The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 132 79 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.28% 10.49% 8.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.13% 36.92% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 31 54
Average daily rate £330 £318 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £205 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +162.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
424 214 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.02% 28.42% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 101 108
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 81 (30.57%) Oracle
2 69 (26.04%) Finance
3 66 (24.91%) SQL Server
4 50 (18.87%) PL/SQL
5 47 (17.74%) .NET
6 40 (15.09%) C#
7 39 (14.72%) ETL
8 37 (13.96%) Oracle Database
9 36 (13.58%) Java
10 35 (13.21%) JavaScript
10 35 (13.21%) Windows
11 32 (12.08%) HTML
12 30 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (10.94%) Migration
13 29 (10.94%) VBA
13 29 (10.94%) Microsoft
14 28 (10.57%) Relational Database
14 28 (10.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (9.43%) Data Modelling
16 24 (9.06%) Web Services
16 24 (9.06%) Linux
17 23 (8.68%) Banking
18 22 (8.30%) UNIX
18 22 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (8.30%) jQuery
18 22 (8.30%) Data Migration
19 21 (7.92%) ASP.NET
19 21 (7.92%) CSS
20 20 (7.55%) T-SQL
20 20 (7.55%) SOA

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (4.15%) SAS
2 10 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.26%) Drupal
4 5 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.51%) IIS
6 3 (1.13%) Apache
6 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.75%) WordPress
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.38%) StreamWeaver
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) DOC1
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 8 (3.02%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Movex
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) GitHub
1 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.26%) FTP
2 5 (1.89%) Firewall
2 5 (1.89%) SAN
3 2 (0.75%) NAS
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.75%) DNS
3 2 (0.75%) Intranet
3 2 (0.75%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.38%) VoIP
4 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.96%) Oracle Database
3 28 (10.57%) Relational Database
3 28 (10.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (5.28%) Oracle OWB
8 12 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.15%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.77%) Informix
10 10 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (3.40%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (3.02%) MySQL
13 7 (2.64%) MongoDB
14 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (1.89%) DB2
15 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (6.04%) Selenium
2 14 (5.28%) PowerDesigner
3 10 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (2.64%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.64%) JIRA
5 5 (1.89%) JUnit
5 5 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.51%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.13%) ERwin
7 3 (1.13%) Toad
7 3 (1.13%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.75%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.75%) Maven
8 2 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.75%) Ant
8 2 (0.75%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 69 (26.04%) Finance
2 23 (8.68%) Banking
3 8 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.26%) Retail
5 5 (1.89%) Front Office
6 4 (1.51%) Marketing
7 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (46.04%) Developer
2 79 (29.81%) Analyst
3 31 (11.70%) Data Analyst
4 20 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 17 (6.42%) Oracle Developer
5 17 (6.42%) Test Analyst
6 14 (5.28%) Consultant
7 13 (4.91%) Applications Developer
8 10 (3.77%) Data Migration Analyst
8 10 (3.77%) Java Developer
8 10 (3.77%) DBA
9 8 (3.02%) MI Analyst
9 8 (3.02%) Tester
9 8 (3.02%) Architect
9 8 (3.02%) SQL Developer
10 7 (2.64%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.64%) Data Modeller
10 7 (2.64%) Web Developer
10 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 6 (2.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.74%) .NET
2 32 (12.08%) HTML
3 24 (9.06%) Web Services
4 22 (8.30%) jQuery
5 21 (7.92%) ASP.NET
5 21 (7.92%) CSS
6 16 (6.04%) XML
7 13 (4.91%) Java EE
8 12 (4.53%) JSON
9 11 (4.15%) SOAP
9 11 (4.15%) Spring
10 10 (3.77%) Drools
11 9 (3.40%) HTML5
11 9 (3.40%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.64%) EDI
12 7 (2.64%) Visualforce
13 6 (2.26%) Hibernate
14 5 (1.89%) Middleware
14 5 (1.89%) WCF
15 4 (1.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.64%) GIS
2 6 (2.26%) Open Source
3 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.51%) Replication
5 3 (1.13%) Clustering
5 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.75%) Equities
6 2 (0.75%) Handset
7 1 (0.38%) VSAM
7 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.38%) Derivative
7 1 (0.38%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.21%) Windows
2 24 (9.06%) Linux
3 22 (8.30%) UNIX
4 11 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.89%) AIX
7 4 (1.51%) Solaris
8 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) SUSE
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.72%) ETL
2 30 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.94%) Migration
4 25 (9.43%) Data Modelling
5 22 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (8.30%) Data Migration
6 20 (7.55%) SOA
7 19 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (6.79%) MVC
9 17 (6.42%) Asset Management
10 16 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (6.04%) Investment Management
11 13 (4.91%) Scrum
11 13 (4.91%) Test Automation
12 12 (4.53%) Data Management
13 11 (4.15%) OO
14 10 (3.77%) Business Analysis
15 9 (3.40%) User Stories
16 8 (3.02%) Integration Testing
16 8 (3.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 50 (18.87%) PL/SQL
2 40 (15.09%) C#
3 36 (13.58%) Java
4 35 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.94%) VBA
6 20 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 19 (7.17%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.42%) Perl
9 11 (4.15%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.40%) VB
11 7 (2.64%) Apex Code
12 6 (2.26%) PHP
13 3 (1.13%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.75%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.75%) C
15 1 (0.38%) VB6
15 1 (0.38%) Jython
15 1 (0.38%) C++
15 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (3.40%) ISEB
1 9 (3.40%) Degree
2 6 (2.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.38%) MCSE
4 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Basel III
3 1 (0.38%) CRD IV
System Software
1 7 (2.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.13%) vSphere
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 81 (30.57%) Oracle
2 29 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.17%) Sybase
4 12 (4.53%) JBoss
5 11 (4.15%) SAP
6 8 (3.02%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.89%) Informatica
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco
8 5 (1.89%) IBM
9 4 (1.51%) VMware
10 3 (1.13%) ESRI
10 3 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.13%) HP
10 3 (1.13%) Twitter
11 2 (0.75%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 2 (0.75%) F5
11 2 (0.75%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.75%) Nortel
11 2 (0.75%) NetApp
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