Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 - 18
Rank change year-on-year - +18 +10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 3.08% - 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
West Lothian median daily rate £518 - £495
10th Percentile £509 - £429
90th Percentile £526 - £532
Scotland median daily rate £475 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% +6.67%
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 47 62 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 72.31% 87.32% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 59
West Lothian median daily rate £338 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -9.68% +19.23%
10th Percentile £241 £269 £267
90th Percentile £500 £405 £435
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
West Lothian median hourly rate - £35.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +79.49% +48.40%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £22.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.74% -38.19% +32.11%

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
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 27 May 2018. 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 - 2 £518 -
Open Source
Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) IT Strategy

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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle