The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL 155 206 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.49% 12.74% 8.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.74% 46.19% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 126 60
Median daily rate £375 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.88 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +12.50%
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
390 446 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.43% 27.58% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 253 292
Median daily rate £375 £356 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £44.88 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.50% -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL.

1 123 (37.96%) Finance
2 118 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (35.49%) Oracle
4 75 (23.15%) Banking
5 73 (22.53%) Java
6 67 (20.68%) SQL Server
7 61 (18.83%) Migration
8 55 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 52 (16.05%) Linux
10 47 (14.51%) C#
11 46 (14.20%) ETL
12 45 (13.89%) Oracle Database
13 44 (13.58%) PL/SQL
14 43 (13.27%) JavaScript
15 42 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
16 40 (12.35%) Scrum
17 39 (12.04%) Python
17 39 (12.04%) JIRA
18 38 (11.73%) Windows
18 38 (11.73%) SAS
19 36 (11.11%) .NET
20 35 (10.80%) HTML
21 33 (10.19%) T-SQL
21 33 (10.19%) BDD
22 32 (9.88%) Web Services
22 32 (9.88%) VMware
23 31 (9.57%) Subversion
24 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
25 29 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
25 29 (8.95%) Unix

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (11.73%) SAS
2 18 (5.56%) JBoss
3 11 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.47%) GeoServer
5 8 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.47%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.93%) CICS
7 3 (0.93%) Drupal
7 3 (0.93%) IIS
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.62%) Confluence
8 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.62%) PowerExchange
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.09%) MS Office
3 8 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) MS Project
5 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.94%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.93%) Sonata
6 2 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.62%) IaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) DHCP
1 8 (2.47%) DNS
2 4 (1.23%) SAN
2 4 (1.23%) Skype
3 3 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) LAN
4 2 (0.62%) LDAP
4 2 (0.62%) NAS
4 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.62%) SSH
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) PABX
5 1 (0.31%) PBX
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) VPN
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 45 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 42 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 24 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 23 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (5.25%) GIS
10 12 (3.70%) QGIS
10 12 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (3.40%) PowerCenter
12 10 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (3.09%) DB2
12 10 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (3.09%) Spatial Data
13 9 (2.78%) MySQL
13 9 (2.78%) Relational Database
14 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (12.04%) JIRA
2 31 (9.57%) Subversion
3 28 (8.64%) Jenkins
4 25 (7.72%) Git (software)
5 23 (7.10%) Selenium
6 19 (5.86%) Hudson
7 13 (4.01%) Bower
8 12 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.40%) Maven
9 11 (3.40%) WebDriver
10 10 (3.09%) ERwin
11 9 (2.78%) SoapUI
12 8 (2.47%) Gradle
12 8 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.85%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.85%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.54%) DBeaver
14 5 (1.54%) Toad
15 4 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 123 (37.96%) Finance
2 75 (23.15%) Banking
3 23 (7.10%) Retail
4 12 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.54%) Legal
5 5 (1.54%) Marketing
6 4 (1.23%) Billing
6 4 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (34.57%) Developer
2 83 (25.62%) Analyst
3 40 (12.35%) Test Analyst
4 28 (8.64%) Java Developer
5 26 (8.02%) Consultant
6 24 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 23 (7.10%) Senior Developer
8 22 (6.79%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (5.25%) Data Analyst
10 16 (4.94%) Architect
10 16 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 14 (4.32%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (3.70%) SQL BI Developer
13 12 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (3.09%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.09%) DBA
14 10 (3.09%) Tester
15 9 (2.78%) Administrator
15 9 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.11%) .NET
2 35 (10.80%) HTML
3 32 (9.88%) Web Services
4 25 (7.72%) CSS
5 22 (6.79%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.79%) Java EE
5 22 (6.79%) Middleware
6 20 (6.17%) jQuery
6 20 (6.17%) XML
7 18 (5.56%) Node.js
8 17 (5.25%) Sass
9 16 (4.94%) SOAP
10 15 (4.63%) PostGIS
11 11 (3.40%) Flask
11 11 (3.40%) REST
12 10 (3.09%) JMS
12 10 (3.09%) JPA
12 10 (3.09%) Spring
13 9 (2.78%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.41%) Credit Risk
3 12 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.16%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.16%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.54%) Replication
6 5 (1.54%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.23%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.93%) Clustering
8 3 (0.93%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.62%) Fintech
9 2 (0.62%) Photography
9 2 (0.62%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.62%) User Experience
9 2 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.05%) Linux
2 38 (11.73%) Windows
3 29 (8.95%) Unix
4 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.63%) Solaris
7 14 (4.32%) AIX
8 13 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.09%) HPUX
10 9 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.93%) OS/2
13 3 (0.93%) zOS
14 2 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.31%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.83%) Migration
3 46 (14.20%) ETL
4 40 (12.35%) Scrum
5 33 (10.19%) BDD
6 29 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (8.02%) Data Modelling
8 25 (7.72%) Kanban
8 25 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 23 (7.10%) TDD
11 22 (6.79%) Analytics
11 22 (6.79%) ITIL
12 21 (6.48%) Data Analysis
12 21 (6.48%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.86%) SDLC
14 17 (5.25%) Test Automation
15 16 (4.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (22.53%) Java
2 47 (14.51%) C#
3 44 (13.58%) PL/SQL
4 43 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 39 (12.04%) Python
6 33 (10.19%) T-SQL
7 22 (6.79%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.25%) Perl
9 16 (4.94%) CoffeeScript
10 11 (3.40%) VBScript
11 10 (3.09%) VBA
12 8 (2.47%) VB
13 6 (1.85%) C
14 5 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.23%) C++
16 3 (0.93%) PHP
16 3 (0.93%) REXX
17 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.62%) Ruby
18 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (3.09%) Degree
2 9 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.47%) ISEB
3 8 (2.47%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.62%) MCITP
6 2 (0.62%) MCSA
6 2 (0.62%) MCSE
6 2 (0.62%) MCTS
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.01%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.09%) QA
4 6 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.23%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.47%) XenApp
2 8 (2.47%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.16%) Docker
4 5 (1.54%) GeoWebCache
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.93%) RACF
7 2 (0.62%) NFS
7 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (5.25%) SCCM
2 13 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.47%) Ansible
4 7 (2.16%) Puppet
5 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.23%) SCOM
5 4 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.93%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.62%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.62%) logstash
7 2 (0.62%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.62%) Netcool
7 2 (0.62%) rkt
7 2 (0.62%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 115 (35.49%) Oracle
2 55 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.88%) VMware
4 20 (6.17%) Teradata
5 18 (5.56%) CA
6 13 (4.01%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.70%) Citrix
7 12 (3.70%) Informatica
8 11 (3.40%) HP
9 9 (2.78%) Charles River
10 7 (2.16%) IBM
11 6 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.54%) BMC
12 5 (1.54%) Symantec
13 4 (1.23%) Cognos
13 4 (1.23%) Sybase
14 3 (0.93%) FNZ
14 3 (0.93%) SAP
14 3 (0.93%) Sun
14 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
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