The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL 19 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.79% 15.07% 7.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.58% 40.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £437 £450
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 £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Programming Languages Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
33 55 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 50.00% 37.67% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 8
Average daily rate £375 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £14.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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 29 (69.05%) Oracle
2 22 (52.38%) PL/SQL
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 14 (33.33%) .NET
5 12 (28.57%) HTML
5 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 10 (23.81%) C#
7 9 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (19.05%) Perl
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.05%) PVCS
9 7 (16.67%) MS Office
9 7 (16.67%) VB
9 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 7 (16.67%) Web Services
9 7 (16.67%) MVC
9 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 6 (14.29%) Data Mapping
10 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL
11 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
11 5 (11.90%) ERP
11 5 (11.90%) Firewall
11 5 (11.90%) VMware
11 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.90%) VPN

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.76%) MS Access
6 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.38%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (19.05%) PVCS
3 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.14%) Toad
4 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.76%) VB Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Support
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (28.57%) HTML
3 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) REST
5 3 (7.14%) WCF
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) WinForms
6 1 (2.38%) EDI
6 1 (2.38%) XML
6 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) HPUX
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) MVC
1 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) ERP
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.52%) System Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.76%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) ETL
6 2 (4.76%) Workflow
7 1 (2.38%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) PL/SQL
2 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Perl
5 7 (16.67%) VB
6 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.76%) Symantec
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (2.38%) Teradata