The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 21.43% 29.41% 28.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.62% 57.69% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 13
Median daily rate £350 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +18.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 26 26 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 61.90% 50.98% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 20
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in West Lothian

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in West Lothian

SQL
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 in West Lothian.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in West Lothian

SQL
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 within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 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 -5 9 £350 -6.66% 2
SQL
Scotland

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) Scrum
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 10 (30.30%) CRM
6 10 (30.30%) PL/SQL
7 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (27.27%) QA
7 9 (27.27%) Selenium
7 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
8 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling
9 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
9 7 (21.21%) Unix
9 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
10 6 (18.18%) Change Control
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
10 6 (18.18%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) Middleware
11 5 (15.15%) Billing
11 5 (15.15%) Subversion
11 5 (15.15%) Spring
11 5 (15.15%) Finance
11 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
12 4 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (12.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (12.12%) SDLC

SQL
Top Related 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 4 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
4 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Subversion
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) JUnit
5 2 (6.06%) Mockito
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (15.15%) Billing
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Database Designer
2 7 (21.21%) Designer
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Java Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) QA Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) Spring
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (9.09%) J2EE
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) Java EE
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) Sass
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) CRM
4 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling
4 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (18.18%) Change Control
6 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
8 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
9 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) PL/SQL
3 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter