The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 128 127
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1  
Contract jobs citing LAMP 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.077% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £194 £208 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £328 £348
% change year-on-year - -5.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.25

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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 519 575 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.61% 22.18% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 335 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAMP in Scotland

LAMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAMP in Scotland

LAMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAMP in Scotland

LAMP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Glasgow +1 6 £114 +13.75%
Edinburgh +20 1 £300 -4.76% 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £340 -
LAMP
UK

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) Web Development
4 4 (44.44%) CMS
4 4 (44.44%) MySQL
4 4 (44.44%) WordPress
5 3 (33.33%) MODX
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) SOAP
7 1 (11.11%) Samba
7 1 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (11.11%) Web Design
7 1 (11.11%) Ajax
7 1 (11.11%) Korn
7 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (11.11%) JSON
7 1 (11.11%) Symfony
7 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
7 1 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (11.11%) Apache
7 1 (11.11%) LDAP

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (44.44%) CMS
1 4 (44.44%) WordPress
2 3 (33.33%) MODX
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Web Developer
3 4 (44.44%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Symfony
4 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) OO PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C-shell
4 1 (11.11%) Korn
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Samba
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) VMware