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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 446 386 363
Rank change year-on-year -60 -23  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 149 300 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.97% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 210 194
Median daily rate £369 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +11.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £330
% change year-on-year -6.89% +9.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LAMP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14340 15246 14983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.03% 27.96% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 10767 9847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 181 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LAMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -65 141 £375 -11.76% 200
London -45 75 £423 -3.97% 72
South East +17 30 £350 - 33
City of London +6 15 £338 -18.18% 14
Berkshire +29 9 £330 -30.52% 10
West Midlands +31 8 £361 -0.34% 16
Yorkshire +13 7 £425 -15.00% 26
South West -2 7 £420 +5.00% 15
East Midlands -3 7 £300 -14.28% 7
Oxfordshire +8 6 £300 +36.36% 4
North West +15 5 £350 +9.80% 20
Leicestershire +7 5 £300 -25.00% 1
Scotland +37 4 £306 +3.46% 3
West Yorkshire +28 4 £275 -38.88% 16
Bristol -2 4 £498 +99.00% 6
East Sussex -6 4 £275 -8.33% 1
Cheshire +29 3 £350 +6.06% 2
Leeds +20 3 £275 -38.88% 12
Croydon +6 3 £425 -11.45%
Glasgow +4 3 £288 +29.21% 2
Surrey -4 3 £375 -3.22% 4
Slough - 3 £340 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
Manchester +12 2 £268 -26.20% 14
Bracknell +9 2 £340 -32.00%
Hampshire +8 2 £494 +52.50% 12
Wiltshire 0 2 - - 2
East of England -3 2 £381 -39.00% 10
Maidenhead -7 2 £300 -32.96%
Birmingham - 2 £361 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 273 (81.25%) MySQL
2 236 (70.24%) Linux
3 222 (66.07%) PHP
4 181 (53.87%) Apache
5 139 (41.37%) HTML
6 131 (38.99%) JavaScript
7 116 (34.52%) CSS
7 116 (34.52%) Git (software)
8 96 (28.57%) DevOps
8 96 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (27.68%) Python
10 82 (24.40%) Puppet
11 77 (22.92%) Bash Shell
11 77 (22.92%) Jenkins
12 70 (20.83%) jQuery
13 69 (20.54%) Ansible
14 67 (19.94%) Perl
15 66 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
16 63 (18.75%) Web Development
17 59 (17.56%) Ruby
17 59 (17.56%) Java
18 57 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
19 56 (16.67%) HTML5
20 54 (16.07%) nginx
21 52 (15.48%) LEMP Stack
22 51 (15.18%) Laravel
22 51 (15.18%) Symfony
23 50 (14.88%) MongoDB
23 50 (14.88%) LAPP Stack
24 46 (13.69%) Zend

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
1 181 (53.87%) Apache
2 54 (16.07%) nginx
3 44 (13.10%) WordPress
4 42 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 30 (8.93%) CMS
6 28 (8.33%) Drupal
7 16 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.27%) JBoss
9 10 (2.98%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.68%) IIS
11 8 (2.38%) Apache Spark
11 8 (2.38%) Confluence
12 6 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (1.49%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
13 5 (1.49%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.49%) WildFly
14 4 (1.19%) Jetty
15 3 (0.89%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.89%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (2.98%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (2.98%) Magento
3 4 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.87%) GitHub
3 12 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.38%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.38%) IaaS
7 7 (2.08%) SaaS
8 6 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.79%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (1.49%) Loggly
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.89%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.89%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) AdWords
13 1 (0.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 31 (9.23%) Firewall
3 30 (8.93%) SSL
4 29 (8.63%) DNS
5 27 (8.04%) HTTP
6 23 (6.85%) Internet
7 11 (3.27%) SAN
8 9 (2.68%) LDAP
9 8 (2.38%) AMQP
10 7 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
11 6 (1.79%) WAN
12 5 (1.49%) LAN
13 4 (1.19%) Intranet
13 4 (1.19%) Network Security
13 4 (1.19%) SSH
13 4 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.89%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (81.25%) MySQL
2 57 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (14.88%) MongoDB
4 35 (10.42%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.44%) Relational Database
6 24 (7.14%) MariaDB
6 24 (7.14%) Redis
7 22 (6.55%) SQL Server
8 13 (3.87%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.27%) CouchDB
10 8 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.79%) HBase
13 5 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.49%) Big Data
14 4 (1.19%) phpMyAdmin
14 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.19%) Riak
15 2 (0.60%) Informix
Development Applications
1 116 (34.52%) Git (software)
2 77 (22.92%) Jenkins
3 36 (10.71%) Subversion
4 16 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 15 (4.46%) Grunt
6 13 (3.87%) JIRA
6 13 (3.87%) Maven
6 13 (3.87%) Mercurial
6 13 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (3.57%) PHPUnit
8 10 (2.98%) Vagrant
9 8 (2.38%) GitLab
10 6 (1.79%) gulp
11 5 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.89%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.60%) Bower
14 2 (0.60%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.60%) Redmine
General
1 29 (8.63%) Finance
2 14 (4.17%) Marketing
3 10 (2.98%) Retail
3 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.68%) Banking
5 7 (2.08%) Publishing
6 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.19%) Electronics
7 4 (1.19%) Games
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) iGaming
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 184 (54.76%) Developer
2 118 (35.12%) PHP Developer
3 59 (17.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
5 27 (8.04%) Linux Engineer
6 26 (7.74%) Drupal Developer
7 23 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (6.25%) WordPress Developer
9 20 (5.95%) MySQL Developer
9 20 (5.95%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 19 (5.65%) Administrator
10 19 (5.65%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (5.65%) PHP Zend Developer
11 18 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.06%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 17 (5.06%) Web Developer
13 15 (4.46%) Linux Administrator
14 14 (4.17%) DBA
14 14 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
14 14 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (41.37%) HTML
2 116 (34.52%) CSS
3 70 (20.83%) jQuery
4 56 (16.67%) HTML5
5 52 (15.48%) LEMP Stack
6 51 (15.18%) Laravel
6 51 (15.18%) Symfony
7 50 (14.88%) LAPP Stack
8 42 (12.50%) CSS3
9 40 (11.90%) Node.js
10 38 (11.31%) Web Services
11 37 (11.01%) AngularJS
12 30 (8.93%) Sass
13 29 (8.63%) RESTful
14 25 (7.44%) XML
15 23 (6.85%) Ajax
15 23 (6.85%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (5.95%) Elastic Stack
17 16 (4.76%) XHTML
17 16 (4.76%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.95%) Clustering
1 20 (5.95%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (2.98%) NHS
4 8 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.38%) Replication
4 8 (2.38%) User Experience
5 7 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.49%) Fintech
7 4 (1.19%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.89%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.89%) RIA
9 2 (0.60%) AS400
9 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 236 (70.24%) Linux
2 38 (11.31%) CentOS
3 36 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 27 (8.04%) Unix
6 26 (7.74%) Windows
7 8 (2.38%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.49%) Solaris
8 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.19%) SUSE
9 4 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.89%) Android
10 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.60%) Debian
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 96 (28.57%) DevOps
2 63 (18.75%) Web Development
3 46 (13.69%) OO
4 42 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 41 (12.20%) MVC
6 35 (10.42%) OOP
7 31 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (8.63%) E-Commerce
8 29 (8.63%) Open Source
9 23 (6.85%) High Availability
9 23 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
9 23 (6.85%) Scrum
9 23 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 20 (5.95%) Load Balancing
11 19 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.65%) Web Application Development
12 17 (5.06%) TDD
12 17 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 222 (66.07%) PHP
2 131 (38.99%) JavaScript
3 93 (27.68%) Python
4 77 (22.92%) Bash Shell
5 67 (19.94%) Perl
6 59 (17.56%) Java
6 59 (17.56%) Ruby
7 46 (13.69%) SQL
8 11 (3.27%) C#
9 9 (2.68%) Go
10 8 (2.38%) C
10 8 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.08%) Scala
12 5 (1.49%) VB
13 4 (1.19%) XPath
14 2 (0.60%) ES6
14 2 (0.60%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.30%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 15 (4.46%) Degree
2 11 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.38%) RHCE
4 8 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.60%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.60%) SANS
7 1 (0.30%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.30%) LPIC
7 1 (0.30%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.27%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (12.50%) Docker
2 20 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.38%) HDFS
5 6 (1.79%) NFS
5 6 (1.79%) Squid
6 5 (1.49%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.19%) Samba
7 4 (1.19%) Shibboleth
7 4 (1.19%) vCloud
7 4 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.19%) vSphere
8 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.89%) Xen
8 3 (0.89%) XenServer
9 2 (0.60%) Corosync
9 2 (0.60%) GPFS
9 2 (0.60%) Postfix
9 2 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 82 (24.40%) Puppet
2 69 (20.54%) Ansible
3 36 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.04%) Nagios
5 25 (7.44%) HAProxy
6 21 (6.25%) Kubernetes
7 16 (4.76%) Kibana
7 16 (4.76%) logstash
8 15 (4.46%) Salt
9 11 (3.27%) ZABBIX
10 10 (2.98%) Grafana
11 9 (2.68%) Graphite
11 9 (2.68%) Terraform
12 8 (2.38%) Cobbler
12 8 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (1.79%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (1.49%) Packer
14 5 (1.49%) vCenter Server
15 4 (1.19%) Sysdig
16 3 (0.89%) Consul
Vendors
1 46 (13.69%) Zend
2 40 (11.90%) Red Hat
3 37 (11.01%) VMware
4 28 (8.33%) Oracle
5 18 (5.36%) Google
6 13 (3.87%) Rackspace
7 12 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.98%) F5
10 9 (2.68%) Adobe
10 9 (2.68%) SaltStack
11 8 (2.38%) Splunk
12 7 (2.08%) Cisco
12 7 (2.08%) EMC
12 7 (2.08%) New Relic
13 6 (1.79%) ForgeRock
14 4 (1.19%) Juniper
14 4 (1.19%) Percona
14 4 (1.19%) SAP
14 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, Sussex
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Gibbs S3
Rate: £400 - £500 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: pro-rata plus generous package
Posted: 8 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ascot
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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