The first 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 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Lothian 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
Open Source
Rank 13 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 3.45% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 13.79% 26.53% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Average daily rate £420 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £336 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £417 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
Scotland

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 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) PHP
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) SNMP
1 5 (71.43%) Nagios
1 5 (71.43%) AWK
1 5 (71.43%) sed
2 4 (57.14%) Cacti
2 4 (57.14%) Munin
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
3 1 (14.29%) JBehave
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) JMS
4 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) User Stories
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) PHP
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) AWK
1 5 (71.43%) sed
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Nagios
2 4 (57.14%) Cacti
2 4 (57.14%) Munin
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 2 (28.57%) OpenView
5 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP