The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Aberdeen region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.04% 3.23% 5.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.57% 27.27% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate
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£327 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.69% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £320 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
35 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 33.02% 11.83% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 5
Average daily rate £313 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £700
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 - £16.72 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 1 August 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 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (44.12%) Oracle Database
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL
4 8 (23.53%) .NET
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
6 6 (17.65%) Firewall
6 6 (17.65%) Security Management
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.65%) Java
6 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 6 (17.65%) Solaris
6 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (17.65%) Data Guard
6 6 (17.65%) Data Mapping
6 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (14.71%) OOP
7 5 (14.71%) OO
7 5 (14.71%) SAP
7 5 (14.71%) C#

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (8.82%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.94%) Maximo
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 6 (17.65%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.94%) SQLite
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.94%) Toad
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) PVCS
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (17.65%) DBA
4 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Java Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) MDX
5 1 (2.94%) WCF
5 1 (2.94%) LINQ
5 1 (2.94%) Ajax
5 1 (2.94%) EDI
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Solaris
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Security Management
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (17.65%) Data Mapping
2 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (14.71%) OOP
3 5 (14.71%) OO
4 4 (11.76%) ERP
4 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.88%) High Availability
6 2 (5.88%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Database Tuning
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Workflow
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
1 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) VB
4 3 (8.82%) Groovy
5 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) VB6
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) SAP
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) JBoss
5 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) Infor
6 1 (2.94%) Baan
6 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards