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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 372 300 358
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +58
Contract jobs citing LAMP 239 347 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 2.30% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 238 122
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
- +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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -74 233 £350 +6.87% 175
London -39 118 £388 +4.72% 53
South East -25 35 £319 +15.90% 43
City of London +12 23 £250 -23.07% 16
North West -11 19 £309 +2.91% 17
West Midlands +5 18 £250 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire -23 18 £375 +38.88% 21
Manchester -2 17 £309 +12.27% 8
West Yorkshire -11 14 £375 +33.92% 18
Leeds -15 14 £425 +47.82% 11
South West -26 14 £375 - 20
Berkshire -3 12 £276 +22.77% 6
Bristol -16 11 £438 +20.68% 4
East of England +12 10 £288 -11.53% 10
West Bromwich - 10 £225 -
Oxfordshire -20 8 £288 +30.68% 8
Hertfordshire +8 7 £363 +11.53% 2
Croydon +4 7 £375 +66.66% 1
Surrey -2 5 £325 +1.56% 8
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £381 +49.50% 4
North Yorkshire -7 4 £375 +38.88%
Oxford -11 4 £275 -8.33% 2
Reading +2 3 £331 +89.28% 6
Birmingham +2 3 £250 -28.57% 3
Slough -2 3 £240 +6.66%
Hampshire -16 3 £364 -9.06% 8
Truro - 3 £300 -
Watford - 3 - -
Cornwall - 3 £300 -
Lancashire +3 2 - - 4

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 352 (79.10%) PHP
2 277 (62.25%) MySQL
3 199 (44.72%) HTML
4 197 (44.27%) Linux
5 190 (42.70%) JavaScript
6 173 (38.88%) CSS
7 152 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
8 137 (30.79%) Apache
9 113 (25.39%) Git (software)
10 107 (24.04%) DevOps
11 101 (22.70%) jQuery
12 95 (21.35%) Puppet
13 88 (19.78%) HTML5
14 79 (17.75%) Web Services
15 78 (17.53%) MVC
16 72 (16.18%) OO
16 72 (16.18%) Drupal
17 71 (15.96%) Symfony
18 68 (15.28%) Python
18 68 (15.28%) Ruby
19 67 (15.06%) SQL
19 67 (15.06%) Jenkins
20 66 (14.83%) Red Hat
21 64 (14.38%) TDD
22 62 (13.93%) CentOS
22 62 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
23 61 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
23 61 (13.71%) Perl
24 57 (12.81%) UNIX
25 56 (12.58%) Scrum

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 137 (30.79%) Apache
2 72 (16.18%) Drupal
3 44 (9.89%) nginx
4 40 (8.99%) WordPress
5 34 (7.64%) Tomcat
6 30 (6.74%) CMS
7 26 (5.84%) Node.js
8 19 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (3.37%) Joomla!
10 11 (2.47%) Confluence
10 11 (2.47%) IIS
10 11 (2.47%) JBoss
11 9 (2.02%) Mule ESB
12 8 (1.80%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.80%) MediaWiki
13 5 (1.12%) ExpressionEngine
13 5 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.25%) SaaS
4 10 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.67%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Office 365
7 2 (0.45%) Route 53
7 2 (0.45%) Joyent
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.52%) Firewall
2 21 (4.72%) VPN
3 18 (4.04%) LDAP
4 17 (3.82%) HTTP
4 17 (3.82%) Reverse Proxy
5 15 (3.37%) Internet
6 13 (2.92%) LAN
6 13 (2.92%) WAN
7 12 (2.70%) DNS
7 12 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.02%) Network Security
9 8 (1.80%) IPv6
9 8 (1.80%) OSPF
9 8 (1.80%) BGP
9 8 (1.80%) EIGRP
9 8 (1.80%) IPsec
10 7 (1.57%) DMZ
11 5 (1.12%) Skype
11 5 (1.12%) VoIP
11 5 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (62.25%) MySQL
2 41 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 28 (6.29%) Redis
4 27 (6.07%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.47%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.25%) Big Data
8 10 (2.25%) MariaDB
9 9 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.80%) Riak
10 8 (1.80%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (25.39%) Git (software)
2 67 (15.06%) Jenkins
3 54 (12.13%) Subversion
4 27 (6.07%) Selenium
5 23 (5.17%) Hudson
6 18 (4.04%) JIRA
7 16 (3.60%) PHPUnit
8 13 (2.92%) JUnit
8 13 (2.92%) SonarQube
9 12 (2.70%) JMeter
9 12 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 11 (2.47%) Gerrit
10 11 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.02%) RSpec
11 9 (2.02%) Behat
12 7 (1.57%) Maven
13 5 (1.12%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.12%) Ant
14 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.90%) Gradle
General
1 22 (4.94%) Finance
2 21 (4.72%) Marketing
3 8 (1.80%) Advertising
4 7 (1.57%) Retail
4 7 (1.57%) Publishing
5 5 (1.12%) Back Office
6 4 (0.90%) Electronics
7 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Games
8 2 (0.45%) Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 271 (60.90%) Developer
2 163 (36.63%) PHP Developer
3 43 (9.66%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 39 (8.76%) Senior Developer
5 37 (8.31%) LAMP Developer
6 36 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 32 (7.19%) Drupal Developer
8 30 (6.74%) Web Developer
9 25 (5.62%) Architect
10 19 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (4.04%) Senior PHP Developer
12 15 (3.37%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 15 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (3.15%) PHP Web Developer
14 13 (2.92%) Magento Developer
14 13 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.47%) Consultant
16 10 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
16 10 (2.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 9 (2.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (44.72%) HTML
2 173 (38.88%) CSS
3 101 (22.70%) jQuery
4 88 (19.78%) HTML5
5 79 (17.75%) Web Services
6 71 (15.96%) Symfony
7 53 (11.91%) CSS3
8 44 (9.89%) AngularJS
9 39 (8.76%) XML
10 37 (8.31%) Ajax
11 30 (6.74%) XHTML
12 27 (6.07%) CodeIgniter
13 24 (5.39%) RESTful
13 24 (5.39%) Doctrine
14 19 (4.27%) Laravel
15 18 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (3.82%) .NET
17 16 (3.60%) REST
18 15 (3.37%) JSON
18 15 (3.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.13%) Open Source
2 12 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 11 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.25%) Clustering
4 10 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.80%) Wiki
5 8 (1.80%) User Experience
6 7 (1.57%) Taxonomies
7 6 (1.35%) W3C
7 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.35%) New Media
8 5 (1.12%) Social Media
8 5 (1.12%) Replication
9 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.67%) Blog
10 3 (0.67%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.67%) Derivative
11 2 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 197 (44.27%) Linux
2 62 (13.93%) CentOS
3 57 (12.81%) UNIX
4 41 (9.21%) Windows
5 25 (5.62%) Ubuntu
6 20 (4.49%) Debian
7 17 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.12%) Android
9 5 (1.12%) Solaris
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.45%) Fedora
11 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (24.04%) DevOps
3 78 (17.53%) MVC
4 72 (16.18%) OO
5 64 (14.38%) TDD
6 61 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (12.58%) Scrum
8 49 (11.01%) BDD
9 46 (10.34%) OOP
10 43 (9.66%) Web Development
11 36 (8.09%) E-Commerce
12 35 (7.87%) OO PHP
13 34 (7.64%) Configuration Management
14 27 (6.07%) Load Balancing
15 26 (5.84%) Unit Testing
16 19 (4.27%) Software Engineering
17 16 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
18 15 (3.37%) Kanban
18 15 (3.37%) Continuous Delivery
19 14 (3.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 352 (79.10%) PHP
2 190 (42.70%) JavaScript
3 68 (15.28%) Python
3 68 (15.28%) Ruby
4 67 (15.06%) SQL
5 61 (13.71%) Perl
6 55 (12.36%) Java
7 52 (11.69%) PHP5
8 39 (8.76%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.37%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.02%) Go
11 6 (1.35%) C#
12 5 (1.12%) C++
13 4 (0.90%) PHP4
13 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.67%) XPath
15 2 (0.45%) Scala
16 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.39%) Degree
2 6 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.90%) CCNA
4 4 (0.90%) A+ Certification
4 4 (0.90%) MCP
4 4 (0.90%) MCSE
4 4 (0.90%) MCSA
4 4 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (0.90%) MCITP
5 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) RHCE
5 1 (0.22%) CCIE
5 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.37%) QA
2 5 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.49%) Varnish
3 13 (2.92%) Docker
4 12 (2.70%) vCloud
5 10 (2.25%) iptables
6 9 (2.02%) Samba
7 8 (1.80%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.80%) XenServer
7 8 (1.80%) Postfix
8 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 95 (21.35%) Puppet
2 50 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (6.29%) ZABBIX
4 27 (6.07%) Salt
5 26 (5.84%) Nagios
5 26 (5.84%) Ansible
6 20 (4.49%) Cacti
6 20 (4.49%) Vagrant
7 17 (3.82%) logstash
8 12 (2.70%) Kibana
9 10 (2.25%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.12%) Opsview
10 5 (1.12%) Plesk
10 5 (1.12%) SCOM
11 4 (0.90%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.90%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.67%) Graphite
13 2 (0.45%) CA LISA
14 1 (0.22%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 66 (14.83%) Red Hat
2 51 (11.46%) Zend
3 40 (8.99%) VMware
4 18 (4.04%) Rackspace
4 18 (4.04%) Google
5 17 (3.82%) Oracle
5 17 (3.82%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.70%) Percona
7 10 (2.25%) New Relic
8 9 (2.02%) Citrix
9 7 (1.57%) Twitter
10 4 (0.90%) Cisco
10 4 (0.90%) EMC
11 3 (0.67%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.67%) Riverbed
11 3 (0.67%) Tealeaf
11 3 (0.67%) Splunk
11 3 (0.67%) hybris
11 3 (0.67%) Facebook
11 3 (0.67%) HP
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Travel expenses on top of daily rate include
Posted: Yesterday
Bicester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 23 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago