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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK
Rank 417 410 355
Rank change year-on-year -7 -55  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 170 224 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.51% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 170 160
Median daily rate £365 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -2.22% -3.57%  
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 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
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 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 22 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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 -4 154 £375 -6.25% 195
London -18 72 £400 -11.11% 67
South East +8 20 £330 -5.71% 26
Yorkshire +9 17 £365 -8.75% 18
North West +34 14 £270 -10.00% 31
West Yorkshire +19 14 £365 -14.11% 12
City of London -1 14 £325 -7.14% 11
Leeds +8 13 £365 -18.88% 10
East of England -1 11 £376 +34.97% 14
West Midlands +23 10 £324 -0.38% 15
Hertfordshire -2 10 £376 +39.35% 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £300 - 3
Manchester +16 9 £270 -10.00% 20
South West -7 9 £323 -24.11% 16
Scotland +37 8 £194 -38.49% 1
South Wales +20 7 £413 +106.25%
Wales +17 7 £413 +106.25% 1
Cardiff +22 6 £475 +137.50%
Glasgow +7 6 £114 +13.75%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £340 - 1
Cheshire +26 4 £400 +33.33% 5
Bristol +2 4 £373 -9.14% 6
Crewe - 4 £400 -
Hatfield - 4 £413 -
Hampshire +20 3 £538 +65.38% 7
Berkshire +12 3 £335 -4.28% 5
Birmingham +2 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Shropshire - 3 £275 -
Surrey +10 2 £375 -9.09% 6
Gloucestershire +2 2 £320 +45.45% 4

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 291 (75.78%) MySQL
2 278 (72.40%) Linux
3 240 (62.50%) PHP
4 212 (55.21%) Apache
5 144 (37.50%) HTML
6 141 (36.72%) JavaScript
7 124 (32.29%) DevOps
8 123 (32.03%) Git (software)
9 119 (30.99%) Python
10 118 (30.73%) CSS
11 109 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
12 95 (24.74%) Perl
13 92 (23.96%) Bash Shell
13 92 (23.96%) Puppet
13 92 (23.96%) Jenkins
14 85 (22.14%) VMware
15 82 (21.35%) Ansible
16 78 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
17 71 (18.49%) Ruby
18 69 (17.97%) LAPP Stack
19 67 (17.45%) nginx
20 65 (16.93%) Tomcat
21 62 (16.15%) Java
21 62 (16.15%) jQuery
22 61 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
22 61 (15.89%) Web Development
23 59 (15.36%) Web Services
23 59 (15.36%) LEMP Stack
24 58 (15.10%) NoSQL
25 57 (14.84%) Opscode Chef

LAMP
Top Related 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
1 212 (55.21%) Apache
2 67 (17.45%) nginx
3 65 (16.93%) Tomcat
4 42 (10.94%) WordPress
5 30 (7.81%) CMS
6 24 (6.25%) Drupal
7 21 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (4.95%) IIS
9 18 (4.69%) Apache Solr
10 17 (4.43%) OpenStack
11 15 (3.91%) Jetty
12 14 (3.65%) WildFly
13 13 (3.39%) Confluence
13 13 (3.39%) JBoss
13 13 (3.39%) Mule ESB
14 5 (1.30%) Apache Spark
14 5 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.56%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Magento
2 7 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.73%) GitHub
3 17 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.65%) IaaS
5 10 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.60%) SaaS
6 9 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.82%) PaaS
8 6 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.56%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.30%) Loggly
9 5 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) AdWords
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.52%) Route 53
12 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.98%) Firewall
2 41 (10.68%) DNS
3 31 (8.07%) HTTP
4 29 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 25 (6.51%) Internet
6 23 (5.99%) SAN
7 20 (5.21%) SSL
8 17 (4.43%) VPN
9 15 (3.91%) Reverse Proxy
10 13 (3.39%) DHCP
11 11 (2.86%) LDAP
12 9 (2.34%) DMZ
13 8 (2.08%) AMQP
14 7 (1.82%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.56%) Intranet
15 6 (1.56%) WAN
16 4 (1.04%) SNMP
16 4 (1.04%) SSH
16 4 (1.04%) VLAN
16 4 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (75.78%) MySQL
2 78 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (15.10%) NoSQL
4 46 (11.98%) MongoDB
5 38 (9.90%) Relational Database
6 30 (7.81%) Redis
7 29 (7.55%) SQL Server
8 23 (5.99%) MariaDB
9 12 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.13%) CouchDB
10 10 (2.60%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.82%) Riak
12 6 (1.56%) HBase
13 5 (1.30%) Big Data
14 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.78%) phpMyAdmin
15 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 123 (32.03%) Git (software)
2 92 (23.96%) Jenkins
3 41 (10.68%) Subversion
4 30 (7.81%) GitLab
5 28 (7.29%) Mercurial
6 19 (4.95%) Vagrant
7 15 (3.91%) Gerrit
7 15 (3.91%) Maven
8 13 (3.39%) JIRA
9 11 (2.86%) Grunt
10 9 (2.34%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.56%) PHPUnit
11 6 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.30%) gulp
12 5 (1.30%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 23 (5.99%) Finance
2 10 (2.60%) Marketing
2 10 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.08%) Publishing
4 6 (1.56%) Banking
5 5 (1.30%) Electronics
5 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Games
7 3 (0.78%) Back Office
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) iGaming
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 181 (47.14%) Developer
2 127 (33.07%) PHP Developer
3 80 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (7.03%) LAMP Developer
6 24 (6.25%) MySQL Developer
6 24 (6.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 23 (5.99%) Administrator
7 23 (5.99%) Drupal Developer
8 22 (5.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 22 (5.73%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 21 (5.47%) Web Developer
10 20 (5.21%) AWS DevOps
10 20 (5.21%) PHP Zend Developer
11 19 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
11 19 (4.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.69%) Technical Leader
12 18 (4.69%) WordPress Developer
13 17 (4.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (37.50%) HTML
2 118 (30.73%) CSS
3 69 (17.97%) LAPP Stack
4 62 (16.15%) jQuery
5 59 (15.36%) LEMP Stack
5 59 (15.36%) Web Services
6 54 (14.06%) HTML5
7 38 (9.90%) CSS3
7 38 (9.90%) Symfony
8 37 (9.64%) Laravel
9 36 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
10 34 (8.85%) AngularJS
11 28 (7.29%) Node.js
12 27 (7.03%) Sass
13 25 (6.51%) XHTML
14 23 (5.99%) XML
15 22 (5.73%) Ajax
15 22 (5.73%) Memcached
16 21 (5.47%) Zend Framework
17 19 (4.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.43%) Clustering
2 14 (3.65%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.08%) Replication
5 7 (1.82%) User Experience
6 6 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.56%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.30%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.04%) RIA
9 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) AS400
10 2 (0.52%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.52%) Fintech
10 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 278 (72.40%) Linux
2 49 (12.76%) Windows
3 44 (11.46%) CentOS
4 42 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (9.90%) Ubuntu
6 29 (7.55%) Unix
7 10 (2.60%) Solaris
8 8 (2.08%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.56%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.30%) SUSE
10 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.78%) AIX
12 3 (0.78%) Debian
13 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.26%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.29%) DevOps
2 109 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.89%) Web Development
4 56 (14.58%) OO
5 45 (11.72%) Configuration Management
6 43 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (11.20%) MVC
7 37 (9.64%) OOP
7 37 (9.64%) Scrum
8 36 (9.38%) Open Source
9 35 (9.11%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (7.55%) E-Commerce
11 27 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (6.77%) Performance Monitoring
13 21 (5.47%) High Availability
13 21 (5.47%) OO PHP
13 21 (5.47%) Web Design
14 20 (5.21%) Software Engineering
14 20 (5.21%) TDD
14 20 (5.21%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 240 (62.50%) PHP
2 141 (36.72%) JavaScript
3 119 (30.99%) Python
4 95 (24.74%) Perl
5 92 (23.96%) Bash Shell
6 71 (18.49%) Ruby
7 62 (16.15%) Java
8 51 (13.28%) SQL
9 20 (5.21%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.13%) Go
11 10 (2.60%) C
11 10 (2.60%) C#
12 8 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.30%) C++
13 5 (1.30%) Scala
14 4 (1.04%) Groovy
14 4 (1.04%) VB
15 3 (0.78%) Korn
15 3 (0.78%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.39%) Degree
4 11 (2.86%) RHCE
5 6 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.04%) CCNA
7 4 (1.04%) CCNP
7 4 (1.04%) RHCA
7 4 (1.04%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.52%) SANS
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.91%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (12.50%) Docker
3 24 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (3.91%) Xen
5 12 (3.13%) FreeRADIUS
6 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.60%) NFS
7 10 (2.60%) vSphere
8 9 (2.34%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.08%) GlusterFS
9 8 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.56%) vCloud
10 6 (1.56%) XenServer
11 5 (1.30%) HDFS
11 5 (1.30%) Samba
11 5 (1.30%) Varnish
11 5 (1.30%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.04%) iptables
12 4 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 92 (23.96%) Puppet
2 82 (21.35%) Ansible
3 57 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (13.28%) Nagios
5 37 (9.64%) HAProxy
6 24 (6.25%) logstash
7 21 (5.47%) ZABBIX
8 19 (4.95%) Kibana
9 17 (4.43%) Salt
10 16 (4.17%) Graphite
11 13 (3.39%) Kubernetes
12 12 (3.13%) Cobbler
13 11 (2.86%) Zenoss
14 10 (2.60%) SELinux
15 9 (2.34%) Terraform
16 7 (1.82%) Linux-HA
16 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 6 (1.56%) Galera Cluster
18 4 (1.04%) Mesos
18 4 (1.04%) rkt
Vendors
1 85 (22.14%) VMware
2 57 (14.84%) Red Hat
3 56 (14.58%) Zend
4 39 (10.16%) Oracle
5 21 (5.47%) Google
5 21 (5.47%) Microsoft
6 17 (4.43%) Cisco
7 16 (4.17%) EMC
8 15 (3.91%) Rackspace
9 14 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.86%) Adobe
11 10 (2.60%) New Relic
11 10 (2.60%) SaltStack
12 8 (2.08%) Splunk
13 7 (1.82%) F5
14 6 (1.56%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.30%) HP
15 5 (1.30%) SAP
16 4 (1.04%) Percona
16 4 (1.04%) Twitter
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