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 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)
England / South East
Rank 220 236 215
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 20 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.33% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 25
Median daily rate £330 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £328 £344
% change year-on-year +0.76% -4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2048 2182 2317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.48% 23.66% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1462 1344
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Oxfordshire - 10 £300 - 3
Berkshire +18 3 £335 -4.28% 5
Hampshire +10 3 £538 +65.38% 8
Surrey +6 2 £375 -6.25% 5
Kent +8 1 £300 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 3
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 33 (82.50%) PHP
2 32 (80.00%) MySQL
3 29 (72.50%) Linux
4 27 (67.50%) Apache
5 23 (57.50%) Git (software)
6 20 (50.00%) MVC
7 18 (45.00%) Symfony
8 16 (40.00%) Web Development
8 16 (40.00%) AngularJS
9 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
9 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
9 15 (37.50%) Ansible
9 15 (37.50%) LEMP Stack
9 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (37.50%) nginx
9 15 (37.50%) Puppet
9 15 (37.50%) NoSQL
10 14 (35.00%) Zend
10 14 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (35.00%) HTML
11 13 (32.50%) OO
11 13 (32.50%) Subversion
11 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
11 13 (32.50%) Laravel
11 13 (32.50%) Redis
11 13 (32.50%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (30.00%) LAPP Stack
12 12 (30.00%) Memcached
12 12 (30.00%) Node.js

LAMP
Top Related 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 27 (67.50%) Apache
2 15 (37.50%) nginx
3 5 (12.50%) WordPress
4 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) Confluence
5 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.50%) CMS
6 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (2.50%) Jetty
6 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.50%) phpBB
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Datadog
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) FTP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) SSH
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.50%) Telnet
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (80.00%) MySQL
2 15 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 14 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
4 13 (32.50%) Redis
5 12 (30.00%) CouchDB
6 4 (10.00%) MariaDB
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (7.50%) phpMyAdmin
8 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.50%) Big Data
9 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) Git (software)
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (32.50%) Subversion
4 12 (30.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.50%) FishEye
6 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (7.50%) Electronics
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 23 (57.50%) PHP Developer
3 12 (30.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 12 (30.00%) Symfony Developer
4 9 (22.50%) PHP Zend Developer
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Database Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) Symfony
2 16 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 15 (37.50%) LEMP Stack
4 14 (35.00%) HTML
5 13 (32.50%) Laravel
6 12 (30.00%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (30.00%) Memcached
6 12 (30.00%) Node.js
7 11 (27.50%) CSS
7 11 (27.50%) Yii
8 7 (17.50%) jQuery
9 6 (15.00%) XML
10 4 (10.00%) CSS3
10 4 (10.00%) HTML5
11 3 (7.50%) RESTful
12 2 (5.00%) Ajax
13 1 (2.50%) CodeIgniter
13 1 (2.50%) JSON
13 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (2.50%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Streaming Media
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) CentOS
4 3 (7.50%) Debian
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) SUSE
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) MVC
2 16 (40.00%) Web Development
3 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (32.50%) OO
5 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (30.00%) Release Management
6 11 (27.50%) Refactoring
6 11 (27.50%) Web Application Development
7 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.00%) DevOps
8 8 (20.00%) OOP
9 5 (12.50%) TDD
10 4 (10.00%) Web Design
11 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
11 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (7.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) PHP
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (7.50%) Java
6 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) Groovy
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) SANS
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) NFS
3 2 (5.00%) Samba
3 2 (5.00%) Shibboleth
3 2 (5.00%) Squid
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.50%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) Ansible
1 15 (37.50%) Puppet
2 13 (32.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Nagios
4 2 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.50%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.50%) Pingdom
5 1 (2.50%) Piwik
5 1 (2.50%) Sysdig
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Zend
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Percona
7 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Gemalto
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) New Relic
7 1 (2.50%) PagerDuty
7 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
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