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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 473 337 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.01% 13.64% 13.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.31% 41.10% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 176 194
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £32.50 £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.00 £32.50 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
1118 820 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.22% 33.18% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 397 389
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 35
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 £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +1 201 £375 +7.14% 43
Edinburgh 0 123 £400 +14.28% 41
Renfrewshire +6 43 £333 -5.67% 3
Stirling +1 35 £413 -2.94% 1
Aberdeen +6 23 £350 +7.69% 4
West Lothian 0 14 £375 +7.06% 2
Fife +6 6 £180 -48.57% 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Dundee +7 1 - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 6
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 266 (31.97%) Finance
2 255 (30.65%) Oracle
3 219 (26.32%) Java
4 218 (26.20%) SQL Server
5 178 (21.39%) .NET
6 164 (19.71%) Microsoft
7 156 (18.75%) PL/SQL
8 150 (18.03%) Banking
9 147 (17.67%) Windows
10 128 (15.38%) UNIX
11 127 (15.26%) XML
12 114 (13.70%) Linux
13 110 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
13 110 (13.22%) Relational Database
14 109 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
14 109 (13.10%) C#
15 96 (11.54%) JavaScript
16 84 (10.10%) ETL
17 83 (9.98%) Web Services
18 81 (9.74%) Security Cleared
19 80 (9.62%) HP
20 77 (9.25%) HTML
21 73 (8.77%) SC Cleared
22 72 (8.65%) Oracle Database
23 71 (8.53%) T-SQL
23 71 (8.53%) CSS
24 70 (8.41%) Perl
24 70 (8.41%) SharePoint
25 69 (8.29%) Spring
26 68 (8.17%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 70 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 45 (5.41%) IIS
3 41 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 37 (4.45%) SAS
5 25 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 19 (2.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.68%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.32%) Lync
11 10 (1.20%) MS Project Server
12 9 (1.08%) CMS
13 8 (0.96%) Apache
13 8 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.48%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 65 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.41%) MS Office
3 28 (3.37%) MS Project
4 11 (1.32%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Houdini
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (4.81%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.36%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.24%) Endur
8 2 (0.24%) Agresso
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.93%) SAN
2 32 (3.85%) DNS
3 28 (3.37%) DHCP
4 19 (2.28%) HTTP
4 19 (2.28%) Firewall
5 18 (2.16%) IPsec
6 17 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.04%) NAS
7 13 (1.56%) VPN
8 10 (1.20%) Internet
9 9 (1.08%) FTP
10 3 (0.36%) LAN
10 3 (0.36%) VoIP
10 3 (0.36%) WAN
10 3 (0.36%) Intranet
10 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.36%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.24%) Wireless
11 2 (0.24%) H.323
12 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 110 (13.22%) Relational Database
3 72 (8.65%) Oracle Database
4 63 (7.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 55 (6.61%) RDBMS
7 51 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (5.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
9 23 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (2.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 18 (2.16%) MS Access
11 16 (1.92%) QlikView
11 16 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (1.44%) DB2
13 10 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 10 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
13 10 (1.20%) MySQL
14 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 48 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 31 (3.73%) Subversion
3 24 (2.88%) Selenium
4 20 (2.40%) CruiseControl
4 20 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (2.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (1.80%) JUnit
7 11 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.20%) Toad
9 9 (1.08%) PVCS
10 8 (0.96%) CppUnit
10 8 (0.96%) GoogleTest
11 7 (0.84%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.84%) JIRA
12 6 (0.72%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.72%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.72%) Maven
13 5 (0.60%) WinRunner
General
1 266 (31.97%) Finance
2 150 (18.03%) Banking
3 29 (3.49%) Front Office
4 19 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.16%) Retail
6 10 (1.20%) Back Office
7 9 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.36%) Publishing
9 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.36%) Legal
9 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 414 (49.76%) Developer
2 171 (20.55%) Analyst
3 93 (11.18%) Java Developer
4 53 (6.37%) SQL Developer
5 49 (5.89%) .NET Developer
6 46 (5.53%) Data Analyst
7 41 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 33 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 33 (3.97%) Business Analyst
9 32 (3.85%) Consultant
10 29 (3.49%) Applications Support
11 28 (3.37%) C++ Developer
12 27 (3.25%) Test Analyst
12 27 (3.25%) Designer
13 25 (3.00%) C# Developer
14 23 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
15 22 (2.64%) DBA
16 20 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
16 20 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
17 19 (2.28%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (21.39%) .NET
2 127 (15.26%) XML
3 83 (9.98%) Web Services
4 77 (9.25%) HTML
5 71 (8.53%) CSS
6 69 (8.29%) Spring
7 63 (7.57%) ASP.NET
8 41 (4.93%) JMS
9 40 (4.81%) J2EE
9 40 (4.81%) JSP
10 38 (4.57%) Hibernate
11 36 (4.33%) XSLT
11 36 (4.33%) .NET Framework
12 31 (3.73%) jQuery
13 26 (3.13%) WCF
14 25 (3.00%) SOAP
14 25 (3.00%) Struts
15 24 (2.88%) Ajax
16 23 (2.76%) Spring MVC
17 22 (2.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 109 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.97%) Clustering
3 27 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (2.52%) Equities
5 19 (2.28%) Data Integration
6 17 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.92%) Replication
8 15 (1.80%) Derivative
8 15 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.20%) User Experience
11 8 (0.96%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.84%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.72%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 147 (17.67%) Windows
2 128 (15.38%) UNIX
3 114 (13.70%) Linux
4 48 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (3.37%) Solaris
7 21 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.96%) AIX
11 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.60%) HPUX
13 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) zOS
15 1 (0.12%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (10.10%) ETL
3 68 (8.17%) Migration
4 67 (8.05%) OO
5 59 (7.09%) Unit Testing
5 59 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
6 50 (6.01%) Asset Management
7 49 (5.89%) MVC
8 46 (5.53%) Data Modelling
9 45 (5.41%) SOA
10 44 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (4.81%) Data Analysis
12 38 (4.57%) Data Management
13 37 (4.45%) ITIL
14 31 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (3.61%) Business Analysis
15 30 (3.61%) Workflow
15 30 (3.61%) Project Management
16 29 (3.49%) Investment Management
16 29 (3.49%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 219 (26.32%) Java
2 156 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 109 (13.10%) C#
4 96 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 71 (8.53%) T-SQL
6 70 (8.41%) Perl
7 63 (7.57%) VBA
8 56 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 44 (5.29%) C++
10 36 (4.33%) VB
11 23 (2.76%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.64%) Python
13 19 (2.28%) VBScript
14 15 (1.80%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.68%) C
16 11 (1.32%) PHP
17 10 (1.20%) Scala
18 5 (0.60%) REXX
18 5 (0.60%) Tcl
18 5 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 81 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.65%) Degree
4 20 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.68%) ISEB
5 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.20%) MCTS
7 8 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.84%) MCSE
9 5 (0.60%) MCSA
9 5 (0.60%) MCITP
9 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) CCNA
12 2 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.24%) HNC
12 2 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.52%) QA
2 15 (1.80%) SLA
3 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.04%) VMware ESX
4 14 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.24%) XenApp
8 2 (0.24%) vCloud
8 2 (0.24%) RHEV
8 2 (0.24%) KVM
8 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 32 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (2.76%) Netcool
2 23 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.80%) Tivoli
4 11 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.08%) Control-M
6 7 (0.84%) SCCM
6 7 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.72%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.24%) WSUS
9 2 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.24%) WMI
10 1 (0.12%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.12%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 255 (30.65%) Oracle
2 164 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 80 (9.62%) HP
4 56 (6.73%) Sybase
5 47 (5.65%) VMware
6 43 (5.17%) Citrix
7 33 (3.97%) Business Objects
8 24 (2.88%) IBM
9 21 (2.52%) Veritas
10 19 (2.28%) Charles River
11 18 (2.16%) Informatica
12 16 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.92%) SAP
13 14 (1.68%) Kofax
14 13 (1.56%) Tableau
15 12 (1.44%) Teradata
15 12 (1.44%) Cognos
16 11 (1.32%) JBoss
16 11 (1.32%) Bloomberg
16 11 (1.32%) Altiris
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