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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 491 387 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.33% 14.08% 16.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.85% 34.96% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 186 181
Average daily rate
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£350 £354 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -54.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.98 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £120.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £27.41
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.79%
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
985 1107 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.76% 40.27% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 593 413
Average daily rate £360 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 16
Average hourly rate £34.80 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh +7 206 £355 -5.33% 42
Glasgow -1 162 £325 -5.45% 33
Dundee +3 23 £331 +1.92% 1
West Lothian +1 19 £325 -13.33% 3
Renfrewshire -5 13 £335 -2.54% 1
Aberdeen -5 8 £438 +33.97%
Stirling -9 8 £450 +5.88%
Highlands - 7 - -
Perth and Kinross - 5 £350 - 2
Fife -8 4 - - 4
East Lothian - 4 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £450 -
Inverclyde - 1 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 366 (37.58%) Finance
2 255 (26.18%) Java
3 245 (25.15%) Oracle
4 201 (20.64%) SQL Server
5 196 (20.12%) Banking
6 192 (19.71%) UNIX
7 190 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
8 153 (15.71%) PL/SQL
9 152 (15.61%) JavaScript
10 117 (12.01%) HTML
11 111 (11.40%) Linux
12 109 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
13 102 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 101 (10.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 101 (10.37%) Microsoft
15 99 (10.16%) CSS
15 99 (10.16%) XML
16 98 (10.06%) C#
17 96 (9.86%) .NET
18 95 (9.75%) Relational Database
19 94 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
20 93 (9.55%) Spring
21 90 (9.24%) Windows
22 89 (9.14%) OO
23 88 (9.03%) ETL
24 83 (8.52%) Data Modelling
25 79 (8.11%) SDLC
26 78 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
27 75 (7.70%) Web Services
28 74 (7.60%) T-SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 48 (4.93%) SAS
2 30 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.05%) JBoss
5 19 (1.95%) IIS
6 17 (1.75%) Apache
7 15 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.33%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.92%) Lync
10 6 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.62%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.51%) Node.js
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.41%) Documentum
12 4 (0.41%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.41%) CMS
13 3 (0.31%) FileNet
Applications
1 66 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.54%) MS Office
4 10 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.82%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.72%) Siemens NX
7 6 (0.62%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.51%) MS Project
9 4 (0.41%) CATIA
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.64%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.82%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.51%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Summit
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.10%) assyst
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (0.51%) Office 365
4 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.80%) SAN
2 14 (1.44%) LAN
3 13 (1.33%) FTP
3 13 (1.33%) Internet
3 13 (1.33%) IPsec
3 13 (1.33%) NAS
4 12 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.23%) DNS
5 10 (1.03%) Firewall
6 9 (0.92%) DHCP
7 7 (0.72%) LDAP
8 6 (0.62%) VoIP
9 5 (0.51%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.41%) WAN
11 3 (0.31%) WLAN
11 3 (0.31%) HTTP
11 3 (0.31%) IPv4
11 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (20.64%) SQL Server
2 102 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 101 (10.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (9.75%) Relational Database
5 94 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (7.19%) Oracle Database
7 58 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (4.93%) RDBMS
9 38 (3.90%) DB2
9 38 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 30 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 23 (2.36%) MS Access
13 23 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.64%) Data Mining
15 16 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (1.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 48 (4.93%) JUnit
2 40 (4.11%) Ant
3 39 (4.00%) Selenium
4 30 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 27 (2.77%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.77%) Toad
6 26 (2.67%) Maven
7 25 (2.57%) JIRA
8 21 (2.16%) Git (software)
9 20 (2.05%) Subversion
10 19 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.85%) Hudson
12 14 (1.44%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (1.13%) FitNesse
14 11 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.92%) Gradle
15 9 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.92%) HP UFT
15 9 (0.92%) CruiseControl
General
1 366 (37.58%) Finance
2 196 (20.12%) Banking
3 44 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.90%) Retail
5 20 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.75%) Front Office
7 15 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.33%) Marketing
9 12 (1.23%) Back Office
9 12 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.62%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Military
13 3 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.10%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 450 (46.20%) Developer
2 269 (27.62%) Analyst
3 134 (13.76%) Java Developer
4 108 (11.09%) SQL Developer
5 75 (7.70%) Test Analyst
6 73 (7.49%) Business Analyst
7 62 (6.37%) Data Analyst
8 37 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 36 (3.70%) DBA
10 32 (3.29%) Applications Support
11 30 (3.08%) Architect
12 29 (2.98%) Oracle Developer
13 28 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
14 27 (2.77%) Systems Analyst
15 22 (2.26%) Tester
16 20 (2.05%) Administrator
16 20 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
16 20 (2.05%) Integration Engineer
16 20 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 18 (1.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (12.01%) HTML
2 99 (10.16%) CSS
2 99 (10.16%) XML
3 96 (9.86%) .NET
4 93 (9.55%) Spring
5 75 (7.70%) Web Services
6 55 (5.65%) Hibernate
7 52 (5.34%) jQuery
8 48 (4.93%) J2EE
9 44 (4.52%) JSP
10 39 (4.00%) ASP.NET
11 33 (3.39%) JMS
12 29 (2.98%) RESTful
13 25 (2.57%) Ajax
14 22 (2.26%) J2SE
15 21 (2.16%) XSL
16 20 (2.05%) XSLT
17 19 (1.95%) Struts
18 18 (1.85%) SOAP
18 18 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.98%) Derivative
3 28 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.77%) Equity Derivative
4 27 (2.77%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.67%) Data Integration
5 26 (2.67%) Clustering
6 18 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 15 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.33%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.03%) User Experience
9 10 (1.03%) Replication
10 9 (0.92%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.82%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.72%) Data Extraction
12 7 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 192 (19.71%) UNIX
2 111 (11.40%) Linux
3 90 (9.24%) Windows
4 30 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.57%) Windows 7
5 25 (2.57%) Solaris
6 19 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.23%) AIX
8 11 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.62%) HPUX
11 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.41%) Android
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.31%) zOS
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (9.14%) OO
3 88 (9.03%) ETL
4 83 (8.52%) Data Modelling
5 79 (8.11%) SDLC
6 78 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
7 74 (7.60%) Migration
8 73 (7.49%) TDD
9 69 (7.08%) Data Analysis
10 57 (5.85%) Performance Tuning
11 52 (5.34%) OOD
12 50 (5.13%) Scrum
13 47 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (4.83%) Software Engineering
14 44 (4.52%) Data Migration
15 43 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (4.21%) Unit Testing
16 41 (4.21%) Project Management
17 40 (4.11%) Asset Management
18 38 (3.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 255 (26.18%) Java
2 153 (15.71%) PL/SQL
3 152 (15.61%) JavaScript
4 98 (10.06%) C#
5 74 (7.60%) T-SQL
6 70 (7.19%) Perl
7 69 (7.08%) VBA
8 51 (5.24%) Shell Script
9 30 (3.08%) Python
10 29 (2.98%) C++
11 26 (2.67%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.16%) VB
13 20 (2.05%) XPath
14 15 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.33%) C
16 11 (1.13%) Tcl
16 11 (1.13%) PHP
17 9 (0.92%) PeopleCode
17 9 (0.92%) SQR
18 4 (0.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 57 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.31%) Degree
3 32 (3.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.29%) ISEB
4 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.33%) MCSE
7 11 (1.13%) MCTS
8 7 (0.72%) MCSA
9 6 (0.62%) MCITP
9 6 (0.62%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.31%) MCP
11 3 (0.31%) MCSD
11 3 (0.31%) OCP
12 2 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.21%) HND
12 2 (0.21%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.87%) QA
2 25 (2.57%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.41%) FATCA
5 4 (0.41%) EMIR
5 4 (0.41%) FINREP
6 3 (0.31%) MiFID
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.31%) COREP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 47 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.33%) VMware ESX
4 12 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.72%) vSphere
7 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.21%) Samba
9 2 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.10%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 29 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (1.54%) Netcool
4 9 (0.92%) SCCM
4 9 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.92%) Control-M
4 9 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.21%) WMI
9 2 (0.21%) WSUS
9 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.10%) Nagios
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.10%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 245 (25.15%) Oracle
2 101 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 73 (7.49%) Sybase
4 38 (3.90%) VMware
5 34 (3.49%) Informatica
6 31 (3.18%) Citrix
7 26 (2.67%) HP
8 22 (2.26%) Teradata
9 19 (1.95%) Veritas
10 14 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.03%) CA
11 10 (1.03%) McAfee
12 9 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.82%) webMethods
13 8 (0.82%) IBM
13 8 (0.82%) Sun
14 7 (0.72%) Cognos
14 7 (0.72%) Netezza
15 6 (0.62%) Tableau
15 6 (0.62%) SAP
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