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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL 23 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 21.70% 10.18% 6.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.50% 57.50% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 2
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£350 £325 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -34.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £659
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.96 £26.37
% change year-on-year
-3.54% +2.23%
SQL
Scotland

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
40 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 37.74% 17.70% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 5
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.86 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.76% -64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 August 2014.

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 27 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 27 (60.00%) Oracle
2 23 (51.11%) Windows
3 16 (35.56%) Oracle Database
4 14 (31.11%) .NET
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 9 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (20.00%) VMware
7 8 (17.78%) Firewall
7 8 (17.78%) Data Mapping
7 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.78%) Solaris
7 8 (17.78%) Linux
7 8 (17.78%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.78%) VPN
8 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
8 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) HTML
8 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.33%) Java
9 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.33%) OO
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP PM
1 3 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
1 8 (17.78%) VPN
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) Intranet
4 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) Oracle Database
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) SQLite
5 1 (2.22%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) PVCS
3 1 (2.22%) Toad
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) DBA
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.89%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) WCF
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.44%) MDX
7 2 (4.44%) XML
8 1 (2.22%) EDI
8 1 (2.22%) WinForms
8 1 (2.22%) Ajax
8 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Solaris
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) HPUX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Data Mapping
3 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (13.33%) OO
3 6 (13.33%) Security Management
3 6 (13.33%) MVC
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) OOP
4 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) Workflow
5 4 (8.89%) SOA
5 4 (8.89%) ERP
6 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C#
1 9 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) VB
5 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.67%) Groovy
6 3 (6.67%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.22%) VBA
8 1 (2.22%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.67%) Nagios
3 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Oracle
2 9 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) SAP
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) JBoss
5 2 (4.44%) Cognos
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Sun
5 2 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec
5 2 (4.44%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Infor
6 1 (2.22%) Baan
6 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards