Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 225 224
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing LAMP 33 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 22
City of London median daily rate £375 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £285 £173 £314
90th Percentile £488 £525 £523
Central London median daily rate £383 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +9.29% -15.15% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £50.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 2,783 2,627 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.18% 38.29% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,315 2,173 2,024
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £399 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £469
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.61% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.33% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £17.90 £18.38 £19.00
90th Percentile £81.63 £27.74 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 28 (84.85%) PHP
2 20 (60.61%) Finance
3 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (48.48%) Web Development
4 16 (48.48%) CMS
4 16 (48.48%) MySQL
5 15 (45.45%) MVC
6 14 (42.42%) Laravel
7 13 (39.39%) Degree
8 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
8 12 (36.36%) Unit Testing
8 12 (36.36%) User Experience
9 11 (33.33%) Mobile App
9 11 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (33.33%) TDD
9 11 (33.33%) Visualisation
9 11 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
9 11 (33.33%) Back Office
10 8 (24.24%) HTML
10 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 8 (24.24%) CSS
11 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (21.21%) Symfony
11 7 (21.21%) CSS3
12 6 (18.18%) Drupal
12 6 (18.18%) Web Services
13 5 (15.15%) Perl
13 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 5 (15.15%) Linux
13 5 (15.15%) OOP

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 16 (48.48%) CMS
2 6 (18.18%) Drupal
3 5 (15.15%) Apache
4 3 (9.09%) WordPress
5 2 (6.06%) nginx
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.03%) InDesign
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) GitHub
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.03%) G Suite
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (3.03%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) SSH
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Xdebug
3 3 (9.09%) GitLab
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Webistrano
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) PHP Developer
3 8 (24.24%) LAMP Developer
4 7 (21.21%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 5 (15.15%) MySQL Developer
5 5 (15.15%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Perl Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Web Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) IT Support
9 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Laravel
2 8 (24.24%) CSS
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 7 (21.21%) CSS3
3 7 (21.21%) Symfony
4 6 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) DOM
5 4 (12.12%) Silex
6 3 (9.09%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) React
6 3 (9.09%) Vue.js
7 2 (6.06%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (6.06%) XML
8 1 (3.03%) CGI
8 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (3.03%) Embperl
8 1 (3.03%) FastCGI
8 1 (3.03%) Gearman
8 1 (3.03%) jQuery
8 1 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
1 12 (36.36%) User Experience
2 11 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.06%) Social Media
5 1 (3.03%) Handset
5 1 (3.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Web Development
3 15 (45.45%) MVC
4 12 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
5 11 (33.33%) TDD
5 11 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 5 (15.15%) OO
6 5 (15.15%) OOP
7 4 (12.12%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
7 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.12%) SEO
7 4 (12.12%) Web Operations
8 3 (9.09%) Analytics
8 3 (9.09%) Content Management
8 3 (9.09%) Kanban
8 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) PHP
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) Go
5 1 (3.03%) PHP 5
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 11 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) Capistrano
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) CFEngine
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) Packer
3 1 (3.03%) Salt
3 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (12.12%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) BT
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Dell
3 1 (3.03%) F5
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Openreach
3 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.03%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Synology
3 1 (3.03%) Ubiquiti