Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 203 211
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8 +28
Contract jobs citing LAMP 25 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.26% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 26
City of London median daily rate £375 £325 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.03% -2.36%
10th Percentile £332 £181 £259
90th Percentile £526 £588 £488
Central London median daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 - -

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 2,767 2,379 2,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.07% 36.94% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,258 1,932 1,990
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £368 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +4.10% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% +22.43% -22.48%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £56.88 £29.62 £35.74
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.42 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.92% +22.11% -26.93%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 19 (76.00%) PHP
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Finance
4 12 (48.00%) MVC
4 12 (48.00%) MySQL
5 10 (40.00%) SQL
5 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (40.00%) OOP
6 9 (36.00%) OO
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) CSS
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
6 9 (36.00%) HTTP
6 9 (36.00%) Symfony
7 8 (32.00%) Open Source
7 8 (32.00%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (32.00%) Identity Management
7 8 (32.00%) SAP
7 8 (32.00%) DOM
7 8 (32.00%) Xdebug
7 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (32.00%) CSS3
7 8 (32.00%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
7 8 (32.00%) Silex
7 8 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (28.00%) CMS
9 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (24.00%) Web Development
9 6 (24.00%) Jenkins

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 7 (28.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) Drupal
3 2 (8.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.00%) InDesign
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (12.00%) GitHub
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) FTP
4 1 (4.00%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) PBX
4 1 (4.00%) Skype
4 1 (4.00%) SSH
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) MySQL
2 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.00%) Big Data
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) DB2
5 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.00%) HBase
5 1 (4.00%) Impala
5 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
5 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.00%) OLAP
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.00%) Power BI
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Xdebug
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 15 (60.00%) PHP Developer
3 11 (44.00%) LAMP Developer
3 11 (44.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 8 (32.00%) MySQL Developer
4 8 (32.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Perl Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) CSS
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) Symfony
2 8 (32.00%) CSS3
2 8 (32.00%) DOM
2 8 (32.00%) Silex
3 4 (16.00%) Laravel
4 3 (12.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (8.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) CGI
6 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (4.00%) Embperl
6 1 (4.00%) FastCGI
6 1 (4.00%) Gearman
6 1 (4.00%) JSON
6 1 (4.00%) Kafka
6 1 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) User Experience
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Fintech
5 1 (4.00%) Handset
5 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) CentOS
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) SUSE
4 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) MVC
3 10 (40.00%) OOP
4 9 (36.00%) OO
5 8 (32.00%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) Identity Management
5 8 (32.00%) Open Source
5 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (24.00%) Web Development
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
9 2 (8.00%) DevOps
10 1 (4.00%) Actionable Insight
10 1 (4.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 1 (4.00%) Data Munging
10 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) PHP
2 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Go
6 1 (4.00%) HiveQL
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PHP 5
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
2 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (4.00%) Kibana
3 1 (4.00%) Packer
3 1 (4.00%) Salt
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Salesforce.com
1 8 (32.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) BT
3 1 (4.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.00%) Dell
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Openreach
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (4.00%) Synology
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau
3 1 (4.00%) Talend
3 1 (4.00%) Ubiquiti
3 1 (4.00%) VMware