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 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 6 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 6.06% 15.15% 10.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 41.67% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £200 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £430 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  

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 4 12 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 12.12% 36.36% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Median daily rate £360 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +33.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 -6 2 £200 -42.85% 1
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) RS-485
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Squid
3 1 (25.00%) COBIT
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (25.00%) UAG
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information

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 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) DECT
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) RS-485
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Avaya
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds