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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 262 368 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.53% 14.22% 16.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.16% 42.94% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 226 286
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
Median hourly rate £17.66 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £22.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -18.33%

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
767 857 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.47% 33.11% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 482 589
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £15.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

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 19 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +4 125 £350 -12.50% 50
Glasgow -1 83 £350 +3.70% 28
West Lothian -1 21 £323 -14.00% 2
Dundee +3 7 £290 -10.76% 1
Moray - 7 £388 -
Renfrewshire -3 6 £281 -28.07% 4
Aberdeen -10 4 - -
North Lanarkshire +1 2 - -
Fife -9 1 £325 +1.56%
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Highlands - 1 £340 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 183 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (29.29%) Oracle
3 161 (29.11%) SQL Server
4 154 (27.85%) Java
5 131 (23.69%) Finance
6 106 (19.17%) Microsoft
7 102 (18.44%) Windows
8 94 (17.00%) Linux
9 91 (16.46%) PL/SQL
10 80 (14.47%) C#
10 80 (14.47%) .NET
11 78 (14.10%) Unix
12 77 (13.92%) Relational Database
13 73 (13.20%) Oracle Database
14 69 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (11.93%) JavaScript
15 66 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (11.57%) Scrum
17 60 (10.85%) ETL
18 59 (10.67%) Active Directory
19 58 (10.49%) Python
20 57 (10.31%) T-SQL
21 55 (9.95%) HTML
21 55 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
22 53 (9.58%) Git (software)
23 52 (9.40%) Banking
24 48 (8.68%) RDBMS
25 46 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
26 44 (7.96%) Windows Server
27 43 (7.78%) OO

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 22 (3.98%) JBoss
2 21 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.25%) SAS
4 16 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.90%) Apache
8 5 (0.90%) CMS
8 5 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.54%) CICS
11 2 (0.36%) IIS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.52%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.54%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (1.81%) SAP BPC
2 10 (1.81%) SAP MII
3 8 (1.45%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.90%) Sonata
5 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.72%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.54%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.18%) HFM
8 1 (0.18%) Minerva
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (3.44%) Office 365
2 4 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) PaaS
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) ServiceMax
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.97%) DNS
2 29 (5.24%) SAN
3 22 (3.98%) DHCP
4 18 (3.25%) Firewall
5 14 (2.53%) VSAN
6 13 (2.35%) Internet
6 13 (2.35%) NAS
7 9 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.27%) IPsec
8 7 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.08%) HTTP
9 6 (1.08%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.90%) LAN
11 4 (0.72%) WAN
12 3 (0.54%) LDAP
12 3 (0.54%) VLAN
12 3 (0.54%) VPN
13 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.36%) Skype
13 2 (0.36%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 77 (13.92%) Relational Database
3 73 (13.20%) Oracle Database
4 55 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (8.68%) RDBMS
6 40 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (3.62%) DB2
10 20 (3.62%) Oracle Database 12c
10 20 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (2.71%) Big Data
14 14 (2.53%) NoSQL
15 13 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (1.99%) Power BI
17 11 (1.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.05%) JIRA
3 36 (6.51%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.42%) Cucumber
4 30 (5.42%) Selenium
5 29 (5.24%) Maven
6 28 (5.06%) Subversion
7 16 (2.89%) JUnit
8 15 (2.71%) StarTeam
9 13 (2.35%) Hudson
10 12 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (2.17%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.99%) Gradle
12 10 (1.81%) NWDI
12 10 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.45%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.27%) Ant
14 7 (1.27%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.08%) DbUnit
15 6 (1.08%) Mockito
General
1 131 (23.69%) Finance
2 52 (9.40%) Banking
3 20 (3.62%) Law
4 13 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.45%) Billing
6 8 (1.45%) Marketing
7 3 (0.54%) Advertising
7 3 (0.54%) Front Office
7 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.54%) Retail
7 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.36%) Back Office
8 2 (0.36%) Games
8 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 206 (37.25%) Developer
2 108 (19.53%) Analyst
3 48 (8.68%) Java Developer
4 43 (7.78%) Consultant
5 41 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 33 (5.97%) Test Analyst
7 31 (5.61%) .NET Developer
8 29 (5.24%) Data Analyst
9 24 (4.34%) Tester
10 23 (4.16%) Administrator
11 22 (3.98%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.98%) Oracle Developer
12 20 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.44%) C# Developer
14 17 (3.07%) Architect
14 17 (3.07%) DBA
15 16 (2.89%) PL/SQL Developer
16 15 (2.71%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.71%) SQL Analyst
17 14 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.47%) .NET
2 55 (9.95%) HTML
3 42 (7.59%) XML
4 37 (6.69%) Spring
5 36 (6.51%) CSS
5 36 (6.51%) Web Services
6 34 (6.15%) Middleware
7 31 (5.61%) ASP.NET
8 30 (5.42%) jQuery
9 29 (5.24%) SOAP
10 23 (4.16%) JMS
11 20 (3.62%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.07%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.07%) HTML5
12 17 (3.07%) J2EE
13 16 (2.89%) Java EE
13 16 (2.89%) REST
14 15 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (2.71%) Hibernate
15 14 (2.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.88%) Clustering
3 20 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.81%) Replication
7 9 (1.63%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.63%) Data Extraction
8 8 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.90%) Fintech
11 5 (0.90%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.72%) CMDB
12 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.54%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 102 (18.44%) Windows
2 94 (17.00%) Linux
3 78 (14.10%) Unix
4 46 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (7.96%) Windows Server
6 39 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.98%) Windows 7
8 19 (3.44%) AIX
9 18 (3.25%) Windows 10
10 17 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.89%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.27%) Solaris
13 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.72%) Tru64
14 3 (0.54%) MVS
15 2 (0.36%) Android
15 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.36%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.36%) VMS
15 2 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (11.57%) Scrum
4 60 (10.85%) ETL
5 43 (7.78%) OO
6 41 (7.41%) ITIL
7 40 (7.23%) Migration
8 35 (6.33%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.15%) MVC
10 31 (5.61%) SDLC
10 31 (5.61%) TDD
11 30 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (5.06%) SOA
13 27 (4.88%) Configuration Management
13 27 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (4.70%) BDD
14 26 (4.70%) Change Management
14 26 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
14 26 (4.70%) Software Testing
15 24 (4.34%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 154 (27.85%) Java
2 91 (16.46%) PL/SQL
3 80 (14.47%) C#
4 66 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.49%) Python
6 57 (10.31%) T-SQL
7 36 (6.51%) PowerShell
8 24 (4.34%) Perl
9 16 (2.89%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.71%) VB
10 15 (2.71%) VBA
11 14 (2.53%) C
12 9 (1.63%) Jython
12 9 (1.63%) Scala
13 8 (1.45%) C++
14 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.90%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.90%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.72%) XPath
17 3 (0.54%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.70%) Degree
4 22 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.44%) ISTQB
6 17 (3.07%) MCSA
6 17 (3.07%) MCSE
6 17 (3.07%) MCTS
7 15 (2.71%) MCITP
8 14 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.08%) CISSP
10 5 (0.90%) SANS
11 4 (0.72%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.54%) ISEB
12 3 (0.54%) MCAD
12 3 (0.54%) MCSD
13 2 (0.36%) HND
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.06%) QA
2 13 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.90%) SLA
5 3 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.54%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.18%) Basel II
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) FINREP
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) ISO13485
System Software
1 59 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.53%) vSphere
5 11 (1.99%) Docker
6 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.90%) XenApp
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.54%) RACF
8 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (3.98%) Netcool
2 16 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (2.71%) vRealize
4 14 (2.53%) PowerCLI
4 14 (2.53%) Puppet
5 9 (1.63%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.63%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.45%) SCCM
6 8 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.27%) Ansible
7 7 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.90%) QRadar
9 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.72%) SCOM
10 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 162 (29.29%) Oracle
2 106 (19.17%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.79%) VMware
4 31 (5.61%) Citrix
5 23 (4.16%) Intel Security
5 23 (4.16%) SAP
6 22 (3.98%) Veritas
7 20 (3.62%) HP
7 20 (3.62%) Sybase
8 18 (3.25%) IBM
9 13 (2.35%) BMC
10 12 (2.17%) CA
11 11 (1.99%) Teradata
12 10 (1.81%) Cisco
12 10 (1.81%) Dell
13 9 (1.63%) Cognos
13 9 (1.63%) Perforce
13 9 (1.63%) Symantec
13 9 (1.63%) Tableau
14 8 (1.45%) Informatica
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
TechNet IT Recruitment (Permanent)
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £225.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
IQUO
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