Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Open Source
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 17 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 8.96% 2.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.34% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
West Lothian median daily rate £520 £518 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% - -
Scotland median daily rate £600 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +49.91% +0.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 58 58 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 86.57% 82.86% 89.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 52
West Lothian median daily rate £375 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +18.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £235
90th Percentile £530 £500 £425
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
West Lothian median hourly rate £14.64 £30.00 £8.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.20% +245.42% -41.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £29.00 £8.14
90th Percentile £28.88 £31.00 £26.39
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in West Lothian

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in West Lothian

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in West Lothian over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in West Lothian

Open Source
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 Open Source within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 +7 6 £520 +0.48% 1
Open Source
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Open Source.

1 4 (66.67%) Data Management
1 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (33.33%) WebSockets
2 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 2 (33.33%) Kafka
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
2 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) CppUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript

Open Source
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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
1 2 (33.33%) CppUnit
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) Kafka
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) WebSockets
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Management
1 4 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes