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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 19 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 2.88% - 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£423 - £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
89 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 85.58% 82.86% 81.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 41
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £365 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston - 2 £423 -
Open Source
Scotland

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Opsview
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) API Development
4 1 (20.00%) sed
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) API Development
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) sed
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) AWK
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (20.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP