Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 401 437
Rank change year-on-year -148 +36 -172
Contract jobs citing LAMP 350 613 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.93% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 405 422
UK median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £275 £225
90th Percentile £520 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £46.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.63% -7.00% -29.58%
10th Percentile £13.11 £41.00 £43.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £53.45 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 - £45.00

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 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +10.74%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -129 340 £350 -12.50% 114
UK excluding London -34 199 £325 -1.52% 71
London -149 149 £381 -10.82% 44
South East +2 89 £350 +7.69% 17
Midlands +44 39 £308 -12.14% 19
North of England +14 28 £325 -1.52% 16
West Midlands +41 22 £319 -8.93% 9
East of England -39 20 £325 -1.89% 6
East Midlands +7 17 £308 -27.65% 10
North West +17 15 £325 - 10
South West -15 15 £306 -2.00% 12
Yorkshire -2 12 £360 -2.37% 5
Scotland +4 7 £325 - 1
North East +57 1 £325 -1.52% 1
Wales +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 251 (71.71%) PHP
2 245 (70.00%) MySQL
3 204 (58.29%) Linux
4 155 (44.29%) Apache
5 141 (40.29%) JavaScript
6 134 (38.29%) HTML
7 128 (36.57%) CSS
8 117 (33.43%) Git (software)
9 94 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (23.43%) Python
11 74 (21.14%) jQuery
12 69 (19.71%) DevOps
13 67 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
13 67 (19.14%) Puppet
14 66 (18.86%) Laravel
15 64 (18.29%) HTML5
16 59 (16.86%) Symfony
17 56 (16.00%) Ansible
18 55 (15.71%) WordPress
18 55 (15.71%) CSS3
19 54 (15.43%) Jenkins
19 54 (15.43%) Java
20 52 (14.86%) Bash Shell
21 50 (14.29%) Web Development
22 48 (13.71%) Configuration Management
22 48 (13.71%) MVC
22 48 (13.71%) Docker
22 48 (13.71%) LEMP Stack
23 47 (13.43%) nginx
24 44 (12.57%) RESTful

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
1 155 (44.29%) Apache
2 55 (15.71%) WordPress
3 47 (13.43%) nginx
4 36 (10.29%) Drupal
5 32 (9.14%) CMS
5 32 (9.14%) Tomcat
6 18 (5.14%) IIS
7 8 (2.29%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.00%) ExpressionEngine
9 6 (1.71%) Confluence
10 5 (1.43%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.43%) JBoss
10 5 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.86%) WildFly
12 2 (0.57%) Jetty
13 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.57%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.43%) Magento
2 8 (2.29%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.57%) Odoo
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 12 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.43%) GitHub
3 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.29%) SaaS
6 7 (2.00%) npm
6 7 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.43%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (1.43%) PaaS
8 5 (1.43%) Route 53
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.14%) Serverless
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.71%) DNS
2 26 (7.43%) Internet
3 23 (6.57%) SSL
4 22 (6.29%) Firewall
5 19 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.43%) VPN
6 15 (4.29%) HTTP
7 13 (3.71%) LDAP
8 11 (3.14%) WAN
9 9 (2.57%) LAN
9 9 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.29%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.29%) Network Security
11 7 (2.00%) SSH
11 7 (2.00%) Wireless
12 6 (1.71%) FTP
12 6 (1.71%) MPLS
13 5 (1.43%) SNMP
13 5 (1.43%) VLAN
13 5 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (70.00%) MySQL
2 33 (9.43%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (7.43%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.86%) Redis
6 14 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (3.14%) MariaDB
10 10 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.57%) Big Data
12 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.43%) Presto
13 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.57%) Hazelcast
15 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 1 (0.29%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 117 (33.43%) Git (software)
2 54 (15.43%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.71%) Subversion
4 25 (7.14%) JIRA
5 19 (5.43%) Bitbucket
6 15 (4.29%) Artifactory
7 13 (3.71%) gulp
7 13 (3.71%) PHPUnit
7 13 (3.71%) Vagrant
8 12 (3.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (2.86%) Grunt
10 7 (2.00%) Bower
10 7 (2.00%) Maven
10 7 (2.00%) Selenium
11 6 (1.71%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.71%) webpack
12 5 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.14%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.14%) Metasploit
13 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (11.71%) Finance
2 25 (7.14%) Marketing
3 15 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.57%) Retail
5 7 (2.00%) Banking
5 7 (2.00%) Games
5 7 (2.00%) Publishing
6 5 (1.43%) Advertising
7 4 (1.14%) Electronics
7 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 214 (61.14%) Developer
2 132 (37.71%) PHP Developer
3 51 (14.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (9.71%) LAMP Developer
5 26 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 24 (6.86%) Full Stack Developer
6 24 (6.86%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 24 (6.86%) WordPress Developer
7 22 (6.29%) Administrator
8 21 (6.00%) Drupal Developer
9 19 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (5.43%) Senior PHP Developer
10 18 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.43%) Magento Developer
12 12 (3.43%) MySQL Developer
12 12 (3.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 12 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.43%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (38.29%) HTML
2 128 (36.57%) CSS
3 74 (21.14%) jQuery
4 66 (18.86%) Laravel
5 64 (18.29%) HTML5
6 59 (16.86%) Symfony
7 55 (15.71%) CSS3
8 48 (13.71%) LEMP Stack
9 44 (12.57%) RESTful
10 43 (12.29%) Web Services
11 34 (9.71%) Sass
12 32 (9.14%) REST
13 31 (8.86%) Ajax
13 31 (8.86%) AngularJS
14 28 (8.00%) Node.js
15 27 (7.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (7.43%) LAPP Stack
17 22 (6.29%) SOAP
18 21 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
19 20 (5.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.43%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.43%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (4.57%) User Experience
4 12 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.86%) NHS
6 9 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.29%) Fintech
8 7 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.00%) iPad
9 6 (1.71%) PKI
10 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.14%) Animation
11 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.14%) Replication
12 3 (0.86%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.57%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.57%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 204 (58.29%) Linux
2 43 (12.29%) Unix
3 37 (10.57%) Windows
4 32 (9.14%) CentOS
5 27 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.14%) Ubuntu
7 11 (3.14%) Debian
7 11 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.29%) Solaris
9 6 (1.71%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.14%) HPUX
11 3 (0.86%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.86%) Scientific Linux
11 3 (0.86%) SUSE
12 2 (0.57%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Fedora
13 1 (0.29%) VMS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (19.71%) DevOps
3 50 (14.29%) Web Development
4 48 (13.71%) Configuration Management
4 48 (13.71%) MVC
5 41 (11.71%) OO
6 40 (11.43%) Open Source
7 36 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 34 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (9.43%) Front End Development
10 28 (8.00%) Load Balancing
11 25 (7.14%) TDD
12 23 (6.57%) Test Automation
13 22 (6.29%) OOP
13 22 (6.29%) Scrum
14 19 (5.43%) OO PHP
14 19 (5.43%) Task Automation
15 15 (4.29%) BDD
15 15 (4.29%) Unit Testing
16 14 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 251 (71.71%) PHP
2 141 (40.29%) JavaScript
3 82 (23.43%) Python
4 54 (15.43%) Java
5 52 (14.86%) Bash Shell
6 35 (10.00%) SQL
7 32 (9.14%) Ruby
8 31 (8.86%) Perl
9 14 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.86%) C++
10 10 (2.86%) Groovy
11 9 (2.57%) C#
11 9 (2.57%) PHP 7
12 8 (2.29%) C
12 8 (2.29%) PHP 5
13 7 (2.00%) Scala
13 7 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.71%) ES6
15 5 (1.43%) Go
16 3 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (4.57%) Degree
2 10 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.86%) CCNA
6 3 (0.86%) JNCIS
7 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.29%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (1.43%) QA
3 4 (1.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) WAI
4 2 (0.57%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (13.71%) Docker
2 11 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.29%) NFS
3 8 (2.29%) oVirt
3 8 (2.29%) RHEV
4 7 (2.00%) Squid
5 6 (1.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.43%) iptables
6 5 (1.43%) Postfix
6 5 (1.43%) Samba
6 5 (1.43%) Xen
7 4 (1.14%) KVM
7 4 (1.14%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.86%) HDFS
8 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.86%) Varnish
9 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 67 (19.14%) Puppet
2 56 (16.00%) Ansible
3 32 (9.14%) Kubernetes
4 31 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (6.57%) Nagios
6 17 (4.86%) logstash
7 16 (4.57%) Terraform
8 14 (4.00%) Grafana
8 14 (4.00%) HAProxy
9 13 (3.71%) Kibana
10 11 (3.14%) ZABBIX
11 7 (2.00%) Cobbler
12 6 (1.71%) Packer
13 5 (1.43%) CFEngine
14 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (1.14%) Icinga
14 4 (1.14%) Nessus
14 4 (1.14%) Netcool
14 4 (1.14%) Nmap
14 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (9.71%) Zend
2 25 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 20 (5.71%) Oracle
4 17 (4.86%) VMware
5 13 (3.71%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.43%) Google
7 11 (3.14%) Cisco
8 9 (2.57%) Splunk
9 8 (2.29%) Adobe
10 7 (2.00%) New Relic
11 5 (1.43%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.14%) EMC
12 4 (1.14%) F5
12 4 (1.14%) Juniper
12 4 (1.14%) NEC
12 4 (1.14%) SAP
13 3 (0.86%) Aruba
13 3 (0.86%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.86%) HP
13 3 (0.86%) Sun