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 29 June 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.

Financial
Scotland > West Lothian
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9  
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 2 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 16.13% 5.88% 37.36%
As % of the General category 62.50% 20.00% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
West Lothian median daily rate £330 £410 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +38.89%  
10th Percentile £307 £396 £249
90th Percentile £367 £427 £333
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £10.33 £10.59 £30.50
% change year-on-year -2.47% -65.28%  

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 8 10 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 25.81% 29.41% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
West Lothian median daily rate £330 £395 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +27.41%  
10th Percentile £305 £321 £229
90th Percentile £391 £430 £394
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £9.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +203.79% -67.08%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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 -1 3 £348 -15.19% 1
Finance
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) eTOM
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow Management
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Finance
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 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) DbUnit
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Mockito
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (64.29%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) German Language
3 1 (7.14%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Change and Release Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Supplier Management
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) eTOM
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Ariba
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) SAP