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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 390 485 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.29% 16.57% 14.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.04% 51.21% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 271 188
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.77 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.75 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.13% -29.68%
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
999 947 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.04% 32.35% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 497 596
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 22
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -7 144 £375 - 39
Glasgow 0 112 £365 +4.28% 48
Renfrewshire -7 80 £320 -9.85% 2
Stirling +1 15 £425 -
Aberdeen +9 9 - - 2
Fife +6 6 £128 - 1
West Lothian -5 3 £325 - 3
Inverclyde -2 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Dundee -2 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £315 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 - 2
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 235 (30.72%) Finance
2 213 (27.84%) Oracle
3 187 (24.44%) SQL Server
4 185 (24.18%) Windows
5 184 (24.05%) Microsoft
6 164 (21.44%) Java
7 156 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (16.34%) Linux
9 118 (15.42%) Active Directory
9 118 (15.42%) Banking
10 113 (14.77%) Security Cleared
11 108 (14.12%) VMware
12 100 (13.07%) ITIL
12 100 (13.07%) PowerShell
13 99 (12.94%) Windows Server
13 99 (12.94%) Unix
14 98 (12.81%) MS Excel
15 95 (12.42%) HP
15 95 (12.42%) Migration
16 93 (12.16%) JavaScript
16 93 (12.16%) PL/SQL
17 88 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 86 (11.24%) C#
19 79 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
19 79 (10.33%) SDLC
20 77 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 77 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
20 77 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
21 75 (9.80%) Relational Database
22 74 (9.67%) ETL

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 38 (4.97%) SAS
2 33 (4.31%) OpenStack
2 33 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.75%) IIS
5 19 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.35%) Node.js
7 14 (1.83%) GeoServer
7 14 (1.83%) JBoss
8 12 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.05%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.65%) Apache
13 5 (0.65%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 98 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.05%) MS Office
3 8 (1.05%) MS Project
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 11 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.92%) Summit
6 6 (0.78%) Global One
7 2 (0.26%) KANA IQ
7 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (0.92%) Office 365
2 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.28%) DNS
2 55 (7.19%) DHCP
2 55 (7.19%) SAN
3 35 (4.58%) HTTP
4 25 (3.27%) SSL
5 23 (3.01%) Firewall
6 16 (2.09%) HTTPS
7 15 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.31%) FTP
9 9 (1.18%) iSCSI
9 9 (1.18%) NAS
10 8 (1.05%) WinSCP
11 6 (0.78%) LDAP
11 6 (0.78%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.78%) SMTP
12 5 (0.65%) Internet
13 4 (0.52%) LAN
13 4 (0.52%) Skype
14 3 (0.39%) SSH
14 3 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 72 (9.41%) Oracle Database
5 59 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (7.06%) RDBMS
7 44 (5.75%) DB2
8 41 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (4.18%) MongoDB
11 30 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (3.40%) NoSQL
14 23 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (2.61%) MS Access
16 20 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.96%) QGIS
19 14 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 36 (4.71%) HP UFT
2 31 (4.05%) TestDirector
2 31 (4.05%) WinRunner
3 30 (3.92%) Selenium
4 29 (3.79%) JIRA
4 29 (3.79%) Subversion
5 26 (3.40%) Git (software)
6 24 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 24 (3.14%) JUnit
6 24 (3.14%) SoapUI
7 19 (2.48%) Hudson
8 14 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.57%) Bower
9 12 (1.57%) ClearCase
9 12 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (1.18%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.05%) ERwin
12 8 (1.05%) XMLSpy
General
1 235 (30.72%) Finance
2 118 (15.42%) Banking
3 40 (5.23%) Retail
4 23 (3.01%) Front Office
5 21 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.48%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.57%) Billing
8 9 (1.18%) Legal
9 3 (0.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 270 (35.29%) Developer
2 175 (22.88%) Analyst
3 83 (10.85%) Test Analyst
4 56 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 44 (5.75%) SQL Developer
6 43 (5.62%) Consultant
7 35 (4.58%) DBA
8 34 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 33 (4.31%) Data Analyst
10 31 (4.05%) Architect
10 31 (4.05%) Oracle Developer
11 26 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (3.14%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (3.01%) SQL DBA
14 20 (2.61%) Business Developer
14 20 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (2.48%) .NET Developer
15 19 (2.48%) Administrator
16 17 (2.22%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.37%) .NET
2 62 (8.10%) HTML
3 58 (7.58%) XML
4 53 (6.93%) Web Services
5 52 (6.80%) Middleware
6 50 (6.54%) CSS
7 46 (6.01%) SOAP
8 41 (5.36%) REST
9 38 (4.97%) Spring
10 32 (4.18%) jQuery
11 31 (4.05%) JMS
12 27 (3.53%) AngularJS
13 26 (3.40%) JSON
14 24 (3.14%) J2SE
15 22 (2.88%) ASP.NET
15 22 (2.88%) Java EE
16 21 (2.75%) XSD
17 20 (2.61%) WSDL
18 18 (2.35%) Sass
19 16 (2.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.58%) Clustering
3 27 (3.53%) Credit Risk
3 27 (3.53%) PDA
4 21 (2.75%) Replication
5 19 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.96%) Equities
7 15 (1.96%) SWIFT
8 12 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
9 11 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.05%) DataPower
11 7 (0.92%) User Experience
12 6 (0.78%) Derivative
12 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.78%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.78%) PKI
13 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 185 (24.18%) Windows
2 125 (16.34%) Linux
3 99 (12.94%) Unix
3 99 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 88 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (7.84%) AIX
5 60 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (5.36%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 32 (4.18%) Solaris
10 25 (3.27%) HPUX
11 20 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.39%) OS/2
14 3 (0.39%) zOS
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.13%) MVS
16 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (13.07%) ITIL
3 95 (12.42%) Migration
4 79 (10.33%) SDLC
5 77 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
6 74 (9.67%) ETL
7 58 (7.58%) Data Modelling
8 57 (7.45%) Software Testing
8 57 (7.45%) Test Automation
9 55 (7.19%) Test Scripting
10 54 (7.06%) Change Management
11 48 (6.27%) OO
12 45 (5.88%) SOA
13 44 (5.75%) Scrum
14 43 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
15 42 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (5.36%) Data Analysis
17 39 (5.10%) Data Migration
17 39 (5.10%) Mentoring
18 38 (4.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 164 (21.44%) Java
2 100 (13.07%) PowerShell
3 93 (12.16%) JavaScript
3 93 (12.16%) PL/SQL
4 86 (11.24%) C#
5 71 (9.28%) Perl
6 60 (7.84%) T-SQL
7 57 (7.45%) Python
8 45 (5.88%) VBScript
9 19 (2.48%) VBA
10 16 (2.09%) VB
11 15 (1.96%) CoffeeScript
12 13 (1.70%) Jython
12 13 (1.70%) Korn
13 11 (1.44%) C++
14 10 (1.31%) Bourne shell
14 10 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.05%) C
16 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 113 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 77 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (9.54%) SC Cleared
4 51 (6.67%) MCSA
5 48 (6.27%) MCSE
6 41 (5.36%) ISTQB
7 39 (5.10%) MCTS
8 38 (4.97%) MCITP
9 37 (4.84%) Degree
10 28 (3.66%) ISEB
11 20 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.05%) MCP
14 7 (0.92%) MCSD
15 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.52%) CCNA
16 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.35%) SLA
4 16 (2.09%) QA
5 8 (1.05%) HL7
5 8 (1.05%) SEPA
6 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 118 (15.42%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.18%) VMware ESX
5 20 (2.61%) XenApp
6 18 (2.35%) vSphere
7 17 (2.22%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.65%) Docker
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.39%) RACF
11 3 (0.39%) RHEV
12 2 (0.26%) KVM
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.13%) SRDF
13 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (8.10%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (5.36%) Netcool
3 31 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 25 (3.27%) SCCM
5 17 (2.22%) Puppet
6 16 (2.09%) SCOM
7 13 (1.70%) BladeLogic
7 13 (1.70%) Tivoli
8 12 (1.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 12 (1.57%) SCOrch
9 11 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (1.18%) WSUS
11 8 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (0.78%) Control-M
12 6 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (0.65%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 3 (0.39%) Perfmon
15 3 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 213 (27.84%) Oracle
2 184 (24.05%) Microsoft
3 108 (14.12%) VMware
4 95 (12.42%) HP
5 72 (9.41%) Citrix
6 42 (5.49%) IBM
7 39 (5.10%) CA
8 38 (4.97%) Sybase
9 31 (4.05%) Intel Security
9 31 (4.05%) Veritas
10 29 (3.79%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
12 16 (2.09%) BMC
13 14 (1.83%) Charles River
13 14 (1.83%) Teradata
14 13 (1.70%) Dell
14 13 (1.70%) SunGard
15 12 (1.57%) Informatica
15 12 (1.57%) Pega
16 10 (1.31%) Symantec
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Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day
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