The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 353 349
Rank change year-on-year -78 -4  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 152 285 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.98% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 197 198
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -3.40% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37601 39969 35323
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 501 637
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.22 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.80 £55.00
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 England

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in England

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in England

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in England

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in England

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London -70 65 £400 -9.09% 60
South East +11 45 £350 +4.86% 40
North of England +30 15 £350 +6.06% 35
Midlands +28 14 £304 -19.00% 31
North West +19 9 £350 +7.69% 16
East Midlands -3 8 £300 -20.00% 11
South West -9 7 £283 +25.55% 16
West Midlands +29 6 £394 +5.00% 20
Yorkshire +2 6 £325 -32.46% 19
East of England -5 6 £313 -12.28% 11
LAMP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 252 (81.82%) MySQL
2 214 (69.48%) Linux
3 201 (65.26%) PHP
4 163 (52.92%) Apache
5 126 (40.91%) HTML
6 115 (37.34%) JavaScript
7 109 (35.39%) CSS
7 109 (35.39%) Git (software)
8 82 (26.62%) Python
9 79 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (24.35%) DevOps
11 68 (22.08%) Puppet
11 68 (22.08%) Perl
12 64 (20.78%) Jenkins
13 63 (20.45%) Ansible
13 63 (20.45%) Bash Shell
14 62 (20.13%) jQuery
15 57 (18.51%) Java
16 56 (18.18%) HTML5
17 55 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
18 53 (17.21%) Laravel
19 51 (16.56%) nginx
20 50 (16.23%) Symfony
21 49 (15.91%) WordPress
22 48 (15.58%) LEMP Stack
23 47 (15.26%) MongoDB
23 47 (15.26%) Ruby
23 47 (15.26%) MVC
24 46 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
25 45 (14.61%) Web Development

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 163 (52.92%) Apache
2 51 (16.56%) nginx
3 49 (15.91%) WordPress
4 41 (13.31%) Tomcat
5 30 (9.74%) Drupal
6 21 (6.82%) CMS
7 13 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.60%) Confluence
9 8 (2.60%) JBoss
10 7 (2.27%) IIS
11 5 (1.62%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.62%) WildFly
12 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.30%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.97%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.97%) Moodle
13 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (3.90%) Magento
3 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.25%) GitHub
4 9 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.27%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.62%) SaaS
8 4 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.30%) IaaS
8 4 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.97%) Route 53
10 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.65%) PaaS
10 2 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.09%) Firewall
2 27 (8.77%) SSL
2 27 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 26 (8.44%) DNS
4 23 (7.47%) Internet
5 17 (5.52%) HTTP
6 13 (4.22%) VPN
7 11 (3.57%) LDAP
8 7 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (2.27%) SAN
9 5 (1.62%) LAN
9 5 (1.62%) SSH
9 5 (1.62%) WAN
10 4 (1.30%) AMQP
10 4 (1.30%) Intranet
10 4 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.97%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.97%) DHCP
11 3 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (81.82%) MySQL
2 47 (15.26%) MongoDB
3 46 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 23 (7.47%) SQL Server
6 19 (6.17%) MariaDB
7 18 (5.84%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.87%) Redis
9 9 (2.92%) CouchDB
9 9 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.95%) Big Data
13 4 (1.30%) phpMyAdmin
13 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 109 (35.39%) Git (software)
2 64 (20.78%) Jenkins
3 37 (12.01%) Subversion
4 15 (4.87%) JIRA
5 14 (4.55%) Artifactory
5 14 (4.55%) PHPUnit
6 12 (3.90%) Grunt
6 12 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (3.57%) Mercurial
8 9 (2.92%) gulp
8 9 (2.92%) Maven
9 6 (1.95%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.62%) GitLab
10 5 (1.62%) Selenium
11 4 (1.30%) Bower
11 4 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.65%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.65%) Yeoman
General
1 32 (10.39%) Finance
2 16 (5.19%) Marketing
3 11 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.25%) Retail
5 9 (2.92%) Banking
6 5 (1.62%) Publishing
7 4 (1.30%) Electronics
7 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.97%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 176 (57.14%) Developer
2 113 (36.69%) PHP Developer
3 50 (16.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (9.42%) LAMP Developer
5 25 (8.12%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (7.79%) Drupal Developer
7 23 (7.47%) WordPress Developer
8 21 (6.82%) Administrator
9 19 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (6.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 18 (5.84%) MySQL Developer
10 18 (5.84%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 16 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.87%) Senior Developer
12 15 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.22%) AWS DevOps
13 13 (4.22%) PHP WordPress Developer
14 12 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.57%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (40.91%) HTML
2 109 (35.39%) CSS
3 62 (20.13%) jQuery
4 56 (18.18%) HTML5
5 53 (17.21%) Laravel
6 50 (16.23%) Symfony
7 48 (15.58%) LEMP Stack
8 43 (13.96%) CSS3
9 40 (12.99%) LAPP Stack
10 37 (12.01%) Node.js
11 33 (10.71%) RESTful
12 32 (10.39%) AngularJS
13 29 (9.42%) Web Services
14 26 (8.44%) Sass
15 19 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (5.84%) XML
17 17 (5.52%) Ajax
18 15 (4.87%) JSON
18 15 (4.87%) REST
19 13 (4.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.55%) Clustering
4 11 (3.57%) User Experience
5 10 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.25%) NHS
6 6 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.95%) Replication
7 5 (1.62%) Fintech
7 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.97%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.65%) AS400
9 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 2 (0.65%) Life Science
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 214 (69.48%) Linux
2 39 (12.66%) CentOS
3 33 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (9.74%) Unix
5 27 (8.77%) Windows
6 26 (8.44%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.60%) Solaris
8 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.30%) CoreOS
9 4 (1.30%) HPUX
9 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.30%) SUSE
9 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.97%) Android
10 3 (0.97%) Debian
11 2 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.32%) VMS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (24.35%) DevOps
3 47 (15.26%) MVC
4 45 (14.61%) Configuration Management
4 45 (14.61%) Web Development
5 44 (14.29%) OO
6 31 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (10.06%) OOP
7 30 (9.74%) Open Source
8 26 (8.44%) E-Commerce
9 24 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (6.82%) Load Balancing
11 19 (6.17%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.84%) Performance Monitoring
12 18 (5.84%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (5.52%) Front End Development
13 17 (5.52%) Web Application Development
14 16 (5.19%) Scrum
14 16 (5.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 201 (65.26%) PHP
2 115 (37.34%) JavaScript
3 82 (26.62%) Python
4 68 (22.08%) Perl
5 63 (20.45%) Bash Shell
6 57 (18.51%) Java
7 47 (15.26%) Ruby
8 35 (11.36%) SQL
9 10 (3.25%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.27%) C#
10 7 (2.27%) Go
11 6 (1.95%) C
11 6 (1.95%) Scala
12 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.62%) VB
13 4 (1.30%) ES6
13 4 (1.30%) XPath
14 3 (0.97%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (4.22%) Degree
2 9 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.95%) RHCE
5 5 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) SANS
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (11.36%) Docker
2 19 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.92%) NFS
5 6 (1.95%) Squid
5 6 (1.95%) Xen
6 4 (1.30%) HDFS
6 4 (1.30%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.30%) vCloud
6 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.30%) vSphere
6 4 (1.30%) XenServer
7 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.97%) Samba
8 2 (0.65%) Corosync
8 2 (0.65%) KVM
8 2 (0.65%) Postfix
8 2 (0.65%) Varnish
8 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (22.08%) Puppet
2 63 (20.45%) Ansible
3 33 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (8.12%) Nagios
5 17 (5.52%) HAProxy
5 17 (5.52%) logstash
6 16 (5.19%) Kubernetes
7 14 (4.55%) Kibana
8 13 (4.22%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.25%) Salt
10 9 (2.92%) Grafana
10 9 (2.92%) Terraform
11 8 (2.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (1.95%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (1.95%) Graphite
13 5 (1.62%) Cobbler
14 4 (1.30%) CFEngine
14 4 (1.30%) cPanel
15 3 (0.97%) FreeIPA
15 3 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 41 (13.31%) Zend
2 34 (11.04%) Red Hat
3 28 (9.09%) VMware
4 25 (8.12%) Oracle
5 15 (4.87%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.55%) Google
7 10 (3.25%) F5
8 9 (2.92%) Rackspace
9 7 (2.27%) Adobe
9 7 (2.27%) Cisco
9 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.95%) Splunk
11 5 (1.62%) EMC
11 5 (1.62%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.62%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.30%) Juniper
12 4 (1.30%) SAP
12 4 (1.30%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.97%) BT
13 3 (0.97%) Panasonic
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