Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 499 480
Rank change year-on-year -97 -19 -100
Contract jobs citing LAMP 289 352 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.20% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 270 351
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +9.22%
10th Percentile £297 £268 £263
90th Percentile £550 £531 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £345 £343
% change year-on-year +5.07% +0.73% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -45.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £31.20 £26.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £28.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -94 267 £400 +2.24% 289
UK excluding London -43 149 £363 +5.07% 203
London -84 127 £450 +9.76% 98
South East -17 51 £400 +15.94% 55
Midlands +18 33 £363 +8.21% 43
North of England -24 30 £325 -7.14% 50
West Midlands -7 22 £375 +3.81% 33
North West -24 19 £300 -11.11% 25
East of England -13 16 £438 +28.68% 14
East Midlands +4 11 £353 +17.50% 10
Yorkshire -27 10 £400 +6.67% 18
Wales -12 9 £363 +3.57% 3
South West +3 7 £338 +5.47% 29
Scotland -39 3 £375 +42.86% 7
North East +26 1 £363 +27.19% 7

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 200 (69.20%) Linux
2 190 (65.74%) MySQL
3 180 (62.28%) PHP
4 133 (46.02%) Apache
5 112 (38.75%) JavaScript
6 99 (34.26%) HTML
7 87 (30.10%) DevOps
8 86 (29.76%) Python
9 84 (29.07%) CSS
10 83 (28.72%) Git (software)
11 78 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
12 68 (23.53%) Bash Shell
13 60 (20.76%) Docker
14 56 (19.38%) nginx
14 56 (19.38%) CentOS
15 55 (19.03%) Ansible
15 55 (19.03%) LEMP Stack
16 53 (18.34%) MVC
17 52 (17.99%) OO
18 50 (17.30%) Open Source
19 48 (16.61%) Jenkins
19 48 (16.61%) E-Commerce
19 48 (16.61%) Red Hat
20 45 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 43 (14.88%) Tomcat
23 42 (14.53%) jQuery
23 42 (14.53%) Puppet
24 41 (14.19%) HTML5

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
1 133 (46.02%) Apache
2 56 (19.38%) nginx
3 43 (14.88%) Tomcat
4 30 (10.38%) Drupal
5 21 (7.27%) WordPress
6 19 (6.57%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (6.23%) CMS
8 12 (4.15%) Apache Spark
8 12 (4.15%) Jetty
9 10 (3.46%) Confluence
10 9 (3.11%) Mule ESB
10 9 (3.11%) WildFly
11 8 (2.77%) IIS
12 7 (2.42%) OpenStack
13 6 (2.08%) JBoss
14 4 (1.38%) Apache Solr
14 4 (1.38%) ExpressionEngine
14 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
15 3 (1.04%) Joomla!
15 3 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (11.42%) Magento
2 4 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.35%) Odoo
4 1 (0.35%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.92%) GitHub
2 20 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.19%) Amazon S3
4 13 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (3.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 10 (3.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (3.11%) SaaS
7 8 (2.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.77%) Serverless
8 7 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (2.42%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (1.73%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.73%) PaaS
10 4 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.38%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (1.38%) Route 53
11 3 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.69%) Firewall
2 22 (7.61%) HTTP
3 17 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.54%) DNS
5 14 (4.84%) SSL
5 14 (4.84%) VPN
6 12 (4.15%) DHCP
6 12 (4.15%) Reverse Proxy
7 10 (3.46%) VLAN
8 8 (2.77%) SAN
9 7 (2.42%) Network Security
9 7 (2.42%) SSH
10 5 (1.73%) FTP
10 5 (1.73%) Internet
10 5 (1.73%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.38%) Intranet
11 4 (1.38%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.04%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.04%) LAN
12 3 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (65.74%) MySQL
2 37 (12.80%) MongoDB
3 34 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (10.38%) NoSQL
5 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
6 23 (7.96%) SQL Server
7 17 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (5.19%) Hadoop
9 14 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (3.81%) Big Data
10 11 (3.81%) MariaDB
11 10 (3.46%) Redis
12 6 (2.08%) Apache Hive
12 6 (2.08%) HBase
13 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.38%) DB2
13 4 (1.38%) OLAP
13 4 (1.38%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (1.38%) Pentaho
13 4 (1.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 83 (28.72%) Git (software)
2 48 (16.61%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.27%) Vagrant
4 16 (5.54%) JIRA
4 16 (5.54%) Subversion
5 11 (3.81%) GitLab
6 10 (3.46%) Artifactory
6 10 (3.46%) Mercurial
7 9 (3.11%) Gerrit
8 8 (2.77%) Grunt
8 8 (2.77%) gulp
9 7 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (2.08%) PHPUnit
11 5 (1.73%) Maven
12 4 (1.38%) git-flow
12 4 (1.38%) GoCD
12 4 (1.38%) Xdebug
13 3 (1.04%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.04%) Selenium
13 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (8.65%) Finance
2 16 (5.54%) Marketing
2 16 (5.54%) Retail
3 9 (3.11%) Games
4 5 (1.73%) Back Office
5 4 (1.38%) Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Advertising
6 3 (1.04%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 141 (48.79%) Developer
2 65 (22.49%) PHP Developer
3 43 (14.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 37 (12.80%) Administrator
5 29 (10.03%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (8.30%) Linux Administrator
6 24 (8.30%) Magento Developer
7 23 (7.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 17 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
8 17 (5.88%) LAMP Developer
9 15 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 12 (4.15%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.46%) Architect
12 10 (3.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (3.46%) Salesforce Developer
13 9 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.11%) MySQL Developer
13 9 (3.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 9 (3.11%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (34.26%) HTML
2 84 (29.07%) CSS
3 55 (19.03%) LEMP Stack
4 42 (14.53%) jQuery
5 41 (14.19%) HTML5
6 40 (13.84%) Web Services
7 36 (12.46%) Symfony
8 31 (10.73%) CSS3
8 31 (10.73%) Node.js
8 31 (10.73%) RabbitMQ
9 29 (10.03%) LAPP Stack
10 28 (9.69%) RESTful
11 27 (9.34%) Laravel
12 25 (8.65%) AngularJS
13 19 (6.57%) Elastic Stack
13 19 (6.57%) REST
14 17 (5.88%) JSON
14 17 (5.88%) Sass
15 15 (5.19%) Ajax
15 15 (5.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.84%) Data Structures
2 12 (4.15%) User Experience
3 11 (3.81%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.11%) Replication
5 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.42%) Clustering
6 7 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.08%) FMCG
8 4 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.38%) Fintech
8 4 (1.38%) Social Media
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.69%) Life Science
10 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (69.20%) Linux
2 56 (19.38%) CentOS
3 44 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (11.07%) Ubuntu
5 31 (10.73%) Unix
6 22 (7.61%) Windows
7 9 (3.11%) Debian
8 6 (2.08%) Android
8 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.08%) CoreOS
9 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.69%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.69%) Solaris
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Fedora
11 1 (0.35%) SUSE
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (30.10%) DevOps
2 78 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.34%) MVC
4 52 (17.99%) OO
5 50 (17.30%) Open Source
6 48 (16.61%) E-Commerce
7 45 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (12.11%) Web Development
9 27 (9.34%) Scrum
10 24 (8.30%) OO PHP
11 22 (7.61%) TDD
12 21 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (6.57%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.57%) Migration
13 19 (6.57%) Unit Testing
14 17 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (5.19%) Front End Development
15 15 (5.19%) Software Engineering
16 14 (4.84%) OOP
17 10 (3.46%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 180 (62.28%) PHP
2 112 (38.75%) JavaScript
3 86 (29.76%) Python
4 68 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 41 (14.19%) Perl
6 40 (13.84%) Java
6 40 (13.84%) Ruby
7 29 (10.03%) SQL
8 16 (5.54%) Scala
9 15 (5.19%) Groovy
10 10 (3.46%) Apex Code
10 10 (3.46%) PHP 7
11 8 (2.77%) Clojure
12 7 (2.42%) Go
12 7 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.38%) C#
14 4 (1.38%) C++
14 4 (1.38%) PHP 5
14 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.27%) Degree
3 20 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.38%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) MCITP
7 1 (0.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) NCDA
7 1 (0.35%) RHCE
7 1 (0.35%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.42%) QA
2 5 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (20.76%) Docker
2 19 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.84%) NFS
4 13 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.15%) Xen
6 9 (3.11%) Active Directory
7 8 (2.77%) iptables
7 8 (2.77%) Postfix
8 6 (2.08%) HDFS
8 6 (2.08%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.08%) Sendmail
8 6 (2.08%) Squid
8 6 (2.08%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.38%) KVM
9 4 (1.38%) vCloud
10 3 (1.04%) Samba
10 3 (1.04%) Varnish
11 2 (0.69%) Firmware
11 2 (0.69%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (19.03%) Ansible
2 42 (14.53%) Puppet
3 25 (8.65%) Kubernetes
4 24 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (6.23%) Kibana
6 16 (5.54%) HAProxy
6 16 (5.54%) Terraform
6 16 (5.54%) ZABBIX
7 14 (4.84%) logstash
8 13 (4.50%) Nagios
9 7 (2.42%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (2.42%) Packer
10 6 (2.08%) Consul
10 6 (2.08%) Grafana
10 6 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (1.73%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.73%) rkt
11 5 (1.73%) Sysdig
12 4 (1.38%) Opsview
13 3 (1.04%) Graphite
Vendors
1 48 (16.61%) Red Hat
2 31 (10.73%) Oracle
3 29 (10.03%) VMware
4 21 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (7.27%) Zend
5 19 (6.57%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.81%) New Relic
7 10 (3.46%) hybris
7 10 (3.46%) Rackspace
7 10 (3.46%) Splunk
8 9 (3.11%) Google
8 9 (3.11%) IBM
8 9 (3.11%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.77%) SAP
10 7 (2.42%) ForgeRock
11 6 (2.08%) Cloudera
11 6 (2.08%) EMC
12 5 (1.73%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.38%) HP