Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 521 428
Rank change year-on-year -51 -93 -35
Contract jobs citing LAMP 328 339 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.11% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 250 415
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +7.38%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - -

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 35,130 30,579 31,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.89% 32.19% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,719 21,114 22,097
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 385 404
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +2.04%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -33 315 £400 +9.59% 248
UK excluding London -50 175 £375 +15.38% 166
London -42 147 £425 +6.25% 88
South East -46 57 £400 +15.94% 39
Midlands +6 41 £425 +38.21% 23
North of England -15 39 £375 +7.14% 59
West Midlands -14 22 £450 +16.13% 17
North West -15 20 £325 -7.14% 31
East Midlands +10 19 £400 +33.33% 6
East of England +20 18 £325 -7.14% 12
Yorkshire -16 16 £425 +16.44% 21
South West -11 11 £300 -5.14% 27
Scotland -52 5 £375 +36.36% 3
Wales -18 4 £275 -21.43% 3
North East - 3 £363 - 7

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 215 (65.55%) PHP
1 215 (65.55%) Linux
2 212 (64.63%) MySQL
3 147 (44.82%) Apache
4 140 (42.68%) JavaScript
5 115 (35.06%) HTML
6 102 (31.10%) CSS
7 91 (27.74%) Git (software)
7 91 (27.74%) DevOps
8 84 (25.61%) Python
9 81 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (21.34%) Amazon AWS
11 62 (18.90%) OO
12 61 (18.60%) Jenkins
13 59 (17.99%) Docker
13 59 (17.99%) Puppet
14 58 (17.68%) SQL
15 57 (17.38%) Bash Shell
15 57 (17.38%) Symfony
16 55 (16.77%) Open Source
16 55 (16.77%) MVC
16 55 (16.77%) Ansible
17 54 (16.46%) Web Development
17 54 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (15.85%) Finance
19 49 (14.94%) Java
20 48 (14.63%) Perl
20 48 (14.63%) Web Services
20 48 (14.63%) Magento
21 46 (14.02%) Drupal

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
1 147 (44.82%) Apache
2 46 (14.02%) Drupal
2 46 (14.02%) Tomcat
3 40 (12.20%) nginx
4 28 (8.54%) CMS
5 26 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (6.40%) WordPress
7 14 (4.27%) Confluence
8 9 (2.74%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.74%) JBoss
9 8 (2.44%) IIS
10 6 (1.83%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.52%) Jetty
11 5 (1.52%) Mule ESB
11 5 (1.52%) WildFly
12 4 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.30%) InDesign
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 48 (14.63%) Magento
2 4 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.61%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.30%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.34%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.40%) GitHub
4 11 (3.35%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.44%) PaaS
6 7 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.13%) SaaS
7 6 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.52%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.52%) Office 365
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.22%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.22%) IaaS
9 4 (1.22%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.91%) npm
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.45%) Firewall
2 28 (8.54%) HTTP
3 26 (7.93%) DNS
4 20 (6.10%) SSL
5 16 (4.88%) VPN
6 15 (4.57%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.66%) Internet
8 9 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.44%) Intranet
9 8 (2.44%) LAN
9 8 (2.44%) WAN
10 7 (2.13%) Network Security
10 7 (2.13%) SSH
11 6 (1.83%) DHCP
12 4 (1.22%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.22%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.22%) MPLS
12 4 (1.22%) SAN
12 4 (1.22%) VoIP
12 4 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (64.63%) MySQL
2 40 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (10.06%) MongoDB
3 33 (10.06%) Relational Database
4 32 (9.76%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.62%) SQL Server
6 23 (7.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.27%) Redis
8 12 (3.66%) DB2
9 11 (3.35%) Big Data
10 10 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (2.74%) Apache Hive
11 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.44%) HBase
12 8 (2.44%) NuoDB
13 6 (1.83%) KDB
13 6 (1.83%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.83%) Power BI
14 5 (1.52%) Impala
14 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (27.74%) Git (software)
2 61 (18.60%) Jenkins
3 27 (8.23%) Subversion
4 19 (5.79%) JIRA
5 16 (4.88%) Vagrant
6 10 (3.05%) PHPUnit
7 8 (2.44%) Mercurial
7 8 (2.44%) Xdebug
8 7 (2.13%) GitLab
8 7 (2.13%) Maven
9 5 (1.52%) Gerrit
9 5 (1.52%) git-flow
10 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.22%) GoCD
11 3 (0.91%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.61%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.61%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (15.85%) Finance
2 13 (3.96%) Back Office
3 9 (2.74%) Retail
4 8 (2.44%) Marketing
4 8 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.83%) Banking
6 5 (1.52%) Advertising
7 4 (1.22%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) Automotive
8 3 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (49.39%) Developer
2 82 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 42 (12.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.06%) Administrator
5 30 (9.15%) LAMP Developer
6 25 (7.62%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 23 (7.01%) Magento Developer
8 22 (6.71%) Drupal Developer
9 16 (4.88%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.27%) DBA
11 14 (4.27%) MySQL DBA
11 14 (4.27%) Server Administrator
11 14 (4.27%) Web Developer
12 13 (3.96%) Architect
12 13 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) Perl Developer
13 12 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
13 12 (3.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.35%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (35.06%) HTML
2 102 (31.10%) CSS
3 57 (17.38%) Symfony
4 48 (14.63%) Web Services
5 39 (11.89%) Laravel
6 38 (11.59%) jQuery
6 38 (11.59%) LEMP Stack
7 36 (10.98%) CSS3
8 35 (10.67%) LAPP Stack
9 33 (10.06%) AngularJS
10 31 (9.45%) HTML5
11 28 (8.54%) RESTful
12 27 (8.23%) React
13 26 (7.93%) REST
14 23 (7.01%) XHTML
15 20 (6.10%) XML
16 19 (5.79%) JSON
16 19 (5.79%) Kafka
17 18 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
18 16 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.40%) Replication
2 17 (5.18%) Clustering
2 17 (5.18%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.66%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.05%) User Experience
6 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.22%) Fintech
8 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.91%) IPTV
9 3 (0.91%) MPEG
9 3 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.91%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.91%) W3C
10 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 215 (65.55%) Linux
2 35 (10.67%) Unix
3 30 (9.15%) CentOS
4 25 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (7.32%) Ubuntu
6 21 (6.40%) Windows
7 10 (3.05%) Debian
7 10 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.44%) Android
9 7 (2.13%) Solaris
10 5 (1.52%) SUSE
11 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.61%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.61%) HPUX
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.74%) DevOps
2 81 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (18.90%) OO
4 55 (16.77%) MVC
4 55 (16.77%) Open Source
5 54 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (16.46%) Web Development
6 46 (14.02%) E-Commerce
7 38 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (10.98%) OOP
9 28 (8.54%) Configuration Management
10 24 (7.32%) Scrum
11 23 (7.01%) TDD
11 23 (7.01%) Unit Testing
12 22 (6.71%) OO PHP
13 20 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (5.49%) Load Balancing
15 17 (5.18%) Content Management
16 15 (4.57%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 215 (65.55%) PHP
2 140 (42.68%) JavaScript
3 84 (25.61%) Python
4 58 (17.68%) SQL
5 57 (17.38%) Bash Shell
6 49 (14.94%) Java
7 48 (14.63%) Perl
8 30 (9.15%) Ruby
9 23 (7.01%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.27%) Groovy
11 8 (2.44%) C#
11 8 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.83%) C
12 6 (1.83%) ES6
12 6 (1.83%) Scala
13 5 (1.52%) HiveQL
13 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.22%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.22%) C++
14 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.18%) Degree
4 10 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.22%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.91%) CCNA
6 3 (0.91%) RHCE
7 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CISM
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) MCITP
8 1 (0.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.30%) NCDA
8 1 (0.30%) RHCT
8 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.44%) GDPR
1 8 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 8 (2.44%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (17.99%) Docker
2 19 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.05%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.74%) NFS
6 8 (2.44%) Xen
7 7 (2.13%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.52%) KVM
8 5 (1.52%) Postfix
8 5 (1.52%) Samba
8 5 (1.52%) Squid
9 4 (1.22%) iptables
9 4 (1.22%) Varnish
9 4 (1.22%) vCloud
9 4 (1.22%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.91%) oVirt
10 3 (0.91%) RHEV
10 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.61%) LXC
11 2 (0.61%) zsh
Systems Management
1 59 (17.99%) Puppet
2 55 (16.77%) Ansible
3 34 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.23%) Kubernetes
5 21 (6.40%) Terraform
6 16 (4.88%) Kibana
7 15 (4.57%) Galera Cluster
8 13 (3.96%) HAProxy
9 11 (3.35%) logstash
10 9 (2.74%) Nagios
11 8 (2.44%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.52%) Salt
13 4 (1.22%) Nessus
14 3 (0.91%) Ambari
14 3 (0.91%) CFEngine
14 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
15 2 (0.61%) Capistrano
15 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
15 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 2 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (10.06%) Oracle
2 31 (9.45%) Zend
3 29 (8.84%) VMware
4 28 (8.54%) Red Hat
5 23 (7.01%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.18%) IBM
6 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (4.27%) Percona
8 13 (3.96%) SAP
8 13 (3.96%) Splunk
9 12 (3.66%) Google
10 9 (2.74%) Cloudera
10 9 (2.74%) SaltStack
11 8 (2.44%) Rackspace
12 7 (2.13%) Perforce
12 7 (2.13%) Sybase
13 5 (1.52%) Adobe
13 5 (1.52%) Cisco
13 5 (1.52%) HP
13 5 (1.52%) Talend