Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 300 324
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24 -99
Contract jobs citing LAMP 83 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 1.76% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 57
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -25.42%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £550 £425 £371
England median daily rate £370 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% -13.50% +66.67%

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 4602 4426 5109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.53% 26.83% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2843 2689 3296
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 119
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £15.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.25 £51.30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 20 November 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 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 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
Thames Valley -9 43 £350 -12.50% 5
Berkshire +20 31 £350 -8.20% 2
East Sussex +9 16 £275 -15.38%
Hampshire +5 13 £363 +26.09% 13
Oxfordshire -7 12 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey -16 7 £525 +52.17% 2
West Sussex - 4 £410 -
LAMP
England

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 South East region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 56 (67.47%) Linux
2 55 (66.27%) PHP
3 49 (59.04%) MySQL
4 34 (40.96%) JavaScript
4 34 (40.96%) Apache
5 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (34.94%) HTML
5 29 (34.94%) CSS
6 27 (32.53%) Git (software)
7 26 (31.33%) DevOps
8 23 (27.71%) Docker
9 21 (25.30%) jQuery
10 19 (22.89%) Puppet
11 17 (20.48%) Jenkins
11 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (19.28%) Laravel
13 15 (18.07%) Ansible
13 15 (18.07%) Kubernetes
14 14 (16.87%) WordPress
14 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
14 14 (16.87%) Windows
15 13 (15.66%) Python
15 13 (15.66%) OO
15 13 (15.66%) Symfony
15 13 (15.66%) Ajax
15 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
15 13 (15.66%) REST
15 13 (15.66%) CSS3
15 13 (15.66%) HTML5
16 12 (14.46%) CentOS

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 34 (40.96%) Apache
2 14 (16.87%) WordPress
3 9 (10.84%) CMS
4 8 (9.64%) Tomcat
5 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 7 (8.43%) nginx
6 3 (3.61%) Drupal
7 2 (2.41%) Confluence
7 2 (2.41%) JBoss
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (6.02%) PaaS
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.41%) GitHub
4 2 (2.41%) npm
4 2 (2.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) DNS
2 11 (13.25%) Internet
3 8 (9.64%) VPN
4 2 (2.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) SSH
5 1 (1.20%) FTP
5 1 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) IPv4
5 1 (1.20%) IPv6
5 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.20%) RTP
5 1 (1.20%) SMTP
5 1 (1.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (59.04%) MySQL
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.05%) MariaDB
4 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
4 8 (9.64%) Redis
5 4 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (32.53%) Git (software)
2 17 (20.48%) Jenkins
3 11 (13.25%) Subversion
4 10 (12.05%) Bitbucket
5 8 (9.64%) JIRA
6 6 (7.23%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.82%) Grunt
7 4 (4.82%) gulp
8 2 (2.41%) Bower
8 2 (2.41%) Selenium
9 1 (1.20%) GitLab
9 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 4 (4.82%) Marketing
2 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 2 (2.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.20%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (53.01%) Developer
2 30 (36.14%) PHP Developer
3 18 (21.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (16.87%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) LAMP Developer
6 11 (13.25%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 11 (13.25%) WordPress Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Agile Developer
7 9 (10.84%) MySQL Developer
7 9 (10.84%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (6.02%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Administrator
13 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.94%) CSS
1 29 (34.94%) HTML
2 21 (25.30%) jQuery
3 16 (19.28%) Laravel
4 13 (15.66%) Ajax
4 13 (15.66%) CSS3
4 13 (15.66%) HTML5
4 13 (15.66%) REST
4 13 (15.66%) Symfony
5 9 (10.84%) AngularJS
5 9 (10.84%) JSON
5 9 (10.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (8.43%) Web Services
8 6 (7.23%) Middleware
8 6 (7.23%) Sass
8 6 (7.23%) XML
9 4 (4.82%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (4.82%) React
9 4 (4.82%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
2 2 (2.41%) iPad
2 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.41%) PKI
2 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.20%) Fintech
3 1 (1.20%) Life Science
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (67.47%) Linux
2 14 (16.87%) Windows
3 12 (14.46%) CentOS
4 11 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.23%) Unix
6 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.33%) DevOps
3 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.66%) OO
4 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
5 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.46%) Web Development
6 11 (13.25%) Front End Development
7 10 (12.05%) Scrum
8 9 (10.84%) Load Balancing
9 8 (9.64%) Open Source
9 8 (9.64%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) MVC
10 7 (8.43%) Post-Production
11 6 (7.23%) ITIL
11 6 (7.23%) OO PHP
12 5 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
13 4 (4.82%) BDD
13 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (66.27%) PHP
2 34 (40.96%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.66%) Python
4 12 (14.46%) Perl
5 11 (13.25%) Bash Shell
6 9 (10.84%) Java
7 8 (9.64%) Groovy
8 7 (8.43%) SQL
9 4 (4.82%) PHP 7
9 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) C
10 3 (3.61%) C++
11 2 (2.41%) Ruby
12 1 (1.20%) C#
12 1 (1.20%) ES6
12 1 (1.20%) PHP 4
12 1 (1.20%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.20%) Scala
12 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) CISM
1 1 (1.20%) CISSP
1 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) GCP
System Software
1 23 (27.71%) Docker
2 8 (9.64%) oVirt
2 8 (9.64%) RHEV
3 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.61%) KVM
5 2 (2.41%) Xen
5 2 (2.41%) XenServer
6 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) NFS
6 1 (1.20%) Samba
6 1 (1.20%) Snort
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Puppet
2 15 (18.07%) Ansible
2 15 (18.07%) Kubernetes
3 10 (12.05%) Nagios
4 9 (10.84%) Terraform
5 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.23%) ZABBIX
7 4 (4.82%) CFEngine
7 4 (4.82%) logstash
7 4 (4.82%) Netcool
8 3 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.41%) Cacti
9 2 (2.41%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.41%) Icinga
9 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (2.41%) SELinux
10 1 (1.20%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle
1 7 (8.43%) VMware
2 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.02%) Zend
4 4 (4.82%) Google
4 4 (4.82%) Splunk
5 2 (2.41%) EMC
5 2 (2.41%) New Relic
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) Conga
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.20%) WooCommerce