The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 6 13 1
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12  
Contract jobs citing Finance 10 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 23.81% 4.00% 35.71%
As % of the General category 83.33% 18.18% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £423 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +32.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £398 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £398 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 12 11 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 28.57% 22.00% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £423 £399 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.08% +32.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £374 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in West Lothian

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in West Lothian

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in West Lothian over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in West Lothian

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in West Lothian

Finance
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 Finance within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 24 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 +7 10 £423 +6.41% 3
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Marketing
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) UML
7 2 (12.50%) Subversion
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) eTOM
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow Management
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case

Finance
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 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ADSL
1 1 (6.25%) BGP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) ICMP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) OSPF
1 1 (6.25%) RIP
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) CruiseControl
2 1 (6.25%) DbUnit
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Mockito
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (56.25%) Marketing
2 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Change and Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) eTOM
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow Management
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) SQR
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCENT
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (6.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Progress