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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 386 310 294
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -16
Contract jobs citing LAMP 248 334 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 2.20% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 204 201
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £364 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +26.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £94.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -59.42%

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
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 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -86 237 £375 +4.16% 195
London -18 149 £395 +12.77% 79
South East -39 35 £300 -14.28% 32
City of London +6 26 £394 +14.46% 15
Yorkshire -13 19 £325 -0.76% 31
West Yorkshire -12 16 £325 -7.14% 24
East of England +3 15 £338 -19.40% 11
Leeds -16 14 £325 -7.14% 14
East Sussex +3 13 £250 - 1
Brighton -7 12 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 10 £450 - 2
South West -34 10 £450 +12.50% 16
Hampshire +8 9 £325 +31.31% 10
Suffolk +15 8 £388 +131.34% 1
Cheltenham -1 8 £450 - 1
Ipswich +8 7 £400 +138.80% 1
Scotland +3 7 £275 +3.77% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £275 - 1
West Midlands +1 6 £225 -30.76% 6
Southampton +5 5 £325 - 6
Oxfordshire -23 5 £369 -6.34% 4
Croydon -16 4 £444 +77.50%
Berkshire +2 3 £325 +3.17% 5
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £335 -13.54%
Surrey -6 3 £300 -7.69% 5
Bicester - 3 £363 -
Basingstoke - 3 £460 - 1
Wembley -3 2 £383 +39.09%
Wales -4 2 £425 -
Reading -6 2 £325 - 3

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 383 (79.79%) PHP
2 299 (62.29%) MySQL
3 224 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 217 (45.21%) HTML
5 210 (43.75%) Linux
6 185 (38.54%) CSS
7 165 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (30.00%) Apache
9 130 (27.08%) jQuery
10 125 (26.04%) Git (software)
11 123 (25.63%) DevOps
12 117 (24.38%) Puppet
13 95 (19.79%) Jenkins
13 95 (19.79%) Python
14 87 (18.13%) HTML5
15 85 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (17.29%) SQL
17 81 (16.88%) Ruby
18 80 (16.67%) Web Services
18 80 (16.67%) OO
19 79 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
20 78 (16.25%) Drupal
21 74 (15.42%) Symfony
21 74 (15.42%) MVC
22 73 (15.21%) Opscode Chef
23 72 (15.00%) TDD
23 72 (15.00%) Perl
24 67 (13.96%) Zend
25 65 (13.54%) Java
26 57 (11.88%) Scrum

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 144 (30.00%) Apache
2 78 (16.25%) Drupal
3 54 (11.25%) WordPress
4 45 (9.38%) CMS
5 44 (9.17%) Tomcat
6 38 (7.92%) nginx
7 22 (4.58%) Node.js
8 20 (4.17%) JBoss
9 18 (3.75%) Joomla!
10 14 (2.92%) Mule ESB
11 13 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (2.08%) Confluence
13 8 (1.67%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.67%) IIS
14 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.25%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.83%) MediaWiki
15 4 (0.83%) Moodle
15 4 (0.83%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (5.63%) Magento
2 3 (0.63%) Shopify
2 3 (0.63%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.21%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 79 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.71%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.50%) SaaS
6 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (1.25%) PaaS
8 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Office 365
10 2 (0.42%) GitHub
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.75%) Firewall
2 34 (7.08%) VPN
3 27 (5.63%) DNS
4 21 (4.38%) HTTP
4 21 (4.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.13%) SSL
7 13 (2.71%) Internet
8 12 (2.50%) DMZ
9 11 (2.29%) IPsec
9 11 (2.29%) Network Security
10 10 (2.08%) LDAP
11 9 (1.88%) VLAN
12 8 (1.67%) Wireshark
13 7 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (1.25%) SAN
15 4 (0.83%) OSPF
15 4 (0.83%) BGP
15 4 (0.83%) EIGRP
15 4 (0.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (62.29%) MySQL
2 44 (9.17%) MongoDB
3 42 (8.75%) Redis
4 31 (6.46%) NoSQL
5 30 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.96%) SQL Server
8 17 (3.54%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.04%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.04%) MarkLogic
9 5 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.83%) Big Data
10 4 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.63%) Riak
12 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 125 (26.04%) Git (software)
2 95 (19.79%) Jenkins
3 50 (10.42%) Subversion
4 28 (5.83%) Selenium
5 24 (5.00%) PHPUnit
6 18 (3.75%) Hudson
6 18 (3.75%) Gerrit
6 18 (3.75%) SonarQube
7 17 (3.54%) Artifactory
7 17 (3.54%) JMeter
8 16 (3.33%) Mercurial
9 14 (2.92%) JIRA
10 12 (2.50%) Maven
11 11 (2.29%) Behat
12 8 (1.67%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.67%) Metasploit
13 7 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.25%) Ant
14 6 (1.25%) Gradle
14 6 (1.25%) PhantomJS
General
1 29 (6.04%) Marketing
2 21 (4.38%) Finance
3 14 (2.92%) Retail
4 6 (1.25%) Banking
4 6 (1.25%) Publishing
5 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.04%) Back Office
5 5 (1.04%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.83%) Games
6 4 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 277 (57.71%) Developer
2 160 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 56 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (7.92%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 37 (7.71%) Drupal Developer
6 34 (7.08%) Senior Developer
7 31 (6.46%) Architect
8 29 (6.04%) Web Developer
9 27 (5.63%) LAMP Developer
10 21 (4.38%) Magento Developer
10 21 (4.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (3.96%) Administrator
12 16 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
13 13 (2.71%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 12 (2.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 11 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (2.29%) Software Architect
16 9 (1.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (45.21%) HTML
2 185 (38.54%) CSS
3 130 (27.08%) jQuery
4 87 (18.13%) HTML5
5 80 (16.67%) Web Services
6 74 (15.42%) Symfony
7 57 (11.88%) CSS3
8 55 (11.46%) Ajax
9 33 (6.88%) XHTML
9 33 (6.88%) AngularJS
10 28 (5.83%) XML
11 27 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (4.38%) Laravel
12 21 (4.38%) CodeIgniter
13 19 (3.96%) J2EE
14 18 (3.75%) .NET
14 18 (3.75%) Doctrine
15 17 (3.54%) RESTful
16 16 (3.33%) Memcached
17 14 (2.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 16 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 15 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.92%) User Experience
3 14 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.88%) Social Media
4 9 (1.88%) Replication
5 8 (1.67%) Clustering
5 8 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.46%) Tandem
6 7 (1.46%) MPEG
7 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.25%) New Media
8 5 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (0.83%) GIS
9 4 (0.83%) Wiki
10 3 (0.63%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 210 (43.75%) Linux
2 56 (11.67%) Windows
3 54 (11.25%) CentOS
4 43 (8.96%) UNIX
5 37 (7.71%) Ubuntu
6 29 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.29%) Solaris
8 10 (2.08%) Android
8 10 (2.08%) Debian
9 7 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.63%) DevOps
3 85 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (16.67%) OO
5 74 (15.42%) MVC
6 72 (15.00%) TDD
7 57 (11.88%) Scrum
8 55 (11.46%) Web Development
9 53 (11.04%) OO PHP
10 51 (10.63%) BDD
11 48 (10.00%) Open Source
12 43 (8.96%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.46%) OOP
14 30 (6.25%) Unit Testing
15 27 (5.63%) Configuration Management
16 25 (5.21%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.21%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (4.38%) Mentoring
17 21 (4.38%) Load Balancing
18 16 (3.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 383 (79.79%) PHP
2 224 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 95 (19.79%) Python
4 83 (17.29%) SQL
5 81 (16.88%) Ruby
6 72 (15.00%) Perl
7 65 (13.54%) Java
8 50 (10.42%) Bash Shell
9 43 (8.96%) PHP5
10 15 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.13%) C#
11 12 (2.50%) C++
12 5 (1.04%) C
13 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.42%) PHP4
15 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (5.83%) Degree
2 21 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.29%) CCNA
5 9 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.83%) MCITP
6 4 (0.83%) MCP
6 4 (0.83%) MCSE
6 4 (0.83%) MCSA
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.42%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.29%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (6.04%) Docker
2 21 (4.38%) vCloud
3 20 (4.17%) Varnish
4 14 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.29%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.83%) Postfix
7 4 (0.83%) Samba
7 4 (0.83%) XenServer
7 4 (0.83%) iptables
8 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 117 (24.38%) Puppet
2 73 (15.21%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (6.88%) Vagrant
3 33 (6.88%) Ansible
4 25 (5.21%) Rundeck
5 24 (5.00%) Salt
6 21 (4.38%) logstash
6 21 (4.38%) ZABBIX
7 19 (3.96%) Nagios
8 18 (3.75%) Kibana
9 17 (3.54%) HAProxy
10 16 (3.33%) Graphite
11 14 (2.92%) Opsview
12 8 (1.67%) Nmap
13 7 (1.46%) Plesk
14 6 (1.25%) Cacti
14 6 (1.25%) Capistrano
15 4 (0.83%) CA LISA
15 4 (0.83%) SCOM
16 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (13.96%) Zend
2 50 (10.42%) Red Hat
3 40 (8.33%) VMware
4 35 (7.29%) Google
5 24 (5.00%) Oracle
6 16 (3.33%) Splunk
7 13 (2.71%) New Relic
8 11 (2.29%) Riverbed
8 11 (2.29%) Tealeaf
8 11 (2.29%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.67%) Cisco
9 8 (1.67%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.46%) HP
11 5 (1.04%) IBM
11 5 (1.04%) Citrix
11 5 (1.04%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.83%) Percona
12 4 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.83%) Pega
12 4 (0.83%) Juniper
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per month
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 days ago