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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK
Rank 402 434 340
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -94
Contract jobs citing LAMP 186 199 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.34% 1.38% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 145 202
Median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +110.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

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
13869 14440 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 28.89% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9525 9991 9330
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +19 179 £400 +8.84% 175
London +22 104 £410 -3.52% 72
North West +35 17 £338 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire +5 17 £410 +11.56% 13
South East 0 16 £413 +26.92% 27
West Yorkshire +17 15 £410 +11.56% 6
Leeds +13 15 £410 +11.56% 5
East of England +9 14 £339 +21.52% 12
Manchester +20 13 £325 - 9
Hertfordshire -1 12 £389 +43.98% 6
Oxfordshire +7 10 £475 +58.33%
City of London -2 10 £488 +25.80% 12
Harrow +3 7 £515 +8.42%
West Midlands -8 6 £338 +3.84% 16
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £340 - 1
Surrey +18 4 £325 - 4
Staffordshire - 4 £338 -
Cheshire +27 3 £400 +33.33% 1
St Albans +8 3 - -
Stafford - 3 £275 -
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Scotland +22 2 £294 -16.07% 5
Edinburgh +16 2 £294 -16.07% 3
Cardiff +12 2 £350 -22.22% 2
South Wales +11 2 £350 -22.22% 2
Berkshire +8 2 £463 +37.03% 3
Wales +6 2 £350 -24.32% 2
East Midlands -3 2 £425 +13.33% 10
Birmingham -6 2 - - 8
Nottingham - 2 £425 - 2

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 359 (75.26%) MySQL
2 343 (71.91%) Linux
3 298 (62.47%) PHP
4 277 (58.07%) Apache
5 176 (36.90%) JavaScript
6 157 (32.91%) Python
7 149 (31.24%) DevOps
8 147 (30.82%) Git (software)
9 145 (30.40%) HTML
10 128 (26.83%) CSS
11 124 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
12 123 (25.79%) Bash Shell
13 115 (24.11%) Perl
14 113 (23.69%) PostgreSQL
14 113 (23.69%) Puppet
15 112 (23.48%) VMware
16 101 (21.17%) Jenkins
17 99 (20.75%) LAPP Stack
18 98 (20.55%) nginx
19 91 (19.08%) Tomcat
19 91 (19.08%) Ansible
20 90 (18.87%) Web Development
21 88 (18.45%) LEMP Stack
22 84 (17.61%) Web Services
23 83 (17.40%) Red Hat
24 82 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
25 81 (16.98%) Zend
25 81 (16.98%) Ruby
26 78 (16.35%) NoSQL
27 77 (16.14%) OO

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
1 277 (58.07%) Apache
2 98 (20.55%) nginx
3 91 (19.08%) Tomcat
4 38 (7.97%) Drupal
5 34 (7.13%) WordPress
6 32 (6.71%) CMS
7 31 (6.50%) OpenStack
8 28 (5.87%) Jetty
9 26 (5.45%) IIS
10 25 (5.24%) Mule ESB
10 25 (5.24%) WildFly
11 20 (4.19%) Apache Solr
12 19 (3.98%) JBoss
13 15 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (2.94%) Confluence
15 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
16 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
17 5 (1.05%) Apache Spark
17 5 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 4 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (3.98%) Magento
2 7 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.24%) GitHub
3 18 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.52%) IaaS
6 11 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (2.10%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.68%) SaaS
9 7 (1.47%) PaaS
10 6 (1.26%) Google Analytics
11 5 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.05%) Route 53
11 5 (1.05%) Sumo Logic
12 4 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.42%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 62 (13.00%) DNS
2 59 (12.37%) Firewall
3 55 (11.53%) TCP/IP
4 50 (10.48%) HTTP
5 39 (8.18%) VPN
6 32 (6.71%) Internet
7 29 (6.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 29 (6.08%) SSL
8 28 (5.87%) SAN
9 21 (4.40%) DHCP
10 19 (3.98%) DMZ
10 19 (3.98%) LDAP
11 16 (3.35%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.94%) VLAN
13 10 (2.10%) SNMP
13 10 (2.10%) SSH
14 9 (1.89%) WAN
15 8 (1.68%) FTP
15 8 (1.68%) NAS
16 7 (1.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (75.26%) MySQL
2 113 (23.69%) PostgreSQL
3 78 (16.35%) NoSQL
4 57 (11.95%) Relational Database
5 54 (11.32%) MongoDB
6 42 (8.81%) Redis
7 28 (5.87%) SQL Server
8 19 (3.98%) CouchDB
9 14 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.94%) MariaDB
10 10 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.47%) Riak
12 6 (1.26%) HBase
12 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.42%) DataStage
15 2 (0.42%) Informix
Development Applications
1 147 (30.82%) Git (software)
2 101 (21.17%) Jenkins
3 74 (15.51%) Subversion
4 54 (11.32%) Mercurial
5 41 (8.60%) GitLab
6 35 (7.34%) Gerrit
7 24 (5.03%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.14%) JIRA
9 11 (2.31%) Maven
9 11 (2.31%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.10%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.47%) Grunt
13 6 (1.26%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.26%) StarTeam
14 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.84%) Ant
15 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
16 3 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (6.29%) Finance
2 9 (1.89%) Marketing
3 8 (1.68%) Publishing
4 7 (1.47%) Banking
4 7 (1.47%) Retail
4 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.05%) Electronics
5 5 (1.05%) Games
5 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Automotive
7 1 (0.21%) iGaming
7 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.21%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 222 (46.54%) Developer
2 152 (31.87%) PHP Developer
3 91 (19.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (10.48%) Linux Engineer
5 31 (6.50%) Drupal Developer
6 30 (6.29%) Administrator
6 30 (6.29%) Web Developer
7 29 (6.08%) LAMP Developer
8 27 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 27 (5.66%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 27 (5.66%) PHP Zend Developer
9 26 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (4.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 21 (4.40%) PHP Web Developer
12 20 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (4.19%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 20 (4.19%) Symfony Developer
13 19 (3.98%) Technical Leader
14 17 (3.56%) Linux Administrator
14 17 (3.56%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (30.40%) HTML
2 128 (26.83%) CSS
3 99 (20.75%) LAPP Stack
4 88 (18.45%) LEMP Stack
5 84 (17.61%) Web Services
6 74 (15.51%) jQuery
7 57 (11.95%) Symfony
8 51 (10.69%) RabbitMQ
9 41 (8.60%) HTML5
9 41 (8.60%) Laravel
10 40 (8.39%) AngularJS
11 35 (7.34%) XHTML
12 32 (6.71%) Memcached
13 31 (6.50%) Node.js
13 31 (6.50%) SOAP
14 30 (6.29%) CSS3
14 30 (6.29%) XML
15 22 (4.61%) Zend Framework
16 20 (4.19%) Ajax
17 19 (3.98%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.24%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.19%) Client/Server
3 19 (3.98%) e-Learning
4 16 (3.35%) Private Cloud
5 14 (2.94%) Clustering
5 14 (2.94%) Data Integration
6 13 (2.73%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.89%) Replication
8 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.05%) User Experience
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.84%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.84%) RIA
11 4 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.63%) PKI
12 3 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 343 (71.91%) Linux
2 75 (15.72%) Windows
3 56 (11.74%) Ubuntu
4 54 (11.32%) CentOS
5 52 (10.90%) Unix
6 44 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (4.19%) Solaris
8 17 (3.56%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.68%) CoreOS
9 8 (1.68%) SUSE
10 7 (1.47%) Debian
11 6 (1.26%) HPUX
12 4 (0.84%) Android
12 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.42%) AIX
14 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.24%) DevOps
2 124 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (18.87%) Web Development
4 77 (16.14%) OO
5 70 (14.68%) E-Commerce
6 67 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (13.21%) Open Source
8 62 (13.00%) MVC
9 61 (12.79%) Configuration Management
10 52 (10.90%) Scrum
11 42 (8.81%) OOP
12 41 (8.60%) Load Balancing
13 34 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (6.08%) OO PHP
15 28 (5.87%) ITIL
16 27 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
16 27 (5.66%) Unit Testing
17 25 (5.24%) Web Application Development
18 24 (5.03%) Release Management
18 24 (5.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 298 (62.47%) PHP
2 176 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 157 (32.91%) Python
4 123 (25.79%) Bash Shell
5 115 (24.11%) Perl
6 81 (16.98%) Ruby
7 65 (13.63%) Java
8 55 (11.53%) SQL
9 20 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.77%) C
11 16 (3.35%) Go
12 15 (3.14%) C++
13 12 (2.52%) Korn
14 11 (2.31%) C#
15 10 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.68%) C-shell
17 6 (1.26%) Scala
18 5 (1.05%) PHP 5
18 5 (1.05%) PHP 7
19 4 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.45%) Degree
4 19 (3.98%) RHCE
5 13 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.52%) CCNP
7 9 (1.89%) CCNA
8 8 (1.68%) RHCA
8 8 (1.68%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.84%) CISSP
11 4 (0.84%) MCSE
11 4 (0.84%) SANS
12 2 (0.42%) MCP
12 2 (0.42%) MCSA
13 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.56%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) HL7
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (13.21%) Docker
3 40 (8.39%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (6.29%) Xen
5 19 (3.98%) NFS
6 13 (2.73%) iptables
7 12 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.31%) Active Directory
8 11 (2.31%) FreeRADIUS
8 11 (2.31%) Hyper-V
9 9 (1.89%) KVM
9 9 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.89%) XenServer
10 8 (1.68%) GlusterFS
10 8 (1.68%) Samba
10 8 (1.68%) Varnish
10 8 (1.68%) vSphere
11 7 (1.47%) VirtualBox
12 6 (1.26%) Squid
12 6 (1.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 113 (23.69%) Puppet
2 91 (19.08%) Ansible
3 73 (15.30%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (11.74%) HAProxy
5 48 (10.06%) Nagios
6 37 (7.76%) ZABBIX
7 34 (7.13%) logstash
8 30 (6.29%) Kibana
9 20 (4.19%) Salt
10 14 (2.94%) Zenoss
11 13 (2.73%) Graphite
12 12 (2.52%) Kubernetes
13 10 (2.10%) SELinux
14 8 (1.68%) Cobbler
15 7 (1.47%) Linux-HA
16 5 (1.05%) Rundeck
16 5 (1.05%) Terraform
17 4 (0.84%) Mesos
17 4 (0.84%) rkt
18 3 (0.63%) StatsD
Vendors
1 112 (23.48%) VMware
2 83 (17.40%) Red Hat
3 81 (16.98%) Zend
4 43 (9.01%) Oracle
5 24 (5.03%) Microsoft
6 21 (4.40%) Google
7 15 (3.14%) EMC
7 15 (3.14%) SaltStack
8 14 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.73%) Rackspace
9 13 (2.73%) Splunk
10 12 (2.52%) Cisco
11 10 (2.10%) New Relic
12 8 (1.68%) Adobe
13 7 (1.47%) Twitter
13 7 (1.47%) Veracode
14 6 (1.26%) Black Duck
14 6 (1.26%) HP
14 6 (1.26%) Sonatype
14 6 (1.26%) Sun
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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South West London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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South West London
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