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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 410 346 300
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -46
Contract jobs citing LAMP 220 287 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 2.07% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 183 218
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £50.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +23.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +144.82%

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -48 211 £368 -2.00% 228
London -20 100 £425 +7.59% 76
South East -1 34 £338 -3.57% 54
Yorkshire -23 22 £359 -4.33% 25
Berkshire +5 15 £338 -3.57% 11
Reading -3 15 £340 -2.85% 8
City of London +19 13 £350 -1.40% 15
North West -17 12 £300 -9.77% 17
Leeds -19 12 £368 -13.52% 15
West Yorkshire -19 12 £368 -2.00% 18
East Midlands - 12 £370 - 23
South Yorkshire 0 9 £325 -13.33% 3
East of England -1 9 £279 -7.08% 4
South West -25 9 £291 -27.18% 14
Leicestershire - 9 £365 - 6
Sheffield -5 8 £388 +3.33% 2
West Midlands -8 8 £325 +27.45% 14
Manchester -19 8 £238 -28.57% 8
Hertfordshire +9 7 £270 -16.92% 1
Hampshire +4 7 £280 -23.28% 17
Birmingham +3 7 £325 +27.45% 5
Surrey -9 7 £363 +3.57% 12
Darlington +14 5 £538 +88.59%
Durham +8 5 £538 +88.59%
Watford -1 5 - -
North East -18 5 £538 +79.16% 1
Loughborough - 5 £350 - 2
Harrow - 5 £490 -
Scotland -4 4 £350 +42.85% 4
Wales -7 4 £450 +12.50% 3

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 329 (73.77%) MySQL
2 312 (69.96%) PHP
3 284 (63.68%) Linux
4 233 (52.24%) Apache
5 200 (44.84%) JavaScript
6 180 (40.36%) HTML
7 176 (39.46%) CSS
8 158 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
9 123 (27.58%) jQuery
10 119 (26.68%) Puppet
11 118 (26.46%) Python
12 117 (26.23%) Git (software)
12 117 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
13 109 (24.44%) Perl
14 107 (23.99%) DevOps
15 106 (23.77%) Web Services
16 98 (21.97%) Jenkins
17 83 (18.61%) Java
18 82 (18.39%) Red Hat
19 81 (18.16%) PostgreSQL
20 79 (17.71%) Subversion
20 79 (17.71%) Tomcat
21 77 (17.26%) SQL
22 75 (16.82%) TDD
23 74 (16.59%) OO
24 71 (15.92%) Bash Shell
25 70 (15.70%) CentOS
25 70 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
26 66 (14.80%) Ruby
26 66 (14.80%) Opscode Chef

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 233 (52.24%) Apache
2 79 (17.71%) Tomcat
3 64 (14.35%) nginx
4 61 (13.68%) Drupal
5 48 (10.76%) WordPress
6 45 (10.09%) Node.js
7 42 (9.42%) CMS
8 37 (8.30%) JBoss
9 23 (5.16%) OpenStack
9 23 (5.16%) WebLogic
10 16 (3.59%) Jetty
11 15 (3.36%) Confluence
12 14 (3.14%) IIS
13 12 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (2.24%) WebSphere
15 7 (1.57%) Apache Solr
16 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
16 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
16 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.81%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.69%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.12%) HipChat
4 5 (1.12%) MS Office
4 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.26%) Magento
2 9 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.48%) PaaS
3 18 (4.04%) GitHub
4 17 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (2.69%) SaaS
8 11 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (2.24%) IaaS
10 9 (2.02%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.90%) Route 53
14 3 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.45%) Sage Pay
16 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.64%) HTTP
2 39 (8.74%) DNS
3 34 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 33 (7.40%) SMTP
5 30 (6.73%) Firewall
6 28 (6.28%) SSL
7 23 (5.16%) VPN
8 22 (4.93%) LDAP
9 14 (3.14%) Internet
9 14 (3.14%) SAN
9 14 (3.14%) SSH
10 12 (2.69%) SNMP
11 11 (2.47%) DMZ
12 10 (2.24%) IMAP
12 10 (2.24%) LAN
12 10 (2.24%) NAS
13 9 (2.02%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.35%) HTTPS
14 6 (1.35%) IPsec
15 5 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (73.77%) MySQL
2 81 (18.16%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (14.13%) MongoDB
4 35 (7.85%) NoSQL
5 32 (7.17%) Redis
6 30 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.61%) SQL Server
8 14 (3.14%) Couchbase
9 12 (2.69%) Big Data
10 11 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.02%) CouchDB
12 8 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.79%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.12%) MariaDB
13 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.12%) SQLite
14 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.45%) Informix
Development Applications
1 117 (26.23%) Git (software)
2 98 (21.97%) Jenkins
3 79 (17.71%) Subversion
4 45 (10.09%) JIRA
5 34 (7.62%) Maven
6 31 (6.95%) PHPUnit
7 21 (4.71%) Selenium
8 17 (3.81%) JUnit
9 15 (3.36%) Eclipse
9 15 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 14 (3.14%) Gerrit
10 14 (3.14%) Mercurial
11 13 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (2.91%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.69%) Gradle
12 12 (2.69%) Hudson
12 12 (2.69%) JMeter
13 11 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.47%) Vagrant
14 10 (2.24%) IntelliJ
General
1 38 (8.52%) Marketing
2 34 (7.62%) Finance
3 16 (3.59%) Retail
4 11 (2.47%) Games
4 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.02%) Electronics
5 9 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.12%) Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.90%) Billing
7 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (57.85%) Developer
2 155 (34.75%) PHP Developer
3 60 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (10.31%) Linux Engineer
5 40 (8.97%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (8.97%) Web Developer
6 32 (7.17%) Drupal Developer
7 30 (6.73%) LAMP Developer
7 30 (6.73%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
9 24 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 21 (4.71%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.71%) MySQL Developer
10 21 (4.71%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 21 (4.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 20 (4.48%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 19 (4.26%) HTML Developer
12 19 (4.26%) PHP Web Developer
12 19 (4.26%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (40.36%) HTML
2 176 (39.46%) CSS
3 123 (27.58%) jQuery
4 106 (23.77%) Web Services
5 62 (13.90%) HTML5
5 62 (13.90%) LAPP Stack
6 56 (12.56%) LEMP Stack
7 53 (11.88%) CSS3
8 52 (11.66%) Symfony
9 47 (10.54%) AngularJS
10 46 (10.31%) XML
11 36 (8.07%) JSON
11 36 (8.07%) REST
12 31 (6.95%) Ajax
13 29 (6.50%) Laravel
13 29 (6.50%) SOAP
14 23 (5.16%) RESTful
15 21 (4.71%) .NET
15 21 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (4.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.26%) User Experience
2 17 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.24%) Clustering
8 6 (1.35%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.35%) Fintech
8 6 (1.35%) Wiki
9 5 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.12%) Derivative
9 5 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.12%) PKI
10 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.90%) Tandem
11 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.67%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 284 (63.68%) Linux
2 70 (15.70%) CentOS
3 63 (14.13%) Unix
4 59 (13.23%) Windows
5 52 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (8.74%) Ubuntu
7 27 (6.05%) Windows Server
8 21 (4.71%) Debian
9 12 (2.69%) Solaris
10 9 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.79%) Android
12 6 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.12%) Fedora
13 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.90%) SUSE
15 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.45%) openSUSE
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (23.99%) DevOps
3 75 (16.82%) TDD
4 74 (16.59%) OO
5 70 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (14.35%) E-Commerce
6 64 (14.35%) Open Source
7 60 (13.45%) MVC
8 59 (13.23%) Scrum
9 58 (13.00%) High Availability
10 55 (12.33%) Configuration Management
11 40 (8.97%) Unit Testing
12 39 (8.74%) Web Development
13 36 (8.07%) OO PHP
14 30 (6.73%) BDD
15 29 (6.50%) Software Engineering
16 27 (6.05%) OOP
17 26 (5.83%) Front End Development
18 23 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
19 22 (4.93%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 312 (69.96%) PHP
2 200 (44.84%) JavaScript
3 118 (26.46%) Python
4 109 (24.44%) Perl
5 83 (18.61%) Java
6 77 (17.26%) SQL
7 71 (15.92%) Bash Shell
8 66 (14.80%) Ruby
9 15 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.91%) C++
12 12 (2.69%) PHP 5
13 10 (2.24%) C#
13 10 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.79%) C
15 6 (1.35%) VB
16 5 (1.12%) FQL
16 5 (1.12%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.12%) VBA
16 5 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.71%) Degree
2 19 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.69%) CCNP
5 8 (1.79%) RHCE
5 8 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.35%) CCNA
7 4 (0.90%) RHCA
7 4 (0.90%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.04%) QA
2 9 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (6.95%) Docker
3 23 (5.16%) Active Directory
4 21 (4.71%) vCloud
5 20 (4.48%) Varnish
6 14 (3.14%) NFS
7 13 (2.91%) qmail
7 13 (2.91%) Squid
8 8 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.57%) KVM
9 7 (1.57%) Samba
10 6 (1.35%) iptables
10 6 (1.35%) Xen
11 5 (1.12%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.12%) oVirt
11 5 (1.12%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.67%) Ceph
12 3 (0.67%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.67%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 119 (26.68%) Puppet
2 66 (14.80%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (12.78%) Nagios
4 35 (7.85%) Ansible
4 35 (7.85%) logstash
5 34 (7.62%) Graphite
6 33 (7.40%) ZABBIX
7 24 (5.38%) Cacti
8 19 (4.26%) HAProxy
8 19 (4.26%) Salt
9 14 (3.14%) collectd
9 14 (3.14%) Ganglia
10 11 (2.47%) CFEngine
11 10 (2.24%) Kibana
12 9 (2.02%) Rundeck
13 8 (1.79%) yum
14 7 (1.57%) Zenoss
15 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
16 4 (0.90%) Bacula
16 4 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (18.39%) Red Hat
2 63 (14.13%) VMware
3 42 (9.42%) Zend
4 38 (8.52%) Oracle
5 19 (4.26%) Cisco
6 18 (4.04%) Microsoft
7 16 (3.59%) Google
7 16 (3.59%) Splunk
8 14 (3.14%) Dell
8 14 (3.14%) SAP
9 9 (2.02%) EMC
9 9 (2.02%) HP
10 8 (1.79%) Sun
11 7 (1.57%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.35%) Black Duck
12 6 (1.35%) New Relic
12 6 (1.35%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.35%) Sonatype
12 6 (1.35%) Veracode
13 5 (1.12%) AppDynamics
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £Market
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day Exp and role dep
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £420 - 460 per day + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago