Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 198 207
Rank change year-on-year -37 +9 +24
Contract jobs citing LAMP 19 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 1.26% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 23
City of London median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £363 £293 £263
90th Percentile £525 £597 £515
Central London median daily rate £398 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.00% -16.67% +26.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 - £55.00
10th Percentile £31.00 - £50.00
90th Percentile £33.00 - £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 - £55.00

LAMP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,665 2,227 2,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.96% 36.10% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,237 1,838 1,813
City of London median daily rate £515 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.80% +0.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £365 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £639 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +85.07%
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.98 £18.83
90th Percentile £61.73 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +59.19%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 13 (68.42%) MySQL
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) Open Source
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) OO
6 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) HTML
6 7 (36.84%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) HTTP
7 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
7 6 (31.58%) CSS3
7 6 (31.58%) Drupal
8 5 (26.32%) Symfony
8 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (26.32%) Apache
8 5 (26.32%) OOP
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (21.05%) Xdebug
9 4 (21.05%) OO PHP
9 4 (21.05%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
9 4 (21.05%) Silex
9 4 (21.05%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services

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 6 (31.58%) Drupal
2 5 (26.32%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (10.53%) Jetty
3 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) WordPress
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon S3
2 3 (15.79%) GitHub
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Office 365
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (10.53%) Route 53
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) Intranet
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) SSH
3 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (10.53%) Hazelcast
4 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 1 (5.26%) Big Data
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.26%) HBase
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Pentaho
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Xdebug
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
5 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
5 2 (10.53%) Maven
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.26%) Bower
6 1 (5.26%) Grunt
6 1 (5.26%) PhpStorm
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) PHP Developer
3 5 (26.32%) LAMP Developer
3 5 (26.32%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 4 (21.05%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior WordPress Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (5.26%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Symfony Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) CSS
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS3
3 5 (26.32%) Symfony
4 4 (21.05%) DOM
4 4 (21.05%) Silex
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) Drush
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) LDAP
5 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (10.53%) CakePHP
6 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 2 (10.53%) Hystrix
6 2 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (10.53%) OAuth
6 2 (10.53%) RESTful
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (21.05%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.26%) Fintech
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Debian
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Open Source
3 8 (42.11%) OO
4 7 (36.84%) MVC
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
6 4 (21.05%) OO PHP
6 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Information Security
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
8 2 (10.53%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
8 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) Python
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) HiveQL
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
1 2 (10.53%) Firmware
1 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Kibana
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Grafana
2 2 (10.53%) HAProxy
2 2 (10.53%) logstash
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
2 2 (10.53%) Packer
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) New Relic
3 2 (10.53%) Zend
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Tableau
4 1 (5.26%) Talend
4 1 (5.26%) VMware