Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 9 December 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 306 291
Rank change year-on-year -31 -15 +24
Contract jobs citing LAMP 52 67 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.43% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 49
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +16.07%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £543 £425
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £29.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year - -32.95% -13.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,585 4,685 4,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.10% 28.14% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 2,869 2,711
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £278
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 87 129
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £26.52 £15.99 £13.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.10
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.30% +4.27%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the South East

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the South East

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in the South East

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the South East

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Surrey -6 21 £425 -32.00% 1
Thames Valley -4 18 £425 +21.43% 8
Berkshire -19 10 £400 +23.08% 4
Hampshire -21 8 £375 +3.45% 10
Buckinghamshire - 7 £555 - 2
East Sussex -25 3 £300 -3.23% 1
West Sussex -9 2 £610 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 1 £425 -5.56% 2
Kent - 1 - - 3
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 39 (75.00%) PHP
2 35 (67.31%) MySQL
2 35 (67.31%) CSS
3 34 (65.38%) HTML
4 29 (55.77%) Linux
5 27 (51.92%) JavaScript
6 26 (50.00%) jQuery
7 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
8 20 (38.46%) REST
8 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (36.54%) Docker
10 17 (32.69%) DevOps
10 17 (32.69%) SOAP
11 16 (30.77%) Apache
11 16 (30.77%) Scrum
12 15 (28.85%) XML
13 14 (26.92%) JSON
13 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
13 14 (26.92%) NoSQL
14 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
15 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
15 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
16 11 (21.15%) Symfony
16 11 (21.15%) MVC
16 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (21.15%) HTML5
16 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
17 10 (19.23%) CSS3
17 10 (19.23%) Dependency Injection

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (30.77%) Apache
2 7 (13.46%) Confluence
3 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.77%) WordPress
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
5 2 (3.85%) Drupal
5 2 (3.85%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.77%) SaaS
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.85%) Route 53
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
1 2 (3.85%) IPsec
1 2 (3.85%) OpenVPN
1 2 (3.85%) RTMP
1 2 (3.85%) RTSP
1 2 (3.85%) SSL
1 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) DVB
2 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (67.31%) MySQL
2 14 (26.92%) NoSQL
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
4 8 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 8 (15.38%) Redis
5 5 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (7.69%) NuoDB
7 3 (5.77%) MariaDB
8 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.46%) JIRA
3 7 (13.46%) Subversion
4 4 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.92%) Grunt
6 1 (1.92%) gulp
6 1 (1.92%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 9 (17.31%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (65.38%) Developer
2 30 (57.69%) PHP Developer
3 9 (17.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Lead PHP Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Architect
6 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Linux Scripter
6 2 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.92%) CISSP Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) CSS
2 34 (65.38%) HTML
3 26 (50.00%) jQuery
4 20 (38.46%) REST
5 17 (32.69%) SOAP
6 15 (28.85%) XML
7 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
7 14 (26.92%) JSON
8 11 (21.15%) HTML5
8 11 (21.15%) Symfony
9 10 (19.23%) CSS3
10 7 (13.46%) Web Services
11 6 (11.54%) Ajax
12 5 (9.62%) LAPP Stack
13 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (7.69%) RAML
13 4 (7.69%) RESTful
13 4 (7.69%) Swagger
13 4 (7.69%) YAML
14 3 (5.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.77%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (3.85%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) IPTV
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) MPEG
4 1 (1.92%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Debian
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.77%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Fedora
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) DevOps
3 16 (30.77%) Scrum
4 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
5 11 (21.15%) MVC
6 10 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (17.31%) Data Management
7 9 (17.31%) Service Management
8 8 (15.38%) API Design
8 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.54%) OO
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
11 4 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) PHP
2 27 (51.92%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 8 (15.38%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) SQL
6 4 (7.69%) Groovy
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.77%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) Java
9 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) CISSP
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) CISM
2 1 (1.92%) MCP
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Docker
2 4 (7.69%) oVirt
2 4 (7.69%) RHEV
3 2 (3.85%) Btrfs
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 5 (9.62%) Ansible
3 4 (7.69%) Puppet
3 4 (7.69%) Terraform
4 2 (3.85%) Consul
4 2 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.92%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Zend
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle