The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Developer
Scotland > West Lothian
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 38.71% 14.71% 17.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.00% 14.71% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 14
West Lothian median daily rate £375 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.24% +20.71%  
10th Percentile £313 £378 £263
90th Percentile £492 £438 £396
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.09% -  

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 30 34 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 96.77% 100.00% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 150
West Lothian median daily rate £375 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +15.76%  
10th Percentile £313 £303 £263
90th Percentile £426 £438 £394
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - £19.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 3 months to 29 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 +4 10 £400 -5.88%
Developer
Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (72.00%) HTML
1 18 (72.00%) CSS
2 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Java
4 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
5 10 (40.00%) Spring
5 10 (40.00%) React
5 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
6 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (24.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (24.00%) BDD
9 5 (20.00%) SDLC
9 5 (20.00%) Aurelia
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 5 (20.00%) CRM
9 5 (20.00%) MVC
9 5 (20.00%) Selenium
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (16.00%) Web Development
10 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (16.00%) Angular 2
10 4 (16.00%) ES6

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 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (12.00%) Bower
4 3 (12.00%) Grunt
4 3 (12.00%) gulp
4 3 (12.00%) jspm
4 3 (12.00%) JUnit
4 3 (12.00%) Maven
5 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) DbUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Mockito
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) CSS
1 18 (72.00%) HTML
2 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
3 10 (40.00%) React
3 10 (40.00%) Spring
4 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (20.00%) Aurelia
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Angular 2
6 4 (16.00%) Sass
6 4 (16.00%) Spring Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Backbone.js
7 3 (12.00%) Durandal
7 3 (12.00%) jQuery
7 3 (12.00%) LESS
7 3 (12.00%) Node.js
7 3 (12.00%) Spring MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
8 2 (8.00%) JDBC
8 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) TDD
3 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) CRM
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
6 5 (20.00%) SDLC
7 4 (16.00%) Microservices
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Re-Platforming
10 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
10 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
10 1 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) ES6
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) COBOL
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle