The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 3.13% 3.03% 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 20.00% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £375 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +16.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence 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 database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4 5 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 12.50% 15.15% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 12
Median daily rate £330 £378 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.58% +30.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in West Lothian

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in West Lothian

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 SQL Server.

1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing

SQL Server
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB