Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 540 568
Rank change year-on-year -39 +28 -136
Contract jobs citing LAMP 227 375 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.03% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 271 260
UK median daily rate £408 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +17.24% -9.38%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £262
90th Percentile £561 £575 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
UK median hourly rate £6.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.54% +12.07% -37.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £6.00 £32.50 £13.95
% change year-on-year -81.54% +132.93% -

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 25,635 36,282 33,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 34.83% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,745 25,584 23,406
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 319 376
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.74 £17.00 £18.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +0.61% +0.61% +11.56%

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 15 November 2019.

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 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 15 November 2019. 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 -46 211 £404 -5.00% 170
UK excluding London +3 127 £350 -12.50% 152
London +16 99 £450 +1.01% 30
Midlands +36 29 £300 -33.33% 38
East of England +35 26 £450 +24.14% 12
East Midlands +25 22 £288 -43.67% 20
South East +11 22 £350 -17.65% 26
North of England +5 17 £375 -6.25% 35
South West -18 17 £283 -24.67% 29
North West +10 11 £350 -12.50% 19
Wales +34 10 £425 -27.35% 7
West Midlands +36 8 £325 - 18
Scotland +20 6 £325 -25.71% 3
Yorkshire +16 3 £340 -20.00% 12
North East - 3 £375 - 4

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 169 (74.45%) PHP
2 141 (62.11%) MySQL
3 133 (58.59%) Linux
4 97 (42.73%) Apache
5 90 (39.65%) JavaScript
6 75 (33.04%) DevOps
7 66 (29.07%) HTML
8 61 (26.87%) Python
9 60 (26.43%) Laravel
10 55 (24.23%) CSS
10 55 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (21.59%) AWS
12 44 (19.38%) jQuery
13 43 (18.94%) Azure
13 43 (18.94%) Relational Database
14 38 (16.74%) AngularJS
14 38 (16.74%) Git (software)
14 38 (16.74%) CentOS
15 37 (16.30%) E-Commerce
16 36 (15.86%) MVC
17 34 (14.98%) Tomcat
18 33 (14.54%) Java
19 32 (14.10%) OO
20 30 (13.22%) Zend
20 30 (13.22%) LEMP Stack
21 29 (12.78%) Ansible
21 29 (12.78%) Bash Shell
22 28 (12.33%) Web Services
23 27 (11.89%) HTML5
23 27 (11.89%) Ubuntu

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 97 (42.73%) Apache
2 34 (14.98%) Tomcat
3 23 (10.13%) nginx
4 21 (9.25%) WordPress
5 18 (7.93%) CMS
6 14 (6.17%) Drupal
7 12 (5.29%) IIS
8 5 (2.20%) JBoss
9 3 (1.32%) Confluence
10 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.88%) Moodle
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.59%) AWS
2 43 (18.94%) Azure
3 19 (8.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 17 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (6.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (5.73%) GCP
7 12 (5.29%) Amazon S3
8 10 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (4.41%) CloudFront
9 9 (3.96%) Route 53
10 8 (3.52%) GitHub
11 6 (2.64%) SaaS
12 5 (2.20%) Office 365
13 4 (1.76%) npm
14 3 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (1.32%) Serverless
15 2 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.44%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.93%) DNS
2 17 (7.49%) Firewall
3 16 (7.05%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.61%) HTTP
5 12 (5.29%) Internet
6 7 (3.08%) SSL
7 6 (2.64%) Broadband
7 6 (2.64%) VPN
8 4 (1.76%) WAN
9 3 (1.32%) LAN
9 3 (1.32%) Network Security
9 3 (1.32%) SSH
9 3 (1.32%) VLAN
10 2 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.88%) IPsec
10 2 (0.88%) SNMP
11 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (62.11%) MySQL
2 43 (18.94%) Relational Database
3 17 (7.49%) SQL Server
4 16 (7.05%) RDBMS
5 14 (6.17%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.73%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (5.29%) BigQuery
8 9 (3.96%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (3.08%) MariaDB
10 5 (2.20%) Big Data
11 4 (1.76%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.88%) SQLite
13 1 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.85%) JIRA
4 10 (4.41%) Vagrant
5 9 (3.96%) Grunt
6 7 (3.08%) Selenium
7 6 (2.64%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.20%) gulp
8 5 (2.20%) webpack
9 4 (1.76%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.76%) Subversion
10 3 (1.32%) Ant
10 3 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.32%) FishEye
10 3 (1.32%) PuPHPet
11 2 (0.88%) GitLab
11 2 (0.88%) Maven
11 2 (0.88%) Mockito
11 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (6.17%) Games
2 12 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.96%) Finance
3 9 (3.96%) Marketing
4 7 (3.08%) Retail
5 5 (2.20%) Publishing
6 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (63.88%) Developer
2 91 (40.09%) PHP Developer
3 28 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (9.25%) Senior Developer
5 15 (6.61%) LAMP Developer
6 14 (6.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 13 (5.73%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 12 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.85%) Administrator
10 10 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 8 (3.52%) Principal Developer
12 8 (3.52%) Web Developer
13 7 (3.08%) AWS Developer
13 7 (3.08%) Magento Developer
13 7 (3.08%) PHP Web Developer
13 7 (3.08%) Software Developer
14 6 (2.64%) Java Developer
14 6 (2.64%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (29.07%) HTML
2 60 (26.43%) Laravel
3 55 (24.23%) CSS
4 44 (19.38%) jQuery
5 38 (16.74%) AngularJS
6 30 (13.22%) LEMP Stack
7 28 (12.33%) Web Services
8 27 (11.89%) HTML5
9 24 (10.57%) Symfony
10 22 (9.69%) React
11 21 (9.25%) RESTful
12 18 (7.93%) Node.js
13 17 (7.49%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (6.17%) REST
15 11 (4.85%) CSS3
15 11 (4.85%) JSON
16 10 (4.41%) Sass
16 10 (4.41%) SOAP
17 9 (3.96%) XHTML
18 8 (3.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.49%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.85%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.64%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.64%) User Experience
6 5 (2.20%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.88%) Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) CMDB
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 133 (58.59%) Linux
2 38 (16.74%) CentOS
3 27 (11.89%) Ubuntu
4 25 (11.01%) Windows
5 24 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.41%) Unix
7 8 (3.52%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.64%) Debian
9 3 (1.32%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
10 1 (0.44%) VMS
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.04%) DevOps
2 55 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.30%) E-Commerce
4 36 (15.86%) MVC
5 32 (14.10%) OO
6 24 (10.57%) Configuration Management
7 21 (9.25%) Test Automation
8 20 (8.81%) Unit Testing
9 19 (8.37%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.37%) Web Development
10 18 (7.93%) Open Source
10 18 (7.93%) Scrum
11 17 (7.49%) SOLID
12 16 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (6.61%) Integration Testing
14 13 (5.73%) Fintech
14 13 (5.73%) Load Balancing
14 13 (5.73%) OO PHP
15 12 (5.29%) Kanban
15 12 (5.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 169 (74.45%) PHP
2 90 (39.65%) JavaScript
3 61 (26.87%) Python
4 33 (14.54%) Java
5 29 (12.78%) Bash Shell
6 26 (11.45%) Perl
7 22 (9.69%) PHP 7
8 17 (7.49%) SQL
9 14 (6.17%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.52%) Ruby
11 6 (2.64%) Clojure
11 6 (2.64%) Groovy
11 6 (2.64%) PHP 5
11 6 (2.64%) Scala
12 5 (2.20%) C++
13 3 (1.32%) C#
14 2 (0.88%) Java 8
14 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.44%) ANSI SQL
15 1 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (2.64%) Degree
2 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) GDPR
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (10.13%) Docker
2 10 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.44%) KVM
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (12.78%) Ansible
2 24 (10.57%) Puppet
2 24 (10.57%) Terraform
3 21 (9.25%) Kubernetes
3 21 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.61%) HAProxy
4 15 (6.61%) Nagios
5 8 (3.52%) Grafana
6 3 (1.32%) Salt
6 3 (1.32%) SCCM
6 3 (1.32%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.88%) WSUS
8 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.44%) Istio
8 1 (0.44%) logstash
8 1 (0.44%) Oozie
8 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.44%) systemd
8 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (13.22%) Zend
2 25 (11.01%) Red Hat
3 19 (8.37%) Oracle
4 12 (5.29%) Google
5 9 (3.96%) Splunk
6 8 (3.52%) New Relic
6 8 (3.52%) VMware
7 7 (3.08%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.08%) Veeam
8 6 (2.64%) hybris
9 5 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.76%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (1.76%) OutSystems
10 4 (1.76%) Sophos
11 3 (1.32%) Cisco
11 3 (1.32%) Facebook
11 3 (1.32%) PayPal
11 3 (1.32%) Virgin Media
12 2 (0.88%) CA
12 2 (0.88%) Dell