Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 485 633 581
Rank change year-on-year +148 -52 -64
Contract jobs citing LAMP 121 230 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.77% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 156 235
Median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £285
90th Percentile £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.29 £16.86 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.18% -47.31% -20.00%
10th Percentile £20.77 £15.11 £12.75
90th Percentile £23.80 £20.72 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.29 £16.86 £13.75
% change year-on-year +32.18% +22.62% -

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 14,103 29,854 33,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.35% 32.65% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,510 20,874 23,451
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £413
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 314 340
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.56% +4.36%
10th Percentile £21.56 £18.24 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £65.23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% +1.25%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAMP.

Daily rate trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAMP over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAMP.

Hourly rate trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 14 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 31 May 2020. 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 +124 110 £400 -1.84% 44
UK excluding London +114 63 £394 +5.00% 46
London +130 55 £443 -6.35% 3
South East +130 14 £475 -5.00% 7
East of England +70 14 £400 - 5
North of England +83 12 £313 -3.85% 10
South West +43 9 £393 +20.77% 8
Work from Home +12 8 £400 +9.59% 6
Yorkshire +65 7 £338 - 6
Wales +36 6 £394 -32.69% 5
Midlands +72 5 £325 -23.53% 11
West Midlands +68 5 £325 -27.78% 6
North West +42 5 £288 -11.54% 4
Scotland +43 3 - -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 83 (68.60%) PHP
2 78 (64.46%) MySQL
3 69 (57.02%) Linux
4 55 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 45 (37.19%) HTML
6 42 (34.71%) Python
7 40 (33.06%) Apache
8 37 (30.58%) CSS
9 30 (24.79%) AWS
10 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (23.97%) DevOps
11 28 (23.14%) Azure
11 28 (23.14%) Java
12 27 (22.31%) OO
13 26 (21.49%) E-Commerce
14 25 (20.66%) Git (software)
15 24 (19.83%) jQuery
16 23 (19.01%) MVC
17 22 (18.18%) SQL
18 21 (17.36%) HTML5
18 21 (17.36%) Laravel
19 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (16.53%) Web Services
20 19 (15.70%) Oracle
21 18 (14.88%) Unix
21 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
21 18 (14.88%) Relational Database
22 17 (14.05%) Tomcat
22 17 (14.05%) Scrum
22 17 (14.05%) REST

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 40 (33.06%) Apache
2 17 (14.05%) Tomcat
3 14 (11.57%) nginx
4 12 (9.92%) CMS
5 6 (4.96%) Drupal
5 6 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (4.13%) WordPress
7 4 (3.31%) IIS
8 2 (1.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.83%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.83%) Mule
9 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.83%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.83%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.83%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (11.57%) Magento
2 2 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.83%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 30 (24.79%) AWS
2 28 (23.14%) Azure
3 7 (5.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (5.79%) GCP
4 6 (4.96%) Datadog
4 6 (4.96%) IaaS
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.65%) Office 365
6 2 (1.65%) SaaS
6 2 (1.65%) Serverless
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) DNS
2 6 (4.96%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) HTTP
4 4 (3.31%) SSL
4 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) IPsec
5 1 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.83%) SNMP
5 1 (0.83%) Softphone
5 1 (0.83%) SSH
5 1 (0.83%) VoIP
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (64.46%) MySQL
2 18 (14.88%) Relational Database
3 15 (12.40%) MongoDB
4 12 (9.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
5 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 9 (7.44%) Big Data
7 6 (4.96%) BigQuery
7 6 (4.96%) Redis
8 4 (3.31%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.48%) CouchDB
9 3 (2.48%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.83%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (20.66%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.44%) JIRA
4 6 (4.96%) gulp
5 5 (4.13%) Grunt
5 5 (4.13%) Selenium
6 4 (3.31%) Bower
7 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.65%) GitLab
8 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.65%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.83%) Babel
9 1 (0.83%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.83%) Maven
9 1 (0.83%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.83%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Games
3 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.13%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.31%) Back Office
5 4 (3.31%) Electronics
6 3 (2.48%) Marketing
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.83%) Front Office
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (53.72%) Developer
2 24 (19.83%) PHP Developer
3 16 (13.22%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Magento Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Software Support Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Backend Developer
8 5 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Hybris Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Java Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) LAMP Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.19%) HTML
2 37 (30.58%) CSS
3 24 (19.83%) jQuery
4 21 (17.36%) HTML5
4 21 (17.36%) Laravel
5 20 (16.53%) Web Services
6 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
7 17 (14.05%) REST
8 16 (13.22%) LEMP Stack
9 15 (12.40%) React
10 13 (10.74%) CSS3
10 13 (10.74%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (8.26%) JSON
11 10 (8.26%) RESTful
11 10 (8.26%) SOAP
11 10 (8.26%) Symfony
12 9 (7.44%) Node.js
12 9 (7.44%) Sass
12 9 (7.44%) Vue.js
13 8 (6.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.79%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.79%) User Experience
4 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) IVR
7 1 (0.83%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.02%) Linux
2 18 (14.88%) Unix
3 15 (12.40%) Windows
4 7 (5.79%) CentOS
5 6 (4.96%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.48%) SUSE
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (23.97%) DevOps
2 27 (22.31%) OO
3 26 (21.49%) E-Commerce
4 23 (19.01%) MVC
5 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (14.05%) Scrum
7 15 (12.40%) OO PHP
8 14 (11.57%) Software Engineering
8 14 (11.57%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.92%) ITIL
9 12 (9.92%) TDD
10 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
11 9 (7.44%) Open Source
11 9 (7.44%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (6.61%) Microservices
12 8 (6.61%) Migration
12 8 (6.61%) Web Development
13 7 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (68.60%) PHP
2 55 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 42 (34.71%) Python
4 28 (23.14%) Java
5 22 (18.18%) SQL
6 13 (10.74%) Bash Shell
7 12 (9.92%) Ruby
8 7 (5.79%) C++
9 6 (4.96%) Perl
10 5 (4.13%) Clojure
10 5 (4.13%) Groovy
10 5 (4.13%) PHP 7
10 5 (4.13%) Scala
11 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.65%) C#
12 2 (1.65%) ES6
12 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.65%) VBScript
13 1 (0.83%) Go
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.79%) Master's Degree
4 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 6 (4.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Docker
2 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) Terraform
2 13 (10.74%) Ansible
3 10 (8.26%) Nagios
4 8 (6.61%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.96%) Puppet
6 2 (1.65%) Grafana
6 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.65%) Salt
7 1 (0.83%) cPanel
7 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.83%) Kibana
7 1 (0.83%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Oracle
2 13 (10.74%) Zend
3 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.92%) Splunk
4 5 (4.13%) CA
4 5 (4.13%) Google
4 5 (4.13%) hybris
4 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.13%) SAP
5 4 (3.31%) VMware
6 3 (2.48%) Adobe
6 3 (2.48%) Ariba
7 2 (1.65%) New Relic
8 1 (0.83%) Agnitio
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix
8 1 (0.83%) F5
8 1 (0.83%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.83%) Klarna
8 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.83%) Sophos