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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 372 311 359
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +48
Contract jobs citing LAMP 213 278 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.53% 2.04% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 108
Average daily rate
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£365 £328 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £456 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £44.25 £61.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.34% +105.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £52.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.65 £154.30 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £130.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-66.09% +438.14%

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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -58 207 £370 +12.12% 220
London -39 99 £388 +10.71% 70
South East -16 39 £331 +10.41% 53
City of London +16 25 £350 +9.80% 16
Manchester +3 21 £318 -25.29% 8
North West -5 21 £318 -25.29% 17
South West -27 17 £375 +13.20% 25
Berkshire +2 16 £350 +55.55% 7
Yorkshire -20 16 £375 +33.92% 21
West Yorkshire -6 15 £425 +45.92% 14
Leeds -10 15 £475 +61.01% 10
East of England -1 12 £300 -7.69% 13
Reading +7 10 £350 +55.55% 6
Bristol -25 10 £375 +25.00% 13
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £300 +13.20% 10
Hampshire -5 8 £365 -8.75% 12
Hertfordshire +9 6 £375 +15.38% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £288 +4.54% 3
Basingstoke - 6 £365 - 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £275 - 9
Cambridge -7 5 £275 - 3
Surrey +2 4 £350 +9.37% 9
Glasgow +1 3 £190 -41.53% 4
West Midlands -4 3 £255 -15.00% 9
Scotland -7 3 £190 -36.66% 5
Oxford -17 3 £275 -8.33% 1
Oxfordshire -24 3 £275 -8.33% 10
Watford - 3 £375 -
Birmingham -2 2 £255 -15.00% 5
Slough -2 1 £238 -22.44% 1

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 418 (79.17%) PHP
2 309 (58.52%) MySQL
3 248 (46.97%) Linux
4 219 (41.48%) JavaScript
5 198 (37.50%) HTML
6 190 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
7 177 (33.52%) CSS
8 176 (33.33%) Apache
9 152 (28.79%) Git (software)
10 121 (22.92%) MVC
11 117 (22.16%) Web Services
12 116 (21.97%) jQuery
13 109 (20.64%) DevOps
14 102 (19.32%) Puppet
15 98 (18.56%) SQL
15 98 (18.56%) OO
16 96 (18.18%) Open Source
17 93 (17.61%) TDD
18 89 (16.86%) Drupal
19 88 (16.67%) Symfony
19 88 (16.67%) Red Hat
20 86 (16.29%) Subversion
21 85 (16.10%) HTML5
22 84 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
22 84 (15.91%) UNIX
23 79 (14.96%) XML
24 73 (13.83%) Perl
25 72 (13.64%) CentOS
25 72 (13.64%) Jenkins
26 70 (13.26%) Scrum

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 176 (33.33%) Apache
2 89 (16.86%) Drupal
3 40 (7.58%) nginx
4 31 (5.87%) WordPress
5 30 (5.68%) Node.js
6 28 (5.30%) CMS
7 23 (4.36%) IIS
7 23 (4.36%) Tomcat
8 19 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (2.46%) Apache Solr
10 11 (2.08%) Confluence
11 8 (1.52%) MediaWiki
12 6 (1.14%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.76%) ExpressionEngine
14 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.76%) JBoss
15 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (2.65%) Magento
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (2.84%) Amazon S3
4 12 (2.27%) Joyent
4 12 (2.27%) SaaS
5 4 (0.76%) Route 53
6 3 (0.57%) PaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.11%) Firewall
2 23 (4.36%) LDAP
2 23 (4.36%) Internet
3 21 (3.98%) LAN
3 21 (3.98%) WAN
4 16 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.03%) DNS
5 15 (2.84%) HTTP
6 11 (2.08%) VPN
7 10 (1.89%) Intranet
8 9 (1.70%) Network Security
9 8 (1.52%) OSPF
9 8 (1.52%) BGP
9 8 (1.52%) EIGRP
9 8 (1.52%) IPv6
9 8 (1.52%) IPsec
10 7 (1.33%) SSL
11 6 (1.14%) VoIP
12 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (58.52%) MySQL
2 60 (11.36%) MongoDB
3 36 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.36%) Redis
5 21 (3.98%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.22%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.84%) Big Data
8 15 (2.84%) Riak
8 15 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.65%) CouchDB
10 10 (1.89%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.38%) MarkLogic
14 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 152 (28.79%) Git (software)
2 86 (16.29%) Subversion
3 72 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 39 (7.39%) PHPUnit
5 37 (7.01%) Hudson
5 37 (7.01%) JIRA
6 31 (5.87%) Selenium
7 13 (2.46%) JUnit
8 11 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.89%) RSpec
10 6 (1.14%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.14%) Maven
11 5 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.95%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.95%) Bower
11 5 (0.95%) Grunt
12 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.76%) QUnit
12 4 (0.76%) Behat
12 4 (0.76%) Artifactory
General
1 28 (5.30%) Marketing
2 18 (3.41%) Finance
3 9 (1.70%) Back Office
4 7 (1.33%) Advertising
5 6 (1.14%) Retail
6 5 (0.95%) Publishing
7 4 (0.76%) Electronics
8 3 (0.57%) Games
8 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.57%) German Language
9 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 326 (61.74%) Developer
2 202 (38.26%) PHP Developer
3 51 (9.66%) Senior Developer
3 51 (9.66%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 42 (7.95%) Drupal Developer
5 41 (7.77%) Web Developer
6 38 (7.20%) Architect
7 37 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (6.82%) LAMP Developer
9 26 (4.92%) Senior PHP Developer
10 21 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (3.98%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 19 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (3.41%) Senior Web Developer
12 18 (3.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.22%) PHP Web Developer
14 14 (2.65%) DevOps Architect
15 12 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
16 11 (2.08%) Consultant
16 11 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (37.50%) HTML
2 177 (33.52%) CSS
3 117 (22.16%) Web Services
4 116 (21.97%) jQuery
5 88 (16.67%) Symfony
6 85 (16.10%) HTML5
7 79 (14.96%) XML
8 53 (10.04%) AngularJS
8 53 (10.04%) CSS3
9 45 (8.52%) RESTful
10 43 (8.14%) CodeIgniter
11 41 (7.77%) Ajax
12 34 (6.44%) Laravel
13 27 (5.11%) Memcached
14 26 (4.92%) Doctrine
15 25 (4.73%) REST
15 25 (4.73%) .NET
16 23 (4.36%) JSON
17 22 (4.17%) XHTML
18 21 (3.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (18.18%) Open Source
2 28 (5.30%) Taxonomies
3 20 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.22%) User Experience
4 17 (3.22%) Social Media
5 14 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.46%) Clustering
7 12 (2.27%) Derivative
8 9 (1.70%) W3C
8 9 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.70%) Blog
9 8 (1.52%) Wiki
10 6 (1.14%) Animation
10 6 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.76%) GIS
11 4 (0.76%) Replication
12 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 248 (46.97%) Linux
2 84 (15.91%) UNIX
3 72 (13.64%) CentOS
4 37 (7.01%) Windows
5 26 (4.92%) Debian
6 23 (4.36%) Ubuntu
7 22 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.14%) Android
9 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.38%) Fedora
13 1 (0.19%) SUSE
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (22.92%) MVC
3 109 (20.64%) DevOps
4 98 (18.56%) OO
5 93 (17.61%) TDD
6 84 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (13.26%) Scrum
8 54 (10.23%) E-Commerce
9 53 (10.04%) OOP
10 47 (8.90%) BDD
11 44 (8.33%) Web Development
11 44 (8.33%) Configuration Management
12 39 (7.39%) OO PHP
13 31 (5.87%) Unit Testing
14 27 (5.11%) Kanban
14 27 (5.11%) Load Balancing
15 24 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 23 (4.36%) Automated Testing
17 19 (3.60%) ITIL
18 17 (3.22%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 418 (79.17%) PHP
2 219 (41.48%) JavaScript
3 98 (18.56%) SQL
4 73 (13.83%) Perl
5 66 (12.50%) Python
6 65 (12.31%) Ruby
7 64 (12.12%) PHP5
8 58 (10.98%) Java
9 51 (9.66%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.89%) Golang
12 7 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.76%) XPath
13 4 (0.76%) Scala
13 4 (0.76%) Tcl
14 3 (0.57%) C++
14 3 (0.57%) PHP4
15 2 (0.38%) C#
15 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.38%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 29 (5.49%) Degree
2 11 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.70%) VCP4
3 9 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.33%) CCNA
6 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.57%) RHCE
8 2 (0.38%) MCITP
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) RHCT
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.19%) CCIE
9 1 (0.19%) CCNP
9 1 (0.19%) PhD
9 1 (0.19%) MCSE
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.08%) QA
2 7 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (4.73%) Varnish
2 21 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.84%) Samba
3 15 (2.84%) XenServer
4 8 (1.52%) Postfix
5 5 (0.95%) KVM
6 4 (0.76%) vCloud
7 3 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.57%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) Docker
9 1 (0.19%) NFS
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 102 (19.32%) Puppet
2 69 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (6.63%) Nagios
4 32 (6.06%) Salt
5 28 (5.30%) Cacti
6 26 (4.92%) ZABBIX
7 18 (3.41%) Ansible
8 14 (2.65%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.33%) logstash
10 6 (1.14%) Cobbler
10 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (0.95%) SCOM
12 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.38%) Kibana
13 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
14 1 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
14 1 (0.19%) MAILsweeper
14 1 (0.19%) yum
14 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 88 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 58 (10.98%) Zend
3 34 (6.44%) VMware
4 33 (6.25%) Rackspace
5 29 (5.49%) Oracle
6 23 (4.36%) Microsoft
7 19 (3.60%) Twitter
8 16 (3.03%) New Relic
9 15 (2.84%) Citrix
10 13 (2.46%) Percona
11 7 (1.33%) EMC
11 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.33%) Facebook
12 6 (1.14%) Adobe
12 6 (1.14%) Google
13 4 (0.76%) HP
14 3 (0.57%) hybris
15 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds
15 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
15 2 (0.38%) Appcelerator
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Eurostar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Eurostar International Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago