Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 8 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 13.33% 44.00% 29.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.81% 44.59% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 16
West Lothian median daily rate £338 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £279 £275 £313
90th Percentile £356 £445 £436
Scotland median daily rate £400 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.07% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £111.50 £45.31 £22.50
% change year-on-year +146.08% +101.38% -47.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Lothian
Contract vacancies in West Lothian with a recognized job title 54 74 85
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.00% 98.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 62
West Lothian median daily rate £280 £365 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.29% -4.58% +17.69%
10th Percentile £183 £306 £308
90th Percentile £388 £433 £433
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
West Lothian median hourly rate £10.00 £35.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.43% +79.49% +47.28%
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year -25.84% - +5.48%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in West Lothian

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in West Lothian

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in West Lothian

Developer
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 Developer within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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 -9 8 £338 -10.00% 6
Developer
Scotland

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Lothian region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) JSON
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) gRPC
6 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development

Developer Skill Set
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 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Ajax
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) gRPC
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle