The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 16.95% 11.63% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 76.92% 45.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £273 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
SQL Server
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
13 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 22.03% 25.58% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 4
Average daily rate £290 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the West Lothian region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Lothian region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston +11 8 £290 +3.57% 2
SQL Server
Scotland

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Perl
5 4 (30.77%) ODBC
5 4 (30.77%) HTTP
5 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) LINQ
7 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
2 5 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ODBC
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 2 (15.38%) LINQ
6 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft