The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 9 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.13% 21.57% 30.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.96% 22.00% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £330 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £390 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
73 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 92.41% 98.04% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 22
Average daily rate £300 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £190 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Developer
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Livingston -7 7 £375 +7.14% 6
Developer
Scotland

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
2 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) Spring
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
5 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) iBATIS
6 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
6 4 (23.53%) JMS
6 4 (23.53%) XML Schema
6 4 (23.53%) JDBC
6 4 (23.53%) JUnit
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) PeopleTools
7 3 (17.65%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (17.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JUnit
2 3 (17.65%) PeopleTools
3 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) Spring
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
5 4 (23.53%) JDBC
5 4 (23.53%) JMS
5 4 (23.53%) XML Schema
5 4 (23.53%) iBATIS
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) CSS3
6 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (11.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Ergonomics
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Service Management
8 1 (5.88%) Validation
8 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Change Control
8 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (5.88%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PeopleCode
4 2 (11.76%) SQR
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) PeopleSoft
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) Omniture
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter
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