Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 412 447
Rank change year-on-year -118 +35 -178
Contract jobs citing LAMP 331 549 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.57% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.85% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 371 369
England median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.95% -13.50% +66.67%
10th Percentile £13.11 £30.38 £43.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.68 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% -13.50% -29.58%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -163 145 £390 -11.36% 41
South East +11 83 £350 +7.69% 26
Midlands +32 40 £308 -12.14% 16
North of England +15 27 £325 - 16
West Midlands +34 25 £281 -19.64% 12
East of England -31 24 £350 +3.70% 7
North West +16 15 £325 - 7
East Midlands +6 15 £313 -26.47% 4
South West +1 12 £306 -5.77% 10
Yorkshire -4 11 £375 +12.78% 8
North East +42 1 £325 +0.78% 1
LAMP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 241 (72.81%) PHP
2 218 (65.86%) MySQL
3 182 (54.98%) Linux
4 146 (44.11%) JavaScript
5 134 (40.48%) Apache
6 133 (40.18%) HTML
7 131 (39.58%) CSS
8 98 (29.61%) Git (software)
9 84 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (22.66%) Python
11 72 (21.75%) jQuery
12 69 (20.85%) HTML5
13 59 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
14 58 (17.52%) WordPress
15 57 (17.22%) CSS3
16 56 (16.92%) DevOps
17 55 (16.62%) Laravel
18 53 (16.01%) MVC
19 52 (15.71%) Puppet
20 51 (15.41%) Java
21 49 (14.80%) OO
22 47 (14.20%) Web Services
22 47 (14.20%) Symfony
23 46 (13.90%) Web Development
24 43 (12.99%) Open Source
24 43 (12.99%) Jenkins
25 42 (12.69%) Ansible
26 41 (12.39%) Bash Shell
27 39 (11.78%) Windows
27 39 (11.78%) Configuration Management

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
1 134 (40.48%) Apache
2 58 (17.52%) WordPress
3 36 (10.88%) nginx
4 34 (10.27%) CMS
4 34 (10.27%) Drupal
5 23 (6.95%) Tomcat
6 17 (5.14%) IIS
7 7 (2.11%) Confluence
7 7 (2.11%) ExpressionEngine
8 6 (1.81%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.21%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.91%) JBoss
10 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.91%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.60%) Jetty
11 2 (0.60%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.60%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (6.95%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.60%) Odoo
3 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.93%) GitHub
2 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.02%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.72%) SaaS
5 6 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.81%) npm
6 5 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.51%) PaaS
6 5 (1.51%) Route 53
7 4 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.60%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.76%) DNS
2 25 (7.55%) Internet
3 16 (4.83%) SSL
3 16 (4.83%) VPN
4 15 (4.53%) Firewall
5 13 (3.93%) LDAP
6 11 (3.32%) HTTP
7 10 (3.02%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.72%) Network Security
8 9 (2.72%) WAN
8 9 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.42%) Kerberos
9 8 (2.42%) SSH
10 7 (2.11%) FTP
10 7 (2.11%) LAN
11 6 (1.81%) Intranet
12 5 (1.51%) VoIP
12 5 (1.51%) Wireless
13 4 (1.21%) GSM
13 4 (1.21%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (65.86%) MySQL
2 28 (8.46%) MongoDB
3 27 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.14%) Redis
6 16 (4.83%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.23%) NoSQL
8 13 (3.93%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.02%) Big Data
9 10 (3.02%) MariaDB
10 9 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.51%) Presto
13 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.60%) Hazelcast
16 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 1 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 98 (29.61%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.25%) JIRA
3 24 (7.25%) Subversion
4 20 (6.04%) Vagrant
5 18 (5.44%) Bitbucket
6 13 (3.93%) gulp
7 11 (3.32%) Grunt
8 9 (2.72%) PHPUnit
9 8 (2.42%) Artifactory
10 7 (2.11%) Bower
10 7 (2.11%) Maven
10 7 (2.11%) Selenium
11 6 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.81%) webpack
12 4 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.21%) Metasploit
12 4 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.91%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (9.97%) Finance
2 25 (7.55%) Marketing
3 12 (3.63%) Games
4 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.81%) Advertising
5 6 (1.81%) Banking
5 6 (1.81%) Publishing
6 5 (1.51%) Retail
7 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 207 (62.54%) Developer
2 120 (36.25%) PHP Developer
3 41 (12.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (7.85%) WordPress Developer
5 24 (7.25%) LAMP Developer
5 24 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 22 (6.65%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (6.34%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (6.04%) Administrator
9 19 (5.74%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (5.74%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 18 (5.44%) Drupal Developer
10 18 (5.44%) Senior PHP Developer
11 17 (5.14%) Magento Developer
12 15 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.63%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.63%) MySQL Developer
14 12 (3.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 12 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (40.18%) HTML
2 131 (39.58%) CSS
3 72 (21.75%) jQuery
4 69 (20.85%) HTML5
5 57 (17.22%) CSS3
6 55 (16.62%) Laravel
7 47 (14.20%) Symfony
7 47 (14.20%) Web Services
8 36 (10.88%) RESTful
9 35 (10.57%) LEMP Stack
9 35 (10.57%) REST
10 31 (9.37%) Ajax
11 30 (9.06%) Sass
12 29 (8.76%) AngularJS
13 26 (7.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (6.34%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (6.34%) React
14 21 (6.34%) SOAP
15 20 (6.04%) JSON
16 19 (5.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.74%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (5.14%) User Experience
4 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.11%) iPad
7 6 (1.81%) Fintech
7 6 (1.81%) NHS
7 6 (1.81%) PKI
8 5 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.51%) Replication
9 4 (1.21%) Animation
9 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.91%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.60%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.60%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 182 (54.98%) Linux
2 39 (11.78%) Windows
3 36 (10.88%) Unix
4 31 (9.37%) CentOS
5 26 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.63%) Ubuntu
7 11 (3.32%) Debian
8 10 (3.02%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.81%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.81%) Solaris
10 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.21%) HPUX
12 3 (0.91%) Android
12 3 (0.91%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.60%) VMS
14 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.30%) Fedora
14 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.92%) DevOps
3 53 (16.01%) MVC
4 49 (14.80%) OO
5 46 (13.90%) Web Development
6 43 (12.99%) Open Source
7 39 (11.78%) Configuration Management
8 35 (10.57%) E-Commerce
9 32 (9.67%) Front End Development
10 30 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (7.85%) OO PHP
12 24 (7.25%) TDD
13 21 (6.34%) Load Balancing
13 21 (6.34%) Scrum
13 21 (6.34%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.44%) OOP
15 14 (4.23%) Performance Analysis
15 14 (4.23%) Web Application Development
16 13 (3.93%) ETL
16 13 (3.93%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 241 (72.81%) PHP
2 146 (44.11%) JavaScript
3 75 (22.66%) Python
4 51 (15.41%) Java
5 41 (12.39%) Bash Shell
6 35 (10.57%) SQL
7 30 (9.06%) Perl
8 23 (6.95%) Ruby
9 14 (4.23%) Groovy
10 12 (3.63%) C++
10 12 (3.63%) PHP 7
10 12 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.02%) C#
11 10 (3.02%) PHP 5
12 8 (2.42%) C
12 8 (2.42%) Scala
13 7 (2.11%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.81%) ES6
15 4 (1.21%) Clojure
16 3 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (5.14%) Degree
2 9 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) CCNA
5 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.30%) CISM
6 1 (0.30%) CISSP
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) Actionable Recommendations
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 4 (1.21%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) WAI
4 2 (0.60%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (11.18%) Docker
2 13 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.42%) NFS
3 8 (2.42%) oVirt
3 8 (2.42%) RHEV
4 6 (1.81%) VirtualBox
4 6 (1.81%) Xen
5 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.51%) Samba
6 4 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.21%) iptables
6 4 (1.21%) KVM
6 4 (1.21%) Postfix
6 4 (1.21%) Squid
7 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.60%) Firmware
7 2 (0.60%) Varnish
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 52 (15.71%) Puppet
2 42 (12.69%) Ansible
3 29 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (7.55%) Kubernetes
5 19 (5.74%) Nagios
6 13 (3.93%) Terraform
7 9 (2.72%) Grafana
7 9 (2.72%) logstash
8 8 (2.42%) Cobbler
8 8 (2.42%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.11%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.51%) Kibana
10 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.21%) CFEngine
11 4 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.21%) Graphite
11 4 (1.21%) Nessus
11 4 (1.21%) Netcool
11 4 (1.21%) Nmap
12 3 (0.91%) Cacti
Vendors
1 34 (10.27%) Zend
2 21 (6.34%) Red Hat
3 20 (6.04%) Oracle
4 18 (5.44%) VMware
5 14 (4.23%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.32%) Google
7 10 (3.02%) Adobe
7 10 (3.02%) New Relic
7 10 (3.02%) Splunk
8 8 (2.42%) Cisco
9 5 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.21%) hybris
10 4 (1.21%) NEC
11 3 (0.91%) Aruba
11 3 (0.91%) EMC
11 3 (0.91%) HP
11 3 (0.91%) Juniper
11 3 (0.91%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.91%) SAP
11 3 (0.91%) Sun