Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 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.

Software Engineering
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 2.25% 4.62% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 5.08% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
West Lothian median daily rate £240 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.53% +30.77% -
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year -11.56% +7.11% -3.86%

Software Engineering 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 80 59 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 89.89% 90.77% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 45 75
West Lothian median daily rate £415 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £226 £259 £265
90th Percentile £434 £428 £470
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £8.69 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.42% -13.15% -76.19%
10th Percentile £29.00 £8.14 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £26.39 £10.50
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in West Lothian.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 19 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 -5 2 £240 -43.53% 1
Software Engineering
Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering 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 Software Engineering.

1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Trac
2 1 (50.00%) MQTT
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi

Software Engineering
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (50.00%) MQTT
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware