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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 338 484 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.27% 17.81% 13.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.29% 47.59% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 295 153
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £260 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £14.33 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £47.50 £150.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
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
839 1017 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.93% 37.43% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 607 424
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 145 £400 +5.26% 50
Glasgow -1 90 £338 -4.92% 42
Renfrewshire -9 25 £350 +0.72% 3
West Lothian +1 20 £375 +15.38% 2
Stirling +7 15 £390 -2.50%
Fife +1 8 £320 +25.49% 1
Aberdeen +6 7 £500 +33.33% 2
South Ayrshire - 3 £350 -
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £285 +2.70% 2
Dundee -1 1 £325 +4.00%
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 268 (35.03%) Finance
2 213 (27.84%) Oracle
3 186 (24.31%) SQL Server
4 140 (18.30%) Microsoft
5 132 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (15.56%) Java
7 114 (14.90%) Windows
8 103 (13.46%) C#
9 102 (13.33%) ETL
10 101 (13.20%) PL/SQL
11 100 (13.07%) .NET
12 97 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
13 94 (12.29%) Banking
14 88 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
15 86 (11.24%) Unix
15 86 (11.24%) Software Testing
16 85 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 82 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
18 81 (10.59%) Security Cleared
19 69 (9.02%) Active Directory
20 67 (8.76%) Web Services
20 67 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
21 66 (8.63%) Data Modelling
22 65 (8.50%) Test Automation
22 65 (8.50%) Oracle Database
23 63 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 61 (7.97%) Change Management
24 61 (7.97%) Relational Database
24 61 (7.97%) Markit EDM
24 61 (7.97%) Test Scripting

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (4.05%) SAS
2 21 (2.75%) IIS
3 18 (2.35%) JBoss
4 14 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
6 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 7 (0.92%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.92%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.26%) CICS
10 2 (0.26%) Jadu
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.14%) MS Office
3 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (7.97%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.70%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.26%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.65%) Taleo
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.26%) Office 365
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.75%) SAN
2 19 (2.48%) HTTP
3 16 (2.09%) DNS
4 14 (1.83%) DHCP
5 12 (1.57%) HTTPS
6 11 (1.44%) Firewall
7 9 (1.18%) FTP
8 8 (1.05%) SSL
8 8 (1.05%) WinSCP
9 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.65%) LDAP
11 4 (0.52%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.52%) NAS
12 3 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (0.26%) LAN
13 2 (0.26%) Network Security
13 2 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.26%) VPN
13 2 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (24.31%) SQL Server
2 97 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (8.50%) Oracle Database
4 61 (7.97%) Relational Database
5 48 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
8 26 (3.40%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.14%) MS Access
10 20 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (2.35%) Star Schema
12 17 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.83%) DB2
15 13 (1.70%) BusinessObjects XI
15 13 (1.70%) Data Mining
16 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (1.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 11 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 45 (5.88%) HP UFT
2 40 (5.23%) TestDirector
2 40 (5.23%) WinRunner
3 25 (3.27%) Selenium
4 23 (3.01%) JIRA
5 21 (2.75%) ClearCase
6 18 (2.35%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 13 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.44%) Firebug
11 11 (1.44%) FitNesse
11 11 (1.44%) Maven
11 11 (1.44%) Subversion
12 10 (1.31%) Toad
13 9 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 268 (35.03%) Finance
2 94 (12.29%) Banking
3 21 (2.75%) Retail
4 14 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.31%) Front Office
6 8 (1.05%) Back Office
6 8 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.78%) Advertising
8 5 (0.65%) Legal
9 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Automotive
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Military
10 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Law
11 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 287 (37.52%) Developer
2 237 (30.98%) Analyst
3 91 (11.90%) Test Analyst
4 46 (6.01%) Java Developer
5 44 (5.75%) SQL Developer
6 43 (5.62%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.62%) Oracle Developer
7 37 (4.84%) Data Analyst
8 35 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 33 (4.31%) DBA
9 33 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (4.05%) Consultant
11 29 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
12 28 (3.66%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.27%) C# Developer
13 25 (3.27%) Senior Test Analyst
13 25 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
14 23 (3.01%) Administrator
15 22 (2.88%) Architect
16 21 (2.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (13.07%) .NET
2 67 (8.76%) Web Services
3 55 (7.19%) HTML
4 45 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 37 (4.84%) XML
6 33 (4.31%) CSS
7 31 (4.05%) Spring
8 29 (3.79%) Entity Framework
9 28 (3.66%) .NET Framework
9 28 (3.66%) JSON
10 26 (3.40%) Middleware
10 26 (3.40%) REST
11 24 (3.14%) SOAP
12 23 (3.01%) J2EE
12 23 (3.01%) jQuery
13 21 (2.75%) Java EE
14 19 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (2.35%) AngularJS
16 16 (2.09%) Hibernate
17 15 (1.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.93%) Clustering
3 36 (4.71%) PDA
4 20 (2.61%) Replication
5 15 (1.96%) Credit Risk
5 15 (1.96%) Derivative
6 14 (1.83%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.70%) SWIFT
8 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.57%) Equities
8 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.05%) DataPower
10 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.78%) NHS
11 6 (0.78%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.90%) Windows
2 86 (11.24%) Unix
3 60 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (6.80%) Windows 7
5 49 (6.41%) AIX
6 44 (5.75%) Linux
7 43 (5.62%) Windows Server
8 40 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (5.23%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.57%) Solaris
11 8 (1.05%) HPUX
12 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.65%) Android
14 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.26%) Debian
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.26%) MVS
15 2 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.33%) ETL
3 88 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (11.24%) Software Testing
5 66 (8.63%) Data Modelling
6 65 (8.50%) Test Automation
7 61 (7.97%) Change Management
7 61 (7.97%) Test Scripting
8 56 (7.32%) SDLC
9 51 (6.67%) ITIL
9 51 (6.67%) Migration
10 48 (6.27%) SOA
11 47 (6.14%) Scrum
12 43 (5.62%) Data Analysis
13 39 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (4.97%) MVC
15 37 (4.84%) Business Analysis
16 35 (4.58%) OO
16 35 (4.58%) Project Management
16 35 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (15.56%) Java
2 103 (13.46%) C#
3 101 (13.20%) PL/SQL
4 54 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 54 (7.06%) T-SQL
5 29 (3.79%) VBA
6 24 (3.14%) VB.NET
7 22 (2.88%) Python
8 21 (2.75%) Perl
9 19 (2.48%) VB
10 18 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.70%) C++
12 9 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.65%) VB6
14 4 (0.52%) C
14 4 (0.52%) VBScript
14 4 (0.52%) XPath
15 3 (0.39%) Ada
15 3 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 81 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (6.93%) MCSA
4 48 (6.27%) MCSE
4 48 (6.27%) SC Cleared
5 45 (5.88%) MCITP
6 41 (5.36%) ISTQB
6 41 (5.36%) MCTS
7 30 (3.92%) ISEB
8 28 (3.66%) Degree
9 9 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.92%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.39%) MCP
13 2 (0.26%) CCNA
13 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.13%) CISSP
14 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.84%) QA
2 19 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.05%) SEPA
5 7 (0.92%) HL7
6 5 (0.65%) SLA
7 3 (0.39%) GAMP
8 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.26%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 40 (5.23%) VMware ESX
4 25 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.05%) vSphere
6 7 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 67 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (5.23%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (5.23%) Netcool
3 13 (1.70%) SCCM
4 8 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.78%) Control-M
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.52%) Puppet
6 4 (0.52%) WSUS
7 3 (0.39%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.26%) Oozie
8 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.13%) MAINVIEW
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 213 (27.84%) Oracle
2 140 (18.30%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.06%) Citrix
3 54 (7.06%) VMware
4 41 (5.36%) Veritas
5 40 (5.23%) Intel Security
6 28 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
7 25 (3.27%) Charles River
8 24 (3.14%) HP
9 18 (2.35%) IBM
9 18 (2.35%) Sybase
10 15 (1.96%) Informatica
11 14 (1.83%) Teradata
12 13 (1.70%) SAP
13 9 (1.18%) Remedy
14 8 (1.05%) Cognos
14 8 (1.05%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.78%) ESRI
15 6 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (0.78%) Tableau
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