The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 296 369 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.98% 12.80% 17.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.07% 41.69% 43.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 230 290
Median daily rate £345 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £44.75 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -2.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
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
844 885 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.71% 30.70% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 502 667
Median daily rate £364 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £242 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £25.00 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 136 £364 -9.06% 46
Glasgow -2 73 £345 +2.22% 25
Renfrewshire -6 42 £323 +4.03% 1
West Lothian +1 19 £325 -13.33% 4
Dundee +4 7 £363 +11.53%
Aberdeen - 4 £166 - 2
Fife -3 2 £275 -9.09%
South Ayrshire -7 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £165 - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 193 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (29.36%) Oracle
3 178 (27.94%) SQL Server
4 174 (27.32%) Java
5 155 (24.33%) Finance
6 130 (20.41%) Microsoft
7 121 (19.00%) Linux
8 115 (18.05%) Windows
9 110 (17.27%) Unix
10 100 (15.70%) C#
11 99 (15.54%) .NET
12 95 (14.91%) Relational Database
13 91 (14.29%) PL/SQL
14 86 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
15 83 (13.03%) Oracle Database
16 75 (11.77%) Active Directory
17 73 (11.46%) XML
18 70 (10.99%) Python
18 70 (10.99%) JavaScript
19 68 (10.68%) Banking
19 68 (10.68%) Security Cleared
20 63 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
21 62 (9.73%) RDBMS
21 62 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
22 60 (9.42%) ITIL
23 59 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
24 58 (9.11%) SDLC
25 57 (8.95%) Perl
25 57 (8.95%) MS Excel
26 56 (8.79%) HP

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 33 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (4.71%) JBoss
4 27 (4.24%) SAS
5 12 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.26%) IIS
8 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.63%) CMS
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.47%) Apache
12 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.65%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.51%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.78%) Sonata
5 4 (0.63%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.63%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.47%) Summit
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) HFM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.77%) Office 365
2 20 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.47%) IaaS
4 3 (0.47%) PaaS
4 3 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.81%) SAN
2 33 (5.18%) DNS
3 25 (3.92%) DHCP
4 17 (2.67%) Firewall
5 16 (2.51%) NAS
6 13 (2.04%) Internet
7 10 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.10%) IPsec
8 7 (1.10%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.94%) HTTP
9 6 (0.94%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.94%) LAN
10 4 (0.63%) VPN
10 4 (0.63%) WAN
11 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.47%) VLAN
12 2 (0.31%) FTP
12 2 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 95 (14.91%) Relational Database
3 83 (13.03%) Oracle Database
4 63 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (9.73%) RDBMS
6 46 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (6.91%) DB2
8 30 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (2.35%) GIS
13 15 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (1.88%) Big Data
15 12 (1.88%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (7.69%) JIRA
2 27 (4.24%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.24%) JUnit
3 24 (3.77%) Subversion
4 23 (3.61%) Maven
5 22 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.45%) StarTeam
6 21 (3.30%) Selenium
7 15 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.73%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.57%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.41%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.41%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.26%) HP UFT
11 8 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.94%) Gradle
13 6 (0.94%) Hudson
13 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 155 (24.33%) Finance
2 68 (10.68%) Banking
3 13 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.88%) Retail
5 11 (1.73%) Law
6 10 (1.57%) Front Office
6 10 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.41%) Marketing
8 8 (1.26%) Billing
9 7 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) German Language
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (39.25%) Developer
2 129 (20.25%) Analyst
3 70 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 61 (9.58%) SQL Developer
5 56 (8.79%) Test Analyst
6 43 (6.75%) .NET Developer
7 32 (5.02%) Consultant
8 31 (4.87%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 23 (3.61%) Oracle Developer
9 23 (3.61%) Tester
10 20 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
11 19 (2.98%) Administrator
11 19 (2.98%) Data Analyst
11 19 (2.98%) PL/SQL Developer
11 19 (2.98%) Systems Analyst
12 18 (2.83%) DBA
12 18 (2.83%) Software Developer
13 16 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (2.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (15.54%) .NET
2 73 (11.46%) XML
3 53 (8.32%) HTML
3 53 (8.32%) Spring
4 51 (8.01%) Web Services
5 45 (7.06%) JMS
6 36 (5.65%) SOAP
7 34 (5.34%) Middleware
8 29 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 29 (4.55%) CSS
9 28 (4.40%) jQuery
10 25 (3.92%) Java EE
11 23 (3.61%) Hibernate
12 22 (3.45%) J2SE
13 21 (3.30%) .NET Framework
13 21 (3.30%) XSLT
14 20 (3.14%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.98%) JSON
16 14 (2.20%) HTML5
17 13 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.81%) Clustering
3 23 (3.61%) Data Structures
4 19 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.88%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.41%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.41%) Replication
11 8 (1.26%) Data Extraction
11 8 (1.26%) LIMS
11 8 (1.26%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.78%) Equities
12 5 (0.78%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.63%) Derivative
13 4 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.00%) Linux
2 115 (18.05%) Windows
3 110 (17.27%) Unix
4 59 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (7.85%) Windows Server
7 37 (5.81%) AIX
8 30 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 30 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (4.08%) Windows 10
10 25 (3.92%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.67%) Solaris
12 10 (1.57%) HPUX
13 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.47%) Android
14 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.47%) Tru64
15 2 (0.31%) VMS
15 2 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (9.42%) ITIL
4 58 (9.11%) SDLC
5 53 (8.32%) OO
6 49 (7.69%) ETL
6 49 (7.69%) Scrum
7 47 (7.38%) Software Testing
8 41 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (6.44%) Migration
9 40 (6.28%) Data Modelling
10 38 (5.97%) CRM
11 35 (5.49%) SOA
12 34 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (5.18%) Change Management
14 32 (5.02%) BDD
15 31 (4.87%) User Stories
16 30 (4.71%) Configuration Management
16 30 (4.71%) TDD
16 30 (4.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 174 (27.32%) Java
2 100 (15.70%) C#
3 91 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 70 (10.99%) JavaScript
4 70 (10.99%) Python
5 57 (8.95%) Perl
6 56 (8.79%) T-SQL
7 46 (7.22%) PowerShell
8 24 (3.77%) VBA
9 21 (3.30%) VB
10 20 (3.14%) C
11 17 (2.67%) C++
12 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.41%) Jython
13 9 (1.41%) PHP
13 9 (1.41%) Scala
13 9 (1.41%) VBScript
14 6 (0.94%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.63%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 68 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.02%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (4.87%) Degree
5 28 (4.40%) MCTS
6 25 (3.92%) MCSA
6 25 (3.92%) MCSE
7 22 (3.45%) MCITP
8 14 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.88%) ISEB
10 5 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.78%) CISSP
10 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.78%) SANS
11 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.47%) MCAD
12 3 (0.47%) MCSD
13 2 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.92%) QA
2 13 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.94%) SLA
5 5 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.63%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.16%) FINREP
7 1 (0.16%) GMP
System Software
1 75 (11.77%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.40%) Hyper-V
2 28 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.20%) vSphere
4 9 (1.41%) XenApp
5 7 (1.10%) Docker
5 7 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.63%) NFS
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.31%) RACF
10 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.16%) Samba
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 32 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
1 32 (5.02%) Netcool
2 24 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (2.20%) PowerCLI
3 14 (2.20%) Puppet
3 14 (2.20%) vRealize
4 11 (1.73%) Ansible
5 9 (1.41%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (1.41%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.41%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.26%) SCCM
7 7 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.10%) SCOM
8 5 (0.78%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.78%) QRadar
8 5 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 187 (29.36%) Oracle
2 130 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 56 (8.79%) HP
4 45 (7.06%) Sybase
5 41 (6.44%) Citrix
6 39 (6.12%) VMware
7 30 (4.71%) Veritas
8 25 (3.92%) Intel Security
9 20 (3.14%) IBM
10 17 (2.67%) CA
11 13 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.04%) SAP
11 13 (2.04%) Teradata
12 12 (1.88%) Symantec
13 11 (1.73%) BMC
14 10 (1.57%) Cognos
14 10 (1.57%) Dell
15 8 (1.26%) Cisco
16 7 (1.10%) Informatica
16 7 (1.10%) Tableau
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