The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 351 394 242
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -152
Contract jobs citing LAMP 328 291 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.50% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 1.78% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 221 347
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LAMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 318 £400 +6.66% 189
London +23 194 £434 +7.09% 49
South East +23 42 £325 +20.93% 52
East of England +11 20 £388 +74.15% 10
Yorkshire +14 18 £361 -21.89% 17
Hertfordshire +12 18 £370 - 4
City of London +7 18 £413 +6.45% 11
Oxfordshire -1 14 £400 +33.33% 2
South West +17 12 £313 -30.55% 12
West Yorkshire +7 11 £320 -20.00% 10
Leeds +2 11 £320 -20.00% 7
North East -18 10 £330 -21.19%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 10 £330 -21.19%
Tyne and Wear -22 10 £330 -21.19%
Hampshire +11 9 £288 -26.75% 20
West Midlands -20 9 £350 +16.66% 21
Berkshire +13 7 £363 - 13
Watford -1 7 - - 2
East Midlands - 7 £425 - 10
North West +20 6 £400 +10.34% 18
South Yorkshire +3 6 £500 +8.10% 3
Sheffield +2 6 £500 +8.10% 1
Portsmouth -4 6 £288 - 2
Croydon -14 6 £375 -16.66%
Surrey +17 5 £300 +14.28% 9
Wiltshire +14 4 £475 - 2
Bristol - 4 £300 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 2
Reading +17 3 £313 -10.71% 7
Scotland +17 3 £325 +8.33% 4

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LAMP.

1 477 (74.76%) MySQL
2 472 (73.98%) Linux
3 394 (61.76%) PHP
4 365 (57.21%) Apache
5 230 (36.05%) JavaScript
6 198 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 197 (30.88%) Python
8 193 (30.25%) DevOps
9 188 (29.47%) Git (software)
10 178 (27.90%) HTML
11 174 (27.27%) Puppet
12 172 (26.96%) Perl
13 171 (26.80%) CSS
14 160 (25.08%) Bash Shell
15 137 (21.47%) VMware
16 135 (21.16%) Red Hat
17 130 (20.38%) Tomcat
18 122 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
19 121 (18.97%) Open Source
20 119 (18.65%) Windows
21 118 (18.50%) PostgreSQL
22 113 (17.71%) Opscode Chef
23 112 (17.55%) Subversion
24 111 (17.40%) Unix
25 109 (17.08%) Web Development
25 109 (17.08%) jQuery
26 108 (16.93%) nginx
26 108 (16.93%) Jenkins
27 105 (16.46%) Ansible
28 104 (16.30%) Continuous Integration

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 365 (57.21%) Apache
2 130 (20.38%) Tomcat
3 108 (16.93%) nginx
4 59 (9.25%) IIS
5 53 (8.31%) WordPress
6 48 (7.52%) Drupal
7 35 (5.49%) JBoss
8 34 (5.33%) OpenStack
9 33 (5.17%) WebSphere
10 32 (5.02%) Jetty
11 29 (4.55%) CMS
12 24 (3.76%) Mule ESB
13 19 (2.98%) Confluence
14 18 (2.82%) Mongrel
15 15 (2.35%) WildFly
16 14 (2.19%) WebLogic
17 13 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
18 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
19 8 (1.25%) Moodle
20 7 (1.10%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.94%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) HipChat
3 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.45%) Magento
2 4 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 122 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.33%) GitHub
3 28 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.04%) IaaS
8 11 (1.72%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.25%) Route 53
10 7 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.10%) PaaS
10 7 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.47%) SaaS
13 2 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.31%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 104 (16.30%) DNS
2 96 (15.05%) TCP/IP
3 63 (9.87%) HTTP
4 54 (8.46%) Firewall
5 47 (7.37%) SSL
6 43 (6.74%) VPN
7 41 (6.43%) LDAP
8 36 (5.64%) DHCP
9 35 (5.49%) Internet
10 33 (5.17%) SAN
11 27 (4.23%) FTP
11 27 (4.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 26 (4.08%) SSH
13 25 (3.92%) iSCSI
14 22 (3.45%) Network Security
15 21 (3.29%) DMZ
16 20 (3.13%) IPsec
16 20 (3.13%) WAN
17 15 (2.35%) VLAN
18 14 (2.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (74.76%) MySQL
2 118 (18.50%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 75 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 44 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 40 (6.27%) SQL Server
6 39 (6.11%) Redis
7 14 (2.19%) CouchDB
8 13 (2.04%) DB2
9 8 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.10%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.47%) Big Data
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 188 (29.47%) Git (software)
2 112 (17.55%) Subversion
3 108 (16.93%) Jenkins
4 51 (7.99%) Mercurial
5 40 (6.27%) Gerrit
5 40 (6.27%) JIRA
6 29 (4.55%) SonarQube
7 23 (3.61%) Vagrant
8 21 (3.29%) PHPUnit
9 19 (2.98%) GitLab
9 19 (2.98%) Maven
10 18 (2.82%) Travis CI
11 17 (2.66%) Artifactory
11 17 (2.66%) Selenium
12 16 (2.51%) ClearCase
12 16 (2.51%) StarTeam
13 15 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (2.04%) JUnit
15 12 (1.88%) Ant
16 11 (1.72%) JMeter
General
1 36 (5.64%) Finance
2 29 (4.55%) Retail
3 14 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.88%) Marketing
5 8 (1.25%) Advertising
5 8 (1.25%) Banking
6 6 (0.94%) Games
7 5 (0.78%) Back Office
7 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.63%) Publishing
9 3 (0.47%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 286 (44.83%) Developer
2 184 (28.84%) PHP Developer
3 117 (18.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 86 (13.48%) Linux Engineer
5 51 (7.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 47 (7.37%) Administrator
7 45 (7.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 43 (6.74%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (6.43%) LAMP Developer
10 36 (5.64%) Web Developer
11 35 (5.49%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 29 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
12 29 (4.55%) PHP Zend Developer
12 29 (4.55%) Senior Developer
13 28 (4.39%) Linux Administrator
14 27 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
14 27 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (4.23%) PHP Web Developer
15 26 (4.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 25 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (27.90%) HTML
2 171 (26.80%) CSS
3 109 (17.08%) jQuery
4 101 (15.83%) LEMP Stack
5 99 (15.52%) LAPP Stack
6 92 (14.42%) Web Services
7 74 (11.60%) Symfony
8 67 (10.50%) XML
9 59 (9.25%) HTML5
10 47 (7.37%) AngularJS
10 47 (7.37%) Laravel
11 43 (6.74%) REST
12 42 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
13 40 (6.27%) CSS3
14 37 (5.80%) Node.js
15 33 (5.17%) SOAP
16 31 (4.86%) XHTML
17 26 (4.08%) JSON
18 24 (3.76%) .NET
18 24 (3.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.92%) e-Learning
2 24 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 19 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.72%) PKI
7 11 (1.72%) PMI
8 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.57%) User Experience
8 10 (1.57%) Wiki
9 9 (1.41%) Derivative
9 9 (1.41%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.25%) Clustering
10 8 (1.25%) Fintech
11 6 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (0.94%) Learning Management System
11 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.94%) Statistics
12 5 (0.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 472 (73.98%) Linux
2 119 (18.65%) Windows
3 111 (17.40%) Unix
4 95 (14.89%) CentOS
5 68 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (9.25%) Ubuntu
7 41 (6.43%) Solaris
8 32 (5.02%) Windows Server
9 25 (3.92%) Debian
10 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.41%) HPUX
12 8 (1.25%) Android
12 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.94%) SUSE
14 4 (0.63%) AIX
14 4 (0.63%) VMS
14 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (30.25%) DevOps
3 121 (18.97%) Open Source
4 109 (17.08%) Web Development
5 104 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (14.89%) MVC
7 90 (14.11%) E-Commerce
8 88 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 84 (13.17%) Scrum
10 83 (13.01%) OO
11 68 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 66 (10.34%) ITIL
12 66 (10.34%) Load Balancing
13 55 (8.62%) Unit Testing
14 53 (8.31%) OOP
15 47 (7.37%) OO PHP
16 37 (5.80%) TDD
17 32 (5.02%) Migration
18 28 (4.39%) Front End Development
19 27 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 394 (61.76%) PHP
2 230 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 197 (30.88%) Python
4 172 (26.96%) Perl
5 160 (25.08%) Bash Shell
6 98 (15.36%) Ruby
7 92 (14.42%) SQL
8 85 (13.32%) Java
9 23 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.13%) Korn
12 16 (2.51%) C-shell
13 15 (2.35%) C
13 15 (2.35%) C#
14 13 (2.04%) C++
14 13 (2.04%) Scala
15 11 (1.72%) Go
16 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.78%) PHP 5
18 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.49%) Degree
4 28 (4.39%) RHCE
5 27 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.76%) CCNP
7 14 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.72%) CCNA
8 11 (1.72%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.41%) RHCA
10 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.10%) MCITP
10 7 (1.10%) MCTS
10 7 (1.10%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.78%) CISSP
12 4 (0.63%) SANS
13 3 (0.47%) MCSE
14 2 (0.31%) MCP
14 2 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.98%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (10.34%) Docker
3 45 (7.05%) Active Directory
4 36 (5.64%) Xen
5 33 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (3.92%) Samba
7 24 (3.76%) KVM
8 22 (3.45%) NFS
9 19 (2.98%) iptables
9 19 (2.98%) vCloud
10 14 (2.19%) Squid
11 11 (1.72%) Postfix
12 9 (1.41%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.41%) vSphere
12 9 (1.41%) XenServer
13 8 (1.25%) Varnish
13 8 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (1.10%) UAG
15 5 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 174 (27.27%) Puppet
2 113 (17.71%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (16.46%) Ansible
4 51 (7.99%) HAProxy
5 41 (6.43%) Nagios
6 38 (5.96%) ZABBIX
7 29 (4.55%) logstash
8 24 (3.76%) Kibana
9 19 (2.98%) Graphite
9 19 (2.98%) Salt
10 16 (2.51%) Rundeck
11 12 (1.88%) Cacti
11 12 (1.88%) Ganglia
11 12 (1.88%) StatsD
12 11 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (1.10%) Zenoss
15 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
16 4 (0.63%) FreeIPA
16 4 (0.63%) Munin
Vendors
1 137 (21.47%) VMware
2 135 (21.16%) Red Hat
3 80 (12.54%) Zend
4 73 (11.44%) Oracle
5 49 (7.68%) Microsoft
6 30 (4.70%) Google
7 22 (3.45%) Splunk
8 18 (2.82%) HP
9 16 (2.51%) Cisco
9 16 (2.51%) IBM
9 16 (2.51%) Veracode
10 15 (2.35%) Black Duck
10 15 (2.35%) Sonatype
11 14 (2.19%) EMC
12 10 (1.57%) Brocade
13 9 (1.41%) Juniper
13 9 (1.41%) Percona
13 9 (1.41%) Sun
14 8 (1.25%) ForgeRock
14 8 (1.25%) SaltStack
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Contract split between Nottingham/ Bristol/ home
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £401.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day Increase after 65 days work
Posted: 20 days ago