Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 539 396
Rank change year-on-year +15 -143 +32
Contract jobs citing LAMP 400 348 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.09% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 251 412
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -9.97% +3.67%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +23.08% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -37.63% -2.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.11 £41.00
90th Percentile £33.45 £40.00 £53.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 -
% change year-on-year +7.51% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,997 31,983 32,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.89% 32.21% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,333 22,423 22,540
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 374 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.24 £18.58 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.94%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 October 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
England +17 390 £425 +21.43% 302
UK excluding London -16 203 £400 +23.08% 230
London +47 196 £430 +14.67% 81
South East -43 54 £425 +21.43% 37
North of England -14 39 £413 +26.92% 73
Midlands -26 39 £450 +46.34% 44
East of England +12 33 £413 +26.92% 24
South West -5 29 £375 +25.00% 43
North West -12 21 £400 +23.08% 36
West Midlands -21 20 £400 +10.34% 24
East Midlands +1 19 £465 +51.22% 20
Yorkshire -9 15 £425 +18.06% 32
Scotland -17 7 £375 +15.38% 7
North East +4 3 £363 +11.54% 5
Wales -13 2 £430 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 with a requirement for LAMP.

1 271 (67.75%) PHP
2 267 (66.75%) MySQL
3 236 (59.00%) Linux
4 168 (42.00%) Apache
5 147 (36.75%) JavaScript
6 111 (27.75%) HTML
7 110 (27.50%) Git (software)
7 110 (27.50%) DevOps
8 106 (26.50%) CSS
9 102 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (24.00%) Python
11 95 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
12 73 (18.25%) Puppet
12 73 (18.25%) SQL
13 69 (17.25%) OO
13 69 (17.25%) Bash Shell
13 69 (17.25%) Docker
14 67 (16.75%) Jenkins
15 66 (16.50%) Drupal
16 65 (16.25%) Perl
17 64 (16.00%) Web Development
18 63 (15.75%) Web Services
19 62 (15.50%) Ansible
20 58 (14.50%) Laravel
21 57 (14.25%) Unix
22 52 (13.00%) DNS
22 52 (13.00%) Ruby
23 50 (12.50%) Symfony
23 50 (12.50%) jQuery
23 50 (12.50%) PostgreSQL

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
1 168 (42.00%) Apache
2 66 (16.50%) Drupal
3 40 (10.00%) CMS
4 39 (9.75%) nginx
4 39 (9.75%) Tomcat
5 25 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (5.75%) WordPress
7 14 (3.50%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.25%) Confluence
8 13 (3.25%) IIS
9 4 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.00%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.75%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.75%) JBoss
10 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.50%) MODX
12 1 (0.25%) Liferay
12 1 (0.25%) lighttpd
12 1 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (7.75%) Magento
2 2 (0.50%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 95 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.50%) GitHub
3 24 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.00%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.50%) OpenShift
6 10 (2.50%) Serverless
7 8 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.00%) SaaS
7 8 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (1.75%) Office 365
9 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.00%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (1.00%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.00%) PaaS
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.00%) DNS
2 44 (11.00%) Firewall
3 42 (10.50%) HTTP
4 32 (8.00%) SSL
5 31 (7.75%) Internet
6 30 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.75%) Intranet
8 18 (4.50%) VPN
9 15 (3.75%) BIG-IP
10 9 (2.25%) Unicast
11 8 (2.00%) SSH
12 7 (1.75%) LAN
12 7 (1.75%) WAN
13 5 (1.25%) DHCP
13 5 (1.25%) DVB
13 5 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.00%) MPLS
14 4 (1.00%) SMTP
14 4 (1.00%) VoIP
14 4 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (66.75%) MySQL
2 50 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (11.75%) MongoDB
4 39 (9.75%) SQL Server
5 32 (8.00%) NoSQL
6 27 (6.75%) Relational Database
7 20 (5.00%) Redis
8 19 (4.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (4.75%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.75%) MariaDB
9 14 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (3.50%) Big Data
10 9 (2.25%) DB2
10 9 (2.25%) NuoDB
11 8 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.50%) KDB
13 5 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 110 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 67 (16.75%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.00%) JIRA
4 23 (5.75%) Subversion
4 23 (5.75%) Vagrant
5 10 (2.50%) GitLab
6 9 (2.25%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.25%) PHPUnit
7 7 (1.75%) Maven
8 6 (1.50%) Selenium
9 5 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.25%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.25%) Webistrano
10 4 (1.00%) git-flow
10 4 (1.00%) PostCSS
10 4 (1.00%) Xdebug
11 3 (0.75%) CodeSonar
11 3 (0.75%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
General
1 48 (12.00%) Finance
2 20 (5.00%) Back Office
3 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.75%) Marketing
5 9 (2.25%) Retail
6 8 (2.00%) Banking
6 8 (2.00%) Games
7 5 (1.25%) Publishing
8 4 (1.00%) Advertising
8 4 (1.00%) Legal
9 3 (0.75%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 222 (55.50%) Developer
2 123 (30.75%) PHP Developer
3 63 (15.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 37 (9.25%) LAMP Developer
5 34 (8.50%) Drupal Developer
6 30 (7.50%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 25 (6.25%) Perl Developer
8 23 (5.75%) Administrator
9 22 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (4.25%) Web Developer
11 16 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.50%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 14 (3.50%) Python Developer
12 14 (3.50%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.25%) Magento Developer
13 13 (3.25%) MySQL Developer
13 13 (3.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 12 (3.00%) Architect
14 12 (3.00%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.75%) HTML
2 106 (26.50%) CSS
3 63 (15.75%) Web Services
4 58 (14.50%) Laravel
5 50 (12.50%) jQuery
5 50 (12.50%) Symfony
6 47 (11.75%) REST
7 45 (11.25%) AngularJS
8 41 (10.25%) HTML5
8 41 (10.25%) LAPP Stack
9 38 (9.50%) CSS3
9 38 (9.50%) React
10 36 (9.00%) LEMP Stack
11 32 (8.00%) XML
12 27 (6.75%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (6.75%) SOAP
13 26 (6.50%) CGI
14 23 (5.75%) JSON
15 21 (5.25%) RESTful
16 20 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.25%) User Experience
4 15 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.75%) Replication
5 13 (3.25%) PKI
6 11 (2.75%) Clustering
7 9 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.00%) Fintech
8 8 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.75%) IPTV
11 3 (0.75%) MPEG
11 3 (0.75%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 236 (59.00%) Linux
2 57 (14.25%) Unix
3 33 (8.25%) CentOS
3 33 (8.25%) Windows
4 24 (6.00%) Ubuntu
5 23 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (4.75%) Solaris
7 16 (4.00%) SUSE
7 16 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 15 (3.75%) Windows Server
9 12 (3.00%) Debian
10 10 (2.50%) Android
11 9 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.75%) HPUX
16 2 (0.50%) Fedora
16 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (27.50%) DevOps
2 102 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (17.25%) OO
4 64 (16.00%) Web Development
5 47 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (11.75%) MVC
6 36 (9.00%) Unit Testing
7 34 (8.50%) OOP
8 32 (8.00%) Open Source
8 32 (8.00%) Scrum
8 32 (8.00%) TDD
9 31 (7.75%) E-Commerce
9 31 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (7.50%) Configuration Management
11 27 (6.75%) Load Balancing
12 24 (6.00%) Kanban
12 24 (6.00%) Software Engineering
13 23 (5.75%) SDLC
14 20 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
14 20 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 271 (67.75%) PHP
2 147 (36.75%) JavaScript
3 96 (24.00%) Python
4 73 (18.25%) SQL
5 69 (17.25%) Bash Shell
6 65 (16.25%) Perl
7 52 (13.00%) Ruby
8 44 (11.00%) Java
9 36 (9.00%) Shell Script
10 19 (4.75%) C
11 13 (3.25%) C#
11 13 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.00%) PHP 5
13 11 (2.75%) Groovy
14 6 (1.50%) Go
14 6 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.25%) C++
16 4 (1.00%) ES6
16 4 (1.00%) PHP 7
16 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.00%) Degree
3 17 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.75%) CISSP
5 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.25%) CCNA
7 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.75%) GIAC
9 3 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (0.75%) MCP
9 3 (0.75%) MCSE
9 3 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.75%) SANS
9 3 (0.75%) SSCP
10 2 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.00%) QA
2 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.50%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (17.25%) Docker
2 25 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.50%) NFS
6 6 (1.50%) oVirt
6 6 (1.50%) RHEV
6 6 (1.50%) vSphere
6 6 (1.50%) XenApp
7 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.25%) Samba
8 4 (1.00%) Squid
9 3 (0.75%) KVM
9 3 (0.75%) Postfix
9 3 (0.75%) Xen
10 2 (0.50%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.50%) iptables
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 73 (18.25%) Puppet
2 62 (15.50%) Ansible
3 43 (10.75%) Kubernetes
3 43 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (8.25%) Terraform
5 26 (6.50%) Nagios
6 18 (4.50%) Salt
7 16 (4.00%) ZABBIX
8 15 (3.75%) CFEngine
9 11 (2.75%) Galera Cluster
10 9 (2.25%) Kibana
11 6 (1.50%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.25%) Capistrano
12 5 (1.25%) logstash
13 4 (1.00%) Data Guard
13 4 (1.00%) Nessus
13 4 (1.00%) Packer
13 4 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 48 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 36 (9.00%) VMware
2 36 (9.00%) Zend
3 32 (8.00%) Oracle
4 27 (6.75%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.00%) Splunk
6 15 (3.75%) F5
7 12 (3.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.00%) IBM
7 12 (3.00%) NetApp
8 10 (2.50%) Percona
9 9 (2.25%) Adobe
9 9 (2.25%) SAP
10 8 (2.00%) Google
10 8 (2.00%) SaltStack
11 7 (1.75%) Perforce
11 7 (1.75%) Sybase
12 6 (1.50%) Citrix
13 5 (1.25%) Cisco
14 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com