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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 481 366 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.94% 13.66% 16.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.95% 33.61% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 182 184
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +9.09%
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
944 1089 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.29% 40.63% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 633 452
Average daily rate £352 £369 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Average hourly rate £34.80 £32.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 212 £350 - 56
Glasgow +1 151 £325 -7.14% 35
West Lothian +3 25 £325 -13.33% 2
Dundee +2 17 £331 +1.92% 4
Renfrewshire -6 12 £343 +6.40% 1
Stirling -9 10 £413 +7.14%
Highlands - 10 - -
Aberdeen -5 8 £438 +34.61% 5
Fife -11 6 - - 3
Perth and Kinross - 5 £350 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £450 -
Inverclyde - 1 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 346 (35.63%) Finance
2 259 (26.67%) Java
3 239 (24.61%) Oracle
4 209 (21.52%) SQL Server
5 207 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
6 192 (19.77%) Banking
7 175 (18.02%) UNIX
8 153 (15.76%) JavaScript
9 143 (14.73%) PL/SQL
10 112 (11.53%) HTML
11 108 (11.12%) .NET
12 107 (11.02%) XML
12 107 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
13 106 (10.92%) Linux
14 105 (10.81%) C#
15 102 (10.50%) Spring
16 101 (10.40%) Microsoft
17 99 (10.20%) CSS
18 98 (10.09%) Relational Database
19 95 (9.78%) Windows
20 94 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 94 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 92 (9.47%) OO
22 91 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
23 85 (8.75%) SDLC
24 79 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
24 79 (8.14%) ETL
25 77 (7.93%) Data Analysis
26 76 (7.83%) Data Modelling
27 74 (7.62%) Perl

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 50 (5.15%) SAS
2 35 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.06%) JBoss
5 18 (1.85%) IIS
5 18 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.65%) Apache
7 15 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.34%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.93%) Lync
10 6 (0.62%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.51%) CMS
11 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.51%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.41%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.41%) Documentum
Applications
1 70 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.54%) MS Office
4 10 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.82%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.72%) MS Project
6 7 (0.72%) Siemens NX
7 6 (0.62%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.41%) CATIA
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.51%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Summit
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) Agresso
8 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) assyst
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (0.51%) Office 365
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.81%) SAN
2 15 (1.54%) DNS
2 15 (1.54%) LAN
3 14 (1.44%) IPsec
4 12 (1.24%) NAS
4 12 (1.24%) DHCP
4 12 (1.24%) FTP
5 11 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.03%) Internet
6 10 (1.03%) Firewall
7 8 (0.82%) LDAP
8 5 (0.51%) WAN
8 5 (0.51%) HTTP
8 5 (0.51%) SMS
8 5 (0.51%) VoIP
8 5 (0.51%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 94 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (7.11%) Oracle Database
6 61 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 53 (5.46%) RDBMS
8 40 (4.12%) DB2
9 39 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (2.16%) MS Access
13 20 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.54%) Data Mining
16 15 (1.54%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 50 (5.15%) Selenium
2 46 (4.74%) JUnit
3 41 (4.22%) JIRA
4 37 (3.81%) Ant
5 35 (3.60%) Maven
6 32 (3.30%) Jenkins
7 31 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 28 (2.88%) Subversion
9 22 (2.27%) Toad
10 21 (2.16%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.96%) Git (software)
12 17 (1.75%) Hudson
13 16 (1.65%) WebDriver
14 14 (1.44%) CruiseControl
15 13 (1.34%) HP UFT
15 13 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (1.34%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.13%) FitNesse
17 10 (1.03%) WinRunner
17 10 (1.03%) TestDirector
General
1 346 (35.63%) Finance
2 192 (19.77%) Banking
3 44 (4.53%) Investment Banking
4 39 (4.02%) Retail
5 19 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.75%) Front Office
7 14 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.44%) Marketing
8 12 (1.24%) Back Office
8 12 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.72%) Games
10 6 (0.62%) Legal
11 3 (0.31%) Military
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) Advertising
13 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 443 (45.62%) Developer
2 262 (26.98%) Analyst
3 130 (13.39%) Java Developer
4 99 (10.20%) SQL Developer
5 71 (7.31%) Test Analyst
6 70 (7.21%) Business Analyst
7 64 (6.59%) Data Analyst
8 46 (4.74%) Senior Developer
9 36 (3.71%) DBA
10 29 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
11 28 (2.88%) Architect
11 28 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
11 28 (2.88%) Applications Support
12 26 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
13 23 (2.37%) Tester
14 21 (2.16%) Administrator
15 20 (2.06%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.06%) SQL DBA
15 20 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 19 (1.96%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (11.53%) HTML
2 108 (11.12%) .NET
3 107 (11.02%) XML
4 102 (10.50%) Spring
5 99 (10.20%) CSS
6 70 (7.21%) Web Services
7 57 (5.87%) Hibernate
8 46 (4.74%) JSP
9 45 (4.63%) jQuery
10 44 (4.53%) J2EE
11 43 (4.43%) ASP.NET
12 37 (3.81%) JMS
13 30 (3.09%) RESTful
14 27 (2.78%) XSLT
14 27 (2.78%) Ajax
15 25 (2.57%) J2SE
16 23 (2.37%) Java EE
17 21 (2.16%) Struts
18 19 (1.96%) XSL
18 19 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 107 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 28 (2.88%) Clustering
4 26 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
4 26 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.57%) Data Integration
6 22 (2.27%) Derivative
7 19 (1.96%) Credit Risk
8 18 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.24%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.03%) PDA
11 10 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.03%) Replication
11 10 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.93%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.93%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 175 (18.02%) UNIX
2 106 (10.92%) Linux
3 95 (9.78%) Windows
4 36 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.16%) Solaris
8 13 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.34%) AIX
9 12 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.41%) Android
12 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.31%) zOS
13 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.31%) HPUX
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (9.47%) OO
3 85 (8.75%) SDLC
4 79 (8.14%) ETL
4 79 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
5 77 (7.93%) Data Analysis
6 76 (7.83%) Data Modelling
7 71 (7.31%) Migration
8 63 (6.49%) TDD
9 55 (5.66%) Scrum
9 55 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
10 53 (5.46%) OOD
11 47 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (4.63%) Project Management
12 45 (4.63%) Data Migration
13 41 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (4.12%) Asset Management
15 39 (4.02%) Software Engineering
15 39 (4.02%) Unit Testing
16 38 (3.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 259 (26.67%) Java
2 153 (15.76%) JavaScript
3 143 (14.73%) PL/SQL
4 105 (10.81%) C#
5 74 (7.62%) Perl
6 70 (7.21%) T-SQL
7 61 (6.28%) VBA
8 46 (4.74%) Shell Script
9 30 (3.09%) C++
10 27 (2.78%) Python
11 25 (2.57%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.16%) VB
13 20 (2.06%) XPath
14 19 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.13%) PHP
15 11 (1.13%) C
15 11 (1.13%) Tcl
16 10 (1.03%) PeopleCode
16 10 (1.03%) SQR
17 5 (0.51%) Jython
Qualifications
1 72 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 47 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.74%) Degree
4 30 (3.09%) ISEB
5 23 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.65%) MCSE
8 15 (1.54%) MCTS
9 13 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.13%) MCSA
11 10 (1.03%) MCITP
12 6 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.41%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.31%) MCP
14 3 (0.31%) MCSD
14 3 (0.31%) HND
14 3 (0.31%) OCP
15 2 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.21%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.19%) QA
2 25 (2.57%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
5 4 (0.41%) FATCA
5 4 (0.41%) EMIR
5 4 (0.41%) FINREP
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.31%) COREP
7 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 55 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.96%) VMware ESX
4 16 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.51%) vSphere
8 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.21%) NFS
9 2 (0.21%) Samba
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.10%) SRDF
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (1.75%) Netcool
4 13 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.93%) SCCM
6 8 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.82%) Control-M
6 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.21%) WMI
10 2 (0.21%) WSUS
11 1 (0.10%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.10%) logstash
11 1 (0.10%) Opsview
11 1 (0.10%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 239 (24.61%) Oracle
2 101 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.11%) Sybase
4 40 (4.12%) Citrix
5 39 (4.02%) VMware
6 32 (3.30%) Business Objects
7 30 (3.09%) Informatica
8 23 (2.37%) Veritas
8 23 (2.37%) HP
9 21 (2.16%) Teradata
10 15 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
11 14 (1.44%) McAfee
12 11 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.03%) CA
13 10 (1.03%) Cognos
14 9 (0.93%) SAP
15 8 (0.82%) IBM
15 8 (0.82%) webMethods
16 7 (0.72%) Netezza
17 6 (0.62%) Tableau
Scotland
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee
Parity Professionals
Rate: excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Connectus
Rate: £40.38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Aberdeen
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 24 days ago
Langholm
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Aberdeen
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 25 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago