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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 13.16% 8.33% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.13% 10.00% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 31 40 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 81.58% 83.33% 73.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 24
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +67.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston +1 5 - - 2
Software Engineering
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (71.43%) Microservices
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Angular 2
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Spring Integration
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) DbUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Mockito
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) DbUnit
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Mockito
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Angular Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Angular 2
1 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
1 5 (71.43%) Spring Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Microservices
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle