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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 7 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 15.22% 31.33% 14.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 70.00% 70.27% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 6
Average daily rate £325 £300 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £287 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £384 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -23.07%
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
10 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 21.74% 44.58% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 23
Average daily rate £375 £320 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 6 £325 +8.33% 3
SQL
Scotland

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 14 (58.33%) PL/SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) Unix
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.67%) REST
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (16.67%) ERP
6 4 (16.67%) SOA
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Data Security
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (12.50%) J2EE
7 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle APEX

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle Developer
2 7 (29.17%) PL/SQL Developer
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Database Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Data Quality Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
1 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (25.00%) TDD
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) ERP
3 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) SDLC
3 4 (16.67%) SOA
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Coaching
4 3 (12.50%) Data Security
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) PL/SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle