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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 394 360 278
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -82
Contract jobs citing LAMP 276 313 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 2.09% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 175 272
Median daily rate £413 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £71.00 £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
15280 14977 14864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.51% 26.85% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10694 9690 9758
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 200 202
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.64 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -54 257 £425 +17.24% 219
London 0 143 £450 +20.00% 80
South East -13 43 £350 +7.69% 44
Yorkshire -20 19 £450 +20.00% 20
South West -12 17 £425 +13.33% 23
East Sussex +16 13 £300 +27.65% 7
North West -14 13 £313 +4.16% 16
West Yorkshire -20 13 £450 +20.00% 11
Leeds -23 12 £450 +20.00% 9
East Midlands +16 10 £350 -26.31% 14
Surrey -1 10 £400 +23.07% 18
Wiltshire - 9 £488 - 2
City of London +16 8 £426 +18.40% 19
Hampshire +4 7 £306 -15.80% 10
Kent - 7 £450 - 3
Wales +12 6 £388 +10.71% 3
Lincolnshire +11 6 £350 +27.27% 8
Brighton +8 6 £313 +32.97% 3
South Wales +6 6 £388 +10.71% 3
Bristol -14 6 £225 -43.75% 8
Salisbury - 6 £488 -
Harrow - 6 £480 - 1
Scotland - 6 £330 - 4
Berkshire -7 5 £488 +76.47% 3
South Yorkshire -8 5 £500 +33.33% 4
Cardiff -15 5 £388 +10.71% 3
Sheffield -20 5 £500 +33.33% 4
East of England +2 4 £225 -18.18% 7
Croydon -10 4 - -
Manchester -24 4 £300 - 10

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 372 (76.07%) MySQL
2 346 (70.76%) Linux
3 302 (61.76%) PHP
4 252 (51.53%) Apache
5 167 (34.15%) JavaScript
6 151 (30.88%) Python
7 147 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (29.86%) Puppet
9 143 (29.24%) DevOps
10 142 (29.04%) HTML
11 138 (28.22%) CSS
12 135 (27.61%) Perl
13 131 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
14 128 (26.18%) Git (software)
15 122 (24.95%) Red Hat
16 113 (23.11%) Tomcat
17 98 (20.04%) Web Services
18 95 (19.43%) Bash Shell
19 93 (19.02%) jQuery
20 92 (18.81%) VMware
21 89 (18.20%) Jenkins
22 88 (18.00%) SQL
23 86 (17.59%) Java
24 83 (16.97%) Ruby
25 81 (16.56%) Configuration Management
26 80 (16.36%) Windows
26 80 (16.36%) E-Commerce
26 80 (16.36%) Opscode Chef
27 78 (15.95%) Subversion
27 78 (15.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 252 (51.53%) Apache
2 113 (23.11%) Tomcat
3 59 (12.07%) nginx
4 44 (9.00%) JBoss
5 41 (8.38%) Drupal
5 41 (8.38%) WordPress
6 36 (7.36%) Node.js
7 35 (7.16%) CMS
8 31 (6.34%) OpenStack
9 30 (6.13%) IIS
10 27 (5.52%) WebLogic
11 21 (4.29%) WebSphere
12 13 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (2.25%) Jetty
14 10 (2.04%) Confluence
15 7 (1.43%) Apache Solr
15 7 (1.43%) Mule ESB
16 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
17 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
18 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.64%) MS Office
2 8 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.43%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.02%) HipChat
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (5.32%) Magento
2 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 131 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (4.09%) PaaS
4 19 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (3.89%) GitHub
4 19 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.86%) SaaS
6 13 (2.66%) IaaS
7 12 (2.45%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.02%) Route 53
12 4 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.41%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 67 (13.70%) DNS
2 57 (11.66%) TCP/IP
3 41 (8.38%) HTTP
4 34 (6.95%) SSL
5 28 (5.73%) Firewall
5 28 (5.73%) LDAP
6 24 (4.91%) SMTP
7 21 (4.29%) SSH
8 18 (3.68%) SAN
9 13 (2.66%) Internet
9 13 (2.66%) NAS
9 13 (2.66%) VPN
10 11 (2.25%) FTP
10 11 (2.25%) HTTPS
10 11 (2.25%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.04%) DHCP
11 10 (2.04%) Network Security
11 10 (2.04%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.84%) DMZ
13 8 (1.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (76.07%) MySQL
2 77 (15.75%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (10.84%) MongoDB
4 36 (7.36%) NoSQL
5 29 (5.93%) Redis
5 29 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.09%) SQL Server
7 13 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.84%) Couchbase
10 8 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.64%) CouchDB
10 8 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.23%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.02%) Big Data
12 5 (1.02%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.61%) Informix
14 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.41%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 128 (26.18%) Git (software)
2 89 (18.20%) Jenkins
3 78 (15.95%) Subversion
4 48 (9.82%) JIRA
5 27 (5.52%) Maven
6 19 (3.89%) JUnit
6 19 (3.89%) PHPUnit
7 15 (3.07%) Mercurial
8 13 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (2.66%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.45%) Selenium
10 11 (2.25%) Eclipse
10 11 (2.25%) Gerrit
10 11 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.04%) Ant
12 9 (1.84%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.84%) Hudson
12 9 (1.84%) IntelliJ
12 9 (1.84%) SonarQube
13 7 (1.43%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (5.93%) Retail
2 27 (5.52%) Finance
2 27 (5.52%) Marketing
3 16 (3.27%) Games
4 13 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.04%) Banking
6 6 (1.23%) Advertising
7 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.82%) Electronics
8 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.82%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 229 (46.83%) Developer
2 153 (31.29%) PHP Developer
3 84 (17.18%) Linux Engineer
4 77 (15.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (8.59%) AWS Engineer
6 39 (7.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 37 (7.57%) LAMP Developer
8 34 (6.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 30 (6.13%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 27 (5.52%) Web Developer
11 23 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.70%) Support Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) Magento Developer
12 21 (4.29%) MySQL Developer
12 21 (4.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 20 (4.09%) Applications Engineer
13 20 (4.09%) Architect
13 20 (4.09%) Drupal Developer
14 19 (3.89%) Administrator
14 19 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (29.04%) HTML
2 138 (28.22%) CSS
3 98 (20.04%) Web Services
4 93 (19.02%) jQuery
5 56 (11.45%) LAPP Stack
5 56 (11.45%) LEMP Stack
6 54 (11.04%) HTML5
7 45 (9.20%) Symfony
8 41 (8.38%) CSS3
9 39 (7.98%) XML
10 35 (7.16%) AngularJS
11 32 (6.54%) SOAP
12 31 (6.34%) RESTful
13 28 (5.73%) .NET
13 28 (5.73%) REST
14 27 (5.52%) Laravel
14 27 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (5.32%) Ajax
16 25 (5.11%) JSON
17 22 (4.50%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.09%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.27%) Wiki
3 15 (3.07%) User Experience
4 11 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.25%) Digital Media
4 11 (2.25%) EMC VNX
5 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.04%) PKI
6 9 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.64%) Cryptography
7 8 (1.64%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.43%) Clustering
9 6 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.23%) Derivative
9 6 (1.23%) Fintech
10 5 (1.02%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.02%) PMI
10 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 346 (70.76%) Linux
2 80 (16.36%) Windows
3 78 (15.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (14.11%) Unix
5 67 (13.70%) CentOS
6 32 (6.54%) Ubuntu
7 27 (5.52%) Debian
8 26 (5.32%) Solaris
9 24 (4.91%) Windows Server
10 13 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.02%) Android
12 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.61%) Fedora
13 3 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.61%) SUSE
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (29.24%) DevOps
3 81 (16.56%) Configuration Management
4 80 (16.36%) E-Commerce
5 74 (15.13%) Web Development
6 73 (14.93%) OO
7 70 (14.31%) Open Source
8 64 (13.09%) MVC
9 56 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (11.25%) Scrum
11 47 (9.61%) TDD
12 43 (8.79%) High Availability
13 40 (8.18%) OO PHP
14 32 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (5.93%) ITIL
16 28 (5.73%) Front End Development
16 28 (5.73%) OOP
16 28 (5.73%) Software Engineering
17 21 (4.29%) Unit Testing
18 19 (3.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 302 (61.76%) PHP
2 167 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 151 (30.88%) Python
4 135 (27.61%) Perl
5 95 (19.43%) Bash Shell
6 88 (18.00%) SQL
7 86 (17.59%) Java
8 83 (16.97%) Ruby
9 25 (5.11%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.89%) PHP 5
10 19 (3.89%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.45%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.04%) C#
13 8 (1.64%) C
14 6 (1.23%) Scala
15 5 (1.02%) AWK
15 5 (1.02%) Go
16 4 (0.82%) Korn
16 4 (0.82%) sed
17 3 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.11%) RHCE
3 24 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.07%) Degree
5 13 (2.66%) CCNP
6 9 (1.84%) CCNA
7 6 (1.23%) MCITP
7 6 (1.23%) MCTS
7 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.23%) RHCA
7 6 (1.23%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.41%) CCDE
9 2 (0.41%) CCIE
9 2 (0.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.20%) CCSP
10 1 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.48%) QA
2 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.41%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (8.18%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.91%) Docker
4 20 (4.09%) Squid
5 17 (3.48%) Samba
6 16 (3.27%) vCloud
7 14 (2.86%) NFS
7 14 (2.86%) qmail
7 14 (2.86%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.04%) KVM
8 10 (2.04%) Varnish
8 10 (2.04%) Xen
9 9 (1.84%) iptables
9 9 (1.84%) vSphere
10 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.23%) UAG
12 5 (1.02%) SpamAssassin
12 5 (1.02%) XenServer
13 4 (0.82%) Ceph
13 4 (0.82%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 146 (29.86%) Puppet
2 80 (16.36%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (13.70%) Nagios
4 64 (13.09%) Ansible
5 37 (7.57%) ZABBIX
6 34 (6.95%) HAProxy
7 31 (6.34%) Graphite
8 29 (5.93%) logstash
9 26 (5.32%) Cacti
10 18 (3.68%) Salt
11 16 (3.27%) Ganglia
12 13 (2.66%) collectd
13 11 (2.25%) Kibana
14 9 (1.84%) Rundeck
15 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.64%) yum
15 8 (1.64%) Zenoss
16 6 (1.23%) CFEngine
16 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
17 5 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 122 (24.95%) Red Hat
2 92 (18.81%) VMware
3 69 (14.11%) Oracle
4 53 (10.84%) Zend
5 28 (5.73%) Cisco
6 22 (4.50%) EMC
6 22 (4.50%) Microsoft
7 15 (3.07%) Google
7 15 (3.07%) Splunk
8 13 (2.66%) CenturyLink
9 12 (2.45%) HP
10 11 (2.25%) IBM
11 10 (2.04%) Dell
12 8 (1.64%) RedDot
12 8 (1.64%) SAP
12 8 (1.64%) Sun
13 7 (1.43%) Black Duck
13 7 (1.43%) Percona
13 7 (1.43%) Sonatype
13 7 (1.43%) Veracode
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Surrey
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East Sussex
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