The first table below looks at the demand for LAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 123 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.28% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £24.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+192.78% -39.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAMP across the Scotland region.

LAMP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

LAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAMP across the Scotland region.

LAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 2 £350 +34.61% 1
Edinburgh -26 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP.

1 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Zend
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Apache
3 4 (33.33%) Drupal
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Zend Framework
5 2 (16.67%) SEO
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) CentOS
5 2 (16.67%) PHP5
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (8.33%) BDD

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) LAMP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Zend Framework
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) XHTML
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) SEO
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Zend