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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK
Rank 415 395 356
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing LAMP 188 229 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.57% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 170 186
Median daily rate £375 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.25

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
14102 14557 14091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.46% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9793 10039 9321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 245 190
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -3 169 £375 - 185
London -7 91 £388 -8.82% 66
Yorkshire +17 22 £375 +2.04% 21
West Yorkshire +17 20 £375 +2.04% 13
Leeds +14 20 £375 +2.04% 10
South East -2 20 £350 +4.86% 20
North West +19 15 £270 -10.00% 19
City of London +1 14 £325 -7.14% 19
Oxfordshire +7 13 £300 - 1
Manchester +15 11 £270 +13.68% 9
South Wales +21 8 £413 +26.92% 3
Wales +12 8 £413 -8.33% 3
Cardiff +23 7 £475 +46.15% 2
West Midlands +4 7 £400 +23.07% 10
East of England -5 7 £340 +21.97% 10
Scotland +21 6 £275 -21.42% 9
South West +6 6 £285 -2.14% 16
Hertfordshire -4 6 £340 +25.92% 6
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £340 - 1
Surrey +11 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Birmingham -4 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Cheshire +25 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Harrow +2 3 £515 +5.10%
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Staffordshire - 3 £275 -
Glasgow - 3 £103 - 1
Edinburgh +19 2 £294 -16.07% 5
Bristol -2 2 £265 -47.00% 7
Cirencester - 2 £320 - 2
Stafford - 2 £275 -

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 327 (76.58%) MySQL
2 307 (71.90%) Linux
3 268 (62.76%) PHP
4 249 (58.31%) Apache
5 163 (38.17%) JavaScript
6 154 (36.07%) HTML
7 139 (32.55%) Git (software)
8 132 (30.91%) Python
8 132 (30.91%) DevOps
9 128 (29.98%) CSS
10 112 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (25.29%) Perl
11 108 (25.29%) Bash Shell
12 103 (24.12%) Puppet
13 100 (23.42%) Jenkins
14 94 (22.01%) VMware
15 92 (21.55%) PostgreSQL
16 85 (19.91%) Ansible
17 84 (19.67%) nginx
18 83 (19.44%) LAPP Stack
19 80 (18.74%) Ruby
20 79 (18.50%) Web Development
21 75 (17.56%) Tomcat
22 74 (17.33%) LEMP Stack
23 73 (17.10%) NoSQL
24 71 (16.63%) Zend
24 71 (16.63%) jQuery
24 71 (16.63%) Red Hat
25 70 (16.39%) Web Services
26 68 (15.93%) OO

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
1 249 (58.31%) Apache
2 84 (19.67%) nginx
3 75 (17.56%) Tomcat
4 43 (10.07%) WordPress
5 33 (7.73%) Drupal
6 31 (7.26%) CMS
7 22 (5.15%) OpenStack
8 21 (4.92%) Apache Solr
8 21 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (4.92%) IIS
9 20 (4.68%) Mule ESB
10 19 (4.45%) Jetty
11 18 (4.22%) WildFly
12 16 (3.75%) JBoss
13 12 (2.81%) Confluence
14 5 (1.17%) Apache Spark
14 5 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.41%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (3.28%) Magento
2 7 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 64 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.68%) GitHub
3 18 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.04%) IaaS
6 11 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.11%) SaaS
8 8 (1.87%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.64%) PaaS
10 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.17%) Loggly
11 5 (1.17%) Sumo Logic
12 4 (0.94%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.94%) Route 53
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.71%) Firewall
2 49 (11.48%) DNS
3 38 (8.90%) HTTP
4 36 (8.43%) TCP/IP
5 28 (6.56%) VPN
6 27 (6.32%) Internet
7 26 (6.09%) SSL
8 24 (5.62%) SAN
9 22 (5.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 14 (3.28%) DHCP
11 12 (2.81%) LDAP
12 11 (2.58%) iSCSI
13 10 (2.34%) DMZ
14 7 (1.64%) AMQP
14 7 (1.64%) SSH
15 6 (1.41%) FTP
15 6 (1.41%) NAS
15 6 (1.41%) VLAN
16 5 (1.17%) SNMP
16 5 (1.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (76.58%) MySQL
2 92 (21.55%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (17.10%) NoSQL
4 55 (12.88%) MongoDB
5 48 (11.24%) Relational Database
6 36 (8.43%) Redis
7 25 (5.85%) SQL Server
8 19 (4.45%) MariaDB
9 17 (3.98%) CouchDB
10 14 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.64%) Riak
13 6 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.41%) HBase
13 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.70%) Big Data
16 3 (0.70%) phpMyAdmin
16 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 139 (32.55%) Git (software)
2 100 (23.42%) Jenkins
3 54 (12.65%) Subversion
4 42 (9.84%) Mercurial
5 34 (7.96%) GitLab
6 25 (5.85%) Gerrit
7 22 (5.15%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.51%) Maven
9 14 (3.28%) JIRA
10 12 (2.81%) Artifactory
11 10 (2.34%) Grunt
12 8 (1.87%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.94%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.70%) Ant
15 3 (0.70%) GoCD
15 3 (0.70%) gulp
15 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (6.79%) Finance
2 10 (2.34%) Marketing
3 8 (1.87%) Publishing
3 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.41%) Banking
4 6 (1.41%) Retail
5 5 (1.17%) Electronics
5 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.94%) Games
6 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) iGaming
8 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 204 (47.78%) Developer
2 142 (33.26%) PHP Developer
3 86 (20.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (9.37%) Linux Engineer
5 31 (7.26%) LAMP Developer
6 28 (6.56%) Drupal Developer
7 27 (6.32%) Web Developer
8 26 (6.09%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 26 (6.09%) PHP Zend Developer
9 24 (5.62%) MySQL Developer
9 24 (5.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 22 (5.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 21 (4.92%) Administrator
11 21 (4.92%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (4.68%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 20 (4.68%) Symfony Developer
13 19 (4.45%) Technical Leader
14 17 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
14 17 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.98%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (36.07%) HTML
2 128 (29.98%) CSS
3 83 (19.44%) LAPP Stack
4 74 (17.33%) LEMP Stack
5 71 (16.63%) jQuery
6 70 (16.39%) Web Services
7 55 (12.88%) HTML5
8 51 (11.94%) Symfony
9 43 (10.07%) RabbitMQ
10 40 (9.37%) CSS3
11 38 (8.90%) Laravel
12 37 (8.67%) AngularJS
13 31 (7.26%) XML
14 30 (7.03%) XHTML
15 29 (6.79%) Memcached
16 28 (6.56%) Node.js
17 26 (6.09%) SOAP
18 25 (5.85%) Sass
19 23 (5.39%) Ajax
19 23 (5.39%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.98%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.51%) Clustering
4 12 (2.81%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.11%) Replication
6 8 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.41%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.41%) User Experience
8 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.94%) RIA
9 4 (0.94%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.70%) NHS
10 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) Life Science
11 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 307 (71.90%) Linux
2 56 (13.11%) Windows
3 49 (11.48%) CentOS
4 47 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (10.54%) Ubuntu
6 35 (8.20%) Unix
7 14 (3.28%) Solaris
8 9 (2.11%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.87%) CoreOS
10 7 (1.64%) SUSE
11 4 (0.94%) Debian
11 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.70%) AIX
12 3 (0.70%) HPUX
12 3 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.47%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (30.91%) DevOps
2 112 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (18.50%) Web Development
4 68 (15.93%) OO
5 53 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (12.18%) MVC
7 50 (11.71%) Configuration Management
8 48 (11.24%) OOP
9 46 (10.77%) E-Commerce
10 43 (10.07%) Open Source
11 41 (9.60%) Scrum
12 36 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
13 31 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (5.85%) Load Balancing
14 25 (5.85%) OO PHP
14 25 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
15 24 (5.62%) Software Engineering
15 24 (5.62%) TDD
16 22 (5.15%) Mentoring
16 22 (5.15%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 268 (62.76%) PHP
2 163 (38.17%) JavaScript
3 132 (30.91%) Python
4 108 (25.29%) Bash Shell
4 108 (25.29%) Perl
5 80 (18.74%) Ruby
6 62 (14.52%) Java
7 52 (12.18%) SQL
8 18 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.75%) Go
10 14 (3.28%) C
11 10 (2.34%) C#
12 8 (1.87%) C++
13 7 (1.64%) Korn
13 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.41%) Scala
15 5 (1.17%) C-shell
16 4 (0.94%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.94%) VB
17 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.45%) Degree
4 15 (3.51%) RHCE
5 8 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.64%) CCNP
7 6 (1.41%) CCNA
7 6 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.41%) RHCA
7 6 (1.41%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.47%) MCP
9 2 (0.47%) MCSA
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.23%) MCSE
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.22%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (13.11%) Docker
3 32 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (4.92%) Xen
5 14 (3.28%) NFS
6 12 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.58%) FreeRADIUS
7 11 (2.58%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.87%) GlusterFS
9 8 (1.87%) Varnish
9 8 (1.87%) vSphere
10 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
10 7 (1.64%) KVM
10 7 (1.64%) XenServer
11 6 (1.41%) iptables
11 6 (1.41%) vCloud
11 6 (1.41%) VMware ESX
12 5 (1.17%) HDFS
12 5 (1.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 103 (24.12%) Puppet
2 85 (19.91%) Ansible
3 61 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (11.01%) Nagios
5 42 (9.84%) HAProxy
6 28 (6.56%) ZABBIX
7 27 (6.32%) logstash
8 23 (5.39%) Kibana
9 19 (4.45%) Salt
10 15 (3.51%) Graphite
11 12 (2.81%) Cobbler
11 12 (2.81%) Kubernetes
11 12 (2.81%) Zenoss
12 10 (2.34%) SELinux
13 7 (1.64%) Linux-HA
13 7 (1.64%) Terraform
14 5 (1.17%) Galera Cluster
15 4 (0.94%) Mesos
15 4 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 4 (0.94%) rkt
Vendors
1 94 (22.01%) VMware
2 71 (16.63%) Red Hat
2 71 (16.63%) Zend
3 36 (8.43%) Oracle
4 21 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 20 (4.68%) Google
6 18 (4.22%) EMC
7 14 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (3.04%) Rackspace
9 12 (2.81%) Cisco
9 12 (2.81%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.58%) Adobe
11 10 (2.34%) New Relic
12 8 (1.87%) Splunk
13 7 (1.64%) Twitter
14 5 (1.17%) AppDynamics
14 5 (1.17%) Percona
14 5 (1.17%) SAP
14 5 (1.17%) Veracode
15 4 (0.94%) Sonatype
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