The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for LAMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 158 176
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 13 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.21% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 0.59% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 22
Median daily rate £325 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £474 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LAMP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1235 1179 1724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.81% 34.85% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1014 1396
Median daily rate £500 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing LAMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the City of London

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAMP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the City of London

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in the City of London

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 25 (92.59%) MySQL
2 21 (77.78%) Linux
3 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 17 (62.96%) Apache
5 15 (55.56%) CSS
5 15 (55.56%) HTML
6 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
6 14 (51.85%) PHP
7 12 (44.44%) Python
7 12 (44.44%) nginx
7 12 (44.44%) LEMP Stack
8 11 (40.74%) Puppet
8 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
8 11 (40.74%) Ansible
8 11 (40.74%) Symfony
9 10 (37.04%) Ruby
9 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (37.04%) NHS
10 9 (33.33%) Perl
10 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 8 (29.63%) RESTful
11 8 (29.63%) Laravel
11 8 (29.63%) DevOps
11 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
11 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (29.63%) Payment Gateway
12 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (22.22%) Subversion
13 6 (22.22%) VMware

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 17 (62.96%) Apache
2 12 (44.44%) nginx
3 3 (11.11%) Apache Solr
3 3 (11.11%) Confluence
3 3 (11.11%) WordPress
4 2 (7.41%) Drupal
4 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (92.59%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (11.11%) MariaDB
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) Subversion
4 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
5 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (7.41%) Grunt
5 2 (7.41%) gulp
5 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 5 (18.52%) LAMP Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 3 (11.11%) DBA
6 3 (11.11%) Junior
6 3 (11.11%) Junior Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Geneos Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Perl Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) CSS
1 15 (55.56%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) LEMP Stack
3 11 (40.74%) Symfony
4 8 (29.63%) Laravel
4 8 (29.63%) RESTful
5 5 (18.52%) jQuery
5 5 (18.52%) Node.js
5 5 (18.52%) Sass
6 3 (11.11%) CSS3
6 3 (11.11%) Express
6 3 (11.11%) HTML5
6 3 (11.11%) JSON
6 3 (11.11%) REST
6 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (7.41%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (7.41%) Sensu
8 1 (3.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) NHS
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) AS400
4 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) iSeries
5 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Equities
5 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) CentOS
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (14.81%) Server Building
6 3 (11.11%) API Integration
6 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (11.11%) Web Design
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (7.41%) Microservices
7 2 (7.41%) MVC
7 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
1 14 (51.85%) PHP
2 12 (44.44%) Python
3 10 (37.04%) Ruby
4 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (14.81%) Java
6 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Corosync
2 2 (7.41%) vCloud
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) Ansible
1 11 (40.74%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) Cobbler
2 4 (14.81%) HAProxy
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (11.11%) Galera Cluster
3 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.41%) Grafana
4 2 (7.41%) Kibana
4 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.41%) logstash
4 2 (7.41%) Pacemaker
4 2 (7.41%) Rundeck
4 2 (7.41%) Terraform
5 1 (3.70%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) F5
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) EMC
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Panasonic