The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering 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 Software Engineering over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 11 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.20% 1.43% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 1.79% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.46%
Software Engineering
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
45 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 73.77% 80.00% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 33
Average daily rate £388 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Lothian region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Software Engineering
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 Software Engineering within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 5 £388 -
Software Engineering
Scotland

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing Software Engineering 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 Software Engineering.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (14.29%) Django
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing Software Engineering 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 Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) RS-232
1 1 (14.29%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Developer
1 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL Developer
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Django
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle