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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 272 341 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.22% 13.38% 18.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.42% 39.42% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 214 294
Median daily rate £350 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.41% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
Median hourly rate £17.32 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.72% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £23.00 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%

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
768 865 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.80% 33.93% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 502 604
Median daily rate £363 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £496 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £20.00 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 24 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +8 134 £350 -11.39% 36
Glasgow -3 74 £363 +9.84% 20
West Lothian 0 27 £325 -13.33% 6
Renfrewshire +5 9 £303 -21.87%
Dundee +3 9 £375 +15.38% 2
Aberdeen -9 5 £175 -65.00% 2
Fife -5 3 £300 -6.25%
North Lanarkshire 0 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 177 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (30.50%) Oracle
3 162 (28.08%) Java
4 158 (27.38%) SQL Server
5 127 (22.01%) Finance
6 105 (18.20%) Microsoft
7 102 (17.68%) PL/SQL
8 99 (17.16%) Windows
8 99 (17.16%) Linux
9 93 (16.12%) C#
10 89 (15.42%) .NET
10 89 (15.42%) Relational Database
11 88 (15.25%) Unix
12 77 (13.34%) Oracle Database
13 71 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (11.96%) JavaScript
14 69 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
15 64 (11.09%) Python
16 61 (10.57%) T-SQL
17 58 (10.05%) Active Directory
17 58 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (9.88%) ETL
18 57 (9.88%) Scrum
19 56 (9.71%) RDBMS
20 55 (9.53%) Banking
21 52 (9.01%) HTML
22 50 (8.67%) XML
23 48 (8.32%) MS Excel
24 46 (7.97%) Security Cleared
24 46 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008

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 22 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.47%) JBoss
4 16 (2.77%) SAS
5 11 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.52%) CICS
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
11 2 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.03%) MS Office
3 4 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.35%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.73%) SAP BPC
1 10 (1.73%) SAP MII
2 9 (1.56%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.21%) Sonata
3 7 (1.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (1.04%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) Minerva
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.29%) Office 365
2 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.35%) PaaS
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.55%) DNS
2 30 (5.20%) SAN
3 22 (3.81%) DHCP
4 17 (2.95%) Firewall
5 15 (2.60%) Internet
5 15 (2.60%) NAS
6 14 (2.43%) VSAN
7 10 (1.73%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.21%) IPsec
8 7 (1.21%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.04%) HTTP
9 6 (1.04%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.87%) LAN
11 4 (0.69%) WAN
12 3 (0.52%) VLAN
12 3 (0.52%) VPN
13 2 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.35%) TACACS
13 2 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 89 (15.42%) Relational Database
3 77 (13.34%) Oracle Database
4 58 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (9.71%) RDBMS
6 44 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (4.68%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (4.51%) DB2
9 26 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
10 17 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (2.25%) NoSQL
12 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (2.08%) Big Data
13 12 (2.08%) GIS
13 12 (2.08%) QlikView
14 10 (1.73%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 41 (7.11%) JIRA
2 39 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.51%) Selenium
3 26 (4.51%) Subversion
4 23 (3.99%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.99%) Maven
5 21 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 17 (2.95%) JUnit
7 15 (2.60%) StarTeam
8 13 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (1.73%) Hudson
10 10 (1.73%) NWDI
11 9 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.56%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.39%) Gradle
13 7 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.21%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.04%) PowerBuilder
15 5 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 127 (22.01%) Finance
2 55 (9.53%) Banking
3 17 (2.95%) Law
4 16 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.73%) Billing
7 8 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.87%) Retail
9 4 (0.69%) Front Office
9 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (38.65%) Developer
2 117 (20.28%) Analyst
3 53 (9.19%) Java Developer
4 45 (7.80%) SQL Developer
5 38 (6.59%) Test Analyst
6 36 (6.24%) .NET Developer
6 36 (6.24%) Consultant
7 26 (4.51%) Data Analyst
8 25 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (4.16%) Oracle Developer
9 24 (4.16%) Tester
10 23 (3.99%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.81%) Administrator
11 22 (3.81%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.95%) DBA
12 17 (2.95%) PL/SQL Developer
13 16 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (2.77%) Senior Test Analyst
13 16 (2.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.42%) .NET
2 52 (9.01%) HTML
3 50 (8.67%) XML
4 40 (6.93%) Web Services
5 37 (6.41%) Spring
6 36 (6.24%) Middleware
7 32 (5.55%) CSS
8 30 (5.20%) jQuery
9 29 (5.03%) ASP.NET
10 28 (4.85%) SOAP
11 24 (4.16%) JMS
12 21 (3.64%) .NET Framework
13 18 (3.12%) AngularJS
14 17 (2.95%) HTML5
14 17 (2.95%) Java EE
14 17 (2.95%) XSLT
15 16 (2.77%) Hibernate
16 12 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (2.08%) JSON
17 11 (1.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.68%) Clustering
3 19 (3.29%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.91%) Credit Risk
5 11 (1.91%) Data Extraction
5 11 (1.91%) Replication
6 8 (1.39%) LIMS
6 8 (1.39%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.87%) CMDB
9 5 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (0.87%) Fintech
9 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 99 (17.16%) Linux
1 99 (17.16%) Windows
2 88 (15.25%) Unix
3 46 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (7.45%) Windows Server
5 39 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.81%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.47%) AIX
8 19 (3.29%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.77%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.39%) Solaris
12 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.52%) Tru64
13 2 (0.35%) Android
13 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.35%) MVS
13 2 (0.35%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.35%) VMS
13 2 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (9.88%) ETL
3 57 (9.88%) Scrum
4 43 (7.45%) OO
4 43 (7.45%) SDLC
5 41 (7.11%) ITIL
5 41 (7.11%) Migration
6 39 (6.76%) Data Modelling
7 32 (5.55%) TDD
8 31 (5.37%) BDD
9 30 (5.20%) Change Management
9 30 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (5.03%) Software Testing
11 28 (4.85%) Configuration Management
12 27 (4.68%) SOA
13 26 (4.51%) CRM
14 25 (4.33%) System Testing
14 25 (4.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 162 (28.08%) Java
2 102 (17.68%) PL/SQL
3 93 (16.12%) C#
4 69 (11.96%) JavaScript
5 64 (11.09%) Python
6 61 (10.57%) T-SQL
7 37 (6.41%) PowerShell
8 30 (5.20%) Perl
9 17 (2.95%) VB
10 15 (2.60%) C
10 15 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.60%) VBA
11 9 (1.56%) C++
11 9 (1.56%) Jython
12 6 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.04%) Scala
13 5 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (0.69%) PHP
14 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.52%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 46 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.85%) Degree
4 22 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.64%) ISTQB
6 18 (3.12%) MCTS
7 17 (2.95%) MCSA
8 16 (2.77%) MCSE
9 14 (2.43%) MCITP
9 14 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.56%) ISEB
11 5 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.87%) CISSP
11 5 (0.87%) SANS
12 4 (0.69%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.52%) HND
13 3 (0.52%) MCAD
13 3 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.68%) QA
2 13 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.04%) SLA
5 4 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.69%) ISO13485
6 3 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.35%) IFRS
7 2 (0.35%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) Basel II
8 1 (0.17%) FINREP
8 1 (0.17%) GMP
8 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 58 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.43%) vSphere
5 11 (1.91%) Docker
6 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.87%) XenApp
6 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.52%) NFS
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.52%) RACF
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.17%) Samba
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (3.81%) Netcool
2 21 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.43%) PowerCLI
4 14 (2.43%) Puppet
4 14 (2.43%) vRealize
5 9 (1.56%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (1.56%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.39%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.21%) Ansible
7 7 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.21%) SCCM
8 5 (0.87%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.87%) QRadar
9 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.69%) SCOM
9 4 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 176 (30.50%) Oracle
2 105 (18.20%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.37%) VMware
4 30 (5.20%) HP
5 29 (5.03%) Citrix
6 28 (4.85%) Sybase
7 23 (3.99%) Intel Security
7 23 (3.99%) SAP
8 22 (3.81%) Veritas
9 18 (3.12%) IBM
10 13 (2.25%) BMC
10 13 (2.25%) CA
11 10 (1.73%) Cognos
11 10 (1.73%) Dell
11 10 (1.73%) Symantec
12 9 (1.56%) Teradata
13 8 (1.39%) Cisco
13 8 (1.39%) Informatica
13 8 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.21%) Tableau
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £225.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Earlston, Berwickshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £13 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £312.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Strathclyde, Scotland
University of Strathclyde
Rate: £39,324 - £48,327
Posted: 15 days ago