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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 351 348 263
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -85
Contract jobs citing LAMP 322 322 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 2.06% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 226 269
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Median hourly rate £48.25 - £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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 July 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 23 July 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 -16 299 £375 - 200
London -30 154 £410 +9.33% 75
South East +21 60 £300 - 42
Yorkshire -4 25 £500 +20.48% 14
Hampshire +21 21 £288 -11.53% 20
South West +7 18 £325 -27.77% 19
City of London +18 13 £375 - 18
North West -1 13 £325 -7.14% 8
South Yorkshire +5 11 £500 +11.11% 4
Sheffield -4 11 £500 +11.11% 3
Croydon -8 11 £375 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -12 11 £330 -13.72% 8
Leeds -17 11 £330 -20.48% 5
North East -33 11 £323 -11.03%
Portsmouth - 11 £288 - 1
East of England +11 10 £388 +58.16% 18
Scotland +6 9 £310 +12.72% 1
East Sussex +6 9 £338 +35.00% 2
Bristol +5 9 £325 -13.33% 4
Tyne and Wear -39 9 £330 -8.96%
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 9 £330 -8.96%
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £275 -35.29% 3
Berkshire +3 8 £420 +29.23% 7
Wales +21 7 £438 +2.94%
South Wales +18 7 £438 +2.94%
Wiltshire -4 7 £475 +58.33% 3
Merseyside - 7 £325 - 3
Brighton 0 6 £325 +30.00% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £420 -
Wirral - 6 £325 -

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 448 (75.80%) Linux
2 440 (74.45%) MySQL
3 349 (59.05%) PHP
4 334 (56.51%) Apache
5 194 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (31.98%) JavaScript
7 182 (30.80%) Puppet
7 182 (30.80%) DevOps
8 169 (28.60%) Python
9 168 (28.43%) Perl
10 166 (28.09%) Git (software)
11 161 (27.24%) HTML
12 151 (25.55%) Red Hat
13 150 (25.38%) CSS
14 135 (22.84%) Amazon AWS
15 130 (22.00%) Tomcat
16 129 (21.83%) Bash Shell
17 115 (19.46%) VMware
18 110 (18.61%) Opscode Chef
19 109 (18.44%) Windows
20 108 (18.27%) Open Source
21 104 (17.60%) Jenkins
22 102 (17.26%) SQL
23 99 (16.75%) Unix
24 97 (16.41%) Configuration Management
25 96 (16.24%) Ruby
26 95 (16.07%) DNS
27 94 (15.91%) Java
27 94 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
28 93 (15.74%) 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
1 334 (56.51%) Apache
2 130 (22.00%) Tomcat
3 77 (13.03%) nginx
4 61 (10.32%) IIS
5 50 (8.46%) WordPress
6 43 (7.28%) Drupal
7 40 (6.77%) WebSphere
8 36 (6.09%) JBoss
9 27 (4.57%) CMS
9 27 (4.57%) OpenStack
10 20 (3.38%) Jetty
11 18 (3.05%) WebLogic
12 15 (2.54%) Confluence
13 13 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (2.03%) Mule ESB
15 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
16 7 (1.18%) Moodle
17 6 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
19 4 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.68%) HipChat
4 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (5.08%) Magento
2 3 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 135 (22.84%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (4.40%) GitHub
3 24 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (2.71%) IaaS
6 13 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.20%) PaaS
7 10 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.35%) SaaS
9 7 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.02%) Route 53
10 6 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 95 (16.07%) DNS
2 87 (14.72%) TCP/IP
3 46 (7.78%) HTTP
4 39 (6.60%) Firewall
5 38 (6.43%) SSL
6 30 (5.08%) DHCP
6 30 (5.08%) SAN
7 28 (4.74%) FTP
7 28 (4.74%) LDAP
8 24 (4.06%) Internet
8 24 (4.06%) SSH
9 23 (3.89%) Network Security
10 20 (3.38%) IPsec
10 20 (3.38%) iSCSI
10 20 (3.38%) VPN
11 18 (3.05%) NAS
12 13 (2.20%) Reverse Proxy
12 13 (2.20%) WAN
13 11 (1.86%) DMZ
14 9 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (74.45%) MySQL
2 94 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (10.49%) MongoDB
4 51 (8.63%) NoSQL
5 35 (5.92%) SQL Server
6 24 (4.06%) Redis
7 23 (3.89%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.03%) DB2
9 8 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.02%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.85%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.85%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.68%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.51%) Big Data
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.51%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 166 (28.09%) Git (software)
2 104 (17.60%) Jenkins
3 87 (14.72%) Subversion
4 52 (8.80%) JIRA
5 27 (4.57%) PHPUnit
6 24 (4.06%) SonarQube
7 23 (3.89%) Maven
8 22 (3.72%) Gerrit
8 22 (3.72%) Mercurial
9 18 (3.05%) Travis CI
9 18 (3.05%) Vagrant
10 17 (2.88%) Ant
10 17 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (2.71%) JUnit
11 16 (2.71%) Selenium
11 16 (2.71%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.37%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.69%) ClearCase
13 10 (1.69%) Hudson
13 10 (1.69%) StarTeam
General
1 32 (5.41%) Finance
2 31 (5.25%) Retail
3 18 (3.05%) Marketing
4 14 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.03%) Banking
6 10 (1.69%) Advertising
7 8 (1.35%) Games
8 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 248 (41.96%) Developer
2 159 (26.90%) PHP Developer
3 113 (19.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 96 (16.24%) Linux Engineer
5 58 (9.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 49 (8.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 47 (7.95%) LAMP Developer
8 38 (6.43%) Administrator
8 38 (6.43%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 36 (6.09%) AWS DevOps
10 35 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
12 29 (4.91%) Linux Administrator
13 28 (4.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 26 (4.40%) WordPress Developer
15 25 (4.23%) Senior Developer
16 23 (3.89%) Drupal Developer
16 23 (3.89%) Magento Developer
16 23 (3.89%) MySQL Developer
16 23 (3.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (27.24%) HTML
2 150 (25.38%) CSS
3 93 (15.74%) jQuery
4 81 (13.71%) LAPP Stack
5 80 (13.54%) Web Services
6 75 (12.69%) LEMP Stack
7 65 (11.00%) HTML5
8 58 (9.81%) XML
9 50 (8.46%) Symfony
10 40 (6.77%) REST
11 39 (6.60%) CSS3
11 39 (6.60%) RESTful
12 35 (5.92%) AngularJS
12 35 (5.92%) Laravel
12 35 (5.92%) Node.js
13 34 (5.75%) .NET
14 29 (4.91%) JSON
15 28 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
16 26 (4.40%) J2EE
17 25 (4.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.72%) Data Centre
1 22 (3.72%) Wiki
2 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.20%) User Experience
5 12 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 11 (1.86%) EMC VNX
6 11 (1.86%) PMI
7 10 (1.69%) Clustering
7 10 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.52%) Derivative
8 9 (1.52%) PKI
9 8 (1.35%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.35%) Fintech
10 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.18%) Statistics
11 6 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.02%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 448 (75.80%) Linux
2 109 (18.44%) Windows
3 99 (16.75%) Unix
4 88 (14.89%) CentOS
5 77 (13.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (7.45%) Solaris
7 35 (5.92%) Ubuntu
8 27 (4.57%) Windows Server
9 26 (4.40%) Debian
10 11 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.85%) SUSE
13 4 (0.68%) AIX
13 4 (0.68%) Android
13 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.68%) VMS
13 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.51%) HPUX
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (30.80%) DevOps
3 108 (18.27%) Open Source
4 97 (16.41%) Configuration Management
5 87 (14.72%) Web Development
6 81 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (13.54%) E-Commerce
8 74 (12.52%) Scrum
9 70 (11.84%) MVC
10 66 (11.17%) OO
11 58 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
12 51 (8.63%) ITIL
13 47 (7.95%) Load Balancing
14 43 (7.28%) OO PHP
15 40 (6.77%) TDD
16 39 (6.60%) Unit Testing
17 37 (6.26%) OOP
18 30 (5.08%) Front End Development
19 28 (4.74%) Migration
20 26 (4.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 349 (59.05%) PHP
2 189 (31.98%) JavaScript
3 169 (28.60%) Python
4 168 (28.43%) Perl
5 129 (21.83%) Bash Shell
6 102 (17.26%) SQL
7 96 (16.24%) Ruby
8 94 (15.91%) Java
9 26 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 23 (3.89%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.37%) C#
11 14 (2.37%) Scala
12 12 (2.03%) Korn
12 12 (2.03%) PHP 5
13 10 (1.69%) C-shell
14 9 (1.52%) C
15 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.68%) AWK
17 4 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.58%) RHCE
4 22 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.55%) Degree
6 20 (3.38%) CCNP
7 11 (1.86%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.69%) CCNA
8 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.52%) RHCA
10 7 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.18%) MCITP
10 7 (1.18%) MCTS
10 7 (1.18%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.34%) CCDE
13 2 (0.34%) CCIE
13 2 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) ISO20022
System Software
1 73 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (9.31%) Active Directory
3 50 (8.46%) Docker
4 30 (5.08%) Samba
5 24 (4.06%) Xen
6 22 (3.72%) KVM
7 20 (3.38%) vCloud
8 18 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (2.54%) NFS
10 14 (2.37%) iptables
10 14 (2.37%) VMware ESX
10 14 (2.37%) vSphere
11 11 (1.86%) Varnish
12 10 (1.69%) Postfix
12 10 (1.69%) Squid
13 9 (1.52%) XenServer
14 7 (1.18%) UAG
14 7 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.85%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.85%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 182 (30.80%) Puppet
2 110 (18.61%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (15.23%) Ansible
4 61 (10.32%) Nagios
5 42 (7.11%) HAProxy
6 27 (4.57%) ZABBIX
7 25 (4.23%) Graphite
8 22 (3.72%) logstash
9 21 (3.55%) Salt
10 15 (2.54%) Kibana
11 14 (2.37%) Rundeck
12 13 (2.20%) Cacti
13 12 (2.03%) Ganglia
13 12 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (2.03%) StatsD
14 8 (1.35%) Zenoss
15 7 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
16 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
16 6 (1.02%) NetBackup
16 6 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 151 (25.55%) Red Hat
2 115 (19.46%) VMware
3 90 (15.23%) Oracle
4 50 (8.46%) Zend
5 42 (7.11%) Microsoft
6 27 (4.57%) Google
7 22 (3.72%) Cisco
7 22 (3.72%) EMC
8 18 (3.05%) IBM
9 17 (2.88%) Splunk
10 16 (2.71%) HP
11 14 (2.37%) CenturyLink
12 12 (2.03%) Black Duck
12 12 (2.03%) Sonatype
12 12 (2.03%) Veracode
13 11 (1.86%) NetApp
14 10 (1.69%) Brocade
15 9 (1.52%) Juniper
16 8 (1.35%) Dell
16 8 (1.35%) RedDot
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