Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing Degree 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 4.44% 9.38% 4.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 80.00% 60.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
West Lothian median daily rate £200 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +6.87% -12.67%
10th Percentile £175 £318 £158
90th Percentile £235 £428 £395
Scotland median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +60.00% +42.86%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Lothian
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 5.56% 15.63% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
West Lothian median daily rate £213 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +6.87% -12.67%
10th Percentile £175 £243 £158
90th Percentile £364 £427 £395
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
% change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
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 Degree within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -4 4 £200 -42.86% 2
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL V2
2 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Squid
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (75.00%) UAG
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) COBIT
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection

Degree
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Squid
1 3 (75.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Avaya
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds