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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 400 326 339
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +13
Contract jobs citing LAMP 225 309 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.58% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 2.08% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 188 160
Average daily rate
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£355 £370 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £94.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -59.42%

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
15015 14830 13994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 28.03% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10059 9618 8801
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 226 212 337
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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
England -81 214 £363 -3.33% 208
London -34 124 £375 - 87
South East -45 30 £301 -8.24% 31
West Midlands +17 18 £235 -27.69% 7
City of London -9 18 £375 - 22
Yorkshire -14 17 £325 +2.36% 28
West Yorkshire -15 14 £325 -4.41% 24
South West -36 14 £450 +12.50% 23
Leeds -21 12 £313 -8.08% 18
West Bromwich - 12 £225 -
East of England -2 10 £338 -19.40% 12
East Sussex -13 9 £250 +163.15% 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £450 - 2
Brighton -11 8 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 8 £375 -4.76% 4
Cheltenham - 7 £450 -
Scotland +1 6 £243 -8.49% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £243 -
Hampshire +2 5 £325 +4.41% 16
Bicester 0 5 £375 -
Bristol -25 5 £500 +25.00% 7
Suffolk +18 4 £375 +114.28% 3
Berkshire +11 4 £319 +1.19%
Southampton -1 4 £325 - 9
Ipswich +7 3 £350 +100.00% 2
Reading +5 3 £325 -
Surrey -5 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Wales -12 3 £425 +40.49% 4
Croydon -14 3 £438 +84.21%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £335 - 1

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 377 (81.08%) PHP
2 286 (61.51%) MySQL
3 209 (44.95%) JavaScript
4 207 (44.52%) HTML
5 203 (43.66%) Linux
6 180 (38.71%) CSS
7 171 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (27.96%) Apache
9 123 (26.45%) Git (software)
10 120 (25.81%) jQuery
11 117 (25.16%) DevOps
12 110 (23.66%) Puppet
13 89 (19.14%) Python
14 86 (18.49%) Jenkins
15 83 (17.85%) HTML5
15 83 (17.85%) OO
15 83 (17.85%) MVC
16 82 (17.63%) Web Services
17 81 (17.42%) Symfony
18 77 (16.56%) Ruby
18 77 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (16.56%) SQL
19 75 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
20 72 (15.48%) TDD
21 71 (15.27%) Perl
21 71 (15.27%) Zend
22 70 (15.05%) Drupal
23 68 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
24 65 (13.98%) Java
25 58 (12.47%) Scrum

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 130 (27.96%) Apache
2 70 (15.05%) Drupal
3 50 (10.75%) WordPress
4 41 (8.82%) Tomcat
5 40 (8.60%) CMS
6 39 (8.39%) nginx
7 21 (4.52%) Node.js
8 19 (4.09%) JBoss
8 19 (4.09%) Joomla!
9 15 (3.23%) Mule ESB
10 14 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.37%) IIS
12 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.51%) Confluence
14 6 (1.29%) WebLogic
15 5 (1.08%) Moodle
15 5 (1.08%) ExpressionEngine
15 5 (1.08%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.86%) MediaWiki
17 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (2.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
2 1 (0.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (4.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.43%) Shopify
2 2 (0.43%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.58%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.37%) SaaS
6 7 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.08%) PaaS
8 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.43%) Office 365
10 2 (0.43%) GitHub
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.39%) Firewall
2 32 (6.88%) VPN
3 22 (4.73%) DNS
3 22 (4.73%) Reverse Proxy
4 15 (3.23%) HTTP
5 14 (3.01%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.80%) Internet
6 13 (2.80%) SSL
7 11 (2.37%) LDAP
7 11 (2.37%) DMZ
8 10 (2.15%) IPsec
8 10 (2.15%) Network Security
9 8 (1.72%) VLAN
10 7 (1.51%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (1.29%) SAN
12 5 (1.08%) LAN
12 5 (1.08%) WAN
12 5 (1.08%) Intranet
13 4 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (61.51%) MySQL
2 47 (10.11%) MongoDB
3 42 (9.03%) Redis
4 32 (6.88%) NoSQL
5 29 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.66%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.23%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.29%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.08%) Big Data
12 4 (0.86%) Riak
12 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.65%) MarkLogic
14 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 123 (26.45%) Git (software)
2 86 (18.49%) Jenkins
3 46 (9.89%) Subversion
4 28 (6.02%) Selenium
5 22 (4.73%) PHPUnit
6 19 (4.09%) SonarQube
7 17 (3.66%) Gerrit
8 16 (3.44%) Hudson
8 16 (3.44%) Artifactory
9 15 (3.23%) Mercurial
9 15 (3.23%) JMeter
10 12 (2.58%) JIRA
11 11 (2.37%) Behat
12 8 (1.72%) Maven
13 7 (1.51%) Metasploit
14 6 (1.29%) JUnit
14 6 (1.29%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.08%) Phing
15 5 (1.08%) Ant
15 5 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (6.02%) Marketing
2 21 (4.52%) Finance
3 11 (2.37%) Retail
4 7 (1.51%) Advertising
5 5 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.08%) Back Office
6 4 (0.86%) Publishing
6 4 (0.86%) Games
7 3 (0.65%) Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.43%) Electronics
8 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 271 (58.28%) Developer
2 170 (36.56%) PHP Developer
3 51 (10.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 39 (8.39%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 35 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.24%) Architect
6 29 (6.24%) LAMP Developer
7 28 (6.02%) Web Developer
8 24 (5.16%) Drupal Developer
9 21 (4.52%) Senior PHP Developer
10 20 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.66%) Magento Developer
12 16 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.23%) Administrator
14 14 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
15 13 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (2.80%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 9 (1.94%) Consultant
16 9 (1.94%) Technical Architect
16 9 (1.94%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (44.52%) HTML
2 180 (38.71%) CSS
3 120 (25.81%) jQuery
4 83 (17.85%) HTML5
5 82 (17.63%) Web Services
6 81 (17.42%) Symfony
7 53 (11.40%) CSS3
8 52 (11.18%) Ajax
9 33 (7.10%) XHTML
9 33 (7.10%) AngularJS
10 31 (6.67%) XML
10 31 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
11 28 (6.02%) CodeIgniter
12 25 (5.38%) Laravel
13 24 (5.16%) Doctrine
14 22 (4.73%) J2EE
15 18 (3.87%) .NET
16 16 (3.44%) RESTful
17 15 (3.23%) Memcached
17 15 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.01%) Digital Media
2 14 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.80%) User Experience
3 13 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.72%) Replication
7 7 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.29%) Clustering
8 6 (1.29%) New Media
9 5 (1.08%) Social Media
9 5 (1.08%) Tandem
9 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.86%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.86%) Wiki
10 4 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.65%) Derivative
11 3 (0.65%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 203 (43.66%) Linux
2 54 (11.61%) CentOS
3 47 (10.11%) Windows
4 37 (7.96%) UNIX
5 33 (7.10%) Ubuntu
6 23 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.94%) Android
7 9 (1.94%) Debian
7 9 (1.94%) Solaris
8 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Fedora
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.16%) DevOps
3 83 (17.85%) OO
3 83 (17.85%) MVC
4 77 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (15.48%) TDD
6 58 (12.47%) Scrum
7 56 (12.04%) OO PHP
8 51 (10.97%) BDD
9 44 (9.46%) Open Source
10 43 (9.25%) Web Development
11 37 (7.96%) E-Commerce
12 34 (7.31%) OOP
13 33 (7.10%) Unit Testing
14 29 (6.24%) Configuration Management
15 24 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (4.95%) Software Engineering
17 21 (4.52%) Load Balancing
18 16 (3.44%) Mentoring
18 16 (3.44%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 377 (81.08%) PHP
2 209 (44.95%) JavaScript
3 89 (19.14%) Python
4 77 (16.56%) SQL
4 77 (16.56%) Ruby
5 71 (15.27%) Perl
6 65 (13.98%) Java
7 48 (10.32%) Bash Shell
8 47 (10.11%) PHP5
9 14 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.80%) C#
11 9 (1.94%) C++
12 4 (0.86%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.65%) C
13 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.65%) Go
14 2 (0.43%) PHP4
15 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (5.59%) Degree
2 15 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.15%) CCNA
5 8 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.86%) MCITP
6 4 (0.86%) MCP
6 4 (0.86%) MCSE
6 4 (0.86%) MCSA
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.43%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) RHCE
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.10%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (6.02%) Docker
2 20 (4.30%) vCloud
3 18 (3.87%) Varnish
4 14 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.15%) VirtualBox
6 7 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.29%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.86%) Samba
8 4 (0.86%) Postfix
8 4 (0.86%) XenServer
8 4 (0.86%) iptables
9 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 110 (23.66%) Puppet
2 68 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (7.53%) Ansible
4 32 (6.88%) Vagrant
5 26 (5.59%) Salt
6 25 (5.38%) Rundeck
7 23 (4.95%) ZABBIX
8 22 (4.73%) logstash
9 19 (4.09%) Nagios
9 19 (4.09%) Kibana
10 16 (3.44%) HAProxy
11 14 (3.01%) Graphite
12 13 (2.80%) Opsview
13 9 (1.94%) Cacti
14 7 (1.51%) Nmap
14 7 (1.51%) Plesk
15 6 (1.29%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.86%) CA LISA
16 4 (0.86%) SCOM
17 3 (0.65%) StatsD
Vendors
1 71 (15.27%) Zend
2 49 (10.54%) Red Hat
3 39 (8.39%) VMware
4 33 (7.10%) Google
5 25 (5.38%) Oracle
6 14 (3.01%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.01%) Splunk
7 11 (2.37%) New Relic
8 10 (2.15%) Tealeaf
8 10 (2.15%) Riverbed
8 10 (2.15%) Rackspace
9 8 (1.72%) Cisco
10 6 (1.29%) Percona
11 5 (1.08%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.08%) IBM
11 5 (1.08%) HP
11 5 (1.08%) Citrix
12 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.86%) Pega
12 4 (0.86%) CA
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £410 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum (direct contract with Client)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago