) Subversion
22 119 (16.37%) Java
23 105 (14.44%) CentOS
23 105 (14.44%) Opscode Chef
24 103 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
24 103 (14.17%) UNIX
25 102 (14.03%) Symfony

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 259 (35.63%) Apache
2 67 (9.22%) Drupal
3 54 (7.43%) nginx
4 41 (5.64%) Tomcat
5 37 (5.09%) CMS
6 34 (4.68%) WordPress
7 25 (3.44%) IIS
8 20 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.48%) Apache Solr
10 17 (2.34%) Node.js
11 14 (1.93%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.51%) Confluence
13 10 (1.38%) MediaWiki
14 9 (1.24%) Joomla!
15 8 (1.10%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.55%) Moodle
17 4 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
17 4 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (3.30%) Magento
2 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 103 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (6.19%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.06%) SaaS
6 11 (1.51%) Joyent
7 7 (0.96%) ElastiCache
7 7 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.55%) Route 53
9 4 (0.55%) PaaS
9 4 (0.55%) IaaS
10 3 (0.41%) GitHub
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.14%) Heroku
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.60%) Firewall
2 41 (5.64%) LDAP
3 30 (4.13%) WAN
3 30 (4.13%) DNS
4 29 (3.99%) LAN
5 26 (3.58%) Internet
6 24 (3.30%) VPN
7 23 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.06%) Intranet
9 13 (1.79%) Network Security
10 12 (1.65%) SSL
11 11 (1.51%) BGP
12 10 (1.38%) EIGRP
12 10 (1.38%) OSPF
12 10 (1.38%) IPsec
12 10 (1.38%) IPv6
13 9 (1.24%) HTTP
14 8 (1.10%) SAN
15 7 (0.96%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (56.95%) MySQL
2 61 (8.39%) MongoDB
3 41 (5.64%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.81%) Big Data
5 33 (4.54%) Redis
6 31 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 27 (3.71%) Oracle Database
8 25 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.16%) Hadoop
10 22 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (2.48%) Riak
12 17 (2.34%) CouchDB
12 17 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.28%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.28%) MarkLogic
15 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 205 (28.20%) Git (software)
2 122 (16.78%) Subversion
3 86 (11.83%) Jenkins
4 50 (6.88%) JIRA
5 45 (6.19%) Hudson
6 38 (5.23%) Selenium
7 37 (5.09%) PHPUnit
8 15 (2.06%) RSpec
8 15 (2.06%) JUnit
9 13 (1.79%) Mercurial
10 12 (1.65%) Maven
11 10 (1.38%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.10%) Behat
14 6 (0.83%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.83%) Grunt
14 6 (0.83%) Yeoman
14 6 (0.83%) Bower
15 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.55%) Ant
General
1 40 (5.50%) Marketing
2 22 (3.03%) Finance
3 14 (1.93%) Banking
3 14 (1.93%) Retail
4 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.10%) Publishing
5 8 (1.10%) Games
6 7 (0.96%) Back Office
7 5 (0.69%) Electronics
7 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.69%) Advertising
8 4 (0.55%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.41%) German Language
10 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 426 (58.60%) Developer
2 271 (37.28%) PHP Developer
3 79 (10.87%) Web Developer
4 75 (10.32%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 72 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 56 (7.70%) Architect
8 55 (7.57%) LAMP Developer
9 37 (5.09%) Senior PHP Developer
10 35 (4.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.54%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (4.40%) PHP Web Developer
13 31 (4.26%) Programmer
14 30 (4.13%) Drupal Developer
15 29 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
16 27 (3.71%) PHP Symfony Developer
17 22 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
18 20 (2.75%) Administrator
19 19 (2.61%) PHP MySQL Developer
20 17 (2.34%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (33.15%) CSS
2 239 (32.87%) HTML
3 182 (25.03%) Web Services
4 145 (19.94%) jQuery
5 129 (17.74%) XML
6 102 (14.03%) Symfony
7 88 (12.10%) HTML5
8 77 (10.59%) CSS3
9 57 (7.84%) RESTful
10 55 (7.57%) Ajax
11 50 (6.88%) Laravel
12 48 (6.60%) CodeIgniter
13 47 (6.46%) JSON
14 44 (6.05%) .NET
15 42 (5.78%) SOAP
15 42 (5.78%) AngularJS
16 34 (4.68%) Ruby on Rails
17 32 (4.40%) REST
18 27 (3.71%) Backbone.js
19 24 (3.30%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 152 (20.91%) Open Source
2 28 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.30%) Social Media
4 22 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.89%) Taxonomies
6 20 (2.75%) User Experience
7 16 (2.20%) Derivative
8 13 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.79%) Blog
8 13 (1.79%) Oracle Exalogic
9 12 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 12 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.51%) Wiki
11 10 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
12 7 (0.96%) Clustering
13 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.83%) Animation
13 6 (0.83%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 356 (48.97%) Linux
2 105 (14.44%) CentOS
3 103 (14.17%) UNIX
4 50 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (6.60%) Ubuntu
6 44 (6.05%) Debian
7 42 (5.78%) Windows
8 14 (1.93%) SUSE
9 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.96%) Fedora
10 7 (0.96%) Android
10 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (24.48%) OO
3 167 (22.97%) MVC
4 150 (20.63%) DevOps
5 130 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (17.61%) TDD
7 94 (12.93%) Scrum
8 90 (12.38%) E-Commerce
9 66 (9.08%) OOP
10 62 (8.53%) OO PHP
11 55 (7.57%) BDD
12 53 (7.29%) Configuration Management
13 47 (6.46%) Web Development
14 35 (4.81%) Software Engineering
15 34 (4.68%) Load Balancing
16 28 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
17 27 (3.71%) SOA
17 27 (3.71%) ITIL
18 24 (3.30%) Automated Testing
19 23 (3.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 551 (75.79%) PHP
2 247 (33.98%) JavaScript
3 132 (18.16%) Ruby
4 124 (17.06%) SQL
5 122 (16.78%) Perl
6 119 (16.37%) Java
7 96 (13.20%) Python
8 85 (11.69%) Bash Shell
9 79 (10.87%) PHP5
10 27 (3.71%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.20%) C#
12 12 (1.65%) C++
13 10 (1.38%) C
13 10 (1.38%) Tcl
14 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.55%) Scala
16 4 (0.55%) Golang
17 2 (0.28%) PHP4
17 2 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (5.50%) Degree
2 29 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.48%) CCNA
4 18 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.24%) RHCE
7 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.55%) MCSE
8 4 (0.55%) RHCT
8 4 (0.55%) MCITP
9 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
11 1 (0.14%) CISSP
11 1 (0.14%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) NCDA
11 1 (0.14%) LPIC
11 1 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.48%) QA
2 10 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.26%) XenServer
3 26 (3.58%) Samba
4 17 (2.34%) Postfix
5 16 (2.20%) Varnish
6 10 (1.38%) KVM
7 9 (1.24%) Active Directory
8 7 (0.96%) NFS
9 6 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.69%) Squid
10 5 (0.69%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.41%) XenApp
11 3 (0.41%) vSphere
11 3 (0.41%) vCloud
11 3 (0.41%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) Docker
13 1 (0.14%) GPFS
13 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 150 (20.63%) Puppet
2 105 (14.44%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (7.84%) Nagios
4 42 (5.78%) Salt
5 41 (5.64%) Cacti
6 34 (4.68%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.51%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (0.83%) Ansible
10 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.41%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.41%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.28%) Plesk
11 2 (0.28%) YUM
11 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.28%) logstash
11 2 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 158 (21.73%) Red Hat
2 97 (13.34%) Zend
3 61 (8.39%) VMware
4 52 (7.15%) Oracle
5 39 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 31 (4.26%) Rackspace
7 25 (3.44%) Citrix
8 23 (3.16%) Percona
9 21 (2.89%) Facebook
9 21 (2.89%) Twitter
10 20 (2.75%) New Relic
11 16 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.38%) Google
13 9 (1.24%) HP
14 8 (1.10%) Adobe
15 6 (0.83%) Cisco
15 6 (0.83%) NetApp
16 5 (0.69%) EMC
17 4 (0.55%) IBM
17 4 (0.55%) SAP
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Keene and Lord
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago