Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +23
Contract jobs citing SDLC 14 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 22.58% 10.67% 22.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.79% 11.59% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 14
West Lothian median daily rate £338 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.15% +20.38%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £313
90th Percentile £376 £388 £430
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year - -23.81% +38.97%

SDLC 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 69 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 75.81% 92.00% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 53
West Lothian median daily rate £286 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.03% -3.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £218 £265 £304
90th Percentile £489 £426 £436
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Lothian median hourly rate - £35.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.67% +57.91%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in West Lothian

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in West Lothian

SDLC
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 SDLC within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 July 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 +8 14 £338 -10.00% 3
SDLC
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC 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 SDLC.

1 12 (85.71%) HP
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
1 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
1 12 (85.71%) Functional Testing
1 12 (85.71%) HP ALM
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) Validation
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) Unix
3 8 (57.14%) CRM
3 8 (57.14%) API Testing
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (50.00%) XML Messaging
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) HTML
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Retail

SDLC
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
1 7 (50.00%) XML Messaging
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Functional Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) API Testing
3 8 (57.14%) CRM
3 8 (57.14%) Validation
4 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) HP ALM
1 12 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle