Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 400 399
Rank change year-on-year -116 -1 -120
Contract jobs citing LAMP 344 629 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 2.02% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 421 409
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +1.37%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £540 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -4.06% +4.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - -

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 30904 31195 30918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.85% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21330 21821 20570
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 373 479
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +8.94%

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 23 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -115 331 £356 -10.94% 147
UK excluding London -18 197 £325 -4.06% 106
London -155 145 £416 -4.31% 42
South East +9 82 £350 +7.69% 26
Midlands +41 40 £313 -10.71% 26
North of England +19 33 £325 -2.26% 33
West Midlands +55 24 £335 -4.29% 14
North West +24 18 £338 +3.85% 12
East Midlands -6 16 £308 -18.00% 12
East of England -16 16 £325 -12.16% 8
South West -11 15 £331 -17.19% 12
Yorkshire +9 14 £325 -27.78% 20
Scotland +27 9 £325 +2.36%
Wales -8 2 £260 -38.82% 1
North East +44 1 £325 -1.52% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 250 (72.67%) MySQL
2 236 (68.60%) PHP
3 219 (63.66%) Linux
4 168 (48.84%) Apache
5 117 (34.01%) HTML
5 117 (34.01%) JavaScript
6 112 (32.56%) CSS
7 108 (31.40%) Git (software)
8 87 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (22.67%) Python
10 74 (21.51%) DevOps
11 68 (19.77%) Laravel
12 67 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
13 64 (18.60%) jQuery
14 63 (18.31%) Ansible
15 62 (18.02%) Puppet
16 60 (17.44%) Symfony
17 55 (15.99%) Jenkins
17 55 (15.99%) Java
18 52 (15.12%) HTML5
18 52 (15.12%) nginx
19 51 (14.83%) LEMP Stack
20 47 (13.66%) Bash Shell
21 46 (13.37%) WordPress
21 46 (13.37%) Web Development
22 44 (12.79%) RESTful
22 44 (12.79%) Perl
23 43 (12.50%) Web Services
23 43 (12.50%) CSS3
24 42 (12.21%) PostgreSQL

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
1 168 (48.84%) Apache
2 52 (15.12%) nginx
3 46 (13.37%) WordPress
4 35 (10.17%) Tomcat
5 34 (9.88%) Drupal
6 26 (7.56%) CMS
7 17 (4.94%) IIS
8 12 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.62%) WebLogic
10 8 (2.33%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.33%) JBoss
11 7 (2.03%) ExpressionEngine
12 6 (1.74%) WildFly
13 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
14 4 (1.16%) Confluence
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.87%) Moodle
15 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (4.07%) Magento
2 9 (2.62%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.49%) Amazon S3
3 9 (2.62%) GitHub
4 8 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.74%) SaaS
7 5 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.45%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.45%) PaaS
7 5 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.16%) Route 53
9 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.58%) AdWords
10 2 (0.58%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.17%) DNS
2 26 (7.56%) Internet
3 25 (7.27%) Firewall
3 25 (7.27%) SSL
3 25 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.23%) HTTP
4 18 (5.23%) VPN
5 15 (4.36%) WAN
6 13 (3.78%) LAN
7 11 (3.20%) LDAP
8 9 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.33%) SSH
10 7 (2.03%) OpenLDAP
10 7 (2.03%) Wireless
11 6 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.74%) SAN
12 5 (1.45%) DHCP
12 5 (1.45%) MPLS
12 5 (1.45%) SNMP
12 5 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (72.67%) MySQL
2 42 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (10.17%) MongoDB
4 26 (7.56%) SQL Server
5 21 (6.10%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.94%) MariaDB
8 15 (4.36%) Redis
9 13 (3.78%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.20%) Big Data
11 10 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.45%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.45%) Presto
15 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 55 (15.99%) Jenkins
3 34 (9.88%) Subversion
4 19 (5.52%) JIRA
5 15 (4.36%) PHPUnit
6 14 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (3.78%) Artifactory
7 13 (3.78%) gulp
8 11 (3.20%) Grunt
9 10 (2.91%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.03%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.03%) Selenium
11 6 (1.74%) Bower
11 6 (1.74%) GitLab
11 6 (1.74%) webpack
12 5 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.45%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.16%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.87%) Maven
14 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (10.17%) Finance
2 24 (6.98%) Marketing
3 17 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.20%) Banking
4 11 (3.20%) Retail
5 7 (2.03%) Publishing
6 6 (1.74%) Electronics
6 6 (1.74%) Games
6 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.16%) Advertising
7 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (58.72%) Developer
2 127 (36.92%) PHP Developer
3 48 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (11.05%) LAMP Developer
5 27 (7.85%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 26 (7.56%) Administrator
6 26 (7.56%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (6.98%) Drupal Developer
8 23 (6.69%) Linux Administrator
8 23 (6.69%) Senior Developer
9 22 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.36%) Senior PHP Developer
12 14 (4.07%) MySQL Developer
12 14 (4.07%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 14 (4.07%) Web Developer
13 12 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
14 11 (3.20%) Agile Developer
14 11 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (34.01%) HTML
2 112 (32.56%) CSS
3 68 (19.77%) Laravel
4 64 (18.60%) jQuery
5 60 (17.44%) Symfony
6 52 (15.12%) HTML5
7 51 (14.83%) LEMP Stack
8 44 (12.79%) RESTful
9 43 (12.50%) CSS3
9 43 (12.50%) Web Services
10 37 (10.76%) Node.js
11 34 (9.88%) LAPP Stack
12 32 (9.30%) Sass
13 27 (7.85%) AngularJS
14 21 (6.10%) REST
15 19 (5.52%) Ajax
16 18 (5.23%) React
16 18 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (4.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.85%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.40%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.07%) User Experience
4 13 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.91%) NHS
6 7 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.74%) Fintech
7 6 (1.74%) iPad
8 5 (1.45%) Clustering
8 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.45%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.16%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.16%) Replication
10 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
11 2 (0.58%) Animation
11 2 (0.58%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 219 (63.66%) Linux
2 41 (11.92%) Unix
3 35 (10.17%) CentOS
4 29 (8.43%) Windows
5 27 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (6.69%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.91%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.62%) Debian
9 7 (2.03%) Solaris
10 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) HPUX
11 4 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.16%) SUSE
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.87%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.58%) Android
13 2 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.51%) DevOps
3 46 (13.37%) Web Development
4 41 (11.92%) Configuration Management
4 41 (11.92%) MVC
5 38 (11.05%) E-Commerce
5 38 (11.05%) OO
6 34 (9.88%) Open Source
7 30 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (8.43%) Load Balancing
9 26 (7.56%) Front End Development
10 23 (6.69%) OOP
11 19 (5.52%) Scrum
11 19 (5.52%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.94%) TDD
13 16 (4.65%) Analytics
13 16 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.07%) Task Automation
14 14 (4.07%) Test Automation
15 13 (3.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 236 (68.60%) PHP
2 117 (34.01%) JavaScript
3 78 (22.67%) Python
4 55 (15.99%) Java
5 47 (13.66%) Bash Shell
6 44 (12.79%) Perl
7 39 (11.34%) SQL
8 33 (9.59%) Ruby
9 10 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.62%) PHP 5
11 7 (2.03%) ES6
11 7 (2.03%) Scala
12 5 (1.45%) C#
12 5 (1.45%) XPath
13 4 (1.16%) Go
13 4 (1.16%) PHP 7
13 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.87%) C++
14 3 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (4.36%) Degree
2 11 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.87%) CCNA
5 3 (0.87%) JNCIS
6 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) SANS
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) CISM
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.29%) LPIC
7 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.29%) RHCE
7 1 (0.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) Actionable Recommendations
2 6 (1.74%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) GCP
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (11.92%) Docker
2 18 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.62%) Squid
5 8 (2.33%) Xen
6 7 (2.03%) NFS
7 6 (1.74%) Samba
8 5 (1.45%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.45%) Postfix
8 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.16%) iptables
9 4 (1.16%) KVM
9 4 (1.16%) vSphere
10 3 (0.87%) HDFS
10 3 (0.87%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.87%) Varnish
10 3 (0.87%) XenServer
11 2 (0.58%) GPFS
11 2 (0.58%) oVirt
11 2 (0.58%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 63 (18.31%) Ansible
2 62 (18.02%) Puppet
3 27 (7.85%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (7.27%) Kubernetes
5 24 (6.98%) Nagios
6 20 (5.81%) HAProxy
7 19 (5.52%) logstash
8 17 (4.94%) Kibana
9 13 (3.78%) ZABBIX
10 12 (3.49%) Terraform
11 11 (3.20%) Grafana
12 7 (2.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (1.16%) CFEngine
13 4 (1.16%) Cobbler
13 4 (1.16%) cPanel
14 3 (0.87%) Consul
14 3 (0.87%) Graphite
14 3 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.87%) rkt
14 3 (0.87%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 39 (11.34%) Zend
2 34 (9.88%) Red Hat
3 31 (9.01%) VMware
4 25 (7.27%) Oracle
5 16 (4.65%) Cisco
6 14 (4.07%) Google
6 14 (4.07%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.33%) F5
8 7 (2.03%) Juniper
9 6 (1.74%) HP
9 6 (1.74%) SAP
10 5 (1.45%) EMC
11 4 (1.16%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.16%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.16%) Splunk
12 3 (0.87%) Aruba
12 3 (0.87%) BT
12 3 (0.87%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.87%) Gemalto
12 3 (0.87%) New Relic