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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 347 384 334
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -50
Contract jobs citing LAMP 269 205 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 1.43% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 134 163
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £296
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 3
Average hourly rate £44.25 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £24.74 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £32.50 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+136.66% -

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +28 262 £369 +5.35% 183
London +45 140 £375 -6.25% 55
South East +1 58 £350 +27.27% 46
City of London +13 27 £350 -2.09% 18
South West -8 22 £388 +44.85% 27
Berkshire +10 16 £335 -0.74% 3
Bristol -2 16 £413 +17.85% 11
Yorkshire -17 11 £348 +18.29% 20
Surrey 0 10 £350 +55.55% 6
West Midlands -11 10 £363 +31.81% 6
North East -18 10 £300 +9.09% 2
West Yorkshire -12 9 £348 +18.29% 14
Leeds -8 8 £375 +27.65% 5
Reading +18 7 £325 -3.70% 1
Hampshire -12 7 £250 -16.66% 16
East of England -14 7 £320 -17.41% 9
Oxfordshire -20 7 £475 +58.33% 11
Staffordshire - 7 £375 -
Maidenhead +4 6 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £310 +12.72% 4
Durham -9 6 £300 - 1
Oxford -16 6 £388 +29.16% 4
Cambridge - 5 £320 - 4
Brighton -16 4 - - 3
East Sussex -17 4 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 4 £300 +9.09% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 4 £300 +9.09% 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £475 - 5
Basingstoke - 4 £208 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £400 -

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 516 (77.01%) PHP
2 386 (57.61%) MySQL
3 330 (49.25%) Linux
4 240 (35.82%) JavaScript
5 237 (35.37%) Apache
6 233 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 212 (31.64%) HTML
8 205 (30.60%) CSS
9 199 (29.70%) Git (software)
10 167 (24.93%) Web Services
11 157 (23.43%) MVC
12 156 (23.28%) OO
13 151 (22.54%) Open Source
14 135 (20.15%) Puppet
14 135 (20.15%) Red Hat
15 131 (19.55%) jQuery
16 130 (19.40%) DevOps
17 127 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (17.76%) SQL
19 117 (17.46%) TDD
20 111 (16.57%) UNIX
21 108 (16.12%) Subversion
22 107 (15.97%) Ruby
23 106 (15.82%) Symfony
23 106 (15.82%) XML
24 105 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
25 104 (15.52%) Perl
26 100 (14.93%) CentOS
27 96 (14.33%) Scrum
28 94 (14.03%) Zend

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 237 (35.37%) Apache
2 82 (12.24%) Drupal
3 53 (7.91%) nginx
4 35 (5.22%) WordPress
5 33 (4.93%) Node.js
6 32 (4.78%) Tomcat
7 31 (4.63%) CMS
8 25 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (3.13%) IIS
10 20 (2.99%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.49%) Confluence
12 9 (1.34%) Joomla!
13 7 (1.04%) MediaWiki
14 5 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.45%) JBoss
17 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Magento
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.10%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (5.07%) Amazon S3
4 14 (2.09%) SaaS
5 12 (1.79%) Joyent
6 11 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.90%) Route 53
8 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.75%) PaaS
9 4 (0.60%) IaaS
10 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.15%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.15%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.12%) Firewall
2 34 (5.07%) LDAP
3 29 (4.33%) WAN
4 28 (4.18%) LAN
5 27 (4.03%) Internet
6 26 (3.88%) DNS
7 20 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.39%) VPN
9 15 (2.24%) Intranet
10 12 (1.79%) SSL
11 11 (1.64%) HTTP
12 9 (1.34%) Network Security
13 7 (1.04%) SAN
13 7 (1.04%) EIGRP
13 7 (1.04%) OSPF
13 7 (1.04%) BGP
13 7 (1.04%) IPv6
13 7 (1.04%) IPsec
14 5 (0.75%) VoIP
14 5 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (57.61%) MySQL
2 76 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 50 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 39 (5.82%) Redis
5 29 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.73%) SQL Server
7 24 (3.58%) Big Data
7 24 (3.58%) Hadoop
8 22 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (3.13%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.84%) Riak
11 18 (2.69%) CouchDB
12 16 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (1.49%) MariaDB
14 9 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.30%) MarkLogic
15 2 (0.30%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 199 (29.70%) Git (software)
2 108 (16.12%) Subversion
3 90 (13.43%) Jenkins
4 55 (8.21%) JIRA
5 42 (6.27%) Hudson
5 42 (6.27%) Selenium
6 41 (6.12%) PHPUnit
7 17 (2.54%) JUnit
8 16 (2.39%) RSpec
8 16 (2.39%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.64%) Maven
9 11 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.90%) Grunt
11 6 (0.90%) Yeoman
11 6 (0.90%) Bower
12 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.60%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.60%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.60%) Behat
General
1 29 (4.33%) Marketing
2 20 (2.99%) Finance
3 9 (1.34%) Retail
4 8 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.04%) Back Office
5 7 (1.04%) Publishing
6 5 (0.75%) Banking
6 5 (0.75%) Games
7 4 (0.60%) Electronics
7 4 (0.60%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.45%) German Language
8 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 403 (60.15%) Developer
2 255 (38.06%) PHP Developer
3 69 (10.30%) Web Developer
4 68 (10.15%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 57 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 54 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 53 (7.91%) LAMP Developer
8 49 (7.31%) Architect
9 41 (6.12%) Drupal Developer
10 31 (4.63%) Senior PHP Developer
11 30 (4.48%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 29 (4.33%) PHP Web Developer
13 23 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.13%) Programmer
14 21 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (2.84%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 18 (2.69%) DevOps Architect
16 18 (2.69%) Senior Web Developer
17 16 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
17 16 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (31.64%) HTML
2 205 (30.60%) CSS
3 167 (24.93%) Web Services
4 131 (19.55%) jQuery
5 106 (15.82%) Symfony
5 106 (15.82%) XML
6 87 (12.99%) HTML5
7 70 (10.45%) CSS3
8 68 (10.15%) RESTful
9 55 (8.21%) AngularJS
10 52 (7.76%) Laravel
11 48 (7.16%) CodeIgniter
12 46 (6.87%) Ajax
13 39 (5.82%) .NET
14 37 (5.52%) JSON
15 31 (4.63%) Memcached
15 31 (4.63%) REST
16 29 (4.33%) SOAP
17 27 (4.03%) Backbone.js
18 26 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 151 (22.54%) Open Source
2 28 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.88%) Taxonomies
4 23 (3.43%) Social Media
5 22 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.99%) User Experience
7 16 (2.39%) Derivative
8 15 (2.24%) Clustering
9 13 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.49%) Blog
11 8 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
11 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.19%) Wiki
12 7 (1.04%) W3C
13 6 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.90%) Animation
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Exalogic
14 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 330 (49.25%) Linux
2 111 (16.57%) UNIX
3 100 (14.93%) CentOS
4 43 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (5.67%) Ubuntu
6 36 (5.37%) Debian
7 30 (4.48%) Windows
8 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.90%) SUSE
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) Fedora
11 2 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (23.43%) MVC
3 156 (23.28%) OO
4 130 (19.40%) DevOps
5 127 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (17.46%) TDD
7 96 (14.33%) Scrum
8 82 (12.24%) E-Commerce
9 57 (8.51%) OO PHP
10 55 (8.21%) OOP
10 55 (8.21%) BDD
11 52 (7.76%) Configuration Management
12 47 (7.01%) Web Development
13 36 (5.37%) Load Balancing
14 29 (4.33%) ITIL
15 26 (3.88%) Automated Testing
15 26 (3.88%) Unit Testing
16 25 (3.73%) Software Engineering
16 25 (3.73%) SOA
17 24 (3.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 516 (77.01%) PHP
2 240 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 119 (17.76%) SQL
4 107 (15.97%) Ruby
5 104 (15.52%) Perl
6 91 (13.58%) Python
7 89 (13.28%) Java
8 79 (11.79%) PHP5
8 79 (11.79%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.58%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.49%) Tcl
11 9 (1.34%) Golang
12 8 (1.19%) C#
13 7 (1.04%) C++
13 7 (1.04%) C
14 5 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.75%) Scala
14 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.60%) XPath
16 2 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (5.52%) Degree
2 22 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.09%) CCNA
6 11 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.34%) RHCE
8 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.60%) RHCT
8 4 (0.60%) MCITP
9 3 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.45%) MCSE
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) LPIC
11 1 (0.15%) NCDA
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.94%) QA
2 7 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.58%) XenServer
3 20 (2.99%) Varnish
3 20 (2.99%) Samba
4 10 (1.49%) KVM
5 7 (1.04%) Postfix
5 7 (1.04%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.60%) vCloud
7 4 (0.60%) vSphere
7 4 (0.60%) Xen
8 3 (0.45%) XenApp
8 3 (0.45%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.15%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 135 (20.15%) Puppet
2 105 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (7.46%) Nagios
4 44 (6.57%) Salt
5 39 (5.82%) Cacti
6 31 (4.63%) ZABBIX
7 16 (2.39%) Vagrant
8 13 (1.94%) Ansible
9 8 (1.19%) logstash
10 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (0.75%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.60%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.45%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.45%) Kibana
12 3 (0.45%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.30%) Plesk
13 2 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (20.15%) Red Hat
2 94 (14.03%) Zend
3 51 (7.61%) VMware
4 42 (6.27%) Oracle
5 35 (5.22%) Rackspace
6 31 (4.63%) Microsoft
7 26 (3.88%) Twitter
8 21 (3.13%) Citrix
9 20 (2.99%) New Relic
9 20 (2.99%) Facebook
9 20 (2.99%) Percona
10 11 (1.64%) Google
10 11 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.34%) EMC
12 7 (1.04%) Adobe
13 6 (0.90%) HP
14 5 (0.75%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.75%) Cisco
15 4 (0.60%) Sony
15 4 (0.60%) NetApp
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day N/A
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Rate: £325 per day (3 months + possible extensions)
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago