The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 27 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 277 283
Rank change year-on-year -81 +6  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 66 154 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 2.18% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 107 108
Median daily rate £400 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7469 7068 7228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.88% 32.45% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5550 5424 5248
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in London

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in London

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in London

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +5 13 £325 -18.75% 13
Croydon -10 3 £425 -11.45%
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 111 (79.29%) MySQL
2 104 (74.29%) Linux
3 69 (49.29%) PHP
4 68 (48.57%) Apache
5 52 (37.14%) Python
6 50 (35.71%) DevOps
7 49 (35.00%) Git (software)
8 46 (32.86%) HTML
9 45 (32.14%) Perl
9 45 (32.14%) Bash Shell
9 45 (32.14%) Jenkins
10 43 (30.71%) JavaScript
11 40 (28.57%) Ansible
12 39 (27.86%) Puppet
13 37 (26.43%) nginx
13 37 (26.43%) Amazon AWS
13 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (24.29%) LEMP Stack
14 34 (24.29%) CSS
15 33 (23.57%) Ruby
16 30 (21.43%) Java
17 25 (17.86%) Docker
18 24 (17.14%) CentOS
19 23 (16.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 22 (15.71%) Unix
21 21 (15.00%) Node.js
22 20 (14.29%) Open Source
22 20 (14.29%) WordPress
22 20 (14.29%) Red Hat
22 20 (14.29%) Laravel

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 68 (48.57%) Apache
2 37 (26.43%) nginx
3 20 (14.29%) WordPress
4 19 (13.57%) Tomcat
5 12 (8.57%) Drupal
6 10 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (5.71%) CMS
7 8 (5.71%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.57%) Confluence
8 5 (3.57%) JBoss
9 4 (2.86%) IIS
9 4 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.14%) Apache Solr
10 3 (2.14%) Apache Spark
10 3 (2.14%) Jetty
10 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
10 3 (2.14%) WildFly
11 2 (1.43%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.71%) Moodle
12 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (26.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.71%) GitHub
3 6 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.57%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (2.14%) Route 53
6 3 (2.14%) SaaS
6 3 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.43%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.43%) HTTP
2 16 (11.43%) SSL
3 14 (10.00%) DNS
4 12 (8.57%) Internet
5 11 (7.86%) Firewall
6 8 (5.71%) LDAP
7 7 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
8 6 (4.29%) VPN
9 5 (3.57%) SSH
10 4 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.86%) SAN
10 4 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.14%) BIG-IP
11 3 (2.14%) Intranet
12 2 (1.43%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.43%) Wireless
13 1 (0.71%) DMZ
13 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (79.29%) MySQL
2 17 (12.14%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.29%) NoSQL
5 12 (8.57%) MariaDB
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
8 6 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.86%) Big Data
9 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.43%) Redis
11 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 45 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 14 (10.00%) Subversion
4 11 (7.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (5.71%) JIRA
6 6 (4.29%) Maven
7 5 (3.57%) GitLab
7 5 (3.57%) gulp
8 4 (2.86%) PHPUnit
8 4 (2.86%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.14%) Selenium
9 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.43%) Bower
10 2 (1.43%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.43%) Grunt
10 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.43%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.71%) git-flow
General
1 13 (9.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Marketing
3 6 (4.29%) Banking
3 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Publishing
5 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 2 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (35.00%) Developer
2 36 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (16.43%) PHP Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Administrator
4 14 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) DBA
7 11 (7.86%) LAMP Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.71%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (5.71%) MySQL DBA
9 8 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
11 6 (4.29%) E-Commerce Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (32.86%) HTML
2 34 (24.29%) CSS
2 34 (24.29%) LEMP Stack
3 21 (15.00%) Node.js
4 20 (14.29%) Laravel
5 17 (12.14%) HTML5
6 16 (11.43%) jQuery
6 16 (11.43%) LAPP Stack
7 15 (10.71%) Symfony
7 15 (10.71%) Web Services
8 14 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (9.29%) CSS3
10 12 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (8.57%) RESTful
11 11 (7.86%) Sass
12 9 (6.43%) AngularJS
12 9 (6.43%) REST
12 9 (6.43%) XHTML
13 8 (5.71%) Sensu
14 6 (4.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (7.14%) NHS
3 6 (4.29%) User Experience
4 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Clustering
5 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.86%) Replication
6 3 (2.14%) Fintech
6 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) AS400
7 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.43%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.43%) iSeries
7 2 (1.43%) Life Science
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 104 (74.29%) Linux
2 24 (17.14%) CentOS
3 23 (16.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (15.71%) Unix
5 16 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.00%) Solaris
7 6 (4.29%) Windows
8 4 (2.86%) HPUX
8 4 (2.86%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.14%) CoreOS
10 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.43%) SUSE
10 2 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.71%) DevOps
2 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.29%) Open Source
4 18 (12.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce
6 15 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 15 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 15 (10.71%) OO
6 15 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (8.57%) MVC
7 12 (8.57%) Web Development
8 11 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (7.14%) Task Automation
10 9 (6.43%) Microservices
11 8 (5.71%) CRM
11 8 (5.71%) High Availability
11 8 (5.71%) Server Building
12 7 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (49.29%) PHP
2 52 (37.14%) Python
3 45 (32.14%) Bash Shell
3 45 (32.14%) Perl
4 43 (30.71%) JavaScript
5 33 (23.57%) Ruby
6 30 (21.43%) Java
7 9 (6.43%) SQL
8 7 (5.00%) Go
9 6 (4.29%) Scala
9 6 (4.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.86%) XPath
11 2 (1.43%) C
12 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (17.86%) Docker
2 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.29%) NFS
5 4 (2.86%) vCloud
5 4 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.14%) HDFS
6 3 (2.14%) Squid
6 3 (2.14%) Xen
7 2 (1.43%) Corosync
7 2 (1.43%) GPFS
7 2 (1.43%) Postfix
7 2 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.43%) vSphere
7 2 (1.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.71%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.71%) iptables
8 1 (0.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (28.57%) Ansible
2 39 (27.86%) Puppet
3 17 (12.14%) HAProxy
4 15 (10.71%) logstash
5 14 (10.00%) Kibana
5 14 (10.00%) Kubernetes
6 12 (8.57%) Nagios
6 12 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (6.43%) Terraform
8 8 (5.71%) Grafana
9 7 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 6 (4.29%) Galera Cluster
10 6 (4.29%) ZABBIX
11 5 (3.57%) Graphite
12 4 (2.86%) Cobbler
12 4 (2.86%) cPanel
13 3 (2.14%) FreeIPA
13 3 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (2.14%) Packer
13 3 (2.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 16 (11.43%) Oracle
2 16 (11.43%) VMware
3 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.43%) Zend
5 7 (5.00%) F5
5 7 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.57%) ForgeRock
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco
7 4 (2.86%) EMC
7 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.14%) BT
8 3 (2.14%) Sun
9 2 (1.43%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.43%) Isilon
9 2 (1.43%) Panasonic
9 2 (1.43%) Percona
9 2 (1.43%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.43%) SAP
9 2 (1.43%) Splunk
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