The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
England / East of England
Rank 116 121 120
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.51% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 0.81% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £376 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.35% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £294 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £328 £349
% change year-on-year +0.76% -6.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.25

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 East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 634 621 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.22% 25.27% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 374 428
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the East of England

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the East of England

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +11 10 £376 +39.35% 6
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 23 (88.46%) Linux
1 23 (88.46%) Apache
2 20 (76.92%) MySQL
3 19 (73.08%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (61.54%) Java
4 16 (61.54%) Python
4 16 (61.54%) Ruby
5 15 (57.69%) Perl
6 14 (53.85%) LAPP Stack
7 12 (46.15%) Puppet
8 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
8 11 (42.31%) nginx
8 11 (42.31%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (42.31%) DHCP
8 11 (42.31%) DNS
8 11 (42.31%) VMware
8 11 (42.31%) Nagios
9 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
9 10 (38.46%) Firewall
9 10 (38.46%) Clustering
9 10 (38.46%) SSL
9 10 (38.46%) Tomcat
9 10 (38.46%) FreeRADIUS
9 10 (38.46%) DevOps
10 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco
10 9 (34.62%) PHP
10 9 (34.62%) SQL
11 6 (23.08%) C
11 6 (23.08%) Windows

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 23 (88.46%) Apache
2 11 (42.31%) nginx
3 10 (38.46%) Tomcat
4 5 (19.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.85%) Anypoint
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DHCP
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) SSL
2 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) MySQL
2 19 (73.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) PHP Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (19.23%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) EDI
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XHTML
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Clustering
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 6 (23.08%) High Availability
4 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) OO PHP
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) Secure Coding
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) API Design
6 1 (3.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Human Resource Management
6 1 (3.85%) Microservices
6 1 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
1 16 (61.54%) Python
1 16 (61.54%) Ruby
2 15 (57.69%) Perl
3 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
4 9 (34.62%) PHP
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) C
6 5 (19.23%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) VB
8 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) RHCE
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) FreeRADIUS
2 6 (23.08%) vSphere
3 5 (19.23%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (19.23%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Puppet
2 11 (42.31%) Nagios
2 11 (42.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (23.08%) Salt
4 5 (19.23%) Ansible
5 3 (11.54%) Graphite
5 3 (11.54%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.85%) Zend