The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 2 1 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 14 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 35.90% 31.91% 9.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.90% 31.91% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39 47 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 100.00% 100.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 28
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £411 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.48% +48.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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 -1 14 £375 - 2
Developer
Scotland

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 20 (57.14%) HTML
2 19 (54.29%) CSS
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) AngularJS
5 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (40.00%) Scrum
7 13 (37.14%) .NET
8 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (34.29%) C#
9 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) Oracle
11 9 (25.71%) Java
11 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
12 8 (22.86%) HTML5
12 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
13 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (20.00%) Finance
13 7 (20.00%) Spring
13 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
13 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (17.14%) Web Services
14 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
14 6 (17.14%) TDD
14 6 (17.14%) MVC
14 6 (17.14%) jQuery
14 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (14.29%) Web Development
15 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 5 (14.29%) Spring Integration
15 5 (14.29%) Sass

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JUnit
1 3 (8.57%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) DbUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Mockito
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) HTML
2 19 (54.29%) CSS
3 17 (48.57%) AngularJS
4 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
6 8 (22.86%) HTML5
7 7 (20.00%) Spring
8 6 (17.14%) jQuery
8 6 (17.14%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) Angular 2
9 5 (14.29%) Sass
9 5 (14.29%) Spring Integration
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.43%) React
11 3 (8.57%) Aurelia
11 3 (8.57%) Backbone.js
11 3 (8.57%) Durandal
11 3 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (5.71%) CSS3
12 2 (5.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) MVC
3 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.14%) TDD
4 5 (14.29%) Microservices
4 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (14.29%) Web Development
5 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) Android Development
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.71%) iOS Development
7 2 (5.71%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.86%) Cross-Browser Development
8 1 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (34.29%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) COBOL
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) SQR
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft