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 3 months to 28 March 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.

Degree
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 5.56% 19.15% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.57% 81.82% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £350 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 19.44% 23.40% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £350 £398 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.94% +54.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £20.75 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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 -7 1 £350 -11.94% 2
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) DECT
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DECT
1 1 (33.33%) RS-485
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle