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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 209 120 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.35% 9.48% 11.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.61% 26.03% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 70 37
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £188 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
413 461 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.37% 36.41% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 298 99
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 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 7 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.

1 146 (35.87%) Finance
2 108 (26.54%) Oracle
3 105 (25.80%) Banking
4 102 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (20.15%) Java
6 63 (15.48%) JavaScript
7 60 (14.74%) PL/SQL
8 56 (13.76%) SQL Server
9 52 (12.78%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (12.53%) UNIX
11 50 (12.29%) .NET
12 48 (11.79%) ETL
13 41 (10.07%) SAS
13 41 (10.07%) XML
14 39 (9.58%) CSS
14 39 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (9.09%) Migration
16 35 (8.60%) C#
16 35 (8.60%) HTML
17 32 (7.86%) Retail
17 32 (7.86%) Data Analysis
18 31 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (7.62%) Analytics
19 30 (7.37%) Data Modelling
20 29 (7.13%) Spring
21 28 (6.88%) Selenium
21 28 (6.88%) MVC
21 28 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
21 28 (6.88%) VBA
21 28 (6.88%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 41 (10.07%) SAS
2 14 (3.44%) JBoss
3 12 (2.95%) Apache
3 12 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.95%) Apache Pig
4 10 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.97%) Lync
6 7 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.23%) IIS
7 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.98%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.49%) CMS
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.95%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.25%) Agresso
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.95%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (2.95%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (1.23%) Office 365
4 3 (0.74%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.46%) LAN
2 9 (2.21%) SAN
3 6 (1.47%) Internet
4 5 (1.23%) FTP
5 4 (0.98%) LDAP
5 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.98%) DNS
5 4 (0.98%) DHCP
6 3 (0.74%) WAN
6 3 (0.74%) VoIP
7 2 (0.49%) WLAN
7 2 (0.49%) SMS
7 2 (0.49%) HTTP
7 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.49%) Firewall
7 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.25%) CTI
8 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.78%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (6.88%) Oracle Database
4 24 (5.90%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.44%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.19%) Apache Hive
8 13 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (3.19%) Data Mining
9 12 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (2.46%) PowerCenter
12 7 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.23%) DB2
14 5 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (6.88%) Selenium
2 23 (5.65%) JIRA
3 20 (4.91%) Ant
4 17 (4.18%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.93%) Maven
6 15 (3.69%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.19%) WebDriver
8 12 (2.95%) Hudson
9 11 (2.70%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.21%) Gradle
10 9 (2.21%) CruiseControl
11 8 (1.97%) ERwin
11 8 (1.97%) JUnit
11 8 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.72%) PeopleTools
13 6 (1.47%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.47%) Subversion
13 6 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (1.23%) PowerDesigner
General
1 146 (35.87%) Finance
2 105 (25.80%) Banking
3 32 (7.86%) Retail
4 14 (3.44%) Marketing
5 13 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.98%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Front Office
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Games
9 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 169 (41.52%) Developer
2 127 (31.20%) Analyst
3 40 (9.83%) Test Analyst
4 32 (7.86%) Java Developer
4 32 (7.86%) SQL Developer
5 29 (7.13%) Business Analyst
6 27 (6.63%) Data Analyst
7 21 (5.16%) Systems Analyst
8 20 (4.91%) Architect
9 14 (3.44%) Oracle Developer
10 12 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (2.95%) Tester
11 11 (2.70%) Software Developer
11 11 (2.70%) Administrator
12 10 (2.46%) PL/SQL Developer
12 10 (2.46%) Risk Analyst
13 9 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (2.21%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 9 (2.21%) ETL Developer
13 9 (2.21%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.29%) .NET
2 41 (10.07%) XML
3 39 (9.58%) CSS
4 35 (8.60%) HTML
5 29 (7.13%) Spring
6 22 (5.41%) ASP.NET
7 19 (4.67%) Ajax
8 18 (4.42%) Web Services
9 17 (4.18%) J2EE
9 17 (4.18%) jQuery
10 15 (3.69%) JSP
10 15 (3.69%) Hibernate
11 12 (2.95%) Struts
11 12 (2.95%) HTML5
12 11 (2.70%) RESTful
13 10 (2.46%) .NET Framework
14 9 (2.21%) XSLT
14 9 (2.21%) CSS3
15 8 (1.97%) JMS
15 8 (1.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.67%) Data Integration
3 17 (4.18%) Credit Risk
4 14 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.97%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.97%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.23%) User Experience
6 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.23%) GIS
6 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.74%) iSeries
9 2 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.49%) PKI
10 1 (0.25%) Derivative
10 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.53%) UNIX
2 28 (6.88%) Linux
3 19 (4.67%) Windows
4 6 (1.47%) Solaris
5 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.74%) Android
6 3 (0.74%) zOS
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.74%) AIX
6 3 (0.74%) HPUX
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) OS/400
8 1 (0.25%) NetWare
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (11.79%) ETL
3 37 (9.09%) Migration
4 32 (7.86%) Data Analysis
5 31 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (7.62%) Analytics
6 30 (7.37%) Data Modelling
7 28 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (6.88%) MVC
8 23 (5.65%) Scrum
9 22 (5.41%) TDD
9 22 (5.41%) Asset Management
10 21 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.16%) SDLC
11 20 (4.91%) BDD
11 20 (4.91%) Data Migration
11 20 (4.91%) Project Management
12 18 (4.42%) Data Management
12 18 (4.42%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.15%) Java
2 63 (15.48%) JavaScript
3 60 (14.74%) PL/SQL
4 35 (8.60%) C#
5 28 (6.88%) VBA
6 25 (6.14%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.69%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.44%) Perl
9 13 (3.19%) Python
10 12 (2.95%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.72%) PeopleCode
12 7 (1.72%) SQR
12 7 (1.72%) PHP
13 6 (1.47%) XPath
14 4 (0.98%) C++
15 3 (0.74%) C
15 3 (0.74%) VB
16 1 (0.25%) Ada
16 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (5.41%) ISEB
2 14 (3.44%) Degree
3 9 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.98%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.74%) HND
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.49%) OCP
7 2 (0.49%) CISA
7 2 (0.49%) QiCA
7 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.91%) QA
2 14 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) FATCA
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) FINREP
4 1 (0.25%) DICOM
System Software
1 14 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.74%) vSphere
3 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.49%) Samba
4 2 (0.49%) NFS
5 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.47%) Control-M
3 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.49%) SCCM
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 108 (26.54%) Oracle
2 27 (6.63%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.14%) Informatica
4 13 (3.19%) Teradata
5 12 (2.95%) Business Objects
5 12 (2.95%) PeopleSoft
6 11 (2.70%) Sybase
7 9 (2.21%) CA
7 9 (2.21%) VMware
8 5 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.23%) Google
8 5 (1.23%) Netezza
8 5 (1.23%) HP
9 4 (0.98%) SAP
9 4 (0.98%) Pega
9 4 (0.98%) Sun
10 3 (0.74%) Charles River
10 3 (0.74%) Tableau
10 3 (0.74%) Telerik
10 3 (0.74%) IBM
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