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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 334 380 262
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -118
Contract jobs citing LAMP 339 300 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.51% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 1.84% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 223 304
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 11
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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +38 330 £375 - 174
London 0 183 £425 +6.25% 59
South East +16 51 £300 +20.00% 45
Yorkshire +12 23 £330 -21.05% 16
East of England +15 19 £370 +66.29% 10
North East -3 19 £330 -21.19% 3
Hertfordshire +16 17 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear -5 17 £330 -21.19% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 17 £330 -21.19% 3
Hampshire +20 16 £288 -11.53% 19
City of London +17 16 £375 -6.25% 14
South West +9 13 £325 -27.77% 10
West Yorkshire +3 12 £325 - 13
Leeds +2 12 £325 -18.75% 10
Oxfordshire +13 11 £400 +77.77% 2
Croydon -6 10 £375 -16.66%
Portsmouth - 9 £288 - 2
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £275 -35.29% 3
North West +10 8 £325 -7.14% 13
South Yorkshire +1 8 £500 +11.11% 2
Sheffield -3 8 £500 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +7 7 £425 +54.54% 9
West Midlands -26 7 £350 +16.66% 8
Wiltshire +11 6 £475 -
Berkshire +15 5 £333 -5.00% 10
Surrey +5 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Northamptonshire +3 4 - - 1
Watford +1 4 - -
Brighton -5 4 £325 +30.00% 1
East Sussex -7 4 £325 +30.00% 2

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 479 (74.96%) MySQL
2 477 (74.65%) Linux
3 384 (60.09%) PHP
4 361 (56.49%) Apache
5 216 (33.80%) JavaScript
6 200 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (31.14%) DevOps
8 196 (30.67%) Python
9 189 (29.58%) Puppet
10 185 (28.95%) Git (software)
11 175 (27.39%) Perl
12 163 (25.51%) HTML
13 158 (24.73%) CSS
14 156 (24.41%) Bash Shell
15 152 (23.79%) Red Hat
16 134 (20.97%) Tomcat
17 130 (20.34%) VMware
18 125 (19.56%) Windows
19 124 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
20 123 (19.25%) Opscode Chef
21 116 (18.15%) Open Source
22 115 (18.00%) Subversion
23 114 (17.84%) Unix
24 112 (17.53%) Web Development
25 109 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
26 108 (16.90%) DNS
26 108 (16.90%) Jenkins
27 107 (16.74%) Ansible
28 105 (16.43%) Configuration Management
29 104 (16.28%) jQuery

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
1 361 (56.49%) Apache
2 134 (20.97%) Tomcat
3 95 (14.87%) nginx
4 62 (9.70%) IIS
5 51 (7.98%) WordPress
6 44 (6.89%) Drupal
7 40 (6.26%) JBoss
7 40 (6.26%) WebSphere
8 35 (5.48%) OpenStack
9 29 (4.54%) Jetty
10 28 (4.38%) CMS
11 20 (3.13%) Confluence
11 20 (3.13%) WebLogic
12 19 (2.97%) Mongrel
12 19 (2.97%) Mule ESB
13 13 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (1.72%) WildFly
15 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
16 8 (1.25%) Moodle
17 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.25%) 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 (3.44%) Magento
2 4 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 124 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.16%) GitHub
3 30 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (2.19%) IaaS
7 13 (2.03%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.25%) PaaS
9 8 (1.25%) Route 53
10 6 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.47%) SaaS
13 2 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (16.90%) DNS
2 102 (15.96%) TCP/IP
3 57 (8.92%) HTTP
4 50 (7.82%) Firewall
5 43 (6.73%) SSL
6 40 (6.26%) LDAP
7 37 (5.79%) SAN
8 36 (5.63%) DHCP
8 36 (5.63%) VPN
9 30 (4.69%) Internet
10 28 (4.38%) FTP
11 26 (4.07%) iSCSI
11 26 (4.07%) SSH
12 23 (3.60%) Network Security
13 22 (3.44%) Reverse Proxy
14 21 (3.29%) IPsec
15 20 (3.13%) WAN
16 19 (2.97%) DMZ
17 18 (2.82%) NAS
18 14 (2.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (74.96%) MySQL
2 109 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (11.42%) MongoDB
4 68 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 39 (6.10%) SQL Server
6 35 (5.48%) Redis
6 35 (5.48%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.03%) DB2
8 11 (1.72%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.94%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.78%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.47%) Big Data
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 185 (28.95%) Git (software)
2 115 (18.00%) Subversion
3 108 (16.90%) Jenkins
4 47 (7.36%) JIRA
5 41 (6.42%) Mercurial
6 33 (5.16%) Gerrit
7 27 (4.23%) SonarQube
8 24 (3.76%) Vagrant
9 22 (3.44%) PHPUnit
10 20 (3.13%) Maven
11 19 (2.97%) Travis CI
12 17 (2.66%) Selenium
12 17 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (2.50%) Ant
13 16 (2.50%) Artifactory
13 16 (2.50%) ClearCase
13 16 (2.50%) JUnit
13 16 (2.50%) StarTeam
14 15 (2.35%) GitLab
15 12 (1.88%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (5.32%) Finance
2 29 (4.54%) Retail
3 14 (2.19%) Marketing
3 14 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.72%) Banking
5 9 (1.41%) Advertising
6 8 (1.25%) Games
7 5 (0.78%) Back Office
7 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.63%) Publishing
9 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) 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
1 279 (43.66%) Developer
2 180 (28.17%) PHP Developer
3 118 (18.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 97 (15.18%) Linux Engineer
5 57 (8.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 50 (7.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 47 (7.36%) Administrator
8 44 (6.89%) Systems Administrator
9 43 (6.73%) LAMP Developer
10 38 (5.95%) Web Developer
11 37 (5.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 32 (5.01%) AWS DevOps
13 28 (4.38%) Drupal Developer
13 28 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
14 27 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 27 (4.23%) PHP Web Developer
14 27 (4.23%) PHP Zend Developer
14 27 (4.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (25.51%) HTML
2 158 (24.73%) CSS
3 104 (16.28%) jQuery
4 92 (14.40%) LAPP Stack
5 90 (14.08%) Web Services
6 89 (13.93%) LEMP Stack
7 67 (10.49%) XML
8 66 (10.33%) Symfony
9 55 (8.61%) HTML5
10 46 (7.20%) REST
11 45 (7.04%) AngularJS
12 43 (6.73%) Laravel
13 40 (6.26%) RabbitMQ
14 38 (5.95%) Node.js
15 34 (5.32%) CSS3
15 34 (5.32%) SOAP
16 30 (4.69%) .NET
17 29 (4.54%) RESTful
18 28 (4.38%) JSON
18 28 (4.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.76%) e-Learning
2 22 (3.44%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.82%) Private Cloud
4 18 (2.82%) Wiki
5 15 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.19%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.72%) Clustering
7 11 (1.72%) PKI
7 11 (1.72%) PMI
8 10 (1.56%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.41%) Derivative
9 9 (1.41%) User Experience
10 8 (1.25%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.25%) Fintech
11 7 (1.10%) Statistics
12 6 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (0.94%) Learning Management System
13 5 (0.78%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 477 (74.65%) Linux
2 125 (19.56%) Windows
3 114 (17.84%) Unix
4 98 (15.34%) CentOS
5 76 (11.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (8.29%) Ubuntu
7 51 (7.98%) Solaris
8 33 (5.16%) Windows Server
9 27 (4.23%) Debian
10 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.41%) HPUX
12 7 (1.10%) Android
12 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.63%) AIX
13 4 (0.63%) SUSE
13 4 (0.63%) VMS
13 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (31.14%) DevOps
3 116 (18.15%) Open Source
4 112 (17.53%) Web Development
5 105 (16.43%) Configuration Management
6 103 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (13.77%) E-Commerce
8 87 (13.62%) MVC
9 84 (13.15%) Scrum
10 74 (11.58%) OO
11 69 (10.80%) ITIL
12 66 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 66 (10.33%) Load Balancing
13 48 (7.51%) Unit Testing
14 46 (7.20%) OOP
15 42 (6.57%) OO PHP
16 36 (5.63%) TDD
17 30 (4.69%) Migration
18 28 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
19 26 (4.07%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 384 (60.09%) PHP
2 216 (33.80%) JavaScript
3 196 (30.67%) Python
4 175 (27.39%) Perl
5 156 (24.41%) Bash Shell
6 100 (15.65%) Ruby
7 99 (15.49%) SQL
8 89 (13.93%) Java
9 29 (4.54%) Shell Script
10 23 (3.60%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.29%) Korn
12 17 (2.66%) C#
13 16 (2.50%) C-shell
14 14 (2.19%) C
14 14 (2.19%) Scala
15 11 (1.72%) C++
16 9 (1.41%) Go
17 8 (1.25%) PHP 5
18 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 59 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.32%) RHCE
4 31 (4.85%) Degree
5 27 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.76%) CCNP
7 13 (2.03%) 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%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.47%) MCSE
14 2 (0.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.66%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.47%) HL7
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (9.70%) Docker
3 56 (8.76%) Active Directory
4 32 (5.01%) Samba
4 32 (5.01%) Xen
5 27 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (3.60%) KVM
7 21 (3.29%) NFS
8 19 (2.97%) iptables
9 18 (2.82%) vCloud
10 13 (2.03%) vSphere
11 11 (1.72%) Squid
11 11 (1.72%) VMware ESX
11 11 (1.72%) XenServer
12 10 (1.56%) Postfix
13 7 (1.10%) UAG
13 7 (1.10%) Varnish
13 7 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 189 (29.58%) Puppet
2 123 (19.25%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (16.74%) Ansible
4 51 (7.98%) HAProxy
4 51 (7.98%) Nagios
5 35 (5.48%) ZABBIX
6 26 (4.07%) logstash
7 23 (3.60%) Salt
8 21 (3.29%) Kibana
9 20 (3.13%) Graphite
10 15 (2.35%) Rundeck
11 13 (2.03%) Cacti
12 12 (1.88%) Ganglia
12 12 (1.88%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (1.88%) StatsD
13 8 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
13 8 (1.25%) Zenoss
14 6 (0.94%) Terraform
15 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
15 5 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 152 (23.79%) Red Hat
2 130 (20.34%) VMware
3 88 (13.77%) Oracle
4 71 (11.11%) Zend
5 47 (7.36%) Microsoft
6 29 (4.54%) Google
7 23 (3.60%) Splunk
8 21 (3.29%) IBM
9 18 (2.82%) EMC
10 17 (2.66%) Cisco
10 17 (2.66%) HP
11 14 (2.19%) Black Duck
11 14 (2.19%) Sonatype
11 14 (2.19%) Veracode
12 11 (1.72%) NetApp
13 10 (1.56%) Brocade
13 10 (1.56%) CenturyLink
14 9 (1.41%) Juniper
14 9 (1.41%) Sun
15 8 (1.25%) Percona
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Posted: 22 days ago