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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK / England
Rank 419 403 339
Rank change year-on-year -16 -64  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 156 214 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.55% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 158 156
Median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £328 £344
% change year-on-year +0.76% -4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
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 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 13030 13829 13075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.58% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9047 9693 8586
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 213 173
Median hourly rate £41.64 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
London 0 74 £400 -14.89% 64
South East +16 20 £330 -2.94% 25
Yorkshire +13 17 £365 -14.11% 22
North West +31 14 £270 -11.83% 27
East of England +4 11 £376 +39.35% 15
West Midlands +15 10 £324 -0.38% 15
South West -6 9 £323 -24.11% 11
East Midlands -9 1 £300 -14.28% 8
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 274 (75.48%) MySQL
2 270 (74.38%) Linux
3 216 (59.50%) PHP
4 198 (54.55%) Apache
5 125 (34.44%) HTML
6 123 (33.88%) JavaScript
7 120 (33.06%) DevOps
8 117 (32.23%) Python
9 112 (30.85%) Git (software)
10 104 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
11 100 (27.55%) CSS
12 98 (27.00%) Perl
13 92 (25.34%) Jenkins
14 91 (25.07%) Puppet
15 88 (24.24%) Bash Shell
16 82 (22.59%) Ansible
16 82 (22.59%) VMware
17 78 (21.49%) PostgreSQL
18 70 (19.28%) Ruby
19 69 (19.01%) Tomcat
19 69 (19.01%) LAPP Stack
20 67 (18.46%) nginx
21 66 (18.18%) Java
22 61 (16.80%) Red Hat
23 59 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
23 59 (16.25%) LEMP Stack
24 58 (15.98%) NoSQL
25 57 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
25 57 (15.70%) OO
26 55 (15.15%) jQuery

LAMP
Top Related 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
1 198 (54.55%) Apache
2 69 (19.01%) Tomcat
3 67 (18.46%) nginx
4 38 (10.47%) WordPress
5 26 (7.16%) CMS
6 21 (5.79%) Drupal
6 21 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (4.96%) IIS
8 17 (4.68%) JBoss
9 16 (4.41%) Apache Solr
9 16 (4.41%) OpenStack
10 15 (4.13%) Jetty
11 14 (3.86%) WildFly
12 13 (3.58%) Confluence
12 13 (3.58%) Mule ESB
13 9 (2.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (2.20%) WebLogic
15 5 (1.38%) Apache Spark
15 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
16 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.65%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.48%) Magento
2 7 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.06%) GitHub
3 17 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.86%) IaaS
5 10 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.75%) SaaS
6 9 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.93%) PaaS
8 6 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.65%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.38%) Loggly
9 5 (1.38%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.55%) AdWords
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.55%) Route 53
12 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.67%) Firewall
2 39 (10.74%) DNS
3 32 (8.82%) HTTP
4 30 (8.26%) TCP/IP
5 24 (6.61%) Internet
6 23 (6.34%) SAN
6 23 (6.34%) SSL
7 17 (4.68%) VPN
8 15 (4.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (3.58%) DHCP
10 10 (2.75%) LDAP
11 9 (2.48%) DMZ
12 8 (2.20%) AMQP
13 6 (1.65%) SSH
14 5 (1.38%) Intranet
14 5 (1.38%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.38%) WAN
15 4 (1.10%) Network Security
15 4 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
15 4 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (75.48%) MySQL
2 78 (21.49%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (15.98%) NoSQL
4 46 (12.67%) MongoDB
5 35 (9.64%) Relational Database
6 30 (8.26%) Redis
7 27 (7.44%) SQL Server
8 22 (6.06%) MariaDB
9 12 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.31%) CouchDB
10 10 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.93%) Riak
13 6 (1.65%) HBase
14 5 (1.38%) Big Data
15 3 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.83%) phpMyAdmin
16 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 112 (30.85%) Git (software)
2 92 (25.34%) Jenkins
3 43 (11.85%) Subversion
4 30 (8.26%) GitLab
5 28 (7.71%) Mercurial
6 19 (5.23%) Vagrant
7 15 (4.13%) Gerrit
7 15 (4.13%) Maven
8 13 (3.58%) JIRA
9 11 (3.03%) Grunt
10 9 (2.48%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.38%) gulp
12 5 (1.38%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.38%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 24 (6.61%) Finance
2 9 (2.48%) Banking
2 9 (2.48%) Marketing
2 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.20%) Publishing
4 6 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Electronics
5 4 (1.10%) Games
5 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.83%) Back Office
6 3 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) iGaming
7 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 160 (44.08%) Developer
2 110 (30.30%) PHP Developer
3 79 (21.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (10.47%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (7.16%) Administrator
6 25 (6.89%) LAMP Developer
7 22 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
7 22 (6.06%) MySQL Developer
7 22 (6.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 21 (5.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 21 (5.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 20 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (5.51%) Drupal Developer
10 19 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.96%) Technical Leader
11 18 (4.96%) WordPress Developer
12 16 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.41%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 16 (4.41%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (34.44%) HTML
2 100 (27.55%) CSS
3 69 (19.01%) LAPP Stack
4 59 (16.25%) LEMP Stack
5 55 (15.15%) jQuery
6 54 (14.88%) Web Services
7 45 (12.40%) HTML5
8 37 (10.19%) Laravel
8 37 (10.19%) Symfony
9 35 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
10 34 (9.37%) AngularJS
11 32 (8.82%) CSS3
12 28 (7.71%) Node.js
13 25 (6.89%) XML
14 24 (6.61%) XHTML
15 22 (6.06%) Memcached
16 21 (5.79%) Sass
17 19 (5.23%) RESTful
18 15 (4.13%) Zend Framework
19 14 (3.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.23%) Clustering
2 13 (3.58%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.20%) Replication
6 7 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.65%) User Experience
7 6 (1.65%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.10%) Fintech
9 4 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.10%) RIA
10 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) AS400
11 2 (0.55%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 270 (74.38%) Linux
2 49 (13.50%) Windows
3 44 (12.12%) CentOS
4 42 (11.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (9.92%) Ubuntu
6 29 (7.99%) Unix
7 9 (2.48%) Solaris
8 8 (2.20%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.65%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.38%) SUSE
10 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.83%) Debian
13 2 (0.55%) AIX
13 2 (0.55%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (33.06%) DevOps
2 104 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (15.70%) OO
4 48 (13.22%) Web Development
5 43 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (11.57%) Configuration Management
6 42 (11.57%) MVC
7 39 (10.74%) Open Source
8 37 (10.19%) Scrum
9 35 (9.64%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (8.26%) OOP
11 29 (7.99%) E-Commerce
12 27 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (7.16%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (5.51%) High Availability
14 20 (5.51%) Software Engineering
14 20 (5.51%) TDD
14 20 (5.51%) Web Application Development
15 19 (5.23%) OO PHP
15 19 (5.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (59.50%) PHP
2 123 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 117 (32.23%) Python
4 98 (27.00%) Perl
5 88 (24.24%) Bash Shell
6 70 (19.28%) Ruby
7 66 (18.18%) Java
8 44 (12.12%) SQL
9 20 (5.51%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.31%) Go
11 10 (2.75%) C
12 9 (2.48%) C#
13 8 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.38%) C++
15 4 (1.10%) Groovy
15 4 (1.10%) Scala
15 4 (1.10%) VB
15 4 (1.10%) XPath
16 3 (0.83%) PHP 5
16 3 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.31%) Degree
4 10 (2.75%) RHCE
5 6 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.83%) CCNA
7 3 (0.83%) CCNP
7 3 (0.83%) RHCA
7 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.55%) SANS
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) MCSA
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (13.22%) Docker
3 24 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (3.86%) Xen
5 13 (3.58%) Active Directory
6 12 (3.31%) FreeRADIUS
7 11 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.75%) vSphere
9 9 (2.48%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.48%) NFS
10 8 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.93%) GlusterFS
12 6 (1.65%) vCloud
13 5 (1.38%) HDFS
13 5 (1.38%) VirtualBox
13 5 (1.38%) XenServer
14 4 (1.10%) Shibboleth
14 4 (1.10%) Squid
14 4 (1.10%) Varnish
14 4 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 91 (25.07%) Puppet
2 82 (22.59%) Ansible
3 57 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (14.05%) Nagios
5 36 (9.92%) HAProxy
6 24 (6.61%) logstash
7 21 (5.79%) ZABBIX
8 19 (5.23%) Kibana
9 17 (4.68%) Salt
10 16 (4.41%) Graphite
11 13 (3.58%) Kubernetes
12 12 (3.31%) Cobbler
13 11 (3.03%) Zenoss
14 10 (2.75%) SELinux
15 9 (2.48%) Terraform
16 7 (1.93%) Linux-HA
16 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 6 (1.65%) Galera Cluster
18 4 (1.10%) Mesos
18 4 (1.10%) rkt
Vendors
1 82 (22.59%) VMware
2 61 (16.80%) Red Hat
3 50 (13.77%) Zend
4 42 (11.57%) Oracle
5 21 (5.79%) Google
6 20 (5.51%) Microsoft
7 17 (4.68%) Cisco
8 16 (4.41%) EMC
9 15 (4.13%) Rackspace
10 14 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (2.75%) Adobe
11 10 (2.75%) New Relic
11 10 (2.75%) SaltStack
12 8 (2.20%) Splunk
13 7 (1.93%) F5
14 6 (1.65%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.38%) HP
16 4 (1.10%) Percona
16 4 (1.10%) SAP
16 4 (1.10%) Twitter
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