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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 376 306 345
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +39
Contract jobs citing LAMP 230 330 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 2.27% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 228 125
Average daily rate
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£353 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £44.25 £71.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.67% +136.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £71.00 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.65 £154.30 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £71.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-37.67% +192.78%

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
14472 14509 12580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.23% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9423 9255 7928
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 226 331
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.99 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 -72 224 £359 +7.89% 202
London -43 111 £388 +6.16% 58
South East -33 41 £338 +12.50% 53
City of London +15 26 £338 +5.88% 12
North West -1 24 £318 +5.83% 19
Manchester +7 22 £318 +10.43% 8
Yorkshire -12 18 £375 +33.92% 23
Berkshire +5 15 £350 +55.55% 5
Leeds -5 15 £425 +42.85% 14
West Yorkshire -9 15 £375 +27.11% 18
South West -42 13 £375 - 24
East of England +3 11 £288 -11.53% 9
Reading +5 8 £350 +100.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £325 +44.44% 6
Bristol -29 8 £375 +22.44% 5
Hampshire -6 7 £365 -8.75% 14
Hertfordshire +6 6 £363 +11.53%
Surrey +4 5 £350 +9.37% 10
Milton Keynes +4 5 £300 +9.09% 6
West Midlands -5 5 £260 -5.45% 8
Basingstoke 0 4 £365 +28.07% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £250 -9.09% 2
Cambridge -7 4 £250 -9.09% 2
Oxford -13 4 £275 -8.33% 1
Oxfordshire -20 4 £275 -8.33% 9
Lancashire -3 2 - - 4
Glasgow -4 2 - - 3
Birmingham -5 2 £255 -27.14% 1
East Sussex -7 2 £235 +41.35% 6
Brighton -8 2 £235 - 4

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 376 (78.01%) PHP
2 290 (60.17%) MySQL
3 217 (45.02%) Linux
4 200 (41.49%) JavaScript
5 194 (40.25%) HTML
6 172 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
7 171 (35.48%) CSS
8 159 (32.99%) Apache
9 128 (26.56%) Git (software)
10 113 (23.44%) DevOps
11 111 (23.03%) jQuery
12 104 (21.58%) Puppet
13 95 (19.71%) MVC
14 91 (18.88%) Web Services
15 88 (18.26%) HTML5
15 88 (18.26%) Drupal
16 83 (17.22%) Symfony
17 79 (16.39%) TDD
18 78 (16.18%) SQL
19 75 (15.56%) OO
19 75 (15.56%) Open Source
20 74 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
21 72 (14.94%) Jenkins
21 72 (14.94%) UNIX
22 70 (14.52%) Red Hat
23 67 (13.90%) Ruby
23 67 (13.90%) Scrum
23 67 (13.90%) CentOS
24 66 (13.69%) Python
24 66 (13.69%) Perl

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 159 (32.99%) Apache
2 88 (18.26%) Drupal
3 42 (8.71%) nginx
4 30 (6.22%) Node.js
5 29 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 27 (5.60%) WordPress
7 26 (5.39%) CMS
8 20 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (3.94%) IIS
10 11 (2.28%) Confluence
11 9 (1.87%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.66%) MediaWiki
13 7 (1.45%) JBoss
13 7 (1.45%) SharePoint
14 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.83%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
16 2 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
16 2 (0.41%) Moodle
16 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (3.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.05%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.87%) SaaS
5 7 (1.45%) Joyent
6 6 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.62%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Office 365
8 2 (0.41%) Route 53
8 2 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.02%) Firewall
2 21 (4.36%) Internet
3 20 (4.15%) LDAP
4 18 (3.73%) LAN
4 18 (3.73%) WAN
5 16 (3.32%) VPN
6 15 (3.11%) HTTP
7 14 (2.90%) DNS
8 13 (2.70%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (1.87%) Network Security
11 8 (1.66%) IPsec
11 8 (1.66%) OSPF
11 8 (1.66%) BGP
11 8 (1.66%) EIGRP
11 8 (1.66%) IPv6
12 7 (1.45%) VoIP
13 6 (1.24%) Intranet
14 5 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (60.17%) MySQL
2 53 (11.00%) MongoDB
3 29 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 25 (5.19%) Redis
5 24 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.73%) SQL Server
8 14 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.70%) Big Data
10 12 (2.49%) Riak
10 12 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.28%) CouchDB
12 10 (2.07%) MariaDB
13 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 128 (26.56%) Git (software)
2 72 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 61 (12.66%) Subversion
4 29 (6.02%) PHPUnit
4 29 (6.02%) Selenium
4 29 (6.02%) Hudson
5 25 (5.19%) JIRA
6 13 (2.70%) JUnit
7 10 (2.07%) Mercurial
8 9 (1.87%) RSpec
8 9 (1.87%) JMeter
9 8 (1.66%) Behat
9 8 (1.66%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.66%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.45%) Gerrit
10 7 (1.45%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.04%) Maven
11 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.83%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 23 (4.77%) Marketing
2 21 (4.36%) Finance
3 8 (1.66%) Advertising
4 7 (1.45%) Back Office
5 6 (1.24%) Retail
6 5 (1.04%) Publishing
7 4 (0.83%) Electronics
8 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.62%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 286 (59.34%) Developer
2 170 (35.27%) PHP Developer
3 48 (9.96%) Senior Developer
4 43 (8.92%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 42 (8.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (8.09%) Drupal Developer
7 36 (7.47%) LAMP Developer
8 35 (7.26%) Web Developer
9 32 (6.64%) Architect
10 22 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
11 21 (4.36%) Senior PHP Developer
12 20 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (3.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.53%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 16 (3.32%) PHP Web Developer
16 13 (2.70%) Senior Web Developer
17 12 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
18 11 (2.28%) Consultant
18 11 (2.28%) DevOps Architect
19 10 (2.07%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (40.25%) HTML
2 171 (35.48%) CSS
3 111 (23.03%) jQuery
4 91 (18.88%) Web Services
5 88 (18.26%) HTML5
6 83 (17.22%) Symfony
7 60 (12.45%) XML
8 52 (10.79%) CSS3
9 48 (9.96%) AngularJS
10 39 (8.09%) Ajax
11 34 (7.05%) CodeIgniter
12 33 (6.85%) RESTful
13 26 (5.39%) XHTML
14 24 (4.98%) Doctrine
15 23 (4.77%) Laravel
16 20 (4.15%) .NET
16 20 (4.15%) REST
17 18 (3.73%) Memcached
18 15 (3.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (3.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.56%) Open Source
2 21 (4.36%) Taxonomies
3 18 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.11%) Social Media
4 15 (3.11%) User Experience
5 13 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.49%) Clustering
7 8 (1.66%) Wiki
7 8 (1.66%) Blog
8 7 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.24%) W3C
10 5 (1.04%) Replication
11 4 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.83%) Animation
11 4 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.62%) Derivative
13 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 217 (45.02%) Linux
2 72 (14.94%) UNIX
3 67 (13.90%) CentOS
4 41 (8.51%) Windows
5 24 (4.98%) Ubuntu
6 23 (4.77%) Debian
7 15 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.24%) Android
10 5 (1.04%) Solaris
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) Fedora
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (23.44%) DevOps
3 95 (19.71%) MVC
4 79 (16.39%) TDD
5 75 (15.56%) OO
6 74 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (13.90%) Scrum
8 49 (10.17%) OOP
9 48 (9.96%) BDD
10 43 (8.92%) Configuration Management
11 42 (8.71%) Web Development
12 41 (8.51%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.43%) Unit Testing
14 30 (6.22%) Load Balancing
14 30 (6.22%) OO PHP
15 22 (4.56%) Software Engineering
15 22 (4.56%) Kanban
16 19 (3.94%) ITIL
17 17 (3.53%) Automated Testing
18 16 (3.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (78.01%) PHP
2 200 (41.49%) JavaScript
3 78 (16.18%) SQL
4 67 (13.90%) Ruby
5 66 (13.69%) Python
5 66 (13.69%) Perl
6 61 (12.66%) PHP5
7 58 (12.03%) Java
8 47 (9.75%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.07%) Golang
11 7 (1.45%) C++
12 4 (0.83%) XPath
12 4 (0.83%) PHP4
12 4 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.41%) Scala
13 2 (0.41%) C#
13 2 (0.41%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.21%) VBA
14 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (5.39%) Degree
2 8 (1.66%) Security Cleared
2 8 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.45%) CCNA
4 6 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.83%) MCITP
6 4 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.83%) MCP
6 4 (0.83%) MCSE
6 4 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.21%) CCIE
7 1 (0.21%) CCNP
7 1 (0.21%) RHCE
7 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.66%) QA
2 7 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (4.77%) Varnish
2 21 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.49%) Samba
3 12 (2.49%) XenServer
4 11 (2.28%) iptables
5 8 (1.66%) vCloud
5 8 (1.66%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.66%) Docker
5 8 (1.66%) Postfix
6 5 (1.04%) KVM
7 2 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 104 (21.58%) Puppet
2 64 (13.28%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (6.43%) Nagios
4 30 (6.22%) Salt
5 27 (5.60%) ZABBIX
6 25 (5.19%) Cacti
7 24 (4.98%) Ansible
8 20 (4.15%) Vagrant
9 13 (2.70%) logstash
10 8 (1.66%) Kibana
11 6 (1.24%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (1.24%) Cobbler
12 5 (1.04%) SCOM
13 3 (0.62%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.62%) Opsview
14 1 (0.21%) Graphite
14 1 (0.21%) SmokePing
14 1 (0.21%) Munin
14 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 70 (14.52%) Red Hat
2 56 (11.62%) Zend
3 41 (8.51%) VMware
4 26 (5.39%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.19%) Rackspace
6 18 (3.73%) Oracle
7 15 (3.11%) Twitter
8 13 (2.70%) Percona
9 12 (2.49%) New Relic
9 12 (2.49%) Citrix
10 9 (1.87%) Google
11 7 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.24%) EMC
13 5 (1.04%) Cisco
13 5 (1.04%) Facebook
14 4 (0.83%) Adobe
15 3 (0.62%) hybris
16 2 (0.41%) SolarWinds
16 2 (0.41%) Appcelerator
16 2 (0.41%) HP
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