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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 420 359
Rank change year-on-year -12 -61  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 174 235 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.56% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 173 160
Median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £546 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £334 £344
% change year-on-year -0.37% -2.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.25

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 14232 15083 14189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.46% 28.02% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9874 10486 9196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 224 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -15 157 £375 -6.25% 191
London -6 75 £400 -15.34% 74
South East +9 21 £335 -4.28% 27
Yorkshire +15 17 £365 -14.11% 20
City of London -3 15 £325 -7.14% 14
North West +31 14 £270 -11.83% 25
West Yorkshire +18 14 £365 -18.88% 15
Leeds +8 13 £365 -18.88% 12
West Midlands +16 10 £324 -0.38% 16
East of England +3 10 £413 +52.77% 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £300 - 2
Manchester +22 9 £270 -10.00% 15
Hertfordshire +3 9 £413 +52.77% 2
South West -15 9 £323 -24.11% 13
Scotland +34 8 £194 -6.62% 4
South Wales +20 7 £413 +106.25%
Wales +13 7 £413 +106.25% 1
Cardiff +29 6 £475 +137.50%
Glasgow +7 6 £114 +13.75% 1
Hatfield - 5 £413 -
Cheshire +27 4 £400 +33.33% 3
Berkshire +21 4 £340 -2.85% 6
Bristol +2 4 £373 -9.14% 4
Crewe - 4 £400 -
Hampshire +13 3 £538 +65.38% 7
Birmingham -1 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Shropshire - 3 £275 -
Slough - 3 £340 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Gloucestershire +5 2 £320 +19.62% 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 281 (75.13%) MySQL
2 270 (72.19%) Linux
3 228 (60.96%) PHP
4 201 (53.74%) Apache
5 138 (36.90%) HTML
6 135 (36.10%) JavaScript
7 123 (32.89%) DevOps
8 114 (30.48%) Python
8 114 (30.48%) Git (software)
9 112 (29.95%) CSS
10 105 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
11 96 (25.67%) Perl
12 92 (24.60%) Puppet
13 87 (23.26%) Bash Shell
13 87 (23.26%) Jenkins
14 78 (20.86%) Ansible
14 78 (20.86%) VMware
15 73 (19.52%) PostgreSQL
16 70 (18.72%) Ruby
17 67 (17.91%) Java
18 66 (17.65%) Tomcat
19 64 (17.11%) LAPP Stack
20 61 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
20 61 (16.31%) jQuery
21 60 (16.04%) nginx
22 59 (15.78%) Red Hat
23 56 (14.97%) Web Development
24 55 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
25 54 (14.44%) Web Services
26 53 (14.17%) OO

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
1 201 (53.74%) Apache
2 66 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 60 (16.04%) nginx
4 42 (11.23%) WordPress
5 30 (8.02%) CMS
6 22 (5.88%) Drupal
7 20 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (4.81%) JBoss
9 17 (4.55%) IIS
10 16 (4.28%) OpenStack
11 14 (3.74%) Apache Solr
12 13 (3.48%) Confluence
13 11 (2.94%) Jetty
14 10 (2.67%) WildFly
15 9 (2.41%) Mule ESB
15 9 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (2.14%) WebLogic
17 5 (1.34%) Apache Spark
17 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
18 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.60%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (1.87%) Magento
3 4 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.88%) GitHub
3 17 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.74%) IaaS
5 10 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.41%) SaaS
7 7 (1.87%) PaaS
8 6 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.34%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.34%) Loggly
9 5 (1.34%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.53%) AdWords
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.53%) Route 53
12 1 (0.27%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.23%) Firewall
2 39 (10.43%) DNS
3 32 (8.56%) TCP/IP
4 31 (8.29%) HTTP
5 24 (6.42%) Internet
5 24 (6.42%) SAN
5 24 (6.42%) SSL
6 13 (3.48%) VPN
7 12 (3.21%) DHCP
8 11 (2.94%) LDAP
8 11 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.14%) AMQP
10 7 (1.87%) DMZ
10 7 (1.87%) SSH
11 6 (1.60%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.60%) WAN
12 5 (1.34%) Intranet
13 4 (1.07%) Network Security
13 4 (1.07%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (1.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (75.13%) MySQL
2 73 (19.52%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (13.90%) NoSQL
4 44 (11.76%) MongoDB
5 31 (8.29%) Relational Database
6 28 (7.49%) Redis
7 27 (7.22%) SQL Server
8 23 (6.15%) MariaDB
9 12 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.67%) CouchDB
10 10 (2.67%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.87%) Riak
12 6 (1.60%) HBase
13 5 (1.34%) Big Data
14 3 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.80%) phpMyAdmin
15 2 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 114 (30.48%) Git (software)
2 87 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 41 (10.96%) Subversion
4 26 (6.95%) GitLab
5 22 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 19 (5.08%) Vagrant
7 15 (4.01%) Maven
8 13 (3.48%) JIRA
9 12 (3.21%) Grunt
10 11 (2.94%) Gerrit
11 9 (2.41%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.60%) gulp
12 6 (1.60%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.34%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.34%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.80%) Ant
General
1 25 (6.68%) Finance
2 10 (2.67%) Marketing
3 9 (2.41%) Banking
3 9 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.14%) Publishing
5 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.07%) Electronics
6 4 (1.07%) Games
6 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) iGaming
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 172 (45.99%) Developer
2 119 (31.82%) PHP Developer
3 78 (20.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 39 (10.43%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (6.95%) Administrator
6 25 (6.68%) LAMP Developer
7 22 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
7 22 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
7 22 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 21 (5.61%) Drupal Developer
8 21 (5.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 20 (5.35%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (5.35%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 20 (5.35%) PHP Zend Developer
9 20 (5.35%) Web Developer
10 19 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.81%) Technical Leader
11 18 (4.81%) WordPress Developer
12 17 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (4.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (36.90%) HTML
2 112 (29.95%) CSS
3 64 (17.11%) LAPP Stack
4 61 (16.31%) jQuery
5 54 (14.44%) Web Services
6 53 (14.17%) LEMP Stack
7 51 (13.64%) HTML5
8 37 (9.89%) Symfony
9 36 (9.63%) CSS3
9 36 (9.63%) Laravel
10 33 (8.82%) AngularJS
11 31 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (7.22%) Node.js
12 27 (7.22%) Sass
13 26 (6.95%) XML
14 23 (6.15%) XHTML
15 22 (5.88%) Ajax
16 20 (5.35%) Memcached
16 20 (5.35%) Zend Framework
17 18 (4.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.35%) Clustering
2 15 (4.01%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.14%) Replication
6 7 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.87%) User Experience
7 6 (1.60%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.07%) Fintech
9 4 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.07%) RIA
10 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) AS400
11 2 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 270 (72.19%) Linux
2 48 (12.83%) Windows
3 43 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (10.43%) CentOS
5 34 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 31 (8.29%) Unix
7 10 (2.67%) Solaris
8 8 (2.14%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.60%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.34%) SUSE
10 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.80%) AIX
12 3 (0.80%) Debian
13 2 (0.53%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (32.89%) DevOps
2 105 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (14.97%) Web Development
4 53 (14.17%) OO
5 42 (11.23%) Configuration Management
6 39 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (10.43%) MVC
7 36 (9.63%) OOP
7 36 (9.63%) Open Source
8 35 (9.36%) Scrum
9 34 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (6.95%) E-Commerce
10 26 (6.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 25 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (6.15%) High Availability
13 21 (5.61%) Software Engineering
14 19 (5.08%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.81%) Front End Development
15 18 (4.81%) TDD
15 18 (4.81%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 228 (60.96%) PHP
2 135 (36.10%) JavaScript
3 114 (30.48%) Python
4 96 (25.67%) Perl
5 87 (23.26%) Bash Shell
6 70 (18.72%) Ruby
7 67 (17.91%) Java
8 51 (13.64%) SQL
9 20 (5.35%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.21%) Go
11 11 (2.94%) C#
12 10 (2.67%) C
13 8 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.34%) C++
14 5 (1.34%) VB
15 4 (1.07%) Groovy
15 4 (1.07%) Scala
15 4 (1.07%) XPath
16 3 (0.80%) Clojure
16 3 (0.80%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 20 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.48%) Degree
4 11 (2.94%) RHCE
5 6 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.07%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.80%) CCNA
7 3 (0.80%) CCNP
7 3 (0.80%) RHCA
8 2 (0.53%) SANS
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.27%) LPIC
9 1 (0.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.27%) MCSA
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (12.03%) Docker
3 20 (5.35%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.48%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.94%) FreeRADIUS
5 11 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.67%) NFS
6 10 (2.67%) Xen
7 9 (2.41%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.41%) vSphere
8 8 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.87%) GlusterFS
10 6 (1.60%) Samba
10 6 (1.60%) vCloud
11 5 (1.34%) HDFS
11 5 (1.34%) Squid
11 5 (1.34%) VirtualBox
11 5 (1.34%) XenServer
12 4 (1.07%) Shibboleth
12 4 (1.07%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 92 (24.60%) Puppet
2 78 (20.86%) Ansible
3 55 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (13.90%) Nagios
5 32 (8.56%) HAProxy
6 19 (5.08%) logstash
7 18 (4.81%) Salt
8 17 (4.55%) ZABBIX
9 16 (4.28%) Graphite
9 16 (4.28%) Kibana
10 13 (3.48%) Kubernetes
11 12 (3.21%) Cobbler
12 11 (2.94%) Zenoss
13 10 (2.67%) SELinux
13 10 (2.67%) Terraform
14 7 (1.87%) Linux-HA
14 7 (1.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 6 (1.60%) Galera Cluster
16 4 (1.07%) Mesos
16 4 (1.07%) rkt
Vendors
1 78 (20.86%) VMware
2 59 (15.78%) Red Hat
3 52 (13.90%) Zend
4 41 (10.96%) Oracle
5 20 (5.35%) Google
6 19 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 16 (4.28%) Cisco
7 16 (4.28%) EMC
8 15 (4.01%) Rackspace
9 14 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.94%) Adobe
11 10 (2.67%) New Relic
11 10 (2.67%) SaltStack
12 8 (2.14%) Splunk
13 7 (1.87%) F5
14 6 (1.60%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.34%) HP
16 4 (1.07%) Percona
16 4 (1.07%) SAP
17 3 (0.80%) ForgeRock
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 170 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sytel Reply
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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