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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 287 303 341
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +38
Contract jobs citing LAMP 400 318 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% 2.09% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 213 174
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £261
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £71.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £28.50

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
15570 15180 15836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 28.80% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10092 9796 9484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 256 393
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 £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +44 392 £350 +1.44% 214
London +50 201 £375 +7.14% 74
South East +6 52 £325 +8.33% 51
South West +6 50 £400 +52.38% 12
Bristol +15 33 £450 +38.46% 1
North West +23 29 £300 -20.00% 18
City of London +22 29 £375 +1.69% 16
East of England -7 27 £320 +6.66% 11
Manchester +13 26 £300 -20.00% 9
Berkshire +23 23 £313 - 4
Cambridgeshire +26 21 £320 +62.02% 8
East Midlands +16 14 £338 - 10
Cambridge +7 14 £320 - 2
Yorkshire -44 11 £320 -20.00% 24
Slough +6 10 £250 -16.66%
West Midlands -13 9 £145 -42.00% 11
Maidenhead +7 8 £275 - 1
Wiltshire -13 8 £300 +20.00% 3
West Yorkshire -48 8 £320 -20.00% 14
Surrey +3 7 £338 - 10
Hampshire -14 7 £300 -7.69% 14
Brighton -16 7 £500 +95.12% 4
East Sussex -17 7 £500 +95.12% 5
Oxfordshire -1 6 £400 +12.28% 6
Leeds -43 6 £350 -12.50% 11
Northamptonshire - 6 £363 - 1
Southampton -9 5 £250 -16.66% 5
Gloucestershire -15 5 £300 +33.33%
Worcestershire - 5 £145 - 5
Swindon -2 4 - - 1

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 526 (73.06%) PHP
2 409 (56.81%) MySQL
3 348 (48.33%) Linux
4 254 (35.28%) Apache
5 238 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
6 237 (32.92%) JavaScript
7 235 (32.64%) HTML
8 234 (32.50%) CSS
9 193 (26.81%) Git (software)
10 175 (24.31%) OO
11 173 (24.03%) Web Services
12 163 (22.64%) Red Hat
13 158 (21.94%) DevOps
14 154 (21.39%) Puppet
15 150 (20.83%) Ruby
16 140 (19.44%) MVC
17 135 (18.75%) jQuery
18 134 (18.61%) Open Source
19 133 (18.47%) Java
19 133 (18.47%) Perl
20 119 (16.53%) XML
20 119 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
20 119 (16.53%) Subversion
21 116 (16.11%) SQL
22 109 (15.14%) TDD
22 109 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
23 107 (14.86%) Opscode Chef
24 102 (14.17%) Python
25 100 (13.89%) CentOS
26 94 (13.06%) UNIX

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 254 (35.28%) Apache
2 62 (8.61%) nginx
3 49 (6.81%) Tomcat
4 47 (6.53%) Drupal
5 44 (6.11%) CMS
6 36 (5.00%) WordPress
7 22 (3.06%) WebLogic
8 20 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.50%) IIS
10 17 (2.36%) Node.js
11 15 (2.08%) Confluence
12 12 (1.67%) MediaWiki
12 12 (1.67%) Apache Solr
13 11 (1.53%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.39%) Moodle
15 9 (1.25%) SharePoint
16 8 (1.11%) Joomla!
17 7 (0.97%) MQSeries
17 7 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.19%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Agresso
4 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 109 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (9.03%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (6.53%) Amazon S3
4 21 (2.92%) SaaS
5 15 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.97%) ElastiCache
7 7 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (0.83%) Route 53
9 5 (0.69%) Joyent
10 4 (0.56%) PaaS
10 4 (0.56%) IaaS
11 3 (0.42%) GitHub
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.14%) Heroku
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.08%) Firewall
2 46 (6.39%) LDAP
3 39 (5.42%) DNS
4 29 (4.03%) Internet
4 29 (4.03%) VPN
5 28 (3.89%) WAN
6 27 (3.75%) LAN
7 24 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.08%) Network Security
9 14 (1.94%) Intranet
9 14 (1.94%) SSL
10 13 (1.81%) BGP
11 12 (1.67%) EIGRP
11 12 (1.67%) OSPF
11 12 (1.67%) IPsec
11 12 (1.67%) IPv6
12 11 (1.53%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.39%) HTTP
14 9 (1.25%) SAN
15 3 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (56.81%) MySQL
2 50 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 44 (6.11%) Big Data
4 37 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 32 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 29 (4.03%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 26 (3.61%) Redis
8 26 (3.61%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.22%) Riak
10 16 (2.22%) CouchDB
10 16 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.28%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.28%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.14%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 193 (26.81%) Git (software)
2 119 (16.53%) Subversion
3 79 (10.97%) Jenkins
4 44 (6.11%) Hudson
5 43 (5.97%) JIRA
6 34 (4.72%) Selenium
7 21 (2.92%) PHPUnit
8 17 (2.36%) RSpec
8 17 (2.36%) JUnit
9 14 (1.94%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.53%) Maven
11 7 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.97%) Behat
12 5 (0.69%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.56%) Ant
13 4 (0.56%) Grunt
13 4 (0.56%) Yeoman
13 4 (0.56%) Bower
General
1 35 (4.86%) Marketing
2 27 (3.75%) Finance
3 15 (2.08%) Banking
3 15 (2.08%) Retail
4 11 (1.53%) Publishing
5 10 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.11%) Games
7 6 (0.83%) Advertising
8 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.69%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Back Office
9 4 (0.56%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 414 (57.50%) Developer
2 255 (35.42%) PHP Developer
3 83 (11.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (11.39%) Web Developer
5 71 (9.86%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 60 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
7 51 (7.08%) Senior Developer
8 45 (6.25%) Architect
9 38 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
10 37 (5.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 36 (5.00%) Programmer
12 33 (4.58%) PHP Web Developer
12 33 (4.58%) Senior PHP Developer
13 31 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
14 25 (3.47%) Administrator
15 24 (3.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
16 23 (3.19%) Drupal Developer
16 23 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
17 20 (2.78%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 18 (2.50%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (32.64%) HTML
2 234 (32.50%) CSS
3 173 (24.03%) Web Services
4 135 (18.75%) jQuery
5 119 (16.53%) XML
6 93 (12.92%) HTML5
7 81 (11.25%) Symfony
8 80 (11.11%) CSS3
9 52 (7.22%) Ajax
10 49 (6.81%) .NET
10 49 (6.81%) RESTful
11 46 (6.39%) JSON
12 42 (5.83%) Ruby on Rails
13 41 (5.69%) Laravel
14 39 (5.42%) CodeIgniter
15 36 (5.00%) SOAP
16 33 (4.58%) AngularJS
17 25 (3.47%) Backbone.js
18 22 (3.06%) REST
19 18 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.61%) Open Source
2 25 (3.47%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.22%) Derivative
5 14 (1.94%) Oracle Exalogic
5 14 (1.94%) Digital Media
6 13 (1.81%) Wiki
6 13 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.67%) Social Media
7 12 (1.67%) User Experience
7 12 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.83%) Clustering
10 5 (0.69%) Blog
10 5 (0.69%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.56%) Social Network
11 4 (0.56%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.56%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 348 (48.33%) Linux
2 100 (13.89%) CentOS
3 94 (13.06%) UNIX
4 53 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (7.22%) Windows
6 51 (7.08%) Ubuntu
7 47 (6.53%) Debian
8 16 (2.22%) SUSE
9 12 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.97%) Android
11 7 (0.97%) Fedora
12 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.56%) Solaris
14 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (24.31%) OO
3 158 (21.94%) DevOps
4 140 (19.44%) MVC
5 119 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (15.14%) TDD
7 89 (12.36%) E-Commerce
8 82 (11.39%) Scrum
9 70 (9.72%) OOP
10 57 (7.92%) OO PHP
11 52 (7.22%) BDD
12 51 (7.08%) Web Development
13 49 (6.81%) Configuration Management
14 35 (4.86%) Load Balancing
15 33 (4.58%) Software Engineering
16 26 (3.61%) Migration
17 24 (3.33%) SOA
17 24 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
18 23 (3.19%) Release Management
19 22 (3.06%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 526 (73.06%) PHP
2 237 (32.92%) JavaScript
3 150 (20.83%) Ruby
4 133 (18.47%) Perl
4 133 (18.47%) Java
5 116 (16.11%) SQL
6 102 (14.17%) Python
7 84 (11.67%) Bash Shell
8 73 (10.14%) PHP5
9 26 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.47%) C#
11 14 (1.94%) C++
12 11 (1.53%) C
13 9 (1.25%) Tcl
13 9 (1.25%) Scala
14 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.56%) Golang
16 3 (0.42%) sed
16 3 (0.42%) AWK
Qualifications
1 39 (5.42%) Degree
2 29 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.08%) CCNA
5 12 (1.67%) RHCE
6 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.56%) RHCT
7 4 (0.56%) MCSE
8 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.42%) MCITP
8 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.14%) NCDA
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) LPIC
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.33%) QA
2 9 (1.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.03%) XenServer
3 26 (3.61%) Samba
4 24 (3.33%) Postfix
5 14 (1.94%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.53%) NFS
7 9 (1.25%) Squid
7 9 (1.25%) Sendmail
8 8 (1.11%) Varnish
9 7 (0.97%) KVM
10 6 (0.83%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.42%) Xen
11 3 (0.42%) vCloud
11 3 (0.42%) XenApp
12 2 (0.28%) Docker
13 1 (0.14%) GPFS
13 1 (0.14%) vSphere
13 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 154 (21.39%) Puppet
2 107 (14.86%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (8.89%) Nagios
4 44 (6.11%) Salt
5 41 (5.69%) Cacti
6 35 (4.86%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (1.11%) Ansible
9 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.42%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.42%) Foglight
10 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.28%) Plesk
11 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.28%) logstash
11 2 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 163 (22.64%) Red Hat
2 87 (12.08%) Zend
3 69 (9.58%) VMware
4 60 (8.33%) Oracle
5 36 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 26 (3.61%) Percona
7 25 (3.47%) Rackspace
8 24 (3.33%) Citrix
9 20 (2.78%) New Relic
10 18 (2.50%) Facebook
11 14 (1.94%) Twitter
12 11 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.53%) HP
13 10 (1.39%) JBoss
13 10 (1.39%) Cisco
14 9 (1.25%) NetApp
15 8 (1.11%) Google
16 5 (0.69%) EMC
17 4 (0.56%) Adobe
17 4 (0.56%) IBM
London
Aquent
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + parking
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago