The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 383 400 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.79% 16.22% 13.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.11% 44.99% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 182 141
Average daily rate
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£354 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £27.70 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.40 £42.50 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1123 889 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.44% 36.05% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 417 314
Average daily rate £358 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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
Glasgow 0 166 £338 - 59
Edinburgh -6 110 £375 +7.14% 37
Renfrewshire +5 30 £344 - 1
Stirling +2 26 £425 - 1
Aberdeen +17 15 £320 -14.66% 3
West Lothian -1 10 £375 +2.73% 6
Fife +5 6 £462 +31.85% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 2
Dundee +1 1 £325 - 3
Falkirk - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
SQL
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 246 (31.91%) Finance
2 222 (28.79%) Java
3 200 (25.94%) Oracle
4 198 (25.68%) SQL Server
5 157 (20.36%) .NET
6 133 (17.25%) Windows
7 130 (16.86%) Banking
8 126 (16.34%) Microsoft
9 125 (16.21%) UNIX
10 114 (14.79%) Linux
11 112 (14.53%) C#
12 109 (14.14%) PL/SQL
13 103 (13.36%) XML
14 97 (12.58%) Relational Database
15 86 (11.15%) ETL
16 83 (10.77%) OO
17 80 (10.38%) Web Services
18 79 (10.25%) JavaScript
19 73 (9.47%) Spring
20 71 (9.21%) Perl
21 68 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
22 67 (8.69%) HTML
23 64 (8.30%) Oracle Database
24 63 (8.17%) Degree
25 62 (8.04%) Security Cleared
25 62 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
26 60 (7.78%) CSS
26 60 (7.78%) HP
27 58 (7.52%) SC Cleared
28 57 (7.39%) T-SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 49 (6.36%) IIS
2 43 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.54%) WebSphere
4 22 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.59%) SAS
6 18 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.69%) CMS
8 12 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.91%) Apache
12 7 (0.91%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.91%) Lync
13 6 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
14 4 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 57 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.76%) MS Office
3 16 (2.08%) MS Project
4 9 (1.17%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Maya
7 1 (0.13%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 39 (5.06%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.65%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.39%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.26%) Agresso
8 1 (0.13%) Movex
8 1 (0.13%) Maximo
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) GitHub
1 3 (0.39%) Office 365
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.15%) SAN
2 26 (3.37%) DNS
3 22 (2.85%) DHCP
4 19 (2.46%) Firewall
5 13 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.56%) VPN
7 11 (1.43%) FTP
8 8 (1.04%) HTTP
9 6 (0.78%) Internet
10 5 (0.65%) IPsec
10 5 (0.65%) LAN
10 5 (0.65%) WAN
10 5 (0.65%) NAS
11 3 (0.39%) Wireless
11 3 (0.39%) VoIP
12 2 (0.26%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.26%) Network Security
12 2 (0.26%) H.323
12 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 97 (12.58%) Relational Database
3 64 (8.30%) Oracle Database
4 53 (6.87%) RDBMS
5 51 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 37 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (2.33%) DB2
12 17 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (2.08%) MS Access
14 13 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
14 13 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 12 (1.56%) MySQL
16 11 (1.43%) Informix
16 11 (1.43%) KDB
Development Applications
1 32 (4.15%) Subversion
2 29 (3.76%) JUnit
3 22 (2.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (2.72%) Selenium
5 20 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.08%) CruiseControl
7 15 (1.95%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (1.69%) JIRA
10 12 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.43%) Maven
12 8 (1.04%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.04%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.91%) Toad
13 7 (0.91%) WinRunner
13 7 (0.91%) TestDirector
14 5 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.65%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.65%) Hudson
15 4 (0.52%) CppUnit
General
1 246 (31.91%) Finance
2 130 (16.86%) Banking
3 36 (4.67%) Front Office
4 25 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.91%) Retail
6 6 (0.78%) Marketing
7 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.52%) Back Office
7 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.39%) Publishing
8 3 (0.39%) Legal
8 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.26%) Advertising
9 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 380 (49.29%) Developer
2 162 (21.01%) Analyst
3 92 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 39 (5.06%) .NET Developer
5 38 (4.93%) Data Analyst
6 33 (4.28%) Test Analyst
6 33 (4.28%) Support Analyst
6 33 (4.28%) Applications Support
7 32 (4.15%) Senior Developer
8 31 (4.02%) SQL Developer
8 31 (4.02%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.76%) Consultant
10 28 (3.63%) DBA
11 23 (2.98%) C# Developer
12 22 (2.85%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (2.85%) Applications Support Analyst
13 21 (2.72%) Designer
14 19 (2.46%) Applications Developer
15 18 (2.33%) C++ Developer
16 17 (2.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (20.36%) .NET
2 103 (13.36%) XML
3 80 (10.38%) Web Services
4 73 (9.47%) Spring
5 67 (8.69%) HTML
6 60 (7.78%) CSS
7 54 (7.00%) ASP.NET
8 40 (5.19%) Hibernate
9 39 (5.06%) JMS
10 37 (4.80%) XSLT
11 36 (4.67%) jQuery
12 35 (4.54%) J2EE
13 31 (4.02%) JSP
14 26 (3.37%) Struts
15 25 (3.24%) .NET Framework
16 24 (3.11%) Spring MVC
17 23 (2.98%) Middleware
17 23 (2.98%) SOAP
17 23 (2.98%) WCF
18 21 (2.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.24%) Clustering
2 24 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (2.85%) Equities
4 21 (2.72%) Derivative
5 20 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.33%) Data Integration
7 15 (1.95%) Replication
7 15 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.04%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.04%) Statistics
11 7 (0.91%) PDA
12 6 (0.78%) Open Source
12 6 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 133 (17.25%) Windows
2 125 (16.21%) UNIX
3 114 (14.79%) Linux
4 40 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (2.72%) Solaris
8 15 (1.95%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.56%) AIX
10 10 (1.30%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.52%) Android
12 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.39%) HPUX
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.26%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (11.15%) ETL
2 83 (10.77%) OO
3 68 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
4 62 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (6.87%) Unit Testing
6 49 (6.36%) Asset Management
7 46 (5.97%) MVC
8 45 (5.84%) Migration
9 42 (5.45%) Data Management
10 41 (5.32%) Data Analysis
10 41 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (5.32%) ITIL
11 38 (4.93%) SOA
12 34 (4.41%) Investment Management
13 31 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (4.02%) Data Modelling
14 30 (3.89%) Project Management
14 30 (3.89%) Change Management
14 30 (3.89%) Business Analysis
15 27 (3.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 222 (28.79%) Java
2 112 (14.53%) C#
3 109 (14.14%) PL/SQL
4 79 (10.25%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.21%) Perl
6 57 (7.39%) T-SQL
7 53 (6.87%) Shell Script
8 50 (6.49%) VBA
9 34 (4.41%) VB
10 30 (3.89%) C++
11 22 (2.85%) Python
12 16 (2.08%) VBScript
13 15 (1.95%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.43%) C
16 9 (1.17%) PHP
17 8 (1.04%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.91%) Scala
19 5 (0.65%) VB6
19 5 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 63 (8.17%) Degree
2 62 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.98%) ISTQB
5 18 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.95%) ISEB
7 13 (1.69%) MCTS
8 10 (1.30%) MCSE
9 7 (0.91%) MCITP
9 7 (0.91%) MCSA
9 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.39%) HND
12 3 (0.39%) CCNA
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.26%) CCNP
13 2 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.08%) SLA
2 13 (1.69%) QA
3 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 16 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.78%) vSphere
8 3 (0.39%) RHEV
8 3 (0.39%) KVM
8 3 (0.39%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.82%) Netcool
2 14 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (1.43%) Control-M
4 9 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.52%) SCCM
6 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.13%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 200 (25.94%) Oracle
2 126 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 60 (7.78%) HP
4 55 (7.13%) Sybase
5 47 (6.10%) VMware
6 30 (3.89%) Citrix
7 26 (3.37%) Business Objects
8 21 (2.72%) IBM
9 17 (2.20%) Informatica
10 16 (2.08%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.95%) SAP
12 13 (1.69%) Charles River
13 12 (1.56%) Veritas
13 12 (1.56%) Cognos
14 11 (1.43%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.30%) JBoss
15 10 (1.30%) GoldenSource
16 9 (1.17%) McAfee
16 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (1.04%) Tableau
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