Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 273 288
Rank change year-on-year -48 +15 +25
Contract jobs citing LAMP 55 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.99% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 58 72
South East median daily rate £413 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £251
90th Percentile £499 £525 £436
England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -18.97% -37.63% -

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 5,342 4,471 4,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.87% 27.47% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,492 2,752 3,062
South East median daily rate £431 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 126
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +16.79%
10th Percentile £18.18 £13.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.13 £50.85 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Thames Valley 0 41 £425 +21.43% 19
Berkshire -6 21 £400 +23.08% 7
Buckinghamshire +30 19 £463 +15.63% 2
Surrey -20 6 £400 -11.11% 7
East Sussex -15 3 £300 +9.09% 5
West Sussex -5 2 £375 -7.41%
Hampshire -23 2 £550 +51.72% 13
Oxfordshire -9 1 £425 - 10
Kent - 1 £300 - 3
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 43 (78.18%) Linux
2 39 (70.91%) MySQL
3 33 (60.00%) PHP
4 28 (50.91%) Git (software)
5 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 20 (36.36%) HTML
6 20 (36.36%) DevOps
6 20 (36.36%) Bash Shell
7 19 (34.55%) REST
7 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
7 19 (34.55%) CSS
8 17 (30.91%) Apache
8 17 (30.91%) Python
8 17 (30.91%) Docker
8 17 (30.91%) Redis
9 16 (29.09%) MongoDB
9 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (29.09%) SQL
10 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (27.27%) IBM
10 15 (27.27%) Open Source
10 15 (27.27%) NoSQL
11 14 (25.45%) XML
12 13 (23.64%) SOAP
12 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (23.64%) JSON
12 13 (23.64%) Scrum
12 13 (23.64%) LAPP Stack
13 12 (21.82%) Finance
13 12 (21.82%) Web Services

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 17 (30.91%) Apache
2 11 (20.00%) Confluence
3 10 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
4 3 (5.45%) nginx
4 3 (5.45%) WordPress
5 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) NetWeaver
5 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Drupal
6 1 (1.82%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Magento
2 3 (5.45%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (3.64%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (18.18%) OpenShift
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 5 (9.09%) SaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.64%) GitHub
5 2 (3.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Route 53
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SSL
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) IPsec
2 2 (3.64%) OpenVPN
2 2 (3.64%) RTMP
2 2 (3.64%) RTSP
2 2 (3.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) DVB
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
3 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (70.91%) MySQL
2 17 (30.91%) Redis
3 16 (29.09%) MongoDB
4 15 (27.27%) NoSQL
5 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (18.18%) NuoDB
8 4 (7.27%) Power BI
9 3 (5.45%) Apache Hive
9 3 (5.45%) Big Data
9 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (5.45%) DB2
9 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
9 3 (5.45%) HBase
9 3 (5.45%) Impala
9 3 (5.45%) MariaDB
9 3 (5.45%) OLAP
9 3 (5.45%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (5.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 28 (50.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (20.00%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Developer
2 16 (29.09%) PHP Developer
3 12 (21.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Magento Developer
6 5 (9.09%) PHP Magento Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Python Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Backend Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Data Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Digital Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Scripter
9 2 (3.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) HTML
2 19 (34.55%) CSS
2 19 (34.55%) REST
3 14 (25.45%) XML
4 13 (23.64%) JSON
4 13 (23.64%) LAPP Stack
4 13 (23.64%) SOAP
5 12 (21.82%) Web Services
6 11 (20.00%) RESTful
7 10 (18.18%) RAML
7 10 (18.18%) Swagger
7 10 (18.18%) YAML
8 9 (16.36%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (14.55%) jQuery
10 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.91%) Middleware
11 5 (9.09%) CSS3
11 5 (9.09%) HTML5
11 5 (9.09%) Symfony
12 4 (7.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) IPTV
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) MPEG
4 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Android
4 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.45%) CentOS
4 3 (5.45%) Debian
5 2 (3.64%) DC/OS
5 2 (3.64%) Fedora
5 2 (3.64%) Unix
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) DevOps
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Open Source
3 13 (23.64%) Scrum
4 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) Analytics
7 7 (12.73%) OOP
8 6 (10.91%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (10.91%) MVC
8 6 (10.91%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 5 (9.09%) OO
10 4 (7.27%) Data Security
11 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.45%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) PHP
2 20 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 17 (30.91%) Python
5 16 (29.09%) SQL
6 10 (18.18%) Ruby
7 7 (12.73%) Java
8 6 (10.91%) Groovy
9 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
9 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.45%) C#
10 3 (5.45%) HiveQL
10 3 (5.45%) Scala
10 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CISM
2 1 (1.82%) CISSP
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.45%) GDPR
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (30.91%) Docker
2 6 (10.91%) oVirt
2 6 (10.91%) RHEV
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Btrfs
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Ansible
1 11 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) Terraform
3 3 (5.45%) Kibana
4 2 (3.64%) Consul
4 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) IBM
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.27%) SAP
5 3 (5.45%) Cloudera
5 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.45%) Splunk
5 3 (5.45%) Tableau
5 3 (5.45%) Talend
6 2 (3.64%) ATG
6 2 (3.64%) Demandware
6 2 (3.64%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) hybris
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) Zend
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco