Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Software Engineer
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 1.10% 1.43% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.49% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
West Lothian median daily rate £240 - £313
Scotland median daily rate £413 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +26.92% - +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year -4.05% +7.11% -7.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Lothian
Contract vacancies in West Lothian with a recognized job title 86 67 161
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.71% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 81
West Lothian median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £233 £263
90th Percentile £434 £430 £470
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +225.00% -76.19%
10th Percentile £29.00 £31.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £33.75 £10.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Lothian

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in West Lothian

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in West Lothian

Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -4 1 £240 -
Software Engineer
Scotland

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering

Software Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++