Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 420 460
Rank change year-on-year -131 +40 -186
Contract jobs citing LAMP 343 573 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 1.80% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 388 390
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £225
90th Percentile £525 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.95% -13.50% -29.58%
10th Percentile £13.11 £30.38 £43.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.68 £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 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -123 326 £365 -8.75% 79
UK excluding London -21 195 £325 -1.52% 53
London -180 142 £390 -11.36% 27
South East +8 81 £350 +7.69% 21
Midlands +41 40 £308 -12.14% 9
North of England +14 27 £325 - 9
West Midlands +39 25 £281 -19.64% 6
East of England -29 24 £350 +3.70% 3
North West +19 15 £325 - 2
East Midlands +14 15 £313 -26.47% 3
South West -4 12 £306 -10.91% 10
Yorkshire +3 11 £375 +12.78% 7
Scotland -6 7 £325 -
Wales +16 4 £363 +3.57% 1
North East +49 1 £325 +0.78%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (72.89%) PHP
2 228 (66.47%) MySQL
3 188 (54.81%) Linux
4 145 (42.27%) JavaScript
5 137 (39.94%) Apache
6 136 (39.65%) HTML
7 134 (39.07%) CSS
8 99 (28.86%) Git (software)
9 84 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (22.74%) Python
11 73 (21.28%) jQuery
12 69 (20.12%) HTML5
13 60 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
14 58 (16.91%) WordPress
14 58 (16.91%) Laravel
14 58 (16.91%) DevOps
15 57 (16.62%) CSS3
16 54 (15.74%) Puppet
16 54 (15.74%) MVC
17 50 (14.58%) OO
17 50 (14.58%) Java
18 48 (13.99%) Symfony
19 47 (13.70%) Web Services
20 46 (13.41%) Web Development
21 44 (12.83%) Bash Shell
21 44 (12.83%) Jenkins
21 44 (12.83%) Ansible
22 43 (12.54%) Open Source
23 41 (11.95%) Unix
24 40 (11.66%) Configuration Management

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
1 137 (39.94%) Apache
2 58 (16.91%) WordPress
3 37 (10.79%) nginx
4 35 (10.20%) Drupal
5 34 (9.91%) CMS
6 25 (7.29%) Tomcat
7 17 (4.96%) IIS
8 7 (2.04%) Confluence
8 7 (2.04%) ExpressionEngine
9 6 (1.75%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.17%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.87%) JBoss
12 3 (0.87%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.58%) Jetty
13 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.58%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (6.71%) Magento
2 3 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.58%) Odoo
3 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.79%) GitHub
3 12 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.92%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.33%) SaaS
7 6 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.75%) npm
8 5 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.46%) PaaS
8 5 (1.46%) Route 53
9 4 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.58%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.45%) DNS
2 25 (7.29%) Internet
3 18 (5.25%) VPN
4 17 (4.96%) Firewall
4 17 (4.96%) SSL
5 15 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.79%) LDAP
7 11 (3.21%) HTTP
7 11 (3.21%) WAN
8 9 (2.62%) LAN
8 9 (2.62%) Network Security
8 9 (2.62%) SSH
8 9 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.33%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.04%) FTP
10 7 (2.04%) Wireless
11 6 (1.75%) DHCP
11 6 (1.75%) Intranet
11 6 (1.75%) MPLS
11 6 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (66.47%) MySQL
2 28 (8.16%) MongoDB
2 28 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (4.96%) Redis
5 15 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.50%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.92%) Big Data
8 10 (2.92%) MariaDB
9 9 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.46%) Presto
12 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.58%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.29%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 99 (28.86%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.83%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.29%) Subversion
4 24 (7.00%) JIRA
5 20 (5.83%) Vagrant
6 18 (5.25%) Bitbucket
7 13 (3.79%) gulp
8 11 (3.21%) Grunt
9 9 (2.62%) PHPUnit
10 8 (2.33%) Artifactory
11 7 (2.04%) Bower
11 7 (2.04%) Maven
11 7 (2.04%) Selenium
12 6 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.75%) webpack
13 5 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.17%) Metasploit
14 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.87%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (10.20%) Finance
2 24 (7.00%) Marketing
3 13 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.50%) Games
5 6 (1.75%) Advertising
5 6 (1.75%) Banking
5 6 (1.75%) Publishing
6 5 (1.46%) Retail
7 3 (0.87%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 213 (62.10%) Developer
2 126 (36.73%) PHP Developer
3 42 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (7.58%) LAMP Developer
4 26 (7.58%) WordPress Developer
5 24 (7.00%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.71%) Administrator
7 22 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (6.12%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 19 (5.54%) Drupal Developer
9 19 (5.54%) Linux Administrator
10 18 (5.25%) Senior PHP Developer
11 17 (4.96%) Magento Developer
11 17 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.50%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.50%) MySQL Developer
14 12 (3.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (39.65%) HTML
2 134 (39.07%) CSS
3 73 (21.28%) jQuery
4 69 (20.12%) HTML5
5 58 (16.91%) Laravel
6 57 (16.62%) CSS3
7 48 (13.99%) Symfony
8 47 (13.70%) Web Services
9 36 (10.50%) LEMP Stack
10 35 (10.20%) RESTful
11 34 (9.91%) REST
12 31 (9.04%) Sass
13 30 (8.75%) Ajax
14 28 (8.16%) AngularJS
15 26 (7.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (6.12%) React
16 21 (6.12%) SOAP
17 20 (5.83%) Node.js
18 19 (5.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.25%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (4.66%) User Experience
4 13 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.04%) iPad
7 6 (1.75%) Fintech
7 6 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.75%) NHS
7 6 (1.75%) PKI
8 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.46%) Replication
9 4 (1.17%) Animation
9 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.87%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.58%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 188 (54.81%) Linux
2 41 (11.95%) Unix
3 39 (11.37%) Windows
4 34 (9.91%) CentOS
5 28 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.21%) Debian
6 11 (3.21%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.75%) Solaris
9 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.17%) HPUX
10 3 (0.87%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (0.58%) Android
11 2 (0.58%) VMS
12 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.29%) Fedora
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.91%) DevOps
3 54 (15.74%) MVC
4 50 (14.58%) OO
5 46 (13.41%) Web Development
6 43 (12.54%) Open Source
7 40 (11.66%) Configuration Management
8 35 (10.20%) E-Commerce
9 32 (9.33%) Front End Development
10 31 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (7.58%) OO PHP
12 24 (7.00%) TDD
13 22 (6.41%) Scrum
13 22 (6.41%) Test Automation
14 21 (6.12%) Load Balancing
15 19 (5.54%) OOP
16 14 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
16 14 (4.08%) Web Application Development
17 13 (3.79%) ETL
17 13 (3.79%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 250 (72.89%) PHP
2 145 (42.27%) JavaScript
3 78 (22.74%) Python
4 50 (14.58%) Java
5 44 (12.83%) Bash Shell
6 34 (9.91%) Perl
7 33 (9.62%) SQL
8 27 (7.87%) Ruby
9 14 (4.08%) Groovy
10 12 (3.50%) C++
10 12 (3.50%) PHP 7
10 12 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.92%) C#
11 10 (2.92%) PHP 5
12 8 (2.33%) C
13 7 (2.04%) Scala
13 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.75%) ES6
15 4 (1.17%) Clojure
16 3 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 16 (4.66%) Degree
2 9 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) CCNA
5 3 (0.87%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.29%) CCNP
6 1 (0.29%) CISM
6 1 (0.29%) CISSP
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (1.46%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) WAI
4 2 (0.58%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (11.37%) Docker
2 13 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.21%) NFS
4 8 (2.33%) oVirt
4 8 (2.33%) Postfix
4 8 (2.33%) RHEV
5 7 (2.04%) iptables
6 6 (1.75%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.75%) Xen
7 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.46%) Samba
8 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.17%) KVM
8 4 (1.17%) Squid
9 3 (0.87%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.58%) Firmware
10 2 (0.58%) Varnish
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (15.74%) Puppet
2 44 (12.83%) Ansible
3 30 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (7.29%) Kubernetes
5 19 (5.54%) Nagios
6 13 (3.79%) Terraform
7 9 (2.62%) Grafana
7 9 (2.62%) logstash
8 8 (2.33%) Cobbler
8 8 (2.33%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.04%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.46%) Kibana
10 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.17%) CFEngine
11 4 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.17%) Graphite
11 4 (1.17%) Nessus
11 4 (1.17%) Netcool
11 4 (1.17%) Nmap
12 3 (0.87%) Cacti
Vendors
1 35 (10.20%) Zend
2 24 (7.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (6.12%) Oracle
4 19 (5.54%) VMware
5 14 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.21%) Cisco
6 11 (3.21%) Google
7 10 (2.92%) Adobe
7 10 (2.92%) Splunk
8 9 (2.62%) New Relic
9 5 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.17%) EMC
10 4 (1.17%) hybris
10 4 (1.17%) NEC
10 4 (1.17%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.87%) Aruba
11 3 (0.87%) HP
11 3 (0.87%) Juniper
11 3 (0.87%) SAP
11 3 (0.87%) Sun