The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL 14 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 43.75% 24.39% 8.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 73.68% 58.82% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £315 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
SQL
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Programming Languages Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 59.38% 41.46% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 9
Average daily rate £375 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

SQL
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 within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 September 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 0 11 £375 +7.06% 1
Linlithgow - - - -
SQL
Scotland

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing SQL 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.

1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) VBScript
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
1 7 (41.18%) HP
1 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
1 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
2 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) Ergonomics
3 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Omniture
6 1 (5.88%) Netezza
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) PeopleTools
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Report Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
2 4 (23.53%) Ergonomics
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) PeopleCode
2 1 (5.88%) SQR
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.88%) Omniture
4 1 (5.88%) Netezza