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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 162 209 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.95% 14.48% 9.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.76% 50.61% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 128 73
Median daily rate £375 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+42.23% -23.83%
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
429 413 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.64% 28.62% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 231 316
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +95.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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.

1 131 (40.31%) Finance
2 123 (37.85%) Oracle
3 106 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (22.46%) Banking
5 72 (22.15%) SQL Server
6 68 (20.92%) Java
7 65 (20.00%) Migration
8 55 (16.92%) Microsoft
9 49 (15.08%) C#
9 49 (15.08%) Linux
10 47 (14.46%) ETL
11 44 (13.54%) Oracle Database
12 43 (13.23%) JavaScript
12 43 (13.23%) PL/SQL
13 39 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (11.08%) HTML
14 36 (11.08%) .NET
14 36 (11.08%) Windows
15 35 (10.77%) SAS
15 35 (10.77%) Scrum
16 34 (10.46%) Web Services
17 33 (10.15%) T-SQL
18 32 (9.85%) Python
19 30 (9.23%) Unix
19 30 (9.23%) VMware
19 30 (9.23%) MongoDB
20 29 (8.92%) Middleware
20 29 (8.92%) Data Modelling
20 29 (8.92%) Subversion
20 29 (8.92%) JIRA

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 35 (10.77%) SAS
2 17 (5.23%) JBoss
3 16 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.15%) GeoServer
6 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.15%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.92%) CICS
7 3 (0.92%) Drupal
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.62%) Confluence
8 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.62%) PowerExchange
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.15%) MS Office
3 5 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) MS Project
5 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.85%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.31%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 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 7 (2.15%) DHCP
1 7 (2.15%) DNS
2 4 (1.23%) Skype
3 3 (0.92%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) LAN
4 2 (0.62%) LDAP
4 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.62%) SAN
4 2 (0.62%) SSH
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) FTP
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 72 (22.15%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.54%) Oracle Database
3 39 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (9.23%) MongoDB
5 24 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (7.08%) NoSQL
7 21 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (3.38%) PowerCenter
12 10 (3.08%) DB2
12 10 (3.08%) GIS
12 10 (3.08%) Informix
12 10 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (3.08%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.77%) MS Access
13 9 (2.77%) MySQL
13 9 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (2.77%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 29 (8.92%) JIRA
1 29 (8.92%) Subversion
2 23 (7.08%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.08%) Selenium
3 22 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.85%) Hudson
5 12 (3.69%) Bower
5 12 (3.69%) SoapUI
6 10 (3.08%) ERwin
7 9 (2.77%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.46%) Maven
9 6 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.85%) Gradle
9 6 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.54%) DBeaver
10 5 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.54%) Toad
10 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 131 (40.31%) Finance
2 73 (22.46%) Banking
3 26 (8.00%) Retail
4 14 (4.31%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.23%) Billing
5 4 (1.23%) Front Office
5 4 (1.23%) Legal
6 3 (0.92%) Law
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (34.77%) Developer
2 91 (28.00%) Analyst
3 42 (12.92%) Test Analyst
4 26 (8.00%) Consultant
4 26 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 25 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 22 (6.77%) Senior Developer
7 21 (6.46%) Architect
8 18 (5.54%) Data Analyst
9 16 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (4.31%) Oracle Developer
12 13 (4.00%) DBA
12 13 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.69%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (3.38%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.38%) SQL BI Developer
15 10 (3.08%) Administrator
15 10 (3.08%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.08%) .NET
1 36 (11.08%) HTML
2 34 (10.46%) Web Services
3 29 (8.92%) Middleware
4 25 (7.69%) CSS
5 22 (6.77%) Java EE
5 22 (6.77%) jQuery
6 21 (6.46%) AngularJS
7 17 (5.23%) Node.js
8 16 (4.92%) Sass
9 15 (4.62%) XML
10 14 (4.31%) PostGIS
10 14 (4.31%) SOAP
11 11 (3.38%) Flask
11 11 (3.38%) Spring
12 10 (3.08%) REST
13 9 (2.77%) ASP.NET
14 7 (2.15%) JMS
14 7 (2.15%) JPA
15 6 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.46%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.46%) Replication
5 7 (2.15%) Clustering
5 7 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.85%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.23%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.92%) Fintech
9 2 (0.62%) Photography
9 2 (0.62%) User Experience
9 2 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.08%) Linux
2 36 (11.08%) Windows
3 30 (9.23%) Unix
4 20 (6.15%) AIX
4 20 (6.15%) Solaris
4 20 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.54%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.62%) HPUX
7 13 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.92%) OS/2
11 3 (0.92%) zOS
12 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.31%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.00%) Migration
3 47 (14.46%) ETL
4 35 (10.77%) Scrum
5 29 (8.92%) Data Modelling
6 28 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 26 (8.00%) Kanban
7 26 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (7.38%) BDD
10 23 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (6.77%) ITIL
12 21 (6.46%) Data Analysis
13 20 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 20 (6.15%) Test Automation
14 19 (5.85%) Software Testing
14 19 (5.85%) TDD
15 18 (5.54%) SDLC
16 17 (5.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 68 (20.92%) Java
2 49 (15.08%) C#
3 43 (13.23%) JavaScript
3 43 (13.23%) PL/SQL
4 33 (10.15%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.85%) Python
6 20 (6.15%) Perl
6 20 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.62%) CoffeeScript
8 12 (3.69%) VBA
9 11 (3.38%) VBScript
10 7 (2.15%) VB
11 6 (1.85%) C
11 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.23%) C++
13 3 (0.92%) PHP
13 3 (0.92%) REXX
14 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.62%) Ruby
15 1 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (4.00%) Degree
2 12 (3.69%) ISEB
3 10 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.46%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 (5.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.85%) QA
3 6 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.15%) XenApp
3 7 (2.15%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.54%) Docker
4 5 (1.54%) GeoWebCache
5 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.92%) RACF
6 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (4.92%) SCCM
2 11 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.85%) Puppet
4 4 (1.23%) Ansible
4 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (0.92%) SCOM
5 3 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.92%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.62%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.62%) logstash
6 2 (0.62%) MAINVIEW
6 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.62%) Netcool
6 2 (0.62%) rkt
6 2 (0.62%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 123 (37.85%) Oracle
2 55 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.23%) VMware
4 17 (5.23%) CA
5 15 (4.62%) Teradata
6 13 (4.00%) Informatica
7 11 (3.38%) Charles River
7 11 (3.38%) Citrix
7 11 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.77%) HP
9 6 (1.85%) IBM
9 6 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.54%) BMC
11 4 (1.23%) Sybase
11 4 (1.23%) Symantec
12 3 (0.92%) SAP
12 3 (0.92%) Sun
12 3 (0.92%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.62%) Cognos
13 2 (0.62%) Veritas