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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 12 5 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL 6 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.23% 17.19% 3.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 43.14% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate
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£410 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.61% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £490 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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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
15 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.08% 39.84% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 16
Average daily rate £410 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £288 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 26 May 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) Perl
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Toad
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Change Control
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) PVCS
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (30.77%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) AutoCAD
2 1 (7.69%) Siemens NX
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Toad
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Applications Support
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Objects Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XSL
4 1 (7.69%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) Itk
4 1 (7.69%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) CAD
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) PLM
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (23.08%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Tcl
5 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods