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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 191 119 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.70% 9.56% 10.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.61% 27.23% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 69 26
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£375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £28.25 £32.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% -31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £32.00 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £32.00 £65.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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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
385 437 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.62% 35.10% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 289 95
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 148 (37.37%) Finance
2 108 (27.27%) Oracle
3 104 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (25.51%) Banking
5 82 (20.71%) Java
6 63 (15.91%) JavaScript
7 59 (14.90%) PL/SQL
8 56 (14.14%) UNIX
9 52 (13.13%) SQL Server
9 52 (13.13%) SAS
10 50 (12.63%) .NET
11 48 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (10.10%) XML
14 39 (9.85%) ETL
15 38 (9.60%) CSS
16 36 (9.09%) C#
17 34 (8.59%) Selenium
18 33 (8.33%) Migration
18 33 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (7.83%) HTML
19 31 (7.83%) Retail
19 31 (7.83%) Data Analysis
20 30 (7.58%) Spring
20 30 (7.58%) MVC
21 29 (7.32%) ASP.NET
21 29 (7.32%) Linux
22 28 (7.07%) VBA
22 28 (7.07%) Microsoft
22 28 (7.07%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 52 (13.13%) SAS
2 15 (3.79%) JBoss
3 12 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.03%) Apache Pig
4 10 (2.53%) Apache
4 10 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.02%) Lync
6 6 (1.52%) IIS
7 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.01%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.51%) CMS
10 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.29%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.51%) Agresso
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
2 12 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.26%) Office 365
5 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Internet
2 8 (2.02%) LAN
3 7 (1.77%) SAN
4 5 (1.26%) FTP
4 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.01%) LDAP
5 4 (1.01%) DNS
5 4 (1.01%) DHCP
6 3 (0.76%) VoIP
6 3 (0.76%) WAN
7 2 (0.51%) HTTP
7 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.51%) WLAN
7 2 (0.51%) SMS
7 2 (0.51%) Firewall
7 2 (0.51%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.25%) Intranet
8 1 (0.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 48 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.30%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.54%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.28%) Apache Hive
8 12 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.78%) Data Mining
10 10 (2.53%) SAP Data Services
10 10 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.27%) PowerCenter
12 7 (1.77%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.52%) BusinessObjects XI
14 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (8.59%) Selenium
2 22 (5.56%) Ant
2 22 (5.56%) JIRA
3 18 (4.55%) CruiseControl
3 18 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.29%) Maven
5 15 (3.79%) WebDriver
6 14 (3.54%) Hudson
7 12 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.53%) JUnit
8 10 (2.53%) Gradle
9 8 (2.02%) PeopleTools
10 7 (1.77%) ERwin
11 6 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.52%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.26%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.26%) Subversion
12 5 (1.26%) PowerDesigner
General
1 148 (37.37%) Finance
2 101 (25.51%) Banking
3 31 (7.83%) Retail
4 14 (3.54%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.78%) Marketing
6 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 154 (38.89%) Developer
2 138 (34.85%) Analyst
3 38 (9.60%) Test Analyst
4 36 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.83%) Data Analyst
6 26 (6.57%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
8 20 (5.05%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.55%) Architect
10 16 (4.04%) Risk Analyst
11 15 (3.79%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 14 (3.54%) Credit Analyst
13 13 (3.28%) Tester
14 12 (3.03%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (2.78%) Administrator
16 10 (2.53%) Project Manager
16 10 (2.53%) PL/SQL Developer
16 10 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
17 9 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.63%) .NET
2 40 (10.10%) XML
3 38 (9.60%) CSS
4 31 (7.83%) HTML
5 30 (7.58%) Spring
6 29 (7.32%) ASP.NET
7 24 (6.06%) J2EE
8 21 (5.30%) Ajax
9 18 (4.55%) Web Services
9 18 (4.55%) JSP
10 16 (4.04%) .NET Framework
11 15 (3.79%) Struts
12 13 (3.28%) jQuery
12 13 (3.28%) XSLT
13 12 (3.03%) JMS
13 12 (3.03%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.78%) Spring MVC
14 11 (2.78%) RESTful
14 11 (2.78%) GWT
14 11 (2.78%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.81%) Credit Risk
3 16 (4.04%) Data Integration
4 13 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.53%) Data Extraction
5 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.26%) User Experience
7 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.76%) iSeries
9 3 (0.76%) GIS
9 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.51%) AS400
10 2 (0.51%) Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.14%) UNIX
2 29 (7.32%) Linux
3 23 (5.81%) Windows
4 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.26%) Android
5 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.01%) Solaris
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) zOS
9 1 (0.25%) NetWare
9 1 (0.25%) OS/400
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (9.85%) ETL
3 33 (8.33%) Migration
3 33 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (7.83%) Data Analysis
5 30 (7.58%) MVC
6 27 (6.82%) Analytics
6 27 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (6.57%) Data Modelling
8 24 (6.06%) TDD
9 23 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.30%) Test Automation
10 21 (5.30%) BDD
11 20 (5.05%) Project Management
11 20 (5.05%) Scrum
11 20 (5.05%) Data Migration
12 18 (4.55%) Asset Management
12 18 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.29%) OO
13 17 (4.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.71%) Java
2 63 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 59 (14.90%) PL/SQL
4 36 (9.09%) C#
5 28 (7.07%) VBA
6 25 (6.31%) T-SQL
7 17 (4.29%) Perl
8 15 (3.79%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.54%) Python
9 14 (3.54%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.53%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.02%) PeopleCode
11 8 (2.02%) SQR
12 6 (1.52%) XPath
13 4 (1.01%) VBScript
14 3 (0.76%) C
15 2 (0.51%) PHP
15 2 (0.51%) VB
16 1 (0.25%) RPG/400
16 1 (0.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 21 (5.30%) ISEB
2 18 (4.55%) Degree
3 10 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.52%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.76%) HND
8 2 (0.51%) OCP
8 2 (0.51%) QiCA
8 2 (0.51%) CISA
8 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.80%) QA
2 17 (4.29%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.01%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) FATCA
5 1 (0.25%) FINREP
5 1 (0.25%) DICOM
System Software
1 15 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) vSphere
3 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.51%) NFS
4 2 (0.51%) Samba
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.01%) Control-M
3 3 (0.76%) SCCM
3 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 108 (27.27%) Oracle
2 28 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.81%) Informatica
4 18 (4.55%) Business Objects
5 14 (3.54%) PeopleSoft
6 10 (2.53%) VMware
6 10 (2.53%) Teradata
7 9 (2.27%) Netezza
7 9 (2.27%) Sybase
7 9 (2.27%) SAP
8 8 (2.02%) CA
9 6 (1.52%) HP
9 6 (1.52%) Sun
9 6 (1.52%) Charles River
10 5 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.01%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.01%) Google
11 4 (1.01%) Telerik
12 3 (0.76%) Tableau
12 3 (0.76%) EMC
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