The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 8 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 2.78% 4.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £360 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 41.67% 25.53% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
Average daily rate £375 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £343 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Open Source
Top 9 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA