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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 9 10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian - 8.70% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 10.71% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £460 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +14.53%
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
34 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 85.00% 81.16% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 11
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.14 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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