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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 404 316 342
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +26
Contract jobs citing LAMP 213 309 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.59% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 2.12% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 200 130
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.21% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- +283.78%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -82 205 £350 - 190
London -38 113 £375 - 69
South East -40 30 £313 +4.16% 38
West Midlands +8 20 £248 -23.84% 9
City of London 0 18 £313 -12.03% 19
Yorkshire -18 15 £325 +20.37% 24
West Bromwich - 12 £225 -
South West -20 11 £375 -9.09% 27
Oxfordshire -21 10 £301 +1.86% 12
West Yorkshire -13 9 £325 +8.33% 20
Bristol -18 9 £425 +3.03% 6
East of England +8 8 £325 -23.30% 7
Leeds -17 8 £313 +4.16% 10
Croydon -4 7 £375 +57.89%
Berkshire -4 7 £288 +53.33% 7
North West -29 7 £300 - 9
Hertfordshire +4 6 £425 - 1
Manchester -13 5 £300 -4.00% 5
East Sussex -14 5 £250 +163.15% 5
Bicester +3 4 £375 - 2
North Yorkshire +3 4 £320 +28.00%
Wales +2 4 £388 +10.71% 1
Surrey +1 4 £319 -1.92% 3
Oxford -12 4 £288 -2.54% 3
Brighton -13 4 £235 - 4
Cardiff +16 3 £350 - 1
Reading +11 3 £325 +160.00% 6
South Wales +5 3 £350 - 1
Slough 0 3 £240 -27.27%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £425 +61.90% 2

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 348 (81.50%) PHP
2 264 (61.83%) MySQL
3 200 (46.84%) HTML
4 186 (43.56%) Linux
5 184 (43.09%) JavaScript
6 175 (40.98%) CSS
7 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
8 129 (30.21%) Apache
9 108 (25.29%) DevOps
10 106 (24.82%) jQuery
11 104 (24.36%) Git (software)
12 97 (22.72%) Puppet
13 84 (19.67%) HTML5
14 82 (19.20%) MVC
15 77 (18.03%) Web Services
16 76 (17.80%) Python
17 75 (17.56%) OO
18 73 (17.10%) Symfony
19 72 (16.86%) Jenkins
20 68 (15.93%) TDD
21 67 (15.69%) Drupal
22 66 (15.46%) Ruby
23 65 (15.22%) Perl
23 65 (15.22%) SQL
23 65 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (14.99%) Scrum
25 62 (14.52%) Zend
25 62 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
26 59 (13.82%) Java
27 54 (12.65%) CentOS

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 129 (30.21%) Apache
2 67 (15.69%) Drupal
3 40 (9.37%) WordPress
4 39 (9.13%) nginx
5 32 (7.49%) Tomcat
6 30 (7.03%) CMS
7 18 (4.22%) Node.js
8 17 (3.98%) Joomla!
9 16 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (3.04%) JBoss
11 10 (2.34%) Mule ESB
12 9 (2.11%) IIS
13 8 (1.87%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.87%) Confluence
14 6 (1.41%) MediaWiki
14 6 (1.41%) ExpressionEngine
15 5 (1.17%) Moodle
15 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.94%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.81%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.11%) SaaS
6 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.94%) PaaS
8 2 (0.47%) Office 365
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) Joyent
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.62%) Firewall
2 21 (4.92%) VPN
3 17 (3.98%) Reverse Proxy
3 17 (3.98%) HTTP
4 15 (3.51%) Internet
5 13 (3.04%) LDAP
6 11 (2.58%) DNS
7 9 (2.11%) DMZ
8 8 (1.87%) LAN
8 8 (1.87%) WAN
9 7 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.64%) Intranet
10 6 (1.41%) IPsec
10 6 (1.41%) OSPF
10 6 (1.41%) BGP
10 6 (1.41%) EIGRP
10 6 (1.41%) IPv6
10 6 (1.41%) SSL
10 6 (1.41%) Network Security
11 5 (1.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (61.83%) MySQL
2 33 (7.73%) MongoDB
3 31 (7.26%) Redis
4 25 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (5.39%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.81%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.11%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.41%) Big Data
9 6 (1.41%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.17%) Riak
10 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.94%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 104 (24.36%) Git (software)
2 72 (16.86%) Jenkins
3 47 (11.01%) Subversion
4 30 (7.03%) Selenium
5 19 (4.45%) Hudson
6 18 (4.22%) PHPUnit
7 17 (3.98%) JIRA
8 14 (3.28%) JMeter
8 14 (3.28%) SonarQube
9 11 (2.58%) Gerrit
9 11 (2.58%) Behat
9 11 (2.58%) Mercurial
10 10 (2.34%) JUnit
10 10 (2.34%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.64%) Maven
12 6 (1.41%) Ant
12 6 (1.41%) RSpec
13 5 (1.17%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.94%) Phing
General
1 23 (5.39%) Finance
2 19 (4.45%) Marketing
3 10 (2.34%) Retail
4 7 (1.64%) Advertising
5 5 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.17%) Back Office
5 5 (1.17%) Publishing
6 4 (0.94%) Electronics
6 4 (0.94%) Games
7 3 (0.70%) Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 269 (63.00%) Developer
2 172 (40.28%) PHP Developer
3 43 (10.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (9.84%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 41 (9.60%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.79%) LAMP Developer
7 26 (6.09%) Drupal Developer
8 24 (5.62%) Web Developer
9 22 (5.15%) Senior PHP Developer
9 22 (5.15%) Architect
10 16 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.28%) Magento Developer
12 13 (3.04%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 13 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (2.58%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 11 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.34%) Administrator
14 10 (2.34%) PHP Web Developer
14 10 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (46.84%) HTML
2 175 (40.98%) CSS
3 106 (24.82%) jQuery
4 84 (19.67%) HTML5
5 77 (18.03%) Web Services
6 73 (17.10%) Symfony
7 51 (11.94%) CSS3
8 42 (9.84%) AngularJS
9 40 (9.37%) Ajax
10 35 (8.20%) XHTML
11 34 (7.96%) XML
12 26 (6.09%) CodeIgniter
13 24 (5.62%) Doctrine
14 21 (4.92%) Laravel
15 20 (4.68%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (3.98%) RESTful
16 17 (3.98%) .NET
17 16 (3.75%) REST
18 15 (3.51%) JSON
18 15 (3.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.24%) Open Source
2 14 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.04%) User Experience
4 12 (2.81%) Digital Media
5 10 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.41%) Clustering
7 6 (1.41%) New Media
7 6 (1.41%) Wiki
8 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.17%) Replication
9 4 (0.94%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.94%) Tandem
9 4 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.70%) Derivative
10 3 (0.70%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.70%) Social Media
10 3 (0.70%) W3C
10 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 186 (43.56%) Linux
2 54 (12.65%) CentOS
3 42 (9.84%) UNIX
4 35 (8.20%) Windows
5 29 (6.79%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.04%) Debian
8 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.64%) Android
10 5 (1.17%) Solaris
11 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.47%) Fedora
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.29%) DevOps
3 82 (19.20%) MVC
4 75 (17.56%) OO
5 68 (15.93%) TDD
6 65 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (14.99%) Scrum
8 49 (11.48%) OO PHP
9 47 (11.01%) BDD
10 43 (10.07%) Web Development
11 42 (9.84%) OOP
12 36 (8.43%) E-Commerce
13 35 (8.20%) Unit Testing
14 34 (7.96%) Configuration Management
15 22 (5.15%) Software Engineering
15 22 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (4.92%) Load Balancing
17 14 (3.28%) Mentoring
18 13 (3.04%) Refactoring
18 13 (3.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 348 (81.50%) PHP
2 184 (43.09%) JavaScript
3 76 (17.80%) Python
4 66 (15.46%) Ruby
5 65 (15.22%) Perl
5 65 (15.22%) SQL
6 59 (13.82%) Java
7 49 (11.48%) PHP5
8 38 (8.90%) Bash Shell
9 14 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.81%) C#
11 8 (1.87%) Go
12 7 (1.64%) C++
13 4 (0.94%) PHP4
13 4 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) C
15 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.23%) XPath
15 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (6.79%) Degree
2 8 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (0.94%) MCITP
3 4 (0.94%) CCNA
3 4 (0.94%) A+ Certification
3 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.94%) MCP
3 4 (0.94%) MCSE
3 4 (0.94%) MCSA
4 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.68%) Varnish
2 18 (4.22%) Docker
3 16 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.28%) vCloud
5 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.41%) Samba
6 6 (1.41%) Postfix
6 6 (1.41%) XenServer
6 6 (1.41%) iptables
7 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.23%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 97 (22.72%) Puppet
2 53 (12.41%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.79%) Ansible
4 26 (6.09%) Vagrant
5 23 (5.39%) Salt
6 22 (5.15%) Nagios
7 21 (4.92%) ZABBIX
8 18 (4.22%) logstash
9 14 (3.28%) Cacti
9 14 (3.28%) Rundeck
10 13 (3.04%) Kibana
11 10 (2.34%) HAProxy
12 7 (1.64%) Plesk
13 6 (1.41%) Graphite
13 6 (1.41%) Opsview
14 5 (1.17%) Capistrano
15 4 (0.94%) CA LISA
15 4 (0.94%) SCOM
16 3 (0.70%) Cobbler
16 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 62 (14.52%) Zend
2 51 (11.94%) Red Hat
3 35 (8.20%) VMware
4 25 (5.85%) Google
5 16 (3.75%) Oracle
6 14 (3.28%) Microsoft
7 11 (2.58%) New Relic
7 11 (2.58%) Rackspace
8 9 (2.11%) Percona
9 7 (1.64%) Citrix
10 6 (1.41%) Splunk
11 5 (1.17%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.17%) Twitter
11 5 (1.17%) Cisco
11 5 (1.17%) HP
12 4 (0.94%) CA
12 4 (0.94%) IBM
12 4 (0.94%) Tealeaf
12 4 (0.94%) Pega
12 4 (0.94%) Riverbed
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