Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 442 482
Rank change year-on-year -120 +40 -185
Contract jobs citing LAMP 317 479 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.57% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 340 337
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
UK median hourly rate £21.95 £33.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.96% -32.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £27.63 £46.00
90th Percentile £31.39 £38.88 £60.00
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 32,240 30,508 30,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.06% 31.47% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,000 21,026 21,241
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 343 577
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £15.53
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -133 300 £375 -6.25% 330
UK excluding London -26 164 £350 - 244
London -169 144 £400 -5.88% 102
South East -11 56 £356 -10.94% 46
Midlands +24 42 £323 -11.03% 48
North of England +6 31 £325 -3.70% 85
West Midlands +19 29 £375 +7.14% 28
East of England -31 20 £444 +31.48% 22
North West -2 19 £320 -1.54% 49
East Midlands +10 13 £313 -26.47% 20
Yorkshire -9 11 £400 +3.23% 35
Wales +13 6 £381 +8.93% 7
South West -4 6 £306 +6.52% 27
Scotland -17 3 - - 4
North East +49 1 £325 +3.17% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 214 (67.51%) PHP
2 203 (64.04%) MySQL
3 195 (61.51%) Linux
4 139 (43.85%) Apache
5 124 (39.12%) JavaScript
6 107 (33.75%) HTML
7 100 (31.55%) CSS
8 94 (29.65%) Git (software)
9 89 (28.08%) Python
10 84 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
11 78 (24.61%) DevOps
12 72 (22.71%) Bash Shell
13 64 (20.19%) jQuery
14 63 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
15 58 (18.30%) Ansible
16 56 (17.67%) Puppet
17 55 (17.35%) HTML5
17 55 (17.35%) Docker
18 54 (17.03%) nginx
18 54 (17.03%) OO
19 53 (16.72%) LEMP Stack
20 52 (16.40%) CentOS
21 49 (15.46%) Jenkins
21 49 (15.46%) MVC
22 47 (14.83%) Red Hat
23 46 (14.51%) Web Services
23 46 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 44 (13.88%) Java
25 42 (13.25%) CSS3
26 41 (12.93%) Open Source

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
1 139 (43.85%) Apache
2 54 (17.03%) nginx
3 36 (11.36%) Tomcat
4 35 (11.04%) WordPress
5 26 (8.20%) CMS
6 23 (7.26%) Drupal
7 14 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (3.79%) IIS
9 10 (3.15%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.52%) Confluence
10 8 (2.52%) Jetty
11 6 (1.89%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.58%) JBoss
12 5 (1.58%) Mule ESB
12 5 (1.58%) WildFly
13 3 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.63%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.63%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (6.94%) Magento
2 2 (0.63%) Odoo
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.10%) Amazon S3
4 12 (3.79%) GitHub
5 11 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (3.15%) SaaS
6 10 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (2.21%) AWS CloudTrail
7 7 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.21%) Serverless
8 6 (1.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 5 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.26%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.26%) Route 53
11 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.95%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.89%) Firewall
2 23 (7.26%) DNS
2 23 (7.26%) SSL
3 18 (5.68%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.05%) HTTP
4 16 (5.05%) Internet
5 12 (3.79%) VPN
6 11 (3.47%) FTP
7 10 (3.15%) Kerberos
8 9 (2.84%) DHCP
8 9 (2.84%) Network Security
8 9 (2.84%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.52%) SSH
10 7 (2.21%) SAN
10 7 (2.21%) VLAN
10 7 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.89%) Intranet
11 6 (1.89%) LAN
11 6 (1.89%) WAN
12 5 (1.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (64.04%) MySQL
2 32 (10.09%) MongoDB
3 28 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (7.26%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.31%) NoSQL
6 19 (5.99%) Redis
7 17 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 16 (5.05%) Hadoop
9 13 (4.10%) MariaDB
10 12 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.84%) Big Data
13 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.26%) Amazon Athena
14 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.26%) Presto
14 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.63%) Hazelcast
17 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (29.65%) Git (software)
2 49 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.89%) Vagrant
4 21 (6.62%) JIRA
5 16 (5.05%) Subversion
6 15 (4.73%) Bitbucket
7 14 (4.42%) Artifactory
8 13 (4.10%) Grunt
9 12 (3.79%) gulp
10 11 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (2.52%) GitLab
11 8 (2.52%) Mercurial
12 7 (2.21%) Maven
13 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.58%) Gerrit
14 5 (1.58%) PHPUnit
14 5 (1.58%) Selenium
15 4 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (1.26%) Metasploit
15 4 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (7.89%) Finance
2 21 (6.62%) Marketing
3 14 (4.42%) Games
4 11 (3.47%) Retail
5 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.95%) Advertising
6 3 (0.95%) Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Electronics
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (55.21%) Developer
2 97 (30.60%) PHP Developer
3 51 (16.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.41%) Administrator
5 28 (8.83%) Systems Administrator
6 27 (8.52%) Linux Administrator
7 23 (7.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 23 (7.26%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (5.99%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (5.99%) WordPress Developer
10 18 (5.68%) Magento Developer
11 16 (5.05%) Senior PHP Developer
12 13 (4.10%) Drupal Developer
12 13 (4.10%) LAMP Developer
13 12 (3.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 11 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (3.47%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 10 (3.15%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 9 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (33.75%) HTML
2 100 (31.55%) CSS
3 64 (20.19%) jQuery
4 55 (17.35%) HTML5
5 53 (16.72%) LEMP Stack
6 46 (14.51%) Web Services
7 42 (13.25%) CSS3
8 38 (11.99%) Laravel
8 38 (11.99%) RESTful
9 37 (11.67%) Symfony
10 35 (11.04%) AngularJS
11 34 (10.73%) RabbitMQ
12 33 (10.41%) Ajax
13 30 (9.46%) Node.js
13 30 (9.46%) REST
14 25 (7.89%) LAPP Stack
14 25 (7.89%) Sass
15 23 (7.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (6.31%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (6.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.36%) User Experience
2 12 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.52%) Fintech
6 7 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.89%) FMCG
7 6 (1.89%) PKI
8 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.26%) Animation
9 4 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.26%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.95%) Life Science
10 3 (0.95%) NHS
10 3 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 195 (61.51%) Linux
2 52 (16.40%) CentOS
3 46 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (11.36%) Unix
5 32 (10.09%) Windows
6 19 (5.99%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.89%) CoreOS
7 6 (1.89%) Debian
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.58%) Android
9 4 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.95%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (0.95%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Fedora
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.61%) DevOps
3 54 (17.03%) OO
4 49 (15.46%) MVC
5 41 (12.93%) Open Source
6 39 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (11.67%) Web Development
8 34 (10.73%) E-Commerce
9 32 (10.09%) Configuration Management
10 28 (8.83%) OO PHP
10 28 (8.83%) Scrum
11 27 (8.52%) Front End Development
12 24 (7.57%) TDD
13 19 (5.99%) Web Application Development
14 18 (5.68%) Migration
15 17 (5.36%) Test Automation
16 15 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 14 (4.42%) Load Balancing
18 13 (4.10%) Task Automation
19 12 (3.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 214 (67.51%) PHP
2 124 (39.12%) JavaScript
3 89 (28.08%) Python
4 72 (22.71%) Bash Shell
5 44 (13.88%) Java
6 40 (12.62%) Ruby
7 34 (10.73%) Perl
8 30 (9.46%) SQL
9 20 (6.31%) Groovy
10 14 (4.42%) PHP 7
11 12 (3.79%) Scala
12 10 (3.15%) C#
13 9 (2.84%) C++
13 9 (2.84%) PHP 5
14 7 (2.21%) C
14 7 (2.21%) Clojure
14 7 (2.21%) Go
14 7 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (5.99%) Degree
2 18 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.63%) CCNP
6 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) CCNA
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.89%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) WAI
3 2 (0.63%) WCAG
4 1 (0.32%) GCP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (17.35%) Docker
2 15 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.79%) NFS
4 11 (3.47%) Postfix
5 10 (3.15%) iptables
5 10 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.84%) Squid
6 9 (2.84%) Xen
7 8 (2.52%) oVirt
7 8 (2.52%) RHEV
8 6 (1.89%) HDFS
8 6 (1.89%) Sendmail
8 6 (1.89%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
9 5 (1.58%) Samba
10 4 (1.26%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.63%) Firmware
11 2 (0.63%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (18.30%) Ansible
2 56 (17.67%) Puppet
3 28 (8.83%) Kubernetes
4 24 (7.57%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (7.26%) Terraform
6 16 (5.05%) Nagios
7 14 (4.42%) logstash
8 13 (4.10%) ZABBIX
9 12 (3.79%) HAProxy
9 12 (3.79%) Kibana
10 11 (3.47%) Grafana
11 8 (2.52%) Packer
12 7 (2.21%) Cobbler
12 7 (2.21%) Consul
13 6 (1.89%) Graphite
13 6 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (1.89%) Opsview
13 6 (1.89%) Prometheus
14 5 (1.58%) rkt
14 5 (1.58%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 47 (14.83%) Red Hat
2 28 (8.83%) Zend
3 24 (7.57%) Oracle
4 23 (7.26%) VMware
5 14 (4.42%) New Relic
6 10 (3.15%) Adobe
6 10 (3.15%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.15%) Splunk
7 9 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.52%) Cisco
9 7 (2.21%) ForgeRock
9 7 (2.21%) hybris
9 7 (2.21%) SolarWinds
10 6 (1.89%) EMC
10 6 (1.89%) Google
10 6 (1.89%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.58%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.58%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.26%) HP
12 4 (1.26%) NEC