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 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 2.56% 8.51% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 44.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 10 9 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 25.64% 19.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in West Lothian.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in West Lothian

SQL Server
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 SQL Server within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 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 -3 1 £350 - 2
SQL Server
Scotland

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) jQuery
7 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (26.67%) MVC
7 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (20.00%) HTML5
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (13.33%) CSS3
9 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (13.33%) Android Development
9 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
9 2 (13.33%) Retail
9 2 (13.33%) Subversion

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) DBA
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 2 (13.33%) Ajax
7 2 (13.33%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Android Development
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle