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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
Rank 358 356 275
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -81
Contract jobs citing LAMP 310 313 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 2.04% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 207 276
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
15051 15372 15096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 10274 9875
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 211
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -9 283 £400 +6.66% 187
London +5 152 £440 +17.33% 67
South East +22 60 £334 +11.25% 44
Yorkshire -16 20 £463 +24.16% 10
Hampshire +13 16 £305 +3.38% 20
South West -1 14 £225 -48.57% 18
North West -4 13 £325 -18.75% 14
Scotland -6 13 £325 +64.55% 1
South Wales +25 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Wales +24 10 £425 - 1
East Sussex +8 10 £300 +20.00% 3
Croydon -6 10 £480 +12.94%
East of England +20 9 £325 - 12
Cardiff +11 9 £425 +21.42% 1
Bristol +6 9 £238 -36.66% 5
South Yorkshire +5 9 £500 +53.84% 4
Sheffield -4 9 £500 +53.84% 4
North East - 9 £323 - 4
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £275 -27.86%
Berkshire -4 8 £425 +47.82% 10
Leeds -21 8 £330 -20.48% 5
West Yorkshire -24 8 £330 -10.81% 5
City of London +10 7 £400 +7.38% 15
Surrey -7 7 £350 +12.00% 11
Kent - 7 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £330 - 3
Maidenhead - 7 £448 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £330 - 3
Edinburgh -7 6 £363 +95.94%

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 406 (76.17%) Linux
2 404 (75.80%) MySQL
3 314 (58.91%) PHP
4 292 (54.78%) Apache
5 166 (31.14%) JavaScript
5 166 (31.14%) Puppet
6 164 (30.77%) DevOps
7 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
8 156 (29.27%) Python
9 155 (29.08%) Perl
10 147 (27.58%) Git (software)
11 141 (26.45%) HTML
12 139 (26.08%) Amazon AWS
13 134 (25.14%) Red Hat
14 133 (24.95%) CSS
15 128 (24.02%) Tomcat
16 119 (22.33%) Bash Shell
17 108 (20.26%) VMware
18 99 (18.57%) Windows
19 96 (18.01%) Opscode Chef
20 93 (17.45%) Java
20 93 (17.45%) SQL
21 92 (17.26%) DNS
22 91 (17.07%) Configuration Management
22 91 (17.07%) jQuery
23 90 (16.89%) Jenkins
24 88 (16.51%) Unix
25 87 (16.32%) PostgreSQL
26 86 (16.14%) Ruby
27 84 (15.76%) Open Source

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
1 292 (54.78%) Apache
2 128 (24.02%) Tomcat
3 73 (13.70%) nginx
4 51 (9.57%) IIS
5 46 (8.63%) WordPress
6 45 (8.44%) Drupal
7 38 (7.13%) JBoss
8 36 (6.75%) WebSphere
9 31 (5.82%) CMS
10 29 (5.44%) OpenStack
11 24 (4.50%) WebLogic
12 19 (3.56%) Jetty
13 12 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (2.06%) Confluence
15 10 (1.88%) Mule ESB
16 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
17 6 (1.13%) Apache Solr
18 5 (0.94%) Moodle
18 5 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
19 4 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (1.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.94%) MS Office
2 5 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.75%) HipChat
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (5.82%) Magento
2 3 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 139 (26.08%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (4.13%) GitHub
4 22 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.63%) IaaS
5 14 (2.63%) PaaS
6 12 (2.25%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.50%) SaaS
8 8 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.31%) Route 53
10 6 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.56%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.38%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 92 (17.26%) DNS
2 72 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 47 (8.82%) HTTP
4 41 (7.69%) SSL
5 35 (6.57%) Firewall
6 34 (6.38%) LDAP
7 28 (5.25%) DHCP
8 25 (4.69%) SAN
9 23 (4.32%) FTP
10 22 (4.13%) Internet
11 19 (3.56%) Network Security
11 19 (3.56%) SMTP
12 18 (3.38%) SSH
13 17 (3.19%) IPsec
13 17 (3.19%) iSCSI
13 17 (3.19%) VPN
14 16 (3.00%) NAS
15 10 (1.88%) DMZ
15 10 (1.88%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (1.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (75.80%) MySQL
2 87 (16.32%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (9.94%) MongoDB
4 39 (7.32%) NoSQL
5 33 (6.19%) SQL Server
6 26 (4.88%) Redis
7 22 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.50%) DB2
9 8 (1.50%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.31%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.94%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.75%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.56%) Big Data
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 147 (27.58%) Git (software)
2 90 (16.89%) Jenkins
3 67 (12.57%) Subversion
4 44 (8.26%) JIRA
5 23 (4.32%) PHPUnit
6 19 (3.56%) Maven
6 19 (3.56%) Mercurial
7 17 (3.19%) SonarQube
8 16 (3.00%) Gerrit
8 16 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (3.00%) TeamCity
8 16 (3.00%) Travis CI
9 13 (2.44%) Vagrant
10 12 (2.25%) Ant
10 12 (2.25%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.25%) JUnit
11 11 (2.06%) Selenium
12 9 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.50%) ClearCase
13 8 (1.50%) StarTeam
General
1 32 (6.00%) Finance
2 31 (5.82%) Retail
3 20 (3.75%) Marketing
4 12 (2.25%) Banking
4 12 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.69%) Games
6 8 (1.50%) Advertising
7 7 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.75%) Back Office
8 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Front Office
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 227 (42.59%) Developer
2 148 (27.77%) PHP Developer
3 98 (18.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 94 (17.64%) Linux Engineer
5 52 (9.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 44 (8.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 41 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
7 41 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
8 36 (6.75%) Administrator
9 35 (6.57%) AWS DevOps
10 34 (6.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 33 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
12 26 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (4.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 24 (4.50%) Magento Developer
14 23 (4.32%) Senior Developer
15 22 (4.13%) WordPress Developer
16 21 (3.94%) Architect
16 21 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
16 21 (3.94%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (26.45%) HTML
2 133 (24.95%) CSS
3 91 (17.07%) jQuery
4 76 (14.26%) Web Services
5 73 (13.70%) LEMP Stack
6 71 (13.32%) LAPP Stack
7 57 (10.69%) HTML5
8 43 (8.07%) Symfony
9 38 (7.13%) RESTful
9 38 (7.13%) XML
10 36 (6.75%) CSS3
11 35 (6.57%) .NET
11 35 (6.57%) Laravel
12 32 (6.00%) Node.js
13 30 (5.63%) REST
14 28 (5.25%) AngularJS
14 28 (5.25%) RabbitMQ
15 27 (5.07%) J2EE
16 23 (4.32%) JSON
17 22 (4.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.56%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.38%) Wiki
3 12 (2.25%) Digital Media
3 12 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (2.25%) User Experience
4 11 (2.06%) EMC VNX
4 11 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.69%) PKI
6 9 (1.69%) PMI
7 8 (1.50%) Clustering
7 8 (1.50%) Derivative
7 8 (1.50%) Fintech
7 8 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.31%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.13%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.94%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 406 (76.17%) Linux
2 99 (18.57%) Windows
3 88 (16.51%) Unix
4 76 (14.26%) CentOS
5 65 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (6.75%) Solaris
7 34 (6.38%) Ubuntu
8 30 (5.63%) Debian
9 25 (4.69%) Windows Server
10 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.94%) AIX
12 5 (0.94%) SUSE
12 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.75%) Android
13 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.75%) HPUX
13 4 (0.75%) VMS
14 3 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (30.77%) DevOps
2 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (17.07%) Configuration Management
4 84 (15.76%) Open Source
5 78 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 78 (14.63%) Web Development
6 75 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (12.38%) OO
8 62 (11.63%) Scrum
9 61 (11.44%) MVC
10 47 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 40 (7.50%) OO PHP
11 40 (7.50%) TDD
12 39 (7.32%) ITIL
13 36 (6.75%) Load Balancing
14 32 (6.00%) High Availability
14 32 (6.00%) Unit Testing
15 29 (5.44%) OOP
16 24 (4.50%) Front End Development
16 24 (4.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 314 (58.91%) PHP
2 166 (31.14%) JavaScript
3 156 (29.27%) Python
4 155 (29.08%) Perl
5 119 (22.33%) Bash Shell
6 93 (17.45%) Java
6 93 (17.45%) SQL
7 86 (16.14%) Ruby
8 24 (4.50%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.44%) C#
11 12 (2.25%) PHP 5
12 10 (1.88%) Korn
12 10 (1.88%) Scala
13 8 (1.50%) C
13 8 (1.50%) C-shell
13 8 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.94%) AWK
14 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.75%) sed
Qualifications
1 38 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.25%) RHCE
3 22 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.00%) Degree
5 15 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.63%) CCNP
7 9 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.50%) CCNA
8 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.31%) MCITP
9 7 (1.31%) MCTS
9 7 (1.31%) RHCA
10 6 (1.13%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.38%) CCDE
13 2 (0.38%) CCIE
13 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.88%) QA
2 7 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.38%) ISO20022
System Software
1 62 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 40 (7.50%) Docker
4 24 (4.50%) Samba
5 17 (3.19%) vCloud
6 16 (3.00%) Squid
6 16 (3.00%) Xen
7 14 (2.63%) KVM
7 14 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.63%) vSphere
8 13 (2.44%) NFS
9 12 (2.25%) iptables
9 12 (2.25%) Varnish
10 9 (1.69%) Postfix
10 9 (1.69%) qmail
11 7 (1.31%) UAG
11 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.13%) XenServer
13 5 (0.94%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 166 (31.14%) Puppet
2 96 (18.01%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (15.38%) Ansible
4 70 (13.13%) Nagios
5 41 (7.69%) HAProxy
6 32 (6.00%) ZABBIX
7 30 (5.63%) Graphite
8 29 (5.44%) logstash
9 23 (4.32%) Cacti
10 20 (3.75%) Salt
11 16 (3.00%) Ganglia
12 13 (2.44%) Kibana
12 13 (2.44%) Rundeck
13 12 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (1.50%) collectd
14 8 (1.50%) StatsD
15 7 (1.31%) Kubernetes
16 6 (1.13%) NetBackup
16 6 (1.13%) Terraform
16 6 (1.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 134 (25.14%) Red Hat
2 108 (20.26%) VMware
3 80 (15.01%) Oracle
4 49 (9.19%) Zend
5 35 (6.57%) Microsoft
6 23 (4.32%) Google
7 21 (3.94%) Cisco
8 18 (3.38%) EMC
9 15 (2.81%) HP
9 15 (2.81%) Splunk
10 14 (2.63%) CenturyLink
10 14 (2.63%) IBM
11 10 (1.88%) Black Duck
11 10 (1.88%) Brocade
11 10 (1.88%) Sonatype
11 10 (1.88%) Veracode
12 8 (1.50%) Dell
12 8 (1.50%) RedDot
13 7 (1.31%) Juniper
13 7 (1.31%) NetApp
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