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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 527 368 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 14.90% 12.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.03% 39.15% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 181 136
Average daily rate
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£359 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.68 £34.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.47% +107.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.21 £8.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £108.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
1145 940 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.11% 38.06% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 498 395
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 0 256 £400 +33.33% 28
Glasgow 0 129 £325 -7.14% 30
Renfrewshire +4 38 £344 -7.68% 1
Stirling -3 23 £398 +13.57% 1
Aberdeen +6 19 £363 -7.05% 4
West Lothian +7 14 £313 -10.13% 6
North Lanarkshire +2 5 £330 +34.69% 1
Dundee +6 3 £325 - 3
Fife -3 2 - - 2
Midlothian - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 333 (33.30%) Finance
2 320 (32.00%) Oracle
3 270 (27.00%) SQL Server
4 211 (21.10%) PL/SQL
5 202 (20.20%) Java
6 190 (19.00%) Microsoft
7 188 (18.80%) .NET
8 163 (16.30%) Banking
9 151 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (13.90%) C#
11 134 (13.40%) Windows
12 131 (13.10%) XML
13 123 (12.30%) JavaScript
14 120 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
15 117 (11.70%) UNIX
16 107 (10.70%) T-SQL
16 107 (10.70%) Relational Database
17 104 (10.40%) Linux
18 103 (10.30%) Web Services
19 101 (10.10%) HTML
20 93 (9.30%) CSS
20 93 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
21 91 (9.10%) Security Cleared
22 89 (8.90%) ASP.NET
22 89 (8.90%) Migration
23 86 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
24 83 (8.30%) ETL
25 81 (8.10%) Oracle Database
26 80 (8.00%) SC Cleared
27 77 (7.70%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 74 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 50 (5.00%) SAS
3 39 (3.90%) IIS
4 27 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 21 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.60%) MS Project Server
7 16 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.30%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.30%) Apache
9 12 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.20%) CMS
10 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.80%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.60%) Lync
13 6 (0.60%) JBoss
14 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 74 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.20%) MS Office
3 31 (3.10%) MS Project
4 16 (1.60%) InfoPath
5 13 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Houdini
7 1 (0.10%) Maya
7 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 56 (5.60%) Markit EDM
2 22 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.30%) Agresso
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.30%) Eagle STAR
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.20%) Endur
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.20%) SaaS
1 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.00%) SAN
2 39 (3.90%) IPsec
3 34 (3.40%) NAS
4 24 (2.40%) DNS
5 23 (2.30%) HTTP
5 23 (2.30%) DHCP
6 14 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.40%) Internet
7 13 (1.30%) Firewall
8 9 (0.90%) VPN
9 8 (0.80%) SMS
10 5 (0.50%) Intranet
11 3 (0.30%) WAN
11 3 (0.30%) LAN
11 3 (0.30%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.20%) SSL
13 1 (0.10%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.10%) FTP
13 1 (0.10%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (10.70%) Relational Database
3 86 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 81 (8.10%) Oracle Database
5 77 (7.70%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 42 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
10 40 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
12 27 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 26 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (2.10%) QlikView
15 15 (1.50%) MS Access
16 14 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 14 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
16 14 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (1.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (6.20%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.00%) Selenium
3 28 (2.80%) Subversion
4 22 (2.20%) JUnit
4 22 (2.20%) CruiseControl
5 21 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
6 17 (1.70%) Toad
7 15 (1.50%) PVCS
8 14 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.40%) Ant
9 13 (1.30%) Maven
9 13 (1.30%) TestDirector
10 12 (1.20%) WinRunner
11 10 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (1.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (1.00%) JMeter
12 8 (0.80%) GoogleTest
12 8 (0.80%) VisualVM
General
1 333 (33.30%) Finance
2 163 (16.30%) Banking
3 33 (3.30%) Retail
4 22 (2.20%) Front Office
5 20 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.10%) Back Office
8 6 (0.60%) Advertising
9 5 (0.50%) Local Government
10 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.40%) Legal
10 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.30%) Publishing
11 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.30%) Marketing
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.10%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 482 (48.20%) Developer
2 236 (23.60%) Analyst
3 98 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 70 (7.00%) Data Analyst
5 58 (5.80%) SQL Developer
6 53 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 52 (5.20%) .NET Developer
8 41 (4.10%) Consultant
9 38 (3.80%) Business Analyst
10 37 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 35 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 33 (3.30%) Oracle Developer
13 30 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
14 28 (2.80%) Support Analyst
14 28 (2.80%) Designer
15 27 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 25 (2.50%) DBA
16 25 (2.50%) C++ Developer
16 25 (2.50%) C# Developer
17 22 (2.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (18.80%) .NET
2 131 (13.10%) XML
3 103 (10.30%) Web Services
4 101 (10.10%) HTML
5 93 (9.30%) CSS
6 89 (8.90%) ASP.NET
7 71 (7.10%) Spring
8 49 (4.90%) JSP
9 46 (4.60%) J2EE
9 46 (4.60%) .NET Framework
10 42 (4.20%) XSLT
11 37 (3.70%) jQuery
12 36 (3.60%) JMS
13 34 (3.40%) Hibernate
13 34 (3.40%) FIX Protocol
14 33 (3.30%) Ajax
15 29 (2.90%) Struts
16 28 (2.80%) Spring MVC
17 27 (2.70%) WCF
18 26 (2.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 120 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.50%) Clustering
3 27 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.10%) Replication
5 19 (1.90%) Credit Risk
6 16 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 15 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.20%) PDA
9 11 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.00%) User Experience
11 9 (0.90%) Equities
11 9 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.80%) Open Source
12 8 (0.80%) Data Extraction
13 7 (0.70%) Derivative
13 7 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 134 (13.40%) Windows
2 117 (11.70%) UNIX
3 104 (10.40%) Linux
4 52 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (3.60%) Solaris
7 27 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.80%) AIX
10 15 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.80%) Android
13 7 (0.70%) HPUX
14 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.10%) zOS
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
3 89 (8.90%) Migration
4 83 (8.30%) ETL
5 66 (6.60%) MVC
6 64 (6.40%) OO
7 55 (5.50%) Data Modelling
8 54 (5.40%) Unit Testing
9 48 (4.80%) Asset Management
10 47 (4.70%) Data Analysis
11 46 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
12 44 (4.40%) Configuration Management
12 44 (4.40%) Data Management
13 43 (4.30%) Data Migration
13 43 (4.30%) Investment Management
14 37 (3.70%) SOA
14 37 (3.70%) TDD
14 37 (3.70%) Test Scripting
15 36 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (3.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 211 (21.10%) PL/SQL
2 202 (20.20%) Java
3 139 (13.90%) C#
4 123 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 107 (10.70%) T-SQL
6 60 (6.00%) VBA
7 55 (5.50%) Perl
8 39 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 37 (3.70%) C++
10 31 (3.10%) VB
11 27 (2.70%) VBScript
12 23 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.10%) Python
15 9 (0.90%) XPath
16 8 (0.80%) PHP
17 6 (0.60%) Scala
17 6 (0.60%) C
17 6 (0.60%) VB6
18 5 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 80 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.60%) Degree
4 28 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.10%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.10%) MCTS
6 15 (1.50%) ISEB
7 14 (1.40%) MCITP
7 14 (1.40%) MCSE
8 12 (1.20%) MCSA
9 5 (0.50%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.40%) PMP
10 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.20%) CCNA
12 2 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.10%) QA
3 12 (1.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 75 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.10%) VMware ESX
4 14 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.50%) RACF
6 4 (0.40%) RHEV
6 4 (0.40%) KVM
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) vCloud
8 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 35 (3.50%) Netcool
3 30 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (2.40%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.00%) SCCM
7 8 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.70%) Control-M
9 5 (0.50%) SCOM
10 4 (0.40%) WSUS
11 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.20%) WMI
11 2 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.20%) Nagios
11 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.10%) BMC Performance Manager
12 1 (0.10%) OMEGAMON
12 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 320 (32.00%) Oracle
2 190 (19.00%) Microsoft
3 67 (6.70%) VMware
4 64 (6.40%) Citrix
5 62 (6.20%) HP
6 57 (5.70%) Business Objects
7 39 (3.90%) Sybase
8 35 (3.50%) Veritas
9 34 (3.40%) SAP
10 28 (2.80%) Tableau
11 26 (2.60%) Informatica
12 25 (2.50%) Charles River
13 24 (2.40%) IBM
14 18 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.20%) McAfee
15 12 (1.20%) Kofax
15 12 (1.20%) Teradata
16 11 (1.10%) Cognos
17 10 (1.00%) Google
18 9 (0.90%) GoldenSource
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Lothian
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlothian
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 10 days ago
Livingston
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago