Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 10 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 13.16% 25.32% 21.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.51% 26.67% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 12
West Lothian median daily rate £305 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% -0.66% +4.14%
10th Percentile £242 £317 £329
90th Percentile £373 £501 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +8.48% +4.58%

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 74 75 59
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 94.94% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 49
West Lothian median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £218 £279 £227
90th Percentile £520 £434 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
West Lothian median hourly rate £10.00 - £26.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -5.95%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in West Lothian over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 September 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 0 10 £305 -18.67% 6
Developer
Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Retail
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Ajax
4 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Web Development
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) Docker
6 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
7 1 (10.00%) React
7 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) gulp

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (10.00%) Bower
4 1 (10.00%) CppUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) DbUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Grunt
4 1 (10.00%) gulp
4 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (10.00%) jspm
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (40.00%) Ajax
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) gRPC
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) Kafka
4 1 (10.00%) LESS
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) Sass
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle