The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 492 388 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.26% 14.68% 16.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.93% 38.38% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 207 202
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £31.75 £32.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -26.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £23.70 £15.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £95.10 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
966 1011 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.93% 38.25% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 569 515
Average daily rate £375 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 197 £375 +12.35% 42
Glasgow -1 162 £375 +15.38% 46
Stirling -2 29 £420 +5.00%
West Lothian +5 26 £300 -1.31% 8
Renfrewshire +2 23 £349 +5.91% 3
Aberdeen -2 12 £335 -16.25%
Fife -7 6 - - 1
Highlands - 5 - - 1
Dundee -7 1 £285 +1.33% 2
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
SQL
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 324 (32.96%) Finance
2 258 (26.25%) Oracle
3 224 (22.79%) Java
4 222 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 198 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (16.79%) Banking
7 154 (15.67%) PL/SQL
8 153 (15.56%) JavaScript
9 150 (15.26%) UNIX
10 139 (14.14%) .NET
11 124 (12.61%) C#
12 118 (12.00%) Linux
13 116 (11.80%) Microsoft
14 112 (11.39%) XML
15 111 (11.29%) Windows
16 107 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
17 102 (10.38%) HTML
18 101 (10.27%) Relational Database
19 96 (9.77%) CSS
20 87 (8.85%) Active Directory
20 87 (8.85%) Spring
21 84 (8.55%) T-SQL
21 84 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
22 83 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
23 80 (8.14%) Web Services
23 80 (8.14%) Security Cleared
24 76 (7.73%) OO
24 76 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 71 (7.22%) Data Analysis
26 70 (7.12%) ETL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 47 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.48%) SAS
3 28 (2.85%) IIS
3 28 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.14%) JBoss
4 21 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.42%) Apache
6 13 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.32%) Apache Pig
7 12 (1.22%) CMS
8 11 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.02%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.81%) Lync
11 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.71%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.51%) FileNet
13 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.51%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.54%) MS Office
3 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.92%) MS Project
5 7 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (3.97%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.51%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.20%) Agresso
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Maximo
6 1 (0.10%) assyst
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.10%) Eagle STAR
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
3 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.41%) Office 365
4 4 (0.41%) SaaS
4 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.29%) SAN
2 38 (3.87%) IPsec
3 31 (3.15%) NAS
4 18 (1.83%) DNS
5 14 (1.42%) DHCP
6 13 (1.32%) Internet
7 12 (1.22%) SMS
7 12 (1.22%) HTTP
7 12 (1.22%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.12%) FTP
9 10 (1.02%) LAN
10 9 (0.92%) Firewall
11 7 (0.71%) LDAP
12 5 (0.51%) WAN
12 5 (0.51%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.41%) Intranet
13 4 (0.41%) VoIP
14 3 (0.31%) WLAN
14 3 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
14 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 101 (10.27%) Relational Database
3 84 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (6.92%) Oracle Database
6 61 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (4.48%) RDBMS
8 27 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (2.75%) DB2
9 24 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 23 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (2.03%) MS Access
13 19 (1.93%) SAP Data Services
14 18 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.53%) MySQL
16 15 (1.53%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.42%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 56 (5.70%) Selenium
2 38 (3.87%) Visual Studio
3 37 (3.76%) JIRA
4 36 (3.66%) Ant
4 36 (3.66%) JUnit
4 36 (3.66%) Maven
5 33 (3.36%) Subversion
6 31 (3.15%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.34%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.24%) CruiseControl
9 19 (1.93%) Toad
10 17 (1.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (1.73%) Git (software)
10 17 (1.73%) WebDriver
11 16 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
11 16 (1.63%) Hudson
11 16 (1.63%) WinRunner
11 16 (1.63%) TestDirector
12 15 (1.53%) FitNesse
13 11 (1.12%) Eclipse
General
1 324 (32.96%) Finance
2 165 (16.79%) Banking
3 42 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 35 (3.56%) Retail
5 15 (1.53%) Front Office
6 13 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.22%) Back Office
8 11 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.71%) Games
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Marketing
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
12 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 422 (42.93%) Developer
2 277 (28.18%) Analyst
3 106 (10.78%) Java Developer
4 66 (6.71%) Data Analyst
4 66 (6.71%) Test Analyst
5 64 (6.51%) SQL Developer
6 54 (5.49%) Business Analyst
7 51 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 33 (3.36%) Applications Support
8 33 (3.36%) DBA
9 32 (3.26%) Integration Engineer
9 32 (3.26%) Systems Analyst
10 30 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
10 30 (3.05%) Support Analyst
11 27 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
12 25 (2.54%) .NET Developer
13 24 (2.44%) Tester
14 23 (2.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 22 (2.24%) SQL DBA
16 21 (2.14%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (14.14%) .NET
2 112 (11.39%) XML
3 102 (10.38%) HTML
4 96 (9.77%) CSS
5 87 (8.85%) Spring
6 80 (8.14%) Web Services
7 70 (7.12%) ASP.NET
8 47 (4.78%) JSP
9 45 (4.58%) Hibernate
10 42 (4.27%) J2EE
11 40 (4.07%) JMS
12 39 (3.97%) XSLT
13 34 (3.46%) .NET Framework
14 31 (3.15%) jQuery
15 30 (3.05%) Ajax
16 24 (2.44%) RESTful
17 21 (2.14%) JSON
18 20 (2.03%) Struts
19 19 (1.93%) Servlets
20 18 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.19%) Clustering
3 36 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.24%) Data Integration
5 19 (1.93%) Derivative
5 19 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
6 18 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.63%) Credit Risk
7 16 (1.63%) PDA
7 16 (1.63%) Replication
8 15 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.32%) Open Source
9 13 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.22%) User Experience
10 12 (1.22%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.92%) Equities
12 9 (0.92%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.26%) UNIX
2 118 (12.00%) Linux
3 111 (11.29%) Windows
4 50 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 29 (2.95%) Solaris
8 20 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.93%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.83%) AIX
11 14 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.02%) Android
13 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.10%) NetWare
17 1 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (7.73%) OO
4 71 (7.22%) Data Analysis
5 70 (7.12%) ETL
6 69 (7.02%) Migration
7 57 (5.80%) Data Modelling
8 52 (5.29%) Scrum
9 49 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
9 49 (4.98%) TDD
10 48 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (4.78%) MVC
12 45 (4.58%) Test Automation
13 42 (4.27%) Software Testing
14 41 (4.17%) Unit Testing
15 39 (3.97%) Data Migration
16 36 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (3.66%) Business Analysis
16 36 (3.66%) Asset Management
17 35 (3.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (22.79%) Java
2 154 (15.67%) PL/SQL
3 153 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 124 (12.61%) C#
5 84 (8.55%) T-SQL
6 69 (7.02%) Perl
7 47 (4.78%) VBA
8 35 (3.56%) Shell Script
9 29 (2.95%) Python
10 26 (2.64%) VB
11 23 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.24%) C++
13 18 (1.83%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.53%) XPath
15 14 (1.42%) VBScript
16 9 (0.92%) PHP
16 9 (0.92%) SQR
17 8 (0.81%) PeopleCode
18 6 (0.61%) Groovy
18 6 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 80 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.60%) Degree
4 31 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.85%) ISTQB
6 25 (2.54%) ISEB
7 22 (2.24%) MCTS
8 20 (2.03%) MCSE
9 18 (1.83%) MCITP
10 16 (1.63%) MCSA
11 7 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.31%) MCP
14 3 (0.31%) MCSD
14 3 (0.31%) HND
14 3 (0.31%) OCP
15 2 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.66%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.75%) QA
3 10 (1.02%) SLA
4 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.41%) FATCA
5 4 (0.41%) EMIR
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.31%) COREP
6 3 (0.31%) FINREP
7 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 87 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.76%) VMware ESX
3 36 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.51%) vSphere
7 4 (0.41%) RACF
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.20%) NFS
9 2 (0.20%) Samba
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) SRDF
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (3.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 34 (3.46%) Netcool
3 31 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (2.03%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.32%) SCCM
7 7 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.41%) WSUS
9 4 (0.41%) SCOM
10 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.31%) Control-M
10 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.20%) WMI
12 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 258 (26.25%) Oracle
2 116 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.71%) VMware
4 65 (6.61%) Citrix
5 46 (4.68%) Sybase
6 44 (4.48%) Business Objects
7 38 (3.87%) Veritas
8 27 (2.75%) HP
9 26 (2.64%) Informatica
10 20 (2.03%) SAP
10 20 (2.03%) McAfee
11 14 (1.42%) Teradata
12 13 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
13 11 (1.12%) Netezza
13 11 (1.12%) CA
13 11 (1.12%) Tableau
14 10 (1.02%) IBM
14 10 (1.02%) Cognos
15 9 (0.92%) Charles River
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