The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 10 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 6.82% 1.19% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 1.54% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £495 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
Open Source
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38 65 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 86.36% 77.38% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 31
Median daily rate £395 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.14 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.40% -20.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Livingston +9 3 £495 +32.00%
Open Source
Scotland

Open Source
Top 3 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture