The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 202 116 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.53% 9.06% 11.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.19% 25.11% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 64 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £311 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £613 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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 Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
447 462 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 36.09% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 300 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 154 (38.60%) Finance
2 108 (27.07%) Banking
3 105 (26.32%) Oracle
4 92 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (19.80%) Java
6 65 (16.29%) PL/SQL
7 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
8 50 (12.53%) SQL Server
8 50 (12.53%) UNIX
8 50 (12.53%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (12.53%) ETL
9 45 (11.28%) .NET
10 40 (10.03%) CSS
11 39 (9.77%) SAS
11 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (9.52%) HTML
13 37 (9.27%) XML
13 37 (9.27%) Migration
14 34 (8.52%) C#
15 32 (8.02%) Retail
15 32 (8.02%) Analytics
16 31 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (7.52%) VBA
18 29 (7.27%) Data Modelling
18 29 (7.27%) Oracle Database
19 28 (7.02%) Linux
19 28 (7.02%) TDD
20 27 (6.77%) Microsoft
21 26 (6.52%) Data Analysis
21 26 (6.52%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 39 (9.77%) SAS
2 14 (3.51%) JBoss
3 13 (3.26%) Apache
4 12 (3.01%) Apache Pig
5 11 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.01%) Lync
7 6 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.50%) IIS
7 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.00%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) Node.js
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
11 2 (0.50%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.25%) WordPress
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.01%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (3.01%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (1.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.51%) LAN
1 10 (2.51%) Internet
2 9 (2.26%) SAN
3 5 (1.25%) FTP
4 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.00%) DNS
4 4 (1.00%) LDAP
4 4 (1.00%) DHCP
5 3 (0.75%) WAN
5 3 (0.75%) VoIP
5 3 (0.75%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.50%) WLAN
6 2 (0.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.25%) CTI
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
7 1 (0.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.53%) SQL Server
1 50 (12.53%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 26 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 25 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.26%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.26%) Apache Hive
7 12 (3.01%) Data Mining
7 12 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.26%) PowerCenter
10 8 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.50%) MS Access
12 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Ant
2 19 (4.76%) Selenium
3 16 (4.01%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.51%) JIRA
4 14 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.76%) Hudson
5 11 (2.76%) JUnit
5 11 (2.76%) Maven
6 9 (2.26%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.26%) Gradle
7 8 (2.01%) Subversion
7 8 (2.01%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.75%) ERwin
8 7 (1.75%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.50%) Toad
9 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.50%) PeopleTools
10 5 (1.25%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (1.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 154 (38.60%) Finance
2 108 (27.07%) Banking
3 32 (8.02%) Retail
4 15 (3.76%) Retail Banking
5 13 (3.26%) Marketing
6 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
9 3 (0.75%) Front Office
9 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Military
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 172 (43.11%) Developer
2 125 (31.33%) Analyst
3 46 (11.53%) Test Analyst
4 35 (8.77%) Java Developer
5 33 (8.27%) SQL Developer
6 28 (7.02%) Business Analyst
7 24 (6.02%) Data Analyst
8 21 (5.26%) Architect
9 19 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
10 15 (3.76%) Oracle Developer
11 12 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.01%) PL/SQL Developer
12 11 (2.76%) Administrator
12 11 (2.76%) Tester
13 9 (2.26%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.26%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.26%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (2.26%) Risk Analyst
13 9 (2.26%) ETL Developer
14 8 (2.01%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.28%) .NET
2 40 (10.03%) CSS
3 38 (9.52%) HTML
4 37 (9.27%) XML
5 23 (5.76%) Web Services
6 22 (5.51%) Spring
7 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET
7 20 (5.01%) jQuery
8 19 (4.76%) J2EE
9 17 (4.26%) Ajax
10 14 (3.51%) JSP
11 13 (3.26%) Hibernate
11 13 (3.26%) HTML5
12 12 (3.01%) Middleware
13 11 (2.76%) RESTful
14 10 (2.51%) Struts
15 9 (2.26%) CSS3
16 8 (2.01%) AngularJS
16 8 (2.01%) JSON
17 7 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.01%) Data Integration
3 16 (4.01%) Credit Risk
4 14 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.50%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.50%) User Experience
7 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.25%) Derivative
7 5 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.25%) GIS
7 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.75%) PKI
9 3 (0.75%) iSeries
10 2 (0.50%) Equities
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.53%) UNIX
2 28 (7.02%) Linux
3 18 (4.51%) Windows
4 9 (2.26%) Solaris
5 6 (1.50%) AIX
5 6 (1.50%) HPUX
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.75%) zOS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.75%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) OS/400
9 1 (0.25%) NetWare
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (12.53%) ETL
3 37 (9.27%) Migration
4 32 (8.02%) Analytics
5 31 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (7.27%) Data Modelling
7 28 (7.02%) TDD
8 26 (6.52%) Data Analysis
9 25 (6.27%) MVC
10 23 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (5.76%) SDLC
11 21 (5.26%) Data Management
12 20 (5.01%) Asset Management
12 20 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (5.01%) Scrum
13 19 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (4.51%) Data Migration
15 17 (4.26%) Unit Testing
16 16 (4.01%) BDD
17 15 (3.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.80%) Java
2 65 (16.29%) PL/SQL
3 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 34 (8.52%) C#
5 30 (7.52%) VBA
6 25 (6.27%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.01%) Python
8 15 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.76%) Perl
10 8 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.75%) PHP
12 6 (1.50%) PeopleCode
12 6 (1.50%) SQR
12 6 (1.50%) XPath
13 5 (1.25%) C++
14 3 (0.75%) C
14 3 (0.75%) VB
15 2 (0.50%) Ada
16 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (5.76%) ISEB
2 13 (3.26%) Degree
3 10 (2.51%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.50%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.50%) CISA
7 2 (0.50%) QiCA
7 2 (0.50%) OCP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.50%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.01%) QA
2 12 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) FATCA
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) FINREP
4 1 (0.25%) DICOM
System Software
1 14 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.75%) vSphere
3 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.50%) Samba
4 2 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.50%) Control-M
3 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 105 (26.32%) Oracle
2 27 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.27%) Informatica
4 14 (3.51%) Teradata
5 11 (2.76%) VMware
5 11 (2.76%) Sybase
5 11 (2.76%) PeopleSoft
6 9 (2.26%) HP
7 8 (2.01%) CA
8 6 (1.50%) Sun
9 5 (1.25%) Google
9 5 (1.25%) Netezza
10 4 (1.00%) Pega
10 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.75%) Charles River
11 3 (0.75%) Telerik
11 3 (0.75%) Tableau
11 3 (0.75%) CommVault
11 3 (0.75%) IBM
12 2 (0.50%) Cisco
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