The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 364 365
Rank change year-on-year -83 +1  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 163 316 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 2.06% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 215 207
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK 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
England -89 155 £350 -12.50% 188
London -81 66 £400 -9.09% 60
South East 0 46 £350 +2.18% 38
Berkshire +33 17 £330 -22.35% 5
City of London +5 13 £325 -18.75% 13
North West +16 9 £350 +7.69% 15
East Midlands +1 8 £300 -20.00% 10
Hampshire +1 7 £450 +47.54% 9
Oxfordshire -1 7 £300 +36.36% 6
South West -3 7 £283 +25.55% 17
East of England -4 7 £331 -7.01% 11
Slough - 7 £525 -
West Midlands +24 6 £394 +5.00% 20
Yorkshire +16 6 £325 -29.72% 17
Leicestershire -2 6 £304 -24.06% 1
East Sussex -2 5 £275 -8.33%
Bristol -6 5 £300 +26.31% 6
Scotland +25 4 £306 -5.76% 2
Manchester +17 4 £300 -14.28% 6
Leeds +13 4 £275 -16.66% 7
West Yorkshire +12 4 £275 -16.66% 10
Surrey +4 4 £450 +20.00% 10
Hertfordshire -5 4 £363 +13.28% 2
Reading - 4 £313 - 4
Basingstoke - 4 - - 2
West Sussex - 4 £405 - 3
Cheshire +21 3 £350 +6.06% 5
Edinburgh +19 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Croydon -10 3 £425 -11.45%
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 5

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 with a requirement for LAMP.

1 269 (80.78%) MySQL
2 225 (67.57%) Linux
3 222 (66.67%) PHP
4 176 (52.85%) Apache
5 141 (42.34%) HTML
6 129 (38.74%) JavaScript
7 123 (36.94%) CSS
8 117 (35.14%) Git (software)
9 84 (25.23%) Python
10 83 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (23.72%) DevOps
12 70 (21.02%) Puppet
12 70 (21.02%) Perl
13 68 (20.42%) jQuery
14 66 (19.82%) Bash Shell
15 65 (19.52%) Jenkins
16 64 (19.22%) Ansible
17 63 (18.92%) HTML5
18 58 (17.42%) Java
19 57 (17.12%) Web Development
20 56 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
21 55 (16.52%) Laravel
22 53 (15.92%) WordPress
23 51 (15.32%) nginx
23 51 (15.32%) Symfony
24 49 (14.71%) Ruby
24 49 (14.71%) OO
24 49 (14.71%) CSS3
25 48 (14.41%) Zend
25 48 (14.41%) LEMP Stack

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 176 (52.85%) Apache
2 53 (15.92%) WordPress
3 51 (15.32%) nginx
4 42 (12.61%) Tomcat
5 30 (9.01%) Drupal
6 26 (7.81%) CMS
7 14 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.00%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.70%) JBoss
10 8 (2.40%) Confluence
11 7 (2.10%) IIS
12 5 (1.50%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.50%) WildFly
13 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 4 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.90%) ExpressionEngine
14 3 (0.90%) Moodle
14 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (4.20%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (3.90%) Magento
3 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.00%) GitHub
4 9 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.50%) SaaS
8 4 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.90%) Route 53
10 2 (0.60%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.60%) PaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.71%) Firewall
1 29 (8.71%) TCP/IP
2 27 (8.11%) DNS
2 27 (8.11%) SSL
3 23 (6.91%) Internet
4 18 (5.41%) HTTP
5 14 (4.20%) VPN
6 12 (3.60%) LDAP
7 8 (2.40%) SAN
8 7 (2.10%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (2.10%) WAN
9 6 (1.80%) LAN
9 6 (1.80%) SSH
10 4 (1.20%) AMQP
10 4 (1.20%) Intranet
10 4 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (80.78%) MySQL
2 47 (14.11%) MongoDB
3 46 (13.81%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (8.71%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.51%) SQL Server
6 20 (6.01%) MariaDB
7 19 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.50%) Redis
9 9 (2.70%) CouchDB
9 9 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.70%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.80%) Big Data
13 4 (1.20%) phpMyAdmin
13 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.30%) Riak
Development Applications
1 117 (35.14%) Git (software)
2 65 (19.52%) Jenkins
3 38 (11.41%) Subversion
4 15 (4.50%) JIRA
4 15 (4.50%) PHPUnit
5 14 (4.20%) Artifactory
6 12 (3.60%) Grunt
6 12 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (3.30%) Mercurial
8 9 (2.70%) gulp
8 9 (2.70%) Maven
9 6 (1.80%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.50%) GitLab
10 5 (1.50%) Selenium
11 4 (1.20%) Bower
11 4 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.60%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.60%) Yeoman
General
1 33 (9.91%) Finance
2 16 (4.80%) Marketing
3 12 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.30%) Retail
5 9 (2.70%) Banking
6 5 (1.50%) Publishing
7 4 (1.20%) Electronics
7 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 195 (58.56%) Developer
2 126 (37.84%) PHP Developer
3 51 (15.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (9.31%) LAMP Developer
5 26 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (7.21%) Drupal Developer
7 23 (6.91%) WordPress Developer
8 22 (6.61%) Administrator
9 20 (6.01%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 20 (6.01%) Web Developer
10 19 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
11 18 (5.41%) MySQL Developer
11 18 (5.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 17 (5.11%) PHP Zend Developer
13 16 (4.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 15 (4.50%) Senior Developer
14 15 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (4.20%) AWS DevOps
16 13 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
16 13 (3.90%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (42.34%) HTML
2 123 (36.94%) CSS
3 68 (20.42%) jQuery
4 63 (18.92%) HTML5
5 55 (16.52%) Laravel
6 51 (15.32%) Symfony
7 49 (14.71%) CSS3
8 48 (14.41%) LEMP Stack
9 40 (12.01%) LAPP Stack
10 37 (11.11%) Node.js
11 33 (9.91%) RESTful
12 32 (9.61%) AngularJS
12 32 (9.61%) Sass
13 31 (9.31%) Web Services
14 24 (7.21%) Ajax
15 20 (6.01%) XML
16 19 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (5.11%) JSON
17 17 (5.11%) REST
17 17 (5.11%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.31%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.20%) Clustering
4 12 (3.60%) User Experience
5 10 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.00%) NHS
6 6 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.80%) Replication
7 5 (1.50%) Fintech
7 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.90%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) AS400
9 2 (0.60%) Infotainment
9 2 (0.60%) iSeries
9 2 (0.60%) Life Science
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 225 (67.57%) Linux
2 40 (12.01%) CentOS
3 35 (10.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (9.91%) Unix
5 27 (8.11%) Ubuntu
5 27 (8.11%) Windows
6 9 (2.70%) Solaris
7 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.20%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.20%) HPUX
8 4 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.20%) SUSE
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.90%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Debian
10 2 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (23.72%) DevOps
3 57 (17.12%) Web Development
4 49 (14.71%) OO
5 47 (14.11%) MVC
6 45 (13.51%) Configuration Management
7 38 (11.41%) OOP
8 31 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (9.01%) Open Source
10 28 (8.41%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.51%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (6.91%) Front End Development
13 21 (6.31%) Load Balancing
14 20 (6.01%) Unit Testing
15 19 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (5.41%) Software Engineering
17 17 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (5.11%) High Availability
17 17 (5.11%) Scrum
17 17 (5.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 222 (66.67%) PHP
2 129 (38.74%) JavaScript
3 84 (25.23%) Python
4 70 (21.02%) Perl
5 66 (19.82%) Bash Shell
6 58 (17.42%) Java
7 49 (14.71%) Ruby
8 43 (12.91%) SQL
9 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.40%) C#
11 7 (2.10%) Go
12 6 (1.80%) C
12 6 (1.80%) Scala
13 5 (1.50%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.50%) VB
14 4 (1.20%) ES6
14 4 (1.20%) XPath
15 3 (0.90%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.30%) C-shell
16 1 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (4.20%) Degree
2 9 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.80%) RHCE
4 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) SANS
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.30%) LPIC
6 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.51%) Docker
2 20 (6.01%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.70%) NFS
5 6 (1.80%) Squid
5 6 (1.80%) Xen
6 4 (1.20%) HDFS
6 4 (1.20%) Samba
6 4 (1.20%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.20%) vCloud
6 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.20%) XenServer
7 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.60%) GPFS
8 2 (0.60%) KVM
8 2 (0.60%) Postfix
8 2 (0.60%) Varnish
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (21.02%) Puppet
2 64 (19.22%) Ansible
3 33 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (7.51%) Nagios
5 17 (5.11%) HAProxy
5 17 (5.11%) logstash
6 16 (4.80%) Kubernetes
7 15 (4.50%) Kibana
8 13 (3.90%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.00%) Salt
10 9 (2.70%) Grafana
10 9 (2.70%) Terraform
11 8 (2.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (1.80%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (1.80%) Graphite
13 5 (1.50%) Cobbler
14 4 (1.20%) CFEngine
14 4 (1.20%) cPanel
15 3 (0.90%) FreeIPA
15 3 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 48 (14.41%) Zend
2 36 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 29 (8.71%) VMware
4 27 (8.11%) Oracle
5 15 (4.50%) Google
5 15 (4.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.30%) F5
7 9 (2.70%) Rackspace
8 8 (2.40%) Adobe
8 8 (2.40%) Cisco
9 7 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.80%) Splunk
11 5 (1.50%) EMC
11 5 (1.50%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.50%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.20%) Juniper
12 4 (1.20%) SAP
12 4 (1.20%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.90%) Gemalto
13 3 (0.90%) Panasonic
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