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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 430 495 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.85% 16.42% 13.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.57% 51.56% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 279 186
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £16.44 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £51.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -26.22%
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
1060 960 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.61% 31.84% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 497 642
Median daily rate £350 £363 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
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 £37.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +3.49%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -5 149 £375 +7.14% 35
Glasgow +1 142 £350 - 33
Renfrewshire +3 87 £320 -6.56% 3
Stirling +4 15 £425 +3.03%
Aberdeen +1 9 - - 1
West Lothian 0 7 £375 +13.63% 4
Fife +4 3 £98 - 1
Inverclyde +8 2 £400 +23.07%
Scottish Borders - 2 £363 - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 233 (29.83%) Finance
2 213 (27.27%) Oracle
3 211 (27.02%) SQL Server
4 193 (24.71%) Windows
5 192 (24.58%) Microsoft
6 183 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (23.18%) Java
8 137 (17.54%) Linux
9 131 (16.77%) Banking
10 127 (16.26%) Active Directory
11 125 (16.01%) Security Cleared
12 110 (14.08%) VMware
13 109 (13.96%) ITIL
14 108 (13.83%) PowerShell
15 107 (13.70%) Unix
16 106 (13.57%) HP
17 102 (13.06%) Windows Server
18 100 (12.80%) JavaScript
19 98 (12.55%) Migration
20 95 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
21 87 (11.14%) MS Excel
22 85 (10.88%) C#
22 85 (10.88%) SC Cleared
22 85 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
23 81 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
23 81 (10.37%) Perl
24 79 (10.12%) PL/SQL
25 78 (9.99%) Citrix
25 78 (9.99%) SDLC
26 76 (9.73%) 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 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.61%) SAS
3 33 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 25 (3.20%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 19 (2.43%) IIS
7 16 (2.05%) JBoss
8 12 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.15%) GeoServer
11 8 (1.02%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.02%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 7 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.90%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.64%) Apache
14 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 87 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.71%) MS Office
3 8 (1.02%) MS Project
4 6 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 19 (2.43%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.41%) Summit
3 11 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.77%) Global One
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.26%) KANA IQ
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.54%) Office 365
2 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.26%) IaaS
4 2 (0.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.60%) DNS
2 60 (7.68%) SAN
3 59 (7.55%) DHCP
4 33 (4.23%) HTTP
5 23 (2.94%) SSL
6 22 (2.82%) Firewall
7 16 (2.05%) HTTPS
8 13 (1.66%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.28%) FTP
10 9 (1.15%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.15%) NAS
11 8 (1.02%) WinSCP
12 6 (0.77%) Internet
12 6 (0.77%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.77%) SMTP
13 5 (0.64%) LAN
13 5 (0.64%) LDAP
14 4 (0.51%) Skype
14 4 (0.51%) VPN
15 3 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (27.02%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
2 73 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 72 (9.22%) Oracle Database
4 60 (7.68%) RDBMS
5 58 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (7.30%) DB2
7 43 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (4.74%) MongoDB
10 32 (4.10%) NoSQL
11 31 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (3.71%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (1.79%) MySQL
18 12 (1.54%) MS Access
19 11 (1.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (4.74%) Subversion
2 34 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 30 (3.84%) JIRA
4 29 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 29 (3.71%) JUnit
4 29 (3.71%) Selenium
5 28 (3.59%) TestDirector
5 28 (3.59%) WinRunner
6 26 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 24 (3.07%) SoapUI
8 23 (2.94%) Hudson
9 15 (1.92%) Bower
9 15 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.41%) ClearCase
11 10 (1.28%) ERwin
12 9 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (1.15%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.02%) Toad
13 8 (1.02%) XMLSpy
General
1 233 (29.83%) Finance
2 131 (16.77%) Banking
3 46 (5.89%) Retail
4 26 (3.33%) Front Office
5 23 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.30%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.28%) Billing
8 9 (1.15%) Legal
9 5 (0.64%) Law
10 3 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 278 (35.60%) Developer
2 167 (21.38%) Analyst
3 85 (10.88%) Test Analyst
4 67 (8.58%) Java Developer
5 51 (6.53%) SQL Developer
6 42 (5.38%) Consultant
7 39 (4.99%) Senior Developer
8 36 (4.61%) Architect
9 32 (4.10%) DBA
10 30 (3.84%) Data Analyst
11 28 (3.59%) Oracle Developer
11 28 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (3.07%) Business Analyst
14 22 (2.82%) Administrator
14 22 (2.82%) Applications Support
14 22 (2.82%) SQL DBA
15 20 (2.56%) .NET Developer
16 19 (2.43%) Business Developer
16 19 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.09%) XML
2 70 (8.96%) .NET
3 69 (8.83%) HTML
4 59 (7.55%) Web Services
5 54 (6.91%) Middleware
6 53 (6.79%) CSS
6 53 (6.79%) SOAP
7 50 (6.40%) Spring
8 41 (5.25%) JMS
9 40 (5.12%) REST
10 33 (4.23%) jQuery
11 31 (3.97%) AngularJS
11 31 (3.97%) J2SE
12 27 (3.46%) JSON
13 24 (3.07%) XSD
14 23 (2.94%) ASP.NET
14 23 (2.94%) Java EE
15 22 (2.82%) WSDL
16 21 (2.69%) Node.js
16 21 (2.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.81%) Clustering
3 28 (3.59%) Credit Risk
4 26 (3.33%) PDA
5 19 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.43%) Replication
6 17 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.92%) SWIFT
9 14 (1.79%) Equities
10 12 (1.54%) Data Integration
10 12 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.02%) DataPower
13 7 (0.90%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.90%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.77%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 193 (24.71%) Windows
2 137 (17.54%) Linux
3 107 (13.70%) Unix
4 102 (13.06%) Windows Server
5 95 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (8.32%) AIX
8 64 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (5.63%) Windows XP
10 38 (4.87%) Windows 7
11 34 (4.35%) Solaris
12 28 (3.59%) HPUX
13 21 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.15%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.38%) OS/2
17 3 (0.38%) zOS
18 2 (0.26%) Android
19 1 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.96%) ITIL
3 98 (12.55%) Migration
4 78 (9.99%) SDLC
5 76 (9.73%) ETL
6 66 (8.45%) Data Modelling
7 64 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (7.68%) OO
8 60 (7.68%) Software Testing
9 56 (7.17%) Change Management
10 55 (7.04%) Scrum
11 54 (6.91%) Test Scripting
12 53 (6.79%) Test Automation
13 49 (6.27%) SOA
14 47 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
14 47 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 46 (5.89%) OOD
16 42 (5.38%) Software Engineering
17 40 (5.12%) Data Migration
18 39 (4.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 181 (23.18%) Java
2 108 (13.83%) PowerShell
3 100 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 85 (10.88%) C#
5 81 (10.37%) Perl
6 79 (10.12%) PL/SQL
7 65 (8.32%) T-SQL
8 57 (7.30%) Python
9 48 (6.15%) VBScript
10 18 (2.30%) CoffeeScript
11 15 (1.92%) C++
12 14 (1.79%) VBA
13 13 (1.66%) Jython
13 13 (1.66%) Korn
13 13 (1.66%) VB
14 11 (1.41%) Bourne shell
15 10 (1.28%) C
16 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.90%) PHP
18 5 (0.64%) RPG
Qualifications
1 125 (16.01%) Security Cleared
2 85 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 81 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (6.79%) MCSA
5 50 (6.40%) MCSE
6 48 (6.15%) ISTQB
7 43 (5.51%) MCTS
8 40 (5.12%) MCITP
9 35 (4.48%) Degree
10 29 (3.71%) ISEB
11 20 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.41%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.15%) MCP
15 7 (0.90%) MCSD
16 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.64%) CCNA
16 5 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 5 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.56%) SLA
4 15 (1.92%) QA
5 8 (1.02%) HL7
5 8 (1.02%) SEPA
6 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 127 (16.26%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 59 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.71%) VMware ESX
5 25 (3.20%) XenApp
6 19 (2.43%) Terminal Services
7 18 (2.30%) vSphere
8 7 (0.90%) GeoWebCache
8 7 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.77%) Docker
10 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.38%) RACF
12 3 (0.38%) RHEV
13 2 (0.26%) KVM
13 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.13%) SRDF
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (6.91%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (5.63%) Netcool
3 33 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
4 26 (3.33%) SCCM
5 20 (2.56%) Puppet
5 20 (2.56%) SCOM
6 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.66%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 12 (1.54%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
11 9 (1.15%) WSUS
12 7 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.64%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 213 (27.27%) Oracle
2 192 (24.58%) Microsoft
3 110 (14.08%) VMware
4 106 (13.57%) HP
5 78 (9.99%) Citrix
6 49 (6.27%) Sybase
7 45 (5.76%) CA
8 44 (5.63%) IBM
9 33 (4.23%) Intel Security
9 33 (4.23%) Veritas
10 30 (3.84%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.18%) BMC
11 17 (2.18%) SunGard
12 15 (1.92%) Teradata
13 14 (1.79%) Informatica
14 13 (1.66%) Dell
14 13 (1.66%) Symantec
15 12 (1.54%) Pega
16 10 (1.28%) Charles River
16 10 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
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