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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 7 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.21% 10.68% 8.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.67% 33.33% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£260 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £425
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 £30.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.09%
SQL
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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 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.30% 32.04% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 22
Average daily rate £250 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £425
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 £36.00 £35.00 £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
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 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 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
5 9 (29.03%) Perl
5 9 (29.03%) .NET
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
6 7 (22.58%) PVCS
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (19.35%) MS Office
7 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
7 6 (19.35%) HTML
7 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (16.13%) ERP
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) C#
9 4 (12.90%) C++
9 4 (12.90%) IIS
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.90%) Data Mapping
9 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (12.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.45%) MS Access
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) PVCS
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) Toad
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) DBA
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Support
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) WPF
4 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ERP
2 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Data Mapping
3 3 (9.68%) Change Control
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.45%) ETL
4 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) System Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Analytics
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) Document Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Perl
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) C++
5 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.68%) VB
7 2 (6.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Teradata