The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 305 276 301
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +25
Contract jobs citing LAMP 329 322 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.18% 2.26% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 208 211
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £94.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.86% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £175.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-59.42% +455.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

LAMP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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
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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 -1 318 £360 +10.76% 211
London 0 175 £350 - 82
South East -9 50 £364 +21.25% 44
South West -10 47 £400 +52.38% 22
Bristol +6 33 £400 +45.45% 5
City of London +26 22 £351 +7.84% 13
East of England -22 14 £413 +57.14% 10
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £388 +63.15% 4
Yorkshire -25 10 £328 +23.58% 19
Brighton -1 9 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £425 +30.76% 5
North West -4 9 £300 -1.63% 16
East Sussex -6 9 - - 3
West Midlands -9 8 £325 +0.77% 5
Oxfordshire - 8 £394 - 7
West Yorkshire -18 7 £350 +36.58% 14
Berkshire +8 6 £300 -7.69% 10
Leeds -27 6 £350 +40.00% 11
Cambridge - 6 £430 - 3
Surrey -4 5 £325 -35.00% 8
Wiltshire -11 5 £300 +20.00% 3
East Midlands - 5 £295 - 11
Somerset - 5 £288 - 3
Middlesex - 5 - -
Bath - 5 £288 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £375 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 3 £198 -12.22% 4
Cheshire +2 3 £300 - 2
Manchester -6 3 £265 -22.62% 10
Wales -14 3 £425 - 2

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 479 (70.86%) PHP
2 421 (62.28%) MySQL
3 307 (45.41%) Linux
4 263 (38.91%) HTML
5 260 (38.46%) CSS
6 255 (37.72%) JavaScript
7 228 (33.73%) Apache
8 162 (23.96%) DevOps
9 155 (22.93%) Puppet
10 146 (21.60%) OO
11 144 (21.30%) Git (software)
12 143 (21.15%) jQuery
13 136 (20.12%) Web Services
14 132 (19.53%) Red Hat
15 129 (19.08%) Ruby
16 120 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
17 119 (17.60%) Perl
18 112 (16.57%) MVC
19 111 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
20 110 (16.27%) Java
21 107 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
22 106 (15.68%) XML
23 96 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
24 93 (13.76%) Subversion
24 93 (13.76%) UNIX
24 93 (13.76%) Python
24 93 (13.76%) SQL
25 91 (13.46%) HTML5
26 90 (13.31%) TDD
27 89 (13.17%) Open Source

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 228 (33.73%) Apache
2 60 (8.88%) Drupal
3 53 (7.84%) Tomcat
4 48 (7.10%) WordPress
5 45 (6.66%) nginx
5 45 (6.66%) CMS
6 22 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (3.11%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.66%) Node.js
9 17 (2.51%) Confluence
10 15 (2.22%) Moodle
11 14 (2.07%) IIS
12 13 (1.92%) MediaWiki
13 12 (1.78%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.63%) SharePoint
14 11 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.48%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.18%) SugarCRM
16 8 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
17 7 (1.04%) Escenic
Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (3.11%) Magento
2 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.30%) Agresso
3 2 (0.30%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 96 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.54%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (4.88%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.37%) SaaS
5 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.04%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.89%) GitHub
7 6 (0.89%) Joyent
8 4 (0.59%) Route 53
9 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.30%) PaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.66%) Firewall
2 37 (5.47%) LDAP
3 34 (5.03%) DNS
4 33 (4.88%) VPN
5 27 (3.99%) Internet
6 20 (2.96%) LAN
6 20 (2.96%) WAN
7 18 (2.66%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.51%) Network Security
9 14 (2.07%) BGP
9 14 (2.07%) IPv6
10 13 (1.92%) EIGRP
10 13 (1.92%) HTTP
10 13 (1.92%) OSPF
10 13 (1.92%) IPsec
11 10 (1.48%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.04%) SSL
12 7 (1.04%) Intranet
13 6 (0.89%) SAN
13 6 (0.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (62.28%) MySQL
2 50 (7.40%) MongoDB
3 48 (7.10%) Big Data
4 40 (5.92%) SQL Server
5 39 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 33 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 25 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (2.81%) CouchDB
9 19 (2.81%) Riak
10 17 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.78%) Redis
12 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.44%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.30%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 144 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 93 (13.76%) Subversion
3 78 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 41 (6.07%) Hudson
5 31 (4.59%) Selenium
6 26 (3.85%) JIRA
7 23 (3.40%) PHPUnit
8 15 (2.22%) JUnit
9 14 (2.07%) RSpec
9 14 (2.07%) Behat
10 11 (1.63%) Maven
11 6 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.59%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.59%) Ant
14 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.30%) TestNG
15 2 (0.30%) Xcode
16 1 (0.15%) NetBeans
16 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (5.18%) Finance
2 29 (4.29%) Marketing
3 14 (2.07%) Banking
3 14 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.78%) Retail
4 12 (1.78%) Games
5 11 (1.63%) Publishing
6 6 (0.89%) Advertising
7 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.59%) Electronics
7 4 (0.59%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 379 (56.07%) Developer
2 207 (30.62%) PHP Developer
3 90 (13.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (11.09%) LAMP Developer
5 71 (10.50%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 66 (9.76%) Web Developer
7 41 (6.07%) Systems Administrator
8 39 (5.77%) Programmer
9 38 (5.62%) Architect
10 34 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
11 32 (4.73%) Drupal Developer
11 32 (4.73%) Senior Developer
11 32 (4.73%) Administrator
12 27 (3.99%) PHP Web Developer
13 22 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
14 21 (3.11%) Front-End Developer
15 20 (2.96%) Senior PHP Developer
16 18 (2.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 17 (2.51%) Perl Developer
17 17 (2.51%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (38.91%) HTML
2 260 (38.46%) CSS
3 143 (21.15%) jQuery
4 136 (20.12%) Web Services
5 106 (15.68%) XML
6 91 (13.46%) HTML5
7 77 (11.39%) CSS3
8 71 (10.50%) Ajax
9 63 (9.32%) Symfony
10 54 (7.99%) JSON
11 46 (6.80%) .NET
12 37 (5.47%) XHTML
13 32 (4.73%) SOAP
13 32 (4.73%) Ruby on Rails
13 32 (4.73%) RESTful
14 29 (4.29%) CodeIgniter
15 20 (2.96%) Laravel
15 20 (2.96%) Sass
16 19 (2.81%) Zend Framework
17 17 (2.51%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.17%) Open Source
2 29 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.40%) Digital Media
4 14 (2.07%) Wiki
5 13 (1.92%) Oracle Exalogic
6 12 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.48%) Clustering
8 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.18%) Replication
9 8 (1.18%) Social Network
10 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.74%) Social Media
11 5 (0.74%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.74%) Blog
11 5 (0.74%) VLE
11 5 (0.74%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 307 (45.41%) Linux
2 93 (13.76%) UNIX
3 85 (12.57%) CentOS
4 56 (8.28%) Debian
5 53 (7.84%) Windows
5 53 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (7.84%) Ubuntu
6 23 (3.40%) Android
6 23 (3.40%) Apple iOS
7 16 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.22%) SUSE
9 5 (0.74%) Fedora
9 5 (0.74%) Solaris
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (23.96%) DevOps
2 146 (21.60%) OO
3 120 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (16.57%) MVC
5 107 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (13.31%) TDD
7 74 (10.95%) OOP
8 68 (10.06%) Scrum
9 62 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 50 (7.40%) BDD
11 47 (6.95%) Configuration Management
12 45 (6.66%) Web Development
13 42 (6.21%) OO PHP
14 37 (5.47%) Software Engineering
15 30 (4.44%) Load Balancing
16 27 (3.99%) Release Management
16 27 (3.99%) Migration
17 24 (3.55%) Build Automation
18 22 (3.25%) Responsive Web Design
19 21 (3.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 479 (70.86%) PHP
2 255 (37.72%) JavaScript
3 129 (19.08%) Ruby
4 119 (17.60%) Perl
5 110 (16.27%) Java
6 93 (13.76%) SQL
6 93 (13.76%) Python
7 80 (11.83%) Bash Shell
8 76 (11.24%) PHP5
9 29 (4.29%) C#
10 25 (3.70%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.78%) C++
12 9 (1.33%) C
13 7 (1.04%) Scala
14 5 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.44%) AWK
15 3 (0.44%) sed
15 3 (0.44%) Golang
15 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (5.77%) Degree
2 21 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.48%) RHCE
5 6 (0.89%) CCNA
5 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MCSE
8 2 (0.30%) ISEB
8 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.30%) RHCT
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.30%) MCITP
8 2 (0.30%) NCDA
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) CEH
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.70%) QA
2 8 (1.18%) SLA
3 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.14%) Postfix
3 22 (3.25%) XenServer
3 22 (3.25%) Samba
4 16 (2.37%) Varnish
5 15 (2.22%) Active Directory
6 10 (1.48%) NFS
7 9 (1.33%) Squid
7 9 (1.33%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.44%) vCloud
8 3 (0.44%) Xen
8 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.30%) KVM
9 2 (0.30%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 155 (22.93%) Puppet
2 111 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (11.98%) Nagios
4 40 (5.92%) ZABBIX
5 36 (5.33%) Cacti
5 36 (5.33%) Salt
6 9 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (1.04%) Munin
8 6 (0.89%) StatsD
9 5 (0.74%) Ansible
10 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.59%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.44%) Foglight
12 2 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.30%) Plesk
12 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 132 (19.53%) Red Hat
2 74 (10.95%) Zend
3 61 (9.02%) VMware
4 40 (5.92%) Oracle
5 37 (5.47%) Microsoft
6 35 (5.18%) Rackspace
7 24 (3.55%) Percona
8 18 (2.66%) Citrix
8 18 (2.66%) New Relic
9 14 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.78%) HP
10 12 (1.78%) Twitter
11 9 (1.33%) Cisco
11 9 (1.33%) NetApp
12 8 (1.18%) Facebook
12 8 (1.18%) JBoss
13 7 (1.04%) Google
14 5 (0.74%) Adobe
15 4 (0.59%) Sony
15 4 (0.59%) Sitecore
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £299 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Keene and Lord
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Maket rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago