The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 27 June 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 95 83
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 1.88% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £325 £363 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +95.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
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 advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 313 319 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.49% 23.68% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 176 134
Median daily rate £400 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAMP in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Edinburgh

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in Edinburgh

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Zend
3 1 (25.00%) Zend Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Yii
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) ColdFusion
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) SSH
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Yii
2 1 (25.00%) Zend Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Zend