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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 418 465 281
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -184
Contract jobs citing LAMP 211 195 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 1.22% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 143 325
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.61%

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
15327 15921 15523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.76% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10582 11090 10566
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 263 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.92 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +30 207 £410 +11.94% 161
London +10 126 £450 +9.09% 52
South East +19 24 £400 +33.33% 36
East of England +20 17 £325 +18.18% 6
Hertfordshire +10 14 £338 - 1
North West +13 12 £325 - 19
Manchester +10 11 £325 +4.00% 13
City of London -3 11 £500 +29.03% 7
Oxfordshire 0 9 £400 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -9 9 £388 +29.16% 8
Harrow +1 8 £515 +5.91%
Surrey +21 7 £350 +7.69% 7
Berkshire +9 7 £425 +11.84% 7
Yorkshire +18 6 £375 -10.97% 23
Leeds +14 5 £375 +2.04% 12
West Yorkshire +11 5 £375 +2.04% 15
South West +11 5 £331 - 9
Warwickshire +2 4 £419 +34.00%
East Midlands -3 4 £425 +18.88% 8
Nottinghamshire - 4 £425 - 3
St Albans - 4 £300 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £425 - 3
Maidenhead +7 3 £425 +11.84%
Watford 0 3 £390 -
Bracknell - 3 £450 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £438 +59.09% 1
North East -31 2 £285 -26.45%
Essex - 2 £325 -
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Somerset - 2 £300 - 1

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 419 (73.64%) MySQL
1 419 (73.64%) Linux
2 347 (60.98%) Apache
3 342 (60.11%) PHP
4 202 (35.50%) JavaScript
5 175 (30.76%) Git (software)
6 173 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
7 172 (30.23%) Python
8 168 (29.53%) DevOps
9 161 (28.30%) HTML
10 155 (27.24%) CSS
11 146 (25.66%) Perl
12 145 (25.48%) VMware
13 137 (24.08%) Puppet
14 131 (23.02%) Bash Shell
15 129 (22.67%) PostgreSQL
16 119 (20.91%) nginx
17 114 (20.04%) Red Hat
18 112 (19.68%) LAPP Stack
19 107 (18.80%) Jenkins
20 106 (18.63%) Tomcat
21 105 (18.45%) Web Development
21 105 (18.45%) LEMP Stack
22 102 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 100 (17.57%) Opscode Chef
24 99 (17.40%) Open Source
25 97 (17.05%) Ansible
26 94 (16.52%) NoSQL
27 93 (16.34%) Subversion
28 92 (16.17%) Continuous Integration

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
1 347 (60.98%) Apache
2 119 (20.91%) nginx
3 106 (18.63%) Tomcat
4 47 (8.26%) Drupal
5 38 (6.68%) IIS
6 37 (6.50%) OpenStack
6 37 (6.50%) WordPress
7 33 (5.80%) Jetty
8 29 (5.10%) Mule ESB
9 27 (4.75%) WildFly
10 26 (4.57%) JBoss
11 25 (4.39%) CMS
12 20 (3.51%) Apache Solr
13 19 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (3.34%) WebSphere
14 16 (2.81%) Confluence
15 12 (2.11%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.23%) Mongrel
17 4 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
17 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.35%) MS Office
2 2 (0.35%) MS Project
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (4.04%) Magento
2 5 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.10%) GitHub
3 23 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (2.64%) IaaS
7 13 (2.28%) PaaS
8 10 (1.76%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.41%) SaaS
10 7 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.05%) Google Analytics
11 6 (1.05%) Route 53
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.35%) Linode
15 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.29%) DNS
2 74 (13.01%) TCP/IP
3 58 (10.19%) Firewall
4 54 (9.49%) HTTP
5 48 (8.44%) VPN
6 43 (7.56%) SAN
7 34 (5.98%) Reverse Proxy
8 32 (5.62%) DHCP
9 31 (5.45%) LDAP
10 27 (4.75%) Internet
11 26 (4.57%) iSCSI
12 25 (4.39%) SSL
13 22 (3.87%) DMZ
14 18 (3.16%) WAN
15 16 (2.81%) FTP
15 16 (2.81%) SSH
15 16 (2.81%) VLAN
16 14 (2.46%) NAS
17 12 (2.11%) SNMP
18 10 (1.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (73.64%) MySQL
2 129 (22.67%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (16.52%) NoSQL
4 72 (12.65%) MongoDB
5 63 (11.07%) Relational Database
6 46 (8.08%) Redis
7 31 (5.45%) SQL Server
8 21 (3.69%) CouchDB
9 12 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.58%) DB2
11 8 (1.41%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.70%) Riak
15 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.35%) DataStage
16 2 (0.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 175 (30.76%) Git (software)
2 107 (18.80%) Jenkins
3 93 (16.34%) Subversion
4 62 (10.90%) Mercurial
5 45 (7.91%) Gerrit
6 44 (7.73%) GitLab
7 27 (4.75%) JIRA
7 27 (4.75%) Vagrant
8 22 (3.87%) SonarQube
9 15 (2.64%) PHPUnit
10 14 (2.46%) ClearCase
10 14 (2.46%) StarTeam
11 13 (2.28%) Maven
12 11 (1.93%) Ant
12 11 (1.93%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.58%) Selenium
15 7 (1.23%) JMeter
15 7 (1.23%) Travis CI
16 6 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 26 (4.57%) Finance
2 14 (2.46%) Retail
3 10 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.41%) Marketing
5 6 (1.05%) Banking
5 6 (1.05%) Publishing
6 5 (0.88%) Electronics
6 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.70%) Back Office
7 4 (0.70%) Games
7 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 266 (46.75%) Developer
2 179 (31.46%) PHP Developer
3 105 (18.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (11.78%) Linux Engineer
5 41 (7.21%) Administrator
6 40 (7.03%) LAMP Developer
7 38 (6.68%) Systems Administrator
8 36 (6.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 35 (6.15%) Drupal Developer
9 35 (6.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 35 (6.15%) Web Developer
10 27 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (4.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.57%) PHP Zend Developer
12 25 (4.39%) PHP Web Developer
13 24 (4.22%) E-Commerce Developer
13 24 (4.22%) Linux Administrator
14 23 (4.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 21 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
15 21 (3.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (28.30%) HTML
2 155 (27.24%) CSS
3 112 (19.68%) LAPP Stack
4 105 (18.45%) LEMP Stack
5 92 (16.17%) Web Services
6 83 (14.59%) jQuery
7 68 (11.95%) Symfony
8 50 (8.79%) RabbitMQ
9 48 (8.44%) Laravel
9 48 (8.44%) XML
10 47 (8.26%) HTML5
11 43 (7.56%) AngularJS
12 38 (6.68%) SOAP
13 36 (6.33%) XHTML
14 33 (5.80%) Memcached
14 33 (5.80%) Node.js
15 30 (5.27%) REST
16 28 (4.92%) CSS3
17 24 (4.22%) RESTful
18 21 (3.69%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.57%) Computer Science
2 22 (3.87%) Client/Server
3 21 (3.69%) e-Learning
3 21 (3.69%) Private Cloud
4 19 (3.34%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.23%) User Experience
6 6 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.05%) Clustering
6 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.05%) Statistics
6 6 (1.05%) Wiki
7 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 5 (0.88%) Video on Demand
7 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.70%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 419 (73.64%) Linux
2 85 (14.94%) Windows
3 77 (13.53%) Unix
4 76 (13.36%) CentOS
5 66 (11.60%) Ubuntu
6 51 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (6.50%) Solaris
8 19 (3.34%) Windows Server
9 13 (2.28%) Debian
10 9 (1.58%) HPUX
11 8 (1.41%) SUSE
12 7 (1.23%) Android
12 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.88%) AIX
13 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.70%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.70%) VMS
15 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (29.53%) DevOps
3 105 (18.45%) Web Development
4 99 (17.40%) Open Source
5 92 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (15.47%) E-Commerce
7 86 (15.11%) OO
8 84 (14.76%) MVC
9 81 (14.24%) Configuration Management
10 74 (13.01%) Scrum
11 61 (10.72%) Load Balancing
12 54 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 50 (8.79%) OOP
14 47 (8.26%) Unit Testing
15 45 (7.91%) ITIL
16 40 (7.03%) OO PHP
17 30 (5.27%) TDD
18 29 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
19 26 (4.57%) Release Management
19 26 (4.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 342 (60.11%) PHP
2 202 (35.50%) JavaScript
3 172 (30.23%) Python
4 146 (25.66%) Perl
5 131 (23.02%) Bash Shell
6 81 (14.24%) Ruby
7 68 (11.95%) Java
8 61 (10.72%) SQL
9 21 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.51%) Korn
11 16 (2.81%) C++
11 16 (2.81%) C-shell
12 14 (2.46%) C
12 14 (2.46%) Go
13 11 (1.93%) Scala
14 10 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.58%) C#
16 6 (1.05%) PHP 5
17 5 (0.88%) PHP 7
18 4 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.50%) Degree
4 24 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.87%) CCNP
5 22 (3.87%) RHCE
6 12 (2.11%) CCNA
6 12 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.11%) RHCA
7 10 (1.76%) RHCSA
8 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 4 (0.70%) MCSE
9 4 (0.70%) SANS
10 3 (0.53%) MCP
10 3 (0.53%) MCSA
11 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.35%) PMP
12 1 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.04%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.53%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (11.95%) Docker
3 46 (8.08%) Virtual Machines
4 40 (7.03%) Xen
5 24 (4.22%) NFS
6 22 (3.87%) Samba
7 20 (3.51%) Active Directory
7 20 (3.51%) iptables
8 19 (3.34%) KVM
9 14 (2.46%) FreeRADIUS
10 13 (2.28%) Varnish
11 12 (2.11%) Hyper-V
11 12 (2.11%) vCloud
12 11 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.93%) vSphere
12 11 (1.93%) XenServer
13 10 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (1.58%) Postfix
15 8 (1.41%) GlusterFS
15 8 (1.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 137 (24.08%) Puppet
2 100 (17.57%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (17.05%) Ansible
4 63 (11.07%) HAProxy
5 51 (8.96%) Nagios
6 39 (6.85%) logstash
7 38 (6.68%) ZABBIX
8 32 (5.62%) Kibana
9 18 (3.16%) Graphite
10 16 (2.81%) Zenoss
11 12 (2.11%) Salt
12 9 (1.58%) Ganglia
12 9 (1.58%) SELinux
12 9 (1.58%) StatsD
13 8 (1.41%) Cobbler
13 8 (1.41%) Rundeck
14 7 (1.23%) Linux-HA
15 6 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
16 5 (0.88%) Kubernetes
16 5 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 145 (25.48%) VMware
2 114 (20.04%) Red Hat
3 82 (14.41%) Zend
4 65 (11.42%) Oracle
5 36 (6.33%) Microsoft
6 23 (4.04%) Google
7 19 (3.34%) EMC
7 19 (3.34%) Splunk
8 16 (2.81%) Cisco
9 11 (1.93%) Veracode
10 10 (1.76%) Black Duck
10 10 (1.76%) HP
10 10 (1.76%) SaltStack
10 10 (1.76%) Sonatype
11 9 (1.58%) IBM
12 8 (1.41%) Juniper
13 7 (1.23%) Twitter
14 6 (1.05%) ForgeRock
14 6 (1.05%) Rackspace
14 6 (1.05%) Sun
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